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The Arizona Coyotes have chosen a company that also belongs to the owner of the same National Hockey League franchise to run an online sportsbook. The SaharaBets platform is scheduled to go live on Jan. 12.
Jan. 5, 2022
Fairy Bones December 18, 2021
2021 saw museums and concert venues reopening. The Show spoke with local arts and culture writer Amy Young to learn about last year's art and music highlights.
Jan. 5, 2022
Eva Holland ice climb
Why are we afraid of the things we’re afraid of, and what are some ways we can avoid having those fears consume our lives? Freelance writer Eva Holland explores those and other questions in her book, “Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear.”
Jan. 4, 2022
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Arizonans bet nearly $780 million in the first two months that the state allowed gambling on sporting events. But all that wagering, pushed by Gov. Doug Ducey, translated to just slightly more than $1 million in state revenues.
Jan. 4, 2022
Julia Georgallis How to Eat Your Christmas Tree
Lots of cities across the Valley offer tree recycling services, but Julia Georgallis says you can re-use parts of your tree without leaving your house. In fact, she says, they can be a part of your next meal or happy hour.
Jan. 3, 2022
Outlawed by Anna North and Mona by Pola Oloixarac
Literary Hub recently released their list of the 101 Best Book Covers of 2021. To learn about what's behind the trends, The Show spoke with Brad Jones, a graphic designer with Studio 5 Eleven in Scottsdale.
Jan. 3, 2022
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There was no shortage of books that came out in 2021 of all genres. The Show spoke with critic Mark Athitakis about some of his favorites from 2021. The Chandler-based book critic has written for several national publications, and his top-five list was recently published in the LA Times.
Dec. 31, 2021
Hotel room
The travel and hospitality industries are still working their way back to pre-virus levels, including trying to lure more workers who are available to serve the visitors who are returning to their hotels and restaurants. Robert Cannon, assistant professor in NAU's Franke College of Business, joined he Show to talk about that industry’s current condition.
Dec. 30, 2021
Chris Paul, Kyler Murray, Herm Edwards and Diana Taurasi
There aren’t many major metropolitan areas of the U.S. with a team in each of what are considered the four major sports — baseball, basketball, football and hockey. Phoenix is one of them.
Dec. 30, 2021
Andi Berlin and Louis Farber.
This year year of ups and downs for lots of industries — especially those that require people to gather, to experience something together. And that’s where The Show's next end-of-year roundtable comes in.
Dec. 30, 2021
Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Cheryl Boone Isaacs is founding director of the Sidney Poitier New American Film School. She has taught at other universities as well, and served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — becoming just the third woman and first Black person to hold that position.
Dec. 29, 2021
Yvonne Freese MST3K
"Mystery Science Theater 3000" (MST3K) will be coming to Mesa Dec. 29. The Show spoke with MST3K actor and comedian Yvonne Freese about the live performance and MST3K's premise.
Dec. 28, 2021
Funny Thing About Love movie
The new Thanksgiving movie, “Funny Thing About Love” wasn’t actually filmed in November. But January in the Valley looks pretty close. The rom-com was filmed in Gilbert last winter — at the height of the pandemic — in just 12 days.
Dec. 28, 2021
people lay their hands on a casket during a funeral
Historians believe that obituaries were first published in ancient Rome and that they became a regular part of publications in the mid-1800s. The form has changed dramatically since then, but its purpose hasn’t — to inform the public about someone’s death
Dec. 28, 2021
Wayne Thiebaud Four Ice Cream Cones
Artist Wayne Thiebaud, whose luscious, colorful paintings of cakes and San Francisco cityscapes combined sensuousness, nostalgia and a hint of melancholy, has died. He was 101. Thiebaud was born in Mesa, Arizona, in 1920 and grew up in Sacramento, California.
Dec. 27, 2021
Arizona Cardinals training facility
The Arizona Cardinals have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2015, but not by beating the Indianapolis Colts on Christmas Day.
Dec. 27, 2021
Chris Paul Phoenix Suns
Christmas Day is a boon for sports fans in the Metro region as the Phoenix Suns host the Golden State Warriors this afternoon.
Dec. 25, 2021
pick and holler at the desert botanical garden
All week we’ll be taking The Show out with a taste of Arizona’s music scene — Christmas style. Today, Pick and Holler wrap up our week of holiday music.
Dec. 23, 2021
Buckhorn Baths in Mesa
The Buckhorn Baths were sold earlier this year, and the new owner plans to build townhomes on the site as well as refurbish the baths themselves, among other projects.
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Dec. 23, 2021
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Many nonprofits have been looking for new leadership to help take them into a more successful future. One of those is Arizona Citizens for the Arts, which named its new head earlier this month.
Dec. 23, 2021


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