April 2017

ASU Biodesign Institute
It sounds like the beginning of an old joke — “What happens when a molecular virologist, an evolutionary biologist and a hip-hop dancer go to a laboratory?” It’s a real question that ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is asking in their new performance: “Science Exposed: Bringing Science to Life Through the Arts,” which will be performed tonight on ASU’s Tempe campus.
April 26, 2017
Legal Aid services are the largest source of pro-bono legal assistance in the state. Each year they help about 35,000 Arizonans. But President Trump’s newest budget has called for eliminating the the entire budget for the Legal Services Corporation.
April 26, 2017
Lesley Stahl
Lesley Stahl has been a familiar face on national television for decades. She was the White House correspondent for CBS News covering multiple administrations, and she’s been a host and reporter on "60 Minutes" since 1991. But her biggest scoop in recent years emerged when she became a grandmother.
April 26, 2017
In a ruling issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick blocked the president’s effort to withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials. To explain the significance of the ruling, we’re joined for a few minutes by Scott Decker, foundation professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.
April 26, 2017
UC San Diego Big Pixel Initiative
Researchers want your help in mapping cities — and, more specifically, how cities are growing.
April 26, 2017
Jim Belfiore
There’s been an increased interest in the Valley over the past few years to live closer into the city. That’s a bit of a change for a region which, at least stereotypically, has been more known for urban sprawl than dense, urban living.
April 26, 2017
teacher with children
GOP senators, over the objections of Democrats, approved SB 1042 on Tuesday. The bill aims to address Arizona’s chronic teacher shortage by easing qualifications — and make it easier for people with expertise in a specific subject area but who do not necessarily have teaching certification, to go into the classroom.
April 26, 2017
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton delivered his sixth State of the City address on Tuesday, at a time when speculation about his political future is flying.
April 26, 2017
Cactus Fire
The Bush Highway has been closed from Power Road to Usery Park Road due to the Cactus Wildfire burning north of Mesa. The fire was estimated at 25 acres Wednesday morning.
April 26, 2017
Homeless panhandler poverty
On any night in this country, almost 550,00 people are homeless. Those numbers might seem incredibly high, but they have gone down in the last decade. In 2014, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced that Phoenix had ended chronic homelessness among veterans in the city. Mary Cunningham is a researcher at the Urban Institute. And she says this is a solvable problem.
April 25, 2017