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Podcast Playlist: Double Blind
The future of transportation and space exploration: the first public test of "hyperloop" technology and how we might be able to send tiny spaceships to another star within our lifetimes!
Jun. 21, 2018
The Takeaway: Congress Debates Farm Bill As Deadline Approaches
Friday is the deadline for the House of Representatives to reconsider the 2018 Farm Bill, which unexpectedly failed to pass in the House on May 18 by a 213-to-198 vote. The bill has been highly contested by a bloc of House Republicans demanding a conservative immigration bill passes before the Farm Bill is passed.
Jun. 21, 2018
With President Donald Trump’s executive order Wednesday, the administration has changed course — at least a bit — on how it deals with undocumented immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. Deterrence is still an important component of what the administration is trying to accomplish. But does it work?
Jun. 21, 2018
The deadline is rapidly approaching to gather enough valid signatures to put the Invest in Ed tax increase measure on the Arizona ballot in November. Noah Karvelis, one of the leaders of Arizona Educators United, joined The Show to talk about how things are going.
Jun. 21, 2018
The Takeaway: Migrant Detention Business More Profitable Than You Think
In the wake of this crisis, reports showed how the federal government contracted private companies and Non-Government Organizations to operate shelters and house the children. Yahoo News reported ten different contracts had been signed, totaling approximately $92 million.
Jun. 21, 2018
There’s a unique new building attracting a lot of attention in the Phoenix area. Tempe-based Carvana has opened a nine-story tower it’s calling the nation’s largest car vending machine.
Jun. 21, 2018
The Phoenix City Council approved a deal Wednesday between the Diocese of Phoenix and nonprofit Chicanos Por La Causa to preserve the church and develop the 28 acres around Sacred Heart Church near 16th Street and Buckeye Road.
Jun. 21, 2018
In May 1996, Monica Castillo says she met the love of her life. Their relationship was full of love, laughter, and romance. After three years of dating, they started talking about marriage and growing their family. Then, everything started to unravel.
Jun. 21, 2018
The latest housing report says U.S. home prices are the least affordable they’ve been in almost ten years and prices are too high for average wage earners in most U.S. cities.
Jun. 21, 2018
Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams thinks it’s a "first" for the city. On Wednesday, Phoenix City Council members failed to pass a budget — a budget that’s supposed to start July 1. And the fight over light rail helped derail it.
South Phoenix Business Owners Raise Concerns About Light Rail Expansion
Jun. 20, 2018
The opioid epidemic in Arizona takes a toll on children throughout the state. In most cases, children witness their parents abuse drugs, and even some school age children have turned to drugs. Counselors increase in students affected by opioid epidemic but struggle to help.
Jun. 20, 2018
Reform groups are calling on Arizona’s House speaker to reinstate a committee he recently dissolved that was tasked with looking at criminal justice issues.
Jun. 20, 2018
The Trump Administration gave nearly half a billion dollars this year to one nonprofit organization to handle the influx of migrant children. A significant percentage of those children were taken from their parents who had crossed into the U.S. both legally and illegally.
Jun. 20, 2018
DeAndre Ayton is the likely No. 1 pick for the Suns in Thursday's NBA Draft.
Jun. 20, 2018
A joint legislative budget committee gave its approval for an increase in funding for Arizona prison health care despite several members expressing concern over a lack of details.
Jun. 20, 2018
The Town of Quartzsite in far western Arizona is asking the state Legislature for help with its effort to lease out its Colorado River allocation.
Jun. 20, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey hit the campaign trail Wednesday morning. Ducey, who is seeking a second term in office, spoke about border security and education in speech at U-Haul in Tempe.
Jun. 20, 2018
Stanford has been sued by the national group Disability Rights Advocates on behalf of some students who believe the university hasn’t properly responded to the needs of students with mental health disabilities — to the degree that it has violated a number of anti-discrimination laws.
Jun. 20, 2018
The recent tragic shootings at U.S. schools has renewed discussions about how to keep students safe — including adding security or even arming teachers.
Jun. 20, 2018
It’s official — the 2018 monsoon season is here. Over the weekend, the Ahwatukee Foothills, Cave Creek and Wickenberg received some rain.
Jun. 20, 2018

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