June 2021

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Numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show more than 87,000 Americans died from drug overdoses during the 12 months ending in September. And Arizona saw a nearly 36% increase in overdose deaths from 2019, with more than 2,500 deaths reported. It’s in this context that Steve Moak thinks he can help.
June 29, 2021
basketball hoop
A head coaching position in the NBA is highly-coveted, with only 30 teams in the league. To this point, the NBA hasn’t had a woman hired to be a head coach, but this offseason may see that change.
June 29, 2021
Glow from the Telegraph Fire
As we watch the land burn and report on firefighters' efforts to quell the flames, The Show is taking a few minutes to talk about how it all works.
June 29, 2021
Reginald Bolding
Before the current Arizona legislative session can close down for the year, Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have to hash out their differences on a handful of budget items. Democrats have largely been sidelined throughout the budget process, and they’re mostly trying to stop bills from coming back to life.
June 29, 2021
Lightning in Phoenix
While some Arizonans are standing by for legalized sports betting, others are anticipating fantasy monsoon.
June 28, 2021
kids painting in a classroom
Childhood poverty is one of the clearest factors when it comes to education inequality and gaps in learning. And with more than 300,000 Arizona children living under those conditions, the challenges are significant and growing.
June 28, 2021
BBC look-ahead graphic
While the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths has been down in the U.S. since the last peak, some countries are heading in the opposite direction. For a look at some of the key international stories in the coming days, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
June 28, 2021
eviction notice
Many evictions in the U.S. are on hold for at least one more month. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's ban on some types of rental evictions had been set to expire this week, but it has now been extended through July. To catch us up on what that means in Arizona, The Show spoke with KJZZ’s Katherine Davis-Young.
June 28, 2021
traffic on Interstate 10 in Phoenix
Fewer greenhouse gasses were emitted globally over the last year, as people drove and flew less during pandemic-related lockdowns. But new research suggests scientists may have underestimated just how big of a drop there was.
June 28, 2021
CDC coronavirus testing sample
While life in our state might be getting back to normal, COVID-19 cases in Arizona have been ticking up. And public health professionals are watching a new variant of the virus closely: the Delta variant.
June 28, 2021