March 2021

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Arizona Capitol building
Lawmakers are in for another busy week at the state Capitol, even though committee work is just about done for the year. Only the House and Senate Appropriations committees are still meeting regularly, but that will not stop big policy ideas from coming up for debate.
March 29, 2021
Ayanna Thompson Blackface book
The history of blackface, the behavior by which white people paint their faces and sometimes their bodies to imitate people of color, has a long and persistent history. In a new book, Ayanna Thompson, regents professor of English at Arizona State University, explores its painful history and the wounds it can reopen.
March 26, 2021
cullen murphy
The years of the Trump administration led some Americans to wonder about just how much the country was changing. Do occurrences like the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol indicate a true downturn in the U.S.? Does it resemble the fall of ancient Rome?
March 26, 2021
stormy nesbit
If you shop at Forever 21, you may well see clothes designed by Stormy Nesbit. A Phoenix-based graphic designer and illustrator, Nesbit has a collection for sale there. She also creates prints and other artworks.
March 26, 2021
Jaime Molera (left) and Roy Herrera.
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera and former Superintendent of Public Instruction Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez.
March 26, 2021
Doug Ducey Rick Scott Arizona border
Pima County is providing shelter and aid to migrants as the federal government is dropping off migrants sometimes hours away from Tucson. Meanwhile Gov. Doug Ducey has decided to strike out at the Biden administration.
March 25, 2021
Brooks Simpson
The U.S. Senate has a 50-50 split between Democrats and Republicans, with Democrats holding the majority by virtue of the vice president being a Democrat and able to cast deciding votes when needed. That is part of the reason there has been renewed talk of eliminating — or at least dramatically changing — the filibuster.
March 25, 2021
COVID vaccine shot
Pima County officials are pushing back after Gov. Ducey denied an offer from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to set up a new vaccination site in southern Arizona. To explain this battle for vaccines, The Show spoke with Matt Heinz, a Democrat on the Pima County Board of Supervisors and an ER doctor.
March 25, 2021
Lauren Redniss Oak Flat
Receiving a MacArthur Foundation Genius grant immediately puts the recipient on a new creative track, with opportunities to expand upon previous ideas or utilize the support to innovate. Lauren Redniss was given her grant in 2016 and has gone on to write several books — including her most recent one, "Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West."
March 25, 2021
Marshall Islands Kwajalein
Former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Peterson was sentenced last week to five additional years in prison, on forgery and fraud charges. Those charges are in connection with an illegal adoption scheme, in which pregnant women from the Marshall Islands were paid to come to the U.S. to give birth; those children were then put up for adoption. Residents there can travel freely to the U.S. under most circumstances, but specifically not for the purposes of adoption.
March 25, 2021