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University of Arizona’s Pride of Arizona Marching Band performs with the ASU band
The John Philip Sousa Foundation awards the Sudler Trophy to a university that “honors the close historical relationship and outstanding contribution of college marching bands to the American way of life.” This year, the national honor went to the University of Arizona and the school’s band director, Chad Shoopman.
Dec. 18, 2023
Cooked lumpia.
This holiday season, This Show is bringing you true stories about — what else — food. And Ph.D. candidate at Arizona State University Kris Vera-Phillips shares her own story of holidays spent in the newsroom.
Dec. 18, 2023
Outdoors Christmas tree with multicolored decorations
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Filled with Christmas cheer, Santa slaying his enemies, gingerbread mayhem, and other Ho-Ho-Horrors.
Dec. 18, 2023
Tempe Diablo Stadium
Lawn tickets for the first Los Angeles Dodgers game in the Cactus League are at $47 a pop, with some seats are already sold out.
Dec. 15, 2023
Phoenix playground park sign
Phoenix faces an uncertain financial future. The pandemic-related dollars have slowed and, starting in 2025, cities will no longer be able to collect sales tax on residential rent. As city departments evaluate their budgets, there’s concern about how security at parks could be affected.
More Arizona business news
Dec. 15, 2023
Woman and baby
This holiday season, This Show is bringing you true stories about — what else — food. And Phoenix journalist Valeria Fernandez has a helluva tale about her godmother.
Dec. 15, 2023
Spotify Wrapped 2023 logo
Karl Purcell is senior behavioral scientist with Irrational Labs, which is a global behavioral design firm. He’s written about why this Spotify feature is so popular. He says: "‘Spotify Wrapped isn’t just a clever marketing tool, it’s a master class in behavioral science."
Dec. 15, 2023
Kim Etiquette
Last year, The Show series Exit Interview featured a series of conversations with people who had made their mark on Phoenix — and then left. They hit a ceiling or needed to grow. A new series called Staying Power looks at people who have made Arizona their home — like Brad DeBiase, who is also known as Kim Etiquette.
Dec. 14, 2023
"Mom and Dad's Nipple Factory" film still
“Mom and Dad’s Nipple Factory” is about one couple’s journey after a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent mastectomy, when they figured out how to create ultra realistic — and difficult to produce — prosthetic nipples.
Dec. 14, 2023
Herbert Washington
Phoenix Boys Choir Artistic Director Herbert Washington understands the value of what his organization offers about as well as a person can. The organization and the people around it literally saved him when he was a child. And now he’s giving back in the best way possible.
Dec. 13, 2023
Characters from "A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail"
What's on your holiday shopping list: presents or presence? KJZZ's Tom Maxedon explores gift giving ideas amongst the Valley's arts and culture scene.
Dec. 12, 2023
Someone lighting the last candle of a menorah
If you’ve followed Arizona politics for a while, the name Rick Naimark might ring a bell. But when he’s not making public policy or helping the university expand its footprint, you might find him at the piano — particularly for Hanukkah.
Dec. 12, 2023
traveler with a suitcase
Michael Brein calls himself the first travel psychologist — it’s a term he says he coined while he was in grad school. He says the desire to travel is an important one, and spoke about it more with The Show.
Dec. 12, 2023
david cook
An Arizona lawmaker wants the state to crack down on the use of bots to buy up popular concert tickets and resell them to the public at sky-high prices.
Dec. 11, 2023
On this episode we catch up with children’s authors who discuss the importance of empathy and interconnectedness as well as a former journalist who has a page-turning new historical novel about an American reporter who turned into a mouthpiece for Nazi propaganda during World War II.
Dec. 9, 2023
Robrt Pela sitting by a silver tree
Christmas music is one of those things that can inspire very strong feelings. From when we start listening each season to just what makes for the perfect holiday tune, there’s a lot to debate. But for KJZZ contributor Robrt Pela, there’s simply no contest. Give him the oldies.
Dec. 8, 2023
Melissa Rimsza
The final episode of the first season of “Squid Game: The Challenge” was made available for streaming this week on Netflix. The reality competition was based on the popular South Korean drama series that premiered on the streaming service in 2021.
Dec. 7, 2023
Characters from Sesame Street
A few years ago, Sesame Workshop, the umbrella organization for the show Sesame Street, began developing some of the first materials specifically created for children aged 1 to 6 whose parents may use drugs or in recovery.
Dec. 5, 2023
An upset man in front of a Christmas tree.
The Show spoke with Hannah Seo, a freelance science journalist, about why she thinks you should include everyone into your holiday festivities.
Dec. 5, 2023
Amanda Mollindo’s “Sex and Sovereignty” photography exhibition at Eye Lounge in downtown Phoenix
The Show spoke with artist and photographer Amanda Mollindo about her latest project on sex and sovereignty. The extensive exhibition now showing at Eye Lounge in downtown Phoenix.
Dec. 4, 2023


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