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Think Tank considers the end of democracy with former Phoenix mayor

The Think Tank is running a two-part series on the current state of our democracy. Former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson joins the show this week.
3 days ago
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Think Tank plans to present civilized discussion on abortion

The goal of this week's Think Tank is to have the most civilized discussion of abortion you will ever hear.
10 days ago
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Longtime Arizona political expert joins Think Tank to analyze top issues

Rick DeGraw joins Think Tank this week to break down the biggest recent stories in Arizona politics, including a judge's ruling on a law banning face mask mandates in schools.
17 days ago
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Think Tank reviews week in Arizona politics, justice system

This week's Think Tank goes over a court ruling that struck down a number of provisions in the Arizona state budget, including a ban on schools from requiring masks.
24 days ago
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Think Tank talks to former US Sen. Dennis DeConcini of Arizona

Former U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini of Arizona shares his perspectives on his time in the Senate and discusses several current issues in light of this experience on this week's Think Tank.
1 month ago
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Think Tank takes aim at the most pressing political controversies

This week Think Tank reviews several of the hottest political issues of the month, including lawsuits and the Arizona Senate audit.
1 month ago
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Think Tank sits down with Maricopa County Recorder Richer

Stephen Richer was elected to a relatively low-profile office in 2020, Maricopa County recorder. He was immediately thrust into the midst of a national controversy concerning the legitimacy of the election.
1 month ago
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Think Tank guests dive into Arizona’s water shortage

This week's Think Tank discusses ongoing water shortages in Arizona. Reports that Lake Mead is at the lowest water level since it was created suggest that the problem is worsening, perhaps radically.
2 months ago
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Think Tank takes a first look at Arizona’s 2022 primary elections

This week's Think Tank looks at the 2022 political landscape, including redistricting and voter registration trends as well as an early take on some Arizona primary elections.
2 months ago
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Think Tank discusses Arizona schools, masks and COVID-19

Gov. Doug Ducey has dug in on enforcing a ban on mandated masks in schools despite a rapid rise in COVID cases in Arizona. This week's Think Tank panel will discuss varying aspects of the issue.
2 months ago
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Think Tank discusses political prosecutions in Maricopa County

Recent reports have made it clear that our hands here in Phoenix, Arizona are not entirely clean in the area of political prosecutions. That's the topic of this week's Think Tank.
3 months ago
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Think Tank shares voices of Cuba during demonstration

The Think Tank has exclusively obtained recordings from the protests in Cuba, which circumvented government censorship.
3 months ago
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Think Tank discusses wide range of topics with 3 guests

This week’s show format is an homage to Pat McMahon’s “The McMahon Group,” which regularly brought together interesting people who might not normally intersect with each other.
3 months ago
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Think Tank discusses critical race theory with 2 Arizona teachers

Think Tank interviews two Arizona social science teachers on the matter of critical race theory and public school learning.
3 months ago
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Think Tank takes on legal issues in Arizona with national significance

This week’s Think Tank takes on several recent legal controversies in the news with a pair of attorneys.
4 months ago
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Think Tank revisits Arizona voting rights, taxes with knowledgeable pair

This week's Think Tank is replaying the entire Tom Ryan/Nathan Sproul interview on voting rights and taxes that was cut short by technical difficulties last time.
4 months ago
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Think Tank discusses voting rights, taxes in Arizona

Two former prominent members of the Arizona Republican Party, Nathan Sproul and Tom Ryan, join the think tank this week to discuss voting rights, taxes.
4 months ago
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Katie Hobbs remains firm on criticism of election audit in Maricopa County

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs remains firm on her stance that the state's 2020 election was a success.
4 months ago
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Think Tank discusses election audit with Secretary of State Katie Hobbs

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs joins the Think Tank this week to talk about the state Senate's audit of the 2020 election.
4 months ago
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Think Tank discusses 4-year degrees at Arizona community colleges

The Arizona State Legislature voted to authorize the issuance of four-year degrees by the state’s community colleges for the first time.
5 months ago
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Think Tank discusses the 2020 vote ‘audit’ and flat-tax proposal

Two stories have dominated the news this past week - the election audit in Maricopa County and a proposed flat tax in the state.
5 months ago
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Think Tank discusses journalism, immigration and border issues

This week's Think Tank talks with Fernanda Santos, who was the New York Times Phoenix bureau chief for five years. She is currently a professor of practice at Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism.
5 months ago
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Think Tank discusses new book on Arpaio, racial profiling, traffic stops

A new book documents the story of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. But it is also the story of the (mostly Latino) resistance that developed in response to his aggressive anti-immigration policies.
5 months ago
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Think Tank discusses taxes and rates with an expert

Every year around tax time the Think Tank takes a look at taxes.
5 months ago