Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to congressman Ben Quayle, representative for Arizona's third congressional district, about America's financial problems...and the ongoing debate between Congress and President Obama on how to prevent the country from defaulting on its loans.
In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, sisters Mary Juergens and Joan Saunders reminisce about growing up in a family with nine girls and finding strength in numbers when it came time to care for their ailing father.
For a Glendale couple, losing their state Medicaid insurance Monday is a matter of life or death. They are among 57-hundred Arizonans with catastrophic or chronic medical conditions that the state helped cover.
A Phoenix school district serving low-income students has seen some success by lengthening its school year by 20 days. But, an education expert says that alone isn’t enough. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
Bobb Robb of the Arizona Republic and Bob Grossfeld of the Arizona Guardian join Steve Goldstein to talk about the controversy over Arizona's redistricting process this year. They discuss whether something is wrong with the process.
A judge is allowing a Mesa woman to remain on the ballot in the recall election of Senate President Russell Pearce. That, despite ruling the candidacy of Olivia Cortes is an orchestrated attempt by the East Valley Tea Party to keep Pearce in office.
Phoenix mayoral candidates Greg Stanton and Wes Gullett sit down with Here and Now host Steve Goldstein to talk about their plans for Phoenix. Gullett and Stanton also answer listener questions and comments about the issues most important to Phoenix residents.
The architect of Arizona’s controversial immigration law is out. Russell Pearce is the first lawmaker in state history to lose his seat in a recall election. It was a dramatic fall for a tough-talking Tea Party favorite who became one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians.
Forest officials are encouraging Arizona residents to drive to the White Mountains for a Christmas tree. The White Mountains is the the same area where the Wallow Fire burned more than five-hundred thousand acres this summer and now it's sprawling with trees for the holidays.
Steve Goldstein talks about the upcoming Fiesta Bowl with executive director Robert Shelton. Shelton explains his role, the importance of bowl games, and the importance of divisions for higher education schools.
The list of Arizona's most popular baby names of 2011 is in -- from Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly has the story...The Arizona Department of Health Services released the list and Jacob and Isabella remain at the top of the heap.
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert and KTAR personality Michael Dixon share memories of fellow broadcaster Bill Heywood.Heywood and his wife, Susan, were found dead Wednesday inside a Scottsdale hotel. Both died of gunshot wounds, but police are not searching for anyone else in connection with the case.