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Southern Arizona Tribe Still Assessing Damage After Storm
A Native American tribe in southern Arizona says damage assessments continue after last week's heavy rainfall threatened a 22-foot-high earthen dam and forced some evacuations.
Oct. 9, 2018
Group Protests No Access To Shelter Conference
About 20 people voiced their objection to not being allowed to attend an informal settlement conference Tuesday between state officials and Southwest Key Programs, which operates shelters for undocumented immigrant children in Arizona.
Oct. 9, 2018
Why Did The Suns Fire GM Days Before Start Of Season?
Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver fired the team’s general manager, Ryan McDonough on Monday — a little more than a week before the start of the season.
Oct. 9, 2018
From Carson To Netflix: The History Of Stand-up Comedy
Today, the mark that you’ve made it for any stand-up comedian is getting your own Netflix special. But before Netflix, there was the "Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" or the "Ed Sullivan Show" before that.
Oct. 9, 2018
The Takeaway: Narrative Over
When national media talks about the rural populations in the United States, they usually talk about white people. But this overlooks a large population or black people living in rural areas.
Oct. 9, 2018
Understanding Prop 306 And Clean Elections
Arizona’s Clean Elections system of public campaign financing has been under fire since voters approved it in 1998. Lawmakers and the U.S. Supreme Court have gutted some of its provisions, but the Citizens Clean Elections Commission remains in place.
Oct. 9, 2018
Lawsuit Against CA Raises Net Neutrality Questions
The U.S. Justice Department has sued California over its net neutrality law. California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed the measure, which was in response to the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality in 2017, which took effect this past June.
Oct. 9, 2018
How Big Philanthropists Affect Public Policy
It’s not hard to come up with the name of someone who’s given a lot of money to a cause: Michael Bloomberg, the Koch Brothers and Tom Steyer are among the most prominent. But, philanthropy is having a bigger impact on public policy and society than that.
Oct. 9, 2018
Arizona Could Be Facing Much Hotter Temps
The United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change issued an alarming report on Monday that holds some dire warnings for our planet’s future if we don’t drastically change course.
Oct. 9, 2018
AZ Men More Likely To Die From Suicide Than Women
Men in Arizona are three times as likely to commit suicide than women. That’s according to a new report from the joint efforts of the ASU Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety and the Arizona Violent Death Reporting System.
Oct. 9, 2018
AZ Universities Working To Provide Real-Time Flood Data
Arizona’s three public universities are among the colleges and government agencies taking part in a new research project. The plan is to develop an information system that connects residents and first responders during a flood with up-to-the-minute, localized information.
Oct. 9, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump Declares War On Poverty Over; Residents Of Rural North Carolina Still Struggling To Get By
Last July, a report from the Trump Administration declared the War on Poverty largely over, in an attempt to justify adding work requirements for access to Medicaid. In a new series by the Center for Public Integrity, we spotlight struggling communities around the country.
Oct. 9, 2018
The Pulse: Different Country, Different Medicine
Medicine, healthcare — even illness — vary from country to country. Those differences are driven by tradition, culture, even politics. On this episode, we get a history lesson on Mexico’s approach to birth control.
Oct. 9, 2018
Amtrak Plans To Keep Southwest Chief Train Route Running
Amtrak says the Southwest Chief train route connecting Chicago to Los Angeles with stops in Colorado will stay in operation as is for at least another year.
Oct. 9, 2018
Research Reveals Patterns, Divides In Prescription Rates
Health care spending in the U.S. amounts to more than $10,000 per person, and drugs are the fastest-growing category of healthcare spending. Now, new research reports on how prescription patterns differ nationwide.
Oct. 9, 2018
ICE Releasing Immigrant Families To Arizona Churches
The federal government quietly started releasing hundreds of undocumented immigrant families into the United States this past weekend, and social workers across Arizona described a chaotic process that started on Saturday.
Oct. 8, 2018
GAO: Tribes Digital Divide Larger Than FCC Estimated
A recent Government Accountability Office report found tribes have lower levels of broadband access than the rest of the country.
Oct. 8, 2018
More Auctions Of Sacred Tribal Items Planned
At least three auctions — two in France, one in New Jersey — in coming weeks list Native American ceremonial artifacts that tribes say are not for sale.
Oct. 8, 2018
Q&AZ: Will
As Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport moves forward with plans to demolish Terminal 2, listener Corrine Wilson asked if a historic mural will be saved.
Oct. 8, 2018
Study: Men In Rural Communities Particularly At Risk For Suicide
Arizona State University's Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety and the Arizona Violent Death Reporting System have released a report that shows the suicide rate among Arizona men is more than three times the rate of Arizona women. And access to care might be part of the problem.
Oct. 8, 2018

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