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Democrats in Arizona won a number of statewide offices during the last election, exceeding many people’s expectations. We’ll take a look at the future of the party in the state. Plus, what makes an All-America city? That and more on The Show.

Katie Hobbs victory
As the Democratic Party celebrates its major victories in Arizona, there are questions about why it happened and if it's repeatable in the future when they aren’t up against a Trump-endorsed slate of election-denying candidates.
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U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s decision to leave the Democratic Party and become an independent continues to reverberate, both in Arizona and in Washington. We’ll take the temperature of that reaction. Plus, a graphic designer who decided to leave that career behind — to become a nurse. That and more on The Show.

danny neumann
Even as we celebrated health care workers during the pandemic, not many of us decided to change the course of our entire lives and become one. Danny Neumann is not most of us.
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U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent. She joins The Show to explain why she made the switch. Plus, how the so-called “tripledemic” is affecting Phoenix Indian Medical Center. That and more on The Show.

Kyrsten Sinema
Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona announced Friday that she now has registered as an independent, but she does not plan to caucus with Republicans, ensuring Democrats will retain their narrow voting majority in the Senate.
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Brittney Griner is coming home after spending months in Russian jails. We’ll hear from U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton, who has been vocal in pushing for Griner’s release. Plus, the Arizona semiconductor industry is making waves here — and in Washington. That and more on The Show.

A sign outside Footprint Center in Phoenix
Russia freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, American officials said. The swap, at a time of heightened tensions over Ukraine, achieved a top goal for President Joe Biden, but carried a heavy price — and left behind an American jailed for nearly four years in Russia.
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A new report finds that the growing legalization of cannabis in U.S. states is impacting organized crime groups in Mexico. We’ll hear how the cartels are shifting their operations. Plus, our Made in Arizona series continues with a story about condiments. That and more on The Show.

Colorado River
After more than a century of dam building and development, the Colorado River ends as a trickle at the Arizona-Mexico border. The river was once the lifeblood of the Cocopah, or River People. The tribe has begun trying to return a sliver of that landscape to what it once was.
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