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‘SNL’: Alec Baldwin returns as Trump in Kanye West Oval Office meeting spoof

Posted by   /  October 14, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Ira Fulton endows bariatric medicine chair with $2M gift

Posted by   /  October 8, 2018  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

  AZBigMedia The Banner Health Foundation announced that Arizona homebuilder, businessman and philanthropist Mr. Ira A. Fulton has endowed the Ira A. Fulton Chair in Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Disorders with a $2 million charitable gift to the Banner Health Foundation. This is the first endowed chair to be established at Banner – University Medical […]

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‘Saturday Night Live’ gives Flake a pie in the face

Posted by   /  October 7, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

The Senate voted on Saturday afternoon to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice by the narrowest margin in more than a century. Later that day, Republican lawmakers celebrated raucously — on “Saturday Night Live,” at least.

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is no more after more than 150 years.

Posted by   /  October 5, 2018  /  Media and Entertainment, Regional News  /  No Comments

  KSL TV The choir, arguably one of the most well-known in the world, will now be known as “The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square” as the church moves away from the nickname “Mormon.” “A new name for the Tabernacle Choir will represent a change after so many years,” choir president Ron Jarrett said in […]

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‘Saturday Night Live’ skewers Sen. Jeff Flake, Judge Brett Kavanaugh (and more)

Posted by   /  September 30, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic You knew that “Saturday Night Live” would take on Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake during its 44th season premiere — you just didn’t know how. Here’s your answer: Kate McKinnon brought back her version of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during the “Weekend Update” segment of the show, […]

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ASU profs reflect on the civics lesson that was the Kavanaugh hearing

Posted by   /  September 28, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

‘Unfortunately, those who really should be seeing this probably aren’t watching today,’ said one professor By Daisy Finch | Cronkite News On a regular weekday, Professor Wei Li would be teaching her students in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. But Thursday, she stayed home, laptop on hand and tea nearby, with […]

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My would-be interview with Bill Cosby and his theft of property from my alma mater

Posted by   /  September 25, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Courts/Law, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

  By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note: Given the sentencing of comedian Bill Cosby today for sex crimes, I thought it was worth reposting my column from Nov. 25, 2014.) After an appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre just west of Denver in the 70s, our group laughed all the way home over stories Bill […]

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‘We will tell untold stories, amplify the voices of Arizonans whose stories are unheard and hold public officials to account, says start-up news organization

Posted by   /  September 25, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Non-profit Arizona Mirror to make state government more relevant to citizens Staff report The Mirror will cover Arizona government, policy and politics with a team of four experienced journalists. The Mirror is the latest effort of the State Newsroom Project, which is filling the void caused by corporate news operations cutting back on statehouse coverage […]

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5G brings promise of innovation tinged with conflicts

Posted by   /  September 24, 2018  /  Media and Entertainment, Science  /  No Comments

By Harper Neidig and Olivia Beavers | The Hill Both the federal government and private sector are laying the groundwork for 5G wireless networks, a highly-touted upgrade to mobile internet service that industry leaders say will bring about promising new technologies. The goal of 5G, shorthand for fifth-generation, is to bring about networks that deliver wireless […]

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Jeff Flake shopping around for a possible post-Senate cable news gig

Posted by   /  September 22, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

  The outgoing Republican senator has already met with the heads of at least two major cable news networks By Andrew Desiderio | The Daily Beast When Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) leaves his current job at the beginning of 2019, he could already have a new one lined up: cable-news pundit. Over the past several […]

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