Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.

Throwback Thursday takes a look back at pop culture from the past

A new year presents the opportunity to not just look forward, but look back as well. 1998 saw some iconic pieces of pop culture history. In Hollywood, the movies Armageddon, There’s Something About Mary, and Rush Hour were all released. Remember Brandy and Monica’s single, “The Boy Is Mine,” or Madonna’s “Ray of Light”, even Britney Spears’ “Baby One More …

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Walmart Target raise minimum wage for workers with more to come in 2018

Many people believe that teens benefit most from a minimum wage increase. While some teens work part time after school, live with their parents, and earn extra spending money, the reality of who a higher minimum wage helps may enlighten you. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the average minimum wage worker is 36 years old. A whopping 89% are …

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Paradise Valley parties out of control wont be tolerated by local police

The Beastie Boys had it correct when they said “You have to fight for your right to party!” Soon, Paradise Valley residents could have to do just that! The Phoenix-area suburb’s town council will consider a new ordinance in which homeowners would have to pay up if officers are sent to shut down their loud parties. Lt. Michael Cole with …

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Man’s best friend and mailmen it’s not what you expect

Man’s best friend isn’t always mailman’s best friend as we often hear stories of postal workers getting jostled on the job, but some canines can’t resist running up to mail delivery people and plastering them with love and kisses. In fact, a Facebook page was devised to document the bond between UPS truck drivers and the puppies they pamper. I …

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New Music Showcase for Friday 1/12/18 highlights new funk, pop, and more

Four new singles released this week have a mixture of funk, pop, and playfulness as Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Troye Sivan, and Camila Cabello drop new tracks! Having the funky new jack swing sound of Bell Biv Devoe’s 1990 classic, “Poison,” comes Bruno Mars collaboration with white hot rapper Cardi B called Finesse. Already a number one US download and …

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Arizona’s first cat cafe wants to stay furrever and now is the purrfect time to help

Arizona’s very first cat cafe has only been open six months and is already becoming so popular, regulars are hoping it stays “furr”ever. La Gatarra in Tempe is where cat lovers can come relax and pet all the kitties they want. All genders, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and nationalities are welcome. The venue regularly hosts art shows, yoga, painting, and …

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What parents and kids agree on for their allowance may surprise you

Most parents make their kids work for their allowance, by doing an average of about six hours of chores per week, according to the AICPA survey. Children ages 4 to 14 were paid an average of $454 in allowance money throughout 2017, in addition to cash gifts for birthdays and holidays, according to an upcoming poll from allowance tracker RoosterMoney. …

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Girl Scout cookies are back with your favorites for the 2018 season

Girl Scout cookies are officially back on sale, now through April. So much for those new year’s resolutions! Can you believe the very first famous Girl Scout cookies were available in 1916? Girl Scout booths are all over the Valley at grocery and convenience stores, shopping malls, as well as your office, school, and so many other places. According to …

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