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Writer Gets Personal About Americas Gun Debate
The recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton have reignited the debate over gun control and gun rights. But for many people, the conversations have been less policy, and more personal. That’s the case for writer and journalism teacher Fernanda Santos.
Aug. 19, 2019
Boas: Cancel Culture
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Aug. 19, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Sudan Takes Steps Toward Democracy
It’s a big week for the country of Sudan. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rich Preston.
Aug. 19, 2019
How Planned Parenthoods Withdrawal From Title X With Impacts Patients
Planned Parenthood says it will withdraw from Title X, the federal program that administers millions of dollars for contraceptives and other family planning services that largely goes to low-income people across the country.
Aug. 19, 2019
Months After Completing DCP, We Might Have To Use It
Just a few months after completing the drought contingency plan for the Colorado River, water managers in the southwest will have to implement it starting in 2020.
Aug. 19, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: On The Ground In San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
In "Tracing The Migrant Journey," we've heard dispatches from Honduras, the Mexico-Guatemala border and Guadalajara. Now we head to the border in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, just a 45-minute drive south of Yuma.
Aug. 19, 2019
UA Scientists Build Virtual Universe To Study Galaxy Formation
University of Arizona researchers have built a computer model that grows simulated universes from cosmological childhood to present day. The results could help scientists answer key questions about why our galaxies formed the way they did.
Aug. 19, 2019
Brush Fire Threatens I-17s Mystery Christmas Tree
A brush fire threatened the "Mystery Christmas Tree" that brings cheer to travelers along Interstate 17. It’s in the median between the north and southbound lanes about a mile north of the Sunset Point rest area.
Aug. 19, 2019
Rep. Ugenti-Rita Blasts Secretary Of State Over New Election Procedures
A Scottsdale lawmaker claims the Arizona Secretary of State's Office is overreaching its authority to resolve a lawsuit over early ballots. State Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita said Katie Hobbs’ office has created new election policy without legislative approval.
Aug. 19, 2019
Harkins Moving Headquarters To New Scottsdale Space
Harkins Theatres have been in the Phoenix metro area for nearly 90 years. In that time, the family-owned company has grown from one theater near Mill Avenue in Tempe, to the fifth largest theater chain in North America. Now they're announcing another major expansion into new headquarters in Scottsdale, which will also include mixed-use space for retail.
Aug. 19, 2019
ASU Study Finds Lab Environment Essential To Student Researcher Retention
Participating in research can foster critical thinking skills in college students and help pave the way for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. But a large percentage of undergraduates drop out of such programs.
Aug. 19, 2019
Landslide Database Helps ADOT Plan 1-17 Expansion
Arizona Geological Survey research geologist Joe Cook said a number of landslides that damaged highways and populated areas, including the 2013 U.S. Highway 89 landslide that cost $25 million and took two years to fix, showed the state needed something more than scattered maps and reports.
Aug. 19, 2019
More Caregivers Looking To CBD, THC To Help Dementia Patients
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can take a toll on both caregivers and the person living with the disease. As it advances, those living with the disease can develop behaviors like anxiety, restlessness and even aggression. Antipsychotics are often prescribed, but there are side-effects. Some providers and caregivers are looking at medical cannabis as an alternative.
Aug. 19, 2019
Dry Monsoon Leaves Flagstaff Area At Heightened Risk For Fires
This monsoon has been one of the driest in Arizona history. Flagstaff has received just over an inch of rain. The lack of precipitation leaves the area at heightened risk for wildfires.
Aug. 19, 2019
How Arizonans Can Help Save Monarch Butterflies
To help the declining population of monarch butterflies, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to help plant milkweed this fall.
Aug. 19, 2019
Arizona To Start Collecting Online Sales Taxes
In less than two months, Arizona will begin requiring remote sellers to pay transaction privilege taxes, commonly called sales taxes.
Aug. 19, 2019
Solar Co-op Looking For East Valley Members
East Valley residents currently have the chance to join a new co-op for rooftop solar installation, organized by the not-for-profit Solar United Neighbors.
Aug. 19, 2019
Why The Mayor Of Maricopa Is Excited About A Hotel
Twenty years ago, Maricopa had about a thousand residents. Today, there are 50,000 more. But it’s not just Maricopa’s growth that attracted a developer for La Quinta Hotel. Mayor Christian Price said it’s also the region’s growth.
Aug. 19, 2019
Trade War With China Hurts AZ Pecan Farmers
Arizona's pecan farmers are expecting to lose up to 60% of their sales thanks to the trade war with China.
Aug. 18, 2019
It’s Getting [Record] Hot In Here
Valley residents will be plagued with very hot temperatures and air quality alerts this week with a chance of a record high temperature.
Aug. 18, 2019

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