December 2020

The Show on KJZZ

Arizona State Capitol building
The 2021 Arizona legislative session is scheduled to begin in less than a month, on Jan. 11. But with the coronavirus pandemic still continuing throughout Arizona and the rest of the country, next year’s session will likely not be the same as usual.
Dec. 14, 2020
earyn mcgee
University of Arizona Ph.D. student Earyn McGee is an up-and-coming star on Twitter and Instagram. McGee is studying lizards and their diets in Tucson. But she’s actually made social media part of her dissertation.
Dec. 11, 2020
sun in phoenix
New research shows Arizona is both highly vulnerable to the health effects of climate change, but also highly prepared to deal with those impacts. The report finds Arizona is one of 17 states in the highest level of vulnerability, and one of 16 states with the highest level of preparedness.
Dec. 11, 2020
Senator Mark Kelly Oath of Office
The debates continue in Washington as Democrats and Republicans try to come to an agreement on a COVID-19 relief package. Arizona’s new U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly took his seat less than two weeks ago and is already in the thick of what’s going on. The Show spoke with him about what his first few days in Senate have been like.
Dec. 11, 2020
Chad Campbell and Stan Barnes
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting and Chad Campbell of Strategies 360.
Dec. 11, 2020
billboard in north Phoenix for the Mask Up Arizona campaign
Gov. Doug Ducey has resisted calls for a statewide mask mandate or curfew, even as COVID-19 cases surge around the state. In southern Arizona, both the Pima County Board of Supervisors and the Tucson City Council have implemented curfews as the spike dramatically affects health-related operations there.
Dec. 10, 2020
esperanza and felipe carranza
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. Felipe Carranza is the principal at Encanto Elementary School. He shared his “Eating Christmas” essay: “Tamales Y Santos."
Dec. 10, 2020
A virtual auction was held so people could grab a bit of Metrocenter Mall paraphernalia. Robrt Pela, Phoenix New Times culture critic and friend of The Show, watched the auction. He shared this essay about the surreal walk down memory lane.
Dec. 10, 2020
DACA application
The Show spoke with "DREAMer" and DACA recipient Reyna Montoya. She’s the founder of Aliento, which worked with DREAMers to register young voters leading up to November’s election.
Dec. 10, 2020
founding mothers
In 1975, University of Arizona started its women’s studies department and was within the first 20 such programs in the nation. The 45th anniversary of the department is being marked by the Founding Mothers exhibit at the university, and it’s being presented online. The Show spoke with Patricia MacCorquodale, professor emerita at UA.
Dec. 10, 2020