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Native American Students Drill Down Into Dental School Prep
“There’s a question of representation,” said fourth year dental student Sarah Yankton Hill. The Society of American Indian Dentists found there are fewer than 300 American Indian dentists to serve a population of 5.2 million Native Americans.
Feb. 2, 2018
Refugee Women Open Global Market In Downtown Phoenix
A new pop up shop opens Friday in downtown Phoenix providing unique opportunities for the community.
Feb. 2, 2018
Flu Levels Highest In Arizona In 8 Years
Over 19,000 cases have been reported, the most since the H1N1 epidemic.
Feb. 2, 2018
In Dramatic Vote, AZ Lawmakers Expel Don Shooter From House
The Arizona Capitol is a place to create policies for living in a civil society. But a comprehensive report found, in one case, those policies were bent and words disguised as humor became disturbing.
Feb. 2, 2018
 Officials Warn Of Earlier, Stronger Fire Season
As a wildfire near Coolidge, dubbed the “River Fire” passes the one-hundred-acre mark, officials are concerned about weather conditions that fuel flames.
Feb. 2, 2018
 Phoenix, Tucson Temperatures In January Hit Records
The National Weather Service offices in Arizona's two major desert cities say January was the warmest on record for Tucson and the third warmest for Phoenix.
Feb. 1, 2018
Tucson Cracks Down On Drivers Using Phones
Starting today drivers in the city of Tucson could be stopped for using their cell phone.
Feb. 1, 2018
 Rex Tillerson Starts Latin America Tour With Visit To Mexico
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson began a weeklong tour of the Americas with a stop in Mexico City on Thursday and today, as Mexican diplomats are pushing to preserve NAFTA.
Feb. 1, 2018
Federal Judge Strikes Down Kansas BDS Law Similar To Arizona
After a Kansas law prohibiting state contractors from participating in a boycott against Israel was struck down this week, a similar Arizona law could face the same result.
Feb. 1, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Raising The Woof At The Puppy Party
Listen to the sounds of Danae Smith leading a puppy party at the Arizona Humane Society.
Feb. 1, 2018
 Biography Shows Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder is an archetype of the American frontier. But the real Wilder’s life was much darker and more difficult than the fictionalized version of her childhood self in her novels. That’s what Caroline Fraser depicts in her new biography of the author, "Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder."
Feb. 1, 2018
Old Town Scottsdale Gets New Brand
Scottsdale officials are embarking on a new branding campaign for part of the city, and have started referring to it as Old Town Scottsdale rather than Downtown Scottsdale or just Old Town. Here to talk about this is Karen Churchard, director of Scottsdale’s Tourism and Events Department.
Feb. 1, 2018
Habitat For Humanity CEO Talks Affordable Housing
Finding affordable housing can be a challenge for residents across the country, including here in the Valley. Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford says cities have to start looking at new models for making sure people can have a safe, affordable place to live.
Feb. 1, 2018
 Documents Show Canadian Companies Fixed The Price Of Bread
Retailers in Canada allegedly conspired to fix the price of bread. Not just bread — but also bagels, naan, English muffins and even tortillas. Joining us now to explain more about what happened is Francine Kopun. She's a business reporter at the Toronto Star.
Feb. 1, 2018
Korea Experts Worry About Lack Of U.S. Ambassador To South Korea
With the Winter Olympics starting next week in Pyeongchang, some are calling attention to the fact that the U.S. does not have an ambassador in South Korea. Here to talk about this is Jung Pak, a senior fellow and the Korea chair at the Brookings Institution.
Feb. 1, 2018
 New Head Of The NSA A Likely Choice
The National Security Agency — or the NSA — is about to get a new leader, and Army Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone is the likely choice, according to Patrick Tucker, Technology Editor for national security publication Defense One.
Feb. 1, 2018
 Ex-NBA Player Paul Shirley Publishes 2nd Book
Paul Shirley has traveled the world as a professional basketball player. That may sound glamorous, but it also meant he bounced around from team to team and country to country without any real firm commitments about how long he’d be able to last.
Feb. 1, 2018
How Disrupting Will New Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase Company Be to Health Care Industry?
Three companies – Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase – are banding together to create a non-profit that’ll provide health care for their employees. Joining me to talk about this is Jonathan Ketcham, a professor in the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU.
Feb. 1, 2018
 Veterinarian Uses Bandage From Tilapia Skin To Help Animals Burned From Wildfires
The Thomas Fire in Southern California was one of the most destructive wildfires in the state’s history. Like any wildfire, it severely damaged the living conditions for wildlife, and many of the animals themselves were burned. So how they can be assisted in recovering? One northern California veterinarian came up with a unique kind of bandage — made from tilapia skin.
Feb. 1, 2018
 White House Director Of Media Affairs Discusses Immigration, Border Security
One year in, and the Trump administration is fighting some of the same battles it waged when first taking office, especially when it comes to immigration, border security and trade agreements. Joining me know to discuss that and other issues pertinent to our region is the White House’s Director of Media Affairs Helen Aguirre Ferre, one of the few Hispanic officials in the Trump administration.
Feb. 1, 2018

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