The State of Arizona today announced a major environmental settlement. A lawsuit had charged a Scottsdale land developer with destruction of state trust land, natural resources and archeological sites. Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Steve Owens talks about the settlement.
The Phoenix Metropolitan Opera is Arizona’s first Phoenix-based opera company. It is set to debut its staging of classical operatic performances with La Bohème, currently scheduled for a two-night run at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix on Dec. 21 and 23. Artistic Director John Massaro and Creative Director Gail Dubinbaum are the husband-wife team that founded the company. They join us to talk about the organization and its premiere.