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The pandemic has led to economic hardships for lots of Arizonans. What new research says about how it’s affecting families and kids. Plus, how rural voters are becoming more of a target for both conservatives and progressives. That and more on The Show.

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Coronavirus vaccinations are underway in Arizona. Ten health care professionals were among the first in the state to get shots in an event at the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory on Wednesday night.
AZ Will Prioritize Vaccination For People Who Live, Work In Prisons
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Even with some accusations continuing to fly about ballot counting and voter fraud, the 2020 election process was considered a success. We’ll talk with outgoing Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes about how it all came together and what’s next for him. Plus, how studying wastewater continues to help in the fight against COVID-19. That and more on The Show.

Leighton Accardo and Lyndsey Fry
The Arizona hockey community is mourning the passing of one of their own this season — 9 year-old Leighton Accardo died Nov. 24 from Stage 4 cancer. Accardo’s former coach, Olympian Lyndsey Fry, remembers her positivity and fight on the ice and in her battle against cancer.
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Arizona continues to see rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The head of Maricopa County’s Health Department tells us what comes next — including vaccinations. Plus, how movie theaters are trying to adapt and move forward during the pandemic. That and more on The Show.

An empty movie theater
Movie theaters might be among the hardest hit businesses by the pandemic — 96% of movie theaters have reported over 70% in losses in 2020, according to the National Association of Theater Owners. And now, the group is calling on Congress for aid. But even with federal help, are people just becoming more accustomed to watching movies at home?
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Arizona voters OK'd a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in last month’s election. How much revenue might that bring in for the state? Plus, advocates are calling on the incoming Biden Administration to overhaul changes to the asylum system made by the Trump Administration. That and more on The Show.

Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo
The weather outside is frightful — at least in other places! In Arizona, it’s delightful as we’re entering some of the best weather of the year. And entertainment venues and theaters are taking advantage of it.
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Judges this week threw out more lawsuits trying to overturn the results of the presidential election in Arizona. Our Friday NewsCap analyses the week’s top stories. Plus, Arizona is among the states most vulnerable to the health effects of climate change but also among the most prepared to deal with them. That and more on The Show.

earyn mcgee
University of Arizona Ph.D. student Earyn McGee is an up-and-coming star on Twitter and Instagram. McGee is studying lizards and their diets in Tucson. But she’s actually made social media part of her dissertation.