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The Arizona Supreme Court declined to hear most of former gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s election claims, but one is going back to a lower court. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a pair of Valley musicians bring their podcast to the stage for the first time. That and more on The Show.

A nuclear bomb being tested in Nevada in 1957.
An estimated 2,000 Arizonans currently living in Mohave County suffered the effects of radiation exposure from nuclear testing during the Cold War. Yet, the U.S. government doesn’t recognize them as victims. The Downwinders Parity Act introduced last month by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the latest in a long line of bipartisan attempts to compensate them.
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ASU has gotten its biggest-ever grant from the National Science Foundation for work on X-ray technology. We’ll hear what kind of impact the new machine could have on several areas of science. Plus, our next Tiny Desert Concert goes garage rock. That and more on The Show.

Slug Bug Ellie Willard and Waylon Hjerpe
Meet an Arizona band with a distinct name and a penchant for rocking out: Slug Bug. The young group has only been playing shows for about a year, but they have the chemistry of a band that’s been together for much longer — and it’s paying off.
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Planned Parenthood of Arizona is now offering vasectomies as demand went up post Roe v. Wade. What does the role of men look lie in reproductive responsibility today? Plus, a Valley pâtisserie is up for a James Beard award. That and more on The Show.

Oak Creek flooding at Red Rock State Park in Sedona Arizona
Rain, snowmelt and dam releases are causing flooding throughout northern Arizona. In Sedona, Oak Creek has been flooding its banks within the Red Rock State Park, forcing park rangers to close trails.
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It has been three years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Writer and political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz talks about what’s changed — and what things may still change back to the way they were. Plus, actor and comedian David Cross brings his stand-up tour to Phoenix. That and more on The Show.

Lalo Alcaraz
It’s been three years since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and so much has changed since. The Show talked to people who’ve been thinking about these and other questions related to what’s changed since the start of the pandemic and what has mostly stayed the same.
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Colorado River basin states need to come to agreement on how to reduce their use of the river’s water. But it seems the states are struggling to agree on whether or not they’re all involved in coming up with a plan. Plus, Arizona lawmakers are debating a bill to require students to say the pledge of allegiance. That and more on The Show.

California flag
Earlier this year, six of the seven Colorado River basin states signed off on a proposal to use less of that water. California was not one of those states. Officials from California say they weren’t consulted on the plan the six other states agreed to — one of many disagreements over the future of the Colorado River.