Arizona’s new Department of Corrections director will be facing a number of challenges. We'll look at some of them and potential solutions. And why one law school professor wants to change the definition of civil rights. That and more on The Show.
Homelessness continues to be a problem across the Phoenix metro area. But are new money raising methods to end homelessness truly effective? Plus, a southern Arizona maker who’s incorporating Navajo designs into outdoor apparel. That and more on The Show.
Arizonans have less than a year to get a Travel ID, if they want to fly, but the process of getting one is a complicated one for some residents. Plus, a new study offers some insight into why there's been a spike in deaths related to vaping. That and more on The Show.
Maricopa County supervisors have named a new county attorney: Allister Adel. We hear what her appointment means for the state’s biggest county and the rest of the week’s top stories on the Friday NewsCap. Plus, the author of "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" on her culinary theory and dealing with sudden fame. That and more on The Show.
More Arizonans lacked health insurance last year than the year before. We hear what’s behind that and what can be done to reverse the trend. Plus, we talk with a beat writer for the Arizona Coyotes and preview their upcoming season. That and more on The Show.
Arizona’s new director of the Department of Child Safety is facing a lot of challenges on the job. We hear how his personal experience in the foster care system will affect his approach. Plus, the Phoenix City Council has a set of recommendations to put more of the city under shade. That and more on The Show.
Corporate CEOs are usually focused on profits and shareholders. We'll hear how some business leaders are moving more toward "conscious" capitalism. Plus, what it takes to put 17 small businesses under one roof in Scottsdale. That and more on The Show.
One of the first lawsuits has been filed seeking damages for five migrant families who were separated at the border. We'll hear how the legal arguments in the case may play out. Plus, as baseball playoffs get underway, a look at a new effort to use the game to help Alzheimer’s patients. That and more on The Show.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has decided the House will launch an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. We hear how Arizona’s congressional delegation is reacting and the week’s other top stories on our Friday NewsCap. Plus, what’s behind record West Nile Virus cases in the state this year? That and more on The Show.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants the state Supreme Court to give him more latitude to sue. We hear why critics don't think that's a good idea. Plus, understanding Arizona’s complicated history with Native Americans through photos. That and more on The Show.
California will now extend new benefits to so-called gig workers, under a new law signed. We hear how that law could affect Arizona’s gig economy. Plus, how a deep-seated racial divide is playing out in one Four Corners county. That and more on The Show.
Arizona lawmakers tried to boost their per diems at the end of this year’s session, which was one of the longer ones in recent years. Should lawmakers make more money and work more days? Plus, a recap of Phoenix’s youth climate strike. That and more on The Show.
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap explores a recent ruling from Arizona Supreme Court on an anti-discrimination ordinance, as well as the eight people who are under consideration to be Maricopa County Attorney, among other topics in the news this week. Plus, how one group is tackling the affordable housing shortage, one donation at a time. That and more on The Show.
The idea of citizenship has been at the heart of the immigration conversation in this country. We hear an undocumented journalist talk about what it means to be an American. Plus, why Maricopa County has one of the highest rates of new HIV infections in the country, and what's being done to stop it. That and more on The Show.
Concerns about climate change are growing — especially in the Southwest — and scientists are working hard to educate the public. We hear what the humanities — like literature and history — can do to help. Plus, one of the reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct story on what the #MeToo movement has and has not changed. That and more on The Show.
The Arizona Supreme Court says a Phoenix company does not have to make invitations for same-sex weddings. We analysis of the ruling and what it means going forward. Plus, what’s behind the increased popularity of online dating? That and more on The Show.
The moratorium on regulated utilities disconnecting customers who don’t pay their bills ends in less than a month. We hear how advocates are trying to help residents pay their summer power bills in the fall. Plus, what’s behind last month’s drop in border apprehensions? That and more on The Show.
Arizona Republicans won’t get the chance to vote in a 2020 presidential preference election. We hear what’s behind that decision — and why a local congressman is becoming more influential — in our Friday NewsCap. Plus, ASU President Michael Crow responds to criticism and legal action by the attorney general. That and more on The Show.
The cost of college has been a major point of contention, both here in Arizona and elsewhere. We hear about ways to help students deal with the new realities of college costs. Plus, the ultimate guide to the edible ingredients of the Sonoran desert. That and more on The Show.
California lawmakers will not vote on allowing banks to do business with marijuana firms. We'll hear what Arizona is doing to try to help dispensaries handle their money. Plus, a Latina legislator in Arizona who’s making a habit of being a first in many ways in her political career. That and more on The Show.