KJZZ News

Democratic candidates in Arizona
The Democratic candidates for Congress in Arizona's new 9th district met Wednesday evening, at a candidate forum sponsored by KJZZ. They discussed how to bring jobs to the area, plans for dealing with illegal immigration, their thoughts on solar energy and much more.
Jul. 26, 2012
Phoenix light rail extension approved
The Maricopa Association of Governments has approved an estimated one billion dollar plan to extend the light rail farther west into Phoenix -- but they won’t be breaking ground just yet.Wednesday night, MAG signed off on 11 miles of new track that will run from downtown Phoenix, past the State Capitol complex, and end around 79th Avenue and the westbound I-10.
Jul. 26, 2012
Classic Sax
From The Bean stepping into the lead solo, and Bird crossing the bar lines, jazz saxophone has a fascinating history, with plenty of stars.  Hear some of the jazz sax greats, like Coltrane and Cannonball tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.
Jul. 25, 2012
Witness describes humiliation after MCSO stop
Three witness in the class-action lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Apriao said Wednesday the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office discriminated against them. Two deputies rebutted those claims. Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports from the federal courthouse in Phoenix.
Jul. 25, 2012
Dmitry Matheny talks Flugelhorn
Dmitri Matheny talks with Blaise about the sound of the Flugelhorn and what makes it different than a trumpet.
Jul. 25, 2012
Congressional District 9 Democratic candidates
Barry Dill, Democratic strategist for First Strategic in Phoenix, talks about the political paths of the three Democratic hopefuls in the race for the hotly contested Congressional District 9. Plus information on the political forum being held Wednesday night by KJZZ.
Jul. 25, 2012
 Home prices are on the rise in the Valley
According to a report from Zillow the Arizona real estate market may be on the slow road to recovery, but two experts say don’t get too excited yet. Anthony Sanders, professor of Real Estate Finance at George Mason University, and John Wake, a Valley-based Realtor and associate broker with HomeSmart Real Estate, discuss Arizona’s previous housing bubble and current economic climate.
Jul. 25, 2012
Arizona?s medical marijuana program makes progress
Arizona Department of Health Services director Will Humble explains how conditions become eligible to be treated by medical marijuana and gives a rough timeline for the opening of dispensaries. Humble says that before an ailment is added to the list of conditions treated by medical marijuana he requires solid research to prove marijuana alleviates symptoms.
Jul. 25, 2012
Maricopa Association of Governments welcomes new chair
Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers talks about being appointed chair of MAG and their plans for regional growth.Rogers says that MAG will certainly concentrate on air quality and transportation, but human services are also important.
Jul. 25, 2012
Ethics complaint against Sen. Rich Crandall dismissed
The chair of the Arizona Senate Ethics Committee has dismissed a complaint filed against Mesa Republican Senator Rich Crandall. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Republican State Representative Brenda Barton had filed the complaint against Crandall, after he left Barton a voice mail.
Jul. 25, 2012
Delegating or distancing? Arpaio says decisions made by senior staff
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio took the witness stand Tuesday in the civil rights case against him. In his testimony Arpaio asserted he never ordered his staff to racially profile Hispanics. KJZZ's NAR was at the hearing in Phoenix and has this report.
Jul. 25, 2012
New Releases Tonight!
      Tonight we'll be "Funkengruven"  with a 16 year old wunderkind who loves drivin' a B3, and then we will chill "Within a Song" with John Abercrombie  and Joe Lovano on a new ECM release.
Jul. 24, 2012
ASU to streamline financial aid letter
Arizona State University announced it will be among the first in the country to use a new financial aid worksheet. It's part of a larger effort by the Obama Administration to help students better understand the true cost of college education.
Jul. 24, 2012
Elderly man dies of West Nile Virus
Maricopa County Public Health officials have confirmed the county’s first West Nile death of the year. The victim was an elderly man who had other health complications. West Nile Virus only causes symptoms in about 20 percent of people who get infected.
Jul. 24, 2012
Arpaio on the stand in civil trial
KJZZ's Lynn Kelly spoke to reporter Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez, who is covering the civil trial against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The sheriff testified Tuesday. This is a midday update from the courthouse.
Jul. 24, 2012
Kingman private prison escapee appeals convictions
One of the inmates who escaped a private prison near Kingman is set to go before the state Court of Appeals.  John McCluskey was serving 15 years for attempted murder. He and two other inmates broke out of prison in 2010 after his fiancée Casslyn Welch tossed wire cutters over the facility’s fence.
Jul. 24, 2012
Billy Taylor
Pianist, composer and teacher Billy Taylor is known for his jazz TV and radio shows, but he is also a lengendary pianist.  As house pianist at Birdland in the 1940s he played with Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.
Jul. 24, 2012
HIV-AIDS expert:
An Arizona expert is in Washington, D.C., for the international AIDS conference. As KJZZ's Peter O'Dowd reports, it's the first time the event has been held in the U.S. for more than 20 years.PETER O'DOWD: The conference has drawn high-level researchers and politicians from all over the world.
Jul. 23, 2012
Agriculture experts pushing for drought relief bill
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture is urging Congress to reinstate a relief program for farmers suffering through drought. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, that bill could have an impact in Arizona.Secretary Tom Vilsack toured struggling farms in Iowa Monday.
Jul. 23, 2012
Arpaio could take the stand Tuesday
The class action lawsuit trial against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio is scheduled to continue at a federal court house in Phoenix on Tuesday. Arpaio is expected to take the stand to answer accusations that include running a law enforcement agency that encourages the racial profiling of Latinos.
Jul. 23, 2012

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