AZPM reporter Tony Perkins guest-hosts this week’s episode of Metro Week, which is all about the impact of the NCAA tournament, and I’m sending this email on his behalf. Please contact him if you have questions, he’s copied above. On the next episode of Metro Week: Local economic impact: What’s the local economic impact of the NCAA tournament in Arizona this year, and other big sporting events? Guest: Brad Allis, reporter, Inside Tucson Business. Economics of big events: University of Arizona economics professor Ricardo Valderdi discusses how much money a big sports event brings to the region. Phoenix economic impact: The financial impact of big sporting events like the 2015 Super Bowl and the 2017 NCAA Final Four tournament is not as great as you might think for the cities that host it. Guests: Paola Boivin, Arizona Republic reporter, and Dawn Rogers, Phoenix Local Organizing Committee. 20th anniversary of Wildcats’ championship: Tucson sports reporter Steve Rivera reminisces about the impact the championship had on the University of Arizona.