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Pima County is scaling back operations amid a federal funding shortfall for migrant and asylum-seeker care. This means Casa Alitas in Tucson is laying off more than two dozen staff members.
Feb. 21, 2024
Ariel Koren and Respond Crisis Translation team
The Show spoke with Ariel Koren, founder and executive director of Respond Crisis Translation, about a new rule change that requires asylum seekers who don't speak English to provide their own interpreters for interviews.
Feb. 21, 2024
Cathedral Rock Trailhead Sedona Arizona
No matter what types of movies you enjoy, over the next several weeks, Arizona has hundreds of offerings, whether that’s in the Phoenix metro region or Sedona. Here's some of the highlights from three film festivals in Arizona, as well as a bonus take in this director’s cut.
Feb. 21, 2024
Kids teens using social media apps on smartphones
The Show spoke with Danny Weiss, chief advocacy officer at Common Sense Media, about the approaches different states are taking to protect kids from the impacts of social media.
Feb. 20, 2024
Volunteers pass out items
Despite the city of Tempe recently denying a special event permit for nonprofit AZ Hugs for the Houseless, the founder, Austin Davis, says the organization’s weekly Sunday picnics that work to provide food and resources to the city’s unhoused population won’t stop.
Feb. 16, 2024
Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan
After an armed standoff with police at his Tempe home, the former director of the state Department of Corrections was not charged with aggravated assault. The Maricopa County attorney has kept a promise to explain that decision.
Feb. 15, 2024
The fourth annual Arizona Two Spirit Powwow takes place on Saturday, Feb. 17 at South Mountain Community College.
Powwows are meant to be safe spaces where Indigenous peoples can socialize and express themselves through song and dance. For some tribes, gender can limit what a person may perform. But those rules don’t apply at the fourth annual Arizona Two Spirit Powwow this weekend.
Feb. 15, 2024
The Old San Carlos Memorial is located in Peridot on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.
Annually organized by the nonprofit Apache Stronghold, this 48-mile, multi-day spiritual journey starting from the San Carlos Apache Reservation celebrates a decade, as tribal communities continue to oppose a massive copper mining project proposed on land deep within the Tonto National Forest.
Feb. 10, 2024
Zumba class at Casa de Primavera senior center in west Phoenix
Loneliness and social isolation among older adults can lead to poor health outcomes and even death. For older Latinos, cultural barriers can exacerbate that isolation. This mostly Spanish-speaking senior center is tackling the problem.
Feb. 9, 2024
a while basket filled with tampons and pads
There's a bill in the Arizona Legislature that addresses period poverty, which is having insufficient or limited menstrual products or education. The bill’s brainchild is a local high school student.
Feb. 2, 2024
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of providing $500,000 of additional funding to the Arizona Food Bank Network to relieve food-insecure communities throughout the county.
Feb. 1, 2024
A nuclear bomb being tested in Nevada in 1957.
The Show spoke with Sherrie Hanna, an Arizona downwinder advocate, about what it means for her and her community that the newest NDAA did not include extended coverage for people who are considered "downwinders."
Jan. 31, 2024
Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control underscores the continuing and disproportionate impact of HIV among transgender women.
Jan. 29, 2024
tents
In the Phoenix area, the annual Point-In-Time homelessness counts have revealed a dramatic increase in homelessness over the past decade. As a result, the counts have become more complicated, and also more critical.
Jan. 29, 2024
Protesters hold signs
The Show spoke with historian and teaching professor emerita at Arizona State University Pam Stewart about the history of women marching and what that looks like now in today's divided and digital world.
Jan. 24, 2024
Woman standing behind barrel table in brewery
Experts say that for thousands of years, women were at the forefront of producing the world’s beer. In history’s eyes, brewing is only recently male-dominated. Now, an Arizona-based nonprofit has one goal: to help women reclaim their place.
More Arizona business news
Jan. 23, 2024
no camping
Republican lawmakers want to give Arizonans the chance to recoup some of their property tax payments if cities refuse to enforce laws related to homelessness and panhandling.
Jan. 22, 2024
Barbra Seville
In The Show's latest edition of Deep Dive, we sat down with Richard Stevens, a longtime Arizona drag queen, to learn more about his story, and why he has always found himself performing — even as a kid.
Hear more interviews from The Show
Jan. 17, 2024
phoenix municipal court building
Phoenix thinks a new municipal court could help some people end their homelessness.
Jan. 16, 2024
lucid air
The Phoenix-based regional director of the National Labor Relations Board is accusing an electric-luxury-sports-car maker in Casa Grande of anti-union activities. A spokesperson for Lucid USA says they are confident that there is no factual basis for the complaint.
Jan. 5, 2024

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