KJZZ News

AZ StoryCorps: Changing Times
Coy C. Payne, the first African American mayor in Arizona, recalls applying for a teaching job when segregation was still legal in a conversation with his wife Willie, who talks about how the tides have changed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wildlife Recovers from Wallow Fire
The largest wild fire in state history blackened more than a half-million acres, prompting fears that large numbers of wildlife would perish.  The largest wild fire in state history blackened more than a half-million acres, prompting fears that large numbers of wildlife would perish.
Sept. 20, 2013
Creating Arizona Jobs
KJZZ's Steve Goldstein asks Arizona Commerce Authority CEO Don Cardon how the public-private partnership will bring jobs to Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jared Lee Loughner: Trying Mentally Ill Suspects
Steve Goldstein talks to two people who have experience with the mentally ill as crime suspects. Attorney Robert Hirsh describes the process of defending a mentally ill client, and what being found incompetent to stand trial means for the defendant.
Sept. 20, 2013
Living Legend, Poet Nikki Giovanni
Poet and one of Oprah's "Living Legends" Nikki Giovanni talks to Steve Goldstein about the importance of taking individual responsibility and action. This Friday, October 7th she'll be giving the Jonathan and Maxine Marshall Distinguished Lecture at ASU.
Sept. 20, 2013
Want secure borders? Try something other than a danged fence.
“Secure our border” is a common refrain from some elected officials discussing immigration reform.   But KJZZ Commentator Julie Erfle says it’s time for them to start discussing real solutions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Roasting Coach Kush
 Former ASU Sun Devil's Football Coach Kush still comes to work every day and recently sat down with KJZZ's Terry Ward to talk about his legacy.Kush is going to be honored at the University's 'Legends Luncheon' with more than 200 former ASU players at the downtown Sheraton Hotel today.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tactic of Sham Candidates Suceeded in Past
Supporters of soon-to-be former Senate President Russell Pearce say the idea to have another candidate in the race to divert votes backfired.  Olivia Cortes dropped out of the recall election after she revealed in court that she had no idea who paid for people to collect signatures or who paid for and put up signs with her name on them.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senate Candidate Wil Cardon
Businessman Wil Cardon, who has never held elected office, is one of the people running to succeed retiring senator Jon Kyl. He sits down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about his reasons for running, and how he plans to fight for Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Cancer Fighting Alliance
A new Cancer Center, is coming to the Valley.  It’s a collaboration of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert was joined to discuss the affiliation, which is being announced this morning, by Dr.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reaching for a Better Economy
Experts are becoming optimistic about Arizona retuning to a normal level of economic growth in the next couple of years...economists Jim Rounds and Dennis Hoffman join Steve Goldstein to talk about whether this optimism is rooted in reality.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona, Nevada to host large solar projects
The federal government has approved two large renewable energy projects near Phoenix and San Diego. And in Nevada, Clark County announced a land deal with a Chinese company to build a massive solar project.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Lawmaker: Next Budget Wont Have Any Cuts
One of Arizona’s main budget-writers says he doesn’t expect any more spending cuts in the budget for the coming fiscal year.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE: State lawmakers cut around a billion dollars in the current fiscal year’s budget, but the state has been bringing in more money than expected so far this year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Share your reaction to Gov. Brewers State of the State address
Governor Brewer delivered her second State of the State address before the Arizona legislature on Monday, January 9. We'd like to hear your reaction to what the governor had to say.
Sept. 20, 2013
Trailblazing WWII Pilot Remembered for Her Pluck
Geri Nyman wasn’t a typical vet. In the early 1940s, she was one of the first female pilots who flew transport and training missions across the country -- while the men were away at war.  PETER O'DOWD: Geraldine Nyman was a WASP.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fewer Homes for Sale on the Valley Market
The Valley’s housing market is once again becoming a good one for homesellers. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports. STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Many potential homebuyers are still facing obstacles when it comes to getting approved for a loan.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexican American Studies Teach-in
After the Tucson Unified School District voted to cancel its Mexican American Studies program, some students decided to push back by skipping classes and having their own teach-ins.It’s after school at the El Casino Ballroom on Tucson’s southside.
Sept. 20, 2013
Few know about helpful federal insurance plan
The Health Reform Act passed by Congress almost two years ago requires all health insurers to cover pre-existing conditions starting in 2014.  Until then, an interim program is available to help people who have serious or chronic medical problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
New cancer treatment pioneered in Arizona
The Food and Drug Administration has quickly approved a drug to combat basal cell carcinoma. That’s a type of skin cancer that - until now, patients had no other treatment options. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Two Republicans to square off for District 6 seat
Two of Arizona’s Republican Congressmen will be squaring off in an August primary. This unusual political battle is the result of newly drawn congressional districts. Rep. Ben Quayle (Photo courtesy of the Office of Ben Quayle) Rep.
Sept. 20, 2013

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