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New App Connects Users To Native Businesses
A new app connects Native-owned businesses with consumers. Users can search by location, item or business name. The app features more than 500 (mostly Navajo) Native-made goods and services — everything from jewelry and tour guides to public relations firms and mechanics.
Jan. 7, 2020
Why U-Hauls Nicotine Policy Is Legal — But Potentially Not Practical
Phoenix-based U-Haul is pledging not to interview or hire people who use nicotine. Alejandro Perez, a labor attorney and partner with the law firm of Jaburg, joined The Show to answer questions about the legalities of a hiring policy.
Jan. 7, 2020
Painter Paige Poppe
You’ve probably seen Paige Poppe's work in local boutiques or at an especially eye-catching booth at your neighborhood farmers’ market. Her vibrant watercolor designs have jumped from the canvas to a variety of mediums — greeting cards, jewelry, the walls of buildings.
Jan. 7, 2020
What Life Is Like For A Child Genius
What happens to child prodigies when they get to college and face the pressures and expectations that affect students in their late teens and 20s? David Henry Feldman, a professor in Tufts University’s Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, joined The Show to talk about life for a child genius.
Jan. 7, 2020
Arizona School Boards Association Executive Director Talks Goals
When Arizona lawmakers convene their 2020 session next week, education is again primed to be a key policy area. And, one of the groups that’s been at the center of those discussions has a new leader as of the new year. Sheila Harrison-Williams has taken over as executive director of the Arizona School Boards Association, replacing Timothy Ogle.
Jan. 7, 2020
Vice Admiral: We Should Be Fairly Nervous About Vulnerabilities Of The Grid
There have been efforts in Arizona and elsewhere to increase the use of renewable energy for several years now. Some experts have also been trying to raise the alarm about vulnerabilities in our energy grid. Vice Admiral Lee Gunn says it’s possible to tackle both problems at once.
Jan. 7, 2020
Science Fiction Writer Explores Artificial Intelligence And Religion
Artificial intelligence has already arrived when it comes to advanced technology, with millions of Americans already worried to some extent that their jobs are in danger. Andrew Hudson, a speculative science fiction writer and graduate researcher at Arizona State University, recently wrote a short story about AI and religion. It’s called "A Priest, A Rabbi and a Robot Walk Into a Bar."
Jan. 7, 2020
Why One Medical Marijuana Company Is Leaving AZ
Los Angeles-based MedMen made a big splash when it entered the Arizona market, and it contributed extensively to efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona. But last month, MedMen announced it was unloading its Arizona holdings and leaving the state altogether.
Jan. 7, 2020
AZ Education Is Falling Short On Its Progress Meter Goals
In 2016, Arizona education advocates set out to meet a set of ambitious educational goals to reach by 2030. The Education Progress Meter set expectations for the state’s students in terms of math and reading proficiency, high school graduation and post-high school educational attainment.
Jan. 7, 2020
The Takeaway: Are the Iranian People United Behind Their Government?
While Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress seem as divided as ever, the media portrayal of Iran shows the country united behind its government. But just how accurate is that viewpoint?
Jan. 7, 2020
Phoenix Police: 2 Officers Return Fire, Fatally Shoot Man
Two Phoenix police officers fatally shot a man who allegedly fired first at one officer, who was struck in the chest but not seriously injured because his vest and radio stopped the bullet, a Police Department spokeswoman said.
Jan. 7, 2020
No Better Pleasure For Phoenix Tailors Than Suits Made From Scratch
The men’s fashion industry is undergoing significant change. Athletic brands and casual wear are driving most of the growth in the nearly $90 billion U.S. market. But one shop in Phoenix is betting on its niche market.
Jan. 7, 2020
Report: More Than 60,000 Missing In Mexico
While Sonora has a relatively small portion of those officially missing, over 10 percent of mass graves found in the country over roughly the last year were in the state.
Jan. 6, 2020
Groups Settle Suit With AZ Over Voter Address Updates
A lawsuit alleging the state of Arizona failed to update voter registration addresses for certain people ended with a settlement Monday.
Jan. 6, 2020
Family Traveling From U.S. Attacked Near Mexico Border
Many travelers drove back from Mexico last weekend as the holiday season came to an end. But one family was unable to make it back, after being attacked a few miles from the U.S. border.
Jan. 6, 2020
Fear Steps In The Way Of Mexico’s Hunt For Human Traffickers
Mexican authorities have been grappling with their own immigration issues, including trying to stop humans from being smuggled into their country. It’s a problem that statistics may not be able to capture.
Jan. 6, 2020
County May Issue Written Opinion On Petersen Appeal
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors may give a more formal explanation of its vote to keep in place the suspension of Paul Petersen.
Jan. 6, 2020
Sustainable Products Hot At Consumer Electronics Show
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas starts Tuesday. Hot this year are products that focus on sustainability. Circularise, an information technology company out of Holland, is creating digital versions of plastic materials that manufacturers can then use to share details on products.
Jan. 6, 2020
Gosar Tweets Manipulated Photo Of Obama
An Arizona congressman has tweeted out what appears to be a manipulated image of former President Barack Obama and Iran’s President. But that fake photo has been around since 2015.
Jan. 6, 2020
How Was South Mountain Freeway On Its First Day?
Monday was the first full day of morning traffic for the new Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. The final stretch of the freeway opened right before the holidays.
Jan. 6, 2020

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