July 2023

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The Arizona Capitol Executive Tower
A monthslong fight over whether to allow voters in Maricopa County to vote on an extension of a half-cent sales tax came to an end Monday, as a deal cut between Republican leaders of the Legislature and Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs passed the House and Senate.<br><small><b>&#8594; <a href="https://kjzz.org/politics" target="_blank">More Arizona politics news</a></small></b>
Aug. 1, 2023
BBC look-ahead graphic
BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones in London joined The Show via Skype for our weekly look at some of the key global stories in the coming days.
July 31, 2023
Ann Morton knitting
Phoenix artist Ann Morton's project, "The Violet Protest," is now being chronicled in a new documentary film. Participants were asked to create 8-inch squares of red and blue materials that symbolize the union of opposing U.S. political ideologies.
July 31, 2023
Amy Brady ICE book
The Show spoke with author and Orion Magazine director Amy Brady about her book, “Ice: From Mixed Drinks to Skating Rinks — a Cool History of a Hot Commodity.”
July 31, 2023
Eastern monarch butterfly.
How does a tiny, paper-thin butterfly make it so far each year? Well, scientists have a new theory — and it has to do with the spots on their wings. The Show spoke more about it with Jason Bittel, who wrote about it recently for National Geographic.
July 31, 2023
pregnant woman
The Show spoke about skyrocketing maternal mortality rates with Dr. Sara Salek, chief medical officer for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program.
July 31, 2023
Arizona State Capitol building
It may be the middle of summer, but lawmakers are back in session with one big item on the table: Prop. 400. This is the half-cent transit tax in Maricopa County that has paid for 40 years of transit expansion and road improvements in the Phoenix area.
July 31, 2023
Window to the ice rink from Ice House Tavern
The Show's producers have taken trips to various cold places around Arizona where you can escape the heat. This time we look at a bar with one of the coolest views in town.
July 28, 2023
airplane tail
The Show spoke with Dr. Bob Thomas, an assistant professor of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach campus about issues with flying during periods of extreme heat.
July 28, 2023
Chuck Coughlin and Dawn Penich-Thacker
Chuck Coughlin of HighGround and Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy joined The Show to talk about a busy week in the world of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, what office an election conspiracy theorist might run for next — and more.
July 28, 2023