Jose Luis Leal and his friend and mentor Chris Williams retrace Jose's journey from poverty and despair to college with a promising future.StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
August 01, 2008 - KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman is sending her daughter Sohpie off to kindergarten with the rest of the kids, which is hard enough for any mom. But Sophie's not like the rest of the kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The centennial legislature begins its session today, as Governor Jan Brewer gives her state of the state address. And, for the first time in a few years, lawmakers will not be dealing with a budget deficit.
This weekend, early ballots were sent to military and overseas voters who want to participate in Arizona's presidential preference election. But while the ballots will list names like Romney and Santorum, a large group of unfamiliar candidates is also included.
The latest figures show the number of home foreclosures in Valley continues to go down, and analysts say the area has been able to ride out the worst wave. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
The last bill sponsored by Congressman Gabrielle Giffords will heard in the U-S House of Representatives this morning. The measure toughens penalities for those caught smuggling drugs across the border in ultralight aircraft.
A prospective candidate for city council in a small Arizona border town will decide by Monday whether to appeal a court ruling that removed her from the ballot based on her poor English proficiency. From Yuma, Arizona, Michelle Faust has more.