July 2020

The Show on KJZZ

Census online response
The results of the U.S. census help decide everything from the number of seats the state will have in Congress to the amount of federal money it gets for a variety of programs. But there are concerns about a potential undercount. One of the areas that would be impacted by an undercount, and thus receive less federal money, is health and health care.
July 27, 2020
mask sign
Arizona reported another 1,813 new cases of COVID-19 July 27, bringing the total number of cases to nearly 164,000. For more on what we’re seeing at this point in the pandemic — and whether there is any light at the end of the tunnel — The Show spoke with Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti.
July 27, 2020
bbc lookahead grapihc
The Hajj — the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, one of Islam's holiest sites — isn't postponed but will be radically different this year. Only a few thousand Saudi Arabia residents will be able to attend, and local businesses will lose vital revenue.
July 27, 2020
ASU Sun Devils Football
The Pac-12 Conference has been in a holding pattern as leaders try to figure out what the 2020 college football season could look like. The conference is expected to officially announce that games will begin on September 19 and schools will only be playing against Pac-12 opponents. But the continued impact of the virus could cause that date to change.
July 27, 2020
After years of requests to remove a Confederate monument from Wesley Bolin Plaza across the street from the state Capitol, it was taken down the week of July 19. In that context, Phil Boas, editorial page editor for the Republic, wrote about one person for whom a monument at that time should have been built: Annie Dodge Wauneka.
July 27, 2020
Black Lives Matter protest
Arizona and the nation face a new reckoning on race relations and law enforcement. And the present situation is a culmination of what has happened in the past. In part two of a five-part series, KJZZ examines the intersection of law enforcement and racial dynamics through some flashpoints in Arizona’s past and present — where minorities have long felt under-represented and oppressed. <br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/content/1603805/boiling-point-policing-arizona-crossroads" target="_blank">Boiling Point: Policing In Arizona At A Crossroads </a></small></b>
July 28, 2020
Actors perform at the OK Corral
From the pre-statehood days as a Wild West territory to the current day, deadly encounters between law enforcement and civilians have been a constant element of Arizona’s narrative. And from Wyatt Earp and the shootout at the O.K. Corral to modern-day incidents, controversy has surrounded these interactions, and minorities and other disenfranchised residents have felt especially oppressed. <br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/content/1603805/boiling-point-policing-arizona-crossroads" target="_blank">Boiling Point: Policing In Arizona At A Crossroads </a></small></b>
July 27, 2020
red rock farms
If you’re looking for a little zen and a little cool, the Red Rocks Farm’s lavender festival is going on for one more weekend. It’s up in Concho, Arizona which is just east of Show Low, and has activities from lavender picking to lessons on how to cook with it.
July 24, 2020
chanel bragg
The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down or limited many aspects of our lives — including arts events like live theater. But that hasn’t stopped Arizona Theatre Company from preparing for the future and moving to increase diversity on and off stage.
July 24, 2020
Paved street
Phoenix has started a pilot program aimed at mitigating the urban heat island by applying cool pavement to a number of streets and a park. City officials said the cool pavement has the potential to reverse increasingly warmer nighttime temperatures.
July 24, 2020