September 2020

The Show on KJZZ

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A new analysis by the commercial real estate firm CBRE ranks Phoenix No. 18 out of 50 North American cities on its tech talent scorecard. The report looks at factors including the concentration of tech workers, education, cost of living and the average wage for tech jobs. To find out what it means for the Valley and its tech sector, The Show spoke with Steve Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council.
Sept. 22, 2020
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In Arizona and across the country, the Trump campaign is making a play for the Latino vote. But is theirs a message that will resonate with this diverse group? And on the other side of the aisle, is Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s campaign doing enough to court this all-important voting block?
Sept. 22, 2020
Protest Against School-Based Law Enforcement Officers
Tension between law enforcement and communities of color has grown since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Some actions by officers have led communities to search for new leaders for their police forces.
Sept. 22, 2020
University of Arizona campus
The University of Arizona and Pima County responded to growing concerns on the number of COVID-19 cases among students by issuing a voluntary shelter-in-place recommendation to students who live on or near the campus. The numbers do seem to be improving, but that doesn’t yet mean the university will let up on precautions.
Sept. 22, 2020
Arizona Department of Public Safety patch
Prosecutors have declined to criminally charge an Arizona state trooper in the fatal shooting of a Black man during a roadside struggle nearly four months ago that inspired protests in Phoenix.
Sept. 21, 2020
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is adding a diversity component to the Oscars. Starting soon, any films that want to qualify for the best picture category at the Oscars will have to meet diversity standards both on screen and behind the lens. But not everyone is happy with the efforts.
Sept. 21, 2020
Joe Biden
The week of Sept. 13, President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka visited Arizona. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen also came to our state, which is one of the most competitive in the country for the upcoming presidential election. But Democratic nominee Joe Biden hasn’t been here yet. And some observers, including Greg Moore of the Republic, believe it’s time for that to change.
Sept. 21, 2020
BBC look-ahead graphic
A major international event gets underway this week in New York, and more cities could be facing new coronavirus-related restrictions. Those are among the key international stories in the coming days. For a look at top stories worldwide this week, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Rich Preston.
Sept. 21, 2020
Proposed Black Lives Matter street mural for downtown Phoenix
In September, the city of Phoenix denied requests for two murals to be painted on city streets; in a letter to supporters of both, City Manager Ed Zuercher cited concerns with safety and federal guidelines for markings on streets as among the reasons to deny the requests.
Sept. 21, 2020
U.S. Congressional Districts in Arizona
Fifty-one Arizonans will be considered for the Independent Redistricting Commission, the group tasked with redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative district lines. Two Democrats and two Republicans will eventually be selected, and those four choose the independent chair.
Sept. 21, 2020

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