December 2020

The Show on KJZZ

happy new year
As we welcome 2021, here are five stories from The Show to help you ring in the new year. Hear KJZZ's The Show weekdays starting at 9 a.m. on 91.5 FM or KJZZ.org.
Dec. 31, 2020
riz ahmed
As 2020 winds down, The Show senior producer and independent film critic Kaely Monahan reflects on this year in film.
Dec. 30, 2020
child using a computer
Arizona State University's Cybersecurity Education Consortium has stepped in the effort to train kids as young as middle school-age in cybersecurity. Estimates indicate the country has several hundred thousand unfilled jobs in the realm of cybersecurity.
Dec. 30, 2020
child using a computer
In the first semester of the school year, the Nogales Unified School District had 5,500 students learning online and provided about 2,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to families that requested them. In June, The Show spoke with the district’s superintendent, Fernando Parra. The Show spoke with him again recently for a check-in on how students and teachers are doing.
Dec. 30, 2020
light rail
The pandemic has dramatically affected how — and how many of us — use public transit. Buses and light rail vehicles in the Valley that were typically full during morning and afternoon rush hours have seen significant drops in ridership. In the midst of that shift, though, Valley Metro’s light rail line is going to receive more than half a billion dollars to help fund expansion and keep light rail at the center of area transit.
Dec. 30, 2020
Nurse
As coronavirus cases surge in the state, hospital ICUs are being inundated by COVID-19 patients. Another residual effect of these spiking COVID-19 numbers on our health care system is the massive demand we’re seeing at urgent care facilities here as people turn to them instead of emergency rooms.
Dec. 30, 2020
patient at a hospital
Hospitals have been struggling to keep up with the state’s latest COVID-19 surge as bed capacity is being pushed to the limits. This week, area hospitals began diverting ambulances to other facilities and turning down transfers from other hospitals. Dr. Michael White is the chief clinical officer with Valleywise Health, and he spoke with The Show to describe what he’s seeing in their medical centers.
Dec. 30, 2020
Gov. Doug Ducey
The head of the state Department of Revenue was ousted Tuesday, the apparent victim of taking a legal position on a new tax contrary to that of Gov. Doug Ducey, his boss.
Dec. 29, 2020
regina villa vaccine
While vaccines are being distributed, the threat of so-called COVID fatigue and lax adherence to public health guidelines is contributing to significant community spread. Now, only time will tell how the December holidays will impact our state.
Dec. 29, 2020
James Sallis and his book Sarah Jane
While Jame Sallis's most recent work "Sarah Jane" might not pass as an Arizonan novel, as it isn't set here, the novelist is both highly-regarded and a longtime Valley resident whose talents are acclaimed nationally and internationally.
Dec. 29, 2020

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