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.
It's been a long and contentious session at the Arizona Capitol, marked by partisan rancor and a few bipartisan breakthroughs. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze the session and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, is lab-grown meat the future for food? That and more on The Show.
Arizona lawmakers ended their session this week with a rare bipartisan deal, but there are still dozens of department head nominees that GOP lawmakers refuse to confirm. We'll also hear about the future of the light rail. Plus, a new podcast dives into the history of our national parks. That and more on The Show.
The Board of Supervisors in Mohave County voted against their own plan to conduct a hand count of ballots on Tuesday. While there was pressure from election skeptics to do it, but in the end it all came down to cost. Plus, we’ll hear why Arizona's social equity licenses for marijuana dispensaries have largely gone to corporate interests. That and more on The Show.
Phoenix summers have always been brutal, but now we are on the front lines of climate change as we break heat records left and right. We’ll hear from Mayor Kate Gallego on how we can lead the way when it comes to adapting to extreme heat. Plus, what do real-life archeologists think of Indiana Jones? That and more on The Show.
The Arizona legislature comes back into session today, after a lengthy break. We’ll get a preview of what they may (and may not) do. Plus, the story of how ice became such a hot commodity. That and more on The Show.
The governor’s office says universal school vouchers will lead to a shortfall, and the official overseeing the program has stepped down. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, how extreme heat affects airplane takeoffs. That and more on The Show.
Lake Powell has kind of been seen as a poster child for the West’s water problems. We’ll hear how changes on the Colorado RIver are affecting recreation at Lake Powell. Plus, a look at some of the most binge-worthy shows on TV this summer. That and more on The Show.
Arizona has been dealing with a shortage of health care providers for years. We’ll hear about a new effort that aims to put a dent in that problem. Plus, a Tiny Desert Concert with a Western vibe. That and more on The Show.
Residents of Rio Verde Foothills have a temporary solution to their water problems after state lawmakers approved a plan to turn the taps back on. We’ll hear what that arrangement could mean for the future of other communities. Plus, as the record-breaking heat continues, we start a series of visits to cool places around the Valley. That and more on The Show.
The Valley has seen record heat over the past several days, generating national headlines — but some small relief could be in sight. We'll also hear about the debate over free speech on college campuses in Arizona. Plus, why the time may be right for Arizonans to look for a new job. That and more on The Show.
From presidential indictments to dual language battles to fake electors, there is an Arizona angle for them all. Our Friday NewsCap panelists break it all down and analyze the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, we hear from a Barbie historian as the highly anticipated Barbie movie hits theaters today. That and more on The Show.
Farmers use the majority of the Colorado River’s water, and they’re trying to find ways to use less as the river faces historic drought. We’ll hear why it’s such a huge challenge to balance supply and demand on farm ground. Plus, a local chef at the top of his game says goodbye to the kitchen. That and more on The Show.
The mega-heatwave continues in Arizona as Phoenix breaks the record for the most consecutive days at 110 degrees or higher. We'll hear how the state of California is taking a page out of Arizona’s book to tackle extreme heat. Plus, access to birth control just got a lot easier. That and more on The Show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.