May 2017

Melissa Rukstelis
A recent 12 News investigation uncovered a concerning pattern at our state’s Department of Public Safety crime lab: A forensic scientist intentionally hid her backlog of cases for years, failing to test DNA evidence in dozens of cases and keeping evidence from those cases in her possession.
May 22, 2017
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Americans have a growing number of media choices, and that has splintered where we get our news. We spoke with Noah Rothman, associate editor for Commentary magazine, about whether the actual news is the same regardless of what network you pay attention to — and the opinions are where the differences come in.
May 22, 2017
Reporters
Mexico is considered the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. We checked in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic to talk more about the issue and what the U.S. could be doing to help. We spoke with Phil Boas, director of the Republic’s Editorial Department.
May 22, 2017
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West Valley officials are continuing their efforts to recruit businesses to the area. But it’s not just an economic development issue — they say it’s also a quality-of-life one. With me to talk about this is Sintra Hoffman, WESTMARC’s president and CEO.
May 22, 2017
President Trump is on his first foreign trip as president. That’s just one of the big international stories playing out this week. With me to walk through some of the biggest is the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
May 22, 2017
Friday newscap
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. Joining us are Chris Herstam, who was a former legislative leader and Board of Regents member, and Barrett Marson of Marson Media.
May 19, 2017
Cheap Hotels
TinyDesert Concerts are when we bring local bands into the KJZZ studios to play a couple songs for us and talk a bit about the music. Valley-based band Cheap Hotels came to play for us, and The Show's host Lauren Gilger spoke with one of the band's frontpeople, Ian Wilson.
May 19, 2017
Linda Bove
Ground was broken on that in the late 1960s when deaf theater actress Linda Bove was cast in the role of Linda the Librarian on Sesame Street. Bove is a Phoenix resident, and I spoke with her recently about her experience on the program and being a deaf performer.
May 19, 2017
movie theater
We know films can be rated “R” and “PG-13,” but what about an “F” rated film? It’s a new rating that’s starting to become more widely used in the film industry, and it’s for films that are rated “F” for Feminist.
May 19, 2017
The New Urban Crisis book
Fifteen years ago, Richard Florida wrote about the rise of the creative class, and how it could help revitalize American cities.
May 19, 2017

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