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Welcome to Life Along The Streetcar

Founded in 2017, Life Along the Streetcar’s mission is to facilitate a community conversation about the redevelopment of Tucson’s urban core. Focusing on social, cultural, & economic events impacting those who live, work and play in Tucson’s urban core. Listen to us on DowntownRadio.org 99.1 FM.

Reach us by email contact@lifealongthestreetcar.org — interact with us on Facebook @Life Along the Streetcar and follow us on Twitter @StreetcarLife

244 Years Young, Tucson is Just Getting Started

This week we discuss a Chinese grocery empire in Tucson and how they thrived in the heart of Barrio Viejo. Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in Tucson's Urban Core and we shed light on hidden gems everyone should know about. From A Mountain to the U of [...]

The Future Is Built On The Past

This week we discuss one of Tucson's newest neighborhoods which sits a few above our oldest. Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in Tucson's Urban Core and we shed light on hidden gems everyone should know about. From A Mountain to the U of A and all stops [...]

Success is Brewing in Downtown Tucson

This week we dial in on the 1 year anniversary of 1055 Brewing and Sausage house. Chris Squires, co-owner, tells us the highest and best use of a brewery is when it acts as a cultural center for people to get to know their neighbors. Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural [...]

Education Matters in the Urban Core

Mark Stegeman is serving his third term on the Governing Board for the Tucson Unified School District, he is an Economics Professor at the Uofa and host of the weekly radio show Education Matters on 99.1FM Downtown Radio. Today we're discussing the state of education in the urban core and if our community is positioned [...]

Stages of Tucson – A Vibrant Future for Theater Community

Downtown Tucson is a fun place to work, play and live, but it wasn't always like that. Growing up in an area with shuttered store fronts and blighted lots might not be the best environment. But family is family and go where they go. Our feature today is with Lena Quach a 7th generation Tucson [...]

Super Powers

This week we learn how kids can be drawn to art. Plus local art will adorn a controversial fence Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in Tucson's Urban Core and we shed light on hidden gems everyone should know about. From A Mountain to the U of A [...]

In the Eye of the Beholder

This week we discuss Trains and wild west gangs. Today is July 7th my name is Tom Heath and you're listening to "Life Along the Streetcar" Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in Tucson's Urban Core and we shed light on hidden gems everyone should know about. From [...]

New and Ancient Life Along the River

This week we discuss reused water, recreated gardens and a new hope for nearly extinct life. Plus a brief look at Tucson while the colonies were declaring independence. Our intro music is by Ryanhood and we exit with Carlos Arzate and the Kind Souls Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and [...]

Can We Balance Housing Needs?

Gentrification. That's one of the those words which conjures up immediate images, but may not have a universal meeting. It was the headline of a candidate forum held at the El Rio Community Center yesterday and featured the Ward 1 and Mayoral Candidates from the democratic party. No republicans are running and the independent candidate [...]

Music and Transport

Today is June 16th, my name is Tom Heath and you're listening to "Life Along the Streetcar". This week we speak with John Bujak, a local musician and business owner bringing the international Make Music Day to Tucson Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in Tucson's Urban Core [...]

49th Annual Juneteenth

Today is June 9th my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we chat with Kevin Hamilton a Tucson transplant making music for 20 years and his efforts on this year’s Juneteenth Festival at the TCC Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic […]

Episode 86 – Business Builds Community

Today is June 2nd my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss the Tucson Metro Chamber’s new direction and the leader they chose to drive that effort. Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in Tucson’s Urban Core and we […]

Episode 85 – Memorial by Life Along the Streetcar

Today is May 26th, the last Sunday of May, my name is Tom Heath and you're listening to "Life Along the Streetcar". This week we revisit 2 stories we featured in 2018- How Flags for the Flagless is ensuring money is not the reason for a flag to not fly and a life size Memorial [...]

Episode 84 – Oscar Mike- UofA Disability Resource Center- Hilton Breaks Ground

Today is May 19th, my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss why the University of Arizona is considered a leader in physical access and how partnerships with events like the Tucson Festival of Books helped to shape policy Each and every Sunday our focus is […]

Episode 83 – Running with the Piñatas

Today is May 12th, Mothers day. My name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week speak with Ignacio Garcia, who created one of Tucson’s newest murals, and the business owner, Merry Fennesy, whose wall it’s on. Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts […]

Episode 82 – Pick your Paradise- Water Independent Tucson- 100k for Poetry

Today is May 5th my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we interview Juliana Seymour and Amie Maxwell, 4th year students from the UofA’s College of Architecture Planning and Landscape Architecture about their vision for a water independent Tucson by the year 2050. Each and every Sunday […]

Episode 81 – Roadshow- Local First AZ- Development Nixed- Celebrations

Today is April 28th my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. After taking our first week off- ever, we’re excited to be back this week a returning guest, Mike Peel, as he takes is local show on the road. Plus, some milestone events for urban organizations Each and every […]

Episode 80 – In My Daughter’s Footsteps- Impact of Earn to Learn

Dr Vito called Earn to Learn “The most innovative program for funding higher education in 50 years” . Kate Hoffman announced a collaboration with 10 more states, 30 more institutions and Earn to Learn could soon be a nationwide model. Those in workforce development are taking notice and I expect to see community colleges adopt […]

Episode 79 – Silver Cloud Express-1776 Summer Camp-10 Years of Meeting at Maynard

Today is April 7th my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss the 4th annual psych-out with members of Silver Cloud Express plus a summer camp right out of 1776 Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in Tucson’s Urban […]

Episode 78 – VISTAs Stay in Tucson – Ignite520 – Cyclovia 2019

Today is March 31st, my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss The decision of 2 Americorps Volunteers to Stay in Tucson and a conference geared toward cultivating personal and professional development within young professionals Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and […]

Episode 77 – Laser Fun Day-Legacy of Leopoldo Carrillo- Mural Season

Today is March 24th my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss a laser fun day at the UofA and Tucson’s newest museum… Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in Tucson’s Urban Core and we shed light on hidden […]

Episode 76 – Tucson Folk Fest, Dr Weil, St Patrick

Today is March 17th my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss a 34 year folk music tradition and the mutually beneficial relationship between the UofA and a Doctor who challenges the norm. Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts […]

Episode 75 – Festival Teamwork-Scooter Revisited-Too Much Going On

Today is March 10th my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss the teamwork which makes an 11 year Tucson Festival of Books so successful. Plus a whole lot of things. Things that have happened, are about to happen and things that could happen Each and […]

Episode 74 – TEDx-Tucson Sugar Skulls-Old Food New Food

Today is March 3rd my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week I’m not here. I’m actually on the UofA mall volunteering for the Tucson Festival of Books. So we’re hitting some previous stories with current relevancy Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and […]

Episode 73 – Project Artwire-Gran Fondo-Downtown Stats

Today is February 24th my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss Art with cocktails, and cycling for beer as we feature 2 downtown bars with a broader community mission. Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in Tucson’s Urban […]

Tucson First CBA- American Stories at Etherton-Haiku for Tucson

Today is February 17th my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss the importance of the first ever Community Benefits Agreement in Arizona also, a call for 17 syllables to convey life in urban Tucson. Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and […]

Boxyard on 4th-Festival of Books-Intersection of Art and Science

Today is February 10th my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss the Boxyard on 4th avenue a modern bar 5 years in the planning which is now open. Also a look at where science and art intersect. Each and every Sunday our focus is on […]

Episode 70 – Barrio Art Exhibit – Tumamoc Reopens – A Mountain options

Today is February 3rd my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we feature a new exhibit named Barrio, which is art inspired by Tucson’s neighborhoods. We’ll also discuss a popular and natural cardio machine on the west side Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, […]

Episode 68 – Base of A Mountain – Complete Streets – U of A Lecture Series

  Today is January 27th, my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss updates and plans of past stories on the land at the base of A mountain and the complete streets initiative Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts […]

Episode 67 – Burlesque-Dillinger Gang Captured-Jazz for MLK

Today is Jan 20th my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss the razmatazz of Burlesque and the true crimes of John Dillinger. Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in Tucson’s Urban Core and we shed light on hidden […]

Episode 66 – Future of UofA Hockey-MLK Celebrations-Scooter Away

Today is January 13th, my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss the perilous future of Arizona Wildcat Hockey and Special events upcoming to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in […]

Episode 65 – 2018 Year End with Zach Yentzer

Today is December 30th my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This is the last show of 2018 so we’ve changed the format a bit and will be featuring our interview with Zach Yentzer on what we saw in the past year and what to expect in 2019. Each […]

Episode 64 – Philanthropy, Development, and Future Growth

Today is December 23rd my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we journey back through our most popular and interesting stories of 2018 Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in Tucson’s Urban Core and we shed light on hidden gems […]

Episode 63 – Johnny Gibsons-Community Benefits Agreement-Parade of Lights

Today is December 16th, my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss life from the perspective of your local grocer and take a look at Arizona’s first legally binding Community Benefits Agreement. Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in […]

Episode 62 – USS AZ Mall Memorial, Parade of Lights, 2nd Saturday Special

Today is December 9th my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we feature a life sized memorial to the USS Arizona and also an amateur weather forecaster calls for 35 tons of snow next Saturday at 3:00 pm – and suggests she can tell us the precise […]

Episode 61 – 2030 District, TCC Updates, and $20m Grant

Today is December 2nd my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss a sustainability challenge throw down and also a $50 million shopping spree for the TCC Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in Tucson’s Urban Core and we […]

Episode 60 – PopCylce, TSO Young Composers, Giving Tuesday

Today is November 25th, my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss a 4th Avenue Iconic shop with decades of history to share and a look at The Symphony’s 25 year relationship with young composers. Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and […]

Episode 59 – 100 Years of Hotel Congress, Pinnacle Award to DTP, Tree Lighting Update

Today is November 18th, my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss international recognition for our Downtown and new launch date for the holiday season Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in Tucson’s Urban Core and we shed light […]

Episode 58 – Sugar Skulls Football, Urban Holiday Kickoff, Jobs for Vets

Today is November 11th, my name is Tom Heath and you’re listening to “Life Along the Streetcar”. This week we discuss Sugar Skulls football, Holiday Festivities and Shopping. Each and every Sunday our focus is on Social, Cultural and Economic impacts in Tucson’s Urban Core and we shed light on hidden gems everyone should know […]

Episode 57 – Dusk Music Festival with Page Repp

Dusk is that magical time when day turns to night, everything comes alive and the desert changes. That’s how Page Repp describes how he, and the other founders, came up with the name for Tucson’s newest musical Festival. And now, after 2 successful years, the organizers of the Dusk Music Festival have chosen to move […]

Episode 56 – TSO and Midori W/ Jose Luis Gomez, Tucson Comic Con w Frank Powers

0 years old and still a teenager in the developing stages. That’s how 2nd year Music Director, Jose Luis Gomez, describes the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Being able to direct a musical group with a strong foundation, yet still in its formative years, is part of what drew him to the position in Tucson. Now in […]

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