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KJZZ's The Show is a stream of curated stories from Phoenix, the Southwest and around the country. With the help of reporters and producers around the region and globe, we’ll mix the stories and news to keep you up to date and entertained.

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May 17, 2024

State lawmakers sent a pair of housing bills to the governor, but a high-profile border security proposal remains stalled. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, meet the composer behind a mashup of Mahler, Tupac and Biggie. That and more on The Show.

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May 16, 2024

The Valley has already hit triple digits this year, and officials are gearing up to try to help people stay safe this summer. We explore the role of nonprofits in that effort. And, the controversy surrounding a proposed wind energy transmission line. That and more on The Show.

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May 15, 2024

One Republican state senator is standing in the way of his caucus’ plan to put a strict border bill on the November ballot. We’ll break down his concerns and where we go from here. Plus, how one Valley school has successfully kept smartphones out of the classroom. That and more on The Show.

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May 14, 2024

New research shows 21% of U.S. Latinos are now Protestant, and a majority of that number also qualify as Christian nationalists. We’ll hear how this religious shift could impact the 2024 election. Plus, could turning unused commercial buildings into homes help the state’s housing shortage? That and more on The Show.

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May 13, 2024

The federal government has invested more than $1 billion in funding for early childhood programs in our state in recent years. That funding is set to expire in a few months. Plus, the inspiration behind an album of tuba music. That and more on The Show.

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May 10, 2024

Arizona lawmakers are moving ahead with proposals on housing and border security. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, going out in search of treasure with a group of amateur rock hunters. That and more on The Show.

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May 09, 2024

The new artist in residence for Chandler is working on a play about classic African American folklore stories, after finishing her first musical about the Underground Railroad. And, the chaplain for Muslim life at ASU shares that Muslim students are feeling the effects of the war in Gaza every day. That and more on The Show.

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May 08, 2024

The rates of people dealing with anxiety have been on the rise over the past few years, especially during the pandemic. The surprising reason why those numbers have not risen much among one population. Plus, is something lost when college freshmen choose their own roommates? That and more on The Show.

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May 07, 2024

Climate change could lead millions of Americans to leave their homes in the coming decades. A look at what that could mean for Phoenix and the Southwest. Plus, why Latinx is out and Latine is in. That and more on The Show.

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May 06, 2024

Eleven so-called fake electors for former President Trump have been indicted in Arizona. How the attorney general's case here plays into the national landscape. And, an investigation finds large-scale ag operations in Cochise County are depleting groundwater supplies there. That and more on The Show.

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May 03, 2024

Gov. Katie Hobbs has signed the repeal of Arizona’s 1864 abortion law, although it won’t take effect right away. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, what keeps a comedian’s fans loyal? (Hint: It might not be comedy.) That and more on The Show.

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May 02, 2024

Schools here and around the country are grappling with how to regulate smartphones as students face a mounting mental health crisis. Should schools ban them altogether? And, the University of Arizona's new athletic director on the challenges — and opportunities — she’s facing. That and more on The Show.

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May 01, 2024

A progressive group is trying to vote out two Arizona Supreme Court justices over their rulings on abortion. But Republicans at the state Capitol are trying to get rid of judicial retention elections. Plus, why the federal government is helping Arizona implement “vehicle to everything” technology. That and more on The Show.

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April 30, 2024

Arizona lawmakers legalized sports betting in 2021 — and we've seen a lot of billions of dollars spent on it since. Officials have also seen calls to the state's problem gambling hotline spike in that time. Plus, how Salt Lake City is reacting to the Arizona Coyotes moving there. That and more on The Show.

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April 29, 2024

Republican lawmakers are weighing putting additional abortion measures on November's ballot for voters to decide. Are more options what voters want? Plus, the art of telling stories to children. That and more on The Show.

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April 26, 2024

An Arizona grand jury has indicted eleven so-called “fake electors,” along with seven other people. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a look at whether Frank Lloyd Wright’s approach to education and design is relevant today. That and more on The Show

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April 25, 2024

The Arizona House of Representatives voted to repeal an 1864 near-total ban on abortions after a two-week deadlock. We’ll hear how two Republicans joined Democrats to do it. Plus, our Staying Power series continues with an activist who has fought for immigrants’ rights here for decades. That and more on The Show.

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April 24, 2024

Damage to a dam on the country’s second biggest reservoir could pose problems to those who rely on Colorado River water. What’s the problem, and what are the potential solutions? Plus, will changes to the Census get Latinos out of the “other” box? That and more on The Show.

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April 23, 2024

Arizona is trying to encourage more residents to get a postsecondary degree after high school. We’ll hear what new metrics say about how well the state is linking education and opportunity. Plus, how the territorial-era abortion ban could disproportionately impact women of color. That and more on The Show.

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April 22, 2024

Most Republicans have so far refused to go along with efforts to repeal Arizona’s 1864 abortion ban. How the anti-abortion movement is grappling with the new political reality on abortion. Plus, what’s next for hockey in Arizona, with the Coyotes moving to Salt Lake City? That and more on The Show.

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