KJZZ News

Needle Exchange Bill Supporters Intend To Hold Hearing
With a deadline looming at the Arizona Legislature, supporters of a bill to legalize needle exchanges are planning to hold a hearing this week to keep the measure from dying for a second year in a row.
Feb. 18, 2019
The Takeaway: Hail To The Veep — Unpacking Vice Presidential History
It’s President’s Day, but with so many recent headlines and tweets devoted to the commander-in-chief, today, The Takeaway is shifting the focus to talk about the next in line.
Feb. 18, 2019
UA Ranks 10th For Foreign Language Degrees
The University of Arizona is among the nation’s top producers of foreign-language degrees.
Feb. 18, 2019
The Pulse: Live, Play, Learn — What Keeps Kids Healthy
What matters to a child’s health? In this episode, we examine how environments influence kids’ health — their minds and bodies, growth and behavior — and their futures.
Feb. 18, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Debate Cap On Children
Advocates for a health insurance program for children from low-income families are pushing lawmakers not to let Arizona once-again become the only state to freeze enrollment in the program.
Feb. 18, 2019
Arizona’s Foul Weather Is A Fair Approximation Of What It Should Be
“We’ve never had weather like this before,” is a common refrain among Phoenicians, but there’s nothing very unusual about Arizona’s recent rain and cold.
Feb. 18, 2019
Will Trade ‘Fly Steady’ After New Airport Projects?
The construction of a new airport in Mexico City was halted by the new federal government, which created plans to revitalize other local airports, including a military base. And the plan is raising hopes — and eyebrows— on both sides of the border.
Feb. 18, 2019
Wildlife Activists File Suit Against Emergency Declaration
Groups argue declaration violates constitution, affects endangered species.
Feb. 17, 2019
Lyft, Ford Add Electric Scooters To Scottsdale, Mesa
On Friday, Lyft, the popular ride share service, launched its own scooter share program in Scottsdale and Mesa. Mesa also has more competition as Spin, which is owned by the Ford Motor Company, also launched a fleet of scooters in the city on Friday.
Feb. 17, 2019
Solar Jobs Decline In Arizona
Solar employment was down 3.2 percent nationwide in 2018, according to the Solar Foundation’s National Solar Census. It’s the second straight year for a decline throughout the United States.
Feb. 17, 2019
Flood Warning In Gila County
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning in Gila County.
Feb. 15, 2019
Arizona Lawmaker Accused Of Endangering DCP
A top Arizona Democrat is accusing the Republican House speaker of risking the collapse of a drought plan for the Colorado River by pushing legislation that has angered the Gila River Indian Community, a key player in the negotiations.
Feb. 15, 2019
#ArizonaHaiku: 17 Arizona-Inspired Poems
This week, 75 listeners sent in a haiku. The Show drew a name this morning and the winner this week is Jonathan Gordon, who sent his haiku through our website.
Feb. 15, 2019
Arizona Maternal Mortality Bill Advances
Existing data show 89 percent of maternal deaths in the state are preventable. And for every mom that dies, 35 more face significant health problems related to childbirth.
Feb. 15, 2019
Word Podcast: Arizona Matsuri Festival Preview With John Sachen
This week’s episode continues examining the art of haiku and Japanese culture with John Sachen, who preview the Arizona Matsuri Festival of Japan in downtown Phoenix on Feb. 23-24, 2019.
Feb. 15, 2019
Arizona
Valley sports fans have another team to root for this winter and spring. They’re called the Hotshots. Can the latest iteration of spring pro football leagues finally succeed? The Alliance of American Football is taking a different approach and banking on its new Arizona franchise to help the lead the way.
Feb. 15, 2019
Another Push To Elect A Lieutenant Governor In Arizona Passes Committee
Arizona voters could get yet another chance to create a new position of lieutenant governor. Voters rejected the idea in 1994 and again in 2010.
Feb. 15, 2019
KJZZ
To talk about Mark Kelly officially entering Arizona’s U.S. Senate race and President Trump’s national emergency declaration and more, Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround, and David Lujan, director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, joined The Show.
Feb. 15, 2019
Paula Poundstone On Comedy Today
Comedian Paula Poundstone has done a lot of things in her career. Friday night, she’ll be at the Mesa Arts Center for “An Evening with Paula Poundstone.”
Feb. 15, 2019
Gila River Indian Community No Longer Backing DCP
The Drought Contingency Plan, approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey in January, could be in trouble.
Feb. 15, 2019

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