KJZZ News

This year the Hallmark Channel began airing its lineup of 21 new Christmas movies in October. With titles like "Christmas Getaway," "Christmas Connection" and "A Christmas Next Door," they’ve become a ratings gold mine for the cable channel.
Dec. 22, 2017
Podcast Playlist: The World In Words
Reporter Lidia Jean Kott explores the roots of the word "antifa" and how the movement came to America.
Dec. 22, 2017
As of four years ago, according to ESPN, fewer than 25 Division I schools had a full-time licensed mental health practitioner in their athletic departments. That figure has improved to 39 percent, but a critical gap still remains.
Dec. 22, 2017
The last decade as seen increased interest in renewable energy; in the west, it was mainly solar and wind. And that created an opportunity, but it also created challenges.
Dec. 22, 2017
Livestock officers in Arizona are getting training in the use of nalaxone, which is used to reverse opioid overdoses. Here to talk about how effective this new strategy may be is Dan Derksen, a family physician and director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona College of Public Health.
Dec. 22, 2017
In the spring of this year, Homeland Security floated the idea of deterring illegal immigration with a new, harsh policy: separate parents from their children when they are caught at the border. Now the idea has come back and ICE has signed off on it.
Dec. 22, 2017
It’s time for our Friday Newscap segment. Joining us to talk about Jeff Flake’s DACA deal and a new entrant in the race to succeed Trent Franks are Marcus Dell’Artino, partner at First Strategic, and Lawrence Robinson, a governing board member in Roosevelt School District.
Dec. 22, 2017
The Takeaway: CHIP Funding - A Year-End Promise Broken
Congress pledged to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program, which serves 9 million children, before the end of the year. That now appears increasingly unlikely.
Dec. 22, 2017
Hickman's Family Farms faces lawsuits from neighbors who are hoping to get relief from living near a relatively new chicken facility which houses 4 million hens. And they are asking the judge to say they're operating legally.
Dec. 22, 2017
The 2018 wildflower season is expected to be more subdued than previous years. A dry fall season is to blame.
Dec. 22, 2017
Two state lawmakers hope to do what has proven politically impossible for decades: Convince colleagues to consider prison sentencing reform for non-violent offenders.
Dec. 22, 2017
There are too many wild horses and burros on Western range land, according to the federal government. So far, the main strategy to control the population has been “roundups:” corralling the animals and taking them to large ranches to live, all at government expense. Horse and burro people hope to shift to another strategy: birth control.
Dec. 22, 2017
Best Of: Holiday Movies To Get Into The Spirit
Welcome back to our special edition of The Show, giving you some of our favorite stories that celebrate all things holidays. So, of course, we’d be remiss not to include this gem from 2015: KJZZ staff favorite holiday movies.
Dec. 21, 2017
 A Phoenix Church That Practices Dinner, Not Worship
Only about a quarter of millennials attend church on a weekly basis, this according to Pew research. So in 2015, KJZZ’s Stina Sieg found a church that was looking to buck that trend ... but not with church. With dinner.
Dec. 21, 2017
What Is A Humanist, And What Do They Believe?
Not everyone ascribes to a religious viewpoint these days and these non-believers are a growing demographic in our country. They’re called “Nones,” as in N-O-N-E-S, and it means someone who identifies with no religion. Dr. Tracy Fessenden is a professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at ASU. And she says this category of no religious belief is young, diverse, and coming out of the shadows.
Dec. 21, 2017
V Encuentro Seeks Feedback From Catholic Latinos
At the beginning of 2017, the Catholic Bishops of the U.S. launched the Quinto Encuentro or “Fifth Encounter” for their Hispanic/Latino ministries.
Dec. 21, 2017
U.S. Officials: Federal Prison Populations Show Need for Border Wall, Immigration Reform
The Trump Administration released a report Thursday outlining how many immigrants it currently has detained in the U.S. federal prison systems.
Dec. 21, 2017
We all have our favorite movies, films that touch our hearts or blew our minds. And chances are one of your favorite movies might be in the National Film Registry. The Registry is part of the Library of Congress, and the movies they pick are earmarked for preservation. Each year thousands of films are considered but only 25 are picked at a time.
Dec. 21, 2017
Listen to the sounds of Natividad Gutierrez making tamales with her son, Alex, at home.
Dec. 21, 2017
There’s a change coming at the top at The Arizona Republic. Publisher Mi-Ai Parrish is leaving, to take a faculty position at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Dec. 21, 2017

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