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New Attorney General Kris Mayes has promised to end a so-called sweetheart deal to use Arizona water to grow Saudi crops. We’ll hear how the history of water in the Southwest has long been tied to the Middle Eastern empire. Plus, from birds to frogs, turning an urban backyard into a desert oasis. That and more on The Show.

Michael Lanier
Xeriscaping has been a thing for a while now, but Michael Lanier is taking that concept to a whole new level. Lanier is the owner of Pueblo, a plant store on Grand Avenue in downtown Phoenix that’s known for its well-informed staff and hip aesthetic.
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A lot of Arizonans have ideas about how to change the way the state conducts its elections. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer talks about his. Plus, why some Valley bees are addicted to sugary coffee drinks. That and more on The Show.

Illustration of Dutch Bros coffee cup covered in bees
Robrt Pela found that many Dutch Bros. coffee stands have a bee problem — and it’s not just a problem for the customers. It’s also making the bees sick. Pela wrote the story for PHOENIX magazine. He joined The Show to talk about what he saw when he started investigating this story.
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Gov. Katie Hobbs outlined her priorities this week in her State of the State address, but some GOP lawmakers objected to some of them. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, why a local company is betting non-alcoholic cocktails are the next big thing — and not just during Dry January. That and more on The Show.

Tony Cani and Christine Jones
Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones and Democratic strategist Tony Cani joined The Show to talk about Gov. Katie Hobbs’ State of the State address and lawmakers’ reaction to it, Maricopa County bringing in a former state Supreme Court justice to look into Election Day printer problems and more.
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New Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne gave his first State of Education speech Wednesday. But how did education advocates receive his message? Plus, we’ll meet ASU’s most recent Rhodes Scholar. That and more on The Show.

tom horne
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne gave his State of Education speech Wednesday and touched on a number of issues — including school vouchers, English immersion and a campaign pledge to return to traditional discipline.
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President Joe Biden and Arizona’s two U.S. senators have visited the border this week as rhetoric around immigration ratchets up. We’ll discuss the situation with the mayor of Yuma. Plus, a sit-down with newly elected Gov. Katie Hobbs on her faith, her career and sitting at Rose Mofford’s desk. That and more on The Show.

Katie Hobbs
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has been in office a little over a week, and she’s deep into the job already. The Show sat down with the new governor to talk about her faith, her career and a bruising campaign.
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