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More daylight emerged on possible motivations behind the surprise ban on transgender individuals in the military, and it might have something to do with border wall. To explain, we have the co-writer of an article published by Politico, reporter Josh Dawsey joins us.
Jul. 27, 2017
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In recent years, midazolam has been used as part of a cocktail of drugs used in carrying out executions for death row inmates around the country. We spoke with the man who helped invent this drug and it turns out, he’s retired in Tucson. Armin Walser is a Swiss chemist who worked for the pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche throughout his long career.
Jul. 27, 2017
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President Trump’s Wednesday tweets declaring an end to transgender members of the U.S. military included the assertion that caring for the health needs of those members is too costly. But what sort of financial burden comes from a rough estimate of between 1,300 and 6,600 active-duty transgender members?
Jul. 27, 2017
On Wednesday, President Trump sent out a surprising tweet saying the U.S. government wouldn’t be allowing transgender people from serving in the military. The announcement is personal for many Americans. One of those is Valley resident Danielle Lynch. She served in the U.S. Navy in the 1990s as a man and later came out as a trans woman.
Jul. 27, 2017
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Back in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Kerner Commission to investigate civil unrest amid a summer of violence.
Jul. 27, 2017
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From one podcast lover to another. Must-listen podcasts from the first half of the year.
Jul. 27, 2017
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In Venezuela this week, the chant of protests has been replaced by the silence of a 48 hour strike as many citizens stand against the leadership of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Jul. 27, 2017
Despite being well represented in the workforce, Latinos have lagged behind the rest of the country when it comes to health insurance. Before the Affordable Care Act, one out of three adult Latinos lacked coverage. Those numbers are finally improving in states like Arizona, but some worry a repeal of the health care law could undo that progress.
Jul. 27, 2017
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The U.S. State Department is advising travelers to Mexico that it has received reports of tourists that have fallen ill or blacked out after consuming tainted or substandard alcohol.
Jul. 27, 2017
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Earlier this week, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association announced it was awarded a four-year, $1 million grant to provide training and awareness when it comes to end of life care. And it's a subject many people don’t want to talk about, but probably should.
Jul. 27, 2017
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Defense Department-funded “brain hacking” studies underway in Arizona seek to help soldiers learn more efficiently. But does the technique pose risks – and raise ethical questions?
Jul. 27, 2017
Investigators are looking for Darren William Beach, Jr., a suspect caught on video, as part of an investigation into an arson that forced an LGBTQ youth center to close earlier this month.
Jul. 26, 2017
Derrick Hall
To be eligible for the MLB draft, a player has to either be coming out of high school or following his third year of college. One recent change has MLB partnering with Northeastern University as the league’s preferred education provider. For more on that, we spoke with Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Jul. 26, 2017
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Earlier this year, travel industry experts were concerned. They were worried fewer people would visit the U.S, because of President Trump’s policy agenda. But the U.S. Travel Association reports not only is visitation not down, but also it was up in May from May 2016.
Jul. 26, 2017
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A judge is set to rule in a case over whether Arizona must reveal its supplier of execution drugs,and the qualifications of the people who help the state carry out the death penalty. For the latest on this, we talk to Arizona Republic reporter Michael Kiefer on the line.
Jul. 26, 2017
A co-working space focused on bringing women entrepreneurs together is opening a second location in the West Valley. The new space will be located in Huntington University, catering to businesswomen and providing resources for them.
Jul. 26, 2017
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Communities across the state have problems they need to solve. But a new program aims to use a different approach and get more residents involved. The Arizona Creative Communities Institute will help nine communities get the process started on solving their problems.
Jul. 26, 2017
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A recent piece in La Civilta Cattolica co-written by Antonio Spadaro criticizes some conservative Catholics for being too hard line and focus on a black-and-white battle between good and evil. We spoke with Catherine O’Donnell, associate professor of history at ASU who specializes in U.S. Catholic history.
Jul. 26, 2017
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The Hamilton High School football hazing scandal moved ahead by a step this week when the Chandler Police Department made recommendations to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
Jul. 26, 2017
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The Senate voted to open debate on a weeks-in-the-making health care bill. Then AARP sent out a release that said, “any senator considering voting for the health care bill should understand the consequences of ignoring AARP's 38 million members.”
Jul. 26, 2017

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