KJZZ News

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will sign the election canvas this morning at the state capitol museum in Phoenix. The action makes the results of last month’s elections official. Governor Jan Brewer and Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch will also take part in the ceremony.
December 01, 2012
Pianist Wynton Kelly was born in Jamaica. He moved to New York as a kid and grew into jazz from R & B.  He played with Dizzy but is best known for his work with Miles Davis and his own trios.  Monday Night you can get a groove on with the sound of Wynton Kelly on the 9 O'clock Special.
November 30, 2012
For more than three centuries, Native Americans have served and sacrificed to defend the United States. Wayne L. Mitchell, left, George Blue Spruce at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial. (Photo by Dennis Lambert - KJZZ)Those commitments have been honored at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, with the American Indian Veterans National Memorial.
November 30, 2012
Four hundred Arizona copper workers will be losing their jobs in the next few months. Uncertainty over a land exchange that has been stalled in Congress, is forcing the layoffs, according to the mine owners.
November 30, 2012
Starting next year, Phoenix suburbs will be flush with something they’ve never had much of before: private non-profit colleges. Eight new schools are gearing up for satellite campuses in Peoria and Mesa.
November 30, 2012
In the 1960s Charlie Bird and Stan Getz brought Bossa Nova and Samba into the jazz world.  Beautful intricate harmonies combined with African polyrhythms made this a unique contribution to jazz.  Hear some of  the artists, like Stan Getz and Antonio Carlos Jobim who became famous for playing the sounds of Brazil tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.
November 30, 2012
By Samara FreemarkPublic Insight NetworkThree years ago, the head of the federal agency charged with caring for America's veterans announced an ambitious goal: To end homelessness among veterans by 2015.
November 30, 2012
This week on Morning Edition we're hearing voices of Arizona's veterans from KJZZ's Public Insight Network. And today’s story is about Kyle Dubay from Tempe, a former Army combat medic who served three tours in Iraq.
November 29, 2012
Many hospitals are disappointed in Governor Jan Brewer’s decision to not set up a state health care exchange, and rather have Arizona use the federal one. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, rural hospitals may be especially concerned.
November 29, 2012
UPDATE 11/30/2012 3:29 p.m.:The Supreme Court Justices were in conference Friday to decide which cases to hear, but have not said whether they will take the Arizona case or other cases dealing with gay rights.
November 29, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer has decided against a state-operated health exchange.  She’s leaving the job to the federal government.  Health exchanges will sell health insurance coverage to people who need it, under the Affordable Care Act.
November 29, 2012
Pianist and arranger Billy Strayhorn wrote Lush Life, Take the A train and more for Duke Ellington.  He spent his career arranging and composing for the Ellington orchestra.  Tonight learn more about this behind the scenes classically trained jazz composer, who Duke considered his right hand man.
November 29, 2012
It's been half a decade of misery for many Americans who have lost their homes, their retirement, and their jobs to the Great Recession. But there are signs of recovery, too. We want to hear your story -- maybe you finally found a good job, or retirement seems possible again, or you're climbing back from bankruptcy, or your house regained its value.
November 28, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer told the Obama administration Wednesday she’s not interested in setting-up a state run health exchange, one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The state instead is going to take part in a federally operated exchange, according to the Governor’s spokesman Matt Benson.
November 28, 2012
It’s hard to know how many veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. We know that the number receiving government compensation for those conditions went up more than 200 percent in the last decade.
November 28, 2012
The results of this month's elections have revived the possibility of Congress passing comprehensive immigration reform. Former Immigration and Naturalization Services Commissioner Doris Meissner and Clint Bolick, co-author of a forthcoming book on immigration reform with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, discuss what immigration reform would look like.
November 28, 2012
Daniel Rodriguez of Somos America explains why he thinks the Senate-proposed Achieve Act isn't a serious attempt at immigration reform. Rodriguez says comprehensive reform is an important goal that will make young people like him, who were brought to the U.
November 28, 2012
Comic book artist, baseball collector and entrepreneur Todd McFarlane has a new book that combines the elements of an autobiography and a coffee table art book. It's called The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil's in the Details.
November 28, 2012
Environmental Anthropologist Kenny Broad has focused his career on challenging expeditions to unexplored, underwater caves. He's attempted to make connections to scientific challenges and their impact above ground, including climate change.
November 28, 2012
Buyers of the GM Proving Grounds in east Mesa are formulating plans for the area. This includes an adult-living community. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Scottsdale-based home builder AV Homes and the New York investment company Jen Partners recently purchased more than 500 acres of the former GM Proving grounds for $32 million.
November 28, 2012

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