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Book Explores The History Of The Political Attack Ad
The political ads we’ve gotten so used to invading our space wouldn’t have been possible without a ground-breaker from President Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 campaign against Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater.
Aug. 22, 2018
What To Expect From The Tuft & Needle Merger
A Phoenix-based mattress industry disruptor is merging with a long-running powerhouse competitor. Tuft & Needle will combine with Serta Simmons Bedding to form SSB. Tuft and Needle co-founder JT Marino says the new company will affect the industry in a dramatic way.
Aug. 22, 2018
Nuro Driverless Vehicles Will Deliver Groceries
The driverless vehicle startup has partnered with Kroger and will be offering a pilot project at a Fry’s store in Scottsdale for autonomous grocery delivery.
Aug. 22, 2018
What
Maricopa County is growing, as is discussion about sustainability and trying to mitigate the impacts of summer heat. County Supervisor Steve Chucri has been talking and writing about this, and he joined The Show to share what prompted him to address issue.
Aug. 22, 2018
Heat May Affect Our Food Cravings
According to a recent study, the summer heat can actually turn you into a food-crazed monster, especially foods that you don’t have to cook in a hot kitchen.
Aug. 22, 2018
Arizona, Sonora Officials Talk Economic Development
Elected officials in Arizona and Sonora got together Tuesday in Phoenix, to talk about cross-border economic development opportunities. The meeting of the Ari-Son Mega-region was the first since recent elections in Mexico.
Aug. 22, 2018
Critics Say Ducey Dodging Gun Safety Discussion
Ducey's critics have noticed he has not accepted invitations to debate pressing topics like school safety and gun control.
Aug. 22, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: DNA Testing And Psychology
As humans we like to categorize, and with services like Ancestry.com and 23 and Me, we have new ways to figure out where we fit and where we don't. But what can we really find out that we don't already know?
Aug. 22, 2018
The Takeaway: Crimes Of The President
On Tuesday afternoon, Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to several charges and his attorney tweeted explicitly that Donald Trump directed him to commit a crime. Manafort was also found guilty on eight counts of tax and bank fraud.
Aug. 22, 2018
The Takeaway: Iraqis Who Aided The U.S. Military Are Being Denied Refugee Status In America
Since day one, the United States invasion and occupation of Iraq has been dependent on Iraqis to act as interpreters and guides. The job has come with considerable risk, especially in the wake of ISIS, who put targets on anyone associated with American organizations or military.
Aug. 22, 2018
Second Solar Power Plant Coming Navajo Nation
The Navajo Nation is expanding their solar power plant and expects it to generate 27.3 megawatts of renewable energy by June 2019.
Aug. 22, 2018
American Airline Announces Daily Phoenix To London Flights
American Airlines will offer daily, non-stop flights between Phoenix and London starting at the end of March. This will be the second airline to fly between the two cities.
Aug. 22, 2018
Q&AZ: What Is The Impact Of Charitable Tax Credits In Arizona?
When you donate to certain charities, you can claim a tax credit on your Arizona tax return. KJZZ listener Willie Leonard was wondering about the impact of those donations — and he asked us to find out via Q&AZ.
Q&AZ: Ask A Question About Arizona
Aug. 22, 2018
Battle Over Renewable Energy Ballot Measure Getting Expensive
New reports filed with the Arizona Secretary of State's Office shows that the initiative, Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, has collected nearly $8 million. And almost every penny of that has come from a political action committee set up by California billionaire Tom Steyer.
Aug. 22, 2018
One Year After Trump Rally, Police Say They’ve Learned Lessons
On August 22, 2017 a rally for President Trump in downtown Phoenix made national news when police tear gassed protesters, journalists and counter-protesters.
Aug. 22, 2018
Immigration Is Key As Arizona Republicans Battle For Senate Seat
Republicans want to block Democrats from taking over the chamber, and to do that, they will likely need to win in Arizona. But with less than three months before Election Day, the party first has to settle a bitter primary battle being fought largely over which candidate is President Trump’s best ally on immigration.
Arizona Elections: Hear Candidate Interviews And More
Aug. 22, 2018
Arizona Inches Toward Education Goals
One goal is for 45 percent of Arizona’s 3-and 4-year-olds to be in quality preschools. In 2017, Expect More Arizona estimated 21 percent were in these learning settings. Now, it’s ticked up to 24 percent.
Aug. 21, 2018
ADOT Trains Truckers In Hermosillo
The Arizona Department of Transportation has been training Mexican truck drivers how to consistently pass border safety inspections since last year. Now the agency is conducting its first industry-specific training this week.
Aug. 21, 2018
Invest In Ed Act Clears Signature Hurdle To Be On Nov. Ballot
Over 187,000 signatures were validated by the office, exceeding the minimum needed by more than 30,000.
Aug. 21, 2018
Report Reveals Pinal Officials Misused RICO Funds
A report from the Arizona Auditor General’s Office reveals former Pinal County officials misused anti-racketeering money or RICO funds.
Aug. 21, 2018

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