( Phoenix, AZ )
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to Dave Brewer, Program
Coordinator for the Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU, about
restoring areas ravaged by wildfires. Goldstein also talks to Gary
Woodall, the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service in
Phoenix about the monsoon season in Phoenix.
In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Mary Jo West looks back on what it was like to be a female pioneer in broadcasting in the 70s and Arizona's first female news anchor. 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.
A follow up to a story KJZZ first brought you Friday. A Glendale couple is among 57-hundred Arizonans who are losing Medicaid coverage due to state budget cuts. KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson tagged along as Bill and June Nelson tried to re-enroll in a program that helps cover medical expenses for people with catastrophic or chronic health conditions.
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Barry Broome, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, about the initiative to grow the economy in the entire valley instead of concentrating on specific cities.Broome is on the region leadership advisory team set up Brookings Institution to look at economic strategy in Maricopa.
As of the first report, which contains about 60 percent of ballots cast in the Phoenix Mayor's race, Greg Stanton is ahead with 38 percent of the votes. In second place is Wes Gullett with 20 percent. Peggy Neely, Claude Mattox, and Jennifer Wright are in a close battle for third place.
With one in ten Arizonans out of work, the competition for jobs is fierce. There are fewer positions available due to the economy, but job seekers face another challenge. When many workers landed their last jobs, they filled out paper applications and deliverd resumes in person or by mail.
The beginning of fall usually means the end of the valley’s ozone problem. And this year was a doozy. The metro Phoenix area exceeded federal ozone standards on 23-days. That’s more than twice the average of the past three years.
Author of the book Adrift: Charting Our Course Back to a Great Nation Steven Beschloss talks to host Steve Goldstein and answers listener questions about the nation's current course. Beschloss stresses the importance of citizen participation in government, and grassroots efforts to get the nation back on track.
Las Vegas Review columnist Steve Sebelius and Arizona Republic reporter Dan Nowicki give insight about the important role the Southwest plays in the presidential primaries. Staying in or dropping out..
Fill-in host Mark Brodie talks to Senator Steve Pierce about the controversy surrounding the redistricting commission in Arizona. Dennis Welch, managing editor of Arizona Guardian.com, and Chris Herstam, head of government relations for Lewis and Roca, also weigh in on the vote to remove the chairwoman of the independent redistricting commission.
Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters are visiting communities across the Southwest to gauge what life is like in a post economic housing boom. It’s part of an all-new series called Beyond Sprawl - Rethinking the Southwestern Economy, Nov.
Terry Shannon, CEO of St. Mary's Food Bank, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the effort to feed Arizona's hungry families this holiday season...and the year-round need to lend a helping hand to the one in four children who go to bed hungry.
Former Vice President Dan Quayle has endorsed Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Quayle spoke at a Romney campaign stop in Paradise Valley Tuesday, saying the former Massachusetts Governor is the best person to fix the nation’s problems.