A study by the Guttmacher Institute and Columbia University shows that higher use and effectiveness of contraceptives has resulted in big declines in teen pregnancy nationwide, including here in Arizona. Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arizona Department of Health Services reported the state’s teen pregnancy rate for females 15 to 19 years of age decreased 49 percent from 2004 to 2014. Brenda Thomas, CEO of Arizona Family Health Partnership, which provides Title X funding to health centers serving low-income communities across Arizona with contraceptives and other services, will talk about the reports and why teen pregnancy rates are down.
The U.S. Olympic team is dominating the medal count, and much of that can be credited to a change in a law 40 years ago that promoted more female athletes. We’ll take look at how Title IX helped change the athletic competition landscape not only in Rio but for all female athletes.
The Arizona State University School of Public Affairs is holding its annual border trade conference with universities from Canada and Mexico March 31. The conference title is “Unlocking North American Competitiveness” and will focus on expanding trade, deregulation, energy markets and transportation. Sapna Gupta, the organizer of the conference, will tell us more.
An Arizona State University journalism professor has written a book about the challenges and blessings he’s faced raising a son born with Down syndrome. Tim McGuire, the Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism, will talk about his book, “Some People Even Take Them Home,” a title based on what the doctor told him when his son was born.
An Arizona State University journalism professor has written a book about the challenges and blessings he’s faced raising a son born with Down syndrome. Tim McGuire, the Frank Russell Chair for the business of journalism, will talk about his book, “Some People Even Take Them Home,” a title based on what the doctor told him when his son was born.
Summer is a good break for kids and those in education, but students can fall behind because of the lack of continued education. We’ll take a look at programs offered to counter that in the Kyrene School District, followed by a discussion on fighting the “summer slump.” Gabriel Trujillo, principal of Trevor Browne High School in Phoenix and Sue Edman, director of Title I and school improvement for the Mesa Public School District, will discuss summer learning.
Title-9 celebrates its 40th anniversary. Head coach of ASU's Women's Basketball Team Charli Turner Thorne, talks about the landmark legislation. Video clip of Ann Meyers Drysdale, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, speaks about Title-9.
The latest census data show a staggering number of vacant homes in the Valley. East Valley real estate broker Cindy Sessions and Fletcher Wilcox, a vice president and real estate analyst for Grand Canyon Title Agency, discuss what the numbers say about the area’s real estate market.
Arizona is under a court order to provide services for people with serious mental illnesses, as required by state law. But as part of her budget plan, Governor Jan Brewer wants to remove that law from the books and eliminate most non Title XIX (Medicaid) funding for 14,600 adults with serious mental illnesses. Attorneys Charles “Chick” Arnold and Anne Ronan discuss their concerns and possible repercussions of the Governor’s plan.