KJZZ News

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson began a weeklong tour of the Americas with a stop in Mexico City on Thursday and today, as Mexican diplomats are pushing to preserve NAFTA.
Feb. 1, 2018
After a Kansas law prohibiting state contractors from participating in a boycott against Israel was struck down this week, a similar Arizona law could face the same result.
Feb. 1, 2018
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Listen to the sounds of Danae Smith leading a puppy party at the Arizona Humane Society.
Feb. 1, 2018
Laura Ingalls Wilder is an archetype of the American frontier. But the real Wilder’s life was much darker and more difficult than the fictionalized version of her childhood self in her novels. That’s what Caroline Fraser depicts in her new biography of the author, "Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder."
Feb. 1, 2018
Scottsdale officials are embarking on a new branding campaign for part of the city, and have started referring to it as Old Town Scottsdale rather than Downtown Scottsdale or just Old Town. Here to talk about this is Karen Churchard, director of Scottsdale’s Tourism and Events Department.
Feb. 1, 2018
Finding affordable housing can be a challenge for residents across the country, including here in the Valley. Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford says cities have to start looking at new models for making sure people can have a safe, affordable place to live.
Feb. 1, 2018
bread
Retailers in Canada allegedly conspired to fix the price of bread. Not just bread — but also bagels, naan, English muffins and even tortillas. Joining us now to explain more about what happened is Francine Kopun. She's a business reporter at the Toronto Star.
Feb. 1, 2018
With the Winter Olympics starting next week in Pyeongchang, some are calling attention to the fact that the U.S. does not have an ambassador in South Korea. Here to talk about this is Jung Pak, a senior fellow and the Korea chair at the Brookings Institution.
Feb. 1, 2018
The National Security Agency — or the NSA — is about to get a new leader, and Army Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone is the likely choice, according to Patrick Tucker, Technology Editor for national security publication Defense One.
Feb. 1, 2018
Paul Shirley has traveled the world as a professional basketball player. That may sound glamorous, but it also meant he bounced around from team to team and country to country without any real firm commitments about how long he’d be able to last.
Feb. 1, 2018
Three companies – Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase – are banding together to create a non-profit that’ll provide health care for their employees. Joining me to talk about this is Jonathan Ketcham, a professor in the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU.
Feb. 1, 2018
Thomas Fire
The Thomas Fire in Southern California was one of the most destructive wildfires in the state’s history. Like any wildfire, it severely damaged the living conditions for wildlife, and many of the animals themselves were burned. So how they can be assisted in recovering? One northern California veterinarian came up with a unique kind of bandage — made from tilapia skin.
Feb. 1, 2018
White House
One year in, and the Trump administration is fighting some of the same battles it waged when first taking office, especially when it comes to immigration, border security and trade agreements. Joining me know to discuss that and other issues pertinent to our region is the White House’s Director of Media Affairs Helen Aguirre Ferre, one of the few Hispanic officials in the Trump administration.
Feb. 1, 2018
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To commemorate Arizona’s birthday, we dispatched our reporters far and wide to bring you stories from the region you've probably never heard before. Listen Feb. 5-16, 2018 on KJZZ 91.5.
Feb. 1, 2018
House Majority Whip Kelly Townsend says Rep. Shooter needs to resign, and that if he doesn’t by the time the House convenes later today, she’ll move to have him expelled. Rep. Townsend joins The Show's Mark Brodie to talk about this.
Feb. 1, 2018
Don Shooter
The Arizona House has voted to expel a Republican Rep. Don Shooter of Yuma over sexual harassment allegations.
Feb. 1, 2018
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As workers in white-collar industries are increasingly unionizing, organizing efforts in lower wage industries have failed. What does this revelation say about the state of the divided American economy? Ruth Milkman, a sociologist of labor and labor movements at CUNY, discusses the divergent trends in union efforts.
Feb. 1, 2018
Bill Montgomery
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is ready to move forward in the Hamilton High School football sex assault case, but believes not all of the victims have come forward.
Feb. 1, 2018
A Flagstaff-area forest thinning project fell flat with only 3 percent of the work completed when the contract expired last month.
Feb. 1, 2018
Waymo
Fiat Chrysler and Google's driverless car company have announced plans to launch autonomous ride sharing services in the Phoenix area later this year.
Feb. 1, 2018

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