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It seems there are fewer pilots flying the friendly skies — there’s a looming commercial pilot shortage on the horizon. Here to talk about why, and what to do about it is Steven Scates. He’s chair of the Flight Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.
Mar. 5, 2018
To a lot of Americans, it appears that what divides us is gaining momentum over what unites us. And a new PBS film, "American Creed," digs deeply into whether those divisions can be overcome by this country’s populace having a common purpose. In a recent editorial, The Arizona Republic explored those issues. And Editorial Director Phil Boas is with me for his weekly appearance to talk about it.
Mar. 5, 2018
Chinese President Xi Jinping appears set to be able to remain in that position for as long as he’d like; the National People’s Congress is meeting this week and doing away with presidential term limits is one item on its agenda. Here to talk more about that, and some of the other big events this coming week on the international stage is the BBC’s Pooneh Ghoddoosi.
Mar. 5, 2018
Monday is the Trump administration’s official deadline to end the DACA program, although pending legal challenges have delayed that.
Mar. 5, 2018
I’m right-handed, but I have a left-handed brother. About 90 percent of the population is right-handed, but we’re not exactly sure why.
Mar. 5, 2018
In lots of cultures around the world, it’s not often that a new mother sets her newborn baby down. There are no electronic swings or rockers or car seats or strollers. Instead, mothers wear their babies in a sling or a wrap most of the time.
Mar. 5, 2018
Lawmakers will be back at the state Capitol today with agendas in both committees and on the floor. Here for our weekly look ahead of what to expect at 1700 W. Washington are Rachel Leingang and Paulina Pineda of the Arizona Capitol Times.
Mar. 5, 2018
A charter school in Goodyear abruptly closed earlier this year, citing financial troubles. And an analysis from The Arizona Republic shows other Arizona charter schools could meet the same fate as Discovery Creemos Academy.
Mar. 5, 2018
The Takeaway: Transportation Safety Rules Stalled Under Trump Administration
Many important safety rules for cars, trains, airplanes, commercial buses, trucks, and more have been rolled back or sidelined under President Trump’s direction, an recent investigation finds. Joan Lowy transportation reporter for The Associated Press, explains.
Mar. 5, 2018
An Arizona Democratic senator has a fight ahead of her trying to persuade Republicans to join what she has called a "common sense" gun bill.
Mar. 5, 2018
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich may not have the right to challenge university tuition rates, but his office argues it has the right to know what is causing the tuition hikes.
Mar. 5, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission says the number of fraud complaints nationwide dropped last year, but the amount of money consumers lost increased.
Mar. 5, 2018
Small and specialty crop farms account for about one-fifth of farms in the United States.
Mar. 5, 2018
The city of Phoenix has formed an interagency team to develop a full strategic plan to increase support and reduce suicide among veterans, service members and their families.
Mar. 5, 2018
Mesa is banking on new mapping technology to attract new business.
Mar. 5, 2018
An estimated 15,000 people strolled along a busy stretch of 7th Avenue in Phoenix last Saturday. The road was closed to traffic between Indian School and Camelback roads for the annual Melrose on 7th Avenue Street Fair. But most people attending had no idea how a small, determined group made it happen.
Mar. 4, 2018
Arizona lawmakers got a chance to learn more about the Alzheimer’s State Plan at an event held by the Alzheimer’s Association and its partners.
Mar. 3, 2018
State health officials say the numbers of flu cases in Arizona are coming down. Jessica Rigler with the Arizona Department of Health Services said 650 cases were reported in the last week.
Mar. 3, 2018
To make sure the new routes won’t adversely affect tribal areas, the FAA will continue talking to the tribes before sending planes over them.
Mar. 3, 2018
The southwest Valley continues to attract companies focused on manufacturing and distribution. Avondale is the latest city to welcome a new company.
Mar. 3, 2018

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