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APS Changes Communications Team Amid Policy Outcry
Arizona Public Service has made headlines this summer for their policy to shut off power to customers who are late to paying their bills. That led to a policy change implemented by the Corporation Commission, which regulates the utility.
July 18, 2019
Cellar Fire Near Prescott 0% Contained, But Stable
The Cellar Fire has burned about 6,500 acres just south of Prescott. Although it is 0% contained, Gabrielle Kenton, spokeswoman for the Prescott National Forest, said the fire is stable due to weather conditions.
July 18, 2019
How Flagstaff Helped Astronauts Prepare For Moon Landing
Northern Arizona played a major role in the preparation for the Apollo missions. For some more context, The Show spoke with Danielle Adams, deputy director for marketing and communications at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.
July 18, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Dungeons And Dragons
Listen to the sounds of Ronald Wright playing Dungeons and Dragons at the Arizona Game Fair’s weekly open gaming night.
July 18, 2019
Border Patrol Agent Shares Inside Information To ProPublica
The U.S. Border Patrol has recently come under fire for holding children in subpar conditions and for the revelation of racist social media posts.
July 18, 2019
Environmental Group Sues U.S. Forest Service
The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the U.S. Forest Service. The environmental group filed notice Wednesday, saying the Forest Service violated a 1998 legal settlement. Back then, the service agreed to keep cattle away from streams in eastern Arizona.
July 18, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Valerie Marsh
Valerie Marsh was in a long-term relationship that she was convinced would turn into a marriage and children. But when they broke up, Valerie was afraid she would never get to be a mom. So she decided to adopt.
July 18, 2019
Turf Paradise Wont Challenge Law On Off-Track Betting
The owners of Turf Paradise in Phoenix won’t stand in the way of a new law that offers financial help for Arizona Downs. That law is supposed to provide teletrack signals for off-track betting.
July 18, 2019
How Valley Cities Help With Cooling Costs
With the rising summer temperatures comes the increasing costs to stay cool. And for some, the hot weather means making a choice of air conditioning and eating.
July 18, 2019
Arizona AG Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Insys Founder, Former Executives
Arizona's attorney general filed a lawsuit Wednesday against three former executives of opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics Inc. The Chandler-based based company has already pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges.
July 18, 2019
Apollo 11 In AZ: How The State Helped Blaze A Trail To The Moon
Celebrations of Apollo 11’s historic moon landing 50 years ago conjure images of Houston and Cape Canaveral, but rarely Arizona. This two-part series looks at the pivotal role the state played in preparing astronauts for moon missions – and in driving lunar science forward.
July 18, 2019
AZ Pension Fund Fires Leader After Harassment Probe
The board overseeing a $10 billion pension fund for retired Arizona police and firefighters fired its top executive Wednesday after state human resources officials said he admitted to sexual harassment and other issues.
July 17, 2019
Union Again Threatens To Take Over Cananea Mine
Unless the Mexican government takes dramatic actions, members of a miner’s union are again threatening to take over one of the country’s largest mines. In recent months, Section 65 had called off similar threats as negotiations with government officials proceeded.
July 17, 2019
Fewer Dying From Drug Overdoses In U.S. — Except In AZ
The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data released this week shows there was a 5% decrease in people dying from drug overdoses across the country in 2018 as the same time the year before. But in the Southwest, many states saw that number increase.
July 17, 2019
House Committee Pass Bills To Prevent Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon
A House Committee passed two bills Wednesday that would prevent companies from mining for uranium near the Grand Canyon.
July 17, 2019
Getting Art Into The Community, In North Phoenix
Elevate Coffee, located in the Norterra Shopping Center in north Phoenix, will become something of an art gallery for the next couple months. The Thunderbird Arts Center last week opened a new program called Thunderbird Art Works, which puts the work of four local artists into area businesses.
July 17, 2019
ASU Program Aims To Highlight Less Studied Languages
A program at Arizona State University is looking to cement the importance of some less-studied languages such as Macedonian and Armenian. Irina Levin is the new director of the Critical Languages Institute and joined The Show to talk about their goals.
July 17, 2019
Resources Needed To Identify Inmates With Mental Illnesses
To talk about how the corrections system identifies inmates with serious mental illnesses, The Show spoke with Jose Ashford, director of the Office of Forensic Social Work at Arizona State University.
July 17, 2019
Mexico May Leave WTO, Stressing Tensions With U.S.
The departure of Mexico’s ambassador from the World Trade Organization (WTO) could complicate trade disputes between the United State and Mexico — Arizona’s largest trading partner.
July 17, 2019
Book: Is Trumps Cabinet Weaker Than Other GOP Administrations
Before President Trump took office — and even before he was elected — there was a sizable collection of Republicans who fell into the camp labeled “Never Trumpers.” Alex Nazaryan of Yahoo News explores that in his new book, "The Best People: Trump’s Cabinet and the Siege on Washington."
July 17, 2019

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