Author Archive: Jamie Manser

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KXCI Celebrates International Clash Day

KXCI Celebrates International Clash Day

January 31, 2017 |

“This is a public service announcement, with guitar!” – Know Your Rights, The Clash, 1982 It’s been four years since Seattle’s KEXP 90.3 FM DJ John Richards declared Feb. 7 as International Clash Day, and a year since Seattle’s mayor created an official proclamation to honor The Clash on that day. Subsequently, six other cities […]

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¡Viva Casa Libre!

¡Viva Casa Libre!

January 5, 2017 |

“This is a place that has always catered to people’s passions,” explains Kristen Nelson, cofounder and current, but soon-to-be previous, executive director of literary arts nonprofit Casa Libre en la Solana. “It’s a place where people with a passion, idea or concept could say, ‘Hey, I want to do this,’ and Casa Libre would say, […]

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Songs Stuck on Repeat

Songs Stuck on Repeat

September 29, 2015 |

It’s a nearly universal human phenomenon, an experience that can be a blessing or a curse; educational or irritating; crazy-cool or enough to drive someone crazy. It happens to over 90 percent of us and scientists still don’t really know why. This occurrence is the ubiquitous ear worm – a tune that gets stuck in […]

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Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

August 25, 2015 |

Cristina Devereaux Ramírez’s Feminist Recovery Project Cristina Devereaux Ramírez speaks with verve and passion when she talks about the Mexican women journalists she covers in her recently-released UA Press book. Her eyes flash with light and fire. This passion is good, and required. It’s important and time-consuming research that Ramírez is conducting, saving and sharing. […]

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Tapping the Collective Unconscious

Tapping the Collective Unconscious

July 8, 2015 |

“He was laying there (in the hospital) and he told me, ‘All the songs are written, we don’t write the songs. We listen and we communicate the songs,’ which is something I’ve always believed.” Singer/songwriter/guitarist Carlos Arzate is speaking with depth and sincerity while relating a conversation he had with dearly departed Tucson musician Cyril […]

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Show & Tell: Wed, April 15

Show & Tell: Wed, April 15

April 9, 2015 |

Poetry, Pancho Villa and an app to learn an Indigenous Language intersect at this month’s Show & Tell multimedia event! On Wednesday, April 15, Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry is showcasing three of its Graduate Fellows presenting the projects they created due to Confluencenter funding. The free event happens at Playground Bar & Lounge, 278 E. […]

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KXCI Focuses on the Future

KXCI Focuses on the Future

April 1, 2015 |

  It’s mid-morning on a beautiful spring day in late March; I’ve got my car windows down while cruising downtown to KXCI, situated in the historic Armory Park neighborhood. I’m listening to Tucson’s community radio station en route, located on the left end of the dial at 91.3FM. Staff members are in full membership drive […]

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George Mumford in Tucson – Wed, April 8

George Mumford in Tucson – Wed, April 8

April 1, 2015 |

UA’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry is bringing George Mumford – sports psychologist with Phil Jackson and meditation teacher/coach renowned for enhancing individual and team performance though mindfulness meditation – to Tucson to deliver several free public lectures on Wednesday, April 8. At 3 p.m., Mumford speaks on the theme “Learning to Play, Playing to Learn” […]

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Women in the Workforce: We’ve Come a Long Way

Women in the Workforce: We’ve Come a Long Way

March 4, 2015 |

On Saturday, March 21, the UA Bookstore’s first floor is set to become a portal to the past when a salon – featuring music and discussion – on the women’s movement takes place. The UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry’s event, part of the Creative Collaborations series, is looking back at the middle of the 20th […]

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Shushing the Librarian Stereotype

Shushing the Librarian Stereotype

March 2, 2015 |

They are classic scenes in the 1984 film “Ghostbusters.” One is the opener with the grandmotherly librarian who gets the bejeezus scared out of her by the “free-roaming, vaporous, full torso apparition” haunting the New York Public Library. The other scene is with that ghost, who seems to also have been a librarian in her earthly life, […]

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