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Swim lessons
More than half of city pools in Phoenix are expected to stay closed this summer because the city doesn’t have enough workers.
Apr. 7, 2022
Chris Fabricant Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System
A new book by Chris Fabricant, director of the Innocence Project, sheds light on what he calls the broken, racist justice system in our country. It’s called, "Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System."
Apr. 7, 2022
Michael P. Branch On the Trail of the Jackalope
If you've spent any time in rural Arizona, you've probably seen something with the image of a jackalope on it. Jackalopes aren't real, but in Michael Branch's new book, he traces how the myth led to modern advancements.
Apr. 7, 2022
Chase Field
It’s opening day across Major League Baseball, and the Arizona Diamondbacks begins its season Thursday night at Chase Field. To get a preview of the 2022 Diamondbacks, The Show spoke with Zach Buchanan, a baseball writer for the Athletic.
Apr. 5, 2022
globe sculpture created for the 1964-65 World's Fair in New York
Old movies and musicals occasionally referenced exciting World's fairs. And it turns out, they're still going on.
Apr. 5, 2022
elephant
A new list by the advocacy group In Defense of Animals ranks the Phoenix Zoo as one of the worst zoos in the country in how it cares for elephants.
Apr. 5, 2022
David and Brooklynn Cameron Chars LIVE
The Melrose music venue Char's Has the Blues is now Char's LIVE, a name change that came with a new developer. The Show spoke with developer David Cameron and music critic Ed Masley to learn about the club's history with the blues.
Apr. 4, 2022
A new exhibit on display at Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix showcases amazing drawings on a very uncommon medium by Valley architect and artist Kyoko Iwasaka.
Apr. 3, 2022
Pastor Warren Stewart
Citing ongoing efforts by state leaders to pass more voting restrictions, Rev. Warren Stewart — senior pastor at Phoenix’s First Institutional Baptist Church — is doubling down on calls for the NFL to pull next year’s Super Bowl from Arizona.
More Arizona politics news
Apr. 2, 2022
Chris Paul Phoenix Suns
Suns point guard Chris Paul is among President Biden’s recent appointees to his advisory board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, intended to advance the HBCU Initiative established by the Carter administration.
Apr. 2, 2022
FanDuel Sportsbook Footprint Center Phoenix
Sports betting is booming in Arizona, according to the latest numbers. Arizonans wagered over $560 million in January. The state collected nearly $1.7 million in tax revenue, which made it one of the top 10 sports betting markets in the country.
Apr. 1, 2022
Troy Kotsur banner
Downtown Mesa now features banners honoring the first deaf man to win an Oscar for acting. On Friday, the city hung four banners on Main Street to honor the achievements Mesa native Troy Kotsur.
Born and raised in Mesa, this actor is making history
Apr. 1, 2022
Matt Bell Refuse to Be Done
Anyone who writes anything knows about the importance of revision — taking your first draft, or a later one, and making it better. It can be a difficult process. But a new book aims to help writers and non-writers alike through the revising and re-writing process.
Apr. 1, 2022
my body my choice artwork
The traveling exhibition "My Body, My Truth" spotlights women and other minority groups having control over their own bodies. Mary Anna Pomonis is one of the artists who started this collective. The Show spoke with her to learn more about it.
Apr. 1, 2022
kachina coyote
The Arizona Coyotes want help from lawmakers so the franchise can pack a state sports betting license into moving trucks soon departing Glendale. Loss of the ability to take bets would be a double-hit to the hockey team owner’s wallet.
Mar. 30, 2022
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In the late 19th century, when most Navajo children were being forcibly taken from their homes and educated in government-run boarding schools rife with abuse, one place on the reservation did things differently: Ganado Mission. The complicated history is rigorously documented in Jim Kristofic’s book, "Medicine Women: The Story of the First Native American Nursing School."
Mar. 30, 2022
ASU Arena
Natasha Adair is the new head coach for Arizona’s State University’s women’s basketball program.
Mar. 29, 2022
FanDuel Sportsbook Footprint Center Phoenix
After a little over six months of sports betting becoming operational in the state, there’s a big disparity in the amount of money waged versus the tax revenue gained.
Mar. 26, 2022
Oscars Academy Award statues
Film critic Mike Ryan recently went through a number of Best Picture award winners and found many of them fell short of his expectations. But the 1942 war drama “Mrs. Miniver” made it all worth it.
Mar. 25, 2022
superhero ultraferno cast photo
Theater Works was mostly known for presenting classic plays and musicals and attracting a middle-aged and older audience. But when COVID-19 led to shows being canceled, they tried something different, which has led to its current “after dark” production, "The Superhero Ultraferno."
Mar. 25, 2022

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