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An Arizona nonprofit is bringing the arts to economically disadvantaged students in a new, immersive way.
Nov. 5, 2021
Lena Nguyen We Have Always Been Here
Science fiction novels and other kinds of entertainment can often lead us into dystopian futures that mostly leave optimism and sunshine behind. And the merging of sci-fi and horror is a combination that may result in even darker tones.
Nov. 4, 2021
The Public Insult Playbook by Ruth Colker
In the new book, "The Public Insult Playbook: How Abusers in Power Undermine Civil Rights Reform," Ruth Colker explores the ways in which people in power on the right have kept certain groups — including people of color and those with disabilities — from truly being treated equally.
Nov. 4, 2021
Just Democracy Kyrsten Sinema The Betrayal
Activists have taken to new approaches to get through to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who has become one of the most polarizing figures in the country this year. The newest tactic: a horror movie trailer.
More Arizona politics news
Nov. 3, 2021
Mikitzli Dia De Los Muertos Festival at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix
The commercialization of Día de los Muertos is decried by many, but ASU lecturer Mathew Sandoval argues it’s not so simple.
More stories from The Show
Nov. 2, 2021
Old Town Scottsdale
Scottsdale residents and business owners are being asked to weigh in on future development in Old Town.
Nov. 1, 2021
Edward S. Curtis Native American photo exhibition
The pandemic has been tough for legacy museums in our community. But for newer museums, like Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, it was even harder to keep funds in the coffers.
Nov. 1, 2021
entrance to train station
The Phoenix Sky Train won’t start carrying passengers to and from the airport’s Rental Car Center until mid-2022, but KJZZ got an early look.
Oct. 31, 2021
Adam Fine the Behavioral Code
The law is broken all the time — from the corporate level to the street level. And Adam Fine attempts to understand why in a new book he co-authors.
Oct. 29, 2021
Al McCoy and Jon Bloom
The Phoenix Suns are off to a slow start in the first couple of weeks of the NBA season. One person who has seen all the highs and lows over the course of his 50 years with the team is play-by-play broadcaster Al McCoy.
Oct. 29, 2021
Vanessa Becerra in The Copper Queen" Film
Ghosts have long been a part of the story of the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee. And a new film production by Arizona Opera focuses on the story of one of them: Julia Lowell in room 315.
'The Room' star made a horror movie about an Arizona cult
Oct. 29, 2021
Hermosillo Halloween
With Halloween fast approaching, the tell-tale signs of the holiday — ghosts, spiderwebs and all manner of spooky trappings — are multiplying in Arizona front yards. South of the border, however, Halloween is a much more muted affair. But one house in Hermosillo has been enthusiastically celebrating for nearly a quarter century.
More stories from the Fronteras Desk
Oct. 28, 2021
Shutdown Adam Tooze
Adam Tooze, a professor at Columbia University, has written a new book that explores the economic effects of the pandemic. It’s titled "Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy."
Oct. 28, 2021
Mesa LDS Mormon Temple main entrance
The Mesa temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is currently open to members of the public — something that hasn't happened since 1975.
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Oct. 26, 2021
photo taken from escalator showing three panels of mural
An iconic mural that outlived the building it was designed for now has a new home. “The Phoenix” has landed at the Rental Car Center at Sky Harbor Airport. Explore the mural’s importance to Phoenix’s past and present.
More Arizona history stories
Oct. 25, 2021
Angela Mariano Miracle Valley
Miracle Valley is a half-square-mile of desert and home to 644 residents and an abandoned Bible college. And it's the site of a former cult. Today, it is also the inspiration of a new horror film, appropriately called “Miracle Valley.”
Oct. 25, 2021
A mural of poet Amanda Gorman
What do a Valley novelist, tireless advocate of the arts and poet in her own right, and a teacher/spoken word artist in Phoenix have in common? They are our three guests who thread that needle through this tapestry we call Word. It’s a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region, created and hosted by KJZZ’s Tom Maxedon.
Oct. 24, 2021
The Create exhibit at Arizona Science Center
Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix is home to historical buildings and educational landmarks, but one museum is no longer present. Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ Project, a listener asked: Will Phoenix ever bring back its city history museum?
More Q&AZ questions answered
Oct. 23, 2021
Cupid & Psyche with Cut Apple by Katherine Ace
We’ve all heard the phrase, "we eat with our eyes," and if you do, the University of Arizona Museum of Art has a new exhibition for you.
Oct. 22, 2021
3 people standing next to rainbow crosswalk
A Phoenix city councilwoman is hosting an inaugural block party this weekend to support the LGBTQIA+ community.
Oct. 21, 2021


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