April 2022

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louis farber in all puppet players' 'reservoir dogs'
Quentin Tarantino’s films are known for having snappy dialogue and top-notch cinematography. They also feature a lot of violence and language we can’t use on public radio. So of course, Phoenix's All Puppet Players decided his "Reservoir Dogs" would be a perfect fit for their latest adult-oriented puppet production.
April 22, 2022
The starting line of Pat's Run in Tempe
On April 23, thousands of people in Tempe will put on their sneakers and make a 4.2 mile trek that ends inside Sun Devil Stadium. The event, Pat’s Run, has been a staple in Arizona for nearly two decades. But the last two years during the pandemic, the run went virtual.
April 22, 2022
a closeup of a white toilet
Over the course of the pandemic, communities across the country have been trying to get in front of potential outbreaks by looking for the virus in wastewater. One of the earliest adopters of that method was WEST Center at the University of Arizona, which monitors wastewater from both on- and off-campus facilities.
April 22, 2022
Stinknet weed invasive species
Arizona's desert conditions aren't friendly to many flowers and plants — and that goes for invasive species, too. One of the worst is a winter annual growth called stinknet.
April 21, 2022
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey and 25 other governors launched a Border Strike Force April 18 that will be modeled after the one he launched in Arizona in 2015. But an investigation by the Arizona Republic found Ducey’s Border Strike Force hasn’t been nearly as successful as he has made it out to be.
April 21, 2022
person holding a mask
A federal judge effectively ended the Biden administration’s mask mandate on public transport, including airplanes, this week. And almost immediately, major airlines and airports around the country told travelers they can shed their masks.
April 21, 2022
rosemarie dombrowski and bryan hall
Every one of us has had some kind of experience with health care or the medical profession. Some of us are willing to share the experiences and how they've shaped us. That applies to the contributors in the new medical poetry journal being unveiled today called “Grey Matter.”
April 21, 2022
Andy Biggs
Attorneys for U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar and Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem told a Maricopa County judge he has no authority to bar any of the officials from running for office based on a provision in the U.S. Constitution.
April 20, 2022
Rachel Mitchell
Rachel Mitchell has been sworn in as Maricopa County’s interim top prosecutor after the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to appoint her.
April 20, 2022
Paul Rucker Banking While Black
The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 was a direct attack on what was known as Black Wall Street as white residents — and some police officers — took part in killing Black people and burning their businesses. But artist Paul Rucker, who uses history to bring context to much of his work, says what happened in Tulsa was far from a unique event in Black communities.
April 20, 2022