KJZZ News

Phoenix Prepares For Most Disruptive Freeway Project
A critical corridor for commuters, freight and Sky Harbor Airport will undergo a major reconstruction. Physical work on the Interstate 10-Broadway Curve project is still more than a year away, but planners want to alert travelers early and often.
Jan. 21, 2020
AZ Court Halts Serial Pyramid Scheme Promoter
A federal court in Arizona has temporarily shut down a multilevel marketing company after a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission.
Jan. 21, 2020
Exhibit Showcases Stories Of Historic Black Families In The Southwest
More often than not, when you think about African American history in this country, you probably don’t think about them here in Arizona. But there’s an exhibition showing now in Phoenix’s Heritage Square that highlights the stories of African Americans here in the Southwest.
Jan. 20, 2020
Glendale Workers Support NASA Mission To Send First Woman To Moon
Some Honeywell employees in Glendale will play a role in the next generation of human space exploration. Lockheed Martin awarded a contract to Honeywell to support production of NASA’s Orion spacecraft fleet.
Jan. 20, 2020
Miscalculation Left Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon Short
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and half marathon took place Sunday — as anyone trying to get around town will know. Due to an error in calculating the course the half marathon came up almost 940 feet short.
Jan. 20, 2020
FBI: Hate Crimes In Arizona Lowest In Five Years
The latest statistics on hate crimes indicate a positive direction as Arizona’s numbers, according to the FBI, are at their lowest in five years. The 2018 figures were down 39% from 2017. But there are concerns that the numbers are inaccurate since victims may be afraid of actually reporting a hate crime — or they may not view an incident that way.
Jan. 20, 2020
Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.s Legacy During Phoenix March
On this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’re celebrating the civil rights leader’s legacy and reflecting on what it means today. In Phoenix, residents can do this at the annual MLK March. That’s where we find KJZZ’s Bret Jaspers.
Jan. 20, 2020
Meth Production, Trafficking Has Tripled Since 2017
DEA reports indicate the production and trafficking of methamphetamine has increased nearly threefold since 2017. Las Vegas-based journalist John L. Smith recently broke down the spike in meth trafficking in the region and he joined The Show to discuss the causes.
Jan. 20, 2020
Taliesin West Takes Unique Approach To Preservation
Last summer, Taliesin West in Scottsdale and Taliesin in Wisconsin were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. That’s led to more visitors to Frank Lloyd Wright’s properties, which officials welcome. But more visitors also means more upkeep and maintenance.
Jan. 20, 2020
UA Researcher Working To Cut Off Citrus Disease Before It Spreads To AZ Crops
There is an outbreak that’s killing California’s citrus trees. Earlier this month, that state’s orange growers expanded a quarantine zone to cover more than 1,000 square miles. But now one researcher at the University of Arizona is working to cut off the disease at its knees — before it can spread it to the ever-valuable citrus crop here in Arizona.
Jan. 20, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: International Community Trying to Get A Handle On Libyan Civil War
A significant remembrance centered in Europe and the Lunar New Year in China are among the biggest international stories in the coming days. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Jan. 20, 2020
As Housing, Food Costs Increase, Are Wages Keeping Up?
The cost of a typical basket of groceries in our state has risen about 23% since last year, from around $46 to nearly $5. At the same time, a new report found that rent in Phoenix has increased by nearly 7%. But as costs increase, are wages keeping up? The Show sat down with Jayson Matthews with the Corporation for Supportive Housing to find out.
Jan. 20, 2020
What Effect Does Unprecedented Spending For TV Ads Have On Presidential Candidates?
The former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent almost a quarter billion dollars on TV ads since he announced his candidacy for president. While the unprecedented spending is great for the owners of TV stations, cable and TV networks, the massive amount of ad buys makes it more expensive for other candidates and campaigns to buy airtime.
Jan. 20, 2020
Boas: Pros And Cons Of Invest In Ed Effort
Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic. The Invest in Ed effort has returned for the 2020 campaign, two years after a court ruling kept it off the 2018 ballot. The Show spoke with the paper’s Editorial Director Phil Boas about it.
Jan. 20, 2020
Gov. Ducey Budget Proposal Includes Money for Education, Public Safety, More
Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled his budget plans on Friday. The proposed budget of about $12.3 billion lays out how he’d like to see his priorities funded — without going on a spending spree, which he has repeatedly warned legislators against. Howie Fisher of Capitol Media Services joins The Show.
Jan. 20, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: Amicable Dissent
Turns out it is hard to change your mind, not to mention biologically expensive. But as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head there are many reasons we should learn how to do it better and more often.
Jan. 20, 2020
The Takeaway: Richmond Braces For Major Rally Against Gun Control
Thousands of gun rights activists are expected in Richmond, Virginia, today to rally against a series of proposed gun control laws. The rally’s organizers have called for a “peaceful event” at Capitol Square. But some fear a repeat of the 2017 Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, which led to the death of one woman.
Jan. 20, 2020
Chandler Looking For Downtown Library Cafe Operator
Chandler is looking for someone to run a cafe at the downtown library. Administrative Librarian Abigail Nersesian said they’re asking people to pitch their own financial terms as part of the city’s request for proposals.
Jan. 20, 2020
Phoenix: You Build It And They’ll Come To Laveen
Since the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway opened, Phoenix says more developers are taking notice. Phoenix is branding the area as the South Mountain Technology Corridor and wants to focus on attracting companies in advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense, finance and insurance, data centers and emerging technologies.
Jan. 20, 2020
Q&AZ: Who Does Those Funny Highway Electronic Signs?
While making your way to work or sitting in traffic you may have noticed some quirky safety messages along Arizona’s interstates. Through our Q&AZ reporting project, one listener asked : “Who does those funny electronic signs. Is it one person or a team?”
Jan. 20, 2020

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