February 2021

The Show on KJZZ

Phoenix police sign
Pitting one group against another – that’s how some Phoenix residents viewed an item on Wednesday's city council agenda.
Feb. 18, 2021
Sandy Mazzio
Dying in an age of COVID-19 has changed. Before, family and friends could gather around their loved one as they said their goodbyes. Now, it might be a stranger who sits at the bedside. Here's what it's like to hold the hand of someone in their final moments — and what we can hopefully learn. <br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/coronavirus" target="blank">Get The Latest News On COVID-19 In Arizona</a></small></b>
Feb. 18, 2021
Rep. David Cook
Arizona is near the bottom when it comes to unemployment payments, with a maximum of $240 per week. But what complicates the situation even further is something called "income disregard." State Rep. David Cook of Globe is a conservative Republican, but he is leading the legislative charge during this session to increase weekly benefits.
Feb. 17, 2021
The Cactus League Novel paperback cover
Despite health concerns, spring training is now commencing here in the Valley. Novelist Emily Nemens loves baseball and decided to put the diamond at the center of her first book "The Cactus League," and The Show spoke with her for more about it.
Feb. 17, 2021
amazon echo dot
Thanks mostly to political differences, there are still intense debates about the country’s overall energy policy. But as technology improves and becomes more efficient, so-called smart products are making a huge difference and bringing the future to us faster than expected.
Feb. 17, 2021
Bureau of Land Management sign
After the Trump administration decided to move the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Colorado, Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva wanted to know more about that decision. And new information sheds light on some of the impacts of the move west.
Feb. 17, 2021
Stephen Richer
Republican Stephen Richer unseated Democrat Adrian Fontes in the race for Maricopa County Recorder in November. One of his campaign promises was to "make the recorder's office boring again." But in Richer's first several weeks, the job has been anything but boring.
Feb. 17, 2021
Sen. Paul Boyer
One day after all Republicans in the Arizona Senate voted to pass a controversial school voucher bill, a handful of those same Republicans voted to halt the bill in its tracks, a move on senator criticized as an exercise in political payback.
Feb. 16, 2021
Arizona Department of Corrections headquarters
A push for greater oversight of the Arizona Department of Corrections is being led by formerly incarcerated people and family members with loved ones in state prisons. Introducing his legislation in the House Criminal Justice Reform Committee earlier this month, Rep. Walt Blackman said House Bill 2617 would "answer a lot of questions."
Feb. 17, 2021
AJ Odneal Ditch Music
When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most live music, Tempe's Paul Kent introduced Ditch Music — rolling concerts that rode through neighborhoods featuring some of the Phoenix area's favorite musicians.
Feb. 16, 2021

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