April 2021

The Show on KJZZ

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report, 916,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in March. The combination of increased vaccine distribution, stimulus and federal business support and the easing of COVID-19 restrictions have driven the national unemployment rate down to 6%.
April 5, 2021
Arizona State Capitol building
Committee work at the state Capitol is generally over for the session, meaning bills that haven’t gotten their hearings are most likely done. But there are long agendas of floor votes to come, and, of course, budget talks as lawmakers inch closer to the 100-day mark.
April 5, 2021
Antigone Poster
Mesa Community College (MCC) will premier its first feature film April 2. Students, faculty and alumni created a version of the Greek tragedy "Antigone," which was written by Sophocles.
April 2, 2021
Michael Druschel
Arizona has been dealing with a shortage of physicians and other medical professionals for years. And that problem is even more dramatic in rural areas of the state, leaving certain places to rely — in some cases — on one doctor. <br><small><b>&#8594; <a href="https://kjzz.org/coronavirus" target="_blank">Get The Latest News On COVID-19 In Arizona </a></small></b>
April 2, 2021
Chad Campbell and Christine Jones
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former congressional candidate Christine Jones and Chad Campbell of Strategies 360.
April 2, 2021
victory
In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, members of the Indigenous Comcaac Nation, often called the Seris, have long struggled for access to clean water in their two towns on the Sea of Cortez. Last Saturday, they walked miles to a sacred site for their people to demand the Mexican government provide them with potable water and other basic services.<br><small><b>→ <a href="https://fronterasdesk.org/" target="_blank">More News From The Fronteras Desk</a></small></b>
April 2, 2021
Intel's Fab 42 facility in Chandler
Last week, Intel announced it would spend $20 billion to expand its Arizona facilities. That followed on the heels of Taiwan Semiconductor’s plans to invest $12 billion in a north Phoenix factory. But is the area poised to become the “Silicon Desert” that has been pushed for years?
April 1, 2021
Jonathan Nez
The Navajo Nation was one of the hottest spots for transmission of COVID-19 in the world. So it was good news last week when the Nation had its first day in more than six months without a new reported COVID-19 case. But this week there have been renewed concerns as the Nation saw its first confirmed case of the U.K. variant of the virus.
April 1, 2021
Adia Barnes
The University of Arizona women’s basketball team has made it to its first-ever Final Four. The Show spoke with University of Arizona head coach Adia Barnes and asked what this first Final Four appearance means for the program.
April 1, 2021
The vaccine site at Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Pima County says it’ll continue to enforce its mask mandate, despite Gov. Ducey’s order that ended them on the local level. This comes on the heels of a dustup between Pima County and the state over whether or not the FEMA could set up a federal vaccination site. The Show spoke with Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.
April 1, 2021

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