The Arizona Corporation Commission has voted to approve a one-time distribution from a fund that helps telecommunications companies provide service in rural areas. That money will be used to help the state bring broadband service to currently unserved rural schools.
Arizona regulators have decided to stop paying for a long running legal fight against the state’s largest utility. But that doesn’t mean Commissioner Bob Burns is going to stop trying to get to the bottom of the issue.
The smash musical "Hamilton" brought Alexander Hamilton’s fame to Broadway — through hip hop. So where is the appropriate cross-section between historic people and pop culture? We talked about that with Dustin Gann, a lecturer in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at ASU.
What’s going on in our brains? Dr. Robert Spetzler has been a pioneer in neurosurgery, performing on patients for decades at Phoenix’s Barrow Neurological Institute. He recently decided he would retire from the position as Barrow’s president and CEO.
The debate over state and federal funding of the arts has ramped up since November’s election as arts groups nationwide prepare to fight the Trump administration over funding of the National Endowment for the Arts. Almost 300 arts advocates are gathering at the state Capitol today as part of the Arizona State Capitol for Arts Congress.
In 2015, the Phoenix Police Department started doing an extra training on what they deemed "cultural-consciousness.” In the midst of that training, the consultant leading it canceled the contract. We speak with Marchelle Franklin, director of Community Affairs, and Sgt. Derek Elmore about what the Phoenix Police Department has done to address diversity and race relations since the program ended.
The next stage of health care in the U.S. — no matter what it looks like — will no doubt have a huge effect on Arizona. We speak with Swapna Reddy, clinical associate professor in ASU’s School for the Science of Health Care Delivery.
The Phoenix Police Department has been trying to fill vacancies caused by a hiring freeze. They’ve made some headway. And in a way that department statistics say is more reflective of the Phoenix community at large.
Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week’s news: Invisi-bill, Scaredy Spice, Prime Purchase. Our panelists read three stories about someone with a real good reason to move out of their house, only one of which is true.