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February 25, 2022

The Legislature voted to lift Arizona’s school spending cap, the Maricopa County Attorney’s office is in turmoil and Russia has invaded Ukraine. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on those and the state’s other top stories. Plus, find out what can be done about the increasing amount of junk and debris in space. That and more on The Show.

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February 24, 2022

Opioid abuse remains a big problem in Arizona, although advocates hope the legalization of fentanyl test strips is helping. Meet a mother and daughter who are both in recovery and volunteer with those who need the test strips. Plus, Andrew Sullivan on why it can be hard to talk about important issues civilly. That and more on The Show. 

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February 23, 2022

The number of COVID-19 infections in Arizona has been going down, and lots of schools have removed mask requirements. We’ll take a look at the current situation at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Plus, exploring how the lives of bears are changing as more humans enter their habitats. That and more on The Show.

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February 22, 2022

Beethoven only wrote one opera, and it was considered a political one. A new adaptation of it is coming to the Valley takes on a more modern theme. Plus, inside a human smuggling ring led by US Marines. That and more on The Show.

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February 21, 2022

On this Monday morning, The Show takes a look at some of the key issues facing the state and nation. We’ll talk about the idea of building bridges instead of walls, how COVID-19 restrictions prevented people from being with loved ones at the end of their lives, and how the perceptions of police impact departments’ recruitment. That and more on The Show.

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February 18, 2022

Education debates continue at the Capitol as the House waives the expenditure cap while the Senate moves to expand vouchers. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on those and the state’s other top stories. Plus, why is reality TV still so popular, even though much of it isn’t exactly realistic. That and more on The Show.

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February 17, 2022

Education policy has been playing a big role already this year at the state Capitol. A conversation with the new executive director of the state’s biggest teachers’ union. That and more on The Show.

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February 16, 2022

New data show the current megadrought is the worst it’s been in more than a thousand years. What that may mean for the Southwest going forward. Plus, how COVID-19 may have changed our perception of the future. That and more on The Show.

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February 15, 2022

Most experts say homelessness in the Valley has increased over the last couple of years. The question is, is it possible to get to the exact number, or close to it? Plus, an artist uses cartoons to encourage the Latino farmworker community to get vaccinated. That and more on The Show.

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February 14, 2022

News outlets for years have struggled to figure out how to monetize their content online. We’ll hear about the pros and cons of paywalls. Plus, we’ll look at the winners and losers from this year's Super Bowl commercials. That and more on The Show.

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February 11, 2022

Some state lawmakers are pushing an expansion of the state’s school voucher program, while public schools could face more than a billion dollars in cuts. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on federal voting rights legislation. That and more on The Show. 

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February 09, 2022

A new community bank is opening in Arizona for the first time in more than a decade. We’ll hear why advocates say these kinds of institutions are key to the state’s economy. Plus, the owner of the last Japanese-owned flower shop on a Phoenix road that used to have several of them. That and more on The Show.

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February 08, 2022

Lots of people are experiencing COVID-19 fatigue and thinking about making different decisions about what they will and will not do. We’ll explores what goes into our thinking about that. Plus, meet an Arizona maker who yarn by hand and spreads the slow-fashion gospel of knitting. That and more on The Show.

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February 07, 2022

Arizona homeowners might be eligible for federal money to help pay for a number of costs. We’ll hear How the state is trying to reach them and how much money has gone out so far. Plus, art and medicine are overlapping for University of Arizona medical students. That and more on The Show. 

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February 04, 2022

Lawmakers are continuing to try to change how Arizona’s elections are carried out, but the House speaker is maneuvering to block some legislation. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, how city planners across the country are trying to get ready for — and deal with — heat. That and more on The Show.

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February 03, 2022

Some schools have struggled to staff classrooms during the pandemic, leading to an increased need for subs. We’ll hear from a substitute teacher about what the last couple of years have been like. Plus, why lawmakers may not push for a repeal of the state’s English-only law this year, as they have in sessions past. That and more on The Show.

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February 02, 2022

Different states have taken different approaches to immigration policy over the last decade or so. We’ll hear how the policies in Arizona and New Mexico have affected residents in those states. Plus, a look at the investigation into the fake Trump electors from the 2020 election. That and more on The Show.

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February 01, 2022

Crimes against women in Mexico are on the rise. We’ll hear what the numbers say about the dangers women face there. Plus, why some advocates are worried about the impacts of social media on kids. That and more on The Show.

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January 31, 2022

The number of migrants who die crossing the U.S. Mexico border continues to rise. We’ll hear why climate change may make the desert an even more dangerous place for migrants to cross. Plus, we’ll meet Grand Canyon National Park’s new artist-in-residence. That and more on The Show.

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January 28, 2022

The Legislature is moving to change how Arizonans vote — and how those votes are counted. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, a Valley-trained singer takes the stage for Arizona Opera’s production of “Carmen.” That and more on The Show.

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