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.
As we head into the 2024 election year, Arizona is set to be the center of the political universe. From major issues like immigration to anticipated election challenges, we'll hear about what to expect in our battleground state. Plus, how a New Year's resolution expanded one Arizonan’s music taste. That and more on The Show.
Questions about what clergy-members can and should report to law enforcement have been swirling in recent months. Why clergy-penitent privilege is so important to many faiths. Plus, the challenges faced by some football players as they work to attain and maintain their weight. That and more on The Show.
Arizona was at or near the center of the political universe for much of 2023. The Show looks back at some of the biggest stories, and what might be in store in the new year. Plus, remembering a Valley style icon who passed away this year. That and more on The Show.
It’s been a year of ups and downs in Arizona’s LGBTQ+ community. We'll take a look back at some of the biggest trends and stories of 2023. Plus, why a University of Arizona professor went on a camping trip underwater. That and more on The Show.
It was a roller coaster of a year for water, with conversations ranging from dead pool to abundance. We’ll hear where water policy may be headed in 2024. Plus, turning your holiday leftovers into a feast of their own. That and more on The Show.
Arizona has been orbiting around much of 2023's space accomplishments. We look back at OSIRIS-Rex, Psyche and more. Plus, remembering a Tempe tattoo artist who passed away this year. That and more on The Show.
Barrett Marson of Marson Media and attorney Tom Ryan joined The Show to talk about to talk about this week’s continuation of Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer’s defamation lawsuit against Kari Lake, the House Ethics Committee hearing testimony on a Democratic lawmaker and more.
A judge has allowed a defamation suit against Kari Lake to continue. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. And, the leader of the band Squirrel Nut Zippers on creating their own holiday music. That and more on The Show.
Education was a big issue in 2023, from funding to vouchers to bond and override elections in November. A look back at the year that was for K-12 in Arizona. And, there's another Willy Wonka movie out — why we keep coming back to this weirdly wonderful character. That and more on The Show.
It’s a season of giving, but fewer and fewer people are giving their time these days. We’ll hear why volunteering is down in the U.S. and how organizations are working to bring it back up. Plus, the Diamondbacks top the long list of major sports stories in the Valley this year. That and more on The Show.
2023 will go down as an historic year for heat in Phoenix – what does that mean for our future? Plus, why small talk may not be as unimportant as many people think it is. That and more on The Show.
Colorado River water users met in Las Vegas last week to try to work out a deal to use less of the water – but how much progress did they make? And, why 2023 saw a drop in one cause of death, but an increase in another. That and more on The Show.
The Arizona Supreme Court this week heard arguments over what the law on abortion should be in the state. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, why one expert says Spotify Wrapped is a master class in behavioral science. That and more on The Show.
Pinal County farmers were among the first in Arizona to be affected by cutbacks to Colorado River water. We look at the future of agriculture in the state, with less water to go around. And our Staying Power series continues with an arts administrator who found his home in Phoenix’s drag scene. That and more on The Show.
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne wants to get more law enforcement officers into school. But there aren’t enough officers to go around. Plus, leading the Phoenix Boys Choir is full-circle for their newest artistic director. That and more on The Show.
Phoenix hasn't had passenger rail for decades — even as we've grown exponentially. Now the state is taking steps toward reopening train service between Phoenix and Tucson. Plus, why a “travel psychologist” says the desire to travel is an important one. That and more on The Show.
Abortion rights are on the docket at the Arizona Supreme court this week. The justices are set to decide if a Civil War-era abortion ban will take effect. And, what efforts to lower insulin prices tell us about the costs of other life-saving medications. That and more on The Show.
The federal government’s closure of a key port of entry has upset politicians on both sides of the aisle. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, the allure of the West — and the dangers of building a national identity on a myth. That and more on The Show.
A ruling from a federal judge could affect the long-term future of Fort Huachuca in Southern Arizona. Does the military base have enough water to continue operating? Plus, a new survey says Americans actually want bigger families. That and more on The Show.
University of Arizona President Robert Robbins is promising big cuts in response to a $240 million budget miscalculation. We’ll hear why many faculty members are questioning the school’s priorities. Plus, what happens when teens break the rules in their group chats? That and more on The Show.