February 2017

Migration Policy Institute logo
The nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute has published a brief this week to provide context for some of the major provisions of the Trump Administration's executive orders.
February 24, 2017
Is there a relationship between whether a state allows same-sex marriage and whether gay, lesbian and bisexual adolescents in those states attempt suicide? New research suggests the answer is yes.
February 24, 2017
Bathroom Sign
The Trump administration’s reversal of a federal guidance related to transgender students using the restrooms of their choice has caused a national stir and concerns by transgender kids and their families.
February 24, 2017
players fighting
Listen to the sounds of Richard Marsden practicing some historical forms of martial arts with the Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship.
February 23, 2017
The 89th-annual Academy Awards are coming up this Sunday, and people will be watching for the winners, the fashion and, of course, the politics.
February 23, 2017
Military vehicles
The U.S. has been fighting in Iraq since the original invasion of the country in 2003. One of the more successful periods of fighting there — though this doesn’t have universal agreement — was when the U.S. implemented what became known as the surge in 2007. Douglas Ollivant was an architect of that plan.
February 23, 2017
 Maria Harper-Marinick
New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was one of the more controversial Cabinet nominees by President Trump. We talked about DeVos and her potential impact on community colleges with Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick of the Maricopa County Community College District.
February 23, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
The way we deal with immigrant detention has changed rapidly at the national and local level. KJZZ’s Jimmy Jenkins has been following the interaction between the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
February 23, 2017
On a party-line vote of 17-13, the state Senate has approved legislation that would expand Arizona’s racketeering laws to include rioting. We spoke with Republican Sen. John Kavanagh, a supporter of the legislation, and Democratic Sen. Katie Hobbs, who is opposed.
February 23, 2017
resting in the shade
It’s been hot Down Under — like, record-setting hot. Australia’s seen a heat wave that caused temperatures and wildfire concerns to rise. To talk about some of those similarities between Arizona and Australia's desert areas is Dave White, a Fellow at the Global Security Initiative at ASU.
February 23, 2017

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