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Newsletter Fall 2015 
Volume 3, Issue 1
In This Issue
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Jude Joffe-Block Reporting
Jude Joffe-Block
Jude Joffe-Block
Dear KJZZ Listeners,
This fall promises to be a busy one on my beat, which includes covering Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. When I first arrived in Phoenix in July 2012 to be the Fronteras Desk correspondent here, one of my first assignments was to cover the trial in the class action racial profiling case brought by Latino motorists against the sheriff's office. Three years after that trial, the case is still generating news.

As avid listeners of KJZZ know, Arpaio and some members of his staff are facing contempt of court for violating court orders in that case. At KJZZ we've kept you informed about all the twists and turns in this ongoing saga, including secret invstigations revealed in court testimony, and the sheriff's lawyers' efforts to get the judge disqualified from the case for alleged bias. In the past few days, the judge has allowed the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene in the case.

Sheriff Joe is arguably the most famous sheriff in the country, and national shows have also taken an interest in KJZZ's coverage.

Now we are gearing up for the next round of contempt hearings that will begin in late September. There will be at least eight days of hearings. For me, that will mean getting to the federal courthouse early to snag a seat near the only electrical outlet, so I can keep my laptop charged while I take notes. The federal court doesn't allow microphones inside the courtroom, which makes producing these stories for radio a bit of a challenge. If something newsworthy is revealed during testimony, during a break I can call the newsroom and do a debrief with Steve Goldstein or Mark Brodie to air on The Show or All Things Considered. And when court is adjourned at the end of the day, reporters try and get comments from the attorneys from both sides. Then it is time to rush home to produce the story you will hear the next morning. I write a more extensive version of the story for as well.


Jude Joffe-Block
Fronteras: The Changing America Desk Senior Field Correspondent - Phoenix
KJZZ's Afternoon News Update
By Jon Hoban, Associate General Manager, Programming
Host Kelly McEvers
Host Ari Shapiro
Host Michel Martin
Weekend Edition Studio
   Kelly McEvers
Ari Shapiro
Michel Martin
Weekend Edition Studio
KJZZ's afternoon news program, All Things Considered welcomes two new national hosts in September. National hosts Kelly McEvers and Ari Shapiro join KJZZ's Steve Goldstein and NPR's Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel in providing in-depth news and analysis of the day's events each weekday. This expanded national host lineup aims to keep pace with the way audiences are consuming news in evening drive-time and open new doors to audience growth. 
Spot 127
Introducing Spot 127's New Senior Editor
By Mark Moran, Associate General Manager, News
Sylvia Cook
Sylvia Cook
I'd like to introduce our new Senior Editor at KJZZ's Spot 127 Youth Media Center. Sylvia Cook comes to us with 20 plus years experience in TV and video production, and will work with the existing staff at Spot to provide mentorship, editorial guidance and support for our students.

Sylvia McDonald Cook was born and raised in Gary, Indiana.  She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA in 1989 with a BA in Economics, and later received her Master's degree in Education from the University of Phoenix.

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Friends of Public Radio Arizona
Historic Ceremony To Mark The Establishment Of The Mexico Desk
By Luis Ramirez, FPRAZ Director
Historic Ceremony To Mark The Establishment Of The Mexico Desk
From left: Dr. Julio Ernesto Rubio Barrios, Governor Doug Ducey, Dr. Chris Bustamante, Deputy Chief of Mission William H. Duncan.
In June of this year, Governor Doug Ducey lead a high level delegation from Arizona to Mexico City in order to promote the Arizona-Mexico relationship with particular focus on business-to-business relationships. 

The Governor held meetings with Mexico's most important and significant business groups and leaders including Carlos Slim of Grupo Carso, Xavier Garcia de Quebedo of Grupo Mexico and Jaime Lomelin CEO of Peņoles. 

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Leadership Society
KJZZ Welcomes David Brancaccio of Marketplace Morning Report
Leadership Society Member Molly Defilippis and guest Jill Kohler with David Brancaccio
Leadership Society Member Molly Defilippis and guest Jill Kohler with David Brancaccio
KJZZ Leadership Society and Legacy Society members enjoyed an exclusive invitation-only event featuring guest speaker David Brancaccio, host of Marketplace Morning Report at The Gladly on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. 

Sustaining Members
Gordon Toncheff Is Making A Difference
Gordon Toncheff and Family (KJZZ Sustaining Member)
"I've listened to KJZZ for 15 years. I rely on KJZZ for the variety of stories and news presented an unbiased way with no commercials. I'm a KJZZ sustaining member because I want to help keep this important listener-supported service on the air."   
- Gordon Toncheff, Sustaining Member 

Become a KJZZ sustaining member today

Member News
KJZZ Studio Tours With Morrie
Morrie Puzzi
Morrie Puzzi
Please join me for a tour of the KJZZ studio. During your 40 minute tour, you'll get a peek behind the scenes of a working radio station. You may also have an opportunity to meet your favorite on-air personalities and check out our newly remodeled newsroom.

Call 480-774-8470 or email to schedule your personally guided tour with KJZZ's Morrie Puzzi.

Sign up for a KJZZ studio tour

Travel Club
KJZZ Travelers Return From Ireland and Scotland
KJZZ General Manager Dr. Jim Paluzzi and a small group of public radio enthusiasts explored the enchanting and mysterious Gaelic culture of Ireland and Scotland May 30 - June 11, 2015.  They experienced traditional music, culture dance, historic landmarks, spectacular views, pub crawls, folklore and more.

Photo compliments of KJZZ traveler Dennis Preis.

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Legacy Society
Join Us For Planned Giving Events In October
KJZZ is collaborating with community organizations during national estate planning month in October to bring you information that you and your family need.  Watch you email for more details and to register.

Financial Planning Day - Open house presented by Financial Planning Association of Greater Phoenix, Oct. 17, 2015, 9am-3pm.
Planned Giving Webinar - A webinar presented by Central Arizona Estate Planning Council, Oct. 22, 2015, 6-7pm.
Medicare and YOU - A class presented by The Area Agency on Aging on Wednesday, Oct., 28, 2015, 2-4pm.
Business Members
KJZZ Welcomes 11 New Business Members
Western Spirit Musuem
Explore the art, history, and unique stories of the American West at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West. Located in downtown Scottsdale, the new museum features regularly rotating exhibitions of world-class artworks and ongoing exhibitions of authentic artifacts of the Old West. Open daily except Monday, and until 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Other new business members include: Frank LLoyd Wright Foundation -Taliesin West, Hedley Orthopaedic Institute, Greater Phoenix Chamber Of Commerce, Winston P Stevenson- Retirement Income Specialist, My Wine Cellar, Colonial Life Insurance, Husse - Pet Healthy Lifestyle, Idea Museum, Institute for Drivers Safety, Wells Fargo Financial Advisors - Harry Calivas, CFP, CIMA

Learn more about the KJZZ's business member program
Community Sponsors
Thanks To Hospice Of The Valley
Hospice of the Valley
KJZZ would like to thank Hospice of the Valley for being a partner and underwriter of KJZZ programming for over 10 years.

Hospice of the Valley has been serving the Valley since 1977. The organization is a not-for-profit hospice which provides medical, social, emotional and spiritual support to patients and family facing end of life.

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KJZZ's Young Professionals
Cutting Through The Rhetoric
What I Wish I Knew About Cutting Through The Rhetoric
An in-depth discussion of political participation and civic engagement.  Cutting Through The Rhetoric is the next topic in the Group 91.Five "What I Wish I Knew..." discussion series to be held October 1, 2015. Moderated by KJZZ Host Mark Brodie, the conversation will focus on political activism, civic engagement and the nature of public discourse during a presidential election year. 

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Volunteer Update
New Volunteer Online Application
KJZZ Volunteer - Marion Durham.jpg
Volunteer Marion Durham
KJZZ listeners interested in volunteering for KJZZ's October and December member drives or other fundraising events throughout the year are welcome to submit their interest on our new online application form.  There are many other volunteer opportunities across the Division of Public Service.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Please contact Carol Maffuccio at 480-774-8305, email for questions.
Vehicle Donation
KJZZ Listeners Turned Their Honda Into KJZZ Programs
2003 Honda CR-V
2003 Honda CR-V
It is never easy to say goodbye to an important part of your life like your car.  But when Jonathan and Sara from Chandler decided it was time to get a new ride, they turned their 2003 Honda CR-V into more their of favorite programs on KJZZ.

Jonathan and Sara listen everyday for the intelligent and articulate programming KJZZ offers. Jonathan and Sara's vehicle donation allows KJZZ's journalist to cover important stories affecting the future of Arizona and reduces the number of days necessary to interrupt programming for fundraising.

 Donate your vehicle to KJZZ
September 20, 2015: Shining Night - The Music of Morten Lauridsen. A benefit concert for K-BACH on Sunday, September 20 at 4pm.  Buy tickets here.

October 1, 2015: What I Wish I Knew About Cutting Through The Rhetoric. An in-depth discussion of political participation and civic engagement.

October 17, 2015: Financial Planning Day. Open house presented by Financial Planning Association of Greater Phoenix, 9am - 3pm.  Watch your email for details and to register.

October 22, 2015: Planned Giving Webinar. A webinar presented by Central Arizona Estate Planning Council, 6-7pm.  Watch your email for details and to register.

October 22, 2015: Medicare and YOU. A class presented by The Area Agency on Aging, 2-4pm.  Watch your email for details and to register.

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