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PHX Startup Week Aims To Make Phoenix A Hub For Businesses
Organizers of PHX Startup Week, which runs through Saturday, say it’s a time for entrepreneurs from across the Phoenix area to come together to help build the region into a hub for startup businesses. To get a sense of how that’s going, The Show spoke with Kate Rogers-Sieker, co-lead of PHX Startup Week and vice president of people at the firm LeadMD.
Feb. 20, 2020
The Impact Of The Controlled Substance Act 50 Years Later
The Academy for Justice at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is starting a three-day conference Thursday looking at the first 50 years of the Controlled Substance Act and what the next 50 could look like. The Show was joined by Valena Beety, Arizona State University law professor, who talked about the impact of the Controlled Substance Act.
Feb. 20, 2020
The Untold Story Of Americas Non-Voters
A new study from the Knight Foundation looks at the untold story of non-voters, those who don’t vote and are generally disenfranchised from the political process. Who are they? What do they think about the 2020 race? And, perhaps most importantly, why don’t they vote?
Feb. 20, 2020
Electoral College System Has Caused Frustration For Centuries
The 2016 presidential election was frustrating for Democrats and progressives on many levels, but one that is a recurring theme has to do with the Electoral College. Professor Edward Foley of Ohio State University has written about how the Electoral College was created and what modifications today would actually make sense in his new book, "Presidential Elections and Majority Rule."
Feb. 20, 2020
Sounds Of The City: Fishing At Red Mountain Park In Mesa
Listen to Linda Sisneros fishing with her daughter at Red Mountain Park, along with Liz Archuleta of Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting and the Outdoors. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Feb. 20, 2020
Report: Efforts To Register Latino Voters Are Paying Off
The electoral power of Hispanic Americans is growing. A new report from UnidosUS and New American Economy, a pro-immigration think tank, suggests that investments to register those voters pay off.
Feb. 20, 2020
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

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