Paul Atkinson fills in for Steve Golstein...Twenty years ago the annual Border Governor's Conference started as an opportunity for governors along the US/Mexico border to meet and find solutions to shared problems.
What's the next industry that will create jobs and boost the economy?For years, economic growth in the Southwest was driven by the construction industry. As the country's economic downturn drags on, many wonder whether construction can lead our region's recovery.
The beginning of fall usually means the end of the valley’s ozone problem. And this year was a doozy. The metro Phoenix area exceeded federal ozone standards on 23-days. That’s more than twice the average of the past three years.
There’s No Place Like SPOT 127.0.0.1 What do KJZZ, Rio Salado College, Phoenix Union High School, The Carstens Family Fund, Friends of Public Radio Arizona, FITCH and Valley youth have in common? It’s called SPOT 127.
Composer George Gershwin took the sounds of jazz to symphony hall and the opera house. When George went to Europe to study with Ravel, Ravel said he could not make him a better Gershwin than he already was and sent him home.
Steve Goldstein talks to two people who have experience with the mentally ill as crime suspects. Attorney Robert Hirsh describes the process of defending a mentally ill client, and what being found incompetent to stand trial means for the defendant.
Bobb Robb of the Arizona Republic and Bob Grossfeld of the Arizona Guardian join Steve Goldstein to talk about the controversy over Arizona's redistricting process this year. They discuss whether something is wrong with the process.
Karen Smith, former deputy director of the Arizona Department of Water resources, explains the water scarcity problem in Arizona and which steps should be taken now to prevent future disaster.Karen Smith wrote the Grand Canyon Institute's report, Arizona at the Crossroads: Water Scarcity or Water Sustainability? .
The huge dust storm that hit the valley July 5th left behind more dust than the Phoenix area usually gets in one year. That, according to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, a couple months after the storm, the financial toll is still being calculated.
Getting a job these days isn't as easy as it once was. Job seekers are finding a whole 'nother world when it comes to hiring. Instead of applying in person and filling out a paper application, many companies require people to apply online, digitally scan resumes looking for key words, and use social media to recruit.
Symphony Hall could have been silent this fall as the Phoenix Symphony faced a $1.5 million dollar budget deficit and growing debt. But unlike musicians in other cities where symphony orchestras have gone bankrupt, members of the Phoenix Symphony vowed to keep the organization alive, even if it meant continued financial sacrifice.
The Phoenix Symphony kicked off its new season last night. There was a chance that Symphony Hall could have been silent. Like many arts organizations, the Phoenix Symphony has been hit hard by the recession.