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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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July 18, 2023

Feminism is a movement that is in the midst of change in a post-Roe and gender-fluid world. What does it mean to be a feminist today? Plus, a longtime editor leaves his post at the Nogales International as local journalism changes. That and more on The Show. 

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July 17, 2023

New research finds racial disparities in how we treat people with suicidal ideations. And a look inside the effort to get rid of Native American mascots in high schools. That and more on The Show.

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July 14, 2023

On Friday’s edition of The Show, we’ll listen back to some of our more interesting conversations. From Arizona being ground zero for so-called ‘constitutional sheriffs’ movement to how the plus-sized movement has gained traction in the fashion industry to some all-time favorite cover songs. That and more on The Show.

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July 13, 2023

Arizona and the other Colorado River Basin states are trying to figure out how to use less of the river’s water. We kick off a series of stories about the people who will be affected by those coming decisions. Plus, the Arizona Lottery’s new games are meant to be played on your phone. That and more on The Show.

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July 12, 2023

The fentanyl epidemic continues to be a major problem, both here in Arizona and elsewhere. We’ll hear why the drug is so dangerous, and what can be done to help those suffering from addiction to it. Plus, the complicated relationship between chefs and their gas stoves. That and more on The Show.

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July 11, 2023

The debate over bilingual education and English-language learners has been reignited in Arizona. We take a look at the history of the issue and what might be next. Plus, our series on the Sonoran Desert continues with a look at its healing properties. That and more on The Show.

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July 10, 2023

A trial over the region's largest homeless encampment, “The Zone,” starts today. We'll hear how the city has already begun cleaning up the area — and forcing people there to move out. Plus, a Valley resident heads to London to compete in a global croquet tournament. That and more on The Show.

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July 07, 2023

Different groups are asking Arizona Gov. Hobbs to rescind her executive orders on abortion prosecutions and so-called conversion therapy. Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, the ultimate summer song playlist. That and more on The Show.

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July 06, 2023

There’s been a lot of research recently into the relationship between concussions and the neurodegenerative disease CTE – a new study suggests there might be a better way to look at the issue. Plus, as temperatures go up, a look at some of the state’s best swimming holes. That and more on The Show.

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July 05, 2023

Almost all of Arizona's county attorneys are asking Gov. Katie Hobbs to rescind her order taking abortion prosecutions away from them. We'll hear how a Supreme Court decision on waterways could impact some big Arizona projects. Plus, the cost of pickleball-related injuries is starting to add up. That and more on The Show.

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July 04, 2023

On July 4, The Show is listening back to some of our favorite conversations. We’ll hear about the challenges of defining Native American Art, how Hollywood portrays the South, and we’ll visit the Hall of Flame Museum in Papago Park. That and more on The Show.

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July 03, 2023

Ponderosa pine trees are dealing with stress from drought across the West – what new research says about the importance of geography to those trees survival. Plus, a look at some of the biggest concerts coming to the Valley this summer. That and more on The Show.

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June 30, 2023

Gov. Katie Hobbs’ recent executive actions have rankled Republicans and led to political ramifications. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, how a TikTok video led to a larger effort of trying to remove Native American mascots from public schools. That and more on The Show.

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June 28, 2023

Arizona is facing a shortage of veterinarians, which was made worse by the pandemic. But help may be on the way. Plus, our series Saguaro Land continues with how to design buildings for the desert. That and more on The Show.

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June 27, 2023

Temperatures are on the rise, and efforts are underway to help those most affected by the heat. We’ll hear about the importance to policymakers of knowing exactly how hot it is throughout the region. Plus, Gov. Kaite Hobbs signed an executive order that gives power to attorney general in abortion-related cases. That and more on The Show.

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June 26, 2023

The legislative session continues, even if lawmakers are likely done with bills for the year. A longtime Arizona lobbyist tells us why the job of state legislator should be full-time. Plus, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Title 42, her political future and more. That and more on The Show.

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June 23, 2023

Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is suing Kari Lake for defamation, and former Gov. Doug Ducey announced his next steps. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a Valley-raised playwright on setting his latest play in Scottsdale. That and more on The Show.

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June 22, 2023

You've probably been to the Grand Canyon, but what about the towering hoodoos of Chiricahua National Monument? How an effort in Congress could make the biodiverse region Arizona's fourth national park. Plus, Congress also appears set to once again look into allowing banks to work with the cannabis industry. That and more on The Show.

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June 21, 2023

Psychedelic drugs — from magic mushrooms to ayahuasca — are becoming more mainstream today. But how do patients make sure they're taking them safely? Plus, our series Saguaro Land continues with an artist who uses her backyard as part of her inspiration. That and more on The Show.

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June 20, 2023

Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed a number of bills this year that she says target the LGBTQ community.  We’ll hear how the measures even being debated can impact that group of people. Plus, the story of a celebrated chef who began as a migrant child working in the fields. That and more on The Show.

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