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Book Explores The Way Stories Drive Economies
Statistics and figures don’t necessarily grab the public’s attention. They also don’t go viral in the same way that relatable stories often do. Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller digs into that topic and its importance in his new book "Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events."
Nov. 8, 2019
Study Investigates The Effects Of Screen Time On Children
Lots of parents debate how much screen time is appropriate for their kids, and worry about the effects too much screen time could have. Now, a new study provides some answers, as it relates to brain development.
Nov. 8, 2019
The Code: Book Delves Into The History Of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley has been the subject of movies, TV shows and countless articles over the years, which highlight the technology that comes out of the community, but also the culture. Margaret O’Mara looked at the history of Silicon Valley in her new book, "The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America."
Nov. 8, 2019
Phoenix Suns Start The Season Strong
The Phoenix Suns are off to a surprisingly bright start this season. The team’s record currently stands at 5-3 after a loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday night, and they’re looking solid, or at least more solid than expected, especially after the stinging news that starting center Deandre Ayton is suspended for 25 games.
Nov. 8, 2019
Canal Convergence Brings International Art To Scottsdale
Friday evening, a 10-day celebration of water begins in downtown Scottsdale. Canal Convergence features public art installations from around the world, and on the first weekend of the event, attendees will be able to purchase beers made from recycled water from Scottsdale’s Advanced Water Treatment Plant. The theme of the event this year is “The Story of Water.”
Nov. 8, 2019
The Takeaway: Politics with Amy Walter — Impeachment Update
Democratic Congresswoman Elaine Luria of Virginia's second district joins WNYC's Amy Walter to discuss the ongoing impeachment inquiry and the implications of televised testimony.
Nov. 8, 2019
The Pulse: Is Time Travel Possible? Will It Ever Be?
Humans have always wondered whether it was possible to stop time or travel around in time. It's a really common theme in movies. Even though it's a pretty far-out concept, real scientific work has been done about time travel and whether or not it could happen.
Nov. 8, 2019
ASU A Cappella Group Goes Viral After Billie Eilish Cover Video
If you’ve turned on a radio in the past year, you’ve probably heard a song by Billie Eilish. Now, someone’s done a viral cover of her: an a cappella group at ASU.
Nov. 8, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Nov. 8, 2019
To talk about some election results, including Tucson rejecting a sanctuary city designation and more, The Show spoke with Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround Chad Campbell, senior vice president at Strategies 360.
Nov. 8, 2019
Rare Mutation In Alzheimer’s Disease Gene Could Inform Future Therapies
A rare mutation in a gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease could reduce or delay its effects, even in a population known for its high risk. The research could contribute to the development of gene or drug therapies.
Nov. 8, 2019
AZ Republicans Craft Backup Plan For Preexisting Conditions
Two Republican state lawmakers and Attorney General Mark Brnovich are crafting legislation to protect Arizonans with preexisting medical conditions from losing their health insurance if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act.
Nov. 8, 2019
Caseload Unmanageable For ADE Investigators
Closing a loophole in Arizona law that prevents state investigators from disciplining non-certified teachers and school employees would exacerbate the overwhelming caseloads tracked by only a handful of investigators.
Nov. 8, 2019
Petersen Appeals Unpaid Suspension From Assessor Job
Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen is appealing a four-month, unpaid suspension, but the governing body that put Petersen on ice has to figure out what the review process will be first.
Nov. 8, 2019
After Massacre, Some Unsure Of Future In Sonoran Mormon Town
Family and friends gathered in a small Mormon community in rural Sonora on Thursday to mourn the victims of a massacre that has shocked the world. Hundreds descended on La Mora, some driving from as far as North Dakota to mourn the passing of nine members of the community, six of them children.
'We’re Going To Fight This': Mormon Families Stand Strong After Mexico Attack
Nov. 8, 2019
Arizona Veteran, Now Deployed To The Classroom, Creates Military History Class
Arizona students learn about wars from ancient times to the present. In one Chandler classroom, a veteran is drawing on his own experience to develop a class about military history. "We're being taught the military and history by someone who's experienced the military, you know, and one day he'll be a part of history because he was there."
Nov. 8, 2019
Word S2 E5: NaNoWriMo
Word is a podcast about the literary arts in Arizona and the region. In this fifth episode of Season 2, we celebrate writers all over Arizona who are participating in the annual NaNoWriMo.
Nov. 8, 2019
CAP Conducting Maintenance On Siphon In Mesa
The Central Arizona Project is performing infrastructure maintenance that will impact customers for the next several weeks.
Nov. 7, 2019
USDA Continues Avocado Inspections In Mexico After Threat To Inspector
U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors continue to work in avocado fields in Mexico, after one inspector was “directly threatened” there this summer. Mexico supplies most of the avocados imported into the United States.
Nov. 7, 2019
UA Awarded Nearly $2.5 Mil For Disability Education Program
Students from the University of Arizona who want to become interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing students could get their tuition covered thanks to a federal grant.
Nov. 7, 2019
Phoenix Closes Its Business Liaison Offices In Mexico
The city of Phoenix will no longer have offices in Mexico, Arizona’s main trading partner. On Wednesday, the City Council voted to shut down the two business liaison offices in Hermosillo, Sonora, and Mexico City.
Nov. 7, 2019

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