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Meth Production, Trafficking Has Tripled Since 2017
DEA reports indicate the production and trafficking of methamphetamine has increased nearly threefold since 2017. Las Vegas-based journalist John L. Smith recently broke down the spike in meth trafficking in the region and he joined The Show to discuss the causes.
Jan. 20, 2020
Taliesin West Officials Taking Unique Approaches To Preservation
Last summer, Taliesin West in Scottsdale and Taliesin in Wisconsin were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. That’s led to more visitors to Frank Lloyd Wright’s properties, which officials welcome. But more visitors also means more upkeep and maintenance.
Jan. 20, 2020
UA Researcher Working To Cut Off Citrus Disease Before It Spreads To AZ Crops
There is an outbreak that’s killing California’s citrus trees. Earlier this month, that state’s orange growers expanded a quarantine zone to cover more than 1,000 square miles. But now one researcher at the University of Arizona is working to cut off the disease at its knees — before it can spread it to the ever-valuable citrus crop here in Arizona.
Jan. 20, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: International Community Trying to Get A Handle On Libyan Civil War
A significant remembrance centered in Europe and the Lunar New Year in China are among the biggest international stories in the coming days. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Jan. 20, 2020
As Housing, Food Costs Increase, Are Wages Keeping Up?
The cost of a typical basket of groceries in our state has risen about 23% since last year, from around $46 to nearly $5. At the same time, a new report found that rent in Phoenix has increased by nearly 7%. But as costs increase, are wages keeping up? The Show sat down with Jayson Matthews with the Corporation for Supportive Housing to find out.
Jan. 20, 2020
What Effect Does Unprecedented Spending For TV Ads Have On Presidential Candidates?
The former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent almost a quarter billion dollars on TV ads since he announced his candidacy for president. While the unprecedented spending is great for the owners of TV stations, cable and TV networks, the massive amount of ad buys makes it more expensive for other candidates and campaigns to buy airtime.
Jan. 20, 2020
Boas: Pros And Cons Of Invest In Ed Effort
Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic. The Invest in Ed effort has returned for the 2020 campaign, two years after a court ruling kept it off the 2018 ballot. The Show spoke with the paper’s Editorial Director Phil Boas about it.
Jan. 20, 2020
Gov. Ducey Budget Proposal Includes Money for Education, Public Safety, More
Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled his budget plans on Friday. The proposed budget of about $12.3 billion lays out how he’d like to see his priorities funded — without going on a spending spree, which he has repeatedly warned legislators against. Howie Fisher of Capitol Media Services joins The Show.
Jan. 20, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: Amicable Dissent
Turns out it is hard to change your mind, not to mention biologically expensive. But as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head there are many reasons we should learn how to do it better and more often.
Jan. 20, 2020
The Takeaway: Richmond Braces For Major Rally Against Gun Control
Thousands of gun rights activists are expected in Richmond, Virginia, today to rally against a series of proposed gun control laws. The rally’s organizers have called for a “peaceful event” at Capitol Square. But some fear a repeat of the 2017 Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, which led to the death of one woman.
Jan. 20, 2020
Chandler Looking For Downtown Library Cafe Operator
Chandler is looking for someone to run a cafe at the downtown library. Administrative Librarian Abigail Nersesian said they’re asking people to pitch their own financial terms as part of the city’s request for proposals.
Jan. 20, 2020
Q&AZ: Who Does Those Funny Highway Electronic Signs?
While making your way to work or sitting in traffic you may have noticed some quirky safety messages along Arizona’s interstates. Through our Q&AZ reporting project, one listener asked : “Who does those funny electronic signs. Is it one person or a team?”
Jan. 20, 2020
Phoenix: You Build It And They’ll Come To Laveen
Since the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway opened, Phoenix says more developers are taking notice. Phoenix is branding the area as the South Mountain Technology Corridor and wants to focus on attracting companies in advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense, finance and insurance, data centers and emerging technologies.
Jan. 20, 2020
Petersen Scheduled To Be In Maricopa County Superior Court Tuesday
Paul Petersen is scheduled to be in Maricopa County Superior Court on Tuesday morning.
Jan. 20, 2020
At Phoenix Womens March, Solidarity Leads To Optimism
This year marks the fourth year that Women's Marches have been organized across the country. Marchers today say things haven't improved for women, but the solidarity they see gives them hope.
Year 4: Where Does The Women's March Stand?
Jan. 19, 2020
AZ Might Become 14th State To Not Tax Military Pensions
The more than 50,000 Arizona military retirees receiving pensions might not have to pay state income tax on those earnings under Governor Ducey’s proposed 2020 budget.
Jan. 19, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History: Jan. 19-25
This week in 1921, the first serious accident in the history of Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon occurred. Here's a collection of more interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Jan. 19, 2020
Arizona Farm Bureau: Food Prices Up Significantly From Last Year
Arizonans could soon be spending much more on groceries, according to the latest survey from the Arizona Farm Bureau. The cost of a typical basket of 16 items has risen 23% in the past year.
Jan. 19, 2020
More Horses Found Dead In Apache-Sitgreaves Forests
Fifteen horses have been found dead in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Officials say some of them have been shot, but scavengers and the weather make it hard to collect evidence.
Jan. 18, 2020
Addiction Expert: Kirkpatrick Corageous For Seeking Treatment
Addiction experts say high-profile people like U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick seeking treatment for alcoholism often makes others do the same.
Jan. 18, 2020

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