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Two Guys On Your Head: DNA Testing And Psychology
As humans we like to categorize, and with services like Ancestry.com and 23 and Me, we have new ways to figure out where we fit and where we don't. But what can we really find out that we don't already know?
Aug. 22, 2018
The Takeaway: Crimes Of The President
On Tuesday afternoon, Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to several charges and his attorney tweeted explicitly that Donald Trump directed him to commit a crime. Manafort was also found guilty on eight counts of tax and bank fraud.
Aug. 22, 2018
The Takeaway: Iraqis Who Aided The U.S. Military Are Being Denied Refugee Status In America
Since day one, the United States invasion and occupation of Iraq has been dependent on Iraqis to act as interpreters and guides. The job has come with considerable risk, especially in the wake of ISIS, who put targets on anyone associated with American organizations or military.
Aug. 22, 2018
Second Solar Power Plant Coming Navajo Nation
The Navajo Nation is expanding their solar power plant and expects it to generate 27.3 megawatts of renewable energy by June 2019.
Aug. 22, 2018
American Airline Announces Daily Phoenix To London Flights
American Airlines will offer daily, non-stop flights between Phoenix and London starting at the end of March. This will be the second airline to fly between the two cities.
Aug. 22, 2018
Q&AZ: What Is The Impact Of Charitable Tax Credits In Arizona?
When you donate to certain charities, you can claim a tax credit on your Arizona tax return. KJZZ listener Willie Leonard was wondering about the impact of those donations — and he asked us to find out via Q&AZ.
Q&AZ: Ask A Question About Arizona
Aug. 22, 2018
Battle Over Renewable Energy Ballot Measure Getting Expensive
New reports filed with the Arizona Secretary of State's Office shows that the initiative, Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, has collected nearly $8 million. And almost every penny of that has come from a political action committee set up by California billionaire Tom Steyer.
Aug. 22, 2018
One Year After Trump Rally, Police Say They’ve Learned Lessons
On August 22, 2017 a rally for President Trump in downtown Phoenix made national news when police tear gassed protesters, journalists and counter-protesters.
Aug. 22, 2018
Immigration Is Key As Arizona Republicans Battle For Senate Seat
Republicans want to block Democrats from taking over the chamber, and to do that, they will likely need to win in Arizona. But with less than three months before Election Day, the party first has to settle a bitter primary battle being fought largely over which candidate is President Trump’s best ally on immigration.
Arizona Elections: Hear Candidate Interviews And More
Aug. 22, 2018
Arizona Inches Toward Education Goals
One goal is for 45 percent of Arizona’s 3-and 4-year-olds to be in quality preschools. In 2017, Expect More Arizona estimated 21 percent were in these learning settings. Now, it’s ticked up to 24 percent.
Aug. 21, 2018
ADOT Trains Truckers In Hermosillo
The Arizona Department of Transportation has been training Mexican truck drivers how to consistently pass border safety inspections since last year. Now the agency is conducting its first industry-specific training this week.
Aug. 21, 2018
Invest In Ed Act Clears Signature Hurdle To Be On Nov. Ballot
Over 187,000 signatures were validated by the office, exceeding the minimum needed by more than 30,000.
Aug. 21, 2018
Report Reveals Pinal Officials Misused RICO Funds
A report from the Arizona Auditor General’s Office reveals former Pinal County officials misused anti-racketeering money or RICO funds.
Aug. 21, 2018
Tuft & Needle Merges With Serta Simmons
Tuft & Needle was one of the first companies to sell foam mattresses directly to customers and its marketing is often critical of traditional mattress stores.
Aug. 21, 2018
City Staffer Chosen To Fill Vacant Phoenix Council Seat
For the second time this month, the Phoenix City Council picked a city hall insider to fill a vacant seat. Felicita Mendoza has spent several years working at City Hall.
Aug. 21, 2018
ACLU Sues Secretary Of State Over Voter Registration
The ACLU said Michele Reagan needs to more quickly update the address of voters who’ve moved, so they can cast ballots in November. Reagan says that’s happening, but won’t be done this year.
Aug. 21, 2018
Colleges Nationwide Hope New Majors Will Attract Students
After six straight years of college and university enrollment decline, colleges are looking to new majors to spark interest from potential students. The National Center for Education Statistics says over 41,000 new degrees or certificate programs have popped up since 2012 — a 21 percent increase.
Aug. 21, 2018
The Pulse: Looking For Climate Change Answers In The Melting North
Early climate models showed that a continued increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would lead to warming, which would be visible in the Arctic first.
Aug. 21, 2018
Education Schools Working To Close Teacher Gap
On The Show Monday, we heard about a new program in the Denver Public Schools, where novice teachers will spend about half their time in the classroom, and the other half working with a mentor teacher. Today, we talked about a different approach to dealing with the teacher shortage felt in many parts of the country, from colleges of education.
Aug. 21, 2018
Former UA Director Prepared To File Lawsuit
Candace Feldman started in the position in February 2016 and, according to a letter sent to UA President Robert Robbins, she was subjected to “egregious discriminatory actions.”
Aug. 21, 2018

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