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Lemonade Might Be The Official AZ Drink After All
Reversing course, state senators agreed to give a Gilbert teen one more chance to make his case that lemonade is the best drink to represent Arizona.
Apr. 26, 2019
Report On Deadly Helicopter Crash Doesn
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary findings about a deadly crash of an experimental helicopter earlier this month northeast of Phoenix.
Apr. 26, 2019
Phoenix’s All About Comics: All About Pop Culture And Collectibles
In the era of Amazon, running a brick and mortar bookstore is more challenging than ever. Several local, independent stores are succeeding by offering events and creating community spaces. For one store in central Phoenix, it’s about filling a niche in the market — a niche that may not be as profitable for the next generation.
The Business Of Books: Phoenix-Area Bookstores Connecting Communities
Apr. 26, 2019
NASA Announces First Detection Of A ‘Marsquake’
NASA has announced the first clear detection of a quake on Mars. The red planet joins Earth and the moon as one of only three bodies where humans have measured seismic activity.
Apr. 26, 2019
Arizona Sees Slight Decrease In Prison Population
The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report Thursday on federal and state prison numbers from 2016 and 2017 showing an overall decrease of the total population to slightly less than 1.5 million people.
Apr. 25, 2019
Number Of Mexican Gray Wolves In The U.S.Is Growing
This is a slight increase over previous years. The numbers are fairly fluid, but average around 10 percent. There are about 131 Mexican wolves in the country, of which 64 are in Arizona. The rest are in New Mexico, the only state where these wolves live.
Apr. 25, 2019
Prescott Sues Opioid Manufacturers Seeking Injunction
Prescott is suing pharmaceutical companies alleging the pain pills they manufacture have harmed the city. Attorneys for the city filed a lawsuit in Yavapai Superior Court on Tuesday against 18 defendants including manufacturers, distributors and two individual doctors.
Apr. 25, 2019
New Analysis: Latinos Grew As Percentage Of Arizona Electorate
The polling firm Latino Decisions and the progressive data company Catalist compared last year’s Senate races to House races in the 2014 midterms..
Apr. 25, 2019
Arizona Ups Oversight Of Groups That House Migrant Children
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill to increase state oversight of federally funded facilities that house migrant children who come to the United States alone, and most of the new law’s provisions take effect immediately.
Apr. 25, 2019
First Phoenix 100-Degree Day Of 2019 Expected Friday
Time to crank up the air conditioning. Meteorologists predict the first 100-degree day will hit the Phoenix area on Friday. James Sawtelle with the National Weather Service said it's following normal warming trends for this time of year.
Apr. 25, 2019
Why Immigrants Who Overstay U.S. Visas Are So Difficult To Track
Much of the rhetoric around immigration — and there is a lot of it these days — focuses on the border. But research shows that most of the people living in the United States illegally did not cross the southern border to get here. The Show spoke more about that with Robert Warren.
Apr. 25, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: Tempe High Teacher
It’s been one year since tens of thousands of teachers walked out of their classrooms and marched on the Arizona state Capitol wearing red. It was the peak of a growing trend of teachers taking action to demand higher pay, and this week, The Show is hearing some perspectives on that event.
Apr. 25, 2019
AZ Chef Wins Top Prize On Food Network
If you’ve ever watched the Food Network’s fast-paced cooking competition "Chopped," you know the pressure is real. It’s no easy task, but Phoenix chef Nick LaRosa conquered it. LaRosa is the executive chef and part-owner of Blueprint Hospitality Group.
Apr. 25, 2019
Accidental Presidents: A Look At The Unexpected Leaders Of America
There have been eight men who’ve made the move from vice president to president following the death of the U.S. commander-in-chief. The most recent was when Lyndon Johnson assumed the role when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Apr. 25, 2019
History Alliance Wants To Memorialize AZ Suffragette
Frances Willard Munds is a name you might not recognize, but the turn-of-the-century school teacher forever changed the course of Arizona’s history. In the early 1900s, she emerged as the leader of the Arizona suffragette movement.
Apr. 25, 2019
Councilwoman Explains Why She Voted Against
On Wednesday, The Show told you about a decision by the Phoenix City Council not to go forward with a proposal to consider adopting the so-called “Vision Zero” pedestrian safety plan. This came in the face of sobering statistics here in Arizona, which has the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation.
Apr. 25, 2019
Lemonade Will Not Be The Official Arizona State Drink
On a 18-12 vote, the Arizona Senate voted against making lemonade the official drink of the state of Arizona. Some lawmakers voted no because they said there are more important bills to vote on. The Legislature is behind schedule and still needs to pass a budget.
Apr. 25, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Mural Painting
Listen to the sounds of Robin Vining and his daughter, Mina, painting a mural on a wall in their neighborhood. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Apr. 25, 2019
Head Of Arizona GOP Pushes School Sales Tax Hike
The Arizona Republican Party's leader on Wednesday pushed for state lawmakers to back a stalled proposal raising the state sales tax to provide additional funding for schools, a move she acknowledged has triggered anger among members of her own party.
Apr. 25, 2019
The Takeaway: The Debate Over Felon Disenfranchisement
Imagine being an American citizen and not being allowed to vote. That’s the reality for thousands of incarcerated men and women around the country, and the 2020 Democratic candidates have been weighing in.
Apr. 25, 2019

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