Today could be only the fourth time that Phoenix hits 120 degrees or above. We’ll talk about the impacts of the heat and preparations to help people fight it from Michael Winters, emergency services planner for the Maricopa County Emergency Management Department.
PBS has come under scrutiny for airing recorded fireworks displays during it’s “A Capitol Fourth broadcast, a broadcast that was supposed to only contain live footage. Eric Newton, the Innovation Chief at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will discuss the controversy.
A new book is being released to coincide with Star Wars Day (May the fourth be with you). “The Ultimate Stars Wars” book is an in-depth visual publication exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. Two of the books authors, Adam Bray and Tricia Barr, will discuss their new work.
The summer travel season is reaching its peak with the Fourth of July holiday coming up. In Arizona, gas prices are on the upswing. Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona will discuss gas prices and the number of Arizonans expected to head out for the 4th of July weekend.
The Phoenix Art Museum is hosting the $1.5 million “Hollywood Costume” exhibit. It features more than 100 costumes, including Marilyn Monroe’s flowing dress from “The Seven Year Itch”, Darth Vadar’s black suit and cape from “Star Wars” and Judy The Phoenix Art Museum is hosting the $1.5 million “Hollywood Costume” exhibit. It features more than 100 costumes, including Marilyn Monroe’s flowing dress from “The Seven Year Itch,” Darth Vadar’s black suit and cape from “Star Wars” and Judy Garland’s blue-and-white gingham pinafore from “The Wizard of Oz.” Phoenix is the fourth and final stop for the exhibit, which returns to Hollywood after its Arizona run ends on July 6.
A debate featuring Congressman Paul Gosar; State Senator Ron Gould; and radio station owner Rick Murphy, the three candidates competing in the Republican primary election for Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District.
Certain consumer fireworks are legal in Arizona around the Fourth of July, but just because you can buy them doesn’t mean you can shoot them off. Brian Scholl, Fire Prevention Expert for the Phoenix Fire Department, explains the rules.
At age 18, Carolyn Jessop was the fourth wife of a man more than three times her age and had eight children in 12 years. After 17 years in the abusive, bigamist marriage, she fled Colorado City with her children, ages two to 15. Jessop talks with Merry Lucero about her flight from the fundamentalist Mormon community and her book, "Escape". Plus we talk with state representative David Lujan about what can be done about bigamist communities here in Arizona.
Phoenix officials have formed a task force to fight the prevalence of methamphetamine in the Valley. Phoenix Councilman Tom Simplot joins Michael Grant to discuss potential ordinances to restrict the sale of pseudoephedrine, the primary ingredient used to make meth.