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Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ handling of the Talonya Adams case has put her status as Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner in jeopardy. Our Friday Newscap panelists analyze that and the week's other top stories. Plus, how Arizona nonprofits fared on Giving Tuesday and what the near future looks like for fundraising. That and more on The Show.

Lorna Romero Chris Herstam
Lorna Romero of Elevate Strategies and political analyst Chris Herstam joined The Show to talk about Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ position as Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner; Gov. Doug Ducey commenting on school boards and abortion; and more.
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Climate change is forcing lots of industries to adapt to new conditions. We’ll hear how extreme heat, wildfire and drought are leading to changes in development in the West. Plus, we’ll meet an ASU composer whose innovative approach has created the first cellphone symphony. That and more on The Show.

Garth Paine ASU
Most of the time, if you go to see a concert, you’re a passive observer. You sit in the audience, taking in the music. Your applause about all that you can give back. But Garth Paine wants to make you a part of the performance — with your phone.
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The last few school years have been difficult for students and teachers. We’ll hear how schools are using social and emotional learning to help. Plus, the legacy of an author who helped bring the Navajo Nation to the mystery genre. That and more on The Show.

An aerial view of Phoenix
It’s officially December — and it’s still set to be over 80 degrees on Wednesday. To learn about the hot streak, The Show spoke with Matt Pace, meteorologist with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
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We just saw some of the busiest shopping days of the year, from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. How much did Arizona shoppers spend as the economy continues its recovery? Plus, what’s been behind the Suns’ 16-game win streak as they get ready to host the only team ahead of them in the standings. That and more on The Show.

Covid vaccine
Tucson is no longer in danger of being financially penalized for its vaccine mandate policy. Republican state Sen. Vince Leach from Tucson has withdrawn his request for Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate if the city’s mandates go against state law.
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Arizona's number of licensed foster homes has fallen by more than a third since 2017. We'll hear what's behind the drop and what the Department of Child Safety is doing about it. Plus, a new biography explains how the origins of rock gods Led Zeppelin aren’t as organic as you’d think. That and more on The Show.

Little Free Library
Little Free Library this month launched a new initiative in Phoenix to get more diverse books into more neighborhoods. The Read in Color initiative aims to get 2,000 books promoting inclusion, equity and understanding into the little libraries, including 10 new ones that’ll be put up in Valley neighborhoods.

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