This weekend’s pro-reform homilies will not be the Catholic Church’s only move to influence policy. Pope Francis plans to lead several hours of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria tomorrow. That got KJZZ's Nick Blumberg thinking about how and how much religious leaders can affect the way people think about big social issues of the day.
Sedona City Council will decide whether it is going to take a stand on light pollution. It votes Monday on a resolution to seek approval from the International Dark-Sky Association. The label would both applaud Sedona’s dark skies and set guidelines to keep them that way.
This week, half a dozen Arizona lawmakers led by House speaker Andy Tobin are in Mexico City on a trade mission. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is among a group heading to China to take in meetings at the World Economic Forum, and Gov.
Did You Know Phoenix
has a park that is more than 100 years old? It’s
located near the city’s downtown area.
A sign welcomes visitors to Eastlake Park. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ)
Over the years this Phoenix
park has hosted civil rights marches and rallies.
The small, southeast Arizona
town of Clifton
was a town divided, literally, Sunday morning. The rivers surrounding the
community were overflowing and Town Clerk Esperanza Castaneda says they had to
close the floodgates, dividing the town.
A privately-owned rocket on a supply mission launched this
morning from a small island on the Virginia coast. Aboard are 1,500 pounds of clothes,
food, water and other items for the astronauts on the International Space
It's now legal to buy and distribute fireworks in Arizona...but it's not legal to use them in various cities due to concerns about brush fires and safety.Here and Now host Steve Goldstein takes a look at talks to Kingman city manager Jack Kramer about the need for a controlled environment to keep the community safe from brush fires.
In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, German Audies Cadenas talks with his friend Pedro Lopez about his determination to graduate from ASU in spite of numerous obstacles. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
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KJZZ's Bri Valdivia sits down with Notaro for a brief interview about starting her writing career in Phoenix. Notaro will be at Changing Hands Bokstore for a book signing and reading Thursday, July 28th at 7pm.
Washington’s inability to solve our nation’s debt problem is getting the attention of more than just politicians and economists. Now, average citizens are wondering what it will take to do something about it.
Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the hemisphere. And the people who live there face a constant question. Should I risk leaving? Many already have...About a million Guatemalans live in the United States.
Many events are scheduled around the valley to commorate the 10th Anniverary of the 9/11 attacks. A listing of those events can be found here. Never Forget 9/11 Memorial Walk -- 7am at the Chase Bank Tower (201 N.
Otto Shill, chairman of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce's Public Policy Council, talks about his role as moderator of the Mesa Chamber's candidate forum. The forum is being held due to the recall of Senate president Russell Pearce.
Arizona is bringing in more money than expected. August revenues were around eight and a half percent higher than the same month last year. And, so far this fiscal year, the state has collected one and a half billion dollars more than it did last year.
Mark Brodie fills in for host Steve Goldstein. Brodie talks to the new consul general of Israel for the southwestern United States about the decision to admit Palestine as a member of UNESCO. They also talk about the importance of Israel's relationship with the Arizona and the US.
As a tough economy continues to squeeze many budgets, the rental market is expanding beyond traditional items like apartments or cars. What else are you renting? Whether it's for personal or business use, KJZZ's Changing America Desk wants to learn more about what sorts of things you're renting that you once would have purchased instead.