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July 24, 2014

  • Bill Thompson, aka “Wallace”  |   Video
    • Former kids show host Bill “Wallace” Thompson has died. Thompson created the “Wallace and Ladmo Show,” which reigned for 35 years on local television. One of the show’s co-stars, Pat McMahon, will talk about the man he calls his brother.

April 16, 2014

  • Hungry Minds: Native American Education  |   Video
    • Arizona PBS will air a show called “Hungry Minds,” a documentary about the transformation of several Native American high school students. The film makes a compelling argument for revitalizing Native American education through of creativity and leadership. The project was produced by the Nick Lowery Foundation, which is headed by former NFL kicker Nick Lowery. He will appear on Arizona Horizon to talk about his film.

February 20, 2014

  • Intergenerational Award  |   Video
    • The Greater Phoenix area has been named one of the best intergenerational regions in the country. MetLife Foundation and Generations United have announced the Maricopa region will receive one of four Best Intergenerational Communities Awards on March 25 in Washington, D.C. Maricopa Association of Governments Human Services Director Amy St. Peter and Jacky Alling, Senior Program Officer at the Arizona Community Foundation, will discuss the award and why the Phoenix area is receiving it.

July 23, 2012

  • Arizona Historic Images  |   Video
    • With the Olympics set to begin Jeremy Rowe shares images of Arizona’s sporting past from his vast private collection of vintage Arizona photographs.

July 12, 2012

  • Booker Wright: A Mississippi Story  |   Video
    • Yvette Johnson is a Phoenix resident whose grandfather, Booker Wright, appeared in a 1966 NBC documentary about racism in the southern United States. What he said while the cameras were rolling changed his life forever. Yvette talks about her grandfather’s heroic story that’s featured in a new film she co-produced.

June 7, 2012

April 12, 2012

  • Citizenship Counts  |   Video
    • The Phoenix-based nonprofit Citizenship Counts is spreading its message of the value of American citizenship, and the rights and responsibilities that go along with it, to the Nation’s youth with a cross-country bike ride and walk. Learn more about it from Alysa Ullman, executive director and founder of Citizenship Counts.

January 30, 2012

January 25, 2012

  • Phoenix Chinese American History  |   Video
    • A look at the history of the Chinese American community in Phoenix as the City hosts Phoenix Chinese Week 2012, a celebration of the Chinese New Year.

January 16, 2012

  • Tuskegee Airmen  |   Video
    • They played a critical role in integrating the U.S. military and advancing the American civil rights movement. Meet original Tuskegee Airmen Bob Ashby and Asa Herring, and “second generation” Tuskegee Airman Dick Toliver.

November 28, 2011

  • Arizona Centennial: The Bolo Tie
    • The bolo tie, Arizona’s official state neckwear since 1971, is featured in a new exhibit at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. Collector Norman Sandfried, who co-authored a book that accompanies the exhibit of American Indian-crafted ties, discusses the history and artistry of the bolo tie.

November 23, 2011

  • Child Protective Services  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic Columnist Laurie Roberts comments on the Arizona Child Safety Task Force that’s looking into ways to reform Child Protective Services.

September 21, 2011

  • Valley of the Sunflowers  |   Video
    • Kenny Barrett, artist and Project Manager for Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation and Braden Kay of ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability, talk about the benefits of a collaborative effort between the Roosevelt Row CDC and Phoenix Union Bioscience High School to grow sunflowers on a vacant lot in downtown Phoenix.

September 8, 2011

  • How 9-11 Changed Us  |   Video
    • A discussion about the lasting effects of 9-11 with Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, President and Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy; Deborah Hall a social psychologist at Arizona State University; and Arizona Republic columnists Robert Robb and E.J. Montini.

August 31, 2011

  • Child Protective Services  |   Video
    • Director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security Clarence Carter discusses his department’s division of Child Protective Services.

August 17, 2011

  • Child Well-Being in Arizona  |   Video
    • Dana Naimark, President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance, discusses the 2011 Kids Count Data Book just released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and what it says about the well-being of children in Arizona.

July 18, 2011

  • AZ Centennial: Prescott Living History  |   Video
    • The Prescott Regulators and Their Shady Ladies is hosting the 6th annual Whiskey Row Shootout July 22 & 23 in Prescott. The group’s president, Neil Thomas talks about the event and the group’s mission to share and preserve the history and culture of the Old West.

June 14, 2011

  • Arizona Centennial: Vulture Mine  |   Video
    • Discovered in 1863 by Henry Wickenburg, the Vulture Mine was Arizona’s most productive gold mine. Now, a group is trying to raise money to renovate the mine’s historic buildings. Bernadine McCollum and Penny Pietre, of the Vulture Mine Preservation and Restoration Association, discuss the mine and efforts to save its crumbling infrastructure.

May 18, 2011

  • Justa Center  |   Video
    • Homeless senior citizens find help daily at the Justa Center in downtown Phoenix. Executive Director of the Nonprofit Day Resource Center, Rev. Scott Ritchey, describes the Center’s unique mission and the challenges it faces.

May 16, 2011

  • Arizona Centennial: Arizona Military Museum  |   Video
    • Designated as an official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project, the Arizona Military Museum chronicles the military history of Arizona. Museum Director Joe Abodeely shares some of that history as he describes what the museum has to offer.

May 12, 2011

  • Arizona Census Data   |   Video
    • New Census data show the median age in Arizona has gone up. Arizona State Demographer Bill Schooling discusses that and other interesting information revealed by the latest numbers.

April 19, 2011

  • Mining and Mineral Museum  |   Video
    • As the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum begins its transformation into a Centennial Museum, those affiliated with the mining museum share their concerns about the future of its extensive and valuable mineral collection.
  • Ethnoburbs  |   Video
    • You may not know what an “Ethnoburb” is, but you can find out from the professor who coined the term. An Ethnoburb is a residential and business area in the suburbs with a cluster of a particular minority population. Professor Wei Li of the Arizona State University School of Social Transformation will talk about Ethnoburbs.

April 18, 2011

  • Arizona Centennial Museum  |   Video
    • The latest on plans to transform the state’s Mining and Mineral Museum into a Centennial Museum from Anne Woosley, executive director of the Arizona Historical Society.

March 29, 2011

  • Rose Mapendo  |   Video
    • Imprisoned in a death camp with her family, Rose Mapendo survived genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She resettled in Phoenix where she founded Mapendo New Horizons to help other refugees. Mapendo shares her harrowing and uplifting story of courage and forgiveness. Program note: “Pushing the Elephant”, an “Independent Lens” documentary about Mapendo’s experience airs Tuesday, March 29th at 10pm on Eight HD.

February 14, 2011

  • Countdown to Arizona’s Centennial  |   Video
    • On Arizona’s 99th birthday, we’ll take a look at plans to celebrate its 100th as the Countdown to Arizona’s Centennial begins. Guests include Karen Churchard, Director of the Arizona Centennial Commission, and Catherine May, Vice President of the Arizona Historic Advisory Council.

February 10, 2011

  • African American Legislative Days  |   Video
    • State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor discusses the African American Legislative Days event which is focusing on education, economic development and the justice system.

January 17, 2011

  • MLK Holiday Special  |   Video
    • A special program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others who have fought, and continue to fight, for human rights. Guests include ASU Professor of History Dr. Matthew Whitaker and Alfredo Gutierrez, a political activist and former legislative leader.

January 5, 2011

  • Amelia Earhart  |   Video
    • What happened to legendary aviator Amelia Earhart? It's a question that has captured the nation's attention for decades. The answer may have been found with the help of a Valley man. Karl Kern talks about the discoveries.

January 3, 2011

October 25, 2010

  • Gloria Feldt  |   Video
    • The renowned feminist and former president of Planned Parenthood discusses her new book, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think.

September 6, 2010

  • Vanishing Phoenix  |   Video
    • Robert Melikian, whose family owns and operates the historic Hotel San Carlos in downtown Phoenix, is the author of “Vanishing Phoenix”. Melikian talks about historic preservation and shares photos and stories from his book of buildings and landmarks that have disappeared.

August 31, 2010

  • Vanishing Phoenix  |   Video
    • Robert Melikian, whose family owns and operates the historic Hotel San Carlos in downtown Phoenix, is the author of “Vanishing Phoenix.” Melikian talks about historic preservation and shares photos and stories from his book of buildings and landmarks that have disappeared.

August 26, 2010

  • ASU Human Rights Scholar  |   Video
    • Meet Daniel Rothenberg, the new Executive Director of the Center for Law and Global Affairs at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He comes to ASU from the International Human Rights Law Institute at the De Paul University College of Law in Chicago. Learn about his plans for creating a set of human rights indicators, and hear his take on Arizona’s immigration debate.

July 5, 2010

  • Horizon Special: The WASP of WWII  |   Video
    • Women Air Force Service Pilots, or WASP, were the first women trained to fly American military aircraft. Meet Betty Blake, an Arizona resident who was in one of the first classes of WASP, known as the “guinea pigs”.

May 31, 2010

  • The WASPs of WWII  |   Video
    • Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, were the first women trained to fly American military aircraft. Meet Betty Blake, an Arizona resident who was in one of the first classes, known as the “guinea pigs”.

April 8, 2010

  • Hate Crimes  |   Video
    • Hate crimes have gone up locally and the number of hate groups has gone up considerably nationwide. Bill Straus of the local Anti-Defamation League will talk about hate crimes and the expansion of hate groups.

March 24, 2010

  • “Blood into Wine”  |   Video
    • This new film documents efforts to create great wines in Arizona. Hear from Ryan Page, a co-director of the film, and one of its featured winemakers, Eric Glomski of Page Springs/Arizona Stronghold Vineyards.

February 11, 2010

January 28, 2010

January 25, 2010

  • Arizona State Parks  |   Video
    • State parks are in a life or death battle for their existence as state lawmakers look for ways to cut the budget. Renee Bahl, Executive Director of Arizona State Parks, will talk about the dire situation.

January 18, 2010

  • MLK Holiday  |   Video
    • Arizona was the first state with a voter-approved holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but getting there was a struggle. Join us for a look back at this chapter in Arizona's history.

November 25, 2009

October 19, 2009

  • Feminism  |   Video
    • What is the role and character of feminism today? Former Planned Parenthood national director Gloria Feldt will discuss feminism.

September 29, 2009

  • Walter Cronkite and ASU  |   Video
    • Chris Callahan, Dean of ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, shares his memories of the School’s namesake, Walter Cronkite. Learn more about Cronkite’s connection to journalism at ASU.

September 8, 2009

  • Keeping the Cubs  |   Video
    • The Chicago Cubs are a Cactus League favorite, and Mesa, Arizona has been the team’s spring training home for decades. Now, there are rumors the Cubs could go to another State in return for better training facilities. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith talks about efforts to keep the Chicago Cubs spring training home in Mesa.

September 2, 2009

  • Adam Diaz  |   Video
    • Adam Diaz, the first Mexican American elected to the Phoenix City Council, celebrated his 100th birthday. Learn more about the life of Diaz.

July 9, 2009

  • CPS Audit  |   Video
    • Arizona Office of the Auditor General found that Child Protective Services investigators are failing to investigate complaints of abuse in group homes and treatment centers in a required time frame.

July 8, 2009

  • Stepfamilies  |   Video
    • It won’t be long before the majority of American families are stepfamilies according to the author of a new book for children, “My Mommy’s Getting Married”. Family counselor Pamela Anderson talks about her book and some of the challenges of being in a stepfamily.

January 15, 2009

  • New State Archives Building  |   Video
    • On the day of the grand opening of the Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History building, State Archives Director GladysAnn Wells and historian Doug Kupel talk about the new facility, what visitors can expect and the long process of constructing it.

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