August 2020

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Ethan Pollett learning from home
2020 is the year of work from home, dining at home and school from home. The Show caught up with a few listeners to hear how it’s going: The good, the bad and the teenagers.
Aug. 31, 2020
Phil Boas
In a surprise ruling earlier in August, the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously decided to allow the Invest in Ed measure to make the November ballot. Over the weekend of Aug. 29, public policy consultant Lisa Urias wrote a column on why Invest in Ed is needed to give a boost to the state’s public schools.
Aug. 31, 2020
Antoinette Cauley James Baldwin mural phoenix
Antoinette Cauley is a Phoenix native and has been an artist here for 10 years. She’s always pulled from her experiences in life and the lives of her community. But when creating a mural of James Baldwin, she realized that this moment was different.
Aug. 31, 2020
Grand Canyon at night
Some astronomers are worried that in the not-too-distant future, when you look up at the night sky, in addition to seeing stars and planets and maybe the occasional comet, you may also see satellites.
Aug. 31, 2020
No Traffic AI sensor
Intersections on Glendale Avenue, between Central and the 51 in Phoenix, have a new kind of traffic signal. A company called No Traffic has installed AI-based “smart” traffic lights at the intersections as part of a pilot project that officials hope will help traffic move more smoothly and efficiently.
Aug. 31, 2020
Matt Beienburg
The pandemic has changed the face of education for the foreseeable future. And in doing so, it has drawn a line between those who believe schools should reopen to students and those who aren’t ready for the consequences. But some like Matt Beienburg argue that there’s no one-size fits all answer to this.
Aug. 31, 2020
open sign
Maricopa County, among others, has reached moderate transmission status in this pandemic, a label that generally allows more businesses to reopen with certain precautions. For more about what’s next for businesses, The Show spoke with Todd Sanders of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.
Aug. 31, 2020
Junk food products
Like in the U.S., Mexico faces a severe obesity and overweight problem. The authorities are trying to stop those health issues with a new labeling system for processed food, while banning the sales of those products to underage consumers. But the strategy is being confronted — and even considered a distraction from the pandemic.
Aug. 31, 2020
The Maricopa County Community College District building.
An investigative report shows that the governing board for the Maricopa County Community College District ended its search for a chancellor after one of its members damaged the integrity of the search. The investigation found that Kathleen Winn tainted the search for a chancellor for the 10 community colleges.
Aug. 28, 2020
baseball in the grass
Scottsdale is set to host another professional baseball team during spring training, but this one isn’t moving from Florida’s Grapefruit League. The City Council OK’d a three-year deal to lease out the minor league facilities to the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization.
Aug. 28, 2020