There are efforts, both here in Arizona and elsewhere, to make college more accessible. What are the challenges of doing that? Plus, we’ll meet the new managing director of the Phoenix jazz club The Nash. That and more on The Show.
It’s tough to turn on your TV, or even web browser, right now without seeing a campaign ad, but do these ads still work, given the low number of undecided voters out there? Plus, a Maricopa County supervisor on government’s role in helping lower the temperature. That and more on The Show.
The federal government is still working to reunite all the families it separated at the border, we'll hear how social workers are trying to help the kids deal with their trauma. Plus, uh, well, we’ll consider why we use so many, like, crutch words. That and more on The Show.
School districts across the country are struggling to recruit and retain teachers. We'll learn how one western district is taking a page from med schools. Plus, what to do about protecting some of Arizona’s formerly hidden gems. That and more on The Show.
Arizona’s primary election day is now less than two weeks away. We have an update of some key races, and the rest of the week’s top stories on the Friday NewsCap. Plus, a listener brings us his slam poetry about his love of the monsoon. That and more on The Show.
Phoenix voters are deciding this month whether to change the dates of future city elections. What are the pros and cons? Plus, we’ll go behind the scenes at the Arizona Opera’s costume shop. That and more on The Show.
Arizona’s K-12 system needs a lot more money, and Invest in Ed could be one way to fund it. Will disagreement over increasing income taxes actually lead to another solution for schools? Plus an investigation finds Google knows where you are, even when you've asked it to leave you alone. That and more on The Show.
Cities across the Valley are trying to make themselves more user-friendly, we'll see how that effort in one city involves Alexa. Plus, we’ll meet the newest member of the Phoenix City Council. That and more on The Show.
Wildfires continue to burn in California and elsewhere. We'll hear why one fire expert is calling for a new, worldwide fire database. Plus, has the WNBA become the most politically-active sports league? That and more on The Show.
The worst wildfire in California history continues to burn. Would more money for fire prevention and less for fire suppression have limited the damage? Plus, the week’s top stories on the Friday NewsCap. That and more on The Show.
Storms during the monsoon season bring lightning, gusty winds and rain. We visit the Phoenix Zoo to learn about how they also spark feelings in animals. Plus, how one woman’s cancer spurred her advocacy. That and more on The Show.
A look at the latest AzMERIT test scores. Spoiler alert: the results are not good. Plus, why a movie meant for eighth-graders got an R rating. That and more on The Show.
We look at the increase in apps and technology designed for women’s health. Plus, why do some parts of pop culture become super popular, while others are completely forgotten? That and more on The Show.
Lots of people buy lots of stuff on Amazon. Are cities and school districts buying too many supplies from the online giant at the expense of local retailers? Plus, is the millennial generation signaling the end of ownership? That and more on The Show.
The state of some of the key primary races and the week’s top stories on the Friday NewsCap. Plus, the best-selling author of a dystopian young adult series on her latest book. That and more on The Show.
Lots of new laws take effect on Friday on issues ranging from identity theft to abortion. We a look at some of the more impactful new state laws. Plus, why Mars might not be the next booming real estate market. That and more on The Show.
Democrats are hoping that November will be a time to celebrate taking back the House majority, but what obstacles could get in the way of a Blue Wave? Plus, how city buses can help identify Valley hot spots. That and more on The Show.
Visas for high skilled workers are becoming harder to come by. How is that affecting Arizona tech firms? Plus, how Latinos and Latinas have started getting their due on network TV. That and more on The Show.
Today is the deadline to register to vote in next month’s primary. We'll have a conversation with an activist trying to make sure more younger voters turn out. Plus, the government settles a case involving online blueprints to make 3D guns. That and more on The Show.
The panel tasked with coming up with a plan to deal with potential water cutbacks in Arizona has held its first meeting. What did members talked about and what’s next? Plus, we’ll analyze the week’s top stories on the Friday NewsCap. That and more on The Show.