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KJZZ's The Show






Bring your appetite for fun to a food truck that sells puppets

After another tragic school shooting, state and federal lawmakers are again bringing up gun reform legislation. Friday NewsCap panelists talk about the chances for that, plus the week’s other top stories. And bring your appetite for fun to a food truck that sells puppets. That and more on The Show.


How tribal lands could be impacted if Roe v. Wade is overturned

The leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on the potential end of Roe v. Wade has lots of people thinking about what that outcome would mean. How tribal lands could be impacted by the decision being overturned. And how talks on a new state budget are progressing — or not. That and more on The Show.


What's next for Carvana after a rocky few months

Valley-based Carvana has had a rough few months. We’ll hear what this means for the company and what the future may hold. Plus, the man who kept ASU’s athletic fields healthy takes his green thumb into retirement. That and more on The Show.


How autonomous machines could help with farmworker shortages

Valley drivers have seen lots of autonomous vehicles on the road, but what about on the farm? Why one expert thinks agriculture needs to embrace more technology. Plus, a Valley theatre company looks into the issue of mental health among young people. That and more on The Show.


What happens to AZ Medicaid recipients when the federal public health emergency ends?

Arizona’s Medicaid rolls have grown during the pandemic. We’ll hear how the program is managing enrollees and providers. Plus, where to get out and hike despite the triple-digit summer temperatures. That and more on The Show.


What can the Arizona Senate do about Wendy Rogers?

Arizona senators are investigating another controversial comment made by their colleague Wendy Rogers. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, looking ahead to a sizzling but potentially wet summer. That and more on The Show.


Welcome to the valley of self-driving cars

Drivers around the Valley have gotten used to seeing autonomous cars on the road. Get ready for more self-driving traffic as Waymo expands into downtown Phoenix. Plus, why an Arizona surgeon decided to travel to Ukraine to offer his skills. That and more on The Show.


Congress finally held a public hearing on UFOs. This longtime reporter has some thoughts

A group announced an effort to get a measure on the Arizona ballot designed to guarantee the right to an abortion. Congress has held its first public hearing on UFOs in more than a half century. We're also bringing you a Tiny Desert Concert. That and more on The Show.


New Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell wants to fix her office's public perception

Last month, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Rachel Mitchell to be the interim county attorney. We’ll hear her ideas about fixing the public perception of the office. Plus, why the demand for immigration attorneys is skyrocketing. That and more on The Show.


Why some people have not gotten COVID-19, even after being exposed

COVID-19 infections seem to rising a bit recently, although hospitalizations are generally not. Scientists are trying to figure out why some people have not gotten COVID-19, even after being exposed. And a preview of what to expect this week at the state Capitol. That and more on The Show.


What's next for Rep. Andy Biggs after Jan. 6 Committee subpoena

Election season is heating up with primary candidates facing off in debates. Our Friday NewsCap panelists discuss what Republican attorney general candidates said about certifying the 2020 election. And a new musical brings the high court careers of Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the stage. That and more on The Show.


Arizona's election workers are quitting over threats and misinformation

Election officials are leaving their jobs across the country, tired of dealing with misinformation and threats. A longtime election security expert in Arizona explains why he left and what worries him about November. Plus, a new documentary reveals the prevalence and destructive power of Lyme disease. That and more on The Show.


Former public defender: 'The death penalty just doesn't work'

Arizona is scheduled on Wednesday to carry out its first execution in eight years. A former public defender explains the politics and problems surrounding the death penalty. Plus, the spacecraft that took an asteroid sample gets a new mission. That and more on The Show.


What low preschool enrollment means for education in Arizona

Enrollment in public preschool in Arizona is among the lowest in the country. We’ll hear why that is and what it means for the state’s education system. Plus, the effort to improve immigration courts, which are dealing with a case backlog that’s likely to get worse. That and more on The Show.


Charges against Arizona's former prison director baffle critics

The former director of the state Corrections Department has been indicted after a standoff with police in January. We’ll hear why some critics say the charges are not enough. Plus, one Arizona city has achieved pay parity between men and women under 30. That and more on The Show.


What the Supreme Court abortion leak means for 2022 elections

Maricopa County Supervisors strongly criticized Attorney General Mark Brnovich this week over his interim report on the 2020 election. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, Ballet Arizona’s Ib Andersen on the Latin inspiration behind his new production. That and more on The Show.


Phoenix has a plan to protect unsheltered residents from summer heat

Phoenix could see its first triple-digit day this week. The city’s heat director on how officials are planning to help residents affected by the summer’s scorching temperatures. Plus, how May 5 doesn’t commemorate what many partiers think it does. That and more on The Show.


These Arizona members of Congress are now vulnerable after redistricting

Arizona’s primary elections are just a few months away. We’ll gear how redistricting has changed the dynamics in a handful of Congressional races. Plus, a musical taking the stage in Phoenix tells the story of the belle of Tombstone. That and more on The Show.


Why the Arizona Board of Clemency denied a death row inmate's request

A death row inmate is set to be executed next week. We’ll hear the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency rejected his request for a reprieve. Plus, witchcraft is having a moment, but one purveyor of magic says it's not all the real deal. That and more on The Show.


This top Phoenix chef is rethinking how restaurant employees work

Cooks serving guests, servers washing dishes? An award-winning Valley chef takes an unorthodox approach to staffing his restaurant. Plus, a mother’s honest — and sometimes funny — look at life’s challenges. That and more on The Show