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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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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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April 19, 2024

The state Senate took the first step toward potentially repealing the 1864 abortion law, but the House did not follow suit. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. And a co-writer on "The Casagrandes Movie" on setting it in a specific part of Mexico. That and more on The Show.

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April 18, 2024

Evangelical voters overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump in 2016. We’ll meet one pastor who is traveling the country trying to change their minds. Plus, an exhibit in Scottsdale honors a prolific Arizona artist you may not have heard of. That and more on The Show.

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April 17, 2024

Arizona Democrats had high hopes of turning one or both chambers of the state Legislature blue this November. But the Democratic candidate in one of the state’s most liberal districts just failed to make the ballot. Plus, one critic says a new law meant to combat fentanyl dealing won’t help fix the state’s overdose crisis. That and more on The Show. 

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April 16, 2024

Republican state lawmakers last week blocked an effort by Democrats to vote on a repeal of the 1864 near-total abortion ban. One of the legislators who opposed that move says he’ll vote for it. Plus, with lots of headlines about retail theft, a look at how prevalent the problem actually is. That and more on The Show.

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April 15, 2024

New numbers show Arizona’s budget deficit is not as deep as originally feared. What the data show, and how they might impact budget talks. And comedian Ilana Glazer on her attempt to use standup to present a renegade narrative about motherhood. That and more on The Show.

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April 12, 2024

The Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the state’s 1864 near total ban on abortion has rocked the political world. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, how to reconcile our sports fandom when we dislike certain players on our favorite teams. That and more on The Show.

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April 11, 2024

Arizona is set to get more than $1 billion from a national opioid settlement. Where has that money been spent so far? Plus, we’ll hear from a local filmmaker on their first documentary, about a local Vietnamese refugee. That and more on The Show.

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April 10, 2024

The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld a nearly 160-year-old abortion law that effectively bans the practice in our state. Attorney General Kris Mayes says she will not prosecute any doctor under the law. Plus, does more discipline in schools hurt students more than it helps? That and more on The Show.

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April 09, 2024

Homelessness is up in many cities — including Portland, which has taken a lot of criticism recently. We’ll hear why Phoenix leaders went there to learn how to tackle the issue. Plus, we’ll meet the head coach of the ASU women’s tennis team, who’s in her 40th season at the school. That and more on The Show.

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April 08, 2024

Arizona officials are still struggling to find common ground on solutions to the state’s housing crisis. We’ll hear how one of our neighbors is taking a new approach to affordable housing. Plus, an invasive weed known as stinknet is just about everywhere in the state — and could be here to stay. That and more on The Show.  

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April 05, 2024

Abortion rights advocates are one step closer to getting an initiative on the Arizona ballot, and GOP leaders are pushing for stricter immigration measures. Our Friday NewsCap takes on those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a look inside the boosters helping to pay the players in the NCAA Tournament. That and more on The Show.

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April 04, 2024

The federal government is warning about cyber threats targeting critical infrastructure, including energy and water systems. How real is the threat, and what can individuals do to prevent attacks? Plus, a new investigation shows the disproportionate impact of less lethal police force on Black people. That and more on The Show.

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April 03, 2024

University of Arizona President Robert Robbins announced he will resign as the university remains mired in a budget crisis. We’ll hear how the acquisition of a for-profit online school added to his demise. Plus, why a groundbreaking lawmaker became one of the latest to quit the Arizona Legislature. That and more on The Show.

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April 02, 2024

The city of Phoenix was ordered to clean up the region's largest homeless encampment known as “The Zone” months ago. What has happened to the hundreds of people who lived there as new encampments continue to crop up? Plus, a look inside the business of gathering signatures on petitions. That and more on The Show.

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April 01, 2024

Arizona has had a housing shortage for years, and in some parts of the state, it’s not getting better. We’ll hear how long might it take to close the gap between supply and demand. Plus, how the Sanctuary Movement has shaped the border for decades. That and more on The Show.

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March 29, 2024

Kari Lake is asking a court to decide what damages she owes in Stephen Richer’s defamation lawsuit against her. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, we introduce a new Valley resident to some of the region’s scarier critters. That and more on The Show.

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March 28, 2024

Transportation officials are trying to figure out how to keep paying for road repairs with less gas tax money coming in. Electric vehicle drivers sidestep those fees, but that’s not the only inequity. Plus, we’ll preview the Arizona Diamondbacks season as they look to defend their National League championship. That and more on The Show.

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March 27, 2024

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema cited the current political climate as among the reasons she chose not to seek reelection. But a unique kind of campaign may have helped lead to that outcome. Plus, what is all the buzz around so-called natural wine? And does it taste better? That and more on The Show.

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March 26, 2024

It is allergy season. We'll find out why pediatricians are seeing more allergies in kids. And one of our own is out with her debut novel: a mystery about a reporter in Phoenix. That and more on The Show.

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