KJZZ News

Camp Burned by Wallow Fire Opens
( Phoenix, AZ ) A summer camp that lost five buildings in the Wallow Fire will open tomorrow at a different facility in Prescott. The damage has temporarily closed Montlure Presbyterian Church Camp in Greer, where thousands of Arizona kids have spent summers over the past 80 years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Program Changes
Sept. 20, 2013
Freezing University Tuition
New Arizona Board of Regents Chair Fred Duval says he wants to avoid raising university tuition.  KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with Duval about how he plans to pull that off.
Sept. 20, 2013
NFL Labor Resolution
The NFL is finally seeing a resolution in its labor dispute, host Steve Goldstein talks to retiring running back Jason Wright to get insight on what the dispute means for players.Goldstein also talks to Kellen Bradley, founder of the Sports & Entertainment Law Blog.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonas Summer Economy and Possible Economic Upturn
Economic experts Grady Gammage and Alan Maguire join host Steve Goldstein to talk about Arizona's road to economic recovery, and the changes it's seen over the years.Grady Gammage is an academic and attorney at the law firm Gammage and Burnham.
Sept. 20, 2013
Paine Commentary - Phoenix at the Crossroads
KJZZ's Commentator & Social Critic shares his take on the upcoming Phoenix elections.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Keeping Promises
Henry Salinas talks to his friend Edward Upshaw about why he chose to start an organization to stop gang violence and the legacy of his work.  StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Sept. 20, 2013
Budget Cut Challenges
Ken Strobeck of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns talks to host Steve Goldstein about the challenge of budget cuts and impact fees effecting municipalities in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Andrew Thomas Hearing
Ray Stern, reporter for Phoenix New Times, joins host Steve Goldstein to talk about the Andrew Thomas Hearing.Former Maricopa County attorney Andrew Thomas and two of his deputies face 33 ethical violation charges for actions taken between 2006 through 2010.
Sept. 20, 2013
What does a post-construction Southwest look like?
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce and Lewis: What Contrasting Styles Tell Us
Senator Russell Pearce and challenger Jerry Lewis displayed contrasting styles in a Mesa Chamber of Commerce Debate.   The two are on the ballot in next month's recall election of Pearce.  The senator showcased his knowledge and tough nosed approach to policies while Lewis came across as a polite newcomer who vows to work with others.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sherlock Holmes in Arizona
Arizona Theatre Company's artistic director David Ira Goldstein talks to Steve Goldstein (no relation) about the upcoming original play Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club.
Sept. 20, 2013
Can Politics Be Removed From Redistricting Process?
Some of the original backers of the Independent Redistricting Commission say the Governor and state Republican senators went too far in removing its chair.  Colleen Mathis was dismissed earlier this week for what Governor Brewer called “substantial neglect of duty or gross misconduct in office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pierce Replaces Pearce
New State Senate president Steve Pierce talks with Steve Goldstein about moving forward after Russell Pearce's recall and how the Legislature can help Arizona's economy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sophie the Sprite
Holiday programs are filling family calendars now that Thanksgiving is over and KJZZ commentator Amy Silverman has a very special program coming up on her calendar.  You might remember her daughter Sophie – she’s eight, has Down syndrome and soon will have her professional theatre debut at the Herberger Theater in downtown Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Accountability In Comments
ASU professor of journalism Tim McGuire talks to Steve Goldstein about AZCentral.com's recent decision to change their online commenting system. McGuire discusses whether keeping people from making anonymous comments is responsible, and if there is value in anonymity.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio critics feel validated after three-year investigation
KJZZ conducted interviews with several experts and officials to get their reaction to today's Department of Justice report on the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. The DOJ investigation revealed a pattern of wide ranging civil rights violations against Latinos.
Sept. 20, 2013
Medical Marijuana Initiative Blocked
Over 16,000 people have been approved to use medical marijuana, but marijuana dispensaries remain unavailable. Governor Jan Brewer argues that prop 203 can't override federal drug laws. Host Steve Goldstein talks to Attorney General Tom Horne about Prop 203, and why the state is opposing the will of the voters on medical marijuana.
Sept. 20, 2013
NYE Fireworks - Keeping it Legal & Safe
Public safety advocates are spreading the word that although it's legal to buy fireworks any place in Arizona, it's illegal to use them in many places.  From Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports.Since the Arizona Legislature opened the door to fireworks in 2010 by allowing their sale, it is still very possible that it is illegal in your community since many cities and counties can ban or restrict their use.
Sept. 20, 2013
Should ethnic studies programs be allowed in schools?
This week, the Tucson Unified School District board voted to end its Mexican-American studies program so as not to lose millions in funding from the state of Arizona. We want to hear your reaction to the decision.
Sept. 20, 2013

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