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Cronkite News is the news division of Arizona PBS, the world's largest media organization operated by a journalism school. With reporting bureaus in Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, we deliver important, impactful Arizona news to residents and news organizations across the state.

Cronkite News is the news division of Arizona PBS, the world's largest media organization operated by a journalism school. With reporting bureaus in Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, we deliver important, impactful Arizona news to residents and news organizations across the state.

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Cronkite News is the news division of Arizona PBS, the world's largest media organization operated by a journalism school. With reporting bureaus in Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, we deliver important, impactful Arizona news to residents and news organizations across the state.

Language:

English


Episodes

Why pregnant people are reluctant to get the COVID vaccine

12/6/2021
Health care providers are concerned that pregnant women aren't getting vaccinated. ---Host: Tyler Budge Producer: Tyler Budge Contributors: Karen Marroquin

Duration:00:03:50

Protestors urge Sen. Kelly to support law protecting sacred land

12/3/2021
Protestors gathered outside the Arizona Democrat’s office in support of the Save Oak Flat Act to protect Indigenous sites where a copper mine is planned. Plus, the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix continues the Southwest holiday tradition of luminaries, the road to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon closes for the winter, and Arizona reports more than 4,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 33 additional deaths. ---Host: Natasha Yee Producer: Connor Worley Contributors: Sydney Witte, Alexa Glidic

Duration:00:04:00

Supreme Court majority signals they will uphold Mississippi’s abortion ban

12/2/2021
The nine-member court's six conservative justices likely will uphold the law, which bans abortion after 15 weeks. Plus, most Tucson city employees have complied with the city’s vaccine mandate, and Arizona State University students protest against Kyle Rittenhouse's potential enrollment. ---Host: Miles Green Producer: Nate Boyle Contributors: Kimberly Silverio Bautista, Julia Sandor

Duration:00:04:24

More than 108 million people shopped on Black Friday, despite the ongoing pandemic

12/1/2021
The holiday season is underway and more than 108-million people went Black Friday shopping despite the ongoing pandemic. Plus, former President Donald Trump endorses two key Arizona legislative races, and why go kart racing is a family affair for one Valley family. ---Host: Emma VandenEinde Producer: Michael Baribault, Emma VandenEindeContributors: Simon Williams, Raven Payne, Nick Zeller-Singh, Ashlyn Register

Duration:00:07:03

U.S. health officials are concerned about omicron, a new COVID variant

11/30/2021
The variant, recently discovered in Africa, is being studied to see how contagious and virulent it is. Plus, a new map shows where disease carrying-ticks can be found in the U.S, andsoaring costs pause the construction of new U.S. Geological Survey buildings in Flagstaff. ---Host: Nate Boyle Producer: Karen Marroquin Contributors: Nick Scheske, Ulysse Bex and Nate Boyle

Duration:00:05:36

How lowering Salt River water levels affects wild horses

11/29/2021
Each winter, the Salt River Project reduces discharges into the river to ensure water and power supplies through the coming year, but the reduced flows aren't enough to sustain the grasses the horses eat, advocates say. ---Host: Kasey Brammel Producer: Nate Boyle Contributors: Megan Newsham

Duration:00:03:48

Why cases of west Nile virus hit a record high this year in Maricopa County

11/25/2021
Maricopa County’s vector control division has been busy this year trapping mosquitoes and analyzing them for the disease, which can be deadly. ---Host: Karen Marroquin Producer: Karen Marroquin Contributors: Nate Boyle

Duration:00:04:00

With COVID rising again, advice on how to stay safe during the holidays

11/24/2021
The executive director of ASU’s Biodesign Institute urges caution around holiday gatherings as COVID-19 cases continue to increase. Plus, why one Arizona congressman sees the Build Back Better Act as a way to lower prescription drug prices, and a new report reveals how low Black homeownership is in Arizona. ---Host: Emma VandenEinde Producer: Michael Baribault, Emma VandenEindeContributors: Lauren Quinlan, Samantha Byrd and Sara Edwards

Duration:00:06:40

What’s driving airport workers to strike?

11/23/2021
Concession employees at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are striking for better pay and affordable health insurance, and as the pandemic continues, health officials urge Arizonans to take precautions this holiday season. Plus, why Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff has decided to not seek a change on land use. ---Host: Nate Boyle Producer: Karen Marroquin Contributors: Breanna Isabell, Chad Bradley

Duration:00:03:37

What changes to Arizona's 529 education savings plan mean

11/22/2021
The state has enhanced its college savings plan, which allows parents to set aside money for their kids' education without federal and state taxes. Learn how students can benefit from this plan. ---Host: Karen Marroquin Producer: Karen Marroquin Contributor: Rob Winder

Duration:00:03:48

House votes to censure Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar

11/18/2021
The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to censure Prescott Republican Paul Gosar for posting an inflammatory cartoon. Plus, “Q-Anon Shaman” Jacob Chansley is sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in the Capitol riot, COVID-19 cases are rising and now are the third-leading cause of death in Arizona, and federal agencies agree to a plan to protect sacred Indigenous sites.--- Host: Nate BoyleProducer: Karen MarroquinContributors: Tyler Budge and Karen Marroquin

Duration:00:04:49

Arizona ranks among the worst states in the country for lung cancer screening

11/17/2021
The American Lung Association ranks Arizona seventh in the country for lung cancer rates, and the state lags in screening for the disease. Plus, why Tempe banned discrimination on hairstyles in schools and the workplace, and the deadline approaches for people to get state-mandated training to run a marijuana dispensary.---Host: Emma VandenEindeProducer: Michael Baribault, Emma VandenEindeContributors: Brenda Rivas

Duration:00:05:01

Infrastructure deal will bring billions of dollars to Arizona

11/16/2021
President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema helped to negotiate. Plus, why gas prices are going up, and the latest surge of COVID-19 cases continues in the state. --- Host: Nate Boyle Producer: Karen Marroquin Contributors: Kimberly Silverio-Bautista, Alyssa Stoney, Nate Boyle and Karen Marroquin

Duration:00:05:21

Federal money will help Arizona child care providers

11/15/2021
The Arizona Department of Economic Security is distributing the federal grants for eligible child care providers in the state for up to $10,000 in financial assistance monthly. ---Host: Tyler Budge Producer: Tyler Budge Contributors: Karen Marroquin

Duration:00:00:45

Why marijauna’s legalization has led to a rise in opioid smuggling

11/12/2021
Opioid overdose deaths are on the rise as more fentanyl gets smuggled into the U.S. The recent legalization of marijuana has made this issue even worse, and that’s being seen near the Arizona/Mexico border. ---Host: Tyler Budge Producer: Tyler Budge Contributors: Natasha Yee

Duration:00:04:25

Veterans Day brings sober reminder of the mental health issues veterans face

11/11/2021
A new study reveals one in five Arizona suicide victims were veterans between 2015 and 2019. Meanwhile, the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame inducts a new class, and Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego speaks about the hardships of Latino veterans. ---Host: Kasey BrammellProducer: Nate BoyleContributors: Julia Sandor, Tyler Budge, Karen Marroquin

Duration:00:07:25

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar criticized for anime Twitter post

11/10/2021
Paul Gosar, a Republican from Prescott, shared an altered video showing him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword. Also, Gov. Doug Ducey announced $40.7 million to provide transitional housing for Arizonans, and the state’s latest COVID-19 surge is occurring at a time when hospital capacity already is diminished.---Host: Emma VandenEindeProducer: Michael Baribault, Emma VandenEindeContributors: Kamilah Williams

Duration:00:06:07

Southern border reopens after 19 months, bringing hope to Nogales’ businesses

11/9/2021
The U.S. Mexico border, closed in March 2020 to nonessential travelers, reopened early Monday. Arizona health officials report 2,600 new confirmed COVID cases but no new deaths, and why hundreds of flights were delayed Monday at Phoenix Sky Harbor.---Host: Nate BoyleProducer: Karen MarroquinContributors: Lauren Quinlan, Julia Sandor

Duration:00:05:03

Why Verde River sediment reduces water storage capacity

11/8/2021
Sediment in the Verde River continues to pile up behind Horseshoe Dam north of Cave Creek, reducing the amount of water the reservoir can store. Water experts are considering raising the height of Bartlett Dam, which is further downstream, as a possible solution.---Host: Tyler BudgeProducer: Tyler BudgeContributors: Emma Vandeneinde

Duration:00:03:48

Arizona’s attorney general plans to sue over federal vaccine rules

11/5/2021
Mark Brnovich promises to block the Biden administration’s new federal vaccine mandate for large employers, and more than 95% of Arizona health systems’ employees have met a Nov. 1 deadline to get vaccinated. Plus, state regulators reduce rates that Arizona Public Service can charge its customers, and why the Border Patrol's Yuma sector has seen an increase in migrants who aren't from Latin America. ---Host: Natasha YeeProducer: Connor WorleyContributor: Samantha Byrd, Emma VandenEinde,...

Duration:00:04:10