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Gov. Katie Hobbs is set to deliver her first State of the State speech today, and lawmakers begin their new session. We’ll take a look at the issues that could dominate both. Plus, a conversation with the new president of the Navajo Nation, the youngest to ever hold the office. That and more on The Show.

Katie Hobbs
Gov. Katie Hobbs will deliver her first State of the State speech Monday afternoon to a joint session of the Arizona Legislature. To discuss what the governor might talk about, The Show spoke to former legislative leader Chad Campbell, now of Lumen Strategies.
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New statewide officials have been sworn into office, but some of their former opponents continue to pursue court cases over last year’s election. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. And the effort to meet the mental health needs of family members of those who’ve disappeared in Mexico. That and more on The Show.

A missing woman's flyer
The crisis of disappearances in Mexico continues, and many of them go unsolved. Relatives of people who’ve disappeared often join together to look for their loved ones – sometimes they find their family members’ remains and sometimes they don’t.
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For the first time in more than a decade, Arizona has a divided government, with a Republican-controlled legislature and Democratic governor. A longtime Capitol observer on what to expect. And an artist reflects on all the things women hold – from her daughter’s hand to a grudge. That and more on The Show

The stage at the Arizona Capitol
Arizona now has a GOP-controlled Legislature and a Democratic governor. To get a sense of what we might expect from this new arrangement, The Show spoke with longtime lobbyist Kevin DeMenna of DeMenna Public Affairs.
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Outgoing Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers had an eventful 2022 – including testimony before the Jan. 6 committee and a Profiles in Courage award. Bowers talks about his time at the Capitol. And how schools are bracing for another fight over a spending cap in the Legislature. That and more on The Show

Cathi Herrod (left) and Caroline Mello Roberson
Cathi Herrod has long been one of the leading voices against abortion rights in Arizona. Caroline Mello Roberson is the Southwest regional director of NARAL, which lobbies for abortion rights across the country. The Show spoke with both of them about the legal and political landscape surrounding abortion in Arizona.
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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.