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Journalist Holds Presentation On Smedley Butler
U.S. foreign policy can change dramatically from administration to administration. There were modifications from the early 20th century to the nation’s decision to enter World War II. One person who witnessed — and even took part in a lot of it — is Smedley Butler.
Mar. 14, 2019
AG To Rule If Anti-
A state senator says Tempe residents acted illegally when they approved a ballot measure requiring public disclosure of campaign donors. Sen. Vince Leach, R-Tucson, asked Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to rule whether cities can impose their own prohibitions on "dark money'' in local campaigns.
Mar. 14, 2019
FDA Approves Nasal Spray For Treating Depression
Millions of Americans struggle with depression, and a number of prescription anti-depressants are available to help treat the condition such as Prozac, Paxil and Cymbalta. As of earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration has added Esketamine to the list.
Mar. 14, 2019
Pima County Jail Hopes To Help Struggling Inmates
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department announced the addition of a new position aimed at reducing its jail population safely. They’ll do this by reviewing the jail’s roster and working to identify people who could be candidates for another path, from substance abuse treatment to counseling services.
Mar. 14, 2019
Equal Rights Amendment Halts In Arizona Senate
For the third year in a row, a vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the Arizona state Legislature failed. And for the third year in a row, it failed because a move to allow an unscheduled floor vote was blocked, though this year it did play out differently. This year, the procedural move was not ignored.
Mar. 14, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Arts And Culture Podcasts To Keep You In The Know
From Star Wars women, to the rise of Wu Tang Clan's ODB, to the reclamation of hotel art — we've got podcasts to keep you cultured.
Mar. 14, 2019
The Takeaway: California Governor Halts State
California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a moratorium on executions in the state — granting at least a temporary reprieve for its 737 death row inmates. That represents one quarter of the people on death row in the nation. California has not executed a prisoner since 2006.
Mar. 14, 2019
Insys Theraputics May Be Going Out Of Business
A Valley-based opioid maker said it may be going out of business now. Insys Therapeutics made the announcement on Wednesday.
Mar. 14, 2019
Equal Rights Amendment Still Not Ratified, Arizona Republicans Block Forced Vote
The vote came even after three Arizona Republicans, who are co-sponsors of a Senate resolution to ratify the ERA, refused to side with Democrats, who sought the vote.
Mar. 14, 2019
20 Years Later,
Before there was the #MeToo movement, there was 1999 book "Speak." The young adult novel about the aftermath of a sexual assault became a fixture in libraries and classrooms, including some in Arizona. Now the author is out with a new memoir in poetry, "Shout."
→ Hear The Show's Interview With Laurie Halse Anderson
Mar. 14, 2019
ICE: Roughly 400 Detainees Quarantined In Arizona
Roughly 15 percent of the more than 2,200 immigration detainees recently quarantined due to exposure to the mumps virus were being held in Arizona. A spokesperson for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Phoenix said a total of 407 detainees were quarantined in Arizona as of March 7.
Mar. 13, 2019
Sonoran Bass Tournament Big Draw For US Anglers
The upcoming International Bass Fishing Spring Tournament in Sonora is a big draw for both Mexican and U.S. anglers.
Mar. 13, 2019
Mexican Grape Growers Host Summit In Arizona
Grape growers from neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are hosting their annual spring summit in Arizona for the first time this year.
Mar. 13, 2019
Pima County Sheriff Department Hires Jail Population Coordinator
The Pima County jail coordinator is a job for someone to find low-risk offenders who are consistently in the justice system. Then, offer them help through agency partners and programs that would keep the person out of jail, lowering the recidivism rate.
Mar. 13, 2019
Central American Migrants Missing In Northern Mexico
About 20 Central American migrants riding a bus through Mexico on their way to the U.S. disappeared last week. Some reports say they were kidnapped near the border with Texas by armed people, but the Mexican president has his own theories.
Mar. 13, 2019
Judge Finds Prison Policy Unconstitutional
In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Roslyn Silver found an Arizona Department of Corrections policy “violates the First Amendment on its face.” The Arizona Department of Corrections says it is reviewing the ruling.
Mar. 13, 2019
How Policymakers Think About Food Policy
Lawmakers in California have proposed a soda tax and other measures aimed at discouraging residents from drinking sugary drinks following similar measures in a handful of other cities.
Mar. 13, 2019
Scottsdale is hosting an exhibit of violins that bore witness to one of the darkest periods of the 20th century. The restored instruments that make up "Violins of Hope" were played during, and survived, the Holocaust. There are currently more than 20 violins on display at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
Mar. 13, 2019
The Latest On The Drought Contingency Plan
California is much closer now to finalizing its end of a multi-state drought plan, but not without ruffling a few feathers. KUNC's Luke Runyon reported what Arizona needs to do to come to the table and reach an agreement.
Mar. 13, 2019
The Arizona Department of Corrections is celebrating 50 years as a state agency by hosting a "Family Day" on Wednesday at the state prison in Douglas.
Mar. 13, 2019

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