As the week rolls on in Las Vegas, more of daily life is getting back to normal. Local businesses and their employees on the strip said the week has been slow, but more than anything they said it’s been emotional.
"Dear Phoenix. I am sorry. Very very sorry." That mea culpa is from Robrt Pela of Phoenix New Times. His letter, "Dear Phoenix: A longtime resident apologizes to the city he once hated," appears in the newspaper. Pela stopped by the studio recently to talk about his newfound appreciation for Phoenix.
How do stock photos affect how we think of different groups of people? Do they make us believe that men are usually in the yard or in front of the television? Or that women aren’t involved with high-tech work? Getty Images, which has clients in more than 100 countries, has moved to counter those stereotypes in a changing world.
A federal judge has denied a temporary restraining order request against the new owners of the former Chinese Cultural Center. This case is different from a similar state case, whereby a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge issued a temporary restraining order preventing any changes to the exterior, but did not compel the new owner to open the prayer garden.
Since tasers were introduced in the late 1990s, they have become commonplace among law enforcement officers nationwide. Peter Eisler is a journalist with Reuters who’s behind a new project that digs into the reality of tasers and if they’re actually as safe as they were promised to be.
In a check of regional news, the El Capitan monolith in Yosemite National Park experienced two massive rockfalls last week, one of which claimed the life of a British tourist at the base of the cliff. One of the pieces of rock that sheared off was described as “as big as an apartment building."
University of Arizona President Robert Robbins says the school has hired a law firm to conduct an independent review of allegations against an assistant men’s basketball coach. But in a column, John Feinstein, sports columnist for the Washington Post, writes that college coaches are control freaks, and says corruption like what’s being alleged now has been going on for years.
When we are afraid, we typically act. We run away, we shout, we lash out. Fear is a great motivator, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, there is a downside to acting out of fear alone.
As the investigation continues into Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, organizers of Phoenix’s Lost Lake Festival say they’ll “continue to work closely with Phoenix law enforcement officials to assess our safety and security protocols to ensure we host the safest event possible."
The intersection between the NRA and country music has existed for a long time and points to the complexity of gun culture in America. Jonathan Bernstein, contributing writer for The Guardian, joins The Takeaway to look at the history of the relationship and how the NRA has used country music to extend its brand.