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Testing and contact tracing continue to be important in the fight against COVID-19. We'll hear why epidemiologists aren't just relying on vaccines. Plus, marking the 40th anniversary of a band that helped put the Valley’s punk scene on the map. That and more on The Show.

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The pandemic has disrupted education in a lot of ways over the past year or so. And that disruption has been felt everywhere in Arizona, from school administrators to teachers to parents to students. The Show spoke with two Valley high school students, a senior and a freshman, about what their experiences have been like.
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The Arizona Senate will be able to do its own audit of November’s election, after a judge’s ruling. We'll hear what that audit might look like. Plus, Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith on the State of Transit in the Phoenix area. That and more on The Show.

The Leon Polk Smith Exhibition
The Heard Museum is considered one of the premier places in the country to see exhibits related to Native American and Indigenous art and artists. Its current exhibition — a Heard original — focuses on Leon Polk Smith, a modernist who began his work in Oklahoma and was inspired and influenced by the culture he saw around him.
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Maricopa County's election equipment and software passed two audits, and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman expressed optimism about reopening Arizona's schools. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes the week’s top stories. Plus, why downtown Mesa could be on the verge of a second golden age. That and more on The Show.

Emily Ryan and Tom Ryan
Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting and attorney Tom Ryan joined The Show to talk about the latest from the state Capitol, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman's statements about reopening schools and more.
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Politics and society have become more polarized over the past several years. A look at some of the surprising impacts of that. Plus, we’ll meet an opera singer who traded the stage for the kitchen during the pandemic. That and more on The Show. 

Ty Chiko
As the pandemic has caused dramatic hits to companies big and small plus millions of employees, many people have seen significant career shifts. Ty Chiko, though, made what has to be one of the more uncommon moves when he decided to deemphasize his training as an opera singer and focus instead on baking.
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The Biden administration is talking about plans to make community college free. We'll hear what that might mean for Arizona. Plus, an asteroid hunter will explain why one of the big rocks hitting the earth is low risk but brings the potential of major damage. That and more on The Show.

Maricopa County Elections Department tabulation machines
On Feb. 23, the two audits commissioned by the county to test voting equipment and software concluded there wasn't any evidence of tampering. Republican members of the state Senate don’t believe in the process and still want more information and access to ballots — which members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors say is likely unconstitutional.