KJZZ News

Page Turner: We Are Totally Normal
The Show's Page Turner series asks local booksellers to talk about their latest recommendations. Meet Changing Hands bookseller and children’s book specialist Eric Villiers, who has a new take on a young adult book. “We Are Totally Normal” by Rahul Kanakia was released this week.
Feb. 27, 2020
Best-Selling Author Clive Cussler Dies In Paradise Valley at 88
New York Times best-selling adventure novelist Clive Cussler died at his Paradise Valley home Monday. He was 88. Cussler wrote more than 20 best-selling books.
Feb. 27, 2020
Sounds Of The City: Taking Deep Breaths With Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation
Listen to the sounds of Ryan Blakely meditating to the sound of Tibetan singing bowls at Urban Wellness.
Feb. 27, 2020
Census 2020: Addressing Cybersecurity Threats To The First Online Census
Next month, the United States Census Bureau will be sending out mail to the majority of households across the country, with instructions on how to fill out the 2020 census. And for the first time ever, people will be given the option to fill out the census online. Census takers will also be shifting to digital, using a phone app to take in people’s information.
Feb. 27, 2020
ASU To Plan $400K Housing Project At Lake Havasu Campus
Arizona State University has announced plans to expand housing options for students at its Lake Havasu City campus this spring. “We’re at capacity with housing for 64 students,” Campus Director Raymond Van Der Riet said. “This project will add 11 rooms with 22 beds."
Feb. 27, 2020
Trumps New Public Charge Rule Has Chilling Effect On Some In Arizona
On Monday, the Trump administration’s new public charge rule took effect, and it’s already having a chilling effect in Arizona. Some immigrants, including senior citizens, have dropped out of programs like SNAP because they’re afraid of being kicked out of the country.
Feb. 27, 2020
Border Patrol Pushes Back Against Accusations Of Monument Desecration On Arizona Border
The U.S. Border Patrol unfolded its public demonstration Wednesday of the explosive force used to make way for a large border fence on the border road of the protected monument. Border Patrol officials pushed back against accusations they are desecrating areas of land sacred to the Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona.
Part Of Federal Monument On AZ Border Blown Up For Border Fence
Feb. 27, 2020
KJZZ Profiles: Coy Payne, Arizonas First African American Mayor
Coy Payne was a lot of things to a lot of people. He was Chandler’s first and only African American mayor. In that role he helped shape policy that eventually made that city what it is today. But Payne wasn’t just a politician. He was an educator, a mentor and a father. Coy Payne died in December at age 90. He leaves a legacy behind.
Feb. 27, 2020
Glendale Holds Meeting To Overhaul Zoning Code
The city of Glendale is holding a community meeting Wednesday evening to discuss rewriting its zoning code. Besides some amendments, the code has not been comprehensively updated since 1993. Matthew Klyszeiko, a consultant from Michael Baker International working on a rewrite for the city, said the goal is to make the code more user-friendly for residents.
Feb. 26, 2020
Health Officials: Flu Vaccine Working Better This Season
As of Monday, there have been 14 cases of the coronavirus in the United States, with one of those cases located in Arizona. However, the flu is much more widespread, as the CDC reports nearly 23,000 cases here in Arizona. But unlike the coronavirus, health officials have worked to formulate a vaccine against the flu’s most widely circulating strains.
Feb. 26, 2020
Part Of Federal Monument On AZ Border Blown Up For Border Fence
The U.S. government demonstrated how it’s blasting a federal monument to prepare for a new border fence along the Mexican border in southern Arizona on Wednesday. Border officials kept journalists a half mile away from the blast site on the slope of Monument Hill near Lukeville.
Feb. 26, 2020
WATCH: Trump News Conference On Coronavirus
President Donald Trump is holding a news conference Wednesday about coronavirus alongside Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials and others amid criticism of the government's response to the outbreak. Watch his remarks live. Video is expected to go live around 4 p.m. Arizona time.
Feb. 26, 2020
UA Professor: Federal Funding For The Arts Is Essential
University of Arizona professor Daniel Asia has been appointed to the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body for the National Endowment for the Arts, which awards grants and funding to initiatives that support the arts all over the country.
Feb. 26, 2020
Group Wants To Permanently Restrict Voucher Program
Save Our Schools Arizona is back with a new proposal for voters. The grassroots public education group led the 2018 effort to repeal an expansion of the state school voucher program. Raquel Mamani, chairwoman of Save Our School’s political action committee, joined The Show to talk about the proposal.
Feb. 26, 2020
EV Advocate: Cities Need To Think About Where Drivers Will Plug In
There are more and more ways to get around now using electricity, be it bikes, scooters or cars. But, those vehicles need power, which — at least in the case of cars — means charging stations. Jeff Allen argues that cities need to think about how to make everything that moves electric — but for that to happen, they need places for drivers to plug in.
Feb. 26, 2020
What Its Like To Be An Emergency Backup Hockey Goalie
For 41 games each year, David Ayers is what’s called an “Emergency Backup Goaltender." You’ll find one at every major league hockey game ready to take the ice in case of injury to a goalie. The Show's next guest was that guy for the Arizona Coyotes for three years. Nate Schoenfeld is a former ASU hockey player who hung up his backup goalie gear in 2018.
Feb. 26, 2020
Researchers Look At Sex Assaults, Gender Roles, Consent At Universities
Leaving home for the first time and living on a college campus inevitably leads to multiple options and choices that young people haven’t had to make before. That has resulted in many of those campuses seeing sexual assaults and questions about the definition of consent. Those are some of the issues Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan of Columbia University researched.
Feb. 26, 2020
Jeff Flake Willing To Fight Back Against Trump
In an op-ed published in the Washington Post, 70 former U.S. senators call for members of the body to become more bipartisan and be willing to fight back against some of Trump’s moves. One of those former senators is Jeff Flake of Arizona.
Feb. 26, 2020
Why The Republic Will No Longer Endorse Political Candidates
Every election cycle for more than a century, the Arizona Republic has published columns illustrating the virtues and shortcomings of thousands of political candidates. In a column published online at azcentral.com, Executive Editor Greg Burton and Editorial Page Editor Phil Boas say the Republic is eliminating candidate endorsements.
Feb. 26, 2020
Public Health Executive Urges AZ Officials To Take Necessary Precautions Against Coronavirus
It’s only a matter of time until more Americans come down with coronavirus. A top official with the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention told reporters Tuesday that it’s “not a question of if this will happen,” but "when this will happen.” Will Humble was the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services during the last major pandemic Arizona faced. Humble is now executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association.
Feb. 26, 2020

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