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Watch Zona Politics forum on Ward 3 Democratic Council candidates

Host Jim Nintzel moderated a forum on his TV show Zona Politics, with all 3 Democratic Tucson City Council candidates running in the Ward 3 primary. The 3 candidates are Felicia Chew (middle school teacher), Paul Durham (retired attorney), Tom Tronsdal (business owner).

View the complete forum here: https://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2017/07/18/the-ward-3-tucson-city-council-zona-politics-debate

“The televised edition of Zona Politics airs at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Sundays on the Creative Tucson network, Cox Channel 20 and Xfinity Channel 74. You can hear a radio edition of the show at 5 p.m. on community radio KXCI, 91.3 FM.”

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Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel back on TV

“Welcome to the relaunch of the televised edition of Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel: U.S. Reps. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ03) and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ01) talk about Trump’s proposed border wall, Attorney General Jeff Sessions visit to Nogales to announce stiffer policies for the prosecution of undocumented immigrants, where healthcare reform goes after its collapse in the House last month and much more.

Tune in tonight (April 14) at 6:30 p.m. on the Creative Tucson network, Cox Channel 20 and Comcast Channel 74, or watch online.”

If you missed this new TV re-launch, watch it here:


More info on Creative Tucson: https://blogforarizona.net/what-is-creative-tucson/

” The radio edition of Zona Politics airs at 5 p.m. Sundays on community radio KXCI, 91.3 FM, and at 1 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. Sundays on KEVT, 1210 AM. Nintzel also talks politics on The John C. Scott show at 4 p.m. Thursday on KEVT, 1210 AM.”(from Jim Nintzel’s The Skinny column at Tucson Weekly)

Talk show host John C. Scott returns to the radio on KEVT

After a 7 month hiatus, Southern Arizona talk show host John C. Scott has returned to the radio today on KEVT, 1210 AM, advertising as “progressive voices” of Southern Arizona.  He defined progressive as “moving forward and onward”, talking about “progress through political reform”.  His show will be M to F, 3 to 5 p.m.

On his premier show today on KEVT he interviewed:

— Jim Small, reporter at Arizona Capitol Times (they discussed the Hillary vs. Donald campaign in Arizona, early voting, close races in the Arizona State House and Senate, Propositions 205 and 206, Hispanic voting power).

— Dr. Matt Heinz, candidate in CD 2 House (talked about his opponent freshman Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally, the Affordable Care Act, Planned Parenthood, etc.)

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Zona Politics online debate on Prop. 123

If you haven’t voted early in the upcoming May 17 special election, and plan to do so on Tuesday, here’s the preview of todays’s Zona Politics show with a debate on Prop. 123 between Jason Freed and Morgan Abraham.  Freed is in favor of the Proposition, as President of Tucson Education Assn.  and Morgan is the Chair of No on Prop. 123 campaign and the President of the Pima County Young Working Democrats.  Host Jim Nintzel on Zona Politics is the Senior Writer of the Tucson Weekly.

Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel airs at 8 a.m. Sunday on the CW Tucson, Channel 8 on Cox and Comcast and Channel 58 on Dish, DirecTV and broadcast. You can hear the show on KXCI, 91.3 FM, at 5 p.m. Sundays or watch it online at zonapolitics.com

Proposition 123 is the education funding amendment, and is supposed to put $3.5 billion in K-12 schools in Arizona.



Morgan Abraham, Chair of No on Prop. 123 committee

Morgan Abraham, Chair of No on Prop. 123 committee

Jason Freed, President of Tucson Education Assn.

Jason Freed, President of Tucson Education Assn.






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Tucson Metro Chamber endorses Councilmembers Cunningham & Scott, Ward 4 candidate Burkholder

Tucson Weekly writer Jim Nintzel got the scoop on these endorsements from the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce for the upcoming Tucson City Council races: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2015/09/25/tucson-metro-chamber-endorses-cunningham-scott-and-burkholder-in-council-races

They did NOT endorse either candidate in Ward 1: Democratic Councilmember Regina Romero seeking her 3rd term, or Republican challenger Bill Hunt (political newcomer)

Ward 2: the Metro endorsed current 1 term Democratic Councilmember Paul Cunningham, over his Republican challenger Kelly Lawton (political newcomer)

Ward 2 Councilman Paul Cunningham

Ward 2 Councilman Paul Cunningham

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LWVGT video “Is Democracy for Sale?”


lwv_logo“Zona Politics” host Jim Nintzel highlighted today a recent League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson program which featured three Arizona political consultants David Leibowitz, Barrett Marson and Max Fose, and  two former candidates  Christine Jones (only woman who ran for Arizona Governor in the August primary of 2014 as a Republican) and  Democrat Terry Goddard (former Arizona Attorney General who ran for Secretary of State in Nov. 2014).  Both attorneys lost their races.

Jim Nintzel, senior writer at the Tucson Weekly was joined by Arizona Daily Star reporter Joe Ferguson and Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Capitol Times, on a 3rd panel discussion.

See the fascinating video here: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2015/02/12/league-of-women-voters-asks-is-democracy-for-sale. It runs for an hour and 25 minutes.

The topics range from political campaigns, how voters vote for candidates, dark money & campaign finance, usefulness of political/candidate forums, clean elections, endorsements,  voter suppression, etc.  There is even an audience question & answer session at the end of the program & video, including a question and statement from  LD 9 State Senator Steve Farley, a Democrat.

Unanswered question from these three panels: “What does it take to get people to vote?”

League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson is at 2424 E. Broadway, Blvd.  Suite 110 in Tucson; 520-327-7652.  Every year the LWVGT publishes a very useful “A Citizen’s Directory of Elected Officials”.