June 2021

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The Arizona sun behind a palm tree
There are some who can jog or hike in the hottest part of the day and, as long as they’re properly hydrated, not have any problems. Others are better off staying inside an air-conditioned room or only being outside in the early mornings.
June 24, 2021
Voting booths
The Arizona Senate passed a nearly $13 billion state budget earlier this week, and the House is scheduled to follow suit June 24. But money isn’t the only thing in the state budget — it also includes broad changes to election laws.
June 24, 2021
Paul Boyer
State senators — on a party-line vote — approved a budget for the next fiscal year earlier this week. One sticking point had been Gov. Ducey’s insistence on a flat tax code for all Arizona taxpayers. The Show spoke with Republican Sen. Paul Boyer.
June 24, 2021
Sonora coronavirus risk level map
Coronavirus cases have been steadily increasing in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, for more than a month now. Nationwide, numbers also are beginning to tick up.
June 23, 2021
Border wall
Weeks ago, Gov. Doug Ducey and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called on the country’s other 48 governors to send police officers to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. Since then, Republican governors have stepped in with promises to send police to the Southwest border.
June 23, 2021
Habitat for Humanity 3D-printed house Tempe print head
Tempe will be home to Habitat for Humanity’s first 3D-printed home. The Show spoke with Habitat for Humanity's president Jason Barlow and Tempe's mayor Corey Woods to learn what 3D-printed homes offer the Valley.
June 23, 2021
U.S. Supreme Court building
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the NCAA could not prohibit benefits given to student-athletes as long as they’re academic related. To learn about the ruling’s impact, The Show spoke with Glenn Wong, who says this is a very, very big deal.
June 23, 2021
state farm stadium covid-19 vaccinations
Mark Tebeau, a professor of history at Arizona State University, has been leading a collaborative, international effort to create a public history of the pandemic called "A Journal of the Plague Year: An Archive of COVID-19."
June 23, 2021
Kyrsten Sinema
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a one-time Green Party activist, has staked out a position in the Senate as one of the most conservative Democrats, making her a potential power broker in the narrowly-divided chamber. To learn about Sinema, the filibuster and what Sinema’s support of it could mean for her political future, The Show spoke with Daniel Lippman of Politico.
June 23, 2021
Alicia and Randy Slack
Randy Slack has mastered the art of synergy in his life and work. The curator of the annual Chaos Theory art show and owner of Legend City studios in downtown Phoenix has been able to blend fine art, vintage Volkswagens and surfing.
June 23, 2021