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Arizona AG Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Insys Founder, Former Executives
Arizona's attorney general filed a lawsuit Wednesday against three former executives of opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics Inc. The Chandler-based based company has already pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges.
July 18, 2019
Apollo 11 In AZ: How The State Helped Blaze A Trail To The Moon
Celebrations of Apollo 11’s historic moon landing 50 years ago conjure images of Houston and Cape Canaveral, but rarely Arizona. In this two-part series, we look at the pivotal role the state played in preparing astronauts for moon missions – and in driving lunar science forward.
July 18, 2019
AZ Pension Fund Fires Leader After Harassment Probe
The board overseeing a $10 billion pension fund for retired Arizona police and firefighters fired its top executive Wednesday after state human resources officials said he admitted to sexual harassment and other issues.
July 17, 2019
Union Again Threatens To Take Over Cananea Mine
Unless the Mexican government takes dramatic actions, members of a miner’s union are again threatening to take over one of the country’s largest mines. In recent months, Section 65 had called off similar threats as negotiations with government officials proceeded.
July 17, 2019
Fewer Dying From Drug Overdoses In U.S. — Except In AZ
The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data released this week shows there was a 5% decrease in people dying from drug overdoses across the country in 2018 as the same time the year before. But in the Southwest, many states saw that number increase.
July 17, 2019
House Committee Pass Bills To Prevent Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon
A House Committee passed two bills Wednesday that would prevent companies from mining for uranium near the Grand Canyon.
July 17, 2019
Getting Art Into The Community, In North Phoenix
Elevate Coffee, located in the Norterra Shopping Center in north Phoenix, will become something of an art gallery for the next couple months. The Thunderbird Arts Center last week opened a new program called Thunderbird Art Works, which puts the work of four local artists into area businesses.
July 17, 2019
ASU Program Aims To Highlight Less Studied Languages
A program at Arizona State University is looking to cement the importance of some less-studied languages such as Macedonian and Armenian. Irina Levin is the new director of the Critical Languages Institute and joined The Show to talk about their goals.
July 17, 2019
Resources Needed To Identify Inmates With Mental Illnesses
To talk about how the corrections system identifies inmates with serious mental illnesses, The Show spoke with Jose Ashford, director of the Office of Forensic Social Work at Arizona State University.
July 17, 2019
Mexico May Leave WTO, Stressing Tensions With U.S.
The departure of Mexico’s ambassador from the World Trade Organization (WTO) could complicate trade disputes between the United State and Mexico — Arizona’s largest trading partner.
July 17, 2019
Book: Is Trumps Cabinet Weaker Than Other GOP Administrations
Before President Trump took office — and even before he was elected — there was a sizable collection of Republicans who fell into the camp labeled “Never Trumpers.” Alex Nazaryan of Yahoo News explores that in his new book, "The Best People: Trump’s Cabinet and the Siege on Washington."
July 17, 2019
BLM Headquarters Moving To Grand Junction, Colorado
The headquarters for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which oversees hundreds of millions of acres of public land, will soon be moving out of Washington, D.C., and into the West. Colorado Public Radio’s Stina Sieg is based in Grand Junction, and joined The Show to talk about the move.
July 17, 2019
Hispanic Homeownership Is On The Rise
Last year, Hispanics saw their biggest gain in homeownership since before the Great Recession, and Hispanic homeownership gains over the past decade accounted for nearly 63% of all gains nationwide.
July 17, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Greg Moore
In 2009, Greg Moore was working at the Kansas City Star. Moore arrived in Nairobi for a reporting project, and he quickly learned that English in Kenya is not the same as English in the United States.
July 17, 2019
Near Record Energy Usage Expected In Arizona This Week
There are more than 1.7 million housing units in Maricopa County, which means there are a lot of air conditioners running all day and all night. Especially this week.
July 17, 2019
Arizona Public Safety Pension Fund Considering Firing Leader
The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System board is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to take action against administrator Jared Smout after state investigators recommended he be fired.
July 17, 2019
Phoenix Police Officer Lawsuit Alleges Gender Discrimination
Thirty-two-year-old Angelique Briggs said after her supervisors found out she was pregnant last year, they took back their decision to transfer her to a different squad. Briggs said the resulting stress led to a miscarriage in June 2018.
July 17, 2019
Sentencing Delayed For Backpage Managers Who Pleaded Guilty
Sentencing has been postponed until July 2020 for two Backpage.com managers convicted in cases that accuse the site of ignoring warnings to stop running prostitution ads.
July 17, 2019
New Asylum Policy Hasn’t Deterred Some Asylum Seekers
The Trump administration published a new rule in the Federal Register Tuesday. It bars most asylum seekers who failed to apply for protection in “at least one country” through which they traveled on their way to the U.S. But Central American migrants making their way through Sonora, Mexico to the U.S. border say they’re undeterred by the news.
July 17, 2019
Doctor Training Shifts Conversation About Addiction And Opioids
Arizona health officials are pushing a new curriculum aimed at slowing the opioid overdose epidemic from the medicine prescribing angle. Another way to try and do that is being tested out by resident doctors by training their peers in using some of those same ideas of empathetic pain and addiction treatment.
Arizona Fellowships Offer Aspiring Doctors Path Into Addiction Medicine
July 17, 2019

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