KJZZ News

The federal government is putting pressure on states across the county to end what they call an epidemic on the roads. The U.S. Department of Transportation released a 'Blueprint for Distracted Driving' on Thursday.
June 07, 2012
ALL-NEW SERIES BEGINNING JUNE 18 ON KJZZ 91.5Mexico faces a critical presidential election in July that could affect billions of dollars of cross-border trade and strategies to combat drug cartel violence.
June 07, 2012
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is giving more than $400,000 to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office to pay for patrols in Colorado City. He says it's needed because the town’s police department is effectively controlled by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
June 07, 2012
The federal government is feeling pressure from animal activists and Congressman Raul Grijalva over its wild burro roundup in Southern Arizona. A wild burro north of Artillery Peak in Alamo Herd Management Area of Arizona.
June 07, 2012
The Obama administration has been pushing Congress to extend low-priced loans for college students, beyond the end of this month. Without intervention from Congress, the rate will double on July 1. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert discussed the cost of a college education with U.
June 07, 2012
Tom Chauncey II talks about friend of the family Walter Cronkite. He discusses Cronkite’s influence on journalism and Arizona State University. Chauncey says there was frustration in the industry with journalism schools.
June 06, 2012
Dr. Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, explains the role of social media in society, news, and relationships. Rutledge says her aim is to use the lens of psychology to look at aspects of media and media technology to understand the impact on people as producers and consumers.
June 06, 2012
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas talks about the government corruption he says led to his disbarment and why he thinks Arizona needs Proposition 115. Thomas says Prop 115 will make the judiciary more accountable to the people, but it’s not a cure-all for the system or the government.
June 06, 2012
  The Friends of Public Radio Arizona added three new board members to its team last month: John McDonald, vice president, Corporate Communications for US Airways; Julie Johnson, executive vice president of GPE Commercial Advisors; and Adam Isaacs, director of communications and sustainability for Sun Orchard.
June 05, 2012
A second U.S. Supreme Court justice has denied a request by the town of Tombstone to use heavy equipment to restore its water system.This is the second time Tombstone has requested an emergency injunction – and the second time it's been denied.
June 05, 2012
Freshly painted, eye-catching colors that evoke energy and creativity coat the walls of KJZZ’s SPOT 127 Youth Media Center, which is under construction in preparation for the launch of two summer sessions and an after-school program.
June 05, 2012
 Northern ExposureKJZZ’s long-time host, reporter and friend Terry Ward is gearing up for a new adventure in broadcasting. After 26 years with KJZZ, he’s heading north to serve as KNAU’s All Things Considered host.
June 05, 2012
District 9 ForumsThe race for Arizona’s new 9th Congressional District is one of the most competitive in the state. KJZZ is hosting community forums so you can hear what Democratic and Republican candidates have to say about the issues that matter to you, and ask them about what’s on your mind.
June 05, 2012
 Thanks to you, KJZZ has been leading the way as one of the top radio stations in the Valley and one of the top 10 public radio stations in the country-- and you’re the number one reason for that success.
June 04, 2012
Peoria Police are asking for help, after thieves broke into an elementary school for the eighth time in less than a year. A custodian noticed this most recent break-in Monday morning. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
June 04, 2012
As the host of KJZZ’s local edition of Here and Now, Steve Goldstein‘s main objective is to moderate discussions that are intelligent and productive.  While the show provides an open forum for guests and listeners, there’s one simple rule for all participants: the discourse must be civil.
June 04, 2012
The Phoenix area is the top market in the nation for gains in housing prices. The real estate tracking firm Clear Capital says the average price in the Valley rose nearly 10 percent in just the last three months.
June 04, 2012
An Arizona State University professor is one of six international recipients being recognized for his study of the environment. The United Nations Champions of the Earth Awards were announced this morning in Rio de Janeiro.
June 04, 2012
Former State Rep. Richard Miranda has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for stealing from the charity he once ran. Miranda, a Tolleson Democrat, suddenly resigned from the Arizona Legislature in February, citing family and health reasons.
June 04, 2012
Just when the absurdism of alternative theater had begun to seem mundane, along came Elizabeth Meriwether’s Heddatron. The down-beat comedy, first staged off-Broadway by Les Freres Corbusier in 2006, and now staged by Phoenix’s Stray Cat Theater, is best known as “the play with the robots in it,” because … it has robots in it.
June 04, 2012

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