KJZZ News

Living Legend, Poet Nikki Giovanni
Poet and one of Oprah's "Living Legends" Nikki Giovanni talks to Steve Goldstein about the importance of taking individual responsibility and action. This Friday, October 7th she'll be giving the Jonathan and Maxine Marshall Distinguished Lecture at ASU.
Sept. 20, 2013
Want secure borders? Try something other than a danged fence.
“Secure our border” is a common refrain from some elected officials discussing immigration reform.   But KJZZ Commentator Julie Erfle says it’s time for them to start discussing real solutions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Roasting Coach Kush
 Former ASU Sun Devil's Football Coach Kush still comes to work every day and recently sat down with KJZZ's Terry Ward to talk about his legacy.Kush is going to be honored at the University's 'Legends Luncheon' with more than 200 former ASU players at the downtown Sheraton Hotel today.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tactic of Sham Candidates Suceeded in Past
Supporters of soon-to-be former Senate President Russell Pearce say the idea to have another candidate in the race to divert votes backfired.  Olivia Cortes dropped out of the recall election after she revealed in court that she had no idea who paid for people to collect signatures or who paid for and put up signs with her name on them.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman
Host Steve Goldstein talks to mayor of Tempe Hugh Hallman about historical preservation, regional economy, and his decision to abstain from running for another term.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Rome and Sorrento Italy Adventure
KJZZ invites you to enter its Rome and Sorrento Italy Adventure with roundtrip airfare by US Airways. Your chance to win begins right now. Picture yourself strolling around ancient Rome and the Vatican, scaling the Spanish Steps, overlooking the beautiful Bay of Naples, driving along the Amalfi Coast and savoring seaside meals followed by a glass of Limoncello.
Sept. 20, 2013
Concerns About Arpaio and Changes on Horizon
Several political experts weigh in on Sheriff Joe Arpaio's apology for the mishandling of alleged sex crimes ...and whether or not he has the support necessary to retain his current position. Also, Ted Simons explains the reasons behind changes on PBS's Horizon.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Beyond Sprawl Town Hall
Take part in a televised Beyond Sprawl Town Hall discussion about Arizona's future as it makes its way through a post- economic housing boom-- Jan. 17, 2012, 7-9 p.m. at Rio Salado College’s Conference Center at 2323 W.
Sept. 20, 2013
No Confidence Equals No Boom
The S&P Case-Shiller Home price Index, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, announced today that while nationally home prices are still below where they were a year ago, Phoenix did show a slight increase of point-three percent -- KJZZ's Lynn Kelly has more.
Sept. 20, 2013
Share your reaction to Gov. Brewers State of the State address
Governor Brewer delivered her second State of the State address before the Arizona legislature on Monday, January 9. We'd like to hear your reaction to what the governor had to say.
Sept. 20, 2013
Trailblazing WWII Pilot Remembered for Her Pluck
Geri Nyman wasn’t a typical vet. In the early 1940s, she was one of the first female pilots who flew transport and training missions across the country -- while the men were away at war.  PETER O'DOWD: Geraldine Nyman was a WASP.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fewer Homes for Sale on the Valley Market
The Valley’s housing market is once again becoming a good one for homesellers. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports. STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Many potential homebuyers are still facing obstacles when it comes to getting approved for a loan.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexican American Studies Teach-in
After the Tucson Unified School District voted to cancel its Mexican American Studies program, some students decided to push back by skipping classes and having their own teach-ins.It’s after school at the El Casino Ballroom on Tucson’s southside.
Sept. 20, 2013
Few know about helpful federal insurance plan
The Health Reform Act passed by Congress almost two years ago requires all health insurers to cover pre-existing conditions starting in 2014.  Until then, an interim program is available to help people who have serious or chronic medical problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
New cancer treatment pioneered in Arizona
The Food and Drug Administration has quickly approved a drug to combat basal cell carcinoma. That’s a type of skin cancer that - until now, patients had no other treatment options. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Two Republicans to square off for District 6 seat
Two of Arizona’s Republican Congressmen will be squaring off in an August primary. This unusual political battle is the result of newly drawn congressional districts. Rep. Ben Quayle (Photo courtesy of the Office of Ben Quayle) Rep.
Sept. 20, 2013
Preservers of state history seek to collaborate instead of competing with each other
As Arizona celebrates its 100-year anniversary next week, state archivists are trying to better preserve the state’s next century of history.  Instead of competing with each other, historical organizations have agreed to cooperate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Controversial Court Tower is unveiled for Arizona?s Centennial
Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times talks about the Maricopa County Court Tower, which served as the centerpiece for political battles the county supervisors and former county attorney Andrew Thomas.Stern says that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas were allies in the efforts against building the tower.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lovas appointed to fill House vacancy
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Phil Lovas to fill a vacancy. This is the second vacancy in that legislative district.  KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. Lovas was appointed to fill the vacancy when representative Judy Burgess was named to replace former state senator Scott Bundgaard.
Sept. 20, 2013
TV ad asks businesses and tourists to come to Arizona
A new television commercial is promoting Arizona as a business and tourism destination. It features some higher-profile Arizonans who made the state their home. KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports. PAUL ATKINSON: The three-second ad debuted during Wednesday’s Republican Presidential debate.
Sept. 20, 2013

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