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Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is one of the most polarizing politicians in recent history. A new book looks at his time in office, and how he still impacts Arizona — and national — politics. Plus, one Valley city is trying a new approach to boost recycling. That and more on The Show.

Diedrick Brackens making basket boats
Diedrick Brackens is a Los Angeles-based artist whose new show, "ark of bulrushes." is now up at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. His works include large-scale weavings depicting stark silhouettes against geometric patterns. He is also premiering his first-ever woven sculptures.
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President Joe Biden is pushing for a roughly $2 trillion infrastructure bill, an issue President Trump had also tried to work on. We'll hear why it’s so hard to get bipartisan agreement on infrastructure, even though it’s a popular concept across the political aisle. Plus, an update on what to expect this week at the state Capitol. That and more on The Show.

Jen Urso
As navigation apps have made us more efficient and possibly more able to notice designated points and places around us, we tend to focus more on buildings and structures and less on natural elements. Jen Urso has been aiming to change that. She’s been designing maps of the Phoenix area for a while, but recently she developed a map to help identify where you are based on a cactus on a corner or next to a museum or restaurant.
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After being stalled, state lawmakers approved sports gambling in Arizona, and the governor has signed it into law. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes the week’s top stories. Plus, why pandemic-inspired porch concerts in a Phoenix neighborhood have been shut down. That and more on The Show.

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There’s little Democrats in the Arizona Legislature can do to stop Republicans from approving new restrictions on voting, including bills that would purge voters from the state’s popular Permanent Early Voting List and add voter ID requirements when mailing back ballots.

Part 1: Battle Over Bills | Part 2: Misinformation Spreads

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Having enough affordable housing has been a challenge for the Phoenix area for a while. We'll hear what a new report says about where the region stands compared to others around the country. Plus, has the promise of expanded revenue from gambling damaged the moral arguments against it? That and more on The Show.

When the latest conspiracy theory about Maricopa County’s election emerged from a dumpster in March, Republican state Sen. Kelly Townsend saw information spreading that she knew for certain was not true. But was she able to set the record straight?
'Fixing' The System: Arizona Go To Battle Over Restrictive Voting Bills
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The Phoenix area's hottest temperatures are fast approaching, and that can be dangerous. What Arizona’s utilities may do about disconnecting customers this summer. Plus, an app brings ancient canals and farmlands to life. That and more on The Show.

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Arizona Republican lawmakers have spent the months after the presidential election introducing bills critics say make voting harder and more complicated. They’ve justified these proposals as a way to restore confidence in the state’s election process. Some of those same lawmakers contributed to that erosion in confidence.
When Misinformation Spreads Among AZ GOP Voters, Can A Republican Change Their Minds?

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