Metro Week

Season 4, Episode 21 of 25

This week we’re devoting the show to the City of South Tucson History: How did this 1.2-square-mile city within a city come to be? The Government’s Perspective: A discussion with City Manager Sixto Molina about the financial challenges the city is facing, possible solutions like scrapping its police and fire departments, and his hopes for the future. Doing Business in South Tucson: A trip to St Charles Tavern, a bar that Churchill Brauninger and Elizabeth Menke opened in South Tucson in September 2015. They’ll discuss why they decided to open their business outside of downtown and Fourth Avenue, the hubs of Tucson nightlife, and the challenges of doing business in South Tucson. Economic Empowerment: South Tucson is one of the poorest parts of the Tucson metropolitan area – but the YWCA is trying to change that. Marisol Flores-Aguirre, executive director of the YWCA’s Microbusiness Advancement Center, talks about programs that support economic empowerment and encourage entrepreneurship in South Tucson. Living in South Tucson: What really makes South Tucson what it is are the people who live there. A chat with lifelong South Tucson resident Arlene Lopez about how the area has changed over her lifetime and her hopes for the future.

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