July 2017

food, waste, compost
Americans waste a lot of food — by some estimates, we throw away 40 percent of our food supply every year. But researchers from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business are using tech to try to reduce that number.
July 27, 2017
teacher with children
The latest numbers show Arizona is still in the midst of a dire shortage of teachers in our classrooms. A recent report from the Morrison Institute at ASU showed 74 percent of Arizona school administrators said their campuses don’t have enough teachers.
July 27, 2017
Saguaro National Park
The Interior Department has announced more than $50 million in grants to 42 national parks; the money will go toward deferred maintenance projects. The money is not entirely from the federal government. Each park had to partner with an outside group, which also contributed some money.
July 27, 2017
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More daylight emerged on possible motivations behind the surprise ban on transgender individuals in the military, and it might have something to do with border wall. To explain, we have the co-writer of an article published by Politico, reporter Josh Dawsey joins us.
July 27, 2017
injection table
In recent years, midazolam has been used as part of a cocktail of drugs used in carrying out executions for death row inmates around the country. We spoke with the man who helped invent this drug and it turns out, he’s retired in Tucson. Armin Walser is a Swiss chemist who worked for the pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche throughout his long career.
July 27, 2017
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President Trump’s Wednesday tweets declaring an end to transgender members of the U.S. military included the assertion that caring for the health needs of those members is too costly. But what sort of financial burden comes from a rough estimate of between 1,300 and 6,600 active-duty transgender members?
July 27, 2017
On Wednesday, President Trump sent out a surprising tweet saying the U.S. government wouldn’t be allowing transgender people from serving in the military. The announcement is personal for many Americans. One of those is Valley resident Danielle Lynch. She served in the U.S. Navy in the 1990s as a man and later came out as a trans woman.
July 27, 2017
Despite being well represented in the workforce, Latinos have lagged behind the rest of the country when it comes to health insurance. Before the Affordable Care Act, one out of three adult Latinos lacked coverage. Those numbers are finally improving in states like Arizona, but some worry a repeal of the health care law could undo that progress.
July 27, 2017
Posterior Parietal Cortex
Defense Department-funded “brain hacking” studies underway in Arizona seek to help soldiers learn more efficiently. But does the technique pose risks – and raise ethical questions?
July 27, 2017
Derrick Hall
To be eligible for the MLB draft, a player has to either be coming out of high school or following his third year of college. One recent change has MLB partnering with Northeastern University as the league’s preferred education provider. For more on that, we spoke with Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
July 26, 2017

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