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New Brain Cancer Center Opens In Phoenix
A new cancer center at Barrow Neurological Institute is looking for a cure for brain cancers like glioblastoma, the disease that took the life of Sen. John McCain.
Sep. 10, 2018
AZ AG Takes Action Against Purdue Pharma Again
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Monday took legal action against Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin.
Sep. 10, 2018
Phoenix To Honor Lives Lost On 9/11 17th Anniversary
Phoenix prepares to honor those who lost their lives 17 years ago on 9/11.
Sep. 10, 2018
Dominic Lanza Appointed To Federal Bench In AZ
The U.S. Senate confirmed a new judge to the federal bench in Arizona. Dominic Lanza, who is currently a federal prosecutor, has prosecuted some storied cases in Arizona’s recent past.
Sep. 10, 2018
Sewage Leak Threatens Border Town Of Naco
The town of Naco, Arizona, on watch for sewage creeping over the border line from Mexico.
Sep. 10, 2018
Former Valley Metro CEO Admits To Misusing Public Funds
The former CEO of Valley Metro plead guilty to a class five felony Monday. Stephen Banta has admitted to misusing the organization’s money.
Sep. 10, 2018
Homeless Veterans Can Now Benefit From Waived MVD Fees
Without a driver’s license or state ID, it can be difficult for homeless veterans to get back on their feet. A policy change at the Arizona Department of Transportation aims to help.
Sep. 10, 2018
Record Heat Takes Twice As Many Lives Than A Decade Ago
Maricopa County's heat related death toll rises to 174 cases, twice as many cases than seen in 2006.
Sep. 10, 2018
GOP Told Nixon To Resign — Will They Do That To Trump?
Comparisons between the Trump and Nixon administrations have been happening since early 2017. Nixon ultimately left the White House when some of his fellow Republicans let him know he no longer had much support. Is there an appetite in the GOP to tell Trump something similar?
Sep. 10, 2018
Algorithm Finds The Most Danceable Hit Songs
Almost everyone has that one song that always gets them up and dancing — no matter what. And not surprisingly, the songs that make us move are often hits. But just what makes a song catchy enough to top the charts?
Sep. 10, 2018
New Drugs May Allow Transplants With Hep C Organs
When a patient is told they need a kidney transplant, the clock starts ticking. Many opioid victims are dying and leaving behind healthy organs, which, increasingly, are infected with Hepatitis C. But now, new drugs are permitting patients to receive organs from Hep C-positive donors.
Sep. 10, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Whaling Commission In Brazil
The International Whaling Commission got underway in Brazil this week. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by Rob Hugh Jones at the BBC.
Sep. 10, 2018
Boas On Serena Williams
Over the weekend, possibly the greatest tennis player of all time — male or female — lost in the U.S. Open women’s final. That legendary athlete, Serena Williams, got most of the attention in the match not because she lost, but because of how she lost.
Sep. 10, 2018
Ocean Cleanup Device Used To Remove Plastic
On Saturday a floating boom designed to corral plastic pollution in the Pacific was launched. The goal of the pollution scooper, called the Ocean Cleanup, is ridding the world’s oceans of plastic pollution.
Sep. 10, 2018
The Argument Against Washington Team
It was the season opener for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, and while most of the headlines about the game were about how our home team got trounced, there was another story playing out outside of the stadium.
Sep. 10, 2018
ASU Using VR To Teach Biology Class
ASU later this semester plans to roll out what it believes is the first official biology lab done in virtual reality. It’ll be a cell biology course, with two more classes to come. S
Sep. 10, 2018
Hot Summer Days Cause Suicide Rate To Rise
Hot summer days are physically and emotionally draining, and many scientists believe climate change will only make it worse. In fact, the CDC confirmed that suicide rates in the U.S. are at their peak in the early summer.
Sep. 10, 2018
Institute Investigates Impact Of Tax Credit Private School Vouchers
Bipartisan, independent think tank the Grand Canyon Institute released a new study last week. They looked at tax credit scholarships given to families in order to enroll in private schools and for ESA vouchers, or empowerment scholarship accounts.
Sep. 10, 2018
The Takeaway: Dramatic Increase In Social Media Use By Teens
Six years ago, the non-profit Common Sense Media began tracking the use of social media by American teenagers and today the organization is publishing the results of a follow-up survey which finds a dramatic increase in the percentage of teens who regularly use social media.
Sep. 10, 2018
The Takeaway: The Trump Administration Discussed Plans For A Coup In Venezuela
A bombshell report from The New York Times released over the weekend showed that the Trump Administration participated in discussions with rebel Venezuelan military officers, regarding a coup to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro.
Sep. 10, 2018

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