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Former Gov. Janet Napolitano: The Border
In a tough election period for Democrats, Janet Napolitano came on the scene and was elected Arizona’s attorney general. She then narrowly won the race for governor in 2002 before being re-elected in a 2006 landslide.
Dec. 25, 2019
Why Do We Enjoy The Music That We Like?
Why do we like the music we like? How much say do we actually have in what we enjoy listening to?
Dec. 25, 2019
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A plan to use synthetic trees to remove CO2 from the air is a step closer to reality. An Ireland-based firm is partnering with Arizona State University to deploy the technology.
Dec. 25, 2019
Todd McFarlane Breaks A Record, Takes On Hollywood With
Todd McFarlane's creation "Spawn" became a Guinness record-holder when its 301st issue went to press, and the Valley resident is working on turning the comic book into a major motion picture that he would direct himself.
Dec. 25, 2019
Christmas Stuffing: Arizona Class Introduces Beginners To Taxidermy
In the last decade or so, the art of preserving dead animals has been given new life. All across the country, communities of amateur taxidermists have sprung up.
Dec. 25, 2019
AZ Judge Rules State Lawmakers Cant Challenge Expulsion In Court
An Arizona judge has ruled state lawmakers have no right to challenge their expulsion from the Legislature in court.
Dec. 25, 2019
Record-Breaking State Revenues Could Create Headaches For Arizona Legislative Leaders
The state brought in more money in the recently ended fiscal year than it’s ever collected in any previous fiscal year — more than $11 billion.
Dec. 25, 2019
Wrong-Way Driver Killed In Crash With Light Rail Train
The driver of a 2016 Nissan Sentra was driving the wrong way on Washington Street in downtown Phoenix when she collided with a light rail train headed south on 1st Avenue. The train was knocked from the tracks into a traffic light pole.
Dec. 25, 2019
Phoenix To Reopen Mexican Trade Offices, Create Global Strategy
Phoenix recently closed the city’s trade offices in Mexico City and Hermosillo, Sonora. Rather than continue longer-term contracts with Phoenix-based firms that hosted dignitaries and trade missions, the council directed staff to solicit companies with a presence in Mexico and a focus on smaller businesses.
Dec. 24, 2019
Sentencing Reform Advocates Planning Potential 2020 Ballot Measure
A prison reform organization wants voters to allow judges to impose lower prison terms for non-dangerous offenses. The proposal would end the practice of stacking charges by some prosecutors, allowing someone to be sentenced as a repeat offender even if they have no prior convictions.
Dec. 24, 2019
Itll Be A White — And Rainy — Christmas In Arizona This Year
It will be a white Christmas at higher elevations in Arizona — and a wet one everywhere else. Meteorologist Matt Pace, who tracks weather for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, joined The Show to talk about the rare holiday weather.
Dec. 24, 2019
Phoenix Embracing Some New Parks Trends
The city of Phoenix manages more than 45,000 acres of parks and mountain preserves.The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for everything from repairing trails and replacing playground equipment to maintaining sports fields and adding new facilities.
Dec. 24, 2019
Author Examines History, Humanity Of Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright is arguably the most famous architect in American history. But Wright’s long life was also full of tragedies and resets. Best-selling author Paul Hendrickson examines Wright’s history and tries to dig deeply enough to learn more about his humanity and some of what may — or may not — have been tall tales.
Dec. 24, 2019
Why Free Shipping Isnt Really Free
But that free shipping isn’t so free — and the online retailers that offer it are playing marketing games to get us to spend more. These free shipping practices are having a deleterious effect on smaller retail sites and independent artisans selling products on the internet. That’s what Amanda Mull has written about in the Atlantic.
Dec. 24, 2019
Giving The Gift Of Secondhand Items Becoming More Acceptable
A survey of 1,500 hundred consumers by the consulting firm Accenture PLC found almost half would consider giving secondhand clothing as gifts. And 56% said they would be happy to receive a pre-owned gift. Courtney Nelson with Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona joined The Show to talk about it.
Dec. 24, 2019
New Policy Could Cost Thousands Of Arizonans Food Stamp Benefits
A change in the rules governing the country’s food stamp program could cause 700,000 Americans to lose their benefits. That number is expected to be in the thousands in Arizona. Angie Rodgers, president and CEO of the Arizona Food Bank Network, joined The Show to talk about the possible impact of this new rule.
Dec. 24, 2019
ASU Students Reimagine Toys For Kids With Disabilities
Here’s a holiday story to warm your heart. Students from Arizona State University teamed up with some high school students to help kids with physical disabilities celebrate the holiday. Together the students worked on making interactive toys more accessible for those kids who might have trouble operating them.
Dec. 24, 2019
The Pulse: The Future of Trees
California forest fires seem to get bigger and more destructive every year. But climate change isn’t the only culprit — 150 years of bad forest management have changed the very structure of the wildlands, and not for the better. According to scientists, what they actually need is more fire and maybe a little help from some forest-loving lumberjacks. Daniel Merino reports.
Dec. 24, 2019
Phoenix LGBTQ Youth Center Holds Queermas On Christmas
For some LGBTQ youth, the holidays can be a tough time of year. They could be disconnected from family or experiencing homelessness. But one Phoenix organization is making sure everyone they serve gets their Christmas wish.
Dec. 24, 2019
Area Agency On Aging Purchases Phoenix Building To Save Justa Center
The Area Agency on Aging has purchased a building that houses a partner group catering to homeless seniors to ensure the center remained open. The Justa Center in downtown Phoenix provides critical services for homeless seniors. But it was at risk of closing, due to financial problems.
Dec. 24, 2019

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