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Start your morning off right with Arizona's Morning News with Jim and Jayme. You'll be informed with the very latest on what's going on in the Valley, Arizona, nation and throughout the world. Jim and Jayme are native Arizonans with more than 40+ years of local news coverage, six combined AP reporte…

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    Timeline for Sept. 27

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 1:14


    Learn about the late night drama between Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno in today's KTAR Timeline.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    With election getting closer, abortion gets more confusing

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 5:17


    Abortion could be a major factor in the 2022 Arizona elections as voters want confirmation on whether or not abortion is legal is in the state. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NASA asteroid mission is a success!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 3:16


    NASA's DART project has successfully crashed into an asteroid nearly 7 million miles away, and that's a good thing. There is an Arizona connection to the mission as well.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cost of leisure rising in the valley

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 4:13


    New data shows hotel prices in the valley are going to be higher by the end of the year than they were before the pandemic. Not only is it getting more expensive to live in the valley, vacationing is getting more pricey as well.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jim's SharperPoint Commentary: Trying to find abortion answers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 1:51


    Even though he doesn't find solutions to the abortion issue, @JimSharpe has found one political candidate in Arizona who's bringing common sense and a fresh perspective to the highly-charged issue.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Timeline for Sept. 26

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 1:40


    Learn about the first presidential debate in today's KTAR Timeline.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Comparing the candidates: Maricopa County Attorney and abortion prosecutions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 4:28


    Jim Sharpe, Jayme West and Jim Cross look at candidates for Maricopa County Attorney, Julie Gunnigle (D) and Rachel Mitchell (R), and specifically how they would handle abortion prosecutions after the 1901 ban was put back in effect. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Valley home prices dropping slowly but surely

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 4:17


    Homes have gotten more affordable in Arizona over the summer and that's likely to continue into Fall 2022. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Judge lifts abortion injunction

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 6:21


    Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years, a judge ruled Friday, meaning clinics across the state will have to stop providing the procedures to avoid the filing of criminal charges against doctors and other medical workers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jim SharperPoint Commentary: Voting for whom counts the votes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 1:58


    Regarding the Secretary of State race, Jim Sharpe contemplates if a candidate who is counting on crazy conspiracies about the last election to help them win this election can be counted on to correctly count the votes in the next election...?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Timeline for Sept. 23

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 1:15


    Learn about the first program broadcasted with color on ABC in today's KTAR Timeline.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Comparing the candidates: Arizona U.S. senator candidates' stance on the economy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 4:18


    With record setting high prices in Phoenix, Jim Sharpe, Jayme West and Jim Cross look at candidates Mark Kelly (D) and Blake Masters (R), who are running for office in Arizona, and their plans on how to take financial burdens off voters.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Chuck Todd, NBC News

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 5:18


    It's another Chuck Todd Friday! NBC's political director calls in to talk about Arizona politics, like the recent Secretary of State debate and more with the U.S. Senate race.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Is the fed sacrificing housing to slow inflation?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 4:51


    A new plan from the federal government could slow the construction of new houses, which could curb inflation. Jim and Jayme discuss the high cost of housing and what might happen next. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jim's SharperPoint Commentary: (not) Feeling sorry for Sarver

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 1:52


    Robert Sarver (at least partially) blames "cancel culture" as a reason for having to sell the Phoenix Suns. But @JimSharpe's not feeling too sorry for Sarver — especially when he peeks at the pretty pennies Sarver will make.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Danny Court, valley economist

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 5:33


    The Feds are trying to cool inflation by making things more expensive. That doesn't sound like it will work on paper, but Danny Court tries to explain why raising interest rates will cool inflation.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Interest rates go up again

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 4:51


    Gas prices are going up for the first time in almost 100 days, and so are the country's interest rates which could affect major portions of the economy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Robert Sarver is selling the Suns and the Mercury

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 3:53


    A week after the NBA banned Phoenix owner Robert Sarver for a year, the Suns and Mercury are being put on the auction block.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jim's SharperPoint Commentary: The GOP Kelly voter

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 1:57


    What do Republicans voting for Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly (over Republican challenger Blake Masters) have in common with a Super Bowl beer ad? Jim Sharpe breaks it down.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Comparing the candidates: Arizona U.S. senate candidates' stance on abortion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 4:32


    Jim Sharpe and Jim Cross look at candidates Mark Kelly (D), Blake Masters (R) and Marc Victor (L), who are running for office in Arizona, and their stances and policies regarding in-state abortion health. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mark Dannels, Cochise County Sheriff

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 5:07


    Cochise County Sheriff, Mark Dannels, joins Arizona's Morning News to discuss the need for more equipment and officers, as well as what actions the federal government should take to secure the southern border. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    New major poll shows Mark Kelly is way ahead of Blake Masters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 5:32


    New polling from OH Predictive Insight has Democrat Mark Kelly leading in votes over Republican's Blake Masters, including 20% from the latter's party. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jim's SharperPoint Commentary: Biden's Border addiction

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 1:55


    Record numbers of migrants and record amounts of Fentanyl found at the border are two signs for Jim Sharpe that Arizona's record number of drug-induced deaths won't get better soon.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Timeline for Sept. 20

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 1:12


    Learn about the war on terrorism in today's KTAR Timeline.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Rep. John Kavanagh

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 5:04


    With no one appearing in federal court to defend the police filming bill, Rep. John Kavanagh will have to re-write it. What will he change and why does he think no one came to its defense?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What to believe in Arizona's real estate

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 3:36


    Home prices are falling in the valley but rent is skyrocketing, So, what gives? Where is the real estate market really heading? And if you have a spare $55 million in the couch cushions, head over to Paradise Valley right now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Opioids claiming thousands of Arizonans

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 4:14


    2,000 Arizonans died from opioids last year. It's almost becoming another war on drugs, with fentanyl being the leading killer. Can money help? The state is receiving millions from drugmakers who fueled the opioid crisis.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jim's SharperPoint Commentary: Lip-reading the Katie & Kari contrast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 1:58


    There are differences between Kari Lake and Katie Hobbs on taxes and the candidates for governor also have some similar views. But Jim Sharpe's more interested in the difference between promises made and promises kept. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Timeline for Sept. 19

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 1:16


    Learn about The Twist in today's KTAT Timeline.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Comparing the Candidates: Economy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 4:12


    As Phoenix battles high inflation, Jim Sharpe, Jayme West and Jim Cross look at candidates Katie Hobbs (D) and Kari Lake (R), who are running for office in Arizona, and their plans on how to strengthen the state's economy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Vince Marotta, Bickley & Marotta Mornings on 98.7

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 7:23


    Vince Marotta joins the show to talk about the wild weekend in Arizona football. How insane was that Cardinals win? And ASU says goodbye to Herm Edwards.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Phoenix inflation nearly triples in a year

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 4:32


    Phoenix has the highest inflation rate of any major city in the country, at 13%. Jim and Jayme discuss the massive jump and possible solutions from the federal government.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jim SharperPoint Commentary: Ask Larry if Sarver should stay or go

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 1:57


    Jim Sharpe knows of one (soft-spoken) voice with enough influence to convince Suns owner Robert Sarver to step down or convince Arizona that Sarver is okay to stay.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Marc Victor, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senator

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 5:57 Transcription Available


    Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senator Marc Victor joins Arizona's Morning News to talk about the policy's he would like to see if elected this November.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Suns speak out against Robert Sarver

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 3:58


    Other leaders in the Phoenix Suns organization and the city are asking for owner Robert Sarver's resignation.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Chuck Todd, NBC News

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 5:03


    It's another Chuck Todd Friday! NBC's political director calls in to talk about Arizona's governor and senate races. He also spills a secret about his conversation with Kamala Harris.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jim's SharperPoint Commentary: Chief of more than reform

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 1:56


    If he keeps multitasking like his first few days on the job, Jim Sharpe thinks "interim" should be removed from Interim Phoenix Police Chief Mike Sullivan's new title.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Timeline for Sept. 15

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 1:18


    Learn about Google in today's KTAR Timeline.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Comparing the Candidates: Border policy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 4:13


    In our first installment of "Comparing the Candidates," we compare the border policies of AZ governor nominees Kari Lake and Katie Hobbs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Study shows how overpriced Arizona homes are

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 3:42


    Arizona home prices has been dropping recently, but several cities in Arizona are still overpriced, including Phoenix and Flagstaff. One recent study showed the percentages. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Interim Phoenix police chief talks about the department under his leadership

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 5:36


    Interim Phoenix Police chief, Michael Sullivan, gives some insight into how he wants to lead the department and cooperating with Department of Justice investigations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jim's SharperPoint Commentary: Sunlight shines on the Suns' bad boss

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 1:56


    Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver's bad behavior has Jim Sharpe wondering: If a bad boss is awful to everybody, should it really matter if they're also a racist and a sexist? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Timeline for Sept. 14

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 1:12


    Learn about the National Anthem in today's KTAR TImeline.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What exactly is getting more expensive?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 3:47


    Inflation in Phoenix is at 13% as of yesterday, what are the biggest portions of the state economy being affected? Jim breaks down how much some of the different categories rose in prices.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NBA suspends Suns owner Robert Sarver

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 5:04


    Richard Sarver, owner of the Phoenix Suns, has been barred from the team for a year and forced to pay $10 million in fines following a workplace investigation. How will that change the team? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mark Kelly, Arizona U.S. Senator

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 8:43 Transcription Available


    U.S. Senator, Mark Kelly, joins Arizona's Morning News to discuss campaign issues, abortion rights and high inflation rates in the state. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jim's SharperPoint Commentary: More cookie, less filling, please

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 1:51


    Delivering bad economic news is like eating an Oreo — two things that only Jim Sharpe's warped mind could tie together.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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