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April 22, 2014

  • Moratorium on Regulations  |   Video
    • One of Governor Jan Brewer’s first actions as governor was to impose a moratorium on new regulations. A new report is out on that issue. The Grand Canyon Institute’s report, “Why Arizona’s Regulatory Moratorium is Unnecessary,” reveals how moratoriums can lead to less public oversight and are not meeting the stated goal of creating more jobs. Grand Canyon Institute fellow Karen Smith, who wrote the report, will discuss her findings.

March 5, 2014

  • 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.

February 6, 2014

  • 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.

January 8, 2014

  • 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.

October 2, 2013

  • 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.

July 31, 2013

  • Grand Canyon Haze  |   Video
    • Salt River Project and other partners who operate the Navajo Generating Station say they plan to close one of three generators to address a demand from the EPA concerning haze at the Grand Canyon. The operators also say they will stop burning conventional coal by 2044. SRP Senior Director of Environmental Management Policy and Compliance Kelly Barr and CAP General Manager David Modeer will discuss the issue.
  • Grand Canyon Haze Response  |   Video
    • The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club says it is encouraged by plans to reduce haze over the Grand Canyon. However, the organization does have some concerns. Sandy Bahr of the Sierra Club will talk about that.

July 25, 2013

  • 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.

July 8, 2013

  • Legislative Environmental Issues  |   Video
    • The state legislature is not getting good marks for its work on the environment from one local organization. Sandy Bahr of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club will talk about legislation she says put at risk health and safety; public lands, wildlife habitat, and cultural resources.

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.

March 21, 2013

  • 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.

February 26, 2013

  • Impact of Tax Cuts on the Economy  |   Video
    • A study recently released by the non-partisan Grand Canyon Institute reveals that two decades of tax cuts in Arizona have not spurred economic growth. David Wells of the institute will tell us more about the report.

February 16, 2012

  • Arizona Centennial: “Arizona: A History  |   Video
    • A revised comprehensive book on Arizona History is being released on the state’s birthday. “Arizona: A History,” is a scholarly work on the Grand Canyon state’s history by Dr. Thomas Sheridan, a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Sheridan will talk about his latest book.

October 25, 2011

  • Uranium Mining Near the Grand Canyon  |   Video
    • A discussion about the pros and cons of a proposed 20-year moratorium on new mining claims near the Grand Canyon with Sandy Bahr of the Sierra Club and Pam Hill of the American Clean Energy Resources Trust.

October 13, 2011

  • Expediting Electrical Transmission Lines  |   Video
    • President Obama’s plan to fast-track the permitting and construction of major electrical transmission line projects - including one in Arizona - is touted as a way to create jobs; increase capacity and reliability of the nation’s electrical grid; and accelerate the growth of domestic clean energy. Find out what the plan means for Arizona from Kris Mayes, former Arizona Corporation Commissioner who is now in charge of the Program on Law and Sustainability at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and Sandy Bahr, Director of the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter.

September 7, 2011

  • Grand Canyon Musical Festival  |   Video
    • Now in its 28th season, the Grand Canyon Music Festival some of the world’s finest musicians as well as music education and outreach programs in rural Arizona. Dorothy Lawson and Cornelius Duffalo of the string quartet ETHEL talk about their music and their work with Native American composers through one of the festival’s outreach programs.

July 26, 2011

  • Housing Vacancy Rate  |   Video
    • The latest census data show a staggering number of vacant homes in the Valley. East Valley real estate broker Cindy Sessions and Fletcher Wilcox, a vice president and real estate analyst for Grand Canyon Title Agency, discuss what the numbers say about the area’s real estate market.

July 12, 2011

  • Arizona Tourism  |   Video
    • The Governor’s Conference on Tourism takes place July 13-15th in Scottsdale. We’ll discuss the state of Arizona’s tourism industry with Debbie Johnson, President and CEO of the Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association; Brian Johnson, General Manager of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson; and Rachel Sacco, executive director, Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.

June 28, 2011

  • Grand Canyon Institute  |   Video
    • Board members of the new think tank explain how it’s nonpartisan, centrist approach to research and education will help guide Arizona’s economic future.

June 22, 2011

  • Sierra Club Views on Mining Issues  |   Video
    • Sandy Bahr, Director of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club, responds to recent comments by Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar about uranium mining near the Grand Canyon and a huge copper deposit near Superior, AZ .

June 13, 2011

  • Forest Health  |   Video
    • Experts say Arizona’s catastrophic wildfires are the result of unhealthy, unnaturally dense forests that are the product of America’s forest management policies. The Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) is an effort to create healthier ecosystems on parts of four Arizona forests. Learn about the challenges facing 4FRI from stakeholders Wally Covington, Regents’ professor of Forest Ecology and executive director of the Ecological Restoration Institute at Northern Arizona University; Henry Provencio of the U.S. Forest Service; Ethan Aumack of the Grand Canyon Trust and a representative of the Center for Biological Diversity.

April 27, 2011

November 4, 2010

  • For-profit Universities  |   Video
    • Grand Canyon University’s Brian Mueller discusses the role and economic impact of Arizona’s private, for-profit institutions of higher education.

September 13, 2010

  • Prop 301: Land Conservation Fund  |   Video
    • The merits of Prop 301 are debated. It’s a measure, referred to the ballot by the legislature, that transfers the balance of money in the Land Conservation Fund to the state general fund to help balance the budget.

August 12, 2010

April 21, 2010

  • Earth Day Arizona   |   Video
    • On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Sandy Bahr, Director of the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter, talks about some of the greatest environmental challenges facing Arizona.

February 18, 2010

  • Educating Like Florida  |   Video
    • Improvements on test scores for Florida’s K-12 students are linked to education reforms enacted in that state more than a decade ago. But, can Florida’s success be exported to the Grand Canyon State? Some Arizona lawmakers think so. We’ll take a look at bills they’re considering that follow Florida’s lead.

December 25, 2009

  • Made In Arizona  |   Video
    • We air a compilation of our series that examines products made in the Grand Canyon State, including rattlesnake wallets near Tombstone, chocolate and candy at Cerreta's in Glendale, dairy products and treats at Fossil Creek Creamery in Strawberry, and the Soleri windbells at Cosanti in Paradise Valley.

December 9, 2009

  • County Government Feud  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley discusses the ongoing battle between public officials in Maricopa county including the latest grand jury indictments of county supervisors Mary Rose Wilcox and Don Stapley.

November 23, 2009

  • 1,000 Foot Free Power Line Extension  |   Video
    • In the past, to encourage growth, landowners were not charged by APS for the first $25,000 of costs to extend power lines to their properties. The Arizona Corporation Commission has reversed that policy. Now, landowners must pay the complete cost of connecting their properties to a source of power. Critics say this has unfairly lowered property values and negatively impacted Arizona’s economy. Ted Simons will discuss the issue with Bobby Miller, a realtor representing Arizonans for Fair Power Policy and Sandy Bahr, Director of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club.

November 18, 2009

  • Navajo Generating Station  |   Video
    • The EPA may force the Navajo Generating Station to install expensive emission controls on the coal-fired power plant located in Page, Arizona. The plant has long been criticized for contributing to haze in the Grand Canyon. Central Arizona Project Board President Susan Bitter Smith explains how new emission controls could impact the price of water.

November 5, 2009

  • Arizona Town Hall  |   Video
    • More than 100 Arizona leaders will meet at the Grand Canyon to talk about Arizona’s budget problems in the 95th Arizona Town Hall. We’ll discuss the group’s findings.

January 15, 2009

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

January 1, 2009

December 30, 2008

  • Made in Arizona  |   Video
    • We air a compilation of our series that examines products made in the Grand Canyon State, including rattlesnake wallets near Tombstone, chocolate and candy at Cerreta's in Glendale, dairy products and treats at Fossil Creek Creamery in Strawberry, and the Soleri windbells at Cosanti in Paradise Valley.

December 17, 2008

August 21, 2008

  • Made in Arizona   |   Video
    • We air a compilation of our series that examines products made in the Grand Canyon State, including rattlesnake wallets near Tombstone, chocolate and candy at Cerreta's in Glendale, dairy products and treats at Fossil Creek Creamery in Strawberry, and the Soleri windbells at Cosanti in Paradise Valley.

August 19, 2008

  • supai Flooding  |   Video
    • Flash Flooding force the evacuation of the Supai Village on the Havasupai reservation near the Grand Canyon over the weekend. Judy Kioski, Public Information Officer of the Arizona Division of Emergency Management, updates us on the situation.

July 9, 2008

May 13, 2008

  • Phoenix Visitor Center  |   Video
    • Its National Tourism Week and a new, state-of-the-art visitor information center is being unveiled in downtown Phoenix. With the price of gas at record highs, rather than traveling this summer, you might consider visiting some of the attractions right here in Arizona. The new center provides access to location-specific information about the Grand Canyon State.

April 22, 2008

  • Environmental Bill  |   Video
    • We discuss an important environmental issue on Earth Day. HB2017 restricts implementation of programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Arizona unless they are expressly authorized by federal law and consistent with federal law. We hear support and opposition to the measure.

January 17, 2008

  • Recession?  |   Video
    • Is the economy in a recession? The state's jobless rate is up again, and the Federal Reserve chairman is indicating Feds are ready to pull the trigger on another interest rate cut. Debra Roubik, an economist with Grand Canyon University, will tell us why she thinks we are actually coming out of a recession.
  • Employer Sanctions Suit  |   Video
    • A federal judge has put off any enforcement of Arizona's employer sanctions law until March 1st. He's expected to rule by February on the law. Reporter Mark Brodie of KJZZ radio was at the hearing on the case, and will bring us up to date.
  • West Valley State-of-the-State  |   Video
    • Governor Janet Napolitano gave a speech today to West Valley leaders on the state-of-the-state from a West Valley perspective. Jack Lunsford, President and CEO of WESTMARC, an organization that promotes the West Valley, talks about the Governor's speech.

December 26, 2007

  • Economic Forecast  |   Video
    • Even though our economy is slowing down, it's still growing at a decent clip, and we're seeing an increase in prices and a slowdown in the housing market. Find out what's in store for the upcoming year's economy and how the 2007 economy fared. Economists Debra Roubik, Tracy Clark and Jay Butler will analyze the economy.

November 12, 2007

  • Profiles from World War II
    • This special delves into the Arizona WWII experience. First, a woman revisits her years with the WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services). Then, American, British and Chinese pilots took advantage of Arizonas weather and wide-open spaces to train for aerial combat. Former flight instructors and cadets recount their experiences in the Grand Canyon State. Lastly, we hear the story of Medal of Honor recipient Silvestre Herrera.

November 7, 2007

  • Arizona Town Hall: Land Use Planning
    • More than 6 million people live in Arizona today, but according to state estimates that number will more than double by the year 2050. Participants in the 91st Arizona Town Hall met at the Grand Canyon in late October to recommend ways to plan for that growth while protecting our states views and values. Town Hall participants discuss some of their recommendations.

October 24, 2007

  • Phoenix New Times Investigation
    • An update on a judges decision to unseal secret grand-jury documents related to the Phoenix New Times Investigation by the Maricopa County Attorneys Office.

October 22, 2007

  • Phoenix New Times Investigation
    • A conversation with an attorney for The Arizona Republic about a motion filed by the newspaper and KPNX-TV to unseal documents related to the grand jury investigation into the Phoenix New Times publication.

September 18, 2007

  • Profiles from WWII: Arizona WWII Military Aviation
    • Arizonas weather and wide-open spaces made it an excellent place to train American, British and Chinese pilots during World War II. The state was home to dozens of air fields, some of them among the largest in the world. Former flight instructors and cadets talk about their experiences in the Grand Canyon State.

September 5, 2007

  • Tempe Center for the Arts
    • The Tempe Center for the Arts is about to open. We will take you inside the 88,000 square foot facility as workers and staff prepare for the grand opening.

May 29, 2007

  • Environmental Legislative Update
    • Arizona state lawmakers recently passed two bills dealing with water, one deals with water adequacy and one that sets up a fund for infrastructure. Meantime it looks like Senate Bill 1552 the Air Quality Program--- will go to conference committee for additional amendments next week. The Sierra Club is asking legislators to make it as strong as possible. Joining Horizon is Sandy Bahr, Conservation Outreach Director for the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter.
  • Autism
    • We talk with Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, founder and executive director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), about the study and treatment of autism.
  • Arizona Stories: Tempe's Hispanic Heritage
    • In the late 19th century, the communities of San Pablo, Sotelo Ranch, Haydens Ferry made up what is now known as Tempe. They were thriving neighborhoods, alive with the people and culture of Mexico, despite being hundreds of miles north.

March 20, 2007

  • Environmental Day
    • Tuesday is Environmental Day at the Arizona Legislature. Sandy Bahr of the Sierra Club will discuss legislative action regarding the environment.
  • Walking for Health
    • The benefits of walking for people over 50 are becoming more and more apparent with every step. The AARP and the National Recreation and Park association have teamed up to promote a 10-week walking program.
  • Wildcat School
    • We have an update on an Arizona charter school and its goal to further students academic careers.

February 5, 2007

  • senate Bill 1132
    • senator Jack Harper discusses the bill he sponsored calling for the creation of a Homeland Security Force in Arizona. House Minority Whip Steve Gallardo also joins HORIZON to discuss the potential impact of such a force.
  • Farm Bill
    • HORIZON looks at the proposals of the 2007 Farm Bill with Arizona Farm Bureau Vice President, Tim Dunn.
  • American Red Cross
    • HORIZON interviews the new head of the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter, Ken Krueger.

September 12, 2006

  • Grand Canyon Art
    • The Grand Canyon is known as one of the most compelling places on earth and a symbol of the grandeur of American West. Capturing the scale and beauty of the Grand Canyon has been a creative challenge for artists since the mid 1800s. The Grand Canyon: From Dream to Icon is featured until next January at the Tucson Art Museum. Photographs and paintings from early to contemporary artists are featured.

April 27, 2006

November 1, 2005

  • Phoenix Rio Salado Project
    • The City of Phoenix will celebrate the grand opening of the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Project on Nov. 5. Visitors will enjoy a free Nature Festival following the dedication ceremony. City of Phoenix Project Coordinator Karen Williams joins Michael Grant to talk about the project. Phoenix Rio Salado Habitat Restoration

October 3, 2005

  • Arizona Stories
    • Canyon Records Find out about a Valley record company that helped put Native-American music on the map.

September 6, 2005

  • Disaster Relief
    • In response to Hurricane Katrina, the American Red Cross is launching the largest mobilization of resources in its history for a single natural disaster. Businesses and organizations across the state are raising funds to send to hurricane victims. A representative from the Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross joins HORIZON to talk about the effort and how you can help.
  • Economic Impact
    • Economists agree, the death and destruction left in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will cause long-lasting damage to the U.S. economy. Tracy Clark, Associate Director and Senior Research Economist for the ASU Economic Outlook Center, discusses how extensive the economic impact will be.

April 25, 2005

March 23, 2005

  • 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.

January 11, 2005

  • storms/flooding
    • Could we see more flooding in Oak Creek canyon and other parts of the state? We'll talk to the office of emergency management about the latest storm and the precautions people should take.

January 4, 2005

  • State of Education
    • Help is on the way for Arizona high school students who fail the AIMS test. The state board of education approved $10 million for tutoring. Superintendent of public instruction, Tom Horne will talk about that and other education issues.
  • Tsunami Relief
    • Food and medical supplies are on the way for those who survived the earthquake and the Tsunami in Southeast Asia. But relief agencies and nonprofit are still asking for support in the aftermath of the worst natural disaster in the past century. We'll look at local efforts to help.
  • Mars Rover Anniversary
    • Researchers celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Mars Rover landing. We'll talk to an ASU scientist involved in the historic mission.

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