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January 27, 2022

Journalists in Mexico are speaking out about their own safety after a spate of murders there. We’ll hear about the country’s particularly dark January. Plus, a Native American archeologist on how her field can shed light on the history of people of color. That and more on The Show.

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January 26, 2022

Many cities and towns are excited to get money from the new federal infrastructure program. One advocate is encouraging them to be more creative in how they spend the cash. Plus, how a party drug has become an accessible option for depression. That and more on The Show.

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January 25, 2022

Guidance on which masks we should be wearing has changed, and the issue of masking itself remains controversial. We’ll take look at the new advice and other issues related to masks. Plus, how the Biden administration has taken more steps than the Trump administration on immigration — but with less of an impact so far. That and more on The Show.

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January 24, 2022

Americans can now get free at-home COVID-19 tests and will soon be able to get free N95 masks. Will these steps reduce the inequities we’ve seen during the pandemic? Plus, a look at what to expect this week at the state Capitol. That and more on The Show.

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January 21, 2022

Progressive frustration with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema continues to grow, as she voted against changing the filibuster. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, an Egyptian humorist who fled his home country explains why the pandemic hasn’t stopped his comedy. That and more on The Show.

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January 20, 2022

Arizona hospitals continue to be overwhelmed, both by COVID-19 and non-COVID patients. Would COVID-only hospitals help alleviate the strain on the entire health care system? Plus, the U.S. Interior Department is looking into how to change offensive names on federal land. That and more on The Show.

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January 19, 2022

The state’s K-12 public schools could face budget cuts and layoffs if the Legislature doesn’t take action on a spending limit. Superintendent Kathy Hoffman tells us her concerns and what needs to change. Plus, why some National Park officials think efforts to encourage more visitors during the pandemic may have worked a little too well. That and more on The Show.

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January 18, 2022

The term “systemic racism” has been applied to many of our country’s institutions. We’ll hear how the phrase is shaping conversations about voting and the economy. Plus, a look inside the medical industry and who gets to decide what counts as unhealthy. That and more on The Show. 

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January 17, 2022

Gov. Doug Ducey has unveiled his spending plan for the upcoming year. We'll hear what is and is not in his proposed budget. Plus, a look at the legal landscape in Arizona surrounding the abortion debate. That and more on The Show.

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January 14, 2022

Gov. Doug Ducey laid out some of his top priorities during his final State of the State address. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and former President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona. Plus, why the online game Wordle is spelling fun for so many people. That and more on The Show.

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January 13, 2022

Last year saw a record number of migrants dying in the desert. Why some advocates are blaming the Biden administration for that. And what are the best ways to talk to students after a school shooting? That and more on The Show.

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January 12, 2022

The omicron variant has been dominant in Arizona for a little while now. A genetics researcher explains why it’s more transmissible and what that might tell us about where this virus is going. Plus, does Scottsdale’s immersive Van Gogh exhibit indicate a new direction in how we observe art? That and more on The Show.

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January 11, 2022

Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his last State of the State address Monday. We'll hear what he had to say and what lawmakers think about the proposals. Plus, housing segregation has a long history in our communities, but its effects are still being felt today. That and more on The Show.

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January 10, 2022

Gov. Doug Ducey will give his final State of the State address Monday afternoon, kicking off the legislative session. We'll hear what the governor may propose for the year. Plus, we’ll meet one local woman who did everything to protect herself from COVID-19 — and still tested positive. That and more on The Show.

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January 07, 2022

The 2022 legislative session begins next week and will includes bills related to election reform, taxes and education funding. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on what to expect and the state’s other top stories. And Arizonans have embraced sports betting so far. What could the future hold for the industry? That and more on The Show.

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January 06, 2022

Maricopa County has released a point-by-point response to the state Senate’s review of the 2020 election. We’'' hear what county officials have to say about it. Plus, we’ll meet a Phoenix maker who uses needle and thread in her meditative practice. That and more on The Show.

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January 05, 2022

Smart vehicles have been getting smarter over the past several years, with new features and safety devices. We'll hear some Arizona engineers are trying to bring that same technology to bicycles. Plus, a look back at how the Phoenix arts and music scene tried to get back to some semblance of normal in 2021. That and more on The Show.

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January 04, 2022

Schools are back from winter break as the omicron variant continues to surge in Arizona. We’ll hear from a teacher about going back to the classroom. Plus, the story of Black farmers in the Southwest and how some of them are looking to return to their roots. That and more on The Show.

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January 03, 2022

Cities across Arizona have struggled with the impact of short-term rentals and limits on regulations set by the state. We'll hear how Scottsdale has tried to get a handle on the issue. Plus, before you get rid of your Christmas tree, consider using part of it in the kitchen. That and more on The Show.

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December 31, 2021

From the increasing influence of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in D.C. to the so-called ballot audit in Maricopa County, Arizona often took center stage in 2021. Take a look back at a busy political year. Plus, some of the best books of 2021, and a preview of what to expect in the new year.

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