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9th Circuit Courts Power To Enforce AZ Prison Health Settlement
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the Arizona Department of Corrections, allowing a $1.4 million fine for poor health care in state prisons to stand. The court handed down a unanimous opinion Wednesday rejecting the Department of Corrections’ appeals of several district court orders in the Parsons vs. Ryan prison health care case. The court handed down a unanimous opinion Wednesday.
Jan. 29, 2020
¡Americano!: Musical Based On True Story Of DACA Recipient Premieres
On Wednesday night, an original musical premieres at the Phoenix Theatre. "¡Americano!" is the true story of Antonio Valdovinos de la Mora, an undocumented immigrant who became a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Show got a behind-the-scenes look at the production.
Jan. 29, 2020
The Ongoing Debate Over Homeless Encampments In Cities
That 9th U.S. Circuit ruling that said cities cannot criminalize homelessness is enforceable throughout the entire judicial district, including in Arizona. So, how is law enforcement here approaching people who are living on the streets in light of it? And what else is needed to fix the problem?
Jan. 29, 2020
Digital Citadels Of Confirming Information: Scott Pelley
The relationship between public officials and the press has taken a few hits recently. That relationship is something Scott Pelley has been thinking a lot about. The "60 Minutes" correspondent and former anchor of the CBS Evening News has a new book called "Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times."
Jan. 29, 2020
Journalist Explores Challenges Of Criminal Justice Reform
Mass incarceration continues to be a public policy and cultural concern in the U.S., as the nation has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. New York Times Magazine journalist Emily Bazelon has written about the challenges in her book "Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration."
Jan. 29, 2020
Goldwater: Release Of Voucher Info Another Example Of Mismanagement
The Arizona Department of Education accidentally revealed the names of parents who hold Empowerment Scholarship Accounts for their children, a likely violation of federal law. The Goldwater Institute has already filed a lawsuit against the department. Matt Beienburg is the Goldwater Institute’s director of education policy, and he joined The Show.
Jan. 29, 2020
Expert Weighs In On Transmission Speed Of Coronavirus
At least 100 people are being treated for the coronavirus in the U.S.— one of them in Maricopa County. Professor Raina MacIntyre of the University of New South Wales, and an adjunct at Arizona State University, has studied the transmission and prevention of infectious diseases. The Show asked her whether she was surprised at the relative speed at which the virus is spreading.
Jan. 29, 2020
AZ Gets An F In Key Measures To Decease Smoking, Vaping
Arizona is failing in some key areas related to keeping residents from smoking, according to the American Lung Association’s annual State of Tobacco Control report released Wednesday. JoAnna Strother, senior director for Advocacy for the American Lung Association, joined The Show talk through the report.
Jan. 29, 2020
As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Patients Turn To Other Sources
Two years ago, lawmakers and Governor Ducey came together to pass legislation to fight the opioid epidemic hitting Arizona and the rest of the country. On Tuesday, the Governor’s office issued a progress report, which included a 13% drop in opioid prescriptions that were filled.
Jan. 29, 2020
3,188 People Died By Guns Between 2015 And 2017
According to new data released today by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 3,188 people died by firearm between 2015 and 2017. Suicides accounted for 71% of firearm deaths in that three-year period and 23% were homicides. Charles Katz, director of the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety, joined The Show to talk about these findings and how we might reverse this trend.
Jan. 29, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: Motivation And Self-Presentation
It turns out that our motivational system has a lot to do with how we present ourselves. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology behind motivation and self-presentation and what that means when it comes to gender.
Jan. 29, 2020
The Takeaway: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Is A Growing Threat
Recent studies from the World Health Organization and the United Nations say that resistant bacteria and the decline of antibiotic development could soon lead to a global crisis.
Jan. 29, 2020
Waste Management Phoenix Open Returns To The Valley
One of the most popular events of the PGA Tour returns to Scottsdale this week. The tournament brings about $400 million to Arizona’s economy each year.
Jan. 29, 2020
WATCH: Senate Impeachment Trial — Week 2
The Senate is holding an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Watch live video from NPR.
Reporter Describes Scene In D.C.
Jan. 29, 2020
ASU: No Students Or Faculty May Travel to China
Arizona State University released a statement Tuesday saying that no student or faculty member will be allowed to travel to China until the coronavirus outbreak is over.
Jan. 29, 2020
Trucking Industry Opposes Gig-Worker Wage Law
Uber, Lyft and food-service businesses have rallied and succeeded in getting new gig worker law passed. Now that law now faces major pushback from truck drivers.
Jan. 29, 2020
Violence And AMLOs Indifference Unite Victims In Mexico
Last year was Mexico’s most murderous and violent year in decades. It was also the first year in office for Mexico’s current president, and his apparent indifference to the rising bloodshed is uniting many victims.
Jan. 29, 2020
Phoenix Ranks Worst Red Light Running Intersections
For the first time, Phoenix’s Street Transportation Department presented a data driven process to choose intersections for red light cameras. But city council members remain split on the future of photo enforcement.
Community Members Protest Deactivation Of Phoenix Red Light Cameras
Jan. 29, 2020
AZ Couple Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed civil actions against the owners of businesses allegedly responsible for making hundreds of millions of fraudulent robocalls. Two of the defendants are from Scottsdale.
Jan. 28, 2020
Phoenix Leaders Unveil McCain Plaque At Sky Harbor
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and city leaders on Tuesday unveiled a plaque honoring former U.S. Sen. John McCain at Sky Harbor Airport. The Phoenix City Council voted in 2017 to name Sky Harbor’s Terminal 3 in honor of McCain. The unveiling precedes final renovations at the terminal, which cost a total of $590 million.
Jan. 28, 2020

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