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Dreamers have new hope today after the Trump administration announced it would accept new DACA applications for the first time in years. We'll hear a Dreamer's perspective. Plus, Flagstaff’s mayor on the city’s attempts to solve its housing crisis amidst a pandemic. That and more on The Show.

Downtown Flagstaff
The Flagstaff City Council declared a housing emergency last week, pledging to find ways to make housing more affordable. Mayor Coral Evans said Flagstaff is so used to living with runaway housing costs that it has gotten used to it.
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Schools in Mesa will continue in-person classes through the end of the semester with the district closing classrooms on a case-by-case basis. We'll hear why teachers are calling for a return to remote learning now. Plus, the story behind Frank Lloyd Wright's attempt to design the Arizona Capitol. That and more on The Show.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has faced criticism for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic from all sides — some who see his response as inadequate and others who see his actions as an overreach that should be corrected. While the latter side contemplates scaling back the governor’s authority in times of crisis, the former says Ducey must do more now.
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The pandemic has upended education at all levels, from grade school through universities. ASU President Michael Crow on the fall semester and what might be to come. Plus, how another COVID-19-related shutdown could impact Arizona’s economy. That and more on The Show.

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Tucson based singer-songwriter Rebekah Rolland has been steeped in the sounds of bluegrass since childhood. As an adult, she’s part of the band Run Boy Run and married her sweetheart and fellow bluegrass musician Matt Rolland.
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The pandemic has led to changes in how businesses operate, and how workers do their jobs. We'll hear the COVID-related legal issues employers and their employees have to navigate. Plus, how the latest surge in COVID-19 cases is affecting assisted-living facilities in Arizona. That and more on The Show.

Last week, the committee that recommends which groups will get first access to coronavirus vaccines said nursing home residents should get priority. Governor Ducey appeared to echo that. KJZZ’s Kathy Ritchie talked to one long-term care operator about how they’re preparing for vaccines when they become available.
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State officials have certified the results of last month’s election, even as lawyers for the Trump campaign continue to contest them. We'll hear our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze the week’s top stories. Plus, what ancient rats nests can tell us about how the Southwest climate has changed. That and more on The Show.

Marcus Dell'Artino and Terry Goddard in studio
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic; and former Attorney General Terry Goddard.