September 3, 2021

Afghanistan, child tax credit, and Arizona's economy

Tony Paniagua hosts this week's edition of Arizona 360

What does the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan mean for both countries?

Daniel Rothenberg, co-director of the Center on the Future of War at Arizona State University, offers analysis on this week's edition of Arizona 360.

Atifa Rawan, an Afghan American and University of Arizona Library Sciences professor emerita, has traveled to Afghanistan 15 times since 2002.

In her own words and pictures, Rawan shares insight on her upbringing in Afghanistan and the country's uncertain future.

The U.S. Treasury Department said about 1.4 million Arizona families have received an average of more than $400 in recent months through the advance tax credit.

Georgina Monsalvo, the Arizona Organizing Director for Stand for Children Arizona, describes how the program is impacting 1.4 million Arizona families.

As of July, Arizona had replaced 97% of the jobs lost during the initial months of the pandemic. But leisure, hospitality and local government jobs are still lagging.

Professor and economist George Hammond from UA Eller College of Management analyzes the state's latest economic trends.

Lumber prices have climbed and subcontractors are almost impossible to get lately, says T. VanHook, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Tucson.

But the organization's ongoing work also has an added urgency as home price rise.

Arizona 360's Tony Paniagua visited one Habitat for Humanity site and spoke to a new homeowner.

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Arizona 360 airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on PBS 6 and Saturdays at 8 p.m. on PBS 6 PLUS. See more from Arizona 360.
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