August 2017

The Show on KJZZ

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Many Latino civil-rights activists are in a celebratory mood after Monday’s conviction of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of criminal contempt. We’re joined by Victor Viramontes. He’s the national senior counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. That organization helped sue the former sheriff in 2008.
Aug. 1, 2017
Prison Cell
Five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court took action to ban mandatory life without parole for juveniles in murder cases. That has led many states to reassess their own policies, with some considering dramatic changes. The Associated Press surveyed all 50 states to see how judges and prosecutors and members of legislatures are pushing to do.
Aug. 1, 2017
Later Tuesday, demonstrators will be outside of Central Arizona Shelter Services, or CASS, to protest the Department of Veterans Affairs' decision not to renew a grant it had been giving to CASS. Joining us now to talk about this program and what the loss of funding means is Mark Holleran, CEO of CASS.
Aug. 1, 2017
Some had believed health care reform — and attempts to either repeal or modify the Affordable Care Act — was finished, at least for a while. That turned out to be a wholly inaccurate assertion, because behind-the-scenes work has ramped up on multiple sides.
Aug. 1, 2017
Joe Arpaio
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been found guilty of criminal contempt of court by federal judge Susan Bolton; sentencing is scheduled for October. With us now to talk about the case and the ruling is reporter Jude Joffe-Block, a fellow with New America and the Center for the Future of Arizona.
Aug. 1, 2017
Zion National Park
You may soon need a reservation to visit one of the country’s most popular national parks. Officials at Zion National Park in Utah are considering a few plans to control crowds. There could be a final decision late next year.
Aug. 1, 2017
Amanda Foster
Pew Research Center examined household incomes and expenditures between 2004 and 2014. It found the median income had declined 13 percent while spending on things like housing, food and clothing increased nearly 14 percent. But, some workers are cashing in.
Aug. 1, 2017

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