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Algorithm Finds The Most Danceable Hit Songs
Almost everyone has that one song that always gets them up and dancing — no matter what. And not surprisingly, the songs that make us move are often hits. But just what makes a song catchy enough to top the charts?
Sep. 10, 2018
New Drugs May Allow Transplants With Hep C Organs
When a patient is told they need a kidney transplant, the clock starts ticking. Many opioid victims are dying and leaving behind healthy organs, which, increasingly, are infected with Hepatitis C. But now, new drugs are permitting patients to receive organs from Hep C-positive donors.
Sep. 10, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Whaling Commission In Brazil
The International Whaling Commission got underway in Brazil this week. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by Rob Hugh Jones at the BBC.
Sep. 10, 2018
Boas On Serena Williams
Over the weekend, possibly the greatest tennis player of all time — male or female — lost in the U.S. Open women’s final. That legendary athlete, Serena Williams, got most of the attention in the match not because she lost, but because of how she lost.
Sep. 10, 2018
Ocean Cleanup Device Used To Remove Plastic
On Saturday a floating boom designed to corral plastic pollution in the Pacific was launched. The goal of the pollution scooper, called the Ocean Cleanup, is ridding the world’s oceans of plastic pollution.
Sep. 10, 2018
The Argument Against Washington Team
It was the season opener for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, and while most of the headlines about the game were about how our home team got trounced, there was another story playing out outside of the stadium.
Sep. 10, 2018
ASU Using VR To Teach Biology Class
ASU later this semester plans to roll out what it believes is the first official biology lab done in virtual reality. It’ll be a cell biology course, with two more classes to come. S
Sep. 10, 2018
Hot Summer Days Cause Suicide Rate To Rise
Hot summer days are physically and emotionally draining, and many scientists believe climate change will only make it worse. In fact, the CDC confirmed that suicide rates in the U.S. are at their peak in the early summer.
Sep. 10, 2018
Institute Investigates Impact Of Tax Credit Private School Vouchers
Bipartisan, independent think tank the Grand Canyon Institute released a new study last week. They looked at tax credit scholarships given to families in order to enroll in private schools and for ESA vouchers, or empowerment scholarship accounts.
Sep. 10, 2018
The Takeaway: Dramatic Increase In Social Media Use By Teens
Six years ago, the non-profit Common Sense Media began tracking the use of social media by American teenagers and today the organization is publishing the results of a follow-up survey which finds a dramatic increase in the percentage of teens who regularly use social media.
Sep. 10, 2018
The Takeaway: The Trump Administration Discussed Plans For A Coup In Venezuela
A bombshell report from The New York Times released over the weekend showed that the Trump Administration participated in discussions with rebel Venezuelan military officers, regarding a coup to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro.
Sep. 10, 2018
The Pulse: When Panic Attacks
We’ve all been there — waiting for someone to text us back. We explore how the expectation of constant connection has become a whole new source of anxiety.
Sep. 10, 2018
Arizona Voters Break Record For Primary Turnout
Arizona election officials say 1.2 million voters mailed in a ballot or showed up at the polls for the Aug. 28 primary. That beat the previous record of nearly 1 million voters in the 2010 primary.
Sep. 10, 2018
AZ Health Dept. Says It Addressed Shelter Abuse Concerns
Arizona's health services department says it addressed how shelters for immigrant children dealt with allegations of sexual abuse.
Sep. 10, 2018
Chandler Celebrates New Downtown Parking Garage
As Chandler focuses on bringing more retail, restaurants and offices downtown, leaders also want to keep it car friendly.
Sep. 10, 2018
Phoenix’s First Shipping Container Marketplace Opens
Phoenix is now home to the Valley’s first restaurant and retail marketplace built entirely from shipping containers.
Sep. 10, 2018
Changing Woman, Part 3: The Leader
Navajo Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty, whose middle name means “warrior,” has started her own #MeToo movement without the hashtags. She’s confronted her colleagues and has written policies about the violence against women that pervades her culture. This is part three of Changing Woman, a series about the modern Navajo woman.
Part One | Part Two | Hear The Podcast
Sep. 10, 2018
Q&AZ: Is The Rosy-Faced Lovebird Invasive But Benign?
The Rosy-faced Lovebird is a distinctive green and pink bird often spotted in Phoenix neighborhoods. However, they're not native song birds but parrots originally from southwestern Africa.
Sep. 10, 2018
Group Protests Washington Football Mascot
Arizona to Rally Against Native Mascots organized a protest outside State Farm Stadium on Sunday. Members say “redskin” is a dictionary-defined racial slur.
Sep. 9, 2018
Delta Announces Quicker Pilot Career Path With Embry-Riddle Partnership
Delta Airlines has announced a partnership to put Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students on a quicker path from classroom to cockpit.
Sep. 9, 2018

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