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Governor Jan Brewer’s political action committee has jumped into two more Arizona congressional races. The Center for Responsible Politics says Jan PAC spent about $27,000 on mailers supporting Republican Martha McSally in Congressional District 2.
October 25, 2012
  Israeli clarinetist and saxaphonist Anat Cohen stops by K-Jazz tonight  to talk about her new album and her concert at the MIM.  She has done trad jazz, Brazilian and big band with the Diva orchestra.
October 24, 2012
More than thirty years ago, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher met in Kenya. Since then, they've traveled to forty countries and explored at least one hundred fifty African cultures. The renowned photographers and filmmakers have also collaborated on fifteen books.
October 24, 2012
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell says her office did make mistakes when incorrect information on some Spanish-language materials was distributed. The long-time Republican county recorder has faced heavy criticism over the last few weeks.
October 24, 2012
Retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl is donating historical materials and papers that were collected during his 26 years in the House and Senate to the University of Arizona. Kyl discusses what the papers include and what he thinks scholars will discover.
October 24, 2012
Among the nine ballot measures Arizona voters will consider on or before Nov. 6 is Proposition 120. The language of the proposition says, if passed, the Arizona Constitution would be changed to allow the state to declare its sovereign and exclusive authority and jurisdiction over the air, water, public lands, minerals and wildlife within its boundaries.
October 24, 2012
The Arizona Corporation Commission is probably the most important group of elected officials you don't pay enough attention to. Six major party candidates are running for three commission seats. Three of the six are incumbents: two Democrats and one Republican.
October 24, 2012
BBC Newsday Election 2012 Special Profiles ArizonaThursday, Nov. 1-- Live on 91.5 KJZZ beginning at 8 p.m. The BBC Newsday team will be here in Phoenix as part of its coverage of the U.S. Presidential election— to gauge what Arizona residents have on their minds on the eve of the election during a live, special edition of BBC’s Newsday on 91.
October 24, 2012
Republican and Democratic candidates are not alone in this presidential election. Third-party candidates are also included on ballots in many states, including Arizona. Often times these political groups go unnoticed.
October 24, 2012
The city of Mesa will hold a public meeting Wednesday night on a proposed entertainment district for its downtown area. City officials say they want to increase nightlife in downtown Mesa.  KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert spoke with David Short, executive director of the Downtown Mesa Association, about the proposed entertainment district.
October 24, 2012
  Drummer and composer Winard Harper combines his tradition of swing with brilliant innovation on his latest release.  Tonight it's all new releases including work by Dizzy's long time in the pocket guitarist Ed Cherry, and pianist Kenny Drew.
October 23, 2012
A state appellate court is erasing a trial judge's ruling that Republican legislative nominee Darrin Mitchell can't run in the general election.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.A court of appeals decision says a trial judge shouldn't have considered the lawsuit challenging Mitchell's candidacy because the lawsuit wasn't personally presented to Mitchell or his attorney.
October 23, 2012
Three seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission are up for election this fall. The panel has been called the most important government body you’ve never heard of. And, one issue has emerged as the most critical for the six major party candidates running for those positions.
October 23, 2012
The Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting Tuesday night about a proposed new interstate. The project aims to improve infrastructure in the region, and potentially across the continent.
October 23, 2012
  Dizzy Gillespie was a force in jazz.  Many jazz giants got their start in his bands.  His wonderful spirit and remarkable talent are like no one else!  Hear the music of trumpeter, band leader and composer Dizzy Gillespie tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.
October 23, 2012
Eileen Klein, Chief of Staff for Governor Jan Brewer, will be leaving the position to become President of the Arizona Board of Regents. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.Klein first joined the Brewer Administration as Budget Director.
October 22, 2012
Who can rescue trust in the media? You. As someone who has been a journalist for more than 30 years, I was extremely disappointed and dispirited by a recent Gallup survey that showed distrust in media coverage at an all-time high.
October 22, 2012
A conservation organization wants millions of additional acres to be set aside for the population of endangered jaguars.  Earlier this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service released a proposed critical habitat area for jaguars, which have been designated as an endangered species since 1997.
October 22, 2012
Arizona State University is opening a new center dedicated to Latinos and public policy. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports the mission is to study the growing Latino population as it relates to the entire state.
October 22, 2012
The group California Common Cause is asking California's campaign finance watchdog to investigate the donors behind an $11 million political contribution from a nonprofit based in Arizona called Americans for Responsible Leadership.
October 19, 2012

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