Debate — and votes — on a new state budget kicked into high gear this week. We'll get an update from the Arizona Capitol, and analyze what happened on the Friday NewsCap. Plus, how "The Cat in the Hat" and "The Lorax" had their roots in advertising. That and more on The Show.
Republican legislative leaders continue to try to round up support for their budget proposal. We hear an update from the state Capitol. And why echo chambers aren’t as bad as they sound. That and more on The Show.
Republican legislative leaders formally introduced a budget this week, but the $12 billion plan's future remains uncertain. Plus, lounge exotica band Moonlight Magic performs a Tiny Desert Concert at the Van Buren. That and more on The Show.
A well-known South Scottsdale shopping center is getting a major face-lift. We'll hear what neighbors are excited and concerned about. Plus, is there an increased emphasis on looking for postpartum depression in new moms? That and more on The Show.
There have been rumors about a potential budget deal at the Arizona Capitol. Are those rumors true or will the stalemate continue? And a court tells a federal agency to review some drilling permits in New Mexico. That and more on The Show.
Arizona voters and candidates could see longer general elections under a bill at the Capitol. We hear how that would affect campaigns, plus the rest of the week’s top stories on the Friday NewsCap. And Arizona Theater Company’s new artistic director returns home to take the company in a new direction. That and more on The Show.
Nearly half of Native American deaths in the U.S. go unsolved, and in Arizona the numbers are even worse. We hear how a new committee to study missing and murdered indigenous women could make a difference. Plus, why one expert says the aviation industry needs a stronger response to climate change. That and more on The Show.
Carbon dioxide is one of the leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions. ASU researchers have come up with a way to take CO2 out of the air — with synthetic trees. Plus, the reputation of hallucinogens is changing. Could they help relieve depression and addiction problems? That and more on The Show.
Students in Arizona continue to advocate for more school safety measures, and Arizona’s school superintendent says she plans to move forward on some. Plus, a museum without walls in El Paso showcases art by child detainees. That and more on The Show.
Arizona schools have the worst student to counselor ratio in the country. Will the Governor's proposed $12 million solution go far enough? Plus, an investigation into eco-friendly homes that are turning out to not be so friendly. That and more on The Show.
GOP lawmakers are pushing multiple efforts to make it harder for citizen initiatives to get on the ballot. We hear how that would change state politics on our Friday NewsCap. Plus, what is Phoenix Police doing to train officers to do better with residents going through a mental health crisis? That and more on The Show.
There’s an effort at the State Capitol to repeal English-only requirements in Arizona schools. We hear how that may lead to more opportunities and better results for English language learners. Plus, what could China’s increased military spending mean for relations with the U.S.? That and more on The Show.
There continue to be a lot of Arizona voters choosing not to register as either Democrats or Republicans. Are we seeing an evolution in the two major parties? Plus, we’ll continue our conversations with the candidates running in the Phoenix City Council run-off elections. That and more on The Show
Voters in two Phoenix City Council districts are deciding between candidates in run-off elections. We continue our series of conversations with those candidates. Plus, we’ll check out a new art gallery — in a Scottsdale shopping mall. That and more on The Show.
Mental health was identified as one of the factors behind the rise in officer-involved shootings in Phoenix. We talk to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego on what the city and its police department can do about that. Plus, why the state’s education system leads some millennials to leave Arizona. That and more on The Show.
Attorney General William Barr had another moment in the spotlight this week on Capitol Hill. We talk about what Barr did and did not say about the Mueller Report as we analyze the week’s top stories on the Friday NewsCap. Plus, more members of congress toured the U.S.-Mexico border, but do those visits ever affect policy? That and more on The Show.
The news recently has generally been good about both the Arizona economy and the national one. Two economists weigh in on what the future may hold. And, why some critics say female presidential candidates are getting different coverage than their male opponents. That and more on The Show.
Gov. Doug Ducey has said Mexico needs to do a better job of securing its southern border. We get an update on the situation there, and what Mexico does to try to control the flow of migrants. Plus, State Treasurer Kimberly Yee on her first 100 days in office. That and more on The Show.
Health care continues to be a major issue, both on the national level and here in Arizona. We’ll meet the new head of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association. And, an aspiring dancer talks about how being labeled an “artist with promise” could boost her career. That and more on The Show.
A year after #RedForEd, there are tangible signs of changes in Arizona education. As educators think about their next steps, what do those plans look like for rural schools? Plus, a new map helps us see where our food, water, energy and other products really come from. That and more on The Show.