KJZZ News

Mexican American Studies Teach-in
After the Tucson Unified School District voted to cancel its Mexican American Studies program, some students decided to push back by skipping classes and having their own teach-ins.It’s after school at the El Casino Ballroom on Tucson’s southside.
Sept. 20, 2013
Few know about helpful federal insurance plan
The Health Reform Act passed by Congress almost two years ago requires all health insurers to cover pre-existing conditions starting in 2014.  Until then, an interim program is available to help people who have serious or chronic medical problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
New cancer treatment pioneered in Arizona
The Food and Drug Administration has quickly approved a drug to combat basal cell carcinoma. That’s a type of skin cancer that - until now, patients had no other treatment options. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Two Republicans to square off for District 6 seat
Two of Arizona’s Republican Congressmen will be squaring off in an August primary. This unusual political battle is the result of newly drawn congressional districts. Rep. Ben Quayle (Photo courtesy of the Office of Ben Quayle) Rep.
Sept. 20, 2013
Preservers of state history seek to collaborate instead of competing with each other
As Arizona celebrates its 100-year anniversary next week, state archivists are trying to better preserve the state’s next century of history.  Instead of competing with each other, historical organizations have agreed to cooperate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Controversial Court Tower is unveiled for Arizona?s Centennial
Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times talks about the Maricopa County Court Tower, which served as the centerpiece for political battles the county supervisors and former county attorney Andrew Thomas.Stern says that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas were allies in the efforts against building the tower.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lovas appointed to fill House vacancy
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Phil Lovas to fill a vacancy. This is the second vacancy in that legislative district.  KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. Lovas was appointed to fill the vacancy when representative Judy Burgess was named to replace former state senator Scott Bundgaard.
Sept. 20, 2013
TV ad asks businesses and tourists to come to Arizona
A new television commercial is promoting Arizona as a business and tourism destination. It features some higher-profile Arizonans who made the state their home. KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports. PAUL ATKINSON: The three-second ad debuted during Wednesday’s Republican Presidential debate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Morning After: Looking at how Romney won Arizona
Mitt Romney scored a big win in the Arizona presidential preference election on Tuesday, beating Rick Santorum by a 20 percent margin. Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert broke down Romney’s win with Chip Scutari, a former reporter and part owner of the public relations firm Scutari and Cieslak.
Sept. 20, 2013
How will the Latino vote affect the 2012 elections?
Latinos are the fastest-growing group in the United States, comprised of different ethnicities, faiths, political leanings, and economic situations. And candidates must increasingly stand up and take notice of how Latinos can affect their chance of getting elected.
Sept. 20, 2013
Interview with Wayne Messmer
KJZZ's Michele Robins interviews Wayne Messmer, a Chicago jazz vocalist known in the sports world for his rendition of the National Anthem. Messmer discusses his new album, "So Lucky to be Loving You," recorded with pianist Judy Roberts.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ September 2011 - SPOT 127
  There’s No Place Like SPOT 127.0.0.1 What do KJZZ, Rio Salado College, Phoenix Union High School, The Carstens Family Fund, Friends of Public Radio Arizona, FITCH and Valley youth have in common?  It’s called SPOT 127.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bus strike ends: Phoenix drivers approve new contract
Phoenix bus riders will see normal service return after the end of a six-day strike by drivers. They overwhelmingly approved a new contract with Veolia Transportation Services. But it may be another day until regular bus service resumes in Tempe as its drivers vote on a new labor agreement.
Sept. 20, 2013
National Geographic filmmaker speaks at Mesa Arts Center
Documentary filmmaker Michael Davie speaks about dispelling the stereotypes surrounding Africa as part of the National Geographic speaker series at the Mesa Arts Center. Davie started his career as a documentary producer and director when he quit his broadcast job in Australia and planned a hitchhiking trip from Cape Town to Cairo with his digital camcorder.
Sept. 20, 2013
Deal would change Clean Elections
There’s a deal in the works at the state capitol that would make changes to the state’s system of publicly funded political campaigns, in exchange for not asking voters to essentially gut it. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Census Bureau: Maricopa County is popular county to move into and out of
People moving out of Maricopa County between 2005 and ‘09 were more geographically spread out than people leaving any other American county. The same was also true of people moving into Maricopa County during that time.
Sept. 20, 2013
Leader of Phoenix Urban League remembered as agent of change
Junius A. Bowman, who died Feb. 26, served as president of the Phoenix Urban League from 1962 to 1992. Junius Bowman, former president of the Phoenix Urban League. (Photo courtesy Greater Phoenix Urban League) When he took over the agency there were three employees.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU reveals designs for Sun Devil Stadium renovations
Arizona State University unveiled designs Wednesday for a long-awaited renovation of Sun Devil Stadium, the historic home of ASU football. A rendering of the proposed new interior of Sun Devil Stadium.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Giffords aide the leading fundraiser in race to fill her seat
Former congressional aide Ron Barber is the leading fundraiser in the special election to fill the congressional seat of Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords resigned in January while recovering from injuries following an assassination attempt last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
House Ethics Committee to take up Patterson complaint
The Arizona House Ethics Committee this morning will take up the complaint against Democrat-turned-Independent Representative Daniel Patterson of Tucson. But it’s not clear what form that will take. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013

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