In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer talks to her son Michael Bewer about the loss of her father during childhood and the special influence her mother had in her life. 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.
KJZZ News reporters and staff received several journalism awards for their work in 2011. The KJZZ News Team won a Radio Television Digital News Association Edward R Murrow Award and a Public Radio News Director Inc.
There are six, official Phoenix mayoral candidates vying to lead the sixth largest city in the country. Learn where they stand on the issues by listening to a studio discussion with the candidates recorded on Here and Now, Wed.
Michael Nazario talks to his friend Susan Haslett about a moment that nearly changed his way of life and continues to haunt him. 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.
Steve Goldstein talks to two economic experts about the impact of the debt ceiling on investors in Arizona, the stock market swing, and an economy on the verge of resetting.ASU Professor Emeritus Herbert Kaufman shares his opinion on the economy preparing to reset, and whether it's ready for the climb back to improvement.
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Nearly Naked Theatre's production of Oedipus for Kids which runs through September 10th.Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
The Phoenix Symphony kicked off its new season last night. There was a chance that Symphony Hall could have been silent. Like many arts organizations, the Phoenix Symphony has been hit hard by the recession.
Scott Omer, the director of ADOT’s Multimodal Planning Division, and Serena Unrein, Public Interest Advocate for the Arizona PIRG Education Fund talk to Paul Atkinson about the possible Intercity Rail line between Phoenix and Tucson.
Senator Russell Pearce and challenger Jerry Lewis displayed contrasting styles in a Mesa Chamber of Commerce Debate. The two are on the ballot in next month's recall election of Pearce. The senator showcased his knowledge and tough nosed approach to policies while Lewis came across as a polite newcomer who vows to work with others.
You may think twice about adding one traditional item to your Thanksgiving meal this year.
The price of pecans continues to go up. The price of a bag of pecans is now 11-dollars. It’s gone up one dollar every year since 2008.
This holiday, charities that help kids in poverty have more work to do. A million students in Arizona’s public schools qualify for free lunches, and the department of education says the number of homeless children has gone up sharply in recent years.
Doctors in Phoenix are using a medical procedure known as deep brain stimulation or DBS to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. But DBS also is showing promise in the treatment of depression, Alzheimer’s and other disorders of the brain.
Professor Paul Davies explains the science behind time travel, finding life on other planets, and finding intelligent life in other universes. Davies also talks about his work with cancer researchers and the importance of keeping a certain amount of imagination in science.
Greg Stanton took the oath of office today, becoming mayor of Phoenix. And, he’s talking about ideas that go beyond Arizona’s capitol city. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: In his inaugural address, Stanton discussed the need to diversify the city’s economy, saying boom and bust is not the best path.
For the Arizona Presidential Primaries average citizens are being encouraged to participate in Project White House 2012. The Tucson Weekly is holding a series of challenges, and will even endorse the participant who gains the most public support.
Real estate experts Mike Orr, creator of the Cromford Report, and John Wake of the website Real Estate Notebook talk about improvements they’ve seen in Arizona’s housing market…and the state finally recovering from the popped bubble.