Arizona state Sen. Kelly Townsend has abandoned her run for Congress, and will instead challenge fellow Republican Wendy Rogers for re-election. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a new anthology lets us hear from kids sharing their experiences from the pandemic. That and more on The Show.
Why so many Arizona dialysis centers have been hit with violations and fines. And conspiracies are not new, but they have really taken off in recent years with help from a former president. That and more on The Show.
Races for secretary of state in Arizona and elsewhere have gotten a lot of attention this year, as some candidates continue to dispute the 2020 election. Why that increased attention has also led to a big increase in money in those races. And a new book documents the edible aspects of different parts of the country. That and more on The Show.
Arizona has been dealing with a teacher shortage for years, as have states across the country. What’s worked and what hasn’t in the effort to put a dent in that. That and more on The Show.
Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing a new agency to help look and pay for water. A look at the impact that could have on the state’s water supply. And an update on what to expect this week at the state Capitol. That and more on The Show.
To discuss the state Senate’s censure of Wendy Rogers, continued efforts to curb early voting and more, The Show spoke with Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed and Paul Bentz of Highground.
The Arizona Senate censured one of its members for using violent and threatening rhetoric. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, the Phoenix Symphony tries to break down the barrier between classical music and Radiohead. That and more on The Show.
A congressional panel is looking into whether former President Donald Trump broke federal records laws. We’ll take a look at how public records and documents are handled in Arizona. Plus, a West Valley brewery weathers a third-straight year without spring training. That and more on The Show.
Many aspects of life are returning to some kind of normal as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed. We’ll hear why that may be causing anxiety for some of us. Plus, Arizona’s poet laureate on using poetry to help navigate times of war and conflict. That and more on The Show.
The Arizona Legislature has been paying more attention to bills related to the state’s mental health system lately. Meet the attorney who’s leading the push for better care. Plus, a blind adventurer on not slowing down during the pandemic. That and more on The Show.
How some Arizonans see some legislative efforts today parallel voter disenfranchisement in the 1960s. Meet one preschool director who’s still worried about protecting her young students. That and more on The Show.
The Legislature voted to lift Arizona’s school spending cap, the Maricopa County Attorney’s office is in turmoil and Russia has invaded Ukraine. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on those and the state’s other top stories. Plus, find out what can be done about the increasing amount of junk and debris in space. That and more on The Show.
Opioid abuse remains a big problem in Arizona, although advocates hope the legalization of fentanyl test strips is helping. Meet a mother and daughter who are both in recovery and volunteer with those who need the test strips. Plus, Andrew Sullivan on why it can be hard to talk about important issues civilly. That and more on The Show.
The number of COVID-19 infections in Arizona has been going down, and lots of schools have removed mask requirements. We’ll take a look at the current situation at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Plus, exploring how the lives of bears are changing as more humans enter their habitats. That and more on The Show.
Beethoven only wrote one opera, and it was considered a political one. A new adaptation of it is coming to the Valley takes on a more modern theme. Plus, inside a human smuggling ring led by US Marines. That and more on The Show.
On this Monday morning, The Show takes a look at some of the key issues facing the state and nation. We’ll talk about the idea of building bridges instead of walls, how COVID-19 restrictions prevented people from being with loved ones at the end of their lives, and how the perceptions of police impact departments’ recruitment. That and more on The Show.
Education debates continue at the Capitol as the House waives the expenditure cap while the Senate moves to expand vouchers. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on those and the state’s other top stories. Plus, why is reality TV still so popular, even though much of it isn’t exactly realistic. That and more on The Show.
Education policy has been playing a big role already this year at the state Capitol. A conversation with the new executive director of the state’s biggest teachers’ union. That and more on The Show.
New data show the current megadrought is the worst it’s been in more than a thousand years. What that may mean for the Southwest going forward. Plus, how COVID-19 may have changed our perception of the future. That and more on The Show.
Most experts say homelessness in the Valley has increased over the last couple of years. The question is, is it possible to get to the exact number, or close to it? Plus, an artist uses cartoons to encourage the Latino farmworker community to get vaccinated. That and more on The Show.