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Local FBI Division Recruiting New Agents
Arizonans interested in a career dismantling espionage, organized crime, and terrorist plots will get their chance next week to hear about working for the FBI.
Aug. 8, 2018
Low AzMERIT Scores Show Demographic Splits
As Arizona students head back to school, the latest AzMERIT test scores have come out — and the results are not good. Overall, the majority of students failed the mandatory state test, which includes math and reading portions. But when you break down the results further, there are also wide demographic splits.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Pulse: Does A Mom’s Stress Affect Her Offspring For Generations?
For two decades, scientists have been tracking pregnant women after natural disasters — and they’ve found higher rates of certain physiological and behavioral traits among the ‘storm babies.’ Scientists think the differences are due to something called epigenetics.
Aug. 8, 2018
Two Guys on Your Head: What
We may think that civil discourse is a good idea, but when it gets down to practicing it, how skilled are we? On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke take on the psychology of civility.
Aug. 8, 2018
California Asking Arizona For More Help With Wildfires
Nearly 400 firefighters have been deployed to California to assist with the wildfires. Tiffany Davila with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management says there have been additional requests from California fire officials.
Aug. 8, 2018
AZ University Reps Meet To Discuss Campus Free Speech
The conservative-authored legislation is meant to ensure that speakers of all ideologies, some of whom have had events canceled due to protests, are allowed to speak on Arizona campuses.
Aug. 7, 2018
Federal Grants To Spruce Up State Airports
“Small airports like Chandler are reliant on federal aviation capital grants for new construction for new airport facilities, and most of that is typically pavement.”
Aug. 7, 2018
Giant Strainer Seeks To Clean Up Oceanic Garbage
The currents that move the world’s oceans also gather plastic into massive oceanic trash pools. Now, some groups want to field floating garbage collectors to deal with them.
Aug. 7, 2018
Court: Family Of Slain Mexican Teen Can Sue
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday morning that the family of a teenager shot dead in Mexico by a U.S. Border Patrol agent across the border in Arizona can sue the agent and the U.S. government. The case stems from a 2012 shooting when Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz placed his gun between the bars of the border fence in Nogales and shot and killed the teen, Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez.
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Acquitted Of Second-Degree Murders
Aug. 7, 2018
March For Our Lives Arizona Leader: Ducey Hasn
March For Our Lives Arizona, the student-led group, has worked since earlier this year to try to collaborate with the governor but has yet to hear anything, said the director.
Aug. 7, 2018
Arizona Governor Won
Charles Koch recently called Trump’s tariffs “disastrous” and the Brothers are balking at supporting Republicans who don’t take on the trade policy. Trump called their network “highly overrated” and said that they’re "two nice guys with bad ideas."
Aug. 7, 2018
What makes a hit? What makes something popular? Derek Thompson tries to answer those questions in his book "Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction." He explained why some things become really cool and others are forgotten to history?
Aug. 7, 2018
What The Last 2 Presidential Elections Can Tell Us About 2020
The differences between President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama are dramatic. Not only are their policy beliefs on opposite ends, their public personas bear almost no resemblance to each other. But they both won elections to put them in the White House. What does all of that say about American voters?
Aug. 7, 2018
How Are Tax Cuts Affecting Corporations?
When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed in 2017, the corporate tax rate dropped from 35 percent to 21 percent, making it the biggest tax overhaul since 1986.
Aug. 7, 2018
Leaders Gather To
African-American community and union leaders are gathering in Phoenix Tuesday to kick off a conference aimed at influencing the upcoming midterm elections. Held by the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the conference will focus on issues like health care, workers’ rights and economic opportunity. Its theme is “Staying Woke and Fighting Back.”
Aug. 7, 2018
Battle Over Native American Law On Adoptions Isn
The Goldwater Institute had sued to challenge a federal law that requires Native American children removed from the home to be placed with a Native American family. Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic joined The Show to talk about the most recent ruling in the case.
Aug. 7, 2018
Is The Future Of Health Care In Femtech?
The future of healthcare is in femtech, according to Reenita Das with Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting and research firm. The term, which refers to "female technology" was coined by the Danish entrepreneur Ida Tin who founded Clue, a period and fertility-tracking app for women.
Aug. 7, 2018
Technology May Be Disrupting The Fashion Industry
The fashion industry used to be determined on a season-to-season basis by the well-known influential houses and companies. But that cycle has changed dramatically with increased technology and data available to consumers and producers alike.
Aug. 7, 2018
Rural Businesses Challenged With Finding New Strategies
The growth of Arizona’s economy is palpable — whether it’s measured by population, the unemployment rate or increased state tax revenue. But is the entire state benefiting from that?
Aug. 7, 2018
Gallego Steps Down From Phoenix Council, Guevara Takes Seat
The Phoenix City Council shakeups continue. Councilmember Kate Gallego announced she’ll officially step down from her seat to run for mayor, a position left open when former mayor Greg Stanton left in May to run for Congress.
Aug. 7, 2018

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