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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.

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September 12, 2023

The amount of screen time kids get has raised concerns from a number of corners. We’ll hear why some advocates are also worried about what’s happening to kids’ data online. Plus, we visit an animal sanctuary that’s seeing an influx of orphaned birds in the summer heat. That and more on The Show.

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September 11, 2023

The value of the Mexican peso has been rising, leading some residents of Nogales, Sonora to do their shopping across the border.  We’ll hear what that means for Arizona businesses. Plus, the former head of Mesa Arts and Culture reflects on growing the arts scene in that city. That and more on The Show.

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September 08, 2023

Arizona schools Superintendent Tom Horne has filed suit over dual-language programs, arguing they violate a voter-approved law. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, with Voodoo Doughnuts making a splash in Tempe, we take a look closer look at the Valley's rich doughnut scene. That and more on The Show.

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September 07, 2023

The landscape of college sports has changed dramatically over the last month. We’ll hear about what that means for its future, as well as the student-athletes playing those sports. Plus, Arizona Senate President Warren Petersen on the recently-ended session and what’s still left to do. That and more on The Show.

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September 06, 2023

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne says there’ll likely be a lawsuit challenging dual-language programs in Arizona schools. We talk to Horne on why he insists English immersion programs are better for students. Plus, can we save lives if we make yellow lights last a little longer before they turn red? That and more on The Show.

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September 05, 2023

Arizona’s universities are working to help alleviate the shortage of healthcare providers in the state. We’ll hear from the chair of the Board of Regents on that and other university-related issues. Plus, are we losing human connection in our drive-thru culture? That and more on The Show.

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September 04, 2023

On this Labor Day, The Show is listening back to some of our favorite stories. We’ll find out if naming heat waves could help save lives, learn about a unique woven art installation along the border wall, and hear from the frontman of the band Calexico. That and more on The Show.

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September 01, 2023

A U.S. Senate candidate from last year appears poised to launch a new bid for the office in next year’s election. Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, an annual arts festival in Tucson is set to close up shop after this year. That and more on The Show.

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August 31, 2023

The proposed grocery merger between Kroger and Albertsons has been generating a lot of concern among some Arizonans. We’ll hear from Attorney General Kris Mayes on what she may do in response to that. Plus, one writer says the new Barbie movie is, at its core, about mothers and daughters. That and more on The Show.

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August 30, 2023

From murals to moveable shade structures to mosaic walkways, local governments are investing more into public art in the Valley. We’ll hear about how a place known for heat and extreme politics became a mecca for public art. Plus, what’s next for ASU football now that they’ve self-imposed a postseason bowl ban. That and more on The Show.

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August 29, 2023

Rural communities across Arizona have been struggling to keep their young residents. We’ll hear about the surprising results of a new survey asking young Arizonans about rural living. Plus, we meet a scientist who invented a new, more environmentally-friendly avocado. That and more on The Show.

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August 28, 2023

Data show fewer students say they’re reading for fun. We’ll talk to one expert about what kids lose when they stop getting lost in a good book. Plus, why sweat is essential to our survival. That and more on The Show.

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August 25, 2023

Kari Lake tries to get a defamation lawsuit against her thrown out, and the state Supreme Court will wade into Arizona’s abortion debate. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a new picture book takes a look at bilingualism. That and more on The Show.

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August 24, 2023

State lawmakers across the country are looking at how best to protect kids online and on social media. We'll hear why the tech industry is unhappy with two different approaches. Plus, we ask if a bug is more pest or precious as our series on the Sonoran Desert, Saguaroland, continues. That and more on The Show.

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August 23, 2023

The national economy has been a big topic of conversation lately, and it’s showing some hopeful signs. We’ll take a look at the state of Arizona’s economy. Plus, what research says about why our anger may go up with the temperature. That and more on The Show.

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August 22, 2023

Waymo says the Valley is the world’s biggest fully autonomous paid ride-hailing service area. We engage in a roundtable conversation about what that looks like here and what the future may hold for autonomous vehicle technology. Plus, California’s effort to bring 4-year-olds into public school districts. That and more on The Show.

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August 21, 2023

Gov. Katie Hobbs and GOP lawmakers scored some bipartisan wins this year, but many issues remain unresolved — the governor talks about her first session and looks ahead to the next one. Plus, as the Valley finally sees some relief from the heat, a look at why the official record is taken at Sky Harbor. That and more on The Show.

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August 18, 2023

Along with former President Donald Trump, a Georgia grand jury also indicted fake electors — and now Arizona’s are under investigation. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, we hear from listeners about how the heat in the Valley has changed over the years. That and more on The Show.

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August 17, 2023

Arizona’s Secretary of State is working on a new version of the guidebook for how counties should run elections. We take a look at why the latest revisions are drawing criticism from both the left and right. And as classes start at ASU, we’ll hear from a professor who says we can’t run away from AI technology. That and more on The Show.

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August 16, 2023

The legal landscape surrounding abortion has changed dramatically in the last year since the fall of Roe v. Wade. A roundtable discussion on the state of abortion in Arizona and what’s next. Plus, what’s upstream of the Colorado River could impact the safety of our water supply. That and more on The Show.

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