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Trucking Industry Opposes Gig-Worker Wage Law
Uber, Lyft and food-service businesses have rallied and succeeded in getting new gig worker law passed. Now that law now faces major pushback from truck drivers.
Jan. 29, 2020
Phoenix Ranks Most Dangerous Red Light Running Intersections
For the first time, Phoenix’s Street Transportation Department presented a data driven process to choose intersections for red light cameras. But city council members remain split on the future of photo enforcement.
Jan. 29, 2020
Violence And AMLOs Indifference Unite Victims In Mexico
Last year was Mexico’s most murderous and violent year in decades. It was also the first year in office for Mexico’s current president, and his apparent indifference to the rising bloodshed is uniting many victims.
Jan. 29, 2020
DOJ Files Civil Actions Against Scottsdale Couple Over Fraudulent Robocalls
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed civil actions against the owners of businesses allegedly responsible for making hundreds of millions of fraudulent robocalls. Two of the defendants are from Scottsdale.
Jan. 28, 2020
Phoenix Leaders Unveil McCain Plaque At Sky Harbor
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and city leaders on Tuesday unveiled a plaque honoring former U.S. Sen. John McCain at Sky Harbor Airport. The Phoenix City Council voted in 2017 to name Sky Harbor’s Terminal 3 in honor of McCain. The unveiling precedes final renovations at the terminal, which cost a total of $590 million.
Jan. 28, 2020
CDC Raises Arizonas Flu Activity To High
Flu activity in Arizona has increased from “moderate” to “high,” according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 13,000 cases of the flu have been reported throughout the state, more than half of which have been diagnosed in Maricopa County.
Jan. 28, 2020
The Return Of Louis C.K.: Can Celebrities Come Back After Sexual Misconduct?
Does it make sense that Louis C.K. or any other admitted perpetrator of unacceptable sexual behavior or harassment is able to return in what many would consider a very quick way — only two years or so after a New York Times article that offered details on the comedian’s misdeeds? Joining The Show to talk about that is Michelle Saint, a lecturer in philosophy at Arizona State University.
Jan. 28, 2020
School Of Architecture Started By Frank Lloyd Wright To Close
The School of Architecture at Taliesin, which encompasses Wright properties in Wisconsin and Arizona, will shutter in June. The school's governing board said in a statement the “gut-wrenching decision” was made after no agreement could be made with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to keep operating the school.
Jan. 28, 2020
School Voucher Account Holders Accidentally Revealed
Records obtained by the Arizona Capitol Times and its sister publication the Yellow Sheet Report showed significant balances in Empowerment Scholarship Account program for dozens of parents whose children benefit from the state school voucher program.
Jan. 28, 2020
How Judeo-Christian Became A Buzzword In American Politics
There are no shortages of the use of the term "Judeo-Christian" when it comes to categorizing moral, ethical and political life in America. But what it really means and whether it’s applied in a way the term would imply is up for questioning. Has the phrase ever truly been accurate in describing a collective philosophy?
Jan. 28, 2020
Herstam: Duceys Budget Plan Is The Best Choice Arizona Dems Have
Gov. Doug Ducey officially released his budget proposal, and Arizona GOP leaders in the House and Senate followed suit. Even with close margins in both bodies, it doesn’t seem as though Democrats are going to have much input. That’s why political observer Chris Herstam thinks that the governor’s proposal may be a good option for them to support — or at least not be unhappy about.
Jan. 28, 2020
Phoenix Chef Danielle Leoni Is A Champion Of Sustainable Seafood
When we talk about the battle to fight climate change, you might think first about policy — how lawmakers can affect change. But chef Danielle Leoni of the Breadfruit & Rum Bar in downtown Phoenix wants you to also think about what you eat.
Jan. 28, 2020
How Tech Is Transforming The Field Of Archaeology
Technology is having big impacts in lots of areas of science, including archaeology and anthropology. In those fields, researchers point out that new discoveries are happening more and more quickly than in the past. The Show sat down to talk more about this with Matthew Peeples, an associate professor of anthropology and an archaeologist at Arizona State University.
Jan. 28, 2020
41% Of Arizonas Hemp Crop Has Too Much THC
Hemp farming became legal in Arizona last year, but tests of that crop have so far shown that around 41% of it has more THC than what’s allowed. THC is the psychoactive component of marijuana. This means farmers cannot harvest and sell that hemp, which was expected to be a big cash crop.
Jan. 28, 2020
New System Helps Domestic Violence Victims Get Orders Of Protection
Arizona’s courts are making some big changes aimed at making it easier for victims of domestic violence to get orders of protection against their abusers. The AZPOINT system allows victims to fill out all of the paperwork online, and then the court passes it on to a serving agency automatically.
Jan. 28, 2020
Holocaust Instruction Bill Passes House Education Committee
A bill that would require students to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides passed the House Education Committee Monday.
Jan. 28, 2020
The Takeaway: Is the World Prepared for the Next Pandemic?
As fears over the spread of the coronavirus continue to grow, it raises questions about how prepared countries around the world are for the next pandemic.
Jan. 28, 2020
Dairy Food Manufacturers Eager To Use CBD In Their Products
Would you eat ice cream infused with CBD? How about CBD creamer in your coffee? A conference for the International Dairy Foods Association is in Phoenix this week, and cannabidiol is a hot topic. CBD is a chemical in hemp and marijuana, but on its own doesn’t lead to a “high.”
Jan. 28, 2020
Arizonans Consumed 83 Tons Of Medical Pot Last Year
A new report from the state Department of Health Services shows, last year Arizonans legally consumed twice the amount of marijuana they did two years ago.
Jan. 28, 2020
University of Arizona Cancels Chinese New Year Festival Due To Coronavirus
Due to the recent spread and concerns about the Wuhan Coronavirus, the University of Arizona has canceled its Chinese New Year Festival.
Jan. 28, 2020

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