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Olympic rings
The Tokyo Olympics are coming to an end this Sunday. The games have been marked by COVID-19 cases, with most venues empty without crowds. And for us here in the U.S., we'll also remember these games as the moment mental health took center stage. To cap off the games, The Show spoke with the BBC’s sports reporter Maz Farookhi.
Aug. 5, 2021
Jazz, blues and bluegrass are unique to American musical history, but their roots reach back centuries to Western Africa. Pascal Bokar and his Afro Blue Grazz Band have a series of upcoming concerts in the Valley that merge those influences and include a discussion about the influence of West Africa on the evolution of American culture and musical traditions as part of the Jazz Culture & Social Justice Project.
Aug. 4, 2021
Based on Balls Diamondbacks Chase Field ball machine sculpture
If you’ve ever been down to Chase Field for a Diamondbacks game, you’ve probably seen George Rhoads' work. Rhoads is the builder of "Based on Balls" — the complex 10-by-40-foot kinetic sculpture featuring balls traveling around a maze of tracks, culminating in the sounds of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” while little metal replicas of baseball spectators do the wave.
Aug. 4, 2021
ASU UA football game
The realm of major college athletics has become even more competitive as schools need to figure out the new rules around student-athletes being able to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness. And in college football — the true money machine in amateur athletics — consolidation is speeding up and could lead to even more changes to the landscape.
Aug. 4, 2021
The Engagement by Sasha Issenberg
Thirty years ago, same-sex marriage was far from a reality. Sasha Issenberg has written the definitive history of it in his new book, "The Engagement: America's Quarter-Century Struggle over Same-Sex Marriage."
Aug. 3, 2021
Jen Urso Remarkable Presence COVID-19 artwork
When the tightest restrictions of the pandemic were in place, loved ones often weren’t allowed to visit sick relatives or friends in their last days. Artist Jen Urso closely observed how that reality prevented the vital human connection and the sharing of emotions and life stories. In response, she created Remarkable Presence, a project that combines obituaries and pop-up paper suitcases.
Aug. 3, 2021
Olympic rings
The Grand Canyon State was well-represented in Tokyo this year. Here's how Arizona athletes finished at the Olympics Games.
Aug. 2, 2021
David Holthouse Hulu Sasquatch documentary
Writer and documentary filmmaker David Holthouse has covered a lot of dangerous, interesting stories — including during a stint at Phoenix New Times in the 1990s. His latest project is a Hulu documentary series called "Sasquatch."
Jul. 30, 2021
Mega Ran
Last spring, The Show introduced listeners to Valley nerdcore rapper Raheem “Mega Ran” Jarbo. Now, Mega Ran has had the opportunity to create his first-ever videogame soundtrack — "Incarno."
Jul. 29, 2021
When local folk indie-rock band Jared & The Mill came to an end earlier this year, it was not like other band breakups. To start, it wasn’t really a breakup, but more like an evolution into the band’s next phase — Wheelwright. Fronted by lead singer Jared Kolesar, Wheelwright opens up new musical avenues for him and the original Mill members.
Jul. 26, 2021
olypmic team patch
Arizona has 18 athletes competing in the summer Olympics, hailing from Flagstaff to Tucson and Phoenix to Globe. Arizona athletes will compete in a dozen sports.
Jul. 24, 2021
reefer madness actors
The 1936 film “Reefer Madness" is a black and white flick that paints marijuana as a drug that’s as dangerous as heroin and cocaine, and that promises a “hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence” as a result of smoking marijuana. Now the cult classic has been adapted for the stage as a musical.
Jul. 23, 2021
Todd Miller Build Bridges Not Walls book
How different would it be if we didn’t have borders between nations and walls were uncommon, rather than on the rise? Todd Miller explores those concepts and others in his book "Build Bridges Not Walls: A Journey to a World Without Borders."
Jul. 21, 2021
Phoenix Suns Arena exterior NBA Finals 2021
Suns Arena in downtown Phoenix is being renamed the Footprint Center after an Arizona company that plans to serve food and drink in packaging made with plant fibers.
Jul. 16, 2021
The Arizona sun behind a palm tree
President Joe Biden has brought the U.S. back into the Paris Climate Agreement, and there are efforts to reduce carbon emissions in an effort to slow climate change. But climate scientist Kimberly Nicholas says we all have a part to play in that.
Jul. 16, 2021
July 15 is the birthday of one of Arizona’s greatest music icons — Tucson native Linda Ronstadt turns 75 today.
Jul. 15, 2021
Hyram Yarbro Selfless skincare
For Generation Z, Hyram Yarbro is the authority on all things skincare. Now, he’s out with his own skincare line — Selfless by Hyram — and he’s also from Arizona.
Jul. 15, 2021
Phoenix Suns Gorilla the Valley flag
A top Phoenix Suns executive said Wednesday that the tean has leveraged its deep postseason run to raise future attendance and revenue.
Jul. 14, 2021
Andy Slavitt Preventable book
Arizona and the rest of the U.S. continue to deal with the effects of COVID-19 as concerns grow about the power of the delta variant. But the availability and effectiveness of vaccines make our current circumstances dramatically different from 16 months ago.
Jul. 14, 2021
It’s that time of year again — Shark Week is back. It’s taking over the Discovery Channel this week, and believe it or not, there is an Arizona connection this year.
Jul. 13, 2021


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