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The governor’s office says universal school vouchers will lead to a shortfall, and the official overseeing the program has stepped down. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, how extreme heat affects airplane takeoffs. That and more on The Show.

Chuck Coughlin and Dawn Penich-Thacker
Chuck Coughlin of HighGround and Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy joined The Show to talk about a busy week in the world of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, what office an election conspiracy theorist might run for next — and more.
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Lake Powell has kind of been seen as a poster child for the West’s water problems. We’ll hear how changes on the Colorado RIver are affecting recreation at Lake Powell. Plus, a look at some of the most binge-worthy shows on TV this summer. That and more on The Show.

Graduation mortar board cap on one hundred dollar bills concept for the cost of education
Gov. Katie Hobbs said Tuesday the total cost of universal school vouchers may hit $943.8 million in the school year that just started. That’s about $319 million more than in the budget lawmakers approved in May, a budget Hobbs signed.
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Arizona has been dealing with a shortage of health care providers for years. We’ll hear about a new effort that aims to put a dent in that problem. Plus, a Tiny Desert Concert with a Western vibe. That and more on The Show.

Paula T and Company
Phoenix resident Paula Tesoriero is a classically trained pianist who uses her background to write deeply personal songs on guitar. She describes her sound as “sad Americana.”
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Residents of Rio Verde Foothills have a temporary solution to their water problems after state lawmakers approved a plan to turn the taps back on. We’ll hear what that arrangement could mean for the future of other communities. Plus, as the record-breaking heat continues, we start a series of visits to cool places around the Valley. That and more on The Show.

Matthew Stella taking a tintype photo of model.
The Show visited Silver and Cedar photography studio in north Phoenix to learn more about the centuries-old practice of tintypes.
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The Valley has seen record heat over the past several days, generating national headlines — but some small relief could be in sight. We'll also hear about the debate over free speech on college campuses in Arizona. Plus, why the time may be right for Arizonans to look for a new job. That and more on The Show.

sun in phoenix
Matt Pace, a meteorologist for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, joined The Show to talk about what we can expect in the near future with weather.