Arizona’s House speaker nearly threw a wrench into the Drought Contingency Plan. We analyze that and other legislative news on the Friday NewsCap. Plus, remembering the influence of Hispanics in North America over five centuries. That and more on The Show.
For the first time, Americans will be able to respond to the Census online. We hear about the challenges and opportunities of this new option. Plus, comedian Tania Katan talks about "creative trespassing" at work and home. That and more on The Show.
There's a proposal in the works to reward Arizona teachers whose students pass AP tests. We hear why some experts have concerns about the tests themselves. Plus, a marine biologist on how our well-being should co-exist with the world’s ecosystems. That and more on The Show.
More schools across the country are keeping a closer watch on students and classrooms. Is that surveillance actually increasing safety? Plus, one of the nation’s most well-known attorneys argues for judicial independence. That and more on The Show.
The Trump administration has taken an aggressive stance on trade. We hear from an economist on the lasting effects of that stance. Plus, what we really know about how stun guns are regularly used in the field. That and more on The Show.
Arizona’s U.S. Senate race next year got one new candidate, and another could be announcing their intentions soon. We analyze that and the week’s top stories on the Friday NewsCap. Plus, we’ll take a tour of an interactive, luminous piece of public art in Mesa. That and more on The Show.
The country’s opioid epidemic has hit Arizona hard, with more than 2,300 suspected deaths since mid-2017. Hear from the U.S. Surgeon General on how new partnerships could help that and other health issues. Plus, for Valentine’s Day, are we mostly in love with our smartphones? That and more on The Show.
Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela are heading toward the runoff election to be the next mayor of Phoenix. What set them apart during their latest debate? And, the Mesa Historical Museum has reopened its doors to dig deeper into the city’s past. That and more on The Show.
Arizona lawmakers appear to agree on a plan to expand telemedicine in the state. We hear how that could impact health care around Arizona. Plus, can the humanities save the world? That and more on The Show.
Arizona has been dealing with a teacher shortage for a few years. We hear one lawmaker’s idea to keep experienced teachers in the classroom. Plus, we introduce you to a Valley author who just won a prominent children’s book award. That and more on The Show.
President Trump’s State of the Union emphasized a border wall — but also bipartisanship. Our bipartisan panel will analyze his words and other political news on the Friday NewsCap. Plus, we’ll introduce you to a DACA recipient whose life is being turned into a musical. That and more on The Show.
Dolphinaris says it’s temporarily closing after a fourth dolphin in its care died. We hear about how to properly care for these mammals in captivity. Plus, trying to fix what one expert calls a dysfunctional jury system. That and more on The Show.
There’s been a lot of talk at the Arizona Capitol about tax conformity. We dig into the claims about whether your taxes are going up or not. Plus, defining Arizona cuisine one foraged acorn at a time. That and more on The Show.
Public universities saw their funding cut during the Great Recession, which caused them to look for money elsewhere. Has that put universities into difficult situations? Plus, what’s behind all the talk about what Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is wearing to her job? That and more on The Show.
With drought plan legislation signed, Arizona lawmakers are looking to move on to a number of other issues. We hear what to expect this week under the copper dome. Plus, celebrating a centennial of the Phoenix Theater Company. That and more on The Show.
A rough 2018 election season led Arizona’s GOP to make a right turn to very different leadership. What’s next for Republicans with a new state chair? Plus, the latest on the Drought Contingency Plan deadline and a new TV role for a former Senator in the Friday NewsCap. That and more on The Show.
Democrats in Arizona won a number of high-profile races last year, some for the first time in decades. Hear from the newly re-elected chair of the state Democratic Party on trying to build on that success. Plus, will Arizona become the final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment 46 years later? That and more on The Show.
One huge U.S. industry that hasn’t seen dramatic disruption yet is banking. We hear how some financial wizards in Arizona are working to change that via "fintech." Plus, we’ll bring out the instruments for a new Tiny Desert Concert. That and more on The Show.
The state House of Representatives has a closer partisan split than it’s had in decades. We hear how one district could demonstrate what that change means. Plus, we’ll meet the Mesa firefighter who competed on The Rock’s "Titan Games." That and more on The Show.
The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for global economic growth in 2019. We hear what that could mean for Arizona. Plus, a parenting podcaster with the unusual tips and tricks she’s picked up for scoring a win. That and more on The Show.