Tuesday, October 30, 2012

BBC Newsday to Profile Arizona Voters Live on 91.5 KJZZ

Phoenix, Oct. 29, 2012 The BBC Newsday team will be here in Phoenix as part of its coverage of the U.S. Presidential election— to gauge what Arizona residents have on their minds on the eve of the election during a live, special edition of BBC’s Newsday on 91.5 KJZZ, Thu., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

BBC hosts Nuala McGovern and Lerato Mbele will be putting Valley residents at the heart of the show’s global news content as they broadcast live from a local family home.

From the economy, the deficit and healthcare, to immigration and foreign policy, Newsday hosts will ask Arizonans how these issues affect their day-to-day lives and what they really think about the people in charge setting the political agenda.

The special will also focus on immigration and the changing demographics in Phoenix, how SB 1070 is affecting the lives of undocumented immigrants and the heated Maricopa County Sherriff’s race with featured guest, KJZZ News Director Peter O’Dowd. KJZZ Reporter Nick Blumberg will also contribute a report about the sentiments of Arizona’s senior voters and KJZZ Fronteras: the Changing America Desk Reporter Michel Marizco will report live from Tucson on how border issues are playing out in the election.

Phoenix is one of three cities Newsday chose to profile as part of its special coverage of the U.S. elections. The first stop was Seattle on Oct. 26 and then the crew is off to Denver for live election night coverage.

Newsday is a daily current affairs programs heard on public radio stations throughout the U.S. and globally on the international news network BBC World Service. BBC World Service is an American Public Media program partner featured daily on 91.5 KJZZ.

KJZZ invites local media outlets to participate. To schedule interviews with BBC and KJZZ reporters, please contact KJZZ Associate General Manager, News and Editorial Strategy Mark Moran at (480) 774-8230 or mmoran@rioradio.org.                           

About KJZZ 91.5
KJZZ is a listener-supported public radio station that is licensed to the Maricopa Community College District. It is a community service of Rio Salado College’s Division of Public Service, which also includes KBAQ 89.5 and Sun Sounds of Arizona. KJZZ features a mix of local and NPR news, entertainment, jazz and blues—serving nearly 319,000 weekly listeners. For more information, visit kjzz.org.