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Sept. 20, 2013
Thalidomide study for Alzheimers patients
A drug that caused severe birth defects 50 years ago is now undergoing a clinical trial in the valley.The Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City is conducting a study of Thalodomide to see if it can stop the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Listen to the Music...
Longtime Arizona concert promoter Danny Zelisko talks to Steve Goldstein about his time in the industry. Murphy's Law, meeting legends, and keeping concerts running...he explains all of the things that go into bringing an audience the best experience possible.
Sept. 20, 2013
Questions Remain About Pearce Role in Cortes Campaign
What role did those close to Senate President Russell Pearce play in the sham campaign of Olivia Cortes?  A court hearing scheduled for this afternoon was canceled after Cortes withdrew from the recall election yesterday.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Future of Comic Strips as Newspapers Struggle
Pearls Before Swine Cartoonist Stephan Pastis talks about quitting his legal practice to work on his comic strip creation...and the future of comic strips while the newspaper business struggles.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce Loses in Historic Recall Election
For the first time in Arizona history, a state legislator is recalled.  State Senate President Russell Pearce—who many consider the most powerful politician in the state—lost to charter school administrator Jerry Lewis.
Sept. 20, 2013
James Arthur Ray Sentenced Today
It’s been over two years since three people died and more than a dozen others were hospitalized, following a sweat lodge ceremony, near Sedona.  Self-help author James Arthur Ray has been convicted of three counts of negligent homicide in connection with those deaths.
Sept. 20, 2013
Child-Safety Task Force
Host Steve Goldstein talks to state representative Katie Hobbs and task force member Dr. Cindy Knott about Arizona's child-safety task force, the current laws, and which changes need to be made to keep children in Arizona safe.
Sept. 20, 2013
Downtown Phoenix Businesses Await Suns New Season
Downtown businesses that rely on Phoenix Suns fans are welcoming the official end to the N-B-A lockout.  Players were allowed to return to team facilities Friday.  The question now is how will a shortened season affect business.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer Proposes Cash for AZ Tourism
Governor Jan Brewer wants to use some of the surplus cash coming into the state to promote tourism. The agency has had its budget slashed over the past few years, and currently relies on tax revenue for its operations.
Sept. 20, 2013
Photographic Tour of Iconic Arizona
MARK BRODIE: This is KJZZ's Morning Edition, I’m Mark Brodie…and I’ve got a question for you. What is iconic Arizona?  Kind of a daunting question, right?  So first, let’s hear from someone who’s already tackled it.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Highway to Sin City
Steve Goldstein talks to Dr. Robert Lang of Brookings Mountain West about the benefits of a highway between Las Vegas and Phoenix, and why one hasn't been built yet...Lang says that, according to the old interstate rule in1956, Arizona didn't qualify for a highway.
Sept. 20, 2013
Moving Forward With Medical Marijuana
Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services Will Humble talks about moving forward with Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Program. He explains possible roadblocks and an estimated timeline for opening dispensaries.
Sept. 20, 2013
Special elections to replace Giffords could start in April
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ planned resignation will set off a chain of elections to name a new member of Congress from southern Arizona by the end of July. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Secretary of State’s office says state law requires the governor to call a special primary and general election within 72 hours after Representative Giffords resigns Governor Brewer has said she expects the special primary to take place in April with the special general election in June.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama praises Intels massive investment
President Obama stood in front of one of the largest construction cranes in the world Wednesday and praised the high-tech manufacturer Intel for creating new jobs. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the president was in Arizona on a national tour promoting his vision for the economy.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Latino Gap: One students journey through English Immersion classes
Over the last fifteen years, California, Arizona, and Massachusetts have all replaced bilingual education with English Immersion. This was supposed to help close the achievement gap. But by most measures – it hasn’t.
Sept. 20, 2013
Route of Loop 202 extension affected by funding
Members of the Gila River Indian Community will vote Tuesday on whether to allow a new freeway to be built on tribal land.  The extension of Loop 202 around South Mountain was proposed more than 25 years ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jails in Yavapai County to begin scanning inmates irises
Yavapai County is rolling out some new technology to keep track of inmates. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is installing equipment to identify prisoners by scanning their irises. The technology will replace fingerprint identification at the Camp Verde and Prescott jails.
Sept. 20, 2013

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