KJZZ News

Thomas rails against corrupt judiciary in disputing disbarment
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says it was a political witch hunt that led to his disbarment. He held a press conference Wednesday to defend himself against the state bar’s decision to take away his license to practice law.
Sept. 20, 2013
What Is It Like to Live in Your Town - Tell Your Story
KJZZ’s Fronteras: The Changing America Desk Wants to Know What it’s Like to Live in Your Town Does your community make you feel safe and included or scared and marginalized? The Fronteras: Changing America Desk is collaborating with Not in Our Town—a documentary producer that profiles people who have developed creative anti-hate crime programs— to gauge how hate is affecting communities throughout the Southwest.
Sept. 20, 2013
Candidates running against Arpaio are in full campaign mode
From the KJZZ newsroom, I’m Devin Browne. Two of the four candidates for Sheriff in Maricopa County campaigned Thursday night at an event sponsored by the Phoenix Quaker Meeting House and the Catholic Apostolic Church of Jerusalem.
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
Financial services industry looking for diverse hiring pool
Minorities are underrepresented in the financial services industry. A study by Howard University showed that only 1 percent of public accounting partners are African American and only 3 percent of Chief Financial Officers of Fortune 500 companies are minorities.
Sept. 20, 2013
Less snowfall leads to little water run-off
This past winter may not have been the driest in Valley history but it was in the top twenty. Salt River Project says the La Niña weather pattern meant little snowfall in the mountains and light runoff for the lakes and rivers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Supreme Court rejects part of Arizonas SB 1070
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward on checking the status of suspects who might appear to be in the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Discussion of the Supreme Courts decision to uphold healthcare act
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act. The court upheld the act by a 5-4 decision, with Chief Justice Roberts writing the majority opinion. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Pete Wertheim of the Arizona Hospital Association about the ruling.
Sept. 20, 2013

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