KJZZ News

 2017 Could Be Mexico’s New Peak In The Drug War
Mexico is on track to seeing its deadliest year in at least 20 years, with homicides up in the first nine months of 2017, according to an analysis released this week.
Nov. 23, 2017
The Department of the Interior is proposing to double the price of admission to nearly 20 of the most popular national parks. The public commenting period had been slated to end Thanksgiving Day, but it’s been pushed back.
Nov. 23, 2017
Gourd Artists Converge At Casa Grande Festival
It’s possible you haven’t seen a dried gourd since Thanksgiving, when they’re used in abundance as centerpieces, but in Casa Grande gourds are a big deal right now thanks to an annual gourd festival held there.
Nov. 23, 2017
Sounds Of The City: Navigating The Airport
Listen to the sounds of Terry Neary helping people out at Sky Harbor International Airport.
Nov. 23, 2017
Food Blog Epicurious Offers Thanksgiving With Southwest Twist
Maybe it is time to do something a little different this Thanksgiving - like giving dinner a Southwestern twist.
Nov. 23, 2017
Arizona Republic Reporter Shares Favorite Thanksgiving, Disney Films
Christmas traditionally seems to be the holiday when families are more likely to go to the movies and catch a new film, or search Netflix, or just load up the DVD player with an old favorite. And there are a lot of Christmas movies that come to mind. But what about Thanksgiving?
Nov. 23, 2017
Phoenix-Area Chef Wants To Make School Lunches Better, More Nutritious
A new project kicking off in October is working to get better food into Arizona schools and to teach students about food.
Nov. 23, 2017
 Biologist: Climate Change Is Reducing Nutrients In Food
The effects of climate change are already considered to be far-reaching, with unique weather patterns probably being the most obvious. But one scientist said it’s also leading to problems in the food we grow.
Nov. 23, 2017
Creating An Airbnb For The Food Industry
Americans waste a lot of food — by some estimates, we throw away 40 percent of our food supply every year. But researchers from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business are using tech to try to reduce that number.
Nov. 23, 2017
A Look Through Food Arizonans Donated During The Holidays
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in Arizona is one of the largest food banks in the United States. They take in 2.5 million pounds of food every year through food drives. About 40 percent of that supply comes in during November and December.
Nov. 23, 2017
Hundreds Give Thanks On Thanksgiving By Donating Time
This time of year, many people want to give thanks by giving their time to those in need. This can leave organizations with hundreds of extra helping hands on Thanksgiving asking, "What do we do with everyone?"
Nov. 23, 2017
Arizona Storytellers: Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz
KJZZ partners with The Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you. Here's one Thanksgiving-themed story.
Nov. 23, 2017
Researchers Working On New Technology To Help Firefighters Plan Escape Route
"Only the Brave," the dramatization of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013, opened this weekend. Their deaths were due in part to being cut off from their escape route.
Nov. 23, 2017
The Takeaway: A Review Of
After hearing about the behind-the-scenes of “Only the Brave,” maybe you’d like to know how if it’s actually any good. Rafer (RAY-fer) Guzman with host Todd Zwillich at our partner The Takeaway has his review.
Nov. 23, 2017
If your holiday weekend includes some big meals, here’s something to chew on: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only one in ten Americans eat the right amount of fruits or vegetables. In Arizona, we do a little better.
Nov. 23, 2017
In the summer of 2013, one of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history killed 19 firefighters from Prescott. The Granite Mountain Hotshots were cut off from their escape route and the shelters they carried could not withstand the fire’s heat.
Nov. 23, 2017
Is Phoenix A Food Town? Dining Critic, Food Journalist Offer Perspectives
Phoenix is not a food town. That’s not my opinion — that’s the headline of an article in Phoenix New Times. And the rest of the headline asks if Phoenix will ever be a food town. In the piece, dining critic Patricia Escarcega talks to food writers, chefs and others about the city’s food scene. She defines what is or isn't a food town and she joins me now.
Nov. 23, 2017
Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection Brings Together Local Food Producers, Suppliers To Grow Food Community
Local First Arizona brings in Arizona farmers, ranchers, food producers, as well as chefs, restaurant owners and managers, and purchasers for grocery stores, hotels and community centers to connect at the annual Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection conference.
Nov. 23, 2017
Indigenous Peoples Observe Unthanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving is a celebratory day for most Americans as families and friends will gather together. But there are some who don’t find the day — or the concept — so pleasant.
Nov. 23, 2017
Charitable Giving Down Over Last 15 Years
Fewer Americans are giving to charitable organizations than they used to, according to numbers compiled over the past 15 years.
Nov. 23, 2017

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