Born in Joplin Missouri and raised in Detroit, Charles McPherson was a disciple of Charlie Parker but added his own sound to the bebop language. His sax can be heard on the film "Bird" and on recordings with Charles Mingus.
The Phoenix metro area was ranked in the top ten among metro areas nationwide for the number of people killed in auto crashes in 2009. The numbers come from an analysis done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The trial phase of the class action discrimination lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio began Thursday. KJZZ's Lynn Kelly spoke with reporter Jude Joffe-Block, who has been at the federal courthouse.
US Airways CEO Doug Parker confirmed to a National Press Club audience Wednesday that if his airline merges with American Airlines, the Valley would lose its only airline headquarters. Parker said the merged company would keep American's name and be headquartered in Texas.
Wednesday morning a C-17 military transport aircraft launched a NASA test capsule over Yuma Proving Ground. Michelle Faust from member station KAWC in Yuma, Arizona was at the drop of the NASA Parachute Test Vehicle.
Every 10 years the Census Bureau conducts a nationwide count of the U.S. population. The last complete count was completed two years ago, but now another annual survey from the Census Bureau is causing controversy.
Horn player and composer Dmitri Matheny stops by K-Jazz tonight to talk about his music and how he fell in love with the sound of the flugelhorn. We'll listen to some of the finest flugerhorn players and get the inside scoop on what makes them so unique.
Bob Mittelstaedt, retiring dean of the W.P. Carey School of Business, assesses Arizona’s economy. Mittelstaedt says that Arizona is on the road to recovery with a fairly balanced budget, but that’s not enough.
Two experts talk about the psychological effects wildfires have on the people who fight them and live through them. Jim Paxon, chief of public information for the Arizona Department of Game and Fish, explains the lifestyle of firefighters.
Two experts explain the importance of defense jobs in Arizona’s economy, and what needs to be done to attract the aerospace industry.Dr. Werner Dahm, director of ASU’s Security and Defense Systems Initiative, and Dr.
The Federal Housing Administration is expanding a program that it hopes will entice investors and help people avoid foreclosure. It’s called the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program. Pools of FHA-insured mortgages where the borrower is at least six months behind will be sold to investors at a competitive rate.
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett said he would not put a sales tax measure on the ballot because paper and electronic language differed. Early Wednesday morning a Maricopa County Superior Court judge decided that it was a minor error and that the measure is valid.
Arizona State University has received a $3 million grant to fund cancer research in underserved populations. The money, from the National Cancer Institute, will help fund a four-year study aimed at increasing colorectal cancer screening among minority and low-income populations.
Planned Parenthood of Arizona has sued the state. As KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, it’s trying to block a new state law banning public money from going to organizations that provide abortions from taking effect next month.
Convicted Serial Shooter Dale Hausner has asked the state Supreme Court to expedite his pending execution. Hausner was sentenced to death for killing six people in the mid-2000s.PETER O’DOWD: Hausner handwrote his letter to Arizona’s highest court on lined paper.
Backers of a sales tax increase are scheduled to go to court Wednesay morning to save months of work from being invalidated. In 2010, the state legislature referred a one cent sales tax hike to the ballot to help cover budget deficits.
Phoenix’s mayor is in Washington, D.C. today. He joined a bipartisan group at the release of a new study on how automatic budget cuts would affect the country. The Budget Control Act of 2011 created a so-called supercommittee that looked at reducing the deficit and increasing revenues, but it repeatedly failed to reach an agreement, meaning that automatic, widespread cuts called budget sequestration are scheduled to hit in January.
Cal Tjader started out as a kid tap dancing with his parents in the traveling family act . He then played drums with Dave Brubeck, and George Shearing before he taught himself to play the vibes.
Glendale has rejected the signatures turned in by critics of the city’s deal with the prospective new owner of the Phoenix Coyotes. They’d wanted to give city voters a chance to overturn the 20-year, $324 million lease agreement.
Road closures are a continued headache for drivers heading into Crown King. Thunderstorms on Saturday dumped 6 inches of rain on Crown King and caused a mudslide that forced the closure of Crown King Road, the main thoroughfare into town off Interstate 17.