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Arizona has joined 41 other states in suing Facebook and Instagram owner Meta for its harmful impact on kids’ mental health. We'll take a look at how social media could be just one part of a bigger problem. Plus, a groundbreaking Shakespearean actor and playwright on Becoming Othello. That and more on The Show.

ballet arizona dancers performing in 'juan gabriel'
Music icon Juan Gabriel may have passed in 2016, but his legacy lives on. And here in Phoenix, that influence extends to the stage and the world of dance.
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Gov. Katie Hobbs’ Bipartisan Elections Task Force will be recommending potential changes to state law. We’ll hear about what may be in and what may be out. Plus, Rachel Maddow on the fight against fascism in the U.S. during World War II. That and more on The Show.

Horror movie killer with knife in red doorway hallway
It's Halloween, and while some might eagerly tune in to a horror flick, others shudder at the very thought. But Barbara VanDenburgh is here to defend the horror genre and its merits.
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President Joe Biden says he’ll build more of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, arguing he’s required to. How that, and other policies, may impact how Latino voters cast their ballots next year. And the Suns’ new radio play-by-play voice on replacing a legend, and the team’s prospects this season. That and more on The Show.

Debbie Lesko
Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko shocked the political world last week when she announced she’d had enough. The Show spoke with KJZZ's Ben Giles about upcoming congressional races.
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Wildfires have become bigger and more severe over the past several years. Now Arizona could be a hot spot for carbon loss as a result. Plus, a new book documents the rise and fall of the cassette tape. That and more on The Show.

Colorado River near Hite, Utah
States that use water from the Colorado River are drawing nearer to an important deadline for negotiating the river’s future. A new report shows states are aiming to agree on a plan to cut back on water but still remain divided about how to share the shrinking supply.
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A new congressional seat is up for grabs in Arizona after Rep. Debbie Lesko announced she won’t seek re-election in 2024. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, we meet two Arizona professors recently awarded prestigious MacArthur Fellowships. That and more on The Show.

Manuel Muñoz and Amber Wutich
This month, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced its slate of 2023 fellows. The Show spent some time with two 2023 recipients from Arizona.
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