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Are College Professor Evaluations Effective?
Professor evaluations by students in college seem like a no-brainer. After more than 40 years of teaching (and some excellent reviews), one professor disagrees with this practice.
Oct. 15, 2019
The Pulse: Fake vs. Real — And When It Matters
Reporter Susie Armitage explores fake laughter in its natural habitat — comedy open mics. We hear about how up-and-coming comics learn to tell real laughter from fake, and how our evolutionary past explains that ability, along with our tendency to chuckle when things aren’t remotely funny.
Oct. 15, 2019
The Takeaway: Trump
Over the weekend, news broke that a video with the President’s face superimposed on the body of a man assaulting journalists, politicians, and activists in the so-called “Church of Fake News” was played at a conference for Trump supporters at the President's resort in Doral.
Oct. 15, 2019
Some Arizona Copper Mine Workers Walk Off Job
Some Arizona mine workers walked off the job Monday. This comes after they voted overwhelmingly to strike against unfair labor practices. About 2,000 hourly workers at five Asarco locations in Arizona and Texas voted for the strike on Friday, according to the United Steelworkers Union.
Oct. 15, 2019
$125K Audit Will Look Into Arizona School Voucher Delays
Arizona lawmakers plan to spend at least $125,000 to learn why parents say they are being forced to wait to use state-funded vouchers on private and parochial schools. Parents' complaints of long waits and unanswered phone calls have prompted the formal audit.
Oct. 15, 2019
ANALYSIS: October Democratic Primary Debate
Twelve candidates took the stage Tuesday for October's Democratic primary debate. Read context and analysis from NPR reporters.
Oct. 15, 2019
Arizona District Has The Most Native American Farmers In The U.S.
The latest agriculture census was released earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It details all the types of farms and farmers in America and breaks down the data by congressional district in each state. One district in Arizona has more Native American farmers than any other in the country.
Arizona Millennial Farmers Keep Industry Moving Forward
Oct. 15, 2019
Haitian, African Migrants Halted In Southern Mexico
Military police in southern Mexico stopped and forced back a caravan of several hundred migrants — mostly from Haiti and African countries — who were attempting to reach the U.S. by foot over the weekend.
Oct. 14, 2019
Florida Tomato Growers Reignite Anti-Dumping Battle With Mexican Producers
Florida tomato growers are requesting the continuation of an anti-dumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico less than a month after a deal that put the investigation on pause.
Oct. 14, 2019
Report: BLM Dispersing Environmental Review Team Across 7 Different States
Acting Director William Perry Pendley said relocating the Bureau will bring employees closer to the lands they manage. Former BLM staff and environmentalists say it’s designed to get experienced people to quit.
Controversial BLM Head Addresses Environmental Journalists
Oct. 14, 2019
Judge Sets Deadlines In AZ Prison Health Settlement
A federal judge overseeing a prison health care settlement between inmates and the Arizona Department of Corrections says the case has gone on long enough.
Oct. 14, 2019
Moratorium On Power Shut-Offs Ends Tuesday
The state-imposed moratorium on electricity shut-offs ends Tuesday. People who could not afford their electric bills over the hot summer will now have to begin repaying those bills — although not all at once.
Oct. 14, 2019
Embry Riddles 1st Female Chancellor Steps In When Schools Overall Female Student Body Is Rising
The world of aerospace has traditionally been male-dominated, but there are signs that may be changing. Anette Karlsson, a Swedish national, is taking the helm at Arizona’s Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, the first woman to do so.
Oct. 14, 2019
Controversial BLM Head Addresses Environmental Journalists
The acting head of the Bureau of Land Management, recently reappointed, has been a controversial choice to lead the agency.
Oct. 14, 2019
Harkins Theatres Popcorn Hits Arizona Grocery Store Shelves
Now you can now get the buttery taste of Harkins popcorn whenever you want — without paying to see the most recent Marvel movie or whatever you’re looking forward to most.
Oct. 14, 2019
What Could Happen Next To County Assessor Petersen
Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen is in the custody of federal authorities.
Oct. 14, 2019
Economist See Rosy Future For Arizona
State economists are out with a rosy forecast for Arizona in the next fiscal year, projecting nearly $700 million as lawmakers prepare to bargain over a budget in the fast approaching 2020 legislative session.
Oct. 14, 2019
Dropping Water Levels In San Pedro River Sparks Concern
The San Pedro River originates around ten miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border and is the last free-flowing river in the American Southwest. Its preservation has been considered vital over the past few decades, but as more people move nearby, there are increasing worries about the San Pedro’s future.
Oct. 14, 2019
Higher-Density Housing Leads To Lower Water Use
How a city is built strongly influences how much water that city uses. That’s among the findings of new research which looked at the relationship between a built environment and water usage.
Oct. 14, 2019
Boas: Ellen DeGeneres And George W. Bush
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was spotted sitting next to — and talking with — former President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys game earlier this month.
Oct. 14, 2019

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