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September 26, 2016

  • Presidential Debate Preview  |   Video
    • The economy is expected to be a part of the debate between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. We’ll discuss economic issues that might come up in the debate with Kerwin Brown, CEO of the Black Chamber of Arizona, and Mike Sunnucks from the Phoenix Business Journal.
  • 8 PM Special: Post-Debate Analysis  |   Video
    • Join us as we talk about the debate between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with PBS NewsHour correspondent John Yang. We will also have analysis from economists, Denise Hoffman and Jim Rounds. Also Kendra Smith of ASU's Morrison Institute and Jessica Pucci of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism will talk about social media and the debate.

September 22, 2016

  • Proposition 206: Minimum Wage Debate  |   Video
    • Hear from both sides on proposition 206, a measure that would raise Arizona’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will speak against the measure, and Maricopa County supervisor Steve Gallardo will speak in favor of it.

September 15, 2016

  • Governor Rose Mofford Dies  |   Video
    • Arizona Governor Rose Mofford has died at age 94. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services and Athia Hardt, the governor’s former press secretary, will tell us about the governor and her role in Arizona history.

August 8, 2016

  • Arizona Corporation Commission Debate  |   Video
    • The Arizona Corporation Commission is best known for regulating utilities and setting their rates, but the commission has many other functions such as overseeing securities. Lately, almost every member of the commission has been steeped in various controversies. The five Republican candidates vying for three of the seats on the five-member commission will debate issues pertaining to the commission. They are incumbents Robert “Bob” Burns and Andy Tobin, along with the challengers: former judge Boyd Dunn, state lawmaker Rick Gray and former state lawmaker Al Melvin.

August 2, 2016

  • Party Switch  |   Video
    • It’s been one year since long-time Republican Chris Herstam switched parties to become a Democrat. The former state lawmaker tweeted that leaving the party was “the smartest political move i ever made. i got out just in time!” Herstam will talk about why he switched parties.

July 14, 2016

  • Political Convention Legalities  |   Video
    • The Democratic and Republican National Conventions, where the presidential nominees of their respective parties will be chosen, will be held in the last two weeks of July. In a year that has seen a focus in the delegate selection process like never before in recent times, we’ll take a look at the legalities surrounding the wooing of delegates by the presumptive presidential nominees and a look at how the rules of the conventions work. Constitutional expert Robert McWhirter will discuss those issues.

July 12, 2016

July 1, 2016

  • Politics Special  |   Video
    • We take a break from our Friday Journalists’ Roundtable to bring you an in-depth look at a couple of political issues. We’ll hear from both sides on dark money, a system of providing cash that influences political campaigns yet allows donors to stay anonymous. Tim LaSota, general counsel for the Arizona Republican party, will speak in favor of keeping the current campaign finance system, while local attorney Tom Ryan argues for less use of dark money in politics.

June 29, 2016

  • Congressman Grijalva  |   Video
    • Arizona District 3 Representative Raul Grijalva will talk national issues, including his shift in support for a democratic presidential nominee.

May 5, 2016

  • Proposition 124  |   Video
    • Proposition 124 would make significant changes to Arizona’s Public Safety Personnel Retirement System to help save the underfunded system. Bryan Jeffries, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona, will tell us more.

May 4, 2016

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Join us for the latest news from the state capitol in our weekly legislative update with a reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times.

April 12, 2016

  • Trump and Authoritarianism  |   Video
    • Some political experts say presidential candidate Donald Trump exhibits an authoritarian style of leadership, which is characterized by a strong leader or central government and limited freedoms. Kim Fridkin, a professor in Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies, will discuss the idea.

March 30, 2016

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest city issues, including his call for a Justice Department investigation of long voting lines.

March 22, 2016

  • Arizona Primary  |   Video
    • Brooks Simpson, an Arizona State University Foundation Professor of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, will discuss Arizona’s upcoming presidential preference election, including why the election is important to the national primary process and what it will mean for both parties. He will also discuss what we can learn from previous presidential elections.

March 17, 2016

  • Arizona Primary  |   Video
    • Brooks Simpson, an Arizona State University Foundation Professor of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, will discuss Arizona’s upcoming presidential preference election, including why the election is important to the national primary process and what it will mean for both parties. He will also discuss what we can learn from previous presidential elections.

March 15, 2016

  • Merrill Cronkite-Arizona PBS Poll  |   Video
    • Local pollster Bruce Merrill will release a new poll on how the race for president is stacking up in Arizona. Pollster Tara Blanc will discuss the results.
  • E.J. Dionne Book on Conservatism  |   Video
    • Washington Post op-ed columnist and author E.J. Dionne is out with a new work on conservatism in America. Dionne will discuss his new book: “Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservativism—from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond.”

March 9, 2016

  • Arizona Primary Preview & Analysis  |   Video
    • Local pollster and political analyst Mike O'Neil of O'Neil Associates takes an in-depth look at what this past Tuesday's presidential primaries mean for Arizona's presidential preference election later this month.

February 25, 2016

  • Congressman Salmon Retires  |   Video
    • Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon announced his upcoming retirement. Rebekah Sanders, who covers congress for the Arizona Republic, will talk about Salmon’s announcement and who’s going to be vying to replace him.

February 1, 2016

  • Election/Campaign Finance Reforms  |   Video
    • A bipartisan effort has been started to get two measures on the ballot that would make big changes to Arizona’s campaign finance and election system. Former Phoenix mayors and Democrats Paul Johnson and Terry Goddard have joined forces with Republican political consultant Chuck Coughlin in the effort. The goal is to have voters decide on measures that would shed light on so-called dark money and create a voting system that would eliminate the need for politicians to appeals to the extreme ends of the political spectrum. Hear from Coughlin, Goddard and Johnson about their ideas.

January 11, 2016

  • State of the State  |   Video
    • Governor Doug Ducey will give his second State of the State address Monday. See the speech in its entirety and then hear analysis from political consultants Stan Barnes and John Loredo.

December 28, 2015

  • Carl Hayden Dinner  |   Video
    • In 1961 the nation’s most powerful leaders came to Phoenix to honor an Arizona senator on his 50th year in the senate. President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon Johnson and many others came to pay homage to Carl Hayden, a man instrumental in Arizona’s early development. We’ll relive the day with video and pictures recently given to the Arizona State University Libraries.

December 24, 2015

  • President Carter  |   Video
    • Tune in to hear former President Jimmy Carter as he talks with Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons about issues regarding his life, his political career and his new book.

November 24, 2015

  • Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton discusses the latest issues regarding his city in his regular appearance on Arizona Horizon.
  • Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Tucson Weekly writer Jim Nintzel will discuss news from south of the Gila in our monthly update of issues from that area of our state.

October 15, 2015

  • John Dean  |   Video
    • John Dean, the former counsel to President Nixon and a key figure in the Watergate scandal, will make a presentation at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication about how the scandal influenced American politics and journalism. Dean will discuss the topic on Arizona Horizon.

September 8, 2015

  • Branding Arizona  |   Video
    • Because of controversial laws passed by state lawmakers, Arizona’s image has taken a beating in recent years. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey hopes to improve the state’s branding with a new campaign led by the Arizona Commerce Authority. Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the commerce authority and Mark Stapp of the Arizona State University W.P. School of Business will discuss the governor’s effort to improve Arizona’s brand.

September 7, 2015

  • President Carter  |   Video
    • Tune in to hear former President Jimmy Carter as he talks with Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons about issues regarding his life, his political career and his new book.

September 2, 2015

  • Corporation Commission Susan Bittersmith  |   Video
    • A Chandler attorney filed a complaint with the State Attorney General’s Office in an effort to start proceedings to remove Arizona Corporation Commissioner Susan Bittersmith from office. Tom Ryan’s complaint alleges that Bittersmith’s job in the telecommunications industry conflicts with her role as a commissioner in an agency that oversees the industry. Laurie Roberts, a columnist from the Arizona Republic, will tell us more.

September 1, 2015

  • National Institute of Civil Discourse: Next Generation   |   Video
    • The National Institute of Civil Discourse of the University of Arizona has a new program that seeks to develop future national leaders from state lawmakers and imbue them with a culture where discourse and collaboration typify the development of new laws. Ted Celeste, director of state programs at the institute, and state Democratic Representative Randall Friese will discuss the new program.

August 31, 2015

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Newly re-elected Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance to talk about top issues for the city, including a measure that was approved by voters to expand light rail and other transit services.

August 27, 2015

August 26, 2015

  • Kurt Volker on Foreign Affairs  |   Video
    • Former NATO Ambassador and executive director of Arizona State University’s McCain Institute Kurt Volker will update us and provide insight on the latest in foreign affairs.

August 25, 2015

  • Marijuana Tax for Education Opposition  |   Video
    • A group promoting a 2016 ballot measure that would legalize marijuana wants to use tax proceeds from marijuana sales for education. We’ve heard from a backer of the measure on Arizona Horizon, and will hear from an opponent, Seth Leibsohn of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy.

August 17, 2015

  • Senator Jeff Flake  |   Video
    • Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake will discuss the latest issues, including the raising of the American flag over the U.S. Embassy in Cuba for the first time in 54 years.

August 3, 2015

  • President Jimmy Carter  |   Video
    • Former President Jimmy Carter will discuss his life and his new book, “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety.”

July 13, 2015

  • Trump Stump  |   Video
    • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes a stop in Phoenix to meet with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Both have made political gains because of their stances on illegal immigration. Arizona State University Political Science Professor Rudy Espino will talk about Trump’s political strategy.

May 27, 2015

  • U.S. Senate Race  |   Video
    • Arizona’s U.S. Senate race for 2016 has heated up. Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick has announced she is going to run against republican incumbent John McCain. Arizona State University pollster Bruce Merrill will discuss the race’s latest developments.

April 9, 2015

  • Arizona Governor Hunt Book  |   Video
    • A new book has been written about George Hunt, Arizona’s first elected governor. Arizona State University professor emeritus of political science David Berman will discuss his new book, “George Hunt.”

March 19, 2015

  • Clean Elections Repeal  |   Video
    • A bill has been proposed by the state legislature that would give voters a chance to repeal or keep Arizona’s public campaign financing system, Clean Elections. Tom Collins, the executive director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, and Tim LaSota, a local attorney who helped author the bill, will discuss the pros and cons of repealing Clean Elections.

March 16, 2015

  • Clean Elections Poll  |   Video
    • A new poll by the Arizona advocacy network shows that a big majority of Arizonans support clean elections, a system of public campaign financing in our state. The poll also touched on other topics such as gifts to state lawmakers and conflicts of interest. Pollster Bruce Merrill, who conducted the poll, will discuss the results.

January 27, 2015

  • Anti-Dark Money Campaign  |   Video
    • Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard launched a campaign to help stop dark money in Arizona. Goddard, who thinks money given anonymously to political campaigns, has created a new non-profit to fight dark money. He’ll talk about his new organization, the Vox Populi Association of Arizona.

December 10, 2014

  • Keeping Politicians Honest  |   Video
    • A new Harvard study ranked Arizona as having the most corrupt government in the nation when it comes to illegal forms of corruption. Tom Collins, executive director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, will talk about keeping politicians honest.

July 7, 2014

  • Horne Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is investigating whether State Attorney General Tom Horne broke any campaign laws. Horne filed a suit Thursday to stop that investigation. Tom Collins, Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, will talk about the suit.

June 30, 2014

June 24, 2014

  • Huppenthal Anonymous Comments  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has been facing increasing pressure for anonymous comments he’s made online, with some calling for his resignation. Laurie Roberts of the Arizona Republic will bring us up to date.

June 12, 2014

  • Eric Cantor Loss   |   Video
    • For the first time, a sitting House majority leader was defeated in a primary election. Virginia’s Eric Cantor lost to Tea Party activist Dave Brat. Patrick Kenney, the Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University and a Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies, will discuss what the loss means for the GOP and the Tea Party.

June 3, 2014

  • Attorney General Tom Horne  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will discuss allegations made by one of his former employees that members of his executive staff were illegally conducting work for his re-election bid while on state time.

May 29, 2014

  • 2014 Election Preview  |   Video
    • Statewide, legislative and congressional races will take place in this year’s election cycle. One day after the filing deadline for signatures needed to qualify for the ballot, political consultants Stan Barnes and Bob Grossfeld will discuss the upcoming primary and general elections.

May 20, 2014

  • Tom Horne Case  |   Video
    • Hear from the attorney representing a former aide to Attorney General Tom Horne who says campaign work was done on state time. Tom Ryan will discuss allegations made by his client, Sarah Beattie.
  • Young Voter Survey  |   Video
    • A survey conducted among young voters at Arizona State University shows that although a big majority of students are registered to vote, many are not politically active and don’t keep up with political news. Arizona State University Public Policy professor David Wells and ASU journalism graduate Richard Flores will discuss the survey and attitudes among young voters.

May 7, 2014

  • Attorney General Tom Horne  |   Video
    • There are fresh allegations that Tom Horne and his staff may be violating campaign laws. Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Capitol Times will bring us up to date.

April 2, 2014

  • Campaign Contribution Ruling  |   Video
    • The U.S. Supreme Court lifted limits on the total amount of money people can give during one election cycle to political candidates. The court left intact the $5,200 limit that can be given to a particular candidate during a two-year election cycle. Dan Barr, a partner in the law firm Perkins Coie, will discuss the ruling.
  • Charles Keating  |   Video
    • Charles Keating was a man who exemplified how money could influence politics. Keating has died in Phoenix at age 90. His association and political contributions to the so-called “Keating Five,” a group of lawmakers that included then Arizona Congressmen John McCain and Dennis DeConcini, helped him get favorable treatment from regulators. Keating’s Lincoln Savings and Loans collapsed, leaving many with worthless investments and costing taxpayers billions of dollars. Michael Manning was the lead counsel for the FDIC in prosecuting Keating, and will look back on his role.

March 19, 2014

  • Congressman Gosar  |   Video
    • Republican Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar will discuss the latest congressional issues.

March 18, 2014

  • Minority Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell appear on Arizona Horizon monthly during the legislative session to give us their perspective on the latest from the State Capitol.

December 18, 2013

  • Campaign Contribution Limits Ruling  |   Video
    • The Arizona Supreme Court lifted a preliminary injunction against significantly higher campaign contribution limits that can be given to political candidates. Jeremy Duda, a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, will talk about the ruling.

May 28, 2013

  • Arpaio Racial Profiling  |   Video
    • A federal judge ruled that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office engaged in racial profiling. He also ordered the sheriff’s office to stop the practice. JJ Hensley has been covering the story for the Arizona Republic and will tell us more.

April 9, 2013

  • ALEC  |   Video
    • ALEC IS the American Legislative Exchange Council, and critics say it allows corporations to direct and produce legislation for state legislatures. Tom Jenney of the group Americans for Prosperity, will talk about some of the pluses of ALEC.

April 1, 2013

  • Gwen Ifill  |   Video
    • Gwen Ifill is the managing editor and moderator of the PBS show “Washington Week.” She is also a senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, an author and has hosted vice presidential debates. Ifill will be at Arizona State University to talk about diversity in the media, and will talk about her career and journalism on “Arizona Horizon.”

September 19, 2012

  • In Memory: Sheriff Larry Dever  |   Video
    • The Southern Arizona sheriff who became a leading voice in the debate over illegal immigration recently died in a car accident near Williams, Arizona. Paul Rubin, who wrote numerous stories about Dever for the Phoenix New Times, talks about the Cochise County sheriff’s legacy.

September 13, 2012

  • Egyptian Perspective on Anti-American Riots  |   Video
    • Kareem Awadalla, the host of a political program for the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, and a Humphrey Fellow who’s currently studying journalism at ASU, shares his perspective on riots and violence against U.S. diplomatic compounds taking place in the Middle East.

September 6, 2012

  • Polygamy and Politics in Colorado City, Arizona  |   Video
    • 3TV News reporter Mike Watkiss talks about recent developments in Colorado City, an Arizona town on the Utah border that’s controlled by members of the FLDS church and their imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs. In recent weeks, the federal government has sued the town for discrimination and the Mohave County Sheriff has begun patrolling the town.

August 1, 2012

  • Arizona’s Latino Vote  |   Video
    • The ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy has released a new report, “Arizona’s Emerging Latino Vote”, which focuses on the potential for Arizona’s young and growing Latino population to change the State’s political landscape over the next few decades. Learn more about the report from co-authors Bill Hart, a Morrison Institute senior policy analyst, and Dr. Eric Hedberg, a faculty associate in the ASU College of Public Programs.