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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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October 04, 2023

Our weeklong spotlight on homelessness continues with one doctor's story of spending his career working with people on the street. Plus, the art of crafting the perfect mullet. That and more on The Show.

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October 03, 2023

Fentanyl is cheap and ubiquitous on the streets of our cities. We'll hear how how substance use disorders impact homelessness — and can make it harder to get into housing. Plus, why one advocacy group says laws on what teachers can and cannot say in the classroom is leading to an “Ed Scare.” That and more on The Show.

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October 02, 2023

Homelessness has been a big problem in the Valley for years. The Show is starting a weeklong look at the challenges, impacts and potential solutions. Plus, how Native Americans have been portrayed in romance novels. That and more on The Show.

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September 29, 2023

A leaked memo offers insight into U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s strategy if she chooses to run for reelection next year. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, the art of clearing books off your shelves. That and more on The Show.

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September 28, 2023

Billions of dollars of federal aid for child care go away next week with the new federal fiscal year. We’ll hear how that could impact Arizona families and child care centers. And beyond tequila shots, a new book dives into the rich history of agave spirits. That and more on The Show.

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September 27, 2023

Maternal mortality rates — both in Arizona and across the U.S. — have been on the rise in recent years. We’ll take a look at why those numbers are especially bad for women of color. Plus, Phoenix officials are getting ready to spend a $10 million grant to plant trees across the city. That and more on The Show.

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September 26, 2023

Gov. Katie Hobbs is going around the GOP-led Legislature and refusing to send any more of her agency heads to be confirmed. Republican lawmakers could take legal action in return. Plus, the first all-Native American comic book is back more than two decades later with "Tribal Force." That and more on The Show.

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September 25, 2023

Saguaros were toppled and sacred sites destroyed as former President Donald Trump’s border wall was constructed on our southern border. We'll hear about how a new report tallies the environmental impact of the rushed construction job. Plus, is the fad of running rim-to-rim in the Grand Canyon taking away from the experience? That and more on The Show.

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September 22, 2023

A pair of high-profile ballot measures launched this week — one dealing with elections, one on abortion. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, why brands like Kellogg’s and Dunkin’ are moving into the world of alcoholic drinks. That and more on The Show.

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September 21, 2023

A surge in border crossings has left much of Arizona’s migrant aid network overwhelmed. Border Patrol are now releasing migrants onto the streets and straining local resources. Plus, our series Saguaro Land continues with a pastry chef who likes to bake with a little bit of spice. That and more on The Show. 

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September 20, 2023

People living on the streets are likely experiencing some of the worst trauma possible. We'll hear how one advocate is reshaping our homeless services system to take that trauma into account. Plus, what to know about the new Covid vaccines and where to get them. That and more on The Show.

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September 19, 2023

Higher education’s role and value in society has been the subject of a lot of debate recently. We’ll hear about a new survey aims to understand how Americans really feel about it. Plus, some recent country hits have sparked outrage from some while becoming rallying cries for others. That and more on The Show.

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September 18, 2023

The opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan is now available over the counter. Now some advocates are worried the high price tag might keep it out of the hands of people who need it most.  Plus, a new investigation reveals how public records are being used to bolster election-related conspiracy theories. That and more on The Show.

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September 15, 2023

Speculation continues to swirl around who will enter the GOP primary for U.S. Senate seat in next year’s election. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, Phoenix rapper Mega Ran releases his new album for kids. That and more on The Show

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September 14, 2023

Efforts to call a constitutional convention to amend the document have been growing in recent years. We’ll hear from a former U.S. Senator on why he thinks that’s a dangerous idea. Plus, a new cookbook takes its inspiration from the big screen. That and more on The Show.

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September 13, 2023

Mental illness impacts us all — from public safety to homelessness to health care. We examine the line between protecting someone’s civil rights and locking someone up if they’re a danger to themselves or others. Plus, a graffiti artist-turned professor on the history and evolution of this illicit artform. That and more on The Show.

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September 12, 2023

The amount of screen time kids get has raised concerns from a number of corners. We’ll hear why some advocates are also worried about what’s happening to kids’ data online. Plus, we visit an animal sanctuary that’s seeing an influx of orphaned birds in the summer heat. That and more on The Show.

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September 11, 2023

The value of the Mexican peso has been rising, leading some residents of Nogales, Sonora to do their shopping across the border.  We’ll hear what that means for Arizona businesses. Plus, the former head of Mesa Arts and Culture reflects on growing the arts scene in that city. That and more on The Show.

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September 08, 2023

Arizona schools Superintendent Tom Horne has filed suit over dual-language programs, arguing they violate a voter-approved law. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, with Voodoo Doughnuts making a splash in Tempe, we take a look closer look at the Valley's rich doughnut scene. That and more on The Show.

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September 07, 2023

The landscape of college sports has changed dramatically over the last month. We’ll hear about what that means for its future, as well as the student-athletes playing those sports. Plus, Arizona Senate President Warren Petersen on the recently-ended session and what’s still left to do. That and more on The Show.

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