KJZZ News

Afghan Broadcasters in Yuma
More than 150 Community radio stations have hit the airwaves of Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in 2002 and many received start-up money from the US Government.  But has that money dries up, what happens to these community broadcasters? To figure that out, a group of Afghani Broadcasters traveled to the US in September to learn what they could from broadcasters here.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Recall Election: Economy, Education on Candidates Minds
When Citizens for a Better Arizona took out papers to recall state senate president Russell Pearce, among the reasons they cited was a lack of focus on education and the economy.  But, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, both candidates in next month’s recall election say those are important issues for the state.
Sept. 20, 2013
Andrew Thomas Testifies
??Andrew Thomas took the stand in a disciplinary hearing that could disbar him if found he violated ethical rules.   ?? During the hearing, Thomas said Maricopa County officials were thumbing their noses at the law and it was his responsibility to flush the corruption.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Residents Talk Recall
The results of Mesa’s recall election will become official later this morning, as the Arizona Secretary of State certifies them.  KJZZ’s Mark Brodie spoke to some residents of legislative district 18, to get their take on what happened.
Sept. 20, 2013
Basketball Is Back
Host Steve Goldstein talks to University of Pennsylvania professor Kenneth Shropshire about the economic impact of the NBA lockout. Goldstein then speaks to Arizona Republic's Paul Coro about the impact of the lockout on attitudes regarding the Phoenix Suns.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ pledge drive winners announced
Congratulations to the contest winners of the KJZZ End of Year Pledge Drive.Ms. Karen Dennis of Apache Junction won the trip to Rome and Sorrento, Italy. She had made a $25 pledge on Wednesday.Winners of the iPad 2 on Wednesday afternoon were Salvatore and Janet Mele.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer taking a wait-and-see approach to DOJ report
Governor Jan Brewer says yesterday’s report by the U.S. Justice Department does not validate fears that SB 1070 would lead to racial profiling. Among other findings, the feds accuse the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of engaging in racial profiling.
Sept. 20, 2013
Anti-Government Protestor Arrested
A member of an Arizona anti-government group known as the "Sovereign Movement" has been arrested - from Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports.The FBI says forty-six-year-old Shawn Rice of Seligman was previously indicted on money laundering, tax evasion and weapons charges.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Mayor, New Year
Mark Brodie sits down with Phoenix City Council member Jim Waring to talk about Mayor Greg Stanton's inaugural address...and takes a look forward at politics in Phoenix. Brodie also talks to Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane about Phoenix's new mayor, the relationships between cities, and efforts to improve Arizona overall.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prisoners in Arizona Report
Pinal County attorney Jim Walsh and ASU Law Professor Carissa Hessick sit down with host Steve Goldstein to talk about the report Prisoners in Arizona: Truth-in-Sentencing, Time Served, and Recidivism, and what changes should or should not be made to make Arizona's prisoner system better.
Sept. 20, 2013
With Eye on Arizona, Obama to Visit Phoenix
President Obama will be in Phoenix next week. His re-election campaign is focusing on Arizona, but pollsters are skeptical he’ll be able to win the state.O'DOWD: The president’s five-state tour comes to Phoenix Wednesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Unique business fills Arizona vacancies
The thousands of Arizona homes now sitting empty, in the wake of the real estate slump, have created some new jobs. Some property owners are hiring caretakers to house-sit for them and protect their investments.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill to ban texting while driving motors on
A proposal to ban texting while driving around Arizona has won the approval of a state House committee. From Phoenix, KJZZs Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The measure would prohibit drivers from sending or receiving texts or emails while in motion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Disbarment recommended for former County Attorney Andrew Thomas
The Independent Bar Counsel investigating ethics charges against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas his recommending disbarment. It’s now up to a review panel to issue an order. KJZZ’s AL Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Z?calo Public Square Feb. 13 - Is Internet Freedom at Risk?
In Italy, a judge handed down criminal sentences to four Google executives who'd failed to quickly remove a YouTube video of school bullying. India requires Internet companies to help maintain "public order, decency, or morality.
Sept. 20, 2013
Not in Our Town, a hate crimes documentary
Two members of a group working to stop hate crimes are in town. Their documentary was inspired by the 2008 murder of an immigrant in the New York community of Patchouge."Not in Our Town" organizer Patrice O'Neil and the Mayor of Patchouge, Paul Pontieri, are in the Valley to screen their documentary and answer questions.
Sept. 20, 2013
One hundred years ago, Arizona statehood wasnt a pressing issue to D.C.
In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state to join the union. Manifest Destiny was already assured since California had joined the union more than 60 years earlier. So, as far as Washington was concerned, adding Arizona was not a pressing issue.
Sept. 20, 2013
What Arizona issues do you want Republican presidential candidates to address?
Arizona will host a Republican presidential debate on Wednesday, Feb. 22. We've heard a lot from each of the candidates this election season. But we want to know which Arizona-specific issues you'd like them to address.
Sept. 20, 2013
GOP candidates argue over national, Arizona issues
The four remaining GOP presidential candidates sparred in Mesa on Wednesday night. The CNN debate addressed issues critical to many Arizonans, including immigration and border security. But much of the debate was taken up with national policy, and there was little discussion of job creation.
Sept. 20, 2013

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