Henry Salinas talks to his friend Edward Upshaw about why he chose to start an organization to stop gang violence and the legacy of his work. 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.
Ray Stern, reporter for Phoenix New Times, joins host Steve Goldstein to talk about the Andrew Thomas Hearing.Former Maricopa County attorney Andrew Thomas and two of his deputies face 33 ethical violation charges for actions taken between 2006 through 2010.
What's the next industry that will create jobs and boost the economy?For years, economic growth in the Southwest was driven by the construction industry. As the country's economic downturn drags on, many wonder whether construction can lead our region's recovery.
Senator Russell Pearce and challenger Jerry Lewis displayed contrasting styles in a Mesa Chamber of Commerce Debate. The two are on the ballot in next month's recall election of Pearce. The senator showcased his knowledge and tough nosed approach to policies while Lewis came across as a polite newcomer who vows to work with others.
Some of the original backers of the Independent Redistricting Commission say the Governor and state Republican senators went too far in removing its chair. Colleen Mathis was dismissed earlier this week for what Governor Brewer called “substantial neglect of duty or gross misconduct in office.
Holiday programs are filling family calendars now that Thanksgiving is over and KJZZ commentator Amy Silverman has a very special program coming up on her calendar. You might remember her daughter Sophie – she’s eight, has Down syndrome and soon will have her professional theatre debut at the Herberger Theater in downtown Phoenix.
ASU professor of journalism Tim McGuire talks to Steve Goldstein about AZCentral.com's recent decision to change their online commenting system. McGuire discusses whether keeping people from making anonymous comments is responsible, and if there is value in anonymity.
KJZZ conducted interviews with several experts and officials to get their reaction to today's Department of Justice report on the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. The DOJ investigation revealed a pattern of wide ranging civil rights violations against Latinos.
Over 16,000 people have been approved to use medical marijuana, but marijuana dispensaries remain unavailable. Governor Jan Brewer argues that prop 203 can't override federal drug laws. Host Steve Goldstein talks to Attorney General Tom Horne about Prop 203, and why the state is opposing the will of the voters on medical marijuana.
Public safety advocates are spreading the word that although it's legal to buy fireworks any place in Arizona, it's illegal to use them in many places. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports.Since the Arizona Legislature opened the door to fireworks in 2010 by allowing their sale, it is still very possible that it is illegal in your community since many cities and counties can ban or restrict their use.
This week, the Tucson Unified School District board voted to end its Mexican-American studies program so as not to lose millions in funding from the state of Arizona. We want to hear your reaction to the decision.
Republicans and Democrats each benefit from new legislative and congressional districts approved by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The AIRC also created districts that don’t overwhelmingly favor either party.
Arizona’s contentious medical marijuana law is moving closer to full implementation. A ruling in Maricopa County Superior Court this week struck down several rules about who can operate marijuana dispensaries.
State Senate Minority Leader David Schapira is one of the candidates running for the newly formed 9th Congressional District. He explains why he makes an excellent candidate for Congress.Schapira says that his background as a teacher gives him insight into what the education system needs, and he could make a big contribution imminent education reform.
Last year, we told you the story of a woman who uses medical marijuana as she recovers from cancer. (She wishes to remain anonymous.) At the time she first spoke with us, Arizona’s voter-approved medical marijuana law was still very much up in the air.
Communications director for the Arizona Republican Party Shane Wikfors and political strategist Nathan Sproul of the Lincoln Consulting Group talk about the impact of the presidential campaign on Arizona and vice versa.
In Arizona, California, and 15 other states, medical marijuana is legal. Studies estimate that around 80% of American support medical marijuana legalization.But we're curious to know what you think about marijuana, period.