August 2020

The Show on KJZZ

Voting booth
With the primary election behind us, it’s now time to look ahead to November, where there’s plenty at stake in Arizona. The state has emerged as a battleground in not just the presidential election, but for control of Congress and control of the state legislature. The Show spoke with KJZZ’s Ben Giles for more on what’s in store on the campaign trail these next few months.
Aug. 13, 2020
Lightning in Phoenix
Monsoon season is here, and that means The Show's annual "Monsoon Stories" series is back. Robrt Pela, a culture critic for the Phoenix New Times, shared his essay "Summer's Third Act," which explores the sensations of waiting and experiencing a monsoon.
Aug. 13, 2020
Judgy Roger
In 2019, the world mourned the passing of Morristown, Arizona’s “Grumpy Cat.” Like all power vacuums, cats across the internet clawed for a slot as top meme kitty, and in early August, a four-month-old kitten rescued by the Arizona Humane Society claimed that spot.
Aug. 13, 2020
University of Arizona campus
The University of Arizona made a huge purchase in early August of for-profit Ashford University, from which it plans to build a new nonprofit called University of Arizona Global Campus. On its face, the transaction seems relatively simple. But what is the true impact of the transaction, and is there more to it than what's on the surface?
Aug. 13, 2020
computer classroom
The state has set aside $7.5 million to help its teachers get free training on how to effectively lead classes online and in blended learning settings. The sessions kicked off Aug. 11 and are being conducted by ASU Prep Digital.
Aug. 13, 2020
people signing petitions
Challenges surround 100-word descriptions for ballot measures, which intend to inform petition signers of what they’re actually helping to get on the ballot. But the conflicts around the precise wording have become extremely frequent in recent election cycles.
Aug. 13, 2020
Joe Biden
In her new book "The End of White Politics: How to Heal the Liberal Divide," Zerlina Maxwell — who worked for former President Barack Obama — writes about what needs to change in politics, especially among Democrats, to truly engage more people of color with respect.
Aug. 12, 2020
Jacob Wiedmann, Jeremiah Gratza and Brett Boyles
Bars have been among the businesses Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered closed, and they’re likely to stay that way for the time being. That has left bar owners and employees in a holding pattern despite steps they may have already taken to make their spaces safer.
Aug. 12, 2020
Protesters and Phoenix police officers during a protest.
Racial unrest around the country continues — with concerns related to police use of force on people of color. Many observers have compared the current push for racial justice with the 1960s civil rights effort, and some similarities are easy to find. But there are significant differences, too.
Aug. 12, 2020
Immigration Nation Netflix
ICE has attracted significant attention during the three and a half years of the Trump presidency as the administration has aggressively changed some immigration policies. During the last election cycle of 2018, the phrase "Abolish ICE" was brought up and encouraged by some progressive candidates and organizations. Now, ICE is at the center of a new Netflix documentary series called "Immigration Nation."
Aug. 12, 2020

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