Lynda Bergsma, director of the State Office of Rural Health program at the University of Arizona, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the decline in rural healthcare and the effects on Arizona residents.
This month, Phoenix residents elect a new mayor. We decided it was the perfect time to profile some of the neighborhoods in this unique and sprawling city.We began by having a conversation with outgoing Mayor Phil Gordon about his eight years leading Phoenix and what he learned about its communities.
KJZZ's Theatre Critic reviews Hale Center Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors which runs through August 27th. Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Congressman David Schweikert about whether the Debt Deal can be relied on to not only lower the nation's debt, but keep if from getting out of control again in the future.
Steve Goldstein talks to Will Humble, director of the State Department of Health Services, and epidemiologist Dr. Beth Jacobs about the importance of vaccinations...they address the concerns over vaccinating children, flu shots, and the importance of community health.
Lawyers for the Mesa resident challenging the candidacy of Olivia Cortes in the recall election of state senate president Russell Pearce say they’ll bring their evidence to the Secretary of State and County Attorney’s office.
Arizona lawmakers approved phasing out a Medicaid program for 6.000 Arizonans with serious medical conditions. Bill and June Nelson were hoping to survive six months until they could enroll in a new federal insurance program.
Child care advocates are asking Governor Jan Brewer to restore almost 14 million dollars that were cut this year from child care subsidies…used by low income parents. The current state budget eliminates all general fund support for the program.
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts about the Child Protective Services Task Force, and what can be done to better protect children in Arizona.
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has issued 39 notices so far this year to people who’ve violated the county’s ‘No Burn Day’ ordinance. It’s against the law to use a wood burning fireplace or fire pit on days when the air is stagnant.
Former Senate President Russell Pearce spent more than a quarter million dollars in his bid to retain his seat. His latest campaign finance report shows Pearce received 31-thousand dollars in donations over the last three weeks of the election.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will continue to enforce illegal immigration laws, despite a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal agency says the sheriff’s office engaged in racial profiling and retaliated against its critics.
From Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton's New Orleans blues-tinged release to "I Feel You" from husband/wife duo Herb Alpert & Lani Hall and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band's "That's How We Roll," tonight hear some of the best jazz duo and group releases from 2011 on the 9 O'Clock Special.
A criminologist questions the conclusions reached by a study done for the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council. It found Arizona sentencing laws are preventing crime and saving money. But a law professor at the University of California-Berkeley says the data doesn’t necessarily support that conclusion.
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona is running for the open U.S. Senate seat this year. Carmona hopes to solve problems so that the government serves the people. Carmona thinks that foreign policy needs to evolve into more contemporary terms to create stability.
Arizona’s Secretary of State says private fundraising to bring two World War II-era guns to the state has been slow. But, he expects it to pick up in the coming months. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
As we approach Arizona’s Centennial, Here and Now pays tribute to local legends who have helped shape the state’s identity. State Senate president Steve Pierce, Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, and Nick Dranias of the Goldwater institute help us remember Barry Goldwater.
A prospective city council candidate in a Southwestern Arizona border town whose English proficiency was questioned finally spoke to the public Monday evening. She says she is appealing a court decision that removed her from the ballot.