President Trump was back in Arizona this week, trying to keep the state from turning blue next month. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on the week’s top Arizona stories. Plus, how are so-called superspreaders complicating the fight against COVID-19? That and more on The Show.
More and more students are going back to the classroom, even as the number of Covid cases increases in Arizona. Checking in with a Valley superintendent to see how the school year is going. Plus, why one author considers Jimmy Carter an underrated president and an overrated former president. That and more on The Show.
Votes are now being counted in Arizona, in advance of Election Day. We'll look at who’s already voted and what that might tell us. Plus, what books written during the Trump era say about how the country thinks and feels about what's going on. That and more on The Show.
One Phoenix area town has already said it will not allow marijuana sales if Proposition 207 passes. We'll hear about the legal mechanisms behind the plan. Plus, a young adult novel is getting new attention in today's conversation about racism. That and more on The Show.
Why colder months tend to see an increase in disease. Plus, scientists make their first attempt at getting a sample from the surface of an asteroid. That and more on The Show.
Two polls show Democrat Mark Kelly leading Arizona's U.S. Senate race, and legislative leaders are questioning Gov. Doug Ducey’s emergency powers. Our Friday NewsCap panelists take on those and other top stories of the week. Plus, the highlights of nearly five decades of concert promoting. That and more on The Show.
The recession that's come as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has hit a lot of sectors. Well hear how Arizona's nonprofits are doing and what the future may hold. Plus, why COVID-19 may be making the country's childhood obesity problem worse. That and more on The Show.
Proposition 208 — Invest in Ed — would raise income taxes on wealthier Arizonans to bring hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s K-12 system. We'll hear two very different perspectives on the initiative. Plus, Phoenix aims to snuff out flavored tobacco. That and more on The Show.
Cases of COVID-19 are spiking in some states around the country, although Arizona is not one of them. A public health expert on when Arizonans could see some restrictions relaxed. Plus, Mohave County officials decide against removing their COVID-19 emergency declaration. That and more on The Show.
Arizona’s political maps will be redrawn after this year’s census. A look at the finalists for the commission that’ll do that redistricting. Plus, a new position at ASU aims to look at how the arts can influence social change. That and more on The Show.
Sen. Martha McSally and challenger Mark Kelly faced off in their only live debate — and disagreed about the pandemic and health care, among other things. We'll hear our Friday NewsCap on the debate — and the Biden campaign finally landed in Arizona. And does this year make it feel like we’ve all been zombified? That and more on The Show.
Arizona has traditionally accepted a lot of refugees, but the Trump administration has set a historic low cap on refugees for next year. We'll hear how that could affect the state, and its economy. And the Page Turner series continues, with an immigrant story from the American West. That and more on The Show.
Tuesday featured the only official debate for U.S. Senate in Arizona between Martha McSally and Mark Kelly. We'll hear how their exchange could affect the Nov. 3 outcome. And why solar plants aren’t always good for nearby native plants. That and more on The Show.
Arizonans and the state’s economy are working to recover from the pandemic-induced recession. Why, despite that, a record number of apartments are being built in the Valley. And, former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster on how President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis affects the country and its allies and adversaries. That and more on The Show.
Arizona, like the rest of the country, has seen its economy hurt by the current recession. Even though Arizona's poverty rate dropped in 2019, the pandemic could signal worse is to come. And, the new president of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns on her priorities and the state’s relationship with its cities. That and more on The Show.
The first presidential debate dominated the week’s political headlines, as Arizona starts early voting in just days. Our Friday NewsCap panelists discuss the week’s top stories. Plus, how Census officials are trying to get more Arizona households counted. That and more on The Show.
Many Arizonans felt cooped up over the summer, both because of the heat and COVID-19. With temperatures and positive cases going down, what’s safe to do outside? Plus, the calls for Congress to help states and counties pay for additional election-related costs. That and more on The Show.
There’s a lot of attention being paid this election to making voting more accessible. We'll look at the barriers facing people with disabilities when they go to vote. Plus, how the current recession is affecting Arizona and how the state might climb out of it. That and more on The Show.
We are entering the seventh month of the COVID-19 pandemic with no end in sight. We'll hear why growing public apathy is prompting hospitals to prepare for a second wave. Plus, we dive into a massive black hole 17 billion light years away. That and more on The Show.
COVID-19 and its economic aftermath have had a disproportionate impact on women and people of color. We'll hear how the pandemic threatens to deepen already existing divides. And why restaurants selling to-go alcohol across the country may outlast the pandemic. That and more on The Show.