KJZZ News

There is something about the way Count Basie could swing that is like nothing else.  His band was a well oiled machine that knew the charts by heart and played with joy and precision.  Bill Basie's dream as a kid was to play piano in the band, and he did so much more than that, creating a legacy of swing and big band style that is all his own.
August 21, 2011
   KJZZ's Theatre Critic reviews Hale Center Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors which runs through August 27th.   Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
August 21, 2011
Henry Salinas talks to his friend Edward Upshaw about why he chose to start an organization to stop gang violence and the legacy of his work.  StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
August 21, 2011
Author and musician James Sallis joins Steve Goldstein to talk about his most recent mystery novel taken from the perspective of three characters...including the killer.
August 17, 2011
Political experts Chip Scutari and Chris Herstam join Steve Goldstein to discuss the tactics used in the race for Phoenix Mayor...and the controversy over recent debates.
August 17, 2011
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Barry Broome, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, about the initiative to grow the economy in the entire valley instead of concentrating on specific cities.Broome is on the region leadership advisory team set up Brookings Institution to look at economic strategy in Maricopa.
August 17, 2011
Washington’s inability to solve our nation’s debt problem is getting the attention of more than just politicians and economists.  Now, average citizens are wondering what it will take to do something about it.
August 15, 2011
Coy C. Payne, the first African American mayor in Arizona, recalls applying for a teaching job when segregation was still legal in a conversation with his wife Willie, who talks about how the tides have changed.
August 14, 2011
Rogue Columnist and Phoenix native Jon Talton tells Steve Goldstein why the city needs a different brand of leadership from the next Mayor.
August 12, 2011
The South Phoenix area is among the oldest parts of the valley, and has a wealth of rich history...but it's a history that many people don't know about. Some call it the forgotten part of the city, and many residents and advocates think that they often have to fend for themselves rather than rely on Phoenix government.
August 12, 2011
Steve Goldstein talks with Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona about what she wants to see in the next mayor. Lanning wants the city to become more business friendly, and to have a wider variety of housing stock.
August 11, 2011
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August 11, 2011
As part of our series profiling different communities in Phoenix, we head to West Phoenix. Maryvale was once a highly desirable area to buy a family home. But changes in the area's demographics--and changes in perception through the years--have altered the way many people look at Maryvale.
August 11, 2011
North Phoenix's recent identity has been dominated of late by the back-and-forth over the controversial City North project. Steve Goldstein reports on the project's impact in North Phoenix.
August 10, 2011
This month, Phoenix residents will elect a new mayor. Whoever wins will govern a sprawling city; full of unique neighborhoods, each with different concerns. One of the most high-profile areas in Phoenix is, of course, Downtown.
August 10, 2011
Steve Goldstein talks to KJZZ reporter Nick Blumberg about the growing community along Roosevelt Row in Phoenix...and how residents are turning old houses into businesses.
August 10, 2011
Steve Goldstein talks to two economic experts about the impact of the debt ceiling on investors in Arizona, the stock market swing, and an economy on the verge of resetting.ASU Professor Emeritus Herbert Kaufman shares his opinion on the economy preparing to reset, and whether it's ready for the climb back to improvement.
August 10, 2011
Congressman Raul Grijalva talks to host Steve Goldstein about the people most likely to feel the effects reducing the deficit and lowering our country's debts.Grijalva voted against raising the debt ceiling, and says that all options should be on the table to get the United States out of its deficit.
August 10, 2011
This month, Phoenix residents elect a new mayor. We decided it was the perfect time to profile some of the neighborhoods in this unique and sprawling city.We began by having a conversation with outgoing Mayor Phil Gordon about his eight years leading Phoenix and what he learned about its communities.
August 10, 2011
KJZZ's Commentator & Social Critic shares his take on the upcoming Phoenix elections.
August 10, 2011

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