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.
The scandal over a state lawmaker hiding copies of the Bible has reignited conversation over the role of religion in government — the chaplain of the Legislature weighs in. Plus, from snowpack to springs, the state of the Grand Canyon’s water supply. That and more on The Show.
State lawmakers passed a budget, and the feds ended a pandemic-era border policy. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, the effort to put conservation on par with other uses on public lands. That and more on The Show.
Teachers at a BASIS charter school in Tucson have voted to unionize. The Show looks at what that might mean for the school — and school choice. Plus, the surprising history of dude ranches. That and more on The Show.
State lawmakers are expected to get to work on a new state budget today. We’ll hear why the governor calls it a real compromise. Plus, the chair of the Arizona Board of Regents on expanding higher ed opportunities in the state. That and more on The Show.
Stress and burnout can affect anyone who works in a hospital — not just doctors and nurses. The Show looks at the unique way one Arizona hospital is looking to help. Plus, a celebrated opera singer on how the genre is changing post-COVID. That and more on The Show.
A judge has ordered the city of Phoenix to clean up the region’s largest homeless encampment, known as “the Zone.” The debate now turns to the underlying problems that have led to this point. Plus, why a Democratic state lawmaker in a swing district is calling it quits after next year. That and more on The Show.
The House Ethics Committee has another complaint to investigate — this one over a lawmaker hiding copies of the Bible. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, what the new Suns and Mercury TV deal means for the future of how we watch sports. That and more on The Show.
As Title 42 is set to end, many experts are expecting a new wave of migrants on our southern border. The Show looks at what that could mean for the biggest hospital in the Yuma area. Plus, our series on the Sonoran Desert continues, with an artist who makes dyes out of invasive plants. That and more on The Show.
Two top officials at the University of Arizona are out of a job in the wake of the shooting of a professor. The Show looks at the related campus safety concerns. Plus, Tempe is getting a new police chief who spent 27 years in Anchorage, Alaska. That and more on The Show.
Inflation and home prices remain high in the Valley. The Show looks at what those and other indicators say about the state’s economic future. Plus, does taking all that melatonin really help you sleep? A new study has some answers. That and more on The Show.
State Sen. Wendy Rogers went to court to get a restraining order against a local journalist. Now that reporter’s newspaper is fighting back. Plus, what a slowdown in autonomous truck development might mean for Arizona. That and more on The Show.
The state House expelled one of its members, and a new candidate entered next year’s U.S. Senate race. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, the Suns start their playoff run this weekend — we’ll preview how deep of a run it might be. That and more on The Show.
There’s a shortage of 911 operators across Arizona, which affects public safety. There's and effort to recruit more operators and get them more mental health care. Plus, what a recent Arizona Supreme Court ruling says about confessional privilege. That and more on The Show.
A new law in Utah aimed at closing abortion clinics is set to take effect next week. We’ll hear what the measure’s impact could be on Arizona. Plus,our series on the Sonoran Desert continues, with the beautiful biodiversity of the Sky Islands. That and more on The Show.
The U.S. Supreme Court protected access to the widely used abortion pill Mifepristone — for now. We’ll hear how all the legal whiplash is affecting Arizona providers. Plus, trains are getting longer and potentially less safe. That and more on The Show.
President Joe Biden has issued an executive order aimed at problems in everything from childcare to long-term health care for people with disabilities. But some in Arizona say it doesn’t go far enough. Plus, why the region’s superblooms are not great news for all residents. That and more on The Show.
Governor Hobbs has set the record for most vetoes in a single session – including one that may be overridden. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a new book club aims to help aspiring Native American writers. That and more on The Show.
New projections show increases in state spending over the next couple of years, along with decreases in revenue growth. We take a look at what that means for the state’s economy going forward. Plus, the things that make our favorite dogs cute might just be making their lives miserable. That and more on The Show.
New data shows just how bad Arizona’s air quality has gotten — and how it’s worse in certain areas. And we’ll hear from one local mother about her concerns that her kids are getting a white-washed version of history in their schools. That and more on The Show.
The education landscape in Arizona has shifted in recent years from vouchers to expanded choice to special education. We’ll hear from former Superintendent Kathy Hoffamn as she looks back at her time in office and forward to what’s next. Plus, how a winter full of rain could lead to more cases of West Nile Virus this summer. That and more on The Show.