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Arizona Monsoon Stories

This year, for KJZZ's "Monsoon Stories" series, we’re zeroing in on the ways that the monsoon season awakens our senses. This week is all about what we see when a storm is brewing.
Monsoon Stories 2019: Writing The Tempest
Arizona's monsoon season is nearly over, but September still might have some surprises in store.
Monsoon Stories 2019: The Sight Before The Storm
This year, for KJZZ's "Monsoon Stories" series, we’re zeroing in on the ways that the monsoon season awakens our senses. This week is all about what we see when a storm is brewing.
Monsoon Stories 2019: Shelter From The Storm
While most of us would like a respite from the scorching temperatures, the wetter weather brings its own discomforts. Humidity, bugs and even storm damage.
Monsoon Stories 2019: Acoustic Ecology
This year, for KJZZ's "Monsoon Stories" series, we’re zeroing in on the ways that the monsoon season awakens our senses. This week, we bring you another look at how the monsoons sound. This is radio after all.
Monsoon Stories 2019: The Sound Of Storms
American classical composer Ferde Grofe ends his 1929 “Grand Canyon Suite” with a particular movement called “Cloudburst.” The Phoenix Symphony performed it last year as part of their centennial celebration of Grand Canyon National Park. Phoenix Symphony’s resident conductor Matthew Kasper talked to The Show about the performance.
Monsoon Stories 2019: The Touch Of Lightning
The monsoon is officially here, and while the first storms have barely rolled into the Valley, we’re still waiting for the big ones. This year, for KJZZ's "Monsoon Stories" series, we’re zeroing in on the ways that the monsoon season awakens our senses. This Week: touch.
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Monsoon Stories 2019: The Taste Of Saguaro Fruit
The monsoon is officially here, and while the first storms have barely rolled into the Valley, we’re still waiting for the big ones. This year, for KJZZ's "Monsoon Stories" series, we’re zeroing in on the ways that the monsoon season awakens our senses.
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Monsoon Stories 2019: The Smell Of Creosote
This year, for KJZZ's Monsoon Stories series, we’re zeroing in on the ways that the monsoon season awakens our senses. First up: Smell.
Slide Show: Arizona Monsoon Photos
We asked for your Arizona monsoon photos as part of The Show's 2019 "Monsoon Stories" project. Check out the gallery of submissions (and some we've taken at KJZZ over the years), then send us your own!
Monsoon Stories 2019: How Do Phoenix Monsoon Storms Form?
Arizona's monsoon storms are an unpredictable weather phenomenon unique to the desert Southwest. Matt Pace, former TV news meteorologist, now with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, tells The Show how the storms develop.
Monsoon Stories 2018: Finale
Monsoon season in the Valley is coming to a close, mornings are starting to cool off and the air feels bone dry again. Throughout this series, we’ve heard from an artist, a photographer, a pair of architects, a ranger, a few scientists and, of course, from you.
Monsoon Stories 2018: How The Storms Tickle Our Senses
The monsoon storms in the Valley bring walls of dust then sheets of rain. And then comes the smell. It’s like the whole desert takes a deep breath and opens up. The distinct smell of creosote fills the air.
Monsoon Stories 2018: A Painting And A Poem
The monsoon has been a muse for many — shifting, changing, sometimes teasing us with just a sprinkle, sometimes impossible to tune out. As part of our monsoon series, we’ve heard from a painter, a photographer, and a pair of architects. Today it's about words.
Monsoon Stories 2018: Arizona Architects On Designing For The Rain
Claire and Cavin Costello are the owners of the Ranch Mine, an architecture firm in Phoenix. Named for the pioneer spirit they found when they first drove around the state, the architects behind Ranch Mine say there are two things you think about when you design in the desert Southwest.
Monsoon Stories 2018: Ty Karlovetz, Grand Canyon Park Ranger
As part of our ongoing series exploring the memories, emotions and perspectives the monsoon invokes in Arizonans, we hear from Ty Karlovetz, a park ranger at Grand Canyon National Park.
Monsoon Stories 2018: Photographer, Painter On Capturing The Essence Of The Monsoon
Every year the monsoon season stirs up the desert, and this year, The Show is starting a series about the monsoon to talk about how it stirs us all up, too. Meet a couple of people who take monsoon and make something out of it.
How To Share Your Arizona Monsoon Stories With The Show
We're bringing our series "Monsoon Stories" back this summer — and we'd like to hear from you! This time around, we're telling stories about how the monsoon tickles our five senses — how they look, feel, sound, smell and even taste. Call 480-774-8299 to leave us a voicemail about your experiences.