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The impact of the pandemic has clearly been felt in how students have been taught in the past couple of years. Now school counselors say they're seeing a wave of mental health issues among Arizona’s students. Plus, an Arizona member of the Webb Space Telescope team on why its first images of an orange star are so exciting to scientists. That and more on The Show.
Gov. Doug Ducey is ready to have lawmakers hold a special session to repeal and replace nearly $2 billion in tax cuts. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, a Valley author tells the wild story of her family's move to Arizona. That and more on The Show.
Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson are expected to start next week. A former Arizona Supreme Court justice discusses how increased partisanship has affected judicial selections and confirmations. Plus, we’ll find out how the combination of COVID-19 and streaming has changed our TV viewing habits. That and more on The Show.
Gov. Doug Ducey is expected to call legislators into a special session to address the referendum that could undo the massive tax cut he signed last year. We’ll hear the latest from the Capitol. Plus, a new show teaches kids how to draw and also helps them deal with their emotions. That and more on The Show.
The death rate for racing horses in Arizona is more than double the national average. We’ll hear why that is and what can be done about it. Plus, the Our Street series heads west to Peoria. That and more on The Show.
As COVID-19 numbers continue to come down, more businesses and workers are thinking about coming back to the office. We’ll take look at some of the questions surrounding more time at work. Plus, how one artist’s knowledge of biology and love of animals show up on the canvas. That and more on The Show.
Arizona state Sen. Kelly Townsend has abandoned her run for Congress, and will instead challenge fellow Republican Wendy Rogers for re-election. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a new anthology lets us hear from kids sharing their experiences from the pandemic. That and more on The Show.
Why so many Arizona dialysis centers have been hit with violations and fines. And conspiracies are not new, but they have really taken off in recent years with help from a former president. That and more on The Show.
Races for secretary of state in Arizona and elsewhere have gotten a lot of attention this year, as some candidates continue to dispute the 2020 election. Why that increased attention has also led to a big increase in money in those races. And a new book documents the edible aspects of different parts of the country. That and more on The Show.
Arizona has been dealing with a teacher shortage for years, as have states across the country. What’s worked and what hasn’t in the effort to put a dent in that. That and more on The Show.
Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing a new agency to help look and pay for water. A look at the impact that could have on the state’s water supply. And an update on what to expect this week at the state Capitol. That and more on The Show.
To discuss the state Senate’s censure of Wendy Rogers, continued efforts to curb early voting and more, The Show spoke with Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed and Paul Bentz of Highground.
The Arizona Senate censured one of its members for using violent and threatening rhetoric. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, the Phoenix Symphony tries to break down the barrier between classical music and Radiohead. That and more on The Show.
A congressional panel is looking into whether former President Donald Trump broke federal records laws. We’ll take a look at how public records and documents are handled in Arizona. Plus, a West Valley brewery weathers a third-straight year without spring training. That and more on The Show.
Many aspects of life are returning to some kind of normal as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed. We’ll hear why that may be causing anxiety for some of us. Plus, Arizona’s poet laureate on using poetry to help navigate times of war and conflict. That and more on The Show.
The Arizona Legislature has been paying more attention to bills related to the state’s mental health system lately. Meet the attorney who’s leading the push for better care. Plus, a blind adventurer on not slowing down during the pandemic. That and more on The Show.
How some Arizonans see some legislative efforts today parallel voter disenfranchisement in the 1960s. Meet one preschool director who’s still worried about protecting her young students. That and more on The Show.
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.
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.
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.