November 2021

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Arizona Department of Child Safety letterhead
Last year, at the height of the pandemic, the Arizona Department of Child Safety saw a jump in people looking into becoming foster parents. But now, the department is reporting a shortage in foster homes.
Nov. 29, 2021
Climate change is extending the length of our wildfire seasons — which used to include a few months of severe danger but are becoming nearly year-round. That means more wildland firefighters who are subject to conditions that could adversely affect their health.
Nov. 29, 2021
A school bus picking up students
In addition to facing teacher shortages and funding challenges, Arizona’s K-12 schools are also trying to figure out how to offer more transportation options. That includes getting students to and from campus, but also to and from before- and after-school activities.
Nov. 29, 2021
A COVID-19 saliva test
The holidays have, in the past, shown a spike in cases and hospitalizations which health experts are keeping an eye on again this time around — all while mixing in yet another new coronavirus variant. This one is called omicron.<br><small><b>→ <a href="https://theshow.kjzz.org/" target="_blank">Hear more interviews from The Show</a></small></b>
Nov. 29, 2021
Esteban musician
Legendary guitarist Esteban is back in Arizona with a series of shows celebrating his career's 30th anniversary.
Nov. 24, 2021
Phoenix Symphony
The Phoenix Symphony recently welcomed audiences back to Symphony Hall. The Show spoke with Phoenix Symphony’s music director, Tito Muñoz, to learn about the effects of the pandemic on the group.
Nov. 24, 2021
stacked laundry
New research shows there may be a household chore that we also need to be careful about, in terms of disease transmission: doing the laundry.
Nov. 24, 2021
rendering of light rail bridge over interstate
Last week, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg joined Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema at the former Metrocenter Mall to sign a federal grant funding expansion of the Valley's light rail system. To learn about the new plans, The Show spoke with Valley Metro's CEO Scott Smith.
Nov. 24, 2021
security at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
This year, Nov. 24 marks the busiest air travel day in the U.S. — the day before Thanksgiving. But the airlines themselves — including Southwest and American — experienced recent struggles and delays, reportedly related to reduced staffing. <br><small><b>&#8594; <a href="https://kjzz.org/content/1735480/phoenix-sky-harbor-seeing-more-leisure-younger-travelers" target="_blank">Phoenix Sky Harbor seeing more leisure, younger travelers</a></small></b>
Nov. 24, 2021
Voting booths
We are roughly 11 months away from the midterm elections and eight months from several tossup primary races. A lot can and will change before then, but latest polling shows the expected candidates currently favored in their respective races, with most registered voters still undecided.
Nov. 24, 2021

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