October 2012

  Jazz drummer Art Blakey was such a hard hitting drummer he was called the jazz tiger.  He started the Jazz Messengers with Horace Silver in 1954, and kept it going with different artists for over thirty years.
October 10, 2012
The U.S. Department of Treasury is extending efforts to punish a leader of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel -- financially. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports that people in the US are banned from doing business with two Mexican companies under the kingpin's control.
October 10, 2012
Arizona has received an inordinate share of national headlines in recent years, many related to SB1070, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former State Senator Russell Pearce. In his new book, State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream, author Jeff Biggers argues that the negative perception of Arizona is simplistic and doesn't take into account the state's bipartisan and progressive history.
October 10, 2012
Recent polls suggest that the race to succeed retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl could be very close. Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb and Northern Arizona University Political Science Professor Fred Solop discuss what factors could be advantages for either Congressman Jeff Flake or Dr.
October 10, 2012
Arizona's new Ninth Congressional District is the most competitive in the state and is considered a toss-up by national political analysts. Republican nominee Vernon Parker spoke about his plans to improve the economy and modify the Affordable Care Act.
October 10, 2012
NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos visited KJZZ to talk about his role as the network's listener advocate.
October 10, 2012
Republican Jeff Flake and Democrat Richard Carmona meet for their first debate Wednesday in the race to replace Arizona’s retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl. The two men will face off at 5:30 Wednesday evening on the show Arizona Horizon, broadcast locally on Channel 8, Arizona PBS.
October 10, 2012
A libertarian think tank that grades governors around the country on fiscal policy has given Arizona’s Jan Brewer low marks. The Cato Institute advocates small government, low taxes, and free markets.
October 09, 2012
The candidates in Arizona’s Congressional District 1 have met one final time before early ballots go out.  It is the largest congressional district in the state, stretching from southern part of the state to the Arizona-Utah border.
October 09, 2012
Researchers at the University of Arizona have won a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The money will to go to study occupational and environmental health effects of underground mining equipment powered by biodiesel-blend fuels.
October 09, 2012

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