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.
Outgoing Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers had an eventful 2022 – including testimony before the Jan. 6 committee and a Profiles in Courage award. Bowers talks about his time at the Capitol. And how schools are bracing for another fight over a spending cap in the Legislature. That and more on The Show
Who is this year’s Arizonan of the Year? And the debate over debates in Arizona politics. That and more on The Show.
A new find deep under the ocean could help us understand what killed the dinosaurs. Plus, Why author Rogelio Juarez left Phoenix for New York. That and more on The Show.
It's time revisit some of the best discussions of 2022, including a look at how new words are added to the dictionary. Plus, a visit with a podcaster connecting with distressed youth. That and more on The Show.
The arts community in the Phoenix area has struggled during the pandemic, but it may be showing signs of recovery. We’ll take a look back at the year in arts. Plus, we listen back to our conversation with performer Alan Cumming. That and more on The Show.
Arizona teams often found themselves moving beyond the sports pages in 2022. The Show recaps a busy year in sports — from a new Suns owner to Brittney Griner coming home. Plus, a look at the life of a Valley musician from a legendary band who recently passed away. That and more on The Show.
On this day after Christmas, The Show is taking a walk down a musical memory lane, listening back to some of our favorite Tiny Desert Concerts from 2022. We’ll hear from valley musicians Playboy Manbaby, Taylor Glasheen, Danielle Durack and Mega Ran.
On the last weekday before Christmas, The Show is listening back to some of our favorite holiday-themed discussions. From the history of that most maligned holiday tradition — fruitcake — to trying to get to the bottom of whether "White Christmas" was really written in Phoenix, to a look at what Christmas in Arizona looked like in 1921. That and more on The Show.
Lawsuits challenging the results in races for governor and attorney general are being heard in court. Our NewsCap panelists analyze how the cases are going, and the week’s other top stories. And how Christmas movies have changed over the decades, and how they reflect society back to us. That and more on The Show.
The Supreme Court stepped in at the last minute to keep Title 42 in place at our southern border. What does it mean for the migrants waiting to seek asylum and the Arizona communities where they arrive? Plus — real or fake? We talk Christmas trees. That and more on The Show.
Losing gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake is asking a judge to give her a day in court to prove the election was rife with errors — enough to overturn it. Plus, we meet the local connoisseurs of firewood. That and more on The Show.
The race for Arizona secretary of state was one of the most high-profile in this year’s election. Secretary-elect Adrian Fontes talks about his win and priorities for the office. Plus, what’s behind a shortage of Santas this Christmas season? That and more on The Show.
Some of the losing Republican candidates in last month’s election have had their first day in court. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, from Wordle to goblin-mode, the trends that captivated us during the past year. That and more on The Show.
States that rely on Colorado River water are meeting this week to talk aout ways to use less of it. We’ll hear what those plans might look like. Plus, the parasitic desert plant some Arizonans bring into their homes for the holidays. That and more on The Show.
The pandemic wreaked havoc on Arizona’s schools, and new research shows just how far behind students now are. One local teacher on playing catch-up with a forever changed crop of students. Plus, how Latino voters made their voices heard in some unexpected ways this election season. That and more on The Show.
Democrats in Arizona won a number of statewide offices during the last election, exceeding many people’s expectations. We’ll take a look at the future of the party in the state. Plus, what makes an All-America city? That and more on The Show.
U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s decision to leave the Democratic Party and become an independent continues to reverberate, both in Arizona and in Washington. We’ll take the temperature of that reaction. Plus, a graphic designer who decided to leave that career behind — to become a nurse. That and more on The Show.
U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent. She joins The Show to explain why she made the switch. Plus, how the so-called “tripledemic” is affecting Phoenix Indian Medical Center. That and more on The Show.
Brittney Griner is coming home after spending months in Russian jails. We’ll hear from U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton, who has been vocal in pushing for Griner’s release. Plus, the Arizona semiconductor industry is making waves here — and in Washington. That and more on The Show.
A new report finds that the growing legalization of cannabis in U.S. states is impacting organized crime groups in Mexico. We’ll hear how the cartels are shifting their operations. Plus, our Made in Arizona series continues with a story about condiments. That and more on The Show.