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Phoenix is trying to help residents stay safe in the heat, and work to make the city cooler in the future. Meet the city’s new and first-ever director of heat response and mitigation. Plus, Human Rights Watch calls out what it labels illegal abuses against migrants. That and more on The Show.

Angela Mariano Miracle Valley
Miracle Valley is a half-square-mile of desert and home to 644 residents and an abandoned Bible college. And it's the site of a former cult. Today, it is also the inspiration of a new horror film, appropriately called “Miracle Valley.”
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COVID-19-related fights are continuing on a couple of fronts as Gov. Doug Ducey takes on the Biden administration and Tucson. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, would work be better and more efficient in a world without email? That and more on The Show.

Tony Cani (left) and Emily Ryan
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Emily Ryan of Copperstate Consulting and Democratic strategist Tony Cani.
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There’s been criticism of President Joe Biden’s commission on the Supreme Court from many sides. We'll hear whether the panel’s conclusions will actually lead to any changes in the legal system. Plus, a Valley theatre welcomes back Broadway amid the pandemic. That and more on The Show.

Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey has hit back against Tucson's move to fire city employees who do not get vaccinated against COVID-19 by December. In a letter, the governor told the city attorney that violation of his executive order could carry "a criminal penalty."
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Sheriffs in Arizona have occasionally been at the forefront of politics — both here and nationally. We'll hear from the author of new profile of Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb. Plus, we’ll meet a Valley high school student who’s one of the subjects of a new Netflix documentary about finding her roots. That and more on The Show.

Mark Lamb
Arizona is no stranger to high profile sheriffs, with Joe Arpaio leading Maricopa County’s department for decades, and Paul Babeu for a couple of terms in Pinal County. Jessica Pishko is an attorney who’s working on a book about sheriffs. She recently profiled Sheriff Lamb for Politico magazine.
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An increasing number of Phoenix real-estate transactions are happening through companies like Zillow, Opendoor and Offerpad. An ASU professor tells us what iBuyers are doing to the market. Plus, a new Netflix documentary looks at ASU Basketball's point-shaving scandal. That and more on The Show.

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In 1994, Arizona State University’s men’s basketball team was caught up in a point-shaving scandal. That scandal is the subject of a new Netflix documentary, "Hoop Schemes," which is part of a series called "Bad Sport." It features interviews with the players at the center of the point shaving, including star guard Stevin “Hedake” Smith.

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