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.
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.
The two newest Phoenix City Council members will be sworn in Monday. We’ll hear what that means for the council’s direction moving forward. Plus, looking at the border through a century of films about it. That and more on The Show.
The state House expelled one of its members, and a new candidate entered next year’s US 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.
The state House has expelled one of its members, over a speaker she invited to air wild conspiracy theories about last year’s election. We’ll take a closer look at Wednesday’s vote. Plus, our series on the Sonoran Desert, Saguaro Land, continues, with an artist who uses pieces of the desert in her work. That and more on The Show.
Conflicting rulings on mifepristone have led to confusion about the availability of the medication used in abortions. Attorney General Kris Mayes talks about the legal road forward. Plus, you've likely heard his music, but the Avett Brothers’ frontman is in town this week to talk about his paintings. That and more on The Show.
The state’s largest utilities are looking to hike customers’ rates, and water prices are going up across the state. Can consumers afford the increases? Plus, how a 20-something is looking to revitalize print journalism in a rural Arizona community. That and more on The Show.
Hate crimes have gone up across the board in the U.S. in recent years. Why Asian Americans have been impacted more than any other group. Plus, a taiko drummer who greets the sun on the top of Piestewa Peak every morning. That and more on The Show.
A former president was arraigned, the governor’s veto tally is racking up, and the culture wars were on full display at the Arizona Capitol. Our Friday NewsCap weigh in on those and the rest of the week's top stories. Plus, a new take on a legend of Latin American mythology. That and more on The Show.
Gov. Katie Hobbs inherited Janet Napolitano’s veto stamp when she took over the Ninth Floor, and she’s using it. Hobbs is inching closer to breaking the veto record, and lawmakers are still at it. Plus, our series Saguaro Land continues with an effort to restore native plants to the Sonoran desert. That and more on The Show.
Kari Lake has one shot left in her attempt to overturn the 2022 election, and it hinges on claims of forged signatures on mail-in ballots. We’ll hear how election officials bolstered that process leading up to Election Day. Plus, a national shortage of Adderall is forcing people to ration their medication. That and more on The Show.
The gun debate is once again center stage in American politics after another school shooting, this time in Nashville. State Rep. Jennifer Longdon talks about pushing for legislation to address gun violence. Plus, why expanding access to Narcan is important in battling the spread of fentanyl. That and more on The Show.
The word “woke” has become something of a political catchall, describing everything from police policies to school curriculum. We’ll take a look at the word’s evolution. Plus, breaking down the impediments to residents investing in local businesses. That and more on The Show.
For the first time in American history, a former president has been indicted. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, more people may suffer from the psychological condition known as face blindness than researchers thought. That and more on The Show.