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School districts around Arizona are opening their campuses, but what will they do if a COVID-19 outbreak happens? The Superintendent Kathy Hoffman weighs in. Plus, how the pandemic crushed Goodyear’s massive deal with Nike. That and more on The Show.

an empty classroom at a Phoenix high school
Most Arizona counties have met the benchmarks for schools to be able to move to a hybrid model of classes, where students and teachers are in the classroom for at least some of the time. A number of districts have been working toward that goal of having in-person instruction. To get a sense of how that seems to be going, The Show spoke with Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman about whether she is comfortable with how things have been proceeding.
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Arizona is shaping up to be a true battleground state in November. We'lll hear why one Arizona expat thinks the state could turn blue this fall. Plus, why some farmers markets are expanding into the West Valley. That and more on The Show.

President Donald Trump visits approximately 200 National Guard troops
A recent Military Times poll showed significant declines in the President Donald Trump's approval rating among active duty troops. President Trump’s disapproval rating is now higher than his approval rating ever was with that group. What does that mean in a battleground state where 10% of the adult population served in the military?
Vet Leaders Aren’t Surprised By Trump’s 'Losers,' 'Suckers' Comments

From city growth to pandemic poetry, hear some of the most important and entertaining stories in this special encore presentation of The Show.

metrocenter mall
Metrocenter Mall will be closing this week; Tuesday will be its last day of operation. Robrt Pela grew up near Metrocenter and spent a lot of time there as a kid and shared his experience there.
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New polls are showing strong leads by Democrats who will be at the top of Arizona’s November ballot. We'll hear our Friday NewsCap panelists on whether the numbers ring true and the state’s other top stories. Plus, remembering one of Arizona’s more prominent artists — and his connection to a famous local family. That and more on The Show.

Lonesome Road by Maynard Dixon
The art of Arizona and the Southwest is full of images of striking landscapes, wildlife and sunsets. In the early 20th century, Maynard Dixon captured many of those himself on his way to staking a claim as one of the state’s more successful and impressive painters. The September issue of Arizona Highways features Dixon, and The Show spoke with the magazine's editor-in-chief for more about him.
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The federal government is wading into efforts to restore the Gila and Salt Rivers in the Phoenix area. We'll hear how the Rio Reimagined project could impact the region. Plus, our Monsoon Series continues with an original song about the summer storms. That and more on The Show.

Raquel Denis
Raquel Denis is a poet, songwriter and a Tiny Desert Concert alumnus. The monsoon season gives her a sense of place and even some fear. But as she grew, her connection with the storms grew too.