An Arizona Supreme Court ruling this week puts the Legislature’s budget reconciliation process in doubt — leaving a number of laws in flux. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. And using virtual reality to help some students still have access to the arts. That and more on The Show.
The impact of climate change is being felt here in the desert Southwest and around the world. We'll hear how this week’s U.N. Climate Change Conference in Scotland could help find solutions. Plus, a Valley writer’s debut novel explores the relationship between humans and androids. That and more on The Show.
Many parents are anxiously awaiting being able to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19. We’ll hear from a parent who tried to enroll her child in a vaccine trial. Plus, learning about the secret lives of whales from an undersea photographer. That and more on The Show.
The need for mental health care has been getting more attention, especially during the pandemic. A new investigation finds mental health care in Arizona is not living up to expectations. Plus, ASU’s role in what’s being described as a mixed-use business park in space. That and more on The Show.
The state is bringing in more money than expected — and not by just a little bit. We'll hear why that is and what it means. Plus, the big risk Valley restauranteur Chris Bianco took during the pandemic and how it seems to be paying off so far.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema continues to face criticism from her own party, but has she forged an agreement with the White House on infrastructure? Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, Phoenix Suns broadcaster Al McCoy on 50 years of announcing the team’s games. That and more on The Show.
Pediatricians are getting ready to start vaccinating kids as young as five. Dr. Richard Carmona discusses the logistics of making that happen and talking to hesitant parents about vaccines. Plus, why having fewer antibodies may not be a problem in the effort to fight off COVID-19. That and more on The Show.
Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission is getting closer to approving new maps. We'll hear how the process works, from the perspective of a mapping consultant. Plus, what will it take for Americans to agree on facts and truth? That and more on The Show.
Health officials are working to convince pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19. We'll hear why that’s proving to be a challenge, and the competing recommendations those patients have heard. Plus, how an insect introduced to the U.S. 20 years ago is putting Arizona's ecosystem at risk. That and more on The Show.
Phoenix is trying to help residents stay safe in the heat, and work to make the city cooler in the future. Meet the city’s new and first-ever director of heat response and mitigation. Plus, Human Rights Watch calls out what it labels illegal abuses against migrants. That and more on The Show.
COVID-19-related fights are continuing on a couple of fronts as Gov. Doug Ducey takes on the Biden administration and Tucson. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, would work be better and more efficient in a world without email? That and more on The Show.
There’s been criticism of President Joe Biden’s commission on the Supreme Court from many sides. We'll hear whether the panel’s conclusions will actually lead to any changes in the legal system. Plus, a Valley theatre welcomes back Broadway amid the pandemic. That and more on The Show.
Sheriffs in Arizona have occasionally been at the forefront of politics — both here and nationally. We'll hear from the author of new profile of Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb. Plus, we’ll meet a Valley high school student who’s one of the subjects of a new Netflix documentary about finding her roots. That and more on The Show.
An increasing number of Phoenix real-estate transactions are happening through companies like Zillow, Opendoor and Offerpad. An ASU professor tells us what iBuyers are doing to the market. Plus, a new Netflix documentary looks at ASU Basketball's point-shaving scandal. That and more on The Show.
Tempe has discovered that several of its streets and parks were named after people who were members of a local Ku Klux Klan chapter. The city manager tells us about plans to change those names. Plus, we're launching a new series called Our Street with a look inside Phoenix's Sunnyslope neighborhood. That and more on The Show.
Arizona has some new candidates for higher office, and the state continues to struggle theough a teacher shortage. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on these more of the week's top stories. Plus, who is the scariest Arizonan? Phoenix Magazine made a list. That and more on The Show.
Childhood obesity is on the rise across the country, and the pandemic is seen as one reason. We'll hear why Arizona appears to be bucking the trend. Plus, why the federal government is shifting immigration enforcement from worksite raids to targeting employers. That and more on The Show.
The Maricopa County Attorney’s office has reworked its policy on the use of video evidence. We'll hear what’s changing and what difference it might make. Plus, why some distant galaxies lost their ability to create new stars. That and more on The Show.
Cyber security has become a big concern for lots of people, businesses and governments. How Arizona’s new Cyber Command Center will aim to deal with potential threats. Plus, residents of one southeast Valley town have a new place to get hyper-local news. That and more on The Show.
Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates the history and cultures of Native American people nationwide. We'll hear abut a new space in Phoenix for indigenous creators and social entrepreneurs. Plus, debate continues over what kinds of waterways should be protected. That and more on The Show.