Tonight on K-Jazz we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. with songs of freedom, unity and liberation. You'll hear excerpts from King's speeches and learn more about how jazz musicians dealt with racism in hotels and venues when they traveled to play their music.
January 12th is the second anniversary of a massive earthquake that killed more than 200-thousand people in Haiti.Many more were left homeless and injured. Commentator and Phoenix resident, Mary Jo West, recently visited Haiti and says despite the outpouring of support from from Arizona and around the world, the recovery has just begun.
In her State of the State address this week, Governor Jan Brewer asked the legislature to help celebrate the state’s centennial by buying back the capitol complex. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports on what that would entail.
Nobody likes being a freshmen, whether you’re in high school or the state legislature. Last year, the largest class of freshmen lawmakers since statehood took office facing yet another budget crisis.
Pinal County attorney Jim Walsh and ASU Law Professor Carissa Hessick sit down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about the report Prisoners in Arizona: Truth-in-Sentencing, Time Served, and Recidivism, and what changes should or should not be made to make Arizona's prisoner system better.
KJZZ's Mark Brodie and managing editor of the Arizona Guardian Dennis Welch sit down with Steve Goldstein to talk about the 2012 Legislative Session kicking off, and what the state can look forward to.
Steve Goldstein talks to Dr. Robert Lang of Brookings Mountain West about the benefits of a highway between Las Vegas and Phoenix, and why one hasn't been built yet...Lang says that, according to the old interstate rule in1956, Arizona didn't qualify for a highway.
For the Arizona Presidential Primaries average citizens are being encouraged to participate in Project White House 2012. The Tucson Weekly is holding a series of challenges, and will even endorse the participant who gains the most public support.
A criminologist questions the conclusions reached by a study done for the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council. It found Arizona sentencing laws are preventing crime and saving money. But a law professor at the University of California-Berkeley says the data doesn’t necessarily support that conclusion.
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The Tucson Unified School District voted four-to-one to end its Mexican American Studies Program late Tuesday night. The school district risked losing $15 million if it continued teaching ethnic studies as they were being taught.
This week, the Tucson Unified School District board voted to end its Mexican-American studies program so as not to lose millions in funding from the state of Arizona. We want to hear your reaction to the decision.
The state senate officially voted in a new president Monday. The chamber’s Republican majority gave Steve Pierce the top job this fall…after former Senate President Russell Pearce lost his recall election.
Arizona Republicans voting in next month’s presidential primary will likely find some unfamiliar names on the ballot--and one major candidate left off. Former ambassador and Utah Governor Jon Huntsman wasn’t eligible.
Valley home prices are expected to increase about 9 percent during 2012, according to Clear Capital's Housing Data Index. That report says however the same cannot be said for home prices in Tucson.
Governor Jan Brewer looked back…and forward in her state of the state address to the centennial legislature Monday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The governor told lawmakers Arizona has been saved…and touted the state’s positive cash balance and smaller government.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer used her annual State of the State address to call for lower taxes and less regulation in the next century. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports the economy was the focus of her speech.
A year ago, a seriously troubled man opened fire in a Safeway parking lot on a beautiful Saturday morning. He killed six people and injured 13 more, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Since then, Arizona has been forced to confront how it treats the mentally ill.
Robert Redford's new film is about a man lost at sea. His solo performance in "All is Lost" is getting rave reviews. He talks about that role, growing up, getting kicked out of college and starring in early episodic TV.