American politics is polarized right now, and people don’t always want to listen to different viewpoints. We'll hear how to try to bridge that divide and get people talking to each other again. And a check of what to expect this week at the Arizona Capitol. That and more on The Show.
Maricopa County supervisors avoided potential arrest this week, as a contempt resolution failed in the state senate. The Show's Friday NewsCap analyzes the week’s top stories. And, in advance of Statehood Day, how newspapers covered Arizona’s entrance into the union. That and more on The Show.
Tax filing season is upon us, and that means financial fraud cases could be on the rise. The pandemic and related stimulus efforts have been a popular target for scammers. Plus, how a new collaboration aims to address the Navajo Nation's heating crisis. That and more on The Show.
Economic struggles related to COVID-19 continue to lead to more evictions, and Phoenix is a hot spot. We'll hear how new policies and additional federal assistance could change that. Plus, new legislation might make one small pandemic-era policy permanent: restaurants selling alcohol to go. That and more on The Show.
Kamala Harris made history last month by becoming the first female vice president. We'' hear why the U.S. generally continues to lag behind the rest of the world in elected female representation. Plus, the new chair of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission on the job of re-drawing political maps. That and more on The Show.
The pandemic has hit some sectors of Arizona’s economy hard, while leaving others relatively unscathed. We'll hear some ideas to help those areas that are struggling. Plus, the soon-to-be-former head of the state chamber of commerce on comparisons between Arizona and his new home of Texas. That and more on The Show.
Republican state senators are close to authorizing the potential arrest of Maricopa County supervisors in a dispute over election equipment. Our Friday NewsCap panel analyzes the week’s top stories. Plus, Attorney General Mark Brnovich on suing the feds over immigration and a settlement over opioids. That and more on The Show.
The forensic audit of Maricopa County’s election equipment continues, and the state senate plans to do its own. Will those audits change anyone’s mind about the election results? Plus, how our perceptions of robots have been affected by pop culture. That and more on The Show.
Tempe has moved ahead with police reform and is looking to increase affordable housing options. Mayor Corey Woods on why those changes will matter. And, will a 50-50 U.S. Senate allow Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly to be more influential? That and more on The Show.
The pandemic has led to a lot of disruption in K-12 education in Arizona. We'll hear from Superintendent Kathy Hoffman on the current state of education. Plus, a conservative state lawmaker warns his colleagues to be careful what they wish for when debating ending the governor’s emergency declaration. That and more on The Show.
The Trump administration’s Justice Department was more involved in immigration decisions than it had been in the past. Might that continue under President Biden? Plus, a Black History Month mural project goes live, depicting 28 African American pioneers. That and more on The Show.
Arizona Republicans have re-elected Kelli Ward as party chair, but some members are now asking for an audit of that election. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes the week’s top stories. Plus, what a modernized Indian Gaming Compact might look like for the state. That and more on The Show.
Arizona has been lagging other states in getting residents vaccinated against COVID-19. We'll hear how Gov. Doug Ducey is trying to speed that up and get through the pandemic. Plus, intensifying research into Arizona’s water future. That and more on The Show.
Results at the top of the ballot in November indicated Arizona may be turning blue, but the legislature remains under Republican control. The state’s new Democratic Party Chair tells us her ideas for winning more races. Plus, how canceling an annual count of Maricopa County residents experiencing homelessness could impact social service agencies. That and more on The Show.
Marijuana is now available for sale at several dispensaries throughout the state after voters approved Prop 207 last year. A dispensary owner tells us how it’s going so far. Plus, despite this week’s rain, why the Southwest's water outlook for 2021 is not great. That and more on The Show.
President Joe Biden has promised a new approach to immigration and has started taking steps in that direction. Hear how the new administration is looking to strengthen the DACA program. And state lawmakers begin debating changes to the governor’s emergency powers. That and more on The Show.
There’s a new president in the White House, and the U.S. Senate has two Arizonans as part of a Democratic majority. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on the new administration and Gov. Ducey's visit to Washington. Plus, the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission chooses its new chair. That and more on The Show.
Joe Biden was sworn in Wednesday as the country’s 46th president. We'll hear how his inaugural address drew on a more traditional moral framework. Plus, a new report finds the pandemic is getting worse in Arizona nursing homes, not better. That and more on The Show.
Security is tight around the U.S. Capitol in advance of Wednesday’s inauguration ceremony. We'll look at preparations both in D.C. and at the Arizona Capitol in advance of planned protests. Plus, what President-elect Biden’s nominees mean for the intelligence community going forward. That and more on The Show.
Gov. Ducey has released his spending priorities for the coming year. We'll hear what the governor does — and does not — want the state to spend money on. Plus, a group Apaches is fighting to stop the clock on one of the largest copper mines in the country. That and more on The Show.