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The Show spoke with Brian Watson, community outreach specialist for the nonprofit ROSE — Resources/Outreach to Safeguard the Elderly — about financial fraud targeting senior citizens.
Jan. 4, 2024
A line of people outdoors at the state capitol hold signs with slogans like 'clean skies Arizona' and 'protect our rivers.' They are smiling toward the camera but not directly at it.
Along with state officials and other advocacy groups, the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon chapter took to the Capitol on Wednesday to present a list of priorities for the Arizona Legislature and governor.
Jan. 3, 2024
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The Maricopa Association of Governments is preparing for its annual survey of the region’s homeless population, and organizers are seeking help from the public.
Jan. 3, 2024
Senior priest sitting with the Bible in confessional and listening to confession
The Show spoke with Dr. Michael Mazza, a Catholic canon and civil lawyer as well as a professor at Marquette Law School in Milwaukee, about a high-profile child sex abuse lawsuit against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jan. 2, 2024
Phoenix Pride 2018
The Show sat down with reporter Joseph Darius Jaafari in our studios to talk about the biggest trends he saw here this year, beginning with one of the most important — and most problematic — ones to emerge: A rise in hate crimes against LGBTQ+ people.
Dec. 28, 2023
A closeup of a battery-powered candle in a small glass cup is shown. Others can be seen in the background but are not in focus. The card behind the candle reads 'In memory of Isidro R. age 38'
Two events — at Phoenix’s King of Glory Lutheran Church and the Desert Botanical Garden — marked the winter solstice by honoring at least 732 people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County who died in 2023.
Dec. 22, 2023
People in Pima County who have a misdemeanor warrant out for their arrest may qualify for relief.
Dec. 21, 2023
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The Show spoke with Josh Stine of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley, and Jeanne-Marie Hill, who runs the AmeriCorps Seniors/RSVP Program for ASU, about the recent decline in volunteering in the U.S.
Dec. 20, 2023
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The number of older incarcerated women is on the rise, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health. And with that comes health care needs, including menopause support.
Dec. 18, 2023
Safwat Saleem poses in front of a blue to green color gradient. He is bald, has a short beard, and wears square glasses. He wears a plain black shirt and is looking off to the side, away from the camera.
Many organizations have already launched get-out-the-vote campaigns ahead of the next presidential election. That includes the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund, which advocates for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
More Arizona election news
Dec. 18, 2023
Faith leaders in the Valley and concerned citizens are gathering at the Arizona State Capitol Saturday afternoon to mourn the loss of Jewish and Palestinian lives in the Middle East and call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.
Dec. 16, 2023
Aging hands
Attorney General Kris Mayes has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by a vulnerable older adult who was allegedly abused and neglected at her assisted living facility.
Dec. 15, 2023
Human Services Campus
It’s been over 18 years since the Human Services Campus opened in downtown Phoenix to offer resources to people experiencing homelessness. But now it’s changing its name.
Dec. 15, 2023
Three female volunteers wearing plastic smocks, gloves and face shields lean over a male patient wearing a black hoodie. He is laying down with his mouth open. They are doing dental work in his mouth.
The annual dental clinic sponsored by Arizona Dental Association Cares Foundation (AzDA Cares) at the State Fairgrounds had reached capacity by noon Friday. Organizers said many people under the federal poverty level put off dental care due to cost.
Dec. 8, 2023
Pima County Board of Supervisors meeting
The Pima County Board of Supervisors has approved a plan to adopt a set of policies to reduce generational poverty.
Dec. 7, 2023
President Joe Biden
Tribal leadership from across Indian Country came to the White House to participate in this two-day annual gathering that began under the Biden-Harris administration in 2021.
Dec. 6, 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
ASU saw demonstrations in support of Palesting (left) and Israel following Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack
The Show spoke with Alex Morey, director of campus rights advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights, about how universities need to be bastions of free speech.
Dec. 4, 2023
Erin Joyce
Arizona State University has appointed a new curator at large for its museum. The daughter of two creative parents, Erin Joyce was raised in northern Arizona and began her prior work as a curator on an independent basis in California.
Nov. 4, 2023
Arcadia High School senior Gabriella Nakai is Navajo, Choctaw and the only Indigenous youth recognized at the White House's 'Girls Leading Change' celebration.
Arcadia High School senior Gabriella Nakai was the only Indigenous young woman among 15 honorees nationwide at last month's White House Gender Policy Council celebration where she had the chance to meet First Lady Jill Biden.
Nov. 2, 2023


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