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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 January 17th, 2019   (00:01:28)1-17-2019
Is terrorism here in the Valley, or is it just some idiot throwing rocks at cops?
Southwest Border Sheriff's Coalition Chairman Louis Wilmont talks about border issues   (00:03:41)1-17-2019
Louis Wilmont talks about the big issues happening at the Arizona-Mexico border.
Retired CIA Senior Officer Dan Hoffman discusses possible terrorism in the Valley   (00:04:55)1-17-2019
Has terrorism come to the Valley? Dan Hoffman talks about the young man brought up on terrorist charges for attacking, and being shot by, an MCSO sergeant.
Arizona Senator Martha McSally joins the show   (00:06:21)1-17-2019
The newly minted Arizona Senator discusses adjusting to life as a Senator, the government shutdown, and her part in trying to break the stalemate.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 16th, 2019   (00:01:34)1-16-2019
Cops on campus for child safety? Should be a done deal, right? Not so fast.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley on the government shutdown   (00:04:20)1-16-2019
It's Day 26 of the government shutdown, and Hogan Gidley has the latest news out of Washington on the shutdown.
Valley Economist Jim Rounds gives his take on school funding   (00:04:16)1-16-2019
Sounds off on Invest In Education's proposal to raise taxes and expanding revenue streams for funding schools.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 15th, 2019   (00:01:32)1-15-2019
A TSA strike to end the shutdown? The Constitution says it's ok.
ABC News Political Analyst/DC Insider Alex Castellanos talks the government shutdown   (00:03:34)1-15-2019
It's Day 25 of the government shutdown, and no end in sight to end the stalemate. Alex Castellanos checks in to report if there's any progress being made.
Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels on the border issue   (00:03:41)1-15-2019
Discussed his meeting with President Trump and other ranking officials on what's going on with the border, as well as what issues are happening in Cochise County.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 14th, 2019   (00:01:31)1-14-2019
(From 12-05-18) Persevering in the face of adversity. That's our gal, Sal.
Arizona Congressman David Schweikert talks the government shutdown   (00:05:09)1-14-2019
Gives his perspective on the government shutdown and if there's an end in sight.
Valley Political Expert Stan Barnes talks poll numbers.   (00:03:32)1-14-2019
Gave his take on the poll numbers of how Arizonans feel about the border wall/government shutdown.
O.H. Predictive Insights pollster Mike Noble discusses their latest poll   (00:04:12)1-14-2019
Commented on the biggest takeaways from a poll of Arizonans about the border wall/government shutdown.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 11, 2019   (00:01:36)1-11-2019
The shut (down) just got real.
Arizona Charter Schools Association Representative Matthew Benson on charter schools possibly closing   (00:04:01)1-11-2019
According to a new report, over 100 charter schools in Arizona may have to close. Matthew Benson discusses the report, and gives an overview of the Arizona charter school situation.
NBC's Meet The Press Moderator Chuck Todd   (00:04:22)1-11-2019
3 weeks into the government shutdown with no end in sight. Chuck Todd weighs in on Trump's latest comments on what needs to happen to break the stalemate.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 10th, 2019   (00:01:36)1-10-2019
It happened AGAIN!
Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd on the border with President Trump   (00:03:55)1-10-2019
 As President Trump heads to tour the McAllen U.S. border checkpoint, Brandon Judd will meet the Commander-In-Chief and accompany him on the tour. Judd also discusses how the government shutdown is affecting the border patrol, and other topics as well.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 9th, 2019   (00:01:35)1-9-2019
A driving while texting tragedy could be a learning moment.
Former two-time Arizona Senator Jon Kyl on Trump's Oval Office speech Tuesday evening.   (00:03:58)1-9-2019
Discussed the bullet points of Trump's primetime Oval Office speech, and the Democrats' reaction to it.
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day   (00:03:53)1-9-2019
Also discussed the death of a Salt River Police Department trooper, killed by a driver who was texting while driving on the 101 Tuesday evening.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 8th, 2019   (00:01:36)1-8-2019
Giving birth in a vegetative state
Alex Castellanos   (00:03:45)1-8-2019
DC Insider Alex Castellanos previews the President's speech tonight 01-08-19
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 7th, 2019   (00:01:33)1-7-2019
Get your flu shot (A cautionary tale).
ADOT Spokesman Dustin Krugel   (00:04:07)1-7-2019
South Mountain Freeway progress
AZ DPS Director, Col. Frank Milstead   (00:03:09)1-7-2019
Goes over the abnormal amount of fatal collisions early on in 2019, and what factors have contributed to those numbers so far.
Arizona Congressman Greg Stanton on the government shutdown   (00:03:07)1-4-2019
Discussed a series of bills that would reopen the government and end the 2 week shutdown.
Retired Phoenix PD Sergeant/Author Darren Burch   (00:03:26)1-4-2019
Went over the numbers behind falling crime and murder rates in major cities.
Valley Political Expert Emily Ryan talks about new Arizona Senators Sinema and McSally   (00:03:33)1-3-2019
Joined the show to discuss the challenges Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally face as they assume their roles as Arizona Senators.
Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs discusses the government shutdown.   (00:03:41)1-3-2019
Also talks about all the new, fresh faces on Capitol Hill today.
Arizona Congressman David Schweikert discusses current issues on Capitol Hill   (00:04:18)1-2-2019
Gives his take on if there will be a timely resolution to the partial government shutdown, border security, and Utah Senator-elect Mitt Romney's op-ed piece on President Trump.
AZ DPS Trooper Kameron Lee talks about holiday DUI arrests.   (00:04:37)1-2-2019
Went over the grim number of DUI arrests over the holidays, and what he suggests to prevent those high numbers from happening again in the future.
ABC News Correspondent Karen Travers on the government shutdown   (00:04:00)1-2-2019
When will the partial government shutdown end? What's it going to take to end the stalemate? Karen Travers explains.
ABC's Iris Hermosillo   (00:04:00)12-28-2018
Arizona's Morning News' Jeremy Foster spoke with ABC meteorologist Iris Hermosillo about the recent cold front Arizona. 
Economist Jim Rounds   (00:05:21)12-28-2018
Jeremy Foster of Arizona's Morning News spoke with Arizona economist Jim Rounds about the recent activity in the stock market and the future of Arizona's economy for 2019.
AZ DPS Captain Jesse Galvez   (00:03:47)12-28-2018
Arizona's Morning News' Jeremy Foster spoke with AZ DPS Captain Jesse Galvez about law enforcement's plans for New Years road safety. 
Political Expert Stan Barnes   (00:04:27)12-27-2018
Jeff Munn of Arizona's Morning News spoke with valley politcal expert Stan Barnes about this year's biggest political stories. 
Retired CIA Station Chief Dan Hoffman   (00:05:08)12-27-2018
Jeff Munn of Arizona's Morning News spoke with retired CIA station chief Dan Hoffman about President Trump's withdrawl of US troops from Syria. 
Economist Elliot Pollack   (00:04:20)12-26-2018
Jeff Munn of Arizona's Morning News spoke with economist Elliot Pollack about the recent acivity in the stock market.
ABC's Jim Ryan   (00:03:52)12-24-2018
AZ's Morning News Jeff Munn spoke with ABC's Jim Ryan about the potential border wall and its funding sources. 
AZ's Morning News with Andy Biggs   (00:04:37)12-24-2018
Jeff Munn and Jeremy Foster of AZ's Morning News talked with Congressman Andy Biggs about the current government shutdown.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for December 21st, 2018   (00:01:33)12-21-2018
Giving to the less fortunate for the holidays is good for the soul.
NBC Meet The Press Moderator Chuck Todd on the week that was in Washington   (00:03:42)12-21-2018
Goes over Mattis' resignation, the government shutdown, and more.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for December 20th, 2018   (00:01:34)12-20-2018
Getting some teachers to stay in their own lanes.
Bill Montgomery, Maricopa County Attorney   (00:05:09)12-20-2018
The Senate just passed a criminal justice reform bill and, if passed by the House, how it will change the sentencing of federal prisoners? The man behind the bill, Bill Montgomery, explains in depth what it will cover.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for December 19th, 2018   (00:01:31)12-19-2018
Arizona now has The Biddie Bandit to worry about.
Valley Political Expert Stan Barnes on Martha McSally being named Arizona Senator   (00:04:29)12-19-2018
Answers question as to the reasons why Governor Doug Ducey named Martha McSally Arizona's 2nd Senator.
ABC News Correspondent Ryan Burrow on avoiding germs during holiday travel   (00:03:15)12-19-2018
Ryan Burrow explains what to look for in avoiding getting sick during the holiday travel season.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for December 18th, 2018   (00:01:34)12-18-2018
Some unsettling numbers in the Phoenix Police Department.
Valley Economist Jim Rounds talks about the latest wild stock market fluctuations   (00:02:49)12-18-2018
Are these wild stock market fluctuations the new norm? Jim Rounds sheds some light on the stock market, and what to expect from here.
Brian Terry Foundation President Ralph Terry   (00:03:21)12-17-2018
It's been 8 years since Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was shot and killed in the line of duty by drug traffickers, and uncovering the controversial Operation "Fast and Furious." Ralph Terry talks about if there's been any justice served since his nephew's death, as well as the ...
KTAR Medical Expert Dr. Terry Simpson discusses dangerous toys for kids.   (00:03:36)12-17-2018
Dr. Terry Simpson talks about what toys are good for children, and, because of safety concerns, which ones to stay away from this holiday season.
Arizona Congressman David Schweikert discusses the upcoming Senate seat vacancy   (00:06:14)12-17-2018
Who are the likely candidates to fill John McCain's Senate seat, now that interim Senator John Kyl announced he will vacate the seat at the end of the year? Congressman David Schweikert dishes on the scuttlebutt surrounding the speculation.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for December 14th, 2018   (00:01:42)12-14-2018
Jim Sharpe is off today. Here is a ‘best of’ Sharper Point commentary from when things at the border went a little nuts last month
FareCompare.com CEO Rick Seaney on last minute holiday travel deals   (00:03:07)12-14-2018
Time's running out to find good holiday travel deals. FareCompare.com CEO Rick Seaney dishes on what little there are of travel discounts.
NBC Meet The Press Moderator Chuck Todd   (00:03:05)12-14-2018
Chuck Todd answers questions about whether or not Trump will shut down the government if he doesn't get his $5 billion funding for the border wall, and the search for a Secretary of State
Jim Sharpe Commentary for December 13th, 2018   (00:01:32)12-13-2018
Renovation funding fun.
Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio on the delayed TSR Arena renovation vote   (00:04:10)12-13-2018
The vote for allocating taxpayer money to a Talking Stick Resort renovation was delayed yesterday. Sal DiCiccio goes into the reasons why.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for December 12th, 2018   (00:01:37)12-12-2018
Taking forever to find a forever home.
Tax Practitioner Linda Reader on what to expect from new tax changes in 2019   (00:04:01)12-12-2018
Discusses important points to remember about your taxes going into 2019.
Former Phoenix Mayor/Congressman-elect Greg Stanton about the Gun Violence Task Force   (00:03:51)12-12-2018
Explains what it's all about, and what his role in the task force will be.
Phoenix Law Enforcement Assoc. President Ken Crane on police violence   (00:04:24)12-12-2018
Ken Crane elaborates on a NY Times article about escalating officer-involved shootings in Arizona, and how they got certain details wrong.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for December 11th, 2018   (00:01:34)12-11-2018
Kids and technology: It can be a good thing.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on eliminating robocalls.   (00:03:11)12-11-2018
What to do about those annoying robocalls? Attorney General Mark Brnovich is looking into ways to eliminate those annoying (and illegal) robocallers.
ABC News Political Analyst/DC Insider Alex Castellanos   (00:03:03)12-11-2018
What will happen with Trump's meeting with Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, and what will be discussed? Alex Castellanos explained.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for December 10th, 2018   (00:01:37)12-10-2018
Is this a good time to ask for a cool $175 million?
Valley Economist Jim Rounds on the volatility of the stock market.   (00:03:11)12-10-2018
What's going on with the United States and China tariffs? Why is the market volatile in general, and what does the future hold? Jim Rounds explains.
Political consultant Barrett Marson discusses Phoenix' plans for Talking Stick Resort Arena   (00:03:40)12-10-2018
What are the plans for a renovation/improvement from Talking Stick Resort Arena? Where will the money come from, and what's the public opinion? Barrett Marson goes in depth.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for December 7th, 2018   (00:01:33)12-7-2018
Jim Sharpe took the day off today, so here’s a ‘best-of’ Sharper Point commentary that originally aired right after the election — and Jim says still applies today.”
Bankrate's Mark Hamrick discusses the new job numbers   (00:03:28)12-7-2018
Are they good? Are they bad? What does it mean for America's economy going forward? Mark Hamrick goes over the numbers.
Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs discusses the border issue.   (00:03:07)12-7-2018
Arizona is bracing for an influx of immigrants at an unprotected part of the US-Mexico, and Congressman Andy Biggs gives a status update on the situation down south, and what's being done.
Arizona Department of Public Safety Information Officer Kameron Lee talks snow safety in the High Country.   (00:04:59)12-7-2018
Now that the snow is hitting the High Country, Kameron Lee discusses what you need to do and how to be safe on the highways up north.
NBC Meet the Press Moderator Chuck Todd on the political side of lower than expected job numbers   (00:03:17)12-7-2018
What do the lower-than-expected job numbers mean for President Trump, from a politlcal standpoint? Chuck Todd also acknowledged the passing of former President George H.W. Bush.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for December 6th, 2018   (00:01:33)12-6-2018
The most dangerous time of the year: Attending the office party.
Secretary of State Elect Katie Hobbs discusses what she plans to do in office.   (00:03:47)12-6-2018
The new Secretary of State discusses her plans on working with Doug Ducey, plus her plans to address pertinent Arizona issues once she officially takes office.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for December 5th, 2018   (00:01:31)12-5-2018
Persevering in the face of adversity. That's our gal, Sal.
Valley Economist Elliott Pollack on yesterday's gigantic stock market slide.   (00:03:54)12-5-2018
Elliott Pollack goes into the reasons behind Wall Street's epic market drop, and what this means for the American economy.
Former Paradise Valley Mayor/President Bush staffer Vernon Parker   (00:04:00)12-5-2018
Recounts his professional and personal experiences with the deceased former president.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich discusses ticket scams   (00:04:40)12-5-2018
It's the Valley's busy season with plenty of concerts, bowl games, and other events on the horizon. Attorney General of Arizona Mark Brnovich gave tips to watch out for fake ticket sale websites, scammers, and other potential issues this holiday season.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for December 4th, 2018   (00:01:35)12-4-2018
Be careful not to relapse during the holidays. Ask for help.
ABC News Political Analyst/DC Insider Alex Castellanos recalls his personal experiences with President George H.W. Bush   (00:03:47)12-4-2018
Discussed his professional and personal experiences with 41.
ABC News Correspondent Stephanie Ramos reviews the tributes to former President George H.W. Bush   (00:02:44)12-4-2018
Former President Bush is lying in state at the Capitol Rotunda, and Stephanie Ramos went over the tributes and speeches of the deceased former President.
Valley Political Expert Stan Barnes on Arizona's Morning News   (00:03:36)12-4-2018
Discusses 41's legacy, and his impact on Arizona politics, also went in depth on what will happen to Arizona's open Senate seat.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for December 3rd, 2018   (00:01:34)12-3-2018
41 an out of touch elitist? Not so fast.
Valley Economist Jim Rounds talks stock market and job numbers   (00:02:48)12-3-2018
Today's stock market opened to surging numbers and strong job numbers. Jim Rounds goes into the reasons behind why.
ABC News Political Analyst Steve Roberts on George H.W. Bush's political legacy   (00:03:11)12-3-2018
What was 41's political legacy? Steve Roberts talks about the political highs and lows of H.W.'s career.
ABC News Correspondent Jim Ryan talks about former President George H.W. Bush   (00:03:53)12-3-2018
41st President George H.W. Bush passed away this weekend, and Jim Ryan discusses how he will be honored.
NBC Meet The Press Moderator Chuck Todd   (00:03:54)11-30-2018
Discussed outgoing Arizona Senator Jeff Flake withholding his vote on the judiciary commitee, and Howard Dean's comments on Maricopa County voting changes.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for November 30th, 2018   (00:01:36)11-30-2018
Jumping the shark on police shootings.
Arizona Chamber of Commerce President Glenn Hammer on the road with Governor Doug Ducey   (00:03:17)11-30-2018
What's being discussed in Mexico? Trade, commerce, border issues, and more. Glenn Hammer goes in depth.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for November 29th, 2018   (00:01:32)11-29-2018
All the wrong moves?
Valley Economist Jim Rounds discusses Governor Ducey's trip to Mexico   (00:03:55)11-29-2018
Went over possible topics Doug Ducey may bring up, and what a border closure would mean for Arizona's economy.
Retired Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch on the rising numbers of officer-involved shootings   (00:03:25)11-29-2018
Explains the numbers and possible reasons behind the increase, and what can be done to lower those numbers.
Mac Watson of KTAR's Mac and Gaydos talks about fostering children   (00:04:32)11-28-2018
Speaking from his very own personal experience, he went in depth as to the steps, classes, and procedures needed to become a foster parent
Jim Sharpe Commentary for November 28th, 2018   (00:01:34)11-28-2018
The Syphillis outbreak is no joke.
Arizona Congressman David Schweikert on the passing of former Arizona Congressman Ed Pastore   (00:03:50)11-28-2018
Discussed his professional and personal relationship with the late Ed Pastore.
Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs discusses potential shutdowns   (00:03:31)11-28-2018
Gave his take on a possible border shutdown, as well as a potential government shutdown.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for November 27th, 2018   (00:01:40)11-27-2018
The nation of Christmas giving.
ABC News Political Analyst/DC Insider Alex Castellanos on the potential political aspects of the US-Mexico border situation   (00:03:20)11-27-2018
Dished on what this could mean from a political standpoint.