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This has been a school year unlike any other, with lots of challenges and unpredictability. A first-year teacher tells us what it’s been like for her, both virtually and in the classroom. Plus, can the Phoenix area support more water parks during a drought? That and more on The Show.

Ann Morton knitting
Last spring, The Show covered the Violet Protest project, which aimed to enlist makers from across the country to produce textile squares that were equal parts red and blue. The project is the idea of Phoenix artist and educator Ann Morton, and it’s now on display at the Phoenix Art Museum through early September.
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Arizona lawmakers continue to debate election-related bills, while some business leaders have asked them to stop. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes the week’s top stories. And, a new art exhibit lets you explore outer space from the comfort of your car. That and more on The Show.

HYBYCOZO sculpture at ASU Designspace
ASU’s Packard Drive parking garage is typically where you might leave your car on the way to a game at Sun Devil Stadium, but this month, it’s been transformed into a this sensory drive-thru art show called "Designspace."
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The opioid epidemic continues to be a serious problem in Arizona. We'll hear what else needs to happen to try to get a handle on the problem. Plus, why it isn’t always healthy to look on the bright side of life. That and more on The Show.

Sean Miller
The University of Arizona fired head men’s basketball coach Sean Miller April 7. Reports surfaced in late 2017 that Miller and his program were under investigation by the NCAA for multiple violations involving inappropriate recruiting practices. The FBI was also involved in those investigations.
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Arizona may be on the verge of following other states in putting greater restrictions on voting. We'll hear why one group of business leaders is speaking out. Plus, lawmakers are considering having parents opt their kids into sex education in school. That and more on The Show.

Cremated remains in crematorium incineration chamber
The pandemic has affected an extraordinarily high number of aspects of our lives, including how and how often we gather together in groups. That has had a dramatic impact on funerals and memorial services. At least in part, that’s also led to an increase in how many cremations are being carried out.
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Arizona lawmakers are considering several changes to how elections are run and how voting would work. We'll hear how young voters feel about those proposals. Plus, why rising temperatures could hamper one of nature’s ways of dealing with climate change. That and more on The Show.

Carla Wade Logan Carly's Bistro
As more potential customers have been vaccinated, the ability to venture out and sit down and eat at your favorite spot is becoming more of a reality again. But many restaurants are having a hard time getting former employees to return or to find new workers to replace them.
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