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The Balance Between Social Distancing And Time Outside
As we’re all being asked to stay away from others, the outdoors seem like one of the best places to go – unless everyone else has that same thought at the same time. So, how can we strike that balance between getting outside and keeping everyone who works and loves these places safe?
April 1, 2020
AZ School Board Member Fears Closures Could Set K-3 Students Back
Arizona students will not return to class before the end of the school year, and the Legislature has directed public schools to offer some kind of learning opportunities in the meantime. But Board Member Armando Ruiz was concerned about what effect losing one-third of traditional instruction time would have on some of Arizona students from underprivileged communities.
April 1, 2020
Ancient Ancestors Had Slow-Growing But Apelike Brains
Anthropologists have long debated whether evolutionary changes that led to the modern human brain began with the Homo branch of the family tree or in much earlier ancestors like “Lucy.” A new study offers fresh clues.
April 1, 2020
Federal Government Closes Grand Canyon National Park
The federal government announced Wednesday the immediate closure of Grand Canyon National Park to keep visitors and workers safe from COVID-19. On March 18, more than two weeks after the first case was reported in the U.S., Interior Secretary David Bernhardt encouraged people to visit national parks and waived all entrance fees.
April 1, 2020
UAs Dr. Germ: How Coronavirus Spreads And How You Can Prevent It
We know that washing our hands is worth it right now and that it's the best way to kill the COVID-19 virus, but what about all of the other things we’ve been doing to try to make sure we don’t contract this virus?
April 1, 2020
Governor Will Not Release Inmates From Prisons To Mitigate Virus Risk
The health care contractor for the Arizona Department of Corrections has identified approximately 6,600 inmates in state prisons at high risk for contracting the coronavirus, based on their age and underlying medical conditions. But on Tuesday, a spokesperson for Gov. Doug Ducey, Patrick Ptak, said Ducey will not be releasing any inmates to mitigate the spread of the virus.
April 1, 2020
Arizona Small Restaurants To Ducey: We Need Your Help
The Arizona Small Restaurant Coalition says it needs Gov. Ducey’s help to try to save their businesses. The rent came due April 1, and too many restaurants can’t cover it. Chef Danielle Leoni, who co-owns the Breadfruit and Rum Bar, said the future of Arizona’s small business community is at risk.

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April 1, 2020
Complicated Mortgages Put Hotels In Financial Danger
Hotel owners are asking for federal help as most hotel rooms in the Valley sit empty. But there’s a complication. Hotel owners in the Valley owe more than $2 billion to lenders through a mortgage that will require special action.
April 1, 2020
Crossings Plummet At AZ Ports After Pandemic Restrictions
Crossings at Arizona border ports are down sharply since restrictions went into place last month in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
April 1, 2020
Sonora Asks Med Students To Join Coronavirus Fight
Sonora, the Mexican state bordering Arizona, is calling for medical students and others to join the pandemic fight. Sonoran Health Secretary Enrique Clausen said the invitation is open for students in their fourth semesters or beyond.
April 1, 2020
Women Of The West: Refugio Barth Landavazo
Arizona boasts many women who have made history both in the state and on the national stage. We all know the impact that Sandra Day O'Connor and Rose Mofford had, but in The Show's Women of the West series, we highlight some of the lesser-known women whose stories shaped our state's history. Meet Refugio Barth Landavazo.
April 1, 2020
Arizona Affordable Care Act Enrollment Extension Denied
About 680,000 Arizonans do not have health insurance. Gov. Doug Ducey tried to mitigate the back-end costs of treating COVID-19 patients by requesting an extension to the Affordable Care Act’s 2020 enrollment.
April 1, 2020
Brnovich Talks Coronavirus Enforcement, Privacy
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has issued an opinion laying out what local authorities can do to enforce Gov. Doug Ducey's stay-at-home order. He also outlined what information can be shared about COVID-19 patients.
April 1, 2020
High School Teacher, Student Share Experience With Online Classes
The Show caught up with one first-year teacher to see how it’s going with his high school students. The Show also talked to a high school senior who is not only adjusting to life with online classes, but who is missing out on so many of the experiences that were supposed to make this year memorable.
April 1, 2020
Book Recreates Recreates Historic Arizona Landscape Photos
There are a number of “then and now" kinds of books, where old photos of Phoenix or another Valley city are compared to modern-day ones. But Bill Wyckoff has a different take on the genre. In his new book, Wyckoff not only recreates old photos of some urban areas, but also rural ones.
April 1, 2020
‘Remain In Mexico’ Hearings, Visa Interviews Further Delayed
After President Trump acknowledged that the country won’t return to normal by Easter, Homeland Security announced it would further delay hearings for asylum seekers waiting in Mexico under the “Remain In Mexico” program, and extend closures of visa offices across the country.
April 1, 2020
How Officers Protect And Serve During Coronavirus
The coronavirus has created a new reality for law enforcement. Sworn to “protect and serve,” officers must now protect themselves in ways they never trained for, all while still protecting the citizens and communities they serve.
April 1, 2020
How Teachers, Students Are Tackling Transition To Online Classes
Kindergarten through 12th grade students have been stuck at home the past two weeks after in-person classes were postponed and then canceled for the rest of the semester. But many returned to their studies this week from home. But the transition hasn’t been easy for teachers, students and parents.
April 1, 2020
How Will Coronavirus Impact Current High School Students?
The Arizona Board of Education approved an emergency rule Tuesday saying school districts and charter schools could not prevent high school seniors from graduating simply because the state has shut down schools for the rest of this school year. But there are still lots of questions.
April 1, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: Why It’s So Hard Not To Touch Your Face
On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology behind why it’s so hard not to touch your face.
April 1, 2020

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