KJZZ News

Why Do So Many People Shop On Black Friday?
Host Steve Goldstein talks to marketing professor James Ward of the W.P. Carey School about the marketing tactics behind Black Friday, and the reason so many people participate in the shopping frenzy.
Nov. 24, 2017
Joanna de’Shay grew up in Ghana. Her father is Nigerian and her mother is Russian. De’Shay refers to herself as a Black Russian.
Nov. 24, 2017
ASU Symposium On Puerto Rico Includes Look At Colonialism
About half of Puerto Rico remains without power two months after Hurricane Maria, and the U.S. commonwealth’s status as a so-called colony was part of the discussion at a recent symposium on the aftermath of the storm.
Nov. 24, 2017
It's been a popular activity for the past several years to spend the day after Thanksgiving outside, instead of shopping. If that's on your list this year, check your equipment first.
Nov. 24, 2017
Skulls, Jedis And Disney’s Love Affair With Mexico
Disney is betting on animated skeletons and Jedi warriors to close 2017. The company wants to close out in the top charts for the year so it’s relying on two of its biggest movies, “Coco” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — and the country of Mexico to get there.
Nov. 24, 2017
Today, women are still paid less than men overall, and while explanations vary from career choices to discrimination, there’s another are being addressed in Tempe.
Nov. 24, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded almost $600,000 in grants to an Arizona university for bug research. About $330,000 is going to study how a soil steaming device could lower the use of pesticides on lettuce crops.
Nov. 24, 2017
The trend of above-average temperatures could continue into the winter if predictions from the Climate Prediction Center hold steady.
Nov. 23, 2017
 Phoenix Hunts For Innovators in Latin America
Phoenix wants to be a leading “smart region,” a place where innovations would be used and developed. But it also wants to attract global tech businesses and entrepreneurs with a new strategy — especially those from Latin America.
Nov. 23, 2017
 2017 Could Be Mexico’s New Peak In The Drug War
Mexico is on track to seeing its deadliest year in at least 20 years, with homicides up in the first nine months of 2017, according to an analysis released this week.
Nov. 23, 2017
The Department of the Interior is proposing to double the price of admission to nearly 20 of the most popular national parks. The public commenting period had been slated to end Thanksgiving Day, but it’s been pushed back.
Nov. 23, 2017
Gourd Artists Converge At Casa Grande Festival
It’s possible you haven’t seen a dried gourd since Thanksgiving, when they’re used in abundance as centerpieces, but in Casa Grande gourds are a big deal right now thanks to an annual gourd festival held there.
Nov. 23, 2017
Sounds Of The City: Navigating The Airport
Listen to the sounds of Terry Neary helping people out at Sky Harbor International Airport.
Nov. 23, 2017
Food Blog Epicurious Offers Thanksgiving With Southwest Twist
Maybe it is time to do something a little different this Thanksgiving - like giving dinner a Southwestern twist.
Nov. 23, 2017
Arizona Republic Reporter Shares Favorite Thanksgiving, Disney Films
Christmas traditionally seems to be the holiday when families are more likely to go to the movies and catch a new film, or search Netflix, or just load up the DVD player with an old favorite. And there are a lot of Christmas movies that come to mind. But what about Thanksgiving?
Nov. 23, 2017
Phoenix-Area Chef Wants To Make School Lunches Better, More Nutritious
A new project kicking off in October is working to get better food into Arizona schools and to teach students about food.
Nov. 23, 2017
 Biologist: Climate Change Is Reducing Nutrients In Food
The effects of climate change are already considered to be far-reaching, with unique weather patterns probably being the most obvious. But one scientist said it’s also leading to problems in the food we grow.
Nov. 23, 2017
Creating An Airbnb For The Food Industry
Americans waste a lot of food — by some estimates, we throw away 40 percent of our food supply every year. But researchers from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business are using tech to try to reduce that number.
Nov. 23, 2017
A Look Through Food Arizonans Donated During The Holidays
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in Arizona is one of the largest food banks in the United States. They take in 2.5 million pounds of food every year through food drives. About 40 percent of that supply comes in during November and December.
Nov. 23, 2017
Hundreds Give Thanks On Thanksgiving By Donating Time
This time of year, many people want to give thanks by giving their time to those in need. This can leave organizations with hundreds of extra helping hands on Thanksgiving asking, "What do we do with everyone?"
Nov. 23, 2017

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