March 2017

Devoney Looser
What is the role of physical books, words printed on paper, in 21st century libraries? Arizona State University is working to figure that out, both as Hayden Library undergoes a renovation but also through its work on a national program called Book Traces, which aims to find unique copies of old books on library shelves.
March 23, 2017
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The Trump administration’s proposed federal budget doesn’t leave any room for the National Endowment for the Arts or the National Endowment for the Humanities, completely eliminating all of their funding.
March 23, 2017
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The statewide teacher shortage has been at the focus of Arizona politics for years now. Currently, there are still more than 2,000 teacher vacancies in our state, and other states have been actively trying to recruit our teachers out of Arizona.
March 23, 2017
The Trump administration has been very clear in its efforts to fight — and even undermine — traditional media outlets and news sources. One of the people who has been especially out front as a voice for the administration in that vein is Kellyanne Conway, currently counselor to President Trump. We talk to Chuck Coughlin, president of HighGround Consulting.
March 23, 2017
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Today in Washington, Congress is expected to vote on the American Health Care Act, the Republicans' proposed replacement for Obamacare. But, here in Arizona, supporters of Planned Parenthood will be rallying throughout the state to protest against the GOP’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
March 23, 2017
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Maricopa County is No. 1 — in terms of annual population growth. The U.S. Census Bureau says Maricopa added the most people between July 2015 and July of last year — more than 81,000 people, or 222 people each day.
March 23, 2017
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Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is looking at a way to quantify head traumas, like concussions.
March 23, 2017
Rita Stuckey
Some doctors are operating on hands in a new way: with the patient wide awake. It eliminates the risks and side effects of general anesthesia.
March 23, 2017
Athena Tergis and Mick Maloney
“If It Wasn’t For the Irish and the Jews” … it sounds like the beginning of a joke. But in fact, it’s the name of a song from the so-called Tin Pan Alley era of American music in the late 19th century, when Irish and Jewish immigrants dominated the music industry in New York City.
March 22, 2017
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IBM said it’s created the world’s smallest magnet, using one atom. And the company said it can store a bit of data on that single atom. To find out how big a deal this is, we talk to Richard Kiehl, a professor in ASU’s School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.
March 22, 2017

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