KJZZ News

Drug Behind Birth Defects Studied for Alzheimer
A drug that caused severe birth defects 50 years ago is undergoing a clinical trial in the valley.  The Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City is conducting a study of thalidomide to see if it can stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Sep. 1, 2011
Coping With the Debt Deal
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Congressman David Schweikert about whether the Debt Deal can be relied on to not only lower the nation's debt, but keep if from getting out of control again in the future.
Aug. 31, 2011
Budget Cut Challenges
Ken Strobeck of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns talks to host Steve Goldstein about the challenge of budget cuts and impact fees effecting municipalities in Arizona.
Aug. 31, 2011
Phoenix Runoff Election
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to Wes Gullett and Greg Stanton, the runoff candidates for mayor of Phoenix and their feeling on the continuing race for mayor. Political analyst Dennis Welch discusses the future of the race.
Aug. 31, 2011
Phoenix Election Results UPDATE
     REGISTERED VOTERS - 646,995 VOTES PERCENT VOTING CENTER TURNOUT 13,018 2.01% EARLY VOTING TURNOUT 88,437 13.67% Total  101,455 15.68% MAYORAL RACE VOTES PERCENT ANNA BRENNAN  4,910 4.
Aug. 31, 2011
Initial Phoenix Election Results
As of the first report, which contains about 60 percent of ballots cast in the Phoenix Mayor's race, Greg Stanton is ahead with 38 percent of the votes. In second place is Wes Gullett with 20 percent. Peggy Neely, Claude Mattox, and Jennifer Wright are in a close battle for third place.
Aug. 30, 2011
Life After Deportation - Part II
Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the hemisphere.  And the people who live there face a constant question.  Should I risk leaving?  Many already have...About a million Guatemalans live in the United States.
Aug. 30, 2011
Wildlife Recovers from Wallow Fire
The largest wild fire in state history blackened more than a half-million acres, prompting fears that large numbers of wildlife would perish.  The largest wild fire in state history blackened more than a half-million acres, prompting fears that large numbers of wildlife would perish.
Aug. 30, 2011
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.
Aug. 29, 2011
Membership Thank You
Membership Drive Thank YouThank you to the 2,431 K-J-Z-Z listeners and especially the 1,119 new members who pledged their support during the K-J-Z-Z membership drive, helping us raise a total of 204,311 dollars including earned member matching funds in support of news, intelligent analysis and civil discourse on K-J-Z-Z.
Aug. 26, 2011
Hawaiian Contest Winner
Aug. 26, 2011
New Melanoma Treatment Deployed at Scottsdale Mayo
Doctors at Scottsdale's Mayo Clinic are among the first in the nation to use a new drug for the treatment of melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer.  From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports.
Aug. 26, 2011
Illegal Immigration Policy Shift
The recent change in immigration policy means 300,000 deportation cases will be reviewed. Steve Goldstein talks to Laura Lichter, president-elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Todd Landfried, Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform spokesperson about the impact of the new policy.
Aug. 24, 2011
Quenching The Desert
Host Steve Goldstein talks to two environmental experts about solar projects and water usage in the desert...and which forms of energy are the best for Arizona's climate.Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and author Robert Glennon give two perspectives on the issue.
Aug. 24, 2011
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Aug. 22, 2011
Count Basie Special
There is something about the way Count Basie could swing that is like nothing else.  His band was a well oiled machine that knew the charts by heart and played with joy and precision.  Bill Basie's dream as a kid was to play piano in the band, and he did so much more than that, creating a legacy of swing and big band style that is all his own.
Aug. 21, 2011
Pela Review: "Little Shop of Horrors"
   KJZZ's Theatre Critic reviews Hale Center Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors which runs through August 27th.   Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Aug. 21, 2011
AZ StoryCorps: Keeping Promises
Henry Salinas talks to his friend Edward Upshaw about why he chose to start an organization to stop gang violence and the legacy of his work.  StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Aug. 21, 2011

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