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Efforts to call a constitutional convention to amend the document have been growing in recent years. We’ll hear from a former U.S. Senator on why he thinks that’s a dangerous idea. Plus, a new cookbook takes its inspiration from the big screen. That and more on The Show.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel process and screen migrants using facial comparison software for possible entry into the U.S.
New York City has become the center of the immigration debate, taking federal funding with it. Curt Prendergast from the Tucson Agenda spoke more about the issue with The Show.
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Mental illness impacts us all — from public safety to homelessness to health care. We examine the line between protecting someone’s civil rights and locking someone up if they’re a danger to themselves or others. Plus, a graffiti artist-turned professor on the history and evolution of this illicit artform. That and more on The Show.

entrance of the Arizona State Hospital
The Show spoke with Josh Mozell, an attorney specializing in mental health law, and Meaghan Kramer, a managing attorney for a healthcare group, about involuntary commitment when it comes to people with serious mental illnesses.
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The amount of screen time kids get has raised concerns from a number of corners. We’ll hear why some advocates are also worried about what’s happening to kids’ data online. Plus, we visit an animal sanctuary that’s seeing an influx of orphaned birds in the summer heat. That and more on The Show.

Liberty Wildlife baby bird
Summer is the busiest time of year for the orphan care center at Liberty Wildlife, a sprawling complex of an animal rehabilitation center in Phoenix. If you’ve found a baby bird injured in your backyard, you can bring it in to be treated.
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The value of the Mexican peso has been rising, leading some residents of Nogales, Sonora to do their shopping across the border.  We’ll hear what that means for Arizona businesses. Plus, the former head of Mesa Arts and Culture reflects on growing the arts scene in that city. That and more on The Show.

Beth Papp is seen here using a laminated letter board to spell out something she wants to say. Emily Ulan, her communication partner, stands nearby to read out the letters Papp points to and read them aloud. They are wearing matching 'Eras Tour' shirts.
Stories like that of “pop princess” Britney Spears and football star Michael Oher have gripped the nation. Many other stories of conservatorship and legal guardianship have gone largely untold. This one is about Beth Papp, an Arizona resident and "non-speaker."
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Arizona schools Superintendent Tom Horne has filed suit over dual-language programs, arguing they violate a voter-approved law. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, with Voodoo Doughnuts making a splash in Tempe, we take a look closer look at the Valley's rich doughnut scene. That and more on The Show.

Dawn Penich-Thacker and Jaime Molera
Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy and former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jaime Molera of the firm Molera Alvarez analyze the week’s top Arizona politics stories.