June 2017

Regina Revazova
How does that Sesame Street song go? Who are the people in your neighborhood? Or from Jules Dassin, who said: "There are 8 million stories in the naked city." Here's the conversation with Khalid.
June 13, 2017
kids sitting on the floor
Arizona, as well as other states, has had its share of problems with its child-welfare agency. A new report from the RAND Corporation suggests a better balance between preventing the mistreatment of kids and services for those who have been mistreated could save the county millions of dollars.
June 13, 2017
Entrepreneur on computer
Entrepreneurs create companies that can create jobs or even change the world. But to do any of that, first, they need capital — money to get them started. That often happens when so-called angel investors decide to take a chance on a budding company. And, now, in Arizona, those angel investors have a little more incentive to do that.
June 13, 2017
Black hole
Our universe — or at least what scientists know about it — seemed to get a little larger earlier this month. That’s when the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, or LIGO, spotted two black holes merging 3 billion light years away from Earth.
June 13, 2017
child at the doctor
Congress continues to hash out health care and questions remain about how Arizona will fare. The state has struggled with a high number of uninsured children in recent years, but that’s beginning to change. Unless Congress acts by the end of the year, some say the state could backslide again.
June 13, 2017
wedding rings
Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Loving v. Virginia. That ruling overturned laws in the U.S. that had barred interracial marriage. And over the course of the last half-century, there have been dramatic increases in the number of people marrying someone of a different race or ethnicity.
June 12, 2017
High school
This year, yearbooks became a little more complicated. With the divisive rhetoric and political rancor surrounding the 2016 presidential election, students and yearbook editors around the country had to tackle the challenge of how to document one of the most polarizing times in our country’s history.
June 12, 2017
International events over the last few days have continued to surprise politicians and pundits alike. For more on this and other world events coming up this week, we’re joined now by our colleague at the BBC, Rob Hugh Jones.
June 12, 2017
Wildfire
So far, just two months into the fire season, 800 wildfires have burned across our state and crews are working almost 30 as of today. For comparison, 294 fires burned in the first quarter of 2016. So how is the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management dealing with the demanding conditions?
June 12, 2017
Lettuce
When there’s not enough of a product to meet our demand for it in the produce aisle, prices go up. That’s what’s happening right now with lettuce in Arizona. Yuma and Maricopa County grow approximately 90 percent of the winter lettuce crop for the U.S., but a voracious disease is threatening the crop — and driving up prices.
June 12, 2017

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