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Mask wearing in public has been a significant part of trying to slow the spread of COVID-19. How has that affected communication for people who are deaf or hard of hearing? Plus, education leaders work to motivate students to prevent a lost school year. That and more on The Show.

Phoenix Police riot gear protest
This is a pivotal moment in history for policing both in Arizona and across the country. Violent confrontations have driven outrage, protests and calls for reform. And they’ve also raised questions about the culture and mindset of police: warriors vs. guardians.
Boiling Point: Policing In Arizona At A Crossroads
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Some of Arizona’s tribal communities have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, stressing their economies and health care systems. We'll hear the governor of the Gila River Indian Community on how his government is trying to balance it all. And after several big wildfires in Arizona already this year, a look at the dangers of flooding in areas that have burned. That and more on The Show.

Black Lives Matter protest
Arizona and the nation face a new reckoning on race relations and law enforcement. And the present situation is a culmination of what has happened in the past. In part two of a five-part series, KJZZ examines the intersection of law enforcement and racial dynamics through some flashpoints in Arizona’s past and present — where minorities have long felt under-represented and oppressed.
Boiling Point: Policing In Arizona At A Crossroads
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Some of Arizona’s COVID-19 metrics seem to be moving in the right direction, but the state’s numbers are still generally high. A leading public health expert on what other actions he’d like the state to take to slow the spread. Plus, how a census undercount could impact Arizona’s health care system and social services. That and more on The Show. 

desks
Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman presented a revised plan to reopen the state’s schools, but they left some key questions on the table. Public health benchmarks will be used to guide a full return to classrooms, for example, but the Arizona Department of Health Services is not set to release those benchmarks until August 7.
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Following decades of efforts to fight confederate monuments in Arizona, two of them were removed this week. We'll hear our Friday NewsCap panelists will analyze that and the state’s other top stories. And Arizona Theatre Company’s new associate artistic director on her aim to bring diversity on and off stage. That and more on The Show.

red rock farms
If you’re looking for a little zen and a little cool, the Red Rocks Farm’s lavender festival is going on for one more weekend. It’s up in Concho, Arizona which is just east of Show Low, and has activities from lavender picking to lessons on how to cook with it.
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State officials continue to encourage Arizonans who want to get tested for the coronavirus to take advantage of the testing surge. The importance of rapid testing to the ability to reopen more of the state. And, Congressman and former presidential candidate Eric Swalwell, on whether bipartisanship in Congress is still possible. That and more on The Show.

Capitol dome in Washington, D.C.
Congressman Eric Swalwell of California is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and asked questions of the witnesses during the impeachment proceedings. Swalwell has a new book, "Endgame: Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump," that lays out his perspectives on what happened and why.

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