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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 February 22nd, 2019   (00:01:35)2-22-2019
He who hesitates...may get lost in the snow.
DPS Director Frank Milstead   (00:03:27)2-22-2019
Talked about impact of the weather across the state, and how it's affecting Department of Public Safety personnel.
ABC15 Meteorologist Iris Hermosillo   (00:03:06)2-22-2019
Crazy weather here in the Valley, and all over Arizona. Iris Hermosillo goes over snow and rain totals across the state.
NBC Meet The Press' Chuck Todd   (00:03:54)2-22-2019
Goes over the Democratic candidates entering the race for the 2020 election, and what approach they need to take to win the election.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for February 21st, 2019   (00:01:34)2-21-2019
What's Dolphinaris gonna be called now?
Brian Rackham of Northern Arizona University's Media Innovations   (00:03:38)2-21-2019
Discussed the monster snowstorm in Flagstaff, and the overall situation in town.
Pine/Strawberry Fire Chief Gary Morris   (00:03:34)2-21-2019
Talked about how they've been preparing for the impending snowstorm that's currently walloping the region.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for February 20th, 2019   (00:01:35)2-20-2019
The slippery slope of giving the government your DNA.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for February 19th, 2019   (00:01:37)2-19-2019
Some things "they" don't want you to know.
Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs   (00:04:32)2-19-2019
Talked about the details of President Trump calling a national emergency to gain border wall funding, why he thinks it will stand, and re-introduced the Phoenix VA Bill  
ABC News Political Analyst/DC Insider Alex Castellanos   (00:03:59)2-19-2019
Explains the lawsuits being filed against President Trump for calling a national emergency, and discusses the possibility of Bernie Sanders running for President in 2020.
ASU Presidential Historian Brooks Simpson   (00:04:28)2-18-2019
On this President's Day, Historian Brooks Simpson details the origins of President's Day.
FareCompare.com CEO Rick Seaney   (00:04:05)2-18-2019
Discussed American Airlines announcement of personnel movement out of Phoenix, and upcoming airline fares for the summer.
NBC Meet The Press Moderator Chuck Todd   (00:03:24)2-15-2019
Chuck Todd gives his take on the President's upcoming national emergency declaration, and what precedent, if any, does it set.
Arizona Representative Debbie Lesko   (00:04:13)2-15-2019
Talked about President Trump's upcoming declaration of a national emergency to get border wall funding, and the reasons behind her support.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for February 14th, 2019   (00:01:34)2-14-2019
Aw, shucks, I love you, Arizona!
United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams   (00:04:28)2-14-2019
Discussed the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States, and told his personal story of how the opioid crisis has affected his family.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for February 13th, 2019   (00:01:35)2-13-2019
The continuous failing legacy of the Fast and Furious laws.
DEA Special Agent In Charge of Arizona Doug Coleman   (00:04:22)2-13-2019
In the wake of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's conviction, Doug Coleman provided some history of the Sinaloa cartel, and what the DEA's doing to prevent drugs from crossing the border.
Arizona Congressman David Schweikert   (00:04:36)2-13-2019
Talked about the reluctant agreement for President Trump to sign a lower-than-hoped for budget on building a border wall to prevent another government shutdown.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for February 12th, 2019   (00:01:36)2-12-2019
Aiming for the political skies.
Valley Political Expert Stan Barnes   (00:03:16)2-12-2019
Discussed the breaking announcement of ex-House Representative Gabrielle Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, to run for the U.S. Senate currently held by Martha McSally.
ABC News Political Analyst/DC Insider Alex Castellanos   (00:03:41)2-12-2019
Covered Mark Kelly's breaking announcement to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Martha McSally.
Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot   (00:04:23)2-12-2019
Discussed his meeting with the President on putting up barriers along the border, which may lead to some kind of deal to avoid a government shutdown.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for February 11th, 2019   (00:01:33)2-11-2019
What side of the badge to fall on here?
Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee   (00:03:40)2-11-2019
Senate Bill 1184 would require high school students to have financial education and money management in their economics courses. Treasurer Yee explains why she thinks its a great idea.
Attorney Marc Victor discusses the Glendale PD taser victim   (00:05:08)2-11-2019
Attorney for the Glendale PD taser victim talks about his client, the unnecessary (?) excessive force exercised by Glendale PD, and the recent release of police body cam footage.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for February 8th, 2019   (00:01:31)2-8-2019
The Hacienda saga continues...
Arizona State Troopers Association President Jimmy Chavez   (00:03:58)2-8-2019
Chatted about Arizona state troopers making 25% less than their contemporaries in other law enforcement fields, and what impact that has.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for February 7th, 2019   (00:01:33)2-7-2019
Before and after? Are kids really safe at these places?
Author/Retired Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch   (00:03:50)2-7-2019
Discussed the Phoenix City Council's approval to equip police with upgraded body cameras.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for February 6th, 2019   (00:01:33)2-6-2019
Is the State of our Union strong?
DACA Recipient and Greg Stanton's SOTU guest Ellie Perez   (00:03:40)2-6-2019
Gives her perspective on the President's State of the Union address.
KTAR Legal Analyst Monica Lindstrom   (00:03:34)2-6-2019
Governor Doug Ducey wants Attorney General Mark Brnovich to take legal action against Hacienda Healthcare. Monica Lindstrom goes over whether or not there's a case.
Valley Political Expert Emily Ryan   (00:03:48)2-6-2019
Political consultant Emily Ryan reviews President Trump's State of the Union address.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for February 5th, 2019   (00:01:32)2-5-2019
The "State Of All The Great Things That I've Done For This Country And All The Great Things I Wanna Do, If Only The Democrats Will Let Me Do It" address.
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman   (00:04:36)2-5-2019
Ms. Hoffman reviews her first State of Education address since becoming superintendent.
ABC News Political Analyst/DC Insider Alex Castellanos   (00:03:59)2-5-2019
With Trump's upcoming State of the Union address, Alex Castellanos gives a preview of the President's possible talking points.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for February 4th, 2019   (00:01:38)2-4-2019
8 years and counting.
Valley Economist Jim Rounds   (00:02:26)2-1-2019
Discusses the latest job numbers, and how the national and local economies are performing.
NBC Meet The Press' Chuck Todd   (00:03:47)2-1-2019
What will Trump do now to avoid another government shutdown. Meet The Press moderator Chuck Todd speculates on what Trump may do next.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 31st, 2019   (00:01:34)1-31-2019
The Open is here!
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 30th, 2019   (00:01:32)1-30-2019
Be safe or be dead? That is the question.
Author/Retired Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch   (00:04:33)1-30-2019
Commented on the stabbing and death of a pregnant woman who was driving for a ride sharing company, their company policy, as well as comments made by the ride sharing company.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 29, 2019   (00:01:38)1-29-2019
Those boots are made for walkin'.
Arizona Congressman Greg Stanton   (00:03:50)1-29-2019
Talked about the reopening of the government, border security, and what he's doing on his end to make sure there isn't another shutdown.
Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward   (00:03:28)1-29-2019
Discussed the status of the Republican party, and what their plans are to ensure a GOP victory in 2020.
ABC News Political Analyst/DC Insider Alex Castellanos   (00:03:30)1-29-2019
Answered questions about the temporary 3 week retrieve from the government shutdown, what the fallout will be if the government shutdown again, and why no one's budging.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 28, 2019   (00:01:32)1-28-2019
Deal or no deal?
Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs   (00:03:41)1-28-2019
Despite the government's re-opening, is there a long term solution to keep it running? Andy Biggs went in depth on the happenings in DC.
Valley Political Analyst Stan Barnes   (00:03:55)1-28-2019
Talked about Kelli Ward winning the Arizona Republican chair and what to expect for the 2020 elections.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 25, 2019   (00:01:38)1-25-2019
Thanks, Arizona Gaming Commission, for saving us from that den of iniquity.
NBC Meet The Press' Chuck Todd   (00:03:54)1-25-2019
Talks the government shutdown, if those bills voted down mean any progress in ending the shutdown, and who will be on the show this Sunday
Mesa Mayor John Giles   (00:04:45)1-25-2019
Discussed his trip to the US Conference of Mayors, and what all is being covered in the conference.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 24, 2019   (00:01:38)1-24-2019
Feeling sorrow for the sick.
ASU Professor and Forensic Scientist Kimberly Kobojek   (00:03:41)1-24-2019
Discusses the behind-the-scenes work forensic scientists did to find the culprit behind the Hacienda sexual assault case.
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams   (00:04:27)1-24-2019
Thanks to good old fashioned police work, the Phoenix police got their guy in the Hacienda sexual assault scandal. Chief Williams discusses what's happened so far, and what will happen next in the investigation.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 23, 2019   (00:01:37)1-23-2019
The government shutdown fallout continues.
Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio   (00:04:46)1-23-2019
Explains the Talking Stick Arena renovation bill up for vote today, and why he thinks it isn't fair and will vote no.
Author/Retired Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch   (00:04:45)1-23-2019
Talks about the bodycam footage of a Tempe police officer fatally shooting a 14 year old during a crime being committed, and why bodycam footage doesn't necessarily mean it's going to fix those kind of issues.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 22nd, 2019   (00:01:38)1-22-2019
You don't have to like them, but at least admire and respect the New England Patriots.
NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Kurt Warner talks about his upcoming charity event   (00:06:22)1-22-2019
Ex-Cardinals Quarterback Kurt Warner talks to the show about his and his wife Brenda's Celebrity Game Night charity event benefiting Treasure House. Also discussed a little football, plus if he would ever consider a political career.
Federal worker Judd Sampson talks about how the shutdown is affecting him and his family   (00:03:56)1-22-2019
Tonto National Forest Geologist Judd Sampson talks about how the government shutdown affects him and his family on a personal level.
ABC News Political Analyst/DC Insider Alex Castellanos talks the government shutdown   (00:03:08)1-22-2019
Any progress on breaking the government shutdown stalemate? Alex Castellanos explains.
Jim Sharpe Commentary for January 18th, 2019   (00:01:37)1-18-2019
Let's talk about childish things.
NBC Meet The Press Moderator Chuck Todd on the ongoing government shutdown   (00:03:58)1-18-2019
It keeps going and going. NBC's Chuck Todd reports on the latest news about the government shutdown.
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.