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The firms picked by the Arizona Senate to do the audit of Maricopa County ballots are generating a fair bit of controversy. Our Friday NewsCap panel analyzes the week’s top stories. Plus, how Arizona’s one-doctor towns are handling healthcare during the pandemic. That and more on The Show.

Michael Druschel
Arizona has been dealing with a shortage of physicians and other medical professionals for years. And that problem is even more dramatic in rural areas of the state, leaving certain places to rely — in some cases — on one doctor.
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COVID-19 hit the Navajo Nation about as hard as any region of the country. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez on how leaders stemmed the tide. Plus, the head coach of the UA women’s basketball team on taking her alma mater to its first Final Four. That and more on The Show.

Adia Barnes
The University of Arizona women’s basketball team has made it to its first-ever Final Four. The Show spoke with University of Arizona head coach Adia Barnes and asked what this first Final Four appearance means for the program.
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Criminal justice reform was seen as a bipartisan issue that would lead to significant progress in the current legislative session. We'll hear why only a few modest bills have passed. Plus, a Phoenix garage is trying to get more women into the auto repair trade. That and more on The Show.

Girl Gang Garage
Who do you picture when you think of an auto technician? Auto repair and maintenance have long been male-dominated trades. Women make up just a small minority of those working in the automotive maintenance and repair trades. A garage in Phoenix is trying to change that.
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More than 3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Arizona, and anyone older than 16 can now get their shots. We'll hear how efficient states have been in vaccinating their residents as eligibility expands. Plus, should we be prepared to recreate life on the moon, in case of serious problems here on earth? That and more on The Show. 

Arizona State Capitol building
Arizona Senate Republicans on Monday suspended a rule requiring masks be worn in the chamber over the pleas of their Democratic colleagues, who warned it was too soon to let up on a simple measure that helps stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
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Arizona lawmakers are again looking to change the state’s citizen’s initiative process. A supporter and critic offer their perspectives on the proposals. Plus, Arizona’s English Language Learning laws could be changing. That and more on The Show.

justice srisuk and matthew o'brien
Matthew O’Brien runs the Sagebrush AZ, an exotic boutique plant shop in downtown Mesa. His store will continue to require masks, and he says he expects "a level of compassion" from customers.
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