Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge is about Bond, James Bond. Or more appropriately, about theme songs, James Bond movie theme songs. Each Bond movie has a theme song, and some of them have been hit songs in their own right. Only one James Bond movie theme song has hit #1 on the U.S. charts, though. Your question this morning: name that tune, a song by a British band that would also end up being their last American #1 pop song.

Answer: A View To A Kill, by Duran Duran.


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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Contact Info for Local Participants in the Homelessness Marathon

6pm-6:05 Leslie Carlson is the Impementation Coordinator for the The Plan To End Homelessness for the Tucson Planning Council for the Homeless www.tpch.org. She can be reached at 520-661-6686 or by email lacarlson@cox.net


7pm-7:05 Deborah Dale is the Chief Development Officer of the Primavera Foundation. You can find out about all of the services Primavera offers at www.primavera.org or 520-623-5111

8pm-8:05 Brian Flagg is a long time volunteer of the Catholic Social Worker Community, Casa Maria. Casa Maria serves lunch to 600 individuals and 200 families daily in its soup kitchen. More information is available at www.casamariatucson.org . Brian can be reached by phone at 520-624-0312 or at 401 E 26th St., Tucson, AZ 85713.


9pm-9:05 Steve Wenzel is a social worker with the Southern Arizona VA in the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program (HCHV) Steve can be reached at steven.wenzel@va.gov or 520-629-1839.


10pm-10:05 Larry Munguia is the pastor at the Sober Project, a church that he founded about six years ago. He is also a member of the Meth Free Alliance and is involved with all kinds of positive stuff focusing on people making some type of life recovery efforts. He can be reached at 520.404.6237.


11pm-11:05 Fernando Siqueiros is a student with the Voices 110 Degrees After School Project. More information about this low-income youth project is available at www.voicesinc.org


12am-12:05 Anna Watson Wheeler is the program director for the Primavera Prisoner Re-Entry Project (PREP). More information is available at the www.primavera.org and 520-547-3341.


1am-1:05 Michele Keller is a recent Primavera Prisoner Re-Entry Project (PREP) participant. More information about the PREP program is available at 520-547-3341. Michele can be reached at 520-302-3940.

2am-2:05 Tom is a resident at Esperanza en Escalante(EE). Cindy Owen is the supervisor for the Disabled Units at EE. Phyllis Russell is the Executive Director at EE. More information is available at www.eeeveterans.org or by phone at 520-571-8294.

3am-3:05 Courtney Jones is Wingspan's Youth Program Coordinator. Wingspan is Southern Arizona's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center. Courtney can be reached at the Eon Youth Center, 520-620-6245 office and 520-954-2344 cell or at courtney@wingspan.org


4am-4:05 Fernando Siqueiros Voices 110 Degrees After School Project

See 11pm listing above.


5am-5:05 Deborah Dale is the Chief Development Director for Primavera. More information about Primavera's Home Ownership Program is available at www.primavera.org Call 882-5383 to sign up for orientation.


6am-6:05 Brian Flagg Casa Maria

See 8pm listing above.


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Homelessness Marathon Begins Tonight @ 5


Community Radio KXCI 91.3 is pleased to present the Homelessness Marathon beginning at 5pm Wednesday, February 20th and continuing overnight until 7am Thursday, February 21. The Homelessness Marathon is a 14 hour radio broadcast featuring the voices and stories of homeless people from around the U.S. The Homelessness Marathon originates from Nashville this year and features live call-ins all night long via a toll-free number.


Within the 14 hour national broadcast, KXCI will feature brief segments at the top of each hour that spotlight local issues, people, programs and service providers such Tucson Planning Council for the Homeless, Primavera, and Wingspan's Homeless Youth Project.


Please join us as we highlight the multitude of issues surrounding homelessness on 91.3 KXCI Tucson or listen on line at www.kxci.org from 5pm Wednesday, February 20th through 7am Thursday, February 21.


For more information, contact KXCI News Director Amanda Shauger at amanda@kxci.org or by phone

at 623-1000 ext 17.


Find out more about the Homelessness Marathon at www.homelessnessmarathon.org



Schedule For Local Segments for Homelessness Marathon


6pm-6:05 Leslie Carlson ... The Plan To End Homelessness

7pm-7:05 Deborah Dale Primavera

8pm-8:05 Brian Flagg Casa Maria

9pm-9:05 Steve Wenzel VA Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Programming

10pm-10:00 Larry Pastor, Esperanza and Escalante

11pm-11:05 Fernando Siqueiros Voices 110 Degrees After School Project

12am-12:05 Anna Watson Primavera Prisoner Re-Entry Project (PREP)

1am-1:05 Michele Keller Primavera Prisoner Re-Entry Project (PREP)

2am-2:05 Tom Resident, Esperanza en Escalante(EE)

Cindy Owen Superviser Disabled Units EE

Phyllis Russell Executive Director EE

3am-3:05 Courtney Jones Wingspan's Youth Program Coordinator

4am-4:05 Fernando Siqueiros Voices 110 Degrees After School Project

5am-5:05 Deborah Dale Primavera Home Ownership Programming

6am-6:05 Brian Flagg Casa Maria


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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Homelessness Marathon Begins Wednesday, February 20 @ 5pm


Community Radio KXCI 91.3 is pleased to present the Homelessness Marathon beginning at 5pm Wednesday, February 20th and continuing overnight until 7am Thursday, February 21. The Homelessness Marathon is a 14 hour radio broadcast featuring the voices and stories of homeless people from around the U.S. The Homelessness Marathon originates from Nashville this year and features live call-ins all night long via a toll-free number.


Within the 14 hour national broadcast, KXCI will feature brief segments at the top of each hour that spotlight local issues, people, programs and service providers such Tucson Planning Council for the Homeless, Primavera, and Wingspan's Homeless Youth Project.


Please join us as we highlight the multitude of issues surrounding homelessness on 91.3 KXCI Tucson or listen on line at www.kxci.org from 5pm Wednesday, February 20th through 7am Thursday, February 21.


For more information, contact KXCI News Director Amanda Shauger at amanda@kxci.org or by phone

at 623-1000 ext 17.


Find out more about the Homelessness Marathon at www.homelessnessmarthon.org


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Another Meat Byproduct / Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge question deals with the origin of a famous two-word phrase. The phrase orginally referred to the fat or grease obtained from meat boiled on board ships. Sailors were known to boil down and store the fat remains of their rations with the intent of selling the fat. Sailors caught with the stashed fat could be cited, and you could be in trouble, too, if you get caught with the modern day equivalent of this two-word phrase. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning: give us this two-word phrase, originally referring to stashed fat on board ships.

Answer: That stashed fat was the original "slush fund."


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Monday, February 18, 2008

17th Street Band, Tuesday night!

The 17th Street Band returns to Barrio Brewing Company Tuesday night, Feb. 19th, for their monthly benefit concert for KXCI. The show starts at 7pm and features two hours of blues, rock, soul and jazz covers and originals by an all-star lineup of Tucson musicians.

Learn more at http://17thstreetband.com/.


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KXCI Job Opening: Underwriting Sales Director


KXCI seeks the right person to fill our full-time Underwriting Sales Director position. We are looking for a self-motivated, results-oriented professional. Experience with sales and the Tucson community is preferred. There is an on-going review of applications received. Additional information about the position is available at KXCI.org under the “Job Opportunities” tab.


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Newest Public Service Spots

JACKSON BROWNE FEST: The Tucson Kitchen Musicians’ Association presents Jackson Browne Fest, a fundraiser for the 2008 Folk Festival, on Sunday, February 24th at the Boondocks Lounge, 3306 North 1st Avenue. The event begins at 5pm and features many local musicians performing their versions of Jackson Browne’s songs. Performers include Stefan George, Kevin Pakulis, The Wayback Machine and Sabra Faulk. Learn more at http://tkma.org/tkma/jacksonbrownfest_pr.htm.

DIVORCE RECOVERY: Are you going through a separation, divorce or the end of a close relationship? Divorce Recovery is a Tucson-based nonprofit support program that can help. New, 10-week support groups begin every three weeks. They also offer Monday drop-in support groups. There is no reason to suffer alone. Learn more at 495-0704 or visit http://www.divorcerecovery.net/.

BEHIND BARS: The American Friends Service Committee presents indie- journalist Silja Talvi in a talk on her new book, “Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System.” The event is Friday, February 22nd at noon at the U of A Women’s Studies Building, 1443 East 1st Street. She will also speak that evening from 7 to 9 at the Friend’s Meeting House, 931 North 1st Avenue. Learn more at http://www.womenbehindbars.org/.

WONDERFUL TOWN: The PCC Theatre Arts Department presents Leonard Bernstein’s “Wonderful Town,” opening February 21st at the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. Known for its music, witty lines and choreography, “Wonderful Town” is the story of two sisters from Ohio who move to New York City in search of love and money. Learn more at http://www.pima.edu/cfa/.


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Monday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Monday's One Cup of Java Challenge: For Presidents' Day, our One Cup of Java Challenge question this morning tackles the 43 men who have held the job of U.S. President. Several of them served in the U.S. military prior to becoming president of the United States, but only three presidents graduated from a U.S. military academy. Your One Cup question this morning, with three possible winners: name a U.S. president who also graduated from a U.S. military academy.

Answer: Grant and Eisenhower graduated from West Point; Jimmy Carter gradudated from the U.S Naval Academy at Annapolis.


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Friday, February 15, 2008

In Perfect Harmony - Live@5 - Friday 2/15


Udi Bar-David and his ensemble will appear on The Homestretch for Live@5 this Friday, February 15th. See below for more information from UApresents.

Four years ago, visits to Arab, Jewish, and Buddhist villages inspired a dream of breaking barriers between cultures in conflict. That dream is now a reality. Intercultural Journeys, an organization dedicated to promoting understanding among people of diverse cultures through dialogue and the presentation of world-class performances, in partnership with UApresents, has developed a unique concert event bridging cultures in an evening celebrating the universality of music.

Artistic Director Udi Bar-David, cellist for the Philadelphia Orchestra, leads a superb Arab-Jewish virtuoso ensemble: Hanna Khoury Arab-Israeli violinist Margo Levertt Klezmer clarinetist Kareem Roustom Syrian-born oud player Michel Mirhej Baklouk Jerusalem born, Lebanese resident on hand drums

The concert will be the culminating event for many activities that will take place in the community including Peace Walk Tucson and a “mini-conference” on Sunday, February 17 featuring a screening of the award winning Israeli-Palestinian documentary “Encounter Point” to be followed by discussion panels and workshops.


In Perfect Harmony: Cultures, Dialogue and The Heart
A Multi-Dimensional Program to Promote Arab-Israeli Understanding

TUCSON UApresents, the Inner Connection and Intercultural Journeys present a concert, symposium, film screening and educational program focused on opportunities for peaceful coexistence and an examination of the barriers that stand in the way.

The two-day event culminates with a multi-media concert, “In Perfect Harmony: An Evening of Arab and Jewish Music” at Centennial Hall on Feb. 17th. Artistic Director Udi Bar-David, cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, will lead a superb Arab-Jewish virtuoso ensemble including Hanna Khoury (Arab-Israeli violinist), Margo Leverett (Klezmer clarinetist, founding member of the Klezmatics), Kareem Roustom (Syrian-born oud master), and percussionist Rolando Morales-Matos (Philadelphia Orchestra). Patrons may purchase tickets for the concert alone, or for the full symposium and concert together.

Concert - In Perfect Harmony: An Evening of Arab and Jewish Music

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 @ 6 pm

Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd on the campus of the UA

Full Price: $42, $30, $18
With Student, Child, Senior, Group and Military discounts available
Tickets by phone:
(520) 621-3341; TTY: (520) 626-3980
At UApresents Box Office Locations:
Centennial Hall, M-F, 10am to 6pm, Saturday, 12pm to 5pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm
UA Student Union Bookstore, M-F, 10am-5:30pm and Saturday, 12pm-4:30pm
UA Visitor’s Center, M-F, 10am-5pm
***NEW LOCATION***The “A” Stores at Tucson Mall and Park Place
Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm and Sunday, 11am-6pm
On the Web: www.uapresents.org

Symposium: In Perfect Harmony
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, 6:30pm9:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, 9am4:15pm
Gallagher Theater, UA Student Union Memorial Center
Symposium and Concert from $50
More information at 322-7689


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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thursday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge comes from the comics world. Archie, Vernonica and the gang all attended Riverdale High. Who was the principal at good 'ole Riverdale?

Answer: Mr. Weatherbee.


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Newton Faulkner - Live@5 - Thursday 2/14


Tune in to The Homestretch Thursday for a in-studio performance from Newton Faulkner.

Amber sat down with the young UK singer, guitarist and songwriter as he was traveling round the states a week or so back and stopped by KXCI's Studio 2A. With a fine voice and great acoustic guitar chops, Newton makes folk pop that finds likeness in the quirky rhythms of Keller Williams and the guitar talent of Kaki King. His debut album, Hand Built By Robots, went #1 in the UK and will be released stateside through Aware/Columbia on April 29th. The iTunes version is available on February 26th.


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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Peter (and Peter, and Peter!)

Wednesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Today is Peter’s birthday, and that’s true whether we’re talking about Peter Tork, who is 66 today; Peter Gabriel, who’s turning 58; or even Peter Hook, blowing out 52 candles on his cake today. Each of these musicians named Peter were members of a famous band. Our One Cup question this morning – name the three rock bands that birthday boys Peter Tork, Peter Gabriel and Peter Hook were members of.

Answer: The Monkees (Tork); Genesis (Gabriel) and Joy Division or New Order (Hook).


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Missy Higgins - Live@5 on The Homestretch - Tuesday 2/13


Acclaimed Australian artist Missy Higgins stops by KXCI's Studio 2A for an in-studio performance and interview on The Homestretch. She doesn't have a Tucson tour date yet, but comes in to play for KXCI's listeners this Tuesday afternoon. For the past two months KXCI has been featuring her latest release, On A Clear Night, which comes out here in the states on Reprise, Feburary 28th. Her debut release, The Sound Of White, is one of the highest selling australian albums of all time!


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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

JacksonBrowneFest Sunday February 24



First off...just the facts:
JacksonBrowneFest
A TKMA Benefit for the Tucson Folk Festival
Sunday, February 24, 2008
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Boondocks Lounge
3306 N. 1st Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719

520-690-0991
www.boondockslounge.com

$10.00 suggested donation at the door; any larger amount appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds.




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Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: A little movie trivia for today's question, asking you to name the Oscar-nominated actor who directed the film Staying Alive, the sequel to Saturday Night Fever. One clue: he also cameos in the film in a scene where he bumps into his less-famous brother.

Answer: Slyvester Stallone.


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Monday, February 11, 2008

Monday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Monday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Roy Scheider, star of films like Jaws and All That Jazz, passed away yesterday at the age of 75. A two-time Oscar nominee, Scheider picked up his first Oscar nomination in the 1971 thriller The French Connection, where he played the police partner to Gene Hackman’s Popeye Doyle. Your One Cup question this morning, from The French Connection: what was the name of the police officer that Roy Scheider played in the film?

Answer: Buddy Russo


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Friday, February 08, 2008

Are You Smarter Than A 3rd Grader? / One Cup of Java Challenge

Friday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Yesterday our topic was fictitious geography. This morning it’s real geography, with a little spelling and math thrown in, so if you’ve got a third grade handy, get them near the radio. In the list of the 50 states, there are two different states whose name contains six vowels. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning, with two possible winners – name a U.S. state with six vowels in its name.

Answer: Louisiana, South Carolina


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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Cine Chicano Film Festival, Feb. 13-17

The AZ Media Arts Center presents CINE CHICANO FILM FESTIVAL, celebrating Tucson Chicano filmmakers, February 13th through the 17th.

The festival includes 3 feature films and 4 short films, all by Tucson Chicano filmmakers.

PANCHO GOES TO COLLEGE screens Wednesday, Feb. 13th at 6:30pm at the U of A Modern Languages building, room #205. The comedy was chosen as Best Feature at the East LA Chicano Film Festival. It will also be shown Sunday, February 17th at 3pm at The Screening Room.

The documentary NUESTRA FAMILIA, OUR FAMILY runs Friday, February 15th at 7:30pm at The Screening Room (127 E. Congress). Best Documentary winner at the Mexico City Chicano Film Festival, the movie tells the story of a father, a son, a gang, and the FBI. The screening will include three shorts films as well: El Silencio de Miguel, Canon Mariposa, and Si, Se Puede.

RUNNIN' AT MIDNITE is a drama that asks the question - midnight hoops or the streets? It screens Saturday, February 16th at 7:30pm at The Screening Room. Also that night, enjoy the short film Just Coffee.


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Thursday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: A little fictitious geography for today’s One Cup of Java Challenge question. On the television series Mork & Mindy, Robin William’s character of Mork was from the home planet of Ork. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning – what was Ork’s capital city?

Answer: Frizbat


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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Meet The Threatles / One Cup of Java Challenge

Wednesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: On this date in 1981, Paul McCartney joined Ringo Starr and George Harrison in recording a song in tribute to John Lennon. That tune, written earlier by Harrison with new lyrics added about Lennon, would eventually hit #13 on the US charts and be remembered as one of the rare songs of the “Threatles,” featuring any 3 of the Fab Four. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning – name that song.

Answer: All Those Years Ago.

In mentioning The Beatles, we also want to mention the death of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi yesterday (Feb. 5th) at the age of 91. He was the Indian founder of the transcendental meditation movement and for a time, the guru to The Beatles.


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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

KXCI Presents: Super Furry Animals at Club Congress - Fat Tuesday, Feb. 5th


Welsh psychedelic pop rockers are coming through Tucson tonight for a performance at Club Congress. With a string of creative albums dating back to 1996, Super Furry Animals are longtime favorites of many KXCI mixers. Their latest release, Hey Venus!, was just released in the United States and was last week's featured album of the week on Your Morning Brew.
Fans can go to their website to vote for favorite tracks for them to play at their Tucson gig.

Super Furry Animals with openers Holy F@*#
Club Congress
8PM



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A Day Without Knight / One Cup of Java Challenge


Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: With his surprise retirement announcement yesterday, basketball coach Bobby Knight leaves the profession as the winningest coach ever at 902 victories. Your One Cup question this morning: in his 42 year career, what three teams did Bobby Knight coach?


Answer: Army, Indiana, and Texas Tech.
Bobby is pictured above, ah, rearranging the furniture.


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Friday, February 01, 2008

Newest Public Service Messages

PHOTOGRAPHY: On February 16th, the Center for Creative Photography opens the exhibition “Debating Modern Photography: The Triumph of Group F 64.” It presents the artistic debate between modernists and soft-focus artists that gripped California photographers in the 1930s. See work by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Johan Hagemeyer, Anne Brigman and more. A reception and lecture is set for February 15th. Learn more at http://creativephotography.org/.

NAMI Walk: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southern Arizona holds its second annual fundraising walk-a-thon March 29th at the Kino Sports Park, 2805 East Ajo Way. You can register now by visiting http://nami.org and clicking the walks link. The event includes speakers, information and entertainment. For more information on the walk, call 622-5582. ,

VAGINA MONOLOGUES: VDay Tucson presents The Vagina Monologues, Saturday, February 16th at the Fox Tucson Theatre. VDay is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls. For tickets and information, please call 624-1515 or visit http://foxtucsontheatre.ticketforce.com/.


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Don't Be Short With Us! / One Cup of Java Challenge

Friday's One Cup of Java Challenge: In November of 1960, Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs hit #1 on the Billboard pop charts for the first and only time with their song “Stay.” It only stayed on top of the charts for one week before being replaced by Elvis and “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” One week is not a long time to top the chart – but it was enough to give Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs a record that has yet to be broken. I’ll give you a minute and a half or so to think about your answer to this question: what record does the Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs' song "Stay" hold?

Answer: At 1:39, it's the shortest song to ever top the Billboard pop charts.


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