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KXCI

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Tucso's unique community radio station. Since 1983, connecting the communities of Tucson and Southern Arizona to each other and to the world with informative, engaging and creative community-based radio programming.Tune in at 91.3 FM KXCI Tucson, or listen online at www.kxci.org.

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Caption: Bridgitte in Downtown Tucson, Credit: Piamedea photography
Bridgitte’s back with her 10th episode.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2017
  • Length: 19:00
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Arizona poppy, Mexican poppy and summer poppy are some of the common names for the beautiful annual wildflower Kallstroemia grandiflora.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2017
  • Length: 04:56
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In southeastern Arizona Datura wrightii is the preferred source of nectar for the moth Manduca sexta and you may also notice that the caterpillar, ...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:22
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Bush Muhly is the species Muhlenbergia porteri. There are over 40 species of muhlys found in Arizona and across the southwest.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:08
Caption: Houda and her dad, Houssam, on the porch at KXCI, Credit: Kathleen Dreier Photography
Episode five of Mn Huna: Finding Refuge in Friendship begins where episode 4 ended: Houda’s father is in prison after being arrested in the street ...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:19
Caption: Melanie: Hi, my name is Melanie.  Houda: Hi, my name is Houda.  Melanie: And you are listening to  Houda: Mn Huna  Melanie: Finding Refuge in Friendship.  Houda: Isme, Houda.  Melanie: Isme, Melanie. So Houda, tell me about Fridays in Syria.  Houda: Frida
In episodes 4-5 of Mn Huna: Finding Refuge in Friendship, Houda begins to talk about the unraveling of her childhood in Aleppo.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:15
Caption: Richard Pablo picking up the pieces
All around the reservation there are fields of empty bottles many decades old that testify to the despair that follows the loss of an ancient way o...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 08:45
Caption: Melanie and Emane (Houda’s mother) at the potluck where they first met in August, 2016, two weeks after Houda’s family arrived in Tucson.
In episode three of Mn Huna: Finding Refuge in Friendship, Houda begins to describe her family’s journey from Aleppo to Tucson.

  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 04:47
Caption: Houssam, Houda’s father, holds his newborn granddaughter Shooq in Jordan two days before the family left for America.
In episode two of Mn Huna: Finding Refuge in Friendship, we begin to introduce you to Houda’s family.

  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 03:10
Caption: Houda and Melanie on KXCI’s front porch. , Credit:  Photo by episode 1 translator, Radwa Abdel-Barry.
In August of 2016, Melanie and Houda met at potluck for Arizona Welcomes Refugees. It was just a few weeks after Houda’s family arrived in America ...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 03:58
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I suspect I talk about point-leaf manzantia (Arctostaphylos pungens) every February, as it is the time of year when I’m feeling florally deprived a...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 05:08
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March 11, 2017 Inca doves are found all along the borderlands and southward into Mexico. The common name should probably be Aztec dove, as the Inca...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 05:26
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March really is the month of change around all of us in the borderlands of southern Arizona. How fun to celebrate the arrival of turkey vultures, t...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:47
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Petey loves Platanus wrightii and daydreams of streets lined in huge unruly sycamores. He’s a dreamer. Of course sycamores in the wild are magnifi...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:53
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There are plenty of good films out there, but I have to confess that the dominance of mediocre Hollywood pablum sometimes challenges my faith in ci...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2017
  • Length: 03:55
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It seems that the more I love a film, the harder it is to describe exactly why. I think that’s because the best films reach a place that is deeper ...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2017
  • Length: 03:56
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Aquarius, a new film by Brazilian writer-director Kleber Mendonça Filho, wants to make us comfortable before we enter its main story. In a prologue...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:23
Caption: Aquarius
Many would agree that 2016 was a terrible year in general, and I don’t need to explain why. It is strange to have to admit, then, that it was a gre...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:48
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August Wilson was one of our greatest playwrights, a titan of the American theater. He was careful about his legacy, and didn’t allow his plays to ...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:10
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There’s a movie out called Jackie, with Natalie Portman playing Jackie Kennedy, and I kind of avoided it for awhile because I’m wary of films that ...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:33