KJZZ News

Heat Wave In September
This afternoon temperatures are going to peak at a sizzling 110 degrees for the second day in September.  National Weather Service Meteorologist Gary Woodall says the high pressure system over Colorado is driving up temperatures.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hollywood Provokes With New Drug War Shows
The War on Drugs makes for good drama. It has inspired Hollywood for years and lately a recent surge of TV shows like "Breaking Bad," "Weeds" and "The Bridge." These shows are trying to do something new however — showing the complexity of the conflict, with bad guys on both sides of the border.
Sept. 20, 2013
Echo Canyon Recreation Area On Schedule For Fall Opening
After months of renovation, two prime hiking trails in Phoenix will open in time for the hiking season. The city closed Echo Canyon at Camelback Mountain in January. The area was in need of modernization and of a new entrance.
Sept. 20, 2013
Update On Opposing Medicaid Expansion And Other Capitol Issues
A same sex marriage referendum is not going to be on the 2014 ballot, but what about other proposed measures including one that opposes Medicaid expansion in Arizona? Jim Small, editor of the Arizona Capitol Times, gives an update on that and other Capitol issues.
Sept. 20, 2013
Research Conducted On ASU Football Sidelines Could Help Brain Trauma Patients
When Arizona State’s football team takes the field against the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday night, about 40 Sun Devils will be wearing special helmets that monitor when a player suffers a head impact.
Sept. 20, 2013
TUSD Adds Motivation Test To Admissions Process For UHS
The Tucson Unified School District has been under court supervision for decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. Now the district is proposing an addition to the admissions process for the selective University High School.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer To Stop Issuing Drivers Licenses For Anyone In Deferred Action Programs
Gov. Jan Brewer has opted to stop issuing driver's licenses to people in all deferred action programs. The decision comes after a federal judge told the state it’s action to refuse to issue licenses for people in the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was probably unconstitutional discrimination, because the state allowed those in other programs to drive.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: Ben Quayle
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to congressman Ben Quayle, representative for Arizona's third congressional district, about America's financial problems...and the ongoing debate between Congress and President Obama on how to prevent the country from defaulting on its loans.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Sisters Mary & Joan
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, sisters Mary Juergens and Joan Saunders reminisce about growing up in a family with nine girls and finding strength in numbers when it came time to care for their ailing father.
Sept. 20, 2013
Harry Potter Mania in Valley Theatres
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert sat down with Harkin Theatre's Brian Laurel with all the excitement surrounding this last film in the Harry Potter Series.
Sept. 20, 2013
Few options for Glendale Couple losing state Medicaid Insurance
For a Glendale couple, losing their state Medicaid insurance Monday is a matter of life or death.  They are among 57-hundred Arizonans with catastrophic or chronic medical conditions that the state helped cover.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASUs Littlest Co-Ed
May 19, 2006 -- KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman brings us this essay about her daughter Sophie, and Silverman's understanding of her daughter's development.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jon Talton Says Phoenix Needs a Call to Action
Rogue Columnist and Phoenix native Jon Talton tells Steve Goldstein why the city needs a different brand of leadership from the next Mayor.
Sept. 20, 2013
Does Longer School Year Improve Results?
A Phoenix school district serving low-income students has seen some success by lengthening its school year by 20 days.  But, an education expert says that alone isn’t enough.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama Job Speech May Help AZ Homeowners
   KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan about the impact of the President Obama's Jobs speech on Arizona homeowners.
Sept. 20, 2013
Politics In Arizona & Redistricting Controversy
Bobb Robb of the Arizona Republic and Bob Grossfeld of the Arizona Guardian join Steve Goldstein to talk about the controversy over Arizona's redistricting process this year. They discuss whether something is wrong with the process.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cortez staying on the ballot in recall election
A judge is allowing a Mesa woman to remain on the ballot in the recall election of Senate President Russell Pearce.  That, despite ruling the candidacy of Olivia Cortes is an orchestrated attempt by the East Valley Tea Party to keep Pearce in office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gullett and Stanton ? Race for Phoenix Mayor
Phoenix mayoral candidates Greg Stanton and Wes Gullett sit down with Here and Now host Steve Goldstein to talk about their plans for Phoenix. Gullett and Stanton also answer listener questions and comments about the issues most important to Phoenix residents.
Sept. 20, 2013
How Are Classrooms in the Southwest Changing?
The demographics of the United States are changing rapidly, and the demographics of schools are in flux. We want to hear from you: how are classrooms in the Southwest changing?
Sept. 20, 2013
Immigration and Tea Party Impact of Pearce Loss
The architect of Arizona’s controversial immigration law is out.  Russell Pearce is the first lawmaker in state history to lose his seat in a recall election.  It was a dramatic fall for a tough-talking Tea Party favorite who became one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians.
Sept. 20, 2013

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