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August 10, 2021

Debate continues over vaccine mandates, even as the state has banned them in many settings. We'll hear who can and cannot tell us we have to get the vaccine. Plus, what new research says about what wildfires may look like in a climate-changed future. That and more on The Show.

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August 09, 2021

Arizona continues to see increased rates of COVID-19 infections as the delta variant takes hold. We'll hear why pediatricians are sounding the alarm about the risk to kids. Plus, hundreds of businesses are asking political leaders in Arizona and elsewhere to take action on climate change. That and more on The Show.

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August 06, 2021

Gov. Doug Ducey has banned mask mandates in schools, but a number of districts say they’ll defy the ban. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, a new game aims to answer questions about how humans could colonize Mars. That and more on The Show.

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August 05, 2021

COVID-19 infections continue to increase in Arizona, as does controversy about requiring proof of vaccination. One of the first restaurants to require proof tells us why they did it and what the response has been. Plus, a legendary Valley band gets another turn in pop culture. That and more on The Show.

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August 04, 2021

The national eviction moratorium has been lifted, leaving many Americans on the verge of being without a place to live. We'll hear how the expiration may affect Arizona. Plus, how the Pac-12 conference — including ASU and University of Arizona — will deal with college sports' rapidly changing landscape. That and more on The Show.

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August 03, 2021

COVID-19 infections are once again on the rise as public health officials are sounding the alarm about the delta variant. Are we headed toward a world in which COVID-19 is endemic? Plus, the head of Valley Metro on the future of transit and transportation in the Phoenix area. That and more on The Show.

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August 02, 2021

Some Valley cities have passed anti-discrimination ordinances over the past several months, aimed at protecting those in the LGBT community. We'll hear why Chandler's effort has hit a road block. Plus, how employers are trying to keep their workers amid "The Big Quit." That and more on The Show.

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July 30, 2021

The controversial ballot audit in Maricopa County continues to cause confusion — including whether the state Senate's liaison was still on board. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, a documentary filmmaker takes on the craziest story he's ever heard. That and more on The Show.

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July 29, 2021

The lack of affordable housing has been an ongoing problem for the state, and the Valley. How a new tax credit could help put a dent in that crisis. And do cities intentionally put more shade in higher-income areas than low-income ones? That and more on The Show.

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July 28, 2021

What new masking guidelines from the CDC may mean for Arizona. And U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on the Valley’s infrastructure needs. That and more on The Show.

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July 26, 2021

Valley band Jared and the Mill is no more. We’ll talk about their new venture. And we saw record rainfall in the Valley over the weekend. We’ll find out what to expect for the rest of our monsoon season. That and more on The Show. 

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July 23, 2021

Catch up on the biggest Arizona news with the Friday NewsCap. Plus, The Show checks in with colleagues at the BBC live from the Tokyo Olympics. And hear from some local workers who have left their jobs amid the pandemic — as part of what’s being called the "Great Resignation." That and more on The Show.

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July 22, 2021

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law banning school districts from requiring masks or vaccinations. State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman and hundreds of parents are concerned it goes against the science. Plus, letting people build casitas on their property as a fix to the affordable housing crisis. That and more on The Show.

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July 21, 2021

Foster kids who age out of the system face a slew of challenges as they transition to adulthood. Now they're asking Arizona to release federal COVID-19 relief funds directly to them. Plus, connecting the dots between crisis response and law enforcement to keep patients out of the ER. That and more on The Show.

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July 20, 2021

Last year, Arizona voters passed Invest in Ed to tax the state's wealthiest to pay for education. The organizers of that initiative are back on the streets, this time to put the governor's new flat tax on the ballot for voters to decide. Plus, Arizona's ongoing lawsuit over prison health care is going to trial. That and more on The Show. 

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July 19, 2021

South Phoenix businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic and the construction of light rail on Central Avenue. We'll hear how an influential community development fund is recommitting itself to the underserved there. Plus, Phoenix tries a Shark Tank-style pitch session to redevelop a historic site. That and more on The Show.

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July 16, 2021

State Senate Republicans' review of Maricopa County ballots will continue as the contractor claims the numbers don’t add up. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, what can the U.S. government do about the increasing number of migrant deaths in the desert heat? That and more on The Show.

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July 15, 2021

Arizona’s new budget allocates more than a billion dollars to child care issues. We'll hear where that money's going and who it may impact. Plus, how a documentary about an Arizona political scandal is being used to train lawmakers. That and more on The Show.

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July 14, 2021

Arizona and the rest of the nation continue to deal with the effects of COVID-19, as the delta variant takes hold. A former White House advisor tells us what could have been done better over the course of the pandemic. Plus, how new development on the former Paradise Valley Mall site could change that part of Phoenix. That and more on The Show.

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July 13, 2021

Some Republican governors have said they’ll send National Guard troops to the country's southern border. We'll hear what purpose the Guard could actually play. Plus, a look at Gov. Ducey's influence on the Arizona Supreme Court. That and more on The Show.

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