KJZZ News

Studying Extreme Weather
ASU and the University of Buffalo are teaming up to study how extreme weather impacts American cities. To talk more about this research, I’m joined by Nick Rajkovich, an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Buffalo, and Paul Coseo, an assistant professor of Landscape Architecture at the Design School at ASU.
Sep. 3, 2018
Detecting Wildfires Is Both High-Tech And Low-Tech
Only about half of Arizona's forest fire lookout towers are used during the fire season, but are crucial to forest safety. On the more high-tech side of the spectrum, there are also people trying to figure out how we can use technology to improve the way we detect wildfires.
Sep. 3, 2018
Why There
Some of the major buildings that make up the downtown Phoenix skyline are all cooled by the biggest version of an air conditioner you've ever heard of, and it's right under the street.
Sep. 3, 2018
New Cochise County Development May Be A Strain On Local Water Supply
What will your neighborhood look like in 100 years? When you live in the desert, this question is less whimsical and more about simple practicalities.
Sep. 3, 2018
Phoenix Looking To Trees — And Buildings — For More Shade To Cool The City
Phoenix’s new Tree and Shade and Urban Heat Island Subcommittee will look at how well the city’s tree and shade master plan is being implemented and whether they can benchmark progress on the plan — to get 25 percent of the city under natural or constructed shade.
Sep. 3, 2018
Q&AZ: Does U.S. Really Use 500M Plastic Straws A Day?
It’s almost impossible to determine exactly how many single-use plastic straws are used every day, and even harder to determine just how many end up in the ocean.
Sep. 3, 2018
The Pulse: Science At Work
It’s Labor Day, which means we’re celebrating the hard-working people who keep the engines of productivity humming. On this episode, we’ll explore how science and technology are changing work and workplaces, and what we are learning about the pitfalls of different work environments.
Sep. 3, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Driving A Zamboni Is A Real ‘Cool’ Job
Listen to the sounds of Matt Grunauer driving a zamboni at the Ice Den in Scottsdale.
Sep. 3, 2018
Arizona Storytellers: Elia Simon
Counselor Elia Simon shares a story about trying to fit in during elementary school as part of Arizona Republic's storytelling series.
Sep. 3, 2018
4 Missing, 13 Injured After Boat Crash On Arizona Border
Four people are missing and more than a dozen are injured following a boat crash on the Colorado River Saturday night.
Sep. 2, 2018
Memorials For McCain Conclude In Annapolis
A series of memorial events for Sen. John McCain, who passed away last Saturday at age 81, concluded Sunday. A private memorial service will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland.
AZ Memorial For McCain Filled With Heartfelt Remembrance, Laughs
Sep. 1, 2018
DPS Implements Safety Corridor Over Holiday Weekend
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is working to keep more drivers safe this Labor Day weekend.
Sep. 1, 2018
2 Passengers File Suit After Deadly Greyhound Crash
Two people are suing a California-based trucking company whose semitrailer crashed into a Greyhound bus.
Aug. 31, 2018
Arizona Canyon Famed For Waterfalls Reopens After Flooding
The Havasupai Reservation will reopen Saturday for the first time since early July. Flooding rushed through a world-famous gorge off the Grand Canyon, forcing about 200 people to evacuate.
Aug. 31, 2018
Trump Rejects Pay Increase For Federal Border Agents
The labor union that represents millions of federal employees, including 12,000 U.S. Border Patrol agents criticized the Trump Administration for freezing their pay Thursday. But they also criticized the border agent union which endorsed President Donald Trump for not speaking up against the pay freeze.
Aug. 31, 2018
U.S. Manufacturers Hurt By Tariffs Don
On Thursday, U.S. trade officials are reportedly pressing Mexico and possibly Canada to accept a quota plan to replace national security tariffs currently in place on imports of steel and aluminum.
Aug. 31, 2018
KJZZ
Discussing the week in news with Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, longtime political reporter Jim Small and Jim Nintzel, executive editor of Tucson Weekly and Tucson Local Media.
Aug. 31, 2018
Johnson Utilities Gives Control Of Financial Accounts
An embattled southeast Valley utility company has given control of its company over to an interim manager after being threatened with jail time.
Aug. 31, 2018
Phoenix Isn
It’s Labor Day weekend, and there’s nothing more synonymous with Labor Day than barbecue. For most people, Phoenix isn't really known as a barbecue town. Well, that might be changing. Chris Malloy, food editor for Phoenix New Times has spent the last year taking a deep dive into the Phoenix barbecue scene.
Aug. 31, 2018
Disparity In State Aid Between Kinship, Foster Families
Arizona officials appear to be working to place more children who’ve been removed from their parents with family members than in foster care. Those kinship families, however, get far less money from the state to help with expenses related to those kids.
Aug. 31, 2018

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