KJZZ News

Congressman Grijalva Urges Keeping Options Open
Congressman Raul Grijalva talks to host Steve Goldstein about the people most likely to feel the effects reducing the deficit and lowering our country's debts.Grijalva voted against raising the debt ceiling, and says that all options should be on the table to get the United States out of its deficit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Count Basie Special
There is something about the way Count Basie could swing that is like nothing else.  His band was a well oiled machine that knew the charts by heart and played with joy and precision.  Bill Basie's dream as a kid was to play piano in the band, and he did so much more than that, creating a legacy of swing and big band style that is all his own.
Sept. 20, 2013
Drug Behind Birth Defects Studied for Alzheimers Treatment
A drug that caused severe birth defects 50 years ago is undergoing a clinical trial in the valley.  The Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City is conducting a study of thalidomide to see if it can stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Sept. 20, 2013
How Can Technology Drive Growth in the Southwest?
Share your thoughts with KJZZ's Changing America Desk by clicking here!
Sept. 20, 2013
Border Governors Conference - 20 Years
Paul Atkinson fills in for Steve Golstein...Twenty years ago the annual Border Governor's Conference started as an opportunity for governors along the US/Mexico border to meet and find solutions to shared problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cortes Out of Recall Election
November’s recall election is back down to two candidates…after Olivia Cortes withdrew from the race today.  In a statement, Cortes says, in part, quote…due to the constant intimidation and harassment of me, my family, friends, and neighbors I have decided to drop out of the race for state senator in LD 18.
Sept. 20, 2013
Share The Stories Of Your Community!
We want to hear the stories of your community. Do you feel safe where you live? What challenges has your town faced?
Sept. 20, 2013
Last Minute Push in Recall Election
The campaigns of Senate President Russell Pearce and opponent Jerry Lewis are making an all-out push to get people to vote in Tuesday’s recall election. Many political observers--even the campaigns themselves--think the race is too close to call.
Sept. 20, 2013
Broadway Legend Ben Vereen Steps Out
Broadway legend Ben Vereen talks to Steve Goldstein about his lifetime of performing, the struggles he's gone through, and what the stage has meant to him. Vereen will perform his show, Stepping Out, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 19th.
Sept. 20, 2013
Breaking Wood Burning Habit during No Burn Days
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has issued 39 notices so far this year to people who’ve violated the county’s ‘No Burn Day’ ordinance.  It’s against the law to use a wood burning fireplace or fire pit on days when the air is stagnant.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator Pearce Raised 3 Times More Money in Losing Effort
Former Senate President Russell Pearce spent more than a quarter million dollars in his bid to retain his seat.  His latest campaign finance report shows Pearce received 31-thousand dollars in donations over the last three weeks of the election.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio dismisses DOJ report, vows to continue enforcing law
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will continue to enforce illegal immigration laws, despite a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal agency says the sheriff’s office engaged in racial profiling and retaliated against its critics.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senate Hopeful Don Bivens
Attorney and former state Democratic Party chairman Don Bivens gives his perspective on current Arizona issues and explains why he's running for the U.S. Senate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Best of 2011 Duos & Groups
From Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton's New Orleans blues-tinged release to "I Feel You" from husband/wife duo Herb Alpert & Lani Hall and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band's "That's How We Roll," tonight hear some of the best jazz duo and group releases from 2011 on the 9 O'Clock Special.
Sept. 20, 2013
Criminologist questions AZ prison study results
A criminologist questions the conclusions reached by a study done for the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council.  It found Arizona sentencing laws are preventing crime and saving money.  But a law professor at the University of California-Berkeley says the data doesn’t necessarily support that conclusion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Running for Senate
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona is running for the open U.S. Senate seat this year. Carmona hopes to solve problems so that the government serves the people. Carmona thinks that foreign policy needs to evolve into more contemporary terms to create stability.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Raising Money to Bring WWII Guns to State
Arizona’s Secretary of State says private fundraising to bring two World War II-era guns to the state has been slow.  But, he expects it to pick up in the coming months.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
What is a Goldwater conservative?
As we approach Arizona’s Centennial, Here and Now pays tribute to local legends who have helped shape the state’s identity. State Senate president Steve Pierce, Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, and Nick Dranias of the Goldwater institute help us remember Barry Goldwater.
Sept. 20, 2013
Candidate removed from ballot calls experience humiliating
A prospective city council candidate in a Southwestern Arizona border town whose English proficiency was questioned finally spoke to the public Monday evening. She says she is appealing a court decision that removed her from the ballot.
Sept. 20, 2013
Latino Education Series Special, 11 a.m. Feb. 3 on KJZZ
 TUNE IN FOR AN HOUR-LONG FOLLOW UP SPECIAL 11 A.M ON FRIDAY, FEB. 3 ON KJZZ 91.5 More than one-third of Latino students are considered English Language Learners and more Latino students are living in poverty than any other minority.
Sept. 20, 2013

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