A study published this month found a group of pesticides, called neonicotinoids, may be at least partly to blame for a decline in honey bee populations. With me to talk about this is Peter Ellsworth. He's a professor at the University of Arizona and director of the Arizona Pest Management Center.
The SunPunchers is known for creating a blend of warm, open Americana music, with gorgeous vocal harmonies, full guitar sounds, and a delicate pedal steel. The Show's host Steve Goldstein spoke with the band’s frontwoman Betsy Ganz.
The sale of Park Central Mall in Phoenix has officially closed, and the developers have unveiled their plans for the project. Construction should start by the end of the year, and officials expect to be finished toward next fall.
Cities are leading the way when it comes to supporting LGBTQ people and workers. That’s according to new rankings out today from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.
The state Board of Education released preliminary letter grades for Arizona schools earlier this month, and a number of schools have decided to appeal what they were given — ranging from those that received a relatively high grade of B or much lower than that. Matt Ladner, Senior Research Fellow at the Charles Koch Institute, recently wrote an essay called Arizona’s New School Grades Lack Face Validity. And he is with me.
More than 40 people have died in the fires that have extended a path of destruction through Northern California. It’s part of a trend involving wildfires becoming more catastrophic year after year. To learn more, I’m joined by Scott Stephens. He is a professor of Fire Science at UC-Berkeley.
After decades of unrecognized inflation, Arizonans will see a tax break when filing next April. The new law passed earlier this year will allow taxpayers a $50 increase in personal exemptions. But, it’s not as much as you might think.
Music fans in Phoenix have a big weekend in store. Starting on Friday, tens of thousands of people will flock to the Lost Lake Festival, which promises three days of national music acts, local food and art. It's the first time Phoenix has hosted a festival of this scale. So what to expect?
The program targets a critical time in a child’s development. “This is when the brain just is soaking up all of this information and language and the longer we wait, the more difficult it is to intervene with a child,” Laine said. “The child doesn’t pick up as quickly certain skills.”
Arizona’s two U.S. senators appear to be on board with a bipartisan effort on health-care reform. John McCain says he is pleased the Senate has returned to normal order with two-party negotiations between Democrat Patty Murray and Republican Lamar Alexander.
The company says community demand for its Maryvale facility has fallen significantly enough in the last few years to shut it down. About 300 Abrazo employees will be affected and some will be re-assigned to other facilities.
The Phoenix Suns tip off their 50th season Wednesday night with a home game against the Portland Trailblazers. Following a lengthy run as one of the most successful organizations in the NBA, the past seven seasons haven’t been kind to the team — which is in the midst of a postseason drought. We talked about it with Scott Bordow, who covers the team for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.