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BBC Look-Ahead: A Global Look At The Coronavirus
The Show tuned to colleagues at the BBC for a global look at the coronavirus pandemic. Mahfuz Sadique joined the weekly conversation via Skype.
March 23, 2020
Cognitive Neuroscientist: Babies Brains Arent A Blank Slate
How we learn is one of the biggest questions many of us face — either for ourselves, our kids, classmates or colleagues. Stanislas Dehaen argues babies are born with the ability to learn, and instead of their brains being a kind of blank slate, they have the needed circuits and connections already in place.
March 23, 2020
Sonora Maquila Industry Hopes Strong COVID-19 Measures Ward Off Closures
The industry says closure would bring dramatic economic consequences, and also affect the manufacture of critical medical equipment in Nogales, Sonora.
March 23, 2020
Why Coronavirus Coverage Makes High-Risk Individuals Feel Disposable
As we report on the spread of the coronavirus in Arizona and across the country, we hear over and over again that the elderly and immunocompromised are most at risk. We reached out to Denise Reich, who falls into that group. What are her concerns in light of this disease? And how does she wish the narrative around this would change?
March 23, 2020
More Than 700 Guard Members To Work Food Supply Mission
The director of the state’s Department of Emergency and Military Affairs expects to have more than 700 Arizona National Guard members working to help supply grocery stores and food banks by Thursday.
March 23, 2020
Coronavirus Takes Toll On Homebound Seniors And Army Of Volunteers
Hundreds of homebound older adults in Arizona rely on volunteers to help them with things like grocery shopping or going to a doctor’s appointment. But with the coronavirus pandemic, some volunteers are struggling to support these individuals.
March 23, 2020
How Arizona Teachers Are Reacting To School Closures
Gov. Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced that schools in our state will now be closed until at least April 10. So how are teachers reacting to all of this? The Show got a hold of Angela Philpot, a more than 20-year teaching veteran.
March 23, 2020
How Are Low-Income Families, Children Affected By The Coronavirus?
The economic and social impacts of the coronavirus are far-reaching. To talk about how low-income families and children have been affected, The Show spoke with Siman Qaasim, president and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance.
March 23, 2020
Banner Health Offers Drive-Through Coronavirus Tests
Banner Health now offers drive-through coronavirus testing at three locations in Phoenix and one in Tucson, with more to come. Those who meet the testing criteria set out by the CDC, and agree to self-isolate until they receive their results, can obtain a clinical evaluation by calling 1-844-549-1851.
March 23, 2020
Boas: HB 2910 Gives Educators, Parents Some Clarity
The state’s K-12 schools will remain closed until at least April 10, leaving educators, students and parents feeling a lot of uncertainty. A bit of that was quelled late last week when lawmakers unanimously approved HB 2910.
March 23, 2020
Closures Cause Spike In Jobless Claims, Keep HR Managers Busy
Arizona saw a nearly 10% jump in jobless claims last week. The figures are so startling that the Trump administration is asking states not to make their statistics public at least until federal numbers come out late this week.
March 23, 2020
What To Expect This Week From The Arizona Legislature
There was some hope last week that the legislature would pass a so-called "baseline budget" and either adjourn their session or take some time off. But legislators will be back at the Capitol today.
March 23, 2020
Why AZs COVID-19 Numbers Are Increasing So Quickly
A week ago, we had 18 cases in Arizona. As of Monday, the Arizona Department of Health Services reports 234 cases and two deaths. The Maricopa County Public Health Department director explains why the jump was expected.
March 23, 2020
The Takeaway: Across The Globe, Health Care Workers Are On The Front Lines Of Pandemic
Health care workers are sounding the alarm on severe equipment shortages in the U.S. — everything from critical life-saving tools like ventilators to the masks that protect health care workers from becoming infected.
March 23, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History: March 22-28
This week in 2003, Army soldier Lori Piestewa, a Tuba City native and member of the Hopi tribe, dies in Iraq when her convoy is ambushed. Piestewa was the first female soldier to die during the invasion of Iraq. Here's a collection of events that happened this week in Arizona history.
March 23, 2020
Ducey Requests Federal Funding For National Guard
Gov. Doug Ducey wants federal dollars and an expanded role for the Arizona National Guard, saying the citizens, economy and infrastructure of the state have been "catastrophically affected" by COVID-19.
March 23, 2020
WATCH: White House Coronavirus Briefings, Week Of March 23
Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings.
March 23, 2020
In Narwhal Mating,Tusk Size Matters
Male narwhals have been called the "unicorns of the sea" for their long, hornlike tusks, but scientists have been unsure of the purpose of these structures. Now, research in the journal Biology Letters suggests they're used as a mating display — and size matters.
March 23, 2020
Solar Advocates Hope To Increase Presence On Board Of The Utility Salt River Project
SRP provides electricity and/or water to more than 2 million Valley residents. Races for board seats have a lower profile than contests for Congress or even the Arizona Legislature, and yet environmental advocates like Kathy Mohr-Almeida are pursuing the role in order to influence energy policy in the region.
March 23, 2020
Mexican Wolf Numbers Jump 24% From Last Year
The population of endangered Mexican wolves in the wild is still increasing at an encouraging rate, according to recent findings by an interagency task force.
March 23, 2020

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