KJZZ Profiles: Coy Payne, Arizonas First African American Mayor
Coy Payne was a lot of things to a lot of people. He was Chandler’s first and only African American Mayor. In that role he helped shape policy that eventually made that city what it is today. But Payne wasn’t just a politician. He was an educator, a mentor and a father. Coy Payne died in December. He was 90. As Part of our series, “KJZZ Profiles: An Arizona Original,” we learn more about Payne and the legacy he leaves behind.
Feb. 27, 2020
Glendale Holds Meeting To Overhaul Zoning Code
The city of Glendale is holding a community meeting Wednesday evening to discuss rewriting its zoning code. Besides some amendments, the code has not been comprehensively updated since 1993. Matthew Klyszeiko, a consultant from Michael Baker International working on a rewrite for the city, said the goal is to make the code more user-friendly for residents.
Feb. 26, 2020
Health Officials: Flu Vaccine Working Better This Season
As of Monday, there have been 14 cases of the Coronavirus in the United States, with one of those cases located in Arizona. However, the flu is much more widespread, as the CDC reports nearly 23,000 cases here in Arizona. But unlike the coronavirus, health officials have worked to formulate a vaccine against the flu’s most widely circulating strains.
Feb. 26, 2020
Part Of Federal Monument On AZ Border Blown Up For Border Fence
The U.S. government demonstrated how it’s blasting a federal monument to prepare for a new border fence along the Mexican border in southern Arizona on Wednesday. Border officials kept journalists a half mile away from the blast site on the slope of Monument Hill near Lukeville.
Feb. 26, 2020
WATCH: Trump News Conference On Coronavirus
President Donald Trump is holding a news conference Wednesday about coronavirus alongside Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials and others amid criticism of the government's response to the outbreak. Watch his remarks live. Video is expected to go live around 4 p.m. Arizona time.
Feb. 26, 2020
UA Professor: Federal Funding For The Arts Is Essential
University of Arizona professor Daniel Asia has been appointed to the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body for the National Endowment for the Arts, which awards grants and funding to initiatives that support the arts all over the country.
Feb. 26, 2020
Save Our Schools Wants To Permanently Restrict Voucher Program
Save Our Schools Arizona is back with a new proposal for voters. The grassroots public education group led the 2018 effort to repeal an expansion of the state school voucher program. Raquel Mamani, chairwoman of Save Our School’s political action committee, joined The Show to talk about the proposal.
Feb. 26, 2020
EV Advocate: Cities Need To Think About Where Drivers Will Plug In
There are more and more ways to get around now using electricity, be it bikes, scooters or cars. But, those vehicles need power, which — at least in the case of cars — means charging stations. Jeff Allen argues that cities need to think about how to make everything that moves electric — but for that to happen, they need places for drivers to plug in.
Feb. 26, 2020
What Its Like To Be An Emergency Backup Hockey Goalie
For 41 games each year, David Ayers is what’s called an “Emergency Backup Goaltender." You’ll find one at every major league hockey game ready to take the ice in case of injury to a goalie. The Show's next guest was that guy for the Arizona Coyotes for three years. Nate Schoenfeld is a former ASU hockey player who hung up his backup goalie gear in 2018.
Feb. 26, 2020
Researchers Look At Sex Assaults, Gender Roles, Consent At Universities
Leaving home for the first time and living on a college campus inevitably leads to multiple options and choices that young people haven’t had to make before. That has resulted in many of those campuses seeing sexual assaults and questions about the definition of consent. Those are some of the issues Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan of Columbia University researched.
Feb. 26, 2020
Flake Among Former Senators Willing To Fight Back Against Trump
In an op-ed published in the Washington Post, 70 former U.S. senators call for members of the body to become more bipartisan and be willing to fight back against some of Trump’s moves. One of those former senators is Jeff Flake of Arizona.
Feb. 26, 2020
Boas: Republic Eliminating Political Candidate Endorsements
Every election cycle for more than a century, the Arizona Republic has published columns illustrating the virtues and shortcomings of thousands of political candidates. In a column published online at azcentral.com, Executive Editor Greg Burton and Editorial Page Editor Phil Boas say the Republic is eliminating candidate endorsements.
Feb. 26, 2020
Public Health Executive Urges AZ Officials To Take Necessary Precautions Against Coronavirus
It’s only a matter of time until more Americans come down with coronavirus. A top official with the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention told reporters Tuesday that it’s “not a question of if this will happen,” but "when this will happen.” The Show's next guest was the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services during the last major pandemic Arizona faced. Will Humble is now executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association.
Feb. 26, 2020
Phoenix Priest Accused Of Sexually Abusing 2 Boys Dies
John “Jack” Spaulding, Catholic priest in Phoenix accused of sexual misconduct with two boys, died on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Diocese of Phoenix released on Wednesday. Spaulding was indicted last month by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office on charges of misconduct with two boys under 15.
Feb. 26, 2020
The Takeaway: Emergence Of Sanders As Front-Runner Highlights Potential Fractures
With the South Carolina primary just days away, seven of the remaining Democratic presidential hopefuls took the debate stage last night in Charleston, South Carolina. And while at the previous debate, the most pointed criticism was directed at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, this time around, front-runner Bernie Sanders came under attack.
Feb. 26, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: Futurism
It turns out our relationship to the present has more to do with how we imagine the future than we might think. In this episode, Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of futurism.
Feb. 26, 2020
Ruling On Cross-Border Shooting May Impact AZ Suit
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday to close the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. Tuesday's outcome also is certain to doom a lawsuit filed by the parents of a teenager killed in Nogales, Mexico, from gunshots fired across the border by a U.S. agent who was standing in Arizona. That case has been on hold.
Feb. 26, 2020
Phoenix OKs Review Board For Police Oversight
Activists backing a more robust plan for public oversight of police celebrated a major win at the Phoenix City Council after the groups helped persuade Mayor Kate Gallego to give up on her own citizen-review proposal.
Feb. 26, 2020
KJZZ Profiles An Arizona Original: Legendary Phoenix Basketball Coach Argie Rhymes
Argie Rhymes is about as Phoenix as anyone can be. But even he can’t believe how much the place has changed in his 73 years here. Rhymes is a product of Phoenix Union High School, first as a star player in the 1960s, then as basketball coach. After more than four decades and four state championships, Rhymes has now called it a career.
Feb. 26, 2020
UA, Raytheon Call For Investment In Hypersonic Research
The presidents of Raytheon Missile Systems and the University of Arizona are calling for investment in hypersonic research – and the UA wind tunnels.
Feb. 25, 2020