February 2021

The Show on KJZZ

Woman embracing daughter
Over the course of the last year, worries have changed how many people approach their jobs. Mamta Popat is a photojournalist with the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. Some of her assignments have been very different during the pandemic, and she’s also been less eager — in certain situations — to gather images the way she had before.
Feb. 23, 2021
vegetables
Agriculture has been a major part of the state’s economy for a very long time, but droughts and heat waves have made many farmers’ jobs more difficult. But researchers from the University of Arizona and elsewhere around the southwestern U.S. and Mexico say they have a way for farmers to deal with climate change, while producing more and healthier food and using less water.
Feb. 23, 2021
Republican and Democrat Symbols
For decades, the order of the presidential primaries and caucuses has caused consternation. Nevada currently sits at number three, with its caucus taking place 19 days after Iowa’s and 11 days after New Hampshire’s during the 2020 campaign. But the Nevada Legislature is looking to change that and put its state at the head of the line for 2024.
Feb. 23, 2021
Fronteras Desk logo
The pandemic in neighboring Sonora continues to head in the right direction. As of this week, no Sonoran cities are considered to be at maximum risk for coronavirus spread.
Feb. 23, 2021
all saints catholic newman center
The season of Lent started last Wednesday. For Catholics specifically, it is a time to focus on giving to others as well as abstaining from indulgences. But this past year has been so challenging, and suggesting people both give more and sacrifice comforts is a difficult task for spiritual leaders.
Feb. 22, 2021
Pile of YInMn blue pigment
Recently, a new pigment of blue was discovered. It’s being called YInMN, and it’s already moved into the mainstream with representation in crayons and paint. The Show spoke with Arizona State University associate professor Theresa Devine — who has a background in color theory — about the new blue and the history of other blues.
Feb. 22, 2021
girl at computer
K-12 education continues to be in flux because of the pandemic, with some students in classrooms, others learning at home and still others experiencing the hybrid model. What may happen when the pandemic is finally over and how will Arizona schools make up for lost time?
Feb. 22, 2021
BBC look-ahead graphic
As infection rates and other COVID-19 metrics continue to move in the right direction both here in the U.S. and around the world, more restrictions are being lifted internationally. The Show spoke with the BBC's Pete Ross for a look at some of the key global stories coming up.
Feb. 22, 2021
Dr. Marjorie Bessel
One of the leading medical voices in Arizona during the pandemic has been recognized for her work. Dr. Marjorie Bessel, chief clinical officer for Banner Health has been named one of the country’s 25 Women Leaders for 2021 by the health care news publication Modern Healthcare. The Show spoke with her for more about the honor and the latest vaccine shipment delays.
Feb. 22, 2021
2020 ballot
It is crossover week at the Arizona Capitol, when the House works to finish up its bills to send to the Senate and vice versa. It means long agendas for floor debates and votes. And it also means to expect more of what are called "strike everything amendments."
Feb. 22, 2021

Pages