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On Wednesday night, the five Republicans candidates who are hoping to defeat Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas in August hit the stage to debate.
Jun. 21, 2018
Listen to the sounds of Wendy Hernandez making jewelry at KP Studio in Phoenix. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.
Jun. 21, 2018
The National Association of Latino Elected Officials began its annual conference in Phoenix on Thursday morning. The bipartisan policy makers received word late Wednesday afternoon that two of their scheduled speakers would not be attending this year’s conference.
Jun. 21, 2018
Congress is considering legislation that could lead to a study on the viability of using only one pilot on cargo airplane flights. One group is particularly unhappy and wondering whether it could lead to a slippery slope of either unpiloted cargo aircraft or passenger flights that have just one pilot.
Jun. 21, 2018
The summer heat is upon us and for tourism officials, that means it’s time for the annual challenge of trying to convince people to come to Arizona and the Valley when temperatures are kind of unfriendly.
Jun. 21, 2018
Two GOP-backed bills will hit the floor Thursday for votes. Washington Post’s senior political reporter Aaron Blake joined The Show to talk about what’s in the bills, how they are different and what’s behind the turmoil.
Jun. 21, 2018
One south Phoenix resident and business owner who has been involved in the discussions about the development of the Valley Metro south Phoenix light rail extension for some time. Jordan Jacques is from south Phoenix and is also a board member of nonprofit business accelerator Hustle Phoenix.
Jun. 21, 2018
President Donald Trump’s executive order, signed Wednesday, had one main goal: to keep families who cross the border illegally together rather than separating children from their parents. But many immigrant rights groups are not singing the praises of this order.
Jun. 21, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Double Blind
The future of transportation and space exploration: the first public test of "hyperloop" technology and how we might be able to send tiny spaceships to another star within our lifetimes!
Jun. 21, 2018
The Takeaway: Congress Debates Farm Bill As Deadline Approaches
Friday is the deadline for the House of Representatives to reconsider the 2018 Farm Bill, which unexpectedly failed to pass in the House on May 18 by a 213-to-198 vote. The bill has been highly contested by a bloc of House Republicans demanding a conservative immigration bill passes before the Farm Bill is passed.
Jun. 21, 2018
With President Donald Trump’s executive order Wednesday, the administration has changed course — at least a bit — on how it deals with undocumented immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. Deterrence is still an important component of what the administration is trying to accomplish. But does it work?
Jun. 21, 2018
The deadline is rapidly approaching to gather enough valid signatures to put the Invest in Ed tax increase measure on the Arizona ballot in November. Noah Karvelis, one of the leaders of Arizona Educators United, joined The Show to talk about how things are going.
Jun. 21, 2018
The Takeaway: Migrant Detention Business More Profitable Than You Think
In the wake of this crisis, reports showed how the federal government contracted private companies and Non-Government Organizations to operate shelters and house the children. Yahoo News reported ten different contracts had been signed, totaling approximately $92 million.
Jun. 21, 2018
There’s a unique new building attracting a lot of attention in the Phoenix area. Tempe-based Carvana has opened a nine-story tower it’s calling the nation’s largest car vending machine.
Jun. 21, 2018
The Phoenix City Council approved a deal Wednesday between the Diocese of Phoenix and nonprofit Chicanos Por La Causa to preserve the church and develop the 28 acres around Sacred Heart Church near 16th Street and Buckeye Road.
Jun. 21, 2018
In May 1996, Monica Castillo says she met the love of her life. Their relationship was full of love, laughter, and romance. After three years of dating, they started talking about marriage and growing their family. Then, everything started to unravel.
Jun. 21, 2018
The latest housing report says U.S. home prices are the least affordable they’ve been in almost ten years and prices are too high for average wage earners in most U.S. cities.
Jun. 21, 2018
Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams thinks it’s a "first" for the city. On Wednesday, Phoenix City Council members failed to pass a budget — a budget that’s supposed to start July 1. And the fight over light rail helped derail it.
South Phoenix Business Owners Raise Concerns About Light Rail Expansion
Jun. 20, 2018
The opioid epidemic in Arizona takes a toll on children throughout the state. In most cases, children witness their parents abuse drugs, and even some school age children have turned to drugs. Counselors increase in students affected by opioid epidemic but struggle to help.
Jun. 20, 2018
Reform groups are calling on Arizona’s House speaker to reinstate a committee he recently dissolved that was tasked with looking at criminal justice issues.
Jun. 20, 2018

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