KJZZ News

Centennial Minute: Buckey ONeill
This month, Arizona turns 100. KJZZ is marking the centennial each week in February with stories of our state’s history, people and places. We're calling it the Centennial Minute. This morning, authors and Arizona residents Fred DuVal and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger tell us about the legendary Buckey O’Neill.
Sept. 20, 2013
Interview with author of The End of Illness
Dr. David Agus talks about his book The End of Illness and his vision for the future of healthcare. Agus says one of the keys to preventing illness is to eat smart, healthy and on a schedule. He also explains that preventive measures need to be tailored to each patient to meet their genetic and environmental needs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Birthday gift ensures more birthdays for pets at no-kill shelter
A special birthday gift to a spouse ends up benefitting thousands of animals served by the no-kill shelter of the Arizona Animal Welfare League. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports. A puppy takes advantage of shelter services at the Sonia Breslow Adoption Center.
Sept. 20, 2013
David McCullough: History as a source of strength
Historian David McCullough talks about the history of the United States, and how we can look back and gain strength from our past. McCullough says people need to remember that others have made it through difficult and dangerous times, and so can we.
Sept. 20, 2013
Details on the Foodie Dream Package
Imagine a night out at one of the Valley's top culinary destinations, breaking bread and swapping stories with the ones you love. Now multiply that time 52.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Giffords aide to run for full term in Congress
Ron Barber, who served as district director for former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, says he plans to run for a full term representing Arizona’s second congressional district.Barber was wounded in the January 2011 attempt on the Congresswoman’s life.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fourth Republican enters District 9 congressional race
There’s another candidate in the new congressional District 9 race. Former Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker is the fourth Republican candidate to enter the campaign. Three Democratic candidates are also running.
Sept. 20, 2013
Worsley gearing up for primary election against Pearce
The Mesa businessman running for Arizona Senate in the new Legislative District 25 against former Senate President Russell Pearce said there are some similarities between himself and the man who beat Pearce in last year’s recall election.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cabbage, chicken the subject of trademark dispute
A Vermont man is in a legal fight with Chick-fil-A, over cabbage and his t-shirts. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: Bo Muller-Moore has been making and t-shirts that say "Eat More Kale" for more than a decade.
Sept. 20, 2013
Proposed measure would allow Arizona voters to declare a federal law unconstitutional
Arizona voters may get to decide whether to give themselves the ability to declare federal laws unconstitutional. The Checks and Balances in Government Act would amend the state constitution to include two ways to declare against federal laws.
Sept. 20, 2013
Autism diagnosis on the rise
A recent survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows autism diagnosis has risen by 80 percent in the past year. Two experts discuss diagnosing on the autism spectrum, therapies to improve quality of life, and answer listener questions.
Sept. 20, 2013
What do Latino and Hispanic mean?
Recently, we've been taking a look at the terms our reporters use when describing certain groups of people. There are those who argue that "Latino" and "Hispanic" are largely synonymous, and can be used interchangeably.
Sept. 20, 2013
Thomas rails against corrupt judiciary in disputing disbarment
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says it was a political witch hunt that led to his disbarment. He held a press conference Wednesday to defend himself against the state bar’s decision to take away his license to practice law.
Sept. 20, 2013
What Is It Like to Live in Your Town - Tell Your Story
KJZZ’s Fronteras: The Changing America Desk Wants to Know What it’s Like to Live in Your Town Does your community make you feel safe and included or scared and marginalized? The Fronteras: Changing America Desk is collaborating with Not in Our Town—a documentary producer that profiles people who have developed creative anti-hate crime programs— to gauge how hate is affecting communities throughout the Southwest.
Sept. 20, 2013
Candidates running against Arpaio are in full campaign mode
From the KJZZ newsroom, I’m Devin Browne. Two of the four candidates for Sheriff in Maricopa County campaigned Thursday night at an event sponsored by the Phoenix Quaker Meeting House and the Catholic Apostolic Church of Jerusalem.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson shootings brought changes to mental health treatment
A year ago, a seriously troubled man opened fire in a Safeway parking lot on a beautiful Saturday morning. He killed six people and injured 13 more, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Since then, Arizona has been forced to confront how it treats the mentally ill.
Sept. 20, 2013
Closure of detox center could lead to exposure deaths near Navajo Nation
Police in Page, Arizona, are worried about people freezing to death after a detox center on the border of the Navajo Nation closed. From Flagstaff, Laurel Morales reports.LAUREL MORALES: State budget cuts and unexpectedly low enrollment numbers at the detox center forced the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority to pull its funding.
Sept. 20, 2013
Claudio Roditi talks horns
(Tempe, AZ) - Brazilian trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Claudio Roditi talks to Blaise about the difference between the horns and how his records developed. Hear how love at first sight influenced his career.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peter ODowd
KJZZ News Director Peter O’Dowd finds something alluring about Phoenix and public radio, as if they have always been a part of his destiny.O'Dowd, who oversees all daily editorial direction of the KJZZ newsroom, took on the role of news director in February 2011, after serving as an assignment editor and reporter for the station since 2009.
Sept. 20, 2013
Police: 5 dead in shooting in Gilbert home
GILBERT, Ariz. (Associated Press) — Five people died in a shooting Wednesday at a Phoenix-area home, where the investigation was slowed by concerns there could be hazardous materials in 55-gallon drums in the backyard.
Sept. 20, 2013

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