KJZZ News

Robrt Pela Theatre Review
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Nearly Naked Theatre's production of Oedipus for Kids which runs through September 10th.Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Sept. 20, 2013
On with the Show!
The Phoenix Symphony kicked off its new season last night. There was a chance that Symphony Hall could have been silent.  Like many arts organizations, the Phoenix Symphony has been hit hard by the recession.
Sept. 20, 2013
Intercity Rail Possible for Phoenix to Tucson
Scott Omer, the director of ADOT’s Multimodal Planning Division, and Serena Unrein, Public Interest Advocate for the Arizona PIRG Education Fund talk to Paul Atkinson about the possible Intercity Rail line between Phoenix and Tucson.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce and Lewis: What Contrasting Styles Tell Us
Senator Russell Pearce and challenger Jerry Lewis displayed contrasting styles in a Mesa Chamber of Commerce Debate.   The two are on the ballot in next month's recall election of Pearce.  The senator showcased his knowledge and tough nosed approach to policies while Lewis came across as a polite newcomer who vows to work with others.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pecan Prices Increase
You may think twice about adding one traditional item to your Thanksgiving meal this year.  The price of pecans continues to go up. The price of a bag of pecans is now 11-dollars.  It’s gone up one dollar every year since 2008.
Sept. 20, 2013
Paine Commentary - What?s the danger in telling it like it is?
KJZZ's Social Critic and Commentator Herb Paine says Halloween may be over but trick or treat remains the name of the political game...
Sept. 20, 2013
Homeless Kids Pose Challenge for Charities
This holiday, charities that help kids in poverty have more work to do. A million students in Arizona’s public schools qualify for free lunches, and the department of education says the number of homeless children has gone up sharply in recent years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Awake for brain surgery: DBS used to treat Parkinsons
Doctors in Phoenix are using a medical procedure known as deep brain stimulation or DBS to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. But DBS also is showing promise in the treatment of depression, Alzheimer’s and other disorders of the brain.
Sept. 20, 2013
Share your thoughts on Sheriff Joe
The U.S. Department of Justice has found widespread civil rights abuses and racial profiling in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. What is your reaction? What's your opinion of Sheriff Joe?
Sept. 20, 2013
Beyond Science Fiction
Professor Paul Davies explains the science behind time travel, finding life on other planets, and finding intelligent life in other universes. Davies also talks about his work with cancer researchers and the importance of keeping a certain amount of imagination in science.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sporting Image
Steve Goldstein talks to Board of Regents member Rick Myers about the business behind college football, budgeting sports at a university, and why athletics are important in the big picture of a university's image.
Sept. 20, 2013
Highway to Sin City
Steve Goldstein talks to Dr. Robert Lang of Brookings Mountain West about the benefits of a highway between Las Vegas and Phoenix, and why one hasn't been built yet...Lang says that, according to the old interstate rule in1956, Arizona didn't qualify for a highway.
Sept. 20, 2013
Moving Forward With Medical Marijuana
Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services Will Humble talks about moving forward with Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Program. He explains possible roadblocks and an estimated timeline for opening dispensaries.
Sept. 20, 2013
Special elections to replace Giffords could start in April
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ planned resignation will set off a chain of elections to name a new member of Congress from southern Arizona by the end of July. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Secretary of State’s office says state law requires the governor to call a special primary and general election within 72 hours after Representative Giffords resigns Governor Brewer has said she expects the special primary to take place in April with the special general election in June.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama praises Intels massive investment
President Obama stood in front of one of the largest construction cranes in the world Wednesday and praised the high-tech manufacturer Intel for creating new jobs. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the president was in Arizona on a national tour promoting his vision for the economy.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Latino Gap: One students journey through English Immersion classes
Over the last fifteen years, California, Arizona, and Massachusetts have all replaced bilingual education with English Immersion. This was supposed to help close the achievement gap. But by most measures – it hasn’t.
Sept. 20, 2013
Route of Loop 202 extension affected by funding
Members of the Gila River Indian Community will vote Tuesday on whether to allow a new freeway to be built on tribal land.  The extension of Loop 202 around South Mountain was proposed more than 25 years ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jails in Yavapai County to begin scanning inmates irises
Yavapai County is rolling out some new technology to keep track of inmates. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is installing equipment to identify prisoners by scanning their irises. The technology will replace fingerprint identification at the Camp Verde and Prescott jails.
Sept. 20, 2013
Presumptive U of A President to be in Tucson
The likely next president of the University of Arizona will be in Tucson on Monday, to meet with members of the community. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Dr. Ann Weaver Hart will be in Tucson for about two and a half days.
Sept. 20, 2013

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