January 2012

Headed to court? MCSO and DOJ at odds

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Justice are threatening to sue each other over an agreement to resolve racial discrimination claims.   MCSO agreed to work with the feds on the matter, but in a letter sent to the Justice Department, warned it may go to court if justice officials don’t provide more detailed information on their findings.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.

A Safeway In Arizona

It has been nearly a year since Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on a public meeting held by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Mark Brodie talks to senior writer for the Tucson Weekly Jim Nintzel about the events of that day, and what Tucson is doing for the anniversary of that event.  Author and journalist Tom Zoellner, a friend of Giffords, sits down with Steve Goldstein to talk about his efforts to give context to the tragic Tucson shootings.

New Mayor, New Year

Mark Brodie sits down with Phoenix City Council member Jim Waring to talk about Mayor Greg Stanton's inaugural address...and takes a look forward at politics in Phoenix. Brodie also talks to Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane about Phoenix's new mayor, the relationships between cities, and efforts to improve Arizona overall.

Sporting Image

Steve Goldstein talks to Board of Regents member Rick Myers about the business behind college football, budgeting sports at a university, and why athletics are important in the big picture of a university's image. Richard Lapchick, director of the Devos Sports Management program at the University of Central Florida also joins the discussion.