September 2011

Musicians Sacrifice Salaries to Keep Symphony Playing

Symphony Hall could have been silent this fall as the Phoenix Symphony faced a $1.5 million dollar budget deficit and growing debt.  But unlike musicians in other cities where symphony orchestras have gone bankrupt, members of the Phoenix Symphony vowed to keep the organization alive, even if it meant continued financial sacrifice.  KJZZ's Paul Atkinson reports how that, and the addition of an interim CEO helped save the 64th season of the state's largest professional orchestra.

Vaccination Controversy

Steve Goldstein talks to Will Humble, director of the State Department of Health Services, and epidemiologist Dr. Beth Jacobs about the importance of vaccinations...they address the concerns over vaccinating children, flu shots, and the importance of community health.

Andrew Thomas Hearing

Ray Stern, reporter for Phoenix New Times, joins host Steve Goldstein to talk about the Andrew Thomas Hearing.Former Maricopa County attorney Andrew Thomas and two of his deputies face 33 ethical violation charges for actions taken between 2006 through 2010. Karen Clark, former ethics counsel for the State Bar of Arizona joins the conversation to give insight on legal ethics.