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Molino Fire At Base Of Catalina Mountains 25% Contained
Rugged terrain, dry grass and high winds have made it difficult for firefighters to contain the Molino Fire burning north of Tucson. Fire investigators said it started around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday and forced visitors to the Molino Campground to evacuate by nightfall.
Oct. 29, 2019
New Hardware To Combat Voter Registration Cyber Attacks
Arizona has a new system in place to combat cyber-attacks during the next elections. This week the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office unveils its new hardware built for securing voter registration equipment.
Oct. 29, 2019
Q&AZ: Who Designs The Artwork Along Arizona Freeways?
As part of our Q&AZ reporting project, listener Stacy Ketcham wanted to know who designs the artwork on Phoenix-area freeways. One Arizona landscape architect brought innovation to his field and beauty to our Arizona highways.
Oct. 29, 2019
The Takeaway: Millions of Schoolchildren Are Now Under Digital Surveillance
Companies use AI to track what students are typing in their emails, chats, Google docs, and any other school platforms.
Oct. 29, 2019
Arizona Sends Help To Battle California Wildfires
About 120 Arizona firefighters and 34 engines were deployed to California over the weekend to assist in battling multiple wildfires burning in that state.
Oct. 29, 2019
Defense Lawyer: Petersen Getting Out Of Federal Custody
Freelance journalist Kathryn Joyce once interviewed Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen for a story about Marshallese adoptions in Arkansas which was published in the New Republic Magazine. She asked about his work and a migration deal between the United States and the Marshall Islands.
Compact May Mean Legal Danger For Marshallese Women Found In Mesa
Oct. 29, 2019
Trial Opens In Lawsuit Over Frankenstein Use Of Remains
A retired FBI agent described a horrific raid of now-closed Arizona body donation facility Monday, recalling a table stacked with severed human legs, heads stuffed in a cooler, and torsos without heads and limbs.
Oct. 29, 2019
Downtown Chandler Project To Highlight City’s Namesake
Phoenix-based developer George Oliver bought the First Credit Union Plaza and the adjacent Chander City Center building. Oliver plans to invest nearly $14 million dollars into the five-story buildings that will be rebranded to The Alexander and The Johnathan after the city’s namesake A.J. Chandler.
Oct. 29, 2019
How Many AZ Bathroom Fixtures Are Low-Flow?
Arizona is No. 2 two in the nation for certain water-efficient showerheads and bathroom faucets. But the state is further behind when it comes to toilets. A new survey compares how prevalent WaterSense products are in the country.
Oct. 29, 2019
Q&AZ: What Is Serious Mental Illness?
The term "mental illness" covers a wide range of health conditions affecting mood, thinking and behavior. A listener wanted to know: What is "serious mental illness?" How does such a label affect the patient? And who decides?
Oct. 29, 2019
Parents Of Kayla Mueller Want Answers Following Death Of ISIS Leader
The U.S. military mission that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was named after Kayla Mueller. She was an humanitarian worker who was taken hostage by ISIS in 2013 and is believed to have been killed two years later. Kayla’s father, Carl Mueller, spoke to NBC News from his home in Prescott. He said he and his wife want answers.
Oct. 28, 2019
Maricopa County Suspends Assessor Paul Petersen
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to suspend Assessor Paul Petersen, who is accused of running a human smuggling scheme involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands brought to the U.S. to give birth for adoptions.
Oct. 28, 2019
Wildfires Continue To Burn In Northern, Southern California
Californians are bracing for the worst as wildfires, blackouts and poor air quality affect millions in the state. Lance Orozco of KCLU, who’s covered dozens of fires over the past 30 years, joined The Show from the central coast of California.
Oct. 28, 2019
eRosary and Instagram: How Religion And Technology Mix
The Vatican has launched a $110 wearable eRosary that’s connected to an app and is activated when you make the sign of the cross. It’s not the first time the Vatican has moved to connect with younger people through technology.
Oct. 28, 2019
Law Enforcement, Victim Advocates Worry About At-Home Rape Kits
The idea behind the products, with names like MeToo Kit and Preservekit, is that victims of sexual assault can collect evidence at home, rather than having to go somewhere to have a traditional evidence collection kit administered.
Oct. 28, 2019
Phoenix Ranked In Doing Business North America Analysis
The "Doing Business North America" study is based on a broader study implemented by the World Bank for nearly two decades, which considers cities across the globe. It found the easiest North American city in which to do business is Oklahoma City while Phoenix ranks 20th.
Oct. 28, 2019
CDC: Meth Is More Popular On The West Coast Than Fentanyl
Opioid deaths rightfully draw significant nationwide attention by first responders, health officials and the media, but a new report by the Centers for Disease Control shows that in the West, more people die from methamphetamine overdoses. So, why is meth a drug of choice in the West when heroin and fentanyl are the leading cause of drug overdoses in the East?
Oct. 28, 2019
Page Turner: The Starless Sea
The Show spoke with Brandi Stewart, the children’s book buyer at Changing Hands Bookstore, but the book she brought in — called "The Starless Sea" — isn’t necessarily for children. "Ultimately it's about storytelling time and fate and a little bit about video games," Stewart says of author Erin Morgenstern's sophomore novel.
Oct. 28, 2019
Boas: Mormon Church Seeks Compromise In Age Of Trump
The Mormon Church has been significantly involved in politics for generations, and in the age of Donald Trump, some of the church’s leaders have been more outspoken about the need for civil discussion and finding common ground.
Oct. 28, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Countries React To Death Of ISIS Leader
U.S. Special Forces killed the leader of ISIS over the weekend.
Oct. 28, 2019

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