There’s a growing list of positive signs for the overall U.S. economy, including recent job numbers. We speak with David Wessel, the former Economics editor for The Wall Street Journal, and currently a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled the state’s voter-approved minimum wage law will stand. We talk with Tomas Robles, co-director of Living United for Change in Arizona, and Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce.
Every year, thousands of bands vie for spots at official showcases at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin. But in the 30 years since it got started, it’s become bigger and bigger. Over 2,200 bands played on official showcases last year, which means it’s harder and harder for bands to get noticed. Is going to South by Southwest worth it for bands?
“There’s people that see the growth and how the beauty of south Scottsdale is starting to transform,” said south Scottsdale business owner Flicka Alvarado. “People are excited about it. Before people were just thinking about moving up north.”
The Arizona Corporation Commission has voted to approve a one-time distribution from a fund that helps telecommunications companies provide service in rural areas. That money will be used to help the state bring broadband service to currently unserved rural schools.
Arizona regulators have decided to stop paying for a long running legal fight against the state’s largest utility. But that doesn’t mean Commissioner Bob Burns is going to stop trying to get to the bottom of the issue.
The smash musical "Hamilton" brought Alexander Hamilton’s fame to Broadway — through hip hop. So where is the appropriate cross-section between historic people and pop culture? We talked about that with Dustin Gann, a lecturer in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at ASU.