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CDC Raises Arizonas Flu Activity To High
Flu activity in Arizona has increased from “moderate” to “high,” according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 13,000 cases of the flu have been reported throughout the state, more than half of which have been diagnosed in Maricopa County.
Jan. 28, 2020
The Return Of Louis C.K.: Can Celebrities Come Back After Sexual Misconduct?
Does it make sense that Louis C.K. or any other admitted perpetrator of unacceptable sexual behavior or harassment is able to return in what many would consider a very quick way — only two years or so after a New York Times article that offered details on the comedian’s misdeeds? Joining The Show to talk about that is Michelle Saint, a lecturer in philosophy at Arizona State University.
Jan. 28, 2020
Frank Lloyd Wrights School Of Architecture To Close
The School of Architecture at Taliesin, which encompasses Wright properties in Wisconsin and Arizona, will shutter in June. The school's governing board said in a statement the “gut-wrenching decision” was made after no agreement could be made with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to keep operating the school.
Jan. 28, 2020
School Voucher Account Holders Accidentally Revealed
Records obtained by the Arizona Capitol Times and its sister publication the Yellow Sheet Report showed significant balances in Empowerment Scholarship Account program for dozens of parents whose children benefit from the state school voucher program.
Jan. 28, 2020
How Judeo-Christian Became A Buzzword In American Politics
There are no shortages of the use of the term "Judeo-Christian" when it comes to categorizing moral, ethical and political life in America. But what it really means and whether it’s applied in a way the term would imply is up for questioning. Has the phrase ever truly been accurate in describing a collective philosophy?
Jan. 28, 2020
Herstam: Duceys Budget Plan Is The Best Choice Arizona Dems Have
Gov. Doug Ducey officially released his budget proposal, and Arizona GOP leaders in the House and Senate followed suit. Even with close margins in both bodies, it doesn’t seem as though Democrats are going to have much input. That’s why political observer Chris Herstam thinks that the governor’s proposal may be a good option for them to support — or at least not be unhappy about.
Jan. 28, 2020
Phoenix Chef Danielle Leoni Is A Champion Of Sustainable Seafood
When we talk about the battle to fight climate change, you might think first about policy — how lawmakers can affect change. But chef Danielle Leoni of the Breadfruit & Rum Bar in downtown Phoenix wants you to also think about what you eat.
Jan. 28, 2020
How Tech Is Transforming The Field Of Archaeology
Technology is having big impacts in lots of areas of science, including archaeology and anthropology. In those fields, researchers point out that new discoveries are happening more and more quickly than in the past. The Show sat down to talk more about this with Matthew Peeples, an associate professor of anthropology and an archaeologist at Arizona State University.
Jan. 28, 2020
41% Of Arizonas Hemp Crop Has Too Much THC
Hemp farming became legal in Arizona last year, but tests of that crop have so far shown that around 41% of it has more THC than what’s allowed. THC is the psychoactive component of marijuana. This means farmers cannot harvest and sell that hemp, which was expected to be a big cash crop.
Jan. 28, 2020
New System Helps Domestic Violence Victims Get Orders Of Protection
Arizona’s courts are making some big changes aimed at making it easier for victims of domestic violence to get orders of protection against their abusers. The AZPOINT system allows victims to fill out all of the paperwork online, and then the court passes it on to a serving agency automatically.
Jan. 28, 2020
Holocaust Instruction Bill Passes House Education Committee
A bill that would require students to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides passed the House Education Committee Monday.
Jan. 28, 2020
The Takeaway: Is the World Prepared for the Next Pandemic?The Takeaway: Is the World Prepared for the Next Pandemic?
As fears over the spread of the coronavirus continue to grow, it raises questions about how prepared countries around the world are for the next pandemic.
Jan. 28, 2020
Dairy Food Manufacturers Eager To Use CBD In Their Products
Would you eat ice cream infused with CBD? How about CBD creamer in your coffee? A conference for the International Dairy Foods Association is in Phoenix this week, and cannabidiol is a hot topic. CBD is a chemical in hemp and marijuana, but on its own doesn’t lead to a “high.”
Jan. 28, 2020
Arizonans Consumed 83 Tons Of Medical Pot Last Year
A new report from the state Department of Health Services shows, last year Arizonans legally consumed twice the amount of marijuana they did two years ago.
Jan. 28, 2020
University of Arizona Cancels Chinese New Year Festival Due To Coronavirus
Due to the recent spread and concerns about the Wuhan Coronavirus, the University of Arizona has canceled its Chinese New Year Festival.
Jan. 28, 2020
Rez Rizing App Connects Native Businesses To Users
In Navajo, there’s no word for “entrepreneur.” A recent survey found many Navajos have negative associations with the term. The survey was done as part of an effort to try to help struggling Navajo businesses expand their reach and find new customers.
Jan. 28, 2020
Valley Metros New App Sends Construction Updates
Valley Metro launched a new smartphone app Monday with updates of the South Central Extension of the light rail. Users can access an interactive map of the construction area, links to Valley Metro’s social media accounts and a contact form to submit concerns.
Jan. 27, 2020
Supreme Court Allows Enforcement Of New Green Card Rule
The U.S. Supreme Court has let the Trump administration’s so-called public-charge rule take effect while the legal fight over it continues.
Jan. 27, 2020
Study Documents 18 Ocelots Living Near U.S.-Mexico Border
An endangered species that has been spotted in southern Arizona is living undisturbed south of the border. The ocelot is a medium-sized species of Leopard that can be found as far north as southern Arizona and Texas and as far south as northern Argentina.
Jan. 27, 2020
Phoenix To Hold Final Meetings On Trash Rates
The Phoenix City Council is getting close to making a decision on increasing waste fees, and the community only has a couple meetings left to voice their opinions. Two public meetings remain in north and south Phoenix to discuss the potential rate changes for waste management at single-family homes.
Jan. 27, 2020

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