Today in Arizona many new laws were put into effect. Can Arizonans expect changes, or are some of these laws just re-hashing old issues? Host Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about the issue.Dennis Welch, managing editor of the Arizona Guardian website, and Alia Rau, Capitol reporter for the Arizona Republic, explain what many of the new laws will mean for Arizonans and answer listener questions.
? Most of us know the angst that comes with having a difficult neighbor. Most headaches can be ignored or simply tolerated. But in those rare cases where a resolution proves elusive, many people are resorting to Solve-it! mediation.
The beginning of fall usually means the end of the valley’s ozone problem. And this year was a doozy. The metro Phoenix area exceeded federal ozone standards on 23-days. That’s more than twice the average of the past three years.
Author of the book Adrift: Charting Our Course Back to a Great Nation Steven Beschloss talks to host Steve Goldstein and answers listener questions about the nation's current course. Beschloss stresses the importance of citizen participation in government, and grassroots efforts to get the nation back on track.
Las Vegas Review columnist Steve Sebelius and Arizona Republic reporter Dan Nowicki give insight about the important role the Southwest plays in the presidential primaries. Staying in or dropping out..
Fill-in host Mark Brodie talks to Senator Steve Pierce about the controversy surrounding the redistricting commission in Arizona. Dennis Welch, managing editor of Arizona Guardian.com, and Chris Herstam, head of government relations for Lewis and Roca, also weigh in on the vote to remove the chairwoman of the independent redistricting commission.
Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters are visiting communities across the Southwest to gauge what life is like in a post economic housing boom. It’s part of an all-new series called Beyond Sprawl - Rethinking the Southwestern Economy, Nov.
Terry Shannon, CEO of St. Mary's Food Bank, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the effort to feed Arizona's hungry families this holiday season...and the year-round need to lend a helping hand to the one in four children who go to bed hungry.
Former Vice President Dan Quayle has endorsed Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Quayle spoke at a Romney campaign stop in Paradise Valley Tuesday, saying the former Massachusetts Governor is the best person to fix the nation’s problems.
The U.S. Department of Justice levied charges of unconstitutional policing against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The investigation into civil rights abuses by Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been going on for more than three years.
The state’s Independent Redistricting Commission approved final legislative and congressional maps last night…on three to two votes. And, legislative Republican leaders are continuing to talk about possible changes to the panel in the future.
Political observers Chip Scutari, Jaime Molera and Barry Dill talk with Host Steve Goldstein about Arizona politics in 2011--including why the state's Independent Redistricting Commission was worth fighting about.
Arizona Republicans voting in next month’s presidential primary will likely find some unfamiliar names on the ballot--and one major candidate left off. Former ambassador and Utah Governor Jon Huntsman wasn’t eligible.
Ahmad Daniels is the author of "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African American Men Workbook," and its revision, "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African America and Beyond.
Pima County just rejected nearly $2 million in federal immigration funds, saying it allows local law enforcement to target immigrant communities. Why the county sheriff says that decision will hurt public safety.