KJZZ News

Broadway legend Ben Vereen talks to Steve Goldstein about his lifetime of performing, the struggles he's gone through, and what the stage has meant to him. Vereen will perform his show, Stepping Out, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 19th.
November 16, 2011
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts about the Child Protective Services Task Force, and what can be done to better protect children in Arizona.
November 16, 2011
New State Senate president Steve Pierce talks with Steve Goldstein about moving forward after Russell Pearce's recall and how the Legislature can help Arizona's economy.
November 16, 2011
The Arizona Child Safety Task Force will meet at the state capitol this morning.  The Governor created the 19-member panel after more than a dozen kids died at the hands or their parents or guardians over the past year.
November 15, 2011
Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters are visiting communities across the Southwest to gauge what life is like in a post economic housing boom. It’s part of an all-new series called Beyond Sprawl - Rethinking the Southwestern Economy, Nov.
November 15, 2011
November 15, 2011
As a tough economy continues to squeeze many budgets, the rental market is expanding beyond traditional items like apartments or cars. What else are you renting? Whether it's for personal or business use, KJZZ's Changing America Desk wants to learn more about what sorts of things you're renting that you once would have purchased instead.
November 14, 2011
Supporters of soon-to-be former Senate President Russell Pearce say the idea to have another candidate in the race to divert votes backfired.  Olivia Cortes dropped out of the recall election after she revealed in court that she had no idea who paid for people to collect signatures or who paid for and put up signs with her name on them.
November 13, 2011
The architect of Arizona’s controversial immigration law is out.  Russell Pearce is the first lawmaker in state history to lose his seat in a recall election.  It was a dramatic fall for a tough-talking Tea Party favorite who became one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians.
November 10, 2011
Jerry Lewis won last week’s recall election against Russell Pearce in Mesa’s legislative district 18.  But there were three people on the ballot, of whom was accused of being a sham candidate.
November 10, 2011
National Geographic public speaker and photographer Mattias Klum sits down with Steve Goldstein to talk about art, nature, conservation, and following your passion. Mattias is speaking Wednesday, November 9th at 7:30 in the Mesa Arts Center.
November 09, 2011
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb the Russell Pearce recall, what it may mean for furture recalls...and what impact Jerry Lewis may have on the legislature.
November 09, 2011
??Andrew Thomas took the stand in a disciplinary hearing that could disbar him if found he violated ethical rules.   ?? During the hearing, Thomas said Maricopa County officials were thumbing their noses at the law and it was his responsibility to flush the corruption.
November 09, 2011
In January Phoenix will have a new mayor. Greg Stanton talks to host Steve Goldstein about winning the runoff election for Phoenix mayor Tuesday night. Former Phoenix mayor Paul Johnson weighs in with his reaction to this year's race.
November 09, 2011
For the first time in Arizona history, a state legislator is recalled.  State Senate President Russell Pearce—who many consider the most powerful politician in the state—lost to charter school administrator Jerry Lewis.
November 09, 2011
You may think twice about adding one traditional item to your Thanksgiving meal this year.  The price of pecans continues to go up. The price of a bag of pecans is now 11-dollars.  It’s gone up one dollar every year since 2008.
November 09, 2011
The campaigns of Senate President Russell Pearce and opponent Jerry Lewis are making an all-out push to get people to vote in Tuesday’s recall election. Many political observers--even the campaigns themselves--think the race is too close to call.
November 08, 2011
Child care advocates are asking Governor Jan Brewer to restore almost 14 million dollars that were cut this year from child care subsidies…used by low income parents.  The current state budget eliminates all general fund support for the program.
November 04, 2011
Some of the original backers of the Independent Redistricting Commission say the Governor and state Republican senators went too far in removing its chair.  Colleen Mathis was dismissed earlier this week for what Governor Brewer called “substantial neglect of duty or gross misconduct in office.
November 04, 2011
The Arizona Supreme Court will be asked to decide if Governor Brewer’s removal of the chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is legal.   An attorney for I-R-C chair Colleen Mathis says his client wasn’t afforded due process.
November 03, 2011

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