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BBC Look-Ahead: Lockdowns Lift In Some Cities, Security Increases In Others
This week we will see a wide range of lockdowns — in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus — gradually getting lifted across the world. The BBC’s Mahfuz Sadique joined The Show to look at some of the top international stories of the coming days.
June 1, 2020
Commentary: Greg Moore Reflects On Death Of George Floyd
Following the May 25 death of George Floyd while in police custody, the United States and even other countries have been beset by waves of unrest. The Show asked Greg Moore, a columnist for the Arizona Republic, to record a commentary reflecting on the death of George Floyd and the unrest the world has seen since.
June 1, 2020
ASU Biodesign Creates Saliva Test For COVID-19
Researchers at ASU’s Biodesign Institute say they’ve developed a cheaper, faster and less uncomfortable way to test for the coronavirus. If the saliva test is able to be mass produced, it could help test large groups of people quickly, cheaply, and without the unpleasant nasal swab.
June 1, 2020
Arizona Department Of Education Releases Plan For Reopening Schools
The Arizona Department of Education on Monday morning released its road map for reopening schools in the fall. In a letter, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman said the plan was developed with the help of public health experts and education leaders across Arizona.
June 1, 2020
Poll: 20% Of Teachers Unlikely To Return To Classrooms
A new USA Today/Ipsos survey released last week finds 20% of teachers nationally are unlikely to return to classrooms when they reopen. Marisol Garcia with the Arizona Education Association said she expects that trend to be mirrored in the state because of the coronavirus pandemic.
June 1, 2020
12 Arrested In Connection With Scottsdale Looting
Mayor Jim Lane estimated Scottsdale retailers and restaurant owners lost millions of dollars to damages and theft at multiple businesses like P.F. Changs, the Apple Store and Neiman Marcus.
June 1, 2020
Border Patrol Contracting For Mobile Blimp Surveillance Systems
The Trump Administration’s biggest border project has undoubtedly been the building of hundreds of miles of new border wall. But its chief border security agency, the Border Patrol, is also quietly looking into new, smaller technologies.
June 1, 2020
Chandler Offering Struggling Businesses Relief Through Liquor Licenses
Chandler is hoping to give some relief to businesses struggling during the pandemic by extending deadlines and waiving late fees for liquor license renewals.
June 1, 2020
How AZBio Association Members Are Fighting COVID-19
The Arizona Bioindustry Association supports a variety of organizations across Arizona. From fashion to AI technology, these unrelated businesses now have one common goal: fighting COVID-19.
June 1, 2020
Report: AZ Among States With Highest Seat-Belt Use
More Arizonans are wearing seat belts. That’s according to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration..
June 1, 2020
Superior Court Plan To Resume In-Person Operations
Starting June 1, Maricopa County Superior Court will begin its transition plan to resume in-person operations. Judge Joseph Welty is the presiding judge of Maricopa County, and he started his conversation with The Show by sharing how the county plans to reopen the court system gradually.
June 1, 2020
FDA Releases E. Coli Report On Lettuce Contamination
Arizona leads the nation in leafy greens production during the winter months, contributing approximately $2 billion to Arizona’s economy annually. But after several E. coli outbreaks last fall in California, the leafy greens industry was decimated.
June 1, 2020
Gov. Ducey Says Arizona Leaders Requested Curfew, But Who Are They?
Gov. Ducey said his statewide emergency declaration and curfew came at the request of local leaders and in coordination with state and local law enforcement. But so far his office isn’t telling us who requested the curfew, and the mayors of Arizona’s two largest cities say they learned about it through the governor’s tweet.
May 31, 2020
Black Mothers Forum Joins Worldwide Chorus Denouncing Floyd Death
A Phoenix-based public interest group has joined a chorus of people worldwide who are denouncing the alleged killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police.
May 31, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History
This week in 1936, a convict at Florence State Prison attempted to escape and elude prison bloodhounds by swimming 16 miles through irrigation canals to Picacho Lake, towing his lunch in a gallon milk pail. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
May 31, 2020
Brush Fire Forces Evacuations In Cave Creek
About 500 homes in Cave Creek have been evacuated as a three-alarm brush fire continues to grow. As of 11:30 a.m. Sunday, the fire burned more than 1,250 acres and is 5% contained.
May 30, 2020
Record-Breaking Heat This Weekend, Continues Through Sunday
The high-pressure system causing near-record high temperatures will be here for a while, prompting extreme heat warnings until at least Sunday night.
May 30, 2020
Mostly Peaceful Protests End Early Following Statewide Curfew
For most of Sunday night, downtown Phoenix protests remained peaceful, with activists giving speeches to the crowd. Earlier in the day, Gov. Doug Ducey declared a statewide emergency and an 8 p.m. curfew in effect for one week. Police arrested some protesters who remained downtown past the curfew.
Ducey Says Local Leaders Requested Curfew, But Who Are They?
May 30, 2020
On New COVID Scale, Nearly all of Mexico is Red, Including Sonora
Only essential businesses will be allowed to operate starting June 1. 'Essential' was recently expanded to include the mining, construction and transportation manufacturing sectors.
May 30, 2020
Another COVID-19 Testing Blitz Starts This Weekend
There are thousands of COVID-19 tests available to the general public at 30 testing sites in Maricopa County, and about 20 others spread across Arizona. Each site maintains different hours, fees and requirements for testing eligibility.
May 30, 2020

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