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.
You've probably been to the Grand Canyon, but what about the towering hoodoos of Chiricahua National Monument? How an effort in Congress could make the biodiverse region Arizona's fourth national park. Plus, Congress also appears set to once again look into allowing banks to work with the cannabis industry. That and more on The Show.
Psychedelic drugs — from magic mushrooms to ayahuasca — are becoming more mainstream today. But how do patients make sure they're taking them safely? Plus, our series Saguaro Land continues with an artist who uses her backyard as part of her inspiration. That and more on The Show.
Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed a number of bills this year that she says target the LGBTQ community. We’ll hear how the measures even being debated can impact that group of people. Plus, the story of a celebrated chef who began as a migrant child working in the fields. That and more on The Show.
State lawmakers are about done with bills for the year, although Gov. Katie Hobbs still has some left to act on — what’s left for her and the Legislature to do. Plus, honoring Juneteenth’s past — and future. That and more on The Show.
State lawmakers have mainly finished up work on bills for the year, but some issues were left unresolved. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a look at some of the most anticipated movies of the summer. That and more on The Show.
For a century, we have used the language of war to talk about cancer. But one oncologist doesn’t see cancer as a fight you can always win. Plus, the legacy of coal and the energy industry on the Navajo Nation. That and more on The Show.
The future of Maricopa County’s transportation tax — and a series of projects funded by it — remains in doubt. We’ll take a look at what may be next for Prop 400. Plus, how Arizona businesses are trying to meet the childcare needs of their employees. That and more on The Show.
There are more than 1800 stadium lights along the border, although so far, they’ve stayed dark. A new report raises concerns for animals, insects and other creatures if those lights are switched on. Plus, the nuance involved in the issue of trans athletes in sports. That and more on The Show.
State lawmakers come back to the Capitol today after another lengthy break in their session. We’ll get a preview of the issues they may look to tackle. Plus, another round of talks on the Colorado River are set to kick off this week. That and more on The Show.
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed more bills and a congressional hopeful got a big endorsement. Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. And the host of a new reality show on the art of matchmaking. That and more on The Show.
Only three of Gov. Katie Hobbs agency director nominees have gotten full Senate confirmation. A look at why a couple dozen nominees have been denied thus far. Plus, the infamous "canal killer" was sentenced to death on Wednesday after 20 years of investigation. That and more on The Show.
Several major insurance providers say they won’t sell any new policies to homeowners in wildfire-ravaged California. We’ll hear how Arizona is thinking about the future of homeowners insurance in a climatre change world. Plus, the efforts to teach more Arizona kids to read at grade level. That and more on The Show.
The opioid crisis continues to cause problems, both here in Arizona and around the country. We take a look at research into new, non-addictive pain medication. Plus, our Made in Arizona series continues, with a graphic designer looking at his work through an Indigenous lens. That and more on The Show.
State-funded psilocybin research is coming to Arizona. But some Indigenous communities are not happy about the newfound popularity of psychedelic drugs in Western medicine. Plus, a new young adult novel takes on the issue of using former plantation sites as event venues. That and more on The Show.
Arizona announced it will pause approvals of some development projects in areas that rely on groundwater. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and more of the week’s top stories. Plus, we’ll hear about why high school graduation dates should be extended for some students with special needs. That and more on The Show.
Jalapeños growers have been breeding the heat out of the popular peppers. We’ll hear what the change has meant for the cuisine of the Southwest. Plus, summer reading recommendations to kick off the month of June. That and more on The Show.
Hundreds of people who live in the Rio Verde Foothills have been without a reliable source of water for months. A bipartisan bill at the state Legislature might finally give them relief. Plus, a debut novel from a former Valley entertainment writer takes on dueling piano bars and reality TV. That and more on The Show.
After botching the initial election results in Pinal County, now officials want to try hand counting ballots. Will putting in another process prone to human error solve the problem? Plus, a former flight attendant and Valley native is out with her second aviation thriller. That and more on The Show.
A food historian says we're on the cusp of a gelatin revival. Plus, the best places to hike when Phoenix gets too hot. That and more on a special Memorial Day edition of The Show.
Another court decision goes against Kari Lake, and next year’s primaries continue to take shape. This week's Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. And how technology has changed the way we tip — and how often we’re asked to do it. That and more on The Show.