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The Takeaway: The Big Cases Against Opioid Manufacturers And Distributors
Last month, Purdue Pharma - and its owners the Sackler family - reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma, for the company’s role in the opioid crisis. It was one of a growing number of cases against opioid manufacturers, pharmacy chains, doctors, and more.
Apr. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: Citizenship Question On The Census — What Is The Potential Impact?
On Tuesday, the controversial citizenship question for the 2020 Census is going before the Supreme Court. It is the culmination of a year-long legal battle over the Trump Administration's decision to include a citizenship question in the census.
Apr. 23, 2019
Phoenix Suns Fire Igor Kokoskov After 1 Losing Season
One season was not enough for Igor Kokoskov to convince the Phoenix Suns that he was the man to lead the franchise into the future. The Suns fired Kokoskov Monday night, ending the tenure of the NBA's first European-born coach after one disappointing season.
Apr. 23, 2019
Local, independent bookstores often hold a special place among the hearts of authors. The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale has hosted thousands of author events and the owner recently launched a foundation to support new authors.
The Business Of Books: Phoenix-Area Bookstores Connecting Communities
Apr. 23, 2019
Phoenix To Consider New Traffic Policy
In the past decade, pedestrian deaths in the City of Phoenix have more than doubled, according to a policy memo from city staff. The Phoenix City Council will get an update on efforts to improve driver and pedestrian safety.
Apr. 22, 2019
What Teaching Climate Change Looks Like In One AZ Classroom
“I address right away from the very beginning, ‘Hey, look, this is a safe environment. I know we're all going to have different beliefs and feelings on some of the topics we're going to discuss, and that's beautiful,’” Chandler teacher Cathy Culver tells her students at the beginning of the year.
Apr. 22, 2019
A Tiny Tourist Town Feels The Effects Of Border Policies
As the border region continues to be at the center of the political debate in Washington, and those who live there are the ones who feel the effects.
Apr. 22, 2019
Ducey Signs Bill Banning Texting While Driving
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation aimed at reducing distracted driving and using hand-held devices while behind the wheel. Speaking to members of the press, Ducey thanked the families of victims like Salt River tribal Officer Clayton Townsend who was killed in January by a distracted driver.
Apr. 22, 2019
To Unravel PTSD, She Took MDMA. A Promising Therapy Offers Hope
A new drug for PTSD hasn’t come onto the market in more than a decade. But a renaissance in psychedelic research is now offering hope. MDMA-assisted psychotherapy is a promising turn in one woman’s search for a way out of PTSD.
Apr. 22, 2019
Crews Working To Contain Forest Fire Near Wickenburg
Fire officials say 420 acre blaze is about 30 percent contained as of early Monday. Tiffany Davilla is with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. She said investigators are trying to determine what sparked the blaze.
Apr. 22, 2019
In An AZ Prison, Native Hawaiian Men Find Their Culture
Picture 100 Native Hawaiian men chanting and dancing traditional prayers in the middle of a prison yard in the middle of the Southwest desert. That stark image is what motivated Hawaiian filmmaker Ciara Lacy to make the documentary "Out of State."
Apr. 22, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: 2 Elections Coming Up In Spain, Egypt
A potential high-profile meeting and a pair of elections top the list of big 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.
Apr. 22, 2019
Boas On Legalizing Marijuana
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Apr. 22, 2019
This Has Been The Longest Flu Season In A Decade
The country is currently experiencing the longest flu season in a decade. That’s according to a report released last Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The extended season is due to a second viral wave, resulting in two different flu seasons combining into one.
Apr. 22, 2019
Owners Of Tempe Clinic Accused Of Running Pill Mill
Authorities say two women who own a Tempe medical clinic have been arrested for allegedly running a pill mill. They say Dr. Jelina Ip and her mother face charges of fraudulent schemes, illegally conducting an enterprise, illegal administration of a narcotic and illegal administration of a dangerous drug.
Apr. 22, 2019
Why Arizona Gas Prices Are Spiking
Currently, the cost for an Arizonan to fill up their gas tank is just over $3 per gallon, and those high prices will likely effect not only rush hour commuters, but anyone planning to travel this summer — by car or air.
Apr. 22, 2019
Head Of Phoenix Arts And Culture On Art Scene Changes
Phoenix’s art scene has been evolving over the past several years — from new museums to new galleries to new arts districts and public art. Now, the city has a new person running its Office of Arts and Culture.
Apr. 22, 2019
DPS Working To Replace Guns That Can Fire Unexpectedly
An investigation into the firing of an officer’s pistol, while still in his holster, has led to the discovery of a major flaw in the pistols issued to troopers. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is working to replace the guns.
Apr. 22, 2019
Report: Police Shouldn
After officer-involved shootings spiked in 2018, the Phoenix Police Department asked a Washington, D.C., research firm to figure out why. The report came out late last week, and The Show spoke to KJZZ’s Bret Jaspers to get a rundown.
Apr. 22, 2019
 Some Lawmakers Contemplate Bipartisan Budget Process
This week, the Arizona legislature will hit its 100th day in session.
Apr. 22, 2019

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