February 2021

The Show on KJZZ

big crowd surrounding golf greens
The four-day Waste Management Phoenix Open typically attracts upwards of a quarter million spectators each year, but this year organizers are paring it down for COVID-19 precautions. Only a few thousand fans will be allowed in on a daily basis.
Feb. 4, 2021
robot
As robots expand their importance in our daily lives and, in some cases, are starting to look like us, how do we keep all of this in perspective and maintain our own humanity?
Feb. 4, 2021
Man holding cellphone
Concerns about misinformation have been a part of media for decades, but the four years of the Trump administration introduced us to phrases like "fake news" and "alternative facts." And that appears to have ramped up just how many questionable websites there are, and even how many troublesome articles or ads appear on sites that may appear legitimate.
Feb. 4, 2021
Larry Penley
Throughout the pandemic in Arizona, we’ve heard a lot from our three public universities — whether it be through their research on the virus, data tracking and public health efforts, or testing and vaccination sites. Now, the Arizona Board of Regents is focusing on what’s next.
Feb. 4, 2021
2020 ballot
Senate President Karen Fann has acknowledged that even if her chamber’s audit finds no problems with the machinery used in the 2020 elections, that probably will not convince everyone who believes in the conspiracy theories that the election was rigged or stolen that it was, in fact, not. So what will all of these audits actually achieve?
Feb. 4, 2021
Several beds line the walls and floor at Central Arizona Shelter Services
After a two year process, Phoenix leaders approved more shelter beds for the Human Services Campus. But homeless service providers didn’t get all they wanted. Wednesday night, the council approved adding 275 more shelter beds near downtown, along with 200 more beds during harsh weather. But the majority of council members did not support a new 100-bed low-barrier shelter.
Feb. 4, 2021
Maricopa County Elections Department opening envelopes
Every Republican in the Arizona Senate supports a resolution to hold the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in contempt and arrest supervisors for failing to turn over access to voting records.
Feb. 3, 2021
Kyrsten Sinema
When Kyrsten Sinema was a U.S. Senate candidate in 2018, her campaign was praised for being on target with what Arizona swing voters were interested in. Sinema went on to win that race and, in the Senate, has proven to be someone who will cross the aisle. Right now, though, that is causing some consternation among her Democratic supporters.
Feb. 3, 2021
Corey Woods
Following the demands for law enforcement reform last summer, a number of cities and communities have adopted policy changes suggested by 8 Can't Wait — with Tempe among them. The Show spoke with Tempe Mayor Corey Woods for more about that and other elements of his first six months in office.
Feb. 3, 2021
train tracks
Arizona has a deep history of train travel, as it was a practical and picturesque way of going from rural to urban areas and vice versa. But even as passion for high speed rail from Phoenix to Tucson — or simply expanding basic train travel — pops up every now and then, little to no progress has been made.
Feb. 3, 2021

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