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Matt Damon DunKings Super Bowl commercial
The Show spoke with Tim Riester, founder and CEO of the firm Riester, about the best and less successful Super Bowl ads.
Feb. 12, 2024
Copper and other minerals like it are used in everything from motors and cellphones to solar fields and electric vehicles. Now, domestic production is ramping up in an effort the Biden administration says will help meet green energy goals.
‘March to Oak Flat’ is still trekking along a decade later
Feb. 9, 2024
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix is offering financial help to qualifying vacant retail and commercial properties.
Feb. 8, 2024
Carhartt logo on vest
The Show spoke with Dennita Sewell, director of the Arizona State University FIDM Fashion Program, about the "trickle up" fashion trend of workwear.
Feb. 8, 2024
Initial drawings for the building planned near Bell and Dysart roads
The Surprise Planning and Zoning Commission last week approved a conditional-use permit for a new marijuana dispensary planned for Bell and Dysart roads.
Feb. 6, 2024
man riding scooter
Electric scooters will soon be available to rent 24 hours a day in downtown Phoenix as part of a test requested by vendors Lime and Spin.
Feb. 6, 2024
Feet on pedal on bicycle
Laura Pastor wants to make traditional pedal bicycles more accessible downtown, but there could be financial challenges. And a report from city staff says e-bikes are used more often.
Feb. 6, 2024
The Arizona Coyotes play the Pittsburgh Penguin
The Show spoke with Craig Morgan, who covers the Arizona Coyotes for PHNX Sports, about what's happening with a potential plan for the team to buy land in north Phoenix for a new arena.
Feb. 6, 2024
Wall of patches at Phoenix Lettering.
The Show spoke with Sue Castelletti of Phoenix Lettering for a new installment of the series Made in Arizona.
Feb. 6, 2024
auction gavel and sold cards
The Show spoke with Billy Ferguson, a Ph.D. student in economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, about a paper he wrote with his advisor that suggests water could be auctioned off in a manner similar to a radio spectrum auction.
Feb. 6, 2024
Juan Ciscomani
An effort funded through the American Rescue Plan to expand the federal Child Tax Credit expired in 2022. A more modest, but similar proposal that some lawmakers say would benefit more than 400,000 Arizona children is moving through Congress now.
Feb. 5, 2024
Rows of records
The owners of Asylum Records in Chandler and Stinkweeds Records in Phoenix say interacting with physical albums is a completely different experience than streaming — and worth the time and expense.
Feb. 5, 2024
Native shoppers in search of clearance sales on leftover inventory at Drumbeat Indian Arts on Saturday, Jan. 27.
One of Indian Country’s longtime destinations for beadwork supplies and accessories in Phoenix has closed after more than five decades on the last Saturday in January, but a former Diné employee has opened up her own bead-driven business to meet the demand from her urban Native community.
Feb. 5, 2024
Three volunteers wearing orange shirts working at a booth
For the 15th year, Tucson will shine on the literary stage. Volunteers help keep the event, which features more than 300 authors, free to the public, according to festival organizers.
Feb. 1, 2024
a for rent sign in front of a painted brick wall
After years of explosive rent growth, the Phoenix area saw prices fall slightly in 2023. Tenants in the Valley can expect another year of slower rent increases in 2024, according to the multifamily housing research group Yardi Matrix.
Feb. 1, 2024
Nike Alphafly 3
The Show spoke with Victoria Jackson, a sports historian and associate professor of history at Arizona State University, as well as a former competitive runner and Nike sponsored athlete, about the new trend of "super shoes" in the running world.
Feb. 1, 2024
A bill introduced in the Arizona Legislature would enhance the penalty against those who engage in multiple incidents of organized retail theft.
Jan. 31, 2024
money
The Show spoke with author and economic anthropologist Brett Scott about why he argues that the finance and tech sectors actually benefit from the narrative that cash is slowly becoming obsolete.
Jan. 31, 2024
A view of some seats and screens at Sky Harbor Airport in Terminal 4. Some people can be seen sitting or walking around.
The milestone came during a year that saw the Valley host Super Bowl LVII, the World Series and the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open. The airport served nearly 49 million passengers in 2023.
Jan. 30, 2024
$17 in bills
The Goldwater Institute has notified officials in Tucson it intends to sue if a prevailing wage ordinance passed by city leaders earlier this month remains in place.
Jan. 30, 2024

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