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Membership Drive Thank YouThank you to the 2,431 K-J-Z-Z listeners and especially the 1,119 new members who pledged their support during the K-J-Z-Z membership drive, helping us raise a total of 204,311 dollars including earned member matching funds in support of news, intelligent analysis and civil discourse on K-J-Z-Z.
Aug. 26, 2011
Hawaiian Contest Winner
Aug. 26, 2011
New Melanoma Treatment Deployed at Scottsdale Mayo
Doctors at Scottsdale's Mayo Clinic are among the first in the nation to use a new drug for the treatment of melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer.  From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports.
Aug. 26, 2011
Illegal Immigration Policy Shift
The recent change in immigration policy means 300,000 deportation cases will be reviewed. Steve Goldstein talks to Laura Lichter, president-elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Todd Landfried, Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform spokesperson about the impact of the new policy.
Aug. 24, 2011
Quenching The Desert
Host Steve Goldstein talks to two environmental experts about solar projects and water usage in the desert...and which forms of energy are the best for Arizona's climate.Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and author Robert Glennon give two perspectives on the issue.
Aug. 24, 2011
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Aug. 22, 2011
Count Basie Special
There is something about the way Count Basie could swing that is like nothing else.  His band was a well oiled machine that knew the charts by heart and played with joy and precision.  Bill Basie's dream as a kid was to play piano in the band, and he did so much more than that, creating a legacy of swing and big band style that is all his own.
Aug. 21, 2011
Pela Review: "Little Shop of Horrors"
   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.
Aug. 21, 2011
AZ StoryCorps: Keeping Promises
Henry Salinas talks to his friend Edward Upshaw about why he chose to start an organization to stop gang violence and the legacy of his work.  StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Aug. 21, 2011
Author Pens Desert Mystery
Author and musician James Sallis joins Steve Goldstein to talk about his most recent mystery novel taken from the perspective of three characters...including the killer.
Aug. 17, 2011
Race For Phoenix Mayor Heats Up
Political experts Chip Scutari and Chris Herstam join Steve Goldstein to discuss the tactics used in the race for Phoenix Mayor...and the controversy over recent debates.
Aug. 17, 2011
Spreading The Wealth In Arizona
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Barry Broome, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, about the initiative to grow the economy in the entire valley instead of concentrating on specific cities.Broome is on the region leadership advisory team set up Brookings Institution to look at economic strategy in Maricopa.
Aug. 17, 2011
The Worry Over Dealing with U.S. Debt
Washington’s inability to solve our nation’s debt problem is getting the attention of more than just politicians and economists.  Now, average citizens are wondering what it will take to do something about it.
Aug. 15, 2011
AZ StoryCorps: Changing Times
Coy C. Payne, the first African American mayor in Arizona, recalls applying for a teaching job when segregation was still legal in a conversation with his wife Willie, who talks about how the tides have changed.
Aug. 14, 2011
Jon Talton Says Phoenix Needs a Call to Action
Rogue Columnist and Phoenix native Jon Talton tells Steve Goldstein why the city needs a different brand of leadership from the next Mayor.
Aug. 12, 2011
South Phoenix: "The Forgotten Place"
The South Phoenix area is among the oldest parts of the valley, and has a wealth of rich history...but it's a history that many people don't know about. Some call it the forgotten part of the city, and many residents and advocates think that they often have to fend for themselves rather than rely on Phoenix government.
Aug. 12, 2011
Kimber Lanning on Phoenix
Steve Goldstein talks with Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona about what she wants to see in the next mayor. Lanning wants the city to become more business friendly, and to have a wider variety of housing stock.
Aug. 11, 2011
Changes in Maryvale, Real and Perceived
As part of our series profiling different communities in Phoenix, we head to West Phoenix. Maryvale was once a highly desirable area to buy a family home. But changes in the area's demographics--and changes in perception through the years--have altered the way many people look at Maryvale.
Aug. 11, 2011