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FDA Approves Nasal Spray For Treating Depression
Millions of Americans struggle with depression, and a number of prescription anti-depressants are available to help treat the condition such as Prozac, Paxil and Cymbalta. As of earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration has added Esketamine to the list.
March 14, 2019
The Challenges Phoenix Faces To Reach Zero Waste
Phoenix has a goal to divert 40 percent of its waste from landfills by 2020, and to create zero waste by 2050. But what challenges remain in Phoenix, or any other city, trying to get to zero waste?
March 14, 2019
How African-American Officers Deal With Racial Issues
Names like Eric Garner and Michael Brown bring to mind officer-involved shootings that many Americans fear were primarily related to racial components. How differently do officers treat African-American men — even those who are unarmed — than they may treat other members of a community?
March 14, 2019
Bill Changing Charter School Governance Set For Vote
A bill that supporters say would address some of the concerns with the way charter schools are operated in Arizona is set for a final Senate vote today. the chamber gave its preliminary OK on Wednesday, and if it passes on Thursday, would move on to the state House.
March 14, 2019
Journalist Holds Presentation On Smedley Butler
U.S. foreign policy can change dramatically from administration to administration. There were modifications from the early 20th century to the nation’s decision to enter World War II. One person who witnessed — and even took part in a lot of it — is Smedley Butler.
March 14, 2019
Pima County Jail Hopes To Help Struggling Inmates
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department announced the addition of a new position aimed at reducing its jail population safely. They’ll do this by reviewing the jail’s roster and working to identify people who could be candidates for another path, from substance abuse treatment to counseling services.
March 14, 2019
Bad Bosses: Professor Writes About Toxic Leadership
From powerful CEOs like Steve Jobs to presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar, it seems lots of powerful leaders are accused of being bad bosses.
March 14, 2019
Equal Rights Amendment Halts In Arizona Senate
For the third year in a row, a vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the Arizona state Legislature failed. And for the third year in a row, it failed because a move to allow an unscheduled floor vote was blocked, though this year it did play out differently. This year, the procedural move was not ignored.
March 14, 2019
Has Sean Miller Coached His Last Game At Arizona?
In what may be the end of an era at the University of Arizona, the men’s basketball team bowed out of the PAC 12 tournament on Wednesday with a 78-65 loss to USC. After the defeat, the future of embattled head coach Sean Miller remains uncertain.
March 14, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Arts And Culture Podcasts To Keep You In The Know
From Star Wars women, to the rise of Wu Tang Clan's ODB, to the reclamation of hotel art — we've got podcasts to keep you cultured.
March 14, 2019
AG To Rule If Anti-Dark Money Ordinance Is Illegal
A state senator says Tempe residents acted illegally when they approved a ballot measure requiring public disclosure of campaign donors. Sen. Vince Leach, R-Tucson, asked Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to rule whether cities can impose their own prohibitions on "dark money'' in local campaigns.
March 14, 2019
The Takeaway: California Governor Halts State
California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a moratorium on executions in the state — granting at least a temporary reprieve for its 737 death row inmates. That represents one quarter of the people on death row in the nation. California has not executed a prisoner since 2006.
March 14, 2019
Insys Theraputics May Be Going Out Of Business
A Valley-based opioid maker said it may be going out of business now. Insys Therapeutics made the announcement on Wednesday.
March 14, 2019
Equal Rights Amendment Still Not Ratified, Arizona Republicans Block Forced Vote
The vote came even after three Arizona Republicans, who are co-sponsors of a Senate resolution to ratify the ERA, refused to side with Democrats, who sought the vote.
March 14, 2019
20 Years Later, Speak Still Teaching Arizona Students To Overcome
Before there was the #MeToo movement, there was 1999 book "Speak." The young adult novel about the aftermath of a sexual assault became a fixture in libraries and classrooms, including some in Arizona. Now the author is out with a new memoir in poetry, "Shout."
→ Hear The Show's Interview With Laurie Halse Anderson
March 14, 2019
ICE: Roughly 400 Detainees Quarantined In Arizona
Roughly 15 percent of the more than 2,200 immigration detainees recently quarantined due to exposure to the mumps virus were being held in Arizona. A spokesperson for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Phoenix said a total of 407 detainees were quarantined in Arizona as of March 7.
March 13, 2019
Pima County Sheriff Department Hires Jail Population Coordinator
The Pima County jail coordinator is a job for someone to find low-risk offenders who are consistently in the justice system. Then, offer them help through agency partners and programs that would keep the person out of jail, lowering the recidivism rate.
March 13, 2019
Central American Migrants Missing In Northern Mexico
About 20 Central American migrants riding a bus through Mexico on their way to the U.S. disappeared last week. Some reports say they were kidnapped near the border with Texas by armed people, but the Mexican president has his own theories.
March 13, 2019
Phoenix Mayor-Elect Talks Priorities, Challenges
The nearly 18-month campaign to be the next mayor of Phoenix ended Tuesday night, as Kate Gallego defeated Daniel Valenzuela by about 16 points in the runoff election. She joined The Show to talk about her win.
Runoff Election Likely In Phoenix City Council District 5, District 8
March 13, 2019
Community College Students Less Likely To Be Accepted To Top Schools
Numbers indicate that it is more difficult for community college students to be admitted into so-called “highly competitive” four-year universities than it is for high school graduates.
March 13, 2019

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