KJZZ News

Life after Losing Medicaid Coverage
A follow up to a story KJZZ first brought you Friday.  A Glendale couple is among 57-hundred Arizonans who are losing Medicaid coverage due to state budget cuts.  KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson tagged along as Bill and June Nelson tried to re-enroll in a program that helps cover medical expenses for people with catastrophic or chronic health conditions.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Best Halloween...ever
October 31, 2007 -- KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman brings her story of Halloween trials, with her daughter's heart surgery set in early November--scheduled to allow Trick-or-Treating.
Sept. 20, 2013
Spreading The Wealth In Arizona
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Barry Broome, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, about the initiative to grow the economy in the entire valley instead of concentrating on specific cities.Broome is on the region leadership advisory team set up Brookings Institution to look at economic strategy in Maricopa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Initial Phoenix Election Results
As of the first report, which contains about 60 percent of ballots cast in the Phoenix Mayor's race, Greg Stanton is ahead with 38 percent of the votes. In second place is Wes Gullett with 20 percent. Peggy Neely, Claude Mattox, and Jennifer Wright are in a close battle for third place.
Sept. 20, 2013
Job Seekers Face Digital Challenges
With one in ten Arizonans out of work, the competition for jobs is fierce.  There are fewer positions available due to the economy, but job seekers face another challenge.  When many workers landed their last jobs, they filled out paper applications and deliverd resumes in person or by mail.
Sept. 20, 2013
September 2011 ENews
Studio Interview: Phoenix Mayoral Candidates - Oct 12 KJZZ’s Here and Now host Steve Goldstein will moderate a live discussion between Phoenix Mayoral candidates Wes Gullett and Greg Stanton, Wed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Andrei Cherny on Redistricting
State Democratic Party chairman Andrei Cherny sits down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about redistricting and possible candidates to join the U.S. Senate race.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fall Pledge Drive
Once again YOU - KJZZ's amazing listeners came through raising a total of $509,060 including successful challenges and member matching funds in support of YOUR Public Radio Station KJZZ. A total of 12,124 listeners entered the contests, of that number, 5760 pledged and KJZZ added a total of 2594 new members to the KJZZ family.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonas Political Climate
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Launches New Series: Beyond Sprawl
Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters are visiting communities across the Southwest to gauge what life is like in a post economic housing boom. It’s part of an all-new series called Beyond Sprawl - Rethinking the Southwestern Economy, Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hunger In Arizona
Terry Shannon, CEO of St. Mary's Food Bank, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the effort to feed Arizona's hungry families this holiday season...and the year-round need to lend a helping hand to the one in four children who go to bed hungry.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Vice President Quayle Endorses Romney
Former Vice President Dan Quayle has endorsed Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  Quayle spoke at a Romney campaign stop in Paradise Valley Tuesday, saying the former Massachusetts Governor is the best person to fix the nation’s problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
Feds issue scathing report against Maricopa County Sheriffs Office
The U.S. Department of Justice levied charges of unconstitutional policing against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The investigation into civil rights abuses by Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been going on for more than three years.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Lawmakers Likely To Consider Changes to Independent Redistricting Commission
The state’s Independent Redistricting Commission approved final legislative and congressional maps last night…on three to two votes. And, legislative Republican leaders are continuing to talk about possible changes to the panel in the future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pundits Review Arizona Politics 2011 and Preview 2012
Political observers Chip Scutari, Jaime Molera and Barry Dill talk with Host Steve Goldstein about Arizona politics in 2011--including why the state's Independent Redistricting Commission was worth fighting about.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jon Huntsman Left Off Republican Primary Ballot in Arizona
Arizona Republicans voting in next month’s presidential primary will likely find some unfamiliar names on the ballot--and one major candidate left off. Former ambassador and Utah Governor Jon Huntsman wasn’t eligible.
Sept. 20, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr. Commentary by Ahmad Daniels
Ahmad Daniels is the author of "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African American Men Workbook," and its revision, "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African America and Beyond.
Sept. 20, 2013
100 Years in Pictures
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert sat down with Arizona Highways Editor Robert Stieve to discuss the publication's Issue of the Century.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Celebrates Arizonas Centennial with Your Favorite Memories
February 14, 2012 is Arizona’s 100th birthday. To celebrate our state’s centennial, KJZZ's Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters want to take a look back at what’s made this state special.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Centennial Minutes
The Centennial Minute features historical tales about people and places around Arizona. These 90-second radio spots were written and recorded by Fred DuVal, chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents, and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, author and great-granddaughter of Arizona pioneer Sedona Schnebly.
Sept. 20, 2013

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