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Dems Focus On Southwest Issues In Las Vegas Debate
As the six leading Democratic presidential candidates met in Las Vegas Wednesday night, most of the narratives revolved around issues germane to Las Vegas, Nevada and the desert Southwest — climate change, immigration and wages.
Feb. 20, 2020
How America Can Keep Recyclable Plastic Out Of Landfills
A new report found a lot of what we think we’re recycling shouldn’t be labeled as "recyclable" at all. While products labeled with a number 1 or 2 recycling label are usually accepted at plants, lots of others with different numbered labels are not.
Feb. 20, 2020
Second Chance Act Aims To Make Prison Sentences More Fair
The Second Chance Act ballot measure would allow inmates to earn reduced sentences by staying out of trouble while in prison. It would give judges more discretion in sentencing and would prevent prosecutors from using an ethically questionable tactic to get longer prison sentences.
Feb. 20, 2020
Untold Arizona: The Legend Of La Llorona
Many people in the Southwest claim they have seen La Llorona or the weeping woman. People have spotted her along the Rio de Flag in Flagstaff all the way down to the San Pedro River near Tucson.
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Feb. 20, 2020
ANALYSIS: Nevada Democratic Debate
Democratic presidential candidates are debating once again, this time in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday's caucuses in Nevada. Follow NPR's live analysis on Wednesday night.
Feb. 19, 2020
LA Takes Steps Toward Navajo Clean Energy Partnership
The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion Wednesday to take the next steps toward a clean-energy partnership with the Navajo Nation.
Feb. 19, 2020
Poll Places Mark Kelly Over Martha McSally In Senate Race
President Trump’s visit to Phoenix on Wednesday is aimed at not only energizing his base but generating support for Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally. However, a new HighGround Public Affairs survey of 400 Arizona residents places Democratic candidate Mark Kelly ahead of Republican candidate Martha McSally by 6.7 percentage points.
Feb. 19, 2020
Early Voting Starts In Arizona Presidential Primary
Early voting has started in Arizona's Democratic presidential primary election with the mailing of more than 900,000 ballots to those who signed up to vote by mail. Election Day is March 17.
Feb. 19, 2020
Page Turner: Hymns Of The Republic
The Show's Page Turner series asks local booksellers to talk about their latest recommendations. Meet Larry Siegel with Poisoned Pen Bookstore. He shared about the book "Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War" by S. C. Gwynne.
Feb. 19, 2020
Exploring The Impact Jellyfish Can Have On Technology
For more than five decades — even as the focus of missions has changed — space exploration by the U.S. has taken on a much higher priority than looking more closely at what’s on our own planet — oceans, in particular. One person who has passion and experience for both is bioengineer and research diver Kakani Katija.
Feb. 19, 2020
Judge OKs Settlement Between Motel 6, Latino Civil Rights Group
A federal judge has given final approval to a multimillion dollar class-action settlement between Motel 6 and a Latino civil rights group. The case sprang from a 2017 story by Phoenix New Times about Motel 6 staff sharing guest information with federal immigration authorities.
Feb. 19, 2020
DREAMer Reflects On His Journey 15 Years After Winning Robotics Contest
Four undocumented teenagers from a Title I West Phoenix high school compete against the best engineers in the country from MIT with an underwater rover named Stinky — and win. It’s a made-for-Hollywood story that did, in fact, make those four "DREAMers" famous years later when it was made into a Hollywood film called “Spare Parts.”
Feb. 19, 2020
Brother From Another Planet Still Resonates In 2020
ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination and FilmBar tonight are hosting a screening of the 1984 movie, Brother from Another Planet on Wednesday night in honor of Black History Month. Malik Toms will introduce the film and he stopped by The Show earlier to talk about the movie and what it represents.
Feb. 19, 2020
Dr. Joseph Sirven: What Can Help Us Live Longer Lives?
The average American lives 78.69 years, a number that has remained relatively steady for more than a decade. But physicians are always being asked by their patients about how to live longer, healthier lives. It’s a question medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven has heard thousands of times.
Feb. 19, 2020
IRS Investigators On Fighting Financial Crimes On And Offline
Illegal drugs, stolen data and other illicit items are all sold online, creating new challenges for law enforcement. Buyers and sellers communicated using encrypted messages and payments were made in cryptocurrency. But federal prosecutors secured prison sentences for those involved in the dark web drug smuggling scheme.
Feb. 19, 2020
Coronavirus Outbreak Could Impact Medicine Supplies
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in around 2,000 deaths and has led to restrictions on travel and quarantined passengers stuck on ships, among other impacts. But another effect could soon start to materialize: a shortage of some medications and medical devices. That’s because many of them are made in China, which is the epicenter of this outbreak.
Feb. 19, 2020
California Company Buys And Rents Out Apartments
Websites like Airbnb and VRBO have transformed the hospitality landscape. The San Francisco-based company, Sonder, is taking the short-term rental industry a step further by actually purchasing residential apartments in various markets, including Phoenix, and renting them out by the night.
Feb. 19, 2020
Study Finds Moderate Warming Depletes Reservoirs
Climate change is threatening groundwater reservoirs, according to a new study released by researchers in Arizona and Colorado. They found that even moderate warming will cause plants to reach into the water supplies hidden beneath and deplete them. So, what do these findings mean?
Feb. 19, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: Intrusive Thoughts
Random, unbidden thoughts can be unsettling, especially when they are persistent, perhaps frightening and seemingly out of the blue. Psychologists Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke demystify the phenomenon of intrusive thoughts.
Feb. 19, 2020
The Takeaway: Mixed Messages As Secretary Pompeo Visits Africa
Today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wraps up his first visit to Sub-Saharan Africa during his term. He has visited Senegal, Ethiopia, and Angola, and spoken to business leaders about expanding trade on the continent. It’s only the second visit by a Secretary of State during this administration.
Feb. 19, 2020

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