KJZZ News

Preparing For The Future Of Arizona Transportation
Does the Valley have enough transportation options? Is there enough funding to implement effective changes? The Maricopa Association of Governments or MAG has put together its Draft 2035 Regional Transportation Plan to prepare for the future, and the public had the chance to make comments and ask questions Thursday night.
Sept. 26, 2013
Arizona Game And Fish Holds Public Meetings On New Federal Mexican Gray Wolf Management Plan
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is doing what the federal government will not. The state agency is holding public meetings on the federal plan for the future of the endangered Mexican Gray Wolf. Advocates say more Mexican gray wolves must be released into the wild to ensure the long-term survival of the endangered species.
Sept. 26, 2013
Lessening The Impact of The Southwests Drought On The Colorado River
The Southwest’s lengthy drought has led to serious discussions recently about how much water will be available from the Colorado River, an extremely significant source, considering seven states including Arizona use it.
Sept. 26, 2013
Arizona Unemployment Rate Up In August
Arizona’s unemployment rate last month rose three-tenths of a percent to 8.3 percent. The state added nearly 40,000 jobs in August, which is about Arizona’s 10-year average, but it is less than the two previous years.
Sept. 26, 2013
House Votes To Keep Government Open If Affordable Care Act Is Defunded
It seems like we have been here before on a never-ending cycle of political posturing over shutting down the government unless the Affordable Care Act is stopped, overturned, kicked to the curb. But that is causing some disagreement among Republicans as many in the House want to tie raising the debt ceiling to defunding the Affordable Care Act, while some in the Senate are saying, 'What’s the point?’ as that Democratically-controlled body and the White House will not let it go through.
Sept. 26, 2013
Investigators Look Into Cause Of Weekend Helicopter Crash
The National Transportation Safety Board is examining the wreckage of a Vietnam-era ‘Huey’ helicopter, that crashed near Mayer over the weekend. The crash killed 25-year-old Brynne Smith of Scottsdale and a second person on board, who is believed to have been the pilot.
Sept. 26, 2013
Arizona Has More Choices, Lower Cost Under Health Law Compared To Other States
Starting Oct.1, Americans can buy health plans set up by President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Arizona residents without insurance will have 106 new plans to choose from when enrollment begins next week, and those who live in metro Phoenix will have even more options.
Sept. 26, 2013
Tierney Sutton talks about her new trio [Interview Archives]
(Tempe, AZ) Tierney Sutton talks with Blaise Lantana about the formation of her new trio featuring jazz flutist Hubert Laws, and guitarist Larry Koonse. This interview is from 2011.
Sept. 20, 2013
AHCCCS Enrollment Freeze Begins Friday
Due to a postponement the AHCCCS enrollment freeze will begin Friday. Here and Now host Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about which residents will be effected and what they can expect.Golstein talks to Ellen Katz of the William E.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wallow Fire Aftermath
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about flooding concerns and the aftermath of the largest wildfire in Arizona's history, as well as the volatile relationship between humans and fire.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Raising Robert
Jacqueline LaPat talks to her daughter Lori LaPat Polasko and granddaughter Alexandrea Polasko about raising her son Robert, the challenges they faced with his Asperger's syndrome and a special moment that still fills her heart with joy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Thoughts on Overalls
April 29, 2005 -- Most of us give a lot of thought to what our kids wear. Commentator Amy Silverman considers a special set of circumstances with regards to her daughter Sophie's clothes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changes in Maryvale, Real and Perceived
As part of our series profiling different communities in Phoenix, we head to West Phoenix. Maryvale was once a highly desirable area to buy a family home. But changes in the area's demographics--and changes in perception through the years--have altered the way many people look at Maryvale.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Melanoma Treatment Deployed at Scottsdale Mayo
Doctors at Scottsdale's Mayo Clinic are among the first in the nation to use a new drug for the treatment of melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer.  From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Energizing Hiring
NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley joins host Steve Goldstein to preview President Obama's Thursday address about the nation's job market. Robert Mittelstaedt, Dean of the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU, talks to Goldstein about unemployment and job creation in the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Dust from One Storm More Than Yearly Totals
The huge dust storm that hit the valley July 5th left behind more dust than the Phoenix area usually gets in one year.  That, according to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, a couple months after the storm, the financial toll is still being calculated.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pela Review: The Sparrow
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Stray Cat Theatre's production of "The Sparrow" at the Tempe Performing Arts Center through October 8th.Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mark Vonnegut on Mental Illness and His Famous Father
Steve Goldstein talks with Author-Pediatrician Mark Vonnegut about his battles with mental illness and the influence of his father Kurt. Click to hear edited and unedited versions of the conversation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jerry Colangelo Talks Commerce
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Jerry Colangelo, co-chair of the Arizona Commerce Authority, about reinvigorating Arizona's job market and the future of downtown Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013

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