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The Takeaway: Kavanaugh Invokes Youngstown Steel, Truman Era Ruling That Defines Executive Authority
Wednesday was day two of Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings, and he used the opportunity to define his judicial philosophy. He invoked the ruling in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v Sawyer, a 1952 decision in which President Harry Truman was found to have exceeded his executive authority.
Sep. 6, 2018
#RedForEd Movement Not Backing Down
#RedForEd supporters are not backing down after the Arizona Supreme Court struck down their initiative doubling taxes for Arizona's wealthiest and establishing a sustainable funding source for education.
Sep. 6, 2018
Surprise
A tough cellphone ban in the city of Surprise starts Thursday, a month after the City Council voted to join other Arizona cities and counties in banning devices while driving.
Sep. 6, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Crazy/Genius — But, Seriously, Where Are The Aliens?
Humanity may be as few as 10 years away from discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life. Once we do, it will only deepen the mystery of where alien intelligence might be hiding.
Sep. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Google Is A No-Show During Capitol Hill Hearing On Foreign Interference
The leaders of big tech were called to Washington on Wednesday. Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer and Twitter's CEO, testified in front of Congress on what their companies are doing to ward off foreign interference. But there was also a glaring absence from the hearings. Google's leadership chose not to attend.
Sep. 6, 2018
New Housing, Parking Garage Coming To West Phoenix
New housing is coming to an established Phoenix neighborhood — and not everyone is rolling out the welcome mat. Some residents are complaininh about a proposal at the southeast corner of 31st and Glendale avenues.
Sep. 6, 2018
Changing Woman, Part 1: Kinaaldá
The traditional stories that define Navajo culture revere women. But today, rape and domestic violence rates surge. So what happened? That’s what we set out to answer in this series named after Changing Woman, or Asdzą́ą́ Nádleehé. We’ll meet the women who prove that despite generations of cultural genocide, the heart of Navajo culture still beats.
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Sep. 6, 2018
County Supervisors Unaware Of Election Troubles
Last week’s primary election results in Maricopa County were certified Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors. The board also approved funding for an audit of the election.
Sep. 5, 2018
Spill Victims Cheer Mexican Supreme Court Ruling
The Mexican Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a small Sonoran community opposed to a copper mine’s tailings pond.
Sep. 5, 2018
Common Tick Spreads RMSF Across Arizona, Mexico
Since 2003, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever has struck eight Arizona counties where it formerly was not found, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sep. 5, 2018
Most Parents Don
PDK International surveys U.S. adults about a range of issues confronting education and the teaching profession. This year, they found Americans continue to have a lot of trust in teachers, but that support only goes so far.
Sep. 5, 2018
Survey: Teacher Shortage Continues In Arizona
The Invest in Ed effort, as well as the larger #RedforEd movement this year came in response to a broader education funding battle in our state. A new report shows that the teacher shortage in our state’s K-12 schools remains ongoing.
Sep. 5, 2018
Is Democracy Declining? Maybe Not As Much As We Fear
There’s been a fair amount of consternation recently about what some are referring to as a decline in democracy. But Daniel Treisman thinks those concerns are overblown.
Sep. 5, 2018
Nearby Fires Lead To A
Last month, Seattle’s skyline took on a hazy, smoky look as smoke from nearby wildfires blew in. That led a local meteorologist to talk about what might be a new weather phenomenon — "smokestorms."
Sep. 5, 2018
Researchers Looking For Localized Data On Heat Islands
Scientists have been studying the urban heat island effect for a while now, but more recently, they’ve been trying to get more specific, localized data.
Sep. 5, 2018
David And Gladys Wright House In Phoenix Back On Market
The David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood is back on the market. It’s become something of a lightning rod in the area, as neighbors have complained about potential uses for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, including as an event space.
Sep. 5, 2018
Phoenix May Reallocate Transit Money To Road Repairs
In a recent 5-3 vote, the Phoenix City Council authorized city staff to spend time exploring options to move T2050 tax funds from light rail expansion to street repairs. So what does that mean for the future of public transit in the city?
Sep. 5, 2018
Kyl Sworn In As  Senator, Steps Back Into The Spotlight
Now Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl steps back into the spotlight with a majority Republican Senate but a different president in the White House. What does he bring to the table this time? For that, The Show turned to Zach Cohen, Senate correspondent for the National Journal.
Sep. 5, 2018
What Makes Kavanaugh
Brigham Young University political scientist Richard Davis joined The Show to talk about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings. He is author of the book, "Electing Justice: Fixing the Supreme Court Nomination Process."
Sep. 5, 2018
ACLU Wants To Spark Policy Change With Phoenix Protest Lawsuit
The ACLU of Arizona is filing a class action lawsuit against the city, Phoenix Chief Police Jeri Williams, as well as a number of Phoenix police officers. Alessandra Soler,executive director of the ACLU of Arizona, joined The Show to talk about the timing of the lawsuit.
Sep. 5, 2018

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