The CALA Alliance is an organization that encourages cultural understanding between people of the Americas. Casandra Hernandez Faham works to educate Arizonans through the arts about our relationship to the Americas.
Locally, huge questions still remain to be answered on immigration enforcement — especially after the recent decision by Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone to change how the agency works with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
A southern Arizona tribe has released a video reiterating its opposition to the border wall being proposed by President Donald Trump. The Tohono O’odham nation includes 75 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Arizona Coyotes put their fans on the edge of their seats last night against the Anaheim Ducks. The team raced to a fast start, leading 3-0 in the 2nd period, but the Ducks scored two goals in the 3rd period.
American Girls are adding a boy. This month, Mattel, the company that owns the American Girl Doll brand, announced it’s adding two new characters: Tenney Grant, a Nashville singer, and Logan Everett, her drummer.
Last spring, a few Tempe residents decided Papago Park needed to be cleaned up — badly. But a cleanup wasn’t enough because the trash was mostly brought in by people setting up encampments in the park, so it kept reappearing and regenerating. The conditions at Papago eventually spurred a plan to tackle homelessness citywide.
Recent thought pieces in a few national publications have suggested that Americans have become too empathetic. We spoke with Paul Bloom, a Yale psychology professor and author of the book, "Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion."
Citizen initiatives, and how they get on the ballot, has been a big topic of debate at the state Legislature this year. Tomorrow, a House committee will hear another bill dealing with this. Joining me to talk about what’s in that measure and its prospects is Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.