KJZZ News

The campaigns of Senate President Russell Pearce and opponent Jerry Lewis are making an all-out push to get people to vote in Tuesday’s recall election. Many political observers--even the campaigns themselves--think the race is too close to call.
November 08, 2011
Child care advocates are asking Governor Jan Brewer to restore almost 14 million dollars that were cut this year from child care subsidies…used by low income parents.  The current state budget eliminates all general fund support for the program.
November 04, 2011
Some of the original backers of the Independent Redistricting Commission say the Governor and state Republican senators went too far in removing its chair.  Colleen Mathis was dismissed earlier this week for what Governor Brewer called “substantial neglect of duty or gross misconduct in office.
November 04, 2011
The Arizona Supreme Court will be asked to decide if Governor Brewer’s removal of the chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is legal.   An attorney for I-R-C chair Colleen Mathis says his client wasn’t afforded due process.
November 03, 2011
Fill-in host Mark Brodie talks to Senator Steve Pierce about the controversy surrounding the redistricting commission in Arizona. Dennis Welch, managing editor of Arizona Guardian.com, and Chris Herstam, head of government relations for Lewis and Roca, also weigh in on the vote to remove the chairwoman of the independent redistricting commission.
November 02, 2011
Mark Brodie fills in for Steve Goldstein and talks to Jim Rounds, senior economist and with Elliot D Pollack and Company, and Bob Young, columnist with the Arizona Republic, about the state of pro sports in Arizona.
November 02, 2011
Mark Brodie fills in for host Steve Goldstein. Brodie talks to the new consul general of Israel for the southwestern United States about the decision to admit Palestine as a member of UNESCO. They also talk about the importance of Israel's relationship with the Arizona and the US.
November 02, 2011
In honor of Halloween, and the day of the dead, La Dia de les Muertes, you'll hear lots of old black magic, pumpkins and moonlight, when Blaise puts a spell on you  with her delightful Halloween show on Monday night.
October 28, 2011
 Former ASU Sun Devil's Football Coach Kush still comes to work every day and recently sat down with KJZZ's Terry Ward to talk about his legacy.Kush is going to be honored at the University's 'Legends Luncheon' with more than 200 former ASU players at the downtown Sheraton Hotel today.
October 28, 2011
The demographics of the United States are changing rapidly, and the demographics of schools are in flux. We want to hear from you: how are classrooms in the Southwest changing?
October 27, 2011
Former deputy Maricopa County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon took the stand on Tuesday to defend the decision to charge numerous county officials with racketeering two years ago. Aubuchon and former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas are accused of filing the charges as political retaliation.
October 26, 2011
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Kirk Adams, former House speaker and member of the LDS church, and BYU political Science professor Quin Monson about the impact faith has on public opinion for two Mormon presidential hopefuls.
October 26, 2011
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Jerry Colangelo, co-chair of the Arizona Commerce Authority, about reinvigorating Arizona's job market and the future of downtown Phoenix.
October 26, 2011
Campaign finance reports in the recall election of state Senate President Russell Pearce are trickling in.  The latest show what was spent on independent expenditure efforts on behalf of Pearce and his opponent, Jerry Lewis.
October 26, 2011
When Citizens for a Better Arizona took out papers to recall state senate president Russell Pearce, among the reasons they cited was a lack of focus on education and the economy.  But, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, both candidates in next month’s recall election say those are important issues for the state.
October 21, 2011
(Tempe, AZ) Tierney Sutton talks with Blaise Lantana about the formation of her new trio featuring jazz flutist Hubert Laws, and guitarist Larry Koonse. This interview is from 2011.
October 20, 2011
Early voting is underway in the recall election of state senate president Russell Pearce.  There’s not a lot of policy disagreement between the two candidates in that race…but one issue on which they do not see eye to eye is illegal immigration…and how the state’s laws make Arizona look outside its borders.
October 20, 2011
Pearls Before Swine Cartoonist Stephan Pastis talks about quitting his legal practice to work on his comic strip creation...and the future of comic strips while the newspaper business struggles.
October 20, 2011
We want to hear the stories of your community. Do you feel safe where you live? What challenges has your town faced?
October 20, 2011

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