Celebrations of Apollo 11’s historic moon landing 50 years ago conjure images of Houston and Cape Canaveral, but rarely Arizona. This two-part series looks at the pivotal role the state played in preparing astronauts for moon missions – and in driving lunar science forward.

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Groundwater Study Calls Deeper Wells Unsustainable
About 120 million Americans draw their drinking water from wells, and groundwater provides nearly half of all irrigation in the U.S. Today, with aquifers draining faster than nature can refill them, a new study says deeper wells are not the answer.
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UA College Of Medicine – Tucson Appoints New Dean
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has appointed a new dean. Michael Abecassis will begin his term as the ninth dean of the college in early November.
Jul. 19, 2019
How Flagstaff Helped Astronauts Prepare For Moon Landing
Northern Arizona played a major role in the preparation for the Apollo missions. For some more context, The Show spoke with Danielle Adams, deputy director for marketing and communications at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.
Jul. 18, 2019
Environmental Group Sues U.S. Forest Service
The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the U.S. Forest Service. The environmental group filed notice Wednesday, saying the Forest Service violated a 1998 legal settlement. Back then, the service agreed to keep cattle away from streams in eastern Arizona.
Jul. 18, 2019
Fewer Dying From Drug Overdoses In U.S. — Except In AZ
The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data released this week shows there was a 5% decrease in people dying from drug overdoses across the country in 2018 as the same time the year before. But in the Southwest, many states saw that number increase.
Jul. 17, 2019
Doctor Training Shifts Conversation About Addiction And Opioids
Arizona health officials are pushing a new curriculum aimed at slowing the opioid overdose epidemic from the medicine prescribing angle. Another way to try and do that is being tested out by resident doctors by training their peers in using some of those same ideas of empathetic pain and addiction treatment.
Arizona Fellowships Offer Aspiring Doctors Path Into Addiction Medicine
Jul. 16, 2019
Kelly Talks Space Exploration On 50th Anniversary Of Moon Launch
Astronaut and U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly took to Facebook Live on Tuesday to reflect on his career, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and the future of space exploration.
Jul. 16, 2019
Could Desalination Help Arizonas Water Problems?
As states and countries deal with water scarcity, Jim Robbins says desalination has become an increasingly popular option. Tom Buschatzke, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, talks about the list of potential solutions for Arizona’s water issues.
Jul. 16, 2019
McSally And Sinema Join Forces To Support Water Bill
Arizona Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema may have had an epic battle on the campaign trail last year, but now they are joining together to sponsor a bill that works to address our region’s dry future.
Jul. 16, 2019
New Study Focuses On Gun-Related Child Deaths, Injuries
There have been limits on federal funding for research into injuries and deaths related to firearms for more than two decades, which means a new study into guns and child deaths and injuries could be extremely impactful.
Jul. 16, 2019
Analysis: Days In Arizona With A Heat Index Higher Than 105 Could Quadruple
The number of days with a heat index higher than 100 degrees in Arizona could more than double by the middle of the century, and the number of days with a heat index higher than 105 could more than quadruple by midcentury.
Jul. 16, 2019
Environmentalists: Leasing Petrified Forest Land Is A Slippery Slope
Environmentalists want to stop the Bureau of Land Management from leasing more than 4,000 acres of land near the Petrified Forest National Park to the oil and gas industry.
Jul. 16, 2019
Schools Can Apply For Money To Start Computer Science Programs
This year Arizona was one of 33 states where legislators created new policies related to computer science, according to nonprofit Code.org.
Jul. 15, 2019
Research: Groundwater Pumping Cost Some Streams Up To Half Their Flows
Groundwater pumping has cost some streams up to half of their flows, according to new research from the University of Arizona and the Colorado School of Mines.
Jul. 15, 2019
Is Phoenix Prepared For Automation?
The world of work is rapidly changing thanks to technological advances, and the shift is expected to accelerate. Automation and artificial intelligence. are causing many Americans to wonder how much longer their jobs will last and how much new learning they’re going to have to do to keep a post.
Jul. 10, 2019
This Arizona Company Played A Big Role In Moon Landing
This week marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon and uttered that now-famous phrase, “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” And the reason those iconic words could be heard back on Earth was technology made right here in the Valley.
Jul. 12, 2019
Extreme Heat To Continue This Weekend In Phoenix Area
Extreme heat will continue for the Phoenix metro region this weekend. James Sawtelle with the National Weather Service in Phoenix said areas in higher elevations throughout the state could experience rain.
Jul. 12, 2019
Arizona Monsoon Activity Off To Late Start
Humid, overcast days are a reminder that the Valley is already a month into the monsoon season. But shouldn’t the area have seen more activity by now?
Jul. 12, 2019
How Do Phoenix Monsoon Storms Form?
Arizona's monsoon storms are an unpredictable weather phenomenon unique to the desert Southwest. Matt Pace, former TV news meteorologist, now with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, tells The Show how the storms develop.
Jul. 12, 2019
Sulfuric Acid Leak In Mexico’s Sea Of Cortez A ‘Wake-Up Call’
Mexico’s largest mining company spilled sulfuric acid into the Sea of Cortez in Guaymas, Sonora, on Tuesday. Officials say the spill was minor, but it has caused concern because of the company’s legacy of environmental damage.
UNESCO: Vaquita Porpoise Habitat ‘In Danger’
Jul. 11, 2019