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Documentary Explores Automation And American Dream
The U.S. Labor Department reported that the nation added 196,000 new jobs in March, with unemployment remaining at 3.8 percent, and optimism continues overall for the 2019 economy.
Apr. 23, 2019
Trial For Men
A trial focused on college men’s basketball programs and alleged corruption got started on Monday with jury selection in a Manhattan federal courtroom. Several universities have fallen under the FBI investigation’s umbrella that led to the trial — including the University of Arizona.
Apr. 23, 2019
Plan To Tax Soda Statewide In California Goes Up In Fizz
A proposal in California to tax soda appears dead after its sponsor said he’d delay a vote until next year. While there are currently soda taxes in a handful of California cities, the state legislature last year passed a law banning any new local soda taxes.
Apr. 23, 2019
Chandler Child Safety Case Garners National Attention
A case involving three Chandler children taken from their parents by the Arizona Department of Child Safety is garnering national attention. It has also resulted in a judge ordering how the media can report on the case. Arizona Republic reporter Dianna Náñez is covering the story and joined The Show.
Apr. 23, 2019
Look Out For
You’ve probably heard the term "helicopter parenting," where parents hover over their children’s every move, constantly overseeing and protecting them as they grow up. Now there’s a new term parents might want to pay attention to: "snowplow parenting."
Apr. 23, 2019
Does A Lack Of Civics Education Affect Voting?
How interested are Americans in voting? How much of a generational difference are we seeing when it comes to high-efficacy voting? And, finally, does the deemphasizing of civics education in schools affect that?
Apr. 23, 2019
Audits Of AZ Charter Schools
An accountant who conducted audits for 26 charter schools is in trouble with the state. The Arizona Board of Accountancy’s investigative panel last month found the auditor’s work was “woefully below” standards.
Apr. 23, 2019
The Pulse: How We Eat
You’ve heard of the Mediterranean diet, the Atkins diet, the Flexitarian diet — now consider the CRON lifestyle (don’t call it a diet), in which practitioners use serious calorie restriction to fight the aging process.
Apr. 23, 2019
Chicanos Por La Causa Civil Rights Group Turns 50
Chicanos por la Causa is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. The Latino civil rights organization was founded in 1969 here in Phoenix to confront discrimination. They were part of the farm workers’ Chicano Movement led by Cesar Chavez but branched off not long after to focus on the urban population.
Apr. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: The Big Cases Against Opioid Manufacturers And Distributors
Last month, Purdue Pharma - and its owners the Sackler family - reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma, for the company’s role in the opioid crisis. It was one of a growing number of cases against opioid manufacturers, pharmacy chains, doctors, and more.
Apr. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: Citizenship Question On The Census — What Is The Potential Impact?
On Tuesday, the controversial citizenship question for the 2020 Census is going before the Supreme Court. It is the culmination of a year-long legal battle over the Trump Administration's decision to include a citizenship question in the census.
Apr. 23, 2019
Phoenix Suns Fire Igor Kokoskov After 1 Losing Season
One season was not enough for Igor Kokoskov to convince the Phoenix Suns that he was the man to lead the franchise into the future. The Suns fired Kokoskov Monday night, ending the tenure of the NBA's first European-born coach after one disappointing season.
Apr. 23, 2019
Local, independent bookstores often hold a special place among the hearts of authors. The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale has hosted thousands of author events and the owner recently launched a foundation to support new authors.
The Business Of Books: Phoenix-Area Bookstores Connecting Communities
Apr. 23, 2019
Phoenix To Consider New Traffic Policy
In the past decade, pedestrian deaths in the City of Phoenix have more than doubled, according to a policy memo from city staff. The Phoenix City Council will get an update on efforts to improve driver and pedestrian safety.
Apr. 22, 2019
What Teaching Climate Change Looks Like In One AZ Classroom
“I address right away from the very beginning, ‘Hey, look, this is a safe environment. I know we're all going to have different beliefs and feelings on some of the topics we're going to discuss, and that's beautiful,’” Chandler teacher Cathy Culver tells her students at the beginning of the year.
Apr. 22, 2019
A Tiny Tourist Town Feels The Effects Of Border Policies
As the border region continues to be at the center of the political debate in Washington, and those who live there are the ones who feel the effects.
Apr. 22, 2019
Ducey Signs Bill Banning Texting While Driving
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation aimed at reducing distracted driving and using hand-held devices while behind the wheel. Speaking to members of the press, Ducey thanked the families of victims like Salt River tribal Officer Clayton Townsend who was killed in January by a distracted driver.
Apr. 22, 2019
To Unravel PTSD, She Took MDMA. A Promising Therapy Offers Hope
A new drug for PTSD hasn’t come onto the market in more than a decade. But a renaissance in psychedelic research is now offering hope. MDMA-assisted psychotherapy is a promising turn in one woman’s search for a way out of PTSD.
Apr. 22, 2019
Crews Working To Contain Forest Fire Near Wickenburg
Fire officials say 420 acre blaze is about 30 percent contained as of early Monday. Tiffany Davilla is with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. She said investigators are trying to determine what sparked the blaze.
Apr. 22, 2019
In An AZ Prison, Native Hawaiian Men Find Their Culture
Picture 100 Native Hawaiian men chanting and dancing traditional prayers in the middle of a prison yard in the middle of the Southwest desert. That stark image is what motivated Hawaiian filmmaker Ciara Lacy to make the documentary "Out of State."
Apr. 22, 2019

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