Frank Lloyd Wright is arguably the most famous architect in American history. But Wright’s long life was also full of tragedies and resets. Best-selling author Paul Hendrickson examines Wright’s history and tries to dig deeply enough to learn more about his humanity and some of what may — or may not — have been tall tales.
But that free shipping isn’t so free — and the online retailers that offer it are playing marketing games to get us to spend more. These free shipping practices are having a deleterious effect on smaller retail sites and independent artisans selling products on the internet. That’s what Amanda Mull has written about in the Atlantic.
A survey of 1,500 hundred consumers by the consulting firm Accenture PLC found almost half would consider giving secondhand clothing as gifts. And 56% said they would be happy to receive a pre-owned gift. Courtney Nelson with Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona joined The Show to talk about it.
A change in the rules governing the country’s food stamp program could cause 700,000 Americans to lose their benefits. That number is expected to be in the thousands in Arizona. Angie Rodgers, president and CEO of the Arizona Food Bank Network, joined The Show to talk about the possible impact of this new rule.
Here’s a holiday story to warm your heart. Students from Arizona State University teamed up with some high school students to help kids with physical disabilities celebrate the holiday. Together the students worked on making interactive toys more accessible for those kids who might have trouble operating them.
California forest fires seem to get bigger and more destructive every year. But climate change isn’t the only culprit — 150 years of bad forest management have changed the very structure of the wildlands, and not for the better. According to scientists, what they actually need is more fire and maybe a little help from some forest-loving lumberjacks. Daniel Merino reports.
For some LGBTQ youth, the holidays can be a tough time of year. They could be disconnected from family or experiencing homelessness. But one Phoenix organization is making sure everyone they serve gets their Christmas wish.
The Area Agency on Aging has purchased a building that houses a partner group catering to homeless seniors to ensure the center remained open. The Justa Center in downtown Phoenix provides critical services for homeless seniors. But it was at risk of closing, due to financial problems.
Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen is accused of running an illegal adoption scam. The founder of a Arizona advocacy group helping Pacific Islanders says the pregnant Marshallese women police found when they arrested Petersen have all given birth to healthy babies and left Arizona.
Halloween is likely a distant memory as you amble around crossing off those final items on your holiday gift list. But even though yuletide decorations abound and the sound of Santa’s sleigh is heavily anticipated, the history of telling ghost stories during the Christmas season is a tradition many also celebrate.
The federal spending package signed Friday includes millions of dollars for infrastructure improvements at Arizona’s second-busiest port of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border. Modernization of the port has been years in the making.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog says it found no evidence of misconduct or wrongdoing by immigration officials in the deaths of two migrant children last December. Both children died of bacterial infection during a time when a high number of asylum seekers were crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
During the holidays, soup kitchens see an increase in the number of people in need, along with the number of volunteers. The Flagstaff Family Food Center serves as many as 1,500 people a day. And that number jumps 25% to 35% this time of year.
Through our Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked how the Tonto National Forest got its name. In short, it’s because the Tonto Basin lies at the forest’s core. But, that still leaves the question: Where did Tonto come from?
Mary Jo West is name you might know — especially if you’ve been in the Phoenix area for a while. She has been called the “First Lady of TV News” here. But, even as she worked to gain respect as an anchorwoman, West couldn’t help but give in to another love of her life: the theater.
A recent poll by Valley-based OH Insights shows that Mark Kelly — expected to be the Democratic U.S. Senate nominee — leads Sen. Martha McSally by about three points. But what intrigued Abe Kwok of the Republic in his latest column was the possible connection between Kelly voters and this cycle’s push to legalize recreational marijuana.
As artificial intelligence continues to permeate significant areas of our lives and businesses, it’s time to consider to what extent that’s happening to physicians and other medical professionals. Medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven of the Mayo Clinic talked about where he stands on the issue.
Did you know that the song “White Christmas” was born right here in Arizona? At least that’s the story. To help separate fact and from fiction about the classic holiday song by Irving Berlin, Jason Woodbury of Zia Records joined The Show.
If you’re hitting the road for the holidays, and have an electric vehicle, you may not love the story about the bottlenecks at California charging stations over the Thanksgiving weekend. Jim Stack, president of the Phoenix Chapter of the Electric Auto Association, doubts that’ll be a problem here.
Protests in Hong Kong that’ve been going on for months are not expected to stop this week. That’s one of the top international stories of the coming days. The BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones joined The Show to talk about what's happening around the world.