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Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic aggregate reviews of movies to give people an idea of whether or not a film is worth their time. But in 2016, Fandango bought Rotten Tomatoes and began posting its “Tomatometer” scores. Well, since then, studio execs have started to worry that those Rotten Tomato ratings matter more than they used to, according to Alissa Wilkinson, film critic with Vox.
Oct. 19, 2017
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The president will meet today with Janet Yellen to discuss the possibility of nominating her for a second term as the head of the Federal Reserve.
Oct. 19, 2017
tattoo needle and ink on an ankle
Listen to the sounds of Josie Gaieck waiting to get a tattoo in front of Artistic Tattoo in Phoenix.
Oct. 19, 2017
Swapna Reddy
A bipartisan plan was announced Tuesday to try to stabilize health insurance markets. The plan would continue subsidies for insurance companies for two years, something that President Trump said he wants to see terminated. Joining us to talk about how all this could affect Arizona is Swapna Reddy with ASU’s School for the Science of Health Care Delivery.
Oct. 19, 2017
Bee on flower
A study published this month found a group of pesticides, called neonicotinoids, may be at least partly to blame for a decline in honey bee populations. With me to talk about this is Peter Ellsworth. He's a professor at the University of Arizona and director of the Arizona Pest Management Center.
Oct. 19, 2017
The SunPunchers is known for creating a blend of warm, open Americana music, with gorgeous vocal harmonies, full guitar sounds, and a delicate pedal steel. The Show's host Steve Goldstein spoke with the band’s frontwoman Betsy Ganz.
Oct. 19, 2017
Park Central Mall
The sale of Park Central Mall in Phoenix has officially closed, and the developers have unveiled their plans for the project. Construction should start by the end of the year, and officials expect to be finished toward next fall.
Oct. 19, 2017
Human Rights Campaign
Cities are leading the way when it comes to supporting LGBTQ people and workers. That’s according to new rankings out today from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.
Oct. 19, 2017
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The state Board of Education released preliminary letter grades for Arizona schools earlier this month, and a number of schools have decided to appeal what they were given — ranging from those that received a relatively high grade of B or much lower than that. Matt Ladner, Senior Research Fellow at the Charles Koch Institute, recently wrote an essay called Arizona’s New School Grades Lack Face Validity. And he is with me.
Oct. 19, 2017
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More than 40 people have died in the fires that have extended a path of destruction through Northern California. It’s part of a trend involving wildfires becoming more catastrophic year after year. To learn more, I’m joined by Scott Stephens. He is a professor of Fire Science at UC-Berkeley.
Oct. 19, 2017
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As it searches for a location for its second headquarters, cities are scrambling to woo Amazon. But one place already knows the impact Amazon can have — Seattle — and it’s not all good.
Oct. 19, 2017
JD Mesnard
After decades of unrecognized inflation, Arizonans will see a tax break when filing next April. The new law passed earlier this year will allow taxpayers a $50 increase in personal exemptions. But, it’s not as much as you might think.
Oct. 19, 2017
Lost Lake Festival
Music fans in Phoenix have a big weekend in store. Starting on Friday, tens of thousands of people will flock to the Lost Lake Festival, which promises three days of national music acts, local food and art. It's the first time Phoenix has hosted a festival of this scale. So what to expect?
Oct. 19, 2017
Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming part of information gathering for police investigations. One Valley company is bringing A.I. equipment to police.
Oct. 19, 2017
 Roosevelt Row
A financial agreement between Phoenix and Arizona State University sparked concern from one downtown resident during Wednesday’s council meeting.
Oct. 19, 2017
Phoenix CIty Council
The price tag to help Arizona State University break ground on a health center in north Phoenix has increased by millions.
Oct. 19, 2017
María “Toñita” Antonieta Fernández
According to data, Mexico City has about 70,000 inhabitants suffering dementia, but the number could increase to 3.7 million by 2050.
Oct. 19, 2017
kids sitting on the floor
The program targets a critical time in a child’s development. “This is when the brain just is soaking up all of this information and language and the longer we wait, the more difficult it is to intervene with a child,” Laine said. “The child doesn’t pick up as quickly certain skills.”
Oct. 19, 2017
Senator John McCain
Arizona’s two U.S. senators appear to be on board with a bipartisan effort on health-care reform. John McCain says he is pleased the Senate has returned to normal order with two-party negotiations between Democrat Patty Murray and Republican Lamar Alexander.
Oct. 18, 2017
Abrazo Health
The company says community demand for its Maryvale facility has fallen significantly enough in the last few years to shut it down. About 300 Abrazo employees will be affected and some will be re-assigned to other facilities.
Oct. 18, 2017

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