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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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March 01, 2024

A member of the Arizona Freedom Caucus has announced a primary challenge to Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, we remember Arizona artist Ed Mell, who passed away recently. That and more on The Show.

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February 29, 2024

Hundreds of thousands of migrants have been bused to cities across the country, and leaders in some of those cities say it’s leading to an increase in crime. Is there really a link between a rise in migrant populations and crime? Plus, we’ll meet an Arizona comedian looking to live her dream in New York City. That and more on The Show.

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February 28, 2024

A sit-down with the newly appointed Maricopa County sheriff. And we’ll learn what topological acoustics means — and how it’s being used in Arizona. That and more on The Show.

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February 27, 2024

The Arizona Legislature has long been home to fierce policy debates, as well as the occasional personal insult. We’ll hear why observers say decorum is getting worse at the state Capitol. Plus, how a rice-sized beetle is killing pine trees throughout the Valley. That and more on The Show.

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February 26, 2024

The Phoenix City Council approved $1 million in stopgap funding to keep Arizona's largest homeless services program running. But the number of people experiencing homelessness in our community continues to climb. Plus, this Midwest transplant looks at Phoenix with fresh eyes — and draws it.

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February 23, 2024

U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko announced she is running for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, and Kari Lake is trying to make peace with Meghan McCain. Our Friday NewsCap panelists break down those and more of the week’s top stories. Plus, our Saguaro Land series continues with a look at how social media has shined a spotlight on the Sonoran Desert. That and more on The Show.

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February 22, 2024

An Arizona nonprofit that aims to use the arts to help kids who have undergone trauma has a new leader. We’ll hear his vision for the organization. Plus, one lawmaker is trying to lift the ban on cruising in Valley cities — and lowrider fans are happy about it. That and more on The Show.

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February 21, 2024

An effort to build a statue in honor of Sandra Day O’Connor is coming up against opposition — from one of her sons. And our Made in Arizona series continues with a Navajo weaver — and skateboarder. That and more on The Show. 

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February 20, 2024

States across the country are looking into ways to protect kids from the harms posed to them by social media. How court rulings have forced some policymakers to change their approach. And, how one Arizona researcher is working to control rodent populations — with their fertility. That and more on The Show.

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February 19, 2024

The government's rollout of what was supposed to be a new and improved college financial aid form has been full of glitches. One local high school counselor worries it could keep students out of college. And, what new data tell us about Valley fever, and how it spreads. That and more on The Show.

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February 16, 2024

The U.S. House impeached the Homeland Security Secretary, and state lawmakers considered new immigration legislation. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a defense of that disparaged piece of punctuation: the exclamation point. That and more on The Show.

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February 15, 2024

The Biden administration is updating its plan for generating solar energy on public lands. What that could mean for Arizona and people who already use those lands. Plus, the Staying Power series continues with a longtime journalist who’s had a front row seat to Arizona history. That and more on The Show.

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February 14, 2024

There’s a long history of Arizona lawmakers attempting to pass bipartisan immigration reform — and failing. We’ll hear why attempts to solve this issue have eluded Congress for decades. Plus, we meet a TikToker who makes the recipes people have etched on their gravestones. That and more on The Show.

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February 13, 2024

The Arizona Diamondbacks had unexpected success last year but continue to have concerns about their stadium. Can the team leverage its World Series run for the fixes it says it needs? And, the cultural staying power of Galentine’s Day. That and more on The Show.

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February 12, 2024

Arizona lawmakers and the governor were able to find compromise on a plan to fix problems with the election calendar. How the new law’s provisions could impact this year’s elections. Plus, a look at which Super Bowl ads hit the mark and which fell flat. That and more on The Show.

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February 09, 2024

Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked a bipartisan bill that aimed to address the situation at the southern border. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, what’s behind the enduring interest in Frankenstein-esque stories? That and more on The Show.

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February 07, 2024

The U.S. Senate is set to vote on a major bipartisan immigration bill today — and it’s likely to fail. But Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego says he’s a yes, even though he wishes the bill went further. We’ll also hear from his opponent in the race for U.S. Senate, Kari Lake, who says it doesn’t go far enough to secure the southern border. That and more on The Show.

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February 06, 2024

It's election season — and the stakes are high on all sides. How anxiety goes up in election years — and how we can cope. And, we visit some stitchers who help high schoolers and others show off their accomplishments. That and more on The Show.

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February 05, 2024

Childhood obesity continues to be a problem in the U.S. What can this country learn about dealing with it from some of its neighbors to the south? Plus, it’s citrus season in Arizona. How one Valley pastry chef uses it in his desserts. That and more on The Show.

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February 02, 2024

It was a week of comings and goings at the state Legislature, with resignations and an appointment. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, tackling the issue of mental health in young adult literature. That and more on The Show.

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