Arizona History

Black and white photo of man in baseball uniform
Arizona State University unveiled a statue of legendary baseball coach Bobby Winkles on Friday. He coached the Sun Devils until 1971, guiding the team to three national championships and amassing the highest winning percentage in school history.
Apr. 12, 2024
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“Currently, we host approximately 290 screening events during these 11 days, whereas in the early years, it would have been around 40 or 50,” according to the festival executive director.
Apr. 12, 2024
Mural of kids
Diné College is one of 14 tribal grant recipients from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund projects that recognize the traumatic legacies of federally run boarding schools.
Apr. 12, 2024
The 20th annual “Pat’s Run” is this Saturday in Tempe. Nearly 30 thousand people will take part in the race honoring Pat Tillman, the Arizona Cardinals’ player who walked away from a lucrative contract to join the U.S. Army after 9/11. He was killed by friendly fire in 2004.
Apr. 11, 2024
Bad Indian poster and headshot of Joe Raffa
A new documentary premiering at the Phoenix Film Festival focuses on a Diné family in habiting Antelope Canyon. KJZZ host Tom Maxedon sat down with Joe Raffa, the the director of "Bad Indian: Hiding in Antelope Canyon," to learn more.
Apr. 9, 2024
Deni Seymour
Tucson-based archeologist Deni Seymour has spent around four decades doing research in southern Arizona. Seymour has spent the last three years researching the route of Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, a major colonizing presence in the American Southwest, as well as Fray Marcos de Niza.
Apr. 9, 2024
Woman in uniform shirt surrounded by tennis players
Sheila McInerney has been Arizona State University's women's tennis coach for 40 years. She sat down with the Show at the Whitman Tennis Center in Tempe to talk more about the transition out of the Pac-12 and her legacy.
Apr. 9, 2024
Clare House
Arts and culture center HD South, home of the Gilbert Historical Museum, is trying to preserve a more than 100-year-old home known as the Clare House.
Apr. 6, 2024
Picture of fossil and green horsetail plant side by side
The extinct horsetail plant's fossils are not uncommon in the rock of the Canyon’s Hermit Formation, but researchers say finding a fruiting body where plant spores are contained on the plant is unprecedented.
Apr. 5, 2024
Woman with white hair poses in front of her face in mural
Eastlake Park in Phoenix has a new mural featuring groundbreaking Phoenix people of color as well as refurbished basketball courts as part of the NCAA Men’s Final Four Legacy Project.
Apr. 3, 2024
The house known as White Gates
I was out of town when the news about architect Alfred Beadle’s midcentury White Gates building broke a couple of weeks ago. The fuming reached me in angry emails and text messages and social media posts.
Mar. 27, 2024
portrait of woman and cover of book
Christina Estes has covered Phoenix City Hall and the business community for KJZZ News for nearly a decade. She was a TV reporter here before that. And today, she’s out with her first book — a mystery novel about a reporter in Phoenix.
Mar. 26, 2024
The house known as White Gates
A historic Phoenix home designed by famed architect Al Beadle could be demolished after it was recently purchased. Known as White Gates, the white rectangular home was built in 1954
Mar. 23, 2024
Woman in glasses wearing black
Longtime Phoenix arts advocate Kimber Lanning joined The Show to talk more about iconic downtown gallery Modified Arts, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary show.
Mar. 13, 2024
More than 30 years after a Phoenix activist died, she’ll be honored with a street in her name.
Mar. 11, 2024
In midcentury Phoenix, Papago Park housed an underground bunker and Paddock Pools sold fallout shelter packages. And if you're in the market for your own personal fallout shelter, you’re in luck.
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Mar. 8, 2024
A cavalcade of 40 authors from as far away as Minnesota and North Dakota will join regional writers and book lovers at the renowned town known for its history of outlaws and gunfights.
Mar. 5, 2024
The GOP lawmaker bashed the late Supreme Court justice while urging members to vote against a bill to build a statue in her honor, which he incorrectly said would be at the Arizona Capitol.
Feb. 29, 2024
Antoinette Cauley James Baldwin mural phoenix
The Mesa Community College Art Gallery is hosting a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 on its Southern and Dobson campus. The event will welcome patrons to two separate exhibits focusing on Black History and Women’s History.
Feb. 27, 2024
A veteran from the Marine Corps League Tucson Detachment 007 holds onto a portrait of Ira Hayes while riding a float during a parade on the Gila River Indian Reservation.
The Gila River Indian Community paused its annual parade and ceremony, paying homage to Iwo Jima flag raiser Ira Hayes, for the last three years due to the pandemic. Last weekend, that tradition returned and discussions about his heroic, complicated life and legacy.
Feb. 27, 2024


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