April 2019

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Arizona Capitol building
This week, the Arizona legislature will hit its 100th day in session.
April 22, 2019
books and people
It’s a narrative often repeated: Amazon is killing bookstores. Over the last decade, big chains like Borders, B Dalton and Waldenbooks have all closed their doors. But the number of local, independent bookstores has increased nearly 50 percent. <br><small><b>→ <a href="http://kjzz.org/content/891396/business-books-phoenix-area-bookstores-connecting-communities" target="blank">The Business Of Books: Phoenix-Area Bookstores Connecting Communities</a></small></b>
April 22, 2019
A home under construction
Maricopa County is the country’s fastest growing county. Between 2017 and 2018, the county added more than 81,000 residents. That brings Maricopa County’s population up to more than 4.4 million, which makes it the fourth most populous county in the U.S.
April 19, 2019
How much are we our DNA? And how much does heredity have to do with just our genetics? Those are among the questions Carl Zimmer explores in his new book. Zimmer writes the “Matter” column for the New York Times and is the author of "She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity."
April 19, 2019
Bill Montgomery
On Thursday, The Show spoke with a representative of activist group LUCHA (Living United for Change) about their protest outside of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office this week. They say the office is a major factor in Arizona’s fourth-highest incarceration rate.
April 19, 2019
Notre Dame Cathedral
In the wake of the massive fire that destroyed much of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris earlier this week, a debate has emerged about what it means to rebuild it authentically.
April 19, 2019
Central Station rendering
The Phoenix City Council this week narrowly approved a more than $230 million development project at Central Station. But some critics have complained the housing options do not include enough affordable and workforce housing.
April 19, 2019
University of Arizona
Thursday night saw the first debate among three of the Democratic candidates on the University of Arizona campus, about four months ahead of the primary. Those candidates are Randi Dorman, Steve Farley and Regina Romero.
April 19, 2019
child getting a shot
This week, New York City declared a public health emergency associated with a measles outbreak, and mandatory vaccinations have been called for. However, five parents filed a lawsuit against the city’s department of health, claiming it had gone too far in requiring vaccinations.
April 19, 2019
american flag waving
General Casimir Pulaski came to America from Poland to fight alongside George Washington in the War of Independence and was known as the father of American cavalry. And now, an ASU professor and his colleague have uncovered a long-held secret about the general.
April 19, 2019