KJZZ News

Border Technology Contracts Take New Approach
In the coming months, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts will be finalized for new surveillance technology along the Southwest border. The federal government is taking a new approach to awarding these contracts in an effort to avoid past mistakes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Suns Are The Least Watchable Team In The NBA, According To USA Today
The Phoenix Suns will start training camp later this month in Flagstaff, fresh from the second-worst season in franchise history. Last week, the team cut ties with forward Michael Beasley, an underachieving forward who had been in contact with law enforcement multiple times in his one season with the Suns.
Sept. 20, 2013
99-Year-Old Arizona Music Icon Shares His Memories
A 99-year-old Arizona music icon will have his work celebrated and performed at the Musical Instrument Museum this weekend. A look at the career and impact of the man known as “Chapito.” This is Pachanga, a song performed by Chapito Chavarria and his band at clubs, weddings, quincenieras and dances throughout Arizona during the '50s, '60s and '70s.
Sept. 20, 2013
3 Arizona-Run Power Plants Are Among 50 Dirtiest In The Nation
According to a new report by an environmental advocacy group, the Navajo Generating Station, the Four Corners Power Plant, and the Springerville Generating Station were ranked 10th, 15th and 34th dirtiest in the country for 2011.
Sept. 20, 2013
Immigration Reform Activists Plan Phoenix March For Oct. 5
Immigration reform activists are planning a mass demonstration next month here in Phoenix.  Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox says the 11 million de-facto citizens living in America need to be recognized through passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: Ben Quayle
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to congressman Ben Quayle, representative for Arizona's third congressional district, about America's financial problems...and the ongoing debate between Congress and President Obama on how to prevent the country from defaulting on its loans.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Sisters Mary & Joan
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, sisters Mary Juergens and Joan Saunders reminisce about growing up in a family with nine girls and finding strength in numbers when it came time to care for their ailing father.
Sept. 20, 2013
Harry Potter Mania in Valley Theatres
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert sat down with Harkin Theatre's Brian Laurel with all the excitement surrounding this last film in the Harry Potter Series.
Sept. 20, 2013
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASUs Littlest Co-Ed
May 19, 2006 -- KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman brings us this essay about her daughter Sophie, and Silverman's understanding of her daughter's development.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jon Talton Says Phoenix Needs a Call to Action
Rogue Columnist and Phoenix native Jon Talton tells Steve Goldstein why the city needs a different brand of leadership from the next Mayor.
Sept. 20, 2013
Does Longer School Year Improve Results?
A Phoenix school district serving low-income students has seen some success by lengthening its school year by 20 days.  But, an education expert says that alone isn’t enough.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama Job Speech May Help AZ Homeowners
   KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan about the impact of the President Obama's Jobs speech on Arizona homeowners.
Sept. 20, 2013
Politics In Arizona & Redistricting Controversy
Bobb Robb of the Arizona Republic and Bob Grossfeld of the Arizona Guardian join Steve Goldstein to talk about the controversy over Arizona's redistricting process this year. They discuss whether something is wrong with the process.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cortez staying on the ballot in recall election
A judge is allowing a Mesa woman to remain on the ballot in the recall election of Senate President Russell Pearce.  That, despite ruling the candidacy of Olivia Cortes is an orchestrated attempt by the East Valley Tea Party to keep Pearce in office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gullett and Stanton ? Race for Phoenix Mayor
Phoenix mayoral candidates Greg Stanton and Wes Gullett sit down with Here and Now host Steve Goldstein to talk about their plans for Phoenix. Gullett and Stanton also answer listener questions and comments about the issues most important to Phoenix residents.
Sept. 20, 2013
How Are Classrooms in the Southwest Changing?
The demographics of the United States are changing rapidly, and the demographics of schools are in flux. We want to hear from you: how are classrooms in the Southwest changing?
Sept. 20, 2013
Immigration and Tea Party Impact of Pearce Loss
The architect of Arizona’s controversial immigration law is out.  Russell Pearce is the first lawmaker in state history to lose his seat in a recall election.  It was a dramatic fall for a tough-talking Tea Party favorite who became one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
Forest officials are encouraging Arizona residents to drive to the White Mountains for a Christmas tree.  The White Mountains is the the same area where the Wallow Fire burned more than five-hundred thousand acres this summer and now it's sprawling with trees for the holidays.
Sept. 20, 2013
What are your favorite holiday traditions?
Whether they're unique or ordinary, uncommon or commonplace, we'd like to hear about your favorite holiday traditions!
Sept. 20, 2013

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