KJZZ News

KJZZ Empties Old Batteries
If your house is anything like our office, you probably have a drawer full of batteries just waiting to be emptied. Our eternal struggle with this pile of metal came to a head this week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Coalition Of Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Makes Its Public Debut
A coalition of national and local advocates have started a campaign advocating for same-sex marriage in Arizona. It is one part of a state-by-state strategy to legalize gay marriage through lawsuits, ballot measures and by winning public opinion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Explaining ASU Footballs Bizarre Win Over Wisconsin
Somehow on Saturday night, Arizona State’s football team escaped with a win in one of the more bizarre finishes in recent history. Wisconsin’s quarterback thought he was intentionally stopping the clock by kneeling down, but the officiating crew saw it as something else, though they have not said what exactly.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fighting the Wallow
The Wallow fire in Eastern Arizona is now the largest wildfire in state history. KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with the US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell about the strategy to fight such an enormous wildfire.
Sept. 20, 2013
Smokers Need Not Apply
A Valley health plan says its taking action to improve the health of its employees. KJZZ's Morning Editon Host Dennis Lambert talks with Dr. Charles Cox of Humana of Arizona, about the company's new employment policy, which bans the hiring of smokers at their facilities in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review:  Cinderella
   KJZZ's Theater Critic Robrt Pela reviews Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella which runs through August 6th.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Laws Affecting Arizonans
Today in Arizona many new laws were put into effect. Can Arizonans expect changes, or are some of these laws just re-hashing old issues? Host Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about the issue.Dennis Welch, managing editor of the Arizona Guardian website, and Alia Rau, Capitol reporter for the Arizona Republic, explain what many of the new laws will mean for Arizonans and answer listener questions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Back to School Can Mean Stress for Valley Students
  Students across the Valley are getting ready to head back to school, in some cases they're already back behind their desks. And, the return to the classroom can present some pretty harsh realities.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sophies Teacher
December 03, 2008 --  KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman shares stories about her daughter Sophie who has down syndrome. Sophie is almost halfway through kindergarten, and Amy couldn't be prouder.
Sept. 20, 2013
Race For Phoenix Mayor Heats Up
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Election Results UPDATE
     REGISTERED VOTERS - 646,995 VOTES PERCENT VOTING CENTER TURNOUT 13,018 2.01% EARLY VOTING TURNOUT 88,437 13.67% Total  101,455 15.68% MAYORAL RACE VOTES PERCENT ANNA BRENNAN  4,910 4.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mediation Service Help Neighbors Resolve Disputes
? Most of us know the angst that comes with having a difficult neighbor. Most headaches can be ignored or simply tolerated. But in those rare cases where a resolution proves elusive, many people are resorting to Solve-it! mediation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ozone Exceeds Levels 28 Times Over Summer
The beginning of fall usually means the end of the valley’s ozone problem.  And this year was a doozy. The metro Phoenix area exceeded federal ozone standards on 23-days.  That’s more than twice the average of the past three years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Adrift Author Calls Citizens To Action
Author of the book Adrift: Charting Our Course Back to a Great Nation Steven Beschloss talks to host Steve Goldstein and answers listener questions about the nation's current course. Beschloss stresses the importance of citizen participation in government, and grassroots efforts to get the nation back on track.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU President Michael Crow
Arizona State University president Michael Crow sits down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about the DREAM act, getting Arizona's universities on track, and making both popular and unpopular decisions in order to keep ASU innovative.
Sept. 20, 2013
Redistricting Chair Challenging Her Removal by Governor
The Arizona Supreme Court will be asked to decide if Governor Brewer’s removal of the chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is legal.   An attorney for I-R-C chair Colleen Mathis says his client wasn’t afforded due process.
Sept. 20, 2013
Child Abuse: Task Force Looks at Reducing Fatalities
The Arizona Child Safety Task Force will meet at the state capitol this morning.  The Governor created the 19-member panel after more than a dozen kids died at the hands or their parents or guardians over the past year.
Sept. 20, 2013
20 Years of Phoenix ZooLights
Hanging Holiday Lights is a tradition for many people.  Most start that process about this time of year.  But what if you have three and a half MILLION lights to string?      This is the 20th year the Phoenix Zoo has staged its Zoo Lights holiday show & officially opens today to the public.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix-Mesa Airport Growth
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith talks to Steve Goldstein about the growth of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, and what it means for Arizona.Smith says adding more airlines to the Gateway doesn't put them in competition with Sky Harbor, but rather keeps up with growth in the valley.
Sept. 20, 2013
Listen to the DOJ reveal findings of sheriffs office investigation
Listen to the recorded broadcast of the Department of Justice press conference Thursday.Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division Thomas E. Perez at Thursday's press conference. (Photo by Paul Atkinson/KJZZ)Share your thoughts on Sheriff Joe.
Sept. 20, 2013

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