KJZZ News

AZ StoryCorps: Sisters Mary & Joan
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, sisters Mary Juergens and Joan Saunders reminisce about growing up in a family with nine girls and finding strength in numbers when it came time to care for their ailing father.
Sept. 20, 2013
Harry Potter Mania in Valley Theatres
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert sat down with Harkin Theatre's Brian Laurel with all the excitement surrounding this last film in the Harry Potter Series.
Sept. 20, 2013
Few options for Glendale Couple losing state Medicaid Insurance
For a Glendale couple, losing their state Medicaid insurance Monday is a matter of life or death.  They are among 57-hundred Arizonans with catastrophic or chronic medical conditions that the state helped cover.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASUs Littlest Co-Ed
May 19, 2006 -- KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman brings us this essay about her daughter Sophie, and Silverman's understanding of her daughter's development.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jon Talton Says Phoenix Needs a Call to Action
Rogue Columnist and Phoenix native Jon Talton tells Steve Goldstein why the city needs a different brand of leadership from the next Mayor.
Sept. 20, 2013
Does Longer School Year Improve Results?
A Phoenix school district serving low-income students has seen some success by lengthening its school year by 20 days.  But, an education expert says that alone isn’t enough.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama Job Speech May Help AZ Homeowners
   KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan about the impact of the President Obama's Jobs speech on Arizona homeowners.
Sept. 20, 2013
Politics In Arizona & Redistricting Controversy
Bobb Robb of the Arizona Republic and Bob Grossfeld of the Arizona Guardian join Steve Goldstein to talk about the controversy over Arizona's redistricting process this year. They discuss whether something is wrong with the process.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cortez staying on the ballot in recall election
A judge is allowing a Mesa woman to remain on the ballot in the recall election of Senate President Russell Pearce.  That, despite ruling the candidacy of Olivia Cortes is an orchestrated attempt by the East Valley Tea Party to keep Pearce in office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gullett and Stanton ? Race for Phoenix Mayor
Phoenix mayoral candidates Greg Stanton and Wes Gullett sit down with Here and Now host Steve Goldstein to talk about their plans for Phoenix. Gullett and Stanton also answer listener questions and comments about the issues most important to Phoenix residents.
Sept. 20, 2013
How Are Classrooms in the Southwest Changing?
The demographics of the United States are changing rapidly, and the demographics of schools are in flux. We want to hear from you: how are classrooms in the Southwest changing?
Sept. 20, 2013
Immigration and Tea Party Impact of Pearce Loss
The architect of Arizona’s controversial immigration law is out.  Russell Pearce is the first lawmaker in state history to lose his seat in a recall election.  It was a dramatic fall for a tough-talking Tea Party favorite who became one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
Forest officials are encouraging Arizona residents to drive to the White Mountains for a Christmas tree.  The White Mountains is the the same area where the Wallow Fire burned more than five-hundred thousand acres this summer and now it's sprawling with trees for the holidays.
Sept. 20, 2013
What are your favorite holiday traditions?
Whether they're unique or ordinary, uncommon or commonplace, we'd like to hear about your favorite holiday traditions!
Sept. 20, 2013
Shelton Talks Bowl
Steve Goldstein talks about the upcoming Fiesta Bowl with executive director Robert Shelton. Shelton explains his role, the importance of bowl games, and the importance of divisions for higher education schools.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prosecutor to release Fiesta Bowl investigation findings
I’m Paul Atkinson in the KJZZ Newsroom.  On Wednesday morning, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will release results of an investigation into alleged improprieties involving the Fiesta Bowl.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whats Your Name, Baby?
The list of Arizona's most popular baby names of 2011 is in -- from Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly has the story...The Arizona Department of Health Services released the list and Jacob and Isabella remain at the top of the heap.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill Heywood Remembered
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert and KTAR personality Michael Dixon share memories of  fellow broadcaster Bill Heywood.Heywood and his wife, Susan, were found dead Wednesday inside a Scottsdale hotel. Both died of gunshot wounds, but police are not searching for anyone else in connection with the case.
Sept. 20, 2013
Light Flu Season in Arizona So Far
The State Department of Health Services says Arizona’s flu season continues to be relatively mild. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports. STEVE GOLDSTEIN: In the first week of 2012, the Department of Health Services documented seven confirmed cases of influenza—which occurred in four Arizona counties.
Sept. 20, 2013

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