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3 New Presumptive Coronavirus Cases Reported In Arizona
Three new presumptive cases of the coronavirus were reported Wednesday in Arizona, bringing the state’s total to nine. The new cases are in Maricopa and Pima counties. No deaths have been reported in the state as of Wednesday afternoon.
March 11, 2020
5 Phoenix-Area Polling Places Moved Because Of Coronavirus
Five Phoenix-area polling places for next week’s presidential primary will be moved from senior living facilities to other locations to protect vulnerable residents from potential exposure to the new coronavirus, the Maricopa County Elections Department said Wednesday.
March 11, 2020
Tempe Society Featuring Movies That Feature Tempe
The Tempe History Society is showing its city on the silver screen. Each Wednesday night this month, the group is showing movies that document Tempe at a specific point in time. Historian Jay Mark joined The Show to talk about the idea behind a series of movies that specifically portray Tempe on screen.
March 11, 2020
Phoenix Suns Plan To Raise Ticket Prices Next Season
According to a review by the Arizona Republic, some Phoenix Suns fans will be paying as much as 50% more for their tickets next season. The paper reports the team calculates the average season ticket will be around 15% more expensive next season, for non-courtside club seating. Adam Stratton, site editor for valleyofthesuns.com, joined The Show to talk about it.
March 11, 2020
AZ Highways Partners With Artist To Showcase Wildflower Paintings
It’s wildflower season in Arizona, and this month’s edition of Arizona Highways magazine wants to share the splendor through a new lens. The magazine partnered with Arizona artist Dyana Hesson to create a collection of wildflower paintings she’s calling “True Blue Arizona.”
March 11, 2020
Book Focuses On 10 Young Politicians
The remaining top presidential candidates on the Democratic side along with President Trump are all at least 70 years old. So that may make it seem as though leaders of the next couple of generations behind that are simply not having impacts as leaders. A new book by journalist Charlotte Alter flips that narrative, though, by focusing on a group of 10 young politicians.
March 11, 2020
Its More Expensive To Pay For Preschool Than It Is For Community College
Thirty families representing the state’s 30 legislative districts came together at the state Capitol on Wednesday for Arizona’s first Strolling Thunder, an event advocating for babies and families. Jake Adams of Southwest Human Development says the state is far behind when it comes to early childhood education and development.
March 11, 2020
Where Baseball Players Live During Spring Training In Arizona
Spring training began in February. And with the exhibition rosters filled with twice as many players than will ultimately make it to the regular season, there are a lot of people who are looking for places to stay. The Show talked with Matt Antonelli of Antonelli Baseball abou tit. He played for the San Diego Padres and was a first round draft pick.
March 11, 2020
Will Biden Keep His Momentum  In AZ Presidential Preference Election?
Before South Carolina’s primary, there were rumors Joe Biden would have to leave the race; those conversations are now about Bernie Sanders. Lobbyist Marilyn Rodriguez, owner of Phoenix-based Creosote Partners, joined The Show to talk about how progressives are feeling about it leading up to Arizona’s Presidential Preference Election next week.
March 11, 2020
Corey Woods Ousts Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell
Tempe has elected a new mayor. On Tuesday, Corey Woods defeated incumbent Mayor Mark Mitchell, ending Mitchell’s eight-year tenure. Woods joined The Show to talk about his win and his priorities heading in office. For perspective on the race, The Show also turned to Paulina Pineda, who covers Tempe for the Arizona Republic.
March 11, 2020
Mark Kelly On Coronavirus, Health Care, Prescription Drugs
Health care is emerging as a key issue in the U.S. Senate race between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Mark Kelly. Last week, McSally unveiled legislation aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs. And on Tuesday, Kelly released a new TV ad about the same thing. The Show spoke with Kelly about these and other issues.
March 11, 2020
ASU Announces In-Person Classes Will Be Moved Online
Spring break at Arizona State University ends this weekend, but students won’t be back in classrooms on Monday. In an email to the ASU community, President Michael Crow announced that in-person classes will be moved online "wherever possible."
March 11, 2020
Why This Baby Is Worth $3,000 A Year To Arizona
Starting Thursday, people will get invitations in the mail to participate in the U.S. Census. The Constitution mandates a census every 10 years to count every person living in the U.S., regardless of citizenship status, race or age. This week, Arizona announced an initiative to make sure babies and young children are counted.
March 11, 2020
The Takeaway: Italy Issues Nationwide Lockdown
On Monday night, Italy became the first country to put in place a nationwide lockdown, as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country and the globe. The death toll there has now reached more than 600, with a total of roughly 10,000 cases.
March 11, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: Rethinking The Work Week For A Happier Life
In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how to rethink your approach to work for a happier life.
March 11, 2020
WATCH: Sen. Sanders Holds Press Conference
Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding a press conference as he falls farther behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Watch his remarks live. Video is scheduled to begin around 10 a.m. Arizona time.
March 11, 2020
MCCCD Board Considers Emergency Powers For Chancellor
In order to swiftly and effectively respond to the coronavirus, the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board acknowledged its own limitations. At a Tuesday night work session, the board was presented with the college system’s response so far.
March 11, 2020
Study Questions Longstanding View Of Crustacean Brains
Tiny brain structures called "mushroom bodies" play a key role in how insects learn and remember. But their arthropod cousins, crustaceans, appear not to have them. Now, a new study in the journal eLife refutes that view, saying crustaceans have mushroom bodies, they've merely been modified.
March 11, 2020
After Hard Journeys, Asylum Seekers Find Soft Landing At Hermosillo Home
As in the United States, Mexico has seen a meteoric rise in asylum requests from residents of Central America and elsewhere fleeing violence and other challenges. That jump has overwhelmed federal agencies, and those seeking refuge often navigate the complicated process with little support. But in Sonora, there is now at least one place where those asylum seekers can take a deep breath.
March 11, 2020
Baby Sandbar Sharks Are Thriving In The Arizona Desert
The OdySea Aquarium is celebrating the rare birth of sandbar sharks at its facility near Scottsdale, and the attraction hopes to add even more baby sharks to their collection. The animals may be far from their ocean environment — but seem to be thriving and even breeding here in the desert.
March 11, 2020

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