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April 7, 2014

  • 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.

March 19, 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

August 21, 2013

  • Rep. Paul Gosar   |   Video
    • U.S. Representative Paul Gosar will discuss the latest congressional issues such as immigration and the Resolution Copper Mine in Superior.

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.

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.

January 15, 2013

  • Common Core Education Standards  |   Video
    • This fall, Arizona schools will implement rigorous new academic standards. Find out more about the Common Core Education Standards from State Board of Education President Jaime Molera and Higley Unified School District Superintendent Denise Birdwell.

December 3, 2012

October 18, 2012

  • Vote 2012: Congressional District 9 Debate  |   Video
    • A live half-hour debate for the candidates seeking to represent Arizona's new Ninth Congressional District. The candidates are Vernon Parker (Republican), Kyrsten Sinema (Democrat) and Powell Gammill (Libertarian).

August 15, 2012

  • VOTE 2012: CD4 Republican Primary Debate  |   Video
    • A debate featuring Congressman Paul Gosar; State Senator Ron Gould; and radio station owner Rick Murphy, the three candidates competing in the Republican primary election for Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District.

August 7, 2012

  • VOTE 2012 Debate: CD9 Democratic Candidate Debate  |   Video
    • Three candidates are competing in the Democratic primary election for Arizona’s new Ninth Congressional District. Meet two of those candidates, State Senator David Schapira and former director of the State Democratic Party, Andrei Cherny, as they debate the issues. The third candidate, Kyrsten Sinema, has chosen not to participate in the debate.

July 31, 2012

  • VOTE 2012 Debate: CD9 Republican Candidates (Group 2)  |   Video
    • Seven Candidates are competing in the Republican primary election for Arizona’s new Ninth Congressional District. Meet four of those candidates (Lisa Borowsky, Vernon Parker, Wendy Rogers and Martin Sepulveda) as they debate the issues tonight (Tuesday, July 31st) on Arizona Horizon. The other three candidates (Travis Grantham, Leah Campos Schandlbauer and Jeff Thompson) had their turn Monday, July 30th.

July 30, 2012

  • VOTE 2012 Debate: CD9 Republican Candidates (Group 1)  |   Video
    • Seven Candidates are competing in the Republican primary election for Arizona’s new Ninth Congressional District. Meet three of those candidates (Travis Grantham, Leah Campos Schandlbauer and Jeff Thompson) as they debate the issues tonight (Monday, July 30th) on Arizona Horizon. The other four candidates (Lisa Borowsky, Vernon Parker, Wendy Rogers and Martin Sepulveda) will have their turn Tuesday, July 31st.

July 17, 2012

  • Maricopa Community College District  |   Video
    • As the Maricopa Community College District is celebrates its 50th anniversary, Dr. Rufus Glasper, the Chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges, talks about the role of community colleges in Arizona.

July 11, 2012

  • Arizona’s Congressional Primary Races  |   Video
    • With early voting less than a month away, Arizona Republic congressional reporter Rebekah Sanders provides an update on how the primary election races for Arizona’s congressional seats are shaping-up.

July 3, 2012

  • Arizona High School Graduation Rate  |   Video
    • Arizona's high school graduation rate has jumped 24 percent over the past decade, the highest increase in the nation. Part of that growth can be attributed to a ten percent increase in the Latino graduation rate from 2005 to 2011. Bill Hart of ASU's Morrison Institute and Dr. Kent Scribner, Superintendent of the Phoenix Union High School District, will discuss what led to the increase.

June 14, 2012

  • CD8 Special Election Politics  |   Video
    • Political consultant Wes Gullett and pollster Mike O’Neil talk about the outcome of the special election to fill former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ empty seat in Congress and what it says about the current political environment.

June 13, 2012

  • Congressional District 8 Special Election  |   Video
    • Ron Barber, a former aide to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, won Tuesday’s special election to complete Giffords’ congressional term. Arizona Republic congressional reporter Rebekah Sanders talks about the race between Barber, a Democrat, and Republican Tea Party candidate Jesse Kelly.

April 18, 2012

  • CD 8 Special Primary Election  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic Congressional reporter Rebekah Sanders discusses the outcome of the Republican primary election in the race to complete the remainder of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ term in office.

April 17, 2012

  • Charter Schools vs. Traditional Public Schools  |   Video
    • Join Arizona Horizon for a conversation about charter schools & traditional public schools’ differences, similarities, advantages, disadvantages and shared challenges with Eileen Sigmund, Executive Director of the Arizona Charter Schools Association and Jeff Smith, Superintendent of the Balsz Elementary School District in Phoenix.

March 26, 2012

  • Government Employees  |   Video
    • Government workers talk about how their jobs and the public services they provide would be impacted by legislative efforts to change the state’s personnel and public union laws.

February 20, 2012

  • Sheriff Paul Babeu  |   Video
    • Marcus Dell’Artino of FirstStrategic, Communications & Public Affairs comments on the political fallout facing Pinal County Sheriff and Congressional candidate Paul Babeu after allegations that the Sheriff threatened to deport an ex boyfriend.

February 6, 2012

  • Alternate Redistricting Maps  |   Video
    • Not satisfied with the new political boundaries drawn by the Independent Redistricting Commission, House Speaker Andy Tobin has drawn his own congressional and legislative district maps that he wants voters to have an opportunity to approve. Speaker Tobin will speak about his alternative to the IRC maps.

January 31, 2012

January 26, 2012

  • Congressional District 9 Candidate  |   Video
    • State Senator David Schapira, a Tempe Democrat who serves as Senate Minority Leader, discusses his candidacy for Arizona’s newly-drawn Congressional District 9.

January 13, 2012

January 12, 2012

  • Tucson School District Ethnic Studies  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal discusses his final ruling that the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies Program violates state law.

January 11, 2012

December 15, 2011

  • Move on When Ready  |   Video
    • 14 Arizona schools are participating in the Move on When Ready initiative designed to prepare students for college and careers as early as their sophomore year of high school. It’s part of a national pilot program that seeks to make American high schools more globally competitive and more responsive to students' individual needs. Learn more about the program from Center for the Future of Arizona Executive Director Dr. Sybil Francis, Yuma Union High School District Superintendent Toni Badone and Helios Education Foundation President and CEO Paul Luna.
  • Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Investigation  |   Video
    • The U.S. Department of Justice has accused the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of engaging in a pattern of unconstitutional policing, including racial profiling. Those are some of the findings from the Justice Department’s ongoing civil rights investigation of the agency led by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, Paul Charlton, provides his perspective on this story.

November 28, 2011

  • Debt Committee Failure  |   Video
    • ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman discusses the failure of the congressional “super committee” to reach a deficit reduction deal and the impact on Arizona.

November 11, 2011

November 1, 2011

  • State Senate Recall Election: The Candidates, Jerry Lewis  |   Video
    • Arizona’s first-ever recall election for a state legislator takes place Tuesday, November 8th. Senate President Russell Pearce talks about why he should keep his office, and challenger Jerry Lewis explains why he thinks the voters of Mesa’s Legislative District 18 should select him as their new state senator.
  • State Senate Recall Election: The Candidates, Russell Pearce  |   Video
    • Arizona’s first-ever recall election for a state legislator takes place Tuesday, November 8th. Senate President Russell Pearce talks about why he should keep his office, and challenger Jerry Lewis explains why he thinks the voters of Mesa’s Legislative District 18 should select him as their new state senator.

October 31, 2011

  • Redistricting Politics  |   Video
    • Voters created the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission to try to take politics out of the process of redrawing Arizona’s congressional and legislative district boundaries every ten years, but the latest round of redistricting is as political as ever. Hear what State Representatives Chad Campbell, leader of the House Democrats and John Kavanagh, a Republican from Fountain Hills, have to say about the redistricting process.

October 12, 2011

  • Teacher Quality Documentary   |   Video
    • “Mitchell20: Teacher Quality is the Answer”, a new documentary that explores issues of teacher quality, was filmed at Mitchell School in Phoenix’ Isaac Elementary District. Executive Producer Kathy Wiebke, who also serves as Executive Director of the Arizona K12 Center, and Barnett Berry, the Founder and President of the Center for Teaching Quality discuss some of the issues the film brings to light.

October 10, 2011

  • Congressional Redistricting Map   |   Video
    • The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has approved a draft map of new congressional district boundaries. Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, and political consultant Barry Dill provide analysis of the preliminary map.

October 6, 2011

  • Olivia Cortes’ Withdrawal from LD18 Recall Election   |   Video
    • Ballots for the election to recall Senator Russell Pearce are already printed, and they include the name of candidate Olivia Cortes who has withdrawn from the race. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell explains how the election will be conducted, and votes counted, now that Cortes is no longer a candidate in the legislative district 18 recall election.

September 6, 2011

August 29, 2011

  • Redistricting Politics  |   Video
    • Arizona established an Independent Redistricting Commission to try to take politics out of the process of redrawing Arizona’s legislative and congressional boundaries. Political consultants Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting Group and Barry Dill of First Strategic Communications and Public Affairs talk about the reality of removing politics from the redistricting process.

August 24, 2011

  • Arizona Redistricting  |   Video
    • The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is in the process of redrawing legislative district maps. The process is supposed to circumvent politics, but it has not done that. Arizona State University political science professor Jennifer Steen will talk about the process.

July 27, 2011

  • Consolidating Arizona School Districts  |   Video
    • A special legislative committee has started looking at possible ways to consolidate Arizona school districts. Hear from members of that committee, Senator Rich Crandall and Superintendent of the Tolleson Union High School District Margo Seck.

June 20, 2011

  • TUSD Mexican American Studies  |   Video
    • Tucson Unified School District’s Governing Board President, Mark Stegeman, discusses the ruling by State Schools Chief John Huppenthal that the district’s Mexican American Studies program violates a new state law.

May 26, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Saving the Ice House  |   Video
    • The Ice House, a unique art space and gallery in Phoenix’ warehouse district, is on the verge of closing due to financial challenges, but a group of local artists is trying to rescue the place. We’ll show you what they’re doing to help.

May 11, 2011

  • SB 1070 Appeal  |   Video
    • Dennis Burke, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, discusses the decision by Governor Jan Brewer to ask United States Supreme Court to consider lifting an injunction that put key parts of SB 1070 on hold.

May 4, 2011

  • High School Mock Trial Program  |   Video
    • Phoenix is hosting the National High School Mock Trial Championship May 5-7. Horizon takes you into classrooms and courtrooms as Arizona students compete to represent the State at Nationals. Guests include U.S. District Judge Stephen McNamee and Dewain Fox, a board member of the National High School Mock Trial Championship.

March 31, 2011

  • K-12 Budget Cuts  |   Video
    • School officials explain how budget cuts proposed by the Governor and the State Senate will impact schools and students. Guests include Dr. Ron Richards, Superintendent of the Pendergast Elementary School District in the West Valley and David Peterson, Assistant Superintendent and Business Manager for the Scottsdale Unified School District.

February 24, 2011

  • Redistricting  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission is getting set to redraw the state’s legislative and congressional districts. Learn about the process and the rules it must follow from Tony Sissons of Research Advisory Services, a local firm that specializes in redistricting.

November 24, 2010

  • Mortgage Fraud  |   Video
    • Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona Bill Solomon discusses what his office is doing to fight mortgage fraud.

November 9, 2010

  • David Schweikert  |   Video
    • Newly elected congressman David Schweikert, from Arizona's 5th district, talks about his plans in Washington.

November 1, 2010

  • SB 1070 Hearing Analysis  |   Video
    • A U.S. District Judge in July blocked parts of the controversial Senate Bill 1070 immigration law from taking effect. The injunction was challenged by Governor Jan Brewer, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case. Arizona State University Law Professor Carissa Hessick will discuss the hearing and the legal challenges to SB 1070.

October 21, 2010

October 20, 2010

  • Congressional District 5 Debate  |   Video
    • A half-hour debate with the candidates for U.S. Representative in Congress – District 5. Scheduled to appear: Congressman Harry Mitchell (D), David Schweikert (R), and Nick Coons (L).

October 13, 2010

  • Congressional District 3 Debate  |   Video
    • A half hour debate between the candidates for U.S. Representative in Congress – District 3. Scheduled to appear: Ben Quayle (R), Jon Hulburd (D), and Michael Shoen (L).

September 13, 2010

  • English Learner Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The legal challenge to Arizona’s program for educating English learners is back in federal district court in Tucson. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Education has issued a determination that parts of the program violate federal law. We’ll hear from Tim Hogan, the attorney representing plaintiffs’ in the ELL lawsuit, and Tom Horne, one of the defendants.

August 30, 2010

  • U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke’s Resignation  |   Video
    • In the wake of a botched gun trafficking operation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona Dennis Burke resigned from the office he held since 2009. Former U.S. Attorney Jose de Jesus Rivera discusses Burke’s resignation and the job he did as U.S. Attorney.

August 23, 2010

August 17, 2010

  • Pop-Up Artists  |   Video
    • Arizona’s depressed real estate market is giving artists a chance to show their work in one of the valley’s premier locations. The artists are popping up in galleries in Scottsdale’s art district, galleries that are here today, but may be gone tomorrow.

August 12, 2010

July 22, 2010

  • SB 1070 Court Hearings  |   Video
    • With the effective date of SB 1070 just a week away, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton heard arguments in suits filed by civil rights groups and the U.S. Justice Department asking for a preliminary injunction to stop the law from taking effect. UA Law Professor Andy Silverman who filed an amicus brief, in both cases, for the American Bar Association, comments.

June 21, 2010

January 5, 2010

  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • Arizona Congressman John Shadegg and Steve Forbes, President and CEO of Forbes, Inc. are asking voters to support the Arizona Health Care Freedom Act, a measure on November’s ballot that would amend the State constitution to prohibit mandatory health care programs. Find out why they support the measure, and hear what they have to say about congressional efforts to pass health care reform.

November 11, 2009

November 4, 2009

  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • A discussion on the latest Congressional efforts to pass health care reform with House Assistant Minority Leader, State Representative Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat and one of 32 state lawmakers nationwide to serve on the White House Health Reform Task Force. And Tom Patterson, Chairman of the Goldwater Institute, a former state senator and a retired emergency room doctor.

September 3, 2009

  • Community-College Growth  |   Video
    • Community-colleges in Maricopa County are showing an increase in enrollment this year. Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs for the Maricopa Community College District, talks about what the district is doing to keep up with the growth.

May 13, 2009

  • School District Cash Balances  |   Video
    • Arizona State lawmakers passed a plan to use $300 million in school district cash balances to help erase the state’s remaining $650 million dollar budget shortfall in FY 2009. Chuck Essigs, Director of Government Relations for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials explains why the move will result in a property tax increase for some Arizonans.

December 11, 2008

December 10, 2008

  • school District Redistricting  |   Video
    • Marty Shultz, chairman of the Arizona School District Redistricting Commission, discusses the outcome of recent elections to unify some state school districts and future plans to further consolidate school districts across Arizona.

November 25, 2008

  • Rep. Jeff Flake
    • Congressman Jeff Flake of the 6th District joins us to talk about the election, a lame duck session of Congress, and the struggles his Republican party is having, as we head into an Obama presidency.

November 19, 2008

November 18, 2008

  • School District Unification  |   Video
    • According to the unofficial election results, voters in six West Valley school districts have voted to combine their districts into one unified district. The superintendent of one of those districts (Tolleson Elementary) explains why the outcome of the vote is being questioned and how the districts are preparing for the process of unification. School District Redistricting Commission
  • USA Basketball Moves to Glendale  |   Video
    • The Glendale City Council approved a memorandum of understanding for USA Basketball to move its headquarters to Glendale. City Manager Ed Beasley talks about the project that will include a multi-court training facility and other amenities. City of Glendale Web site
  • Housing Arizona  |   Video
    • Participants in the recent Arizona Town Hall entitled "Housing Arizona" talk about the town hall's recommendations, the mortgage crisis, and efforts to create affordable housing in Arizona. Arizona Town Hall

October 23, 2008

  • Congressional District 1 Debate  |   Video
    • With no incumbent running in Arizona's Congressional District 1, a new politician will hold this office. Get to know Republican Sydney Hay, Democrat Anne Kirkpatrick and Independent Brent Maupin as they debate the issues important to their district.

October 22, 2008

  • Congressional District 5 Debate  |   Video
    • Democratic incumbent Harry Mitchell faces off against challengers Republican David Schweikert and Libertarian Warren Severin in a debate of Arizona's Congressional District Five candidates.

October 13, 2008

  • Congressional District 3 Debate  |   Video
    • Republican Congressman John Shadegg debates challengers Democrat Bob Lord and Libertarian Michael Shoen on issues important to Arizona's Third Congressional District.

September 24, 2008

  • Roosevelt Elementary District  |   Video
    • This summer Phoenix's Roosevelt Elementary District faced a state takeover because of poor academic performance. Now there are indications that the district is turning things around. We'll talk to the district's superintendent, Mark Dowling, about the challenges the district is facing and the progress it is making.

September 17, 2008

August 14, 2008

July 31, 2008

  • McCain Hispanic Vote  |   Video
    • During his Arizona senate races, John McCain garnered up to 70 percent of the Hispanic vote. Now, with Senator Barack Obama as his opponent in the presidential election, he's struggling to get Hispanic support nationwide. Find out what McCain can do to increase Latino support.

July 30, 2008

  • The Cost of School Utilities  |   Video
    • Facing the loss of $94 million they use to pay utility bills, some Arizona school districts were concerned that they would have to cut teachers and programs. But now, a provision in the new state budget provides financial relief. We take a look at how it helps.

June 25, 2008

May 15, 2008

  • Arizona Town Hall: Teachers  |   Video
  • Jewish News  |   Video
    • For 60 years, The Jewish News has served the Valley's Jewish community, reporting the latest news about the community and events from around the world. Rabbi Maynard Bell and Vicki Cabot, former president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and longtime Jewish News writer, will talk about the impact of the paper and the impact of the Jewish community on our Valley and state.

May 7, 2008

  • school District Mismanagement  |   Video
    • Governor Janet Napolitano recently signed a bill allowing the state to take over an entire school district for what the bill terms systemic educational mismanagement. The Roosevelt Elementary District in Phoenix could be the first district to which the law is applied. A representative of the Roosevelt District and a legislator who sponsored the bill join us to discuss the issue.

March 26, 2008

  • English Learner Funding  |   Video
    • How much additional money will it take to educate Arizona�s English Language Learners (ELLs), $40 million or $300 million? State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne and Arizona School Administrators Association President Greg Wyman talk about their differing cost estimates.

February 25, 2008

  • Rep. Rick Renzi  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic Editorial Columnist Bob Robb talks about the impact of the 35 count indictment handed to First District Congressman Rick Renzi.

November 29, 2007

  • Proposed High School Graduation Requirements
    • The Arizona State Board of Education is considering a plan to increase the number of math and science credits required to earn a high school diploma. Its also considering a new rule that establishes a dual diploma system. The Board President and a Marana Unified School District official talk about the proposals. Proposed Board of Education rules
  • Nixon and Elvis
    • Egil Bud Krogh was the man President Richard Nixon placed in charge of the Special Investigations Unit, or plumbers. During a recent visit to ASU, he sat down with us to tell the amazing story of Elvis Presleys visit with Nixon at the White House, asking for a badge to be a special narcotics agent.
  • French Fry Trucks
    • An Arizona Carls Jr. franchisee has converted his company's trucks to run on french fry oil.

November 19, 2007

  • Arizona Democrats
    • Arizona Democratic Party Executive Director Maria Weeg discusses the upcoming primaries and congressional campaigns.

October 31, 2007

  • Career Ladder Lawsuit
    • Career Ladder is Arizonas performance-based pay program for teachers. Twenty-eight Arizona school districts participate in the program while more than 200 others do not. They couldnt participate if they wanted to because the State legislature hasnt approved new Career Ladder funding since 1994. Gilbert Public Schools, a nonparticipating district, has filed a lawsuit claiming the program violates the State Constitutions general and uniform requirement for public education. A Gilbert Public Schools representative and the President of the Arizona Education Association discuss the lawsuit. Read the lawsuit. [pdf file] 598 KB Arizona Education Association Web site

October 24, 2007

September 19, 2007

September 12, 2007

August 20, 2007

  • Rep. John Shadegg
    • Third District U.S. Congressman John Shadegg will talk about illegal immigration, healthcare and the political wrangling in Congress.

June 12, 2007

  • County Island Fire Coverage
    • County island areas in the town of Gilbert have been at the center of controversy regarding the fire coverage. A bill that allows non-touching county islands to form fire districts was recently passed by the legislature and allowed by the Governor to go into law without her signature. The law would require the surrounding municipality to provide fire and emergency services for a fee if the district doesn't have a private provider or a service agreement.

May 30, 2007

  • Tuskegee Airmen
    • After more than sixty years, the Tuskegee Airmen are honored with a Congressional Gold Medal for their efforts during World War II.

May 9, 2007

May 2, 2007

  • student Testing & School Accountability
    • state and federal school accountability systems are sending mixed messages about the quality of Arizonas public schools. Find out why Arizonas top-rated schools can fail to meet federal standards for adequate yearly progress. Guests: Tom Horne, Arizona Superintendent of Schools; Ed Sloat, Peoria Unified School District Department of Education School Report Cards
  • state Lawmaker/Soldier
    • We talk with Arizona State Representative Jonathan Paton of Tucson about war, and his recent service as an Army Intelligence Officer in Iraq.

March 28, 2007

  • English Language Learner / Flores v. Arizona
    • Arizona State lawmakers respond to a federal judges most recent court order in the 15-year-old Flores v. Arizona lawsuit. The judge ruled that the State continues to violate federal law by not providing adequate educational programs for English Language Learners. Guests: Rep. Tom Boone, (R) House Majority Leader Rep. David Lujan, (D) Phoenix, District 15

February 21, 2007

November 29, 2006

  • Regional School District Woes
    • Former State Schools Superintendent Lisa Graham Keegan talks about the current problems the District is having dealing with the Sandra Dowling fallout and the future of the Pappas Schools For the Homeless.

November 28, 2006

  • Human Smuggling Conspiracy
    • Community groups, state representatives and professors filed a class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Phoenix against Maricopa County authorities over their interpretation of an Arizona law aimed at cracking down on human smugglers. The suit alleges that county officials are misusing the statute when they charge illegal immigrants with ``conspiring to transport themselves'' and violating the constitutional rights to due process and to bar unreasonable search and seizure.

November 27, 2006

  • Harry Mitchell
    • A conversation with incoming Congressman Harry Mitchell, who defeated Republican incumbent J.D. Hayworth in the Fifth Congressional District.

November 13, 2006

  • Vote Count
    • Maricopa County elections officials are about half way through counting 258,000 ballots that were either early ballots or provisional ballots. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell will explain why the count takes as long as it does and how the new results are affecting one congressional race and two propositions.

October 26, 2006

  • shadegg/Paine Debate
    • A debate between the candidates in U.S. Congressional District 3. Republican incumbent John Shadegg debates the issues with Democratic challenger Herb Paine.

October 25, 2006

  • Hayworth/Mitchell Debate
    • The Arizona Chamber of Commerce hosts a debate between the candidates in U.S. Congressional District 5. Republican incumbent J.D. Hayworth debates the issues with Democratic challenger Harry Mitchell. HORIZON will broadcast portions of the debate.

September 18, 2006

September 6, 2006

August 29, 2006

  • Arizona Education Update: Arts Education Part two of four
    • Few will argue against arts education as a way to develop imaginative, higher-level thinking skills. But what are the standards for arts education in public schools? How widely does funding and program framework for arts education vary from district to district and school to school? Vivian Wessel, executive director of the Arizona Alliance for Arts Education and Darcy Olsen, president of the Goldwater Institute join the studio discussion.

August 28, 2006

  • school Redistricting
    • During the 2005 legislative session, a bill established a 13-person School District Redistricting Commission. The commission meets on Monday to continue its work on crafting K-12 unification redistricting plans that will be placed on the November 2008 ballot. Commission Chair Marty Schultz and Commission member Rita Leyva of the Yavapai County Education Service Agency join the studio discussion.

May 22, 2006

  • 2006 Elections
    • A look at the Arizona congressional races and the issues that could affect them with Art Hamilton and Wes Gullet from Hamilton, Gullet, Davis and Roman.

April 13, 2006

  • Immigration Process
    • Find out what it takes to become a legal U.S. immigrant.
  • Illegal Immigration Economics
    • Dawn McLaren, research economist with the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will talk about the economic impact of illegal immigration.

March 29, 2006

  • Congressional Immigration Bills
    • There are numerous bills before Congress dealing with immigration, including the one being protested across the country. Le Templar of the East Valley Tribune has been following the bills and will explain the basics of federal immigration legislation.

January 17, 2006

  • Jack Abramoff Fallout
    • How will the lobbyist's indictment and subsequent pleas affect Arizona's Congressional delegation? Rep. John Shaddeg is running for the House Majority Leader position vacated by Tom DeLay. Rep. J.D. Hayworth has been named as one of five legislators who are currently being investigated, and Senator John McCain is pushing for lobbyist reform.

November 28, 2005

  • Homeless Shelter
    • Join HORIZON for a look at the new 14-acre campus of the Central Arizona Shelter Service. CASS is one of several agencies represented at the centralized campus servicing the homeless.
  • Arizona Stories: Arizona Falls
    • Arizona Falls began as a cool escape from the heat in Phoenix, and eventually came to be used in some very different ways.

October 19, 2005

  • Redistricting ruling
    • Arizona's congressional district map has been upheld by a state appellate court, but the same court ordered a trial judge to reconsider whether Arizona's legislative district map is constitutional. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will explain the ruling and what's next for the maps.

September 29, 2005

  • Medal of Honor Convention
    • Phoenix is playing host this year to the annual Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention. 75 of the 121 living recipients are attending. We'll talk to one of them, Fred Ferguson, a Valley resident who is also the Deputy Director of the Veterans Services Department.

September 26, 2005

  • Fire Prevention
    • Find out what measures the Payson Ranger District is taking to battle forest fires.

August 29, 2005

  • Meth Task Force
    • Phoenix officials have formed a task force to fight the prevalence of methamphetamine in the Valley. Phoenix Councilman Tom Simplot joins Michael Grant to discuss potential ordinances to restrict the sale of pseudoephedrine, the primary ingredient used to make meth.
  • Base Realignment
    • The Base Realignment And Closure Commission has voted to close Mesa's Air Force Research Lab.
  • Arizona Stories: Elizabeth Hudson Smith
    • Discover the extraordinary story of an African-American woman's experience in the early days of Wickenburg.

May 31, 2005

  • school district controversies
    • An investigation conducted by the Arizona Department of Education has turned up video apparently showing children crossing the Mexican border to attend school in Arizona.
  • school district controversies
    • The Arizona Attorney General is investigating reports of possible financial mismanagement in the Colorado City School District and the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction says his investigation has confirmed allegations that Mexico residents are attending Arizona schools. Both Terry Goddard and Tom Horne will discuss these issues.

May 27, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • senator Jon Kyl talks about the details of his plan to deal with the issue of illegal immigration. Attorney General Terry Goddard had a search warrant served on the Colorado City school district as an investigation into financial mismanagement continues. And Senator John McCain played a key role in this week's compromise over filibusters in the U.S. Senate. That's next on "Horizon."

April 19, 2005

  • Arizona Education Report Card: Community Colleges
    • Community colleges serve more students than the state's three public universities. But how will they keep up with a growing population? And should they be allowed to offer four-year degrees? We'll take a look at the role community colleges play and the challenges they face.
  • Howard Buffett
    • His pictures show the plight of humans around the world. This from a man who grew up in one of America's richest families. An interview with photographer Howard Buffett.

March 23, 2005

  • social Security Reform
    • President Bush visited the state to talk about his Social Security reform initiative. "Horizon" discusses the pros and cons of that plan.
  • state Trust Land Preserve
    • "Horizon" profiles the new P.A. Seitts Preserve at Go John canyon and talks about state trust land management and the Arizona preserve initiative.

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