KJZZ News

For the second month in a row, Phoenix is leading the recovery in the housing market, with an 8.4 percent quarterly increase in home prices and a year-over-year increase in March of 12.5 percent, according to Clear Capital's Home Data Index.
May 01, 2012
Bri Valdivia has been with KJZZ since September 2010 and became the the producer for Here and Now in July 2011. Bri Valdivia (Photo by Bill Nash)While a student at Arizona State University, Bri served as Station Manager of KASC.
May 01, 2012
Last year Arizona organ donors saved more than 477 lives with their donations. And now Facebook wants to help. From the KJZZ newsroom, Weston Phippen reports.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says U.S. and U.
May 01, 2012
The State Bar of Arizona will try to recover nearly $300,000 from former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas. The bar outlined costs incurred during a lengthy ethics investigation, which ended when Thomas was disbarred last month.
April 30, 2012
State lawmakers have not yet started voting on the new state budget…but there’s already a threatened lawsuit over one of its provisions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Republican legislative leaders and Governor Brewer announced late last week that they’d reached a deal on a new spending plan.
April 30, 2012
(Tempe, AZ) - Jazz and blues singer Dennis Rowland sat down with Blaise Lantana to talk about how he established his name. Also hear how he found his way into the Baise band and what differences he feels exist between varying performance venues.
April 27, 2012
(Tempe, AZ) - Jazz and blues singer Dennis Rowland sat down with Blaise Lantana to talk about how he established his name. Also hear how he found his way into the Baise band and what differences he feels exist between varying performance venues.
April 27, 2012
In the wee small hours of the morning, when most of us are working on REM sleep, Morning Edition host and reporter, Dennis Lambert busily prepares the news and information KJZZ listeners hear as they prepare for the day.
April 27, 2012
KJZZ listeners know they can trust Government and Politics Reporter and Weekend Edition Saturday Host Mark Brodie for intelligent reports and insightful perspectives on Arizona politics and public policy.
April 27, 2012
Senior Field Correspondent Nick Blumberg joined KJZZ in 2010. His reports can often be heard during KJZZ’s Morning Edition and on newscasts throughout the day. He also serves as an on-air host and in key roles behind-the-scenes.
April 27, 2012
Terry Ward began working at KMCR (soon to become KJZZ) in 1985. As the midday disc jockey he gained experience doing on-air interviews with musicians such as Michael and Randy Brecker, Thad Jones, Jean Luc Ponty and James Moody.
April 27, 2012
KJZZ News Director Peter O’Dowd finds something alluring about Phoenix and public radio, as if they have always been a part of his destiny.O'Dowd, who oversees all daily editorial direction of the KJZZ newsroom, took on the role of news director in February 2011, after serving as an assignment editor and reporter for the station since 2009.
April 27, 2012
KJZZ’s Managing Editor Al Macias is part of an elite class of trusted, veteran journalists who have covered Arizona news for more than 30 years.When he’s not investigating, reporting, producing or helping KJZZ News Director Peter O’Dowd determine which stories the news team should pursue, Macias helps oversee daily operations for the KJZZ newsroom and Fronteras: the Changing America Desk.
April 27, 2012
Mesa is moving ahead with plans to bring another college to that city. The Mesa City Council met Thursday to formally approve negotiations with Westminster College. The goal is to bring a branch campus of Westminster College to downtown Mesa by the fall 2013 semester.
April 26, 2012
The Mesa Arts Center is getting a $58,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. As KJZZ's Terry Ward reports from Phoenix, the money will help fund the Center's 'Jazz from A to Z' program.TERRY WARD: 'Jazz from A to Z' promotes music courses for junior high and high school students, funds workshops for teachers and students and will sponsor a jazz festival next April.
April 26, 2012
Home prices are up, foreclosures are way down, and new home sales have spiked in the East Valley. That's according to the latest housing report from Arizona State UniversityPETER O’DOWD: The biggest surprise came in Gilbert, where new home sales in March outpaced all other sectors, including foreclosures and short sales, for the first time since the housing crisis began in 2008.
April 26, 2012
The Arizona House of Representatives narrowly rejected a move aimed at disbanding the police department in a polygamist town. A bill before the House would have created a process to replace local police agencies with the county sheriff’s department if at least half of its officers lost their law enforcement certifications during an eight-year span.
April 25, 2012
Hundreds of people marched in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday afternoon in protest of SB 1070. An SB 1070 protester in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez) The group gathered after the U.
April 25, 2012
The state legislature has approved a bill that would allow more employers to deny contraceptive coverage as part of their health benefits. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The original version of this measure would have allowed any employer to deny contraception.
April 25, 2012

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