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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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August 15, 2023

This summer’s historic heat wave shattered records and took lives. We’ll connect the dots between our increasing heat and climate change. Plus, Arizonans weigh in on election officials running in partisan elections. That and more on The Show.

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August 14, 2023

This summer’s heat has been record-breaking, but it’s also become a bit of a political issue. We’ll hear how some Democrats and Republicans are talking about the heat differently. Plus, what the new national monument around the Grand Canyon means for uranium mining in northern Arizona. That and more on The Show.

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August 11, 2023

A recap of this week's Arizona politics, how two competing polar explorers – and the coverage of each – helped lay the groundwork for the modern media, and an "ode" to Joshua trees as they burn in wildfire. That and more on The Show.

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August 10, 2023

Tribal communities play a significant role in the future of the Colorado River, both here in Arizona and across the basin. The podcast Thirst Gap looks at how tribes are looking to use less of the overallocated river. And how law enforcement tries to police the dark net. That and more on The Show.

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August 09, 2023

The number of people experiencing homelessness in the Valley has gone up exponentially in recent years and the public debate surrounding it is mired in lawsuits and disputes over affordable housing. A roundtable discussion on how we got here — and how we can solve the problem. Plus, a rattlesnake lover says the reptiles aren't all that scary. That and more on The Show.

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August 08, 2023

Arizona cities will no longer be allowed to collect taxes on rental homes, after Gov. Katie Hobbs signed a bill banning it starting in 2025. One Valley mayor weighs in on how that’ll affect cities’ bottom lines. And, how new drought-related development rules could impact building in the state. That and more on The Show.

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August 07, 2023

With a delayed monsoon season and more dust in the air, how bad might the spread of Valley fever here get? And how significant could billions of federal dollars be for rural communities trying to get broadband connections. That and more on The Show.

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August 04, 2023

It's been a long and contentious session at the Arizona Capitol, marked by partisan rancor and a few bipartisan breakthroughs. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze the session and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, is lab-grown meat the future for food? That and more on The Show.

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August 03, 2023

Arizona lawmakers ended their session this week with a rare bipartisan deal, but there are still dozens of department head nominees that GOP lawmakers refuse to confirm. We'll also hear about the future of the light rail. Plus, a new podcast dives into the history of our national parks. That and more on The Show.

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August 02, 2023

The Board of Supervisors in Mohave County voted against their own plan to conduct a hand count of ballots on Tuesday. While there was pressure from election skeptics to do it, but in the end it all came down to cost. Plus, we’ll hear why Arizona's social equity licenses for marijuana dispensaries have largely gone to corporate interests. That and more on The Show.

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August 01, 2023

Phoenix summers have always been brutal, but now we are on the front lines of climate change as we break heat records left and right. We’ll hear from Mayor Kate Gallego on how we can lead the way when it comes to adapting to extreme heat. Plus, what do real-life archeologists think of Indiana Jones? That and more on The Show.

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July 31, 2023

The Arizona legislature comes back into session today, after a lengthy break.  We’ll get a preview of what they may (and may not) do. Plus, the story of how ice became such a hot commodity. That and more on The Show.

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July 28, 2023

The governor’s office says universal school vouchers will lead to a shortfall, and the official overseeing the program has stepped down. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, how extreme heat affects airplane takeoffs. That and more on The Show.

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July 27, 2023

Lake Powell has kind of been seen as a poster child for the West’s water problems. We’ll hear how changes on the Colorado RIver are affecting recreation at Lake Powell. Plus, a look at some of the most binge-worthy shows on TV this summer. That and more on The Show.

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July 26, 2023

Arizona has been dealing with a shortage of health care providers for years. We’ll hear about a new effort that aims to put a dent in that problem. Plus, a Tiny Desert Concert with a Western vibe. That and more on The Show.

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July 25, 2023

Residents of Rio Verde Foothills have a temporary solution to their water problems after state lawmakers approved a plan to turn the taps back on. We’ll hear what that arrangement could mean for the future of other communities. Plus, as the record-breaking heat continues, we start a series of visits to cool places around the Valley. That and more on The Show.

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July 24, 2023

The Valley has seen record heat over the past several days, generating national headlines — but some small relief could be in sight. We'll also hear about the debate over free speech on college campuses in Arizona. Plus, why the time may be right for Arizonans to look for a new job. That and more on The Show.

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July 21, 2023

From presidential indictments to dual language battles to fake electors, there is an Arizona angle for them all. Our Friday NewsCap panelists break it all down and analyze the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, we hear from a Barbie historian as the highly anticipated Barbie movie hits theaters today. That and more on The Show.

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July 20, 2023

Farmers use the majority of the Colorado River’s water, and they’re trying to find ways to use less as the river faces historic drought. We’ll hear why it’s such a huge challenge to balance supply and demand on farm ground. Plus, a local chef at the top of his game says goodbye to the kitchen. That and more on The Show.

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July 19, 2023

The mega-heatwave continues in Arizona as Phoenix breaks the record for the most consecutive days at 110 degrees or higher. We'll hear how the state of California is taking a page out of Arizona’s book to tackle extreme heat. Plus, access to birth control just got a lot easier. That and more on The Show.

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