June 2017

The growing threat of hacking in the medical profession is the focus of “Fighting Hackers: Health Care’s Newest Threat” a two-day conference taking place at the University of Arizona College of Medicine’s Phoenix campus. Taking part in the conference is Dr. Andrew Muth, Clinical and Informatics Fellow at the University of Arizona, who joins us.
June 9, 2017
U.S. Capitol building
Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s invitation-only Experts and Enthusiasts Summit is underway this weekend. Current Republican officeholders like Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham and House Speaker Paul Ryan will attend. And former Vice President Joe Biden will be a rare Democrat who takes part.
June 9, 2017
Friday Newscap
It’s time for our Friday NewsCap. On our NewsCap segment, we talked about Comey, Sen. John McCain, the opioid epidemic in Arizona and more. Our guests were former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman and attorney and commentator James Goodnow.
June 9, 2017
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Control Tower
Earlier this week, President Trump announced a plan to privatize the nation’s air-traffic control system, separating it from the Federal Aviation Administration. It’s an idea that’s been floated on both sides of the aisle since the 1990s, but it’s never come to fruition.
June 8, 2017
voting sign
A number of states have moved to tighten up their laws on voter identification and what voters need to have when they go to the polls. And last month, the Trump administration announced the creation of the Commission on Election Integrity to investigate allegations of voter fraud. One of the most vocal is former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, the president of Let America Vote.
June 8, 2017
David Wright House
Thursday marked 150 years since legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin. And it also is a key date in moving closer to ending a nasty neighborhood dustup in Phoenix’s Arcadia area.
June 8, 2017
Ramon Batista
Former Tucson Assistant Police Chief Ramon Batista said he was excited to get to work as the new Mesa police chief. He will take over as Mesa police chief in July.
June 8, 2017
Republicans have to work quickly if they hope to pass their replacement for the Affordable Care Act by the end summer. The U.S. House has passed its version — the American Health Care Act — last month and now the Senate is expected to push its own version. And a new report shows that could particularly hurt rural Arizona. KJZZ’s Will Stone covers health care and joins me to explain.
June 8, 2017
The housing crisis hit the entire nation very hard, but the effect on Phoenix was one of the deepest and darkest. Thomas Barrack built an unprecedented real estate business by purchasing homes and increasing rents. Barrack is the subject of a new report by Aaron Glantz, a senior reporter at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.
June 8, 2017
Robert Sedona
Political satire is in a renaissance period in the U.S., thanks in large part to the eagerness of writers and comics to take on — and reply to — the Trump administration. Here in Arizona, that led to the unique appearance on social media of candidate Robert Sedona. He ran for Congress last year and recently declared he’d be in next year’s gubernatorial race.
June 7, 2017