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According to Brenda Foley, co-founder of the Bridge Initiative — an incubator that promotes women in theater here in the Valley — she says women are really underrepresented in local theater here. So this weekend, they’re putting on the first ever Bechdel Test Fest — two days of play reading and film screenings, all of original works that pass the Bechdel Test.
We’ve all been in line at the supermarket or a restaurant where either the cashier asks us verbally or the keypad asks us symbolically if we’d like to contribute to a cause. How significant is this so-called checkout charity, and why do we give in those circumstances?
Violence in Mexico is increasing this year. The death toll may reach the highest level the country has seen in more than two decades. Most observers agree most of these deaths are linked to drug trafficking. And some believe it’s because drug cartels are diversifying by entering the lucrative business of gasoline theft.
We talked about the impact of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program going away in six months — unless Congress acts — along with an initiative going to the ballot to block school voucher expansion.
The Arizona Cardinals’ 2017 season kicks off on Sunday morning when the team plays the Lions in Detroit. The Cardinals face plenty of challenges — trying to overcome a disappointing 2016 season and the reality that its star players are aging, among other things.
A Kickstarter campaign launched this week will spend the next month raising money to print 3D sunglasses out of recycled plastic. The start-up is based in Belgium, but its name is inspired by Yuma, Arizona.
Mexico is investing in a major energy deal that could represent billions of dollars in trade with the U.S. It’s a massive construction project from Texas to Central Mexico. But the project is leaving one group of Mexican workers on the sideline of the economic boom.
Airlines have begun canceling flights to Florida as Hurricane Irma looms. American Airlines has cancelled a Friday Phoenix flight to Miami. The hurricane is expected slam into the state and derail more flights operations in the coming days.
Author and generally creative person Alison Bechdel is known for impacting culture in deep ways. She also wrote a critically-acclaimed graphic memoir called "Fun Home." "Fun Home" has been turned into a musical, and it’s being performed through this weekend at Gammage in Tempe. Its star is former Miss America Kate Shindle, who’s with me.
Last year, there were more than 6,300 births at East Valley hospitals Dignity Health Chandler and Mercy Gilbert. So they’re expanding. Dignity Health is partnering with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to jointly develop a new facility in the East Valley to bring together experts to target care for both mothers and babies.