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Applications are open for the Mesa Business Builder Small Business Assistance Program, which provides education, training and one-on-one consulting at no cost.
Jul. 14, 2023
An event at Phoenix's Hance Park
The more than 20 large events each year in the park restrict access and reduce revenue, organization leaders tell a Phoenix City Council subcommittee.
Jul. 12, 2023
Natural Gas Stove Burner
The Show spoke with Christopher Kimball, founder of Milk Street and host of Milk Street Radio, about why chefs love to cook on gas stoves amid government moves to regulate them.
Jul. 12, 2023
Cup of asparagus ice cream.
The Show spoke with Helen Yung, co-owner of Sweet Republic, about a new ice cream flavor available for a limited time.
Jul. 11, 2023
Maricopa County seal
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Monday unanimously approved a new $4.35 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Jun. 26, 2023
Cindy McCain
Earlier this year the United Nations appointed Cindy McCain to be the executive director of the World Food Programme.
Jun. 26, 2023
Stairs leading to convention center south building
After gathering public input and studying the market, the Phoenix Convention Center has a plan to expand.
Jun. 22, 2023
Laura Tilman, author of "The Migrant Chef: The Life and Times of Lalo García."
The Show spoke with Laura Tillman about her biography "The Migrant Chef: The Life and Times of Lalo Garcia," a chef from Mexico who began his culinary journey as a migrant worker.
Jun. 20, 2023
Many older adults are struggling with food insecurity or just loneliness. A new senior center in the West Valley that aims to make life a little easier.
Jun. 19, 2023
Desert Botanical Garden 1
Prior to the formal holiday on Monday, the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is hosting the Juneteenth Evening Festival on June 16 from 6-9 p.m.
Jun. 13, 2023
A sign on a Phoenix restaurant advertises open positions
Bar and restaurant revenue in Arizona is up significantly from pre-pandemic levels — but hiring and retaining enough workers is still a challenge, according to Steve Chucri, CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association.
Jun. 9, 2023
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A few years ago, Megan Thee Stallion ushered in the “Hot Girl Summer," which was followed by a slew of TikTok spinoffs. And there was, of course, the mostly unfulfilled “hot vax summer” of 2021. The Show spoke with Craig Outhier, editor of Phoenix Magazine, on what the theme of the summer could be.
Jun. 7, 2023
Jalapeno peppers
A recent article in the Dallas-based “D” Magazine addressed the gradual “de-heating” of jalapeno peppers in recent years. This phenomenon did not go unacknowledged by The Show staff, so The Show invited ASU prof Ken Sweat to talk about it.
Jun. 1, 2023
Starbucks cup mug in Phoenix backyard
Workers at a Starbucks location in Gilbert filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to unionize with Starbucks Workers United this week.
May. 31, 2023
Alhambra Elementary School District office
The The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) begins May 30th at some district locations through most of June, and one school for a portion of July.
May. 29, 2023
The Show spoke with Lizzie Post, co-president of the Emily Post Institute, who said that there's good and bad to the new way tipping is presented.
May. 26, 2023
person barrel racing at rodeo
The Apache Junction rodeo grounds will soon have a new owner. The city is buying the 20-acre site from the federal Bureau of Land Management.
May. 25, 2023
The Tin Top Bar and Grill in Tonopah was destroyed by fire
A small community west of Phoenix experienced a big loss this week. On Tuesday night, flames engulfed one of Tonopah’s only community gathering places. Firefighters received the call that the Tin Top Bar and Grill was on fire at around midnight.
May. 19, 2023
The Miller’s Daughter Emma Zimmerman
Emma Zimmerman was working on getting a doctoral degree at McGill University in 2009 when her dad, Jeff, had a crazy idea: to reopen Tempe’s historic Hayden Flour Mills. It started as something of a hobby, but, soon enough, it turned into much more.
May. 18, 2023
Phoenix City Council chambers
As Arizona lawmakers take a monthlong break, Phoenix leaders are moving forward on a budget with some uncertainty.
May. 16, 2023


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