The Valley's housing market continues to soar, despite the ongoing pandemic. How that’s happening, and how long will it continue? Plus, how the "dual pandemics" of racism and COVID are affecting live theater. That and more on The Show.
The Valley has seen a number of days that have set heat records this summer. Have those record high temperatures led to more heat-related deaths? Plus, the challenges and opportunities of doing music therapy remotely. That and more on The Show.
A surprising state Supreme Court ruling means Arizonans will get to vote on whether to raise taxes to pay for K-12 education. We'll hear our Friday NewsCap panelists will discuss that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, an iconic Valley home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright changes hands again. That and more on The Show.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona has been on the decline, even as other states are now seeing an increase in cases. A former federal health care official on what’s behind those numbers. Plus, the next edition in our monsoon series — from a poet who is not so entranced by the magic of the storms. That and more on The Show.
The Valley has already set a record for days with high temperatures of at least 110 degrees. We'll hear how that heat is affecting energy use and public health. Plus, as more of us have worked from home in recent months, one Gilbert resident on what it’s been like to do it for years. That and more on The Show.
Arizona State University is scheduled to start classes this week, but hundreds of faculty, staff and students want the school to reconsider in-person courses for now. ASU President Michael Crow on the school’s plans going forward. And, Boys and Girls Clubs are seeing a boost in membership, as parents go back to work and school is largely remote. That and more on The Show.
Making sure there’s enough affordable housing in the Phoenix area has been a challenge for a number of years. A group of health plans is trying to change the way the state thinks about affordable housing. And, why “pandemic fatigue” may outlast the pandemic itself. That and more on The Show.
Gyms, bars and rental home owners are all challenging Gov. Ducey’s orders related to the pandemic. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes the latest on COVID-19 in Arizona and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, new research finds 40% of Phoenix schools are within a thousand feet of a tobacco retailer. That and more on The Show.
The Invest in Ed initiative was removed from this fall’s ballot over issues with its 100-word summary. We'll hear the controversy over those summaries and where challenges to ballot measures stand. Plus, does the University of Arizona's purchase of a for-profit blur the lines of higher education? That and more on The Show.
Three of the biggest wildfires in state history have burned this year, and fires continue to burn across Arizona. We'll hear how wildland firefighters are trying to focus on their mental health. Plus, how the push for racial justice today is reminiscent of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. That and more on The Show.
The legal battle over whether to reopen Arizona's gyms continues. We'll hear where that lawsuit stands and when members actually might be able to work out at their gyms. Plus, concerns over men's reluctance to wear a mask has led to a PR campaign focused on the masculinity of masking up. That and more on The Show.
The number of available COVID-19 tests has been a problem around Arizona, and so has the slow turnaround for results. We'll hear what action Attorney General Mark Brnovich may take against one of the labs. Plus, how the state’s limited unemployment benefits could hurt the broader economy. That and more on The Show.
Arizona’s primary election went off without any significant voting issues, and Gov. Ducey visited President Trump. We'll hear our NewsCap panelists weigh in on those and the state’s other top stories. Plus, how are universities planning for the fall semester and having some students on campus? That and more on The Show.
A judge’s ruling says Gov. Ducey didn’t give gym owners a fair opportunity to meet guidelines for reopening. We'll hear what that could mean for other pandemic-related restrictions. Plus, why the Pinal County sheriff is starting a new citizen posse. That and more on The Show.
Arizona’s primary election features congressional, legislative and county races. We'll hear what the results may tell us about trends to watch for November. Plus, why the Border Patrol raided a No More Deaths humanitarian camp. That and more on The Show.
K-12 education in Arizona has been underfunded for years. What’s next for finding initial money now that a judge has ruled against the Invest in Ed initiative? Plus, why schools may not be able to be insured against COVID-19 claims. That and more on The Show.
Arizona schools are still waiting on guidelines from the governor and schools superintendent on how to keep classrooms safe, and teachers may walk out if conditions are dangerous. Plus, how pop culture may shift as a result of the pandemic. That and more on The Show.
Arizona continues to report thousands of cases of COVID-19 every day, and educators want firm mandates before kids go back to school. Friday NewsCap panelists talk about that and the state’s other top stories. And, a Phoenix hotel ends an agreement that led to migrant children being housed in its rooms. That and more on The Show.
The Trump administration says it's making changes to the DACA program weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld it. We'll hear what those changes are and what they mean for recipients. Plus, how a policy shift at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office will affect same-sex couples who want to adopt. That and more on The Show.
Mask wearing in public has been a significant part of trying to slow the spread of COVID-19. How has that affected communication for people who are deaf or hard of hearing? Plus, education leaders work to motivate students to prevent a lost school year. That and more on The Show.