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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
scam call illustration
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
homeless encampment
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
handcuffs
People in Pima County who have a misdemeanor warrant out for their arrest may qualify for relief.
Dec. 21, 2023
st marys volunteers pack boxes
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
prison cell
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

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