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Arizona Wont Issue Stay-Home Order Yet
Gov. Doug Ducey is urging Arizonans to take action to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but he is stopping short of strict policies other states have implemented. Ducey is encouraging Arizonans to practice social distancing and good hygiene.
AZ Man Dies After Attempted Self-Medication For Coronavirus
March 23, 2020
Plants, Animals Share Similar Relationships To Climate Niches
Every plant and animal species that lives on land requires certain climate conditions to live. But do they react the same when those condition change? A new study has the surprising answer.
March 23, 2020
Groundwater Aquifers Can Expect A Boost From March Rains
March rain has left Salt River Project reservoirs as full as they’ve been in a decade. The company is discharging water to make room for the runoff, providing a boost to the underlying aquifers. But Arizona is still in a drought.
March 23, 2020
During Quarantine, Some AZ Universities Offer Refunds On Housing
With students leaving campus early amid coronavirus fears, Grand Canyon University and University of Arizona will give students partial refunds on housing costs.
March 23, 2020
As Coronavirus Cases Increase In Sonora, Authorities Rely On Travelers To Self-Isolate
The fourth case of coronavirus was confirmed in neighboring Sonora, Mexico on Sunday. The patient is a 22-year-old student who recently returned from Spain, health officials said Sunday. Sonoran authorities are relying on travelers to self-isolate to prevent the spread of the disease.
March 23, 2020
The Sometimes Hilarious Struggle Of Working From Home With Kids
You probably remember the video that went viral in 2017 of Robert Kelly’s children interrupting an interview he was doing with the BBC. It was adorable and hilarious — and at the time, it felt like a funny fluke. But now that more are working from home due to the coronavirus, they might be experiencing their own unexpected moments of hilarity.
March 23, 2020
The Current State Of The Remain In Mexico Program
The Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, or so-called “Remain in Mexico” program, has been controversial since its start. To explain it all, The Show talked with Angela Banks, a professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU who specializes in immigration law.
March 23, 2020
Why Dr. Cara Christ Ended Up Head Of 2 AZ Departments
On Friday, Gov. Doug Ducey appointed former Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Director Tom Betlach to lead the Arizona Department of Economic Security — for the next 75 days anyway.
March 23, 2020
Biodesign Director On Coronavirus: Were Not Too Late
There are researchers all over the country — and world — working to develop vaccines for the new coronavirus. And three of them are here at ASU’s Biodesign Institute. Dr. Josh LaBaer is the executive director of ASU’s Biodesign Institute, and The Show spoke with him more about all of this.
March 23, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: A Global Look At The Coronavirus
The Show tuned to colleagues at the BBC for a global look at the coronavirus pandemic. Mahfuz Sadique joined the weekly conversation via Skype.
March 23, 2020
Cognitive Neuroscientist: Babies Brains Arent A Blank Slate
How we learn is one of the biggest questions many of us face — either for ourselves, our kids, classmates or colleagues. Stanislas Dehaen argues babies are born with the ability to learn, and instead of their brains being a kind of blank slate, they have the needed circuits and connections already in place.
March 23, 2020
Sonora Maquila Industry Hopes Strong COVID-19 Measures Ward Off Closures
The industry says closure would bring dramatic economic consequences, and also affect the manufacture of critical medical equipment in Nogales, Sonora.
March 23, 2020
Why Coronavirus Coverage Makes High-Risk Individuals Feel Disposable
As we report on the spread of the coronavirus in Arizona and across the country, we hear over and over again that the elderly and immunocompromised are most at risk. We reached out to Denise Reich, who falls into that group. What are her concerns in light of this disease? And how does she wish the narrative around this would change?
March 23, 2020
More Than 700 Guard Members To Work Food Supply Mission
The director of the state’s Department of Emergency and Military Affairs expects to have more than 700 Arizona National Guard members working to help supply grocery stores and food banks by Thursday.
March 23, 2020
Coronavirus Takes Toll On Homebound Seniors And Army Of Volunteers
Hundreds of homebound older adults in Arizona rely on volunteers to help them with things like grocery shopping or going to a doctor’s appointment. But with the coronavirus pandemic, some volunteers are struggling to support these individuals.
March 23, 2020
How Arizona Teachers Are Reacting To School Closures
Gov. Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced that schools in our state will now be closed until at least April 10. So how are teachers reacting to all of this? The Show got a hold of Angela Philpot, a more than 20-year teaching veteran.
March 23, 2020
How Are Low-Income Families, Children Affected By The Coronavirus?
The economic and social impacts of the coronavirus are far-reaching. To talk about how low-income families and children have been affected, The Show spoke with Siman Qaasim, president and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance.
March 23, 2020
Banner Health Offers Drive-Through Coronavirus Tests
Banner Health now offers drive-through coronavirus testing at three locations in Phoenix and one in Tucson, with more to come. Those who meet the testing criteria set out by the CDC, and agree to self-isolate until they receive their results, can obtain a clinical evaluation by calling 1-844-549-1851.
March 23, 2020
Boas: HB 2910 Gives Educators, Parents Some Clarity
The state’s K-12 schools will remain closed until at least April 10, leaving educators, students and parents feeling a lot of uncertainty. A bit of that was quelled late last week when lawmakers unanimously approved HB 2910.
March 23, 2020
Closures Cause Spike In Jobless Claims, Keep HR Managers Busy
Arizona saw a nearly 10% jump in jobless claims last week. The figures are so startling that the Trump administration is asking states not to make their statistics public at least until federal numbers come out late this week.
March 23, 2020

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