September 2020

The Show on KJZZ

COVID-19 mask discarded in street
As experts have warned, the coronavirus case numbers could get worse — again. Sept. 21 marks two weeks since the Labor Day weekend. In May, the state saw a significant spike in cases following Memorial Day weekend, prompting public health experts to brace for another resurgence. Are we now seeing another spike?
Sept. 21, 2020
Unemployment benefits
A good portion of the drop in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from 10.7% in July has nothing to do with a bunch of Arizonans suddenly finding work. It's because some just gave up.
Sept. 18, 2020
an empty classroom at a Phoenix high school
New data show Arizona’s teacher shortage continues, and that COVID-19 has made the problem worse. A survey from the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association found in the 145 districts that responded, 28% of teacher positions were still vacant almost a month into the school year.
Sept. 18, 2020
Amazon Phoenix warehouse aisles
The positions were with the online giant’s Global Intelligence Program, which is based in Phoenix. As Louise Matsakis writes, the job descriptions included “collecting information about "labor organizing threats against the company.”
Sept. 18, 2020
Football on a tee with referees in the background
Until earlier this week, two of the major college conferences —the Pac-12 and the Big Ten — were holding fast against the push to play football this fall. The Pac-12 is now standing alone.
Sept. 18, 2020
Marcus Dell’Artino and Kris Mayes
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes; and Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic.
Sept. 18, 2020
an empty classroom at a Phoenix high school
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase of teachers leaving their jobs before or just after school started, according to an annual survey released Thursday by Arizona School Personnel Administration Association, which finds that the state is facing a severe teacher shortage for a sixth year in a row.
Sept. 17, 2020
bats in radar
Typically when you mention bats, the reaction is not positive. So it’s no surprise that, a few days ago, there was strong reaction when the National Weather Service picked up what looked like thousands of bats on its radar. For more about that and bats more generally, The Show spoke with Angie McIntire, the bat specialist with Arizona Game and Fish.
Sept. 17, 2020
facebook twitter phone apps
Social media posts attacking Joe Biden, praising President Trump and often spouting inaccurate information have been everywhere on social media lately. But a new investigation reveals that a lot of them are part of a secretive campaign stemming from conservative action group Turning Point USA.
Sept. 17, 2020
Stephen Cheney
The effects of climate change are being blamed for the catastrophic wildfires burning on the West Coast right now in California and Oregon. But national security — and how we work with and protect allies — could be affected, too as this nation and the rest of the world become hotter and drier.
Sept. 17, 2020

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