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Health Care Worker Falsified Records Of Incarcerated Patient Who Died
Advocacy letters filed by the ACLU in federal court on behalf of incarcerated people in Arizona accuse health care workers in state prisons of falsifying medical records and endangering the lives of their patients.
Dec. 5, 2019
New Mexican Consul In Tucson Is Raising Eyebrows
Just a few weeks ago, Tucson got a new Mexican consul. But the diplomat is already raising concerns regarding his political affiliations and his relationship with the press.
Dec. 5, 2019
AZ District Hires Teacher Accused Of Inappropriate Relationship With Student
Pete Cheesebrough has been working in Coronado High School classrooms despite allegations that he had an inappropriate relationship with a student in West Virginia. A panel that reviewed the allegations found that he failed to maintain professional boundaries. Yet when he resigned, he was hired by the Scottsdale Unified School District as a teacher.
Dec. 5, 2019
Native American Baskets Explore Yosemite At Heard Museum
One of the most celebrated artists of the 20th and 21st centuries is making his exhibit debut in the Phoenix metro area, and he’s sharing the spotlight with pieces of art that are themselves leaving California for the first time.
Dec. 5, 2019
Amy Silverman: New Body, Old Soul
The Show presents a monthly conversation with longtime Phoenix writer Amy Silverman. Her column in Phoenix Magazine is called "Raising Phoenix." This month, she joined The Show to talk about her column "New Body, Old Soul." It focuses on Ace, a young transgender Phoenix artist.
Dec. 5, 2019
 Educator Warns About Consequences From Green Party Losing AZ Recognition
The Green Party will not be recognized in Arizona in the 2020 elections after it failed to meet a threshold of registered voters laid out in state law. The Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties did qualify. But the next guest on The Show says the un-recognition of the Green Party is detrimental to all voters — and to the principles of our democracy.
Dec. 5, 2019
Progress On Solving Mexicos Violence And Corruption Is Minimal
Violence and corruption are two major issues that Mexico’s president has vowed to confront. But so far, progress has been minimal. So, to explain why, The Show turned to a researcher who studies politics, corruption and violence in Mexico. David Shirk is a professor of political science and international relations, and director of the Justice in Mexico Program at the University of San Diego.
Dec. 5, 2019
Not Everyone Is Happy About Southbridge II Project
Last night, the Scottsdale City Council approved the Southbridge Two project by a vote of 4-3. Not everyone is happy about it, however. Many Scottsdale residents were in attendance to voice their opposition to the project because it would also include two towers exceeding 155 feet. Scottsdale’s Patty Badenoch is concerned about the impact on her community.
Dec. 5, 2019
Horse Death At Turf Paradise Highlights Risks Of Sport
A bugle song, "First Call," is used at horse race tracks to let bettors know the next race is about 10 minutes away, but as tracks face more scrutiny over the deaths of horses, a sadder song may be more appropriate. Arizona Republic reporter John D’Anna focused his latest article on what happens to horses injured during a race.
Dec. 5, 2019
Whats Next For No More Deaths After Scott Warrens Acquittal?
Scott Warren, a volunteer with the humanitarian group No More Deaths, was recently acquitted of charges of harboring migrants at the Arizona border. The jury took just two hours to determine he was not guilty, dealing a blow to the Trump administration’s crackdown on border activists. In short, some see the verdict as an affirmation of No More Deaths’ work.
Dec. 5, 2019
DeVoss Education Tax Credit Proposal Creates Controversy
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is in Arizona on Thursday to speak at ALEC and to discuss her new tax credit proposal, dubbed Education Freedom Scholarships. Her plan is similar to Arizona’s tax credit model, which provides a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit for individual and corporate donations to school tuition organizations.
Dec. 5, 2019
U.S. To Increase Processing Fees For Citizenship Documents
Immigration advocates fear another move by the Trump administration will deter immigrants from seeking citizenship, this time through paperwork. For more on what this means for would-be applicants, The Show talked to Lynn Marcus, director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Arizona’s College of Law.
Dec. 5, 2019
The Takeaway: Consulting Firm McKinsey & Company Aided ICE To Implement Trump Administration
A new investigation examines how the global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, helped ICE carry out President Trump's immigration policies.
Dec. 5, 2019
Ducey Defends DPS Director Getting Out Of Speeding Ticket
Governor Doug Ducey is defending Arizona Director of Public Safety Frank Milstead who was caught speeding in October and got out of the ticket.
Dec. 5, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Fast And Furious Flipping In Women’s Pinball Tournament
Listen to the sounds of Tracy Lindbergh and Bobbi Wambach scoring big in a pinball tournament with Belles and Chimes Phoenix.
Dec. 5, 2019
Arizona Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Repeal Private Prison Healthcare Mandate
Arizona state Rep. Diego Rodriguez says privatized healthcare for inmates in state prisons is a failed experiment whose time has come to an end. Rodriguez has authored a new bill that he says will undo the privatization that was mandated by the state legislature 10 years ago.
Dec. 5, 2019
Hearing Draws Mixed Reactions From AZ Lawmakers
In the ongoing inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions on Ukraine, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from four law professors Wednesday. They discussed the constitutional grounds for impeachment. The hearing drew mixed reactions from Arizona committee members.
Dec. 5, 2019
Education Secretary Pushing School Vouchers At AZ Event
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to address a group of conservative state lawmakers on Thursday to tout her $5 billion plan to fund tuition for private school students. DeVos will also join Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for a separate roundtable discussion at the same Scottsdale resort where DeVos will address a conference held by the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Dec. 5, 2019
Whistleblower: Prison Locks Not Being Fixed, Records Faked
A supervisor at a troubled Arizona prison says the Arizona Department of Corrections and contractors hired to fix broken cell-door locks are failing to do the job and falsifying records. The allegations are outlined in a whistleblower complaint filed Tuesday by Lewis prison Associate Deputy Warden Shaun Holland.
Dec. 5, 2019
Attorney: Petersen Wont Have Access To Some Evidence
Embattled Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen has pressed the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for evidence as he prepares for a hearing over his suspension. The board has responded through its attorney.
Dec. 5, 2019

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