The city of Mesa will hold a public meeting Wednesday night on a proposed entertainment district for its downtown area. City officials say they want to increase nightlife in downtown Mesa. KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert spoke with David Short, executive director of the Downtown Mesa Association, about the proposed entertainment district.
Drummer and composer Winard Harper combines his tradition of swing with brilliant innovation on his latest release. Tonight it's all new releases including work by Dizzy's long time in the pocket guitarist Ed Cherry, and pianist Kenny Drew.
A state appellate court is erasing a trial judge's ruling that Republican legislative nominee Darrin Mitchell can't run in the general election.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.A court of appeals decision says a trial judge shouldn't have considered the lawsuit challenging Mitchell's candidacy because the lawsuit wasn't personally presented to Mitchell or his attorney.
Three seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission are up for election this fall. The panel has been called the most important government body you’ve never heard of. And, one issue has emerged as the most critical for the six major party candidates running for those positions.
The Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting Tuesday night about a proposed new interstate. The project aims to improve infrastructure in the region, and potentially across the continent.
Dizzy Gillespie was a force in jazz. Many jazz giants got their start in his bands. His wonderful spirit and remarkable talent are like no one else! Hear the music of trumpeter, band leader and composer Dizzy Gillespie tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.
Eileen Klein, Chief of Staff for Governor Jan Brewer, will be leaving the position to become President of the Arizona Board of Regents. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.Klein first joined the Brewer Administration as Budget Director.
Who can rescue trust in the media? You. As someone who has been a journalist for more than 30 years, I was extremely disappointed and dispirited by a recent Gallup survey that showed distrust in media coverage at an all-time high.
A conservation organization wants millions of additional acres to be set aside for the population of endangered jaguars. Earlier this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service released a proposed critical habitat area for jaguars, which have been designated as an endangered species since 1997.
Arizona State University is opening a new center dedicated to Latinos and public policy. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports the mission is to study the growing Latino population as it relates to the entire state.
The group California Common Cause is asking California's campaign finance watchdog to investigate the donors behind an $11 million political contribution from a nonprofit based in Arizona called Americans for Responsible Leadership.
The Maricopa County Elections Department has sent out over a million early ballots. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports some questions are arising over how those ballots can be turned in.JUDE JOFFE-BLOCK: This week County Recorder Helen Purcell announced people posing as county employees were knocking on doors asking to collect voters' early ballots.
The number of young adults, ages 16 to 24, who are neither working nor in school is growing. In total 5.8 million young Americans, or 14.7 percent of the U.S. population, make up this demographic. There are many reasons why a young adult may be neither working nor in school.
Tonight hear your favorites! Art Tatum, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ella fitzgerald, and more when we pull out all the stops for a fun night of jazz and fund raising starting at 8. It's a jazz party to keep jazz alive on public radio, and it starts with Poncho Sanchez new CD.
The monitor of the $25 billion national mortgage settlement is in the Valley today to talk about where the rights of homeowners fit in.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: In February of this year, five of the largest banks in the U.
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Phoenix that faced a bulldozer is now looking at a better future. Wright designed the home for his son David and daughter-in-law Gladys. The house shares some of the spiral design elements of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and was purchased earlier this year by a private company.
Former Arizona lawmaker Bill Konopnicki has died. The Republican from Safford served in the state House of Representatives for eight years, but had been in declining health. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting was disrupted by protestors Wednesday morning. The meeting was cancelled before the board could approve a multi-million dollar settlement over the death of a jail inmate.
Congressman Jeff Flake and Dr. Richard Carmona joined Steve Goldstein separately to talk about their views on economic progress, the Affordable Care Act, and immigration reform. Carmona, the former U.S.
Arizona's new 9th Congressional District is considered the most competitive in the state and is rated a toss-up by a number of national analysts. It includes Tempe, south Scottsdale, west Mesa and parts of Chandler and Phoenix.
We hear from Meryl Streep who's nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods," and J.K. Simmons who's nominated for his performance in the film "Whiplash."