Former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson explains why he’s an independent and an advocate for open primaries. Johnson says being nonpartisan is a nice system to work under, and people are more diverse and friendly.
Ann Meyers Drysdale recounts her experience being the lone woman to try out for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers -- two decades before the WNBA was formed. Meyers Drysdale says for some people involved, the tryout was a publicity stunt, but for her it was completely serious.
KJZZ’s own Terry Ward tells Steve Goldstein about 26+ years of making public radio in the Valley. Terry Ward (left) and Steve Goldstein. (Photo by Tracy Greer) Ward talks about his experiences interviewing figures like Carl Sagan and Rosa Parks and Phoenix TV icon Bill Close and lets us know what's next in his post-KJZZ life.
Arizona state legislators won’t be getting a pay raise any time soon. A proposal to get the pay raise issue on the November ballot couldn’t get the needed support. A vote Tuesday before a legislative commission considering the measure ended in a tie.
The Tucson Unified School District is considering making drastic changes in its district to deal with next school year’s multi-million dollar shortfall. The Tucson Unified School District has projected a $17 million budget deficit for the next school year.
The Scottsdale City Council could decide on a permanent replacement tonight for City Manager David Richert. He announced his resignation Monday.David Richert says there was not enough support from Mayor Jim Lane and the city council to stay and do his job effectively.
A group trying to change Arizona’s primary system will be out collecting some extra signatures Wednesday. The Open Elections/Open Government ballot initiative will give voters a chance to make Arizona’s primary elections nonpartisan.
The Bureau of Land Management is looking to cut the cost of removing wild horses from Western lands. The agency wants to create public-private facilites that can provide long-term care for relocated horses.
Tonight hear the latest from guitarist/composer Grant Geisman who covers all the bases on his new release Bop! Bang! Boom! Singer Connie Evingson takes on the lyrical genius of Norman Gimbel and singer Kevin Mahogany takes us to Kansas City for some blues with a B3 trio.
Several candidates running for the Glendale City Council say they oppose the city’s Jobing.com arena management agreement with the Phoenix Coyotes. On Monday, the group submitted a letter to city officials asking them to stop the deal.
The party that governed Mexico for more than 70 years has returned to power. Enrique Peña Nieto is the former governor of the state of Mexico. He’s a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, which held the presidency from 1929 to 2000.
Research from AAA and I.H.S. Global Insight finds that more than 800,000 Arizonans have a vacation planned for the Independence Day holiday. AAA predicts a 5 percent increase over how many Arizonans took a Fourth of July trip last year.
Ahmad Jamal has a unique flavor to his playing. Miles Davis wanted all his pianists to sound like Ahmad. Today Jamal tours with his own trio and creates brilliant improvisations over jazz standards like Blue Moon, and his own compositions.
Smokers on the ten Maricopa County Community College campuses will have to go elsewhere to use tobacco. A new rule banning tobacco goes into effect July 1.KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The Maricopa County Community College District joins hundreds of other colleges and campuses across the country that are banning tobacco.
KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman shares stories about her daughter Sophie, who has Down syndrome. She blogs at Girl In A Party Hat. It happened in Paradise.Paradise Bakery, to be exact. The girls were getting lemonade from the fountain while we waited for soup and grilled cheese.
The U.S. Supreme Court today let stand rules that place limits on ownership of broadcast outlets and newspapers in local markets. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.TERRY WARD: The High Court ruling means that one company is forbidden from owning both a major newspaper and a television station in the same market.
A passenger train made its debut today at Sky Harbor Airport. Sky Train, as its called, should begin moving passengers to and from Terminal Four by early next year. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the trains will actually travel over the airport taxiway.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the new U.S. Attorney for Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: In March, President Obama nominated John Leonardo to the post, and the Senate confirmed him Friday.