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Boas: Controversy Over Arises Over Soot And Blackface
A photo on the wall of a Phoenix restaurant generated controversy recently because it depicts a group of miners with soot on their faces that some have interpreted as a disrespectful form of blackface.
Feb. 6, 2019
Democrats, Republicans React To State Of The Union
Tuesday night, President Trump delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. The Show reached out to Democratic Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran, who represents the 1st Congressional District, and Republican Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, who represents Arizona’s 8th District, for reactions.
Feb. 6, 2019
AZ Faith Leaders Gather To Support Criminal Justice Reform
New research shows that Arizona has the fourth highest incarceration rate in the country, and that disproportionately affects people of color. On Wednesday afternoon, faith leaders from across Arizona will put criminal justice reform center stage at an event titled “Locked in Solidarity.”
Feb. 6, 2019
U.S. Foreign Policy More Complicated Under Trump
U.S. foreign policy has seen a dramatic shift in the first couple of years of the Trump Administration — in words and in actions. Longtime allies have been criticized, while sworn adversaries like Russia have seen relations become more complicated.
Feb. 6, 2019
Court Says 2016 Law Limiting Employment Benefits Illegal
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled lawmakers can't block local governments from requiring employers to provide additional benefits. The ruling strikes down a 2016 law passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Feb. 6, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Reverse Psychology
What we refer to as "reverse psychology" is more or less a strategy of deception based on expected defiance, and any short term gratification is often met with long term problems. So why has reverse psychology become such a trope in parenting or dealing with contrarians?
Feb. 6, 2019
Federal Tax Conformity Debated By Arizona Leadership
Arizona taxpayers might be paying a little more attention to the state legislature than normal. That’s because of the ongoing debate over tax conformity — whether or not the state will conform its income tax code to the federal one.
Feb. 6, 2019
Gov. Ducey Calls For Investigation Into Hacienda HealthCare
The concern over patient care at Hacienda HealthCare reached a new level on Tuesday when Gov. Doug Ducey sent a letter to Attorney General Mark Brnovich calling for an investigation.
Feb. 6, 2019
AZ Appeals Court Strikes Down Law On Employee Benefits
The Arizona Court of Appeals says GOP lawmakers cannot stop local governments from requiring private employers give their workers more benefits than state law mandates.
Feb. 6, 2019
The Takeaway: The Biggest Threats To America Today, According To You
The President laid out the major threats to our nation in his State of the Union, as he sees them. But there’s room for debate about what’s threatening us most right now. We asked listeners about it, and the top threats?: Climate change, healthcare and dysfunctional government.
Feb. 6, 2019
Dolphinaris Arizona Temporarily Closing
After the death of a fourth dolphin, a Phoenix-area aquatic facility announced Tuesday that it will temporarily close for a reevaluation by an outside panel of experts.
Feb. 6, 2019
The Origin Of ‘Anti-Gay’ School Curriculum
Arizona Sen. Martin Quezada has sponsored a bill that would eliminate that state’s so-called K-12 education “no promo-homo” for the last four years. But will Arizona repeal the law?
Feb. 5, 2019
Phoenix To Spend Millions On Special Elections
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council will vote to hold a special election focused on light rail funding this August. It’s just one election this year expected to cost taxpayers about a million dollars.
Feb. 5, 2019
Phoenix Making Plans To Redevelop Downtown Senior Housing
Phoenix could force some senior citizens to leave their homes to make room for more apartments downtown, but the early plan is to invite them back after construction.
Feb. 5, 2019
Partnership To Create Jobs For People With Developmental Disabilities
A new partnership called Phoenix Precision Project expects to create hundreds of jobs over the next few years for people with autism and other developmental disabilities, in collaboration with The Precisionists, Inc., is a Delaware-based company.
Feb. 5, 2019
Nogales to Vote On Concertina Wire Border Project
As the military continues uncoiling new strands of sharp concertina wire on the border border fence in Nogales, Arizona, local city officials are pushing back.
Feb. 5, 2019
Hacienda HealthCare Misses Deadline
The state of Arizona ordered a long-term care facility where an incapacitated woman was sexually assaulted to have a third party oversee operations. But, the two companies couldn’t reach an expected agreement.
Feb. 5, 2019
Tempe Tracing Opioid Use Through Wastewater
The study looks at trace amounts of heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone and codeine found in Tempe’s wastewater.
Feb. 5, 2019
Nurse Pleads Not Guilty In Rape Of Incapacitated Woman
A nurse accused of raping an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix has pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault charge. The Tuesday hearing for 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland Tuesday only lasted a few minutes.
Feb. 5, 2019
AZ School Chief Calls For Repeal Of
In her first ever State of Education speech, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman told members of the House Education Committee on Monday that the system needs to support the emotional well-being of students. She said that means "creating an inclusive environment that supports children from all backgrounds.''
Feb. 5, 2019

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