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Who is this year’s Arizonan of the Year? And the debate over debates in Arizona politics. That and more on The Show.

Debbie Lesko and Hiral Tipirneni sit behind a desk with moderators at Arizona PBS
The issue of debates became a big one over the course of Arizona's midterm elections. Ted Simons says debates are an important part of the process — both for candidates and for voters.
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A new find deep under the ocean could help us understand what killed the dinosaurs. Plus, Why author Rogelio Juarez left Phoenix for New York. That and more on The Show.

Rogelio Juarez
Rogelio Juarez is a writer. He just defended his master’s thesis in fine arts at Cornell University as part of its creative writing program — one of the best in the country. He’s looking to publish his first novel next year.
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It's time revisit some of the best discussions of 2022, including a look at how new words are added to the dictionary. Plus, a visit with a podcaster connecting with distressed youth. That and more on The Show.

peter sokolowksi
What do hoglets, the metaverse and MacGyver all have in common? They've all made it into the Merriam-Webster dictionary as of last month. The Show spoke with editor Peter Sokolowski to learn about the process.
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Political headlines dominated Arizona in 2022, and Arizona politics were often national news. We’re taking a look back at some of the biggest stories of the year. Plus, documenting the Valley’s music scene in 2022. That and more on The Show.

Veronica Everheart Crescent Ballroom 2022
2022 was an exceptionally good year for independent music in the Valley. And Tempe-based photographer Austin Villegas kept his eye on the local music scene through the viewfinder on his camera.
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The arts community in the Phoenix area has struggled during the pandemic, but it may be showing signs of recovery. We’ll take a look back at the year in arts. Plus, we listen back to our conversation with performer Alan Cumming. That and more on The Show.

Patricia Sannit and Louis Farber
It has been a difficult few years for much of the arts community in the Phoenix area. Pandemic-related closures and protocols forced many arts organizations to change the way they operate — and some of those changes are still being felt.

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