KJZZ News

AHCCCS Enrollment Freeze Begins Friday
Due to a postponement the AHCCCS enrollment freeze will begin Friday. Here and Now host Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about which residents will be effected and what they can expect.Golstein talks to Ellen Katz of the William E.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wallow Fire Aftermath
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about flooding concerns and the aftermath of the largest wildfire in Arizona's history, as well as the volatile relationship between humans and fire.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Raising Robert
Jacqueline LaPat talks to her daughter Lori LaPat Polasko and granddaughter Alexandrea Polasko about raising her son Robert, the challenges they faced with his Asperger's syndrome and a special moment that still fills her heart with joy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Thoughts on Overalls
April 29, 2005 -- Most of us give a lot of thought to what our kids wear. Commentator Amy Silverman considers a special set of circumstances with regards to her daughter Sophie's clothes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changes in Maryvale, Real and Perceived
As part of our series profiling different communities in Phoenix, we head to West Phoenix. Maryvale was once a highly desirable area to buy a family home. But changes in the area's demographics--and changes in perception through the years--have altered the way many people look at Maryvale.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Melanoma Treatment Deployed at Scottsdale Mayo
Doctors at Scottsdale's Mayo Clinic are among the first in the nation to use a new drug for the treatment of melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer.  From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Energizing Hiring
NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley joins host Steve Goldstein to preview President Obama's Thursday address about the nation's job market. Robert Mittelstaedt, Dean of the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU, talks to Goldstein about unemployment and job creation in the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Dust from One Storm More Than Yearly Totals
The huge dust storm that hit the valley July 5th left behind more dust than the Phoenix area usually gets in one year.  That, according to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, a couple months after the storm, the financial toll is still being calculated.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review: The Sparrow
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Stray Cat Theatre's production of "The Sparrow" at the Tempe Performing Arts Center through October 8th.Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mark Vonnegut on Mental Illness and His Famous Father
Steve Goldstein talks with Author-Pediatrician Mark Vonnegut about his battles with mental illness and the influence of his father Kurt. Click to hear edited and unedited versions of the conversation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jerry Colangelo Talks Commerce
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Jerry Colangelo, co-chair of the Arizona Commerce Authority, about reinvigorating Arizona's job market and the future of downtown Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce Defeated, Lewis Victorious
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb the Russell Pearce recall, what it may mean for furture recalls...and what impact Jerry Lewis may have on the legislature.
Sept. 20, 2013
Recall Group Sends Warning to Governor and Sheriff
The group behind the recall of Senator Russell Pearce issued a warning of sorts to Governor Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  Citizens for a Better Arizona didn’t threaten a recall Monday, but put them on notice.
Sept. 20, 2013
Northern Arizona Winter Storm Warnings (UPDATED)
The winter storm marching across Arizona has shutdown schools in Flagstaff this morning and forecasters are expecting the snowfall to continue.   Dan White, Meteorologist from Flagstaff's National Weather Service in Flagstaff says Northeastern Arizona is getting the brunt of this storm.
Sept. 20, 2013
States rights likely to be hot election issue
Arizona’s immigration law is scheduled to go before the United States Supreme Court in April. That’s just in time for a re-energized debate over state rights in the 2012 election. From Phoenix, Peter O’Dowd reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
What was 2011 a good year for?
2011 has been a challenging year in many ways, with the economy causing uncertainty and struggle. But as the year draws to a close and it's time to assess, we want to look at the glass as half-full.
Sept. 20, 2013
Traveling Through Time, Forwards and Backwards
Time travel is a concept most people associate with H.G. Wells, Star Trek, or Back to the Future. But in fact, time travel is possible…it’s just a question of how fast, and in what direction.  Arizona State University professor Paul Davies wants you to know that you travel through time every day, by simply moving forward: it’s just kind of hard to notice, because we usually only gain about a billionth of a second or so.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Cities Work Together....Sometimes
New Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton this week called for Valley cities to work together…saying the metro area would sink or swim as a region.  As KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, that sentiment is shared by the leaders of other Valley cities….
Sept. 20, 2013
Capitol Buy Back Would Cost $105 Million
In her State of the State address this week, Governor Jan Brewer asked the legislature to help celebrate the state’s centennial by buying back the capitol complex.  KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports on what that would entail.
Sept. 20, 2013
New state bill looks to curb copper theft
Copper theft has been on the rise in Arizona over the past several years. New bills in the state legislature may help to curtail theft by making copper more difficult to resell. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg has more.
Sept. 20, 2013

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