February 2017

The Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night featured irreverent hosting by Jimmy Kimmel and probably the weirdest mix-up in Oscar history. We wrapped up the event with Cara Buckley, film and culture reporter for The New York Times.
February 27, 2017
Now we turn to our regular Monday preview of international news coming up this week.
February 27, 2017
Jessica Stago and Duran Washburn
A competition is aimed at getting Native American entrepreneurs thinking about how to solve problems across the reservation. The Native American Business Incubator Network, or NABIN, a virtual business incubator for Native American-owned businesses, is helping to sponsor the Innovation Challenge.
February 27, 2017
downtown Phoenix
Last year was a record year for the film and television industries in Phoenix. More than 700 productions came to town, bringing more than $32 million into the local economy.
February 27, 2017
Solar panels
The solar energy market in the U.S grew by 95 percent last year, according to a new report from analysts at Greentech Media. We talk to Martin Pasqualetti, senior sustainability scientist in ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and a former chair of the Governor’s Solar Energy Advisory Council, about what that means.
February 27, 2017
Homeless panhandler poverty
When you’re homeless, having a safe place to sleep and to keep your things can be life-changing. That’s the motivation behind a new proposal being considered at the Tucson City Council that would allow businesses, churches and nonprofit organizations to set up structures in their parking lots for homeless people to spend the night.
February 27, 2017
university of arizona museum of art
There’s a growing trend of art museums turning more toward contemporary exhibitions and items. To learn more, we spoke with James Burns of the University of Arizona Museum of Art and arts journalist Jenna Duncan of Java magazine.
February 27, 2017
photo radar
Let’s talk a bit more now about that proposal to ban photo enforcement cameras across the state. With me to talk about this is Will Humble. He’s the incoming executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association and a former director of the state Health Department.
February 27, 2017
After a busy week with lots of votes last week, state lawmakers are back at the Capitol today. With me now to talk about what to expect this week at the Capitol is Rachel Leingang, who covers the Governor’s Office for the Arizona Capitol Times­.
February 27, 2017
Phoenix VA hospital
A civil trial is getting underway this morning in a case accusing the Phoenix VA of medical malpractice. We speak with Dennis Wagner, a reporter for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com who broke the story of the Phoenix VA scandal, and Dr. Sam Foote, whose whistleblowing is one of the key reasons the problems at the Phoenix VA became known.
February 27, 2017

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