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Fifty years ago, a groundbreaking film that changed how moviegoers looked at science fiction was released into theaters.
Jun. 8, 2018
Arizona Storytellers: Phillip Kennedy
In 2007, Phillip Kennedy's dad took the family white water rafting in Yosemite National Park for an experience of a lifetime. Putting on a wet-suit that looked a little too small was just the beginning.
Jun. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: Who Deserves Government Assistance?
In April of this year, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to strengthen current work requirements, or introduce new restrictions, for low-income Americans who receive government assistance.
Jun. 8, 2018
AZ Will Use Some VW Money To Replace School Buses
Gov. Doug Ducey intends to use more than half of the $59 million the state is getting to replace buses that are at least 15 years old and have more than 100,000 miles.
Jun. 8, 2018
Suicide Rates Spike Nationwide
Many of us woke up to the sad news this morning that celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain is dead. CNN reported that it was the result of suicide. Earlier this week, fashion designer Kate Spade also took her own life.
Jun. 8, 2018
Arlington Cemetery Expected To Be Full Within 25 Years
Arlington National Cemetery is where more than 420,000 veterans are buried. But based upon the current pace of additions and the limited amount of land available, Arlington could be completely full within 25 years.
Jun. 8, 2018
AZ Court Of Appeals Sides With Same-Sex Couple
A case just decided by the Arizona Court of Appeals is bringing to mind — for some — a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the so-called "wedding cake case."
Jun. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: Mister Rogers
It’s been 50 years since Mister Rogers' Neighborhood premiered on PBS, and now Morgan Neville, who directed "20 Feet from Stardom" and "Best of Enemies," is bringing that voice to the big screen with the documentary "Won’t You Be My Neighbor?" which is out Friday.
Jun. 8, 2018
Phoenix Sees Increase In Police Officers Using Deadly Force In 2018
Phoenix has already seen more instances than last year of police officers shooting at somebody. There have been 10 people killed by police in Phoenix in 2018, according to a Washington Post database — more than New York City, Chicago or Los Angeles.
Phoenix Police Union Splits Again With Chief Over Use Of Force
Jun. 8, 2018
Man Beaten Wants Mesa Held Accountable
An internal investigation is underway after security and body camera footage showed Mesa police officers beating a detained man at an apartment complex.
Jun. 7, 2018
Voter Registration Settlement May Affect Election Turnout
A coalition of activist groups called One Arizona has a goal to register 200,000 Arizonans to cast ballots in November, and the recent settlement of a voter registration lawsuit will affect those efforts.
Jun. 7, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Life Guarding
Listen to the sounds of Tristan Gaynor life guarding at a public pool. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.
Jun. 7, 2018
Fire Restrictions Expand To Smoking In Parks
Starting Friday, smoking in many areas of 11 Maricopa County parks will be prohibited.
Jun. 7, 2018
Video Puts 4 Officers In The Middle Of Another Investigation
ACLU calls for systemic reform after Mesa Police release video of May 23rd incident between an unarmed African American and four officers.
Jun. 7, 2018
Scottsdale Arts Welcomes New CEO
Scottsdale’s arts district was once a mecca for arts dealers and lovers nationwide. But it’s lost some of its luster in recent years as its independent galleries have struggled and there has been turnover at the highest levels of its major arts organization: Scottsdale Arts.
Jun. 7, 2018
The Sunset Wars: A Tale Of 2 National Parks
Arizona is widely considered to have the best sunsets in the country with vibrant colors and a dramatic landscape to complete the frame. That’s what Saguaro National Park thought too and, a few weeks ago, they took off their gloves to prove it.
Jun. 7, 2018
In the 1970s, Ina May Garten and her philosophy of midwifery created a new awareness about "natural birth" in the US. It was in response to the over-medicalized practice that birth in America had become. Today, that idea of having a natural, or unmedicated, birth is on the rise again.
Jun. 7, 2018
MPI President Optimistic About U.S.-Mexico Relations
Relations between the U.S. and Mexico have been especially strained since President Trump took office. Whether it’s his immigration-related comments or tweets or NAFTA renegotiation, tension has increased.
Jun. 7, 2018
What Your College Major Says About Your Health
Studies show more education increases our lifetime earning potential. But does having more education improve our health? If so, is your college major a predictor of future health?
Jun. 7, 2018
Phoenix City Council Dedicates $200,000 To Northern Watershed
The Phoenix City Council approved a three-year deal to give $200,000 annually to the Northern Arizona Forest Fund. This is a continuation of an investment that began in 2015 to support projects that protect the Salt and Verde river watershed.
Jun. 7, 2018

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