Aug. 9, 2011
Relief from No Child Left Behind
The Obama administration proposes fixing No Child Left Behind by letting states apply for waivers from certain NCLB provisions.  In exchange, states must agree to establish new college and career-ready standards, ways to train more teachers and principals, and to use a data system that provides more flexible and targeted accountability.
Aug. 8, 2011
Pela Review: "Baby: The Musical"
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of "Baby: The Musical" which runs through August 14th.Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Aug. 7, 2011
AZ StoryCorps: Haunting Moment
Michael Nazario talks to his friend Susan Haslett about a moment that nearly changed his way of life and continues to haunt him.  StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Aug. 7, 2011
Regina Revazova
Born and raised in small mining town in Siberia, a place where professional journalism opportunities are slim, Regina Revazova moved to Russia’s Caucasus to study journalism at the age of 17.
Aug. 6, 2011
Elvis Opens at the MIM
An exhibit highlighting Elvis Presley opens Saturday morning at the Musical Instrument Museum in Northeast Phoenix.  As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports, the display pays tribute to the King of Rock and Roll.
Aug. 5, 2011
The Decline In Rural Healthcare
Lynda Bergsma, director of the State Office of Rural Health program at the University of Arizona, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the decline in rural healthcare and the effects on Arizona residents.
Aug. 3, 2011
Economic experts Grady Gammage and Alan Maguire join host Steve Goldstein to talk about Arizona's road to economic recovery, and the changes it's seen over the years.Grady Gammage is an academic and attorney at the law firm Gammage and Burnham.
Aug. 3, 2011
Analyzing The Race for Phoenix Mayor
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Arizona Republic reporter Lynh Bui about issues that affect citizens in the race for Phoenix mayor.
Aug. 3, 2011
Back to School Can Mean Stress for Valley Students
  Students across the Valley are getting ready to head back to school, in some cases they're already back behind their desks. And, the return to the classroom can present some pretty harsh realities.
Aug. 3, 2011
Life after Losing Medicaid Coverage
A follow up to a story KJZZ first brought you Friday.  A Glendale couple is among 57-hundred Arizonans who are losing Medicaid coverage due to state budget cuts.  KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson tagged along as Bill and June Nelson tried to re-enroll in a program that helps cover medical expenses for people with catastrophic or chronic health conditions.
Aug. 1, 2011
AZ StoryCorps:  Dreams Realized
   Jose Luis Leal and his friend and mentor Chris Williams retrace Jose's journey from poverty and despair to college with a promising future.StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Jul. 31, 2011
Few options for Glendale Couple losing state Medicaid Insurance
For a Glendale couple, losing their state Medicaid insurance Monday is a matter of life or death.  They are among 57-hundred Arizonans with catastrophic or chronic medical conditions that the state helped cover.
Jul. 28, 2011
Laurie Notaro Brings Humor to Valley
KJZZ's Bri Valdivia sits down with Notaro for a brief interview about starting her writing career in Phoenix. Notaro will be at Changing Hands Bokstore for a book signing and reading Thursday, July 28th at 7pm.
Jul. 28, 2011
Preview:  Life after Deportation
The Department of Homeland Security has been flying illegal immigrants caught in this country back to their homelands for years. In the last few years that program has been stepped up.  Many of the flights go to Mexico, the number one spot illegal immigrants come from, but KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd is just back from a flight taking immigrants to Guatemala, the country with the second-most illegal immigrants.
Jul. 28, 2011
Phoenix Mayoral Candidates Address The Issues
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Anna Brennan, Wes Gullett, Claude Mattox, Peggy Neely, Greg Stanton, and Jennifer Wright about their visions for Phoenix's future...and their plans to address the city's current issues.
Jul. 27, 2011
AZ StoryCorps: Raising Robert
Jacqueline LaPat talks to her daughter Lori LaPat Polasko and granddaughter Alexandrea Polasko about raising her son Robert, the challenges they faced with his Asperger's syndrome and a special moment that still fills her heart with joy.
Jul. 24, 2011
July 24, 2011 -- It's been awhile since we've heard about Sophie, the daughter of KJZZ Commentator, Amy Silverman.  Sophie is now eight years old and entering the third grade. She has Down syndrome.
Jul. 22, 2011
Pela Review: Desert Stages "Hairspray: The Musical"
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Desert Stages Theatre's production of Hairspray: The Musical which runs through August 7th. Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Jul. 22, 2011