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.
A pair of high-profile ballot measures launched this week — one dealing with elections, one on abortion. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, why brands like Kellogg’s and Dunkin’ are moving into the world of alcoholic drinks. That and more on The Show.
A surge in border crossings has left much of Arizona’s migrant aid network overwhelmed. Border Patrol are now releasing migrants onto the streets and straining local resources. Plus, our series Saguaro Land continues with a pastry chef who likes to bake with a little bit of spice. That and more on The Show.
People living on the streets are likely experiencing some of the worst trauma possible. We'll hear how one advocate is reshaping our homeless services system to take that trauma into account. Plus, what to know about the new Covid vaccines and where to get them. That and more on The Show.
Higher education’s role and value in society has been the subject of a lot of debate recently. We’ll hear about a new survey aims to understand how Americans really feel about it. Plus, some recent country hits have sparked outrage from some while becoming rallying cries for others. That and more on The Show.
The opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan is now available over the counter. Now some advocates are worried the high price tag might keep it out of the hands of people who need it most. Plus, a new investigation reveals how public records are being used to bolster election-related conspiracy theories. That and more on The Show.
Speculation continues to swirl around who will enter the GOP primary for U.S. Senate seat in next year’s election. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, Phoenix rapper Mega Ran releases his new album for kids. That and more on The Show
Efforts to call a constitutional convention to amend the document have been growing in recent years. We’ll hear from a former U.S. Senator on why he thinks that’s a dangerous idea. Plus, a new cookbook takes its inspiration from the big screen. That and more on The Show.
Mental illness impacts us all — from public safety to homelessness to health care. We examine the line between protecting someone’s civil rights and locking someone up if they’re a danger to themselves or others. Plus, a graffiti artist-turned professor on the history and evolution of this illicit artform. That and more on The Show.
The amount of screen time kids get has raised concerns from a number of corners. We’ll hear why some advocates are also worried about what’s happening to kids’ data online. Plus, we visit an animal sanctuary that’s seeing an influx of orphaned birds in the summer heat. That and more on The Show.
The value of the Mexican peso has been rising, leading some residents of Nogales, Sonora to do their shopping across the border. We’ll hear what that means for Arizona businesses. Plus, the former head of Mesa Arts and Culture reflects on growing the arts scene in that city. That and more on The Show.
Arizona schools Superintendent Tom Horne has filed suit over dual-language programs, arguing they violate a voter-approved law. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, with Voodoo Doughnuts making a splash in Tempe, we take a look closer look at the Valley's rich doughnut scene. That and more on The Show.
The landscape of college sports has changed dramatically over the last month. We’ll hear about what that means for its future, as well as the student-athletes playing those sports. Plus, Arizona Senate President Warren Petersen on the recently-ended session and what’s still left to do. That and more on The Show.
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne says there’ll likely be a lawsuit challenging dual-language programs in Arizona schools. We talk to Horne on why he insists English immersion programs are better for students. Plus, can we save lives if we make yellow lights last a little longer before they turn red? That and more on The Show.
Arizona’s universities are working to help alleviate the shortage of healthcare providers in the state. We’ll hear from the chair of the Board of Regents on that and other university-related issues. Plus, are we losing human connection in our drive-thru culture? That and more on The Show.
On this Labor Day, The Show is listening back to some of our favorite stories. We’ll find out if naming heat waves could help save lives, learn about a unique woven art installation along the border wall, and hear from the frontman of the band Calexico. That and more on The Show.
A U.S. Senate candidate from last year appears poised to launch a new bid for the office in next year’s election. Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, an annual arts festival in Tucson is set to close up shop after this year. That and more on The Show.
The proposed grocery merger between Kroger and Albertsons has been generating a lot of concern among some Arizonans. We’ll hear from Attorney General Kris Mayes on what she may do in response to that. Plus, one writer says the new Barbie movie is, at its core, about mothers and daughters. That and more on The Show.
From murals to moveable shade structures to mosaic walkways, local governments are investing more into public art in the Valley. We’ll hear about how a place known for heat and extreme politics became a mecca for public art. Plus, what’s next for ASU football now that they’ve self-imposed a postseason bowl ban. That and more on The Show.
Rural communities across Arizona have been struggling to keep their young residents. We’ll hear about the surprising results of a new survey asking young Arizonans about rural living. Plus, we meet a scientist who invented a new, more environmentally-friendly avocado. That and more on The Show.
Data show fewer students say they’re reading for fun. We’ll talk to one expert about what kids lose when they stop getting lost in a good book. Plus, why sweat is essential to our survival. That and more on The Show.