April 2021

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Recent action by lawmakers means Arizonans can expect state-sanctioned sports gambling to soon join cannabis on the list of recent taboos made legal. Gov. Doug Ducey’s expected signature unlocks 20 licenses to run a sports book.
April 14, 2021
Tents line the sidewalks near the intersection of 12th Avenue and Madison Street near the state capitol on January 29, 2020. This location has one of the highest densities of people living on the street in Phoenix.
In a few months, the Phoenix metro area should have a comprehensive regional plan to address homelessness. The Maricopa Association of Governments presented an overview to the Phoenix City Council on Tuesday.
April 14, 2021
Bob Wells
The Academy Awards will air later this month, and among this year's Best Picture nominees is a film that prominently features Arizona.
April 14, 2021
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For many generations before Phoenix became Arizona's capital, it was a very diverse place full of canals and fascinating topography. A Deeper Map app allows users to find out more about where they may be currently standing in metro Phoenix — including what ancient canals and farmland looked like.
April 14, 2021
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How often do people’s spiritual beliefs affect how they think about money? Quite a bit, according to Harvard University professor Benjamin Friedman in his latest book "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism." The Show spoke talked with him about whether that connection leads us to any link between ideas like free will and free markets.
April 14, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said April 13 that the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine has a rare but serious side effect of creating blood clots. Arizona and other states quickly pulled the vaccine off the shelf. But some like Naomi Lopez argue that approach is wrong, since the risks of complications are so low, and the risk of COVID-19 is so much higher.
April 14, 2021
Ken Bennett
More than five months after Joe Biden won the election in Arizona and Maricopa County, the state Senate is preparing to launch its so-called forensic audit of the election.
April 14, 2021
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Arizona Republican lawmakers have spent the months after the presidential election introducing bills critics say make voting harder and more complicated. They’ve justified these proposals as a way to restore confidence in the state’s election process. Some of those same lawmakers contributed to that erosion in confidence.<br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/content/1674867/when-misinformation-spreads-among-arizona-gop-voters-can-republican-change-theirs" target="blank">When Misinformation Spreads Among AZ GOP Voters, Can A Republican Change Their Minds?</a></small></b>
April 14, 2021
Lauren Gunderson
Lauren Gunderson is one of the most produced playwrights in the U.S. Her recent play "The Heath" is going to be presented by the Arizona Theatre Company in audio format with imagery. The production stars actor John Larroquette as Gunderson’s grandfather after he has passed away from complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease.
April 13, 2021
tillie douglas  and ron barber
State senators are considering a bill that would allow anyone 18 years and older to keep a loaded gun inside their vehicle while in a school parking lot. But for 17-year-old Tillie Douglas, this bill becoming law is a scary proposition. <br><small><b>→ <a href="https://theshow.kjzz.org/" target="_blank">More Stories From The Show</a></small></b>
April 13, 2021