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Eunique Yazzie and Melody Lewis chose Indigenous Peoples Day as the grand opening of Cahokia PHX on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. It's the nation’s first Indigenous women-led art and social tech space.
Oct. 11, 2021
Phoenix Mercury players Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi
The Mercury played without guards Kia Nurse and Sophie Cunningham. They also had a short turnaround after clinching the semifinals Friday in Las Vegas while the Sky had three days off. Veteran Candace Parker and the Chicago Sky took over, beating Phoenix 91-77.
Oct. 11, 2021
Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked: What are the mask and vaccination requirements for Phoenix cultural institutions like the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Art Museum?
Oct. 10, 2021
On this first October offering of “Word,” wanderlust is our theme. We explore what Valley teacher and writer Marla-Tiye Vieira, southern New Mexico scholar, fiction writer and poet Ana Castillo, as well as longtime producer of Anthony Bourdain’s TV shows, Tom Vitale, have to contribute to our itinerary.
Oct. 10, 2021
Tempe City Hall
The Tempe City Council is loosening requirements to attend concerts at the Tempe Center for the Arts and large outdoor events.
Oct. 8, 2021
Šime Košta
The Phoenix Theatre Company is bringing "The Rocky Horror Show" to the stage this week. And playing the eccentric role of mad scientist Frank N. Furter is Šime Košta, former member of the first non-Korean K-pop band, EXP EDITION.
Oct. 8, 2021
 Max Chafkin
In the new biography, "The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power," Max Chafkin explores Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel’s formative years, unique personality and ties to politics.
Oct. 8, 2021
William Shakespeare’s impact on literature, theater and the arts has been felt for centuries, and his influence continues today. But there are worries that holding fast to Shakespeare’s original language — among other things — is alienating to a younger, more diverse population.
Oct. 7, 2021
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Have you ever noticed that when you’re watching a show or a movie, there are often other films or shows sort of written into them? Recollecting all these shows can be a movie trivia rabbit hole. That’s exactly what local web developer Lynn Fisher realized recently and why she created her new site — Nestflix.
Oct. 7, 2021
El Capitan at Yosemite National Park
Mark Synnott has seemingly climbed all the highest mountains, but recently he’s modified his approach as he started working with National Geographic. Now he’s more of a reporter and less of an adventurer. The Show spoke with him and asked when his love of climbing began.
Oct. 6, 2021
Alice cooper
Last month, rocker Alice Cooper was in Michigan for the dedication of a street named in his honor, appropriately located by Detroit’s Eloise Psychiatric Hospital. A duplicate of the street sign will be sent to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland as part of a new exhibit of Alice Cooper memorabilia.
Oct. 6, 2021
blue origin's new shepard
Actor William Shatner is most famous for playing Captain Kirk, the original skipper of the USS Enterprise, going where no man has gone before. And now, he’s off for a different, more localized trek.
Oct. 6, 2021
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President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his intent to nominate two women of color with ties to Arizona as chairs of the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts.
Oct. 5, 2021
james tate hill blind man's bluff
As a teenager, James Tate Hill lost most of his sight. All that remains is some peripheral vision, which he describes as kaleidoscopic. But only his parents and closest friends knew he was legally blind. He went on to earn a master’s degree and has a new autobiography called "Blind Man’s Bluff."
Oct. 5, 2021
deepak bhargava immigration matters
The phrase “immigration reform” has been used by people of all political stripes for decades, and it can mean many different things. The new book "Immigration Matters: Movements, Visions, and Strategies for a Progressive Future" offers ideas for how true immigration reform could happen.
Oct. 5, 2021
Jerome Grand Hotel
Parts of Arizona are really looking like fall. And that means it’s time to turn to Arizona travel writer and author Roger Naylor. The Show spoke with him to learn where to find fall colors around the state, and, as Halloween approaches, where to find a good haunt as well.
Oct. 5, 2021
Promise Arizona teamed up with a local artist to create a mural dedicated to DREAMers. The artwork was unveiled Sunday, April 8 in south Phoenix.
A series of murals are being commissioned by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Artists to Work Program. The first project will celebrate the spirit and identity of Phoenix’s Hispanic heritage at one of the entrances to Park Central.
Oct. 4, 2021
"Saturday Night Live" screen shot
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was a topic on "Saturday Night Live’s" 47th season opener. Cecily Strong donned a blond wig and glasses to portray the senator.
Oct. 4, 2021
roadrunner at border wall
You may have seen an image floating around social media in the last few months — it shows the towering border wall covered in rings of barbed wire on one side. And facing it on the other, seemingly staring up at it, perplexed, is a single roadrunner.
Oct. 4, 2021
cortinas de bano
A recently opened exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum is bringing the critically acclaimed works by the Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz to the Valley.
Oct. 1, 2021

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