KJZZ News

TUSD Adds Motivation Test To Admissions Process For UHS
The Tucson Unified School District has been under court supervision for decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. Now the district is proposing an addition to the admissions process for the selective University High School.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer To Stop Issuing Drivers Licenses For Anyone In Deferred Action Programs
Gov. Jan Brewer has opted to stop issuing driver's licenses to people in all deferred action programs. The decision comes after a federal judge told the state it’s action to refuse to issue licenses for people in the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was probably unconstitutional discrimination, because the state allowed those in other programs to drive.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: Ben Quayle
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to congressman Ben Quayle, representative for Arizona's third congressional district, about America's financial problems...and the ongoing debate between Congress and President Obama on how to prevent the country from defaulting on its loans.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Sisters Mary & Joan
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, sisters Mary Juergens and Joan Saunders reminisce about growing up in a family with nine girls and finding strength in numbers when it came time to care for their ailing father.
Sept. 20, 2013
Harry Potter Mania in Valley Theatres
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert sat down with Harkin Theatre's Brian Laurel with all the excitement surrounding this last film in the Harry Potter Series.
Sept. 20, 2013
Few options for Glendale Couple losing state Medicaid Insurance
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASUs Littlest Co-Ed
May 19, 2006 -- KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman brings us this essay about her daughter Sophie, and Silverman's understanding of her daughter's development.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jon Talton Says Phoenix Needs a Call to Action
Rogue Columnist and Phoenix native Jon Talton tells Steve Goldstein why the city needs a different brand of leadership from the next Mayor.
Sept. 20, 2013
Does Longer School Year Improve Results?
A Phoenix school district serving low-income students has seen some success by lengthening its school year by 20 days.  But, an education expert says that alone isn’t enough.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama Job Speech May Help AZ Homeowners
   KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan about the impact of the President Obama's Jobs speech on Arizona homeowners.
Sept. 20, 2013
Politics In Arizona & Redistricting Controversy
Bobb Robb of the Arizona Republic and Bob Grossfeld of the Arizona Guardian join Steve Goldstein to talk about the controversy over Arizona's redistricting process this year. They discuss whether something is wrong with the process.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cortez staying on the ballot in recall election
A judge is allowing a Mesa woman to remain on the ballot in the recall election of Senate President Russell Pearce.  That, despite ruling the candidacy of Olivia Cortes is an orchestrated attempt by the East Valley Tea Party to keep Pearce in office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gullett and Stanton ? Race for Phoenix Mayor
Phoenix mayoral candidates Greg Stanton and Wes Gullett sit down with Here and Now host Steve Goldstein to talk about their plans for Phoenix. Gullett and Stanton also answer listener questions and comments about the issues most important to Phoenix residents.
Sept. 20, 2013
How Are Classrooms in the Southwest Changing?
The demographics of the United States are changing rapidly, and the demographics of schools are in flux. We want to hear from you: how are classrooms in the Southwest changing?
Sept. 20, 2013
Tactic of Sham Candidates Suceeded in Past
Supporters of soon-to-be former Senate President Russell Pearce say the idea to have another candidate in the race to divert votes backfired.  Olivia Cortes dropped out of the recall election after she revealed in court that she had no idea who paid for people to collect signatures or who paid for and put up signs with her name on them.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senate Candidate Wil Cardon
Businessman Wil Cardon, who has never held elected office, is one of the people running to succeed retiring senator Jon Kyl. He sits down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about his reasons for running, and how he plans to fight for Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Cancer Fighting Alliance
A new Cancer Center, is coming to the Valley.  It’s a collaboration of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert was joined to discuss the affiliation, which is being announced this morning, by Dr.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reaching for a Better Economy
Experts are becoming optimistic about Arizona retuning to a normal level of economic growth in the next couple of years...economists Jim Rounds and Dennis Hoffman join Steve Goldstein to talk about whether this optimism is rooted in reality.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona, Nevada to host large solar projects
The federal government has approved two large renewable energy projects near Phoenix and San Diego. And in Nevada, Clark County announced a land deal with a Chinese company to build a massive solar project.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Lawmaker: Next Budget Wont Have Any Cuts
One of Arizona’s main budget-writers says he doesn’t expect any more spending cuts in the budget for the coming fiscal year.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE: State lawmakers cut around a billion dollars in the current fiscal year’s budget, but the state has been bringing in more money than expected so far this year.
Sept. 20, 2013

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