March 2021

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The Trust for Public Land issues an annual rating for cities’ and towns’ park systems; the group looks at four criteria: access, acreage, investment and amenities. And the ParkScore Index finds Arizona cities and towns are generally not in the top tier nationwide.
March 15, 2021
Bryce Drew GCU basketball
The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history after winning the Western Athletic Conference tournament.
March 15, 2021
Camp Dreamtree materials
Spring Break 2020 was a real turning point. The pandemic shut down schools and life as we knew it. A year later, there’s cautious optimism that things might soon be back to normal. But for many, spring break still looks different. Knowing that, husband-and-wife team, and Valley-based artists, Roy Wasson Valle and Koryn Woodward Wasson created a camp experience that exists mostly in the mind.
March 12, 2021
"Ball Boy"
Trying to make it as an NBA player is an extremely challenging proposition. And as many aspiring writers can tell you, getting a book published is just as daunting in its own way. Former Phoenix Suns forward Paul Shirley has accomplished both of those things.
March 12, 2021
Shannon Steward
After saving a lot of money, in June 2019, Shannon Steward finally opened her shop, The Vintage Arizona. Less than a year later, she was forced to temporarily close because of the pandemic. But despite masks and distancing requirements, she’s figured out ways to connect with her customers, and the items she’s selling.
March 12, 2021
Julie Erfle and Chuck Coughlin
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Chuck Coughlin of HighGround and Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed.
March 12, 2021
Many U.S. states have legalized the consumption, growth and trade of marijuana. And in Mexico, a federal law might turn the country into the largest market and producer of cannabis.
March 11, 2021
COVID-19 has wrought unfathomable devastation on the Navajo Nation. The reservation has seen one of the highest rates of death from the virus in the world. But a year into the pandemic, the Navajo Nation has managed a dramatic turnaround in its outbreak and is now outpacing Arizona in administering vaccines.
March 12, 2021
Ronald Rael
Ronald Rael is an architect and artist whose work draws attention to the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2019, he built a set of teeter-totters that hung in the balance on the border wall. He’s recently launched another project just across the border from Arizona in Nogales, Sonora.
March 11, 2021
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Phoenix is among the best-performing cities in the country, according to a new index from the Milken Institute. Its annual report puts the Phoenix metro area seventh in its rankings, up five spots from 2020. The Show spoke with Kevin Klowden, executive director of the Milken Institute’s Center for Regional Economics, about what led to Phoenix's improved rank.
March 11, 2021