Coy C. Payne, the first African American mayor in Arizona, recalls applying for a teaching job when segregation was still legal in a conversation with his wife Willie, who talks about how the tides have changed.
The South Phoenix area is among the oldest parts of the valley, and has a wealth of rich history...but it's a history that many people don't know about. Some call it the forgotten part of the city, and many residents and advocates think that they often have to fend for themselves rather than rely on Phoenix government.
Steve Goldstein talks with Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona about what she wants to see in the next mayor. Lanning wants the city to become more business friendly, and to have a wider variety of housing stock.
As part of our series profiling different communities in Phoenix, we head to West Phoenix. Maryvale was once a highly desirable area to buy a family home. But changes in the area's demographics--and changes in perception through the years--have altered the way many people look at Maryvale.
This month, Phoenix residents will elect a new mayor. Whoever wins will govern a sprawling city; full of unique neighborhoods, each with different concerns. One of the most high-profile areas in Phoenix is, of course, Downtown.
Steve Goldstein talks to two economic experts about the impact of the debt ceiling on investors in Arizona, the stock market swing, and an economy on the verge of resetting.ASU Professor Emeritus Herbert Kaufman shares his opinion on the economy preparing to reset, and whether it's ready for the climb back to improvement.
Congressman Raul Grijalva talks to host Steve Goldstein about the people most likely to feel the effects reducing the deficit and lowering our country's debts.Grijalva voted against raising the debt ceiling, and says that all options should be on the table to get the United States out of its deficit.
This month, Phoenix residents elect a new mayor. We decided it was the perfect time to profile some of the neighborhoods in this unique and sprawling city.We began by having a conversation with outgoing Mayor Phil Gordon about his eight years leading Phoenix and what he learned about its communities.
As part of a series on this month's Phoenix Mayoral election, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with current Mayor Phil Gordon about what the next Mayor should focus on...and whether some communities, including South Phoenix, aren't given enough attention.
August 01, 2008 - KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman is sending her daughter Sohpie off to kindergarten with the rest of the kids, which is hard enough for any mom. But Sophie's not like the rest of the kids.
May 11, 2007 -- Phoenix New Times managing editor Amy Silverman talks about the change in seasons, the addition of a new family member, and what her 4-year old daughter really wants but may never get. Annabelle and Sophie: Amy Silverman's daughters.