May 2021

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Harvest House of Cannabis Guadalupe dispensary sign
The cannabis industry was rocked this week by news that Florida-based producer and distributor Trulieve acquired Arizona’s Harvest Health in a $2.1 billion deal. This merger creates the largest cannabis company in the United States and it’s forcing smaller companies to re-examine their market positions.
May 12, 2021
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Arizona’s 2022 U.S. Senate race is already underway, as Sen. Mark Kelly looks to defend the seat he won last November. Joining the possible list of Republican challengers is Blake Masters, chief operating officer of Thiel Capital and president of the Thiel Foundation.
May 12, 2021
Copperstate Farms cannabis greenhouse
The town of Snowflake in eastern Arizona is known for being the birthplace of former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake and for having a large Latter-day Saints population. And now, New York Times reporter Valeriya Safronova has revealed that Snowflake also has a very successful greenhouse that some say is the largest devoted to growing marijuana in North America.
May 12, 2021
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Nearly 40% of teens reported symptoms of moderate to severe depression last year, amidst the pandemic, but social media has been a key in helping them stay connected.
May 12, 2021
Paul Penzone
The Arizona Senate wants certain passwords and routers so the companies they hired to audit the presidential and U.S. Senate elections in Maricopa County can examine them. Concerning the routers, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone is among those saying the county would put itself at risk if it were to turn those over. The Show spoke with him to learn about his concerns.
May 12, 2021
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State lawmakers passed and Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law May 11 that would take the "permanent" out of Arizona's Permanent Early Voter List, a program that about 80% of Arizona voters use to receive a ballot by mail. To learn more about the new law, The Show heard from Sen. Martin Quezada, a Democrat; and Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, a Republican who sponsored the bill.
May 12, 2021
Jon Talton City of Dark Corners book
For his newest novel, "City of Dark Corners," Jon Talton leaves his recurring character David Mapstone and his usual setting of modern-day Phoenix for the 1930s version and introduces a new protagonist — former Phoenix detective turned private investigator Gene Hammons. The Show spoke with Talton about the book.
May 11, 2021
Monique Sandoval
Monique Sandoval is the dressmaker behind Cleo + Clementine, and she’s been creating dreamy wedding dresses in Phoenix for more than a decade. The Show went to visit her new space recently and saw some of her newest collection.
May 11, 2021
Rick Tocchet
The National Hockey League postseason gets underway later this week, and the Arizona Coyotes will again be on the outside looking in. That led to what the organization has labeled a mutual parting of the ways with head coach Rick Tocchet after four seasons.
May 11, 2021
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The pandemic has forced just about everything to go virtual over the last year, and that includes visits between parents and their children who have been placed in foster care. Eli Hager reported the story for the Marshall Project, and The Show spoke with him about what parental visitation usually looks like for parents.
May 11, 2021