August 2020

The Show on KJZZ

Religious symbols over image of coronavirus
Gov. Doug Ducey allowed the state to reopen in May, and that included faith gatherings. But the coronavirus continued to surge in Arizona, causing some faith leaders to reevaluate welcoming back worshippers.
Aug. 18, 2020
Capitol dome in Washington, D.C.
Back in 1994, a report was commissioned by the Smithsonian to survey the representation of Latino culture in its museums. It found “a pattern of willful neglect” toward the country’s Latino population. Then, in 2011, legislation was first introduced to establish a museum dedicated to it. But it wasn’t until this July that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill with bipartisan support to establish a National Museum of the American Latino.
Aug. 18, 2020
EoS Fitness
Joel Sannes, the attorney for Mountainside Fitness, which has filed suit over the closure of Arizona gyms, said it’s not clear how EoS made an acceptable case to reopen. The Show spoke with Rob Zelms, the attorney for EoS Fitness, to find out how he was able to navigate the process in a way other gyms and health clubs haven’t.
Aug. 18, 2020
A virtual PE class
School is back in session for lots of Arizona students, and for many of them, that’s happening online. But there’s more to school than reading, writing and arithmetic — physical education, for example. How does that work online?
Aug. 18, 2020
English student
As students head back to — virtual — school and more and more of their parents are heading back into the office, the question of who is going to take care of their child is front and center again. For many parents, the answer has been the Boys & Girls Club.
Aug. 18, 2020
U.S. Postal Service trucks
President Trump has introduced changes that could make the mail-in voting process more challenging and could potentially make receiving and counting ballots much slower. To learn more about how the postal service and workers are being affected, The Show spoke with Joe Cuccinotto, president of Phoenix Metro Area Local 93, the postal workers union.
Aug. 18, 2020
Michael Crow ASU
The Pac-12 made the decision to postpone all of its fall sports to the spring. But even as athletic program supporters won’t be on campus, thousands of ASU students will be by Aug. 20. The Show spoke with ASU President Michael Crow and began by asking about his expectations for this abnormal beginning to the school year.
Aug. 18, 2020
When President Donald Trump speaks in Yuma on Tuesday, he’s expected to focus on immigration and border security, especially the border wall. The administration has installed nearly 300 miles of wall along the southwest border, much of which is simply replacing steel fencing erected within the last 10 years. At 30 feet high with solid steel posts, it’s changing the landscape of the Southwest.
Aug. 18, 2020
burnout
Pandemic fatigue. Most of us are probably hearing that right now and thinking, “I have that!” But according to some experts, it’s more than just being tired of social distancing and wishing our lives could go back to normal. It’s about long-term stress, anxiety and depression that’s wreaking havoc on people across the country right now.
Aug. 17, 2020
Phil Boas
The Democratic National Convention opens Aug. 17 and runs through Aug. 20. In a new column, Phil Boas of The Republic wrote about how Democrats have come together strongly, but how that will likely change after Nov. 3 — if Joe Biden recaptures the White House for the party.
Aug. 17, 2020

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