For more than a decade, the public radio project StoryCorps
has been inviting America to sit down and chat.
Lisa Polito, left, and Leslee Dean are traveling with StoryCorps -- which is parked at Phoenix Art Museum through March 23.
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that
records the stories from everyday people.
James and Marion Durham (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps)
The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked
at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
Six Arizona School districts are
facing some hefty federal fines if they don’t clean up asbestos contamination
in classrooms and administration buildings.EPA inspectors
found a variety of violations, including cancer-causing asbestos fibers in walls
and floor tiles at some school buildings.
County Supervisors are negotiating a new budget, but funds are tight and
spending for some departments will be frozen to make ends meet. Pinal County’s
spending plan for the next fiscal year starting in June is expected to reach $400 million -- that’s a slight increase over the last budget.
A group of Arizona preservationists has unveiled its list of most endangered historic places in Arizona.MARK BRODIE: So, there are lists you want to be on, and lists you probably
want to avoid. This morning, we’re gonna talk about one of the latter.
The Roosevelt School District is the only one in the Valley that will benefit
from a recently awarded federal education grant. The money will be used to help
boost math scores among elementary students.
Some southwestern businesses affected by the ongoing drought
may be eligible for federal loans. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
MARK BRODIE: The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer low-interest
federal disaster loans to small, non-farm businesses in Arizona, and certain
counties in California, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada.
Prosecutors will ask the nation’s highest
court to allow a convicted murderer’s execution to go forward.
Schad was scheduled to be put to death at the state prison in Florence on Wednesday.
military bases are preparing for the federal budget axe under sequestration. Officials
at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale said they’ll significantly reduce flying that
is not related to pilot training.
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled a 2010 state law allowing school districts to spend unused bond money without asking voters is unconstitutional. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel Thursday is a win for the Goldwater Institute and a loss for the Cave Creek Unified School District.
Visitors to Las
Vegas this weekend may be taking a gamble outside the
casinos. The drivers for one of the largest cab companies in Vegas have
authorized a strike at midnight Sunday. If it happens more than 1,700 cabbies
could be parking their cars.
Business leaders in Arizona are strongly backing the state’s
transition to the Common Core standards – a multi-state effort in math and
English that supporters say will teach students to think, rather than memorize
It’s only five miles from downtown Phoenix, but South Mountain Park is another world. It’s
the largest city park in the country, with acres of saguaros, hiking trails and
wide-open spaces. This time of year, it’s an antidote to city life.
Pima Community College students in Tucson who are undocumented immigrants are
getting a break on tuition.
The PCC governing board has approved
a proposal that will charge in-state tuition to students who were brought to
the United States as young children by their undocumented immigrant parents.
Financial markets have remained steady this week despite the threat of across the board budget cuts, known as sequestration. Thousands of government workers and civilian contract employees could lose their jobs over the next several months.
Flight attendants at US Airways approved a new contract that wraps up some unfinished business from the airline's 2005 merger with America West. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA union covers workers who came from both America West and the old US Airways.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio fell and broke his shoulder Thursday.
This photo of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his wife at the hospital was tweeted from the @RealSheriffJoe account Thursday. (Photo via Joe Arpaio on Twitter)
The 80-year-old sheriff went to St.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton delivered his second State of the City speech Thursday. He announced new pushes for school safety and an effort to get guns off the street.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (right) introduces Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia and David Krietor, the new executive director of Downtown Phoenix, Inc.
A large stretch of the US Route 89 south of Page remains
closed a week after a landslide buckled the pavement.
A section of US 89 in northern Arizona collapsed Feb. 20. (Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Transportation) The
Arizona Department of Transportation still has no timetable for when the road
will re-open, and it will be a couple
more weeks before ADOT engineers finish surveying the ground under the roadway,
which sunk about five feet into the ground.
Arizona’s public universities are usually described as thriving and constantly growing. Arizona State University is the biggest in the nation by enrollment and fights off rivals to keep that rank. The University of Arizona in Tucson is in the fight too, aggressively wooing students to its campus.
What makes a movie great is not just what you see, but what you hear. Take away the musical score from many films and they'd barely be recognizable. All this week, we'll talk with people who write these scores for the big screen.