April 2021

The Show on KJZZ

Covid vaccine
During the pandemic, we have seen more people ending up on the streets. That has only added to the number of people experiencing homelessness who need to be vaccinated here. Nonprofit Circle the City has partnered with Maricopa County to help get thousands of them protected.
April 28, 2021
boba tea
The “bubbles” in the wildly popular bubble — or boba — teas are becoming harder to get.
April 28, 2021
Four Peaks PPE recycling
As good as they are at protecting us from the spread of COVID-19, the billions of disposable masks are also creating tons of new waste that’s polluting our oceans and communities. It’s not so simple to recycle PPE. But one company has been doing just that since long before the pandemic began.
April 28, 2021
The Magnum Fire
The light rain that fell in the Valley earlier this week was a refreshing change and a brief respite from the drought that has gripped the area for years. And any precipitation can help lessen the chances for destructive wildfires. But the fact remains that the wildfire season is expanding as we get drier and the impact of climate change grows.
April 28, 2021
grocery store cart
Grocery stores have been open throughout the pandemic, and workers in those stores have been considered essential. The Show spoke with one worker to get a better sense of what it's been like to work in a grocery store during the pandemic.
April 28, 2021
The site of the Maricopa County ballot audit
A judge said he’s not convinced private firms are protecting the rights of Maricopa County voters while conducting a review of the 2020 election ordered by the Republican-led Arizona state Senate.
April 27, 2021
All-American Canal
Arizona remains in a prolonged drought that will continue to test our region's water supply. And last week, the Bureau of Reclamation released a study that shows just how dry it could get.
April 27, 2021
Elvis del Monte and Kristie Guess Long Wongs
Mill Avenue is in the heart of downtown Tempe and still attracts people of all ages and interests. But it’s changed dramatically from a couple of decades ago. The most recent change announced for Mill is the closing of the Irish pub Rula Bula.
April 27, 2021
Hand with keys unlocking car
If you’re planning to travel this summer, you might want to check one, key thing before you book your trip: rental car prices. That’s because there is a rental car shortage hitting the country, and it's worse in popular travel destinations — like Arizona is right now.
April 27, 2021
A house for rent in Phoenix
Affordable housing is and has been a problem in the Valley and throughout the state. The Arizona Housing Coalition estimates nearly half of all Maricopa County renters in all income brackets are considered rent-burdened; that means they’re paying more than 30% of their income on housing.
April 27, 2021

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