KJZZ News

Heat Wave In September
This afternoon temperatures are going to peak at a sizzling 110 degrees for the second day in September.  National Weather Service Meteorologist Gary Woodall says the high pressure system over Colorado is driving up temperatures.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hollywood Provokes With New Drug War Shows
The War on Drugs makes for good drama. It has inspired Hollywood for years and lately a recent surge of TV shows like "Breaking Bad," "Weeds" and "The Bridge." These shows are trying to do something new however — showing the complexity of the conflict, with bad guys on both sides of the border.
Sept. 20, 2013
Echo Canyon Recreation Area On Schedule For Fall Opening
After months of renovation, two prime hiking trails in Phoenix will open in time for the hiking season. The city closed Echo Canyon at Camelback Mountain in January. The area was in need of modernization and of a new entrance.
Sept. 20, 2013
Update On Opposing Medicaid Expansion And Other Capitol Issues
A same sex marriage referendum is not going to be on the 2014 ballot, but what about other proposed measures including one that opposes Medicaid expansion in Arizona? Jim Small, editor of the Arizona Capitol Times, gives an update on that and other Capitol issues.
Sept. 20, 2013
Research Conducted On ASU Football Sidelines Could Help Brain Trauma Patients
When Arizona State’s football team takes the field against the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday night, about 40 Sun Devils will be wearing special helmets that monitor when a player suffers a head impact.
Sept. 20, 2013
TUSD Adds Motivation Test To Admissions Process For UHS
The Tucson Unified School District has been under court supervision for decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. Now the district is proposing an addition to the admissions process for the selective University High School.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer To Stop Issuing Drivers Licenses For Anyone In Deferred Action Programs
Gov. Jan Brewer has opted to stop issuing driver's licenses to people in all deferred action programs. The decision comes after a federal judge told the state it’s action to refuse to issue licenses for people in the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was probably unconstitutional discrimination, because the state allowed those in other programs to drive.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: AHCCCS Enrollment Freeze
Here and Now host Steve Goldstein talks to Monica Coury, assistant director of Intergovernmental Relations for AHCCCS, about misconceptions involving AHCCCS enrollment freezes and budget cuts. Coury talks about who will retain their coverage, who is eligible, and why a freeze is being put into effect.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Fleeing Baghdad
    In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Wasnaa Adnam reminisces with her daughter Aysar Jaber about the struggles they faced while fleeing Baghdad in 2003, their journey to the U.S. and hopes for the future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Guest Ranch Burned by Wallow Fire gets Unexpected Help
The largest wildfire in Arizona's history burned 538-thousand acres of forest. The Wallow Fire also destroyed more than 30 homes and cabins. One Eastern Arizona ranch was hit particularly hard.  As KJZZ's Paul Atkinson reports, the family plans to rebuild with some unexpected help.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps:  Dreams Realized
   Jose Luis Leal and his friend and mentor Chris Williams retrace Jose's journey from poverty and despair to college with a promising future.StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sophies First Day of School
August 01, 2008 - KJZZ  Commentator Amy Silverman is sending her daughter Sohpie off to kindergarten with the rest of the kids, which is hard enough for any mom. But Sophie's not like the rest of the kids.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Changing Times
Coy C. Payne, the first African American mayor in Arizona, recalls applying for a teaching job when segregation was still legal in a conversation with his wife Willie, who talks about how the tides have changed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wildlife Recovers from Wallow Fire
The largest wild fire in state history blackened more than a half-million acres, prompting fears that large numbers of wildlife would perish.  The largest wild fire in state history blackened more than a half-million acres, prompting fears that large numbers of wildlife would perish.
Sept. 20, 2013
Creating Arizona Jobs
KJZZ's Steve Goldstein asks Arizona Commerce Authority CEO Don Cardon how the public-private partnership will bring jobs to Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jared Lee Loughner: Trying Mentally Ill Suspects
Steve Goldstein talks to two people who have experience with the mentally ill as crime suspects. Attorney Robert Hirsh describes the process of defending a mentally ill client, and what being found incompetent to stand trial means for the defendant.
Sept. 20, 2013
Living Legend, Poet Nikki Giovanni
Poet and one of Oprah's "Living Legends" Nikki Giovanni talks to Steve Goldstein about the importance of taking individual responsibility and action. This Friday, October 7th she'll be giving the Jonathan and Maxine Marshall Distinguished Lecture at ASU.
Sept. 20, 2013
Want secure borders? Try something other than a danged fence.
“Secure our border” is a common refrain from some elected officials discussing immigration reform.   But KJZZ Commentator Julie Erfle says it’s time for them to start discussing real solutions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Roasting Coach Kush
 Former ASU Sun Devil's Football Coach Kush still comes to work every day and recently sat down with KJZZ's Terry Ward to talk about his legacy.Kush is going to be honored at the University's 'Legends Luncheon' with more than 200 former ASU players at the downtown Sheraton Hotel today.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tactic of Sham Candidates Suceeded in Past
Supporters of soon-to-be former Senate President Russell Pearce say the idea to have another candidate in the race to divert votes backfired.  Olivia Cortes dropped out of the recall election after she revealed in court that she had no idea who paid for people to collect signatures or who paid for and put up signs with her name on them.
Sept. 20, 2013

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