BBC World Service - Live From Arizona, Nov 1-2

October 24, 2012

KJZZ Enews: Live From Arizona-- BBC Newsday and World Have Your Say Arizona Profiles, Nov. 1 and 2 with BBC Hosts Lerato Mbele and Nuala McGovern

BBC Newsday Election 2012 Special Profiles Arizona
Thursday, Nov. 1-- Live on 91.5 KJZZ beginning at 8 p.m.

Welcome to Arizona signThe BBC Newsday team will be here in Phoenix as part of its coverage of the U.S. Presidential election— to gauge what Arizona residents have on their minds on the eve of the election during a live, special edition of BBC’s Newsday on 91.5 KJZZ, Thu., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

BBC hosts Lerato Mbele and Nuala McGovern and  will be putting Valley residents at the heart of the show’s global news content as they broadcast live from a local family home.

From the economy, the deficit and healthcare, to immigration and foreign policy, Newsday hosts will ask Arizonans how these issues affect their day-to-day lives and what they really think about the people in charge setting the political agenda.

Photo of Mark Brodie
The special will also focus on immigration and the changing demographics in Phoenix, how SB 1070 is affecting the lives of undocumented immigrants and the heated Maricopa County Sherriff’s race with featured guest, KJZZ Government and Politics Reporter Mark Brodie.

KJZZ Reporter Nick Blumberg will also contribute a report about the sentiments of Arizona’s senior voters and KJZZ Fronteras: the Changing America Desk Reporter Michel Marizco will report live from Tucson on how border issues are playing out in the election.

KJZZ fans can engage in the dialogue via BBC World Service Facebook and Twitter accounts. Live coverage will be available on 91.5 FM and

Phoenix is one of three cities Newsday chose to profile as part of its special coverage of the U.S. elections. The first stop was Seattle on Oct. 26.  After Phoenix, the crew is off to Denver for live election night coverage.

If you missed the show you can listen to it online at

BBC World Have Your Say Profiles Arizona Workers
Friday, Nov. 2-- Live on 91.5 KJZZ beginning at 11 a.m.

Arizona construction workerBBC World Have Your Say will profile Phoenix, Arizona as part of a special series called Is America Working?  Each program in the series looks at a different iconic American job or industry and Nuala McGovern will host the next installment live from Phoenix.

The show will highlight the lives of immigrant workers in search of the American Dream and their impact on the U.S. economy.

The focus will be on Phoenix, where immigrants from Latin America, Africa and Asia and Europe work in a wide range of industries – from building houses to designing circuit boards and starting their own companies.

KJZZ listeners can participate in the show with questions and comments using the following interfaces:

Call: +44 20 31 62 42 42
Text: +44 77 86 20 60 80
E-mail: [email protected]
Twitter: @bbc_whys (#whys)

Live coverage will be available on 91.5 FM and, Fri., Nov. 2, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

If you missed the show you can listen to it online at

Newsday and World Have Your Say are daily current affairs programs heard on public radio stations throughout the U.S. and globally on the international news network BBC World Service. BBC World Service is an American Public Media program partner featured daily on 91.5 KJZZ.

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