November 2020

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Just in time for the long Thanksgiving weekend, The Show has picked some of its best stories and interviews from its archives. So whether you're prepping the turkey or relaxing after the leftovers, settle in for a good listen.
Nov. 26, 2020
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Wildfires have burned more than 950,000 acres across Arizona so far this year, according to the state Department of Forestry and Fire Management. And Arizona has also seen lower than normal monsoon activity over the last two seasons, which Don Falk says is a problem for those parts of Arizona’s forests that need to recover from wildfire.
Nov. 25, 2020
Arizona State Capitol building
There will be a net gain of one seat for Democrats when state lawmakers convene in January. That’s despite record amounts of money, both for the candidates themselves and also in the form of outside groups, who shattered previous spending records for legislative races.
Nov. 25, 2020
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Following wins and losses for both parties in the 2020 election, Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini has decided to leave the position, while Kelli Ward, for now, remains Republican party chair.
Nov. 25, 2020
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Last week, Gov. Ducey announced he had ordered the Department of Health Services to work with airports on offering voluntary rapid COVID-19 testing. The Show spoke with Bonnie LaFleur, professor at University of Arizona, about whether or not airport testing can actually make a difference.
Nov. 25, 2020
hospital bed
The current surge in COVID-19 cases in Arizona has medical officials concerned about whether there will be enough health care workers and enough beds to care for people who develop the most serious symptoms.
Nov. 25, 2020
Chris and Courtney Marks own Shrubwel
Amazon is likely expecting sales to skyrocket. But this is also the time of year in the Valley when local retailers need to boost sales. And without a bevvy of local markets and festivals operating in the same ways they normally do, they are having to get creative. <br><small><b>→ <a href="" target="blank">Get The Latest News On COVID-19 In Arizona</a></small></b>
Nov. 24, 2020
Climate change is an ongoing — and growing concern — around the world, and particularly here in the Southwest as we recently emerged from the hottest summer on record in Phoenix. The Trump administration hasn’t made dealing with climate change a priority, but there are already signs the incoming Biden administration will.
Nov. 24, 2020
 San Luis Port of Entry
Drug smuggling is up at the Arizona-Mexico border. In fact, Phoenix New Times' Ray Stern found Customs and Border Patrol agents are seeing a jump in so-called "body carriers" attempting to smuggle drugs through pedestrian crossings at the border. <br><small><b>→ <a href="" target="_blank">More Stories From The Show</a></small></b>
Nov. 24, 2020
Maricopa County Elections Department tabulation machines
Although there is no credible evidence of vulnerabilities being exploited on a large scale in the 2020 election, security expert J. Alex Halderman says states still need to make infrastructure improvements to protect elections in the future.
Nov. 24, 2020