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6-26-13 Protecting Arizona’s Children
Jack talks to Laura Speer, associate director of policy reform and advocacy for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, about the Foundation’s “Kids Count” survey, which places Arizona smack dab around rock bottom for child care and well-being.
To talk about what we have done to change the situation and what we can still do — Bruce Liggett, Executive Director of the Arizona Child Care Association; Dana Wolfe Naimark, President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance; and Arizona Rep. Kate Brophy-McGee.
6-19-13 Representative Matt Salmon, Kristena Hansen
For the first segment: U.S. Representative Matt Salmon talks to Jack about his legislation in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona voter ID law.
For the remainder of the show: real estate reporter Kristena Hansen from the Phoenix Business Journal talks about the top ten trends in Arizona commercial and residential real estate.
6-12-13 Immigration Reform
Dan Holler from conservative think tank HeritageAction.com and Dulce Matuz from the Arizona Dream Act Coalition debate the merits of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013,” which creates a path to citizenship for most–but not all–of the 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in America.
5-5-13 Medicaid Expansion Debate
In segments one and two – Former Arizona State Senators Ron Gould and Frank Antenori, who oppose Governor Brewer’s medicaid expansion, discuss their initiative to collect signature for putting it on the ballot for public vote.
In segments three and four – Arizona House Democrat Bruce Wheeler argues for why we need Medicaid expansion.
5-29-13 A.J. LaFaro
Jack talks to Maricopa County GOP Chairman A.J. LaFaro about what’s on the local Republican agenda. The battle over Medicaid expansion and other big current news items like IRS “Tea Party” scandal and the ruling on racial profiling by the sheriff’s department, as well as the upcoming Phoenix City Council elections and the Arizona state elections in 2014, are all up for discussion.
5-22-13 Domestic Violence
Jack talks about the problem of domestic violence in Arizona, which is one of the top states for domestic violence crimes–and why Jodi Arias probably isn’t doing anything good to advance the cause. Guests: family law attorney Sarah Barrios and the Deputy Director of the Arizona Coalition against Domestic Violence, Jesse Johnson.
5-8-13 Gerald Celente, Jim Bacon, Mike Sunnucks, Samantha Noyes
In the first segment – Gerald Celente, publisher of the Trends Journal, shares his insights and predictions about the economic, social and political direction of the U.S., our allies and enemies.
Second segment – by phone from Paradise Valley – Jim Bacon, Paradise Valley town manager discusses how the rising cost of police pensions is causing the down-sizing of local police departments.
Third and Fourth Segments – Mike Sunnucks from the Phoenix Business Journal, Samantha Noyes from the Council on American Islamic Relations, and a guest from the Alliance Defending Freedom discuss the problem of religious discrimination in Arizona, which has one of the highest rates of complaints with the EEOC.
5-1-13 Rep. John Kavanaugh
Arizona Representative John Kavanaugh comes on the show to talk about what’s “hot” in the legislature these days, including the recent change to Arizona’s “resign to run” law, the famous (or infamous?) “bathroom” ordinance and bathroom bill, and efforts to recall him and other Arizona legislators.
4-24-13 Senator Al Melvin, Tom Buschatzke, Gary Wockner
For the first half – Senator Al Melvin, who recently announced that he is running for Governor, talks about issues facing the state, from AHCCCS to the strain on the Colorado River.
For the second half – Gary Wockner, from savethecolorado.org, and Tom Buschatzke, from the Arizona Department of Water Resources, join the show to talk about the “endangered” Colorado River.
4-17-13 Revitalizing Arizona
On the show to talk about bringing business to the State and taking firm steps to get the economy rolling again: Christine Mackay, Economic Development Director of the City of Chandler; Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority; Bary Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.
4-10-13 Eddie Farnsworth, Chester Crandell, Kolby Granville
Seg. one – Rep. Eddie Farnsworth on H.B. 2327, a law to ban ingredients used to make designer drugs such as “spice” or “bath salts.”
Seg. two – Jack and producer Robert Baumbach on why nobody in the legislature wants to talk about gun control.
Seg. three – Senator Chester Crandell about SB 1439, a bill to make silver and gold legal tender in Arizona.
Seg. four – Tempe Councilman Kolby Granville on the Bisbee civil union ordinance and whether Tempe may pass a similar ordinance.
4-3-13 Tom Horne on Bisbee Civil Unions, Arizona Teenage Republicans
Jack talks to Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne about his position on the Bisbee civil union ordinance, which he says violates Arizona law but is neither right or wrong and could be changed to be legal. Also, Jack talks to the Arizona Teenage Republicans about their views on the big issues, including gay marriage. State Senator Nancy Barto also drops by in the third segment to talk about the changing face of the Republican party.
3-6-13 Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, “Crowdfunding” Lawyer Mark Svjeda
Jack talks to Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny about General Motors’s announcement that it is locating a major facility in Chandler’s Price Corridor. Also, “crowdfunding” lawyer Mark Svejda explains what “crowdfunding” is, why it’s the next big thing on the Internet, and how (of course) the law will be involved.
2-27-13 Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours
Dennis and Jack talk to recently elected Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours about artificial snow, what it’s like being Mayor, and about his “million-dollar” ideas for the City.
2-20-13 Dennis Miller, Justin Johnson
Jack Wilenchik interviews Phoenix City Council candidate Justin Johnson, former Mayor Paul Johnson’s son. Also, Dennis and Jack Wilenchik interview comedian Dennis Miller (who also has a show airing on KFNX–check it out) in the last segment.