November 2020

The Show on KJZZ

The Blessing
Filmmakers Jordan Fein and Hunter Robert Baker joined The Show to talk about the documentary, "The Blessing," which follows the story of a Native American coal miner.
Nov. 24, 2020
While people are rearranging their Thanksgiving plans to facilitate the safest celebration under COVID-19 conditions, turkey growers in Arizona are seeing changes in what consumers want from a bird this year.
Nov. 24, 2020
BBC look-ahead graphic
Several organizations around the globe have reported high success rates in coronavirus vaccine trials. That's one of the key international stories of the coming days, and The Show was joined by the BBC’s Pete Ross to talk about some of them.
Nov. 23, 2020
Andrew Maynard Future Rising
In his new book "Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow," ASU Professor Andrew Maynard explores how the future will be influenced by an even greater move toward technological innovations and artificial intelligence.
Nov. 23, 2020
F-35B Lightning II jets
The defense industry is a big part of Arizona’s economy, employing tens of thousands of Arizonans, and accounting for billions of dollars worth of federal contracts. So changes in spending priorities at the U.S. Department of Defense can impact the state. The Show talked with Dennis Hoffman, an economics professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business, to learn more.
Nov. 23, 2020
Phil Boas
From President Donald Trump’s early use of "fake news" to his former advisor Kellyanne Conway talking about "alternative facts," there has been a feeling among many that too many Americans can’t even agree on what truth is. John Carlson and Tracy Fessenden of ASU's Recovering Truth Project wrote a column addressing the importance of truth to our next steps as a nation.
Nov. 23, 2020
Rio Grande river
The Trump administration implemented dramatic changes to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Leadership of the agency has also been in flux. Rebecca Beitsch of the Hill covers the BLM, and The Show spoke with her about what could be next.
Nov. 23, 2020
Antelope Canyon
Like a lot of Arizona, Native American reservations in our state rely heavily on tourism. But with the pandemic, fewer people are traveling. And tribal communities have been hit harder than most by the virus. So where does that leave Native American businesses in our state?
Nov. 23, 2020
A closed sign
With even greater spread of COVID-19, Arizona's unemployment situation is likely to worsen as well. Analysts say industries more vulnerable to spread and customer concerns, like restaurants, could see less business — and need fewer employees.
Nov. 23, 2020
Prop 208 Volunteers
A Scottsdale business owner and a retired judge are challenging the legality of the just-approved tax hike on the wealthy to provide more dollars for K-12 education.
Nov. 22, 2020