August 2020

The Show on KJZZ

Cycles Arizona foster care play
In 2018, the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson published a four-part series examining deficiencies in the state’s foster care system. It told the story of the system from the perspective of young adults who had spent much of their lives within it, namely two young women — Alexei Ruiz and Aracely Valencia. The series resonated with playwright Milta Ortiz of the Borderlands Theater in Tucson. And now, she has turned Ruiz and Valencia's stories into the play “Cycles.”
Aug. 26, 2020
office workers
As many Arizonans continue to work from home during this pandemic, business leaders are thinking about how — and when — they’ll bring their employees back into the office. To get a sense of how office spaces may be changing going forward, The Show spoke with Cheryl Lombard and Martha dePlazaola.
Aug. 26, 2020
An aerial photo of Phoenix
The Valley’s extreme heat continues, as this is one of the hottest summers the area has ever experienced. But the problem isn’t short-term. Scientists expect the impact of climate change to be felt even more deeply in the future, and the Southwest is at the center of that.
Aug. 26, 2020
barbed wire at an arizona prison
On Wednesday, Lezmond Mitchell is scheduled to be executed in Indiana. There’s no dispute about the crimes Mitchell committed. But because Mitchell is a member of the Navajo Nation and the tribe opposes the execution, the situation highlights the differences between U.S. law and tribal sovereignty.
Aug. 26, 2020
caregiver
Arizona families with loved ones in long-term care facilities will soon be allowed to visit them — possibly as early as next week. The Task Force on Long-Term Care met Tuesday and moved ahead with several recommendations that would allow visitors inside.
Aug. 26, 2020
Coyotas De La Abuela
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on the economy, leaving many businesses floundering and millions unemployed. In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, where government support for those individuals and businesses is slim, many are doing their best to adapt to the pandemic on their own.
Aug. 26, 2020
Jeff Flake
Groups like the Lincoln Project and 43 Alumni for Biden, which include longtime Republicans, have been working against the Donald Trump's reelection. A new group, Republicans for Biden, includes a boldface name: Arizona’s former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. He joined The Show to talk about his support for Biden.
Aug. 25, 2020
Stephen Chilton
As coronavirus numbers improve here in the U.S., many are hoping life can start to look like some semblance of normal again soon. But one thing that no one seems to be talking about starting up anytime soon is live music.
Aug. 25, 2020
Don Guillory
A group of Valley-based organizations is bringing Black August to Arizona. The event began in the 1970s, and it honors the Black freedom movement. To learn what Black August is all about, The Show spoke with Don Guillory, a history instructor at Arizona State University in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.
Aug. 25, 2020
Colleen Jennings-Roggensack at Gammage Auditorium
Plays and musicals from Broadway to Phoenix have been canceled or in some cases, moved to strictly online options where subscribers can watch on their computers and smartphones. But it’s not only COVID-19 that could lead to dramatic changes in theater. The protests and more open discussion about racial injustice have caused producers, writers and more to reconsider their approaches.
Aug. 25, 2020

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