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Republicans Terrified About DHS Shake-Up
Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving the Department of Homeland Security — but she may not be the only one. With The Show to talk about the upheaval at the agency was Melanie Zanona, a congressional reporter with Politico.
April 9, 2019
Arizona In Crosshairs Of U.S. Department Of Education
In 2016, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill known as the “menu option.” Public school boards could choose alternatives to the AzMERIT standardized test, instead opting for tests like the ACT or SAT. But, this has put Arizona in the crosshairs of the U.S. Department of Education.
April 9, 2019
Do Technical Classes Line Up With The Job Market?
Career and Technical Education classes are meant to create a clear path for some students from the high school classroom to the job that will start their career.
April 9, 2019
More Parents Being Diagnosed With PTSD When Their Kids Face Cancer
When you think of post-traumatic stress disorder, war veterans might first come to mind. But there is growing recognition that it is something also suffered by parents whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses.
April 9, 2019
Tobacco Companies Turn To Social Media To Hook Youth
The marketing prowess of Big Tobacco has been on display for decades. Some of the power, however, was diminished when regulations were put into place. But a new study from a team at USC has concluded that tobacco companies have turned to social media to attract young people
April 9, 2019
The Pulse: Becoming A Mother — Pumping Milk In Prison
Inside a new initiative that’s letting incarcerated women pump breast milk as a way to maintain their ties with newborn infants.
April 9, 2019
AZ House Approves Requirements For Emergency Early Voting
The Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that would require anyone voting at an emergency voting center to sign an affidavit.
April 9, 2019
The Takeaway: The U.S. Label Iran
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the new label for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, which goes into effect in one week and represents the first time the U.S. has ever officially labeled part of another government’s military a terrorist organization.
April 9, 2019
Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Administration Migrant Plan
A federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump Administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims for asylum are processed in the U.S.
April 9, 2019
Untold Arizona: Tracing The Ancient Origins Of Arizona Rivers
In Medieval Europe, all roads led to Rome. In Arizona, all rivers lead to the Colorado. The Verde, the Gila, the Salt — without these rivers, life in Arizona would be unthinkable. Find out how scientists are still piecing together their mysterious origins.
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April 9, 2019
Untold Arizona: DouglaPrieta Co-op Empowers Women, Keeps Families Together
Hidden away in a dusty neighborhood just south of the Arizona border, a group of women are creating a sustainable community for themselves at the DouglaPrieta Works cooperative in Agua Prieta, Sonora.
Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
April 9, 2019
ADOT Construction Program Includes I-17 Expansion Proposal
The Arizona Department of Transportation is planning major construction projects in the next five years. Those projects include widening Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Casa Grande and adding lanes on Interstate 17 between Anthem and Sunset Point.
April 8, 2019
Mexican Feminist Group Expands To The U.S.
The fight in Mexico for equality and justice for women is going beyond borders. A Mexican feminist group is now opening a branch in the United States. Hijas de la MX is a non-partisan women’s rights collective that emerged in February on social media.
April 8, 2019
Rural Districts, Charters Receive Latest School Bus Funds
A fifth wave of funding is going to more school buses for rural Arizona school districts. The money comes from a Volkswagen settlement agreement after the federal government sued the company for violating the Clean Air Act.
April 8, 2019
Schweikert, Stanton Offer Different Views On Mexico After Nielsen Resignation
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure from her post comes as Arizona’s congressional representatives are calling for changes to the U.S’s relationship with Mexico.
April 8, 2019
Alternative Tests To AzMERIT Place Funds In Jeopardy
A decision by the Arizona Legislature in 2015 that allowed school districts to implement their own standardized testing instead of Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching tests has potentially placed $340 million in federal aid in jeopardy.
April 8, 2019
AZ Democrats Are Hopeful State Is Turning Purple
Arizona has been called a purple state by some analysts for several election cycles, but 2018 may have actually been an example of the tide turning — at least Democrats are hoping so.
April 8, 2019
Considers College Scholarship For Science Teachers
National science educators are watching what Arizona lawmakers do over the next few weeks with a bill that could help fill a critical teacher shortage.
April 8, 2019
The Pulse: Food Allergies
Food — we relate to it in a lot of different ways. It can serve as nourishment, as pleasure, as fuel for our bodies, or the glue that holds communities together. But food can also make us sick — or cause us to feel powerless over our cravings and habits.
April 8, 2019
Students, Professors Speak Out On Charges Against Protesters
There is an ongoing controversy happening right now over free speech on the University of Arizona’s campus after the university’s president announced two students are being charged with misdemeanors after protesting a Border Patrol event on campus.
April 8, 2019

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