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Simply Simone Presents Life Of High Priestess Of Soul
Nina Simone was called the “High Priestess of Soul,” but she began as a Juilliard-trained concert pianist. And now, in a new show from the Black Theater Troupe, every stage of the music legend’s storied life is celebrated.
April 12, 2019
The Takeaway: Candidate Talk — Cory Booker
Amy Walter talks to Allison Anderman, the Managing Attorney at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, about how lobbying works, in practice. In response to Allison Anderman’s comments about what she calls “the corporate gun lobby,” we reached out to The Second Amendment Foundation, and to the NRA.
April 12, 2019
Vice President, Ducey Challenge Congress On Border
Vice President Mike Pence met with Gov. Doug Ducey and federal immigration officials along Arizona’s border with Mexico on Thursday. Flanked by a group of olive-uniformed Border Patrol agents and with the border fence topped in concertina wire as the backdrop, Pence called on Congress to harden immigration rules against asylum seekers.
April 12, 2019
Gila County Has The Highest Rate Of New Syphilis Cases
It is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month and Arizona has a higher rate of syphilis than the national average. Gila County has the highest rate of new syphilis cases in Arizona.
April 12, 2019
Valley Libraries Offer Citizen Science Equipment, Activities
This Saturday, several Phoenix-area libraries will participate in the Megathon, a citizen-science project to help speed up Alzheimer's disease research. The event is one example of the citizen science resources available through local libraries.
April 12, 2019
Phoenix Trade Rep Based In Mexico City Talks Business Under AMLO
Uncertainty remains for many investors more than 100 days after Mexico’s new president officially took office. The city of Phoenix’s trade representative in Mexico City spoke Thursday morning about what this new era means for those whose business involves Arizona’s southern neighbor.
April 12, 2019
Arizona Bill To Allow Loaded Guns In Cars On School Premises Defeated
In Arizona, adults are allowed to leave unloaded guns inside of cars on school grounds. An effort to change that law was defeated on Thursday in the Arizona Legislature.
April 12, 2019
Bullfighting At The Border: The Heart Of Nogaless Golden Age
In the 1950s and '60s, Arizona tourists and Hollywood stars filled the stands in the old bullring in Nogales, Sonora, to see some of the world’s most famous bullfighters perform just south of the Arizona border. Those days are gone, but for many, the memories remain.
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April 12, 2019
NASA Twin Study Offers Hope For Lengthier Spaceflights
NASA has released the results from its one-year study of twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, and the news is encouraging. The results of the 750 hours of research, which occurred from 2015-2016 and involved 10 teams and 84 scientists, appears in the journal Science.
April 11, 2019
HSI: Federal Agents Shoot 2 Suspects In Phoenix Area
Authorities say federal agents have been involved in a shooting in southeast Phoenix. Homeland Security Investigations officials say special agents shot two suspects Thursday while executing a federal felony arrest warrant connected to human smuggling in Ahwatukee.
April 11, 2019
Violence Against Women Act Proves Contentious In Congress
The Violence Against Women Act has become a lightning rod in a divided Congress, and that has many on-the-ground providers on edge. Last week, two months after the House let it lapse, the House of Representatives voted to renew the landmark legislation — with many Republicans voting against it.
April 11, 2019
Chamber VP: Professional License Law Is A First Step
On Wednesday, Gov. Ducey signed into law a bill that says anyone with a professional license in another state can come to Arizona and be allowed to practice here without further state review. It’s the first of its kind in the nation. This was a major legislative priority for the governor.
April 11, 2019
White Nationalists Embrace Classics Of Greece, Rome
The public presence of so-called white nationalists has increased dramatically over the past few years. Things that may have been written or espoused in the dark corners of the web are now being seen in much more open spaces — including college and university campuses.
April 11, 2019
Bondurant School Finds New Owners After Bankruptcy
The internationally renowned Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving recently hit a rough patch on a very bumpy financial track, leading the Chandler-based facility to make a dramatic leadership u-turn.
April 11, 2019
Does Modern Tech Actually Make Us More Efficient?
It's conventional wisdom that technology can make us more efficient — dishwashers save us time in front of the sink and algorithms can help find a compatible mate. But The Show's guest isn’t so sure that the latest and greatest tech these days is making us more efficient.
April 11, 2019
Planned Parenthood Says Arizona Abortion Restrictions Unconstitutional
Planned Parenthood Arizona filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday challenging the legality of a number of Arizona abortion restrictions.
April 11, 2019
MCCD Leader Faces A Vote Of No Confidence
Maria Harper-Marinick, chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District, is facing a vote of no confidence. That effort is being led by the colleges’ faculty association — with members in the process of casting votes among each of the 10 colleges’ faculty senates.
April 11, 2019
Maryvale Is Finally Reopening A Hospital And ER
Maryvale has been without a central emergency room for more than a year since its hospital closed in 2017. But now, Maricopa Integrated Health System, the public teaching hospital and safety net system of care for Maricopa County, is stepping in.
April 11, 2019
Arizona Repeals LGBTQ Curriculum Law
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed a repeal of an Arizona law that that bans teachers from promoting “homosexual lifetyle” in school health classes.
April 11, 2019
Elder Law Attorneys Needed As Aging Population Grows
As the population grows older, more attorneys are practicing elder law. That’s according to an article in the American Bar Association Journal. But that trend isn’t being seen in Arizona.
April 11, 2019

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