December 2021

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Welcome to Scottsdale marker sign
Starting Friday, Scottsdale police will have more power to stop nuisance parties frequently associated with vacation and short-term rentals. In December, the City Council voted unanimously to update two ordinances.
Jan. 3, 2022
books on a shelf
There was no shortage of books that came out in 2021 of all genres. The Show spoke with critic Mark Athitakis about some of his favorites from 2021. The Chandler-based book critic has written for several national publications, and his top-five list was recently published in the LA Times.
Dec. 31, 2021
Kyrsten Sinema
From the increasing influence of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in D.C. to the so-called ballot audit in Maricopa County, Arizona often took center stage in 2021. On the final 2021 episode of the Friday NewsCap, The Show discussed the year in news with Paul Bentz of HighGround and Chip Scutari of Scutari and Cieslak.<br><small><b>&#8594; <a href="" target="_blank">Get more Arizona politics news</a></small></b>
Dec. 31, 2021
Navajo Nation COVID sign
The Navajo Nation last year was among the hardest-hit communities by the pandemic. But since then, the situation has improved. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says at least part of that is due to keeping the guidelines consistent, including a mask mandate and social distancing requirements.
Dec. 30, 2021
Hotel room
The travel and hospitality industries are still working their way back to pre-virus levels, including trying to lure more workers who are available to serve the visitors who are returning to their hotels and restaurants. Robert Cannon, assistant professor in NAU's Franke College of Business, joined he Show to talk about that industry’s current condition.
Dec. 30, 2021
Boulder Basin at Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Earlier this month, a number of state and federal water agencies, including the Arizona Department of Water Resources and Central Arizona Project, agreed to a plan to add half a million acre-feet of water to Lake Mead in each of the next two years.<br><small><b>→ <a href="" target="_blank">More Arizona water coverage</a></small></b>
Dec. 30, 2021
Chris Paul, Kyler Murray, Herm Edwards and Diana Taurasi
There aren’t many major metropolitan areas of the U.S. with a team in each of what are considered the four major sports — baseball, basketball, football and hockey. Phoenix is one of them.
Dec. 30, 2021
Andi Berlin and Louis Farber.
This year year of ups and downs for lots of industries — especially those that require people to gather, to experience something together. And that’s where The Show's next end-of-year roundtable comes in.
Dec. 30, 2021
Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Cheryl Boone Isaacs is founding director of the Sidney Poitier New American Film School. She has taught at other universities as well, and served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — becoming just the third woman and first Black person to hold that position.
Dec. 29, 2021
President Barack Obama talks with U.S.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Former U.S. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid of Nevada died Tuesday at the age of 82.
Dec. 29, 2021