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Start your morning off right with Arizona's Morning News with Jim and Jayme. You'll be informed with the very latest on what's going on in the Valley, Arizona, nation and throughout the world. Jim and Jayme are native Arizonans with more than 40+ years of local news coverage, six combined AP reporter of the year awards.rn

Jim Sharpe Commentary for October 19th, 2018   (00:01:38)10-19-2018
Hopefully there won't be any reporter getting body slammed at President Trump's Mesa rally tonight.
KTAR Show Host Chad Benson talks about Trump's Mesa rally tonight.   (00:03:02)10-19-2018
Congressman Andy Biggs on his upcoming appearance at Trump's Mesa rally   (00:03:09)10-19-2018
Discussed what his talking points will be at the rally later today.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for October 17th, 2018   (00:01:37)10-17-2018
The Great Ganja in the Great White North.
NBC Meet The Press' Chuck Todd visits the Valley.   (00:04:04)10-17-2018
NBC's moderator of Meet The Press is in town to film "Meet The Press Daily," and commented on the heated Senate race in Arizona.
ABC15's Consumer Investigator Joe Ducey discusses scams to watch out for.   (00:04:32)10-17-2018
Gave advice on what to look out for to avoid scams, and the "Let Joe Know" show will be at Tempe Marketplace from 5:30-7:30 pm at the District stage.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for October 16, 2018   (00:01:32)10-16-2018
I can't win if I don't play, so...
Arizona Democratic Candidate for Governor David Garcia joins the show.   (00:17:05)10-16-2018
Discussed his campaign for Arizona Governor, and the platforms he's running on.
Valley Political Analyst Stan Barnes on the McSally/Sinema debate   (00:04:17)10-16-2018
Provided an overview of the October 15th McSally/Sinema debate.
ABC News Political Analyst/DC Insider Alex Castellanos on the McSally/Sinema debate   (00:03:41)10-16-2018
How did the October 15th McSally/Sinema Senate debate look on the national political landscape? Alex Castellanos explained.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for October 15th, 2018   (00:01:35)10-15-2018
The political game's afoot.
Valley Political Consultant Emily Ryan on tonight's debate   (00:03:00)10-15-2018
Gives her take on what to expect from tonight's McSally/Sinema Senate debate 
Mesa Mayor John Giles on Trump's upcoming visit to Mesa   (00:04:20)10-15-2018
Jim Sharpe Commentary for October 12th, 2018   (00:01:36)10-12-2018
What happens when Guatemalans seek asylum at the border?
KTAR Reporter Martha Maurer on the recent influx of Guatemalan refugees   (00:03:25)10-12-2018
KTAR Reporter Mark Carlson talks Proposition 306   (00:03:02)10-12-2018
Chad Benson of the Chad Benson Show   (00:03:29)10-12-2018
Talks about Kanye West's meeting with President Trump.
Valley Economist Jim Rounds on the wild stock market fluctuations   (00:03:17)10-12-2018
Over the last two days, the Dow has slipped almost 1,500 points. Valley Economist Jim Rounds goes further in depth.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for October 11th, 2018   (00:01:29)10-11-2018
Let's thank Taylor Swift for getting kids to rock the vote.
Congresswoman Martha McSally visits the KTAR Studios   (00:16:20)10-11-2018
Covered her campaign for the United States Senate.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in the KTAR Studios   (00:15:00)10-11-2018
Discusses his re-election campaign for Governor of Arizona.
KTAR Reporter Ali Vetnar discusses Proposition 305   (00:03:08)10-11-2018
KTAR Reporter Griselda Zetino covers Proposition 127   (00:03:33)10-10-2018
Valley Political Expert Stan Barnes talks about the preliminary midterm polling numbers   (00:04:00)10-10-2018
Gives his insight on the latest midterm poll numbers, and what he expects will happen come early November.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for October 9th, 2018   (00:01:37)10-9-2018
No more "me" time, but it's nice being a dad anyway.
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes talks about midterm voting preparation.   (00:04:13)10-9-2018
Will the Maricopa County polling places be better prepared for midterm voting? Adrian Fontes went in depth about the improvements made to be better prepared for voter turnout.
ABC News Political Analyst/DC Insider Alex Castellanos   (00:04:12)10-9-2018
Discussed the OH Predictive Insights poll recently released that shows Republicans leading Democrats in the upcoming Arizona midterms, and if that's a nationwide trend.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for October 8th, 2018   (00:01:41)10-8-2018
The mid-term elections can't come soon enough.
Senate Candidate Kyrsten Sinema on her candidacy and election campaign   (00:06:50)10-8-2018
Democratic candidate for United States Senate Kyrsten Sinema answers quesions about her campaign and platforms she's running on.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for October 5th, 2018   (00:01:34)10-5-2018
No matter how the Senate vote for Kavanaugh will go, the sun will still come up.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for October 4th, 2018   (00:01:36)10-4-2018
Even though people hate them, the reality is negative campaign ads do work.
Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs discusses the Phoenix VA   (00:03:39)10-4-2018
Has the Phoenix VA improved? Will it ever get better? Congressman Andy Biggs discussed the bill he's introducing to Congress, the Phoenix VA Congressional Oversight Act.
Retired Phoenix Police Sergeant/Author Darren Burch   (00:04:03)10-4-2018
Discussed the Florence, South Carolina police shootings.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for October 3rd, 2018   (00:01:32)10-3-2018
Taxing medical marijuana facilties: Not necessarily a good idea.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for October 2nd, 2018   (00:01:34)10-2-2018
Jeff Flake isn't in New Hampshire by accident.
Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer on the new trade agreement.   (00:03:24)10-2-2018
It isn't NAFTA in name, but it's almost NAFTA 2.0. What is the new trade agreement between the US, Canada, and Mexico, and how does it help/hurt Arizona? Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer explains.
ABC News Political Analyst/DC Insider Alex Castellanos   (00:03:09)10-2-2018
What chance does lame duck Arizona Senator Jeff Flake have for a presidential run? Alex Castellanos delves deeper into the subject.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for October 1st, 2018   (00:01:32)10-1-2018
A personal tragedy on a grand scale.
ABC 15 Meteorologist Iris Hermosillo on the upcoming rain forecast   (00:02:44)10-1-2018
What to expect from the renmants of Hurricane Rosa heading into the Valley? ABC 15's Iris Hermosillo gives the details.
Valley Political Expert Stan Barnes   (00:02:51)10-1-2018
Weighs in on the FBI investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and how that will affect mid-term voting.
Former FBI Special Agent In Charge Steve Gomez on the Kavanaugh Investigation   (00:05:04)10-1-2018
The FBI will now investigate Judge Brett Kavanaugh's background, and delaying the Supreme Court hearings for a week. Steve Gomez goes in depth.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 28th, 2018   (00:01:26)9-28-2018
Everything about these hearings are crazy.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 27th, 2018   (00:01:34)9-27-2018
For both parties, it's a little taste of what hell feels like.
Scottsdale Fire Department Representative Lori Schmidt   (00:03:27)9-26-2018
Dsicussed the recent spike of drownings in the Valley, and what needs to happen to bring down that number.
ABC Legal Analyst Royal Oakes on the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.   (00:04:16)9-26-2018
Now that Maricopa County Sex Crimes Bureau Chief Rachel Mitchell was selected by the Senate Judiciary Committee for the Kavanaugh hearings, what should her approach be? Royal Oakes goes in depth.
Valley Economist Jim Rounds   (00:03:41)9-26-2018
How does Phoenix's economic outlook for 2019 shape up? Jim Rounds explained.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 26th, 2018   (00:01:35)9-26-2018
THAT guy got paroled?!
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 25th, 2018   (00:01:32)9-25-2018
How hard is getting registered to vote, really?!
Valley Political Expert Stan Barnes   (00:03:53)9-25-2018
Recapped the Doug Ducey/David Garcia debates for Arizona Governor.
ABC News Political Analyst/DC Insider Alex Castellanos   (00:04:16)9-25-2018
Sounded off on the latest happenings in the Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearings and accusations.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 24th, 2018   (00:01:27)9-24-2018
A family rift exposed for political gain? How low can politics go?
ABC News Senior National Correspondent Terry Moran   (00:03:31)9-24-2018
Discussed the latest happenings in allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Valley Political Expert/Think Tank Host Mike O'Neil   (00:03:38)9-24-2018
Talked about what to expect from tonight's Ducey/Garcia gubernatorial debate, and what each side needs to do to get the upper hand.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 21st, 2018   (00:01:35)9-21-2018
Walking that tightrope between those who need opioids for pain medication, and those who abuse them.
Phoenix Surgeon/ CATO Research Fellow Dr, Jeffrey Singer   (00:04:37)9-21-2018
Discusses the ongoing battle against the opioid crisis, and walking that fine line in prescribing it to people who actually need them, versus those who abuse them.
NBC Meet The Press' Chuck Todd   (00:04:32)9-21-2018
Discussed whether or not Brett Kavanaugh's sexual assault accuser, Christine Blasey-Ford, will testify. Also talked about his upcoming guests on the next edition of Meet The Press this Sunday.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 20th, 2018   (00:01:35)9-20-2018
When it comes to Southwest Key, Bar Rescue's Jon Taffer says it best: SHUT IT DOWN!
Valley Political Analyst Stan Barnes   (00:03:43)9-20-2018
Discussed new polling information on the Sinema/McSally and Ducey/Garcia races, and the ongoing Supreme Court hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Darren Burch, Retired Phoenix Police Sergeant/Author   (00:04:22)9-20-2018
Discussed the Phoenix Police Department and the Barrow Neurological Institute teaming up to help police officers spot people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 19th, 2018   (00:01:29)9-19-2018
Despite the screwed up Supreme Court nomination process, there are humans amidst all the mess.
KTAR News Reporter Ashley Flood highlights a High School Teen Suicide Prevention Hotline   (00:03:16)9-19-2018
September is Suicide Prevention Month. The Teen Lifeline Suicide Prevention numbers are 1-800-248-8336 statwide, and 602-248-8336 for local. #BeThere. 
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 18, 2018   (00:01:35)9-18-2018
Fly me to the moon.
Salvation Army Major David Yardley   (00:04:04)9-18-2018
Discussed the Salvation Army's plans to provide disaster relief for the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
Valley Economist Jim Rounds   (00:04:13)9-18-2018
The U.S. is increasing its tariffs against China. Jim Rounds explains what tariffs are, and how they're impacting U.S. - China economies.
ABC News Political Analyst and DC Insider Alex Castellanos   (00:03:44)9-18-2018
Discussed the ongoing accusations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 17th, 2018   (00:01:35)9-17-2018
The Cardinals are losing, but at least no one's retiring at halftime.
ABC News Correspondent Jim Ryan reporting from Wilmington, NC   (00:03:29)9-17-2018
Gave a status update on the residents and situation in Wilmington, NC in the aftermath of Hurricane/Tropical Depression Florence's devastation.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 14th, 2018   (00:01:30)9-14-2018
The bizarre happenings of Paul Mosley, David Stringer, and the Gilbert Diaper Dude.
ASU Climatologist Randy Cerveny discusses Hurricane Florence   (00:03:10)9-14-2018
What to further expect from Hurricane Florence? Randy Cerveny explained.
Wilmington, NC resident Jon Wright braving Hurricane Florence   (00:03:36)9-14-2018
Discussed the situation in Wilmington, NC, and gave his reasons why he stayed behind, plus what the keys are to surviving a storm of Hurricane Florence's magnitude.
NBC Meet The Press Host Chuck Todd   (00:04:28)9-14-2018
Discussed Trump's controversial tweets related to Puerto Rico, and the impact the Sinema/McSally Senate race may have across the nation.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 13th, 2018   (00:01:38)9-13-2018
But wait...there's more...on Paul Mosley!
ABC 15 Meteorologist Iris Hermosillo describes Hurricane Florence   (00:03:39)9-13-2018
Discussed the magnitude and impact Hurricane Florence is having on the Carolina coastline, and forecasted the impact the storm will have.
Local Tech Expert Ken Coburn talks about the new iPhone.   (00:03:19)9-13-2018
Want to know more about the new iPhone? The Data Doctors' Ken Coburn shares what he knows about it.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 12th, 2018   (00:01:32)9-12-2018
A mother wants you to know the pain of losing a child.
Valley Political Analyst Stan Barnes   (00:03:10)9-12-2018
A new poll released from OH Predictive Insights shows Martha McSally has the lead versus Kyrsten Sinema in the race to replace departing Senator Jeff Flake's seat.
U of A Hurricane Forecaster Thomas Galarneau   (00:03:26)9-12-2018
Discussed the accuracy of his hurricane forecasting model, and what activity he expects from Hurricane Florence.
ABC News Correspondent Jim Ryan in Wilmington, NC   (00:03:59)9-12-2018
Reported on the happenings on the Carolina coast, where Hurricane Florence is expected to hit Thursday morning.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 11th, 2018   (00:01:38)9-11-2018
Make sure the kids remember too.
Phoenix Deputy Fire Chief Chris Stewart   (00:04:32)9-11-2018
Discussed his experiences in the rescue/recovery effort in New York after the 9/11 attacks.
ABC News Political Analyst Alex Castellanos   (00:03:26)9-11-2018
Discussed if the GOP has a shot to replace Obamacare, Trump's poll numbers, and how important it is for Republicans to retain their places in midterm elections.
ABC News Correspondent Jim Ryan   (00:03:45)9-11-2018
Reported from Wilmington, North Carolina on what people are doing to prepare for Category 4 Hurricane Florence, scheduled to make landfall by Thursday.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 10th, 2018   (00:01:36)9-10-2018
Keep an eye out for predators.
ABC 15 Reporter John Trierweiler   (00:03:38)9-10-2018
Discussed the events leading up to an Amber Alert issued over the weekend for a 14 year old girl. The alert has since been cancelled.
Valley Economist Jim Rounds discusses newly released job numbers   (00:02:26)9-7-2018
How will the new job numbers impact the immediate future of America's economy? Jim Rounds explains.
NBC Meet the Press' Chuck Todd   (00:04:11)9-7-2018
NBC's moderator of Meet The Press dished on what's happening in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, and the dissention in Trump's White House.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 6th, 2018   (00:01:28)9-6-2018
Jim Sharpe is on vacation until Monday. In this ‘best of’ Sharper Point Commentary, Jim tells us about a scam from a couple months back - that’s STILL going on - and how he’s fighting back.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for September 5th, 2018   (00:01:36)9-5-2018
Jim Sharpe of Arizona’s Morning News is off this week so here’s a Sharper Point commentary replay. In it, Jim admits to something he’d rather most of his guy friends didn’t know about:
Valley Political Expert Stan Barnes   (00:03:45)9-5-2018
Discussed Arizona Governor Doug Ducey's decision to go with John Kyl as recently deceased Senator John McCain's temporary replacement.
Arizona Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Glenn Hammer   (00:03:59)9-5-2018
Talked about the State Supreme Court ruling against the education tax ballot initiative
ABC News Political Analyst Alex Castellanos   (00:04:37)9-4-2018
Discussed the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, as well as another potential government shutdown.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for August 31, 2018   (00:01:37)8-31-2018
Honoring an extraordinary man.
ABC 15's Fay Fredericks in Washington, D.C.   (00:03:12)8-31-2018
Reported from the nation's capital as the body of John McCain will lie in state at the Capitol building.
NBC Meet The Press' Chuck Todd   (00:03:53)8-31-2018
As a guest on Meet The Press 73 times, Chuck Todd discussed what John McCain meant to the nation, as well as the world.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for August 30th, 2018   (00:01:44)8-30-2018
John McCain: Remembering a great American.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for August 29, 2018   (00:01:35)8-29-2018
A memorable and entertaining primary election cycle.
Ex-Arizona Diamondback Outfielder Luis Gonzalez   (00:04:31)8-29-2018
Recalled fond memories of his experiences with Senator John McCain. He will be one of the pallbearers when Senator McCain will be laid to rest.
Arizona Congressman David Schweikert   (00:04:24)8-29-2018
Stopped by the studio to remininsce about his experiences with departed Senator John McCain, and talked about the Arizona primary elections held on 8-28-18.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for August 28th, 2018   (00:01:32)8-28-2018
Bullfeathers!
ABC News Political Analyst Alex Castellanos   (00:03:12)8-28-2018
Who will fill departed Senator John McCain's seat? Alex Castellanos gave his analysis.