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Andrea Kelly and Christopher Conover speak to Arizona senators Al Melvin and Frank Antenori about the state budget.

State Budget: How We Got Here, Where We're Going

As new fiscal year draws near, state senators Frank Antenori and Al Melvin discuss Arizona's new budget

Christopher Conover and Andrea Kelly talk with state Senators Al Melvin and Frank Antenori about the unemployment special session and the state budget.

Special Session, Special Challenges

Local state lawmakers explain why the legislature's special session broke down with no votes taken

We speak to Karin Uhlich of Tucson's Ward 3 about the tough economic situation that has led to multiple foreclosures as well as other issues being faced by the city of Tucson.

Borrowing Trouble

Tucson Councilmember Karin Uhlich talks about some of the financial issues the city now faces

Fiesta Bowl Goes to Rehab

Can the big-time sports organization recover from its season of scandal?

We speak to the coordinator of the Jewish-Latino Coalition and two students who participated in the program about its goals and their experiences.

Two Cultures Working Together

Jewish-Latino teen coalition unites youth for leadership programs and social change

Luis Carrion takes us into an ethnic studies Classroom at TUSD.

Raza Studies Illegal

Arizona Superintendent of Public Schools John Hupenthal declaresTUSD’s Mexican American Studies program in violation of state law

Tony Paniagua interviews Ethnic Studies teacher Curtis Acosta about the recent decision regarding the program.

Tucson Ethnic Studies Program Out of Compliance with State Law

State Superintendent decides, TUSD ethnic studies supporters react

Recall Effort Rolls Along

Petition to recall Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce may have enough signatures to put recall effort on the ballot

interview with George Cunningham, chair of the Grand Canyon Institute.

A Different Message

Centrist think tank begins work in Arizona, says it will seek to influence public policy decisions with economics, not ideology

Arizona Week studio interview

More Unemployment, More Problems?

Public policy specialists disagree on benefits of another 20 weeks for long-term unemployed

The situation in Mexico makes many Americans nervous and they don't want to go south of the border. Those decisions are effecting local businesses as they struggle to get out of the recession

Arizona Businesses Offer Alternatives to Mexico

Travel warnings are scaring some clients, so companies are providing other options

We hear from Jessica Lambertson, new Southern Arizona Coordinator for "Mi Familia Vota" which is trying to increase citizenship numbers and participation among latino families.

Getting out the Vote

National organization hopes to increase Latino voters' participation in Arizona

We speak to Casey Chimneystar Condit about independent lens documentary "Two Spirits" which tells the story of a Navajo boy who was also a girl and the victim of a hate crime. CCC is the Youth and Family Programs Manager for Wingspan, which works on behalf of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community in Southern Arizona.

Helping the GLBT Community Find Strength

Wingspan's Youth and Family Programs manager says violence and discrimination against the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community persist

Tequila Party Kicks Off

Despite its name, new national movement says it's not about drinking, but about voting

Scrambling for Signatures

Petitions due soon for city council, recall efforts under way

"Arizona Week" Episode 20 for May 27, 2011

State Legislature's toll is $93M in cuts, pass-alongs and revenue take-backs on counties

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