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The Takeaway: Trump Declares War On Poverty Over; Residents Of Rural North Carolina Still Struggling To Get By
Last July, a report from the Trump Administration declared the War on Poverty largely over, in an attempt to justify adding work requirements for access to Medicaid. In a new series by the Center for Public Integrity, we spotlight struggling communities around the country.
Oct. 9, 2018
Research Reveals Patterns, Divides In Prescription Rates
Health care spending in the U.S. amounts to more than $10,000 per person, and drugs are the fastest-growing category of healthcare spending. Now, new research reports on how prescription patterns differ nationwide.
Oct. 9, 2018
ICE Releasing Immigrant Families To Arizona Churches
The federal government quietly started releasing hundreds of undocumented immigrant families into the United States this past weekend, and social workers across Arizona described a chaotic process that started on Saturday.
Oct. 8, 2018
GAO: Tribes Digital Divide Larger Than FCC Estimated
A recent Government Accountability Office report found tribes have lower levels of broadband access than the rest of the country.
Oct. 8, 2018
More Auctions Of Sacred Tribal Items Planned
At least three auctions — two in France, one in New Jersey — in coming weeks list Native American ceremonial artifacts that tribes say are not for sale.
Oct. 8, 2018
Q&AZ: Will Phoenix Airport Mural Be Saved?
As Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport moves forward with plans to demolish Terminal 2, listener Corrine Wilson asked if a historic mural will be saved.
Oct. 8, 2018
Study: Men In Rural Communities Particularly At Risk For Suicide
Arizona State University's Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety and the Arizona Violent Death Reporting System have released a report that shows the suicide rate among Arizona men is more than three times the rate of Arizona women. And access to care might be part of the problem.
Oct. 8, 2018
Hoax Circulating Facebook Claims Accounts Are Being Cloned
If you’re a regular Facebook user, you may have received a message on the site saying an existing Facebook friend received a friend request from you. But, it's a hoax.
Oct. 8, 2018
UN IPCC Global Warming Report Coauthored By UA Professor
The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its report on global warming and global temperatures are likely to increase 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052 if carbon dioxide emissions continue to increase at the current rate.
Oct. 8, 2018
Longtime Phoenix Restaurant Los Compadres To Close
On the heels of one old Phoenix restaurant closing, another longtime Phoenix restaurant is set to close its doors this week. Los Compadres has been serving homestyle Mexican food in the Melrose District of Phoenix for 60 years.
Oct. 8, 2018
Flagstaff Gets First Snowfall Of The Year
It might feel like fall in Phoenix, but in the high country, it felt more like winter. Flagstaff and the surrounding areas got its first dusting of snow for the season. While not unheard of, it’s unusual to see snow this early.
Oct. 8, 2018
Boas On The Arizona Republics Ducey Endorsement
Early voting starts this week, and we’re less than a month away from Election Day. Over the weekend, the paper endorsed Gov. Doug Ducey for re-election over his Democratic challenger, David Garcia.
Oct. 8, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: A U.S. Pastor In Turkish Court
The U.K. is hosting a conference on the illegal wildlife trade and an American pastor appeared in a Turkish prison. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Pooneh Ghoddoosi from London.
Oct. 8, 2018
Hacks For Humanity Spawns Innovations For Social Good
When you think about hackers, you might think of Russian hacking into the 2016 election or Facebook’s latest revelations about millions of its users’ information being hacked. But last weekend at ASU, a different kind of hacker group gathered together as part of the Hacks for Humanity.
Oct. 8, 2018
Counting Calories On Snack Foods?
Lots of companies make and market 100 calorie snacks — everything from popcorn to crackers to energy bars. New research looks into how effective that kind of marketing is, especially when the number of calories is combined with other descriptions of the snack, like jumbo, or small.
Oct. 8, 2018
Collaborative Conservation In An Age Of Division
The U.S. — and Arizona, more specifically — has countless environmental challenges, including keeping our air and water clean, ensuring that we have enough water, loss of certain species and food scarcity.
Oct. 8, 2018
Scottsdale Vote To Decide On Tax For Transportation Projects
Voters in Scottsdale will decide this fall whether to increase their sales taxes to pay for transportation projects. Question 1 asks whether the city should raise its sales tax 0.1 percent for ten years; that amounts to one cent on every $10 purchase in Scottsdale.
Oct. 8, 2018
Education Secretary DeVos Sends Letter To Parents
Parents of public school students are getting a letter from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The “Dear Parent” letter aims to explain the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA and what parents need to know about it.
Oct. 8, 2018
Deaths Up For Young Adults Taking Selfies
Study shows death by selfies is on the rise at world tourism sites, including the Grand Canyon.
Oct. 8, 2018
Clarifying Prop 305 School Voucher Expansion
Prop 305 for voucher expansion comes down to a "Yes," while a "No" ends lawmakers' deal to fund charter and private school scholarships.
Oct. 8, 2018

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