March 2021

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CDC coronavirus testing sample
Scientists at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have discovered a new Arizona variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. It includes a mutation that may reduce the effectiveness of vaccines and antibody treatments.
April 1, 2021
Maricopa County Elections Department opening envelopes
Senate Republicans announced they’ve hired four firms to conduct an audit to the 2020 general election in Maricopa County, including a Florida-based company whose owner has spread conspiracy theories about the election. <br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/politics" target="_blank">More Arizona Politics News</a></small></b>
March 31, 2021
Corey Woods
Late last week, Gov. Doug Ducey decided to lift many pandemic-related restrictions on businesses and public gatherings, among other things. Tucson and Flagstaff have already said they’re going to keep their mask mandates in place. And on April 8, Tempe’s City Council members will meet to decide what their next step can and should be.
March 31, 2021
Workers administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Last week, the age requirements for vaccines were dropped to 16 for the Pfizer shot and 18 for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots. And the number of volunteers at vaccinations sites decreased. Michaela Barnhart is the volunteer engagement manager with HandsOn Greater Phoenix, and The Show spoke with her for a progress report on volunteer turnout.
March 31, 2021
Arizona State Capitol building
Recent legislative sessions have begun with hopes for passing bipartisan bills related to criminal justice reform. Some progress has been made, but the bills signed by Gov. Ducey are considered to be rather modest. The Show spoke with Kurt Altman, the state director in Arizona and New Mexico for the group Right on Crime.
March 31, 2021
Dorothy Fratt
Dorothy Fratt is an artist renowned for her use of color. The Show spoke with her son, Gregory Fratt, about his mother's legacy.
March 31, 2021
Jimmy Peggie
A movie premiering March 31 aims to highlight Arizona’s arts scene — specifically, its experimental arts scene.
March 31, 2021
The vaccine site at Chandler-Gilbert Community College
The dispute between Arizona and the FEMA continues to create friction as the state races to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. The state had initially rejected an offer from FEMA to set up a vaccination site in Pima County but later reversed its position.
March 31, 2021
Girl Gang Garage
Who do you picture when you think of an auto technician? Auto repair and maintenance have long been male-dominated trades. Women make up just a small minority of those working in the automotive maintenance and repair trades. A garage in Phoenix is trying to change that. <br><small><b>→ <a href="https://theshow.kjzz.org/" target="_blank">More Stories From The Show</a></small></b>
March 31, 2021
 nearside of the moon
The Svalbard Global Seed Bank opened in 2008 in Norway as an effort to preserve and secure the genetic lineage of the world’s crop supply and other plant life in the event of a global catastrophe. Researchers at UA have been contemplating creating a similar gene bank for human beings.
March 30, 2021

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