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Phil Boas On The Jussie Smollett Case
The case of actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago has intensified discussion of racism in the time of President Trump's administration. Arizona Republic Editorial Director Phil Boas joined The Show for his weekly appearance to talk about the column he wrote about the Jussie Smollett case.
April 1, 2019
What Would Be The Effects Of A Border Shutdown?
Last Friday, President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border if Mexico didn't immediately stop illegal immigration. If the president were to close the southern border, it would likely have major implications for Arizona, as well as the rest of the country.
April 1, 2019
Charter Schools CEO On Reform Efforts, Lack Of Action At Capitol
Charter schools in Arizona have been under the microscope in recent years — as investigations have revealed insider deals, high closure rates and owners making millions.
April 1, 2019
The Takeaway: Trump Administration
The past week has been a tumultuous one for immigration and the border. Over the weekend, President Donald Trump renewed his threats to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border. The threats came on the heels of the Trump administration announcing a cut to foreign aid to the Northern Triangle countries — Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
April 1, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: U.S., China Trade Talks To Continue
The next round of trade talks between the U.S. and China is expected this week. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Pooneh Ghoddoosi.
April 1, 2019
Phoenix Mayor Urges Residents To Be Counted In Census
Arizona officials are starting the one year countdown to the 2020 Census, and they want to use that year to tell residents why it’s important that they’re counted.
April 1, 2019
Buckhorn Baths Could Be Getting Makeover
The mineral baths at Buckhorn Baths in Mesa lured the New York Giants west, eventually followed by other teams. The hotel and baths in 1939, but both have since closed. So what’s next for the property?
April 1, 2019
APS Spent Millions On Arizona Corporate Commission Elections
Late Friday, APS disclosed their previous spending to influence Corporation Commission elections — something Arizona Commissioner Bob Burns had been fighting to obtain for years.
April 1, 2019
Selection Process For Stringers Replacement Underway
The Arizona House Ethics Committee released documents in its investigation into former Rep. David Stringer, the Prescott Republican who resigned on Wednesday. Stringer’s resignation has left the Legislature one member down, which could have an impact on the work lawmakers do this week.
April 1, 2019
The Pulse: Between Life And Death
Often we think of life and death as opposite sides of a coin — categories as final as they are discrete. But in an age when machines can keep hearts pumping and lungs breathing, the line between life and death can sometimes start to blur.
April 1, 2019
AZ House Debates 2 Distracted Driving Bills
The Arizona House of Representatives is set to debate two bills aimed at improving the safety of Arizona roads. One would ban handling a cellphone behind the wheel of a moving car. Another would criminalize any activity that distracts a driver from the road.
April 1, 2019
Robot Delivery Service Launches On NAU Campus
A new delivery program launched on Northern Arizona University’s main campus where students can have their food delivered by a robot. The robot delivery service first launched earlier this year at George Mason University before launching last week in Flagstaff.
April 1, 2019
APS Paid Over $10M In 2014 Campaign Contributions
Arizona’s largest electric utility revealed that it spent over $10 million to help get two candidates elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2014.
April 1, 2019
Untold Arizona: Two Guns Ghost Town Marks End Of An Era
During Route 66’s heyday, families drove cross country on the "Mother Road" and took in  a variety of roadside attractions from the world’s largest covered wagon in Illinois to a rattlesnake den in Oklahoma. In Arizona, many stopped halfway between Flagstaff and Winslow at a spooky ghost town called Two Guns.
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April 1, 2019
DEA Wants Arizona Company To Burn Marijuana
The Drug Enforcement Administration is counting on an Arizona company to burn a thousand pounds of pot an hour. The agency’s Houston Division said Tucson Iron & Metal is the only capable vendor in close proximity to where confiscated cannabis is stored.
April 1, 2019
Nogales, Sonora, To Repair Wastewater Plant Pumps
A solution may be in sight to stop the current overflow of wastewater containing raw sewage from Mexico into the Nogales Wash. Wastewater from the Los Alisos Wastewater Treatment Plant in Nogales, Sonora has been intermittently flowing across the border into the Nogales Wash since mid-January.
April 1, 2019
High-Rises Proposed For Downtown Phoenix Transit Hub
A major bus hub and light rail stop in downtown Phoenix could be getting a major makeover. The 2.564-acre city-owned site at Central Avenue and Van Buren Street is home to Central Station. It was appraised at $12,286,000 in October 2017.
April 1, 2019
Hiral Tipirneni To Run In 6th Congressional District
Hiral Tipirneni, a former emergency room physician who twice ran unsuccessfully in 2018 as the Democratic nominee for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, is trying once again for a spot on Capitol Hill in 2020.
March 31, 2019
Gas Shortage At Some Circle Ks Continues
Circle K is continuing to face a shortage of gasoline that has plagued its stations across Arizona for weeks. The company has blamed its supply chain for the problem.
March 31, 2019
Turning Cactus Into Biodegradable Plastic
In 2013, some of Sandra Pascoe Ortiz's students came to her with a class project to use the prickly pear cactus as the base for a biodegradable plastic, she said. They abandoned it after a semester, but Pascoe said she told herself, "This can be done."
March 31, 2019

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