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Dropping Water Levels In San Pedro River Sparks Concern
The San Pedro River originates around ten miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border and is the last free-flowing river in the American Southwest. Its preservation has been considered vital over the past few decades, but as more people move nearby, there are increasing worries about the San Pedro’s future.
Oct. 14, 2019
Higher-Density Housing Leads To Lower Water Use
How a city is built strongly influences how much water that city uses.
Oct. 14, 2019
Boas: Ellen DeGeneres And George W. Bush
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was spotted sitting next to — and talking with — former President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys game earlier this month.
Oct. 14, 2019
ASU Dean Explores The Meaning Of American Greatness
The phrase “Make America Great Again” isn’t one that’s accompanied by much neutrality. For Jonathan Koppell, it opened up an opportunity for discussion, to figure out what Americans actually agree and disagree about. It’s part of his op-ed series "American Greatness­."
Oct. 14, 2019
Big Donations Masking Drops In Individual Giving To Nonprofits
Some charities across the country are struggling. That’s the word from the head of the National Council of Nonprofits. Tim Delaney, the group’s president and CEO, joined The Show to talk about what's happening.
Oct. 14, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Syrian Forces Gather To Repel Turkey
The situation in Northern Syria continues to evolve quickly, as Syrian forces have arrived in the region in an effort to hold off an offensive from neighboring Turkey. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Oct. 14, 2019
Some CBP Drug Screening Devices Cant Detect Low Purity Fentanyl
A report by the Homeland Security Inspector General says Customs and Border Protection spent almost $26 million on small-scale screening devices to catch loads of fentanyl and avoid exposing agents. But the gadgets can’t pick up the deadly drug if the purity of it is 10% or less.
Oct. 14, 2019
The Takeaway: How Will Congress Move Forward On Impeachment?
The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continues for a fourth week in Washington. And so far, the White House has refused to cooperate.
Oct. 14, 2019
Acting Homeland Security Secretary In AZ For Border Patrol Agents Funeral
The acting Secretary of Homeland Security was in Arizona for the memorial service for U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten. Secretary Kevin McAleenan announced his resignation from the position on Friday.
Oct. 14, 2019
Predicting How Forests Will Respond To Climate Change
University of Arizona biology professor Brian Enquist is investigating how changes in global temperature will affect our forests. His study group is connecting with other researchers around the world to make detailed measurements of trees and soils to predict the impact of climate change on the Earth's ecosystems.
Oct. 14, 2019
Arizona Cardinals Beat Atlanta Falcons 34-33
Arizona's Kliff Kingsbury said he didn't even bother to watch Matt Bryant's extra point attempt near the end of the fourth quarter. The Cardinals coach was too busy trying to figure out what his offense was going to run during the minute and 53 seconds left in the game.
Oct. 14, 2019
Mesas Pioneer Park Wins Great Places In America Award
Pioneer Park in downtown Mesa has been recognized by the National Planning Association as one of its 13 “Great Places In America” for 2019. Pioneer Park becomes the sixth place in Arizona to earn this distinction.
Oct. 14, 2019
Court Rejects AG Challenge To Settlement Over Pressure Cookers
A federal appeals court has rejected Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s challenge to a class-action settlement over pressure cookers. The three judges ignored Brnovich’s claim that the nationwide settlement does more for the attorneys, than the consumers who were reportedly injured by the product.
Oct. 14, 2019
Search AzMERIT Test Score Results By School, District
The Arizona Department of Education released official AzMERIT test scores for the 2018-19 school year in October 2019. AzMERIT replaced AIMS as the state’s new standardized test in spring 2015. Search an individual school and/or select a school district to see the percentage of students who passed each section.
Oct. 14, 2019
Study Found Plastic In Stomachs Of 20% Of Tested Mexican Fish
A study conducted by Mexican researchers and international conservation groups has found microplastic in the stomachs of 20 percent of fish tested at three Mexican ports, including one in the Sea of Cortez.
Oct. 14, 2019
Environmental, Economic Concerns Over Proposed Arizona Interstate 11
A proposed new highway from Nogales to Wickenburg — and eventually beyond to Kingman — has united a Republican legislator and environmental interests in opposition, albeit for different reasons.
Oct. 14, 2019
Guaymas Mayor’s Car Shot By Armed Attackers Outside Her Home
Attackers shot up a car Thursday night belonging to the mayor of an important Sonora port city near the popular beach resort town San Carlos. Guaymas Mayor Sara Valle was alone at her house guarded by two police officers when unidentified attackers shot her car parked on the street outside at least 40 times.
Oct. 14, 2019
Mars Salty Lakes Reveal Ancient Drying Out Period
As NASA's Curiosity rover trundles up the central mound of Mars's Gale Crater, it investigates younger and younger deposits — including geologic evidence of a wet ancient environment drying out.
Oct. 14, 2019
Police Spend Thousands Of Hours On False Alarms
When alarms go off accidentally at homes and businesses, it can be annoying. But, it can be costly, too. Last year, Phoenix police responded to 48,256 alarm calls. Of those, 986 involved a crime. The Department’s website says false alarms result in thousands of wasted hours annually.
Oct. 14, 2019
How To Address Arizona’s Physician Shortage
The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts by 2030, the country will face a shortage up to 104,900 physicians. In Arizona, experts project we’ll be short 2,000.
Oct. 14, 2019

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