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The Show takes a look at the 2023 Word of the Year from Merriam-Webster, which says Google searches of the word dramatically increased this year, apparently driven by debates over social media, identity and artificial intelligence.
Nov. 30, 2023
Joe Willie Smith being interviewed by The Show's Lauren Gilger inside his Phoenix art studio.
A new series called Staying Power looks at people who have made Arizona their home — like Joe Willie Smith. Smith has been a paid artist for nearly his entire life, from painting broken plates for his mother to sell, to doing graphic design for newspapers. When Smith moved to Phoenix, it was a very different place than the one we know today.
Nov. 30, 2023
Ander Monson, author of "Predator: A Memoir, A Movie, An Obsession."
The Show spoke with Ander Monson, who wrote a book all about the movie "Predator" and why he sees it as a "big dumb movie" but also holds some meaning.
Nov. 30, 2023
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The Show spoke with Mitch Allen, founder and head elf at, about the shortage of Santas this year.
Nov. 29, 2023
Evelia Davis
The Show spoke to Evelia Davis, who created the Diaspora Collective, a market, restaurant and bar in Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix
Nov. 29, 2023
The Festival of Tales at Paradise Valley Community College literacy via storytelling and cultural activities, bringing reading to life for all ages.
Nov. 28, 2023
Glendale city officials must appear in court on Dec. 4 to explain how a parking garage for an unfinished resort near State Farm Stadium wouldn’t break a deal between the city and the Arizona Cardinals over stadium parking.
Nov. 28, 2023
An upset man in front of a Christmas tree.
Philosopher Kaitlyn Creasy argues that you might have unconditional love in your life — and you can still feel lonely.
Nov. 28, 2023
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The Arizona Cardinals and the owner of State Farm Stadium want a judge to block Glendale from letting the developer of a nearby unfinished resort build a parking garage. A new lawsuit against the city says there’s a thread-the-needle construction timeline to avoid conflict with major sporting events.
Nov. 24, 2023
Mill Avenue downtown Tempe signpost map
The Fantasy of Lights Street Parade will close some streets in Tempe tonight (Nov. 24), including Mill Avenue between University Drive and Rio Salado Parkway.
Nov. 24, 2023
The City Parks Arts and Crafts Fair has been running for the last 40 years and includes woodworkers, jewelers, potters and photographers from Tucson, Phoenix and around the Southwest.
Nov. 23, 2023
Five people in red uniforms and instruments pose
Five educators from Centennial High School and Peoria High School are marching alongside Snoopy and Santa Claus at the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Nov. 22, 2023
Market research firm Technomic said fewer consumers will order ready-made Thanksgiving meals and sides, but local demand remains strong.
Nov. 21, 2023
Don Flemons
The Show spoke with Don Flemons, an American folk artist, about his new series on Curiosity Stream looking at the real, diverse history of the Wild West.
Nov. 21, 2023
Gary Martelli
The Show spoke with the Phoenix Airport Museum Director Gary Martelli about art and exhibits at Sky Harbor International Airport.
Nov. 21, 2023
Thanksgiving turkey meal
The Show spoke with Amanda Kehrberg, PhD student at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, about some pop culture topics to include in Thanksgiving conversation.
Nov. 20, 2023
Arizona Heritage Center
The Arizona Historical Society has temporarily closed its Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe and its Arizona History Museum in Tucson.
Nov. 19, 2023
People on the ski lift
The Flagstaff-area ski resort opened for the season on Friday, Nov. 17, thanks to snow-making machines amid temperature approaching 60 degrees and rain in the area. Snowbowl’s trails are open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nov. 17, 2023
The Show spoke with M.V. Moorhead, longtime movie critic in the Valley, about some of his favorite, Oscar-worthy movies to see.
Nov. 15, 2023
Cars on road
More Arizonans are expected to travel over Thanksgiving weekend compared to last year.
Nov. 14, 2023


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