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Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury
Candace Parker returned home to bring Chicago a championship. She did just that leading the Sky to the franchise’s first title. Chicago beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 on Sunday in Game 4.
Oct. 17, 2021
Scary Arizona state Senator Wendy Rogers
The latest edition of Phoenix magazine offers a lighthearted look at what it’s calling, "Monster Mash: Arizona’s Scariest People."
Oct. 15, 2021
Arizona Cardinals training facility
The Arizona Cardinals have acquired three-time Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Oct. 15, 2021
Tempe Diablo Stadium
The Tempe City Council is scheduled to hold its first public hearing Thursday night on a new ballpark lease for longtime Cactus League tenant the Los Angeles Angels. Final approval by the council in November would commit the city to spending about $41 million on renovating Diablo Stadium.
Oct. 14, 2021
Arizona Coyotes Colorado Avalanche
The National Hockey League’s 2021-22 season got underway this week with teams playing in nearly every part of the U.S. and Canada — from here in the Valley to the Arizona Coyotes’ former home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. But the NHL has only a limited connection to Mexico, even as the league tries to be more inclusive and expand its fan base.
Oct. 14, 2021
Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury
Brittney Griner dunked while scoring 29 points, Diana Taurasi had eight of her 20 points in overtime and the Phoenix Mercury evened the WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win over the Chicago Sky in Game 2.
Oct. 13, 2021
Tesoro short film
Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra is a senior at the University of Arizona, and her capstone project was a film called "Tesoro." It was meant to tell a simple love story about someone who looked like her. And now, it has been selected for inclusion in nine film festivals.
Oct. 13, 2021
Jerry Colangelo
On Oct. 13, the Integrity Summit will mark its 10th year of honoring integrity in the community and in business here in Arizona.
Oct. 12, 2021
Reservation Dogs
Hulu’s new comedy "Reservation Dogs" follows four teens from Oklahoma who dream of moving to California. It’s being heralded as funny, poignant, self-assured and ground-breaking. And nearly the whole cast — and much of the team behind the lens — is Indigenous.
Oct. 12, 2021
Eunique Yazzie and Melody Lewis chose Indigenous Peoples Day as the grand opening of Cahokia PHX on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. It's the nation’s first Indigenous women-led art and social tech space.
Oct. 11, 2021
Phoenix Mercury players Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi
The Mercury played without guards Kia Nurse and Sophie Cunningham. They also had a short turnaround after clinching the semifinals Friday in Las Vegas while the Sky had three days off. Veteran Candace Parker and the Chicago Sky took over, beating Phoenix 91-77.
Oct. 11, 2021
Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked: What are the mask and vaccination requirements for Phoenix cultural institutions like the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Art Museum?
Oct. 10, 2021
On this first October offering of “Word,” wanderlust is our theme. We explore what Valley teacher and writer Marla-Tiye Vieira, southern New Mexico scholar, fiction writer and poet Ana Castillo, as well as longtime producer of Anthony Bourdain’s TV shows, Tom Vitale, have to contribute to our itinerary.
Oct. 10, 2021
Tempe City Hall
The Tempe City Council is loosening requirements to attend concerts at the Tempe Center for the Arts and large outdoor events.
Oct. 8, 2021
Šime Košta
The Phoenix Theatre Company is bringing "The Rocky Horror Show" to the stage this week. And playing the eccentric role of mad scientist Frank N. Furter is Šime Košta, former member of the first non-Korean K-pop band, EXP EDITION.
Oct. 8, 2021
 Max Chafkin
In the new biography, "The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power," Max Chafkin explores Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel’s formative years, unique personality and ties to politics.
Oct. 8, 2021
William Shakespeare’s impact on literature, theater and the arts has been felt for centuries, and his influence continues today. But there are worries that holding fast to Shakespeare’s original language — among other things — is alienating to a younger, more diverse population.
Oct. 7, 2021
person watching tv
Have you ever noticed that when you’re watching a show or a movie, there are often other films or shows sort of written into them? Recollecting all these shows can be a movie trivia rabbit hole. That’s exactly what local web developer Lynn Fisher realized recently and why she created her new site — Nestflix.
Oct. 7, 2021
El Capitan at Yosemite National Park
Mark Synnott has seemingly climbed all the highest mountains, but recently he’s modified his approach as he started working with National Geographic. Now he’s more of a reporter and less of an adventurer. The Show spoke with him and asked when his love of climbing began.
Oct. 6, 2021
Alice cooper
Last month, rocker Alice Cooper was in Michigan for the dedication of a street named in his honor, appropriately located by Detroit’s Eloise Psychiatric Hospital. A duplicate of the street sign will be sent to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland as part of a new exhibit of Alice Cooper memorabilia.
Oct. 6, 2021

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