February 2021

The Show on KJZZ

A house for rent in Phoenix.
Rents have continued to increase across metro Phoenix over the past year. The biggest was a 15% jump in one-bedroom prices in Surprise. Arizona State University real estate professor Mark Stapp says the solution is to build.
Feb. 22, 2021
Arizona Department of Corrections headquarters
According to Arizona Department of Corrections whistleblowers, hundreds of incarcerated people who should be eligible for release are being held in prison because the inmate management software cannot interpret current sentencing laws.<br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/tags/arizona-prisons" target="_blank">More Arizona Prison News</a></small></b>
Feb. 22, 2021
Eared quetzal
Birds that used to stop in Arizona on their way south for the winter are now staying here, and new birds are also finding their way to the state. It's a boon for birders but could cause problems for neighborhoods and ecosystems around the state.
Feb. 19, 2021
Schellas Hyndman
The Grand Canyon University Antelopes' head coach, Schellas Hyndman, was a Hall of Famer before he came to the Valley, having achieved success at Southern Methodist University and in the pro ranks with FC Dallas. And Hyndman is closing out his more than three-decade head coaching career with this, his final season at GCU.
Feb. 19, 2021
Chad Campbell (left) and Marcus Dell’Artino.
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic and Chad Campbell of Strategies 360.
Feb. 19, 2021
Snow-covered car
Texas has been hit with some of the coldest temperatures in its history this week. That reality has renewed intense debates over energy regulation — Texas is an unregulated state — and what is the best policy balance. The Show spoke with former Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Marc Spitzer.
Feb. 18, 2021
Arizona Coyotes Colorado Avalanche
Ownership groups have come and gone, as the NHL tries to keep a foothold in the desert via the Arizona Coyotes. In 2019, the unsteadiness at the top seemed to change when billionaire Alex Meruelo purchased the Coyotes. But as Katie Strang reported in the Athletic this week, worries about leadership and business practices are evident inside and outside the organization.
Feb. 18, 2021
Alessandra Navidad
Over the course of 15 years, Alessandra Navidad led Arizona's branch of the ACLU through all sorts of battles — the most widely-known being SB 1070, the immigration enforcement law that affected the world’s perception of Arizona. Now she's leaving to work with the Arizona Animal Welfare League.
Feb. 18, 2021
Mark Finchem
As former President Trump was pushing baseless conspiracy theories about the election being stolen in states including Arizona, one of his most loyal supporters here was state Rep. Mark Finchem. Jerod MacDonald-Evoy of the Arizona Mirror has been reporting on Finchem.
Feb. 18, 2021
grocery store aisle
Arizona grocery store workers are struggling with their mental health during the pandemic. A new survey found a fifth of the roughly 4,000 grocery workers surveyed were exhibiting severe signs of anxiety and depression.
Feb. 18, 2021

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