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Kari Lake tries to get a defamation lawsuit against her thrown out, and the state Supreme Court will wade into Arizona’s abortion debate. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a new picture book takes a look at bilingualism. That and more on The Show.

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Lorna Romero Ferguson of Elevate Strategies and Democratic strategist Tony Cani joined The Show to talk about the Arizona Supreme Court wading into the state’s abortion debate, Kari Lake asking to dismiss a defamation suit filed against her by Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer and more.
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State lawmakers across the country are looking at how best to protect kids online and on social media. We'll hear why the tech industry is unhappy with two different approaches. Plus, we ask if a bug is more pest or precious as our series on the Sonoran Desert, Saguaroland, continues. That and more on The Show.

Rendering of VAI Resort in Glendale
Economic justice activists led a drive to send Glendale’s updated development plan for a Vegas-style resort to a voter referendum. But the Glendale City Council has neutered their effort by reinstating the old deal signed in 2020.
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The national economy has been a big topic of conversation lately, and it’s showing some hopeful signs. We’ll take a look at the state of Arizona’s economy. Plus, what research says about why our anger may go up with the temperature. That and more on The Show.

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The Show spoke with Valley economist Jim Rounds about the state of Arizona's economy and what the near future looks like.
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Waymo says the Valley is the world’s biggest fully autonomous paid ride-hailing service area. We engage in a roundtable conversation about what that looks like here and what the future may hold for autonomous vehicle technology. Plus, California’s effort to bring 4-year-olds into public school districts. That and more on The Show.

Waymo driverless vehicle next to a traditional Uber
The Show spoke with Junfeng Zhao, assistant professor at ASU and founder of the Battery Electric and Intelligent Vehicle Lab, and Marisa Walker, senior vice president at the Arizona Commerce Authority and executive director of the Institute of Automated Mobility, about how far autonomous vehicle technology has come and where it plans to head next.
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Gov. Katie Hobbs and GOP lawmakers scored some bipartisan wins this year, but many issues remain unresolved — the governor talks about her first session and looks ahead to the next one. Plus, as the Valley finally sees some relief from the heat, a look at why the official record is taken at Sky Harbor. That and more on The Show.

Ariane Middel pulling "Marty," a biometeorological garden cart at ASU's Shade Lab.
The Show spoke with Ariane Middel, an urban climatologist and associate professor in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at ASU, about the 100th mile of city streets that have gotten a cool pavement seal coat.