December 2022

The Show on KJZZ

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Marcus Dell’Artino and Stacy Pearson
A lot has happened over the last 12 months in politics here in Arizona — from a lengthy and oftentimes contentious legislative session to a series of high-profile election races to the state’s senior senator switching political parties.
Dec. 29, 2022
Veronica Everheart Crescent Ballroom 2022
2022 was an exceptionally good year for independent music in the Valley. And Tempe-based photographer Austin Villegas kept his eye on the local music scene through the viewfinder on his camera.
Dec. 29, 2022
In 2018, a woman with profound intellectual and physical disabilities gave birth after being raped in a state-funded care facility in Phoenix called Hacienda HealthCare. The woman’s mother, Mildred, shared her story in the first time as part of KJZZ's UNSAFE series. This is her extended interview.
Dec. 29, 2022
Patricia Sannit and Louis Farber
It has been a difficult few years for much of the arts community in the Phoenix area. Pandemic-related closures and protocols forced many arts organizations to change the way they operate — and some of those changes are still being felt.
Dec. 28, 2022
The Tubes
Arizona’s music community lost a longtime member of a legendary band with roots in Phoenix. Earlier this month, The Tubes announced the passing of bassist and founding member Rick Anderson on Dec. 16.
Dec. 27, 2022
Robert Sarver, Mullett Arena, Brittney Griner and Herm Edwards
Twenty twenty-two has been an eventful year for Arizona sports both on and off the field. And the big stories continued just about through the end of the year.
Dec. 27, 2022
Jason Woodbury
Did you know that the song “White Christmas” was born right here in Arizona? At least that’s the story. To help separate fact and from fiction about the classic holiday song by Irving Berlin, Jason Woodbury of Zia Records joined The Show.
Dec. 23, 2019
the show staff sample year-old eggnog
Christmas is almost here, so it’s time for a little indulgence — public radio style. And that luxury comes in the form of sampling year-old eggnog.
Dec. 22, 2022
christmas tree
Vaughn Joy is a researcher at University College London, where she’s writing her thesis on Christmas movies. And she says they've changed dramatically over the last few decades.
Dec. 22, 2022
dan hoen hull
Since he was a kid, local writer Dan Hoen Hull has had a complicated relationship with Santa Claus. But as we’ll learn in the latest installment of our SOAPBOX series, he’s always known that there was more to the Christmas holiday.
Dec. 22, 2022