Social Refresh: March 17, 2017

Another week at Cronkite News means more reporting on Arizona’s politics, education news, border issues and more. Here is a recap of all the top stories from this week’s broadcasts.

As temperatures rise, so do the numbers of dogs and cats in Valley animal shelters. Cronkite News reporter Judson Tomaiko visited Maricopa County Animal Care and Control to tell us about what they are doing with the shelter at maximum capacity.

Most Arizona students don’t begin learning foreign languages until high school, but a language immersion program is teaching Mandarin Chinese to kindergarteners. Reporter McKenna Dalgarno goes to one Valley school where kids are getting a head start.

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spoke this week at the Heard Museum on gun control. Reporter Megan Finnerty was there to capture the highlights.