KJZZ News

Pecan Prices Increase
You may think twice about adding one traditional item to your Thanksgiving meal this year.  The price of pecans continues to go up. The price of a bag of pecans is now 11-dollars.  It’s gone up one dollar every year since 2008.
Sept. 20, 2013
Paine Commentary - What?s the danger in telling it like it is?
KJZZ's Social Critic and Commentator Herb Paine says Halloween may be over but trick or treat remains the name of the political game...
Sept. 20, 2013
Homeless Kids Pose Challenge for Charities
This holiday, charities that help kids in poverty have more work to do. A million students in Arizona’s public schools qualify for free lunches, and the department of education says the number of homeless children has gone up sharply in recent years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Awake for brain surgery: DBS used to treat Parkinsons
Doctors in Phoenix are using a medical procedure known as deep brain stimulation or DBS to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. But DBS also is showing promise in the treatment of depression, Alzheimer’s and other disorders of the brain.
Sept. 20, 2013
Share your thoughts on Sheriff Joe
The U.S. Department of Justice has found widespread civil rights abuses and racial profiling in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. What is your reaction? What's your opinion of Sheriff Joe?
Sept. 20, 2013
Beyond Science Fiction
Professor Paul Davies explains the science behind time travel, finding life on other planets, and finding intelligent life in other universes. Davies also talks about his work with cancer researchers and the importance of keeping a certain amount of imagination in science.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stanton Sworn in as Phoenix Mayor
Greg Stanton took the oath of office today, becoming mayor of Phoenix. And, he’s talking about ideas that go beyond Arizona’s capitol city.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.   MARK BRODIE: In his inaugural address, Stanton discussed the need to diversify the city’s economy, saying boom and bust is not the best path.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson Project White House
For the Arizona Presidential Primaries average citizens are being encouraged to participate in Project White House 2012. The Tucson Weekly is holding a series of challenges, and will even endorse the participant who gains the most public support.
Sept. 20, 2013
Is Real Estate Looking Up?
Real estate experts Mike Orr, creator of the Cromford Report, and John Wake of the website Real Estate Notebook talk about improvements they’ve seen in Arizona’s housing market…and the state finally recovering from the popped bubble.
Sept. 20, 2013
Giffords announces she will resign from Congress
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she will resign from Congress. She said she needs more time to heal from last year’s assassination attempt. From Tucson, Michel Marizco reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Census data shows growth of tribal numbers
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the Native American and Alaska Native populations now number more than 5 million people in the United States. Five of the 10 largest American Indian reservations are in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
February 2012 ENews
 KJZZ launched Centennial Minutes this morning-- one of a series of specials you will hear this month that reflect on Arizona’s rich history. (read more)For a look at Arizona’s history-- from an artistic point of view-- tune in to Hearing the Century: Voices of Arizona’s Arts Past and Present-- weekdays throughout February at 8:30 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Route of Loop 202 extension affected by funding
Members of the Gila River Indian Community will vote Tuesday on whether to allow a new freeway to be built on tribal land.  The extension of Loop 202 around South Mountain was proposed more than 25 years ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jails in Yavapai County to begin scanning inmates irises
Yavapai County is rolling out some new technology to keep track of inmates. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is installing equipment to identify prisoners by scanning their irises. The technology will replace fingerprint identification at the Camp Verde and Prescott jails.
Sept. 20, 2013
Presumptive U of A President to be in Tucson
The likely next president of the University of Arizona will be in Tucson on Monday, to meet with members of the community. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Dr. Ann Weaver Hart will be in Tucson for about two and a half days.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senate approves renewal process for public employee union dues
The state senate passed a bill that forces members of public employee union to annually request union dues be deducted from their paychecks. Supporters argue government shouldn’t be in the business of collecting union dues.
Sept. 20, 2013
Paul Babeu denies he made threats and declares homosexuality
Last week the Phoenix New Times released a story about Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu threatening his Hispanic ex-lover with deportation if he made their relationship public. Tim McGuire, the Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism at Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School, talks about the media’s responsibilities when reporting on the personal lives of elected officials.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix mayor to visit Mexico
Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton is headed to Mexico this week. He and city manager David Cavazos are the only two American officials invited to speak to Mexico’s annual Conference of Municipalities. Stanton and Cavazos will speak about long-term planning and financial management at the city level.
Sept. 20, 2013
Robrt Pela: Review of The Pillowman
Theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Desert Stages Theatre’s production of The Pillowman. Desert Stages Theatre’s artistic director Terry Helland is clearly mad. Onto the tiny black box stage of his Actor’s Café, he continues to wedge dark, offbeat plays that no doubt strike terror in the hearts of the mainstream theatergoers who turn up in droves for the more bland fare on the playhouse’s main stage.
Sept. 20, 2013

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