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The 2022 U.S. Senate race is already heating up in Arizona. We'll hear why an out-of-state billionaire is investing $10 million in one particular candidate. Plus, how social media may have helped teens deal with the pandemic. That and more on The Show.

martin quezada and michelle ugenti-rita
State lawmakers passed and Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law May 11 that would take the "permanent" out of Arizona's Permanent Early Voter List, a program that about 80% of Arizona voters use to receive a ballot by mail. To learn more about the new law, The Show heard from Sen. Martin Quezada, a Democrat; and Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, a Republican who sponsored the bill.
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The pandemic has prevented a lot of people from being with family in person. We'll hear how some parents who lost their kids to foster care tried to bond with them remotely. Plus, a novel set in 1930s Phoenix explores the city's dark underbelly. That and more on The Show. 

Monique Sandoval
Monique Sandoval is the dressmaker behind Cleo + Clementine, and she’s been creating dreamy wedding dresses in Phoenix for more than a decade. The Show went to visit her new space recently and saw some of her newest collection.
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More kids have been testing positive for COVID-19, although more could also soon be eligible for vaccines. We'll hear what’s behind the increasing share of infections among children. Plus, are state lawmakers any closer to a new state budget? That and more on The Show.

Maritza L. Félix and Valeria Fernández
Journalists Valeria Fernandez and Maritza Felix have covered immigration and immigrants in the region for many Spanish-language outlets. But in all of that reporting, they’ve seen something missing — especially for immigrant women. That’s why they’re combining forces to create a new podcast that launches May 10 called "Comadres Al Aire."
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The controversial audit of Maricopa County ballots continues, and the Department of Justice is asking serious questions. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the top stories from this week. Plus, trying to bring new life to a development at the heart of Tempe’s history. That and more on The Show

Look Ma, it's Tempe baby
Danelle Plaza at Southern and Mill in Tempe is like a lot of strip malls. There’s a mix of businesses in there — a clothing shop, a restaurant, a record store, a billiards hall and perhaps the most well-known one, Yucca Tap Room. Danelle Plaza has been an important part of Tempe’s music and alternative arts scene, which is what drew Rob Moore to it.
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Bipartisanship has been hard to come by in Washington over the past several years. We talk to Cindy McCain on whether it’s still possible and how she may have impacted last year's election. Plus, the public has been barred from what could be the final hearing in the case of a Muslim man who died in police custody. That and more on The Show.

John and Cindy McCain on their honeymoon in Hawaii
Cindy McCain endorsed Joe Biden in the presidential race against Donald Trump. And she was given at least some of the credit for Biden becoming only the third Democratic presidential candidate to win in Arizona since World War II. That's just one of the stories she tells in her new autobiography.