Zona Politics on KXCI


    Sundays, 5 to 5:30 p.m. on KXCI Community Radio, 91.3 on the FM dial.

    “Zona Politics is a half-hour public-affairs show where guests from across the political spectrum tackle the issues behind the week’s headlines.

    You can expect a lively, sometime contentious but always respectful conversation among political insiders, journalists and elected officials that strives to not only help viewers catch up on the big stories of the week, but also understand the political currents that drive those stories.

    Host Jim Nintzel has covered politics for the Tucson Weekly and Arizona Public Media for two decades.

    The Arizona Newspaper Association named him a 2014 Journalist of the Year and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia honored his long-running Tucson Weekly column, The Skinny, as the best alt-weekly political column in the country. He also serves as a Southern Arizona correspondent for Phoenix PBS affiliate KAET-8 and teaches government reporting at the UA School of Journalism.”

    Carolyn’s note: Zona Politics was on the TV for almost 2 years, and has now found a new home solely on the radio at KXCI.

    From Jim Nintzel –this week: We’ll be discussing how the dust is settling following this week’s election.

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


    1. today at 5 p.m. from Jim Nintzel: “Tune in to hear me talk with Jeffrey J Rogers and Jonathan Paton about what lies ahead and how we got here. 5 p.m. on KXCI Community Radio!” Attorney Jeff is the former Chair of the Pima County Democratic party, and Jonathan is a former state legislator, now a lobbyist in Phoenix.

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