February 2021

The Show on KJZZ

keyboard showing online shopping
The Arizona Business Index, a quarterly gauge of how consumers feel about the state’s economy finds residents don’t feel great about it.
Feb. 3, 2021
kyrsten sinema and mark kelly
Arizona has two Democratic U.S. senators for the first time in decades. And with Democrats holding a tiny majority in the chamber, the conventional wisdom is that moderates, like Sens. Sinema and Kelly, could hold sway over bills moving through Congress.<br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/politics" target="_blank">More Arizona Politics News</a></small></b>
Feb. 3, 2021
Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University has sued the federal government over its nonprofit status. In 2018, the school sold off assets that allowed it to be categorized by the IRS as a nonprofit, affording access to both tax and federal funding benefits.
Feb. 3, 2021
Bodywork Steering, 4/5 from Body/Magic: Liz Cohen
In her famed “Bodywork” project, photographer and ASU professor Liz Cohen dove deep into lowrider culture. She merged two cars — the American El Camino and the East German Trabant — into a new one. And then she transformed her own body to become the bikini model for the car and presented it at lowrider shows around the Valley.
Feb. 2, 2021
Papago Park
A new spring training facility for the San Francisco Giants in south Scottsdale in Papago Park has generated some unhappiness among residents who say the construction is encroaching on space that should be available for public use.
Feb. 2, 2021
The Arizona House of Representatives floor
One longtime Arizona Republican lawmaker is warning his colleagues that ending the current emergency order may not have the results they want. The Show spoke with Rep. John Kavanagh for more about how he thinks the governor has handled the situation.
Feb. 2, 2021
cards and gambling chips
Last month, Gov. Doug Ducey announced his support for expanding gaming in Arizona to include sports betting. Currently, 18 states allow legal sports betting in various forms. The Show spoke with Adam Candee, a sports and gaming analyst located in Las Vegas, about the success of state sports betting programs.
Feb. 2, 2021
arizona congressional districts
The third incarnation of Arizona’s voter-approved Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) will begin doing its official work Feb. 2, as the four partisan members — two Democrats and two Republicans — chose their independent chair — Erika Neuberg — last week. The IRC uses U.S. Census data and a list of criteria to draw Arizona’s congressional and legislative district maps.
Feb. 2, 2021
Kathy Hoffman
The pandemic — and its enormous impact on students, teachers, parents and learning — will make Superintendent Kathy Hoffman’s speech to legislators today quite a bit different than in years past.
Feb. 2, 2021
Glenn Hamer
The leader of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Glenn Hamer, has announced he’s stepping down to take a new job in Texas.
Feb. 1, 2021