We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that
records the stories from everyday people.
Best friends Barbara Sausen and Pat Sopper (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps)
The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked
at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
The state Transportation Department says it has come up with
a temporary solution for drivers heading to Page and Lake Powell. The move was
necessitated by a landslide last month on part of Route 89, which caused the roadway
For eight weeks every winter, the desert outside Apache
Junction gets downright Medieval. The Arizona Renaissance Festival is about 40
miles – and 500 years – from Phoenix. I recently visited the fair, which
continues weekends through March, with one goal in mind: to find the most
fascinating person at the party.
A West Valley businessman has been appointed to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Clint Hickman replaces former supervisor Max Wilson, who resigned due to health concerns.
Clint Hickman takes the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors oath of office, administered by Clerk of the Board Fran McCarroll.
The City of Scottsdale is still tweaking its proposed
pedicabs ordinance. The public will be able to weigh in on the proposal at Thursday night's community forum. The Scottsdale Transportation Commission will
submit recommendations on the proposed pedicab ordinance to the city council
for a possible vote in April.
Sophie and her grandmother (Photo courtesy of the Silverman family)
It was the perfect moment.The sun was shining, a breeze was blowing, my mother and I were stretched out on lounge chairs, enjoying the sounds of the crashing waves.
Governor Jan Brewer’s plan to expand access to healthcare for the poor in Arizona got its first hearing in front of the legislature Wednesday, two months after the governor first proposed growing the state’s Medicaid program.
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns has released a
proposal to simplify the state sales tax system. And, that plan includes taking
the most contentious issue off the table for now. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark
The Tucson City Council has passed an
ordinance aimed at reducing the city’s reliance on plastic shopping bags. Tucson Councilman Paul Cunningham is the
plan’s sponsor. After hearing residents complain about plastic bag litter, he
put together a working group.
The half-dozen Frank Lloyd Wright designed-buildings
could be designated as historical landmarks. The Phoenix City Council could
decide today if they’ll allocate funds to assure the buildings are protected.
Jerry Colangelo brought the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks to the Valley and continues to be influential in the worlds of sports and business.Colangelo explains how Grand Canyon University's leap into Division One athletics--and the hiring of former NBA star Dan Majerle as its head men's basketball coach--will be a plus for the Valley sports scene.
Housing prices in the Valley are up and foreclosures are down. How long will it be until the area sees a stable housing market?The Arizona Republic's Catherine Reagor, realtor John Wake and attorney Robert Nagle discuss what they're looking for in the recovering market and what buyers and sellers should be wary of.
Grand Canyon University is investing a lot of money and energy into moving its athletic programs into Division I, the highest level of competition in the NCAA.Brad Wolverton of The Chronicle of Higher Education talks to Steve Goldstein about the challenges GCU will face— and whether its for-profit status will impact how it's viewed by the NCAA.
Scottsdale's plans for the Desert Discovery Center calls for the project to have informative and artistic exhibits on the Sonoran Desert. There are many supporters, but funding and location continue to be challenges.
Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona says he won't be running for Governor in Arizona, even after a competitive Senate campaign last November.Democratic strategist Barry Dill tells Steve Goldstein why Carmona won't be a candidate and why other ambitious Democrats may be breathing a sigh of relief.
Spring arrived in Arizona early Wednesday morning, at 4:02 local time. And, as KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert reports from Phoenix, winter was about average this year. The 30-year average says the Phoenix area should get 3.
Tucson is looking to tighten gun regulations. The city council voted unanimously Tuesday to draft an ordinance requiring residents to report a lost or stolen gun to the Tucson Police Department within 48 hours.
It seemed like a good idea three weeks ago. That’s when ASU rolled out the new and improved version of its iconic mascot, Sparky the Sun Devil. But the university announced Monday it's already planning to change the new version.
Mónica Ortiz Uribe is a Senior Field Correspondent for KJZZ's Fronteras: the Changing America Desk in Las Cruces, NM. Ortiz Uribe is a native
of El Paso, TX, who worked as a freelance reporter for outlets such as NPR, Public Radio International and Radio