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KJZZ's The Show


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KJZZ's The Show






How to make email better for our brains

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.


Why Biden probably won't change the Supreme Court

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.


How Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb ended up in the national spotlight

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.


This real estate professor isn't afraid of iBuyers

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 wants to change KKK-connected street names

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.


These are Arizona's 10 scariest people

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.


Arizona has the 2nd lowest rate of childhood obesity in the U.S.

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 new rules on video evidence

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.


Arizona's Cyber Command Center comes online

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.


Women-led art and tech space opens on Indigenous Peoples Day

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.


How to mine minerals on the moon

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.


Bringing the Bard up to date

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.


National Geographic author shares love of climbing through stories

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.


Some of the best places to see the leaves in Arizona

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.


Advocate says Phoenix's guaranteed income program misses the mark

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.


A 21-year tradition returns to Phoenix First Friday

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.


KJZZ's The Show For Sept. 30, 2021

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.


KJZZ's The Show For Sept. 29, 2021

Tuesday was the deadline for critics of new state laws to turn in signatures to try to put those laws on hold and have voters weigh in on them. We'll hear what may be referred to the ballot and what may not be. Plus, a Valley music venue owner on why he’s requiring concert-goers to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test. That and more on The Show.


KJZZ's The Show For Sept. 28, 2021

Now that the results from the so-called Arizona election audit are in, some lawmakers are calling for changes to election processes. We'll hear what those changes may look like. Plus, how the perception of police among younger people is affecting departments' recruitment. That and more on The Show.


KJZZ's The Show For Sept. 27, 2021

The official results are in from the so-called audit of last year's presidential election in Maricopa County. We'll hear they say and what it may mean going forward. Plus, why some defense attorneys are crying foul about Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel’s time in rehab. That and more on The Show.