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Should Arizona Schools, Libraries, Restaurants Reopen?
During a Phoenix City Council policy session Monday, Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine was asked about closing schools, libraries, dine-in restaurants and bars to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Her response surprised some people. “I wasn’t consulted before they were closed, I don’t know whether it was right or wrong, I know that I would not have recommended closing them,” she said.
Arizona Won't Issue Stay-Home Order Yet
March 24, 2020
AZ House OKs Emergency Budget With $50M In Virus Aid
The Arizona House on Monday passed an emergency budget package that includes $50 million in funding previously approved by the state Senate to address the coronavisis crisis.
March 23, 2020
AZ Man Dies After Attempted Self-Medication For Virus
Banner Health hospital is warning people against self-medicating to prevent or treat the coronavirus after a man ingested chloroquine phosphate and died.
March 23, 2020
Court Denies Emergency Motion For Coronavirus Preparation In State Prison
A federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have required the Arizona Department of Corrections to implement procedures addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 23, 2020
Coronavirus And Oil Crisis Hit Gas Prices — But AMLO Calls It His Victory
The coronavirus pandemic and a steep drop in oil prices have been affecting economies worldwide. Mexico is no exception, but its president keeps telling citizens to live life as usual.
March 23, 2020
Immigration Lawyers: New PPE Rules Endangering Detainees
Lawyers for immigrants detained in Arizona are joining a complaint across the country that the Trump administration is making them provide their own gear to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.
March 23, 2020
Mexicali Residents Vote To Reject U.S. Brewery Over Water Use
Over the weekend, residents in a Mexican border city voted to halt the completion of a U.S.-owned brewery because of concerns over the company’s intensive water use in the already drought-ridden area. Some are hailing the vote as a win for local farmers and activists, while others fear it could stifle foreign investment in Mexico.
March 23, 2020
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

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