KJZZ News

Wrong-way Arizona driver causes trouble in Oregon
An elderly Yuma driver disrupted traffic on an Oregon freeway for nearly half an hour Wednesday afternoon. Oregon State police say the motorist drove the wrong way on Hiway 97 north of Klamath Falls forcing more than a dozen cars off the road.
Sept. 20, 2013
Groups target the Latino vote through environmental issues
Outreach efforts to potential Latino voters now include a non-traditional theme, concern about the environment. Traditional messages aimed at Latinos have focused on immigration, education and the economy.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ tuition rates stay mainly flat
The Arizona Board of Regents has voted to keep tuition flat for many in-state undergrads at state universities. This is the first time since 1992 those students haven’t faced a tuition increase. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Auto glass legislation opens competition, but could cost jobs
Until a rock hits your windshield, auto glass is something most of you probably never worry about. But a bill pending at the state capitol could affect who repairs your windshield and how much it will cost you.
Sept. 20, 2013
Department of Education allegedly investigating Maricopa Community Colleges
The U.S. Education Department has requested information from the Maricopa County Community College District, and a civil rights organization says the District’s practices are under investigation. The Civil Rights Center is a Phoenix-based non-profit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Herb Paine: Deep in the heart of taxes
I put the finishing touches on my tax return.I did everything the law allows to minimize my tax liability. Herb Paine (Courtesy photo)Paradoxically, the system is designed for me to cut corners on my obligation to the country while my country desperately needs more of my money to finance the things we all need.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways makes deals with American Airlines unions
DALLAS (Associated Press) — Tempe-based US Airways has struck deals with unions at American Airlines to win their support for a possible merger with American, which has angered the unions by trying to cut jobs and labor costs while under bankruptcy protection.
Sept. 20, 2013
Study: Sentencing laws may have prevented a million crimes
A new report by a state prosecutors’ organization suggests truth-in-sentencing laws have prevented crime and saved taxpayer money.  But sentencing reform advocates say other factors have also played a role.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ram roundup expected to help wildlife after Wallow Fire
Arizona Game and Fish is working to reintroduce Rocky Mountain Big Horn rams to the herd after the Wallow Fire. A Rocky Mountain Big Horn ram was captured in November at the Freeport-McMoRan Mine in Morenci.
Sept. 20, 2013
Claudio Roditi talks horns
(Tempe, AZ) - Brazilian trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Claudio Roditi talks to Blaise about the difference between the horns and how his records developed. Hear how love at first sight influenced his career.
Sept. 20, 2013
Terry Ward
Terry Ward began working at KMCR (soon to become KJZZ) in 1985. As the midday disc jockey he gained experience doing on-air interviews with musicians such as Michael and Randy Brecker, Thad Jones, Jean Luc Ponty and James Moody.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tickling the Ivories with Renee Rosnes
(Tempe, AZ) - Jazz piano player, Renee Rosnes talks to KJZZ's Blaise Lantana about her career and home life. Hear how she started in the world of music and the downside to touring often. This interview is from 2012 and recorded on location at The Nash in downtown Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawyers challenge Arizonas sweep of mortgage settlement money
Arizona’s attorney general will likely face legal action over part of the state’s recently approved budget. Earlier this year, Arizona received a billion dollar settlement as part of a national suit against five major banks for improper mortgage practices.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona GOP to hold state convention Saturday
Arizona's Republican Party will hold its annual state convention this weekend. Party leaders will gather Saturday at Grand Canyon University. They'll select the delegates who will ultimately cast their vote for the Republican nominee for President at the National Convention later this year in Tampa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa courts university branches
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith explains why Mesa hopes to attract branches from universities across the country. Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed explains why partnerships between cities and university branches are beneficial.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale coucil to vote on raising taxes, fees
The Glendale City Council will vote Monday night on how to close a $35 million shortfall in next year’s budget. The city laid off 49 employees last week. Monday night the council will consider raising property, sales and hotel bed taxes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Comicon: A more intimate geek experience
Friday marks the 35th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie, which spawned a generation of sci-fi fans. In Phoenix more than 30,000 people are expected this weekend for the 10th annual Phoenix Comicon which brings together science fictions buffs and comic book fans.
Sept. 20, 2013
State of the Arizona job market
KJZZ reporters Devin Browne and Mark Brodie talk about their work covering Arizona’s job market, and ASU economist Lee McPheters talks about what needs to change in the job market to get Arizona on the economic upswing.
Sept. 20, 2013
June 2012 Enews - Youre Still the One
 Thanks to you, KJZZ has been leading the way as one of the top radio stations in the Valley and one of the top 10 public radio stations in the country-- and you’re the number one reason for that success.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County aims to improve strangulation investigations
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office wants to be able to better investigate strangulation attempts. It’s getting ready to roll out a program throughout the county to make it easier for investigators to collect evidence in those cases.
Sept. 20, 2013

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