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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.

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January 26, 2024

The state Republican Party is looking for a new chair after Jeff DeWit resigned because of a leaked recording of a conversation with Kari Lake. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a Valley musical ensemble tackles music from Wes Anderson films. That and more on The Show.

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January 25, 2024

Volunteers spread out across the Valley this week to try to figure out how many people are experiencing homelessness here. We'll hear from one insider, who says there are better ways to count that population. Plus, we’ll meet the artist behind the Phoenix Suns’ El Valle jerseys. That and more on The Show.

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January 24, 2024

The City of Phoenix is pushing the Department of Justice to end its investigation into police misconduct. We’ll hear how one city councilmember says they won’t agree to a resolution that puts the department under a court monitor — at least not yet. Plus, why some Native Americans are concerned about the increasing use of peyote among the general public. That and more on The Show.

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January 23, 2024

More migrants are coming from Venezuela, Ecuador, India and China — and they’re entering U.S. legally. Now the need for resources at the U.S.-Mexico border goes beyond the Border Patrol. Plus, the head of an agency looking to augment Arizona’s water supply is unhappy with the governor’s budget proposal. That and more on The Show.

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January 22, 2024

This year marks the second in Arizona’s new reality of divided government. A longtime Capitol observer talks about what the sides may have learned during last year’s session. Plus, it's Girl Scout cookie season. We meet 2023’s top cookie seller in Arizona. That and more on The Show.

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January 19, 2024

Gov. Katie Hobbs has unveiled her proposed state budget, and GOP lawmakers are calling it an “unserious mess.” Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a former NFL player finds his home in the kitchen of one of Phoenix’s best new restaurants. That and more on The Show.

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January 18, 2024

The Arizona Commerce Authority has become a topic of debate, with the AG calling some events unconstitutional. We'll hear about the latest on the agency’s future. Plus, the outgoing conductor of the Phoenix Symphony on his time leading the orchestra. That and more on The Show.

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January 17, 2024

Texas passed a law that’s reminiscent of Arizona’s own controversial immigration measure SB 1070. We’ll hear how it’s not creating the same outrage today in that state as is it in ours more than a decade ago. Plus, what the epic battle with Kari Lake was like for drag queen Barbra Seville. That and more on The Show. 

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January 16, 2024

Arizona is set to be at the center of this year’s elections. We’ll hear from one expert who says we have the chance to make them about substance rather than spectacle. Plus, our Saguaro Land series continues with a musical instrument maker who harvests the Sonoran Desert for his materials. That and more on The Show.

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January 15, 2024

Gov. Katie Hobbs has released her budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. We discuss what she’s proposing for closing shortfalls this year and next. And, a new study looks at the stories we tell in a marriage — and why. That and more on The Show.

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January 12, 2024

The 2024 legislative session kicked off this week, as Governor Hobbs and legislative Republicans laid out their priorities for the year. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. And, why a prestigious fellowship is taking a closer look at its language requirement. That and more on The Show.

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January 11, 2024

Traffic safety is a big concern around the Valley. What are regional planners are doing to try to make dangerous intersections safer? And, the next conversation in our Staying Power series, with a longtime Democratic politico working in a red state. That and more on The Show.

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January 10, 2024

Some Valley school districts are putting in new security measures, including weapon detectors. Can that kind of technology make schools safer? And, a groundbreaking mountaineer on climbing the world's highest peaks after losing his sight. That and more on The Show.

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January 09, 2024

Gov. Katie Hobbs has laid out her plans for the budget, water, housing and more in her State of the State address. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle give their reactions. And, why dorm prices at universities have skyrocketed – and ASU tops the list. That and more on The Show.

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January 08, 2024

Gov. Katie Hobbs gives her State of the State speech — officially kicking off the new legislative session. We'll talk about how Hobbs thinks she and the GOP-led legislature can be productive. Plus, winter tends to be the worst season for gardening — unless you live in Phoenix. That and more on The Show.

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January 05, 2024

Former Arizona Republic columnist Karina Bland stops by to give us a tap dance lesson. Plus, our KJZZ Friday Newscap panelists discuss all the biggest politics stories in Arizona this week. That and more on The Show.

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January 04, 2024

Snowfall in the mountains across the West is lower than average so far this winter. We’ll hear how that could impact the Colorado River and our water future. Plus, how repairing your socks can be a revolutionary act. That and more on The Show.

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January 03, 2024

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.

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January 02, 2024

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.

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December 29, 2023

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.

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