October 2020

The Show on KJZZ

Michelle Malonzo with Undocumented Americans book
The Show's Page Turner series asks local booksellers to talk about their latest recommendations. In "The Undocumented Americans," Karla Cornejo Villavicencio unearths the violence and ugly truth in the stories of undocumented immigrants.
Oct. 22, 2020
desks in a classroom
More than two months into the school year, Creighton Elementary School District Superintendent Donna Lewis says the district is working under a combination hybrid model, with small groups of students coming back to school over the past few weeks. But the majority are still online.
Oct. 22, 2020
Children Waiting For Asylum
Migrants and supporters marched to the border wall in Nogales, Sonora, and Nogales, Arizona, on Wednesday to highlight the stories of children waiting south of the border to ask for asylum in the United States.
Oct. 21, 2020
Signs for and against Proportion 207
Arizona Proposition 207 is asking voters to decide whether or not to legalize adult recreational marijuana. A similar proposal was defeated in 2016, but supporters of the initiative were not deterred. And now Arizonans have a chance to vote again. <br><small><b>&#8594; <a href="https://kjzz.org/content/1626917/case-and-against-arizona-proposition-208-invest-education-act" target="_blank">The Case For And Against Prop 208, Invest In Ed</a></small></b><br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/politics" target="_blank">More Arizona Election News</a> | <a href="https://kjzz.org/voterguide" target="_blank">Arizona Voter Guide</a> </small></b>
Oct. 21, 2020
President Donald Trump listens to a reporter’s question
Hundreds of books have been written about the Trump administration over the past four years. Carlos Lozada of the Washington Post made it his business to read as many of the Trump-related books as possible to get a better idea of what the nation has been thinking and feeling during this era.
Oct. 21, 2020
Voting booth
New data published by the Pew Research Center throws into sharp relief just how much our country — and our state — have changed in recent decades. Nilda Flores-Gonzalez makes the case that increasing diversity is good for all of us.
Oct. 21, 2020
Prescott, Arizona sign
John D’Anna of the Arizona Republic has reported recently about racial tension in Prescott and how it’s dividing a community that likes to call itself "Everybody’s Hometown." His latest story focuses on an early September afternoon, when an 18-year-old young woman tried to organize a small Black Lives Matter event near the city’s courthouse square.
Oct. 21, 2020
an empty classroom at a Phoenix high school
More and more students and teachers are spending more time in the classroom across Arizona, as COVID-19 metrics allow for increased in-person instruction. But Lily Altavena of the Arizona Republic points out those school buildings are not getting inspections to make sure they’re safe.
Oct. 21, 2020
Early ballot drop box at the Maricopa County Elections Department
Election officials Oct. 20 started counting early ballots that’ve been returned by Arizona voters — and the numbers suggest that there are already lots of them to count. More than 900,000 ballots have been turned in so far, and Democrats are leading the way.
Oct. 21, 2020
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission readies itself to touch the surface of asteroid Bennu
The OSIRIS-REx mission is designed to retrieve a sample from the asteroid Bennu. But Bennu itself holds samples from another asteroid NASA visited not long ago.
Oct. 20, 2020