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Tucson-born TV writer Peter Murrieta has over 300 hours of TV under his belt, and how he helps lead ASU's film school. He told The Show it all started with one professor in college.
May. 22, 2024
Joe Arpaio
The tab for the legal and compliance costs in overhauling the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is expected to reach $314 million by mid-summer 2025, including $41 million approved Monday by county officials.
May. 20, 2024
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Resurrection Mixtape at the Phoenix Symphony features a mashup of Mahler, Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. Composer Steve Hackman has created around 15 of these fusion productions, and joined The Show to speak more about his inspiration.
May. 17, 2024
Page from the pension file for London Hazard
The Archives has also featured the pension records of African-American veterans of the Revolutionary War. With The Show to talk about this project is Suzanne Isaacs, community manager for the National Archives Catalog.
May. 16, 2024
Three white crosses in grass
Jonathan Calvillo, assistant professor of Latinx Communities at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, spoke more about how Latinos' religious affiliation is shifting as well as their voting behavior.
May. 14, 2024
Heather Tracy shears a Navajo-Churro sheep in Cameron over this Mother Day's weekend in May 2024.
Many in the U.S. may celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch, flowers or a card. But every Mother’s Day weekend, one Navajo family has a more hands-on observance, filled with hard hard work to help preserve a centuries-old Diné custom that’s in decline today.
May. 13, 2024
Four members of an all-female mariachi band are seen here about to play a song.
The majority of women who come through the doors at one domestic violence shelter in the Valley are mothers. Shelter staff and several local businesses celebrated them Thursday.
May. 10, 2024
A billboard encourages those living in the Western Agency of the Navajo Nation to get screened for uranium along U.S. Route 89.
Members from the Navajo Nation and Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico are calling on House Speaker Mike Johnson to bring a floor vote on an already-passed bipartisan Senate bill to renew aid for downwinders through the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, or RECA, which is set to expire next month.
May. 10, 2024
San Xavier District Chairman Austin Nunez celebrates naming the jaguar O:ṣhad Ñu:kudam, which translates to “Jaguar Protector” in the O’odham language.
The fourth jaguar spotted in Arizona since 2015 had been trekking across tribal lands south of Tucson. Now, nearly 1,000 Tohono O’odham tribal members, from students to elders, voted online and in-person to give that iconic animal a unique name.
May. 9, 2024
Diana López is the author of "Rooster and the Dancing Diablo."
You might have heard the story of the Wailing Woman, or La Llorona, in Mexican folklore. But you've probably never heard her story the way Diana López tells it.
May. 9, 2024
Ashli St. Armant
Ashli St. Armant is the new artist-in-residence at the Chandler Center for the Arts. She’s an author, educator, playwright and vocalist. St. Armant’s next project is called "Ordinary Folks," which aims to bring to life classic stories from African American folklore. She joined The Show to talk about it.
May. 9, 2024
Protester holding Palestinian flag
Imam Omar Tawil is the chaplain for Muslim life at ASU as well as the Imam at the Islamic Community Center of Tempe. He told The Show that Muslim students are feeling the effects of the war in Gaza every day.
May. 9, 2024
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Challenges with translation in medical settings can result in misunderstandings, or worse, in misdiagnoses. Two Phoenix medical professionals shared their experiences on how language services change health care accessibility.
May. 7, 2024
megan figueroa
If you were one of the people who didn’t like the term “Latinx,” there’s another option for you: Latine. They are both gender-neutral terms for people of Latin descent, but Latinx has become controversial — even within the Latino community. Now, Latine seems to be taking over.
May. 7, 2024
mike madrid and chuck rocha
Latinos have been a solid block of Democratic voters for generations. But that seems to be changing right now. Mike Madrid and Chuck Rocha, hosts of the Latino Vote podcast, spoke more about it with The Show.
May. 7, 2024
Tyina Steptoe
Tyina Steptoe studies protest songs that are specific to the Black community. Steptoe is an associate professor of history at the University of Arizona and has taught a community class called A Racial Justice Mixtape.
May. 7, 2024
Asma Uddin, a fellow with the Aspen Institute's Religion and Society program, spoke with The Show about accusations against ASU campus police of removing the hijabs of four Muslim women who had been arrested in the midst of protests.
May. 6, 2024
Darlene McIntosh tries to call over her stray pets as the Geronimo Animal Rescue Team made a daily check-up visit in late-April 2024.
There are plenty of dogs, cats and other stray animals on tribal reservations. These volunteers have made it their mission to take care of them, and one is getting national recognition.
More tribal natural resources stories
May. 5, 2024
The Navajo-dubbed version of “Star Wars: A New Hope” can be streamed on Disney+ by finding the film under the extras.
Today is May 4, which sounds like ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ to Star Wars fans, and one effort to help keep the Navajo language alive can be observed on this unofficial holiday, celebrated among fans of the iconic sci-fi franchise.
May. 4, 2024
A pin that reads "I am Star's Family" and includes the date of his EOW, or End of Watch, May 2nd 1944.
In May 1944, David “Star” Johnson was the first Black Phoenix police officer to die on the job, and the second-ever among Phoenix Police Department ranks. For decades, his death was not recognized as having been in the line of duty.
May. 2, 2024


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