The relationship between public officials and the press has taken a few hits recently. That relationship is something Scott Pelley has been thinking a lot about. The "60 Minutes" correspondent and former anchor of the CBS Evening News has a new book called "Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times."
Mass incarceration continues to be a public policy and cultural concern in the U.S., as the nation has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. New York Times Magazine journalist Emily Bazelon has written about the challenges in her book "Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration."
The Arizona Department of Education accidentally revealed the names of parents who hold Empowerment Scholarship Accounts for their children, a likely violation of federal law. The Goldwater Institute has already filed a lawsuit against the department. Matt Beienburg is the Goldwater Institute’s director of education policy, and he joined The Show.
At least 100 people are being treated for the coronavirus in the U.S.— one of them in Maricopa County. Professor Raina MacIntyre of the University of New South Wales, and an adjunct at Arizona State University, has studied the transmission and prevention of infectious diseases. The Show asked her whether she was surprised at the relative speed at which the virus is spreading.
Arizona is failing in some key areas related to keeping residents from smoking, according to the American Lung Association’s annual State of Tobacco Control report released Wednesday. JoAnna Strother, senior director for Advocacy for the American Lung Association, joined The Show talk through the report.
Two years ago, lawmakers and Governor Ducey came together to pass legislation to fight the opioid epidemic hitting Arizona and the rest of the country. On Tuesday, the Governor’s office issued a progress report, which included a 13% drop in opioid prescriptions that were filled.
According to new data released today by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 3,188 people died by firearm between 2015 and 2017. Suicides accounted for 71% of firearm deaths in that three-year period and 23% were homicides. Charles Katz, director of the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety, joined The Show to talk about these findings and how we might reverse this trend.
It turns out that our motivational system has a lot to do with how we present ourselves. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology behind motivation and self-presentation and what that means when it comes to gender.
The Senate is holding an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Watch live video from NPR. → KJZZ Explains: Impeachment
Last year was Mexico’s most murderous and violent year in decades. It was also the first year in office for Mexico’s current president, and his apparent indifference to the rising bloodshed is uniting many victims.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed civil actions against the owners of businesses allegedly responsible for making hundreds of millions of fraudulent robocalls. Two of the defendants are from Scottsdale.
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and city leaders on Tuesday unveiled a plaque honoring former U.S. Sen. John McCain at Sky Harbor Airport. The Phoenix City Council voted in 2017 to name Sky Harbor’s Terminal 3 in honor of McCain. The unveiling precedes final renovations at the terminal, which cost a total of $590 million.
Flu activity in Arizona has increased from “moderate” to “high,” according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 13,000 cases of the flu have been reported throughout the state, more than half of which have been diagnosed in Maricopa County.
Does it make sense that Louis C.K. or any other admitted perpetrator of unacceptable sexual behavior or harassment is able to return in what many would consider a very quick way — only two years or so after a New York Times article that offered details on the comedian’s misdeeds? Joining The Show to talk about that is Michelle Saint, a lecturer in philosophy at Arizona State University.
The School of Architecture at Taliesin, which encompasses Wright properties in Wisconsin and Arizona, will shutter in June. The school's governing board said in a statement the “gut-wrenching decision” was made after no agreement could be made with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to keep operating the school.