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.
The so-called audit of Maricopa County ballots went to Washington, D.C., this week. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. And how to mine for materials on the moon — in case it becomes a future human colony. That and more on The Show.
Tribal communities in northern Arizona are urging the state to help ease the transition away from coal-fired power plants. What they’d like utility regulators to do. And bringing The Bard up to date as educators try to modernize Shakespeare. That and more on The Show.
Community college enrollment in Arizona and across the country continues to trend downward. Why that could be a bad sign for the economy. And how a legendary mountain climber found meaning and purpose to go with his high altitude adventures. That and more on The Show.
Valley fever cases appear to be on the rise in Arizona and elsewhere. Why one expert considers it a “disease of color.” And some new ideas for how real immigration reform could happen. That and more on The Show.
Phoenix has approved a program to give some low-income residents $1,000 a month for a year. How this fits into other guaranteed income programs across the country. That and more on The Show.
Several new laws were blocked from taking effect this week, and another could be headed to the ballot. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze the week’s top stories. Plus, after missing last year, a big Phoenix art show is back — and with it, a view into the region’s art scene. That and more on The Show.
As asylum seekers continue to arrive at the southern border, shelters in the Valley are filling up. We'll hear How shelter operators are handling the thousands of people who need help. Plus, how a change at ADOT is helping some Arizonans get driver’s licenses that reflect their gender. That and more on The Show.