KJZZ News

Host Steve Goldstein talks to Arizona Republic reporter Lynh Bui about issues that affect citizens in the race for Phoenix mayor.
Aug. 3, 2011
  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.
Aug. 3, 2011
A follow up to a story KJZZ first brought you Friday.  A Glendale couple is among 57-hundred Arizonans who are losing Medicaid coverage due to state budget cuts.  KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson tagged along as Bill and June Nelson tried to re-enroll in a program that helps cover medical expenses for people with catastrophic or chronic health conditions.
Aug. 1, 2011
   Jose Luis Leal and his friend and mentor Chris Williams retrace Jose's journey from poverty and despair to college with a promising future.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.
Jul. 31, 2011
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.
Jul. 28, 2011
KJZZ's Bri Valdivia sits down with Notaro for a brief interview about starting her writing career in Phoenix. Notaro will be at Changing Hands Bokstore for a book signing and reading Thursday, July 28th at 7pm.
Jul. 28, 2011
The Department of Homeland Security has been flying illegal immigrants caught in this country back to their homelands for years. In the last few years that program has been stepped up.  Many of the flights go to Mexico, the number one spot illegal immigrants come from, but KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd is just back from a flight taking immigrants to Guatemala, the country with the second-most illegal immigrants.
Jul. 28, 2011
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Anna Brennan, Wes Gullett, Claude Mattox, Peggy Neely, Greg Stanton, and Jennifer Wright about their visions for Phoenix's future...and their plans to address the city's current issues.
Jul. 27, 2011
Jacqueline LaPat talks to her daughter Lori LaPat Polasko and granddaughter Alexandrea Polasko about raising her son Robert, the challenges they faced with his Asperger's syndrome and a special moment that still fills her heart with joy.
Jul. 24, 2011
July 24, 2011 -- It's been awhile since we've heard about Sophie, the daughter of KJZZ Commentator, Amy Silverman.  Sophie is now eight years old and entering the third grade. She has Down syndrome.
Jul. 22, 2011
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Desert Stages Theatre's production of Hairspray: The Musical which runs through August 7th. Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Jul. 22, 2011
There are six, official Phoenix mayoral candidates vying to lead the sixth largest city in the country. Learn where they stand on the issues by listening to a studio discussion with the candidates recorded on Here and Now, Wed.
Jul. 21, 2011
Splitting up is never easy, but now divorce is a nightmare. Roughly three million marriages have ended since the nation’s housing crisis began. And lawyers have little choice but to write provisions into divorce decrees that can tie estranged couples together for years after the marriage is over.
Jul. 20, 2011
Splitting up is never easy, but now divorce is a nightmare. Roughly three million marriages have ended since the nation’s housing crisis began. And lawyers have little choice but to write provisions into divorce decrees that can tie estranged couples together for years after the marriage is over.
Jul. 20, 2011
A challenger in the recall election of senator Russell Pearce promises to run a clean campaign. Jerry Lewis formally announced his candidacy to a crowd of family and friends in Mesa this morning. But as KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports, he faces a difficult task in unseating the Senate President.
Jul. 20, 2011
The NFL is finally seeing a resolution in its labor dispute, host Steve Goldstein talks to retiring running back Jason Wright to get insight on what the dispute means for players.Goldstein also talks to Kellen Bradley, founder of the Sports & Entertainment Law Blog.
Jul. 20, 2011
The process to recall State Senate president Russell Pearce is well under way. Here and Now takes a look at the steps taken so far, and what residents of Pearce's district can expect in the coming months.
Jul. 20, 2011
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.
Jul. 20, 2011
Voters in northwest Mesa will be asked to cast ballots in the state’s first legislative recall election this November. So far, the only name on the ballot is the target of the recall: Senate President Russell Pearce.
Jul. 20, 2011

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