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Adolescence For Humans, Animals Isnt As Different As You Might Think
It sounds like the punchline of a joke: Teenagers, it turns out, are a lot more like animals than we might have thought. Well, according to Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, it’s actually true. From peer pressure and impulse decisions to cliques and irrational risk-taking, Natterson-Horowitz found the experience of adolescence is truly universal.
Jan. 23, 2020
Will Sales Taxes Help Tribes Bounce Back From A Development Ban?
The Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe were, until recently, subject to a ban on development under what was known as the “Bennett Freeze.” To find out more out that piece of history and how it’s impacted communities, The Show spoke with Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today.
Jan. 23, 2020
How A Southern Arizona School District Deals With A High Poverty Rate
A new report looks at the boundaries that create steep economic divides between neighboring school districts. No. 11 on the list is right here in Arizona — the line between Nogales Unified School District on the border in southern Arizona and Sahuarita Unified.
Jan. 23, 2020
As Uranium Cleanup Continues, Whats Next For Red Water Pond Road?
Uranium mining waste continues to cause upheaval in the village of Red Water Pond Road in the southeast corner of the Navajo Nation. The pollution has caused the relocation of some residents. Eric Jantz, interim executive director of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, talked about what could be next for the village and the people who live there.
Jan. 23, 2020
Reporter Examines Waymos Cozy Relationship With Chandler Police
Parts of the Phoenix area have essentially been used as training areas for autonomous vehicles, and that has led to some interesting developments. One that happened in the spring of 2019 involving a Waymo vehicle caught the attention of Phoenix New Times reporter Meg O’Connor.
Jan. 23, 2020
Environmentalists: APS Plan Lacks Renewables, Efficiency
APS has announced an ambitious plan to deliver 100% clean, carbon-free energy by 2050. But there is a difference between "clean" and "renewable," and soon after the big announcement some environmental activists called for more — and sooner.
Jan. 23, 2020
Ex-Chief Of Psychiatry: AZ Prisons Cruel, Inhumane
A high-ranking former Arizona prison health care official has testified about what he calls cruel, dated, insensitive and inhumane conditions in state prisons. Dr. Urdaneta said he quit his job with Corizon in Arizona in May 2019. “I did not want to continue really working within a system that I think was failing in many ways,” he said. “I found the Arizona system very onerous, difficult to work with, misguided and jaded.”
Jan. 23, 2020
Sounds Of The City: Goalball At Ability360 In Phoenix
Listen to Dan Galvin coaching while Dylan Pleasants plays at the 360 Goalball Invitational at Ability360 in Phoenix. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Jan. 23, 2020
How The New Federal Parental Leave Rules Could Impact Arizona
Starting in October, federal employees will have access to 12 weeks of paid parental leave after the birth, adoption or fostering of a child. It’s a historic move that puts the United States on par with other industrialized nations for the first time. To find out more about the impact of this federal change in Arizona, The Show talked with David Lujan, director for the Arizona Center for Economic Progress.
Jan. 23, 2020
The Pulse: How Psychology Is Just Catching Up With The Effects Of Online Hate
Lindsay Ellis is a video essayist. She makes videos commenting on films, TV shows, and other media. These videos go over topics such as the death of the Hollywood movie musical, product placement, and a nine-part series on the basics of film studies and film theory using only Michael Bay’s “Transformers”movies.
Jan. 23, 2020
Bill Would Ban Balloon Releases From Arizona Skies
A Tempe lawmaker has followed up on a local Girl Scout troop's request asking for a ban on balloon releases into the atmosphere in Arizona. Democratic state Rep. Mitzi Epstein equated it to throwing trash out of a car window, and called it just as damaging to the environment.
Jan. 23, 2020
Impeachment Could Impact McSallys Chances In Race
Impeachment is likely to play a big role in Senate campaigns this fall. And one of the biggest races will be here in Arizona. Just over a year ago, Arizona got two new senators in Congress. The Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won an upset victory. The loser in that contest was Martha McSally — but she was then appointed to the vacant seat left by the late Sen. John McCain. Now that she’s running for a full term, her opponents are energized.
Jan. 23, 2020
FTC Response To Axon Due Friday In Ongoing Antitrust Battle
Valley-based body camera maker Axon is awaiting response due Friday, Jan. 24 from the Federal Trade Commission on Axon's latest motion filed in an ongoing antitrust battle with the FTC.
Jan. 23, 2020
Phoenix Delays Uber, Lyft Fee Hike At Sky Harbor
Phoenix officials agreed to delay implementing higher fees for rideshare companies at Sky Harbor Airport now that the Arizona Supreme Court is considering whether or not the fee hike is constitutional. The fees, approved by the Phoenix City Council in December, were scheduled to take effect on Feb. 1.
Jan. 22, 2020
Goldwater Clashes With Advocates Over Indian Child Welfare Act
In 2014, the Goldwater Institute waded into a longtime debate over the validity of the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA. The act mandates child welfare agencies prioritize placing children taken from dangerous domestic situations with families that share their Native American heritage. The Goldwater Institute argues the act puts the traditions of the tribe above the safety of the children.
Jan. 22, 2020
AZ Health Director: State Monitoring For Coronavirus
Public health officials throughout the nation are on alert for the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. It has killed nine people in China. Another 470 cases have been confirmed, including one in the state of Washington involving a man who had traveled to China. Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, joined The Show to talk about what public health officials in Arizona are doing.
Jan. 22, 2020
How APS CEO Plans To Go Carbon-Free By 2050
Newly appointed APS CEO Jeff Guldner is committing to delivering 100% clean, carbon-free energy to customers by 2050. To get there, he has laid out a plan to include more renewable energy in the company’s portfolio and to end all coal-fired generation by 2031.
Jan. 22, 2020
Why Phoenixs Air Quality Actually Improved In 2019
It’s no secret that Maricopa County has one of the worst air pollution problems in the country. But the ADEQ reports air quality was much improved last year thanks in large part to the weather. No major monsoon dust storms were reported last summer, and rain keep our air cleaner in the winter and spring months.
Jan. 22, 2020
Were Not Trying To Go To Battle: Phoenix New Times Plans To Unionize
Writers at another Phoenix-based newspaper plan to form a union. Phoenix New Times has announced a union drive. New Times staff writer Elizabeth Whitman, who is also a member of the organizing committee, joined The Show to talk about why she and her colleagues decided forming a union is the way to go.
Jan. 22, 2020
National Geographic Photographer Tracks Down Black Panther
Photographer and cinematographer Shannon Wild spent 18 months in southern India to produce a documentary about the black panther. It was the only one in a 250-square-mile range of forest.
Jan. 22, 2020

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