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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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November 22, 2023

Mesa has grown exponentially over the last few decades, and now one of the people key to its growth is retiring. We’ll hear from a former Mesa official about its evolution. Plus, the Territorial Cup is this weekend — we’ll meet some former mascots who experienced the ASU-UA rivalry firsthand. Than and more on The Show.

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November 21, 2023

The population of undocumented immigrants is becoming more diverse and less Mexican. Immigrants from El Salvador, India and Guatemala are on the rise. Plus, the etiquette of saying thank you — either in-person or in a note. That and more on The Show.

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November 20, 2023

The Texas Legislature has passed a law that’s reminiscent of Arizona’s own controversial immigration measure SB 1070. Now Mexico's government says it “categorically rejects” the policy. Plus, from Taylor Swift to Snoopy — here’s what you can talk about at the Thanksgiving table without things getting ugly. That and more on The Show.

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November 17, 2023

Some Arizona lawmakers say they have a plan to give teachers a pay raise. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze the week’s top stories. Plus, a look at how influential courts are in deciding the future of abortion. That and more on The Show.

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November 16, 2023

Surveys have shown younger Americans say they’re not as religious as previous generations. We’ll hear why one expert thinks we may be asking the wrong questions. Plus, our series Staying Power continues with a fashion curator who put our city on the map. That and more on The Show.

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November 15, 2023

As we face ongoing drought in the West and a drier future, one Hopi farmer is doing things differently. We'll hear how ancient practices can grow crops — without any irrigation. Plus, why New Mexico has become a haven for transgender "refugees." That and more on The Show.

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November 14, 2023

Republican lawmakers want to resurrect Prop 123 to give teachers in Arizona a $4,000 raise. Will it be enough to keep teachers in the state? Plus, ASU athletic director Ray Anderson is stepping down after nearly a decade. That and more on The Show.

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November 13, 2023

A new CDC report shows Arizona has some of the lowest rates of kids getting vaccinated in the country. Why one expert says it’s all about ease, and in Arizona lots of doctors make it harder. Plus, what one species can tell us about climate-related extinctions. That and more on The Show.

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November 10, 2023

Ohio voters have decided to protect abortion rights in the state constitution, and Arizonans may decide a similar issue next year. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, the world of unregulated online betting on everything from elections to wars. That and more on The Show.

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November 09, 2023

The public says it’s been losing trust in the courts in recent years — one Arizona Supreme Court justice defends judicial independence in today’s media landscape. Plus, the imbalance of supply and demand for office space in Phoenix. That and more on The Show.

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November 08, 2023

Voters across Arizona decided the fates of school district bonds and overrides this year. While many of these questions are winning so far, some appear to be heading toward defeat. Plus, our series Saguaro Land continues, with a cooking experiment — outside in the Sonoran Desert. That and more on The Show.

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November 07, 2023

The Biden administration says it will create seven hydrogen hubs across the country, to increase domestic production. We take a look at the potential and potential issues. Plus, we’ll meet the 2024 Arizona Teacher of the Year. That and more on The Show.

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November 06, 2023

Phoenix has finished clearing out the homeless encampment known as “The Zone.” What’s next for residents who still need permanent housing and other services? Plus, why cinephiles are lamenting the death of DVDs. That and more on The Show.

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November 03, 2023

An open Congressional seat in the West Valley has some new candidates, including one who used to occupy the office. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, how one Valley city is trying to give local musicians a boost — and a paycheck. That and more on The Show.

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November 02, 2023

Grand Canyon University has been fined by the federal government over allegations it misled students about the cost of some grad programs. We’ll hear about more disputes between the school and U.S. Department of Education. Plus, we launch a new series about Phoenix’s identity — and why people decide to stay. That and more on The Show.

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November 01, 2023

For decades, efforts have failed in Phoenix to create a Latino Cultural Center to highlight that community’s art and influence. Now, Phoenix voters could change that and approve millions in funding to make it happen. Plus, Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez on watching his team go back to the World Series decades after his historic Game 7 win. That and more on The Show.

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October 31, 2023

Tucson voters are casting their ballots for mayor in next week’s election, and we look at the candidates and issues in that race. Plus, Meta is out with new AI personas that look an awful lot like some of your favorite celebrities. That and more on The Show.

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October 30, 2023

The Texas Legislature is set to approve a law that echoes Arizona’s SB 1070. We’ll hear about the controversial provisions in this sweeping law enforcement bill. Plus, A Diné novelist on the challenges of writing about death in Navajo culture. That and more on The Show.

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October 27, 2023

The GOP primary for a West Valley congressional district has another high-profile candidate. Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, how a member of the Arizona Coyotes helped force an NHL rules change. That and more on The Show.

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October 26, 2023

Arizona has joined 41 other states in suing Facebook and Instagram owner Meta for its harmful impact on kids’ mental health. We'll take a look at how social media could be just one part of a bigger problem. Plus, a groundbreaking Shakespearean actor and playwright on Becoming Othello. That and more on The Show.

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