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The Takeaway: Attempted Bombings Point To A Widening Political Divide
The news cycle was brought to a standstill, when leaders of the Democratic Party, as well as CNN's New York offices, were delivered packaged bombs, in what appeared to be a coordinated campaign of violent intimidation.
Oct. 25, 2018
The Takeaway: Big Tech Ideas? To Fix Our Voting System, Experts Say We Don
For the final piece of "Making it Count," we turned to some experts to share their biggest, most ambitious ideas for improving our voting system in the future. They assess the idea of online voting, voting apps and more. Their consensus: fixing our elections won't happen with a fancy technological solution.
Oct. 25, 2018
Podcast Playlist: The Longest Shortest Time — Imaginary Friends And Kids
By the age of 7, a whopping 65 percent of children report that they’ve had an imaginary companion. Where do these friends come from? What makes a kid more likely to have one? Why are their names cooler than all other names?
Oct. 25, 2018
Latinx, Sikhism Enters Arizona School History Standards
“Arizona students come from different backgrounds, whether it’s geographical, ethnicity, race, language, socioeconomic, so now their stories can be part of the narrative that students learn in school,” said Tammy Waller, director of K-12 social studies and world languages at the Arizona Department of Education.
Oct. 25, 2018
Arizona, Shelter Operator Reach Settlement In Confrontation Over Licenses
State officials and Southwest Key Programs, which operates shelters for undocumented immigrant kids, have reached a settlement in the state’s legal effort to revoke Southwest Key’s 13 licenses in Arizona.
Oct. 24, 2018
Sonoran Zika Case Spike Prompts County Warning
The Mexican state of Sonora has seen a jump in Zika cases in recent weeks, prompting a travel warning from Maricopa County.
Oct. 24, 2018
AZ Firms Look For Opportunity At Sonoran Mining Event
Several Arizona firms were represented this week at the Sonoran International Mining Congress in Hermosillo, Sonora. The mining conference is considered one of the most important such events in the region.
Oct. 24, 2018
Mexicans Will Vote For New Airport In Mexico City
Mexico will decide if its capitol, Mexico City, will have a new airport that would replace the current saturated terminals. The elected president of Mexico decided to put the new airport on a vote — even though it is already being built.
Oct. 24, 2018
St. Marys Food Bank Sends Food For Hurricane Relief
St. Mary’s Food Bank sent a truckload of food to Tallahassee, Florida, Wednesday for people affected by Hurricane Michael. This is the third time since August St. Mary’s has been asked to provide hurricane relief.
Oct. 24, 2018
Maricopa Integrated Health Will Be Valleywise Health
Maricopa Integrated Health System, once referred to as the Maricopa County Hospital, is being renamed Valleywise Health next year. The change to the 140-year-old healthcare system is an effort to build a new image.
Oct. 24, 2018
New Trial For Acquitted Border Patrol Agent Underway
A U.S. Border Patrol agent who six years ago fired through the Arizona border fence into Mexico, killing a teenager, went on trial for manslaughter Wednesday morning.
Oct. 24, 2018
ASU Scientists Catch Red Dwarf Star Emitting Superflare
Scientists have observed a young red dwarf star emitting a massive radiation burst called a superflare. Among the most intense stellar flares ever observed in ultraviolet light, the burst pumped out more energy than the strongest solar flare ever recorded.
Oct. 24, 2018
Negotiations Heating Up Over Drought Plan
Negotiations in Arizona are heating up over an additional plan for when the Colorado River is deemed “in shortage.”
Oct. 24, 2018
Pilot Program On Vaccinations For Children Creates Bigger Divide
A pilot program intended to increase vaccinations among public school children may have had the opposite effect.
Oct. 24, 2018
More Arizonans Choosing Body Donation At End Of Life
On average, nearly 3 million Americans are planning a memorial service for a family member every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At Science Care, the largest whole-body donation service in the United States, pre-registration has spiked 54 percent this year, especially in Arizona, California and Texas.
Oct. 24, 2018
Tempe Expanding Use Of Armed Guards At City Parks
The Tempe City Council unanimously voted to hire a private security firm to patrol the parks, citing residents’ concerns over safety and trash. But some residents are concerned about having armed guards in their parks.
Oct. 24, 2018
AZs Trade With Mexico, Canada Helping Tariff Impact
More than half a million jobs could be impacted by retaliatory tariffs put on American goods by China, the European Union, Canada and Mexico. Researchers looked into which industries and parts of the country are most affected, as well as how the tariffs affect the job markets in those sectors and regions.
Oct. 24, 2018
New Human Services Campus Leader Talks Homelessness
Homelessness has become an issue in a few of this fall’s political campaigns, and the most recent point-in-time count for Maricopa County found more than 6,200 people experiencing homelessness on a January night earlier this year.
Oct. 24, 2018
How Does Religion Shape Modern American Politics?
The intersection of religion and politics has been a part of the U.S. since the dawning of the new nation in the late 18th century. To what extent is the separation of church and state an actual reality, and how many Americans truly believe it should be the case?
Oct. 24, 2018
McCain Institute Director Explains Call For Mavericks To Vote
The McCain Institute is calling for “mavericks” to cast their votes for human rights this midterm election. Kurt Volker, executive director of the McCain Institute, joined The Show to talk about the campaign.
Oct. 24, 2018

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