Bipartisanship has been hard to come by in Washington over the past several years. We talk to Cindy McCain on whether it’s still possible and how she may have impacted last year's election. Plus, the public has been barred from what could be the final hearing in the case of a Muslim man who died in police custody. That and more on The Show.
The killing of George Floyd and the subsequent conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin have led to an increase in political activism. How could those affect the success rate of Black candidates? Plus, an editorial cartoonist takes on vaccine hesitancy. That and more on The Show.
Latino voters and activists play a more important role in Arizona politics now than in the past. We'll hear how that’s evolved over the past several decades. Plus, why climate change is affecting some people's decision whether or not to have kids. That and more on The Show.
Efforts to require Arizona utilities to produce more renewable energy have proven controversial in recent years. We'll hear how a new coalition hopes to boost the use of clean energy and the state's economy. Plus, an update on what to expect this week at the state Capitol. That and more on The Show.
Arizona will not be adding a new Congressional district, despite the many forecasts predicting it would. Our Friday NewsCap panel analyzes the week's top stories. Plus, how the pandemic has changed sports over the past year. That and more on The Show.
Arizona students and their families got a crash course in online learning during the pandemic. We'll hear what these programs might look like going forward. Plus, a heavy-hitter in the Arizona music scene releases her first solo project. That and more on The Show.
During the course of the pandemic, supermarkets have remained open so we can keep our shelves and refrigerators stocked. We'll hear how one grocery worker has dealt with stressed and sometimes angry customers. Plus, how dry conditions and climate change could send the Southwest U.S. into a fire age. That and more on The Show.
Gov. Doug Ducey will act this week on a controversial abortion bill approved by the legislature. But Arizona isn’t the only state considering new restrictions on abortion. Plus, how changes on Tempe’s Mill Avenue are continuing the area's move away from a haven for independent stores and music. That and more on The Show.
Ballots and voting machines from Maricopa County have been delivered to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and the state Senate's audit is set to get underway. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes the week’s top stories. Plus, a program at the UA medical school brings art to med students. That and more on The Show.
Arizona budget writers are working with a roughly $1 billion surplus as they come up with a new spending plan. We'll hear what new data say about where the state gets its revenue. Plus, a leader in the disability community on two decades of changes and improvements. That and more on The Show.
Controversy continues over the state Senate's handling of last November’s election results. An MIT expert weighs in on what a ballot audit should actually entail. Plus, the Valley gets mixed reviews on the state of its air. That and more on The Show.
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is one of the most polarizing politicians in recent history. A new book looks at his time in office, and how he still impacts Arizona — and national — politics. Plus, one Valley city is trying a new approach to boost recycling. That and more on The Show.
President Joe Biden is pushing for a roughly $2 trillion infrastructure bill, an issue President Trump had also tried to work on. We'll hear why it’s so hard to get bipartisan agreement on infrastructure, even though it’s a popular concept across the political aisle. Plus, an update on what to expect this week at the state Capitol. That and more on The Show.
After being stalled, state lawmakers approved sports gambling in Arizona, and the governor has signed it into law. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes the week’s top stories. Plus, why pandemic-inspired porch concerts in a Phoenix neighborhood have been shut down. That and more on The Show.
Having enough affordable housing has been a challenge for the Phoenix area for a while. We'll hear what a new report says about where the region stands compared to others around the country. Plus, has the promise of expanded revenue from gambling damaged the moral arguments against it? That and more on The Show.
The Phoenix area's hottest temperatures are fast approaching, and that can be dangerous. What Arizona’s utilities may do about disconnecting customers this summer. Plus, an app brings ancient canals and farmlands to life. That and more on The Show.
Arizona has been in a drought for years, and concerns about water supplies have been growing. We'll hear how farmers and ranchers will have to adjust to cutbacks of Colorado River water. Plus, why the diagnosis of autism in children may be getting delayed because of the pandemic. That and more on The Show.
This has been a school year unlike any other, with lots of challenges and unpredictability. A first-year teacher tells us what it’s been like for her, both virtually and in the classroom. Plus, can the Phoenix area support more water parks during a drought? That and more on The Show.
Arizona lawmakers continue to debate election-related bills, while some business leaders have asked them to stop. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes the week’s top stories. And, a new art exhibit lets you explore outer space from the comfort of your car. That and more on The Show.
The opioid epidemic continues to be a serious problem in Arizona. We'll hear what else needs to happen to try to get a handle on the problem. Plus, why it isn’t always healthy to look on the bright side of life. That and more on The Show.