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Wall of patches at Phoenix Lettering.
The Show spoke with Sue Castelletti of Phoenix Lettering for a new installment of the series Made in Arizona.
Feb. 6, 2024
auction gavel and sold cards
The Show spoke with Billy Ferguson, a Ph.D. student in economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, about a paper he wrote with his advisor that suggests water could be auctioned off in a manner similar to a radio spectrum auction.
Feb. 6, 2024
Juan Ciscomani
An effort funded through the American Rescue Plan to expand the federal Child Tax Credit expired in 2022. A more modest, but similar proposal that some lawmakers say would benefit more than 400,000 Arizona children is moving through Congress now.
Feb. 5, 2024
Rows of records
The owners of Asylum Records in Chandler and Stinkweeds Records in Phoenix say interacting with physical albums is a completely different experience than streaming — and worth the time and expense.
Feb. 5, 2024
Native shoppers in search of clearance sales on leftover inventory at Drumbeat Indian Arts on Saturday, Jan. 27.
One of Indian Country’s longtime destinations for beadwork supplies and accessories in Phoenix has closed after more than five decades on the last Saturday in January, but a former Diné employee has opened up her own bead-driven business to meet the demand from her urban Native community.
Feb. 5, 2024
Three volunteers wearing orange shirts working at a booth
For the 15th year, Tucson will shine on the literary stage. Volunteers help keep the event, which features more than 300 authors, free to the public, according to festival organizers.
Feb. 1, 2024
a for rent sign in front of a painted brick wall
After years of explosive rent growth, the Phoenix area saw prices fall slightly in 2023. Tenants in the Valley can expect another year of slower rent increases in 2024, according to the multifamily housing research group Yardi Matrix.
Feb. 1, 2024
Nike Alphafly 3
The Show spoke with Victoria Jackson, a sports historian and associate professor of history at Arizona State University, as well as a former competitive runner and Nike sponsored athlete, about the new trend of "super shoes" in the running world.
Feb. 1, 2024
A bill introduced in the Arizona Legislature would enhance the penalty against those who engage in multiple incidents of organized retail theft.
Jan. 31, 2024
The Show spoke with author and economic anthropologist Brett Scott about why he argues that the finance and tech sectors actually benefit from the narrative that cash is slowly becoming obsolete.
Jan. 31, 2024
A view of some seats and screens at Sky Harbor Airport in Terminal 4. Some people can be seen sitting or walking around.
The milestone came during a year that saw the Valley host Super Bowl LVII, the World Series and the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open. The airport served nearly 49 million passengers in 2023.
Jan. 30, 2024
$17 in bills
The Goldwater Institute has notified officials in Tucson it intends to sue if a prevailing wage ordinance passed by city leaders earlier this month remains in place.
Jan. 30, 2024
American Airlines sign
American Airlines is eliminating more than 300 jobs in metro Phoenix.
Jan. 30, 2024
A new pilot program in Phoenix is increasing public access to chilled water. The city recently installed two fountain prototypes downtown.
Jan. 30, 2024
Display of Arizona minerals
The Show spoke with Jim Nintzel, a member of the Report for America corps serving as government and political impact reporter for the online Tucson Sentinel, about the upcoming Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.
Jan. 30, 2024
Jockey on horse with Turf Paradise sign
Turf Paradise in Phoenix marked its return to live racing on Monday, starting off a 57-day meet running through the Kentucky Derby on May 4. The track's owner is still looking to sell the facility.
Jan. 29, 2024
Arizona tax form
The Arizona Department of Revenue has partnered with Code For America to make filing state taxes easier by adding it to the IRS's own Direct File tool for federal taxes. The program is available now for qualifying Arizona residents.
Jan. 26, 2024
Phoenix is launching what's believed to be one of the nation’s first registered apprenticeship programs to support the semiconductor and advanced manufacturing sectors.
Jan. 25, 2024
An escalator inside Sky Harbor Airport is pictured from near the bottom. Workers wearing red shirts are holding bright yellow signs that say 'On Strike' in capital letters.
Early this week, workers at Sky Harbor Airport walked out on the job for a third time. SSP America is a subcontractor with the city of Phoenix that employs hundreds of restaurant and concession workers at the airport.
Jan. 25, 2024
Back of the Phoenix Suns "El Valle" jersey.
The Show spoke with Miguel Angel Godoy, muralist and instructor of painting and drawing at Arizona State University, about his project creating the Phoenix Suns El Valle jerseys.
Jan. 25, 2024


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