October 2020

The Show on KJZZ

An early voting center in north Phoenix on Oct. 22, 2020.
Arizona voters are shattering records, with more than 1 million ballots already cast in Maricopa County. The deadline to request an early ballot by mail has passed, but you can still cast your vote early ahead of what is sure to be a long Election Day.
Oct. 26, 2020
Phil Boas
As parents, students and teachers have continued to adjust to a hybrid model of classroom and at-home learning, concerns over “learning loss” have been a constant. In a column over the weekend, Sybil Francis of the Center for Future of Arizona wrote about the promise of innovation to overcome “learning loss” in K-12 schools.
Oct. 26, 2020
BBC look-ahead graphic
A key court case and results from a pair of referenda could help shape the futures of two countries; those are among the key international stories of the coming days. For a weekly conversation about some of the top international stories, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Rich Preston.
Oct. 26, 2020
English student
Arizona has a goal of making sure 60% of its residents have some kind of post-secondary degree or credential by 2030. But new data show to reach that goal, more attention needs to be paid to specific populations.
Oct. 26, 2020
Oxycodone
The deal reached this week between the U.S. Justice Department and the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, does not end the legal issues for the pharmaceutical company. Other states, counties and cities — including Pinal County — have legal claims against the firm and its owners.
Oct. 23, 2020
CDC coronavirus test
Most of the country is seeing a strong surge of COVID-19 cases. Arizona is no exception, with the number of cases here nearly doubling in recent weeks. But we may have additional insight into who’s causing that spike — so-called “superspreaders” — which can be people and events.
Oct. 23, 2020
Roy and Paul in studio
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera and Paul Bentz of HighGround.
Oct. 23, 2020
Dr. Cara Christ
Public health experts are warning the rising daily new cases mirrors what we saw in mid-June before the state experienced a massive surge. And the state recently submitted its COVID-19 vaccination plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for review.
Oct. 22, 2020
Utah candidates
Utah's two gubernatorial candidates appeared in the ad together — not to attack each other but to promote unity. Republican Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox has a decided lead over Democrat Chris Peterson, according to polls. But the friendly, civil ad was a welcome relief in 2020, and The Show wanted to know why we don’t see more ads like it.
Oct. 22, 2020
Jonathan Alter
Jimmy Carter's presidency is probably best remembered for the Iran hostage situation and a gas shortage, and his post-presidency has been praised for his passion and activism on behalf of a number of causes. In the new book, 'His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life,' best-selling author Jonathan Alter covers Carter’s early days growing up on a farm all the way to the present.
Oct. 22, 2020

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