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As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Patients Turn To Other Sources
Two years ago, lawmakers and Governor Ducey came together to pass legislation to fight the opioid epidemic hitting Arizona and the rest of the country. On Tuesday, the Governor’s office issued a progress report, which included a 13% drop in opioid prescriptions that were filled.
Jan. 29, 2020
3,188 People Died By Guns Between 2015 And 2017
According to new data released today by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 3,188 people died by firearm between 2015 and 2017. Suicides accounted for 71% of firearm deaths in that three-year period, and 23% were homicides.
Jan. 29, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: Motivation And Self-Presentation
It turns out that our motivational system has a lot to do with how we present ourselves. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology behind motivation and self-presentation and what that means when it comes to gender.
Jan. 29, 2020
The Takeaway: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Is A Growing Threat
Recent studies from the World Health Organization and the United Nations say that resistant bacteria and the decline of antibiotic development could soon lead to a global crisis.
Jan. 29, 2020
Waste Management Phoenix Open Returns To The Valley
One of the most popular events of the PGA Tour returns to Scottsdale this week. The tournament brings about $400 million to Arizona’s economy each year.
Jan. 29, 2020
WATCH: Senate Impeachment Trial — Week 2
The Senate is holding an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Watch live video from NPR.
Reporter Describes Scene In D.C.
Jan. 29, 2020
ASU: No Students Or Faculty May Travel to China
Arizona State University released a statement Tuesday saying that no student or faculty member will be allowed to travel to China until the coronavirus outbreak is over.
Jan. 29, 2020
Trucking Industry Opposes Gig-Worker Wage Law
Uber, Lyft and food-service businesses have rallied and succeeded in getting new gig worker law passed. Now that law now faces major pushback from truck drivers.
Jan. 29, 2020
Violence And AMLOs Indifference Unite Victims In Mexico
Last year was Mexico’s most murderous and violent year in decades. It was also the first year in office for Mexico’s current president, and his apparent indifference to the rising bloodshed is uniting many victims.
Jan. 29, 2020
Phoenix Ranks Worst Red Light Running Intersections
For the first time, Phoenix’s Street Transportation Department presented a data driven process to choose intersections for red light cameras. But city council members remain split on the future of photo enforcement.
Community Members Protest Deactivation Of Phoenix Red Light Cameras
Jan. 29, 2020
AZ Couple Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed civil actions against the owners of businesses allegedly responsible for making hundreds of millions of fraudulent robocalls. Two of the defendants are from Scottsdale.
Jan. 28, 2020
Phoenix Leaders Unveil McCain Plaque At Sky Harbor
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and city leaders on Tuesday unveiled a plaque honoring former U.S. Sen. John McCain at Sky Harbor Airport. The Phoenix City Council voted in 2017 to name Sky Harbor’s Terminal 3 in honor of McCain. The unveiling precedes final renovations at the terminal, which cost a total of $590 million.
Jan. 28, 2020
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

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