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navajo nation seal
In recent months, the Navajo Nation has been considering changing its name to Dine. To find out what it means for the Navajo people, I’m joined by Manley Begay, a professor in the Applied Indigenous Studies Department at Northern Arizona University.
Feb. 9, 2017
Phoenix police are currently short of their employment goal by more than 400 sworn officers. Hiring laterally, or from another police department, is a way to get cops on the streets quicker and with less time spent in training.
Feb. 9, 2017
Refugees
To find out more about what refugees go through before they come to the U.S., I’m joined by David Androff, an associate professor in ASU’s School of Social Work who has worked for five years with a team of social workers to assist refugees in Arizona.
Feb. 9, 2017
Airsoft players pose outside the field.
Listen to the sounds of Philip Wright shooting airsoft guns with some friends at American Paintball Coliseum.
Feb. 9, 2017
Sudan flag
Millions of Syrians have been made refugees by the years-long civil war in their home country. Jany Deng was forced to leave his home in Sudan more than two decades ago. He was among the more than 20,000 who were labeled the “Lost Boys” of Sudan. Deng is at work on an autobiography with journalist Karla Lant, and they join me.
Feb. 9, 2017
The Arizona Coyotes’ search for a new home continues. So, where does that leave the team, which has had more off-ice than on-ice drama in recent years? To help answer that question, I’m joined by Mike Sunnucks, senior writer for the Phoenix Business Journal.
Feb. 9, 2017
protesters surrounded an ICE transport van
Last night, a Mesa mother became the center of the growing national debate over President Trump’s new immigration enforcement policies. An estimated 200 demonstrators were there, too, protesting her detainment. That protest was organized by immigrants-rights group Puente, and we're joined now by Carlos Garcia, director of Puente.
Feb. 9, 2017
science lab
Scientists are planning a march on Washington, D.C., on April 22, which is Earth Day. Organizers say recent policy changes worry scientists, and they see the march as a call to safeguard the scientific community.
Feb. 9, 2017
Lower Buckeye Jail
Joe Paul Martinez has been held in a Maricopa County jail for almost two years after he was accused of having sex with a minor. Martinez was denied bail because in 2002, voters approved a change to the state Constitution preventing those charged with having sex with minors from being released on bail.
Feb. 9, 2017
doctor looking at xray
As congressional Republicans continue to work on a repeal and replace plan for the Affordable Care Act, those involved in the health-care industry in Arizona are taking stock of the sector.
Feb. 9, 2017
Intel’s CEO on Wednesday announced from the Oval Office that his company would be investing $7 billion in Chandler to finish its semiconductor factory, known as Fab 42.
Feb. 9, 2017
 nearside of the moon
The full moon will appear a bit dimmer as it rises on Friday night. That’s because it’s due for a special kind of lunar eclipse.
Feb. 9, 2017
Arizona National Guard soldiers
Arizona’s National Guard facilities are in desperate need of repair, according to Republican State Representative Anthony Kern.
Feb. 9, 2017
Mark Brnovich
Volkswagen customers in Arizona have a separate case against the German auto manufacturer after its false emissions claims.
Feb. 9, 2017
Some Arizona lawmakers took the first steps to place a 10 cent gas tax on the 2018 ballot. If approved, it would be the first hike since 1991.
Feb. 9, 2017
Pinal County seal
The nearly 110,000 residents of San Tan Valley are within a few steps of being able to seek a vote to incorporate the community.
Feb. 9, 2017
For ridesharing companies, competition for customers can be fierce, especially among millennials. For seniors, however, especially those over the age of 80, there’s a lot of room to grow. The Phoenix area has become a proving ground of sorts for those companies to test strategies for serving this relatively untapped market.
Feb. 9, 2017
protesters surrounded an ICE transport van
The protest began after a woman was taken into custody during a routine check-in with immigration officials. Hundreds of protesters surrounded an ICE van holding Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos as she said a tearful goodbye to her son.
Feb. 9, 2017
Earth+Bone
Each year millions of visitors to the Grand Canyon drive by Red Butte without taking much notice. But, for the Havasupai, the hill is central to their belief system. The tribe says a nearby uranium mine threatens this sacred place and its drinking water.
Feb. 9, 2017
Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns
One of Arizona’s top regulators wants new rules for transparency and disclosure at the Arizona Corporation Commission. This week, Commissioner Bob Burns began asking for evidence and testimony from stakeholders.
Feb. 9, 2017

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