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A state Supreme Court justice steps down, and the first candidate gets into next year’s governor’s race. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze the top stories of the past week. Plus, an Arizona institution puts saguaros in the spotlight. That and more on The Show.

Saguaro cacti
The March issue of Arizona Highways magazine is devoted to images and words about the saguaro cactus. The Show spoke with Editor Robert Stieve for more about why the publication put that particular cactus in the spotlight.
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Federal agencies have issued their findings on foreign interference attempts during last November’s election. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on what Arizona can do to limit the threats. Plus, Grammy awards aren’t just about performers. We’ll talk to the winner who wrote the best album notes. That and more on The Show.

People hold up a sign that reads Red for Ed
Arizona teachers and parents took to the streets on Wednesday in a socially distanced motor march around the Capitol to voice their concerns on efforts they say threaten education funding.
School Voucher Bill Passes House Ways And Means Committee
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The Maricopa County Attorney's Office has dropped controversial gang-related charges against a group of protestors but plans to file new charges against some of them. We'll hear from County Attorney Allister Adel. Plus, the debate over including long-term care facilities in a proposal to shield Arizona businesses from COVID-related lawsuits. That and more on The Show.

masked workers looking at camera
March 19 will mark one year since the pandemic forced The Breadfruit and Rum Bar in downtown Phoenix to close. At the same time, the Chicago Hamburger Company saw sales plummet 65%. Over the past year, KJZZ has been checking in with both restaurants and shares how the pandemic has changed the business owners professionally and personally.
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Many parts of Arizona have been feeling the effects of warmer summers for several years. We'll hear why lower income neighborhoods may be bearing more of the brunt of those rising temperatures. Plus, how the federal government was able to track down hundreds of Mexican artifacts that had been illegally acquired over many years. That and more on The Show.

Jackie Alpers shrimp Topopo salad
Jackie Alpers had begun work on her book "Taste of Tucson" prior to the pandemic, but its collection of recipes from some of southern Arizona’s favorite spots offers the chance to make the home kitchen a creative place.
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People have been seeking out parks and other outdoor spaces during the pandemic as a way to get out of the house. We'll hear how Arizona cities fare in terms of access to parks. Plus, an update on what to expect this week at the state Capitol. That and more on The Show.

Jessica Wapner Wall Disease
Walls have separated individual houses, communities and, of course, nations for centuries. In her book "Wall Disease," reporter Jessica Wapner writes about how walls affect us internally and externally.