KJZZ News

Valley Metros New App Sends Construction Updates
Valley Metro launched a new smartphone app Monday with updates of the South Central Extension of the light rail. Users can access an interactive map of the construction area, links to Valley Metro’s social media accounts and a contact form to submit concerns.
Jan. 27, 2020
Supreme Court Allows Enforcement Of New Green Card Rule
The U.S. Supreme Court has let the Trump administration’s so-called public-charge rule take effect while the legal fight over it continues.
Jan. 27, 2020
Study Documents 18 Ocelots Living Near U.S.-Mexico Border
An endangered species that has been spotted in southern Arizona is living undisturbed south of the border. The ocelot is a medium-sized species of Leopard that can be found as far north as southern Arizona and Texas and as far south as northern Argentina.
Jan. 27, 2020
Phoenix To Hold Final Meetings On Waste Rates
The Phoenix City Council is getting close to making a decision on increasing waste fees, and the community only has a couple meetings left to voice their opinions. Two public meetings remain in north and south Phoenix to discuss the potential rate changes for waste management at single-family homes.
Jan. 27, 2020
Travelers Can Stay In Traditional Navajo Hogans On Airbnb
Winter and spring are the busiest seasons of the year for visitors escaping the cold for sunny Arizona. And for those wanting a more rustic experience, several traditional Diné homes on the Navajo Nation have increased in popularity. More than 50 different homes, sheep camps and hogans on the Navajo reservation are becoming popular places to stay for tourists.
Jan. 27, 2020
Republic Reporter Describes Scene In D.C. During Impeachment Trial
The impeachment trial continues today in the Senate, as President Trump’s defense team prepares for its second day of arguments. The Show talked to the Arizona Republic’s John D’Anna in Washington, D.C., for a look at the atmosphere there as this news is digested.
Jan. 27, 2020
Maricopa County Agrees To Pay Other Sides Legal Costs In Racial Profiling Case
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved a $185,000 payment tied to a long-running racial profiling case against the Sheriff’s Office, and the money is to help cover the other side’s legal costs to fight an appeal by the county.
Jan. 27, 2020
Fight At Private Florence West Prison Injures 7
The Arizona Department of Corrections says a fight at a private prison Friday night injured seven people. A spokesman for the department said 150 people were either actively watching or engaged in a fight at the Florence West prison, which is a private facility run by the GEO Group.
Jan. 27, 2020
Gallery Owner Nicole Royse: Made In Arizona
It’s time to hear from the next maker in our Made in Arizona series. Nicole Royse is not our traditional maker. She’s not an artist herself but instead a maker of an arts community. She’s the owner of Royse Contemporary, a Scottsdale Gallery that showcases local, current Arizona artists.
Jan. 27, 2020
9th Circuit Strikes Down AZ Ballot Harvesting Ban
Arizona's law making it a crime to return someone else's early ballot is illegal, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. The 2016 law banned third parties from collecting voters' mail-in ballots and dropping them off at the polls.
Jan. 27, 2020
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Heart Disease In U.S. Shows Rates Are Up
A new analysis of heart disease in this country shows rates are up — even in places that are usually considered "healthy." For more on why — and what needs to happen to reverse it — The Show spoke with Mayo Clinic neurologist and KJZZ’s Medical Commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven.
Jan. 27, 2020
AZ GOP Committee Meeting: Impeachment, Trump Economy And Future Of AZ GOP
At the Arizona GOP committee meeting, speakers had a lot to say about impeachment, the Trump economy, and the dangers Republicans say they face if Democrats are allowed to win.
Jan. 27, 2020
Boas: The Phoenix City Council T-Shirt Wars
The Phoenix council has undergone significant changes in recent years, and that included the presence of longtime community activist Carlos Garcia. Garcia has been outspoken about police brutality and wears T-shirts that include a specific, related message. Garcia wrote a column that was printed in the Arizona Republic op-ed page in response to a column by the Editorial Page Director Phil Boas.
Jan. 27, 2020
AZ Lawmakers To Consider Tax Increase For Education, Alternatives To Paying Traffic Tickets
Full committee agendas await state lawmakers as they come back to the Capitol. Among the issues they'll be considering: education funding, English immersion programs, and a potential new alternative for residents who get traffic tickets. Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services joined The Show.
Jan. 27, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: UK Set To Formally Leave EU
The United Kingdom is finally set to formally leave the European Union at the end of this week, more than two years after the initial Brexit vote. The Show checked in with BBC’s Audrey Tinline to talk about Brexit and other key international stories of the coming days.
Jan. 27, 2020
The Pulse: Researchers, Advocates Of color Forging Own Paths In Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
We’re seeing an explosion of medical research into psychedelics. Psilocybin, or shrooms, to treat major depressive disorder. Ayahuasca, a psychotropic plant medicine from the Amazon, and ibogaine, a potent hallucinogen from Africa, to treat addiction. LSD for anxiety.
Jan. 27, 2020
The Takeaway: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Verbally Attacks NPR Host Mary Louise Kelly
The Trump administration’s hostile attitude towards the news media escalated over the weekend, following an exchange in which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo verbally berated veteran NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly.
Jan. 27, 2020
Policy Fellow Tackling Health Issues For Phoenix
From how to restrict vaping at the city to creating a 24/7 rape crisis center, Heather Ross has some big issues on her plate. The nurse practitioner and ASU professor has been asked by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego to tackle health policy issues for the city as a Policy Fellow. The Show sat down with Ross.
Jan. 27, 2020
Childhood Flu Exposure Could Impact How Well We Fight Illness As Adults
Arizona health officials have reported more cases of flu this season than last. As of earlier this month, there were nearly twice as many reported cases in 2019-20 as the season before.
Jan. 27, 2020
Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Bring More Guests With Different Views
A Glendale lawmaker is proposing a new bill that he believes would ensure university students hear all sides of controversial issues. Republican Anthony Kern says the bill would require the Arizona Board of Regents to establish, fund and staff a new office of public policy events at each school.
Jan. 27, 2020

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