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.)

— Jeff Rogers, former Chair of the Pima County Democratic Party (recently lost his campaign for Justice of the Peace Precinct 6 in the Dem primary against former State Senator Paula Aboud). They discussed the Hilary vs. Donald campaign, the Pima County Board of Supervisors’ races, Latino voters & voter turnout.

–Dylan Smith, Publisher/editor of online media source Tucson Sentinel, Dylan talked about early voting and ballots, Hillary vs. Trump polling, Pima County races in Supervisor District 1, 3, and Sheriff.

–Sharon Bronson, incumbent Pima County Supervisor in District 3, facing a Republican challenger Kim DeMarco. Sharon has first elected in Nov. 1996. She talked about her current race, Pima County and City of Tucson relationships, County success stories.

— Jim Nintzel, Senior writer at Tucson Weekly and host of Zona Politics on Sundays on KXCI community radio.  Jim talked about the Pima County races in District 1 and Sheriff, CD 1 race, LD 2 House race,  US Presidential race and polling, TUSD Governing Bd. races.

John C. Scott spent his hiatus off the radio being campaign chair of incumbent Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall’s re-election campaign. LaWall prevailed in the Dem primary against former public defender Joel Feinman. She faces a Green Party opponent (Cyndi Tuell)  in the General Election.

Scott has been on the air for 27 years in various stations around Southern Arizona, and is a former State Senator. His current producer is Democrat activist Matthew Laos, who recently had his own show “What Matters” on KVOI 1030 AM on the dial.

Listen to the John C. Scott Show, M to F, 3 to 5 p.m. on KEVT, the Progressive Voice.  Welcome back, John.

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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Update 6/26/17 from Tucson Progressive Media FB page: “As you may have noticed, Tucson Progressive Media has terminated its relationship with KEVT Radio. The live stream of progressive talk lives on (for now!) We hope to build on the internet home while we consider other broadcast options.
    Your support is greatly appreciated!

  2. Day after Election Day with Republican Donald Trump winning the Presidency yesterday, which John characterizes as a “catastrophe.” Is talk show host John now in New Zealand? Today’s interviewees: Jim Small, editor of Arizona Capitol Times; Lea Marquez Peterson, CEO/Pres. of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Prof. Stephen Zunes, Middle East specialist; Ward 2 Councilman Paul Cunningham (D); Dylan Smith, publisher/editor of Tucson Sentinel; and economist Jim Rounds, of Rounds Consulting Group.

  3. General Election Day: John’s interviewees today: District 3 Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson (D, up for re-election); former Pima County Dem Party chair Jeff Rogers, an attorney; District 5 PCC Governing Bd. member Martha Durkin (up for election), another attorney; CD 2 House candidate Dr. Matt Heinz, LD 2 State Senator Andrea Dalessandro (D, up for re-election).

    Polls close at 7 p.m. tonight so don’t delay much longer.

  4. Day before General Election, 2016 interviewees: CD 1 Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (D, running for U.S. Senate), LD 10 State Senator David Bradley (D, running for re-election), LD 10 House Rep. Stefanie Mach (D, running for re-election), Demitri Downing (for Prop. 205 recreational marijuana on the ballot tomorrow), former CD 2 Congressman Ron Barber (D), and TUSD Governing Bd. member Kristel Foster (running for re-election).

    And thanks John for the mention that I had blogged about your new show! Good luck.

  5. Day 4 of this Progressive Voice talk radio show: Coming up -Brian Bickel, Dem candidate for D 1 Pima County Bd., Supervisors; Pam Powers Hannley (D) running for LD 9 House; Jo Holt, Chair of Pima County Democratic Party; Elections Integrity attorney Bill Risner; Mari Herreras, editor of Tucson Weekly; former Pima County Dem Party chair Paul Eckerstorm, another attorney; strategist Matt Klink (Klink Campaigns Inc.)

  6. Day 3 of John’s new radio show: CD 1 Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (D, running for U.S. Senate),Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres (D), LD 2 House Rep. Chris Ackerley (R, running for re-election), LD 9 State Senator Steve Farley (D, running for re-election), Economist Jim Rounds (Rounds Consulting Group), Mark Varney, CEO/President of Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce.

    John C. Scott joked that if Republican Donald Trump wins, he will be broadcasting from New Zealand on Wednesday, Nov. 9th.

  7. Day 2 of this new show on KEVT: Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik (D), PCC Governing Bd. member Martha Durkin (running for election in District 5), Lea Marquez Peterson, CEO/President of Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce….plus in 2nd half — Professor Stephen Zunes, Middle East expert (Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco), LD 2 State Senator Andrea Dalessandro (Democrat running for re-election), F. Ann Rodriguez, Pima County Recorder (Democrat running for re-election).

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