KJZZ News

Scott Omer, the director of ADOT’s Multimodal Planning Division, and Serena Unrein, Public Interest Advocate for the Arizona PIRG Education Fund talk to Paul Atkinson about the possible Intercity Rail line between Phoenix and Tucson.
September 28, 2011
Paul Atkinson fills in for Steve Golstein...Twenty years ago the annual Border Governor's Conference started as an opportunity for governors along the US/Mexico border to meet and find solutions to shared problems.
September 28, 2011
September 26, 2011
What's the next industry that will create jobs and boost the economy?For years, economic growth in the Southwest was driven by the construction industry. As the country's economic downturn drags on, many wonder whether construction can lead our region's recovery.
September 26, 2011
Tackling the valley’s ozone pollution problem isn’t so simple.  A lot of it is locally produced.  But as KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports, we don’t have control over other sources.
September 26, 2011
The beginning of fall usually means the end of the valley’s ozone problem.  And this year was a doozy. The metro Phoenix area exceeded federal ozone standards on 23-days.  That’s more than twice the average of the past three years.
September 26, 2011
Studio Interview: Phoenix Mayoral Candidates - Oct 12 KJZZ’s Here and Now host Steve Goldstein will moderate a live discussion between Phoenix Mayoral candidates Wes Gullett and Greg Stanton, Wed.
September 23, 2011
  There’s No Place Like SPOT 127.0.0.1 What do KJZZ, Rio Salado College, Phoenix Union High School, The Carstens Family Fund, Friends of Public Radio Arizona, FITCH and Valley youth have in common?  It’s called SPOT 127.
September 23, 2011
Composer George Gershwin took the sounds of jazz to symphony hall and the opera house.  When George went to Europe to study with Ravel,   Ravel said he could not make him a better Gershwin than he already was and sent him home.
September 23, 2011
Steve Goldstein talks to two people who have experience with the mentally ill as crime suspects. Attorney Robert Hirsh describes the process of defending a mentally ill client, and what being found incompetent to stand trial means for the defendant.
September 21, 2011
Bobb Robb of the Arizona Republic and Bob Grossfeld of the Arizona Guardian join Steve Goldstein to talk about the controversy over Arizona's redistricting process this year. They discuss whether something is wrong with the process.
September 21, 2011
Karen Smith, former deputy director of the Arizona Department of Water resources, explains the water scarcity problem in Arizona and which steps should be taken now to prevent future disaster.Karen Smith wrote the Grand Canyon Institute's report, Arizona at the Crossroads: Water Scarcity or Water Sustainability? .
September 21, 2011
KJZZ's Social Critic and Commentator Herb Paine "gets real" about the Phoenix Mayoral Candidates.
September 21, 2011
The huge dust storm that hit the valley July 5th left behind more dust than the Phoenix area usually gets in one year.  That, according to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, a couple months after the storm, the financial toll is still being calculated.
September 20, 2011
         Courtney Nush inside her Willy Wonka-themed parking spot.Click here to check out more photos! Metered parking spaces are really only designed for one thing…cars.
September 16, 2011
Getting a job these days isn't as easy as it once was.  Job seekers are finding a whole 'nother world when it comes to hiring.  Instead of applying in person and filling out a paper application, many companies require people to apply online, digitally scan resumes looking for key words, and use social media to recruit.
September 16, 2011
Symphony Hall could have been silent this fall as the Phoenix Symphony faced a $1.5 million dollar budget deficit and growing debt.  But unlike musicians in other cities where symphony orchestras have gone bankrupt, members of the Phoenix Symphony vowed to keep the organization alive, even if it meant continued financial sacrifice.
September 16, 2011
The Phoenix Symphony kicked off its new season last night. There was a chance that Symphony Hall could have been silent.  Like many arts organizations, the Phoenix Symphony has been hit hard by the recession.
September 16, 2011
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September 15, 2011

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