July 2021

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The Phoenix Union High School District has announced it will require all students, staff and visitors wear face coverings when schools start on Monday, Aug. 2, despite a new state law that bans public schools from doing this. <br><small><b>&#8594; <a href="/content/1703792/yavapai-county-school-district-cancels-classes-due-covid-19-cases" target="_blank">Yavapai County School District Cancels Classes Due To COVID-19 Cases</a></small></b>
July 30, 2021
Firefighters fighting the Backbone Fire
A research team at the Desert Research Institute in Nevada is connecting the dots between two events plaguing the West: COVID-19 vulnerability and wildfires.
July 30, 2021
Maricopa County ballots from the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors
Groups including the Brennan Center made requests to the U.S. Department of Justice to potentially take action against the Maricopa County 2020 election audit. And with other states at least considering similar efforts, the calls to the DOJ have gotten louder. A new piece by Politico indicates the DOJ is taking those concerns seriously.
July 30, 2021
David Holthouse Hulu Sasquatch documentary
Writer and documentary filmmaker David Holthouse has covered a lot of dangerous, interesting stories — including during a stint at Phoenix New Times in the 1990s. His latest project is a Hulu documentary series called "Sasquatch."
July 30, 2021
Roy Herrera and Paul Bentz
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera and Paul Bentz of HighGround.
July 30, 2021
Dr. Sunil Sharma
Although coronavirus vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer put mRNA in the public spotlight, using messenger RNA in treatments and vaccines isn’t a new idea. Now, with the coronavirus providing the biggest and fastest proof-of-concept in history, the tiny molecule could move from DNA understudy to top bioscience billing. <br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/science" target="_blank">More Arizona Science News</a></small></b>
Aug. 2, 2021
Hawthorne California neighborhood aerial photo
Summer heat in the Valley feels never-ending, and there are many Arizonans who can't find shade to cool down. That search is at the core of Alejandra Burunda's piece for National Geographic magazine, "A Shady Divide," which focuses on how shade in L.A. is distributed unequally in neighborhoods. The Show spoke with with Burunda to learn about her findings.
July 29, 2021
Mega Ran
Last spring, The Show introduced listeners to Valley nerdcore rapper Raheem “Mega Ran” Jarbo. Now, Mega Ran has had the opportunity to create his first-ever videogame soundtrack — "Incarno."
July 29, 2021
Olympic rings
July 29 marks Day 7 of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and the storylines are as dramatic behind the scenes as they are in competition. The Show spoke with Maz Farookhi of the BBC to learn about how the games have progressed so far.
July 29, 2021
House for sale sign
Housing prices in the Valley have skyrocketed recently, creating an affordable housing crisis that experts fear isn’t going away anytime soon. But now, a new low-income housing tax credit could put a dent in that crisis.
July 29, 2021