February 2017

Refugees
The United Nations Refugee Agency reported last year that more than 65 million people have been forcibly displaced around the world. That’s the highest figure in recorded history. And the rhetoric surrounding these refugees continues to become more and more contentious.
Feb. 21, 2017
40 Under 40
The Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals will be honoring a group of diverse Valley leaders tonight at its YP 40 Under 40 Awards.
Feb. 21, 2017
U.S. Capitol building
The Trump administration’s approach is unlike what most Americans in or out of government have ever seen. And it’s especially causing indecision among those in government who disagree with that approach. Should they stay and work under an administration they’re troubled by to try to effect change, or should they steer clear and move into the private sector?
Feb. 21, 2017
About 100 educators and education advocates gathered for a rally on the Capitol lawn Monday to demand more funding for Arizona’s public education system. The group also wants leaders in the House and Senate to schedule public hearings on the budget before it gets final approval.
Feb. 20, 2017
Let's travel now to a small town, a fictitious town but one that may sound familiar — La Esquinita, U.S.A. Ruben Gonzalez, an actor and writer, writes and stars in the one-man show "La Esquinita, U.S.A."
Feb. 20, 2017
Nature magazine logo
Earlier this year, researchers from the University of Cambridge published findings on skeletal remains found in Kenya. Bioarchaeologist and ASU Professor Christopher Stojanowski questioned whether warfare was indeed involved and, along with colleagues, submitted a response to Nature.
Feb. 20, 2017
Once a week, we check in with the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones for a preview of international news.
Feb. 20, 2017
Greg McKay
The Department of Child Safety says there has been a significant turnaround in dealing with backlogged cases over the past 18 months. Now the agency is moving toward a new policy that would have caseworkers seek a court order before removing a child from a home. We spoke with DCS Director Greg McKay about the proposed change.
Feb. 20, 2017
For the past few years, preservationists, state and local officials, members of the State Fair board and others have debated how to save — and pay for saving — historic buildings at the fairgrounds in Phoenix. Phoenix Democrat Ken Clark is the bill’s sponsor, and he joins us in talking about the bill.
Feb. 20, 2017
Tattooed Teacher
One high-school instructor, in his third year, decided to do something unique to inspire his students to achieve at higher levels. Joshua Murray told his students that if they were able to get at least $5,000 in scholarships toward college, he would tattoo their names near his left rib cage.
Feb. 20, 2017

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