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In most workplaces, it would seem a little odd to hear a baby giggling in a daily meeting. But at the Arizona Department of Health Services, it’s nothing to bat an eye at. ADHS has been allowing new moms to bring their newborns to work with them since 2001 as part of the "Infant at Work" program.
Last night, Adele made history sweeping the Grammys, winning album, record and song of the year. Joining me now to talk about some of the memorable moments from last night and what they mean is Amanda Petrusich, a music journalist and contributing writer for the "New Yorker."
George Lakey has been working for social change since the Vietnam War. A Quaker, he’s taught approaches to non-violence, justice and peace to generations of activists. This weekend, he was in the Valle, teaching a workshop at the Community Justice Alliances for Action annual forum and speaking at Changing Hands bookstore about his new book, "Viking Economics."
Every one of us has a list of fears that could potentially keep us up at night — or worse — if we’re confronted with them. Associate Professor Ed Day of Chapman University has run the Survey of American Fears. Jeff Greenberg is a psychology professor at University of Arizona and specializes in the “Finding Meaning in Life” component of the university’s Healthy Lives lab.
Security adviser Michael Flynn this past Wednesday denied that he spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak regarding a reprieve of sanctions on Russia. But that denial has been walked back after senior U.S. officials interpreted those conversations, suggesting they may have been inappropriate or even illegal.
House Education Committee this afternoon is scheduled to take up the Empowerment Scholarship Account bill after an identical version won the approval of a Senate committee last week. We talk with Jonathan Butcher, education director at the Goldwater Institute, and Chris Kotterman, government relations director for the Arizona School Boards Association.
It’s been a busy week for education. A new Secretary of Education was confirmed. Commentator Amy Silverman has a lunch pail full of reasons why we shouldn’t turn our back on public schools. Silverman is managing editor of Phoenix New Times. She blogs about her daughter Sophie at GirlInAPartyHat.com.
Senator Jeff Flake asking the Interior Department to exempt the Bureau of Land Management’s seasonal firefighter program from the current federal employee hiring freeze. The move comes during the time that pre-fire season recruiting typically gets underway.
With Donald Trump as president, the Dakota Access Pipeline will get a permit. While North Dakotans welcome the news, the tribe fighting the project promises a legal challenge, and protesters remain defiant in opposition.
A delegation of Mexican senators was in the Valley over the weekend to prepare for the possibility of mass deportations, and the removal of Guadalupe García de Rayos heightened the group’s sense of urgency.