Episode 233

Season 2, Episode 33 of 49

INCREASED VOTER REGISTRATION: Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs discusses a recent uptick in registered voters and her office’s priorities ahead of the 2020 presidential election. TUCSON PRIMARY ELECTION: Arizona Daily Star columnist Tim Steller discusses Tucson’ s upcoming primary election, including the mayoral candidates and key issues voters will expect them to address. BLUE WAVE IN 2020: University of Arizona political scientist Samara Klar explains factors that indicate Democratic momentum built during the 2018 midterms will carry into 2020. HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK: Pima County, along with several other counties across the state, is dealing with an outbreak of hepatitis A that has mainly affected the homeless population and people struggling with substance abuse. The deputy director of the health department, Paula Mandel, explains how the virus is spread and steps taken by the county to end the outbreak. CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRATION: University of Arizona anthropologist Megan Carney shares her research into transnational migration and how the introduction of neo-liberalism in Central America during the 1970s factor into today’s surge in asylum seekers and families coming to the United States. PURPLE HEART AWARDED: Arizona 360 takes viewers to a ceremony in Tucson where 95-year-old Walter Ram finally received the Purple Heart he earned as an Army radio operator and gunner during World War 2.

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