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.
There are a lot of efforts to encourage more Americans to buy electric cars. A local startup is trying to connect EV drivers with private chargers. Plus, a security expert who says we should all get used to bringing clear plastic bags with us to events. That and more on The Show.
The Phoenix Police Department is bracing for the result of the Department of Justice investigation into its tactics. Concerns swirl about the federal government essentially taking over the department. Plus, beloved TV star Lidia Bastianich on cooking with her family and the simplicity of the best recipes. That and more on The Show.
A fifth-generation Arizona writer walked across the state to understand it better for his newest book, “Rim to River.” We'll hear from some of our favorite authors about their latest work — from the unsustainability of American motherhood to how we have more in common with octopuses than we may think. That and more on The Show.
Mesa has grown exponentially over the last few decades, and now one of the people key to its growth is retiring. We’ll hear from a former Mesa official about its evolution. Plus, the Territorial Cup is this weekend — we’ll meet some former mascots who experienced the ASU-UA rivalry firsthand. Than and more on The Show.
The population of undocumented immigrants is becoming more diverse and less Mexican. Immigrants from El Salvador, India and Guatemala are on the rise. Plus, the etiquette of saying thank you — either in-person or in a note. That and more on The Show.
The Texas Legislature has passed a law that’s reminiscent of Arizona’s own controversial immigration measure SB 1070. Now Mexico's government says it “categorically rejects” the policy. Plus, from Taylor Swift to Snoopy — here’s what you can talk about at the Thanksgiving table without things getting ugly. That and more on The Show.
Some Arizona lawmakers say they have a plan to give teachers a pay raise. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze the week’s top stories. Plus, a look at how influential courts are in deciding the future of abortion. That and more on The Show.
Surveys have shown younger Americans say they’re not as religious as previous generations. We’ll hear why one expert thinks we may be asking the wrong questions. Plus, our series Staying Power continues with a fashion curator who put our city on the map. That and more on The Show.
As we face ongoing drought in the West and a drier future, one Hopi farmer is doing things differently. We'll hear how ancient practices can grow crops — without any irrigation. Plus, why New Mexico has become a haven for transgender "refugees." That and more on The Show.
Republican lawmakers want to resurrect Prop 123 to give teachers in Arizona a $4,000 raise. Will it be enough to keep teachers in the state? Plus, ASU athletic director Ray Anderson is stepping down after nearly a decade. That and more on The Show.
A new CDC report shows Arizona has some of the lowest rates of kids getting vaccinated in the country. Why one expert says it’s all about ease, and in Arizona lots of doctors make it harder. Plus, what one species can tell us about climate-related extinctions. That and more on The Show.
Ohio voters have decided to protect abortion rights in the state constitution, and Arizonans may decide a similar issue next year. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, the world of unregulated online betting on everything from elections to wars. That and more on The Show.
The public says it’s been losing trust in the courts in recent years — one Arizona Supreme Court justice defends judicial independence in today’s media landscape. Plus, the imbalance of supply and demand for office space in Phoenix. That and more on The Show.
Voters across Arizona decided the fates of school district bonds and overrides this year. While many of these questions are winning so far, some appear to be heading toward defeat. Plus, our series Saguaro Land continues, with a cooking experiment — outside in the Sonoran Desert. That and more on The Show.
The Biden administration says it will create seven hydrogen hubs across the country, to increase domestic production. We take a look at the potential and potential issues. Plus, we’ll meet the 2024 Arizona Teacher of the Year. That and more on The Show.
Phoenix has finished clearing out the homeless encampment known as “The Zone.” What’s next for residents who still need permanent housing and other services? Plus, why cinephiles are lamenting the death of DVDs. That and more on The Show.
An open Congressional seat in the West Valley has some new candidates, including one who used to occupy the office. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, how one Valley city is trying to give local musicians a boost — and a paycheck. That and more on The Show.
Grand Canyon University has been fined by the federal government over allegations it misled students about the cost of some grad programs. We’ll hear about more disputes between the school and U.S. Department of Education. Plus, we launch a new series about Phoenix’s identity — and why people decide to stay. That and more on The Show.
For decades, efforts have failed in Phoenix to create a Latino Cultural Center to highlight that community’s art and influence. Now, Phoenix voters could change that and approve millions in funding to make it happen. Plus, Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez on watching his team go back to the World Series decades after his historic Game 7 win. That and more on The Show.
Tucson voters are casting their ballots for mayor in next week’s election, and we look at the candidates and issues in that race. Plus, Meta is out with new AI personas that look an awful lot like some of your favorite celebrities. That and more on The Show.