Arizona’s 2024 U.S. Senate race officially kicked off this week, as Rep. Ruben Gallego announced his candidacy. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, could a classic Monty Python sketch hold the key to better exercise? That and more on The Show.
The Valley will be hosting the Super Bowl in just a few weeks, and preparations are well underway. We’ll hear what role the state has in terms of helping to cover some of those costs. Plus, 2022 was a big year for Latin music — what might this year hold? That and more on The Show.
The new Navajo Nation president campaigned on lifting the reservation’s mask mandate after years of restrictions. How are people reacting to the move when it was one of the places hardest hit by COVID-19 in the world? Plus, how the architecture of LDS temples has evolved over the years. That and more on The Show.
A bipartisan bill at the state Legislature aims to find research into psilocybin, better known as magic mushrooms. We’ll hear why researchers think it could help treat PTSD, depression and pain. Plus, ADOT’s got a new plan to expand electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state. That and more on The Show.
Metro Phoenix cities vie for economic development projects but also have to keep their water resources in mind. We’ll hear how cities think about those two sometimes competing priorities. Plus, from broccoli to peas, why winter is one of the best seasons for gardening in Arizona. That and more on The Show.
Gov. Katie Hobbs’ budget proposal got a chilly reception among GOP lawmakers, and there’s already some talk of a government shutdown. Our Friday NewsCap panelists break down the week’s top stories. Plus, a concert this weekend shines a spotlight on a piece of history. That and more on The Show.
Reported cases of COVID-19 continue to drop in Arizona, but the number of deaths continues to rise. The winter trends as we watch the rise of a new variant on the East Coast. Plus, an iconic Mill Avenue bookstore has closed. We were there for its final day. That and more on The Show.
New Attorney General Kris Mayes has promised to end a so-called sweetheart deal to use Arizona water to grow Saudi crops. We’ll hear how the history of water in the Southwest has long been tied to the Middle Eastern empire. Plus, from birds to frogs, turning an urban backyard into a desert oasis. That and more on The Show.
A lot of Arizonans have ideas about how to change the way the state conducts its elections. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer talks about his. Plus, why some Valley bees are addicted to sugary coffee drinks. That and more on The Show.
Gov. Katie Hobbs outlined her priorities this week in her State of the State address, but some GOP lawmakers objected to some of them. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, why a local company is betting non-alcoholic cocktails are the next big thing — and not just during Dry January. That and more on The Show.
New Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne gave his first State of Education speech Wednesday. But how did education advocates receive his message? Plus, we’ll meet ASU’s most recent Rhodes Scholar. That and more on The Show.
President Joe Biden and Arizona’s two U.S. senators have visited the border this week as rhetoric around immigration ratchets up. We’ll discuss the situation with the mayor of Yuma. Plus, a sit-down with newly elected Gov. Katie Hobbs on her faith, her career and sitting at Rose Mofford’s desk. That and more on The Show.
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs outlined her priorities for the year in her first State of the State address Monday. How her message was received by the Legislature. And an Arizona photographer tackles Frank Lloyd Wright’s “sacred spaces.” That and more on The Show.
Gov. Katie Hobbs is set to deliver her first State of the State speech today, and lawmakers begin their new session. We’ll take a look at the issues that could dominate both. Plus, a conversation with the new president of the Navajo Nation, the youngest to ever hold the office. That and more on The Show.
New statewide officials have been sworn into office, but some of their former opponents continue to pursue court cases over last year’s election. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. And the effort to meet the mental health needs of family members of those who’ve disappeared in Mexico. That and more on The Show.
For the first time in more than a decade, Arizona has a divided government, with a Republican-controlled legislature and Democratic governor. A longtime Capitol observer on what to expect. And an artist reflects on all the things women hold – from her daughter’s hand to a grudge. That and more on The Show
Outgoing Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers had an eventful 2022 – including testimony before the Jan. 6 committee and a Profiles in Courage award. Bowers talks about his time at the Capitol. And how schools are bracing for another fight over a spending cap in the Legislature. That and more on The Show
Who is this year’s Arizonan of the Year? And the debate over debates in Arizona politics. That and more on The Show.
A new find deep under the ocean could help us understand what killed the dinosaurs. Plus, Why author Rogelio Juarez left Phoenix for New York. That and more on The Show.
It's time revisit some of the best discussions of 2022, including a look at how new words are added to the dictionary. Plus, a visit with a podcaster connecting with distressed youth. That and more on The Show.