July 2020

The Show on KJZZ

July rainstorm
While monsoon season officially started June 15, we have yet to see a storm here in the Valley. But it could be coming soon. The Show spoke with Matt Pace, a meteorologist with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
July 22, 2020
The push for direct democracy remains strong in Arizona and neighboring California. But many elected officials aren’t as excited, since they’re not especially inclined to give up their influence or power.
July 22, 2020
Man holding cellphone
As Arizona works to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, there’s been an emphasis on contact tracing. However, the process is about more than just identifying people who have been exposed to COVID-19.
July 22, 2020
DACA application
A federal court has ordered the Trump administration to accept new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The administration has reportedly been processing renewal applications but not new appeals for protection. The Show spoke with Ruben Reyes, a Phoenix attorney with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about what issues he's encountered from the applications being delayed.
July 22, 2020
Phoenix police sign
Phoenix police have released a second so-called critical incident briefing about the shooting death of James Garcia on July 4. This video shows officers firing at the 28-year-old as he sat in a car parked in a Maryvale driveway. Garcia’s mother and sister reacted to the report July 21.
July 22, 2020
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit building
A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in a long-running dispute over whether he broke federal law when he pushed a 2016 ballot measure increasing withdrawals from the state land trust to fund education.
July 22, 2020
A protest sign that says "Being Black Isn't A Choice, Wearing A Badge Is"
Lots of parents have been wondering how to talk to their kids about the protests that have followed the killing of George Floyd — that includes parents and kids of all races and ethnicities. The Show talked through some of those conversations with Janice Robinson-Celeste, publisher of Successful Black Parenting Magazine.
July 21, 2020
Air Force Space Force
Arizona Representatives Paul Gosar and Debbie Lesko are hoping Peoria will be the site of the new U.S. Space Command headquarters. The Show spoke with Congressman Gosar to talk more about why Peoria — and what it would bring to the Phoenix suburb as well.
July 21, 2020
Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally
In 2018, the heated Arizona Senate Primary race intrigued Canadian Jeremy Roberts enough that he used it as the centerpiece of a study of populist radical right politics via a survey of 1,052 Arizona Republicans ahead of that primary.
July 21, 2020
Firefighters
Firefighters, like many front-line workers, are seeing rising numbers of COVID-19 cases as they fight the pandemic on the front lines. The Show spoke with Capt. Dean Mitchell about his own experience battling the virus, and how much the pandemic changed the way his department operates every day.
July 21, 2020

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