KJZZ News

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
Arizona voters to decide state sovereignty
Arizona voters will get to decide whether to take away Washington, D.C.’s authority over the state’s land, air, water and other natural resources. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: If approved by voters, the state would declare sovereignty over its air, land, water, minerals, wildlife and other natural resources -- except for those on Indian reservations, and those ceded by the state to the feds.
Sept. 20, 2013
Joanne Ingram
Joanne Ingram came to KJZZ as a Morning Edition producer in 2012. She also works as a production assistant for Right This Minute. Joanne Ingram (Photo by Sean Ingram)While in graduate school at ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Joanne was a digital journalist for Cronkite News Service and a reporter for News21.
Sept. 20, 2013
Officials say cause of JT Readys rampage may never be known
Neighbors of the Gilbert community shocked by last week’s high-profile murder-suicide gathered at Town Hall last night to hear from police investigating the case. As KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, residents asked the town to improve the way it handles domestic violence cases.
Sept. 20, 2013
Incentives to draw businesses to Arizona
Last week Gov. Jan Brewer signed HB2815 into law. The bill includes incentives to draw businesses into Arizona in an attempt to boost the economy. Michael Hunter, special advisor on tax policy and reform, and Dennis Hoffman, economist at the W.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hayden Flour Mill grounds will be open to the public
For the first time in more than a decade, visitors can walk the grounds of one of Tempe’s oldest buildings. The fence around the historic Hayden Flour Mill is coming down and the open space around it will be open to the public.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawsuit filed to stop transfer of mortgage settlement money
Housing advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court. They want a judge to stop the state from taking $50 million from a mortgage settlement to help balance the budget. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
State of the Arizona job market
KJZZ reporters Devin Browne and Mark Brodie talk about their work covering Arizona’s job market, and ASU economist Lee McPheters talks about what needs to change in the job market to get Arizona on the economic upswing.
Sept. 20, 2013
June 2012 Enews - Youre Still the One
 Thanks to you, KJZZ has been leading the way as one of the top radio stations in the Valley and one of the top 10 public radio stations in the country-- and you’re the number one reason for that success.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County aims to improve strangulation investigations
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office wants to be able to better investigate strangulation attempts. It’s getting ready to roll out a program throughout the county to make it easier for investigators to collect evidence in those cases.
Sept. 20, 2013
Financial services industry looking for diverse hiring pool
Minorities are underrepresented in the financial services industry. A study by Howard University showed that only 1 percent of public accounting partners are African American and only 3 percent of Chief Financial Officers of Fortune 500 companies are minorities.
Sept. 20, 2013
Less snowfall leads to little water run-off
This past winter may not have been the driest in Valley history but it was in the top twenty. Salt River Project says the La Niña weather pattern meant little snowfall in the mountains and light runoff for the lakes and rivers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Supreme Court rejects part of Arizonas SB 1070
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward on checking the status of suspects who might appear to be in the U.
Sept. 20, 2013

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