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December 9, 2016

  • Horizon, Arizona ArtBeat December 2016 Special 11:30 p.m. show  |   Video
    • Arizona Artbeat: New Tempe Arts Director - The City of Tempe has hired a new arts director. Theater veteran Ralph Remington will discuss his new role as the citys art director. Arizona Artbeat: SMoCA Behind the Scenes - Get a glimpse at the newest exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art called Public Trust. It’s a behind the scenes look at how museum employees put together exhibits, catalog inventory, and preserve existing works. Museumgoers can ask questions of employees and get a better understanding of how the museum operates. We also get to see the lengths a conservator goes to as she tries to repair a broken sculpture. Phoenix Girls Chorus - The Phoenix Girls Chorus is starting their 35th season. They are coming off a whirlwind tour this summer where they were invited to sing at Carnegie Hall. The chorus is composed of five choirs for girls aged 7 - 18 and the mission is to cultivate, inspire, and empower young women to find their voice through world-class music education and performance. Artistic Director Danya Tiller and a member of the chorus will join us on set. Arizona Artbeat: Scottsdale Cultural Council Name Change - The Scottsdale Cultural Council is changing its name to Scottsdale Arts to more clearly define its role in bringing arts to Scottsdale through its three divisions: the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art. Neale Perl, the president and CEO of Scottsdale Arts, will tell more about what’s behind the name change and rebranding effort.

December 8, 2016

  • In Focus: Chef Bob Lynn  |   Video
    • In our latest version of Arizona Horizon’s “In Focus,” meet chef and restaurateur Bob Lynn, known for his restaurants, La Grande Orange, Chelsea's Kitchen, Gelato Spoon and Ingo's Tasty Food.

December 7, 2016

  • Sustainability: Arizona Forests and Watersheds Documentary  |   Video
    • Arizona PBS is airing a documentary, “Fire and Water: Restoring Arizona’s Forests,” that shows how Arizona is bridging long-standing divides to restore our public lands and protect our water supply. We’ll talk about the Salt River Project-produced show, which will air at 9pm on December 7.
  • Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting  |   Video
    • According to its web site, the “Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting is an independent, nonprofit media organization dedicated to statewide accountability journalism in Arizona.” Jim Small, formerly of the Arizona Capitol Times, has been chosen to lead AZCIR, and will talk about his new role and the center.

December 6, 2016

  • Arizona Artbeat: Black Theatre Troupe  |   Video
    • The Black Theatre Troupe will be reprising its popular “Black Nativity” play, written by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes and first performed in 1961. Black Nativity tells the original story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance. Director David Hemphill will tell us about the unique production.
  • Arizona Artbeat: “Push Comes to Shove” Women and Power Exhibit  |   Video
    • “Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power,” is an exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art that uses art as a catalyst to rethink and transform the advancement of women. We’ll take you to the exhibit, which features the works of 19 artists.

December 5, 2016

December 1, 2016

  • Uniform Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act  |   Video
    • The Uniform Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act (UESOPPA) provides a model for states to adopt to enable employees and students to make choices about whether, and when, to provide employers and educational institutions access to their personal online accounts. The act prohibits employers and educational institutions from requiring employees or students to provide them with access to their accounts or to “friend” the institution. Samuel Thumma, vice chief judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 1, will tell us more about the act.
  • Disability Reporter Award Winner  |   Video
    • Hear from the winner of the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s national contest for disability reporting, the only such award in the nation. Chris Serres is the 2016 winner of the Katherine Schneider Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability.
  • Coding at Schools  |   Video
    • All 25 schools in the Kyrene Elementary School District are participating in an event to teach students computer coding. It is a chance for students to learn how to write code and why it’s important. Jan Vesely, superintendent of the Kyrene District, Dick Foreman, president of the Arizona Coalition on Business and Education, and Madeline Gibson, an eighth grader at the Kyrene Altadeña Middle School will discuss the project.

November 30, 2016

  • Vets' Community Connections  |   Video
    • A new program is being launched nationally in three locations, including Maricopa County, to help veterans connect with members of the community who can help them reintegrate into everyday life. Vets’ Community Connects allows veterans to dial 2-1-1, where they will be connected with a member of the community who has volunteered to help veterans through their particular expertise. Catherine Rea, CEO of 2-1-1 Arizona, and Felix Zayas, an Iraq veteran, West Point graduate and CEO of Harbinger Technologies Groups, will tell us more about Vets’ Community Connections.

November 29, 2016

  • Arizona Artbeat: Marsha Mason, Paige Davis  |   Video
    • Arizona Theatre Company's latest production is Act of God, an irreverent yet touching look at the 10 Commandments and how God would rewrite them to fit our modern day. ATC's version is shattering glass ceilings. A Broadway smash, the play has always been directed by a man and the role of God has always been played by a man, until now. We sit down with the director, four-time Academy Award nominee, Marsha Mason and the star, Paige Davis.

November 28, 2016

  • Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care  |   Video
    • Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic are joining forces to improve health care delivery, increase research and open up a Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Arizona. ASU president Michael Crow and Dr. Wyatt Decker, Mayo Clinic Chief Executive Officer, Arizona, will discuss the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care.
  • Tax Credit Tuesday  |   Video
    • Tax Credit Tuesday is November 29, and is a day to learn about tax credits you can take advantage of before the end of the year to help an organization and your tax bill. Kris Jacober, executive director of the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, and Tim Leedy, director of business services for the Balsz Elementary School District, will talk about Tax Credit Tuesday and how their organizations can benefit from tax credits.

November 25, 2016

  • Cronkite Award Luncheon  |   Video
    • Scott Pelley, anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, is this year’s recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. It’s awarded each year by Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication to a leading journalist in the U.S. at an annual luncheon held in Phoenix. See the entire event and hear Pelley’s acceptance speech.

November 24, 2016

  • Paying for College   |   Video
    • We'll take a look at how Starbucks is helping students pay for college. Following that, hear from Melissa Pizzo, the executive director for Arizona State University financial aid and scholarship services, and Felicia Ganther, associate vice chancellor for student affairs from the Maricopa County Community College District, who will tell us more about how students are paying for college.
  • Girls in STEM   |   Video
    • We’ll follow a female Southwest Airlines pilot participating in the company’s “Adopt a Pilot” program, where a pilot teaches a fifth grade classroom STEM skills involved in flying. Then we’ll talk about getting more girls into STEM education and careers. Tirupalavanam Ganesh, Tooker Professor and assistant dean of engineering for education in Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Monica Crowder, a Science/STEM specialist in the Kyrene School District, and Gabriel Escontrias, manager of ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, will discuss the challenges and solutions in getting more girls into STEM.

November 23, 2016

  • Tim Jeffries Forced Resignation  |   Video
    • Today, Governor Doug Ducey fired Department of Economic Security Director Tim Jeffries. Jeffries was forced to resign after a series of controversies ranging from questionable mass firings of employees to a report that Jeffries bought alcohol for DES employees during a work-related trip. Governor Ducey appointed Henry Darvin, his Chief of Operations, as interim DES Director. Ben Giles from the Arizona Capitol Times will discuss the forced resignation of Tim Jeffries.

November 22, 2016

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Coyotes STEM   |   Video
    • The Gila River Arena becomes a STEM classroom for a day as students from across the state participate in the Coyotes STEM Summit. While the students learn all about the science, technology and engineering behind the arena their teachers get training in creative and innovative ways to teach STEM in schools.
  • Chase Field Sale  |   Video
    • The attempted sale of Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, has fallen through. The investment company that was considering buying Chase Field says it is withdrawing its offer because of a lack of cooperation from the Diamondbacks. Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal will bring us up to date.
  • Trump Impact on the U.S. Supreme Court  |   Video
    • President-elect Donald Trump will get to make appointments to replace members of the United States Supreme Court. Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law professor Paul Bender and attorney Stephen Montoya of Montoya, Lucero and Pastor will discuss Trump’s possible impact on the court.

November 21, 2016

  • Sustainability: EPA Funding for Arizona Tribes   |   Video
    • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced $13 million in funding for Arizona tribes to support environmental programs, infrastructure for drinking water and wastewater and community education. Laura Ebbert, tribal program manager for the EPA’s Pacific Southwest region, will tell us how that funding will be applied.
  • Gaming Compact Negotiations  |   Video
    • Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced that he is seeking to renegotiate the gaming compacts approved by Arizona voters 15 years ago to allow expanded gaming at casinos but block future casinos in the Phoenix area. Arizona State University professor Robert Clinton of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law will discuss the issue.

November 18, 2016

  • American Indian Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Indian Center hosts an annual dinner to honor those in the American Indian community for outstanding leadership and commitment to the advancement of the American Indian Community or for providing significant contributions to the local American Indian economy. Patti Hibbeler, the chief executive officer of the Phoenix Indian Center, and Jacob Moore, the Outstanding Man of the Year for the 2016 Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards, will talk about the awards.

November 17, 2016

  • Trump and the Affordable Care Act  |   Video
    • President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Swapna Reddy, clinical assistant professor in Arizona State University’s School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, we’ll talk about what happens if the ACA is repealed and replaced. She will also discuss plans Trump’s plans for state Medicaid programs.
  • American Indian Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Indian Center hosts an annual dinner to honor those in the American Indian community for outstanding leadership and commitment to the advancement of the American Indian Community or for providing significant contributions to the local American Indian economy. Patti Hibbeler, the chief executive officer of the Phoenix Indian Center, and Jacob Moore, the Outstanding Man of the Year for the 2016 Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards, will talk about the awards.
  • Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros  |   Video
    • Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros was at Arizona State University recently to speak about the importance of immigrants. Horizonte host Jose Cardenas interviewed Cisneros about that and more. We’ll play a portion of that interview, which can be seen in its entirety on Horizonte.

November 16, 2016

  • Trump and Immigration  |   Video
    • President-elect Donald Trump made immigration a top platform issues during his campaign, promising to build a wall between the US and Mexico. Arizona State University law professor Evelyn Cruz and immigration attorney Elizabeth Chatham will discuss Trump’s immigration plans and how they will impact illegal immigrants.

November 15, 2016

  • Trump and the Economy  |   Video
    • We’ll discuss how president-elect Donald Trump’s economic policies might impact the economy. Arizona State University Economist Dennis Hoffman and economist Jim Rounds of Rounds Consulting will talk about the impact of Trump’s policies on the economy.
  • Social Media Election Information Report  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy will be releasing a new report on social networks and social media about where voters get their election information and how that may differ among Republicans, Democrats and independents. The report will also gauge the impact of independents on elections, as well the impact of Latinos and Millennials. Morrison Institute director Thom Reilly and Jackie Salit, who is a national leader among independents, will discuss the report.

November 14, 2016

  • Death of Gwen Ifill  |   Video
    • PBS NewsHour co-host Gwen Ifill has died from cancer at the age of 61. Ifill, who had a long and storied career in journalism, will be remembered by Len Downie Jr., the Weil Family professor of Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Downie was Ifill’s editor at the Washington Post and her longtime friend.
  • Gwen Ifill Arizona Horizon Appearance  |   Video
    • On April 1, 2013, Gwen Ifill appeared on Arizona Horizon to talk about her career and journalism. We will replay a portion of that interview.

November 11, 2016

  • ROTC Units at ASU  |   Video
    • On November 9, the top leaders of the Air Force, Army and Navy/Marines ROTC Units will visit Arizona State University to meet with ROTC commanders, cadets and midshipmen and ASU administrators. There will also be a panel discussion on how the military develops leaders. Army Colonel Robert Bennett, the Army ROTC Deputy Commanding Officer, Navy Captain Robert Fink, the Naval ROTC Deputy Commander, and Air Force ROTC Commander Colonel Sherry Stearns-Boles, will discuss the role of ROTC in our nation’s defense and the ASU event.
  • Annual VMLC Heroes Patriotic Luncheon  |   Video
    • Veterans and military personnel will be honored for their contributions to our nation’s defense at the 14th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon, hosted by the Veterans Medical Leadership Council (VMLC) at the Arizona Biltmore Resort on Wednesday, November 16. We’ll hear about those honored.
  • Vietnam War Memorial  |   Video
    • Plans for a nearly full-sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. were recently announced for a 7.7-acre park in Gilbert. The site for the 80% scale replica of the wall will also feature an education center for visiting K-12 graders and a Veteran's Resource Center.

November 10, 2016

  • In Focus: Architect Will Bruder  |   Video
    • Get to know renowned Phoenix Architect Will Bruder in a one-on-one interview with Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons, conducted at one of Bruder’s projects, the Burton Barr Library in downtown Phoenix.

November 8, 2016

  • Most Divisive Election Since 1860  |   Video
    • Arizona State University presidential historian Brooks Simpson says this is the most divisive presidential election in America's history since 1860. Simpson will talk about the reasons why that is so.

November 7, 2016

  • New Report on Suicides  |   Video
    • A new report on Arizona suicides has been created. It’s called the Arizona Violent Death Reporting System, and the first report shows a high rate of suicide among older Arizonans. Seniors who are military veterans had the highest suicide rate. Divorced seniors and men over the age of 85 also had a higher risk of suicide. The report was prepared by the ASU Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety. Vincent Webb, a researcher at the center and a professor of practice in the ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, will tell us about the report.

November 4, 2016

November 3, 2016

  • Hispanic Vote in Arizona  |   Video
    • We have seen the largest surge nationwide in early Latino voting right here in Arizona. Joe Garcia, director of the Latino Policy Center at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, will tell us about the Hispanic vote in Arizona.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Citizen Scientists  |   Video
    • Two Arizona State University professors have created a program to get the help of citizens in gathering scientific research. Micah Lande, an assistant professor of manufacturing engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at the ASU Polytechnic campus, will talk about his “citizen scientist” program.

November 2, 2016

  • Phoenix Commercial Real Estate  |   Video
    • A new survey of commercial real estate brokers by Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business shows a slow and steady recovery for the commercial real estate market in the Phoenix area continuing for at least another six months. Mark Stapp, executive director of the Master of Real Estate Development program in the W. P. Carey School of Business, will discuss The Fall Brokers Forum Report.
  • Frida’s Garden  |   Video
    • A highly successful exhibition from New York city is being shared with Arizona where it is attracting record crowds at Tucson botanical gardens. “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life” focuses on the famous Mexican painter and her “Blue House” in Mexico City. We take you to that exhibit.

November 1, 2016

  • Affordable Care Act Update  |   Video
    • Prices are going up in Arizona for those getting insurance through the Affordable Care Act as there are fewer providers, the enrollment period will be underway soon, and there will be a new product available. Swapna Reddy, clinical assistant professor in the Arizona State University College of Health Solutions, will bring us up to date.

October 31, 2016

  • Collection of Political Advertising  |   Video
    • Artists Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese have been compiling a history of television presidential campaign spots for 32 years, tracking the evolution of political advertising from 1952 to the present. The artists will present their latest version of the collection at the Arizona State University Art Museum November 1, and will join Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons to discuss their work.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: “Moment” Wearable Tactile Device  |   Video
    • Somatic Labs of Phoenix has developed a new device wearable on the wrist and connected to your smart phone that uses the sense of touch to give the user a better sense of time, direction and rhythm. The “Moment” device is manufactured in Tempe. Shantanu Bala, one of the co-founders of Somatic Labs, will tell us more about the device aimed at reducing the need for screen time.
  • DES Director Tim Jeffries Troubles  |   Video
    • Following some controversial firings, Arizona Department of Economic Security Director Tim Jeffries has been relieved of his ability to fire employees without approval from an official appointed by Governor Doug Ducey. Arizona Republic reporter Craig Harris, who has been following the story, will bring us up to date.

October 27, 2016

October 26, 2016

  • Is Arizona Turning Blue?  |   Video
    • Recent polls show Arizona is either tied between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton or that Clinton has a lead. Either way, it’s remarkable for a state that has only voted Republican in the presidential race once since 1948. Alexis Tameron, chair of the Democratic Party in Arizona, and Robert Graham, chair of the Republican Party in our state, will discuss whether Arizona is in danger of going blue.
  • Phoenix Police Community Recruiting  |   Video
    • Phoenix police are looking to recruit more officers who grew up in the community. Recruitment efforts started last year after years of a hiring freeze. We’ll hear from a representative of the department.

October 25, 2016

  • Mapping the Human Immune System  |   Video
    • University of Arizona research assistant professor and immunologist Adam Buntzman has harnessed supercomputers to map the human immune system for the first time. Bunztman will discuss his groundbreaking research using the CyVerse computing system, a system based at the U of A to provide computational infrastructure for big data problems in the life sciences.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Local App Competition  |   Video
    • The winner of the city of Phoenix’s “Smart City Hack” will be announced October 21. That finalist will go to the international Smart City Hack competition, “which seeks to turn citizens into solutions builders, empowering them to develop functioning technology products that solve pressing civic challenges.” We’ll talk with Dominic Papa, founder of the Institute for Digital Progress, who will give us an overview of the competition along with a Jedidiah Woods, chief operations officer and co-founder of the winning company, Storage Together, which connects those who need to store something with those with room to store it.
  • Newspaper Mistake?  |   Video
    • A new study by two University of Texas researchers shows that newspapers may have been better off sticking mostly with the old fashioned print editions to get the news out. Tim McGuire, a professor in Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will discuss that premise.

October 24, 2016

  • Water Video Reaction  |   Video
    • One hundred miles west of Phoenix, a Saudi-Arabian owned farming operation grows hay year-round in the desert. It’s an issue examined by Arizona State University students in a documentary called “Camels Don’t Fly, Deserts Don’t Bloom,” which explores the issue of Saudi-Arabian farming in La Paz County and the reaction of locals and water officials. We’ll hear reaction to that video from Jordon Rose, an attorney representing Fondomonte, the owner of the farm in La Paz County that was the subject of the video. Also, Mark Killian, the director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture, will discuss the importance of agriculture imports and exports to Arizona.
  • Cyber Attack  |   Video
    • A denial-of-service attack shut down major web sites such as Netflix, Twitter, CNN and others recently by attacking a service provider for those companies. The attack took place by overloading servers via gadgets or appliances that are connected to the internet, known as the Internet of Things. Mark Pribish, vice president and ID theft practice leader for Merchants Information Solutions, a Phoenix company that is a leading provider of corporate identity theft management and data breach solutions, and Evelyn Pidgeon, the Arizona State University Information Security Program director, will talk about the cyber-attack

October 21, 2016

  • Girls in STEM   |   Video
    • We’ll follow a female Southwest Airlines pilot participating in the company’s “Adopt a Pilot” program, where a pilot teaches a fifth grade classroom STEM skills involved in flying. Then we’ll talk about getting more girls into STEM education and careers. Tirupalavanam Ganesh, Tooker Professor and assistant dean of engineering for edu cation in Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Monica Crowder, a Science/STEM specialist in the Kyrene School District, and Gabriel Escontrias, manager of ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, will discuss the challenges and solutions in getting more girls into STEM.
  • Paying for College  |   Video
    • Well take a look at how Starbucks is helping students pay for college. Following that, hear from Melissa Pizzo, the executive director for Arizona State University financial aid and scholarship services, and Felicia Ganther, associate vice chancellor for student affairs from the Maricopa County Community College District, who will tell us more about how students are paying for college.

October 20, 2016

  • Proposition 205: Legal Recreational Marijuana  |   Video
    • Proposition 205 would allow small amounts of marijuana to legally be used recreationally and to be sold in marijuana stores. It would also impose a 15% tax that would partially help fund education. J.P. Holyoak, the chair of the Prop 205 Campaign, and an opponent will debate the measure.
  • Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll  |   Video
    • We’ll discuss the results of the latest Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll, which includes results on the presidential race in Arizona, our U.S. Senate race, Maricopa County sheriff and two ballot measures. Joe Garcia of Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy will tell us more.

October 19, 2016

  • 8 PM Special: Foreign Affairs and the Presidential Race  |   Video
    • We’ll discuss the foreign affairs stances of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with Philip Jones, Dean of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a former CIA analyst, and Daniel Rothenberg, co-director of Arizona State University’s Center on the Future of War.
  • Sustainability: Endangered Bees  |   Video
    • Bees were just put on the endangered list. We will talk to a beekeeper/expert about the state of bees in Arizona and across the country. Bees are an integral part of our food system. While Arizona's bee situation is not dire, in many places it is and that means higher food prices and in some cases, possible shortages of certain foods like almonds. Beekeeper Nick Baker will tell us more.
  • 8 PM Special: Foreign Journalists on the Presidential Debate  |   Video
    • Get the perspective of three foreign journalists on the presidential debate. All are participating in the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Humphrey Fellows program. Jean Claude Kabengera is the chief news editor for Radio/TV10 in Rwanda, Dina Zhansagimova of Kazakhstan is part of the BBC World Service's Kazakh Section in London and Ivaylo Vezenkov has worked as television reporter, producer and presenter at Bulgaria’s largest private television channel.

October 17, 2016

  • New Lightning Research  |   Video
    • Advances in technology have allowed weather researchers to prove that lightning can be more than just a flash in the pan. Research has shown one bolt stretched 200 miles and another lasted 8 seconds. Arizona State University climatologist Randell Cerveny will discuss the new research on lightning.

October 13, 2016

  • Book: “If This Be Treason”  |   Video
    • Accusations of treason have been made throughout the history of our country, but very few convictions have resulted. Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jeremy Duda takes a look at a dozen cases involving treason in American history in his debut book “If This Be Treason, The American Rogues and Rebels Who Walked the Line Between Dissent and Betrayal.” Duda will discuss his new book.
  • Arizona Museum of Natural History  |   Video
    • We take you to the Arizona Museum of Natural History, which looks at our state’s ancient history during the days of the dinosaurs all the way up to more recent history of the peoples of Arizona.
  • Arpaio Re-election Bid  |   Video
    • New polling shows that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is running behind Democratic challenger Paul Penzone. Arizona Republic reporter Rebekah Sanders will discuss whether recent cases against Arpaio are impacting his re-election bid.

October 12, 2016

  • Voting on Judges  |   Video
    • Although judges are not elected in Arizona’s most populous counties, voters do have a choice on whether to keep a judge in office. There is information to help you make that decision from the Commission on Judicial Performance Review. Mike Hellon, the chair of the commission, will discuss judicial retention, along with Arizona State Bar CEO John Phelps, who will also talk about the state bar’s “Finish the Ballot” campaign.
  • Arpaio Criminal Charges  |   Video
    • Federal prosecutors have said they will file charges against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for ignoring orders from a judge in a racial profiling case. Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton, currently a partner at Steptoe and Johnson, and Stephen Montoya, a civil rights attorney from the firm Montoya, Lucero and Pastor, will discuss the case.

October 11, 2016

  • Arizona Corporation Commission Debate  |   Video
    • Five candidates running for three open seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission will debate issues related to the commission, including utility regulation, solar power and recent controversies impacting almost all members of the commission. Incumbents Robert “Bob” Burns and Andy Tobin will be joined by others running for the office. Republican and former Chandler mayor Boyd Dunn, Democrats William “Bill” Mundell, a former commissioner and lawmaker, and former lawmaker Tom Chabin, will join the debate.

October 10, 2016

  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss will discuss the latest big science news.
  • 7 PM: 2016 U.S. Senate Debate  |   Video
    • Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain faces off against challenger U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick in a live hour-long debate, likely the only debate between the two, hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic.

October 9, 2016

  • 8 PM Special: Domestic Issues  |   Video
    • We’ll discuss domestic issues that are possible topics in the presidential debate, including law and order with attorney James Goodnow from Fennemore Craig, education with David Garcia, an assistant professor at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, and immigration with Evelyn Cruz, a professor at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

October 6, 2016

  • Kurt Volker on Foreign Affairs  |   Video
    • Former NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker and current executive director of Arizona State University’s McCain Institute brings us up to date on current foreign affairs with in-depth analysis.
  • Giving and Leading: Collaboratory on Central, Westward Ho  |   Video
    • The Collaboratory on Central is a joint effort by Arizona State University, the owners of the Westward Ho and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development that allows students from several majors to gain valuable experience and help improve the lives of the nearly 300 residents that call the apartment building home. ASU nursing, nutrition, social work and therapeutic recreation students will provide services for the elderly who live in the Westward Ho while gaining experience in their respective areas of study. Michael Shafer, a professor in the School of Social Work at ASU’s College of Public Service and Community Solutions, will tell us more.

October 5, 2016

  • United States Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court begins its new session October 3. The court starts the new session as it ended the previous one, short one justice following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia and the lack of action by the U.S. Senate on naming a replacement. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will talk about that and the important cases the court is going to hear in its new session.
  • Arizona Artbeat: “Great Performances” Executive Producer David Horn  |   Video
    • For more than 40 years, the PBS show “Great Performances” has been bringing arts programming to viewers. David Horn, the executive producer of the show, will visit Arizona PBS in Phoenix to talk about the new season and will do the same on Arizona Horizon.

October 4, 2016

  • 5:30 PM: “Crossing the Horizon” by Author Laurie Notaro  |   Video
    • Known for her humorous look at life, former Arizona Republic columnist and New York Times best-selling author Laurie Notaro joins us to talk about her new book “Crossing the Horizon”.
  • 8 PM: Role and History of the Vice President  |   Video
    • The vice president of the United States is sometimes viewed being an accessory, but that person is one step away from running the country. Following the debate between Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, we’ll discuss the role and history of the vice president with Brooks Simpson, an Arizona State University Foundation professor of history and a presidential historian, and constitutional expert Robert McWhirter.
  • 8 PM: Linguistic/Body Language Analysis of Debates  |   Video
    • Get a look at the presidential and vice presidential debates from experts in linguistics and body language. Arizona State University English professor Karen Adams, an expert in linguistics, and body language expert Renate Mouseseux, will give us their perspectives of the performance of the candidates in debates.
  • 8 PM: Debates and Internet Fact Checking  |   Video
    • Never have we seen in modern history a presidential race with such a storm of hyperbole and never has it been easier to check whether any of it is true. Kendra Smith of Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute of Public Policy and Jessica Pucci of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will talk about fact-checking in the era of the internet.

October 3, 2016

  • New Report on Early Literacy  |   Video
    • A new report is out that identifies various factors impacting early literacy in Arizona. Read On Arizona, the state’s early literacy initiative, released the new report at a recent literacy summit, and one finding is that chronic absenteeism negatively impacts third-grade reading scores. Terri Clark, the Arizona Literacy Director and Robert Vagi, an Arizona State University researcher at the Mary Lou Fulton College Teachers College, will discuss the report.
  • American Indian Journalist Mark Trahant  |   Video
    • Journalist Mark Trahant is an independent American Indian journalist whose blog covers Native Americans and politics. He is also a faculty member at the University of North Dakota and a former reporter at several papers, including the Arizona Republic. Trahant will talk to journalism students at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication about how Native Americans are changing the political landscape, and will talk about that on Arizona Horizon.

September 29, 2016

  • Water Issues/Saudi-Arabian Farming in Arizona  |   Video
    • One hundred miles west of Phoenix, a Saudi-Arabian owned farming operation grows hay year-round in the desert. It’s an issue examined by Arizona State University students in a documentary called “Camels Don’t Fly, Deserts Don’t Bloom,” which explores the issue of Saudi-Arabian farming near Yuma and the reaction of locals and water officials. We’ll follow that up with a discussion with on the issue.

September 28, 2016

  • Congressional District One Debate   |   Video
    • Republican Paul Babeu and Democrat Tom O’Halleran, both vying to represent Arizona’s Congressional District One, will debate issues important to the district and Arizona.

September 27, 2016

  • Hummingbird Migration  |   Video
    • We’ll show you how conservationists work to keep track of hummingbirds as they migrate through Arizona.
  • DATOS: The Hispanic Market in Arizona  |   Video
    • A report was recently released on the Hispanic Market in Arizona by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. DATOS includes a wide range of information, from the number of Hispanics in the state to purchasing power. Monica Villalobos, vice president of the chamber, will discuss the results.
  • Giving and Leading: Frameworks Institute - A Better Message for Nonprofits  |   Video
    • Hear about Frameworks Institute, an organization which helps nonprofits analyze their messages and come up with key words or phrases through research to help them frame their intend message more effectively. Tara Jackson, president of Arizona Town Hall, will tell us more.

September 26, 2016

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss city issues.
  • 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, Dennis 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.
  • New “Check Please! Arizona” Host Mark Tarbell  |   Video
    • Award-winning Arizona chef and restaurateur Mark Tarbell will be taking over for season 7 of “Check, Please! Arizona” in January of next year. Tarbell has been featured on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and owns Tarbell's restaurant, The Tavern and The Wine Store in Phoenix and will talk about his new role as host the Arizona PBS show which features restaurant reviews with real-life local diners providing the locations.

September 21, 2016

  • Chase Field Sale  |   Video
    • An effort by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to sell Chase Field, where the Diamondbacks play, is not going as anticipated so far. Arizona Republic reporter Rebekah Sanders, who has been following the issue, will bring us up to date.
  • Chromium-6 in Phoenix Water  |   Video
    • An average water sample in Phoenix has the highest level of chromium-6, a suspected cancer-causing agent, among water utilities that have more than one million customers. We talked to city water officials about the topic, and we will hear from Paul Westerhoff, Arizona State University Professor and Senior Advisor on Science and Engineering to the ASU Vice Provost, who has done research on chromium-6 and a new way to remove it.

September 19, 2016

  • Phoenix Housing Market  |   Video
    • A new report by Bankrate.com puts the Phoenix area in the number two spot for homeowners. It’s a big turnaround for an area that had one of the worst real estate markets in the country ten years ago. Real estate reporter Catherine Reagor of the Arizona Republic will tell us more about the report.

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.

September 13, 2016

  • Tax Cuts and the Arizona Economy  |   Video
    • The Arizona legislature and Governor Doug Ducey continue to cut taxes in an effort to spur a supply-side effect to boost the state’s economy. Jon Talton, the “Rogue Columnist,” will talk about a report that shows the strategy is not working.
  • Facebook and the Presidential Election  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy has a new study on how the race for the White House can be understood through Facebook. Kendra Smith, a policy analyst for the Morrison Institute, will discuss the study.

September 12, 2016

  • STEM Education for Middle Schoolers  |   Video
    • We’ll show you a program that teaches middle school students how to solve crimes through examining simulated blood splatter in an effort to get them interested in learning STEM skills. That will be followed by a discussion on creative ways to interest middle schoolers in STEM with Bruce Jones of the Arizona Science Teachers Association and Nancy Parra-Quinlan, who teaches seventh and eighth grade engineering at Kino Junior High School in the Mesa School District.
  • Crescordia Environmental Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • Arizona Forward annually gives out its Crescordia awards, an environmental excellence award given to numerous projects throughout the state. Diane Brossart, president and CEO of Arizona Forward, will tell us about the award winners.
  • Journalist Walter Robinson  |   Video
    • Walter Robinson is an investigative reporter and editor who led the Boston Globe’s report on the Roman Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal. That effort was recounted in the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight,” with Robinson portrayed by actor Michael Keaton. Robinson is a Donald W. Reynolds visiting professor in Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and will talk about his career and his role at ASU.

September 9, 2016

September 8, 2016

  • New Court Rules  |   Video
    • The Arizona Supreme Court has approved a comprehensive set of changes to the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, which govern civil cases filed in superior courts in Arizona. Amendments made to the rules are the most comprehensive revision of Arizona’s civil rules in nearly fifty years, with changes aimed at clarifying and simplifying rules. Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales will explain the new rules.
  • Teen Pregnancy Rates  |   Video
    • A study by the Guttmacher Institute and Columbia University shows that higher use and effectiveness of contraceptives has resulted in big declines in teen pregnancy nationwide, including here in Arizona. Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arizona Department of Health Services reported the state’s teen pregnancy rate for females 15 to 19 years of age decreased 49 percent from 2004 to 2014. Brenda Thomas, CEO of Arizona Family Health Partnership, which provides Title X funding to health centers serving low-income communities across Arizona with contraceptives and other services, will talk about the reports and why teen pregnancy rates are down.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Southwest Shakespeare Company  |   Video
    • The Southwest Shakespeare Company is more than just a theater company. Its goal is to have a user-friendly approach to Shakespeare, coupled with education about Shakespeare to the general public. Kent Burnham, director of the company’s production of “Merchant of Venice,” will talk about the play and the organization along with Patrick Walsh, senior assistant artistic director for the company.

September 7, 2016

  • Presidential Poll  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy is releasing a new poll on the presidential race. We’ll get the results.
  • Chief Science Officers  |   Video
    • Arizona State University School of Molecular Sciences professor Jeremy Babendure has created a program that has grabbed the interest of the White House and other states. It’s a Chief Science Officer program, where a 6th to 12th grade student is elected by their peers to represent their school in STEM and innovation. President Obama has called the CSO program “a model for the future of our country.” Babendure and a CSO will discuss the program.

September 6, 2016

  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss will explain the latest science news, including the discovery of a habitable planet circling a neighboring star.

September 1, 2016

  • Arizona Artbeat: Scottsdale Cultural Council Name Change  |   Video
    • The Scottsdale Cultural Council is changing its name to Scottsdale Arts to more clearly define its role in bringing arts to Scottsdale through its three divisions: the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art. Neale Perl, the president and CEO of Scottsdale Arts, will tell more about what’s behind the name change and rebranding effort.

August 31, 2016

  • Primary Election Review  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look at the results of the 2016 Arizona primary election and look forward to the general election with political consultants Stan Barnes, president of Copper State Consulting Group, and David Waid, a co-founder of Javelina, a campaign consulting group.

August 30, 2016

  • Voting Systems Hacked  |   Video
    • The FBI has confirmed that the election databases in Arizona and Illinois have been hacked. In Arizona, no voter information has been compromised, according to election officials. John Iannarelli, a retired FBI special agent and former head of FBI cyber investigations in Arizona, will discuss the hacks.

August 29, 2016

  • Arizona Primary Election  |   Video
    • Arizona’s primary election is August 30th. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell discusses past problems with elections and gives voters information they need to go cast their ballot.
  • News21  |   Video
    • New21 is a program formed by the Carnegie Corporation and the John S. and James L. Knight foundation that is aimed at changing the way journalism is taught and to train a new group of journalists to help reshape the news industry. It’s headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, and has trained 500 top journalism students since 2006, with their work appearing in major national publications. Christina Leonard, an editor in News21, will tell us more about the project.

August 25, 2016

August 24, 2016

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance to the Arizona Horizon set to discuss issues regarding the city of Phoenix, including what might happen to the Diamondback’s Chase Field, which may be sold by Maricopa County.
  • Phoenix Girls Chorus  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Girls Chorus is starting their 35th season. They are coming off a whirlwind tour this summer where they were invited to sing at Carnegie Hall. The chorus is composed of five choirs for girls aged 7 - 18 and the mission is to cultivate, inspire, and empower young women to find their voice through world-class music education and performance. Artistic Director Danya Tiller and a member of the chorus will join us on set.

August 23, 2016

  • Early Childhood Education  |   Video
    • We’ll take you to a kindergarten boot camp held at a Phoenix library that is aimed at helping parents get their kids ready to enter school, then we’ll discuss early childhood education with Ginger Sandweg, senior director of early learning for First Things First, and Nicol Russell, deputy associate superintendent for early childhood education from the Arizona Department of Education.

August 22, 2016

  • Arpaio Criminal Charges  |   Video
    • U.S. federal judge Murray Snow has asked the U.S. Attorney in Arizona to file criminal charges against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and some of his subordinates for ignoring his orders in a racial profiling case. Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton, now a partner with Steptoe & Johnson, will discuss the case.
  • Melendres Case  |   Video
    • The Melendres Case is a class-action suit filed in 2007, claiming the Maricopa County Sheriff’s unlawfully racially profiled Hispanics in immigration sweeps and traffic stops. The judge in the case ordered the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio to stop racial profiling, but the judge has determined that those orders were ignored, leading him to call for criminal contempt of court charges to be filed. Terry Greene Sterling, a journalist and writer in residence at the Walter Cronikite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Arizona State University, and KJZZ journalist Jude Joffe-Block, have co-authored a book on the case and changing immigration policies, and will discuss the Melendres case.

August 18, 2016

  • Senator Jeff Flake  |   Video
    • Arizona Senator Jeff Flake will talk about the tumultuous presidential election and his view on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and other current issues critical to our state and nation.

August 17, 2016

  • ASU President Michael Crow  |   Video
    • Arizona State University president Michael Crow will give an overview of the university as the 2016-2017 school year gets underway. He will also discuss his vision for a new American University and how higher education might change in coming years.

August 16, 2016

  • Possible Chase Field Sale  |   Video
    • The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced a special meeting to be held to discuss selling Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, with a minimum starting bid of $60 million. This comes after heightened acrimony between the supervisors and the d-backs over improvements requested by the team for the stadium. Rebekah Sanders, a reporter for the Arizona Republic who covers county issues, will tell us more.
  • Road Debris Dangers  |   Video
    • A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that more than 200,000 crashes involved debris on U.S. roadways during the past four years. That has resulted in about 39,000 injuries and over 500 deaths between 2011 and 2014. Stephanie Moe of AAA Arizona will discuss the study.

August 15, 2016

  • Arizona Veterans: Veterans Serving the Community  |   Video
    • We’ll talk about how veterans continue to serve the community at large after their service in the military with David Lucier, a decorated Army veteran who has served on numerous boards and commissions, and Tait Elkie, a former Marine who also has a long list of community service.
  • Arizona Veterans: Veterans and Art   |   Video
    • In our series covering veterans’ issues, we’ll talk about how art helps veterans. Judi Combs, Founder of Scottsdale-based American Healing Arts Foundation, which provides free arts classes for veterans, will discuss the issue, along with Hal Stewart, a veteran and art instructor at American Healing Arts Foundation.

August 12, 2016

August 11, 2016

August 10, 2016

  • New ASU Law College Building  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law has moved from the Tempe campus to Downtown Phoenix, with a grand opening coming next week. Thomas Williams, the law college’s assistant dean for academic affairs and the institution, will tell us more about the Arizona Center for Law and Society building and the advantages of being closer to courts in downtown Phoenix.
  • WalletHub Survey on Education in Arizona  |   Video
    • A new survey by WalletHub ranks Arizona near the bottom in terms of several education indicators. Joe Thomas, president of the Arizona Education Association, will discuss the survey and the state of Arizona’s education system.

August 9, 2016

  • Chase Field Stadium Improvements  |   Video
    • The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors are battling over who should pay for improvements at Chase Field. That battle has heated up, with county supervisor Andy Kunasek using some harsh words against the D-Backs. Kunasek will talk about the fight.

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 5, 2016

August 4, 2016

  • Child Abuse Cases  |   Video
    • In a couple of recent child abuse cases that include a child death, the abusers had been reported to or contacted before by the Arizona Department of Child Safety. Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts has followed this issue closely and will discuss the latest tragic cases.
  • Arizona’s Space Industry  |   Video
    • Hear about how Arizona is an important player in the space industry, with several companies here producing products such as satellites and research equipment for space exploration. Eric Miller, principal and co-owner of Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT), and Kjell Stakkestad, CEO of KinetX Aerospace, will tell us more about Arizona’s space industry.

August 3, 2016

  • Arizona Corporation Commission Investigation  |   Video
    • Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns has launched an independent investigation into the influence of electricity regulation, which is under the control of the commission. Burns will discuss why he called for the investigation.
  • Phoenix Wastewater Treatment Plant  |   Video
    • For the seventh year in a row, the city of Phoenix’s 23rd Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant has been honored for its environmental efforts. The plant and employees have won the National Association of Clean Water Agencies Platinum Performance Award. Dennis Porter, Assistant Water Services Director, will tell us more about why the plant was honored.

August 2, 2016

  • New Test for Superbugs  |   Video
    • TGen and Northern Arizona University have come out with a new test that will give health officials a quick method to detect antibiotic-resistant infections. Dr. David Engelthaler, director of programs and operations for TGen Pathogen Genomics Division in Flagstaff, will tell us more about the new test.
  • Arizona Artbeat: SMoCA Behind the Scenes  |   Video
    • Get a glimpse at the newest exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art called Public Trust. It’s a behind the scenes look at how museum employees put together exhibits, catalog inventory, and preserve existing works. Museumgoers can ask questions of employees and get a better understanding of how the museum operates. We also get to see the lengths a conservator goes to as she tries to repair a broken sculpture.
  • New Test for Superbugs  |   Video
    • TGen and Northern Arizona University have come out with a new test that will give health officials a quick method to detect antibiotic-resistant infections. Dr. David Engelthaler, director of programs and operations for TGen's Pathogen Genomics Division in Flagstaff, will tell us more about the new test.

August 1, 2016

  • Insurers Leaving the ACA Marketplace  |   Video
    • Another insurance company in Arizona has decided to leave the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Swapna Reddy, a clinical assistant professor in Arizona State University’s School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, will talk about why insurers continue to leave the ACA Marketplace.

July 29, 2016

July 27, 2016

  • Cybersecurity  |   Video
    • The Democratic Party had its emails hacked, allegedly by Russian agents. Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump added fuel to the fire by encouraging the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. John Iannarelli, a retired FBI special agent and former head of FBI cyber investigations in Arizona, will discuss cybersecurity.

July 26, 2016

  • Arizona’s Jobless Rate  |   Video
    • For the past three months, Arizona’s unemployment rate has gone up, even as the nation’s jobless rate has dropped for most of that time. Right now, the state’s unemployment rate of 5.8 percent is nearly a full percentage point higher than the national average. Dennis Hoffman, director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will talk about why Arizona’s jobless rate is not improving.
  • Giving and Leading: Childhood Hunger  |   Video
    • United Food Bank is out with new numbers for child food insecurity rates in Arizona. Ginny Hildebrand, executive director of UFB, will tell us about the numbers that break down childhood hunger county by county.
  • Sustainability: Green DBacks  |   Video
    • The Arizona Diamondbacks are part of the Green Sports Alliance, which means they pledge to make efforts towards sustainability and green practices every year. One example is the Solar Plaza, which generates enough electricity to power 11 home games a year. We’ll take a look at the Green DBacks.

July 20, 2016

  • Arizona Education: Year Up Program  |   Video
    • “Year Up” is a program that is designed to provide in one year young urban adults with experience, skills and financial support that will set them on a path to an education for a professional career. We’ll take a look at how the program is helping one student and then talk to Randy Moore, site director of higher education programs for Year Up Arizona about how they help students and how the program helps business.

July 19, 2016

  • Gun Control Bill   |   Video
    • Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego has co-sponsored a bill that is aimed at ending gun deaths among children. The Help End Assault Rifle Tragedies, or HEART Act, bans children under the age of 16 from possessing or firing machine guns and assault weapons. Attorney James Goodnow of Fennemore Craig will tell us more about the legislation.
  • Santa Cruz River Report  |   Video
    • A new report has been conducted on the Lower Santa Cruz River in Southern Arizona. The report by Pima County and the Sonoran Institute reveals in part the river has less odor and more fish. Ian Dowdy, a Sonoran Institute program manager, will tell us about the report.
  • Nonprofits Economic Impact  |   Video

July 18, 2016

  • Borderlands Poll  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Borderlands Bureau has commissioned a poll on border issues. The survey looks at immigration, health care, the economy and more. Angela Kocherga, director of the Borderlands Bureau, will discuss the poll results.

July 14, 2016

  • Arizona Artbeat: New Tempe Arts Director  |   Video
    • The City of Tempe has hired a new arts director. Theater veteran Ralph Remington will discuss his new role as the citys art director.
  • Missing Monsoon  |   Video
    • Arizona has not seen a lot of Monsoon action this summer, but we have seen a lot of 110-degree plus days. Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny will discuss our summer weather.

July 13, 2016

  • J-TEDS   |   Video
    • We take a look at J-TEDs, or Joint Technical Education Districts, programs that provide high school students with a chance to learn skills like cosmetology or the culinary arts, by taking you to a culinary arts school for high school students.

July 11, 2016

  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Physicist Lawrence Krauss discusses the latest science news, including the planned deep exploration of Jupiter’s atmosphere by the Juno spacecraft.
  • Book: “Housebroken: Admissions of an Untidy Life.”  |   Video
    • Former Arizona Republic columnist and New York Times bestselling author Laurie Notaro will talk about her new book “Housebroken: Admissions of an Untidy Life.” Notaro chronicles her misfortune in the domestic arts in a collection of essays showcasing her irreverent wit.

July 7, 2016

  • PBS Fireworks Controversy  |   Video
    • PBS has come under scrutiny for airing recorded fireworks displays during it’s “A Capitol Fourth broadcast, a broadcast that was supposed to only contain live footage. Eric Newton, the Innovation Chief at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will discuss the controversy.

July 5, 2016

  • Proposition 123 Money  |   Video
    • Arizona schools will get an influx of cash from the recent voter-approved Proposition 123. The $3.5 Billion in funding starts flowing to schools June 30. Jeremy Calles, Chief Financial Officer at the Kyrene Elementary School District, will talk about the issue.
  • Rise of Social Media for News  |   Video
    • Two new reports show a rise in people using social media to get their news content while at the same time newspapers continue to decline. Jessica Pucci, an ethics and excellence professor of practice for Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a specialist in data analysis and audience engagement, will talk about why more people are turning to social media for their news.

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

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss top issues, including a recent visit he took to China for a global climate change conference.
  • Congressman Grijalva  |   Video
    • Arizona District 3 Representative Raul Grijalva will talk national issues, including his shift in support for a democratic presidential nominee.

June 28, 2016

  • Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look back at the big rulings from the just-ended U.S. Supreme Court session and also discuss how the death of Justice Antonin Scalia affected the court’s rulings. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will discuss the cases and the absence of a justice on the court.

June 27, 2016

  • Book: “Policing Immigrants”  |   Video
    • Arizona State University criminology professor Scott Decker and Justice Studies professor emerita Marie Provine have co-authored a book that traces the transition of immigration enforcement from a traditionally federal power to a patchwork system of local policing that extends throughout the country’s interior. Decker and Provine will discuss their book, “Policing Immigrants.”
  • Grand Canyon Watchtower  |   Video
    • The Grand Canyon Watchtower is a 70-foot high stone building on the South Rim of the canyon that was designed by famed architect Mary Colter. The Grand Canyon Association, a non-profit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, has entered a contest being held by National Geographic that will award up to $250,000 in restoration funds to the winners. Ann Scheflen, the chief philanthropy officer at the Grand Canyon Association, will tell us more about the historic tower and the contest.

June 23, 2016

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Better Solar Panels  |   Video
    • Researchers at Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering have combined two types of solar technologies that could make solar panels cheaper and more accessible. Traditional solar panels made with silicon are expensive but more efficient than cheaper, thin film solar cells, which are made with cadmium telluride. ASU researchers Zachary Holman and Yong-Hang Zhang will tell us more about their work leading to better solar panels.
  • Arizona Job Progress Meter  |   Video
    • The Center for the Future of Arizona along with the Arizona Commerce Authority have created a Job Creation Progress Meter to keep track of indicators of job creation statewide. Darcy Renfro, senior director for the Center for the Future of Arizona, will tell us about the Job Progress Meter.

June 22, 2016

  • UK’s Possible Exit from the EU  |   Video
    • The United Kingdom will vote on whether to exit the European Union, a move that will have political and economic repercussions in the United States and around the world. Jose Mendez, the vice-chair of Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey’s Economics Department, will talk about the economic ramifications for the U.S. and Arizona.
  • Arizona Veterans: GI Bill Anniversary  |   Video
    • The original GI Bill is turning 72 this year. The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the “GI Bill” was enacted on June 22, 1944. There are several GI Bill programs that help military service members and their families obtain an education or training. Historian Jack August, who leads philanthropy and institutional advancement for the Arizona Capitol Museum, will talk about the history of the GI Bill.

June 21, 2016

  • Giving and Leading: Kids Count Report  |   Video
    • A new Kids Count report, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shows that conditions have improved slightly for Arizona kids. Conditions for children in our state moved up from 46th in the nation to 45th. Children’s Action Alliance president and CEO Dana Wolfe Naimark will discuss the report.

June 20, 2016

  • Girls in STEM  |   Video
    • We’ll follow a female Southwest Airlines pilot participating in the company’s “Adopt a Pilot” program, where a pilot teaches a fifth grade classroom STEM skills involved in flying. Then we’ll talk about getting more girls into STEM education and careers. Tirupalavanam Ganesh, Tooker Professor and assistant dean of engineering for education in Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Monica Crowder, a Science/STEM specialist in the Kyrene School District, and Gabriel Escontrias, manager of ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, will discuss the challenges and solutions in getting more girls into STEM.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Childsplay founder David Saar  |   Video
    • Childsplay is a Tempe troupe that specializes in theater for kids and families, and the founder of the organization, David Saar, is retiring after 39 years. We’ll talk to Saar as he looks back at his career in theater geared toward kids.

June 17, 2016

June 16, 2016

  • DES Director Tim Jeffries  |   Video
    • Arizona Department of Economic Security Director Tim Jeffries will give us an update on his agency, including the latest on employee issues.

June 15, 2016

  • Rail Conference  |   Video
    • The 2016 American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference and International Rail Rodeo will be held in Phoenix from June 15 to June 22. More than 2,500 rail professionals and CEOs from around the country will be attending the transit industry conference. Scott Smith, interim CEO of Valley Metro, which runs light rail here in the Phoenix area, will tell us more about the conference.
  • Orlando Shootings/Humanity  |   Video
    • Is the Orlando mass shooting and others an indication that we are losing our humanity? Neal Lester, an Arizona State University professor who is director of the university’s Project Humanities, will delve into that question.

June 14, 2016

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Iridium NEXT  |   Video
    • The Iridium satellite network provides global satellite phone service, and that system is being improved with Iridium NEXT, a $3 billion global satellite constellation that will add more bandwidth, with coverage over 100 percent of the earth’s surface. The satellites will be built in Gilbert at the Orbital Sciences plant. Iridium CEO Matt Desch will tell us more.
  • Arizona Veterans: Vietnam War Memorial  |   Video
    • Plans for a nearly full-sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. were recently announced for a 7.7 acre park in Gilbert. The site for the 80% scale replica of the wall will also feature an education center for visiting K-12 graders and a Veteran's Resource Center.
  • LGBTQ, Muslim Perspective on Orlando Shooting  |   Video
    • The Orlando, Florida shooting claimed the lives of 49 people in a gay club in Orlando, Florida. Now new information is out about the shooter, Omar Mateen, allegedly he used a gay dating app and visited gay clubs. Rebecca Wininger, a member of the board of directors for Equality Arizona, and Johnny Martin, who is from the LGBTQ community and a Muslim, will discuss the shooting.

June 13, 2016

  • Orlando Shooting  |   Video
    • 49 people were killed in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history in a gay club in Orlando, Florida by Omar Mateen, who claimed allegiance to ISIS. Philip Jones, dean and professor in the College of Security and Intelligence at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Daniel Rothenberg, co-director of Arizona State University’s Center for the Future of War, will talk about the shooting.

June 9, 2016

  • Arizona Artbeat: New Arizona Opera Director  |   Video
    • Arizona Opera recently announced it has a new general director. Joseph Specter, who was the general director of the Austin Opera, takes over for Ryan Taylor and will discuss his new role and vision for Arizona Opera.
  • Concealed Carry Ruling  |   Video
    • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the right to carry concealed firearms in a California case. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will tell us the legal implications of the ruling.

June 8, 2016

  • Arizona Artbeat: Gammage Season  |   Video
    • Hear about the upcoming season of theater at ASU Gammage from Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, the executive director for ASU Gammage, who is also Arizona’s only Tony Voter and will discuss the upcoming awards. She will also talk about the musical “Hamilton,” which is about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
  • Giving and Leading: Foster Parent Recruitment  |   Video
    • With over 19,000 kids in foster care in Arizona, efforts are underway to recruit more foster parents, including single people and same-sex couples. Torri Taj, the CEO of Child Crisis Arizona, will tell us more.

June 7, 2016

  • Chasing the Dream: J-TEDS  |   Video
    • In our continuing series on the American Dream and poverty, we take a look at one way to capture that dream. J-TEDs, or Joint Technical Education Districts, provide high school students with a chance to learn skills like cosmetology or the culinary arts.

June 6, 2016

  • D-Day Survivor  |   Video
    • June 6 marks 72 years since the World War Two D-Day invasion in Normandy. Arizona resident General Seth McKee was there as a Lieutenant Colonel. McKee still remembers that day vividly, and tells Arizona Horizon from his home about that fateful day.
  • “Dark Money” Law Referendum  |   Video
    • An effort has been started to refer a law passed by the state legislature this past session that critics say will make it harder to determine who is behind so-called dark money used in political campaigns. State representative Ken Clark, who is helping lead the referendum against the measure, will tell us why he’s opposed to the changes made by the new law.

June 2, 2016

  • Anniversary of the Don Bolles Bombing  |   Video
    • June 2 marks the 40th anniversary of the bombing that killed Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles. Bolles was killed by a bomb that was placed in his car at the Clarendon hotel in downtown Phoenix where he went to meet a source. Paul Rubin a former Phoenix New Times reporter who has written extensively about the case, and George Weisz, a former investigator at the Arizona Attorney General’s office whose work led to a conviction in the murder, will talk about the Don Bolles case.

June 1, 2016

  • Measles Update  |   Video
    • 11 cases of Measles have been reported in Arizona, most in Pinal County. We’ll get an update from Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, Medical Director, Disease Control at the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.
  • Hot Weather  |   Video
    • We are expecting record-breaking temperatures this coming weekend. Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny will talk about the unusual heat.

May 31, 2016

  • Possible Colorado River Water Shortages  |   Video
    • Lake Mead recently recorded its lowest level ever since being filled about 80 years ago. It supplies Arizona and other states with Colorado River water. A briefing was recently held on Colorado River water shortages. Thomas Buschatzke, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, will tell us more about possible Colorado River water shortages.
  • Arpaio Hearing  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been held in civil contempt of court, and a federal judge is expected to decide whether he should face criminal charges. Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton, a managing partner at Steptoe and Johnson, will talk about what happens at the hearing.

May 30, 2016

  • 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.”
  • Historical Stereographic Arizona Images  |   Video
    • See Arizona’s history brought to life through Jeremy Rowe’s private collection of stereographic images of the Grand Canyon state.

May 27, 2016

May 26, 2016

  • Chasing the Dream: American Indian Education  |   Video
    • In our continuing series regarding poverty and the American Dream, hear the story of an Arizona State University American Indian student and her adjustments to a university education.
  • Marijuana Tax Revenues  |   Video
    • A new study by the Tax Foundation shows that Arizona could generate $113 million in tax revenue if marijuana were legalized and taxed at 15 percent. Arizona State University economist Dennis Hoffman from the W.P. Carey School of Business will discuss the idea.
  • Transgender Bathroom Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Arizona has joined other states that are suing over the Obama administration’s directive that tells schools to allow students to use bathrooms and locker-rooms based on their gender identity. The suit was filed by the state attorney general on behalf of Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, who will discuss the issue.

May 25, 2016

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about issues such as the new city budget that could include a tax hike.

May 24, 2016

May 23, 2016

  • Arizona Artbeat: State Balladeer Dolan Ellis  |   Video
    • Dolan Ellis has been Arizona’s official state balladeer for 50 years. Known for his baritone voice and 12-string guitar, Ellis will talk about his career as the state’s official balladeer.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Edible Capacitors  |   Video
    • Arizona State University researchers have created a supercapacitor that you can eat. The supercapacitor could be used to power a camera or wipe out E. coli. Certain foods can store and conduct electricity and when sandwiched together, they create a supercapacitor - a high-capacity electrical component that can store electrical energy temporarily. ASU associate professor of mechanical engineering Hanqing Jiang (Han-ching Gee-ang) and research team member Wenwen Xu (Wen-wen Shu) will tell us more about their discovery.

May 20, 2016

May 19, 2016

  • Zika Virus in Arizona  |   Video
    • We are going to be entering mosquito season in Arizona soon, and state health officials are making plans to help stop the spread of the Zika Virus, which has already been detected in our state. We’ll hear from Jessie Atencio, the assistant director for the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health about efforts to stop the mosquito-borne Zika virus from spreading in Arizona.
  • American Graduate: Foster Care Education Gap  |   Video
    • Children in foster care face many unique challenges, including ones that impact their educational achievements. We’ll hear about a recent report on those challenges, and then Marcelino Canuas of the Cartwright School District will tell us more about issues facing children in foster care as they attempt to gain an education and efforts to help them. (one other guest pending)

May 18, 2016

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Phoenix Innovation District  |   Video
    • Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton recently called for an innovation district in downtown Phoenix to attract startups, especially to the warehouse district. Phoenix Community and Economic Development Director Christine Mackay will tell us more about the emerging effort.
  • Proposition 123 Results and Schools  |   Video
    • Schools are already thinking about their next step now that the election for Proposition 123 is over, even though results are not yet conclusive. Tim Ogle, executive director of the Arizona School Boards Association, will talk about what schools might do next.

May 17, 2016

  • Arizona Education: School Budgets and Proposition 123  |   Video
    • We’ll visit school districts to see how they plan to deal with the possibility that proposition 123 fails or passes by preparing two sets of budgets. Then we will talk to school officials more about those eventualities. (guests pending)

May 16, 2016

  • Obama Transgender Bathrooms Letter  |   Video
    • President Obama’s administration issued guidance to schools that directs schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify. Attorney Abby Louise Jensen, a trans woman and director of the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, will discuss the legal aspects of the directive.

May 13, 2016

May 12, 2016

  • Arizona Artbeat: Funding for the Arts  |   Video
    • The $9.6 Billion budget passed by the state legislature includes a $1.5 million one-year allocation for the Arizona Commission on the Arts to use for grants and programs for nonprofit arts and culture organizations statewide. The current year budget did not have any arts funding and resulted in the loss of a significant number of grants for organizations across Arizona. The 15 members of the Arizona Commission on the Arts will meet in June to decide how to distribute the money. Catherine “Rusty” Foley, executive director of Arizona Citizens for the Arts, and Jaime Dempsey, deputy director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, will talk about the funding and how it might be spent.
  • Sustainability: Desalination  |   Video
    • Two years ago, Arizona and the state of Sonora, Mexico, signed an agreement to explore the possibility of desalinizing water from the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Chuck Cullom, the Colorado River project manager for the Central Arizona Project, will tell us more about desalination and the possibility of using it to provide water for Arizona.

May 11, 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.
  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Get the latest science news along with an explanation of the science behind the stories from Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss.

May 10, 2016

  • Proposition 123 Opposition  |   Video
    • Not everyone is in favor of Proposition 123, which would increase education funding in Arizona by boosting the amount paid to schools from the state’s land trust. Shirley Sandelands, president of the League of Women Voters Arizona Chapter, will discuss her group’s opposition to the measure.

May 9, 2016

  • Proposition 123 Support  |   Video
    • Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit recently appeared on Arizona Horizon to outline his alternatives to Proposition 123, a measure which would provide more school funding by increasing the amount paid to schools from the state land trust. Chris Thomas, the general counsel for the Arizona School Boards Association, will counter DeWit’s ideas and also discuss reasons why the measure should be approved by voters.
  • Prostate/Colorectal Cancer  |   Video
    • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, while colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the country. Dr. Roscoe Nelson of the Arizona Center for Urology will discuss prostate cancer and free screenings his office will be providing and Dr. Neeraj Singh of Valley Surgical Clinics will give us details about colorectal cancer.

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.
  • Sustainability: ASU School of Sustainability Anniversary  |   Video
    • The Arizona State University School of Sustainability is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Christopher Boone, the dean of the school, will tell us more about the college and its role as the first sustainability school in the nation.
  • Arizona Tourism  |   Video
    • In 2014, 40.7 million people visited Arizona and spent $20.9 billion. That generated $2.8 billion in tax revenue. Arizona Tourism executive director Debbie Johnson will give us an update on the status of Arizona’s tourism sector.

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.
  • Book: Fire Line  |   Video
    • In the summer of 2013, 19 Arizona firefighters lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill Fire, one of the worst fire disasters in U.S. history. Now, New York Times Phoenix bureau chief Fernanda Santos has written a book about the men from the Granite Mountain hotshot crew who lost their lives in that blaze. Santos will discuss her book, “The Fire Line.”

May 3, 2016

  • Giving and Leading: Longevity of Non Profits  |   Video
    • We’ll take you inside the Make A Wish Foundation, a local nonprofit that has been granting the wishes of dying children for over three decades. Then we’ll talk about what makes a nonprofit last over the years and decades from Jacky Alling, chief philanthropy officer of the Arizona Community Foundation, along with Max Gonzales, vice president of strategy and relationship management of Chicanos Por La Causa, which has been in operation since 1969.
  • National Charter Schools Week  |   Video
    • The week of May 1 through 7 is National Charter School Week. We’ll hear from Leah Fregulia of the Arizona School for the Arts, a Phoenix Charter School, and Jim Hall, founder of Arizonans for Charter School Accountability.

May 2, 2016

  • Miranda Warning Ruling Anniversary   |   Video
    • This year the United States Supreme Court ruling that created the Miranda warning will see its 50th anniversary. The warning came from a ruling on a case out of Arizona called Miranda vs. Arizona. Constitutional expert Robert McWhirter will talk about one of the court’s most famous rulings along with Sam Myers, the presiding criminal case judge for Maricopa County Superior Court.
  • Helios Scholars at TGen  |   Video
    • The Helios Scholars program at TGen is having its 10th anniversary. The program, sponsored by Arizona's Helios Education Foundation, helps educate a new generation of scientists, researchers and physicians in Arizona’s bioscience sector. We’ll discuss the program and the results it’s produced with Dr. Jeffrey Trent, president and Research Director of TGen, Paul Luna, president and CEO of the Helios Education Foundation and Carly Benford, a 2010 alumna of Helios Scholars at TGen.
  • Arizona Presidential Delegates   |   Video
    • Advocates for presidential candidate Donald Trump are calling foul because candidate Ted Cruz received pledges from more Arizona GOP delegates over the weekend even though Trump won the popular vote in our state. Dan Nowicki of the Arizona Republic will explain.

April 28, 2016

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation  |   Video
    • Arizona State University's Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC) focuses on machine learning and pattern recognition, human-computer interaction and haptics, which is a science dealing with the sense of touch. Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, the founding director of CUbiC, will tell us about some of the work going on at the center, including helping surgeons practice laparoscopic surgery.
  • Arizona Veterans: Veterans and Art  |   Video
    • In our series covering veterans’ issues, we’ll talk about how art helps veterans. Judi Combs, Founder of Scottsdale-based American Healing Arts Foundation, which provides free arts classes for veterans, will discuss the issue, along with Hal Stewart, a veteran and art instructor at American Healing Arts Foundation.
  • Possible Misuse of Funds  |   Video
    • A new audit by the city of Phoenix shows that the former CEO of the Valley’s transit system received $277,000 in reimbursements for expenses that are under question. Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts talks about the audit into the possible misuse of funds by former Valley Metro CEO Stephen Banta.
  • Arizona Veterans: Veterans and Art  |   Video
    • Aired at 11:30 pm. In our series covering veterans’ issues, we’ll talk about how art helps veterans. Judi Combs, Founder of Scottsdale-based American Healing Arts Foundation, which provides free arts classes for veterans, will discuss the issue, along with Hal Stewart, a veteran and art instructor at American Healing Arts Foundation.

April 27, 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.
  • Proposition 123  |   Video
    • State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, who has opposed the education funding measure, proposition 123, will discuss his alternatives to the initiative.

April 26, 2016

  • Chasing the Dream: Proposition 123   |   Video
    • In our new series dealing with poverty in Arizona, we’ll explain how Proposition 123 will provide additional education funding from the state land trust. Then, we'll hear from both sides on the issue from Morgan Abraham, who is leading the campaign against the measure, and Andrew Morrill, president of the Arizona Education Association and a supporter of the measure.

April 25, 2016

  • National Park Centennial   |   Video
    • We’ll talk about the National Parks Centennial and the importance of the parks to the public with Sue Black, executive director of Arizona State Parks, and Sherry Plowman of the Southern Arizona Office of the National Park Service.

April 21, 2016

  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Physicist Lawrence Krauss will give us his expert insight into the latest science news and will also be joined by editor in chief of Scientific American, Marietta DiChristina.
  • Arizona Veterans: Veterans Serving the Community  |   Video
    • We’ll talk about how veterans continue to serve the community at large after their service in the military with David Lucier, a decorated Army veteran who has served on numerous boards and commissions, and Tait Elkie, a former Marine who also has a long list of community service.

April 20, 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.
  • Book: At Home with the Aztecs  |   Video
    • Learn about the lives of everyday people in Aztec society in a new book At Home with the Aztecs. Michael Smith, a professor of archaeology at Arizona State University, will tell us more about his new book, which focuses on Aztec households and communities instead of kings, pyramids, and human sacrifice.
  • Legislative Districts Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has upheld legislative maps drawn by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will explain the ruling.

April 19, 2016

  • Chasing the Dream: Fresh Express  |   Video
    • In our new series dealing with poverty in Arizona, we'll show you how fresh fruits and vegetables are being bussed in to residents in South Phoenix and Tempe, where there is not much access to healthy produce.
  • Proposition 123  |   Video
    • Proposition 123 will add education funding in Arizona by increasing the amount that is paid from the state trust land. Sherman Dorn, Educational Leadership and Innovation division director and professor in Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College, will walk us through the ins and outs of Proposition 123.
  • Solar Power Initiative  |   Video
    • The solar power industry has announced an initiative that would keep in place “net metering” for those who equip their houses with solar panels. That’s where the utility gives the homeowner a one-to-one credit for any excess energy produced. Former Corporation Commissioner Chair Kris Mayes will lead the initiative, called the Arizona Solar Energy Freedom Act, and will tell us more about the measure.

April 18, 2016

  • Paying for College  |   Video
    • We'll take a look at how Starbucks is helping students pay for college. Following that, hear from Melissa Pizzo, the executive director for Arizona State University financial aid and scholarship services, and Felicia Ganther, associate vice chancellor for student affairs from the Maricopa County Community College District, who will tell us more about how students are paying for college.

April 14, 2016

  • Arizona Veterans  |   Video
    • In our continuing look at veterans’ issues, we focus on ways to honor and acknowledge the service of veterans. Joanna Sweatt, the veterans’ initiatives program manager for Learnkey, and the chief operating officer of the Veterans’ Directory, a comprehensive directory of services for veterans, and Phil Yin, who served in Vietnam as a marine in the '60s and is a board member of the veterans’ heritage project yearbook, will discuss ways to honor veterans.

April 13, 2016

  • Clean Elections Initiative  |   Video
    • The Arizona Advocacy Network has filed an initiative to strengthen the Arizona Clean Elections system. The initiative would also lower campaign contribution limits, require more disclosure of dark money sources, and make other changes. Samantha Pstross, executive director of the Arizona Advocacy Network, will tell us more about the initiative.
  • 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.

April 11, 2016

  • Tax Tips  |   Video
    • The tax deadline is fast approaching. Bill Brunson, a spokesman for the Internal Revenue Service in Phoenix, and Anthony Forschino of the Arizona Department of Revenue, will talk about tax tips, new tax laws and e-filing.

April 7, 2016

  • Veterans Homelessness  |   Video
    • Although there has been a decline in homelessness among veterans, it continues to be a problem for that segment of the population.
  • Reporter Background Checks  |   Video
    • Leaders of the Arizona House are now requiring reporters to undergo criminal and other background checks to cover stories from the floor of the House. Attorney Dan Barr of Perkins and Coie and Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will discuss the new requirement.

April 6, 2016

  • Senate President Andy Biggs  |   Video
    • Senate President Andy Biggs discusses the latest from the Arizona legislature, including several bills signed into law by Governor Doug Ducey.

April 5, 2016

  • Arizona Gives Day  |   Video
    • Arizona Gives Day is a single statewide day of giving that has raised $4.5 million for Arizona nonprofits since 2013. Participating nonprofits also training and marketing support. Laurie Liles, CEO of the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, and Kristen Merrifield, CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, will tell us more.

April 4, 2016

  • Arizona Bioscience Update  |   Video
    • The Flinn Foundation has commissioned a report to analyze the performance of Arizona’s bioscience industry. It’s part of a long-term strategy called the Bioscience Roadmap, meant to guide Arizona in the bioscience industry through 2025. Brad Halvorsen, Flinn Foundation executive vice president, and Mark Slater, vice chair, Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, will tell us more about the report.

March 31, 2016

  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Physicist Lawrence Krauss explains the latest science news in his monthly appearance.
  • Veterans’ Education  |   Video
    • We’ll discuss benefits and challenges veterans face in getting an education. Andrea Banks, the district veteran services coordinator for Maricopa Community Colleges, and Matt Schmidt, admissions specialist at the ASU Pat Tillman Veterans Center, will talk about the issue.

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.
  • 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.

March 29, 2016

  • Higher Education Challenges  |   Video
    • Columbia provost emeritus Jonathan Cole will discuss his new book “Toward a More Perfect University,” which deals with the way institutions of higher education should evolve in the decades ahead.

March 28, 2016

  • North American Trade  |   Video
    • The Arizona State University School of Public Affairs is holding its annual border trade conference with universities from Canada and Mexico March 31. The conference title is “Unlocking North American Competitiveness” and will focus on expanding trade, deregulation, energy markets and transportation. Sapna Gupta, the organizer of the conference, will tell us more.
  • Comic in Residence Maysoon Zayid  |   Video
    • Comic and actress Maysoon Zayid is one of the first female Muslim-American comedians in the U.S. Now, Zayid is a “comic in residence” at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, teaching students the art of making people laugh. We visit one of her classrooms to show you what she does.

March 23, 2016

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Keep up on the latest from the state capitol in our weekly legislative update with a reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times.
  • Arizona Primary Postmortem  |   Video
    • We’ll review the results of the Arizona presidential preference election with political analysts Stan Barnes and John Loredo.

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.
  • Arizona Primary Voter Turnout   |   Video
    • Hear about past voting trends and ways to encourage people to vote as we near the Arizona presidential preference election. Lattie Coor, chairman and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona, will talk about that and perceptions of voters.

March 21, 2016

  • STEM Skills Outside Class  |   Video
    • Using and learning STEM skills does not have to be relegated to just inside the classroom. Lacey Wieser, director of K-12 Science and STEM for the Arizona Department of Education, will be joined by board members from the Arizona Science Teachers Association to discuss how that can be done.

March 18, 2016

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 16, 2016

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us a mid-week update on the state legislature.
  • New Home Valuation Web Site  |   Video
    • The Arizona Republic is offering a new, free web site to find out the value of your home. Street Scout uses highly localized information. Catherine Reagor, a real estate reporter for the Arizona Republic, will tell us more about the site.

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.

March 14, 2016

  • Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Tucson Weekly senior writer Jim Nintzel will bring us up to date on the big issues of the day from Southern Arizona.

March 10, 2016

  • I-11 Corridor Environmental Study  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Transportation has begun a three-year environmental study to select possible routes for Interstate 11 between Nogales and Wickenburg and is seeking public input. ADOT project manager Michael Kies (Keys) will tell us more.
  • Arizona Primary Voter Turnout  |   Video
    • Hear about past voting trends and ways to encourage people to vote as we near the Arizona presidential preference election. Lattie Coor, chairman and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona, will talk about that and perceptions of voters.

March 9, 2016

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us a mid-week update on the state legislature.
  • Book: “Who is Gym”  |   Video
    • Ever wonder how a high school sports facility got its name? A local author answers those questions for high school stadiums and gyms in Arizona.
  • 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.
  • Book: Who is Gym  |   Video
    • Ever wonder how a high school sports facility got its name? A local author answers those questions for high school stadiums and gyms in Arizona.

March 8, 2016

March 7, 2016

  • Arizona Artbeat: Choreographer Liz Lerman  |   Video
    • Famed choreographer Liz Lerman is now teaching at Arizona State University. We’ll show you her unique approach to taking dance out of the studio and into shipyards, nursing homes and other locations, helping other professions with her art.
  • Cost of Private School Tax Credits  |   Video
    • A new analysis of private school tax credits finds the estimated cost of the existing private school tax credit program is $10,000 per student, far more than what the state pays for students in public schools. The Grand Canyon Institute report also finds that enrollment in private schools in Arizona has decreased. David Wells, research director of the institute, will tell us more.
  • Arizona Technology And Innovation: Underwater Robotics Competition  |   Video
    • Thanks to a grant from the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, the First Annual Regional SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Competition was held over the weekend. The competition took place at the Chandler High School Aquatics Center, featuring 25 underwater robotic teams from Maricopa County hoping to earn a spot in the SeaPerch International Competition in Boston in May. Bill Badger, the lead of the local competition, will tell us more, along with Madeline Badger, one of the competitors.

March 4, 2016

March 3, 2016

  • Empowerment Scholarship Accounts  |   Video
    • The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that will eventually allow all students to receive taxpayer help to go to private schools. Opponents say it will end public education in Arizona. Senator Debbie Lesko sponsored the Empowerment Scholarship Accounts bill, and will discuss it along with Senator Steve Farley, who opposes the measure.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: STEM School Community of Practice  |   Video
    • An effort is underway to connect schools’ STEM programs in a community of practice, which will allow the schools to share best practices, leverage opportunities and collaborate to progress STEM education in Arizona. Communities of practice are used with effectiveness in workplaces. Jeremy Babendure, executive director of the Arizona SciTech Festival, will discuss the effort, along with Janet McConnell, an instructional developer and designer for Intel. Babendure will also briefly discuss the ongoing SciTech Festival.

March 2, 2016

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us a mid-week update on the state legislature.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Phoenix Chorale Grammy  |   Video
    • Phoenix Chorale conductor Charles Bruffy won a Grammy for best choral performance for a recording of Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil,” which was performed with the Phoenix and Kansas City Chorales, both directed by Bruffy. Bruffy will discuss the award and the recording.

March 1, 2016

  • Politicians Lying Research  |   Video
    • Researchers at Arizona State University have released a study that shows it may not be as easy as you think to tell if a politician is not telling the truth. Researcher Nicholas Duran says the normal physical signs of lying, such as lack of eye contact, are often just caused by emotional duress and are not signs of lying. Duran will talk about his research.
  • Small Business Economic Report  |   Video
    • The National Small Business Association recently released its 2015 Year-End Economic Report, which reveals the small business community has a less optimistic outlook on the overall economy than it did just six months ago. Rick Murray, Arizona Small Business Association CEO, will give us details about the report.
  • Giving and Leading: Florence Crittenton  |   Video
    • For over a century, the Florence Crittenton organization has served at-risk girls from ages 10 to 21 with issues such as neglect, abuse and teen pregnancy. Kellie Warren, CEO of Florence Crittenton of Arizona, will tell us more about her organization and an upcoming luncheon being held.

February 29, 2016

  • Senator John McCain  |   Video
    • Arizona Senator John McCain will discuss the latest in current events from his perspective as a U.S. Senator.

February 26, 2016

February 25, 2016

  • Plant Foraging in Arizona  |   Video
    • Wild plants can be a part of your diet. Mark Lewis, who travels to areas near state parks in Arizona to find indigenous foods, will talk about where and how to look for edible plants in our state.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Heard Museum Art Restoration  |   Video
    • See the restoration of large pieces of art going on at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.
  • 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 24, 2016

  • Republican Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs will discuss the latest news from the Arizona Legislature.
  • El Nino  |   Video
    • This season’s El Nino weather pattern was predicted to be the strongest in decades. However, besides one wet week Arizona has seen nothing but sunshine and record-breaking heat. Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny will give us an El Nino update.

February 23, 2016

  • Heroin in Arizona  |   Video
    • “Frontline” will take a look at the heroin problem in America in a special, “Chasing Heroin.” Arizona Horizon will look at the problem in our state with Dr. Cara Christ, the director of the State Department of Health Services.
  • Tax Filing Fraud  |   Video
    • In 2014, identification fraud cost the government $6 billion when people filed taxes using someone else’s name and social security number. Arizona State University professor Shawn Novak of the School of Public Affairs was a senior tax policy analyst for the US Senate Finance Committee, and will tell us more about tax fraud and efforts to prevent it.
  • Arizona CEO Survey  |   Video
    • A survey of 400 Arizona executives found that education was the number one challenge to doing business in our state. The poll was commissioned by Alliance Bank of Arizona, and will be discussed by the bank’s CEO, Jim Lundy, and Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

February 22, 2016

  • Sustainability: Arizona Water Infrastructure  |   Video
    • As demonstrated by the crisis in Flint, Michigan recently, maintaining a water infrastructure to get water to your tap is vital. Joe Gysel, president of the National Association of Water Companies and CEO of water provider EPCOR Water USA, will talk about Arizona’s water infrastructure and the need to keep it maintained.
  • Arizona Education: Dual Language Programs  |   Video
    • Dual Language programs are popular with parents. We’ll take a look at a program in the Kyrene School District and then talk to Jana Miller, associate superintendent of the Cave Creek School District and Aiden Fleming, deputy associate superintendent at the Arizona Department of Education, about the benefits of a dual language program.

February 19, 2016

February 18, 2016

  • Diane Rehm  |   Video
    • For decades, Diane Rehm has conducted thoughtful, thorough interviews with the top newsmakers of the day, including presidents and foreign leaders. Rehm’s show on NPR is heard by millions. Rehm will be at Arizona State University to meet with journalism students and will talk on Arizona Horizon about her new book “On My Own,” which covers the death of her husband John Rehm and her efforts to rebuild her life afterward.

February 17, 2016

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us a mid-week update on the state legislature.
  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Physicist Lawrence Krauss will discuss the latest in science news, including what is being called the biggest discovery of the century, the detection of gravitational waves.

February 16, 2016

  • Veterans: Women Veterans’ Issues  |   Video
    • Hear about the issues faced by female veterans and a set of women veterans’ expos being held by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services coming up next month. Wanda Wright, the director of the department, will tell us more.
  • American Graduate: Destination Graduation  |   Video
    • Hear how a United Way program called “Destination Graduation” is targeting middle school students with the goal of graduating high school. We’ll then hear more about the program from Julia Estrada, Valley of the Sun United Way’s Youth Education Director.
  • Proton Beam Therapy  |   Video
    • Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix will soon open its proton beam center to treat cancer. In properly selected patients proton beam therapy is an advance over traditional radiotherapy. Mayo Clinic's Proton Beam Therapy Program is unique, using pencil beam scanning, which allows closer targeting of a tumor. Dr. Sameer Keole (key-olee), the medical director of the Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Center in Arizona, will tell us more.

February 15, 2016

  • Commercial Real Estate Update  |   Video
    • Hear how the commercial real estate market looks in 2016 and get advice on how to invest in the market. Jon Rosenberg, president of the commercial real estate firm LevRose, and Mark Stapp, executive director of the Master of Real Estate Development program in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will discuss the market and investing in it.
  • Justice Scalia  |   Video
    • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly over the weekend. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will talk about the implications on the court and about Scalia’s legacy as a justice.

February 12, 2016

February 11, 2016

  • Arizona Artbeat: Arizona Territory Radio Play  |   Video
    • Arizona’s 104th birthday will be celebrated with “Arizona Territory,” a radio play on Statehood Day February 14 at 7pm. The Arizona Centennial Theatre Foundation along with KTAR radio will present the play, which will be performed live at Tempe Center for the Arts. The story is set in 1898 and focuses on the relationships between two sisters and their love interests, both military men. Ben Tyler, ACTF executive director and director of the radio play, will tell us more.
  • PLuS Alliance  |   Video
    • Arizona State University, King’s College London and University of New South Wales Australia have joined forces to form the PLuS Alliance, a new partnership to help find research-led solutions to global challenges and expand access to world-class learning. Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, executive vice president, and ASU Knowledge Enterprise chief research and innovation officer, will tell us more about PLuS Alliance.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Arizona Territory Radio Play  |   Video
    • Arizona’s 104th birthday will be celebrated with “Arizona Territory,” a radio play on Statehood Day February 14 at 7 p.m. The Arizona Centennial Theatre Foundation along with KTAR radio will present the play, which will be performed live at Tempe Center for the Arts. The story is set in 1898 and focuses on the relationships between two sisters and their love interests, both military men. Ben Tyler, ACTF executive director and director of the radio play, and Richard Warren, the playwright, will tell us more.

February 10, 2016

  • Ambassador Kurt Volker on Foreign Affairs  |   Video
    • Kurt Volker, former NATO Ambassador and director of Arizona State University’s McCain Institute, will give his insight into the latest foreign affairs news.
  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us a mid-week update on the state legislature.
  • Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters  |   Video
    • Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters will be in the Phoenix area this month. She’s promoting her new book, “Still So Excited: My Life as a Pointer Sister, co-written by Marshall Terrill, a public information specialist at Arizona State University. She will also headline ASU’s Project Humanities spring 2016 campaign kickoff “Humanity 101: Creating a Movement,” scheduled for February 11. Pointer will discuss her book and her speech at ASU.

February 9, 2016

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Childhelp  |   Video
    • Childhelp is an organization that has programs to prevent child abuse and provide services to victims. Childhelp will have a raffle starting February 5 to raise funds. Benah Parker, Childhelp National Director of Prevention Education, will tell us more about the organization and its mission.
  • Tax Cuts and State Revenues  |   Video
    • A report by two Arizona State University economists shows that almost all of the state’s sluggishness in tax revenues can be blamed on tax cuts over the past 20 years instead of the Great Recession, as claimed by state leaders. Tom Rex, associate director of the Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research of the L. William Seidman Research Institute in the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU, will discuss the report he helped produce.
  • Move on When Ready Fifth Anniversary  |   Video
    • Move on When Ready, a program that allows high school students to move on to college and career when they have mastered certain subjects, is celebrating its fifth anniversary February 10. When students master subject matter, they earn the Grand Canyon High School Diploma, which is based on mastery of skills as opposed to seat time. Sybil Francis, the executive director of the Center for the Future of Arizona, which runs Move on When Ready, will discuss the program along with Michael O'Sullivan, chief executive of Cambridge International Examinations, an organization that provides international qualifications for students ages five to 19.

February 8, 2016

  • Japanese Friendship Garden  |   Video
    • We’ll take you to the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix, which aims to promote education and understanding of the Japanese culture and provide local residents with a serene place for a tranquil stroll.
  • The Ferguson Effect  |   Video
    • Claims have been made that since the anti-police backlash after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, robbery and murder rates have increased in certain cities. However, a new study by Arizona State University and the University of Colorado Boulder finds little truth to the so-called “Ferguson Effect.” Study co-author Scott Decker, foundation professor of criminology and criminal justice at ASU, will talk about the study

February 4, 2016

  • Movie Artist Edward Eyth  |   Video
    • Edward Eyth, a creative designer who’s worked on numerous Hollywood films including “Back to the Future,” is in town for POPnology, an interactive exhibit at the Arizona Science Center that celebrates and explores some of the greatest works of popular-culture inspired technological innovation and imagination. The exhibit will also look at how newly-inspired technology will impact our future. Eyth will discuss the exhibit and his work.

February 3, 2016

  • Arizona, California Economy  |   Video
    • During his State of the State speech, Governor Doug Ducey extolled Arizona’s economy and business climate and contrasted that by denigrating the California economy. However, numbers point to an economy that’s doing better in some cases in California than in Arizona. Local economist Jim Rounds and Arizona State University economist Dennis Hoffman will discuss the differences between the two economies.
  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us a mid-week update on the state legislature.

February 2, 2016

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals  |   Video
    • Governor Doug Ducey is working with members of Arizona’s congressional delegation to approve a bill to move Arizona out of the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, citing an overloaded court as the motive. Attorney Paul Eckstein of the Phoenix law firm Perkins and Coie will talk about the issues involved in moving Arizona out of the court’s territory.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Galvanize Coding School  |   Video
    • Galvanize is a Denver-based computer coding school that specializes in six-month programs that it says leaves graduates with skills businesses actually need. Galvanize is opening a campus in downtown Phoenix in the warehouse district. Jim Deters, the company’s CEO, will tell us more about Galvanize.

February 1, 2016

  • APS/Solar Industry  |   Video
    • Efforts are underway to try and mend relations between Arizona Public Service Company and the solar industry. Hear from Arizona Corporation Commissioner Tom Forese on the issue.

January 28, 2016

  • APS/Solar Industry  |   Video
    • Utility regulators are working on talks to mend the bad blood between Arizona Public Service and the solar power industry. Court Rich, a local attorney representing the solar industry, will tell us more.
  • Career and Technical Education Funding  |   Video
    • Career and technical education funding has taken a big hit in Arizona. Carolyn Warner, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction and chair of the Arizona Career and Technical Education Quality Skills Commission, and Dick Foreman, president and CEO of the Arizona Business & Education Coalition and a commission member, will talk about efforts to push back those funding cuts.

January 27, 2016

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us a mid-week update on the state legislature.

January 26, 2016

  • Public/Private Non-profit Partnerships  |   Video
    • Hear how non-profits and government can both benefit by joining forces. Steve Seleznow, president and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, and Jill Watts, director of Capacity Building Initiatives for the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, will discuss the issue.
  • Millennials and Housing   |   Video
    • Millennials have been somewhat reluctant to get into the housing market after watching their parent’s experiences during the recent housing market crash. Catherine Reagor, who covers real estate for the Arizona Republic, will tell us more.

January 25, 2016

  • Afterschool Science Programs  |   Video
    • We’ll take you to a local junior high that offers an afterschool science program, then we’ll have a discussion on the importance of such programs. Melanie McClintock, executive director of the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence, and Kaci Heins, the 2016 Arizona Science Teachers Association Middle School Science Teacher of the Year, will talk more about the need for afterschool science and STEM programs.
  • MAG Homeless Count  |   Video
    • The annual Maricopa Association of Governments Point-in-Time homeless street count and shelter count will take place January 26. It’s an effort to learn more about the homeless people and families in Maricopa County. Brande Mead, human services manager of MAG, will tell us more.

January 20, 2016

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Ben Giles, a reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times, will give us an update on the state legislature, a regular Arizona Horizon feature every Wednesday during the legislative session.
  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Physicist Lawrence Krauss will explain the latest science news in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon.

January 19, 2016

  • Burton Barr Book  |   Video
    • Former Republican house leader Burton Barr was considered to be one of the most effective lawmakers in state history. Arizona State University history professor Philip VanderMeer has written a book on Barr titled, “Burton Barr: Leadership and the Transformation of Arizona Politics.” VanderMeer discusses his book.

January 18, 2016

  • Book: Struggle to get MLK Holiday in Arizona  |   Video
    • Dr. Warren Stewart Sr., senior pastor at the First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix, was at the forefront of the effort to get a Martin Luther King Holiday in Arizona that was first celebrated 23 years ago. Stewart will talk about a book he has written about the struggle for the MLK Holiday titled: “Victory Together for Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Story of Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr., Governor Evan Mecham and The Historic Battle for a Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday in Arizona.”
  • Martin Luther King Audio Tapes  |   Video
    • A purchase at a Phoenix thrift store led to the discovery of an audio recording of Dr. Martin Luther King’s visit to Phoenix and Arizona State University in 1964. Rob Spindler, an ASU archivist and curator, and Keith Miller, an ASU English professor who has written two books on King, talk about King’s visit and what’s on those audio tapes.

January 15, 2016

January 14, 2016

January 13, 2016

  • Governor Doug Ducey   |   Video
    • Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons interviews Governor Doug Ducey about his plans for the upcoming legislative session.

January 12, 2016

  • New Arizona Supreme Court Justice  |   Video
    • Governor Doug Ducey has made his first appointment to the Arizona Supreme Court. Clint Bolick, former vice president for litigation at the Goldwater Institute, was appointed by Ducey to the state’s high court. Bolick will talk about his new position.
  • New Corporation Commissioner  |   Video
    • Former Arizona Speaker of the House Andy Tobin has been appointed to replace embattled former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Susan Bitter Smith. Tobin will discuss his new role.

January 8, 2016

January 7, 2016

  • Education Poll  |   Video
    • A new poll commissioned by Expect More Arizona, a group dedicated to improving Arizona education, shows that Arizonans consider education a top priority. Pearl Chang Esau, president and CEO of Expect More Arizona.

January 6, 2016

  • Local Government / Legislature  |   Video
    • Hear what local governments have as legislative priorities for the 2016 legislative year. Ken Strobeck, executive director of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns will tell us more.
  • Militarization of Police  |   Video
    • Questions were raised about the “militarization” of local police forces following the shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old man in Ferguson, Missouri, but now it appears that support is growing for police being armed with military-style weapons following terrorist attacks. Scott Somers, a former Mesa City councilman, senior fellow at the GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and Professor of Emergency Management at Arizona State University, will talk about the pressures police face in determining whether or not to militarize their departments.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Custom Hat Maker   |   Video
    • Meet the youngest custom hat maker in the country. We’ll show you how Cave Creek hat maker Eric Watson makes hats the old-fashioned way.

January 5, 2016

  • Education Advocates / Legislature  |   Video
    • We’ll talk to education advocates to see what education priorities they would like to see the legislature work on this coming session. Arizona Education Association president Andrew Morrill and Chuck Essigs, director of government relations for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials, will tell us more.
  • El Nino   |   Video
    • The El Nino weather pattern is bringing lots of rain and snow to Arizona this week. Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny will fill us in.

January 4, 2016

  • Business Advocates / Legislature  |   Video
    • Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, and Farrell Quinlan, Arizona state director for the ‎National Federation of Independent Business, will tell us what they think the business sector will want to see from the Arizona legislature in the upcoming session.

January 1, 2016

  • Journalists Year in Review  |   Video
    • Three local journalists recap the big stories of 2015 and will make predictions about what might make news in 2016. Journalists Laurie Roberts of the Arizona Republic, Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services and Steve Goldstein of KJZZ Radio will give us their insights.

December 31, 2015

  • Cartoonists Show  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look back at the year’s news through the slightly twisted perspective of Arizona Republic cartoonist Steve Benson,

December 30, 2015

  • Economists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Arizona State University economist Dennis Hoffman, ASU real estate expert Mike Orr and economist Jim Rounds will look back at the economy of 2015 and make predictions for the New Year.

December 29, 2015

December 28, 2015

  • Book: “Some People Even Take Them Home”  |   Video
    • An Arizona State University journalism professor has written a book about the challenges and blessings he’s faced raising a son born with Down syndrome. Tim McGuire, the Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism, will talk about his book, “Some People Even Take Them Home,” a title based on what the doctor told him when his son was born.
  • 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 25, 2015

  • Journalists Year in Review  |   Video
    • Three local journalists recap the big stories of 2015 and will make predictions about what might make news in 2016. Journalists Laurie Roberts of the Arizona Republic, Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services and Steve Goldstein of KJZZ Radio will give us their insights.

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.

December 23, 2015

  • Arizona Poet Laureate New Book  |   Video
    • Alberto Rios, the inaugural Poet Laureate of Arizona, will talk about his 13th book of poetry, “A Small Story about the Sky,” which focuses on stories that unfold along the Mexico-US border.

December 22, 2015

  • Economists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Arizona State University economist Dennis Hoffman, ASU real estate expert Mike Orr and economist Jim Rounds will look back at the economy of 2015 and make predictions for the New Year.

December 21, 2015

  • Cartoonists Show  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look back at the year’s news through the slightly twisted perspective of Arizona Republic cartoonist Steve Benson.

December 17, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Refuge Café  |   Video
    • Arizona has taken in five to six percent of refugees in the United States, more than almost every other state. We’ll take you to the Refuge Café, a non-profit business helping refugees succeed in their new country.
  • College Football Playoff  |   Video
    • The College Football National Championship Game will be held January 11 at the University of Phoenix Stadium January 11. Win Holden, the co-chair of the Arizona Organizing Committee for the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship, will bring us up to date on preparations for the game and talk about its expected impact.

December 16, 2015

  • Sustainability: Paris Climate Talks  |   Video
    • The COP21 Paris Climate Talks between 195 nations seek to come up with a way to slow global warming. Sonja Klinsky, Arizona State University assistant professor in the School of Sustainability, attended the talks and will give us an update.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Bruce Monro “Desert Radiance”  |   Video
    • We will show you artist Bruce Munro’s “Desert Radiance” exhibit, a collaborative effort being displayed at several locations.
  • Giving and Leading: Informed Charitable Giving  |   Video
    • As people step up their charitable giving during the holidays, we’ll discuss how you can make sure you give donations to reputable organizations. Robert Ashcraft, executive director of the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation at Arizona State University, will tell us how to be a smart giver.

December 15, 2015

  • Children’s Vision Screening Initiative  |   Video
    • The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has hired Karen Woodhouse as its children’s vision screening director. Her mission is to coordinate a statewide initiative to ensure all children have effective vision screening and the appropriate follow-up services. Woodhouse and Piper president and CEO Susan Pepin will discuss the new effort and how it can lead to better results in education and health for Arizona’s children.

December 14, 2015

  • Arizona Education: American Indian Educatio  |   Video
    • Hear the story of an Arizona State University American Indian student and her adjustments to a university education. Then we will discuss the challenges and resources available to American Indian students with Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, ASU president's professor of Indigenous Education and Justice and director of the Center for Indian Education, and Jacob Moore, ASU Assistant vice president for Tribal Relations.

December 10, 2015

  • Small Business Ownership  |   Video
    • A new report has Arizona small business ownership near the bottom of all states. The Kauffman Foundation report ranked Arizona 49th in the nation and the Phoenix area 37th among the nation�s 40 largest metro markets. Rick Murray, CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association, will tell us more.
  • El Nino Preparedness  |   Video
    • The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released plans to deal with a strong El Nino weather pattern this winter for the FEMA Region 9, which includes Arizona, California and Nevada. Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs Deputy Director Wendy Smith-Reeve will tell us what the plans entails for Arizona.

December 8, 2015

  • Arizona Redistricting Case  |   Video
    • The U.S. Supreme Court will conduct oral arguments December 8 in another case involving the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. A group of republican activists claims that legislative districts were drawn in a way to benefit democrats. Evan Wyloge, a senior reporter at the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, will attend the session and tell us what happened in a remote interview from Washington, D.C.
  • Book: The Phoenix Sound  |   Video
    • Former DJ Jim West has written a book that covers the trailblazing era of Arizona music. From Duane Eddy to Waylon Jennings to Stevie Nicks, West’s new book “The Phoenix Sound: A History of Twang & Rockabilly Music in Arizona,” tells the story of how music from our state influenced the national music scene. West will discuss his new book.

December 7, 2015

  • American Graduate: Math Education   |   Video
    • Just 35% of Arizona students passed the math portion of the new AZMerit test. Although passing the test is no longer a requirement for high school graduation as was the AIMS test, math proficiency still plays an important role in graduation rates. We’ll check into a financial math class and then hear more about the importance of math in education from Cheryl Johnson, the secondary math specialist at Mesa Public Schools, Kimberly Rimbey, the chief learning officer for early adolescent mathematics from the Rodel Foundation of Arizona, and Al Boggess, the director of the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University.

December 4, 2015

December 3, 2015

  • Coyotes Arena Managemen  |   Video
    • It looks like the Arizona Coyotes and the Arizona Cardinals will make no effort to bid for the contract to manage the hockey arena for the Coyotes. Paul Giblin, has been covering the story for the Arizona Republic and will tell us more.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Reducing the Price of Algae-based Biofuels (interview taped on 11-25)  |   Video
    • The U.S. Department of Energy will award six projects $18 million to reduce the price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent by 2019. Arizona State University will receive up to $1 million of the funding. Bruce Rittmann, an Arizona State University Regents' Professor of Environmental Engineering, will tell us more about ASU’s project.

November 30, 2015

  • Disability Reporting Award  |   Video
    • Hear from the winner of Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s national contest for disability reporting, the only such award in the nation. Heather Vogell, a reporter for ProPublica, is the winner of the contest and will talk about disability reporting, along with Katherine Schneider, a retired clinical psychologist from Wisconsin who is blind and funds the award.
  • Arizona Town Hall  |   Video
    • The 107th Arizona Town Hall recently wrapped up and focused on sustaining Arizona’s water supplies. Andy Groseta, a rancher from Cottonwood who also serves on the Verde Watershed Association, and Kevin Moran, senior director with the Environmental Defense Fund, both participated in town hall and will tell us about the final report.

November 26, 2015

  • College Career Readiness  |   Video
    • Getting students ready for college begins well before they enter institutions of higher education. We’ll take a look at one group helping get students ready for college, College Bound AZ. There will also be a discussion on the topic with Elizabeth Paulus, founder of College Bound AZ and Dr. Sally Downey, Superintendent of the East Valley Institute of Technology.

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.

November 19, 2015

  • Arizona Unemployment  |   Video
    • The state’s jobless rate dropped to 6.1% in October, down from 6.3% in September. Arizona Department of Administration economist Doug Walls will tell us more.
  • Absorbable Stent  |   Video
    • Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center became the first hospital in Arizona to use a bio-absorbable stent to save a patient’s life. Stents are mesh tubes used to prop open clogged arteries. The new technology, called SYNERGY, offers faster healing and because it does dissolve, complications such as vessel re-narrowing and blood clots are avoided. Dr. Nabil Dib, director of cardiovascular translational research at St. Joseph’s, will tell us more.

November 18, 2015

  • Arizona Education: 30-million Word Gap (package and guests)  |   Video
    • By the age of three, children from the wealthiest families have been exposed to 30-million more words than children from the poorest families, the 30-million word gap. We’ll see how one mom is tackling the problem then hear more about the issue from Dr. Kristi Sandvik, superintendent of the Buckeye Elementary School District.
  • TPP Arizona Impact  |   Video
    • U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently released a report highlighting the potential benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership for Arizona businesses and communities. The TPP is expected to boost local economic growth and increase Arizona exports to some of the world’s fastest growing markets. Doug Bruhnke, CEO and founder of Global Chamber, an organization with the mission to grow business while collaborating to support trade, will talk more about the impact of the TPP on Arizona.

November 17, 2015

  • Carl Hayden Dinner (package only, no guests)  |   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.

November 16, 2015

  • Online Charter Schools  |   Video
    • A study by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes shows that students at online charter schools are not seeing academic growth in key areas of learning. David Garcia, an associate professor at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, will talk about the issue.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Guadalupe: The Opera  |   Video
    • "Guadalupe: The Opera" depicts the story of the native inhabitants of Mexico in 1531, who were caught in a violent clash of cultures, and the heroic struggle of Juan Diego to achieve peace for his people. The opera was composed by Arizona State University School of Music Professor James DeMars. DeMars and mezzo-soprano Isola Jones will tell us more about the performance.
  • Arizona Ban on Refugees  |   Video
    • Governor Doug Ducey has called for a ban on more refugees entering into Arizona following the brutal attacks in Paris last week. Arizona State University Law professor Paul Bender will have more on what states can and cannot do in banning refugees.

November 13, 2015

November 11, 2015

November 10, 2015

  • College Affordability  |   Video
    • The National Education Association’s “Degrees Not Debt” campaign and Arizona State University Young Democrats will host a State of the Student Debt Crisis event at ASU’s Tempe campus to educate the public on student debt. Degrees Not Debt campaign manager Tim Cywinski will tell us more.
  • Obama Immigration Plan  |   Video
    • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit struck another blow to President Obama’s order that gives protection to up to five million people against deportation. The court upheld a lower court injunction that blocks the Obama Administration from implementing the deferred deportation plan. Arizona State University law professor Evelyn Cruz will explain the ruling.

November 9, 2015

  • State Integrity Investigation  |   Video
    • A report will be released November 9 that grades the states on laws and practices that are meant to deter corruption and promote accountability and transparency. Evan Wyloge, senior reporter at the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, worked on the report for the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity and will discuss it.
  • Women in Public Policy  |   Video
    • Women in Public Policy is an upcoming event geared toward drawing women into politics and providing networking opportunities for those interested in meeting and learning from the experiences of prominent female politicians. The event is hosted by the Arizona Capitol Times and will feature an interview with former Governor Jan Brewer. Ginger Lamb, vice president and publisher of the Arizona Capitol Times, will tell us more.
  • Constitutional Fact Check  |   Video
    • Presidential candidates will sometimes make claims about the meaning of the constitution or the intent of the Founding Fathers. Robert McWhirter, supervising attorney for the Arizona State University Alumni Law Group and expert on the history of the constitution, will fact-check statements made by candidates from both parties.

November 5, 2015

  • DES Director Timothy Jeffries  |   Video
    • The director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security talks about his goals for the agency that oversees Arizona’s safety net system.
  • San Tan Adobe  |   Video
    • Two Arizona brothers have hit pay dirt on a farm in Queen Creek. The soil is the right mix of sand and clay to carry on their father's business, San Tan Adobe Company. Started more than 40-years ago, the company produces adobe blocks, the building material of the Hohokam. We'll show you how they do it.

November 4, 2015

  • State Issues  |   Video
    • Arizona Governor Doug Ducey discusses education, economy, and other issues vital to the state.

November 3, 2015

  • Arizona Courts Awards  |   Video
    • Each year, the Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice gives awards to individuals, teams, or projects that support the five main goals outlined in the Strategic Agenda for Arizona’s Courts. Chief Justice Scott Bales will tell us about the winners of the awards.
  • A Pragmatic Approach to Extinction  |   Video
    • The Arizona State University Center for Biodiversity Outcomes was established to come up with pragmatic solutions to the extinction of species, working from the premise that some species won’t be able to be saved. Founding director Leah Gerber will tell us more about the mission of the center.
  • Giving and Leading: Baby-Boomer Giving  |   Video
    • A new report shows that Baby-boomers are expected to give $8 trillion dollars in their time and money over the next 20 years. Jacky Alling, chief philanthropic services officer for the Arizona Community Foundation, and Patricia Lewis, Professional-in-Residence at the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, will talk about giving trends expected for Baby-boomers.

November 2, 2015

  • Arizona Earthquakes  |   Video
    • Three earthquakes struck late last night, centered near Black Canyon City north of Phoenix. Tom Sharp of Arizona State University’s School of Earth & Space Exploration will tell us more.
  • Book: “A Roadmap to Better Health”  |   Video
    • A new book by Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic health experts outlines focuses on behavior to improve the health of citizens of this country. The authors of “A Roadmap to Better Health” say that chronic conditions such as heart disease and type-2 diabetes result mostly from behaviors and lifestyle choices in diet and exercise. Dr. Denis Cortese, director of ASU's Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, and Robert Smoldt, CEO Emeritus of the Mayo Clinic, will tell us more about their book.

October 30, 2015

October 29, 2015

October 28, 2015

  • Education Funding Plan  |   Video
    • State Lawmakers will meet in special session to consider a $3.5 Billion owed to schools following a lawsuit by the schools. Associated Press reporter Bob Christie will tell us more. (Arizona Capitol Times editor Jim Small will tell us more.)
  • Education Forum  |   Video
    • The Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Alliance Bank of Arizona and the Arizona Republic recently hosted the Fifth Annual Arizona Education IMPACT Forum at Chandler Center for the Arts. The conference focused on the importance of building strong communities, starting with the education system. Two of the forum participants, Jim Lundy, a founder of Alliance bank, and Craig Gilbert, assistant superintendent of secondary education for Chandler Unified School District, will tell us more about the conference and what business would like to see from our education system.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Shemer Art Center  |   Video
    • We’ll take you to the Shemer Art Center in Phoenix, which not only has gallery space but also provides arts education where students can learn to create their own art.

October 27, 2015

  • Film: “Groundwater”  |   Video
    • Filmmaker Michael Schiffer of “Lean on Me and “Crimson Tide” fame has made a documentary about what it took to pass the 1980 Arizona Groundwater Management Act, a law considered one of the most important water laws in America. The film will have its debut October 28 at the Phoenix Art Museum. Schiffer and Kathleen Ferris, the executive director of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, will discuss the film and the importance of the groundwater management act.
  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss will explain the latest science news in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon.

October 26, 2015

  • Common Core Repeal  |   Video
    • The State Board of Education has voted to repeal Common Core education standards today, but it is not a complete repeal. The repeal does open the door to a full repeal. Former Superintendent of Public Instruction and former board of education member Jaime Molera will tell us what today’s vote means.
  • Bloomberg News Co-Founder Matt Winkler  |   Video
    • Matt Winkler, the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, will speak to journalism students at Arizona State University about covering the business world in the digital age. Winkler will talk about business journalism and how he created Bloomberg News.

October 23, 2015

October 22, 2015

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss current issues of importance in the state’s largest city.
  • Book: Jack Pfister  |   Video
    • Former Salt River Project general manager Jack Pfister was instrumental in the Phoenix area’s booming growth during the 70s and through the 90s. Pfister’s influence was felt beyond his leadership at SRP, with his reach extended by his involvement in education and politics. Author Kathleen Ingley will talk about her new book on Pfister, “Water, Power and Persuasion: How Jack Pfister Shaped Modern Arizona” and she will be joined by Pfister’s daughter, Suzanne Pfister.

October 21, 2015

  • Arizona Education: Community/Parent involved in Education  |   Video
    • Involvement in schools by parents and the community is often cited as critical to the success of students. We’ll show you how one parent is involved in her daughter’s school and then discuss the concept of parental and community involvement with Pendergast School District superintendent Lily Matos DeBlieux, Pendergast Governing Board president Susan Serin and Martha Serrano, a parent and member of the PTA.

October 20, 2015

  • Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment  |   Video
    • Lethality assessments are a type of “danger score,” where police or advocates ask a victim of domestic violence questions to help identify high-lethality risk factors and raise awareness in the victim regarding their personal level of danger. Under a new Arizona law, the assessments can also be used when setting bail and domestic violence charges. The assessments will be the focus of a 2015 Domestic Violence Awareness Month press conference. MAG Regional Domestic Violence chair Robin Barker, who is also vice mayor of Apache Junction, will discuss the assessments and domestic violence, along with City of Phoenix Prosecutor Amy Offenberg, who is the domestic violence liaison for the city of Phoenix.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: International Technology Startup Agreement  |   Video
    • The Arizona Technology Council, the Arizona Business Incubation Association and Startup Mexico have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at fostering innovation across the international border. The cooperation will foster cooperation between startups and investors across the border. Steve Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology council and Thomas Rainey, president of the Arizona Business Incubation Association, will tell us more.

October 19, 2015

  • Nebraska Open Primary Report  |   Video
    • Since 1934, Nebraska has elected its state legislature through a non-partisan “top two” primary system, with the result being progressive reforms in a state that is 71% republican. The group Open Primaries has a new report on the Nebraska system titled “The Myth of the Red State.” Patrick McWhortor, the Arizona campaign director for Open Primaries, will discuss the new report and how it might apply to efforts aimed at reforming Arizona’s elections.

October 16, 2015

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.

October 14, 2015

  • Center for the Future of Arizona Report  |   Video
    • The Center for the Future of Arizona has a new report: “Vision 2025: Arizona Comes of Age.” The report looks at what it will take to have Arizona emerge as a competitive player among the states by 2025. Lattie Coor, chairman and CEO of the center, will tell us more about the report.
  • Nebraska Open Primary Report  |   Video
    • Since 1934, Nebraska has elected its state legislature through a non-partisan “top two” primary system, with the result being progressive reforms in a state that is 71% republican. The group Open Primaries has a new report on the Nebraska system titled “The Myth of the Red State.” Patrick McWhortor, the Arizona campaign director for Open Primaries, will discuss the new report and how it might apply to efforts aimed at reforming Arizona’s elections.
  • Book: “Some People Even Take Them Home”  |   Video
    • An Arizona State University journalism professor has written a book about the challenges and blessings he’s faced raising a son born with Down syndrome. Tim McGuire, the Frank Russell Chair for the business of journalism, will talk about his book, “Some People Even Take Them Home,” a title based on what the doctor told him when his son was born.

October 13, 2015

  • ASU Study on Ducey Education Funding Plan  |   Video
    • A report by Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Economic Liberty supports a plan by Governor Doug Ducey to increase education funding by the use of funds from the state land trust. Scott Beaulier, executive director of the conservative think tank, will talk about the report.
  • Arizona Poet Laureate New Book  |   Video
    • Alberto Rios, the inaugural Poet Laureate of Arizona, will talk about his 13th book of poetry, “A Small Story about the Sky,” which focuses on stories that unfold along the Mexico-US border.

October 12, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: #ImagineASolution Hunger Awareness Campaign  |   Video
    • #ImagineASolution is an effort to create a discussion of hunger in Arizona and to involve people in finding a solution. Five videos have been created to help do that. The first is a general overview of hunger featuring people like Congresswoman Kirsten Sinema, who struggled with hunger as a child. Cynthia Zwick, executive director of the Arizona Community Action Association, and Angie Rodgers, president and CEO of the Arizona Association of Food Banks, will tell us more.

October 9, 2015

October 8, 2015

October 7, 2015

  • Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • After a recently-ended blockbuster session, the United States Supreme Court starts a new session October 5. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will give us a preview of the big cases the court will hear.

October 6, 2015

  • Arizona Artbeat: AZ ArtWorker Initiative  |   Video
    • The Arizona Commission on the Arts will present a series of artist workshops and artist-led community conversations in Douglas this month as part of its AZ ArtWorker initiative. AZ ArtWorker aims to facilitate dialogue and knowledge-sharing between Arizona, national and international artists and residents of Arizona communities. Casandra Hernandez, artist programs coordinator for the commission and Douglas artist Jenea Sanchez will tell us more about the program.
  • Giving and Leading: Measuring Impact  |   Video
    • Charities all have a mission statement listing their good intentions, but they also would like to know if they are being effective. We’ll talk about how nonprofits keep track of their impact with Ben Powers, president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Arizona Chapter, Maureen West, project manager of Social Impact Measurement from the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation and Lauren Schroeder, director of capacity building for the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.

October 5, 2015

  • Volker on Foreign Affairs  |   Video
    • Former NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest in foreign affairs.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Roosevelt Row  |   Video
    • Roosevelt Row, Phoenix’s downtown art district, became the first location to be designated a Great Place in Phoenix by the American Planning Association. Roosevelt Row co-founder Greg Esser will join us to talk about the honor.

October 1, 2015

  • Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Join Tucson Weekly senior writer Jim Nintzel as he brings us up to date on issues from southern Arizona.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Elio Motors   |   Video
    • We’ll show you a new car being developed by a local company, Elio Motors, a two-passenger vehicle that gets 84 miles to the gallon and will be very affordable.
  • Diane Douglas Lawsuit  |   Video
    • State Superintendent Diane Douglas has been sued by the State Board of Education. Greg Miller, president of the board, will tell us more.

September 30, 2015

  • Republican Education Funding  |   Video
    • Senate President Andy Biggs will explain the plan by Republican legislative leaders to increase funding for education in Arizona.
  • Democratic Education Funding  |   Video
    • House minority leader Eric Meyer talks about the Democrats’ plan to increase education funding.
  • American Graduate: Administrator Achievement and Training   |   Video
    • We’ll tell you about “Beat the Odds,” a program aimed at training principals from low-income and Latino school districts to help improve graduation rates. That will be followed by a discussion on the issue with Yuma Union High School District Superintendent Toni Badone and Lily Mesa Lema, director of elementary education at the ASU Preparatory Academy.

September 28, 2015

  • Foreign Trade and Relations  |   Video
    • The 11th annual International State of the State will be held October 5 by the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations. The event, which seeks to build on the themes of international economic, business and political engagement between Arizona and the world, will be keynoted by Governor Doug Ducey, who recently facilitated the establishment of a Mexican trade office in Phoenix. Phoenix Mexican consul general Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez and Eduardo González Díaz de León, deputy trade and investment Commissioner for ProMexico, the new Mexican trade office in Phoenix, will talk about the relationship between Arizona and Mexico, its biggest trading partner.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Innovation Arizona Summit  |   Video
    • The Innovation Arizona Summit is an event where the lifecycle of innovation, from idea to commercialization, is explored. Arizona SciTech and the Arizona Commerce Authority host the event, which will feature 20 sessions, 50 exhibitors and 1,000 attendees, all there to learn and teach about technology and getting it to market. Jeremy Babendure, executive director of the Arizona SciTech Festival, will tell us more.

September 25, 2015

September 24, 2015

  • Corporation Commission Controversy   |   Video
    • Newly-obtained e-mails reveal that Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump may not have been telling the truth about the phones or devices he had during controversial communications with Arizona Public Service. Ryan Randazzo, who is reporting on the matter for the Arizona Republic, will tell us more.
  • Arizona Education: Teacher Shortage  |   Video
    • In a recent Arizona Department of Education survey, well over half the districts responding reported having teacher vacancies. The report also reveals teachers are leaving Arizona. We’ll see how one first-time teacher faces the challenges of a new job and then Arizona Education Association president Andrew Morrill and Jennifer Johnson, the executive director of Support Our Schools Arizona, will discuss the teacher shortage.

September 23, 2015

  • Arizona Corporation Commission Transparency  |   Video
    • The Arizona Corporation Commission has had more than its share of controversy recently. That has prompted commissioner Bob Burns to call for more transparency from the commission. Burns will discuss the issue.
  • Syrian Refugees  |   Video
    • As Syrian refugees continue to flood out of the war-torn country, some will end up in Arizona. The International Rescue Committee in Phoenix will help those who do arrive adjust to a new life in our state. IRC executive director Donna Magnuson will tell us about those efforts.

September 22, 2015

  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Join Arizona State University Lawrence Krauss as he gives his insights on the latest science news.
  • New Navajo Nation Poet Laureate  |   Video
    • Arizona State University English professor Laura Tohe has been named the new poet laureate of the Navajo Nation at an official ceremony in Crownpoint, New Mexico. Tohe will discuss her new post and her work.

September 21, 2015

  • University Preparedness  |   Video
    • A new report released by the Arizona Board of Regents, which oversees the state’s universities, finds that nearly half of high school graduates don’t meet the criteria to enter one of Arizona’s three state universities. Board of Regents president Eileen Klein will discuss the report.
  • Flooding Preparedness  |   Video
    • Parts of Arizona are expecting flash flooding over the next couple of days. Preparations are ongoing to help residents deal with possible flooding. Hear more from Ken Waters of the National Weather Service in Phoenix about preparations for the storm.

September 18, 2015

September 17, 2015

  • Gas Tax  |   Video
    • Different polling shows either majority support or opposition to increasing the gasoline tax for infrastructure improvements. We’ll have a discussion on the concept of raising the tax with Tony Bradley, president and CEO of the Arizona Trucking Association, and Michael Hunter, vice president for state and fiscal affairs from the Goldwater Institute.

September 16, 2015

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: iPlant Collaborative Data Platform  |   Video
    • The University of Arizona’s iPlant Collaborative’s community of scientists, developers and educators has received a $3.8 million National Science Foundation grant to fund the development of a general-purpose data storage platform. The platform can be used to store and manage huge amounts of data being generated by projects such as sequencing the whole human genome. Nirav Merchant of the iPlant Collaborative and Arizona Research Laboratories will tell us more.

September 15, 2015

  • Sustainability: City Water Interdependency  |   Video
    • Associate professor Ben Ruddell of Arizona State University’s Polytechnic School wrote a paper detailing the water interdependency of cities in the Phoenix Metro area and the need for Valley cities to work together as water supplies possibly run short. Ruddell will tell us more about his report.
  • National Preparedness Month  |   Video
    • Governor Doug Ducey has proclaimed September to be Arizona Preparedness Month in conjunction with National Preparedness Month, an effort to encourage everyone to prepare for potential emergencies. Wendy Smith-Reeve, deputy director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, will tell us more about preparing for emergencies.
  • Environmental Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • Arizona Forward recently gave out its annual environmental excellence awards to numerous projects throughout the state. Diane Brossart, president and CEO of Arizona Forward, will tell us about the award winners.

September 14, 2015

September 11, 2015

September 10, 2015

  • Gold King Mine Spill Interactive Map  |   Video
    • The Gold King Mine spill dumped three million gallons of contaminated water down the Animus River in Colorado, water that eventually found its way down to Arizona. The Arizona Geological Survey has launched an interactive map where the results of over one-hundred water samples can be tracked. Arizona Geological Survey research geologist Brian Gootee will tell us more.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: ASU CubeSat Mission  |   Video
    • Arizona State University has been selected by NASA to design, build and operate a CubeSat mission. Cubesats are tiny satellites about the size of a shoe box. ASU will work on the Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper, or “LunaH-Map” for short, which will produce the most detailed map to-date of the Moon’s water deposits. ASU geologist Craig Hardgrove of the School of Earth and Space Exploration proposed the mission and will be overseeing it as principal investigator and will tell us more.
  • Giving and Leading: Childhood Hunger  |   Video
    • The Arizona Fair Share Education Fund released a new report: “Childhood Hunger in America’s Suburbs: The Changing Geography of Poverty.” It’s the second annual report that details the changing geography of childhood hunger at a time of growing suburban poverty. Arizona Fair Share Education Fund State Organizer Chris Destiche will tell us more.

September 9, 2015

  • State Land Trust and Arizona Schools  |   Video
    • Dana Wolfe Naimark, president and CEO of the Children’s Action Alliance, will talk about what state land trust means for Arizona schools.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Free Arts  |   Video
    • Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona provides services to kids living in group homes, treatment centers, child crisis centers and homeless shelters. Free Arts recently received a $250,000 grant to continue its work. Alicia Sutton Campbell, executive director of Free Arts, will tell us more about her organization.

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.
  • Food Critic Dominic Armato  |   Video
    • Hear about the best eats in the Valley from the Arizona Republic’s new food critic, Dominic Armato.
  • Giving and Leading: Non-profit Governance  |   Video
    • Nonprofits rely on governing boards to help ensure their success. Kristin Merrifield, CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Rick McCartney, publisher of In Business Magazine and a member of several boards, will discuss the importance, training and recruitment of nonprofit governing board members.

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 4, 2015

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.
  • U of A Cancer Center  |   Video
    • The University of Arizona Cancer Center opened recently at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. The new center will conduct research and clinical trials to help find cures to cancer. Dr. Peter Lance, interim deputy director of the center, will tell us more.
  • ASU Post-conviction Clinic  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Post-conviction Clinic seeks to help inmates who are innocent but have been convicted of a crime. The clinic recently received a new grant from the National Institute of Justice. Katherine Puzauskas, executive director of the Arizona Justice Project, and Robert Dormady, a law fellow at ASU Law and program coordinator for the Post-Conviction Clinic, will tell us more.

September 1, 2015

  • Violent Storm  |   Video
    • A large, violent storm hit the Downtown Phoenix area and the eastern portion of the Phoenix area. Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny will discuss the storm and more.
  • 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

August 28, 2015

August 27, 2015

  • Kingman Private Prison Report  |   Video
    • The state has cut ties with a company that operates a state prison in Kingman after several days of rioting at the facility. Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan will discuss the situation.
  • Congressman Raul Grijalva  |   Video
    • Join Arizona Democratic Representative Raul Grijalva as he discusses the latest issues.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: 3D Printed Car  |   Video
    • The world’s first 3D printed car has been developed in Arizona. Local Motors has three microfactories, including one in Chandler. We’ll tell you more about how the car was made.

August 26, 2015

  • Education Funding  |   Video
    • Talks aimed at settling a dispute over funding to cover inflation for K-12 schools in Arizona have fallen apart, with the case headed back to court. Arizona Education Association vice president Joe Thomas will discuss the issue.
  • 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.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Creative Aging Initiative  |   Video
    • The Arizona Commission on the Arts has launched initiative to build a local creative aging infrastructure that improves quality of life for older adults. The commission has received a $225,000 grant from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust that will help it implement “AZ Creative Aging.” It’s an effort to train artists and support the creation of high-quality arts programs for older adults. Alexandra Nelson, director of Arts Learning for the commission, will speak about AZ Creative Aging.

August 24, 2015

  • Arizona Education: Workplace Readiness  |   Video
    • Are Arizona students coming out of school prepared to meet the demands of employers in basic skills such as writing and math? We’ll take a look at a summer program that helps students get STEM jobs when they graduate college. Then, hear from Greater Phoenix Economic Council president and CEO Chris Camacho, Arizona Business and Education Council CEO Dick Foreman and 2015 Arizona Teacher of the Year John-David Bowman as they discuss what kind of skills employers expect from workers and what schools are doing to meet those needs.
  • Planet Hunters  |   Video
    • Planet Hunters is an exhibit at the Arizona Science Center’s Dorrance Planetarium that shows you the technology and techniques used to discover new planets outside our solar system. Mike George, theaters director for the science center, will tell us more about the exhibit and how exoplanets are found.

August 21, 2015

  • Journalists’ Roundtable  |   Video
    • Three local journalists will discuss the week’s big stories.
  • Proposed Election Law Changes  |   Video
    • Changes are being proposed to election law, one in particular that has the business community up in arms. Critics say one change would put the onus on anyone donating more than $500 in a year to political candidates to prove they have not broken laws. Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Tom Collins, executive director of the Clean Elections Commission, join Arizona Horizon to talk about the proposed changes.

August 20, 2015

  • Marijuana Tax for Education   |   Video
    • A group promoting a 2016 ballot measure that would legalize marijuana wants to use tax proceeds from marijuana sales for education. Steve White of The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will tell us more.
  • East Valley Partnership Leader Retiring  |   Video
    • The East Valley Partnership is a coalition of leaders from the business, educational and political worlds dedicated to the economic development and promotion of the Phoenix area’s East Valley. Roc Arnett, president and CEO of the partnership for the past 13 years, is retiring. He’ll discuss his role in helping develop the East Side during his tenure.
  • Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Join Tucson Weekly senior writer Jim Nintzel as he brings us up to date on issues from south of the Gila.

August 19, 2015

  • Arizona Clean Elections Rule Changes  |   Video
    • Hear from both sides of the issue on changes made to rules for the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission, including one change that critics say would allow anyone donating more than $500 to political candidates to be investigated. Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Tom Collins, executive director of the Clean Elections Commission, will discuss the rule changes.
  • Colorado River Water Supply  |   Video
    • A report has been released on Colorado River water supplies that shows Arizona will not face shortages next year. Central Arizona Project General Manager Ted Cooke will tell us more.
  • Rooftop Solar Fees  |   Video
    • The Arizona Corporation Commission voted to allow Arizona Public Service to proceed with a separate case to consider raising rates for solar rooftop users, instead of having to wait until a comprehensive rate case next year. We’ll get an update from Arizona Republic reporter Ryan Randazzo.

August 18, 2015

  • Arizona State Bar Revisions  |   Video
    • Changes are being considered for the State Bar of Arizona, an organization that helps ensure the professionalism and competence of lawyers in our state. The Task Force on the Review of the Role and Governance Structure of the State Bar of Arizona created a draft report during meetings over the past year on its findings and recommendations. Arizona Supreme Court Justice Rebecca White Berch chaired the task force and will talk about recommended changes for the state bar.
  • Sustainability: Urban Water Innovation Network  |   Video
    • Arizona State University is part of a consortium of 14 academic institutions and partners across the United States working to help communities increase the resilience of their water systems and help them respond to water crises. As part of a $12 million grant from the National Science Foundation, ASU will work with other organizations in a sustainable research network called the Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN). Matei Georgescu, assistant professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and the principle investigator for the ASU part of the project, will tell us more.

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 13, 2015

  • Stadium Funding Tax  |   Video
    • A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that a rental car tax that helps fund the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority will have to be refunded because it was found unconstitutional last summer. That money helps pay for the University of Phoenix Stadium. Peter Corbett of the Arizona Republic will bring us up to date.

August 12, 2015

  • Arizona Artbeat: Photography Exhibit  |   Video
    • Skateboarder turned photographer John Carbis opens his first exhibition at the Bokeh Gallery. “2015: A Phoenix Odyssey” was captured during the last two years as Carbis skateboarded around the downtown area. His photographs capture the gritty underbelly of Phoenix and all are taken within the last 20 minutes of daylight creating spectacularly rich and intense colors. He also doesn't utilize post-production software and instead captures two to three images at one time to make for a very unique finished photograph. His work is on display until August 30th.
  • AzMERIT Test Results  |   Video
    • Unofficial results are in for the new AzMERIT test, and they are not good. Two-thirds of the students did not meet math or English language arts requirements. Pearl Chang Esau, president and CEO of Expect More Arizona, which works toward providing a world-class education for Arizona students, will talk about the test results.

August 11, 2015

  • Arizona Surging Tax Revenues  |   Video
    • For six months, Arizona’s tax revenues have surged beyond what was expected. The state ended last fiscal year with $266 million extra in the bank. Dennis Hoffman, director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will talk about the issue.
  • Sustainability: Extreme Weather and City Infrastructure  |   Video
    • Arizona State University is working on helping cities improve their infrastructure to deal with extreme weather, which is expected to increase because of climate change. The Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather-related Events Sustainability Research Network was funded by a $12 million five-year grant from National Science Foundation. Three Arizona State University researchers will lead the new network, which hopes to change the way officials think about urban infrastructure. They will lead a team of 50 researchers from 15 institutions in nine cities spanning from North to South America. Charles Redman is project director of UREX SRN and founding director of ASU’s School of Sustainability and will talk about the project.

August 10, 2015

  • South Mountain Freeway Supporter  |   Video
    • A supporter of the South Mountain Loop 202 freeway in Phoenix will discuss why the freeway is a good idea. David Martin, president of the Arizona Chapter of Associated General Contractors of America, will talk about the issue.
  • No Child Left Behind Waiver  |   Video
    • Arizona is one of seven states that received a “No Child Left Behind” waiver. Leah Landrum Taylor, director of special projects for the Arizona Department of Education, will tell us more about the waiver for the program that requires states to develop educational assessments.

August 7, 2015

August 6, 2015

  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombing Anniversary  |   Video
    • This year marks the 70th anniversary of the explosion of A-bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In collaboration with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Arizona-based non-profit Ancient Sounds for Peace brings the traveling poster exhibition ‘Hiroshima Calling’ to the Tempe History Museum for six days in August. We’ll tell you more about the exhibit.

August 5, 2015

  • St. Xavier University  |   Video
    • St. Xavier University has opened its first campus outside of Chicago for the first time in its 170 history. The new campus is located in Gilbert. St. Xavier is also working on a partnership with Arizona State University that would allow students to take courses at each institution. St. Xavier University president Dr. Christine Wiseman will talk about the opening of the new university in Gilbert.
  • State Fair Building Preservation   |   Video
    • We’ll show you efforts to save historic buildings at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, one of which just had a deadline for its destruction.

August 4, 2015

  • American Indian Business  |   Video
    • The American Indian Chamber Networking Luncheon will be held August 21st in Scottsdale. American Indian businesses make up about two percent of businesses in Arizona. Loren Tapahe, president and CEO of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona, will tell us more about the state of American Indian businesses.
  • Governor’s AHCCCS Plan  |   Video
    • Governor Doug Ducey has announced a plan that would institute co-pays and make other changes for many of those on the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona’s Medicaid plan. Arizona Republic reporter Mary Jo Pitzl will tell us more.

July 31, 2015

July 30, 2015

  • Medicaid Expansion Suit  |   Video
    • A hearing was held on the merits of a lawsuit that is seeking to stop the expansion of Medicaid in Arizona, an expansion that allowed hundreds of thousands of indigent people to get health insurance. The suit went forward after courts determined that state lawmakers had the right to sue over whether funding for the expansion was legally implemented. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will discuss the hearing.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: TechShop Chandler  |   Video
    • We look at an organization that provides the tools needed to make an idea spring into life. TechShop Chandler has laser cutters, 3d-printers, a wood shop, software and much more needed to take an idea from a person’s imagination and bring it into the real world. Jason Black, a senior account manager for TechShop Chandler, will tell us more.

July 29, 2015

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: The Unintended Consequences of Technology  |   Video
    • We’ll probably see driverless cars on the road in the near future. While that may make our lives easier, there will be consequences for state and local governments, who depend on traffic tickets as a source of revenue. That’s just one example of how technology will have outcomes that may not be desired by some. Arizona State University School of Public Affairs professor Kevin DeSouza will discuss how innovation could produce unintended consequences.

July 24, 2015

July 23, 2015

  • State Trust Land Education Funding Proposal Opposition  |   Video
    • State Treasurer Jeff DeWit is charged with managing the state’s finances and part of what he manages is a state trust land fund for education. DeWit has criticized the governor’s plan to fund education with money from the fund, and will discuss his concerns.
  • Book: “The Reasons for Flowers”  |   Video
    • University of Arizona biology professor Stephen Buchmann has written a new book on the cultural history of the world's flowers, exploring and explaining their beauty, sexuality, ecology, mythology, lore, and economics, all illustrated with stunning photography. Buchmann will discuss his new book, “The Reasons for Flowers.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Lisa Sette Gallery   |   Video
    • Lisa Sette is an internationally-recognized art gallery owner. She is highly sought after for her impeccable taste and ability to spot talent. Now as she celebrates her 30th year as a gallery owner, we follow Sette in the biggest move of her career; from her longtime home in Scottsdale's Old Town Art District to an historic building in the up and coming Midtown Phoenix area.

July 22, 2015

  • Arizona Education: Early Childhood Education  |   Video
    • We’ll take you to a program that helps kindergarteners and first-graders learn how to read and then we’ll discuss early childhood education with Arizona literacy director Terri Clark and Sam Leyvas, chief executive officer of First Things First, an organization which works with children before they even get into school.
  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Get updated on the latest science news like the Pluto flyby with Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss.

July 21, 2015

  • Gas Prices  |   Video
    • Gas prices in Arizona have seen a big jump lately. Linda Gorman from AAA Arizona will discuss the reasons why.
  • 2014 Arizona Tourism  |   Video
    • The Arizona Office of Tourism recently announced record-breaking 2014 visitation numbers for the state. Nearly 41 million people visited Arizona, spending just under $21 Billion. Office of Tourism director Sherry Henry will discuss the new information.
  • Sustainability: Global Climate Pact  |   Video
    • Arizona State University sustainability professor Sonja Klinsky recently returned from a United Nations meeting in Bonn, Germany where she helped fine-tune a draft of a global climate pact. Klinsky will discuss what occurred at that meeting and the goals of the pact.

July 20, 2015

  • El Nino, Monsoon Update  |   Video
    • Forecasters are now predicting the strongest El Nino weather pattern in 50 years. El Nino occurs when water temperatures rise above normal across the central and eastern portions of the Pacific and can bring higher than normal winter rains to the West. Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny will tell us more and also update us on the monsoon.
  • I-10 Bridge Collapse  |   Video
    • A bridge has collapsed on Interstate Ten in southeastern California, shutting down the main route between Phoenix and Los Angeles indefinitely. Doug Nintzel of the Arizona Department of Transportation will being us up to date.

July 16, 2015

  • Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • It’s our monthly look at the big issues from Southern Arizona with Tucson Weekly writer Jim Nintzel.
  • Sustainability: San Tan Adobe  |   Video
    • Two Arizona brothers have hit pay dirt on a farm in Queen Creek. The soil is the right mix of sand and clay to carry on their father's business, San Tan Adobe Company. Started more than 40-years ago, the company produces adobe blocks, the building material of the Hohokam. We'll show you how they do it.

July 15, 2015

  • Arizona Artbeat: Arizona Opera’s “Arizona Bold” Initiative  |   Video
    • Arizona Opera has announced the public phase of “Arizona Bold,” an initiative to present works that focus on Arizona’s history and it’s natural, cultural and economic diversity. Along with the initiative, Arizona Opera is seeking to raise $5 million. Arizona Opera general director Ryan Taylor will tell us more.
  • Private Prisons  |   Video
    • The issue of whether Arizona should build more private prisons has come under scrutiny because of recent riots at a privately-run state prison in Kingman. Private prison proponent Senator John Kavanagh will discuss the issue with Senator Martin Quezada, who is against more private prisons.

July 14, 2015

  • Education Lobbyist Sam Polito  |   Video
    • The education community is mourning the loss of long-time education lobbyist Sam Polito. Polito, a Tucson native, was known for having a big impact on education through his lobbying efforts and for bringing together politicians of all stripes for dinners to talk about anything but politics. Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett was at many of those dinners, and will talk about Polito’s impact at the capitol and on education.
  • Phoenix Economy  |   Video
    • A new report by the Brookings Institution found that the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas are not doing as well economically as other areas in the Mountain West market. Mark Stapp, the Fred E. Taylor professor in real estate and director of the Master of Real Estate Development at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will talk about the report.

July 13, 2015

  • Governor’s Education Funding Plan  |   Video
    • Governor Doug Ducey has come up with a plan to ask voters for permission to use state trust land cash to help fund education. Hear from both sides of the issue as Representative Andrew Sherwood, who opposes the plan, and Representative Paul Boyer, who is for it, discuss the idea.
  • 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.

July 9, 2015

  • Kingman Prison Incidents  |   Video
    • There were three incidents at the state prison complex in Kingman last week. The Arizona Department of Corrections says two of them were riots, several inmates and corrections officers were hurt and prison facilities were damaged. Over 1,000 inmates were transferred to other prisons following the incidents. Charles Ryan, director of the corrections department, will discuss the incidents.
  • Educational Achievement Report  |   Video
    • Arizona’s overall educational achievement level is below the national average, with a lower share of the state’s workers having a college degree. That is only getting worse over time. Dennis Hoffman, an Arizona State University economist and director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute in the W. P. Carey School of Business, will explain his report.
  • New Business Crowdfunding State Law  |   Video
    • A new state law kicked into effect last week that allows businesses to use crowdfunding to sell shares of their business without the complicated and expensive oversight typically needed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The new state law follows a 2012 federal law allowing small amounts of equity crowdfunding but that required states to set up a framework. Rick Murray, CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association, will tell us about the new law.

July 8, 2015

  • Three Arizona Historians  |   Video
    • Three Arizona historians who approach our state’s history from different perspectives will talk about our past. Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s official state historian, Bob Boze Bell, who bills himself as Arizona’s most outrageous historian, and Marshall Shore, a “hipstorian” join forces to talk about our state’s history.

July 7, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Non-profit Employment  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look at how non-profits impact the employment sector. Kimberly Hall, director of community engagement for Goodwill of Arizona and Kristen Wilson, the CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, will discuss the spectrum of how non-profits provide job training and jobs.

July 6, 2015

  • Arizona Artbeat: Custom Hat Maker  |   Video
    • Meet the youngest custom hat maker in the country. We’ll show you how Cave Creek hat maker Eric Watson makes hats the old-fashioned way.
  • New Arizona Laws  |   Video
    • Despite a short session, state lawmakers still passed 324 new laws this past session. Reporter Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times will tell us about those new laws.

July 2, 2015

  • United States Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Paul Bender will review the major United States Supreme Court cases decided this past session, including the historic ruling on same-sex marriage.

July 1, 2015

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: AguaSAC   |   Video
    • A Phoenix company is on a mission to employ more adults with developmental disabilities. We’ll take you to AguaSAC where you’ll meet employees and learn why some say adults with developmental disabilities are more loyal than other workers.
  • Becoming a Foster Parent  |   Video
    • We’ll have a discussion on what it takes to become a foster parent in Arizona. Kris Jacober, president of the Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents, and Margaret Soberg, a foster/adoptive family recruiter, will talk about what is needed to become a foster parent.
  • For-profit Universities  |   Video
    • A recently-released report from the U.S. Department of Education shows for-profit colleges account for 12 percent of college students but nearly half of all student loan defaults. Also, stock analysts are warning that the for-profit college sector is in a nosedive. However, there are many bright spots in the world of for- profit universities. Derrick M. Anderson:Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs, Advisor to the President for Innovation, Office of the President, Arizona State University, will discuss the current state of for-profit universities.

June 30, 2015

  • Congressman Gallego  |   Video
    • Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego will discuss issues regarding his district, including his efforts to fight the Phoenix Sky Harbor flight paths that have upset city residents.
  • Nationwide Melanoma Clinical Trials  |   Video
    • A Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Melanoma Dream Team, led by TGen President Dr. Jeffrey Trent of Phoenix, is launching a set of nationwide clinical trials on a form of melanoma skin cancer that affects about half of all people who get the disease. Mayo Clinic in Arizona is the only clinical trial location in our state. Dr. Trent and Dr. Alex Sekulic of Mayo Clinic will discuss the melanoma clinical trials.

June 29, 2015

  • Arizona Redistricting Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has decided an Arizona redistricting case that will determine whether the legislature or an independent redistricting commission can draw congressional district maps. Local attorneys Paul Eckstein and Hugh Hallman will discuss the ruling.

June 25, 2015

  • Affordable Care Act Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court upheld health insurance tax credits for those who qualify under the Affordable Care Act. The court did so in a 6-3 ruling. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will explain the ruling.
  • Lake Mead Low Water Level  |   Video
    • There has never been less water in Lake Mead since it was filled then right now. The record low mark was hit Tuesday. Tom McCann, deputy general manager of the Central Arizona Project, will tell us how that impacts Arizona.

June 24, 2015

  • Arizona Education: Summer Learning  |   Video
    • Summer is a good break for kids and those in education, but students can fall behind because of the lack of continued education. We’ll take a look at programs offered to counter that in the Kyrene School District, followed by a discussion on fighting the “summer slump.” Gabriel Trujillo, principal of Trevor Browne High School in Phoenix and Sue Edman, director of Title I and school improvement for the Mesa Public School District, will discuss summer learning.

June 23, 2015

  • DCS Director Greg McKay  |   Video
    • Arizona Department of Child Safety director Greg McKay will discuss the goals and mission he has for the office and the latest cases of child abuse that have created headlines.
  • Super Bowl/Pro Bowl Numbers  |   Video
    • A study completed by the Seidman Research Institute of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University determined that Super Bowl XLIX and the 2015 Pro Bowl and related events produced a gross economic impact of $719.4 million. Anthony Evans, a senior research fellow at the Seidman Research Institute, will explain the numbers.

June 22, 2015

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: ASU Engineering Education Innovation  |   Video
    • Arizona State University is launching a project to revolutionize engineering education by creating a learning environment that values risk-taking, innovation and creativity among its students and faculty. ASU’s Polytechnic School will receive one of six $2 million grants awarded by the National Science Foundation to revolutionize its engineering department. Ann McKenna, director of the Polytechnic School in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU, will tell us more.

June 19, 2015

June 18, 2015

  • Secretary of State Reagan  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan discusses the latest issues regarding her office.
  • Living Wage  |   Video
    • The Arizona Community Action Association has received a $125,000 grant from St. Luke’s Health Initiative to design and implement “Raise Arizona,” a statewide living wage initiative to identify, recruit, certify and recognize employers that pay a living wage. Tom Jenney of Americans for Prosperity will discuss the concept of a living wage along with a representative from the Arizona Community Action Association.

June 17, 2015

  • Coyotes Agreement   |   Video
    • The Glendale city council decided to go ahead and cancel its arena contracts with the Arizona Coyotes. But what are the legal ramifications of the city’s move, and what responsibilities do the coyotes have in re-working a contract that’s detrimental to the city? Scottsdale attorney Randy Nussbaum provides context at 5:30.
  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Professor Lawrence Krauss brings us up to date on the latest science news in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon.

June 16, 2015

  • Education Funding Change  |   Video
    • State lawmakers made a change in the way schools are allowed to count students that could mean big funding losses for schools with rapidly declining enrollments. Chuck Essigs, director of governmental relations for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials, will tell us more.
  • Cronkite School “Innovation Chief”  |   Video
    • As the news business continues to change, Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has named a new “Innovation Chief” to help journalism education keep pace. Eric Newton, who will lead innovation projects at the Cronkite school, will talk about his new role.

June 11, 2015

  • Sustainability: Book: “What is Water Worth”  |   Video
    • “What is Water Worth” is a book that looks beyond the economic value of water. They are values that the authors say are often overlooked. Authors Kira Artemis Russo, a Northern Arizona Instructor in the School of Communication, and Zachary Smith, an NAU Regents’ Professor of Politics and International Affairs, will tell us more about their book
  • Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary   |   Video
    • This no-kill shelter describes itself as the largest domestic rabbit sanctuary in Arizona. At its Scottsdale location, volunteers focus on the physical and emotional well-being of the animals, with each rabbit receiving designated play time each day. Tranquility Trail is open seven days a week so that visitors can meet rabbits and learn how to properly care for them.

June 10, 2015

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Bisgrove Scholars  |   Video
    • Science Foundation Arizona recently announced the 2015 class of Bisgrove Scholars, five exceptional early career scientists and engineers from around the world whose work is pioneering the next generation of scientific research and policy. Each winning scholar receives $200,000 for research. Mary O'Reilly, scientific program officer for Science Foundation Arizona, and Bisgrove Scholars Dr. Heather Emady and Dr. Candace Lewis, will talk about the awards.
  • Arizona Coyotes  |   Video
    • The Glendale City Council is considering whether to cancel its services management contract and lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes. Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal will bring us up to date.
  • Child Abuse Cases  |   Video
    • Continued problems with how the state is handling child-abuse cases are resulting in calls by one lawmaker for more safeguards when children are re-united with high-risk parents. Representative Kate Brophy McGee will tell us more about her plans.

June 9, 2015

  • Nonpartisan Voting  |   Video
    • There is a national network of reformers seeking nonpartisan elections that are bringing support to the movement in Arizona. Jacqueline Salit, president of IndependentVoting.org, will be in Phoenix for two days of strategy meetings and will tell us more about the effort.
  • Project Hieroglyph  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination’s Project Hieroglyph brings together science fiction authors with scientists, engineers, scholars, artists and others to create optimistic, technologically-grounded visions of the future. On May 26, the paperback edition of the anthology "Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future" was released. Ed Finn, director of the center, will talk about Project Hieroglyph.
  • Sustainability: Brownfield Grants  |   Video
    • The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.2 million in brownfield grants to three Arizona communities. The three are among 147 communities nationwide receiving funding to assess and clean up historically contaminated properties, known as brownfields, for reuse and development. Phoenix will get $400,000, and will use the money to target five industrial areas for environmental assessments. Rosanne Albright, program manager of the Phoenix Brownfields Program, will tell us more.

June 8, 2015

  • Three Arizona Historians  |   Video
    • Three Arizona historians who approach our state’s history from different perspectives will talk about our past. Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s official state historian, Bob Boze Bell, who bills himself as Arizona’s most outrageous historian, and Marshall Shore, a “hipstorian” join forces to talk about our state’s history.

June 4, 2015

  • Vicki Lawrence/Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria  |   Video
    • Emmy-Award winning actress Vicki Lawrence suffers from Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria, or CIU, a form of chronic hives with no known cause. She now travels to cities across the U.S. to share her personal story about this little-known condition as part of a new national educational campaign called “CIU & You” and will be in Phoenix June 4. She will discuss her condition on Arizona Horizon.

June 3, 2015

  • ASU/Mayo Medical School  |   Video
    • There have been some important recent advances in the plan for a medical school at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. ASU president Michael Crow and Dr. Wyatt Decker, vice president of the Mayo Clinic and Chief Executive Officer for Arizona, will give us an update.

June 2, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Corporate Giving  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look at the state of corporate giving in our state and nation. Elisa de la Vara, senior director of community initiatives for the Arizona Community Foundation and Deborah Bateman, vice chairman of the National Bank of Arizona, will talk about corporate giving (one more guest pending).

June 1, 2015

  • ASU Professor Named Most Creative Person   |   Video
    • Arizona State University Regents’ Professor Charles Arntzen, from the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, has been named the most creative person of 2015 by “Fast Company,” a magazine that has a focus on technology, ethical economics and leadership. Arntzen was honored for developing ZMapp, a serum to treat Ebola he genetically engineered from tobacco plants. Arntzen will talk about his award and research.
  • Grand Canyon Watershed Monument Opposition   |   Video
    • The Arizona Game and Fish Commission opposes the Presidential designation of a new National Monument in the Grand Canyon Watershed. Commissioner Kurt Davis will talk about why the commission is opposed to the new national monument.

May 28, 2015

  • Convenience Store Crimes Bill  |   Video
    • A bill was passed by the state legislature that bans cities and counties from adopting ordinances that require a retail business to comply with specific security requirements. Critics say it will hamper the ability of cities to fight crime around convenience stores. Arizona State University criminology professor Charles Katz will discuss the measure.

May 27, 2015

  • Arizona Education: Teacher Development  |   Video
    • We’ll take you to a Phoenix elementary school that creates better teachers by regularly pulling them out of classrooms. At Brunson-Lee Elementary, they found that making time for teachers to work on lesson plans together strengthens instruction. Sarah Ravel, Curriculum Coach at the Brunson-Lee Elementary school, and Alexis Wilson, assistant superintendent of the Balsz School District, will talk about the professional development for teachers.
  • 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.
  • From Science Fiction to Science Fact  |   Video
    • A discussion will be held at the Arizona Science Center May 27 on how pop culture and the arts can be used to spark learning and the development of new technology. Science fiction writer Richard Peck will speak, along with his son Mason Peck, who was inspired by his father’s writings to become NASA’s chief technologist. Richard Peck and Brad Snyder, executive director for Arizona State University’s Dion Initiative for Child Well-Being and Bullying Prevention, which is helping put on the event, will tell us more.

May 26, 2015

  • U.S. Supreme Court Midterm Review  |   Video
    • Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will talk about the major cases already decided by the U.S. Supreme Court and preview the big cases left for the justices to decide.

May 25, 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.”

May 22, 2015

May 21, 2015

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Pay-by-Smartphone Parking App  |   Video
    • A new app that allows you to pay for a parking meter by smartphone recently won the Arizona Innovation Challenge run by the Arizona Commerce Authority. ParkX was an app created by a business that formed out of the University of Arizona and operates out of Scottsdale. Austin Weiss of ParkX will tell us more.
  • Sustainability: ASU Teachers’ Sustainability Academy  |   Video
    • Arizona State University has established a professional development program for teachers across the nation to help them teach sustainability to their students. The Walton National Sustainability Teachers’ Academy will hold workshops this summer for 13 two-person teams of teachers, with participants coached and mentored by experts from ASU. Dr. Erin Redman, program manager for the academy, will tell us more.
  • ADOT Wrong Way Alert System  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Transportation is considering using a wrong-way driver radar alert system to warn other drivers. ADOT state engineer and deputy director of transportation Dallas Hammit will tell us more.

May 20, 2015

May 19, 2015

  • Asian Pacific American History Month  |   Video
    • May is Asian Pacific American History Month. Arizona is second in the nation in the growth rate of the Asian population, with about 263,000 Asians in Arizona. Ted Namba, president of the local Asian Chamber of Commerce, will talk more about Asians in our state.

May 18, 2015

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • The mayor of the state’s largest city, , makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about city issues.
  • American Graduate: Thriving Together  |   Video
    • An initiative called “Thriving Together” has been started that brings together more than 200 leaders from 60 local organizations, all with the goal of improving educational results for a quarter-million children in the Phoenix metropolitan area and create a better future for our state. Gonzalo de la Melena, president and CEO of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Anel Mercado, Thriving Together director, and Dr. Mario Ventura, Superintendent of the Isaac School District in Phoenix, will discuss Thriving Together and its goals.

May 14, 2015

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: International Microwave Symposium  |   Video
    • Microwaves are used in a very wide range of technologies, including communications, radio astronomy and of course to help you heat up a burrito. Phoenix will be playing host May 17 through the 22 to the The IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium, the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. Steve Goodnick, the vice chair of the symposium, will tell us more.
  • Arizona Artbeat: New Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Interim Director  |   Video
    • Dr. Sara Cochran has been appointed as the interim director of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. She was previously assistant director, and will start her new job May 18. Cochran will tell us about her plans for the museum.
  • Weird Weather  |   Video
    • It’s not often you see a high in the mid-70s in mid-May and snow in the high country, but that’s what’s happening this May. Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny will explain what’s happening.

May 13, 2015

  • Plastic Bag Ban for Cities  |   Video
    • The Arizona legislature passed a bill earlier this year that would bar cities from banning plastic grocery bags. State senator John Kavanagh, who supports the legislation, and Tempe city councilwoman Lauren Kuby, representing a city targeted by the bill, will debate the issue.
  • New Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services Director  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services has a new director. Wanda Wright was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to lead the agency in March, and will tell us about her vision for the office and talk about the issues regarding Arizona veterans.
  • Summer Travel  |   Video
    • The number of Arizonans traveling over the Memorial Day weekend could reach post-recession highs. Nearly 733-thousand Arizonans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend, an increase of nearly five percent. Michelle Donati-Grayman of AAA Arizona will talk about factors leading to the increased travel.

May 12, 2015

  • Board of Education Move  |   Video
    • In an ongoing feud between the Arizona Board of Education and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, the board has moved its offices out of the Arizona Department of Education’s offices, where the superintendent is located. Jaime Molera, who has served on the state board of education member and as superintendent, will tell us more about what this move might mean for Arizona’s education system.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: U.S. Mexico Innovation Challenge  |   Video
    • The “Make Energy: A U.S.–Mexico Innovation Challenge” was recently held and invited inventors from all over the world to submit projects that generate clean energy. The winner created homemade AA batteries. The event was organized by several groups in the U.S. and Mexico, including Arizona State University. Joey Eschrich, editor and program manager at ASU's Center for Science and the Imagination, will tell us about the competition.
  • Cheating in Sports  |   Video
    • Fines have been handed down in “Deflategate.” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for four games and the Patriots were fined $1 million dollars and will lose some draft picks. That’s the punishments for using underinflated footballs in the Pat’s AFC championship win over the Colts earlier this year. Brad Cesmat, CEO of Sports360AZ.com, a sports news platform for Arizona, will talk about this latest episode of cheating in sports and what it means to the sporting world.

May 11, 2015

  • Hotel Booking Scam  |   Video
    • Five members of the Arizona US Congressional Delegation recently sent a letter to the Department of Justice, asking it to investigate an ongoing hotel booking scam that has been causing consumers problems as they work to book their summer vacations. Third-party travel sites are trying to pass themselves off as actual hotels, leaving consumers without particular room requests or sometimes even a reservation. Kristen Jarnagin, senior vice president of the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association, will tell us more about the scam.
  • Sustainability: Rio Verde Community Association Award  |   Video
    • The Rio Verde Community Association has been designated as the first Certified Sustainable Community in Arizona by the Audubon International Sustainable Communities Program. To become certified, the association had to meet measurable goals addressing 15 focus areas, including wildlife conservation, habitat enhancement, water conservation, energy efficiency, health, and transportation. Gary Holcomb, president of the association, will tell us more.

May 8, 2015

May 7, 2015

  • Food Critic Howard Seftel  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic food critic Howard Seftel is hanging up his fork after 23 years as a restaurant critic in the Valley. Hear about Seftel’s career and his thoughts on Phoenix area restaurants over the years.
  • Durant’s Movie  |   Video
    • A movie is being made about Jack Durant, the founder of Durant’s, the iconic Phoenix restaurant. We’ll show you how Durant’s colorful character is the highlight of the film being shot here in Phoenix.
  • VA Healthcare Update  |   Video
    • The former head of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Hospital, Sharon Helman, is suing to get her job back. Dennis Wagner, who has covered the story for the Arizona Republic, will tell us about that and other developments in the ongoing controversy.

May 6, 2015

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • The economic recovery in Arizona has been slow, but can we expect a more vigorous second half for the state and the nation? The annual Economic Outlook Luncheon, held May 6 by the Economic Club of Phoenix offered answers. The three presenters at the event, Dennis Hoffman, economics professor and director of Arizona State University’s L. William Seidman Research Institute, Lee McPheters, research professor and director of the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center, and Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice, all part of the W.P. Carey School of Business, will give us a look at the state of the Arizona and national economies.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Contra Dancing  |   Video
    • Contra Dancing is a traditional folk dance requiring a partner with roots in English Country and French dance styles. The Country Dance and Song Society Centennial recently conducted a tour of contra dancing. Linda Nieman of Phoenix Traditional Music and Dance, Quinn Rouston of the Prescott Chupacabras and Kent Gugler, the Chupacabras organizer, will talk about contra dancing in Arizona.

May 5, 2015

  • Glendale Casino Update  |   Video
    • The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee has passed a bill that would block a new casino already under construction next to Glendale. Robert Clinton, a Foundation Professor of Law at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, will give us an update on the latest legal wrangling regarding the casino.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: The Grant Network  |   Video
    • The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation has joined with Valley Leadership to create a clearinghouse for nonprofits looking for funding and corporations looking to provide that funding. The Grant Network allows both parties to register their information and exchange opportunities. Julia Patrick of the Arizona Nonprofit Academy, which brings leadership, education and connectivity with collaboration to Arizona’s nonprofit community, and Nicole Almond Anderson, marketing manager of ASU Lodestar, will tell us more about the project.
  • National Pet Week  |   Video
    • National Pet Week, created by the American Veterinary Medical Association, is May 3-9. It celebrates the pets in our lives and promotes responsible pet ownership. Veterinarian William Griswold of the Emergency Animal Clinic in Gilbert will tell us more.

May 4, 2015

  • Recreational Marijuana Initiative  |   Video
    • A ballot measure has been introduced that would legalize marijuana for recreational use in Arizona. Carlos Alfaro, Arizona Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project, will debate the measure with Seth Leibsohn, chair of the Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy.
  • ASU Study of Police Body Cameras  |   Video
    • An Arizona State University study will measure the response to officer-worn video cameras in Tempe and Spokane, Washington. The one-year research project will be conducted by the ASU Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety. The study’s principal investigator, Michael White, associate director of the center and a professor of criminology and criminal justice, will talk about the effort.

May 1, 2015

April 30, 2015

  • Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will discuss the latest issues regarding his office.
  • ASU/Westward Ho Partnership  |   Video
    • There’s a new partnership that will help provide educational experiences and help for elderly residents of a Phoenix landmark. Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and developers of the Westward Ho building have entered an agreement that will provide limited medical checks and other services for the residents of the building and educational opportunities for students in various fields of study at ASU. Dr. Michael S. Shafer, professor of Social Work and director of the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions, will discuss the new program.

April 29, 2015

  • Corinthian Colleges Closing  |   Video
    • Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit institution, is closing 28 campuses, including two in Arizona. The closures come after a $30 million dollar fine by the Department of Education for misrepresentation. Dr. Barry Bozeman, the head of the Center for Organization Research and Design at Arizona State University, will discuss the closure and the current state of for-profit universities.
  • Arizona Water Supplies  |   Video
    • Like a cactus used to a limited water supply, Arizona continues to thrive and grow in a drought that has forced California to impose water restrictions. Central Arizona Project General Manager David Modeer and Arizona Department of Water Resources Director Tom Buschatzke will discuss the status of Arizona’s water supplies.

April 28, 2015

  • Same-Sex Marriage Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court hears arguments on a case that could determine whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will analyze the case and the hearing.
  • White Tank Mountain Preservation  |   Video
    • We’ll show you how the White Tank Mountain Conservancy group is taking to the skies to help preserve the White Tank Mountains, located northwest of the Phoenix Area. Ian Dowdy, Program Director at the Sonoran Institute and Les Meyers of the White Tank Mountains Conservancy, talk about the values of the mountain range and why conservation is so critical for this urban wilderness.

April 27, 2015

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about issues relevant to the state’s largest city.

April 24, 2015

April 23, 2015

  • Arpaio Contempt of Court Hearing  |   Video
    • The contempt of court hearing for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio continues. Local attorney Scott Halverson will bring us up to date.
  • Arizona United Soccer Club  |   Video
    • The Arizona United Soccer Club, Arizona's only professional soccer team, will start its second season on April 25 in the United Soccer League. Kyle Eng, the owner of the club, will tell us more.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: MIM Fifth Anniversary  |   Video
    • The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a weeklong series of public events. We’ll take you on a video tour of the museum, then, April Salomon, executive director of MIM, will tell us more about the impact of the museum.

April 22, 2015

  • Arpaio Contempt of Court Hearing  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is in the middle of a contempt of court hearing. Local attorney Scott Halverson will bring us up to date.
  • Experience Corps  |   Video
    • Thousands of experienced adults across the country are working to make a difference in their communities through the AARP Experience Corps program. Tempe’s AARP Experience Corps Volunteer Information Session will be held Thursday, May 7. We’ll show you how the program that pairs children with seniors is paying off in the classroom.

April 21, 2015

  • Kurt Volker on Foreign Affairs  |   Video
    • Kurt Volker, the former NATO Ambassador and Executive Director of the McCain Institute, makes his regular appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss foreign affairs.
  • Delivering Democracy Lecture  |   Video
    • The Delivering Democracy Lecture by Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy is an annual lecture that provides a platform for innovative, solution-oriented speakers to present new ideas on participatory democracy. The keynote speaker this year will be Anderson Cooper of CNN. Matthew Whitaker, the founding director of the Center, will tell us more about the lecture.

April 20, 2015

  • Arizona Education: College Career Readiness  |   Video
    • Getting students ready for college begins well before they enter institutions of higher education. We’ll take a look at one group helping get students ready for college, College Bound AZ. There will also be a discussion on the topic with Elizabeth Paulus, founder of College Bound AZ and Dr. Sally Downey, Superintendent of the East Valley Institute of Technology.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Securing Data  |   Video
    • Data breaches for companies are a matter of “when,” not “if.” Companies can make numerous mistakes when it comes to securing data. Michael Kelly of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Law will discuss the biggest mistakes companies make with data security.

April 17, 2015

April 16, 2015

  • Death Penalty  |   Video
    • There have been a couple of high-profile cases involving the death sentence in Arizona recently, with one woman being released after 22 years on death row and another woman escaping the death sentence. Hear from both sides on the issue of the death penalty with Maricopa County attorney Bill Montgomery and Dan Peitzmeyer, president of the group, Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona.

April 15, 2015

  • Children and the Legislature  |   Video
    • The state legislature cut funding to help parents pay for day care and also imposed a shorter length of time families can receive state assistance. Dana Wolfe Naimark, president and CEO of the Children’s Action Alliance, and Samuel Richard, coordinator and executive director of Protecting Arizona’s Family Coalition, will discuss how children fared in this legislative session.
  • 50-Year-Anniversary of Head Start  |   Video
    • Head Start is turning 50 this year. Head Start provides school readiness, education, health, nutrition, and family services to poverty-level children and their families. Jonathon Adam Gonzales of the Arizona Head Start Association will talk about Head Start and results it has provided over the past 50 years.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Andy Warhol Exhibit  |   Video
    • An Andy Warhol exhibit is on display at the Phoenix Art Museum until June 21st. We’ll take you on a video tour of the exhibit.

April 14, 2015

  • Charter Schools and the Legislature  |   Video
    • The state legislature approved $24 million to guarantee loans so that charter school businesses can expand their operations. Eileen Sigmund, president and CEO of the Arizona Charter School Association, will discuss how charter schools fared during the legislative session.
  • Sustainability: Beyond the Mirage   |   Video
    • Beyond The Mirage is an innovative web-based experience that aims to raise awareness and understanding about Arizona’s water supplies and demands. The project recently was selected as the winner of The New Arizona Prize: Water Consciousness Challenge and was awarded the $100,000 grand prize. Developed by a team from the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences along with Arizona Public Media and marketing professionals, Beyond the Mirage will use the award to help launch web and social media strategies to allow Arizonans to create and share their own mini-documentaries. The project will also will also use the hundreds of water-related clips developed for the website to create a feature-length documentary. Thom Reilly, director of Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, and Steve Seleznow, president and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, will discuss Beyond the Mirage.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development  |   Video
    • Eight, Arizona PBS is airing a documentary, “The Homestretch,” on April 13 that follows the plight of three homeless teens as they struggle to stay in school. The Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development in Phoenix offers help to homeless youth with many issues, including job and education assistance. Cynthia Schuler, CEO of the Tumbleweed Center, will talk about what her organization offers.

April 13, 2015

  • Former Governor Castro  |   Video
    • Former Arizona Governor Raul Castro passed away at the age of 98. Former state lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate Alfredo Gutierrez will discuss the life and legacy of Arizona’s only Hispanic governor.
  • University Budgets  |   Video
    • Arizona’s three universities lost nearly $100 million in funding during the recently-ended legislative session. Mark Killian, chair of the Arizona Board of Regents, which oversees the universities, will discuss that issue and more.
  • Sustainability: Biosphere2 Conference  |   Video
    • A national workshop is being held at Biosphere2, the self-contained facility in Southern Arizona that contains several artificial ecosystems. The workshop will include academics and business leaders who will be looking at how to deliver food, energy and water more efficiently. It’s the first of several national workshops sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Ardeth Barnhart, program director of renewable energy at the University of Arizona and Kim Ogden, professor of chemical and environmental engineering, also at the U of A, will discuss the conference and its goals.

April 9, 2015

  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss will talk about the latest science news in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon.
  • 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.”

April 8, 2015

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • State Senate President Andy Biggs will give us a recap of the legislative session that ended recently.
  • Rolling Stone Rape Article  |   Video
    • A Rolling Stone magazine article on an alleged gang rape of a student at the University of Virginia has been discredited. Arizona State University journalism professor Tim McGuire will discuss the damage the article has done to journalism.

April 7, 2015

  • Business and the Legislature  |   Video
    • Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry will discuss bills approved by lawmakers that relate to the business community.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Arizona Giving  |   Video
    • One recent survey shows that Arizona ranks among the bottom of states when it comes to giving. Jacky Alling, Chief Philanthropic Services Officer of the Arizona Community Foundation, and Steve Zabilski, executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, will discuss Arizona’s giving habits compared to the rest of the nation and how local charities are impacted.
  • Job Creation Ranking  |   Video
    • Prior to the “Great Recession,” Arizona was often one of the top job-creating states. That is not the case anymore. Lee McPheters, director of ASU’s JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center at the W. P. Carey School of Business will talk about his new report on the top job-creating states and cities.

April 6, 2015

  • Cities and the Legislature  |   Video
    • The state legislature dealt with several issues regarding Arizona cities and towns, such as a bill that would prevent the localities from passing stricter gun laws. Ken Strobeck, executive director of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, will discuss the bills.
  • Climate Science Fiction  |   Video
    • If you’ve ever seen the movie, “The Day After Tomorrow,” you’ve seen an example of climate science fiction, or “Cli-Fi.” It’s a literary genre that allows us to peek into a future where our actions on the planet play out in full form. Manjana Milkoreit, a postdoctoral research fellow with Arizona State University’s Walton Sustainability Fellowship Program, and Clark Miller, a senior sustainability scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, will discuss Cli-Fi and how it impacts our current world.

April 3, 2015

April 2, 2015

April 1, 2015

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Get an update on the latest news from the state legislature in our weekly legislative update with Jim Small from the Arizona Capitol Times.

March 31, 2015

  • Ambassador Kurt Volker  |   Video
    • Former NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker makes his regular appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss foreign affairs.
  • New Study on Teen Driver Crashes  |   Video
    • A new study by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety dissects why teenagers crash. The study analyzed the six seconds leading up to a crash in videos of 1,700 crashes by teen drivers. It found that distraction was a factor in nearly six out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes. Michelle Donati-Grayman of AAA Arizona will discuss the unique study.

March 30, 2015

  • Cancer Survivor Pat Elliott  |   Video
    • Phoenix resident Pat Elliott has survived Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, a rare cancer that used to be terminal. Her form of cancer is featured in the book, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” and she has since become a patient advocate who speaks about her disease across the globe. Elliott survives by taking a medicine that manages cancer on the genetic level. She’s appeared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, another CML survivor. Elliott will discuss cancer from the patient’s perspective.

March 26, 2015

  • Arizona Voices Institute  |   Video
    • In order to help bridge the gap between the state legislature and the general public, a new non-profit has been formed. The Arizona Voices Institute provides a web site where people can rate a bill and give ideas to state lawmakers. Steve Betts, board chairman of the Arizona Voices Institute, will tell us more.

March 25, 2015

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Get an update on the latest from the state legislature in our weekly legislative update with Luige del Puerto of the Arizona Capitol Times.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Intel Science Talent Winner  |   Video
    • An Arizona 17-year-old girl is among the winners of the national Intel Science Talent Search. Anvita Gupta of Scottsdale took home a third place Medal of Distinction for Global Good and $35,000 in the event held earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Gupta used machine learning to “teach” a computer to identify potential drugs for cancer, tuberculosis and Ebola. Preclinical trials are already underway in China on the tuberculosis drugs that she identified. Gupta and Cathleen Barton, Arizona Education Manager for Intel, will discuss the talent search and the research that won Gupta her prize.

March 24, 2015

  • El Nino Weather Pattern  |   Video
    • It appears the impact of the El Nino weather pattern was minimal. Randy Cerveny, an Arizona State University climatologist, will discuss the impact of El Nino.
  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss will break down the latest science news in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon. Among his topics, a dramatic quadruple image of a supernova.

March 23, 2015

  • Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about important issues in the City of Phoenix.
  • Arizona Education: Latino College Success  |   Video
    • We will discuss efforts to improve Latino college success, including a look at College Success Arizona, a program that helps Latinos graduate. Discussing the issue will be Dr. Delia Saenz, an Arizona State University Associate Professor of Psychology and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, David Adame, Chief Economic Development Officer of Chicanos Por La Causa, and Maria Harper-Marinick, executive vice president, chancellor and provost for the Maricopa County Community College District.

March 20, 2015

March 19, 2015

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Phoenix Art Museum Benefit Auction  |   Video
    • The Contemporary Forum at Phoenix Art Museum has purchased more than $3 million worth of art for the Museum. The Forum's annual Art Auction & Dinner is its major fund-raiser, selling art donated by some of the nation's most-respected artists and art galleries. This year's event, on March 20, will feature nearly 60 pieces of art. French Thompson, president of the Contemporary Forum Executive Committee, and Scott Talbot, vice president of the organization, will talk about the auction and the art.
  • 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.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Keys to Success  |   Video
    • At any given time there are 16-thousand children in foster care in Arizona. We will take a look at “Keys to Success,” a program that helps kids aging out of the foster care system succeed in the rest of their lives.

March 18, 2015

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Get an update on the latest from the state legislature in our weekly legislative update with Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times.
  • Phoenix Transit Plan Response  |   Video
    • The Phoenix City Council has approved a $32 Billion 35-year transportation plan that would expand light rail and bus service and make street improvements. The plan includes a tax increase that would have to be approved by voters. Activist Becky Fenger will discuss her opposition to the plan.

March 17, 2015

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Platinum Photography  |   Video
    • Photographic prints using platinum have been produced since 1873 and are still produced today. They are valued for their matte surface texture, subtle range of tones and rich colors. We will take you to an exhibit of the beautiful yet expensive prints in “All that Glitters is Not Gold: Platinum Photography from the Center for Creative Photography,” on display at the Phoenix Art Museum.

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.
  • Tax Filing Time  |   Video
    • Tax season is upon us. Get the latest information on filing you taxes from IRS Arizona spokesman Bill Brunson and Anthony Forschino of the Arizona Department of Revenue.
  • Using Sports to Teach Literature  |   Video
    • Local English teacher William Tecku will discuss how teaching sports literature positively impacts students' reading and writing skills. He will also talk about how he uses sports literature in the classroom and his own baseball poetry, which he will read during a presentation at a Mesa public library.

March 12, 2015

  • ASU Human Fossil Discovery  |   Video
    • The earliest known fossil of the human genus was discovered by a team from Arizona State University in Ethiopia in 2013. The lower jaw with five teeth is dated to 2.8 million years ago, setting back the first known example of the human genus 400,000 years. William Kimbel, director of ASU’s Institute of Human Origins, and ASU anthropology graduate student Chalachew Seyoum, who discovered the fossil, will discuss the extraordinary find.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Phoenix Chorale New Album  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Chorale is a Grammy-award winning musical group. Their latest album, All-Night Vigil, is a collaboration with the Kansas City Chorale. All-Night Vigil is a work by Rachmaninoff and the album celebrates the 100th anniversary of the piece. The Chorales put a decidedly modern-day twist on their album release by hosting a worldwide interactive listening party. Jen Rogers of the Phoenix Chorale and Toby Kidd, one of the singers, will tell us about the release party, the album, its significance and the history of the ensemble.

March 11, 2015

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Luige del Puerto of the Arizona Capitol Times brings us up to date on the latest from the state legislature.
  • South Mountain Freeway  |   Video
    • The federal government has given final approval to a 22-mile stretch of freeway in Phoenix known as the South Mountain Loop 202. Construction on the $1.9 Billion freeway will start next year, and could be completed by 2019. Timothy Tait of the Arizona Department of Transportation will tell us more.

March 10, 2015

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: One Darn Cool School  |   Video
    • We’ll show you how “One Darn Cool School” is helping sick kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital keep their grades healthy.
  • Rental Transaction Tax Bill  |   Video
    • A bill is being considered in the state legislature that would eliminate the transaction tax on residential rental properties, both homes and apartments. Opponents of the bill say it would be a loss of $87 million annually to towns and cities. Representative Darin Mitchell, the sponsor of the bill, will discuss the measure along with Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, who opposes the legislation.
  • University Budget Cuts  |   Video
    • The budget passed by state lawmakers contains a cut of nearly $100 million for universities and cuts all state funding for some community college districts. Patrick Morales, vice president of the Arizona Students’ Association, will talk about the cuts and how they might impact students.

March 9, 2015

  • Flex Loans Bill  |   Video
    • A bill has been proposed that would allow financial institutions to offer “flex loans” to consumers, loans ranging from $500 to $3,000. Proponents say it will offer people with bad credit a chance to get small loans to help deal with unexpected bills. Opponents say the high-interest loans would be the return of “payday” loans that can trap consumers in debt. Representative J.D. Mesnard, the sponsor of the bill, will talk about the measure, along with Representative Debbie McCune Davis, who opposes the legislation.

March 6, 2015

March 5, 2015

  • At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years  |   Video
    • “At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years,” is a coffee table book filled with photos depicting the history of work in Arizona. Among the photos are a Jerome mine train in 1900 and a Tucson pressed brick company in the 1920s. The book was commissioned by Alliance Bank and Jim Lundy, president and CEO of the bank, and Marilyn Szabo, curator of the book, will talk about the book and how proceeds benefit education in our state.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Lisa Sette Gallery  |   Video
    • Lisa Sette is an internationally-recognized art gallery owner. She is highly sought after for her impeccable taste and ability to spot talent. Now as she celebrates her 30th year as a gallery owner, we follow Sette in the biggest move of her career; from her longtime home in Scottsdale's Old Town Art District to an historic building in the up and coming Midtown Phoenix area.
  • Phoenix Transportation Plan  |   Video
    • Phoenix voters will get a chance to vote on a 35-year transportation plan for the city. Marty Shultz, vice-chair of the Citizens Committee on the Future of Phoenix Transportation will fill us in on the details.

March 4, 2015

March 3, 2015

  • Common Core Opposition  |   Video
    • Legislation has failed to try and stop Common Core teaching standards in Arizona, but the issue could be revived later in the session. State Representative and teacher Paul Boyer will talk about the pros and cons of Common Core along with Amanda McAdams, a former teacher of the year.
  • Arizona Exports  |   Video
    • Arizona exports reached a record of $21.1 Billion dollars last year. Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business economist Dennis Hoffman will talk about that.

March 2, 2015

  • University Funding  |   Video
    • Governor Doug Ducey has proposed cutting nearly $78 million from university budgets in Arizona. Arizona Board of Regents President Eileen Klein will discuss the possible impact of that possible cut.
  • ASU Biomimicry Center  |   Video
    • Biomimicry is the effort of researchers to use nature’s methods to help develop new technology. A new cooperative venture at Arizona State University aims to make ASU a key academic hub for biomimicry, and will launch March 3. ASU is joining forces with Biomimicry 3.8, a consulting and training firm, to open the new center. Prasad Boradkar, co-director of the Biomimicry Center, and Dayna Baumeister, the other co-director, will tell us more.

February 27, 2015

February 26, 2015

  • Liquor License Bills  |   Video
    • Two bills have been proposed in the state legislature that would make changes to a business getting a liquor license. One would implement a higher bar for neighborhoods protesting a liquor license application. Another bill would allow certain liquor stores to be located within 300 feet of a school, daycare center or church. Neighborhood activist Jeff Spellman will discuss the bills.
  • American Graduate: Suns-Diamondbacks Education Academy  |   Video
    • We’ll show you how the Suns-Diamondbacks Education Academy in the Phoenix Union High School District is taking students who are close to dropping out and helping them graduate. Most of the students come from impoverished backgrounds and face difficult life circumstances that create obstacles to graduation. We’ll also have a discussion of what those circumstances are and what is being done to help students overcome them. Dr. Kent Scribner, Superintendent of PUHSD, Cyndi Tercero, Dropout Prevention Program coordinator for the district, and Dr. Steven W. Green, principal of Skyline High School in Mesa, will discuss drop out issues.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Unidentified Artists  |   Video
    • We’ll take you to a new exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum that showcases work by unidentified artists, who created their works sometime between the 14th and 20th centuries.

February 25, 2015

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Reporter Ben Giles from the Arizona Capitol Times will brief us on the latest from the state legislature in our weekly Legislative Update.
  • Book on African-American Cotton Pickers in Arizona  |   Video
    • University of Arizona English and Africana Studies professor Dr. Geta LeSeur will make a presentation for Black History Month at the Tempe History Museum about the lives of five women from rural, agricultural towns in Arizona who managed to become self-educated activists despite heavy oppression. LeSeur will discuss her book, “Not all Okies are White: The Lives of Black Cotton Pickers in Arizona.”
  • Home Ownership in Arizona  |   Video
    • New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show Arizona is one of the states with the steepest decline in home ownership over the past ten years. Real estate reporter Catherine Reagor of the Arizona Republic will discuss the new numbers.

February 24, 2015

  • Phoenix Area Homeless Count  |   Video
    • An annual count of the homeless in the Phoenix area is being conducted. It’s part of a requirement to qualify for federal funding to help that population. It will be done by the Maricopa Association of Governments. Brande Mead of MAG will tell us more.
  • Morrison-Cronkite Quarterly Poll  |   Video
    • A new Morrison-Cronkite Quarterly Poll will be released on what those surveyed think are the state’s top priorities. David Daugherty, associate director of Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy and the poll director, will discuss the results.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Art Detour  |   Video
    • Several events are planned for the 27th Annual Art Detour in Phoenix, an event Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton calls “one of the most important events in Phoenix’s calendar.” Catrina Kahler, Artlink Board President and Phoenix painter and sculptor John Randall Nelson, will tell us more about Art Detour.

February 23, 2015

  • Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss issues vital to the state’s largest city.
  • Women Entrepreneurs  |   Video
    • Women make up about half of the U.S. workforce, but women entrepreneurs own a majority stake in only 30 percent of all businesses in the United States. In general, men are more likely to start a business than women, and the reasons behind that will be addressed at Phoenix Start up Week at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Downtown Phoenix. Audrey Iffert-Saleem, the executive director of entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives at ASU's Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, will discuss why men are more likely to be involved in a startup and what can be done to get more women involved.

February 20, 2015

February 19, 2015

  • Congressman Grijalva  |   Video
    • Democratic Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva discusses national issues such as immigration and global terrorism.
  • The “Spine” I-17/I-10 Corridor  |   Video
    • The “Spine” is a section of the Interstate 17/Interstate 10 corridor that carries almost half the traffic in the Phoenix area. Public input is being sought to make improvements to the Spine. Bob Hazlett, senior engineering project manager for the Maricopa Association of Governments and project manager for the Spine Study, will discuss the plans.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: ASU Art Museum Spring Season  |   Video
    • The Arizona State University Art Museum’s Spring 2015 season kicks off this week, with six varied exhibits, including paintings, sculptures and other exhibits. Curator Julio Cesar Morales and artists Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie will discuss the museum’s new spring season offerings.

February 18, 2015

  • Immigration Ruling  |   Video
    • A federal judge in Texas has issued a ruling against President Obama’s executive order to grant deferred deportation to certain groups of illegal immigrants. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will discuss the legalities of the case.
  • Republican Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker David Gowan tell us what’s going on at the State Capitol in their monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon.

February 17, 2015

February 16, 2015

  • Graffiti Free Phoenix  |   Video
    • February is Graffiti-Free Phoenix month. We’ll show you how the city works to wipe out graffiti.
  • Phoenix Area Housing Market  |   Video
    • Final numbers are out on the Phoenix-area housing market for 2014. Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will discuss the new figures.

February 13, 2015

February 12, 2015

  • New McFarland Memorial  |   Video
    • Ernest McFarland served as Arizona’s governor, chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, and as one of Arizona’s senators. A new memorial will be dedicated to him on Arizona’s Statehood Day February 14 at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza at the State Capitol. Hear from McFarland’s grandson, John D. Lewis, about his remarkable grandfather, and architect Don Ryden of Ryden Architects, Inc., who designed the new memorial.
  • Banner Health/U of A Healthcare Merger  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Regents formally approved the merger agreement between Phoenix-based Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Network. It’s a $1 billion-plus deal that creates the state’s largest private employer and changes the face of academic medicine and health care in the Southwest. Banner Health CEO Peter Fine will talk about the merger.

February 11, 2015

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Hank Stephenson of the Arizona Capitol Times will brief us on the latest from the state legislature in our weekly Legislative Update.
  • Affordable Care Act Arizona Update  |   Video
    • The deadline to sign up for marketplace coverage under the Affordable Care Act is February 15. David Sayen, Medicare’s regional administrator for Arizona, will talk about the deadline and who is eligible for marketplace insurance, and subsidies that might be available.
  • Around Arizona: Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Tucson Weekly senior writer Jim Nintzel brings us up to date on issues from southern Arizona in our monthly series, “Southern Exposure.”

February 10, 2015

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Arizona SciTech Festival Statewide Launch Event  |   Video
    • The Arizona SciTech Festival has grown into Arizona’s largest event featuring science, technology and innovation with over 800 events in 45 cities and towns. The launch event for the SciTech Festival will take place February 11. Jeremy Babendure, executive director of the Arizona SciTech Festival, will tell us more.
  • Arizona Aid Worker  |   Video
    • It was confirmed today that Kayla Mueller, an Arizona aid worker kidnapped by ISIS, is dead. Dr. Paul Kinsinger, a clinical professor of business intelligence at the Thunderbird School of Management at Arizona State University, will discuss the dangers faced by aid workers in the Middle East.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Reigning Grace  |   Video
    • See how a local program, Reigning Grace, uses horses to help kids get their self-esteem back in the saddle again.

February 9, 2015

  • Arizona Education: After-School Programs  |   Video
    • Research shows that quality after-school programming has a positive impact on school attendance, achievement and the likelihood of graduation. Arizona was recently ranked in a national survey as being in the top ten of all states for after-school program support and parent satisfaction. Also, nearly 500 programs in our state signed a pledge to commit to using quality standards developed by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence and the Valley of the Sun United Way. We’ll look at one after school program run by the city of Tempe, KidsZone. Also, Melanie McClintock, executive director of the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence, and Chad Geston, a former Camelback High School principal who integrated after-school activities and programs on that campus and saw dramatic results, will talk about the value of after-school programs.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Robotics Rehabilitation  |   Video
    • Experts, students and Arizona State University faculty will meet for two days of workshops at ASU’s Tempe campus to discuss the use of robotics technology to improve physical rehabilitation treatment. Bradley Greger, an associate professor in ASU’s School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, and Thomas Sugar, a professor in the ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, will discuss the use of robotics in physical therapy.

February 6, 2015

February 5, 2015

  • New Mesa Apple Facility  |   Video
    • Apple has announced it will build a new “command center” in Mesa at the site of a previously planned sapphire glass plant that would have created more jobs. Former Mesa city councilman Scott Somers and economist Elliott D. Pollack of Elliott D. Pollack and Company will discuss the plant.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Phoenix Zoo Teens  |   Video
    • A program at the Phoenix Zoo is helping to keep children interested and involved in nature and animals. Every year, Zoo Teens welcomes a group of 14-17 year old volunteers who learn from animal keepers and give back by interacting with zoo guests.

February 4, 2015

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small from the Arizona Capitol Times will brief us on the latest from the state legislature in our weekly Legislative Update.
  • Measles Update  |   Video
    • Although the seven Arizonans who got the measles after the outbreak that started in Disneyland are no longer infectious, state health officials are keeping an eye on the highly contagious disease. Dr. Cara Christ, chief medical officer for the Arizona Department of Health Services, and Dr. Bob England, director of the Maricopa County Department of Health Services, will talk about what they are doing to contain the outbreak of measles.
  • Sky Harbor Business  |   Video
    • A recent Department of Transportation study places Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International airport at the top of the list for best airport for new small business growth. In 2012, 14 new small businesses were added and more are slated for the coming year. We talk to two business owners about their successes and challenges of operating at the airport and why Sky Harbor is gaining a reputation as a great airport for “foodies.”

February 3, 2015

February 2, 2015

  • Super Bowl Review  |   Video
    • Tom Sadler, president and CEO of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, will give us an overall review of the Super Bowl.
  • Glendale Super Bowl Recap  |   Video
    • Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers will recap the Super Bowl from the perspective of the City of Glendale.
  • Lawless Denim   |   Video
    • See how one man’s dream to create custom-made denim jeans in Phoenix using Arizona products could help provide employment as well.

January 30, 2015

January 29, 2015

  • Foreign Affairs with Kurt Volker  |   Video
    • Former Ambassador Kurt Volker makes his regular appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss world affairs.
  • Mega Sporting Events  |   Video
    • The Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl, the College Football Playoff National Championship, the NCAA Final Four, all mega sports events that will be played in the Phoenix area. Brad Wright, co-chair of the Arizona Organizing Committee, the host of the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship, will talk about what it takes to get mega sports events in Arizona and what the payoff is.

January 28, 2015

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Reporter Ben Giles from the Arizona Capitol Times will brief us on the latest from the state legislature in our weekly Legislative Update.
  • Sports Economics  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Metro Area has become a sports mecca, and that is only enhanced by the Super Bowl and the Phoenix Open. Do sports events help our economy bring in new dollars, or does it shuffle money that’s already here? Dennis Hoffman, an economist with Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, Jim Rounds, an economist with the Elliott D. Pollack and Company, and economist Byron Schlomach of the Goldwater Institute, will discuss that question from their own perspectives.

January 27, 2015

  • ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems  |   Video
    • Arizona State University and the Santa Fe Institute have joined forces and recently launched the ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems. The new center could offer ideas and solutions in areas such as innovation and urbanization as cities grow. Manfred Laubichler, one of the directors of the new center, will talk about the organization.
  • Golf Grip Statistical Analysis  |   Video
    • A group of students from Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences worked on a semester-long project with local golf club manufacturer PING. The students are working on their degrees in statistics, and helped PING analyze golf grips. Dr. Connie Borror, an associate dean and professor in the college, and Robby Reiter, one of the students who worked on the project, will discuss their research.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Unidentified Artists  |   Video
    • We’ll take you to a new exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum that showcases work by unidentified artists, who created their works sometime between the 14th and 20th centuries.
  • 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.

January 26, 2015

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon, and will discuss city issues such as preparations for the upcoming Super Bowl.
  • Arizona Education: Specialty Schools  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look at alternative or specialty schools in the latest “Arizona Education” segment. We’ll see how one school helps students gain real-world science and engineering skills. East Valley Institute of Technology superintendent Sally Downey, Michelle Landreville, a BioTech teacher at Paradise Valley High School in the Center for Research in Engineering, Science and Technology, or CREST, and Greg Donovan, superintendent of the Western Maricopa Education Center, will tell us more about specialty schools.

January 23, 2015

January 22, 2015

  • Morrison Institute New Leader  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy has a long history of providing research on some of Arizona’s toughest problems. The Institute has a new director, Thom Reilly, who will discuss his new role and new initiatives by the Morrison Institute.
  • State Budget and Kids  |   Video
    • How will the state budget proposed by Governor Doug Ducey impact children? Dana Naimark, President and CEO of the Children’s Action Alliance, will discuss the issue.
  • Domestic Violence Prevention Event  |   Video
    • A Town Hall event on preventing domestic violence will be held January 27th at the Tempe Center for the Arts. “Touchdown for Tenderness” will feature former NFL players, wives and staff along with experts at preventing domestic violence. Allie Bones, chief executive officer of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, will tell us more about the event and domestic violence.

January 21, 2015

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Hank Stephenson from the Arizona Capitol Times will bring us the latest from the State Capitol in our weekly legislative update.
  • Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking  |   Video
    • Super Bowl 49 will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium February 1, and like all Super Bowls, it brings a focus on domestic violence and human trafficking. Allie Bones, chief executive officer of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, and Phoenix vice mayor Jim Waring, will discuss the problems of domestic violence and human trafficking.

January 20, 2015

  • Arizona Education: Charter Schools  |   Video
    • Arizona is one of the national leaders in charter schools, which were established here more than 20 years ago. We’ll take a look at an Arizona charter school which is consistently ranked as one of the best high schools in the country, then we will discuss the charter school movement with former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, Lisa Graham Keegan, and Arizona Education Association president Andrew Morrill.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Southwest Vocal Competition  |   Video
    • The first-ever Southwest Vocal Competition is being held at the Mayo Clinic’s Shea Campus in Scottsdale. It’s an effort to find singers with the best voices, who will be awarded a chance to perform with the Phoenix Opera Orchestra at the Orpheum Theater in Phoenix February 8. Besides the competition aspect, it’s also an education effort on the part of Mayo Clinic’s Voice Department to talk about voice health. Gail Massaro, the co-founder and creative director of the Phoenix Opera, will talk about the competition, along with Dr. David Lott from the Mayo Voice Department.

January 19, 2015

  • 50th Anniversary of Selma Marches  |   Video
    • The 50th anniversary of the three civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama is coming up. The marches led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Dr. Matthew Whitaker, an Arizona State University foundation professor of history and founding director of ASU’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, will discuss the marches, along with retired Air Force Colonel and pilot Richard “Dick” Toliver, who was active in the civil rights community in Selma at the time of the marches.

January 16, 2015

January 15, 2015

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Reporter Ben Giles from the Arizona Capitol Times will bring us the latest from the State Capitol in our weekly legislative update.
  • Education Funding Settlement  |   Video
    • A deadline for a settlement between the state government and schools on education funding to offset inflation has passed, and a judge has extended the time for negotiations between the two parties. Chuck Essigs, the director of governmental affairs for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials, will give us an update.
  • 2015 Fuels Forecast  |   Video
    • Gas prices haven’t been this low for years, but when it comes to fuel prices, what goes down must come up. Linda Gorman, communications and public affairs director at AAA Arizona, will talk about the 2015 fuel forecast and how low gas prices are affecting fuel tax revenues.

January 14, 2015

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker David Gowan talk about the new legislative session and their priorities.

January 13, 2015

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Scottsdale Arts Collaboration  |   Video
    • The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale International Film Festival are joining forces to share resources and offer expanded film programs. The alliance will officially start in January, and will provide operational and promotional support to grow the annual festival and expand year-round film programming at the center. Scottsdale International Film Festival Founder and Executive Director Amy Ettinger will join the staff of the Center as a film curator, and will talk about the collaboration.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Gammage Auditorium 50th Anniversary  |   Video
    • It’s hosted some of the biggest plays, presidential debates and so much more. Arizona State University’s Gammage Auditorium turned 50 years old this year. Find out more about the history of the iconic Tempe building.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Opera  |   Video
    • Arizona Opera is expanding its repertoire with offerings like the season-opener “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna,” which combines opera and mariachi music. The company is also making progress on eliminating a budget deficit. Arizona Opera general director Ryan Taylor will discuss progress and changes being made by his organization.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Trinity Cathedral Choir  |   Video
    • The Trinity Cathedral has been a part of downtown phoenix for 94 years and has been the home of worship for governors and the late Senator Barry Goldwater. See how the cathedral’s choir is now in the spotlight after it performed at Saint Albans Cathedral in England.

January 12, 2015

  • State of the State  |   Video
    • Governor Doug Ducey will give his first State of the State address. Watch the entire speech and then hear analysis from political consultants Stan Barnes and John Loredo.

January 9, 2015

January 8, 2015

  • President Obama on Housing  |   Video
    • President Obama made an appearance in Phoenix Thursday morning to discuss housing. Mike Orr, Director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, will discuss the president’s remarks and the local housing market.
  • Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona  |   Video
    • On January 13, 33 television stations in Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma and most of the state’s radio stations will air “Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona.” It’s a 30-minute show produced by advanced journalism students at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication that details the growing problem of heroin abuse in our state. Art Brooks, president and chief executive officer of the Arizona Broadcasters Association, Jacquee Petchel, a Cronkite professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and editor who oversaw the production of the program, and Doug Coleman, special agent in charge of the Phoenix Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, will discuss the show and the heroin problem.
  • Around Arizona: Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Jim Nintzel, senior writer for the Tucson Weekly, brings us up to date on the latest issues from Southern Arizona.

January 7, 2015

  • Educational Legislative Priorities  |   Video
    • Find out what educators are seeking from lawmakers in the upcoming legislative session. Tim Ogle, executive director for the Arizona School Boards Association and Dick Foreman, president and CEO of the Arizona Business and Education Coalition, and Jennifer Loredo, lobbyist for the Arizona Education Association, will talk about that.
  • Naturalist Certification Program  |   Video
    • If you are passionate about the natural world in Arizona and want to learn more about it, the Highlands Center’s Naturalist Certification Program offers a chance to learn the natural history of the Central Arizona Highlands. The program is run by Highlands Center education staff and supplemented by local professors and field experts. Classes and trips focus on the natural history of the Central Arizona Highlands and showcase local plants, reptiles, amphibians, geology, weather, ornithology, and entomology. Tom Benson, naturalist and the Highlands Center for Natural History Board President, will tell us more about the Naturalist Certification Program.

January 6, 2015

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Art Tank  |   Video
    • In 2013, the Arizona Commission on the Arts launched a funding initiative called Arizona Art Tank, which is designed to make strategic investments in arts-based ventures. At regional events in four Arizona communities, top applicants are given six minutes each to pitch their ventures to a live audience and a panel of experts for a chance at up to $10,000 in seed-funding. Robert Booker, executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, will talk about the Arizona Art Tank.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Phoenix Zoo Teens  |   Video
    • A program at the Phoenix Zoo is helping to keep children interested and involved in nature and animals. Every year, Zoo Teens welcomes a group of 14-17 year old volunteers who learn from animal keepers and give back by interacting with zoo guests.

January 5, 2015

  • Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that state legislators do have the right to sue over the expansion of Medicaid in Arizona last year. Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Capitol Times will tell us more.
  • Business Legislative Preview  |   Video
    • Hear what business advocates would like to see from lawmakers in the upcoming legislative session. Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Farrell Quinlan, Arizona state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, will talk about the issue.

January 2, 2015

  • Journalists’ Year in Review  |   Video
    • Three local journalists look back at the big news events of 2014 and make predictions for 2015 in the Arizona Horizon Journalists’ Year in Review show. Doug MacEachern of the Arizona Republic, Steve Goldstein of KJZZ and Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will look back at the news of the year.

January 1, 2015

  • Arizona’s Future: The Future of Medicine  |   Video
    • Much of the future of medicine is in determining how our genes contribute to sickness and how they can be used for wellness. Cutting-edge genomics research is being conducted on a daily basis in downtown Phoenix at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, or TGen. Dr. Michael Berens, TGen's deputy director for research resources, will discuss the myriad of research going on at the facility.
  • Arizona’s Future: Civic Engagement, O’Connor House  |   Video
    • After serving on the highest court in the land, former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor continues her commitment to service with the O’Connor House, which seeks to help increase voting rates. Find out what she has to say about her efforts to increase voting.
  • Arizona’s Future: CrowdFunding  |   Video
    • See how one budding artist used crowdfunding to help her buy art supplies. That will be followed by a discussion on how crowdfunding works and how it can be used to help reach goals for businesses and individuals. Mary Juetten, a national crowdfunding expert and founder of Traklight, a Phoenix company that has developed a software platform to identify and protect intellectual property, will tell us more about crowdfunding.

December 31, 2014

  • Cartoonists Show  |   Video
    • Join editorial cartoonist Steve Benson and local cartoonist Brian Fairrington as they take a wacky look back at the big news events of 2014 through their cartoons.

December 30, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Jazz in Arizona/The Nash Center  |   Video
    • Established in 1977, Jazz in Arizona is a non-profit organization that offers jazz education and numerous performances. It also owns “The Nash,” a jazz club in Phoenix that was named after drummer Lewis Nash, a Phoenix native who was named the “most valuable player” in jazz by Modern Drummer Magazine. Nash will be back in town to perform for the second anniversary of The Nash and will talk about the club along with Joel Goldenthal, the executive director of Jazz in Arizona.

December 29, 2014

  • Economic Roundtable  |   Video
    • Three local economists look back at the economic events for 2014 and make predictions about what we might expect in 2015. Dennis Hoffman, director of the Seidman Research Institute at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, Lee McPheters, Research Professor of Economics in the W. P. Carey School of Business and director of the school’s J-P-Morgan-Chase Economic Outlook Center, and Jim Rounds, Senior Vice President and Senior Economist with Elliott D. Pollack and Company, will discuss the economy.

December 26, 2014

  • Journalists’ Year in Review  |   Video
    • Three local journalists look back at the big news events of 2014 and make predictions for 2015 in the Arizona Horizon Journalists’ Year in Review show. Doug MacEachern of the Arizona Republic, Steve Goldstein of KJZZ and Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will look back at the news of the year.

December 24, 2014

  • Economic Roundtable  |   Video
    • Three local economists look back at the economic events for 2014 and make predictions about what we might expect in 2015. Dennis Hoffman, director of the Seidman Research Institute at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, Lee McPheters, Research Professor of Economics in the W. P. Carey School of Business and director of the school’s J-P-Morgan-Chase Economic Outlook Center, and Jim Rounds, Senior Vice President and Senior Economist with Elliott D. Pollack and Company, will discuss the economy.

December 23, 2014

  • Cartoonists Show  |   Video
    • Join editorial cartoonist Steve Benson and local cartoonist Brian Fairrington as they take a wacky look back at the big news events of 2014 through their cartoons.

December 22, 2014

  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • Arizona State University physics professor Lawrence Krauss makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to explain the latest science news, including the first landing of a spacecraft on a comet.

December 19, 2014

December 18, 2014

  • Central Arizona Project Update  |   Video
    • The Central Arizona Project is planning to ask the legislature to extend a four cent tax that pays for groundwater recharge and other costs. Also, water delivered by the canal could be decreased in the coming years because of drought. David Modeer, general manager of the Central Arizona Project, will discuss those issues.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arts Education Census  |   Video
    • A 2010 census on arts education in Arizona has been updated, and it finds that while more students are getting an arts education from a highly-qualified arts teacher, there is still room for improvement. Alexandra Nelson, director of arts-learning for the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Sally Stewart of the Arizona Department of Education will tell us more.
  • Utility Energy Efficiency Rules  |   Video
    • The Arizona Corporation Commission is expected to take up a matter that critics say could essentially end energy efficiency rules for utilities. Luige del Puerto of the Arizona Capitol Times will explain.

December 17, 2014

  • Dreamers Drivers Licenses  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court denied a request by Governor Jan Brewer to stay an appeals court ruling that allowed young, illegal immigrants with deferred deportation to get drivers licenses. Dan Pochoda, senior counsel for the Arizona ACLU, will discuss the case.
  • Severe Flu Season  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting that the flu this season could lead to more hospitalizations and deaths. The current vaccine is not fully protecting against the flu virus, which has mutated. We’ll hear more from Jessica Rigel, chief of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Bureau in the Arizona Department of Health Services.
  • Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs  |   Video
    • Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs’ legacy includes literally helping shape the city of Phoenix and preservation of open land. He recently passed away at the age of 87. Former Phoenix Mayor Terry Goddard will discuss Driggs’s life and legacy.

December 16, 2014

  • Borderlands Journalism Grant  |   Video
    • In 2007, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the co-founders of the Phoenix New Times, were arrested for allegedly revealing grand jury secrets. They sued Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for the arrest and were awarded $3.75 million. Now, they have used $2 million of that money to support a new program at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication that will train students to report on border and immigration issues. Lacey will discuss the endowment for the Chair in Borderlands Issues.
  • American Graduate: Disconnected Youth  |   Video
    • Phoenix ranks the worst among major metro areas for disconnected youth, which are young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor going to school. We’ll take a look at one Phoenix program helping youth reconnect. Also, we’ll have panel discussion on the topic of disconnected youth with Judy Reno, college depot director for Phoenix Public Libraries, Rick Miller, founder and president of Kids at Hope, and Dr. Don Covey, Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools.

December 15, 2014

  • Weather Update  |   Video
    • Forecasters are saying there is a 65 percent chance of an El Nino weather pattern developing this winter, and that would mean a wetter winter than normal. Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny will give us an update.
  • Microbreweries Distribution Limits  |   Video
    • The growing popularity of microbreweries is prompting the owners of the smaller producers of beer to seek a change in the laws to allow higher production limits. Lobbyist Don Isaacson, who represents the Arizona Wine and Spirits Wholesale Association, and Andy Ingram, the co-founder of the Four Peaks Brewing Company in Tempe, will discuss the issue.
  • Arizona Gifts  |   Video
    • A store in Chandler is changing the way some tourists and Arizona residents shop. At Sibley’s West, you won’t find a cactus or Kokopelli stamped “Made in China.” Owners Michelle and John Wolfe work with more than 200 suppliers, mostly artists, in Arizona. You’ll hear the stories behind the products they make and take a tour of the Wolfe’s shop.

December 12, 2014

December 11, 2014

  • Coyotes Ownership Deal  |   Video
    • A new ownership deal for the Arizona Coyotes could be slipping away. Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal will provide details.
  • Arizona Inmate Population  |   Video
    • A new report by the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council shows that 95 percent of those in Arizona prisons are repeat and/or violent offenders. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, who is also a member of the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council, will discuss the report, along with David Euchner, the Appellate Unit supervisor of the Pima County Public Defender’s Office. He is also president of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the statewide organization of defense attorneys.
  • Arizona National Guard Muster  |   Video
    • For the first time in over 100 years, the Arizona National Guard held a muster, with over 5,000 troops from 29 Arizona communities gathering to honor veterans from the past 13 years of battle in the Middle East. We’ll show you the event, which was held at Sun Devil Stadium on Pearl Harbor Day.

December 10, 2014

  • Arizona Education: A-F School Accountability System  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Education has adopted principles of agreement that will guide the development of the next generation of A through F school accountability profiles. The goal of the new profiles will be to provide parents and other education stakeholders with an apples-to-apples education achievement measurement tool. Board member Jaime Molera will discuss the new principles for the A through F school accountability profiles.
  • Sustainability: Audubon Study on Birds and Climate Change  |   Video
    • “Shift Happens” is a seven-year Audubon study on birds and climate change. The study finds that climate change is becoming the number one threat to birds in North America. Tice Supplee, the Audubon Arizona director of bird conservation, will talk about the new study.
  • 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.

December 9, 2014

  • Metro Phoenix Real Estate Market  |   Video
    • A new report by Realtor.com lists the Metro Phoenix area as one of the top ten real estate markets to watch next year. Catherine Reagor, real estate reporter for the Arizona Republic, will discuss the Valley’s real estate market.
  • Education for Veterans  |   Video
    • Being a military veteran carries benefits and challenges when those veterans seek an education. Joanna Sweatt, Military Advocate at Arizona State University’s Pat Tillman Veterans Center, will discuss education for veterans.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: SRP Data Center Project  |   Video
    • Salt River Project is teaming with the data center firm Baselayer to come up with a way to provide reliable power to data centers. The project involves locating data centers near SRP power stations. Clint Poole, manager of Wireline Services at SRP Telecom, will discuss the SRP Data Centers.

December 8, 2014

  • Teen Drug Use  |   Video
    • A new report shows that drug and alcohol use among Arizona’s eighth, tenth and twelfth graders is down over the past two years. The study by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission also shows that more teens are getting marijuana from those with a medical marijuana card. Andy LeFevre of the commission will discuss the report.
  • Education Trust Fund  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund hit the $5 Billion mark for the first time. Money earned from the trust fund goes to education, with the K-12 distribution for next fiscal year set at nearly $76 million, a 12 percent increase. Patty Humbert of the Arizona Treasurer’s Office will discuss the trust fund.
  • Renting Your Home During Super Bowl  |   Video
    • Renting your home during the upcoming Super Bowl in Glendale could be a way to earn a few extra bucks. However, there are some precautions and advice you should take before doing that. AAA Arizona insurance expert John Candaso will go over those tips.

December 5, 2014

December 4, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Endangered Species Art Exhibit  |   Video
    • “Trout Fishing in America and Other Stories” is an exhibition of photographs and videos at the ASU Art Museum based on research with scientists, faculty, students and representatives from different government and community agencies regarding two endangered species from Arizona, the Humpback Chub and the California Condor. The exhibition examines how ecologies can change radically as a result of tiny individual initiatives by humans or other agents. Ron Broglio, an associate professor in the ASU Department of English, will discuss the exhibit and its implications.
  • Tempe Street Car Update  |   Video
    • Stops for Tempe’s proposed street car were unveiled this week. The planned route has also been lengthened. We’ll get an update from Tempe councilmember Shana Ellis.

December 3, 2014

  • Political Contributions and Taxes  |   Video
    • A new study by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business shows that campaign contributions do help businesses. The report shows that companies making campaign contributions specifically to tax-writing members of Congress wind up paying lower tax rates over time. Assistant Professor Jennifer Brown of the W. P. Carey School of Business, one of the study authors, will talk about the report.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Jetstream Cyber-Platform  |   Video
    • Scientists and engineers can now store, share and analyze data through Jetstream, the first all-science cyber-computing platform. It’s a $6.5 million project funded by the National Science Foundation. The iPlant Collaborative based at the University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute will play an important role in development and operation of Jetstream. Nirav Merchant, co-principal investigator of the iPlant Collaborative and director of Bio Computing at Arizona Research Laboratories, and Edwin Skidmore, assistant director of infrastructure for the iPlant Collaborative and Head of “Atmosphere,” the U Of A’s cloud computing platform, will discuss Jetstream.
  • Sky Harbor Business   |   Video
    • A recent Department of Transportation study places Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International airport at the top of the list for best airport for new small business growth. In 2012, 14 new small businesses were added and more are slated for the coming year. We talk to two business owners about their successes and challenges of operating at the airport and why Sky Harbor is gaining a reputation as a great airport for “foodies.”

December 2, 2014

  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • Arizona State University physics professor Lawrence Krauss makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to explain the latest science news.

December 1, 2014

  • Native Documentary Making  |   Video
    • Find out about Native Documentaries for Social Change, a curriculum taught at Mesa Community College to allow American Indian students to use filmmaking to communicate their heritage and history. Eddie Webb, who teaches the course, will talk about his program.

November 27, 2014

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Paper Clouds Apparel  |   Video
    • See how the owner of a local clothing company is giving more than just the shirt off his back to help those with special needs.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Families Give Back  |   Video
    • When Lisa Geyser and Alex Sklar couldn’t find volunteer opportunities for their young children, they created their own. In tonight’s Giving and Leading segment, we’ll introduce you to “Families Giving Back,” a non-profit that welcomes volunteers of all ages.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Educating Teachers About Asperger’s Syndrome  |   Video
    • Earlier this year, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center delivered 45,000 paper fortune tellers to teachers throughout Arizona to give them information on Asperger’s syndrome, one type of autism. Patty Dion, Co-Founder of SARRC’s Think Asperger’s and Dr. Raun Melmed, co-founder and medical director of SARRC, will talk about the effort and Asperger’s syndrome.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Pet Connections  |   Video
    • When Hospice of the Valley patients need a little lift, they can turn to four-legged friends. Therapy teams make weekly or bi-weekly visits to homes and professional care settings. We’re not talking just dogs and cats. We’ll introduce you to Lilly, a 30-inch tall, 250-pound miniature horse, and Myrtle, the 107-year old patient who looks forward to her visits.

November 26, 2014

  • Around Arizona: Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Get caught up on issues from southern Arizona with Tucson Weekly senior writer Jim Nintzel.
  • Phoenix Indian Center  |   Video
    • Arizona is home to the nation’s first social service agency designed for urban American Indians. Nearly 70 years ago, the Phoenix Indian Center opened its doors in downtown. Today, the center serves about 7,000 people a year, offering a variety of services from workforce development and educational classes to cultural programs.
  • Drivers Licenses for Dreamers  |   Video
    • Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has been denied an appeal to a lawsuit she filed to block young illegal immigrants who have been granted deferred deportation from getting drivers licenses. Local immigration attorney Elizabeth Chatham will discuss the case.

November 25, 2014

  • Constitutionality of Executive Action on Immigration Reform  |   Video
    • There is a debate on whether President Obama has the right to order executive action on immigration. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will sort through the legal issues of the president’s action.
  • Arizona Education: Students Recycling Used Technology  |   Video
    • Some Arizona students are keeping waste out of landfills while learning new skills and helping others. Hundreds of high school students are refurbishing computers for schools and charities. Meet the people behind Arizona StRUT (Students Recycling Used Technology). Tom Mehlert, Executive Director of StRUT, will tell us more about the program.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Trinity Cathedral Choir  |   Video
    • The Trinity Cathedral has been a part of downtown phoenix for 94 years and has been the home of worship for governors and the late Senator Barry Goldwater. See how the cathedral’s choir is now in the spotlight after it performed at Saint Albans Cathedral in England.

November 24, 2014

November 21, 2014

November 20, 2014

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Arizona Technology Council 2015 Public Policy  |   Video
    • The Arizona Technology Council has released its 2015 public policy guide, which is aimed at improving the business climate for the tech industry in our state. Steve Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council and Greg Ensell, manager of government and public affairs for CCI-Southwest, will discuss the council’s new public policy guide.
  • Affordable Care Act Enrollment  |   Video
    • Enrollment for health care insurance is underway again under the Affordable Care Act. This year, the government’s web page for enrolling for insurance is not facing the problems it had last year. Allen Gjersvig, the director of healthcare innovation for the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers, will give an update on sign up for health insurance in Arizona under the ACA.
  • Business Legal Assistance Program  |   Video
    • The Business Legal Assistance Program at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law assists small business owners and entrepreneurs with their legal needs. Law students can answer questions for small businessmen free of charge. Shane Ross, the director of marketing for the program, will tell us more.

November 19, 2014

  • Arizona Foreign Trade  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations presented its 10th annual International State of the State recently. Panelists looked at Arizona’s place in international trade compared to other states and NAFTA partners. While the nation’s exports increased 23 percent over a five-year period, Arizona’s declined two percent. Keith Galbut, the Chairman of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations and Steven Beschloss, an award-winning writer, journalist and filmmaker, will discuss Arizona’s international trade picture.
  • Top Cities and States Jobs Report  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business has a new report out on the top ten cities and states for job growth. ASU economist Dennis Hoffman will tell us more.

November 18, 2014

  • Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts New Dean  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts combines multiple disciplines: arts, media, engineering, design, film, dance, theater and music, as well as the ASU Art Museum. The institute now has a new dean, Steven Tepper, a social scientist and policy scholar who is one of the nation’s top authorities on creativity and cultural participation. He will talk about his new role and his vision for the institute.

November 17, 2014

  • NCAA Final Four Selection  |   Video
    • Phoenix has been named the host site for the 2017 NCAA Basketball Final Four Tournament. Dawn Rogers, Arizona State University’s senior associate athletic director and chair of the Phoenix Selection Committee and Mark Stanton, Deputy Director of the Arizona Office of Tourism, will discuss the impact of the selection.
  • Valley Fever  |   Video
    • As temperatures cool, the flu season starts in Arizona. It’s also the height of Valley Fever season, with 65 percent of all cases nationwide happening in Arizona. Jessica Rigler, Chief of the Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control for the Arizona Department of Health Services, will discuss Valley Fever.

November 14, 2014

November 13, 2014

  • Boots and Burgers  |   Video
    • Arizona travel writer Roger Naylor has a new book that would be of interest to those looking to put on some calories and then be able to take them off. “Boots and Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers,” features over 170 photographs, 37 trails, 38 eateries, trail guides, maps and more. Naylor will discuss his latest work.
  • Phoenix-Area Commercial Real Estate  |   Video
    • A new survey of real estate brokers shows that the Phoenix-area commercial real estate market is shaky, but improving. Mark Stapp, director of the Master of Real Estate Development program at the Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business, will discuss his survey.
  • Arizona Town Hall: Employment and the Economy  |   Video
    • The latest Arizona Town Hall explores why the state has not recovered in employment and the economy in general as fast as the rest of the nation as a whole. Rebecca Timmer, Corporate Relations for Dibble Engineering and Karrin Taylor, Executive Vice President for Entitlements at DMB Associates, Inc. will discuss results of the latest Arizona Town Hall.

November 12, 2014

  • Arizona Legal Cases  |   Video
    • Three Arizona legal cases have made the news lately, two dealing with immigration and a third with voting rights. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will discuss the cases.
  • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction-Elect Diane Douglas  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction-elect Diane Douglas will discuss her plans now that she has been elected as Arizona’s top education official.
  • Sustainability: Climate Change Warning  |   Video
    • Earlier this month, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a warning on climate change that found that emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history, driven largely by economic and population growth. The report also found that the atmosphere and ocean have warmed and sea levels have risen. Professor James Anderson of Arizona State University’s Global Institute on Sustainability will talk about the report.

November 11, 2014

  • VA Health Care Crisis Update  |   Video
    • Get the latest on the Veterans Affairs health care crisis. Arizona Republic reporter Dennis Wagner, who has written extensively about the crisis, will tell us more.
  • National Association of Black Military Women  |   Video
    • Learn about the National Association of Black Military Women, which recently held its 20th biennial reunion in Phoenix.
  • Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society  |   Video
    • The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society has been honoring veterans who make significant contributions after their military service since 2001. U.S. Army Retired Colonel Chuck Schluter will tell us all about the organization.

November 7, 2014

November 6, 2014

  • ASU Barrett Honors College Founder Retiring  |   Video
    • The founding Dean of the Arizona State University Barrett Honors College is retiring next spring. Ted Humphrey joined ASU in 1966, and held many other posts besides founder of the honors college. He’ll discuss his career, the Barrett Honors College and changes he’s seen at ASU.
  • Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Arizona State Supreme Court is holding a special hearing at the University of Arizona regarding a lawsuit challenging Arizona’s Medicaid expansion. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will provide a live report from Tucson.
  • Congressman-Elect Gallego  |   Video
    • Former state lawmaker Ruben Gallego has been elected to serve in Arizona’s Congressional District Seven. Gallego will discuss his plans now that he’s been elected.

November 5, 2014

November 4, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Statewide Races Debates  |   Video
    • Watch the “Best of” Arizona Horizon debates between those running for Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Corporation Commission.
  • Vote 2014: Election Analysis  |   Video
    • Political consultants Bob Grossfeld and Steve Roman, along with Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, give their take on election results as they come in on Arizona Horizon at 10pm.

November 3, 2014

October 31, 2014

October 30, 2014

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Tempe Named Google E-city  |   Video
    • Tempe has been named a Google E-city for having a strong online business community. Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell will talk about the designation.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Jazz in Arizona/The Nash Center  |   Video
    • Established in 1977, Jazz in Arizona is a non-profit organization that offers jazz education and numerous performances. It also owns “The Nash,” a jazz club in Phoenix that was named after drummer Lewis Nash, a Phoenix native who was named the “most valuable player” in jazz by Modern Drummer Magazine. Nash will be back in town to perform for the second anniversary of The Nash and will talk about the club along with Joel Goldenthal, the executive director of Jazz in Arizona.

October 29, 2014

  • Top Cities and States Jobs Report  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business has a new report out on the top ten cities and states for job growth. ASU economist Dennis Hoffman will tell us more.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Opera  |   Video
    • Arizona Opera is expanding its repertoire with offerings like the season-opener “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna,” which combines opera and mariachi music. The company is also making progress on eliminating a budget deficit. Arizona Opera general director Ryan Taylor will discuss progress and changes being made by his organization.

October 28, 2014

  • Sustainability: Cool Urban Spaces Report  |   Video
    • Scientists from Arizona State University, in partnership with the City of Phoenix, released a report evaluating the city’s Cool Roofs and Tree and Shade Master Plan projects. City officials plan to use the report to take further steps in mitigating the extreme summertime heat. Richard Adkins, Forestry Supervisor for the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, will discuss the report and the city’s plans for it.
  • Science of the Zombie Apocalypse  |   Video
    • Can a superbug cause an actual zombie apocalypse? Dave Engelthaler, director of programs and research for T-Gen, has given lectures on that topic at the Arizona Science Center and will tell us about research concerning the science behind a possible zombie apocalypse.
  • Yes on Proposition 487  |   Video
    • Proposition 487 would reform the city of Phoenix’s pension system. We hear from a proponent of the measure, Phoenix city councilman Sal DiCiccio, one day after hearing Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton speak against the measure.

October 27, 2014

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss top city issues.
  • Sustainability: Energy Efficiency Report  |   Video
    • Every year, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (SWEEP) issues a report which ranks states on utility and state policies and programs that help improve energy efficiency. In the Southwest, Arizona is the leader in energy efficiency. Jeff Schlegel, a SWEEP associate in Arizona, will discuss the report.

October 24, 2014

October 23, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Conductor Tito Muñoz  |   Video
    • At the age of 31, Tito Muñoz has been lauded as one of the most talented conductors of his generation. Muñoz was recently named as music director for the Phoenix Symphony and will talk about his new role and his work as a conductor.

October 22, 2014

  • Arizona Foreign Trade  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations will present its 10th annual International State of the State October 27th. Panelists will look at Arizona’s place in international trade compared to other states and NAFTA partners. While the nation’s exports increased 23 percent over a five-year period, Arizona’s have declined two percent. Keith Galbut, the Chairman of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations and Steven Beschloss, an award-winning writer, journalist and filmmaker, will discuss Arizona’s international trade picture.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Parents of Murdered Children  |   Video
    • Hear from Parents of Murdered Children, an organization that helps those who have lost children in this tragic way.

October 21, 2014

  • Same-Sex Marriage Legal Impact  |   Video
    • Now that a federal judge has ruled that Arizona’s ban against gay marriage is unconstitutional, more legal battles are left to fight for the LGBT community, such as in the area of adoption rights. Dan Barr, an attorney with Perkins Coie who recently represented a gay couple in a legal fight, will talk about the legal impact of the same-sex marriage ruling.
  • Sustainability: Phoenix-Tucson Water Agreement  |   Video
    • Phoenix and Tucson have entered an agreement for Phoenix to store its excess Colorado River water in Tucson. The agreement is of mutual benefit to both cities. Arizona State University associate professor Dave White, who heads the Decision Center for a Desert City and studies water management decisions, will discuss the agreement.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Gammage Auditorium 50th Anniversary  |   Video
    • It’s hosted some of the biggest plays, presidential debates and so much more. Arizona State University’s Gammage Auditorium turned 50 years old this year. Find out more about the history of the iconic Tempe building.

October 20, 2014

October 16, 2014

  • Arizona Education: Hispanic Education  |   Video
    • There are more Hispanic students in Arizona public schools than non-Hispanic Caucasian students. Hispanics score over 20 points lower on the AIMS test than non-Hispanic White students. Dr. Kent Scribner, superintendent of the Phoenix Union High School District and a member of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and Dr. Delia Saenz, an Arizona State University Associate Professor of Psychology and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Arizona State University, will discuss the problems with Hispanic education in Arizona.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Decision  |   Video
    • A federal judge is expected to decide Thursday whether Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban is constitutional. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will update us.

October 15, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Proposition 303, Right to Choose  |   Video
    • Proposition 303 would allow a terminally ill patient, with a doctor’s recommendation, to try medicine and treatments that have not received full approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Paulina Morris, a supporter of the measure, and Joan Koerber-Walker, president and CEO of the Arizona Bioindustry Association, will discuss the pros and cons of the “Right to Try” initiative.
  • Chimpanzee Aggression Study  |   Video
    • A new Arizona State University study shows that deadly aggression among chimpanzees cannot be blamed on human disturbances. ASU anthropologist Ian Gilby will discuss his study.
  • Arizona Ebola Plans  |   Video
    • A second patient in Texas has been discovered to be infected with the Ebola virus. Arizona Department of Health Services Director Will Humble will talk about Arizona’s plan to deal with the deadly disease if it shows up here.

October 14, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Proposition 122, Sovereignty Amendment  |   Video
    • Proposition 122 would allow Arizona to decline to use state and local tax money to enforce what proponents of the constitutional amendment say is bad federal law. Jonathan Paton of the Yes on 122 campaign and Sandy Bahr, director of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club, will debate the pros and cons of the measure.
  • Vote 2014: Judicial Retention  |   Video
    • In Arizona, judges on the state level and in the two largest counties are not elected, but are appointed. However, every election they are up for retention and can be voted off the court. Judges are rated by those who use the court system, and those results are available for review by voters. In this election cycle, the Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance has issued a rare non-retention for a judge in Pima County. Mike Hellon, chair of the commission, will discuss how you can find out information about judges on the ballot.
  • Arizona Gifts  |   Video
    • A store in Chandler is changing the way some tourists and Arizona residents shop. At Sibley’s West, you won’t find a cactus or Kokopelli stamped “Made in China.” Owners Michelle and John Wolfe work with more than 200 suppliers, mostly artists, in Arizona. You’ll hear the stories behind the products they make and take a tour of the Wolfe’s shop.

October 13, 2014

  • Distracted Driving and Voice-Activated Features  |   Video
    • AAA has put out the second phase of a study that looks at the impact of voice-activated technology on driving. AAA and researchers at the University of Utah compared distraction levels of six different voice-activated in-car technologies. Stephanie Dembowski of AAA Arizona will talk about the results.
  • Education Report  |   Video
    • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce recently released a report on the status of education in all 50 states. The report grades states and the District of Columbia on the effectiveness of their K-12 educational system in 11 areas, identifying the leaders and laggards. Arizona Education Association president Andrew Morrill presents an opposing view to the report.

October 10, 2014

October 9, 2014

  • U.S. Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court’s new session started October 6. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will discuss the important cases before the court, including an Arizona case involving the drawing of congressional district maps.

October 8, 2014

October 7, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Secretary of State Debate  |   Video
    • The Arizona Secretary of State deals with elections issues and is first in the line of succession to become governor, which has happened several times in our state. Democrat Terry Goddard and Republican Michele Reagan debate the issues as they vie to become the next secretary of state.

October 6, 2014

  • Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss discusses the latest science news, including new information revealing that water on earth may be older than the solar system itself.

October 3, 2014

October 2, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Citizens’ Initiative Review  |   Video
    • Arizona successfully completed its inaugural Citizens’ Initiative Review, a citizen-participant project to help voters better understand complex ballot issues. For nearly four days, 20 participants who represent a sample of Phoenix voters thoroughly examined Phoenix’s Proposition 487, a pension reform proposal. Andrea Whitsett, CIR project manager at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, and Joe Garcia, communications director for the institute, will discuss the results of the project.
  • Arizona Redistricting Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court says it will take up a lawsuit that challenges the process used to draw maps for Arizona’s congressional districts. The question before the court is whether only the legislature can redraw the maps. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will discuss the case.
  • Sustainability: Indigenous Environmental Issues  |   Video
    • Indigenous scholars, sustainability scientists and tribal leaders will gather in Tempe next week to discuss and debate indigenous sustainability and environmental issues. The “Conference on Indigenous Sustainability: Implications for the Future of Indigenous Peoples and Native Nations” offers a chance to address some of the most pressing issues facing indigenous people and the earth today. Donald Fixico, an Arizona State University Distinguished Foundation Professor of History, will discuss the conference and environmental issues from the viewpoint of American Indians.

October 1, 2014

  • Around Arizona: Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Get caught up on all the big news from the southern part of our state in our monthly segment, “Southern Exposure” with Tucson Weekly senior writer Jim Nintzel.
  • Sustainability: Valley Forward Environmental Awards  |   Video
    • The 34th Arizona Forward Annual Environmental Excellence Awards were recently handed out. The awards are for projects, organizations and buildings that set standards for achieving a balance between the built and natural environment with a focus on sustainability. Diane Brossart, president and CEO of Arizona Forward, will discuss the award winners.
  • Lawless Denim  |   Video
    • See how one man’s dream to create custom-made denim jeans in Phoenix using Arizona products could help provide employment as well.

September 30, 2014

September 29, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Gubernatorial Debate  |   Video
    • For the first time since 1997, Arizona is poised to have a male governor. Hear from the four men who want to lead our state. Republican Doug Ducey, Democrat Fred DuVal, Libertarian Barry Hess and Americans Elect representative John Mealer will debate the issues important to our state.

September 26, 2014

September 25, 2014

September 24, 2014

September 23, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Arizona Leadership Forum  |   Video
    • The Arizona Leadership Forum was held September 19th. It is designed to bring together leaders from the state’s corporate, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors to learn how to achieve greater success in their own organizations, their communities and the state. Lattie Coor, Chairman and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona, and Darcy Renfro, the director of The Arizona We Want Institute, will discuss the forum and more.
  • American Graduate: Arizona’s Graduation Rate  |   Video
    • American Graduate Day is coming up. It’s a day when PBS stations around the nation dedicate hours of programming to showcasing efforts to keep students on the path to graduation. Eight, Arizona PBS is joining that movement, and will kick off a new “American Graduate” series with a look at Arizona’s graduation rate. Dr. Joseph O’Reilly, student achievement director for Mesa Public Schools, and Rebecca Gau, director of Stand for Children Arizona, a group working to improve education in our state, will discuss who is graduating, who is not and why. Also, you’ll hear the story of one student who has come back to school.

September 22, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Corporation Commission Debate  |   Video
    • Republicans Tom Forese and Doug Little and Democrats Sandra Kennedy and Jim Holway, the four candidates running for the Arizona Corporation Commission, will debate issues regarding energy, utility rates and more.

September 19, 2014

September 18, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Proposition 304, State Lawmaker Pay Raises  |   Video
    • Hear both sides of the argument on Proposition 304, a ballot measure that would give state lawmakers an $11,000 annual pay raise. Joe Kanefield of the Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers will speak in favor of the measure, while Brian Kaufman, also on the commission, will tell us why the measure should not be passed.
  • Arizona Restaurant Week  |   Video
    • Arizona Restaurant Week is coming up September 19 through the 28. It’s a chance for foodies to try a new restaurant in the Phoenix and Tucson areas for one fixed price. Massimo de Francesca, executive chef at Taggia at the FireSky Resort in Scottsdale, Chris Curtiss, executive chef at Bourbon Steak at the Fairmount Princess in Scottsdale, and Susie Timm, owner of the Girl Meets Fork, a marketing company that caters to restaurants, will talk about Arizona cuisine and restaurant week.

September 17, 2014

  • Light Rail Expansion Opposition  |   Video
    • Plans are underway in Phoenix to expand light rail by 22 miles. The city is considering asking voters for an increase in the sales tax to pay for the expansion. Opposition is forming to the plan. Becky Fenger of No Tax for More Tracks will discuss why her group opposes light rail expansion.
  • Education Leaders and Laggards  |   Video
    • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce is releasing a new report on the status of education in all 50 states. The report grades states and the District of Columbia on the effectiveness of their K-12 educational system in 11 areas, identifying the leaders and laggards. Pearl Chang Esau, the President and CEO of Expect More Arizona, an organization that seeks a world-class education system in Arizona, will discuss the report.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Scottsdale Arts Collaboration  |   Video
    • The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale International Film Festival are joining forces to share resources and offer expanded film programs. The alliance will officially start in January, and will provide operational and promotional support to grow the annual festival and expand year-round film programming at the center. Scottsdale International Film Festival Founder and Executive Director Amy Ettinger will join the staff of the Center as a film curator, and will talk about the collaboration.

September 16, 2014

  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • World-famous physicist Lawrence Krauss will discuss the latest in science news, including Laniakea, Earth’s home among galaxy clusters.
  • Citizenship Counts  |   Video
    • Find out about an Arizona organization started by a Holocaust survivor that focuses on teaching students what it means to be a good citizen.
  • Tropical Storm Odile  |   Video
    • The remnants of Hurricane Odile are expected to slam Arizona, just a week after Norbert flooded parts of the state with record rainfall. Nancy Selover, the climatologist for the state of Arizona, will discuss what you might expect.

September 15, 2014

  • Same-Sex Marriage  |   Video
    • A same-sex couple from Arizona was married in California before one of the two men died. A federal judge has given the survivor the rights to benefits from the deceased partner, even though Arizona does not recognize same-sex marriage. Dan Barr, an attorney who represented the couple, will talk about the case.
  • NCAA Final Four  |   Video
    • Phoenix is among eight finalists to host the 2017-2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball tournaments. Besides providing attention to the city, the events would also bring an economic benefit. NCAA officials will be visiting Phoenix later this month as they make their final decision. Tom Sadler, president and CEO of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, will talk about the effort to get the Final Four in Phoenix.
  • Smartphone Apps and Dieting  |   Video
    • A new Arizona State University study finds that using a smartphone app to monitor dieting helps more than the use of paper and pen to keep track. Chris Wharton, associate professor of nutrition at ASU's School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, will talk about the study.

September 12, 2014

September 11, 2014

  • Ambassador Volker: United State-Mexico Forum  |   Video
    • The Center for American Progress and the McCain Institute are hosting a discussion on U.S.-Mexico economic relations at Arizona State University. One of the presenters will be former U.S. Ambassador Kurt Volker, who is now head of the McCain Institute. He will appear on Arizona Horizon to discuss security issues and issues related to U.S.-Mexico economic ties.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Seeds for Autism  |   Video
    • See how Seeds for Autism helps young adults with the disease develop various skills in the vocational facility.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Touvlo   |   Video
    • A Mesa woman has figured out a way to take her love of words and create one of a kind custom art pieces. See how Yolanda Esquer turned her home project into a flourishing business creating concrete block art.

September 10, 2014

September 9, 2014

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Educating Teachers About Asperger’s Syndrome  |   Video
    • On September 15, the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center will deliver 45,000 paper fortune tellers to teachers throughout Arizona to give them information on Asperger’s syndrome, one type of autism. Patty Dion, Co-Founder of SARRC’s Think Asperger’s and Dr. Raun Melmed, SARRC’s Co-Founder and Medical Director, will talk about the effort and Asperger’s syndrome.

September 8, 2014

  • Record Rainfall  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Metro Area saw record rainfall from Tropical Storm Norbert. School of Geographical Sciences at Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny will discuss the unusual weather.
  • Vote 2014: No on Proposition 480  |   Video
    • The Arizona Tax Research Association says a proposition to provide nearly $1 Billion to the Maricopa Integrated Health System should not be approved. The pro side of the argument recently discussed Proposition 480 on Arizona Horizon. Kevin McCarthy, President of the Arizona Tax Research Association, will talk about why Maricopa County voters should not approve the measure.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Families Give Back  |   Video
    • When Lisa Geyser and Alex Sklar couldn’t find volunteer opportunities for their young children, they created their own. In tonight’s Giving and Leading segment, we’ll introduce you to “Families Giving Back,” a non-profit that welcomes volunteers of all ages.

September 5, 2014

September 4, 2014

  • Humble CEOs  |   Video
    • A new study shows that humble CEOs are better for a company than a leader who insists everything be done their way. Professor Angelo Kinicki, the Weatherup/Overby Chair in Leadership at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will talk about his new report.
  • VA Healthcare Update  |   Video
    • A new report was released recently on the problems regarding delayed wait times for care at the Phoenix veterans’ healthcare system. Arizona Republic reporter Dennis Wagner, who has been covering the story, will give an update.

September 3, 2014

  • Tax Scam  |   Video
    • People across the country and here in Arizona are falling victim to a tax scam. The IRS is holding a press conference in Phoenix on September 3 to warn the public about the scam, which has already hit 1,100 victims to the tune of $5 million. Potential phone scam victims are being told they owe taxes that must be paid immediately with a prepaid debit card or wire transfer by callers claiming to be IRS employees. Bill Brunson of the Phoenix IRS office will talk about the scam.
  • Around Arizona: Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Get caught up on all the big news from the southern part of our state in our monthly segment, “Southern Exposure” with Tucson Weekly senior writer Jim Nintzel.
  • Proposition 480  |   Video
    • Proposition 480 would give the Maricopa County medical care system nearly a $1 billion in new funding if approved. Dr. Kevin Foster, Medical Director of the Arizona Burn Center, will talk about the measure.

September 2, 2014

  • Journalist Peter Bergen  |   Video
    • CNN national security analyst, author and film producer Peter Bergen will appear at Arizona State University to discuss his new documentary, “American War Generals.” Bergen will talk about that and more on Arizona Horizon.
  • European Union Data Privacy  |   Video
    • A court case in Europe has strengthened the right to online privacy, and those rules will apply to companies doing business in the European Union. Arizona State University professor Adriana Sanford of the W.P. Carey School of Business will discuss how EU data protection will affect U.S. companies and consumers.
  • Math Careers  |   Video
    • School is back in full swing and students and parents might be focusing on the ultimate goal, having a career. For many of those students, a career in math adds up, as a new report shows that the top four “Best Jobs of 2014” are all math related. Al Boggess, the director of Arizona State University’s School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, and Jelena Milovanovic, a senior lecturer in the school, will talk about math careers.

September 1, 2014

  • Labor Day Special  |   Video
    • An ASU economist will discuss the future of job creation in our state and country. President Obama issued an executive order barring discrimination against LGBT employees working for the federal government and federal contractors. A labor law attorney will discuss the order and what it means to LGBT employees in Arizona. Also, a discussion on the legalities of unions allowed for college athletes.

August 29, 2014

August 28, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: CrowdFunding  |   Video
    • See how one budding artist used crowdfunding to help her buy art supplies. That will be followed by a discussion on how crowdfunding works and how it can be used to help reach goals for businesses and individuals. Mary Juetten, a national crowdfunding expert and founder of Traklight, a Phoenix company that has developed a software platform to identify and protect intellectual property, will tell us more about crowdfunding.

August 27, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Post-Election Coverage  |   Video
    • We’ll analyze the primary election results and talk about what they mean to the upcoming general election with Bob Robb, a political columnist for the Arizona Republic, and pollster Mike O’Neil.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Conductor Tito Muñoz  |   Video
    • At the age of 31, Tito Muñoz has been lauded as one of the most talented conductors of his generation. Muñoz was recently named as music director for the Phoenix Symphony and will talk about his new role and his work as a conductor.

August 26, 2014

  • Arizona Focus on Sustainability   |   Video
    • Northern Arizona University Regents’ Professor Zachary Smith has written a new book about sustainability. We tell you about a new report on forest thinning. ASU’s Decision Center for a Desert City has released a new report on water reuse in Central Arizona. Micro-dwellings are very small homes, sometimes built with salvage material, and are designed to have positive benefits on the environment.
  • Vote 2014: Election Night Coverage  |   Video
    • Join political analysts Stan Barnes and Bob Grossfeld as they analyze the results of the primary election on Arizona Horizon at 10pm.

August 25, 2014

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest issues from the state’s biggest city, including the planned expansion of light rail.
  • Arizona’s Future: Arizona’s Strategic Water Plan  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Water Resources has released a report about Arizona’s water future. “Arizona’s Next Century: A Strategic Vision for Water Supply Sustainability” assesses current and projected demands and water supplies and provides potential strategies that will help Arizona meet its future water needs. Michael Lacey, the director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, will talk about efforts to start putting parts of that plan into action.

August 22, 2014

August 21, 2014

  • Historical Stereographic Arizona Images  |   Video
    • See Arizona’s history brought to life through Jeremy Rowe’s private collection of stereographic images of the Grand Canyon state.
  • School Funding  |   Video
    • A judge has ruled that the state must immediately pay schools $137 million for money lost during the Great Recession due to inflation. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services talks about the ruling.

August 20, 2014

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: ASU/Mars 2020 Mission  |   Video
    • NASA has chosen Arizona State University to design and operate a camera system for the Mars 2020 mission. The University will design, deliver and oversee Mastcam-Z imaging, a pair of color panoramic zoom cameras for the next rover mission to be launched to the surface of Mars in 2020. Jim Bell, a professor in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, will be the principal investigator overseeing the project. He will discuss ASU’s involvement in the Mars 2020 Mission.
  • Flooding in the Valley  |   Video
    • Randy Cerveny from the School of Geographical Sciences at Arizona State University will talk about all of the flooding in the city yesterday. He will explain why it happened and how it can be prevented.
  • Trading with Mexico  |   Video
    • Arizona is boosting trade between Tucson and Mexico. Learn how to help the two neighbors bridge the gap.

August 19, 2014

  • Sustainability: Phoenix Metro Air Pollution Study  |   Video
    • An Arizona State University professor has done an in-depth analysis of air pollution in the Phoenix area that is longer than most studies of its kind and also looks at the size of particulate pollution. Professor Tom Cahill says that’s important because smaller particles can make it deep into our lungs. Cahill will discuss his report.
  • Arizona’s Future: Civic Engagement, O’Connor House  |   Video
    • After serving on the highest court in the land, former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor continues her commitment to service with the O’Connor House, which seeks to help increase voting rates. Find out what she has to say about her efforts to increase voting.

August 18, 2014

  • Streamlining the Adoption Process  |   Video
    • The Maricopa County Juvenile Court System is streamlining the adoption process to make it quicker and more efficient. To do that, the court has created the Maricopa County Juvenile Court Adoption Unit. Judge Bradley Astrowsky of Maricopa County Juvenile Court will discuss the changes.
  • E-Cigarette Smoking Bans  |   Video
    • In 2006, Arizona voters passed a ban on smoking in public places. As electronic cigarettes grow more popular, questions are being raised as to whether those smoking devices are included in the ban. Attorney Pavneet Singh Uppal of Fisher and Phillips will discuss the gray areas when it comes to banning e-cigarette use in public places.
  • Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science  |   Video
    • A traveling exhibit at the Arizona Science Center showcases human and animal mummies to help explain how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover and understand the ancient civilization of Egypt. We’ll take a video tour of the exhibit.

August 15, 2014

August 14, 2014

  • Beatitudes Dementia Care  |   Video
    • A long-term care community in Arizona is receiving national recognition for its best practices in dementia care. Beatitudes Campus has created replicable ways to decrease drugs prescribed, eliminate physical restraints, stop adult diaper usage and increase the comfort of patients. Arizona Horizon visited the Beatitudes Campus to see the ground-breaking principles in use.
  • U of A Self-Driving Car  |   Video
    • Eight University of Arizona engineering and computer science students from across the nation have been working this summer to advance driverless car technology. Using the University of Arizona’s Cognitive and Autonomous Test – or CAT – vehicle, they have been conducting research on autonomous vehicles. One of those students, Carlos Asuncion, will talk about his work, along with Jonathan Sprinkle, a professor from the U of A Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

August 13, 2014

  • Storm  |   Video
    • A storm that dumped over three inches of rain near South Mountain in Phoenix is being called a 1,000-year event. State climatologist Nancy Selover, who lives in the affected area, will tell us more.

August 12, 2014

  • ASU Ebola Virus Research  |   Video
    • An experimental treatment for the Ebola virus has been developed by an Arizona State University researcher. Charles Arntzen will discuss his work on a tobacco-derived drug being used to treat two Ebola virus patients flown to the U.S. for treatment.
  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Physicist Lawrence Krauss brings us up to date on the latest science news.

August 11, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Independent Voters  |   Video
    • The number of independent voters participating in this year’s primary election in Maricopa County could double. That is causing Republican Party officials concern, because many independents are choosing to vote on the Republican ticket. Hank Stephenson of the Arizona Capitol Times will discuss his story on the issue.
  • Sustainability: Solar Power Report  |   Video
    • A new national report on solar power shows that Arizona is first in the nation in solar power capacity per capita. Bret Fanshaw of Environment Arizona will talk about the “Lighting the Way” report by Environment America.

August 8, 2014

August 7, 2014

  • Ethics of Genetic Alteration  |   Video
    • The ability to alter genes for our own benefit also has the potential to be harmful to us. Arizona State University evolutionary ecologist Jim Collins is urging scientists to consider the scientific, ethical, regulatory and philosophical implications of genetic alterations. He will discuss the complicated question of the benefits and costs of genetic alteration.

August 6, 2014

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: 2014 Innovation Arizona Summit  |   Video
    • The 2014 Innovation Arizona Summit takes place in Scottsdale August 14. The summit is a joint effort of the Arizona SciTech Festival, the MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix and the Arizona Commerce Authority. It will explore the lifecycle of innovation from inspiration to commercialization. The summit will also enable collaborators to network and engage in discussions about science, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. Jeremy Babendure, executive director of the Arizona SciTech Festival and Robert Green, CEO of EndoVantage, will discuss the innovation summit.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Hazel and Violet Ink  |   Video
    • In a world of ever-evolving technology, one small business in downtown Phoenix celebrates old technology. See how Hazel and Violet Ink uses old letter press machines to produce their unique print work.
  • Television and Newspaper Breakups  |   Video
    • The Gannett Company is the latest large media company to announce it will split its television and newspaper holdings. Among Gannett’s holding are the Arizona Republic and KPNX TV in Phoenix. Micheline Maynard, director of the Arizona State University Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, will discuss the move.

August 5, 2014

August 4, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: The Future of Medicine  |   Video
    • Much of the future of medicine is in determining how our genes contribute to sickness and how they can be used for wellness. Cutting-edge genomics research is being conducted on a daily basis in downtown Phoenix at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, or TGen. Dr. Michael Berens, TGen's deputy director for research resources, will discuss the myriad of research going on at the facility.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Pet Connections  |   Video
    • When Hospice of the Valley patients need a little lift, they can turn to four-legged friends. Therapy teams make weekly or bi-weekly visits to homes and professional care settings. We’re not talking just dogs and cats. We’ll introduce you to Lilly, a 30-inch tall, 250-pound miniature horse, and Myrtle, the 107-year old patient who looks forward to her visits.

August 1, 2014

July 31, 2014

July 30, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Job Creation  |   Video
    • Arizona State University economist Dennis Hoffman of the W.P. Carey School of Business will discuss the future of job creation in our state and country.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Process and Page  |   Video
    • See a new exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum that offers a look at how famous photographers take their images and turn them into a book.
  • EPA Rules on Power Plant Emissions  |   Video
    • The Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule to control emissions from the Navajo Generating Station to improve air quality around the Grand Canyon and other national parks. Many of the recommendations came from a Technical Working Group composed of stakeholders and owner/operators of the power plant. Three representatives of organizations that were part of the working group will discuss the news rules. David Modeer, General Manager of the Central Arizona Project, Kelly Barr, senior director of environmental management and the deputy legal counsel for the Salt River Project and Stephen Etsitty, executive director of the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss the new rules.

July 29, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Strategic Roadmap  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Transportation and Trade Corridor Alliance has completed its Strategic Roadmap: a plan for Arizona’s future transportation needs. Created by a group of experts from the public and private sectors, the Roadmap seeks to better connect Arizona to the global economy. Arizona Department of Transportation director John Halikowski, Margie Emmermann, the executive director of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, and Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, will discuss how the plan intertwines commerce, trade and transportation.
  • EPA Rules on Power Plant Emissions  |   Video
    • The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule to control emissions from the Navajo Generating Station in Northern Arizona. Not all are happy with the new rules. Sandy Bahr, director of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club, will discuss her organization’s concerns.

July 28, 2014

July 25, 2014

July 24, 2014

July 23, 2014

  • Around Arizona: Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Join us for another edition of “Southern Exposure,” Arizona Horizon’s look at issues from the southern end of our state with Tucson Weekly senior writer Jim Nintzel.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Harp Foundation  |   Video
    • Patients across the Phoenix metro area experience the healing power of music, thanks to this non-profit. Harpists bring comfort to patients, families and healthcare workers. We’ll introduce you to a woman who was so moved by music that she quit her job to become a full-time harpist and play at hospitals across the Valley.
  • Driving Survey  |   Video
    • A new survey shows Arizonans are driving less and taking other forms of transportation more often. It was released by the Arizona Public Interest Research Groups Organization and St. Luke’s Health Initiatives. Jon Ford, communications director for St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, will discuss the survey.

July 22, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Young Entrepreneurs  |   Video
    • In another edition of the feature “Arizona’s Future,” we take a look at an Arizona State University program geared at producing new entrepreneurs. Sidnee Peck is an entrepreneurship instructor at ASU, and she was recently chosen to speak at a White House event about the importance of teaching young entrepreneurs. Peck will talk about developing young business talent.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Dry: A Summer Art Event  |   Video
    • We step into the air-conditioned space at R. Pela Contemporary Art in Phoenix to examine life in the desert. Through the eyes of local and national artists, “Dry: A Summer Art Event” features the unusual aspects of our desert lifestyle.
  • LGBT Employment Discrimination  |   Video
    • President Obama issued an executive order barring discrimination against LGBT employees working for the federal government and federal contractors. Jeff Brodin, a Phoenix labor law attorney, will discuss the order and what it means to LGBT employees in Arizona.

July 21, 2014

July 18, 2014

July 17, 2014

July 16, 2014

  • Housing Shortage  |   Video
    • A new Arizona State University report indicates a housing shortage could be coming in the Phoenix area. Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the W. P. Carey School of Business, will discuss his new research.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: ASU EcoCAR 3  |   Video
    • Arizona State University is among 16 universities chosen out of 100 applicants to be in the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition EcoCar 3 program. It’s a four-year contest and students at the ASU Polytechnic campus in Mesa will work on transforming a Chevrolet Camaro to run on alternative fuels. Abdel Mayyas, the Lead Faculty Advisor for the ASU-EcoCAR 3 project, will discuss his group’s mission.

July 15, 2014

July 14, 2014

July 11, 2014

July 10, 2014

  • Government Spending   |   Video
    • In a two-day event at the State Capitol, Cox Communications and the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University will gather about 40 executive MBA students to learn about policy-making and budget decisions from some of the state’s top lawmakers, staff and advocates. The students, acting as lawmakers and advocates, will then pass their own budget in a mock legislative session. It’s an exercise to help students learn how business and the political process intersect. Gerry Keim, professor of management at the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU, and Michelle Bolton, director of public affairs for Cox Communications, will discuss the event and concepts used by the students.
  • AZ Giving and Leading: Dads 4 Special Kids  |   Video
    • An Arizona father searching for support as he raises a son with disabilities discovers he’s not alone. Ray Morris created a nonprofit group that offers monthly meetings, workshops and online help for fathers to ask questions, share experiences and learn from each other.
  • Uncompensated Hospital Care  |   Video
    • A new survey by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association shows that care given to those unable to pay their bill has fallen 31 percent for the first four months of this year as compared to the same time period last year. Jim Haynes, senior vice president and chief operating officer for the association, will talk about the new survey.

July 9, 2014

  • Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice  |   Video
    • Newly-appointed Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court Scott Bales will discuss the court and his plan for advancing justice.
  • Same-sex Marriage Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Both sides in a lawsuit over Arizona's gay marriage ban want a federal judge to decide the case himself without having to go to full trial. Associated Press reporter Bob Christie, who is covering the issue, will discuss the lawsuit.

July 8, 2014

July 7, 2014

  • Dreamers Licenses  |   Video
    • The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that young illegal immigrants given deferred deportations can have drivers licenses in Arizona. Governor Jan Brewer had issued an executive order, denying the “Dreamers” licenses. The court said that the young illegal immigrants were harmed by unequal treatment by the state. Laurie Roberts of the Arizona Republic discussed the ruling.

July 4, 2014

  • Economic Special  |   Video
    • An ASU Research professor will talk about why the nation has recovered jobs lost during the economic downturn but Arizona has not. ASU’s Morrison Institute has released a new report about making the Sun Corridor more competitive globally and with other states. The Global Cities Initiative is a joint project that aims to help metropolitan areas strengthen their international connections.

July 3, 2014

  • U.S. Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will recap the big cases adjudicated by the United States Supreme Court this session.

July 2, 2014

  • 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act  |   Video
    • The Civil Rights Act was enacted on July 2, 1964 and prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion, or national origin. It also provides the federal government with the powers to enforce desegregation. Civil rights activist Dr. Warren Stewart of the First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix and Matthew Whitaker, an Arizona State University Foundation professor of History, will discuss the law and its impact.
  • Gas Prices/4th of July Travel  |   Video
    • The summer travel season is reaching its peak with the Fourth of July holiday coming up. In Arizona, gas prices are on the upswing. Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona will discuss gas prices and the number of Arizonans expected to head out for the 4th of July weekend.

June 30, 2014

  • Superintendent of Public Instruction Huppenthal  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has admitted to making anonymous online statements that have offended several groups of people. Huppenthal will tell his side of the story.
  • Export-Import Bank  |   Video
    • The Export-Import Bank of the United States provides loans and loan guarantees to businesses when other financing is not available. The bank’s charter will lapse on September 30 unless Congress acts. Business groups are concerned about the possible demise of the bank. Dennis Hoffman, director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will talk about what the bank does and its importance.

June 27, 2014

June 26, 2014

  • Yarnell Hill Fire   |   Video
    • The one-year anniversary of the Yarnell Hill Fire is approaching. The fire killed 19 firefighters, the worst in Arizona history. Jim Cross of KTAR Radio and Mike Watkiss of KTVK-TV, both of whom covered the fire extensively, will talk about the fire and what happened in the aftermath.
  • Sustainability: Third National Climate Assessment Report  |   Video
    • Climate change is here and how we adapt to it will go a long way in determining the future of humans on Earth. That’s the basic conclusion of the recently released Third National Climate Assessment report by the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee. The report had the input of nearly 300 authors and is the most comprehensive look at the science and effects of climate change in the U.S. Two of those contributing to the report are Arizona State University life sciences professor Nancy Grimm and School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning professor Michael Kuby. They will discuss the report.

June 24, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Beyond Textbooks  |   Video
    • In a new Arizona Horizon series, “Arizona’s Future,” we look at innovations leading to improvements in a variety of areas, including education. In the Vail Unified School District in southern Arizona, teachers and district officials have created a web-based solution to help meet Common Core standards. The site provides lesson plans and data that educators can use to meet the standards, and any educator can add resources, lesson plans or ideas to the site. It’s being used by 77 traditional public school districts and eight charter schools in Arizona. Kevin Carney, executive director of Beyond Textbooks, will explain how the site helps teachers improve their teaching abilities.
  • 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 23, 2014

  • Sustainability: Natural Resources Value  |   Video
    • An Arizona State University scientist and a colleague have developed a first-of-its-kind equation to estimate the monetary value of natural resources such as fish stock, groundwater or forests. The formula can be used to create markets for natural resources, helping to encourage sustainable practices. Josh Abbott, an associate professor in ASU’s School of Sustainability, will discuss his report.
  • Custom Drug Treatments for Children  |   Video
    • Researchers from Phoenix Children’s Hospital, TGen, and the University of Arizona College of Medicine are working on developing individualized drugs for children with cancer and other diseases, with the drugs based on their genetics. Dr. Robert Arceci is the Division Chief of Oncology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and he will talk about the research.

June 20, 2014

June 19, 2014

  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Physicist Lawrence Krauss discusses the latest science news, including new information that may discredit a recent discovery of gravity waves.
  • Central Arizona Project Water  |   Video
    • Recent reports reveal that Central Arizona Project water users could face shortages in coming years. Tom McCann, assistant general manager for the CAP, will explain why the reports are inaccurate.

June 18, 2014

  • Around Arizona: Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look at big issues from the southern portion of Arizona with Tucson Weekly Senior Writer Jim Nintzel.
  • Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer  |   Video
    • Researchers have found a way to use an old treatment to extend the life of prostate cancer patients. Men who received a chemotherapy drug lived nearly 58 months versus 44 months for those not receiving it. The Mayo Clinic in Arizona was one of the sites for clinical trials for the drug study. Dr. Alan Bryce of the Mayo Clinic will discuss the treatment.

June 17, 2014

  • AZ Technology and Innovation: Mesa High Tech Corridor  |   Video
    • The city of Mesa is looking to set up a high-tech corridor on land near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and a factory owned by Apple Inc. Mesa City Councilman Scott Somers and Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, will discuss the proposal for a new high-tech corridor in Mesa.
  • Sustainability: Water and Growth  |   Video
    • Arizona Municipal Water Users Association Executive Director Kathleen Ferris will discuss why groundwater cannot sustain Arizona’s growth. She will talk about why the state needs to limit new wells, curb groundwater use for new residential subdivisions, and promote smart growth on land with access to renewable water supplies.
  • Five-Year Freeway Plan  |   Video
    • The State Transportation Board recently voted to move forward with Arizona’s Five-year Transportation Facilities Construction Program. The vote gives the go ahead to work on six major road projects in Pima County and four in Maricopa County. Scott Omer, Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Planning Division, will discuss the plans.

June 16, 2014

  • ASU/Starbucks Online Degree  |   Video
    • Starbucks and Arizona State University announced a first-of-its kind program to provide a free online education opportunity for its 135-thousand employees. Phil Regier, executive vice president and dean of ASU online, talks about the new program.
  • Medical Marijuana Rule Changes  |   Video
    • Several changes are being considered for Arizona’s Medical Marijuana program, including the possible use of the drug for those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Public input is being sought on the changes. Arizona Department of Health Services Director Will Humble will discuss the potential changes.

June 13, 2014

June 12, 2014

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Elementary Students Create Computer Code  |   Video
    • We’ll show you how first and second grade students at Fireside Elementary School in Phoenix are learning to write computer code and make their own apps.
  • 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.
  • Arizona Jobs Recovery  |   Video
    • Arizona is lagging behind the national economy in recovering jobs lost during the Great Recession. Arizona State University Research Professor Lee McPheters, director of the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will talk about why the nation has recovered jobs lost during the economic downturn but Arizona has not.

June 11, 2014

  • Sustainability: New Carbon Emission Standards  |   Video
    • The Environmental Protection Agency has announced new carbon emission standards for power plants, which are the single biggest producer of gases that are thought to lead to global warming. Sandy Bahr, Chapter Director of the Sierra Club – Grand Canyon Chapter, will discuss the new rules, along with Henry Darwin, head of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

June 10, 2014

  • Global Cities Initiative  |   Video
    • The Global Cities Initiative is a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase that aims to help metropolitan areas strengthen their international connections and competitiveness. The initiative recently held a forum in Phoenix. Curtis Reed, Jr., Market Manager for Arizona, Chase, spoke at the event and will tell us more about making the Phoenix area more competitive in the global market.
  • Sun Corridor  |   Video
    • The Sun Corridor is the region of Arizona made up of Phoenix, Tucson and areas north and south of the two major cities. Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute has released a new report about making the area more competitive globally and with other states. Dan Hunting, Senior Policy Analyst for Morrison and one of the report’s authors will discuss his findings.

June 9, 2014

June 6, 2014

June 5, 2014

  • Department of Child Safety  |   Video
    • The state legislature has created a new agency to deal with child abuse and neglect. Charles Flanagan, the director of the Arizona Department of Child Safety, will talk about the new organization and its mission.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Hooray for Hollywood  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Art Museum is hosting the $1.5 million “Hollywood Costume” exhibit. It features more than 100 costumes, including Marilyn Monroe’s flowing dress from “The Seven Year Itch”, Darth Vadar’s black suit and cape from “Star Wars” and Judy The Phoenix Art Museum is hosting the $1.5 million “Hollywood Costume” exhibit. It features more than 100 costumes, including Marilyn Monroe’s flowing dress from “The Seven Year Itch,” Darth Vadar’s black suit and cape from “Star Wars” and Judy Garland’s blue-and-white gingham pinafore from “The Wizard of Oz.” Phoenix is the fourth and final stop for the exhibit, which returns to Hollywood after its Arizona run ends on July 6.

June 4, 2014

  • De Facto School Segregation  |   Video
    • It’s been 60 years since the United States Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. Board of Education that school segregation was unconstitutional. However, de facto segregation continues. Arizona State University associate education professor Jeanne Powers will discuss her research into the clustering of races in Arizona schools.
  • International School of Biomedical Diagnostics  |   Video
    • Arizona State University and Dublin City University are joining forces to develop the International School of Biomedical Diagnostics, in collaboration with Ventana Medical Systems Inc. The school will be launched in August 2014 at ASU and September 2014 at DCU. Mara G. Aspinall, president and CEO of Ventana Medical Systems, and Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, senior vice president of ASU’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, will discuss the new school.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Scottsdale Philharmonic   |   Video
    • Find out about the Scottsdale Philharmonic, an all-volunteer 90-piece orchestra that performs six times a year.

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.
  • Downwinders  |   Video
    • They’re called “Downwinders”; people affected by the fallout from nuclear testing in Nevada during the 1950s and early 60s. Many of those impacted lived in Northern Arizona, like John Hanna Sr. of Prescott, who died this past October of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Hanna’s widow Sherrie Hanna will discuss the impact of nuclear fallout on Northern Arizona residents and what she’d like to see done to address the issue.

June 2, 2014

  • Veterans’ Affairs Controversy  |   Video
    • Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki has resigned, the latest in a series of events that started with allegations that 40 veterans may have died while waiting for medical care at the Phoenix VA hospital. Dennis Wagner of the Arizona Republic has been writing about the issue and will bring us up to date.
  • AZ Giving and Leading: Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary  |   Video
    • This no-kill shelter describes itself as the largest domestic rabbit sanctuary in Arizona. At its Scottsdale location, volunteers focus on the physical and emotional well-being of the animals, with each rabbit receiving designated play time each day. Tranquility Trail is open seven days a week so that visitors can meet rabbits and learn how to properly care for them.

May 30, 2014

May 29, 2014

  • Arizona Artbeat: Touvlo   |   Video
    • A Mesa woman has figured out a way to take her love of words and create one of a kind custom art pieces. See how Yolanda Esquer turned her home project into a flourishing business creating concrete block art.
  • Special Legislative Session  |   Video
    • A special legislative session to revise Arizona’s system for protecting abused and neglected children was wrapped up. Jim Small, an editor with the Arizona Capitol Times, gives us an update.

May 28, 2014

  • Public/Private Service Partnerships  |   Video
    • Many challenges prevent successful collaborations between public, private and nonprofit organizations—collaborations that can lead to greater efficiencies, better service delivery and higher citizen satisfaction. Arizona State University professor David Swindell has researched the topic and will discuss his Collaborative Service Delivery project.
  • AZ Giving and Leading: Fix.Adopt.Save. Campaign  |   Video
    • Nearly 90,000 dogs and cats came into Maricopa County shelters last year, the second highest county intake in the U.S. after Los Angeles County. There is a solution. The Fix.Adopt.Save. initiative is designed to increase spay/neuter surgeries and adoptions. Heather Sheston, project manager for Fix.Adopt.Save., and Melissa Gable, a spokeswoman of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, will discuss the issue.

May 27, 2014

  • Special Legislative Session  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer has called the legislature into special session to revamp Child Protective Services. Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times will bring us up to date.
  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton   |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about city of Phoenix issues, including the recently-approved city budget.

May 26, 2014

  • Morenci Vietnam Veterans   |   Video
    • In 1966, nine young men left the Arizona mining town of Morenci to serve in Vietnam. Only three returned. Their stories are told in Arizona State University history professor Kyle Longley’s book: “The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War.” Longley will talk about their stories.
  • National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona  |   Video
    • Since 1979, the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix has been the last resting place for veterans and their families. It was started as a state cemetery, and was transferred to the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs in 1989. It is expected to reach capacity after 2030. Jerry Rainey, the director of the cemetery, and administrative officer Deborah Ryan will tell us more about the facility.
  • Arizona Military Museum   |   Video
    • The Arizona Military Museum has been around for about 30 years, housed in an historic adobe building in Phoenix’s Papago Park. Visitors get a look at history long before Arizona was a state to the current war on terrorism and all points in between. Joe Abodeely, retired Colonel, Vietnam veteran and the director of the Arizona military museum, talks about the facility.

May 23, 2014

May 22, 2014

  • Wrong-Way Drivers  |   Video
    • In a recent six-day period, there were three fatal wrong-way accidents in the Phoenix area. That alarmed state officials, who are meeting to address the issue. Rob Samour, the senior deputy state engineer for the Arizona Department of Transportation, and Bart Graves, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, will discuss efforts to reduce the number of wrong-way crashes.
  • Arizona Tourism Campaign  |   Video
    • The Arizona Office of Tourism is starting a three-month ad campaign to encourage locals and people from neighboring states to vacation here in AZ. Sherry Henry, executive director of the Arizona Office of Tourism, will discuss the campaign.

May 21, 2014

  • Phoenix Budget  |   Video
    • The Phoenix city council voted to pass a budget that closed a $37-million budget gap. One of the most controversial parts of the budget was a pay cut for employees. Dustin Gardiner, who has been covering the story for the Arizona Republic, tells us more about the budget.
  • AZ Technology and Innovation: International Science Fair Winner  |   Video
    • An 18-year-old Corona del Sol High School student from Tempe recently took home the top award for electrical and mechanical engineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. Sarah Galvin will talk about her award and the project she created to win it. Nathan Newman, a professor at Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, mentored Galvin and will join her on the show.

May 20, 2014

  • 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 19, 2014

  • Supreme Court Midterm Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has already decided several big cases that deal with affirmative action, prayer at city council meetings and campaign contributions. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will review cases already decided and cases still pending before the court adjourns.
  • Nighttime Temperatures and Air Conditioning  |   Video
    • A new report by Arizona State University Researchers reveals that nighttime temperatures in the Phoenix area actually increase one to two degrees because of the excess heat being released by air conditioners. Francisco Salamanca, a post-doctoral research scientist at Arizona State University’s School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, and ASU mathematics professor Alex Mahalov will discuss the report.

May 16, 2014

May 15, 2014

  • San Diego Fires  |   Video
    • Wildfires near San Diego are wreaking havoc. Arizona Bureau of Land Management spokesman Jim Payne will discuss the fires and Arizona’s efforts to help.
  • Sustainability: Sustainability Book  |   Video
    • Northern Arizona University Regents’ Professor Zachary Smith has written a new book about sustainability. In his book “Sustainability: If It’s Everything, Is It Nothing?,” Smith argues that sustainability has lost its meaning because it is so broad and overused. He suggests a “neo-sustainability” to help refine and clarify the concept. Smith will discuss his book.

May 14, 2014

  • Around Arizona: Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Tucson Weekly Senior Writer Jim Nintzel discusses Southern Arizona issues, including the reemergence of the sanctuary movement at a Tucson church.
  • Historic Medical Donation  |   Video
    • The St. Joseph’s Foundation has been given a $19 million donation by Arizona philanthropists John and Doris Norton to establish the John and Doris Norton Thoracic Institute. The donation will help create centers for lung, heart and esophageal medicine at Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Ross Bremner, director of the lung transplant program at St. Joseph’s, will discuss this donation and what it means for healthcare in Arizona.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation:Artificial Pollination  |   Video
    • Pollen-Tech is an Arizona State University-based company offering a spray that spreads pollen on plants. The idea came from an MBA student’s business plan. Pollen-Tech won a grant through ASU’s Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative and is based at ASU’s SkySong Innovation Center and the MAC6 manufacturing incubator in Tempe. David Wade, CEO of Pollen-Tech, will discuss his company’s product.

May 13, 2014

  • Mesa Artspace Study  |   Video
    • There’s a new survey out on the Mesa Artspace project, which would provide affordable spaces for Phoenix-area artists and creative businesses. Cindy Ornstein, director of the Mesa Arts and Culture Department and Executive Director of the Mesa Arts Center, and Mesa City Council member Terry Benelli, will discuss the results of the survey and the Mesa Artspace project.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Phoenix Symphony  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Symphony’s new season is getting underway. Symphony president and CEO Jim Ward will discuss the new season.

May 12, 2014

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • Arizona State University economists say the state is still at least two years away from a full economic recovery. Economist Dennis Hoffman of the W. P. Carey School of Business will discuss the midyear economic forecast.
  • Legislature/Business  |   Video
    • Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Glenn Hamer will discuss how the business community fared in the recent legislative session.

May 9, 2014

May 8, 2014

  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest science news.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Book  |   Video
    • Local architect Vern Swaback, who served as an apprentice under Frank Lloyd Wright, has written a new book about his mentor. Swaback will discuss his book, “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unfinished Work.”

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.
  • State Funding for Universities  |   Video
    • A new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reveals Arizona’s per-student rate of support for higher education dropped over 48 percent from 2008 to 2014. At the same time, tuition increased by about 80 percent. Arizona Board of Regents president Eileen Klein will discuss the situation.

May 6, 2014

  • Arizona Town Hall  |   Video
    • Nearly half of Arizona’s households are just one financial disaster away from falling into extreme poverty. For people of color, it’s nearly 70 percent. The latest Arizona Town Hall deals with what to do about the state’s vulnerable population, people who are on the brink of financial disaster, yet are not currently poor enough to be covered by our safety net. Two Town Hall participants, attorney J. Scott Rhodes and Catherine Chiang of Arizona Public Service Company, will discuss the report.
  • Killer Heat  |   Video
    • We are on the brink of summer, and the return of killer heat. Last year, 139 people died of heat-related causes in Arizona. Arizona Department of Health Services director Will Humble will talk about the killer heat, along with Arizona State University researcher David Hondula, who has a new report that studied the correlation between hospital room admissions and higher temperatures.

May 5, 2014

  • State of the Air 2014 Report  |   Video
    • A new report by the American Lung Association shows the Phoenix area ranks high among the list of most polluted cities. Christian Stumpf, regional director of government relations for the American Lung Association of the Southwest, will discuss the report.

May 2, 2014

May 1, 2014

  • Roger Clyne   |   Video
    • Arizona-based musician Roger Clyne of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers will talk about his music and his latest album “Independent.”

April 30, 2014

  • Sustainability: Edible Campus  |   Video
    • A group of volunteers at Arizona State University grow and harvest many kinds of edibles on campus. We’ll show you how many can benefit from a source a fresh food right on campus.
  • Bisgrove Scholars  |   Video
    • Science Foundation Arizona has named four Ph.D. candidates and early-career tenure track faculty for its prestigious Bisgrove Scholars award. The goal is to attract and retain individuals in science and engineering. William Harris, president and CEO of Science Foundation Arizona, will discuss the Bisgrove Scholars award, along with Dr. Muhammad Murtaza, who will be an Early Career Scholar at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, and Rachel Rowe, who will be a Post-Doctoral Scholar at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
  • Redistricting Ruling  |   Video
    • A U.S. District court has ruled that Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission does not have to redraw maps for legislative district maps. Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Capitol Times will discuss the ruling.

April 29, 2014

  • Arizona Artbeat: Planter Art   |   Video
    • People driving along Grand Avenue in Phoenix may have noticed artists working on planters, putting their own personal touch on the pots. The Adopt-a-Planter project is working to attract visitors to the art galleries on 12th Avenue and Grand. We’ll take a look at one artist’s vision for decorating her planter.
  • VA Hospital  |   Video
    • More members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are calling for the resignation of top administrators at the Phoenix Veterans Hospital. The hospital allegedly had a secret list of extremely long wait times for veterans seeking medical care, some so long that patients died waiting for treatment. Dennis Wagner of the Arizona Republic, who has been tracking the story, will discuss the issue.

April 28, 2014

  • California Drought Impact on Arizona Agriculture  |   Video
    • The drought in California is hurting the agriculture industry there, but it could be a benefit to agriculture in Arizona. Farmer Jim Boyle will talk about the issue.
  • Future of Cars  |   Video
    • Cars will be changing a lot over the next few years. Collision avoidance systems, cameras and vehicle-to-vehicle communication are expected to become commonplace, but also bring up privacy issues. Other everyday car features such as keys and spare tires will be going away. Jim Prueter, the car buying expert for AAA Arizona, will discuss the future of cars.
  • Experience Corps  |   Video
    • A volunteer program that pairs children with seniors is paying off in the classroom. Find out more about the Experience Corps program, where seniors help children with their reading.

April 25, 2014

April 24, 2014

  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Physicist Lawrence Krauss makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to enlighten us on the latest science news, including the discovery of a very earthlike planet and an exomoon.
  • CPS Report  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Public Safety released its report on Arizona’s Child Protective Services and five CPS officials were fired afterwards. Charles Flanagan, the director of the Department of Child Services and Family Safety, will discuss the report.

April 23, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly political update.
  • Legislature/Education  |   Video
    • A good chunk of our state budget is spent on education. We will have a discussion on how education fared this legislative session with Stacey Morley, the Arizona Department of Education Policy Director, Pearl Chang Esau, President and CEO of Expect More Arizona, and Andrew Morrill, President of the Arizona Education Association.

April 22, 2014

April 21, 2014

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton   |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly visit to Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest city issues, including continued work on eliminating a budget shortfall.
  • Child Abuse in Arizona  |   Video
    • “Keeping Children Safe: Ask an Expert” is a show that will air on 8pm on Monday, April 21 on Eight Arizona PBS. During the show, viewers can call in and talk to an expert with their questions about child abuse and human trafficking. Leading up to that on Arizona Horizon, Maricopa County Juvenile Court presiding judge Colleen McNally will discuss the issue of child abuse in Arizona.

April 18, 2014

April 17, 2014

  • Tax Fraud  |   Video
    • Did someone file taxes in your name without your knowledge? Identity theft is a big problem during the tax-filing season. Brian Watson of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division and Arizona Department of Revenue Spokesman Anthony Forschino will discuss the issue.
  • Phoenix Urban Sprawl  |   Video
    • A new report by Smart Growth America, a group that advocates for a reduction in urban sprawl, shows the Phoenix area does poorly when it comes to utilizing land. Grady Gammage Jr., a senior sustainability scholar at Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability, will discuss the problem of urban sprawl in the Phoenix Metro area.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Painting with a Twist  |   Video
    • Painting with a Twist is a Tempe school where a professional artist will teach you to paint step-by-step. The twist is you get to bring your own favorite adult beverage to the class. We’ll take a look at Painting with a Twist.

April 16, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Luige del Puerto from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly political update.
  • 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.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: i.d.e.a Museum  |   Video
    • The i.d.e.a Museum in Mesa is an interactive art museum for kids. We’ll take you on a video tour.

April 15, 2014

  • Campaign Finance Laws  |   Video
    • An administrative law judge recommended charges of violating campaign finance laws filed against Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne be dropped. Local attorney Lee Miller talks about laws Horne is accused of violating.
  • Around Arizona: Forest Thinning Report   |   Video
    • We tell you about a new report on forest thinning. The Nature Conservancy and Arizona State University have teamed up on the report that shows how to create a sustainable, economically viable method for thinning small diameter trees. Dan O’Neill, general manager of S-3, a consulting service offered by ASU’s Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, and Patrick Graham, state director of the Nature Conservancy in Arizona, talk about the report.

April 14, 2014

  • MAG Demographic Map Viewer  |   Video
    • The Maricopa Association of Governments has created several interactive maps that give a variety of key information for the Phoenix Metro area. Businesses and other groups can search individual areas to get information on land use, population density, percentage of minority groups, bikeways and much more. Anubhav Bagley, MAG Information Services Manager, will walk us through the map viewer.
  • Glendale Pro Bowl/Casino  |   Video
    • The Pro Bowl will be played in the city of Glendale next year, the same year that the Super Bowl will be played there. Also, the city recently voted to soften its opposition to a casino for Glendale. Glendale City Councilman Samuel Chavira will discuss both issues.

April 11, 2014

April 9, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Ben Giles from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly political update.
  • Around Arizona: Native American Education  |   Video
    • Dr. Heather Shotton, former president of the National Indian Education Association and Dr. Bryan Brayboy, an ASU professor of indigenous education, will discuss Indian education issues, including student retention, graduation and higher education.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Celebrity Theatre  |   Video
    • The Celebrity Theatre turns 50 this year. Find out about the theatre’s history and one man’s dream to own it.

April 8, 2014

  • Attacks on Journalism   |   Video
    • The Committee to Protect Journalists and Bloomberg News will host a public forum at the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication regarding attacks on journalism. One of the Panelists, former Washington Post Executive Editor and now ASU Professor Leonard Downie Jr., will talk about the attacks, which come from sources such as the Obama Administration’s war on leaks and NSA surveillance.

April 7, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • The state legislature brokers a budget deal. Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times will give us an update.
  • Arizona Museum of Natural History   |   Video
    • The Arizona Museum of Natural History has been operating in Mesa since the 1970s, exhibiting tens of thousands of scientific and nature objects and photographs. More than 1 million people have visited since 2000. We’ll take you on a video tour of the museum.
  • AZ Giving and Leading: Audubon Arizona  |   Video
    • We’ll take you on a hike along the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area in Phoenix. That’s where Audubon Arizona holds regular hikes, talks and events to promote awareness about the diverse wildlife in our state. Find out how 600-acres were transformed from an industrial dump into a home for more than 200 species of birds, jackrabbits, coyotes, beavers and other wildlife.
  • Congressional Spending  |   Video
    • The Arizona Republic reports that spending by outside groups on congressional campaigns in Arizona has tripled since a controversial supreme court ruling on campaign financing. Rebekah Sanders of the Arizona Republic will talk about her report.

April 3, 2014

April 2, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Luige del Puerto from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly political update.
  • 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.

April 1, 2014

  • Arizona Diamondbacks  |   Video
    • The Arizona Diamondbacks started their season in Australia, and are in full swing now. Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall will discuss the Diamondbacks new season.
  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • Some economists are predicting a three-percent growth rate for the American economy this year. That would be the best expansion since 2005. Economist Dennis Hoffman of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business will give us an economic update.

March 31, 2014

  • New Waddell Dam  |   Video
    • Lake Pleasant is a water storage reservoir for most of the Valley's cities. The 20th anniversary of the New Waddell Dam at Lake Pleasant is being celebrated. We’ll talk about the importance of the lake and dam to the Phoenix Metro area with Tom McCann, Assistant Director for the Central Arizona Project.
  • Charter Schools/Budget Battle  |   Video
    • Charter schools are being created by traditional public schools and that results in more money per pupil for the schools. The practice is being contested by some lawmakers as they work on the state budget. Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials will discuss how the practice works.
  • AZ Giving and Leading: Joe Foss Institute Dinner  |   Video
    • The Joe Foss Institute is a Scottsdale-based organization that was founded by Medal of Honor Recipient Joe Foss and his wife Didi. It is dedicated to advancing civics education. The "2014 Stars in Service” dinner benefiting the Institute is set for April 6. The event honors some of our Nation’s preeminent heroes, educators, and public servants, and will feature keynote speaker Charles Krauthammer, along with journalist Carl Bernstein and actor Richard Dreyfuss. Local war hero Pat Tillman will be honored posthumously at the event. Event chair Karrin Taylor and Joe Foss Institute executive director Lucian Spataro will discuss the group and its mission.

March 28, 2014

March 27, 2014

  • Maricopa County Regional Behavioral Health Authority  |   Video
    • The organization that provides behavioral health services in the Maricopa County region is switching from Magellan, a Connecticut-based company, to Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care April First. Mercy Maricopa is a non-profit organization sponsored by Maricopa County’s public health-care system. The switch comes at a time when coverage for the mentally ill will be enhanced by the settlement of a decades old lawsuit, Arnold versus Sarn. Charles Arnold, the lawyer who represented the mentally ill in the lawsuit, will discuss the case, along with Eddy Broadway, CEO of Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care, and Cory Nelson, Deputy Director for Behavioral Health for the Arizona Department of Health Services.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Automotive Art  |   Video
    • Brenda Priddy is known as one of the world’s top automotive “spy” photographers, snapping photos of test vehicles before they are shown to the public. She’s turned her lens to photographing cars artistically. We’ll show you Priddy’s art photography, on display in Chandler, and talk to her about that and her work as an automotive spy photographer.

March 26, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Ben Giles from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly political update.
  • El Nino Weather Pattern  |   Video
    • Meteorologists are suggesting possibility of a developing “El Nino” weather pattern, which means that Arizona could be in store for a wetter than normal winter. Arizona State Climatologist Nancy Selover will tell us more.

March 25, 2014

  • ACA Deadline  |   Video
    • The March 31 deadline to enroll for insurance under the Affordable Care Act is fast approaching. Cheryl O'Donnell of Enroll America will bring us up to date on the latest in efforts to enroll Arizonans for health insurance.
  • Modern Governance Research  |   Video
    • Congress has some of its lowest approval ratings ever. Arizona State University researchers will join an elite group of international experts to study ways to improve governance. Erik Johnston, director of the Center for Policy Informatics at Arizona State University, and Justin Longo, also of the Center for Policy Informatics, will help study new uses of technologies, data, and public engagement to design innovative government programs. Johnston and Longo will talk about their efforts.

March 24, 2014

  • Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix is facing budget cuts. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will discuss that and more in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon.
  • Maricopa County Sheriff Hearing  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and one of his top deputies were called into court for comments the deputy made about federal oversight of the department. JJ Hensley of the Arizona Republic will give us an update.

March 21, 2014

March 20, 2014

  • Voter Registration   |   Video
    • A federal judge ruled that Arizona and Kansas can require people to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote using a federal form. Both states sued the Federal Election Assistance Commission after the commission refused to add a state-mandated proof of citizenship on federal registration forms. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will talk about the case.
  • Clinton Global Initiative University  |   Video
    • The seventh annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University will take place this weekend at Arizona State University in Tempe. Former President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will meet with more than 1,000 student leaders from around the world. The students will work at developing solutions to human rights abuses, women’s social and economic empowerment, and HIV/AIDS in the United States. Jacqueline Smith, ASU Executive Director of University Initiatives, will talk about the event, along with two of the student participants: ASU students Kathleen Stafanik and Josue Macias.

March 19, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the state capitol in our weekly political update.
  • 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.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: CompuGirls  |   Video
    • CompuGirls is a program for adolescent girls that combines learning advanced computational skills along with key areas of social justice. The program was founded by Kimberly A. Scott, Women and Gender Studies associate professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Scott was named a STEM Access Champion of Change at the White House in February, and will discuss her program.

March 17, 2014

  • Krauss on Science   |   Video
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss joins us for his monthly update on the latest science news.
  • Tax Time  |   Video
    • Local IRS spokesman Bill Brunson and Anthony Forschino of the Arizona Department of Revenue will discuss the latest on new tax laws and filing information as the April 15 filing deadline approaches.

March 14, 2014

March 13, 2014

  • Scottsdale General Plan  |   Video
    • The city of Scottsdale is working on its general plan, but there is some controversy. Earlier this year, several members of a planning commission quit in protest. Laraine Rodgers, a current member Scottsdale General Plan Task Force, and Jim Heitel, the former co-chair of the task force, will discuss the issue from both sides.
  • Around Arizona: Drought Designation  |   Video
    • The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a “drought designation” for 11 Arizona counties. Eligible farmers in the drought designated counties can apply for low-interest loans. Jack Peterson, interim director for the Arizona Department of Agriculture, will discuss the issue.

March 12, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Ben Giles, a reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly political update.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Solar Thermal Energy  |   Video
    • An Arizona State University research team is looking into ways to make solar thermal energy more efficient by adding solar photovoltaic cells to the process. Solar thermal power uses mirrors to heat a fluid to create power. One of the ASU research team leaders, Zachary Holman, will discuss the ideas being examined.

March 11, 2014

  • Voucher Expansion  |   Video
    • A bill has been proposed that would expand Arizona’s voucher system to pay for private schools and make it available to 73 percent of the state’s students. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Debbie Lesko, will discuss her bill with Representative Eric Meyer, who opposes it.
  • AZ Giving & Leading: Florence Crittenton of Arizona  |   Video
    • Founded in 1896, Florence Crittenton is Arizona’s oldest social services agency. Florence Crittenton provides shelter, counseling, social support and education to nearly 1,200 girls and their families. The young women and girls served by Florence Crittenton have suffered from poverty, abuse, neglect, crime and homelessness. Florence Crittenton CEO Dr. Kellie Warren will discuss her agency’s programs.

March 10, 2014

  • Republican Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Majority Leader John McComish and House Speaker Andy Tobin make their monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about current legislative issues.

March 7, 2014

March 6, 2014

  • Heliae  |   Video
    • Heliae is an Arizona-based company that is developing advanced algae production technologies. The company has seen great business growth throughout 2013, targeting markets centered around nutrition, personal care and natural fertilizers. Heliae CEO Dan Simon will discuss the company’s growth last year.
  • Race to Replace Rep. Pastor  |   Video
    • Long-time Arizona Congressman Ed Pastor announced his retirement last week, and the race to replace him is heating up. Pollster Mike O’Neil will discuss the situation.

March 5, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Luige del Puerto from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly political update.
  • State of Women in Arizona  |   Video
    • A new report will be released on the state of women in Arizona by the Arizona Foundation for Women. It was conducted by the Grand Canyon Institute for the Southern Foundation of Arizona Women and looks at the economic and education conditions of women and families in our state and offers solutions to the problems it outlines. Sara Presler, CEO of the Arizona Foundation for Women, and Grand Canyon Institute Fellow Molly Castelazo, will talk about the report’s findings.

March 4, 2014

  • Sustainability: Water Reuse  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Decision Center for a Desert City has released a new report on water reuse in Central Arizona. Dave White, who co-authored the report, will talk about water reuse.

March 3, 2014

  • Asian Citrus Psyllid  |   Video
    • The Asian Citrus Psyllid has been found in Arizona. It’s a pest that causes citrus tree leaves to turn yellow and ruins the fruit of the tree. Although greening disease caused by the bug has not been found here, agricultural officials are worried about the damage it could do to our $37 million citrus industry. John Caravetta, assistant director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture, will talk about the citrus psyllid.
  • NAFTA 20 Year Anniversary  |   Video
    • It’s been 20 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement was put into place. It was designed to eliminate investment and trade barriers between the United States, Mexico and Canada. An international conference will be held at Arizona State University in March regarding NAFTA. Jonathan Koppell, Dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs, will discuss how the trade agreement has impacted Arizona and the three countries it covers.
  • AZ Giving and Leading: Higher Octave Healing  |   Video
    • The therapists at Higher Octave Healing know that music not only touches people, but can help heal them. This non-profit provides a variety of music therapy for Arizona children, teens and adults. We’ll introduce you to members of Higher Octave’s rock band and learn how music is making a difference in their lives.

February 28, 2014

February 27, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: America Pop Art  |   Video
    • A new exhibit at the Tempe Center for the Arts highlights the influences of comic books, television, movies and science fiction. “American Pop: Comic Books to Science Fiction…and Beyond” features displays of vintage super heroes, science fiction memorabilia and original artwork. Gallery coordinator Michelle Dock will share interesting pieces that demonstrate the powerful effects that science fiction and popular culture have on our everyday lives.
  • SB 1062 Impact  |   Video
    • Although it was vetoed by Governor Brewer, Senate Bill 1062 created such a firestorm that it has impacted the state. Arizona State University pollster Bruce Merrill, economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company and consultant Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic will discuss the impacts.

February 26, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Hank Stephenson of the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly legislative update.
  • Around Arizona: Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Hear the latest news and issues from Southern Arizona in our monthly series, “Southern Exposure,” including reaction to SB 1062. Senior Writer Jim Nintzel of “Tucson Weekly” will talk about the big issues from southern Arizona.

February 25, 2014

  • New ASU Athletic Director  |   Video
    • Arizona State University has a new Athletic Director. Former NFL executive Ray Anderson was named the new AD earlier this year, and will talk about his new role and vision for ASU athletics.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: WWII Veterans Portraits  |   Video
    • They are called The Greatest Generation; the thousands of men and women who served in World War Two. More than a thousand of them are dying each day and it is crucial to capture their stories. A senior living facility has created an exhibit dedicated to these brave men and women. We take a closer look at the exhibit, the photographer and the veterans themselves.

February 24, 2014

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton talks about the latest city of Phoenix issues in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon.
  • SB 1062  |   Video
    • Another controversial Arizona bill is making national and even international headlines. Senate Bill 1062 gives business owners protection from lawsuits when they deny service to anyone based on their sincerely held religious beliefs. Arizona State University Law Professor Zachary Kramer will sort out some of the legal issues regarding that bill.

February 21, 2014

February 20, 2014

  • Arizona’s National Monuments   |   Video
    • The book “Arizona’s National Parks and Monuments” gives details about Arizona’s 20 federally-recognized parks and monuments. Donna and George Hartz will talk about their book.
  • 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.

February 19, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly legislative update.
  • Sustainability: Arizona’s Water Supply  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Water Resources has released a new report regarding Arizona’s water future. “Arizona’s Next Century: A Strategic Vision for Water Supply Sustainability” assesses current and projected demands and water supplies and provides potential strategies that will help Arizona meet its future water needs. Michael Lacey, the director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, will discuss the report.
  • AZ Technology and Innovation: High School App Competition  |   Video
    • Nearly 250 Arizona high school students recently participated in an app competition in Gilbert. The App Resource and Knowledge App League is in its second year, with students from all skill levels learning the process of developing a mobile application. The event is the official launch of SPARK App League, a three-month contest challenging students to build a mobile application for Gilbert Fire and Rescue. Ashish Amresh, an assistant professor at Arizona State University, will talk about the app competition.

February 18, 2014

  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss makes his monthly visit to the Arizona Horizon set to discuss the latest science news, including news about the oldest star.
  • Sustainability: Recovered Phosphorus  |   Video
    • Phosphorus is a key ingredient in fertilizer used to grow our food, but the supply is finite and shortages could disrupt our food chain. Arizona State University professors James Elser and Bruce Rittmann have recommended a three-part solution to this looming crisis, which involves recovering phosphorus from agricultural and human waste. Elser and Rittman will discuss their proposal.

February 17, 2014

  • Women in the Media  |   Video
    • A new report on women in the media is being released by the Women’s Media Center. The center and The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will hold an event centered around the report February 19 at Arizona State University’s Gammage Auditorium. Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president of “Take the Lead,” an organization that prepares women for leadership roles, and Kristin Gilger, Associate Dean in the Cronkite School, will talk about the report and women in the media.

February 14, 2014

February 13, 2014

  • Arizona History  |   Video
    • Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s official state historian, will talk about Arizona’s rich history in honor of the state’s 102nd birthday on February 14.
  • Pocket Parks   |   Video
    • The owners of a Phoenix coffee shop turn to community members to help transform a vacant lot into a “pocket park." Co-owners Laryn Callaway and Christiaan Blok raised $23,000 to cover the landscaping costs, which include Chinese pistache trees, seating and a patch of lawn where they plan to offer Yoga and other classes. The couple hopes to collaborate with Arizona State University students to build a communal table and benches to promote more community gathering and an urban green space.

February 12, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Ben Giles from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly legislative update.
  • Renewable Energy Standards  |   Video
    • The Arizona Corporation Commission has decided to take another look at renewable energy standards, which requires that 15% of energy generated in the state come from renewable sources by 2025. Thirty percent of that energy must come from small energy generation sources, mostly rooftop solar. Arizona Public Service Company has asked the commission to end that requirement because the method of counting those sources has been eliminated. Solar panel installers fear it’s an attempt to eliminate the competition on the part of APS. Amanda Ormond, managing director of the Western Grid Group and former director of the Arizona Energy Office, will discuss the possible rule changes.

February 11, 2014

  • Republican Legislative Leaders   |   Video
    • Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin will make their monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about the latest issues from the State Capitol.

February 10, 2014

  • Bass at Roosevelt Lake  |   Video
    • The Arizona Game and Fish Department is spending $356,000 to increase the bass population at Roosevelt Lake. Curtis Gill, an Arizona Game and Fish Fisheries Program Manager, will talk about the effort to introduce a fast-growing Florida species of bass to Roosevelt Lake.
  • Optimal Aging  |   Video
    • The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University will hold a forum on “optimal aging.” Six speakers will present information on the latest research on the topic. Richard Knopf, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the ASU College of Public programs, will talk about the event and optimal aging.
  • Broadband for Schools  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer has proposed expanding the state’s internet broadband infrastructure for schools at a cost of $350 million. However, the plan is meeting some resistance from school officials because it calls for schools to pay for it. Chuck Essigs, director of governmental relations for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials, will talk about the plan.

February 7, 2014

February 6, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Arts Congress  |   Video
    • The Arizona Arts Congress will be held Wednesday, February 5. Hundreds of arts advocates from around the state will converge on the Arizona State Capitol to learn about legislative issues and meet with elected officials to let them know about the impact arts have on our state. Rusty Foley, executive director, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, and Steve Martin, managing director of Childsplay, will discuss the Arts Congress.
  • Mexican Gray Wolves Bills  |   Video
    • A bill has been introduced that would authorize employees of the Arizona Department of Agriculture to kill endangered Mexican gray wolves that have been preying on livestock. Two other bills relating to that issue have been introduced. Sandy Bahr, chapter director of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club and Bas Aja, executive vice president of the Arizona Cattle Feeders' Association, will discuss the pros and cons of the bills.

February 5, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Luige del Puerto of the the Arizona Capitol Times will give the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly legislative update.
  • Hospital Issues  |   Video
    • With the New Year, Arizona hospitals are facing new issues, such as the Affordable Care Act and hospital price transparency, which requires hospitals to list prices. Greg Vigdor, the CEO and president of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, will discuss new issues hospitals are facing in our state.
  • Farm Bill  |   Video
    • The U.S Senate passed a new farm bill. The Agricultural Act of 2014 will provide farmers and ranchers certainty for the coming year. Arizona Farm Bureau president Kevin Rogers will talk about what the bill means to Arizona farmers.

February 4, 2014

  • Flu Update  |   Video
    • The flu has turned deadly in Arizona, with at least one adult and one pediatric death being reported in Yuma County. State health officials say it is widespread in the highest category possible. Jessica Rigler, Bureau Chief for the State Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease control, will give us a flu update.
  • Arizona Highway and Safety Laws  |   Video
    • The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety has released its 2014 Roadmap of State Highways and Safety Laws and Arizona was ranked among the worst states. Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona will talk about what progress Arizona has made in passing new highway safety laws and the need for more legislation.
  • Sustainability: Climate Diplomat John Ashton  |   Video
    • Climate Diplomat John Ashton will be taking part in an Arizona State University panel discussion on the future of global climate policy and other issues. Ashton, a former climate policy advisor to two former British Prime Ministers, will appear on Arizona Horizon to talk about global climate policy.

February 3, 2014

  • CARE Team Report  |   Video
    • The CARE Team, formed by Governor Jan Brewer to look into uninvestigated child abuse cases, has issued its report. The 50-page report reveals that understaffing and lack of training led to the uninvestigated cases. Charles Flanagan, director of the new Child Safety and Family Services agency and head of the CARE Team, will discuss the report.
  • Arizona State of Education  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal delivers his Arizona State of Education speech, Monday, February 3, and will discuss the status of our education system on Arizona Horizon.
  • AZ Giving and Leading: Phoenix Indian Center   |   Video
    • Arizona is home to the nation’s first social service agency designed for urban American Indians. Nearly 70 years ago, the Phoenix Indian Center opened its doors in downtown. Today, the center serves about 7,000 people a year, offering a variety of services from workforce development and educational classes to cultural programs. We’ll hear from Chief Executive Officer Patti Hibbeler and Chief Operations Officer Karen Thorne.

January 30, 2014

  • Affordable Care Act/State of the Union  |   Video
    • President Obama’s State of the Union speech is expected to touch on his Affordable Care Act. Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy will be a guest at the speech. Local Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. Wyatt Decker will appear on Arizona Horizon to talk about Dr. Noseworthy’s impressions of what was discussed by President Obama.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Ground Cover Public Art Project  |   Video
    • An ambitious idea from a Phoenix artist attracted hundreds of volunteers who turned a vacant lot into a textile garden of desert flowers. The creation was part of a public art project that not only attracted knitters, crocheters and quilters from across Arizona, the United States and Canada, but also helped hundreds of people in need. You’ll meet artist and project manager Ann Morton along with a volunteer and beneficiary of this unique project.

January 29, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Hank Stephenson from the Arizona Capitol Times will give the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly legislative update.
  • AZ Technology and Innovation: NextFort   |   Video
    • We’ll show you a Chandler data center that has a unique approach to storing critical computer data. NextFort is geared at creating efficient next-generation data centers.
  • Around Arizona: Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Hear the latest news and issues from Southern Arizona in our new monthly series, “Southern Exposure.” Senior Writer Jim Nintzel of “Tucson Weekly” will talk about the big issues from the southern region of our state.

January 28, 2014

  • Arizona Culinary Ambassadors  |   Video
    • Five Arizona chefs have been given the “Ripe Award” at an event at the Phoenix Art Museum. The award requires them to represent Arizona food culture to the rest of the nation and world in 2014. Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri, who has served as the president and CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association, will talk about the awards and the mission of the awards. Joining him are Chefs Justin Beckett of Beckett’s Table, and Gio Osso of Vitru, both 2014 “Ripe Award” winners.

January 27, 2014

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest issues in the city of Phoenix.
  • SB1070 Film  |   Video
    • The PBS show “Independent Lens” has produced a film titled “The State of Arizona,” which takes a look at the controversy of Senate Bill 1070 in Arizona from all sides. Hear from those who lived through the SB1070 roller coaster ride as they reflect on the nearly four years that have passed since the bill was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. State Senator Steve Gallardo, Republican Representative John Kavanagh and pollster Bruce Merrill discuss SB1070 and how it impacted our state.

January 24, 2014

January 23, 2014

  • Krauss on Science   |   Video
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about the latest in science, including how the Hubble telescope is using gravity to help it capture some pictures of some of the earliest galaxies in the universe.
  • Arizona Women’s Education and Employment  |   Video
    • Arizona Women’s Education and Employment provides programs and services to women and men who want to improve their current employment opportunities. Marie Sullivan, AWEE president and CEO, will discuss her group’s mission and the most meaningful way to measure the effectiveness of her group’s efforts.

January 22, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Ben Giles from Arizona Capitol Times will give the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly legislative update.
  • Author Thomas Moore  |   Video
    • Thomas Moore, author of the bestselling “Care of the Soul,” will talk about his new book, “A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World.” In a Religion of One's Own, Moore looks at the possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, inside or outside of formal religion.

January 21, 2014

  • Congressman Schweikert  |   Video
    • Arizona Republican Representative David Schweikert will talk about the latest issues facing Congress.
  • Historian/Author Jack August  |   Video
    • Arizona historian and author Jack August will discuss his latest work, “The Norton Trilogy," the story of three generations of Arizona's Norton family and their impact on western water supplies and policies.

January 20, 2014

  • Arts Funding  |   Video
    • The Arizona Commission on the Arts received a one-time budget allocation of $1-million from the state legislature last session. The money is set to be used to support existing statewide grants and to develop new programs targeting innovative arts initiatives. Robert Booker, the arts commission’s executive director, discusses how the money will be used.
  • Business Pros Helping the Arts  |   Video
    • A program matching business professionals with arts organizations is being re-launched by Arizona Citizens for the Arts. The effort brings together business professionals with arts organizations for skills-based consulting purposes. Robin Hanson, a business volunteer for Arizona Citizens for the Arts, talks about the program.
  • Scorpius Dance Theatre  |   Video
    • We look at a unique local dance group. Scorpius Dance Theatre recently became the first Arizona company invited to the Booking Dance Festival, part of the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

January 17, 2014

January 16, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Chihuly at the Desert Botanical Garden  |   Video
    • Stunning blown-glass installations by artist Dale Chihuly are once again on exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden. We’ll take you on a video tour of the exhibit.
  • New ALS Center  |   Video
    • Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital has opened a new center expected to bring Arizona to the forefront of research and treatment for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Dr. Shafeeq Ladha, clinical director of The Gregory W. Fulton ALS and Neuromuscular Disorders Center at Barrow, will discuss the new center.

January 15, 2014

  • Freeway Update  |   Video
    • We’ll hear from the Arizona Department of Transportation about progress on freeway construction in 2013 and freeway plans it has for this year.
  • Governor’s Race  |   Video
    • Mesa Mayor Scott Smith entered the governor’s race today and instantly becomes one of the top republican contenders. Political consultant Jay Thorne will discuss the Arizona governor’s race.
  • Same-sex Marriage Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Four same-sex Arizona couples have filed a suit against Arizona’s law that restricts marriage to opposite-sex couples. Shawn Aiken, the plaintiff’s attorney, will talk about the suit.

January 15, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Luige del Puerto of the Arizona Capitol Times will give the latest news from the state capitol in our first weekly legislative update of the session.

January 13, 2014

  • Governor’s State-of-the-State Speech  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer will be giving her State-of-the-State speech to kick off the legislative session. See the entire speech plus get expert analysis from political consultant Stan Barnes and ex-lawmaker David Schapira.

January 10, 2014

January 8, 2014

  • Divided Congress  |   Video
    • Reporting by the Arizona Republic says Arizona’s congressional delegation is a microcosm of the problems with congress. It includes Tea Party Republicans, establishment members and moderate congressmen and women of both parties. Rebekah Sanders, who worked on the articles for a year, will talk about her reporting.
  • End of Unemployment Benefits Extension  |   Video
    • Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits started to help people during the recession, ended recently, impacting 12,100 Arizona families. The Grand Canyon Institute, a private non-profit corporation that provides non-partisan research, has analyzed the economic impact of the loss of extended federal unemployment benefits. David Wells, research director for the institute, will talk about the impact.
  • Lawsuit for Mentally Ill  |   Video
    • A lawsuit to provide services for the mentally ill in Arizona who do not qualify for Medicaid has finally been settled. It was filed in 1981. Charles Arnold, the attorney who filed the suit, will talk about the settlement.

January 7, 2014

  • Business Leaders/Legislature  |   Video
    • Local business leaders will discuss what they would like the state legislature to do for the business community in the upcoming legislative session. Among the guests, Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and Farrell Quinlan, state director for the National Federation of Independent Business in Arizona.

January 6, 2014

  • Social Services/Legislature  |   Video
    • Budgets for social services in Arizona have been hard-hit in the past few years. Join social services advocates as they talk about what they would like to see from the Arizona legislature in its upcoming session. Dana Naimark, president and CEO of the Children’s Action Alliance, Andrew Morrill, president of the Arizona Education Association and Tara McCollum Plese of the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers will discuss issues important to social services advocates.
  • AZ Giving and Leading: Welcome to America Project  |   Video
    • What started with one Arizona family looking to help one refugee family that resettled in Phoenix has grown into a nationally recognized non-profit organization. The “Welcome to America Project” provides donated household items for refugee families that are starting new lives in Arizona. We’ll go along with volunteers making deliveries and see how their welcoming gestures impact new families in our state.

January 3, 2014

  • Journalists’ Year-in-Review  |   Video
    • Join Journalists Doug McEachern of the Arizona Republic, Steve Goldstein of KJZZ and Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services as they recap the year’s news, look back at the accuracy of their news predictions for 2013 and make new predictions for 2014 on the big news stories for the year.

January 2, 2014

  • Economists’ Roundtable  |   Video
    • ASU economists Dennis Hoffman and Lee McPheters along with economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company look back the economy in 2013 and look forward to the economy in 2014.

January 1, 2014

  • Cartoonists Show  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic cartoonist Steve Benson and cartoonist Brian Fairrington, a nationally-syndicated cartoonist whose work sometimes appears in the East Valley Tribune, will recap the year’s news through their cartoons.

December 31, 2013

  • Pianist Lang Lang  |   Video
    • World-renowned pianist Lang Lang has been called the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times. Meet Lang Lang on Arizona Horizon.
  • Composer Eric Whitacre  |   Video
    • Grammy Award winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, who has produced number-one classic music albums, talked with Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons about his work.

December 30, 2013

  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • World-famous physicist Lawrence Krauss joins Arizona Horizon for his monthly look at the latest science news, including a comet that grazed the sun on Thanksgiving Day.

December 27, 2013

  • Journalists’ Year-in-Review  |   Video
    • Join Journalists Doug McEachern of the Arizona Republic, Steve Goldstein of KJZZ and Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services as they recap the year’s news, look back at the accuracy of their news predictions for 2013 and make new predictions for 2014 on the big news stories for the year.

December 26, 2013

  • Arizona’s Poet Laureate  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Regent’s Professor Alberto Rios has been named the state’s inaugural Poet Laureate. The appointment was made by Governor Jan Brewer’s office and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Rios discusses his appointment and his poetry.

December 25, 2013

  • Pianist Lang Lang  |   Video
    • World-renowned pianist Lang Lang has been called the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times. Meet Lang Lang on Arizona Horizon.
  • Composer Eric Whitacre  |   Video
    • Grammy Award winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, who has produced number-one classic music albums, talked with Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons about his work.

December 24, 2013

  • Cartoonists Show  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic cartoonist Steve Benson and cartoonist Brian Fairrington, a nationally-syndicated cartoonist whose work sometimes appears in the East Valley Tribune, will recap the year’s news through their cartoons.

December 23, 2013

  • Economists’ Roundtable  |   Video
    • ASU economists Dennis Hoffman and Lee McPheters along with economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company look back the economy in 2013 and look forward to the economy in 2014.

December 20, 2013

  • Journalists' Roundtable  |   Video
    • Join us for another edition of the Journalists’ Roundtable, as local reporters recap the big news of the week.

December 19, 2013

  • ADL Director Bill Straus  |   Video
    • Bill Straus, the Arizona Regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, is stepping down from his position at the end of this year after 13 years at the helm. Straus looks back at his years running the Arizona ADL, including the murder of Mesa gas station owner Balbir Singh Sodhi days after the 9-11 attacks.
  • AZ Technology and Innovation: Mesa Technology Accelerator  |   Video
    • LaunchPoint, the Mesa Technology Accelerator, plans to stimulate the establishment and growth of small technology-based companies and other growth oriented businesses. It’s a collaboration between Mesa and Arizona State University. Mesa City Councilmember Scott Somers talks about LaunchPoint.
  • All About Time Clock Repair   |   Video
    • An Arizona man has a rare talent and intense passion for fixing clocks. Frank Beaudrot has spent decades bringing family heirlooms back to life. His shop is filled with a variety of clocks -grandfathers, mantles, and cuckoos- some dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. In special cases, Beaudrot even makes house calls.

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.
  • Aging Initiatives Grants  |   Video
    • Valley communities will be better able to fight social isolation and strengthen the connections that older adults have, thanks to two new grants awarded to the Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network. The funding will help three pilot communities launch new programs to help older adults live independently. Amy St. Peter, the Maricopa Association of Governments Human Services manager, will talk about how the money will be used.

December 17, 2013

  • Buy Local  |   Video
    • The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona will discuss how buying from locally-based companies can help create more jobs than if you buy from chain stores.
  • Sustainability: ASU Zero Waste   |   Video
    • Arizona State University commits to minimizing waste through its Zero Waste Campus Initiative. The initiative covers both liquid and solid wastes. Nick Brown, director of university sustainability practices, will discuss the Zero Waste Campus Initiative.

December 16, 2013

  • AZ Technology and Innovation: High Tech Survey  |   Video
    • A new poll shows that high tech company leaders are worried about a lack of tech talent and the quality of education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Steven Zylstra, chair of the Technology Councils of North America, who conducted the survey, will talk about the results.

December 13, 2013

  • Journalists' Roundtable  |   Video
    • Join us for another edition of the Journalists’ Roundtable, as local reporters recap the big news of the week.

December 12, 2013

  • Wheelchair Designer  |   Video
    • An Arizona man combines his love for his brother with his engineering skills to make custom wheelchairs. Inside his garage, Lance Greathouse and his crew repair, restore and create motorized wheelchairs. Greathouse was inspired by his brother’s battle with Parkinson’s disease to design and build chairs that are practical and fun. Some are designed for rough terrain, others are equipped with lights and horns, and one features a flame thrower.
  • Housing Report  |   Video
    • A new report shows the Phoenix-area housing market is ending the year with a drop in demand and activity. The report also shows reluctance on the part of first-time home buyers, especially those under 30, to jump into the housing market. Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the W. P. Carey School of Business, will talk about his report.
  • Help-Portraits   |   Video
    • For some, the cost of getting a portrait can be prohibitive, so they may not have a nice family picture to hang on the wall. The Photographer’s Adventure Club will be taking part in the Help-Portrait event this weekend. Photographers will be taking studio-quality portraits this Saturday at the Venue in Scottsdale. Nicholas Pappagallo, national president of the Photographer's Adventure Club, will tell us more.

December 11, 2013

  • Healthcare Marketplace   |   Video
    • The Healthcare Marketplace will be available until Dec. 23 for those seeking insurance coverage by Jan. 1 under the Affordable Care Act. Pati Urias of AZ Enroll America will talk about the “Get Covered America” campaign, an effort to get people enrolled in health care coverage.
  • ASU Edible Campus  |   Video
    • You can get more than one kind of “date” attending Arizona State University. A group of volunteers grow and harvest many kinds of edibles on campus, including dates from palm trees. We’ll show you how many can benefit from a source a fresh food right on campus.
  • Conductor Michael Christie  |   Video
    • This Friday, the Minnesota Opera premiere production of the Pulitzer-Prize winning opera “Silent Night” will be broadcast nationwide on PBS's Great Performances. The opera is conducted by Michael Christie, and will air Friday at 8 p.m. here on KAET. Christie will appear on Arizona Horizon to talk about Silent Night as well as Handel’s Messiah, being performed here in Phoenix, which he will conduct.

December 10, 2013

  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • Join Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss as he explains the latest science news in his unique style.

December 9, 2013

  • CPS CARE Team  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer has created a team to provide oversight for the 6,000 child abuse cases not investigated by Child Protective Services. The Child Advocate Response Examination Team, or “CARE Team,” will also examine CPS to point out areas of concern. CARE Team chair and Director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, Charles Flanagan, and CARE Team member representative Kate Brophy McGee will talk about the organization and its goals.

December 6, 2013

December 5, 2013

December 4, 2013

  • Around Arizona: USDA Rural Development Funding  |   Video
    • At the end of the last federal fiscal year, USDA Rural Development in Arizona reported a record $474 million in investment in housing funding for Arizona. That brought the five-year total to over $2 billion. Besides the housing funding, money was spent on tribes, towns, school districts, community centers, food banks, colleges, hospitals and small businesses. USDA Rural Development in Arizona State Director Alan Stephens will discuss how the funding has impacted the state.
  • Around Arizona: Yarnell Hill Fire Report  |   Video
    • The Arizona Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is releasing its report on the Yarnell Hill Fire, which killed 19 firefighters. Jim Cross, who covers wildfires for KTAR radio, will discuss the report.
  • ASU Downtown Law School  |   Video
    • Arizona State University announced plans for its new law college in downtown Phoenix. Dean of the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Douglas Sylvester, will talk about the plans for the new law school.

December 3, 2013

  • Program for International Student Assessment  |   Video
    • The Program for International Student Assessment, otherwise known as PISA, will be released December 3. It will offer results on the 2012 international assessment measuring 15-year-old students' reading, mathematics and science literacy skills. President and CEO of Expect More Arizona Pearl Chang Esau will talk about where Arizona students ranked in the international assessment.
  • Uninvestigated Child Abuse Cases  |   Video
    • The story of six-thousand child abuse cases not investigated continues to develop, with the Governor forming a “CARE Team” to provide oversight in the investigation of those cases. Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts, who writes extensively on the issue of child abuse, talks about the latest development.
  • The Arizona We Want Grant  |   Video
    • The Center for the Future of Arizona announced today it has raised $1.375 million to fund implementation of The Arizona We Want 2.0: The Case for Action. The plan calls for improving the lives of Arizonans in eight key areas, including education, job creation, environment, water management and healthcare. The Center for the Future of Arizona Chairman and CEO Dr. Lattie Coor will discuss the implementation of the new funds.

December 2, 2013

  • School Funding Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Some charter school students and their families are asking that the Arizona Court of Appeals reverse a Maricopa County Superior Court ruling from last April that upheld the current funding system for K-12 schools. Those filing the suit say that system gives much more money per pupil to traditional public school students. The plantiff’s attorney, Korey Langhofer, and Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, will discuss the case and school funding for charter and traditional public schools.
  • AZ Giving and Leading: Acts of Simple Kindness   |   Video
    • An Arizona widow turns her grief into action by helping children who have lost parents. The nonprofit, “Acts of Simple Kindness,” provides financial grants to children so they can continue or pursue extracurricular activities like sports, music and the arts. Founder Karen Turner came up with the idea after she saw how sports helped her son heal after his father died.

November 29, 2013

  • Cronkite Award Recipient Bob Schieffer  |   Video
    • Every year, Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication honors a distinguished journalist with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. The 2013 recipient was Bob Schieffer, host of CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Hear Schieffer’s speech he made about the state of journalism after accepting the award in Phoenix.

November 28, 2013

  • Arizona Artbeat: Metal Sculptor  |   Video
    • Phoenix artist Kevin Caron came to art late in his life. In the Navy, he worked as a machinist, and after his discharge, he ran a foreign car repair shop. He started his career as a metal sculptor by building a privacy screen for his shop. Caron will talk about his art work.
  • Pro Arte  |   Video
    • Originally the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Arizona Pro Arte calls itself a “flexible ensemble providing expert-level performances.” This summer, the orchestra has been performing at Tempe Center for the Arts for a three-part “cool classics series.” And this cool, soothing music is an antidote for the heat. Horizon attends a concert and focuses on two members of the group who don’t hold the kind of day jobs you might expect of professional musicians.

November 27, 2013

  • ASU Indian Legal Program  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Indian Legal Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The program was established in 1988 to provide legal education, scholarship in the area of Indian law and public service to tribal governments. Regents' Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Indian Legal Program Rebecca Tsosie, and Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community President Diane Enos, an Indian Legal Program alumna, will talk about the program and its impact on both tribes in Arizona and the state as a whole.
  • Mapping Art Exhibit   |   Video
    • A new exhibit in Phoenix showcases more than 50 pieces of community artwork. Professional artists, novices, and even kindergarten students submitted pieces for the “Mapping: Movement and Memory” exhibit in the University Center on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus. We’ll show you how a variety of community members incorporated motherhood, immigration, dance and architecture into the free exhibit which runs through December 6.
  • Customer Rage Study  |   Video
    • The holiday shopping season has been pushed back even earlier than ever before. With that season upon us, a new study on “customer rage,” designed in part by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, shows more of us are unhappy with our shopping experience. Professor Mary Jo Bitner, executive director of the Center for Services Leadership at ASU, will discuss the study.

November 26, 2013

  • Uninvestigated CPS cases update  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Economic Security, which oversees Child Protective Services, has come out with a plan to investigate over 6,000 uninvestigated child abuse cases by January 31. DES Director Clarence Carter says nearly 3,000 of those cases have already been reviewed. Over 1,700 have been sent to case workers. Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic has been covering the story, and will bring us up to date on the report.

November 25, 2013

  • Spirit of Enterprise Awards  |   Video
    • Every year, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University hands out Spirit of Enterprise Awards to local businesses to honor them for ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship. Gary Naumann, director of the Spirit of Enterprise Center, will talk about the award winners.

November 22, 2013

November 21, 2013

  • Winter Air Quality  |   Video
    • Get an update on winter air quality in Maricopa County with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality director Eric Massey and Maricopa County Air Quality director Bill Wiley.
  • Disruptive Innovation  |   Video
    • Michael Horn is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Education at The Clayton Christensen Institute For Disruptive Innovation, a think tank that applies the theories of “Disruptive Innovation” to problems in social areas. He will talk about how Disruptive Innovation theories, where innovative, simpler and more affordable ideas replace older, more complicated and expensive ideas, can be used to improve education by identifying the root causes of schools’ struggles and suggest ways to customize learning for students.
  • President Kennedy’s Arizona Connection  |   Video
    • The 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination is November 22nd. His influence was felt in Arizona on the Central Arizona Project and in the political career of former Arizona Governor Raul Castro. Visiting Scholar in Legal History at the law firm of Snell & Wilmer Jack August, will discuss Kennedy’s Arizona connections.

November 20, 2013

  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about the latest science news, including news on dark matter.
  • AZ Technology and Innovation: ASU Solar Energy Research   |   Video
    • A national project promising a significant advance in technology for converting sunlight into electricity will be led by a team of Arizona State University engineers. With a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, the team will develop new ultra-thin silicon solar cells designed to increase the amount of electricity that can be produced through direct conversion of sunlight. Stuart Bowden, the ASU team leader, will discuss the research.

November 19, 2013

  • Exculpatory Evidence  |   Video
    • The Arizona Supreme Court issued new rules last week that require attorneys to reveal evidence that could prove the innocence of a criminal defendant. Executive Director of the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council Elizabeth Ortiz, and Keith Swisher, a defense attorney, discuss the issue.
  • Arizona Stand Your Ground Law  |   Video
    • A forum will be held Saturday, November 23 at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law on Arizona’s Stand Your Ground Law. The law came into focus in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida. State Representatives John Kavanagh and Martin Quezada will discuss the future of Arizona’s Stand Your Ground Law at the forum, and will debate the law on Arizona Horizon.

November 18, 2013

  • Yarnell Evacuation  |   Video
    • The evacuation of the town of Yarnell during the Yarnell Hill Fire was chaotic and fraught with problems. That’s according to a report in the Arizona Republic, which reveals that a dozen residents complained about the evacuation and experts agree that there were problems. Anne Ryman, a reporter who worked on the story, will talk about the issues with the evacuation of Yarnell.
  • Net Metering  |   Video
    • The Arizona Corporation Commission voted to add a fee for those using rooftop solar panels. The new fee is 70 cents per kilowatt hour, which will add about $5 a month for a typical rooftop solar user. The fee was much less than sought by Arizona Public Service, which is seeking to reduce the subsidy given to solar power users by about half. Pat Quinn, director of the Residential Utility Consumer Office, will discuss the commission’s decision.
  • Distracted Driving  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Public Safety announced plans to crack down on drivers who text or use their phones while driving. Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona will discuss what this means for Arizona drivers.

November 15, 2013

November 14, 2013

  • Health Insurance Marketplace Update  |   Video
    • It’s been more than a month since the Affordable Care Act was launched. The web site used to sign up for health insurance under the plan has been plagued with problems. The Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers received the biggest amount of money granted by the federal government to Arizona “Navigators,” who are charged with helping people sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Senior Director for External Affairs of the Alliance Tara McCollum Plese give us an update on her organization’s experiences in helping people sign up for insurance.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: New Arts Funding  |   Video
    • The Arizona Commission on the Arts received a one-time budget allocation of $1 million for fiscal year 2014 from the state legislature. The new money will be used to support the commission’s existing statewide grant-making activities to promote arts education and access to nonprofit art organizations. It will also be used to create a pair of brand new grant programs designed to support innovative art initiatives. Arts Commission Executive Director Robert Booker will discuss the new funding.
  • BioXFEL Center  |   Video
    • Arizona State University is teaming up with seven other research universities to form a new Science and Technology Center that will use x-ray lasers to image bioparticles, make molecular movies and help design new drugs. The BioXFEL Center will be based at the University at Buffalo and will focus on developing a new bio-imaging technique to analyze molecules at which drug molecules can be targeted. Regents’ Professor of Physics at ASU John Spence will serve as the center’s director of science. He will talk about the BioXFEL Center.

November 13, 2013

  • State-of-the-University  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Regents is the governing board for Arizona’s three universities. Board President Eileen Klein will give a State-of-the-University address Wednesday, November 13, and will appear on Arizona Horizon to talk about the state of Arizona’s three universities.
  • AZ Technology and Innovation: Arizona Science Center Exhibit   |   Video
    • The Arizona Science Center has a new exhibit that’s all about designing, creating and inventing. “Imaginate” is a completely hands-on exhibit that encourages kids to test out their ideas and theories. The 8,000 square-foot exhibit features a paper plane making station, a wind tunnel, dance room and stop-motion filmmaking. The exhibit runs through January 5th. We’ll give you a video tour.
  • Net Metering Hearings  |   Video
    • The Arizona Corporation Commission will have two days of hearings on a proposal by Arizona Public Service to cut incentives for those looking to install rooftop solar panels on their homes. Arizona Capitol Times reporter Luige del Puerto will talk about the issue.

November 12, 2013

  • Environmental Plan for Navajo Generating Station  |   Video
    • The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules that will require owners of the Navajo Generating Station to pay $1.1 billion dollars to limit emissions from the plant. Owners of the plant say if approved, that will force them to shut down the power plant. Much of the electricity from the plant is used to pump water uphill in the Central Arizona Project Canal. A technical working group has come up with an alternative plan, and the CAP is asking members of the public to contact the EPA by January 6 to support their plan. CAP General Manager David Modeer will discuss the issue, along with Marshall Johnson of To Nizhoni Ani, a group with a mission to protect and preserve the environment.
  • Heart Ball  |   Video
    • Heart disease and stroke are the number one and four killers in Arizona. Since 1959, the Heart Ball has been held to raise money for education, prevention, research and programs to help fight heart disease. Susan Doria, the chair of the Heart Ball, will discuss the event and the impact of the deadly disease.
  • Sustainability: Solar Home Tour   |   Video
    • In honor of Arizona Solar and Renewable Energy Month, several homeowners and businesses opened their doors to the public. They were part of a free, self-guided tour featuring ten solar and sustainable buildings in the Phoenix metro area. We’ll show you what kind of technology, materials and designs go into a Vali Homes prototype.

November 11, 2013

  • Veterans’ Stories  |   Video
    • Three Veterans were honored at the 11th annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon, hosted by the Veterans’ Medical Leadership Council. Manny Lugo is an Arizona native who was drafted by the Army in 1969, but volunteered for the Marines instead. He fought in many battles in Vietnam, and sustained a shrapnel wound in 1970. Tracy Lea is a Third-Class Petty Officer in the US Navy Reserves. She serves as an avionics technician, providing maintenance on the C-40 Clipper aircraft. Les Nagy, a native of Northville, Michigan, entered military service in 1950 and served as a demolition and construction specialist, laying and disarming mines in the Korean War. All three tell their stories of service to our country.
  • Morenci Vietnam Veterans  |   Video
    • In 1966, nine young men left the Arizona mining town of Morenci to serve in Vietnam. Only three returned. Their stories are told in Arizona State University history professor Kyle Longley’s book: “The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War.” Longley will talk about their stories.

November 7, 2013

  • Arizona Town Hall  |   Video
    • The latest Arizona Town Hall focuses on early childhood education. More than 170 Arizona leaders, businesspeople, educators, elected officials and students hammered out the latest town hall report to lay out ideas to foster improvements in our education system. President of Arizona Town Hall Tara Jackson and President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Todd Sanders will discuss the report.
  • Arizona Employment Projection  |   Video
    • A report was released today on future job growth in Arizona, and it predicts a two-percent growth rate. Arizona Board of Regents economist Dan Anderson will discuss the jobs forecast.

November 6, 2013

  • Phoenix Election Follow-up  |   Video
    • A runoff election is being held Tuesday, November 5 for Districts 4 and 8 in Phoenix. The District 8 race was particularly heated. Arizona Republic reporter Dustin Gardiner will review the results.
  • Representative Schweikert   |   Video
    • Arizona Republican Representative David Schweikert of District 6 will discuss the latest congressional issues.

November 5, 2013

  • New Apple Plant  |   Video
    • Apple has chosen Mesa as the site of its newest manufacturing plant. The facility will create 700 quality jobs in its first year of operation and 1,300 construction jobs. Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business professor Arnie Maltz will discuss the impact of the new plant.

November 4, 2013

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Soldier’s Best Friend  |   Video
    • Veterans returning from war sometimes do not return alone. They may be accompanied by post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries. Soldier’s Best Friend is a Glendale-based organization that pairs up service or therapeutic companion dogs with soldiers suffering the impacts of war. Most dogs are rescued from local shelters. We’ll take a look at veterans who are benefiting from service dogs provided by Soldier’s Best Friend.
  • Electronic Devices on Planes  |   Video
    • The FAA has approved allowing expanded use of portable electronic devices during all phases of a flight, including take off and landings. Air passengers will be able to use the devices, with some exceptions. Michelle Donati of AAA Arizona will detail the changes.
  • Education Success Report  |   Video
    • A new report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, “The First Eight Years: Building a Foundation for Lifetime Success,” addresses how states can help children thrive. The report shows problems children are facing and also points to solutions. Dana Naimark of the Children’s Action Alliance will discuss the report.

October 31, 2013

  • Food Stamp Cuts  |   Video
    • More than one million Arizonans will be impacted by cuts starting November 1 in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps. Cynthia Zwick, executive director of Arizona Community Action Association, will talk about how the cuts will impact Arizonans.
  • Daylight Savings Time  |   Video
    • Most of the nation will be switching to Daylight Savings Time Sunday. However, most of Arizona will not make the switch. Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny will talk about why Arizona does not switch

October 30, 2013

  • AZ Technology and Innovation: Strongwatch Security  |   Video
    • Headquartered in Tucson, Strongwatch is a company developing technology for the national security market. Strongwatch has pioneered and developed mobile and fixed surveillance technology that is targeted to meet the needs of border security, law enforcement and the military. Drew Dodds of Strongwatch will talk about his company and its technology.
  • Senate Democrats Shake Up  |   Video
    • Democrats in the state senate have ousted Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor and replaced her with Senator Anna Tovar as their leader. Arizona Capitol Times Reporter Luige del Puerto will discuss the situation.

October 29, 2013

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his regular visit to Arizona Horizon to discuss issues important to the city, such as pension spiking.
  • Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss will stop by the Arizona Horizon set for his monthly visit to discuss the latest science news and issues.

October 28, 2013

  • Prosecutorial Misconduct  |   Video
    • The Arizona Republic has looked at past death penalty cases in Arizona since 2002, and found that prosecutorial misconduct was alleged in 42 of the 82 cases. Arizona Republic reporter Michael Kiefer, who has been working on the series, will discuss the issue.

October 25, 2013

October 24, 2013

  • Business Volunteers for the Arts  |   Video
    • A program matching business professionals with arts organizations needing skills-based consulting expertise will be relaunched by Arizona Citizens for the Arts during National Pro Bono Week. Business Volunteers for the Arts brings together business professionals with arts organizations looking to help build their capacity, improve their business practices and assist in growth and reach. Robin Hanson, a Business Volunteer for the Arts from Arizona Citizens for the Arts, will discuss the topic.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Eric Whitacre  |   Video
    • Grammy Award winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, who has produced number one classic music albums, will talk with Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons about his work.

October 23, 2013

  • School Overrides  |   Video
    • More than 30 school districts in Maricopa County will turn to voters this year in school override elections which, if approved, allow schools to override their budget. Some district officials say they need money from local taxpayers to make up for cuts in state funding. Scottsdale Superintendent David Peterson and John Fischer, executive director of Stand for Children in Arizona, will discuss overrides and the reasons schools seek them.
  • Pianist Lang Lang  |   Video
    • World-renowned pianist Lang Lang has been called the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times. The Chinese-born pianist will perform with the Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall on Thursday, October 24. Meet Lang Lang on Arizona Horizon.

October 22, 2013

  • After School Education  |   Video
    • The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is proposing quality standards for out-of-school-time programs. The standards, “School’s Out, Make It Count: Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Programs,” were produced in partnership with the Valley of the Sun United Way. They were based on statewide input from out-of-school time providers, educators, families, business leaders and policymakers. Melanie McClintock, executive director of the Center, will discuss the standards.

October 21, 2013

  • Campaign Contribution Limits  |   Video
    • The Arizona Court of Appeals recently put an injunction on higher campaign contribution limits approved by the legislature this year. The injunction comes as politicians are in the midst of fundraising for next year’s election. Sam Wercinski of the Arizona Advocacy Network and attorney Lee Miller will discuss the pros and cons of the higher limits.
  • I-11 Freeway Hearings  |   Video
    • The Arizona and Nevada departments of transportation hosted five public meetings this month to present a range of alternatives for the Interstate 11 freeway, proposed to link Phoenix and Las Vegas. Mike Kies, the Arizona lead for the I-11 study, will discuss the meetings and the freeway.

October 18, 2013

October 17, 2013

  • Political Impact of Washington Fight  |   Video
    • President Obama has said there are no winners in the fight over the debt ceiling and government shutdown. However, the fight could impact upcoming elections. Arizona State University Pollster Bruce Merrill will talk about winners and losers from the drama in our nation’s capitol.
  • Washington Deal/Debt Ceiling   |   Video
    • How exactly did Congress achieve a deal on the debt ceiling and ending the shutdown, and what is the debt ceiling and why is it so important? Arizona State University Dean of Social Sciences Patrick Kenney will answer those questions.
  • Earthquake Preparedness  |   Video
    • Millions of people worldwide practiced how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” during an earthquake at 10:17 a.m. on October 17* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills! Although Arizona is not known for devastating earthquakes, the event was held here as well. Michael Conway, Chief of the Geologic Extension Service from the Arizona Geological Survey, will talk about the event and Arizona earthquakes.

October 15, 2013

  • Arizona Medical Board  |   Video
    • The executive director of the Arizona Medical Board was fired over the weekend. Lisa Wynn was fired following a report by the Arizona Ombudsman-Citizens’ Aide that revealed the board violated rules and laws when giving new doctors credentials. Arizona Republic reporter Mary K. Reinhart, who has been following the story, will tell us more.
  • Sustainability: Manufactures Air Quality Conference  |   Video
    • The Arizona Manufacturers Council and the Maricopa County Air Quality Department will be holding an air quality conference for the first time in several years. The conference will feature information regarding air quality standards crucial to manufacturing and the future of air quality regulations. Bert Acken, an environmental attorney for the firm Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite, will discuss the conference and air quality issues important to manufacturers.

October 14, 2013

  • Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has started its session. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will discuss the big cases expected this session.

October 11, 2013

October 10, 2013

  • Author Alan Weisman  |   Video
    • Alan Weisman, author of the bestselling book “The World Without Us,” will talk about his latest book, “Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth.” In his follow-up to “The World Without Us,” Weisman looks at how prospects for a sustainable human future seem ever more in doubt. Weisman traveled to more than 20 countries to ask: How many humans can the planet hold without capsizing? He also examined what in different cultures’ beliefs might suggest that human growth may have to be limited. In his book, Weisman suggests the fastest, most acceptable, practical, and affordable way of returning our planet to balance. Weisman will talk about his book on Arizona Horizon.
  • Voter Registration  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne issued a legal opinion this week that says those who register to vote in Arizona using a federal form can only vote in federal elections, while those who register to vote using a state form can vote in all elections. His opinion comes after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires Arizona to allow people to register to vote using a federal or state form. Horne and Alessandra Soler of the Arizona ACLU will discuss his legal opinion.

October 9, 2013

  • Flu Season  |   Video
    • Flu season has started in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed the first flu case of the season. Health Services director Will Humble will talk about the flu and what you can do to avoid it.

October 8, 2013

  • International State of the State  |   Video
    • The 9th Annual International State of the State conference will be held October 15 in Phoenix. It’s a luncheon panel discussion hosted annually by the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations to look at Arizona’s place in the global economy and discuss ways to sell Arizona products and services internationally. Glen Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, will talk about Arizona competing globally.
  • Arizona Wine Learning Center  |   Video
    • A wine education center has been set up at Yavapai College. The Southwest Wine Center, on the Verde Valley campus in Clarkdale, is a premier academic center supporting wine growers throughout the Southwest. Maynard Keenan, a musician for the rock band “Tool” and Jerome Mayor Nikki Check have been instrumental in building the center and will appear on Arizona Horizon to tell us more.

October 7, 2013

  • Arizona Voter Registration  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne his issued a legal opinion that will impact how people can vote next year. Those who register to vote using a federal form will only be able to vote in federal elections. Those who register to vote using a state form will be able to vote in all elections. Horne’s legal opinion comes after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires Arizona to allow people to register to vote using a federal or state form. The state form requires proof of citizenship, the federal form does not. Phoenix Attorney Joe Kanefield, a former elections director for Arizona, will discuss the issue.
  • Manufacturing Grant  |   Video
    • The Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Arizona State University were awarded a $170,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to accelerate manufacturing and aid in job creation. The “Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership” grant will be used to plan for an Innovation and Commercialization Center for Advanced Manufacturing in the Phoenix area. GPEC President and CEO Barry Broome and Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, Senior Vice President for ASU’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, will discuss the grant and the planned manufacturing center.

October 4, 2013

October 3, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: ArtWalk the Dog   |   Video
    • The dog days of summer take on new meaning in the Scottsdale Arts District. On certain August nights, you’ll find gallery owners and artists welcoming four-legged visitors. It’s a chance for pet lovers to mingle and browse pet-related art. Veronica Graffius, Calvin Charles Gallery owner, tells us why being dog-friendly is smart for business, and we catch artist April Howland in action on her largest commissioned painting of a pet.
  • Arpaio Monitor  |   Video
    • A federal judge has appointed a monitor to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to watch progress on efforts by the department to stop racial profiling. The judge also issued other orders for the department. Former Arizona U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton will discuss the case.
  • Political Fallout of Government Shutdown  |   Video
    • As the federal government shutdown continues, both political parties continue to blame each other. Arizona State University political science professor Richard Herrera will discuss the political fallout of the shutdown.

October 2, 2013

  • ASU Obesity Research  |   Video
    • Arizona State University researchers will discuss their findings regarding the causes of obesity. Dr. James Levine, co-director of the Mayo Clinic-ASU Obesity Solutions Initiative, will talk about the impact of sitting on weight gain. Alexandra Brewis Slade, director of operations for the ASU-Mayo Obesity Solutions Initiative, will talk about her research that compares obesity in different countries.
  • Government Shutdown Local Impact  |   Video
    • Arizona is already feeling the effects of the government shutdown. The Grand Canyon National Park is closed, and civilian workers have been furloughed at Luke Air Force Base. Arizona State University economist Dennis Hoffman and economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company will discuss the impacts of the shutdown on Arizona.

October 1, 2013

  • Twitter Analysis of Public Opinion  |   Video
    • Two Arizona State University computer science doctoral students are developing computer models for analytical systems that can gather data generated by Twitter and organize it in a way that can lead to analysis of public opinion. ASU Computer Informatics professor Subbarao Kambhampati will talk about the twitter analysis tools.
  • Yarnell Hill Fire Report  |   Video
    • A report was released by the Arizona State Forestry Division on the Yarnell Hill Fire, which killed 19 firefighters. Wildfire expert Jim Paxon, currently of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will discuss the report.

September 30, 2013

  • Affordable Care Act   |   Video
    • Registration for the Health Insurance Marketplace starts October 1. The regional administrator for Arizona’s Medicaid program, David Sayen, will discuss the Marketplace, how it works, and how Arizonans without health insurance can get ready to enroll in coverage.
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators  |   Video
    • Over $5 million in federal grants have been awarded to community organizations in Arizona to help people enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers has received over $2 million of that money. Tara McCollum Plese, Senior Director for External Affairs for the Alliance, will talk about her agency's role as a Marketplace Navigator.

September 27, 2013

September 26, 2013

  • SNAP Challenge  |   Video
    • As part of Hunger Awareness Month, the Arizona Community Action Association challenged community members to spend a week living on a food stamp budget of $4.14 a day or $29 a week for an individual. We’ll show you how one person met that challenge.
  • Condor Release  |   Video
    • There are only 431 California Condors left in the world. Some will be released to the wild in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in northern Arizona this Saturday. The public is welcome to observe the release. Jeff Humphrey of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Mike Rabe of the Arizona Game and Fish Department will discuss the release and the state of California Condors.
  • Glimpses of Phoenix Book  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Regents Professor David William Foster’s book “Glimpses of Phoenix: The Desert Metropolis in Written and Visual Media” examines the complex, dark cultural history of the city reflected in works by famous names who have called Phoenix home. Foster’s book highlights the role gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity have played in shaping the way Phoenicians perceive spaces and events around them. Foster will discuss his book.

September 25, 2013

  • Real Estate Update  |   Video
    • The percentage of homes that have mortgages which are “underwater” has gone down dramatically in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Mike Orr, Director of the Real Estate Center at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will give us a real estate update. Joining him will be Kristena Hansen, who covers real estate for the Phoenix Business Journal.
  • Jazzoperetry  |   Video
    • Two Arizona-based opera singers have created a unique new art form. They have melded jazz, opera and poetry. You’ll see a demonstration of their invention, which they have titled “Jazzoperetry.”

September 24, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: VerdeXchange Conference  |   Video
    • The inaugural VerdeXchange Conference, which seeks to connect businesses with sustainability projects, will be held at Arizona State University’s SkySong Innovation Center October 7 and 8. The conference will feature numerous panels, speakers and hundreds of attendees, all aimed at helping regional and international business leaders tap into sustainability and infrastructure projects. Arizona organizers of the event, Doug Bruhnke of Growth Nation and Maryanne Weiss of Gustare Ltd., will discuss the conference.
  • Campaign Finance Lawsuit  |   Video
    • An Arizona Supreme Court ruling allowing higher limits on campaign contributions in Arizona is being appealed to the Court of Appeals. The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission has filed the appeal, claiming that the new law allowing higher contributions violates the Voter Protection Act. Tom Collins, Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, and Arizona House Speaker Pro Tempore J.D. Mesnard, will debate the new law.

September 23, 2013

  • Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • For the 12th consecutive year, Arizona Forward, in partnership with SRP, presented the 33rd Annual Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards. Known as the “Academy Awards” of the environmental community, the awards spotlight distinguished projects throughout the Valley that demonstrate a high level of environmental commitment and contribute to sustainability. Diane Brossart, President and CEO of Arizona Forward, will discuss the awards.
  • Raising Children in a Competitive Culture  |   Video
    • Sociologist Hilary Levey Friedman has written a book titled “Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture.” It looks at the role of after-school competitive activities in future life success. Friedman’s book also examines gender roles in competitive activities. Friedman will talk about her book and concepts.
  • Arizona Unemployment  |   Video
    • Arizona unemployment rate is now a full percentage point higher than the national average. Arizona Board of Regents Economist Dan Anderson will discuss what’s behind our jobless rate.

September 20, 2013

September 19, 2013

  • Rodel Education Forum   |   Video
    • The Rodel Foundation of Arizona, which is committed to helping create a world-class system of public schools in Arizona, is hosting an education forum to foster a conversation about better education. Education leaders will act as “table hosts” to facilitate discussions with leaders from the business and education worlds. Also, a panel will discuss education reform. Jackie Norton, President & CEO of the Rodel Foundation will share details.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Phoenix Symphony Season  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Symphony’s new season kicks off this month. It will include visits by movie maker Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams. Phoenix Symphony President and CEO Jim Ward will talk about the upcoming season.

September 18, 2013

  • Horizonte 10th Anniversary  |   Video
    • Horizonte, Arizona Horizon’s sister show, focuses on Arizona issues through a Hispanic lens. Celebrating the program’s 10th anniversary, host José Cárdenas, senior vice president and general counsel of Arizona State University, will talk about the program and recall some Horizonte’s memorable moments, interviews and issues.
  • Indian County Report  |   Video
    • The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona and Arizona State University have released a new report: “The State of Indian Country Arizona.” The report is an effort to accurately describe the legal, social, and economic relationship between the 22 Tribal Nations and the state of Arizona. Jacob Moore will address the report. Jacob was instrumental in putting the State of Indian Country Arizona together and is Tribal Relations Coordinator at Arizona State University.

September 17, 2013

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will talk about issues regarding the city in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon, including his recent trip to China to meet with leaders of 1,600 leading global companies.
  • Author Laurie Notaro  |   Video
    • Best-selling author and former Arizona State University professor Laurie Notaro will demonstrate how to incorporate humor into literature and writing as part of ASU’s Project Humanities “Humor….Seriously” event. Notaro will discuss her approach to writing humor.

September 16, 2013

  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Physicist Lawrence Krauss makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about the latest science news, including the most recent on the Higgs Boson particle.
  • Mexico City Trade Mission  |   Video
    • A half-dozen Arizona lawmakers went to Mexico City recently on mission to establish a permanent Arizona presence in that city and to seek out partnerships in the business and political worlds. House Speaker Andy Tobin led the mission, and will talk about trip.

September 13, 2013

September 12, 2013

  • Pension Spiking  |   Video
    • Pension spiking is the practice of adding sick leave, vacation pay and other benefits at the end of a worker’s career to increase their pension. The Goldwater Institute has sued to stop the practice in the city of Phoenix. Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts will discuss the issue.
  • Same-Sex Couples Tax Filing Status  |   Video
    • The U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service have issued new rules that say all legally married same-sex couples are entitled to the same tax benefits as married heterosexual couples. That new rule resulted from the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman. It means same-sex couples can now file joint tax returns. Certified Public Accountants, Jared Van Arsdale and David Walser, discuss what the new rule means for Arizona same-sex couples who are legally married.
  • Education Funding  |   Video
    • A new report shows that Arizona had the third-highest state funding cuts per pupil since the recession started. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows state funding for school districts has fallen an inflation-adjusted 17-percent since 2008. Education-funding expert Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials will talk about education funding in our state.

September 11, 2013

  • Health Insurance Marketplace  |   Video
    • The regional administrator for Arizona’s Medicaid program will be in the state Wednesday and Thursday to talk about the Health Insurance Marketplace. David Sayen’s agency will be in charge of the health exchange in Arizona, and he will discuss the Marketplace, how it works, and how Arizonans without health insurance, or who buy their own insurance, can get ready to enroll in coverage.

September 10, 2013

  • Record Rainfall  |   Video
    • Near-record rainfall has hit Arizona because of Tropical Storm Lorena. Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny will discuss the rainfall and the storm.
  • Medical Marijuana for Children  |   Video
    • Arizona Horizon will revisit the issue of medical marijuana for children from the viewpoint of a doctor. Dr. Richard Strand, a Phoenix doctor, will talk about the issue.
  • Water Management Research for Cotton Farmers  |   Video
    • Researchers at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona are working on a study to understand farmers’ perspectives on water management and how water policies affect their operations. ASU Associate Professor Hallie Eakin, who is working on the research, will talk about the study.

September 9, 2013

  • Arizona Retail Sales  |   Video
    • Arizona retail sales clocked in at $4.47 billion in July, the highest level for the month since before the recession. Arizona State University Economist Dennis Hoffman will discuss what’s behind the increase in sales.
  • Mayo Clinic Stem Cell Lab  |   Video
    • Mayo Clinic in Arizona will open its own stem cell laboratory next spring. The laboratory will be initially dedicated to storing and processing stem cells used for bone marrow transplants at Mayo Clinic Hospital and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ruben Mesa and Dr. Henry Tazelaar of the Mayo Clinic will talk about the stem cell lab.
  • AZ Giving & Leading: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation  |   Video
    • Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is a Phoenix organization formed in 1992 by two women as a tribute to the life of their grandmother, who faced financial and emotional hardships. The mission of the foundation is to empower women to transform their lives through engagement and education. Some of the programs offered include career services, self-esteem and mentoring programs, and education services. Fresh Start President and CEO Susan Berman and a former client, Coleen Rossi, will talk about the organization.

September 6, 2013

September 5, 2013

  • Scorpius  |   Video
    • A Phoenix dance company is gaining international attention for its unique style. Last month, Scorpius Dance Theatre became the first Arizona Company invited to the Booking Dance Festival, part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which is considered the largest arts festival in the world. We’ll take a look at the unique style of Scorpius.
  • Medical Marijuana for Children  |   Video
    • A 5-year-old Arizona boy, Zander Welton, has been approved to use medical marijuana to help control seizures. Representative John Kavanagh, who opposes medical marijuana use by children, and Dr. William Troutt, who supports use of medical marijuana by children, will discuss the issue

September 3, 2013

  • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema  |   Video
    • Arizona Democratic Representative Kyrsten Sinema will talk about congressional issues such as immigration reform, student loan debt and veterans’ needs.
  • Cancer Testing  |   Video
    • HealthTell Inc., a biotech spinout from Arizona State University, has raised $4 million in new funding to help commercialize a new test for lung, breast, prostate and colorectal cancer. The HealthTell diagnostics technology was developed at the ASU Biodesign Institute in part by Dr. Stephen A. Johnston, who will talk about the new test and the funding.

September 2, 2013

  • American Indian History  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Professor Donald Fixico will be teaching a new class this fall that includes American Indian views and values with tools to succeed at the university. Fixico will talk about that and his new book, “Call for Change: The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos & Reality.” His book argues that the current discipline of American Indian history is insensitive to Native people’s view of history.

August 29, 2013

  • Arizona Income  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute has released a new report on income in Arizona. It shows that Arizona lags behind the national average in income earned from dividends, interest and rental property as well as earned income. ASU Economist Tom Rex, the author of the report, will discuss his findings.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Little Miss Tex Mex Exhibit  |   Video
    • When you hear about an art exhibit, you might think watercolors, drawings or oil paintings, perhaps even sculptures. You may not think of prints made from wood or linoleum carvings, but a new exhibit at the Phoenix Central Library features these kinds of works. We’ll get an up close look at the work of local artist Donna Atwood and her exhibit, “Little Miss Tex Mex Rides Again.”
  • Copper Mine Response  |   Video
    • A conservationist who represents a coalition of conservation groups will counter statements made by U.S. representatives about a land swap needed for a copper mine near Superior. Roger Featherstone of the Arizona Mining Reform Coalition will respond to comments made about the land swap.

August 28, 2013

  • Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Rios  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Regent’s Professor Alberto Rios has been named the state’s inaugural poet laureate. The appointment was made by Governor Jan Brewer’s office and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Rios will discuss his new appointment and his poetry.
  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference  |   Video
    • Hundreds of the state’s business, science and education leaders will gather in Scottsdale for the Second Annual Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference on September 4. The conference will include 16 panel discussions, a keynote address and roughly 50 interactive stations to help those participating in the 2014 Arizona SciTech Festival make the most of their planning. Jeremy Babendure, Executive Director of the Arizona SciTech Festival, and Jeanine Jerkovic, Glendale’s Economic Development Administrator, will discuss the conference and the SciTech Festival.

August 27, 2013

  • Sheriff Arpaio Poll  |   Video
    • The latest Rocky Mountain Poll by the Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio with the lowest positive approval rating since the poll began tracking him in 1996. Jim Haynes of the Behavior Research Center will discuss the poll.
  • Focus on Sustainability: Goodyear Fire Station Energy Efficiency  |   Video
    • The city of Goodyear’s fire station was recently honored for its energy efficiency. The local chapter of the Building Operators Manager’s Association ranked the fire station the best among nearly 75 Valley public safety facilities. We will take a look at what makes the fire station energy efficient.
  • High School Sports Concussions  |   Video
    • On the eve of the start of the high school football season in Arizona, new regulations are being implemented limiting full contact during football practice. Also, a new video game aimed at educating young people about concussions is being released. Concussion expert Dr. Javier Cardenas of the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s hospital and Dr. Tamara McLeod from A.T. Still University will discuss efforts to cut down on concussions among high school athletes.

August 26, 2013

  • Senator Jeff Flake  |   Video
    • Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake will discuss issues being debated on Capitol Hill, such as immigration reform and the Affordable Care Act.

August 23, 2013

August 22, 2013

  • Income Tax Reform  |   Video
    • An Arizona legislative committee started meeting this week on ideas to reform the state’s income tax system. Representative J.D. Mesnard, the vice-chair of the committee, Economist Jim Rounds, who is a committee member, and House Minority leader Chad Campbell will talk about the committee’s goals.
  • Proposition 200 Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and Secretary of State Ken Bennett have filed suit in regards to Arizona’s proposition 200, which requires people registering to vote using a state form to prove their citizenship. The suit is an effort to get the federal government to have the same requirement on its voter registration forms.

August 21, 2013

  • Danny’s Car Wash Immigration Raids  |   Video
    • Sixteen Danny’s Car Washes were raided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over the weekend. That occurred after a two-year investigation which alleges the company hired back many of the 900 employees they fired two years ago following a federal audit that revealed those workers were in the country illegally. The 78-count indictment alleges document fraud and i.d. theft, and targeted managers of the company. That is different than previous raids conducted by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, which targeted workers. Here to talk about the raids is immigration attorney Liz Chatham, who is also the Arizona Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

August 20, 2013

  • Colorado River System Reservoirs  |   Video
    • Lower water levels in Lake Mead are expected to trigger a water shortage for 2016. If there is a Colorado River shortage then, no direct impact is expected for cities, residential water users, and Native American Indian Tribes served by the Central Arizona Project. Sandra Fabritz Whitney, Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, and David Modeer, General Manager of the CAP, will discuss the possible water shortage.
  • Focus on Sustainability: Urban Heat Island Mitigation  |   Video
    • Buildings, roads, parking lots and other man-made structures have caused the average nighttime temperatures in the Phoenix Area to increase dramatically. Mick Dalrymple, Arizona State University’s Energize Phoenix Project Manager, has a plan to reduce nighttime temperatures by one degree. Dalrymple will discuss his plans.
  • MCSO Racial Profiling  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has refused to have a monitor watch his department after a judge rules that the sheriff’s office engaged in racial profiling. Negotiations continue on that issue. Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley brings us up to date.

August 19, 2013

  • E15 Gasoline Blend   |   Video
    • The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized 2013 standards for the Renewable Fuels Standard program. It requires renewable fuels, such as ethanol, to be blended into gasoline in increasing amounts each year. One of these renewable fuels, E15, has been controversial. Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona will discuss the problems associated with E15 fuel.
  • Affordable Care Act  |   Video
    • University of Arizona health policy expert Dr. Dan Derksen will talk about some of the basics of the Affordable Care Act, as enrollment in Health Care Marketplaces for those without insurance starts October 1.

August 16, 2013

August 15, 2013

  • Intel Skills-Based Volunteering  |   Video
    • Chip-manufacturer Intel offers free mentoring to non-profit organizations, schools and government agencies in strategic planning, lean principles, risk management, human resources structuring and other business management principles. The Gilbert Fire Department and Northern Arizona University’s extended campuses are among the agencies that have taken advantage of Intel’s free services. Rudy Hacker of Intel, the founder of the program, will discuss the free mentoring.
  • Governor’s Race  |   Video
    • The race to be Arizona’s next governor continues to heat up, with former GoDaddy executive Christine Jones announcing her intentions to run as a republican. Arizona State University Pollster Bruce Merrill will talk about the race.
  • Arizona Roads and Bridges  |   Video
    • According to a new report, Arizona was sixth in the nation for the number of roads in good condition. The state also tied for the third-lowest number of bridges that are structurally deficient. Only three percent of bridges were not up to standards in 2011, and 57 percent of the state’s roadways were in good condition. Robert Samour, ADOT’s Senior Deputy State Engineer of Operations, will talk about roads and bridges and the funding needed to keep them in good shape.

August 14, 2013

  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • World-famous ASU Physicist Lawrence Krauss makes his monthly visit to the Arizona Horizon set to talk about science. He’ll discuss “baby pictures” of the Big Bang and new earth-like planets recently discovered.
  • Helicopter Pilot Program  |   Video
    • Arizona State University student Bryan Duarte has developed a program that helps helicopter pilots have 360-degree situational awareness through the use of three-dimensional audio. The software will help pilots have an awareness of their surroundings in situations where they cannot see, such as in clouds or in smoke. Duarte was spurred to develop the program after losing his eyesight in a motorcycle accident.

August 13, 2013

  • U.S. Airways/American Airlines Merger  |   Video
    • The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit in an effort to block the merger of Tempe-based U.S. Airways and American Airlines. Airline expert Robert Mittelstaedt, who is also the former dean of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, will talk about the suit.
  • Yarnell Hill Fire Aftermath   |   Video
    • The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declined to declare the Yarnell Hill Fire area a disaster area. Also, the family of one of the firefighter’s killed in the blaze is fighting to get death benefits. House Speaker Andy Tobin will address those issue
  • Construction Worker Shortage  |   Video
    • As the housing market heats up, Arizona is facing a shortage of construction workers. David Jones, president of the Arizona Construction Association, will talk about the shortage.

August 12, 2013

  • Climate Change Negotiations  |   Video
    • A group of Arizona State University professors and students traveled to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany recently, where the students presented white papers on international climate change negotiations. Daniel Bodansky, an ASU professor of Law, Ethics and Sustainability, and law student Ashley Votruba, will talk about the trip, climate change negotiations and the paper presented by Votruba. She focused on the impact of bottom-up approaches to protecting wetlands internationally and preventing the rapid depletion of plant life and loss of top soil in desert and arid regions.
  • Beatitudes Dementia Care  |   Video
    • A long-term care community in Arizona is receiving national recognition for its best practices in dementia care. Beatitudes Campus has created replicable ways to decrease drugs prescribed, eliminate physical restraints, stop adult diaper usage and increase the comfort of patients. Arizona Horizon visited the Beatitudes Campus to see the ground-breaking principles in use.
  • Drug Sentencing Changes  |   Video
    • U.S. Attorney Eric Holder is proposing changes to lower-level drug charges, aimed at reducing the federal prison population. Former Arizona U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton will discuss the proposed change

August 9, 2013

August 8, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Pro Arte  |   Video
    • Originally the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Arizona Pro Arte calls itself a “flexible ensemble providing expert-level performances.” This summer, the orchestra has been performing at Tempe Center for the Arts for a three-part “cool classics series.” And this cool, soothing music is an antidote for the heat. Horizon attends a concert and focuses on two members of the group who don’t hold the kind of day jobs you might expect of professional musicians.
  • Electric Deregulation  |   Video
    • The Arizona Corporation Commission is looking into possibly deregulating the electrical industry, calling it “marketplace competition.” Deregulation proponent Stan Barnes of Copper State consulting and Chuck Coughlin of the Arizona Power Consumers Coalition, which is against deregulation, will discuss the issue.

August 7, 2013

  • Common Core  |   Video
    • New curriculum standards called “Common Core” go into full implementation this year at Arizona public schools. Arizona has joined 46 other states to use the Common Core standards for K-12 math and English. The standards will be tested using the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test. Schools are facing challenges in implementing the new standards and testing. Denise Birdwell, the superintendent of the Higley Unified School District, will talk about the challenges schools face in implementing the new standards.
  • Home Ownership  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama’s speech in Phoenix focused on homeownership. Mike Orr, Director of Arizona State University’s Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice, will talk about the president’s plans to improve homeownership.

August 6, 2013

  • Homeownership, the Middle Class  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama will visit Phoenix Tuesday as part of his “Better Bargain for the Middle Class” tour. The president is set to talk about home ownership. Economists Byron Schlomach of the Goldwater Institute and Tim James of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business will talk about the middle class and home ownership.

August 5, 2013

  • Arizona Schools Report Card  |   Video
    • Letter grades have been issued for Arizona public schools by the Arizona Department of Education. State Superintendent John Huppenthal will talk about the grades, which have shown some improvement.

August 1, 2013

  • Economic Development/Site Selector  |   Video
    • Economic Development is a constant topic for government and business leaders. For site selectors, it’s their job. Site selectors help companies in search of new territory find the best deal in terms of economic and tax incentives. Site selector John Lenio, Economist & Managing Director of CBRE’s Economic Incentives Group and Economist Jim Rounds of the Elliott D. Pollack and Company, will discuss economic development in Arizona.
  • Putting the Brakes on Inflammation  |   Video
    • A team led by a University of Arizona researcher has discovered a previously unknown mechanism that prevents the immune system from going into overdrive. That could shed light not only on how our body controls its response to pathogens but on conditions such as autoimmune diseases, allergies and chronic inflammation. The group found a protein previously believed to only play a role in blood clotting acts to tell defense cells to slow down, thereby preventing an immune reaction from spiraling out of control. Sourav Ghosh, assistant professor in the department of cellular and molecular medicine at the UA College of Medicine, and Dr. Jonathan Leighton of the Mayo Clinic will discuss the new findings.

July 31, 2013

  • APS Solar Power Charges  |   Video
    • Arizona Public Service released a plan recently to charge residential customers who install solar panels $50 to $100 more a month. The utility says the charges are needed to maintain the electricity grid, but the move is facing lots of opposition, including a vote by the Cave Creek town council to oppose the plan. Barbara Lockwood, General Manager of Energy Innovation for APS, will discuss the plan.

July 30, 2013

  • CT Scan Radiation Doses  |   Video
    • Since 2001, a team of diagnostic radiologists and medical physicists at Mayo Clinic have been developing and implementing new techniques to lower doses from CT scans. Doses of radiation from CT scans have dropped 50 percent. Dr. Amy Hara, a diagnostic radiologist at Mayo Clinic Arizona, will talk about the new techniques.
  • Same-sex Immigration Rule  |   Video
    • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced last week that it will allow people who were legally married to a same-sex person in another state to apply for a visa and a path to citizenship, even though Arizona does not allow same-sex marriage. Phoenix Immigration Attorney Regina Jefferies will talk about the new rule.

July 29, 2013

  • Stand Your Ground Law  |   Video
    • Arizona’s law that allows you to defend yourself against a deadly threat was expanded a few years ago to let you “stand your ground” when outside your home instead of having to retreat. Recently, Arizona Senator John McCain called for state lawmakers to revise the law in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting. State Senator Steve Gallardo and State Representative John Kavanagh will debate Arizona’s Stand Your Ground law.
  • Reading Research  |   Video
    • New reading standards will take effect this year in Arizona. Move On When Reading will require third grade students to score better than the “falls far below” category in reading or be retained. Arizona State University researcher Carol Connor last month unveiled findings from a three-year study of several hundred students indicating that children need customized, sustained reading instruction from first through third grade in order to become capable readers. Connor will discuss her findings in light of the new reading standards.

July 25, 2013

  • Arizona Unemployment  |   Video
    • Arizona’s jobless rate went up in all 11 sectors last month, at a time when the national rate remained stable. Arizona State University Economist Lee McPheters will talk about what’s happening with Arizona’s unemployment rate.
  • Kolb Studio  |   Video
    • The Grand Canyon Association is launching a fundraising campaign to renovate Kolb Studio, a 109-year-old building perched on the edge of the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Kolb Studio served for decades as a business and home for brothers Emery and Ellsworth Kolb. They photographed hikers and tourists starting down the Bright Angel Trail. Their images helped document the Grand Canyon and early tourism in the West. Helen Ranney, Assistant Director of Philanthropy for the Grand Canyon Association, will talk about the Kolb Studio and the fundraising effort.
  • Law School Grads  |   Video
    • Law schools are pumping out more graduates than can find good jobs and who are loaded down with student-loan debt. Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law has a partial solution. It plans to create an “Alumni Law Group” to give jobs to 30 law school graduates. ASU Law School Dean Doug Sylvester will discuss the program.

July 24, 2013

  • Medical Marijuana Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Health Services has set an August 7 deadline for medical marijuana dispensaries to open after receiving their certificate for operation. Several dispensaries say they have been bogged down by court fights over medical marijuana, and have sued to get more time to open. Three days of hearings are being held to determine if those operators will get more time. Department of Health Services Director Will Humble will talk about the hearing and give us an update on medical marijuana.
  • Yarnell Hill Fire Site  |   Video
    • The Yarnell Hill Fire Site, where 19 Hotshot firefighters lost their lives, was opened to the media for the first time this week. KTAR fire reporter Jim Cross visited the site and will talk about his experience and show pictures he took there.

July 23, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Wind Energy Project  |   Video
    • U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewel recently announced the approval of a massive new wind energy project in Arizona. The Mohave County Wind Farm will create up to 500 megawatts of electricity, enough for 175,000 homes. It will also create 750 jobs. The project, proposed by BP Wind Energy North America, will have up to 243 wind turbines on federal lands. It will be located about 40 miles northwest of Kingman. Ray Suazo, the State Director for the Arizona Bureau of Land Management office, will talk about the new project.
  • HOA Laws Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Several bills making changes to Homeowner Association laws in Arizona were approved by the state legislature this past session. The HOA bills were tacked onto election law bills. Critics say that violates the single-subject rule, which prohibits placing multiple topics into one bill. The Center for Law in the Public Interest has filed suit against the new HOA laws. Attorney Tim Hogan of the center will talk about the lawsuit.
  • Cave Creek Solar Power Vote  |   Video
    • The town of Cave Creek is the first Arizona town or city to officially oppose rate hikes for solar power users being proposed by Arizona Public Service. The town unanimously voted to oppose the rate hikes, saying that it could hurt the installation of solar power in homes and hurt the economy. Cave Creek Councilman Ernie Bunch will talk about the vote.

July 22, 2013

  • Avondale Mayor/Education Secretary  |   Video
    • Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers met with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, other mayors and school superintendents in Washington, D.C. recently. They discussed partnership opportunities between cities and the U.S. Department of Education to create effective approaches to education reform. Mayor Rogers, the National League of Cities’ President, will talk about what was discussed in that meeting.

July 18, 2013

  • Fire Expert Stephen Pyne   |   Video
    • World-renowned fire expert Stephen Pyne, an Arizona State University Regents Professor, will join us to discuss wild land fires and fire policy in light of the Yarnell Hill Fire that killed 19 firefighters in Arizona.

July 17, 2013

  • Janet Napolitano  |   Video
    • Former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano has resigned as Secretary of Homeland Defense to take a post running California’s University System. Arizona State University pollster Bruce Merrill will talk about Napolitano’s latest career move.
  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • World famous physicist Lawrence Krauss makes his monthly visit to Arizona Horizon to talk about the topic of time.
  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Data Centers  |   Video
    • Data Centers, which store digital information, have seen a steady growth in Arizona. Several factors have led to that, including a lack of natural disasters. We’ll take a look at OneNeck IT services, a Tempe-based Data Center.

July 16, 2013

  • U.S. Airways/American Airlines merger  |   Video
    • U.S. Airways shareholders gave their stamp of approval to a merger between their airline and American Airlines. That pushes the merger closer to finalization. Robert Mittelstaedt, former dean of the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business and an airline expert, will talk about what the latest move means to the upcoming merger.
  • Arizona Tourism Update  |   Video
    • New numbers have been released on tourism in Arizona. The Arizona Office of Tourism reports that 38.1 million people visited Arizona in 2012, with $19.3 Billion in direct spending. Sherry Henry, Director of the office of tourism, will talk about the numbers and more.
  • Immigration Reform Report  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute will be unveiling a new report on comprehensive immigration reform. Mike Slaven, who is writing the report for Morrison, will discuss the findings.

July 15, 2013

  • Metropolitan Business Plan  |   Video
    • The authors of a new book, “The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy,” say power is shifting from Washington D.C. to cities and metro areas. That book has given impetus to the Brookings Institution’s “Metropolitan Business Plan,” which adopts the discipline of private sector planning to the task of revitalizing a region. Through a partnership with Brookings, the Metropolitan Business Plan provides a framework through which leaders can analyze the market position of a regional economy, identify strategies to capitalize on unique assets, and design and implement initiatives for change. Mayors in our regions have organized a high-level Steering Committee to guide the development of a new economic growth plan. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Steve Seleznow, President and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, will talk about the Metropolitan Business Plan.
  • Arizona State Retirement System  |   Video
    • The Arizona State Retirement System is a $28 Billion system with over half-a-million members. Its ten-year-rate of return has been over six percent. Paul Matson, the Chief Executive of the Arizona State Retirement System, will give us a status update on the pension system and will talk about a plan being proposed in congress that would uses private insurance companies to pay out annuities for public pensions.

July 11, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Artist Eddie Mitchell   |   Video
    • Phoenix-based painter and sculptor Eddie Mitchell is on the short list to be named to the 100 Painters of Tomorrow, a competition judged by art experts from all over the world. He was chosen for the short list from among 4,200 painters from around the world. The final 100 will be chosen by the end of the summer, and their work will be exhibited at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2014, and it will be published in a forthcoming book. Mitchell will talk about his art and his nomination.
  • Federal Share of State Budget  |   Video
    • A new report shows that nearly half of Arizona’s general revenue funds come from the federal government. Only Mississippi and Louisiana receive a higher percentage of their state funds from the federal government. The Tax Foundation of Washington, D.C. put out the report. Arizona State University Economist Dennis Hoffman and Byron Schlomach, Chief Economist at the Goldwater Institute, will discuss the report.

July 10, 2013

  • Housing Foreclosures  |   Video
    • The housing market in the Phoenix area has returned to normal historic levels for foreclosures. Also, prices are up 26 percent. Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will bring us up to date on the Phoenix-area housing market.
  • Phoenix to Tucson Rail  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Transportation has narrowed down the list to three possible sites for a passenger rail line from Phoenix to Tucson. Arizona Republic transportation reporter Sean Holstege will talk about the rail line as well as give us an update on the South Mountain Freeway and Interstate 11, the proposed Phoenix to Las Vegas interstate freeway.

July 9, 2013

  • Voting Laws Referendum  |   Video
    • A referendum has been filed to try and overturn new voter laws approved by the state legislature. The Protect Your Right to Vote Committee has until September 12 to collect 86,405 valid signatures to put the laws on hold until the November 2014 general election. The new laws make it much tougher for third parties to get on the ballot, will tighten up rules on early voter lists and will make it harder for someone else to take your ballot to a polling place. Barry Hess of the Libertarian Party and former gubernatorial candidate will discuss the referendum on new voter laws, along with Tim Sifert of the Arizona Republican Party.

July 8, 2013

  • Impact of Voting Rights Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled against a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That provision required some states, including Arizona, to get pre-clearance from the federal government for changes in election laws. The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission draws maps for congressional and legislative districts. Joe Kanefield, an attorney for the commission, will talk about the impact of the ruling on the commission.

July 5, 2013

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Venture Catalyst Startup Rapid Pitch  |   Video
    • Entrepreneurs recently had the opportunity to present their business ideas to some of the finest business minds in Arizona at the ASU Venture Catalyst Startup Rapid Pitch. It’s a signature component of Tempe’s Geek Week. Gordon McConnell, Assistant Vice President for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Acceleration at Arizona State University’s SkySong, will tell us more about the event and Geek Week.
  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Manufacturing Engineering Degree  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s College of Technology and Engineering will offer the only Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering in Arizona. This new program will help to accelerate and advance the transformation of the manufacturing industry in Arizona and nationwide. Ann McKenna, associate professor and chair of the engineering department, will tell us more.

July 4, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Sky Train Art  |   Video
    • The Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport started operations recently. Six art projects at the airport were added along with the new Sky Train. Find out about the new art work. Ed Lebow, Public Arts Program Director for the City of Phoenix, discusses the new art projects.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Ceramic Artist Wayne Higby  |   Video
    • Wayne Higby is an internationally-known ceramic artist and is on the faculty of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in New York. Higby uses ceramic vessels to convey imagery. Higby will talk about his work on Arizona Horizon.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Artist Lelija Roy  |   Video
    • Denver-based artist Lelija Roy creates landscapes on canvas. Her work expresses her interactions with landscapes. Roy will talk about her art on Arizona Horizon.

July 3, 2013

  • Coyotes Vote  |   Video
    • The Glendale City Council is expected to take a crucial vote concerning the future of the Phoenix Coyotes in the city Tuesday, July 2. Arizona Republic reporter Paul Giblin will talk about the vote.
  • Mesa Mayor Scott Smith  |   Video
    • Mesa Mayor Scott Smith was recently selected as the president of the U.S. Mayor’s conference. Smith will talk about his new role and what it means to the Valley and Arizona.
  • Distracted Driving Study  |   Video
    • A new study conducted for AAA shows that voice-activated in-car technologies are more dangerous than hands-free or handheld devices. AAA Arizona spokesperson Michelle Donati will talk about the study.

July 2, 2013

  • Legislative City Issues  |   Video
    • The state legislature made big changes to the state’s sales tax system, changes that will affect cities. Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, will talk about the sales tax changes and other legislative issues that impacted cities.

July 1, 2013

  • Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • From same-sex marriage to voting rights, the United States Supreme Court released some blockbuster rulings in its final few weeks in session. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will analyze the big rulings.
  • Yarnell Fire Tragedy  |   Video
    • It’s the worst firefighter tragedy in Arizona history and the third worst in the U.S. history. A fire near Yarnell has claimed the lives of 19 firefighters and has destroyed half of the 500 structures in Yarnell. Jim Paxon, who became the face and voice of the Rodeo-Chediski Fire that ravaged Arizona forests in 2002, will talk about the tragedy and firefighting policy.

June 27, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Video Game Art  |   Video
    • “The Art of Video Games” is a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit currently on display at the Phoenix Art Museum. The exhibit displays the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium. Chris Melissinos, the curator of the exhibition, and Jim Ballinger, chief curator for the Phoenix Art Museum, will discuss the display.
  • Immigration Reform  |   Video
    • The U.S. Senate passes an immigration reform bill. Mike Slaven, who’s written about the issue for Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute, will talk about what’s in the bill.

June 26, 2013

  • Same-Sex Marriage Cases  |   Video
    • More blockbuster rulings from the United States Supreme Court today. In a ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, the court said that legally-married same sex couples could not be denied federal benefits. In the Proposition 8 case out of California, the court decided that private parties had no legal right to defend the measure, which banned gay marriages. In separate interviews, Jim Campbell of Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom, a co-counsel on the prop 8 case, and Rebecca Wininger of Equality Arizona, will talk about the rulings.

June 25, 2013

  • Voting Rights Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court today struck down a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The provision required some states to get preclearance for changes in voting laws. Arizona was among those states. Attorney General Tom Horne, who presented a Friend of the Court Brief in the case, will talk about today’s ruling. In a separate interview, Sam Wercinski, Executive Director of the Arizona Advocacy Network, will discuss the case as well. He is against today’s ruling.

June 24, 2013

  • Immigration Reform Process  |   Video
    • The United States Senate is considering what could become the first comprehensive immigration reform law in decades, but such controversial legislation encounters procedural pitfalls along a path to potential success. Patrick Kenney, Dean of the Arizona State University School of Social Sciences and a political science professor, will discuss the bill’s path to becoming law.
  • Health Care Study  |   Video
    • The University of Arizona Integrative Health Center in Phoenix is undertaking a new study to determine the effectiveness of a whole-person approach to health care. The three-year Integrative Medicine Primary Care Trial (IMPACT) will compare outcomes for patients treated using integrative care with patients treated using solely conventional medical care. Dr. Heidi Rula, medical director for the U of A Integrative Health Center, will discuss the study.

June 20, 2013

  • Coyotes Update  |   Video
    • The Glendale City Council got a look Tuesday at a plan Tuesday to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in the city and hire an arena manager. Arizona Republic Reporter Paul Giblin will give us an update.
  • Medicaid Expansion  |   Video
    • Now that state lawmakers have approved expanding Medicaid to add more than 300,000 people, it is up to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System to implement the new plan. Tom Betlach, the director of AHCCCS, will discuss what’s next for the state’s health care plan for the poor.

June 19, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Reporters from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us a post mortem on the just completed Arizona legislative session
  • Monsoon  |   Video
    • The Monsoon officially started in Arizona June 15. Arizona State University Climatologist Randy Cerveny will discuss the Monsoon.

June 18, 2013

  • Voter Registration Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled that part of an Arizona voter registration law violates the constitution. The court held that Arizona can require proof of citizenship when registering to vote using a state form, but cannot require the same proof when using a federal form. Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, the head of elections for Arizona, will discuss the impact of the ruling on voting.
  • Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • World famous Arizona State University Physicist Lawrence Krauss makes his monthly appearance on Horizon to talk about the latest in science news.

June 17, 2013

  • Arizona Voter Registration Law  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling today that said an Arizona voter registration law is unconstitutional. The court ruled the state cannot require people who register to vote to provide proof of citizenship when using a federal form, but can require that proof if they register using a state form. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will talk about the ruling.
  • Arpaio Racial Profiling Update  |   Video
    • A hearing was held Friday by a federal judge who ruled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office was racially profiling Latinos. At the hearing, lawyers who filed the racial profiling lawsuit were expected to ask for more training for officers, better record keeping for traffic stops and a monitor to make sure the racial profiling stops. Arizona Republic Reporter JJ Hensley will give us an update.
  • DNA Patent Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled last week that companies cannot patent naturally occurring DNA, but can patent synthetic DNA. Gary Marchant of the Arizona State University College of Law. will talk about the ruling.

June 13, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: “Interconnections” Art Display  |   Video
    • Local artist Laura Spalding Best will have her paintings on display at the Burton Barr Library in Phoenix through August 8. Her paintings explore the urban landscape. Best will talk about her work and the display.
  • Rural Schools Survey  |   Video
    • More than 3,000 rural superintendents, principals and teachers were asked in a survey what rural schools need to teach math and science by the Arizona Department of Education. Science Foundation Arizona Chief Operating Officer Margaret Mullen will discuss the results of that survey.

June 12, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Join Arizona Capitol Times reporter Luige del Puerto for a weekly update from the Arizona Legislature.

June 11, 2013

  • No Housing Bubble  |   Video
    • Housing prices in Maricopa and Pinal Counties are up 30 percent from last year, but a local housing expert doesn't see a housing bubble on the horizon. Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business, will talk about why he thinks there won’t be a housing bubble.
  • National Guard Sustainability  |   Video
    • The National Guard strives for sustainability in its efforts to protect our nation. Retired Lt. Col. Joe Knott served as the National Guard’s Sustainability and Energy program manager and will discuss the Guard’s effort to go green and sustainability in the military. Knott is now a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University's School of Sustainability.

June 10, 2013

  • Education Savings Accounts  |   Video
    • The Arizona Court of Appeals denied a request to block Arizona’s education savings account program recently, a ruling expected to be appealed. The program allows families to use money that would have been spent in traditional public schools for private schools, homeschooling or education therapy. Clint Bolick, the lead attorney from the Goldwater Institute, and Don Peters, an attorney representing the Arizona Education Association, will discuss education savings accounts.
  • Cross Border Crime  |   Video
    • The 29th Annual Policia International Sonora-Arizona Conference was held recently in Tempe. The annual international conference includes law enforcement agencies from all jurisdictional levels in the United States and Mexico, who gather to address law enforcement related issues plaguing both sides of the border. U.S. Marshall for Arizona David Gonzales will discuss the conference and issues affecting regarding cross-border crime.

June 6, 2013

  • Arizona Commerce Authority Update  |   Video
    • The Arizona Commerce Authority is charged with recruiting, creating and growing businesses in our state. Greg Linaman, who is the Chief Operating Officer of the authority, will talk the organization’s mission and recent successes.

June 5, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Join us for another weekly update of legislative news with Arizona Capitol Times Reporter Jim Small.
  • Wildfire Season  |   Video
    • A federal report out in May indicates that Arizona’s wildfire season is expected to run a normal course. KTAR reporter Jim Cross, who extensively covers the wildfire season, will talk about the dangers facing the state this summer from wildfires.

June 4, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Solar Power Plant  |   Video
    • The Interior Department announced approval for three new solar power plants, one in Arizona and two in Nevada. Dennis Godfrey of the Arizona office of The Bureau of Land Management will talk about the Arizona solar power plant, to be located near Quartzite. The Quartzite Solar Energy Project will be capable of generating 100 megawatts of electricity.
  • American Indian History/Education  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Professor Donald Fixico will be teaching a new class in the fall that includes American Indian views and values with tools to succeed at the university. Fixico will talk about that and his new book, “Call for Change: The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos & Reality.” His book argues that the current discipline of American Indian history is insensitive to Native people’s view of history.

June 3, 2013

  • Sales Tax End/Education  |   Video
    • A one-cent state sales tax ended at the end of May. Most of the money from the tax went to education. Chuck Essigs, Director of Governmental Relations for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials, will talk about the impact of the end of the sales tax on education.
  • AZ Hospital Compare  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Health Services is launching AZ Hospital Compare, an online searchable database to help consumers make educated decisions about their healthcare. The new website will allow patients and their families to explore the care, costs and charges of Arizona’s licensed hospitals. Donna Courtney of the department of health services will talk about the system.

May 30, 2013

  • Rep. Kirkpatrick  |   Video
    • Representative Ann Kirkpatrick will talk about the latest from Congress, including comprehensive immigration reform.
  • U of A Cancer Center  |   Video
    • The University of Arizona is constructing a cancer center in downtown Phoenix where clinical research will be conducted. Dr. M. Peter Lance, the Chief Cancer and Prevention Control Officer, and Marcia Gruber, Vice President of Oncology Services at the cancer center, will discuss the center, patient treatment and research.
  • Sales Tax Ending  |   Video
    • The state’s temporary one-cent sales tax is ending May 31. Arizona State University Economist Dennis Hoffman will talk about the impacts on Arizona’s economy.

May 29, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Get the latest news from the state legislature in our weekly update with Arizona Capitol Times reporter Luige del Puerto.
  • Phoenix Coyotes Update  |   Video
    • City of Glendale officials met Tuesday with National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman and executives from a Canadian business group that is interested in buying the Phoenix Coyotes. Arizona Republic Reporter Paul Giblin with give us an update.
  • Bridgestone Guayule Research Facility  |   Video
    • The Bridgestone tire company has broken ground on a new research facility in Mesa to find better ways to produce biorubber from the Guayule plant. Shea Joachim, Economic Development Project Manager for Mesa, will talk about the plant.

May 28, 2013

  • Glendale Casino Legalities  |   Video
    • A proposed casino in Glendale has been challenged in court several times, and each time has beaten those challenges. Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier of the law firm Snell and Wilmer will talk about the legal challenges the casino has faced and explain the laws regulating casinos.
  • IRS, Apple Inc. Problems  |   Video
    • The Internal Revenue Service is facing scrutiny for allegedly targeting conservative groups for audits. Also, Apple Inc. is being criticized for moving profits off shore in an alleged effort to avoid U.S. taxes. Adam Chodorow, Arizona State University Tax Professor and Associate Dean for Innovative Ventures, will talk about both issues.
  • 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.

May 27, 2013

  • WWII Memorial  |   Video
    • Construction is under way near the state capitol for a memorial to fallen World War Two soldiers. It will feature the names of the fallen soldiers written on a plaque that will be placed between the guns from the USS Arizona and the USS Missouri. Secretary of State Ken Bennett has spear-headed the drive for the memorial, and will tell us more.
  • National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona  |   Video
    • Since 1979, the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix has been the last resting place for veterans and their families. It was started as a state cemetery, and was transferred to the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs in 1989. It is expected to reach capacity after 2030. Jerry Rainey, the director of the cemetery, and administrative officer Deborah Ryan will tell us more about the facility.
  • Frank Luke, Balloon Buster  |   Video
    • Phoenix native Frank Luke was the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor. He was a World War One ace who got his nickname, the “Balloon Buster,” for the numerous German observation balloons he shot down. We take a look at the life of Luke.

May 23, 2013

  • Education Town Hall   |   Video
    • The latest Arizona Town Hall dealt with higher education in Arizona. The percentage of Arizonans with college degrees remains below the national average, funding for higher education is declining, and access to postsecondary education remains a challenge for many. Panelists who attended the Arizona Town Hall on higher education will talk about solutions offered at the event.
  • Da Vinci – The Genius Exhibit  |   Video
    • An Arizona Science Center exhibit titled “Da Vinci - The Genius” is the most comprehensive exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci to tour the world. It shows the full range of his genius as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist and more. The exhibit blends science, engineering, art and culture, and features a look at the secrets of the Mona Lisa. Sari Custer, director of guest experience at Arizona Science Center, will tell us more about the exhibit. Robert Bjork, director of the Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University and a world-renowned expert in medieval studies, will talk about da Vinci and his work.
  • Arts and the Economy Report  |   Video
    • The Arizona Cultural Data Project Task Force recently released a report that reveals the impact of Arizona’s arts and culture sector on the lives of Arizonans and the state’s economy. Jaime Dempsey, Deputy Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, will discuss the report, which will be released for the first time on Arizona Horizon.

May 22, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Join us for a weekly legislative update with Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small.
  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Eye Tracking Technology  |   Video
    • The Technology Based Learning and Research Center in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University announced a revolutionary mobile software tool developed along with Massively Parallel Technologies Inc. The tool is focused on optimizing a mobile eye-tracking application for smartphones and tablets using MPT’s Blue Cheetah software. TBLR’s Visual Engagement Mapping mobile application employs real-time eye tracking, a method used to ascertain students’ level of attention during an online lesson. Kevin Howard of Massively Parallel Technologies will talk about the new software.
  • Abortion Ban Ruling  |   Video
    • The ninth circuit court of appeals struck down an Arizona law which bans abortions after 20 weeks. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender talks about the ruling.

May 21, 2013

  • Electric Deregulation   |   Video
    • The Arizona Corporation Commission may be looking at the issue of deregulation for electric utilities again. The commission is taking steps to set up public hearings about the issue. Former commissioner Jeff Hatch-Miller and current commissioner Bob Burns will discuss electric deregulation.
  • Arizona National Guard  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer asked for an investigation of alleged wrongdoing within the Arizona National Guard after a report by the Arizona Republic. The guard’s top officer has unveiled about a dozen reforms in response. Arizona Republic reporter Dennis Wagner will talk about the problems within the organization.

May 20, 2013

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • The economic rebound continues, but it seems to be slowing. Arizona State University Economists Lee McPheters and Dennis Hoffman and ASU Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice Director Mike Orr will give us an update on the economy.
  • Phosphorus  |   Video
    • Phosphorus is getting harder to find, which makes it difficult to maintain current agricultural advances. The Phosphorus Sustainability Research Coordination Network, a global gathering of researchers and stakeholders, met in Washington, D.C. recently. Arizona State University researcher and RCN lead investigator James Elser was at the event, and will talk about phosphorus, a dwindling nutrient essential for food growth.

May 17, 2013

May 16, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Ballet Arizona’s TOPIA  |   Video
    • The Ballet Arizona’s TOPIA is back for the season. It’s a night of dining and ballet under the desert sky at the Desert Botanical Garden. Ballet Arizona Director Ib Andersen’s ballet was created specifically for the Garden and is performed on a giant 80-foot stage. Andersen will discuss the performance on Arizona Horizon.
  • South Mountain Freeway  |   Video
    • A public hearing on a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed South Mountain Freeway will be held Tuesday, May 21. The hearing will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the proposed new freeway and provide formal comments. Timothy Tate of the Arizona Department of Public Transportation will discuss the upcoming hearing and the latest on the freeway proposal.
  • Alzheimer’s/Blood Sugar Link  |   Video
    • A new University of Arizona study suggests a possible link between elevated blood sugar levels and risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Christine Burns, a researcher at the U of A, will talk about the study.

May 15, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the state legislature.

May 14, 2013

  • Medicaid Expansion Report  |   Video
    • The Grand Canyon Institute, a centrist public policy think-tank, has released a new analysis of Medicaid expansion in Arizona. The report examines three scenarios regarding Medicaid expansion over the first three full years of implementation. David Wells, research director for the institute, will talk about the report.
  • Ozone Levels Alert  |   Video
    • Temperatures are soaring, and that brings on an increase in ozone, which is created in a chemical reaction spurred by heat. Excess ozone levels can cause health problems. Randy Cerveny, a weather expert and professor of geographical sciences at Arizona State University, will explain how ozone is formed and talk about the heat.

May 13, 2013

  • DES Restructuring  |   Video
    • The Department of Economic Security plans to reinvent the safety net system. The changes will emphasize how DES can help its clients and also reduce their dependency. Arizona DES Director Clarence Carter will discuss the changes.

May 10, 2013

May 8, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times discusses the latest news from the state legislature.
  • Biomimicry and Janine Benyus  |   Video
    • Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature that is used to create a healthier, more sustainable planet. One example is solar cells that mimic leaves. Another is paint that mimics leaf surfaces to be self-cleaning with just water. Janine Benyus co-founded the world’s first bio-inspired consultancy, which has done work for more than 250 clients. Benyus will receive the Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa for her groundbreaking work specializing in biomimicry at the Arizona State University undergraduate commencement ceremony May 9. She will appear on Arizona Horizon to talk about biomimicry and her work.

May 7, 2013

  • Sequestration Impact on Arizona  |   Video
    • It’s been a couple of months since the across-the-board federal budget cuts known as "sequestration" started. Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, says the cuts could be worse for Arizona than the housing bubble. Broome will talk about the impacts of the sequester.

May 6, 2013

  • Rising Home Prices  |   Video
    • Economists are starting to worry as home prices in Arizona and the Valley have risen over 30 percent in some cases. Real Estate Reporter Catherine Reagor and Economist Jim Rounds will discuss what quickly-rising home prices mean to the housing market.
  • Coyotes Arena Costs   |   Video
    • A new report reveals the cost to operate the Coyotes Home Arena, Jobbing.Com Arena, is millions less than the Glendale City Council was willing to pay potential operators. Paul Giblin of the Arizona Republic tells us more.

May 3, 2013

May 2, 2013

  • Arizona Education Issues  |   Video
    • An Education Nation Summit will be held in Phoenix to discuss Arizona education. Education Nation is an NBC program that looks at local education needs. Paul Luna of the Helios Education Foundation will talk about Arizona's education issues.
  • Living off the Grid  |   Video
    • Former University of Arizona professor Guy McPherson left his tenured full professorship in 2009 to live off the grid. He moved into a straw-bale house in New Mexico and lives a sustainable lifestyle, with organic gardening, and raising small animals for eggs and milk. McPherson’s life has been made into a film titled "Somewhere in New Mexico before the End of Time,” which will debut in Tucson on May 4. McPherson will talk about his life and the film.
  • Artist Lelija Roy  |   Video
    • Denver-based artist Lelija Roy creates landscapes on canvas. Her work expresses her interactions with landscapes. Roy will talk about her art work on Arizona Horizon.

May 1, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the state legislature.
  • Education Success  |   Video
    • Byron Garrett, a former policy adviser to Arizona Governor Napolitano, has written a book that approaches success in education from a different angle. The newly released book, “The ABC’s of Life,” provides practical advice for success in school and life. Barrett, a former school principal, will talk about his book and success in education.
  • Red Meat and Heart Disease  |   Video
    • A new study shows a link between a nutrient found in red meat and heart disease. L-carnitine, found in red meat and also a popular supplement, is being tied to heart disease. Dr. Nathan Laufer of the Heart & Vascular Center of Arizona will talk about the new findings.

April 30, 2013

  • Union Work Time Ruling  |   Video
    • A judge issued an injunction that stops Phoenix police officers from doing union work while on the job. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, a police union, says it will fight the injunction that was issued after a lawsuit by the Goldwater Institute. Clint Bolick, the lead attorney for Goldwater, will discuss the issue along with Mark Spencer, the Southwest Project Coordinator for Judicial Watch.
  • Breast Cancer Collaboration  |   Video
    • Arizona State University, The Mayo Clinic and T-Gen have joined forces to fight breast cancer. The three organizations have formed the BIG Group (The Breast Cancer Interest Group) to investigate the role of testosterone in developing and treating some of the toughest breast cancers. Dr. Karen Anderson, who is a member of the BIG Group and who has a joint appointment at ASU and Mayo Clinic, will talk about the BIG Group’s efforts.

April 29, 2013

  • Medicaid Expansion  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Medicaid is being met with resistance from Republican lawmakers. Failure to do anything could result in the loss of some current federal funding for Medicaid in the state. The Arizona Republic reporter Mary K. Reinhart will provide the details.
  • Governor’s Race  |   Video
    • The Governor’s Race for 2014 is heating up, with multiple candidates declaring a desire to run. Arizona State University Pollster Bruce Merrill will talk about the race.

April 26, 2013

April 25, 2013

  • APS and Solar Power  |   Video
    • A new poll shows that Arizonans support solar energy and want choices beyond utility-provided energy. Mark Schiavoni, the senior Vice President of Operations for Arizona Public Service, and Jeff Guldner, senior Vice President of Customers & Regulation for APS, will respond to the poll’s results.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Ceramic Artist Wayne Higby   |   Video
    • Wayne Higby is an internationally-known ceramic artist and is on the faculty of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in New York. Higby uses ceramic vessels to convey imagery. Higby will talk about his work on Arizona Horizon.

April 24, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Editor Jim Small from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the state legislature.
  • Immigration Reform's Economic Impact  |   Video
    • The immigration reform bill being introduced in congress could pump millions of dollars into Arizona’s economy. Arizona State University's Dennis Hoffman will tell us more.

April 23, 2013

  • Lawrence Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Physicist Lawrence Krauss makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about the latest in science news. He’ll talk about new information on the Big Bang theory being derived from photos taken by a European satellite.
  • Focus on Sustainability: Gary Dirks, GIOS   |   Video
    • Dr. Gary Dirks is the new director of Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability. Dirks will talk about his new role, his vision for GIOS, and sustainability issues.

April 22, 2013

  • Transparent Medical Pricing  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have required hospitals and other medical providers to list prices for common medical procedures. The Arizona Senate has revived the bill. Senator Nancy Barto, sponsor of the bill, will talk about her measure. Pete Wertheim, of the Arizona Hospital Association, will speak in opposition to the bill.
  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about Phoenix issues.

April 19, 2013

April 18, 2013

  • Politics of Immigration Reform  |   Video
    • A comprehensive immigration reform bill has been introduced after years of talk and delay caused by the politics surrounding the bill. The political landscape now seems favorable for the measure. Associate Professor Lisa Magana of the Arizona State University School of Transborder Studies will discuss the politics around the immigration bill.
  • Resolution Copper Mine  |   Video
    • We heard earlier in the week from Residents of Superior who oppose a land swap to allow the Resolution Copper mine to be built near the town. Mila Besich-Lira, a long-time Superior resident, will talk about her support for the land swap.
  • Toll Roads  |   Video
    • A transportation panel of the Maricopa Association of Government voted to move ahead with a study on how to make toll roads work in the Valley. Arizona Republic reporter Sean Holstege will talk about the issue.

April 17, 2013

April 16, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Solar Energy Poll   |   Video
    • A new poll shows that Arizonans are committed to solar power. Spokesman Jason Rose and Solar Energy Industry Attorney Court Rich will discuss the poll and the role of solar power in Arizona.
  • Campaign Contribution Limits  |   Video
    • Campaign contribution limits were increased tenfold in a bill just signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer. Sam Wercinski, executive director of the Arizona Advocacy Network, and Stan Barnes, of Copper State Consulting, will discuss the impacts of the increase in donations that can be given to candidates.

April 15, 2013

  • City of Superior vs Resolution Copper Mine  |   Video
    • The town of Superior is against a land swap that would allow the construction of the Resolution Copper Mine near Superior. Former Mayor Roy Chavez and Superior Council Member Soyla “Kiki” Peralta testified about Superior’s opposition to the land swap before congress and will talk about that on Arizona Horizon.

April 12, 2013

April 11, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Sky Train Art  |   Video
    • The Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport started operation on Monday, April 8th. Six art projects at the airport were added along with the new Sky Train. Find out about the new art work. Ed Lebow, the Public Arts Program Director for the City of Phoenix, will tell us about the art.
  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • Join Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin as they discuss the latest news from the state capitol, including whether progress is being made on the state budget.

April 10, 2013

April 9, 2013

  • Tax Tips  |   Video
    • The tax filing deadline of April 15 is fast approaching. Bill Brunson of the IRS and Anthony Forschino of the Arizona Department of Revenue will discuss the latest tax tips and tax fraud.

April 8, 2013

  • Bisbee Civil Unions Ordinance  |   Video
    • The Bisbee City Council has approved an ordinance allowing same-sex civil unions in the southeastern Arizona city. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says that is unconstitutional, and has threatened to take the issue to court. Horne and attorney Tim Nelson will discuss the legality of the ordinance.
  • Legislative Minority Leadership  |   Video
    • Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell will discuss the legislative session from the perspective of the Democratic Party, which is in the minority at the state house.

April 5, 2013

April 4, 2013

  • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema  |   Video
    • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will appear on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest issues facing congress, issues such as gun control and debt reduction.
  • “United States of ALEC”  |   Video
    • There will be a free screening of the Bill Moyers production, “The United States of ALEC,” sponsored by AFSCME, the Arizona public employees union. ALEC IS the American Legislative Exchange Council, and critics say it allows corporations to direct and produce legislation for state legislatures. Common Cause President and CEO Bob Edgar will introduce the film and present a new report on all ALEC-backed legislation introduced in Arizona this year.

April 3, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Join a reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times for a weekly update on the legislature.
  • Congressman Ed Pastor  |   Video
    • Congressman Ed Pastor joins Arizona Horizon to talk about the latest issues important in congress and Arizona.

April 2, 2013

  • Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick  |   Video
    • Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will appear on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest issues facing congress, such as immigration and gun control.
  • Immigration Poll  |   Video
    • A new poll commissioned by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce shows that overwhelmingly majorities support the comprehensive immigration reform plan being worked on by the so-called “Gang of 8,” a bi-partisan group of lawmakers that includes Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. Garrick Taylor of the chamber will discuss the findings of the Public Opinion Strategies poll.

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.”

March 29, 2013

March 28, 2013

  • Surviving the Phoenix Area Real Estate Market  |   Video
    • The Arizona Republic and ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business will host an event to talk about how to survive the rapidly-evolving real estate market in the Phoenix area. Arizona Republic Real Estate Reporter Catherine Reagor and Mike Orr, Director for the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at ASU, will also discuss the market and the event.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: “Soot and Spit”  |   Video
    • The Arizona State University School of Theatre and Film is bringing to the Valley “Soot and Spit,” the story of artist James Castle, who was born deaf. He used materials at hand to create art, including soot from a woodstove mixed with saliva. The production brings together deaf and cognitively-challenged actors to illuminate the life of the self-taught Castle, who’s worked paralleled the art movements of the 20th century, although he worked isolated from the art community in a small Idaho town. The production is directed by New York artist Kim Weild, who will talk about “Soot and Spit” on Arizona Horizon.

March 27, 2013

March 26, 2013

  • Suntech Solar Power Plant Closed  |   Video
    • The Suntech Power Holding’s Goodyear solar panel assembly plant has closed. Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal will talk about why the plant has closed and the state of solar power businesses in Arizona.

March 25, 2013

  • Lawrence Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • Famed ASU Physicist Lawrence Krauss makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about the latest science news, including new results on the search for the Higgs Boson particle.
  • Common Core Education Standards  |   Video
    • A bill being tied into the new “Common Core” education standards is facing strong criticism from those who see it as a national takeover of education. The bill, while not mentioning Common Core, would allow the state to transition from the AIMS test to another as a high school graduation requirement. Representative Heather Carter and Laddie Shane of the Maricopa County Republican Party discuss the pros and cons of the issue.

March 22, 2013

March 21, 2013

  • Arizona Poverty  |   Video
    • Arizona has a higher rate of poverty and income inequality than most other states. Steve Seleznow, President & CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, will discuss Arizona poverty.
  • New EPA Haze Regulations  |   Video
    • New Environmental Protection Agency regulations on haze have some Arizona leaders saying that the regulations could lead to higher energy costs and a loss of jobs. State lawmakers want to allow states to set air standard regulations. Sandy Bahr of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club and Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will discuss the issue of haze regulation.

March 20, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter will join us for a weekly update on news from the state legislature.
  • Sales Tax Reform Impact on Cities  |   Video
    • The Governor’s plan to reform Arizona’s sales tax has cities worried that they will lose revenues. Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, will tell us more about the concerns of cities and bring us up to date on negotiations to resolve the issues.
  • Sparky Controversy  |   Video
    • Arizona State University recently unveiled a revised look for its Sparky mascot. The new design has been scrapped after a huge backlash. Arizona Republic reporter Anne Ryman and ASU Downtown student government President Joseph Grossman discuss the changes.

March 19, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Mesa Green Barrel Program  |   Video
    • It’s time for spring yard work, and the city of Mesa has started a program to help residents dispose of yard waste. Mesa is the only city in Arizona that will offer a curbside barrel program for the weekly collection of green yard waste. The waste will be converted into mulch and compost. Mariano Reyes from the city of Mesa will discuss the program.
  • Republican Hispanic Voter Outreach  |   Video
    • The National Republican Party announced a plan yesterday to spend $10 million to reach out to Hispanics voters and other demographics. Arizona State University Pollster Dr. Bruce Merrill will talk about the voter outreach efforts by the Republican party.
  • Performance Based Education Funding  |   Video
    • A bill has been introduced that would give high performing or improving schools more money. Dale Frost, Governor Brewer’s Education Policy Advisor, and Dr. David Garcia, Associate Professor of Education at Arizona State University, discuss the pros and cons of the idea.

March 18, 2013

  • Arizona Voter Registration Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on an Arizona law Monday that requires proof of citizenship in order to register to vote. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will give us analysis of the court’s arguments.
  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss Phoenix issues.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks  |   Video
    • The Arizona Diamondbacks regular season gets underway soon. Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall will give us a preview of the season.