KJZZ News

Cheap Hotels
TinyDesert Concerts are when we bring local bands into the KJZZ studios to play a couple songs for us and talk a bit about the music. Valley-based band Cheap Hotels came to play for us, and The Show's host Lauren Gilger spoke with one of the band's frontpeople, Ian Wilson.
May. 19, 2017
Linda Bove
Ground was broken on that in the late 1960s when deaf theater actress Linda Bove was cast in the role of Linda the Librarian on Sesame Street. Bove is a Phoenix resident, and I spoke with her recently about her experience on the program and being a deaf performer.
May. 19, 2017
movie theater
We know films can be rated “R” and “PG-13,” but what about an “F” rated film? It’s a new rating that’s starting to become more widely used in the film industry, and it’s for films that are rated “F” for Feminist.
May. 19, 2017
The New Urban Crisis book
Fifteen years ago, Richard Florida wrote about the rise of the creative class, and how it could help revitalize American cities.
May. 19, 2017
Arizona Center
Downtown Phoenix’s skyline is about to change. Developers who are revamping the Arizona Center just announced plans to build a new 31-story residential tower on the lawn in the middle of the center.
May. 19, 2017
We’re periodically reminded that democracy is a messy process and one that takes consistent energy and commitment. To that end, Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics has partnered with The Atlantic magazine to explore — through a series of essays — how technology is impacting democracy.
May. 19, 2017
street
Rural counties will get $30 million in the upcoming fiscal year for road maintenance and construction — that amount was included in the state budget lawmakers approved earlier this month.
May. 19, 2017
solar panels
The state of Arizona cannot make companies that lease rooftop solar panels to homeowners pay property taxes on those.
May. 19, 2017
Aaron Saucedo
Phoenix police had their eye on the suspect in the “Serial Street Shooter” case for months, court records show.
May. 19, 2017
Joe Arpaio
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is being tried for criminal contempt for ignoring a 2011 court order to cease his immigration enforcement patrols.
May. 19, 2017
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The Trump-Russia probe is "similar to Watergate and Iran-contra in that there seems to be a new shoe that drops every day or two," Sen. John McCain tells The Takeaway.
May. 19, 2017
Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained steady last month at 5 percent as the number of people employed in the private sector grew by just 7,500, a bit slower than typical post-recession increases.
May. 19, 2017
Core Civic facility proposed
The Mesa City Council is preparing to vote on a contract awarding their jail services to private prison operator Core Civic
May. 19, 2017
A new study by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows the total economic impact for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport tops $38 billion a year. That’s $10 billion more since the last study, thanks to the economic recovery and more defense spending.
May. 19, 2017
I Dont Konform
A Navajo heavy metal band is releasing its first album May 27. They call themselves I Dont Konform. And unless you live on the reservation, you probably haven’t heard of them. But they recently got the attention of one of the most sought-after producers in the world.
May. 19, 2017
Lawmakers in Louisiana are backing a measure to keep automatic guns away from kids. The bill came to be after a firearm instructor was accidentally killed by a child here in Arizona.
May. 19, 2017
rowers
Listen to the sounds of Emily Burkett coaching a group of rowers on Tempe Town Lake.
May. 18, 2017
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Arizona State University baseball has been one of college sports’ legendary programs — producing decades of winning seasons and successful major leaguers from Reggie Jackson to Dustin Pedroia. But this year has seen, in a relative sense, a lot more errors than hits and runs.
May. 18, 2017
City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles
Three of the Valley’s four pro sports teams are potentially looking for new places to play. And, a new book could give some insight into how that process may play out.
May. 18, 2017
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council is charged with attracting new businesses — large and small — to the Valley and assisting existing companies expand their opportunities. Recently, Site Selection magazine awarded GPEC a Mac Conway award as the top economic development organization in the U.S.
May. 18, 2017

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