December 2020

The Show on KJZZ

President-elect Joe Biden has named New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland to be his secretary of Interior. The appointment is a historic one because she will be the first American Indian to serve in the post.
Dec. 17, 2020
Michelle Ugenti-Rita
Gov. Doug Ducey has been criticized for his pandemic response from all sides, including members of his own party. Now, a state lawmaker wants to strip the governor of the emergency powers he has exercised this year.
Dec. 17, 2020
Tucson skyline
The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to implement a mandatory curfew for residents earlier this week. The county has had a voluntary curfew in place since late November, but Pima County officials investigated around 400 area businesses and found about 60 of those to be “seriously noncompliant.”
Dec. 17, 2020
Rural Arizona
Rural policy experts and leaders took part in a webinar discussion Dec. 16 about whether or not support for Republicans is strengthening in rural Arizona, similar to how support for Democrats is strengthening in cities like Phoenix. But is that true? Or do progressives have opportunities in rural areas of the state and the rest of the country?
Dec. 17, 2020
Ada Martin
This month, The Show is bringing you “Eating Christmas” — a typically live storytelling event that has had to adapt, like so much in life, to COVID-19. Ada Martin is a mother to two kids, a wife, an activist and a local writer. She shared her “Eating Christmas” essay: “Holiday Night Sweats."
Dec. 17, 2020
kids in silhouette
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual Kids Count report this week. While every year it highlights challenges facing children and families here and across the country, this year the picture it paints is especially bleak.
Dec. 17, 2020
Culinary Dropout in Phoenix
Maybe you assume when ordering from apps like Uber Eats and DoorDash that the food is coming from a real restaurant. Well, that might not be the case. So-called “ghost kitchens” and “virtual concepts” are the new wave in the restaurant industry, and Peter Romeo says they’re everywhere even if you didn’t know it.
Dec. 17, 2020
baseball in the grass
One hundred years after its founding, the Negro Leagues have been officially reclassified as part of Major League Baseball. For more about the significance of the move, The Show spoke with Scott Bush, the chief executive officer of the Society for American Baseball Research, which is based in Phoenix.
Dec. 17, 2020
regina villa vaccine
Coronavirus vaccinations are underway in Arizona. Ten health care professionals were among the first in the state to get shots in an event at the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory on Wednesday night. <br><small><b>→ <a href="" target="blank">AZ Will Prioritize Vaccination For People Who Live, Work In Prisons</a></small></b>
Dec. 17, 2020
Frank Gioia Jr./Frank Capri
The restaurant business has long been known as an extremely competitive one, and succeeding in it is a difficult and tiring effort. And if your eatery is mostly a front for alleged mob activity and fraud, the figurative menu looks a lot different.
Dec. 16, 2020