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The Valley has seen a number of days that have set heat records this summer. Have those record high temperatures led to more heat-related deaths? Plus, the challenges and opportunities of doing music therapy remotely. That and more on The Show.

Power lines
Last week, Arizona Public Service, the Salt River Project and Tucson Electric Power all asked customers to conserve power, even if that meant raising their thermostats during peak hours and peak heat. The Arizona Corporation Commission met Aug. 21 to discuss the possibility of rolling blackouts in Arizona if the demand for electricity continues.
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A surprising state Supreme Court ruling means Arizonans will get to vote on whether to raise taxes to pay for K-12 education. We'll hear our Friday NewsCap panelists will discuss that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, an iconic Valley home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright changes hands again. That and more on The Show.

David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix
The David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood has finally found a buyer. The new owners say they plan to restore and live in the home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1952 for his son and daughter-in-law. The Show spoke with Grand Canyon professor Alison King for what this sale means for the preservation world.
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The number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona has been on the decline, even as other states are now seeing an increase in cases. A former federal health care official on what’s behind those numbers. Plus, the next edition in our monsoon series — from a poet who is not so entranced by the magic of the storms. That and more on The Show.

Arizona Coyotes Colorado Avalanche
The Arizona Coyotes are not going to win their first Stanley Cup this season. They were eliminated from the NHL’s playoff bubble last night with a 7-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche — their second consecutive loss by that blowout score.
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The Valley has already set a record for days with high temperatures of at least 110 degrees. We'll hear how that heat is affecting energy use and public health. Plus, as more of us have worked from home in recent months, one Gilbert resident on what it’s been like to do it for years. That and more on The Show.

When President Donald Trump speaks in Yuma on Tuesday, he’s expected to focus on immigration and border security, especially the border wall. The administration has installed nearly 300 miles of wall along the southwest border, much of which is simply replacing steel fencing erected within the last 10 years. At 30 feet high with solid steel posts, it’s changing the landscape of the Southwest.
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Arizona State University is scheduled to start classes this week, but hundreds of faculty, staff and students want the school to reconsider in-person courses for now. ASU President Michael Crow on the school’s plans going forward. And, Boys and Girls Clubs are seeing a boost in membership, as parents go back to work and school is largely remote. That and more on The Show.

Michael Crow ASU
The Pac-12 made the decision to postpone all of its fall sports to the spring. But even as athletic program supporters won’t be on campus, thousands of ASU students will be by Aug. 20. The Show spoke with ASU President Michael Crow and began by asking about his expectations for this abnormal beginning to the school year.