The Show

The Show header

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.

RSS icon Listen on Google Play Music Spotify icon Tunein icon

RSS icon Subscribe to this podcast via RSS

February 28, 2023

State leaders are looking for new sources of water as the West’s drought continues. Why one expert thinks water pricing might be a better way to deal with the situation. Plus, from tangelos to sour oranges — how one of Arizona’s top chefs celebrates citrus season. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 27, 2023

An Arizona inmate was sentenced to death by a jury that was never informed a life sentence for him would come without parole. The U.S. Supreme Court is now ruling in his favor. Plus, a local nonprofit is providing ceremonial feathers for Native American rituals across the country. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 24, 2023

Newly released documents show former Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich knew claims of election fraud were false — but didn’t say so. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, disgust and how Shakespeare used it for dramatic effect. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 23, 2023

Former Attorney General Mark Brnovich concealed reports debunking claims of fraud in the 2020 election — and he did it while releasing an incomplete account that stirred claims of voter fraud. Plus, the ASU Art Museum wrestles with the meaning behind lucha libre. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 22, 2023

Gov. Katie Hobbs has called for exempting feminine hygiene products from the state sales tax, and a bill to do that has bipartisan support. A look at efforts to reduce period poverty in Arizona. Plus, inside an exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum featuring Japanese artist Mr. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 21, 2023

State lawmakers continue to debate election-related bills, with ideas ranging from banning vote centers to making all voters re-register every decade. We take a look at where these bills stand, and what their future might hold. Plus, the Diamondbacks are making an addition to their uniform. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 20, 2023

Early ballots are landing in mailboxes in two Phoenix city council districts, for runoff elections next month. We’ll hear how one of those races could shape the future of South Phoenix. Plus, a new book delves into some of the most amazing facts about Arizona. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 17, 2023

Gov. Katie Hobbs is looking for a new nominee to lead the state health department after Theresa Cullen withdrew and was rejected by the Senate. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and more of the week’s top stories. Plus, we roll the dice on a mathematically-inspired product. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 16, 2023

At the end of his term, former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued more than $210 million in grants to 16 organizations. But the Hobbs administration says he broke the law in doing it. Plus, why we may be on the cusp of a great gelatin revival. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 15, 2023

This winter has been wetter than typical in Arizona, but that doesn’t necessarily mean much for the ongoing drought. The state’s biggest city says it can help. Plus, how big a role computer code and the people who write it play in our daily lives. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 14, 2023

California has rules about getting rid of hazardous waste that are stricter than those in Arizona. That’s led our neighbor to dump some of its contaminated waste in landfills here. Plus, how online dating has evolved over the past several years. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 13, 2023

All eyes were on Phoenix this weekend as the Super Bowl came to the Valley. How did Phoenix fare, and what does all the attention do for out national profile? Plus, one local chef is redefining Southern food right here in the Southwest. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 10, 2023

Bipartisanship prevailed at the state Capitol this week, and lawmakers waived a spending cap that could have spelled disaster for schools. Our Friday NewsCap panelists discuss that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, the rise of “social omnivores” and the new vegetarianism. That and more on The Show. 

Download audio
February 09, 2023

State lawmakers came together to lift the school spending cap — for this year, at least. What’s next for school funding? Plus, this year’s Super Bowl is the first to feature two Black starting quarterbacks. We’ll hear what it means for the NFL. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 08, 2023

From flyovers to troops on the field, patriotism and the NFL have become synonymous. One veteran says these displays ring hollow to her. Plus, a new investigation finds drugs laced with fentanyl being sold at certain pharmacies south of the border. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 07, 2023

New data show few Arizona children living in poverty are enrolled in Head Start programs. What that means for those kids — and the state. Plus, how the pandemic laid bare the unsustainability of American parenting. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 06, 2023

Roughly 1,000 people are living in the state’s largest homeless encampment in downtown Phoenix known as “the Zone.” How they’re keeping warm in freezing night temperatures often isn't safe. Plus, do cows get a bad rap when it comes to overgrazing and emissions? That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 03, 2023

Lawmakers on Arizona’s House Education Committee have advanced a plan to help schools avoid a $1.3 billion budget cut. Our Friday NewsCap panelists discuss this and more of the week’s top stories. Plus, the Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra celebrates 10 years of making crowds dance in the Valley. That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 02, 2023

Republican lawmakers who run the Arizona Senate have exempted themselves from Arizona’s public records law. One expert says the move goes against a long history of open government. Plus, could humans live in caves on Mars? That and more on The Show.

Download audio
February 01, 2023

The Super Bowl will be played in Glendale in a couple of weeks, but a lot of the other events will be held elsewhere around the Valley. Glendale’s city manager on the regional approach to hosting mega-events. And there’s a green, three-tailed comet in our night sky, and it hasn’t been this close to earth in 50,000 years. That and more on The Show.

Download audio

Pages