KJZZ News

Check the jazz calendar for some exciting jazz shows.  This Friday night Bela Fleck is in town with the Marcus Roberts trio at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts and this Monday night there is a special recovery celebration for Margo Reed with performances by the valley's finest  and a special appearance by Francine Reed at Kazimierz World Wine Bar.
November 20, 2012
The man responsible for starting the nearly 18,000-acre Sunflower Fire has entered guilty pleas. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.Mesa resident Steven Craig Shiflet had been target shooting with a group of friends near Payson last May.
November 19, 2012
Two weeks after the polls closed, every ballot cast in Maricopa County from this month's presidential election should be counted by Tuesday. That's according to County Recorder Helen Purcell.She says much of the delay was caused by the large number of provisional ballots that were cast.
November 19, 2012
The state of Arizona is reinstating a position based in Hermosillo, Sonora, to promote cross-border trade. The new director of trade and investment will help Arizona companies build business in Mexico for the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Arizona Commerce Authority.
November 19, 2012
It looks like the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors may have changed its decision, again, about a multi-million dollar settlement over a jail inmate’s death. Deborah Braillard died while in the county jail almost eight years ago.
November 19, 2012
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has unveiled a new project that will create temporary public space on land just north of downtown that currently sits vacant. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, project planners hope this lot can be a model for other empty plots of land around the city.
November 19, 2012
       Lynne Rossetto Kasper and her Splendid Table team are hosting their annual call-in special Turkey Confidential on Thanksgiving Day, 9-11 a.m. to help you with last-minute cooking tips and tricks.
November 19, 2012
For the first time in four years, the federal government will simulate a flood in the Grand Canyon. KJZZ's Nick Blumberg has more.Earlier this year, the Department of the Interior announced a plan to release water from the Glen Canyon Dam into Colorado River running through the Grand Canyon.
November 19, 2012
The Marine Corps is forming the first squadron of pilots to fly the next-generation F-35B fighter jet in Yuma. So far two veteran pilots have been trained to fly the aircraft. They'll become the first members of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 at a ceremony tomorrow at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma.
November 19, 2012
As election workers continue counting ballots, officials in two Arizona counties are touting what they say is a better way to run Election Day.SUE REYNOLDS: The future of voting is to be able to vote anywhere MARK BRODIE: That’s Sue Reynolds.
November 16, 2012
Friday was the deadline for states to decide whether to create health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.  But, at the request of a number of governors, the Obama administration has delayed the deadline until Dec.
November 16, 2012
Bandleader Tommy Dorsey created a unique sound with his band and with his horn.  Frank Sinatra said he learned his phrasing by listening to Tommy Dorsey play trombone.  Enjoy the swinging sounds of the Dorsey band and learn what made Tommy different than Jimmy.
November 16, 2012
Singer and pianist Diana Krall has been wowing jazz fans since the 90s.  Whether she performs with a piano trio or with an orchestra her smoky voice will win your heart.  Tonight you'll hear her Grammy winning CDs and her latest release, which is in a whole new style.
November 16, 2012
The Food and Drug Administration says a New Mexico peanut company linked to a recent salmonella outbreak distributed peanut and almond butters even after testing showed the products were contaminated. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.
November 15, 2012
According to new numbers from the Census Bureau more elderly Americans are living alone. KJZZ’s Al Macias says the survey also shows the number of households headed by older Americans is growing.The Census Bureau reports that the percentage of households headed by older adults has grown significantly over the last half century.
November 15, 2012
Filling up your gas tank is a bit cheaper again this week.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie explains. MARK BRODIE: AAA-Arizona says a gallon of regular, unleaded gas in Arizona costs an average of $3.
November 15, 2012
Only 50 voters showed up by Wednesday’s deadline to confirm their identity with the Maricopa County Recorder. KJZZ’s Al Macias says nearly a thousand other voters failed to do so, and that means their ballots will not be counted.
November 15, 2012
  Vocalist Denise Donatelli studied classical piano as a child in Pennsylvania, but always loved listening to jazz.  After she raised her boys in Atlanta  she started singing in clubs with a jazz trio and eventually moved to LA.
November 15, 2012
Immigration reform is one of the top issues for President Barack Obama. Wednesday morning the president said comprehensive immigration reform must include border security, KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: One of the first questions at Wednesday’s news conference dealt with immigration.
November 14, 2012
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, who is barred from practicing law in Arizona, is considering a run for Governor. The Arizona Republic's Bob Robb tries to explain why Thomas would run...and his slim odds.
November 14, 2012

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