KJZZ News

 Kate Shindle
Author and generally creative person Alison Bechdel is known for impacting culture in deep ways. She also wrote a critically-acclaimed graphic memoir called "Fun Home." "Fun Home" has been turned into a musical, and it’s being performed through this weekend at Gammage in Tempe. Its star is former Miss America Kate Shindle, who’s with me.
Sep. 7, 2017
Dignity Health
Last year, there were more than 6,300 births at East Valley hospitals Dignity Health Chandler and Mercy Gilbert. So they’re expanding. Dignity Health is partnering with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to jointly develop a new facility in the East Valley to bring together experts to target care for both mothers and babies.
Sep. 7, 2017
kickball
Listen to the sounds of Thomas playing a game of pickup kickball with the event group, Phoenix Fray.
Sep. 7, 2017
Arizona Diamondbacks logo
The Arizona Diamondbacks got off to a strong start this season, then hit a fairly lengthy skid. But for the past two weeks, the Diamondbacks have become the hottest team in the National League. For a quick update on what’s going on, I’m joined by Greg Moore, sports columnist for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
Sep. 7, 2017
The Valley has been known for its home affordability. That reputation changed a little during the heights of the market before the Great Recession’s dramatic downturn.
Sep. 7, 2017
Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry
It’s slow going for NAFTA negotiations. Not just for the big ideas that Mexico, Canada and the U.S. want to include, but also for the line-by-line edits.
Sep. 7, 2017
In Arizona, it’s very likely you know about one famous architect. Born at the turn of the 20th century and celebrated worldwide — even without any formal architecture training — his style celebrated a social rebelliousness years ahead of his time. But it’s not Frank Lloyd Wright we’re talking about.
Sep. 7, 2017
Angelica Hernandez Juan Amaya
Angelica Hernandez and Juan Amaya are living the American Dream. They worked hard in school, paid their way through college and now both work as engineers in the Valley. Along the way, they fell in love, got married, bought a house and had two little girls, one who is 2 and a newborn who’s just 3 months old. But neither of them could have done it without DACA.
Sep. 7, 2017
A Sierra Vista construction company is among four firms federal authorities have chosen to build models of a border wall made from materials other than concrete.
Sep. 7, 2017
Hurriane Harvey rescue efforts
As south Florida and the Caribbean brace for Hurricane Irma — and Houston begins to face the destruction left by Harvey — the future of these cities is up in the air. So in the aftermath of Harvey, as people go home to houses full of mold and flooded cars, will Houstonians stay?
Sep. 7, 2017
Miami beach
You may have noticed if you listen to KJZZ in the morning that Phil Latzman hasn't been on the air this week because he went on vacation. Shockingly enough, Latzman, who has spent a lot of time in Florida, decided to go to Miami — during hurricane season.
Sep. 7, 2017
Florida State University
On Wednesday, Irma leveled the islands of Barbuda and St. Martin. So far Hurricane Irma is blamed for three deaths. We go now to Florida State University’s Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies and Mark Bourassa, professor of meteorology.
Sep. 7, 2017
The opioid epidemic has hit the entire country — to the extent that President Trump has declared it a public health emergency. Valley surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Singer agrees that the opioid crisis is a serious one that needs to be addressed, but he’s not convinced that policymakers are approaching solutions in the right way.
Sep. 7, 2017
azmerit database
The Arizona Department of Education released official AzMERIT test scores for the 2016-17 school year in September 2017. Search an individual school and/or select a school district to see the percentage of students who passed each section.
Sep. 7, 2017
maricopa county seal
Maricopa County has a new way to recruit medical examiners and the county thinks its plan is the first of its kind in the country.
Sep. 7, 2017
the takeaway logo
While most of the country is watching coverage of hurricanes, potentially the biggest story in Washington still churns in the background.
Sep. 7, 2017
the takeaway logo
Recent studies suggest that HIV criminalization laws are not in sync with how the disease is treated in America and around the world.
Sep. 7, 2017
Dead pinyon trees
Crews fighting wildfires in 11 Western states are shifting tactics, trying to avoid lifeless, unstable trees killed over the past years by bark beetles, disease and other infestations.
Sep. 7, 2017
Veracruz Gulf
International oil corporations are rushing to the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico. For the first time in decades, the country is opening up its energy sector. And the interest in its deep-water reserves has come from global big guns like ExxonMobil and even the Chinese government to the tune of an expected $60 billion in investment.
Sep. 7, 2017
students raising their hands
Arizona public school students showed slight improvement on the state standardized test last year. That’s according to the latest data released from the Arizona Department of Education.
Sep. 7, 2017

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