KJZZ News

Mesa Targets Convenience Store Crime
Politicians in Mesa say the city’s convenience stores have a crime problem.  The city council is about to pass an ordinance requiring store owners to crank up security. It’s bad news for beer thieves.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review: Baby: The Musical
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of "Baby: The Musical" which runs through August 14th.Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Roosevelt Row Sees Growth
Steve Goldstein talks to KJZZ reporter Nick Blumberg about the growing community along Roosevelt Row in Phoenix...and how residents are turning old houses into businesses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lets Make It Happen
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Sept. 20, 2013
Thalidomide study for Alzheimers patients
A drug that caused severe birth defects 50 years ago is now undergoing a clinical trial in the valley.The Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City is conducting a study of Thalodomide to see if it can stop the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
Musicians Sacrifice Salaries to Keep Symphony Playing
Symphony Hall could have been silent this fall as the Phoenix Symphony faced a $1.5 million dollar budget deficit and growing debt.  But unlike musicians in other cities where symphony orchestras have gone bankrupt, members of the Phoenix Symphony vowed to keep the organization alive, even if it meant continued financial sacrifice.
Sept. 20, 2013
Live Studio Interview with Phoenix Mayoral Candidates - Oct 12
Send your questions right now by way of Facebook, Twitter or email.KJZZPhoenixMayoralCandidateInterview10122011 KJZZ’s Here and Now host Steve Goldstein will moderate a live discussion between Phoenix Mayoral candidates Wes Gullett and Greg Stanton, Wed.
Sept. 20, 2013
New HOV Lanes Open
Valley commuters are seeing something new along a couple of Phoenix area freeways this morning. Arizona Department of Transportation opened new stretches of High Occupancy Vehicle lanes early this morning along the Loop 202 Santan Freeway in Chandler and the Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway in the Glendale & Peoria areas.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Recall Election: Is Image Everything?
Early voting is underway in the recall election of state senate president Russell Pearce.  There’s not a lot of policy disagreement between the two candidates in that race…but one issue on which they do not see eye to eye is illegal immigration…and how the state’s laws make Arizona look outside its borders.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stanton Wins the Race
In January Phoenix will have a new mayor. Greg Stanton talks to host Steve Goldstein about winning the runoff election for Phoenix mayor Tuesday night. Former Phoenix mayor Paul Johnson weighs in with his reaction to this year's race.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Supreme Court Reinstates Redistricting Chair
Colleen Mathis is back as the chairwoman of the Independent Redistricting Commission.  The state supreme court Thursday evening ordered her to be reinstated…less than four hours after hearing oral arguments in the case.
Sept. 20, 2013
Author Talks Immigration Reform
Host Steve Goldstein talks to author Rob Sobhani, who believes that immigration reform should be a top priority for 2012 presidential candidates. Sobhani explains why he thinks immigration reform will save America.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Theatre Year in Review
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela has his end of the year review of Valley theatre, noting the losses in the community with this tough economy, recalling the standing ovations as well as the theatrically unforgettable & unforgivable.
Sept. 20, 2013
Few remedies for renters living in foreclosure properties
Arizona's foreclosure rate is up 4 percent from last year November, with one in every 260 homes in some stage of repossession by the bank. One group of people often overlooked in the foreclosure part is renters.
Sept. 20, 2013
Seeking Mental Health Services For Children, Parents Can Face a Maze
Mental health services in Arizona have been cut dramatically over the past several years. But for children who need mental health care, it’s not always a lack of funding that’s the problem. Parents face different approaches to treatment, bureaucratic hurdles, and a lack of readily available information.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Close to Landing New University
The city of Mesa might be home to the newest campus of Benedictine University, a private Catholic school. Benedictine currently has two campuses in Illinois, as well as programs in China and Vietnam.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Legislative Session Starts
KJZZ's Mark Brodie and managing editor of the Arizona Guardian Dennis Welch sit down with Steve Goldstein to talk about the 2012 Legislative Session kicking off, and what the state can look forward to.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Wright Way of Building
A designer ahead of his time, Frank Lloyd Wright left his mark across the valley. Even after his death he continues to be a prominent figure in the architecture and city planning that shapes Arizona. Wright’s former apprentice Vern Swaback gives his take on the architect, and how Wright regarded nature as the great teacher.
Sept. 20, 2013
Democrats announce effort to repeal SB 1070
Democratic lawmakers will introduce legislation this week to repeal Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070. But Republican legislators say any attempts will be dead-on-arrival. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
Sept. 20, 2013

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