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Mexico’s military prosecutor has charged 16 soldiers in connection with the killing of five civilians last month. The arrests come after a news outlet released footage of the incident captured on a security camera.
Jun. 12, 2023
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Last month, experts did a survey in Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California to gather data to estimate the remaining number of endangered vaquita porpoises there. Vaquita marina are small, cute porpoises with black markings around their eyes and mouths. They are considered the world's most endangered marine mammal.
Jun. 9, 2023
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Mexican prosecutors are investigating soldiers who were caught on security camera footage apparently executing five men in Nuevo Laredo in the northern state of Tamaulipas.
Jun. 9, 2023
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On Monday, survivors of a day care fire, families of the children who died and members of the community came together in Hermosillo to mark the 14th anniversary of the tragedy. They held vigils, Mass and a march to demand justice.
Jun. 6, 2023
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Mexico’s legislature has gone into summer recess without filling at least one vacancy on the board of a watchdog group responsible for enforcing freedom of information rules. And that has left the body paralyzed. Journalism and human rights organizations are calling on lawmakers to take action.
May. 26, 2023
Alejandro Encinas Rodríguez, Subsecretaría de Derechos Humanos, Población y Migración
The New York Times this week reported that a top Mexican official had been spied on by the country’s military. Mexico’s president confirmed that he knew about the espionage allegations — but he denies the Mexican army is behind it.
May. 25, 2023
"My Last Innocent Year" book cover and headshot of Daisy Alpert Florin.
The Show spoke with author, Daisy Alpert Florin, on the shades of gray in many #MeToo moments that she delves into in her new book.
May. 25, 2023
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Two years have passed since the Phoenix City Council created an arm of government to do independent oversight of its police department. Now there's a new evidence-sharing agreement between Phoenix police and the oversight office.
May. 24, 2023
Prosecutors withdraw case
On Saturday, the prosecutor's office announced that it's withdrawing its case against 23-year-old Roxana Ruiz after determining that she acted in self defense when she used a T-shirt to strangle a man as he attacked and raped her in 2021.
May. 22, 2023
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This week, Mexican officials announced that dozens of migrants who had been kidnapped in northern Mexico have been rescued. Migrants making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border are frequent victims of robbery, assault and other crimes.
May. 19, 2023
On this episode, a Diné writer releases her first novel. Plus, we examine an international true-crime story by a Valley poet-turned sleuth. And, we extend a bow to Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a day at the Kentucky Derby.
May. 16, 2023
A new report by the Anti-Defamation League shows a big uptick in antisemitic incidents across the U.S. and in the state over the last two years.
May. 9, 2023
Indigenous men and women used the #MMIW hashtag and the red hand, a symbol of the movement, during a 2018 Women’s March in Phoenix
The move comes after another, local effort this week in Tucson, where the Pima County County Board of Supervisors officially declared May 5 as a day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous people.
May. 5, 2023
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An Arizona organization working to investigate and litigate cases of wrongful conviction in Arizona will receive funding from the Department of Justice to continue that work.
May. 4, 2023
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As Hermosillo’s feminist collectives grow, so do certain tensions — including the question of who should be included. Some activists are pushing Sonora’s feminist movements to embrace transgender women and men and nonbinary people within their ranks.
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May. 4, 2023
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LGBTQ activists are linking Family International Watch, a group located in Gilbert, to potential "anti-homosexuality" laws in Uganda.
May. 3, 2023
Coming up on this episode, musician Lizzo is the subject of a new graphic short story series. Plus, a linguist argues for bad language … "Like, literally, dude." And, a rapid-fire play examines the search for love and dignity by single Black females.
May. 2, 2023
The Peoria Unified School District governing board considered a bathroom policy that would have restricted transgender students from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. The policy failed to pass Thursday night.
Apr. 28, 2023
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As true crime entertainment has become more and more graphic, what does all of this exposure to violent crime have on us psychologically? For that, The Show turned to Amanda Vicary, chair of the psychology department at Illinois Wesleyan University to discuss the issue.
Apr. 21, 2023
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The city of Tucson is returning a portion of ancestral land to the Tohono O’odham Nation in a new resolution unanimously passed by the City Council this week.
Apr. 20, 2023


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