Episode 101

Season 1, Episode 1 of 51

•Governor Ducey: Lorraine Rivera sits down with Governor Ducey at the Capitol where he shares some of the issues he will focus on in the new year and reflects on his performance in 2017. We also ask the publisher and editor of the Arizona Capitol Times, Luige Del Puerto, to evaluate Ducey’s progress in 2017. •Education funding: With just three years on the job, Sunnyside Unified School District Superintendent Steve Holmes explains how he’ s trying to lead his district past some of the funding and performance hurdles. •School financing 101: Ricky Hernandez, CFO of the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office, explains the role school boards and superintendents have in deciding how state dollars for education are spent. •Arizona’s water supply: Tucson Water Public Information Officer Fernando Molina explains how its infrastructure is helping restore water into our aquifers – while helping cities like Phoenix get the most out of their shares of the Colorado River •Lake Mead levels: Chuck Collom with the Central Arizona Project explains how it’s preventing shortages along the Colorado River in 2018 •Rural water use: UA Agricultural and Resource Economics Professor George Frisvold breaks down the challenges agricultural areas face with growing demands for water

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