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Alberto Rios
Alberto Rios was Arizona’s inaugural Poet Laureate and is the author of 10 books, including three short story collections. He’s also host of Arizona PBS’ "Books & Co." We spoke with Rios about the importance of words and writing, especially in contentious times.
Sep. 1, 2017
Arizona SciTech Festival
The Arizona SciTech Festival kicked off its seventh season on Thursday, with a conference titled, “Building Arizona’s STEM Ecosystem.” Joining me for a few minutes to talk about the state’s STEM Ecosystem is Jeremy Babendure, executive director of the Arizona SciTech Festival.
Sep. 1, 2017
Newseum
The Newseum in Washington, D.C., is facing enormous financial problems. It officially opened in 1997 in Arlington, Virginia, before moving to a huge building on Pennsylvania Avenue, a structure that cost approximately $450 million to construct and design. This week, the Newseum’s President and CEO Jeffrey Herbst resigned in the wake of the fiscal challenges.
Sep. 1, 2017
port of entry in Douglas, Arizona
The Port of Entry at Douglas was built in 1933. The last upgrade was two decades ago. Now Congress is considering a plan to modernize and reconstruct the port.
Sep. 1, 2017
Center for Biological Diversity
The move by the Trump administration to move forward with the border wall is under fire from many in the environmental community. Now, as the Trump administration moves forward with plans to build the border wall prototypes near San Diego, the Center for Biological Diversity plans to challenge the move in court.
Sep. 1, 2017
A view of I-17 traffic, from inside a car
The Arizona Department of Transportation is trying to limit the number of accidents during three-day Labor Day holiday.
Sep. 1, 2017
the takeaway logo
From a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey, to an unexpected broken bone, many Americans are not financially prepared for an emergency.
Sep. 1, 2017
Nazk Jabir
At a recent naturalization ceremony in Phoenix, we heard how the newest Americans are being welcomed in the current political climate.
Sep. 1, 2017
Tempe Center for the Arts
Michael Washington Brown is from London. By way of Jamaica and Barbados. And he’s Black, which is the name of his one-man show, which he’s bringing to the Tempe Center for the Arts tonight and tomorrow night.
Sep. 1, 2017
Pumpjack
Hurricane Harvey is wreaking havoc on oil operations in the Gulf Coast, and even states far from the storm’s path are feeling its impact on the energy industry.
Sep. 1, 2017
As Arizona grapples with an opioid epidemic, a band of volunteers in Phoenix works under the radar to get those who are addicted clean syringes and medical care. They believe one of the biggest barriers to curbing the death toll is stigma and isolation.
Sep. 1, 2017
FTC logo
An Arizona court imposed an $11.8 million judgment and an injunction against a telemarketing company Thursday. The order comes after a multiyear and multistate investigation.
Sep. 1, 2017
A still from a Phoenix police video
The video shows a group with anti-fascist signs trying to break through a barrier after the president's rally ended. The police shot pepper balls on the ground to disperse that group.
Aug. 31, 2017
The U.S., Mexico and Canada will enter the second round of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement on Friday.
Aug. 31, 2017
A group of volunteers from the business aviation community has begun providing relief efforts to the Houston area for tropical storm Harvey. Aerobridge began transporting medicine and other supplies to the surrounding areas on Monday. It is in the process of collecting donated goods at Ross Aviation at the Scottsdale Airport.
Aug. 31, 2017
As the Trump administration weighs the fate of nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, a new study reveals the program’s effects on their children.
Aug. 31, 2017
The United Nations says there’s been a significant increase in the number of children used as human bombs in Nigeria by Boko Haram militants. How do violent and traumatic experiences in childhood affect those kids as they grow up, and how can experts help them?
Aug. 31, 2017
Solar Panel
Despite the Trump administration’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement, more and more nations — and communities in America — are looking to increase their renewable energy use.
Aug. 31, 2017
prescott
Voters in Prescott approved a measure that will raise the city’s sales tax rate to help pay down the city’s $78 million pension debt. The vote will raise residents’ sales tax by three-quarters of a percent and pay for pension benefits for police officers and firefighters.
Aug. 31, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Now that President Trump has formally pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, we wanted to check back in with Robert Weisberg, a professor of criminal law at Stanford and co-director of the school’s Criminal Justice Center, to get his take on it.
Aug. 31, 2017

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