Valley 101

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Whether you're a longtime Arizona resident or a newcomer, chances are there's something you've always wondered about the Valley. From The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com comes Valley 101, a weekly podcast where our journalists find answers to your questions about metro Phoenix. From silly to serious, you tell us what to investigate. You can submit questions at valley101podcast.azcentral.com or reach us on Twitter @Valley101pod.

Episode Date
Population part 2: Just how big could we get?
1203
As we talked about in last week's episode, the Valley is going to grow. For part two in our exploration of our population, we're looking ahead. <br><br>Just how many people are we talking about adding? And what will that additional population mean for our economy and housing? What about our transportation and water?<br><br>Want your question about metro Phoenix answered? Submit it at <a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/01/25/phoenix-arizona-podcast/2348016002/">valley101podcast.azcentral.com</a>. And follow us on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/valley101pod">@valley101pod</a>. &nbsp;
Apr 15, 2019
Population part 1: How did the Valley get so big?
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We've been collecting your questions for more than two months now and one topic keeps coming up: the Valley's population. So we're taking two episodes to answer your population-related questions. <br>&nbsp;<br>In this week's episode, we look at how Phoenix and the Valley got so big. When did we start growing? And what fueled that growth? <br>&nbsp;<br>Be sure to listen next week when we explore the future population of the Valley. <br>&nbsp;<br>Want your question about metro Phoenix answered? Submit it at <a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/01/25/phoenix-arizona-podcast/2348016002/">valley101podcast.azcentral.com</a>. And follow us on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/valley101pod">@valley101pod</a>. &nbsp;
Apr 08, 2019
Does Phoenix have a gayborhood?
1214
Positioned just northwest of downtown Phoenix, the Melrose District's mile-long strip of gay bars, vintage stores and eateries line Seventh Avenue with pride flags, murals and a rainbow crosswalk. But how did the Melrose District gain its reputation as a queer-friendly space? What even makes it one?<br><br>Valley 101 producer Taylor Seely and <em>Arizona Republic </em>reporter Garrett Mitchell trekked the "fruit loop" talking to historians, shopkeepers, bartenders and residents to get a glimpse at why the Melrose District is Phoenix's go-to gayborhood.<br><br>Want your question about metro Phoenix answered? Submit it at <a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/01/25/phoenix-arizona-podcast/2348016002/">valley101podcast.azcentral.com</a>. And follow us on <a href="https://twitter.com/valley101pod">Twitter @valley101pod.</a> &nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Apr 01, 2019
How did Phoenix get its name?
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Is it related to the mythological phoenix, a bird that lived for hundreds of years, died in an explosion of flames, and would be reborn from its ashes? It would make sense, given that Phoenix summers set us on fire and yet here we are still. <br><br>Who named our city? And was it ever called something else? To answer those questions, Valley 101 producer Téa Francesca Price dug into Phoenix's history.<br><br>Want to submit a question for Valley 101 to answer? Visit <a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/01/25/phoenix-arizona-podcast/2348016002/">valley101podcast.azcentral.com</a>.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>
Mar 25, 2019
What happened to Terminal 1 at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport?
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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has Terminals 2, 3, and 4. But have you noticed there's no Terminal 1? At least not anymore. Valley 101 producer Taylor Seely investigates why. <br><br>Tell us your questions about metro Phoenix at <a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/01/25/phoenix-arizona-podcast/2348016002/">valley101podcast.azcentral.com</a> or find us on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/valley101pod">@valley101pod</a>. You can reach Taylor on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/taylorseely95">@taylorseely95</a>.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Mar 18, 2019
What happens to recycling after it leaves our homes?
1005
Putting your recyclable items into a blue bin is only step one. After it’s picked up, where does it go? What happens to it? And what can you do to help the process? Kaila White, a reporter and editor for <em>The Arizona Republic </em>and azcentral.com, visited a materials recovery facility in north Phoenix to find out. <br><br>Tell us your questions about metro Phoenix at <a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/01/25/phoenix-arizona-podcast/2348016002/">valley101podcast.azcentral.com</a> or find us on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/valley101pod">@valley101pod</a>. You can reach Kaila on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/kailawhite">@kailawhite</a>.<br><br><br><br>
Mar 11, 2019
Does the pollution in Phoenix shape our sunsets?
902
What creates the brilliant red and pink sunsets in Phoenix? Local folklore says that the pollution in Phoenix shapes our sunsets. But is that true? Katie O'Connell, the head of podcasts for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, found out.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>Tell us your questions about metro Phoenix at valley101podcast.azcentral.com or find us on Twitter at @valley101pod. You can reach Katie on Twitter at @katieoc.
Mar 04, 2019
Why does Phoenix have so many wrong-way drivers?
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Every year, there are dozens of car crashes involving wrong-way drivers in Arizona. How does metro Phoenix compare with other metropolitan areas across the country? What is causing this problem, and can we do to stop it? Arizona Republic and azcentral.com producer Téa Francesca Price investigates.<br>Tell us your questions about metro Phoenix at <a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/01/25/phoenix-arizona-podcast/2348016002/">valley101podcast.azcentral.com</a> or find us on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/valley101pod">@valley101pod</a>. You can reach Téa on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/_tfprice"><strong>@</strong>_tfprice</a>.
Feb 25, 2019
What was the Roosevelt Row Arts District like before today?
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Some claim gentrification has ruined Roosevelt Street in downtown Phoenix. Others boast that the area is safer and more walkable than before. And is it still artsy? Arizona Republic and azcentral.com producer Taylor Seely investigates.<br><br>Tell us your questions about metro Phoenix at <a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/01/25/phoenix-arizona-podcast/2348016002/">valley101podcast.azcentral.com</a> or find us on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/valley101pod">@valley101pod</a>. You can reach Taylor on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/taylorseely95">@taylorseely95</a>.&nbsp;
Feb 18, 2019
Coming Soon: Valley 101, a new podcast from azcentral.com
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Ever wonder what Roosevelt Row was like before it was developed? Or why there are so many wrong-way crashes in Phoenix?<br><br>The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com podcast team will answer all of your Valley-related questions in our new show launching on Monday, Feb. 18. We'll pick one question a week to investigate and take you with as we report. Each episode will give you the facts in 10 to 20 minutes.<br><br>We want to hear your questions! Submit your questions at <a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/01/25/phoenix-arizona-podcast/2348016002/">valley101podcast.azcentral.com</a>. Or follow along on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/valley101pod">@Valley101pod</a>.&nbsp;<br><br><br>
Feb 05, 2019