KJZZ News

Groups Gather Ahead Of Phoenix Vote On Police Civilian Oversight Model
On Tuesday, the Phoenix City Council will hold its first vote on civilian oversight of the Phoenix Police Department. KJZZ’s Bret Jaspers is getting ready for the press conference being held this morning by coalition members, including Equality Arizona, Poder in Action and the local chapter of Black Lives Matter.
Feb. 24, 2020
What To Watch Out For In Spring Training This Year
It's The Show's favorite time of year in the Valley. We're talking about spring training season! The Show met Cactus League reporter and baseball historian Charlie Vascellaro for what’s become an annual segment on what to watch for in spring training each year.
Feb. 24, 2020
ASU Mens Basketball Team In Rarified Pac-12 Air
ASU's men’s basketball team is on a seven-game win streak. The Sun Devils stand alone in first place in the Pac-12 with four conference games left to go. Joining The Show now to talk about this is Doug Haller, who covers the Sun Devils for The Athletic.
Feb. 24, 2020
Boas: New Bill Would Allow Community Colleges To Offer 4-Year Degrees
A bill that would allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees in Arizona has passed the Senate Education Committee. Republic columnist Bob Robb wrote about the legislation this weekend, and Editorial Page Director Phil Boas spoke with The Show about it in his weekly appearance.
Feb. 24, 2020
What Should We Do With Freed Up Water After Closure Of Navajo Generating Station?
The closure of coal-fired power plants like the Navajo Generating Station leaves questions about new energy sources, economics and water. Joining The Show now to tell us about the unique debates raised by this freed up water is Luke Runyon with KUNC in Colorado.
Feb. 24, 2020
Why Its Important For AZ Native Americans To Be Counted In Census
Officials are working to ensure that Native Americans are counted in the 2020 census. The Show sat down with Kristine Firethunder, director of Tribal Relations for Gov. Ducey, and Alexander Castillo-Nunez with the Intertribal Council of Arizona to talk more about those efforts — and why it’s important for Native Americans in Arizona to be counted.
Feb. 24, 2020
Telemundo Launches Effort To Increase Latino Turnout In 2020 Elections
Telemundo has launched a new initiative aimed at encouraging its viewers to register and vote in this year’s elections. With The Show to talk about what it’ll entail is Jose Diaz-Balart, anchor of Noticias Telemundo, as well as NBC Nightly News Saturday.
Feb. 24, 2020
Legislative Leaders Hoping To Approve New Spending Plan
This is crossover week at the state Capitol, when bills from one chamber really start to move to the other. With The Show for our weekly look at what to expect from the Legislature this week is Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Feb. 24, 2020
The Pulse: How Movies Move Us
Reporter Ari Saperstein takes us inside the world of Foley artists, who recreate everyday sounds for movies, from walking to eating to sneezing.
Feb. 24, 2020
Police: Combative Man Arrested In After Ramming Patrol Cars, Chase
A man has been arrested after allegedly being combative and ramming a police car three times during a chase through Flagstaff neighborhoods. Flagstaff police say 23-year-old Jerrad Bigman was booked into the Coconino County jail Saturday on suspicion of aggravated assault, leaving the scenes of multiple collisions and driving while impaired.
Feb. 24, 2020
What To Expect In Phoenix Weather This Week
After a rainy weekend, nice weather is returning to the Phoenix area later this week. But, National Weather Service meteorologist Jaret Rogers says to expect cool temperatures for the first half of the week.
Feb. 24, 2020
Mars Lander Reveals Seismic Activity, Magnetized Crust
Researchers have published the first 10 months of analysis from NASA’s InSight lander, which probes Mars interior structure. The findings reveal a world of quakes, volcanism and magnetic echoes.
Feb. 24, 2020
Trump Promises Bailout For U.S. Farmers
Late Friday, President Trump tweeted an all-caps promise to bail out U.S. farmers. The executive pledge cited China, Mexico and Canada among the countries responsible for U.S. farm woes.
Feb. 24, 2020
California Sues Trump Over Water Grant To Farmers
President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday granting California's Central Valley farmers a greater share of the state’s water. California officials sued, saying the action could lead to the extinction of several fish species.
Feb. 24, 2020
Verde River Watershed Graded C+ On Report Card
The Verde River supplies drinking water to more than 3 million Phoenicians and supports irrigation, recreation and local economies in Prescott and the Verde Valley. But a new report by the Nature Conservancy in Arizona grades the quality of its water, communities and habitats at just above average.
Feb. 24, 2020
Funding Plan Could Expand Gated Alleys In Phoenix Neighborhoods
More Phoenix neighborhoods could be able to gate their alleys as a way to cut down on criminal activity. That’s if the city council agrees with a recommendation from the public safety subcommittee.
Feb. 24, 2020
Is Mexico City Turning Into The New Art Market Mecca?
Many know about Mexico City’s rich artistic heritage and its renowned artists. But thousands of art lovers — many of them from the U.S. — are now being drawn to its growing art scene. For many, Mexico City is turning into Latin America’s contemporary art mecca with its galleries, museums and world-class art fairs.
Mexico City’s Largest Museum Is Underground
Feb. 24, 2020
Phoenix Gets Taste Of Japan At Annual Matsuri Festival
For the 36th year, thousands of people gathered at the Matsuri Festival to eat Japanese food, appreciate Japanese art and explore Japanese culture.
Feb. 23, 2020
Scottsdale Unified District Names New Superintendent
The Scottsdale Unified School District governing board has selected Dr. Scott Menzel to fill the district’s top position. Menzel comes from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he served as superintendent of an intermediate school district.
Feb. 23, 2020
3 Teens Killed In Eastern Arizona Van Rollover
Three teenagers were killed Friday when they were ejected from a van near Safford in eastern Arizona. The high school students were riding in a van owned by Eastern Arizona College, returning from a hot rod event in Chandler.
Feb. 23, 2020

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