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Report: Arizona Is Worst In Nation For Rising College Costs
A new study shows that Arizona is the worst in the nation when it comes to rising college costs. The report put out by the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities revealed cuts to higher education and rising tuition pushes more costs onto students.
Oct. 25, 2019
Smartphone Study Links Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness
What would we do without our smartphones, without being able to stay in touch with friends or catch the latest news immediately or watch a movie on a really tiny screen? Matthew Lapierre has released a study on smartphone dependency and which came first: loneliness that leads to dependency on the phones or depression related to that dependency.
Oct. 25, 2019
Dia De Los Muertos Brings Family Together Through Tradition
Next week is Día de los Muertos. In the past, The Show has talked to artists and experts about this uniquely Mexican holiday, but this time, we wanted to talk to one of the many Mexican American families right here in Arizona who celebrate it.
Oct. 25, 2019
Because Internet: Book Delves Into Online Language
Have you ever heard someone speak and thought they sounded like they were from an earlier era, based on the words or phrases they use? It turns out, that same concept applies online. Linguist Gretchen McCulloch delves into that in her book, "Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language."
Oct. 25, 2019
Nickelodeons The Casagrandes Celebrates Big, Messy Families
A spin-off of "The Loud House," Nickelodeon's new animated series "The Casagrandes" it’s one of the first cartoons in the country to focus on a Mexican American family. Miguel Puga is supervising director on "The Casagrandes," and the series draws from his upbringing in a big Latino family.
Oct. 25, 2019
Burial Service Will Honor Unclaimed, Impoverished Vets
On Saturday, a burial for 37 unclaimed or impoverished veterans will be held at the Marana Veterans Cemetery. The unclaimed veterans being buried come from all branches of the military and served anytime since World War I. Their identities are known but sometimes the families can’t be found.
Oct. 25, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Oct. 25, 2019
To talk about Arizona GOP members of congress crashing impeachment proceedings, Katie Hobbs’ frustration with her predecessor in the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office and more, Paul Bentz of HighGround, and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera joined The Show.
Oct. 25, 2019
Arizona Gov. Ducey Open To Some Local Ordinances That Vary From State Law
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has said he’s open to local governments enacting ordinances that vary from state law, specifically in the areas of public health and safety.
Oct. 25, 2019
APS: Fire Preventative Power Shut-Offs Are Unlikely
Residents in Northern California have been experiencing imposed power shut-offs over the past few weeks as part of a public safety effort. Utility companies there are turning off the electricity during high winds in an attempt to prevent wildfires.
Oct. 25, 2019
ADOT Holds Public Hearing On Broadway Curve Plan
ADOT's plans to expand the busiest stretch of freeway in Arizona include six general purpose lanes, two HOV lanes, and what’s known as a collector-distributor lane.
Oct. 25, 2019
Ambitious Binational Restoration Plan To Plant Agave, Protect Bats
Agave are a familiar sight in the Arizona-Sonora borderlands. But there’s a shortage the large succulents. And that spells trouble for another important desert species — migrating nectar bats that feed on and pollinate agave flowers. Now, an ambitious binational project is working to restore agave and protect the pollinators that rely on them.
Oct. 25, 2019
Phoenix Suns Center Deandre Ayton Suspended
The Phoenix Suns plans' for a quick rebuild have hit an unexpected snag. Center Deandre Ayton was suspended 25 games without pay by the NBA on Thursday night for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for a diuretic.
Oct. 24, 2019
Photo Sparks Increased Concern Over Fishing In Vaquita Refuge
Fishermen in the uppermost part of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez returned to a protected area for the world’s most endangered marine mammal. Now, a rare photograph of the small porpoise spotted just feet from a fishing boat is sparking concern among scientists and activists.
Oct. 24, 2019
Decade-Long Global Project To Sequence Plant Genes Bears Fruit
Over the past decade, scientists, students and a supercomputer at the University of Arizona have contributed to a massive global project to gene-sequence 1,000 plants. Now the venture has published its findings.
Oct. 24, 2019
Kansas Transfers 120 Inmates To Private Arizona Prison
Facing a rising prison population, Kansas has transferred 120 inmates inmates to a private prison in southern Arizona. The Kansas Department of Corrections said private prison operator Core Civic recently flew the medium- and maximum-custody inmates to its Saguaro facility in Eloy.
Oct. 24, 2019
Newly Naturalized Citizens Could Help Swing 2020 Election
In fiscal year 2018 alone, more than 750,000 foreign born citizens were naturalized, earning the full legal rights afforded to natural born citizens. As that trend continues, those numbers could spell trouble for President Trump.
Oct. 24, 2019
Mesa Court Works To Break Homeless Out Of Cycle
Low-level crimes can be more than an inconvenience for both the system and the person in trouble. If that person is living on the streets or experiencing extreme poverty, a minor infraction can mean a quick descent into the criminal justice system that is hard to recover from.
Oct. 24, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Building Wheelchair Vans
Listen to Brian Crowe overseeing the production of wheelchair accessible vans at the VMI factory in Phoenix. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Oct. 24, 2019
Sonoran Arcana: The Wine Selection
And now it's time for the next edition of Sonoran Arcana, our monthly dive into the margins of Arizona food. The Arizona wine industry has grown exponentially in the last decade or so, and there are several regions of the state where you can’t turn a corner without running into a vineyard.
Oct. 24, 2019
ASU-Led Project Looks For New Uses For Solar Power
A new project led by ASU is looking to increase the use, and the kinds of uses, of solar power. ASU is working with MIT and schools in Ireland on the multi-year project, which focuses on manufacturing, materials and other aspects of photovoltaic devices.
Oct. 24, 2019

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