June 2017

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If you’ve been wanting to take a Tesla for a test drive here in Arizona — a ruling from an administrative law judge says now you can.
June 22, 2017
Frank Kush
Legendary Arizona State University football coach Frank Kush has died at age 88, the school’s athletic department confirmed Thursday morning.
June 22, 2017
Diana Taurasi
Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury became the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer earlier this week. Her career has been full of successes. John Altavilla of The Hartford Courant has followed Taurasi’s career from its early stages, and he’s with me.
June 21, 2017
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We’ve all heard stories about drug violence in Mexico, stories of beheadings and cartel kingpins and corrupt police officers. But what is it like to actually live in a town that’s been taken over by the drug cartels?
June 21, 2017
lake mead
Whether it’s because of drought or the anticipated effects of climate change, the supply of Colorado River water to Western states is something that attracts a lot of focus. And earlier this month, we learned that less-than-ideal rainfall in the winter means that water levels in Lake Mead will be lower than anticipated and could drop 20 feet by 2019.
June 21, 2017
DACA
Just last week, many undocumented students in the country got some good news. President Trump said he would continue the deferred action program that’s allowing thousands of undocumented students in the country to stay — for now. But on Tuesday, those students, often referred to as Dreamers, were dealt another blow.
June 21, 2017
Jeff Flake
Senate Republicans are reportedly preparing to release their health-care bill, aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. And, as work on that measure continues, a handful of senators — including Arizona’s Jeff Flake — are hearing from outside groups who support the ACA.
June 21, 2017
Adrian Fontes
There are some big changes around the corner for voters in Maricopa County. The County Recorder's Office plans to send every eligible voter a mail-in ballot, whether or not they’re registered for early voting.
June 21, 2017
On Tuesday’s Show, we talked with Bob Booker, the longtime executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. He’s retiring from the post later this summer. What difference will those changes make when it comes to the Valley arts scene? Are the arts offerings enough for an area that contains the fifth-most populous city in the country?
June 21, 2017
F-35
F-35s are expected to be taking off again today from Luke Air Force Base, after an 11-day pause. With me now to explain what may have been going on is Ron Carr, an associate professor of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.
June 21, 2017

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