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Coronavirus Projected To Hit Nonprofits Hard
The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic is projected to hit nonprofit businesses hard. Kristen Merrifield, CEO at the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, said the impact in the state will be devastating.
March 24, 2020
National Forest Campgrounds, Picnic Areas Close Across AZ
The National Forest Service wants visitors to maintain social distancing, even out in the wilderness. Tonto, Coconino and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are among those closing all developed recreation sites to protect visitors and employees from the spread of COVID-19.
March 24, 2020
Remain in Mexico Delay Could Increase Risk To Migrants
Citing the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. announced Monday that it would delay hearings for asylum seekers waiting under the Migrant Protection Protocols, known as the “Remain In Mexico” program. Migrant advocates say postponing hearings further endangers vulnerable migrants.
March 24, 2020
AZ Mayors Blast Ducey Over Essential Service Order
Arizona’s mayors were quick to order restrictions on businesses due to the coronavirus, while Gov. Doug Ducey faced criticism for delaying such an order at the state level. Now mayors are criticizing the governor for taking away their authority to act unilaterally.
March 24, 2020
Mexico Enters Phase 2 Of Strategy Against Coronavirus
After the Mexican government and the World Health Organization acknowledged local coronavirus transmission in Mexico, the country is moving to phase two of its strategy against the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 24, 2020
More Coronavirus Cases Reported Among AZ Native American Tribes
The Gila River Indian Community announced its first two cases Monday night. One of its patients is a member of the tribe and the second is a member of another federally recognized tribe, according to a statement. On Tuesday, the Navajo Nation reported 10 new coronavirus cases bringing their tribe’s total to 39.
March 24, 2020
How Coronavirus Is Affecting Ramadan, Passover And Easter In The Valley
Three major religions will observe important holidays next month, but the usual family gatherings and large feasts are off the table. Here's how some Muslim, Jewish and Catholic leaders are adapting to coronavirus precautions.
March 24, 2020
As Cases Rise, Sonoran Public Hospitals Have 356 Ventilators
Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, confirmed its fifth case of COVID-19 on Tuesday. A large shipment of testing gear from the federal government is also expected soon.
March 24, 2020
Ducey Issues Executive Order To Delay Evictions
Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Tuesday that ensures Arizonans who fall behind on rent during the pandemic won’t be evicted.
March 24, 2020
Doctors Warn Against Using Household Products, Medications For Coronavirus
While state health officials are encouraging people to stay at home, doctors are warning against the use of household products or medications that could do more harm than good. The Show spoke with Dr. Daniel Brooks, medical director of the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center.
March 24, 2020
How Phoenix Police, Fire And Parks Are Dealing With Coronavirus
From ordering a million wipes to shifting schedules and posting signs, Police, Fire and Parks Departments are adapting to public interactions in the face of a pandemic.
March 24, 2020
Local First Founder: Businesses Want Closures Across The Board
As restaurants and bars remain largely shuttered this week, and many more businesses are cutting staff and closing their doors, The Show turns to Kimber Lanning, founder of Local First Arizona.
March 24, 2020
How To Navigate The Coronavirus Misinformation Explosion
As government and health officials at all levels ramp up their briefings in an effort to get new information out about the coronavirus pandemic, not all sources are as reputable and accurate as others.
March 24, 2020
For this young Latina voter, pandemic highlights the need for
As a home health aide who does not have health insurance herself, Leticia Arcila, a 19-year-old voter, thought Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ "Medicare for All" plan sounded appealing. As the coronavirus outbreak spread, the need for a health care plan that covers everyone never seemed so important.
March 24, 2020
How Controlling Velocity Of A Single Vehicle Could Benefit Traffic
Researchers at the University of Arizona are teaming up with colleagues at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, Temple and other institutions to figure out how to improve traffic by reducing congestion — and how that could impact energy usage for all cars.
March 24, 2020
Food Bank Sees Increased Need As Charity Sources Evaporate
St Mary’s Food Bank expected another day of skyrocketing need on Tuesday, but two of the food bank’s key sources of charity have gone dry as fallout continues from the coronavirus pandemic.
March 24, 2020
Points Of View: The Toll The Coronavirus Is Taking On Our Mental Health
Anxiety, stress, depression — all of these issues can be exacerbated when there is a public health emergency. So, how can we cope? To delve into that question, The Show set up a remote Points of View roundtable discussion with Jillian McManus and Nika Gueci.
March 24, 2020
Sen. Martha McSally On Where Things Stand In D.C.
Monday was tense on the U.S. Senate floor in Washington, D.C., after lawmakers failed to advance a new coronavirus response bill on Sunday and again on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Democrats for the delay after they largely stuck together in an attempt to force additional changes to the bill.
March 24, 2020
How Coronavirus Expanded Our At-Home Streaming Options
Restrictions that have led most of us to spend a lot more time at home have caused our entertainment and worship options to grow as the providers try to stay connected with us via technology.
March 24, 2020
How The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Impacting Arizona Courts
The coronavirus outbreak has affected the work of Arizona’s judicial system. Courts are trying to use technology when possible and are suspending some trials — at least through the middle of next month. Dave Byers is the director of the Administrative Office of the Courts. He talked about what's been impacted so far.
March 24, 2020

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