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Book cover and headshot of man in suit
KJZZ's Tom Maxedon sits down with David Ignatius, Washington Post foreign affairs columnist and editor, to talk about his new spy thriller, "Phantom Orbit," and real technology that could threaten national security in the West.
May. 17, 2024
Man conducting music
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
Pijama Piyama Tiny Desert Concert at Calle 16 in Phoenix
Phoenix psychedelic cumbia band Pijama Piyama joins The Show for the latest installment of our Tiny Desert Concerts. Phoenix native and bandleader Jonathan Saillant talks more about the band's start during the COVID-19 lockdown.
May. 16, 2024
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Park Service officials typically close the North Rim toward the end of November. Last year, it didn’t reopen until early June after winter storms damaged a long stretch of water line.
May. 15, 2024
Two people pose with book in studio
Editor Rosemarie Dombrowski and managing editor Virgil Connor told The Show more about ISSUED — a literary journal featuring poetry, memoir, fiction and more, written by active-duty military, veterans, and the friends and family members impacted by their service.
May. 15, 2024
bluegrass jam session at Pyle Adult Recreation Center in Tempe
Every Monday at 1 p.m., there’s a bluegrass jam session at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center in Tempe. It's led by Bruce Wurst, who among many things is a national and state banjo champion.
May. 14, 2024
Diana Taurasi
This season marks 20 years in Phoenix for the league’s all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi. She says she’s grateful to have spent her entire WNBA career here.
May. 13, 2024
Mike Budenholzer
Mike Budenholzer is the newest head coach of the Phoenix Suns, with the franchise turning to the man who beat them in the 2021 NBA Finals.
May. 12, 2024
Tito Muñoz
After a decade of tapping his baton on the podium in the Valley, Tito Muñoz is leading the Phoenix Symphony one last time in Mahler’s Symphony No. “Resurrection,” which runs through Sunday afternoon, May 12, 2024.
May. 11, 2024
On this episode of Word, we discuss a new romance book club in the Valley, how the 2022 shooting of a Valley man by a former Phoenix police officer inspired a collection of poems and a new collection of climate fiction short stories.
May. 10, 2024
Lyndsey Fry poses at Arizona Made Ice Forum
The Coyotes' move to Utah left a void in the Arizona hockey community. Lyndsey Fry is hoping to bridge the gap in the state's youth hockey programs. The 2014 Olympian has established the Matt Shott Arizona Hockey Legacy Foundation, designed to support boys and girls hockey programs across the Phoenix area.
May. 10, 2024
Brittney Griner
The Phoenix Mercury will open their WNBA season on Tuesday in Las Vegas against the defending champion Aces. Phoenix is coming off a disappointing year, and center Brittney Griner admits she’s still dealing with the lasting effects of her 10-month imprisonment in Russia in 2022.
May. 10, 2024
Crowd in GCU colors on bleachers
Grand Canyon University announced Friday that it has accepted an invitation to join the West Coast Conference, starting in July 2025. GCU has been in the Western Athletic Conference since 2013.
May. 10, 2024
Orange, green and blue rocks under UV light
The Show visited the Sun City Mineral Museum as the Sun City Rockhounds celebrate their 60th anniversary.
May. 10, 2024
Burton Barr Central Library
A summer reading program designed by the Maricopa County Library District is being used by 65 public, tribal and military base libraries across the Valley.
May. 9, 2024
Portrait of Frank Vogel
Frank Vogel's tenure as coach of the Phoenix Suns is done after one disappointing season that ended without a playoff victory.
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
Multicolor tiles on walls
Nearly 50 projects are on a public art list in Phoenix that would cost more than $25 million over the next five years. Some of the money will come from voter-approved bonds and a grant, but most projects will be funded by an ordinance the City Council adopted in 1986.
May. 8, 2024
knife cutting between bride and groom figurines, relationship breakup
The Show spoke with Emily Gould, the author of the essay "The Lure of Divorce," about the fallout from that piece and others she's written about herself and her personal life.
May. 8, 2024


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