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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.

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.

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.

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

  • 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 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

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

July 21, 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 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.

July 8, 2014

July 7, 2014

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

July 1, 2014

June 30, 2014

  • 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 26, 2014

  • 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

  • Buckeye Growth  |   Video
    • In 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau named Buckeye the ninth-fastest growing city in the country. When it comes to land area, Buckeye is the biggest city in the state at 600 square miles. As Buckeye rebounds from the housing crash, leaders are focused on positioning the westernmost Phoenix suburb as "Open for Business."

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.

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.

June 17, 2014

  • 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.

June 12, 2014

  • Eric Cantor Loss   |   Video
    • For the first time, a sitting House majority leader was defeated in a primary election. Virginia’s Eric Cantor lost to Tea Party activist Dave Brat. Patrick Kenney, the Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University and a Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies, will discuss what the loss means for the GOP and the Tea Party.
  • 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 10, 2014

  • 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 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.

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.

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.

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.
  • Wildfire Prevention Campaign  |   Video
    • National and state agencies are joining forces on a campaign to prevent wildfires this summer, which is of particular concern because of a dry winter. Helen Graham, the deputy fire staff officer for the Tonto National Forest, will discuss the “One Less Spark, One Less Fire” wildfire prevention campaign.

May 29, 2014

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

May 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.

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 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.

May 21, 2014

  • 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

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

May 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 14, 2014

  • 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 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.

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.

May 7, 2014

  • 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.
  • Sustainability: Legislative Environmental Report Card  |   Video
    • The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club has released an environmental report card on the state legislature. The Sierra Club also graded the governor. Sandy Bahr, chapter director of Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter, will tell us about the report card.

May 6, 2014

  • 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.
  • Industrial Real Estate Market  |   Video
    • We’ll get an update on the industrial real estate market in the Phoenix area. Anthony Lydon of Jones Lang LaSalle, a financial services firm, will talk about the state of the warehouse and manufacturing real estate market in the Valley.

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.

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.

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 17, 2014

  • 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.

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.

April 15, 2014

  • 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 10, 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.

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.
  • 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.

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.

April 1, 2014

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • 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 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.

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.

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 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

  • 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.

February 27, 2014

  • 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.

February 24, 2014

  • 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 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.
  • 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

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell give us their take on the latest from the State Capitol.
  • 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 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

  • 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.

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.

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.

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

  • 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.

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.

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.
  • Around Arizona  |   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

  • Verde River Artwork  |   Video
    • Last April, 25 artists were sent by the Verde Valley Land Preservation organization on a 3-day, 2-night kayaking and camping tour down a 10-mile stretch of the Verde River. Artwork inspired from that trip is now a traveling exhibition that is currently at the State Capitol Executive Tower lobby. Steve Estes of Verde Valley Land Preservation and one of the participating artists Joanne Agostinelli, will discuss the effort and resulting artwork.

January 27, 2014

  • 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 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.

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.

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.

January 16, 2014

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • House Minority Leader Chad Campbell and Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar will discuss the Governor’s State-of-the-State speech and the Democrat’s agenda for the upcoming legislative session.

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 14, 2014

  • Republican Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Hear what Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin have to say about the priorities Governor Jan Brewer outlines in her State-of-the-State speech and the upcoming legislative 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 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

  • 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 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.

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 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 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 19, 2013

  • 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.

December 17, 2013

  • CPS Oversight Committee Hearing  |   Video
    • The state legislature’s Child Protective Oversight Committee heard from the director of the Department of Public Safety on its investigation on why child abuse cases were ignored. State Representative Debbie McCune Davis, who is a member of the oversight committee, talks about what was discussed at the meeting.
  • 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 11, 2013

  • 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.

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 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.
  • 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.

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 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 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 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

  • 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 14, 2013

  • 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.

November 11, 2013

  • 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 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.

October 31, 2013

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bob Schieffer  |   Video
    • Bob Schieffer has been a television journalist for CBS News since 1969. He's one of the few journalists to have covered the White House, Congress, the Pentagon and the Department of State. He's moderated presidential debates, including one in 2004 in Tempe. Schieffer, the 2013 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, will join Horizon Host Ted Simons to talk about his career and journalism.

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 22, 2013

  • Sustainability: Sunnyslope Community Garden  |   Video
    • Community gardens are sprouting up across our state. Community gardens are any piece of land gardened by a group of people, but in one Phoenix neighborhood, the garden is about much more than vegetables. We’ll show you that community gardening effort.

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.

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 10, 2013

  • 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 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.

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 3, 2013

  • 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 26, 2013

  • 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.

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.

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

  • 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.

September 12, 2013

  • 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.
  • 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.

September 3, 2013

  • 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.

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.

August 22, 2013

  • 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 20, 2013

  • 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.

August 15, 2013

  • 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

  • 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.

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.

August 8, 2013

  • 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

  • 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.
  • Tempe Developments  |   Video
    • The city of Tempe has seen a burst of large developments. Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell will discuss Tempe’s large-project building boom, including the massive office building being constructed for State Farm Insurance.

July 30, 2013

  • Glendale Open Meeting Investigation  |   Video
    • The State Attorney General’s office is investigating possible open-meeting law violations by the Glendale City Council. Glendale City Attorney Nick DiPiazza will discuss the allegations.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

July 22, 2013

  • Campaign Contribution Limits  |   Video
    • State lawmakers passed a law that raises campaign contribution limits ten-fold. That law is now being challenged in court. The suit says the law violates the state’s Voter Protection Act, which prohibits lawmakers from making substantial changes to laws approved by voters. Louis Hoffman, a commissioner from the Citizens Clean Elections Commission will discuss the suit, along with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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: 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.

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.

June 27, 2013

  • 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 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.

June 20, 2013

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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.

May 30, 2013

  • 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.

May 28, 2013

  • 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.

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.

May 23, 2013

  • 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.

May 22, 2013

  • 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 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 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

  • 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 9, 2013

  • Bipartisan Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Republican and Democratic state lawmakers will talk about the issues facing lawmakers as they attempt to wind up their session. Senate Majority Leader John McComish; Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor, House Speaker Pro Tempore Javan "J.D.” Mesnard; and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell will discuss issues such as Medicaid expansion.

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 1, 2013

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

April 30, 2013

  • 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 25, 2013

  • 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 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.

April 16, 2013

  • 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 11, 2013

  • 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 9, 2013

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

April 8, 2013

  • 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 4, 2013

  • “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 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 28, 2013

  • 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 26, 2013

  • New Early Voter Bills  |   Video
    • Bills that allow a purge of the permanent early voter lists and that would restrict who can turn in ballots for others are said to be aimed at voter suppression. Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez and State Senator Steve Gallardo will discuss the bills.
  • 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

  • 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 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.

March 20, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter will join us for a weekly update on news from the state legislature.
  • 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

  • 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.

March 13, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter will join us for a weekly update on news from the state legislature.

March 12, 2013

  • Bills to Change Public Unions  |   Video
    • Several bills that would make changes to public unions are making progress through the state legislature. Senator Rick Murphy, sponsor of the bills, and Senator Steve Gallardo will discuss the pros and cons of the bills.

March 7, 2013

  • Miranda Warning Anniversary  |   Video
    • The 50th anniversary of one of the most famous arrests in American history is happening in March. On March 13th, 1963, Ernesto Miranda was arrested for rape, kidnapping and robbery in Phoenix without being informed of any of his rights. That led to a United States Supreme Court ruling requiring all being arrested to be read their “Miranda Rights.” Arizona State University adjunct law professor Gary Stuart, who’s written a book about the case, will talk about the history of the Miranda Warning.

March 5, 2013

  • Guns in Schools  |   Video
    • State Senator Rich Crandall has proposed a bill to allow rural teachers or administrators who meet certain requirements to carry concealed firearms, if approved by the school’s governing board. Senator Crandall and Senator Leah Landrum Taylor will discuss the pros and cons of the measure.
  • Voting Rights Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has heard oral arguments on an Alabama case that could overturn a key provision of the 1965 voting rights act. Civil rights advocates have called that provision the “hammer” and “heart” of federal efforts to protect minority voting rights. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will tell us more about the case.

March 4, 2013

  • New ASU Business School Dean  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business has a new Dean. She is Amy Hillman, the first female dean of the school. Previously, she was Executive Dean of W.P. Carey, a world-renowned management expert, popular teacher and noted researcher. Hillman will talk about her new role and her goals for the school.

February 28, 2013

  • ASU President Crow on Medicaid Expansion  |   Video
    • Arizona State University President Michael Crow has come out in favor of Governor Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Medicaid in Arizona. President Crow and ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman will discuss the issue.

February 27, 2013

  • Arizona 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.

February 21, 2013

  • ASU Engineering Festival  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s College of Technology and Innovation is hosting a Science & Engineering Festival on February 22, with a day full of activities that will celebrate the power of the Science and Engineering field. This event is being held in collaboration with the 2013 Arizona SciTech Festival. Richard Ruelas hosts.

February 19, 2013

  • Asian Voting Rate  |   Video
    • Much has been said about the Hispanic vote this past presidential election, but Asians voted for the president at an even higher rate. Find out more about the Asian vote with Arizona State University Asian American Pacific Studies Professor Wei Li.

February 18, 2013

  • National Minimum Wage  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama proposed a $9-an-hour national minimum wage in his State of the Union Speech. President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Glenn Hamer and State Sen. Linda Lopez will debate the proposal.

February 13, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will discuss the latest news from the state capitol.

February 12, 2013

  • Janet Napolitano’s Political Future  |   Video
    • If Hillary Clinton decides not to run for President in 2016, one candidate democrats might field would be former Arizona Governor and current Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Arizona State University Pollster Bruce Merrill will discuss the possibility.

February 11, 2013

  • Sales Tax Revisions  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer will announce a sales tax simplification bill, hoping to fix what she calls the most complicated sales tax in the nation. Arizona State University Economist Dennis Hoffman will discuss the proposal.
  • Heroes and Superheroes in Culture  |   Video
    • Project Humanities at Arizona State University will launch its spring kickoff series “Heroes, Superheroes, and Superhumans,” February 10-16 to examine what constitutes heroes and heroism in pop culture and everyday life. Tony Parker, a Marvel and DC Comic artist and professor of Art at Phoenix College, will discuss the series and the topic of heroes.

February 7, 2013

  • Interior Secretary Nomination  |   Video
    • President Obama has nominated Sally Jewell, CEO of outdoor apparel and equipment company Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), to be his next Interior Secretary. Sandy Bahr of the local chapter of the Sierra Club will talk about the nominee.
  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Join Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin as they discuss the latest from the state capitol.

January 31, 2013

  • ASU Origins Project: Climate Change  |   Video
    • The Origins Project at Arizona State University has invited some of the top names in climate science to participate in a discussion on climate change Saturday, February 2nd at Gammage Auditorium. ASU Senior Sustainability Scientist Arjun Heimsath previews some of the issues to be addressed at the forum.

January 29, 2013

  • Adult Probation Program  |   Video
    • A look at recent successes within Arizona’s Adult Probation Program with Kathy Waters, director of the Division of Adult Probation Services for the Arizona Supreme Court. State Schools Chief John Huppenthal, the chairman of the state Senate Judiciary Committee who sponsored the probation-reform bill, gives his take on the issue.

January 23, 2013

  • Inquiry Based Science Instruction  |   Video
    • The editors of Science magazine selected Kip Hodges, founding director of Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE), as one of 15 recipients of the Science Prize for Inquiry Based Instruction. Hodges talks about his inquiry-based approach to science education.

January 22, 2013

  • School Safety Legislation  |   Video
    • Republican State Senator Rich Crandall and Democratic State Representative Chad Campbell discuss their different approaches to gun and school safety legislation.

January 17, 2013

  • Lawrence Krauss on Science  |   Video
    • World-famous Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss makes his monthly visit to the Arizona Horizon studios to discuss the latest science news.

January 15, 2013

  • Medical Marijuana Referendum  |   Video
    • State Representative John Kavanagh has introduced a measure to allow voters in 2014 to decide whether to repeal the medical marijuana law passed by voters in 2010. Guests include Representative Kavanagh and Ryan Hurley, of the Rose Law Group, who is opposed to the plan.
  • 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.

January 14, 2013

  • Governor’s 2013 State of the State Address  |   Video
    • Arizona Horizon presents an hour-long special featuring Governor Jan Brewer’s 2013 State of the State Address followed by political analysis of the speech and the upcoming legislative session with former state legislators Stan Barnes, the founder and president of Copper State Consulting Group, and former state senator David Schapira.

January 10, 2013

  • US Airways Merger   |   Video
    • Robert Mittelstaedt, Dean of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, talks about the proposed merger between US Airways and American Airlines, and what it could mean for the Valley and the airline industry.

January 9, 2013

  • Adult Education  |   Video
    • The East Valley Institute of Technology’s career training programs aren’t just for high school students. They’re also for adults making a career change or wanting to acquire skills that will help them compete in today’s competitive job market. EVIT’s Adult Education Consultant and State Senator David Schapira talks about the state of adult education in Arizona.

January 7, 2013

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Arizona State Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell talk about their priorities for the 2013 legislative session.

January 3, 2013

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Arizona State Senate President Andy Biggs and Speaker of the House Andy Tobin provide a preview of the 2013 legislative session that starts January 14th, 2013.
  • USASU International Piano Competition  |   Video
    • Arizona State University is hosting the 6th Bosendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions on January 6-13, 2013. Competition founder and ASU Associate Professor of Piano, Dr. Baruch Meir, talks about some of the special features of this year’s competitions.

January 2, 2013

  • Legislative Priorities  |   Video
    • LIVE AT 5:30 p.m. - The state legislature hears from many different types of advocates who express their desires for state funding and legislation. Hear from several of those advocates as they talk about what they would like to see from the upcoming legislative session. Joining us will be Andrew Morrill, President of the Arizona Education Association, Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tara McCollum Plese, Senior Director for External Affairs of the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers and Amy Kobeta, Vice President of the Children's Action Alliance.

December 25, 2012

  • 2013 Economic Forecast  |   Video
    • REPEAT FROM 12/17/12

      Arizona State University economists Robert Mittelstaedt and Dennis Hoffman and Arizona Board of Regents economist Dan Anderson take a look back at the 2012 economy and a look forward at the outlook for 2013.

December 17, 2012

  • 2013 Economic Forecast  |   Video
    • Arizona State University economists Robert Mittelstaedt and Dennis Hoffman and economist Jim Rounds take a look back at the 2012 economy and a look forward at the outlook for 2013.

December 13, 2012

  • Bill of Rights Monument  |   Video
    • The executive director of MyBillofRights.org, Chris Bliss, talks about the nation’s first Bill of Rights monument that is being dedicated on Bill of Rights Day, Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at the Arizona State Capitol.

December 11, 2012

  • Suicide Prevention Award  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Health Services and Magellan Health Services of Arizona are recipients of a national award from the Council of State Governments for the Arizona Programmatic Suicide Deterrent System which launched in 2009. Dr. Karen Chaney of Magellan provides an overview of the program.

December 6, 2012

  • S.A.N.E. Solution to Federal Immigration   |   Video
    • Phoenix Attorney Danny Ortega and State Senator-elect Bob Worsley talk about The Real Arizona Coalition’s S.A.N.E. Solution to Federal Immigration.
  • Arizona Climate  |   Video
    • This past November was one of Arizona’s warmest on record. Learn about Arizona’s weather outlook with State Climatologist Nancy Selover and Randy Cerveny, a President’s Professor of Geographical Sciences. Both are with Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.

December 5, 2012

  • Economic Forecast  |   Video
    • ASU Economist Lee McPheters provides an overview of today’s Arizona Economic Forecast Luncheon co-sponsored by the Department of Economics at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase.

December 4, 2012

  • Arizona Health Insurance Exchange  |   Video
    • ASU Professor Marjorie Baldwin, who teaches in the Economics Department for the W.P. Carey School of Business, explains the ramifications of Arizona’s decision not to create a State-run health insurance exchange under the Nation’s health reform law.

December 3, 2012

  • AZ Furnace – First 10 Startups  |   Video
    • The first 10 startup companies have been selected to participate in the AZ Furnace Accelerator, an innovative initiative that encourages entrepreneurs to commercialize innovations developed at Arizona’s universities and research institutions. Gordon McConnell, Executive Director for Venture Acceleration at Arizona State University, talks about AZ Furnace’s first group of startups.

November 29, 2012

November 26, 2012

  • Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • World-famous physicist Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University joins Arizona Horizon monthly to talk about the latest science and physics news.

November 21, 2012

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Innovation Awards   |   Video
    • The Governor's Celebration of Innovation awards were recently handed out. The annual gala where the awards are given is held by the Arizona Technology Council in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Technology leaders and innovators from companies and schools across the state are honored. Arizona Technology Council President and CEO Steve Zylstra will talk about the winners.

November 20, 2012

  • VOTE 2012: Election Process  |   Video
    • Two weeks after the election, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell look back at what worked, what didn’t, what was learned and what can be done to improve the voting process.

November 15, 2012

  • Child Fatality Report  |   Video
    • 837 Arizona kids died last year according to the Arizona Child Fatality Review Program’s 19th annual report. The overall number of child deaths continues to decline, but homicides and suicides are on the rise. Find out more about the report from Will Humble, Director of the State Department of Health Services, and Dana Wolfe Naimark, President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance.
  • Arizona Health Insurance Exchange  |   Video
    • Arizona Governor Jan Brewer must decide soon Arizona will establish a state-run health insurance exchange or let the federal government be in charge of providing that service to Arizona residents. It’s a key part of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s health-reform law. Suzanne Kinney, Executive Director of the Arizona Chamber Foundation, a research and education arm of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, explains how a health insurance exchange works and what happens if Arizona decides not to operate its own exchange.

November 13, 2012

  • US Airways Study  |   Video
    • Elliott Pollack talks about a study his firm conducted that takes a look at the economic impact of US Airways on the Valley’s economy and losses that could occur if the company merges with another airline and moves its operational hub to another state.

November 1, 2012

  • Arizona State Parks  |   Video
    • Bryan Martyn, the new director of Arizona State Parks, talks about funding needs and strategies to improve the agency.

October 25, 2012

October 24, 2012

October 23, 2012

  • Lawrence Krauss on Physics  |   Video
    • World-famous physicist Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University joins Arizona Horizon monthly to talk about the latest science and physics news.

October 17, 2012

  • AZ Tech & Innovation: ASU Research Building  |   Video
    • ASU has opened its new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4). Sethuraman Panchanathan, Senior Vice President of ASU’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, describes what this state-of-the-art research facility has to offer.

October 15, 2012

  • Mayo Clinic Telestroke Program  |   Video
    • A recent agreement between Tuba City Regional Health Care and Mayo Clinic in Arizona will bring state-of-the-art stroke care to Navajo and Hopi patients through telemedicine. Dr. Bert Vargas, a Mayo Clinic telestroke neurologist, will talk about the new program, set to start in November.

October 11, 2012

  • State Out of the Union: A Novel  |   Video
    • Author Jeff Biggers talks about his new book State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream. The journalist and onetime Tucson resident takes a critical look at Arizona’s leadership on immigration reform and States’ rights; two issues at the heart of what he calls the “Arizonification of America.”

October 8, 2012

  • Vote 2012: Prop 116 (Personal Property Tax)  |   Video
    • Farrell Quinlan, Arizona State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business, explains Prop 116, a constitutional amendment that was referred to the ballot by state lawmakers. Prop 116 raises the personal property tax exemption on newly-acquired business equipment and machinery. The measure has no organized opposition.

October 3, 2012

  • Vote 2012: Debate - Prop 120 (State Sovereignty)  |   Video
    • Proposition 120 was placed on the ballot by the state legislature to give the state exclusive control over public lands, air, water, minerals and wildlife in Arizona. Those for the measure say it's an important step in asserting states' rights. Opponents say the state cannot afford to manage the lands, and also say it is unconstitutional. Supporters and opponents debate the merits of the proposition.

October 2, 2012

  • Vote 2012: Prop 119 (State Trust Lands)  |   Video
    • Proposition 119 would amend the constitution to allow Arizona to trade state trust land, with various limitations, for other public land. Learn more about this measure, which faces no organized opposition.

September 27, 2012

  • Lawrence Krauss on Physics  |   Video
    • World-famous physicist Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University joins Arizona Horizon monthly to talk about the latest science and physics news.

September 26, 2012

  • Arizona’s Public Lands  |   Video
    • Dean Bibles of the Public Lands Foundation, BLM State Director for Arizona Ray Suazo, and ASU West History Professor Dr. Eduardo Pagan, discuss the history, purpose, and evolving role of Arizona’s public lands. The discussion is a preview of some of the topics that will be discussed at the Public Lands Commemoration Forum that takes place September 27th in Phoenix.

September 25, 2012

  • Vote 2012: Prop 204 (Sales Tax Initiative)  |   Video
    • A measure to permanently extend a one-cent state sales tax is on the November ballot. The Quality Education and Jobs initiative would use that money to pay for education and road, rail, transit and other transportation projects. Ann-Eve Pedersen, Chairman of the Quality Education and Jobs initiative, will speak for the initiative. State Treasurer Doug Ducey will talk in opposition to the measure.

September 18, 2012

  • Vote 2012: Proposition 115 (The Judicial Department)  |   Video
    • Proponents and opponents of Prop 115 debate the merits of this constitutional amendment that was referred to the ballot by the Arizona State Legislature. The measure would revise procedures for appointing judges and make various other changes to the judicial system.

September 13, 2012

  • The State of Arizona Cities  |   Video
    • Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Kenny Evans, the Mayor of Payson, talk about the state of Arizona’s cities and their role in growing the State’s economy.

September 10, 2012

  • Arizona Common Core Education Standards  |   Video
    • Arizona is implementing new, more rigorous education standards this year. The Common Core Educational Standards have been adopted by 44 states to improve math and language skills among students. Arizona State Superintendent John Huppenthal and Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill will discuss the common core standards.

September 4, 2012

  • Lawrence Krauss on Physics  |   Video
    • Internationally-famous physicist Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University will talk about physics, with topics ranging from the discovery of the Higgs-Boson particle to the Mars “Curiosity” rover.

August 22, 2012

  • Lawrence Krauss on Physics  |   Video
    • Internationally-famous physicist Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University will talk about physics, with topics ranging from the discovery of the Higgs-Boson particle to the Mars “Curiosity” rover.

August 20, 2012

  • Megapolitan Impacts on Climate  |   Video
    • Arizona State University, along with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, have conducted a first-of-its-kind study on the impacts of megapolitan areas on regional climate. The study found that the Sun Corridor, a megapolitan area running from Prescott to Nogales and expected to be home to nine million people by 2040, could raise temperatures by four degrees Celsius. Matei Georgescu, lead author and assistant professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning in ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will talk about the study.

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 8, 2012

  • Medical Marijuana Legal Concerns  |   Video
    • This week the State Health Department held a lottery for applicants wanting to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Arizona. 97 of 433 applicants were awarded dispensary registration certificates, but it’s unclear if they’ll ever get to open for business. Attorney General Tom Horne has issued an opinion that the State’s medical marijuana law is preempted by federal law. Hear from Horne and Andrew Myers who managed Arizona’s Prop 203 (medical marijuana initiative) campaign.

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.

August 2, 2012

  • New Arizona Laws  |   Video
    • Capitol Media Services reporter Howard Fischer talks about some of the new State laws that take effect today.

August 1, 2012

  • 47 Years of Medicare & Medicaid  |   Video
    • 47 years ago the nation’s Medicaid and Medicare programs were born. We’ll take a look at the history and evolution of those programs and the challenges they’re facing today with a special emphasis on Arizona’s Medicaid program, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), which is now in its 30th year. Guests include AHCCCS Director Tom Betlach and AARP Arizona State President Dr. Leonard Kirschner who is a former AHCCCS Director (1987-1993).

July 26, 2012

  • Education Sales Tax Initiative  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is asking the State Supreme Court if a state sales tax initiative should be placed on the November General election ballot. Bennett explains why he’s appealing a lower court’s ruling that said the initiative should be placed on the ballot.

July 23, 2012

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • The state and national economies have entered the summer doldrums again. Arizona State University Economist Tim James and Economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company will discuss the latest economic news.

July 19, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Jazz from A to Z  |   Video
    • The Jazz from A to Z program represents a unique partnership between the Mesa Arts Center, Arizona State University’s Public History Department, Mesa Public Schools and Jazz at Lincoln Center. This segment profiles how the program uses jazz to help teach history in the classroom and provides music students and their teachers with jazz workshops and other learning opportunities.

July 18, 2012

  • Sales Tax Extension  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett rejected petition signatures for the Quality Education and Jobs Initiative, which would extend a one-cent state sales tax. Bennett said wording on petition sheets didn’t match what was given to his office electronically. A court hearing will be held on the rejection of the signatures. Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic will tell us what the court decides.

July 17, 2012

  • Arizona Weather Update  |   Video
    • An update on the drought that’s gripping the nation and a look at Arizona’s monsoon season with Randy Cerveny, a professor of geographical sciences who directs the meteorology program at Arizona State University.

July 2, 2012

  • Health Insurance Exchanges  |   Video
    • The Affordable Care Act requires every state to have at least one health insurance exchange in place by 2014. The Arizona Chamber Foundation Executive Director Suzanne Kinney talks about the issues and opportunities facing Arizona as it considers how to establish an exchange.

June 26, 2012

  • Education Sales Tax Initiative Disqualified  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett disqualified a voter initiative from going to the ballot because the petitions were not filed properly. Find out what happened, and what’s next for the initiative that seeks a permanent sales tax increase to pay for education, from Ann-Eve Pedersen Chairman of the Quality Jobs and Education Committee that’s backing the initiative

June 25, 2012

  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling: SB 1070 - Legal  |   Video
    • ASU law professors Paul Bender and Carissa Hessick and immigration attorney Regina Jefferies provide legal analysis of the Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070. Plus, State Representative John Kavanagh and former state lawmakers/political consultant John Loredo talk about the opinion and the politics of enforcing SB 1070 moving forward.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling: SB 1070 - Political  |   Video
    • ASU law professors Paul Bender and Carissa Hessick and immigration attorney Regina Jefferies provide legal analysis of the Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070. Plus, State Representative John Kavanagh and former state lawmakers/political consultant John Loredo talk about the opinion and the politics of enforcing SB 1070 moving forward.

June 13, 2012

  • AZ Tech and Innovation: Large Flexible Display  |   Video
    • The largest flexible color display has been developed by researchers at Arizona State University’s Flexible Display Center. The director of the center, Nick Colaneri, will talk about the 7.4 inch display.

June 12, 2012

  • Real Estate Future  |   Video
    • As the Phoenix Area recovers from one of the worst real estate markets it has ever seen, will the same mistakes that resulted in the real estate bust be repeated? Mark Stapp, the Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate and director of the Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business, will discuss the possibilities of that happening again.

June 4, 2012

  • The Future of Journalism  |   Video
    • The web has changed many aspects of our lives, including the dissemination of news. Some predict the death of newspapers, while media companies struggle to figure out a revenue model that works in the digital age. Arizona State University Journalism Professor Tim McGuire discusses the future of journalism.

May 24, 2012

  • McCain Institute for International Leadership  |   Video
    • Arizona State University is launching the nonprofit McCain Institute for International Leadership. ASU President Michael Crow talks about the mission of the new nonpartisan education and research institute that is funded initially by a $9 million gift from a charitable trust established by Arizona Senator John McCain.

May 23, 2012

  • Technology & Innovation: SCENE Research  |   Video
    • The Arizona State University SCENE Research Program for high school students is developing innovators of the future. We'll hear from a student innovator and a mentor from the program.

May 21, 2012

  • Arnold v. Sarn Lawsuit History  |   Video
    • Mental Health Attorney Charles “Chick” Arnold explains how his name became associated with the class action lawsuit Arnold v. Sarn. Filed in 1981, the lawsuit seeks to force the State of Arizona to provide the community-based system of care for individuals with serious mental illnesses that is promised in state statute.

May 15, 2012

  • Mortgage Settlement Fund  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne discusses his views on the State Legislature staking claim to $50 million from the Mortgage Settlement Fund.

May 14, 2012

  • States’ Rights Legislation  |   Video
    • State Senator Al Melvin of Tucson talks about states’ rights legislation introduced during the recent legislative session, including his own bill that’s awaiting the Governor’s signature.

May 9, 2012

May 8, 2012

May 7, 2012

  • Economic Growth: Legislative Wrap-up: Business & Economic Growth  |   Video
    • Arizona Horizon takes a look at what State lawmakers did during the legislative session to help or hinder business and economic growth in Arizona. Guests include Greater Phoenix Economic Council President and CEO Barry Broome, ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman, and Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

May 3, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Commission on the Arts  |   Video
    • The State Legislature has reauthorized the Arizona Commission on the Arts for another ten years. The commission’s executive director Robert Booker discusses the commission’s vital role in economic development and public education.
  • The Legislature & Children’s Issues  |   Video
    • Dana Naimark of the Children’s Action Alliance talks about how the new State budget and other legislative actions will impact Arizona’s children.

May 2, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona state legislature.
  • Mortgage Relief Fund Sweep  |   Video
    • Arizona Housing Alliance Executive Director Valerie Iverson explains why her organization is considering legal action after state lawmakers pass a budget that sweeps $50 million from a mortgage settlement fund.

May 1, 2012

  • Arizona Budget  |   Video
    • State lawmakers and the Governor have agreed on a new budget and lawmakers are expected to pass it today. Bob Robb of the Arizona Republic will talk about the budget.

April 30, 2012

April 25, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

April 19, 2012

  • First Solar/Arizona’s Solar Industry  |   Video
    • Tempe-based First Solar is downsizing its global manufacturing operations. ASU research professor Tim James talks about what the layoffs and say about the state of the solar energy industry.
  • Arizona Supreme Court Ruling: Tucson v Arizona  |   Video
    • Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, explains what a recent decision by the Arizona Supreme Court says about how much control the State Legislature has over local charter governments.

April 18, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

April 17, 2012

  • Arizona Budget  |   Video
    • State Representative Justin Olson, who is vice-chair of the House Appropriations Committee, discusses the latest State revenue forecast and its impact on budget negotiations.

April 16, 2012

  • Arizona Budget  |   Video
    • John Arnold, the Governor’s budget director, discusses the latest State revenue forecast and its impact on budget negotiations.

April 11, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.
  • Debt Collection Bill  |   Video
    • While creditors are supporting a bill (HB 2664) moving through the state legislature that deals with credit card debt, others are saying it’s a bad deal for consumers. Hear from attorneys on both sides of the issue.

April 9, 2012

  • Revising Arizona’s Recall Law  |   Video
    • Fountain Hills resident Paul Ryan is asking state lawmakers to consider revising Arizona’s 100-year-old recall law that allows citizens to remove elected officials from office. He won support from Republicans and Democrats who are requesting that a committee be formed to revisit the law. Join Ryan, Senator Michele Reagan and Senator David Lujan as they explain why the recall law might need an update.
  • Tuition Freeze at ASU  |   Video
    • For the first time in about 20 years, the Arizona Board of Regents voted to freeze undergraduate in-state tuition at ASU. Glen Nelson, the Board’s chief operating officer, explains the current tuition plans at ASU, UA and NAU.

April 2, 2012

  • AZ House Conflict of Interest Rule  |   Video
    • Representative Ruben Gallego wants to strengthen a House rule that requires lawmakers to abstain from voting on bills in which they have a personal financial interest. Representatives Gallego and John Kavanagh discuss the proposal.

March 29, 2012

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • An update on the State budget and other legislative issues with the Arizona Speaker of the House Andy Tobin and the Senate President Steve Pierce.
  • Landlord-Tenant Law  |   Video
    • Three bills have been introduced in the Arizona House that look to change the state's Landlord-Tenant law. Supports say the measures are designed to simplify the landlord-tenant relationship. Opponents say the changes would weaken the rights of the tenants. Stan Silas, an attorney with Community Legal Services, discuss the bills.

March 28, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

March 27, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

March 26, 2012

March 22, 2012

  • Ex-lawmaker’s Legal Troubles  |   Video
    • Former State lawmaker Richard Miranda resigned from the legislature in February citing health and family reasons. Since then, he has pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and tax evasion. Learn about the details of the story from Arizona Guardian reporter Dennis Welch.

March 21, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

March 17, 2012

  • State Budget Update  |   Video
    • Senate Majority Leader Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Gilbert) and House Minority Leader Rep. Chad Campbell (D-Phoenix) discuss the status of State budget negotiations.
  • State Government Personnel Reform  |   Video
    • On a party-line vote, the Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill (HB 2571) that reforms personnel rules that govern the hiring, firing and management of most state workers. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Justin Olson (R-Mesa) and Representative Bruce Wheeler (D-Tucson), who voted against the bill, debate the merits of the measure that is now under consideration in the State Senate.

March 14, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.
  • Improving Public Education  |   Video
    • As Arizona joins other states in seeking federal approval to opt-out of certain requirements of No Child Left Behind, Horizon takes a look at what Arizona is doing right, what it’s doing wrong, and what it must start doing to improve public education. Guests are: State Representative Heather Carter and AEA President Andrew Morrill.

March 7, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

March 6, 2012

  • Border Militia  |   Video
    • State legislators debate a bill that would create a volunteer armed force to patrol the Arizona-Mexico border.
  • Taxing Online Sales  |   Video
    • A bill (SB 1338) is moving through the Arizona State Legislature that would require Internet-based companies like Amazon.com to collect state taxes on the products it sells. Michelle Ahlmer, Executive Director of the Arizona Retailers Association, explains why her organization is supporting the bill.

February 29, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

February 27, 2012

February 22, 2012

  • AZ Technology and Innovation: The Science of Baseball  |   Video
    • The Arizona SciTech Festival has over 250 events statewide. One upcoming event takes a look at the science of baseball. Arizona State University Psychology Professor Michael McBeath will talk about the SciTech event, “Spring Training Festival: The Mad Science of Baseball.”
  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

February 21, 2012

  • Legislative Budget Plan  |   Video
    • Dennis Welch of the Arizona Guardian reports on the legislative budget plan state lawmakers passed out of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.

February 16, 2012

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • State Senate President Steve Pierce and House Speaker Andy Tobin discuss the current legislative session.
  • 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.

February 15, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Arizona SciTech Festival – Maker Faire  |   Video
    • The Arizona SciTech Festival is underway, with over 200 events throughout the state. Scheduled for February 18th at Arizona State University is the Maker Faire, an event filled with student and community project demonstrations, do-it-yourself activities and workshops and the Duel in the Desert scrimmage for FIRST Robotics. Dr. Chell Roberts, Executive Dean of ASU College of Tech and Innovation, will discuss the Maker Faire.

February 14, 2012

February 13, 2012

  • Public Sector Union Bills  |   Video
    • Arizona State Lawmakers are considering several bills that limit the power of labor unions for public sector employees, including police and firefighters. The sponsor of the bills, Republican Senator Rick Murphy, and Democratic Senator David Lujan debate the legislation.

February 9, 2012

  • Adopt a Pound Dog  |   Video
    • Dozens of “E-list” dogs (those scheduled to be euthanized) are being transferred from shelters all over the state to Tempe for a special pet adoption event February 11th and 12th. Longtime pet rescue volunteer Cathy LaSausa will speak about the event and how to reduce the number of dogs that end up on the “E-list."
  • State Spending Limits   |   Video
    • The Arizona House Majority Leader, Representative Steve Court, and House Minority Leader, Representative Chad Cambell, debate a proposed House rule change that would limit lock state spending to a formula based on the previous year’s appropriations.

February 8, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter, Luige del Puerto, provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

February 7, 2012

  • Senate Appropriations Chairman  |   Video
    • Senator Don Shooter (R-Yuma) will speak about his role as Chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee and the process of drafting a new State budget.

February 1, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

January 30, 2012

  • Arizona Economy  |   Video
    • ASU economist Dennis Hoffman shares his views on President Obama’s ideas for growing jobs and how state lawmakers can stimulate Arizona’s economy.

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 25, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

January 24, 2012

  • Energy Efficiency  |   Video
    • Horizon continues its look at sustainability with a house that can save up to 90-percent of its energy costs. The traveling German structure is called "Das Haus," and it is currently on display at Tempe Town Lake, near the Tempe Center for the Arts.

January 23, 2012

  • Corporate Financial Disclosure  |   Video
    • A discussion about HB 2385, a bill introduced in the Arizona State House of Representatives, that is designed to strengthen corporate financial disclosure requirements, making it easier for the public to know the source of political ads.
  • Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ Decision to Resign  |   Video
    • Friends and former colleagues of Representative Gabrielle Giffords comment on her decision to resign from Congress.

January 18, 2012

  • Legislative Update
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Physicist and Author Lawrence Krauss
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss will talk about two new books he has written. One is about famed physicist Richard Feynman's life in science, titled "Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science." The other covers the possible origins of the universe: “A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing.”

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.
  • Storing Nuclear Waste to Fund Education  |   Video
    • State Senator Al Melvin, Tucson Republican and Chair of the House Commerce and Energy Commission, explains his plan to raise money for public education by storing nuclear waste in Arizona.

January 11, 2012

January 9, 2012

  • Governor’s State of the State Address  |   Video
    • Arizona Horizon presents a hour-long special featuring Governor Jan Brewer’s 2012 State of the State Address, followed by political analysis of the speech and the upcoming legislative session by political consultants/former legislators Stan Barnes and John Loredo.

January 5, 2012

  • Senator Bundgaard Ethics Hearing  |   Video
    • Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times provides an update on the Senate Ethics Committee investigation of an ethics complaint against State Senator Scott Bundgaard.

January 3, 2012

  • Business Leaders' Legislative Priorities  |   Video
    • Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer, National Federation of Independent Business State Director Farrell Quinlan and Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Sanders discuss their organizational legislative priorities for 2012.

January 2, 2012

  • 2012 Education Priorities  |   Video
    • Education advocates share their views on the state of public education in Arizona and what state lawmakers should focus on in 2012. Guests include Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Arizona School Administrators Executive Director Dr. Debra Duvall and Arizona Business and Education Coalition Executive Director Susan Carlson.

December 22, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat Special: The Art of Janine Antoni
    • She expresses herself through performance and sculpture. New York artist Janine Antoni discussed her art with Ted Simons while she was in town to deliver the Elaine Horwitch Lecture on Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at Arizona State University.

December 19, 2011

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation Special Asteroid Research
    • The space shuttle program may have ended, but a new era in space exploration is underway. NASA recently announced its latest mission – OSIRIS-REx. The mission involves learning more about earth’s history by obtaining samples of an asteroid that’s headed in this direction. Arizona State University Professor Phil Christensen talks about the mission.

December 14, 2011

  • 2012 Legislative Priorities  |   Video
    • State lawmakers will be back in session early next year. Senate President Steve Pierce, Senate Minority Leader David Schapira and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell will talk about legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

December 13, 2011

  • Economic Forecast for 2012  |   Video
    • It looks as if the economic recovery is continuing, although at a slow pace. Arizona State University economists Robert Mittelstaedt and Dennis Hoffman and economist Elliott Pollack will take a look back at the 2011 economy and a look forward at the 2012 outlook.

December 12, 2011

  • 2012 Education Priorities  |   Video
    • Education advocates share their views on the state of public education in Arizona and what state lawmakers should focus on in 2012. Guests include Arizona Education Association (AEA) President Andrew Morrill, Arizona School Administrators (ASA) Executive Director Dr. Debra Duvall, and Arizona Business and Education Coalition (ABEC) Executive Director Susan Carlson.
  • Supreme Court Accepts SB 1070 Case  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor Paul Bender discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to take a case challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law.

December 1, 2011

  • American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)  |   Video
    • Representative Debbie Lesko, Majority Whip of the Arizona House of Representatives and Arizona State Chairman for ALEC discusses the nonprofit organization that has had an influential role in shaping public policy in Arizona.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Bolo Ties  |   Video
    • A look at the official state neckwear of Arizona with bolo tie aficionado Norman Sandfield. His collection of bolo ties is part of a new exhibit at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

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.
  • State Parks   |   Video
    • Arizona State Parks Director Renee Bahl is leaving the agency next month to pursue other career opportunities. Before she leaves, we ask her about the current state of Arizona’s Parks System.
  • Arizona Centennial: The Bolo Tie
    • The bolo tie, Arizona’s official state neckwear since 1971, is featured in a new exhibit at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. Collector Norman Sandfried, who co-authored a book that accompanies the exhibit of American Indian-crafted ties, discusses the history and artistry of the bolo tie.

November 23, 2011

  • Family Caregivers  |   Video
    • November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month. David Besst, Co-chair of the Arizona Caregiver Coalition and Dr. David Coon, Associate Vice Provost for Research Collaborations at Health Outcomes @ ASU talk about the valuable service family caregivers provide and the services available to help them.

November 21, 2011

  • Independent Redistricting Commission  |   Video
    • IRC attorney Mary O’Grady talks about the redistricting process and the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate Colleen Mathis as chairwoman of the IRC, after she was removed from office by the Governor with consent of the State Senate.
  • Arizona Child Safety Task Force  |   Video
    • State Representative Katie Hobbs, a social worker who was hoping to have a seat on the Governor’s Child Safety Task Force, discusses her ideas for reforming Child Protective Services.

November 11, 2011

November 10, 2011

  • Legislative Arts Appropriations  |   Video
    • State funding for the arts has gone from little to nothing in recent years according to a policy briefing from ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy. Hear from the author of the report Rhonda Phillips, Associate Dean of ASU’s Barrett Honors College Downtown Campus

November 9, 2011

  • AZ Senator-Elect Jerry Lewis  |   Video
    • It appears as if State Senate President Russell Pearce lost his recall election. Victorious challenger Jerry Lewis discusses his win.

November 7, 2011

  • Open Meetings Law  |   Video
    • Constitutional Attorney Dan Barr talks about how the State’s open meetings law applies to the state legislature and the Independent Redistricting Commission as well.

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 27, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Janine Antoni  |   Video
    • She expresses herself through performance and sculpture. New York artist Janine Antoni discussed her art with Ted Simons while she was in town to deliver the Elaine Horwitch Lecture on Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at Arizona State University.

October 24, 2011

  • Domestic Violence: Address Confidentiality  |   Video
    • The new “Address Confidentiality Program” allows victims of domestic violence to keep their residential addresses confidential by substituting the address of the Secretary of State’s Office. Betty McEntire, the program’s first Executive Director, explains how the program works.

October 20, 2011

  • Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Labor Union Law  |   Video
    • Goldwater Institute attorney Clint Bolick and labor attorney Stan Lubin debate the merits of National Labor Relations Board v. State of Arizona. This lawsuit filed by the NLRB would invalidate a voter-approved amendment to Arizona’s constitution that guarantees use of a secret ballot when organizing a labor union.
  • Arizona Centennial: State Fair History  |   Video
    • Arizona State Fair executive assistant Jack Bell shares some of the fair’s rich history.

October 19, 2011

  • State Public Affairs Networks  |   Video
    • The National Association of State Public Affairs Networks is promoting the creation of state versions of C-SPAN in all fifty states. Hear from NAPAN President Paul Giguere who was in Phoenix recently to testify at an FCC hearing on the future of media.

October 18, 2011

October 5, 2011

  • Arizona Technology & Innovation: ASU Solar Collaboration  |   Video
    • Arizona State University will lead a new national Engineering Research Center to solve challenges of harnessing solar power in economically and sustainable ways. Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies, or QESST, will be directed by Christina Honsberg, a professor in ASU's School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.

September 28, 2011

  • Digital Learning Seminar  |   Video
    • Dr. Sybil Francis, Executive Director of the Center for the Future of Arizona and State Senator Rich Crandall, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, discuss the Southwest Digital Learning Seminar that focused on the use of technology in education.
  • State Veterinarian  |   Video
    • Dr. Perry Durham, the new State Veterinarian for Arizona, describes the responsibilities of his office.

September 27, 2011

  • Arizona State Treasurer  |   Video
    • State Treasurer Doug Ducey comments on economic uncertainties facing the state from his perspective as a businessman now working in the public sector.

September 20, 2011

September 15, 2011

  • ASU and Solar Energy  |   Video
    • After years of installing solar panels on campus parking structures and rooftops, Arizona State University has exceeded 10 megawatts of solar energy capacity. Find out more about ASU’s commitment to solar power from David Brixen, ASU's associate vice president of Facilities Development and Management, and Morgan Olsen, executive vice president, treasurer, and CFO at ASU.

September 12, 2011

  • Same Sex Health Benefits for State Employees  |   Video
    • State Representative John Kavanagh shares his views on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that agrees with a lower court decision to block an Arizona law from taking effect that would have eliminated same sex health care benefits for domestic partners of state government employees.
  • People v. The State of Illusion  |   Video
    • Writer and producer Austin Vickers discusses his feature length documentary/drama that explores the science and power of perception and imagination and attempts to answer the question, “can people really change?”

September 8, 2011

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

September 7, 2011

  • Health Benefits for Same Sex Partners of State Employees  |   Video
    • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges upheld a lower court decision to block an Arizona law from taking effect that would have eliminated same sex health care benefits for domestic partners of state government employees. Dan Barr, the plaintiffs’ attorney in the legal challenge to the law discusses the case.

September 1, 2011

  • Arizona Tax Recovery  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Revenue is giving taxpayers an opportunity pay back taxes owed to the State without penalty from September 1 through October 1, 2011. ADOR spokesman Anthony Forschino explains the Tax Recovery Program.

August 30, 2011

  • Asteroid Research  |   Video
    • The space shuttle program may have ended, but a new era inspace exploration is underway. NASA recently announced its latest mission– Osires-Rex. The mission involves learning more about earth’shistory by obtaining samples of an asteroid that’s headed in thisdirection. Arizona State University Professor Phil Christensen talks about themission.

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

  • Immigration Slowdown  |   Video
    • The number of illegal immigrant apprehensions and deaths have dropped significantly, pointing to a drop in illegal immigration. Why is that happening? Bill Hart of Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute will discuss the apparent slowdown in illegal immigration.
  • State Revenue  |   Video
    • ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman discusses the revenue outlook for the State of Arizona.
  • 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.

August 23, 2011

  • BLM Arizona  |   Video
    • Jim Kenna, the state director for the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona discusses issues related to the natural resources that are managed by his agency.

August 22, 2011

  • Rural Energy  |   Video
    • The Obama Administration will be giving grants to help small businesses, ranchers and farmers in Arizona install renewable energy systems or make energy efficient improvements. Ten Arizona rural businesses will be given the Rural Energy for America Program grants. Arizona State Director for Rural Development Alan Stephens will discuss the grants.

August 1, 2011

  • Housing Vacancy Rate  |   Video
    • Real Estate Analyst Elliott Pollack discusses the state of the valley’s real estate market and what the latest Census numbers say about vacant homes.
  • Rural Health Conference  |   Video
    • A preview of the 38th annual Rural Health Conference sponsored by the University of Arizona’s Rural Health Office. UA Professor Lynda Bergsma, Director of the State Office of Rural Health and Jim Dickson, the CEO at Copper Queen Community Hospital talk about health issues pertaining to rural Arizona.

July 25, 2011

  • Commercial Real Estate  |   Video
    • An Arizona State University professor says he has a solution to help fix the Valley’s ailing commercial real estate market. W.P. Carey School of Business Real Estate Professor Mark Stapp will explain his idea.
  • Downtown Smart App  |   Video
    • Students from Arizona State University’s Cronkite New Media Innovation Lab have developed a smart app to help people navigate attractions and businesses in downtown Phoenix. Lab director Retha Hill will talk about the new smart app.

July 21, 2011

  • Border Fence Donations  |   Video
    • The State of Arizona has a new website that’s seeking donations to build additional fencing along the U.S. – Mexico border. It’s the result of a bill sponsored by state senator Steve Smith who explains how the program will work.

July 20, 2011

  • Excess State Revenue  |   Video
    • The State of Arizona is on track to collect more tax revenues than projected when lawmakers passed the 2012 budget. State Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Phoenix) and State Representative Justin Olson (R-Mesa) debate what the State should do with any extra money it collects.
  • New Arizona Laws  |   Video
    • July 20th is the general effective date for laws passed during the most recent regular session of the Arizona State Legislature. Jim Small and Luige del Puerto of the Arizona Capitol Times talk about some of the new laws that are now on the books.

July 19, 2011

July 13, 2011

  • Cutting Taxes  |   Video
    • Do government revenues increase when taxes are cut? It’s a claim often made in congress and the state legislature. ASU Economists Dennis Hoffman Dean Robert Mittelstaedt from the W.P. Carey School of Business will discuss the issue.

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.

July 11, 2011

  • Senate President Russell Pearce Recall  |   Video
    • A citizens group has submitted enough valid signatures to force Senator Russell Pearce into a recall election. Find out what the next steps are with State Election Director Amy Bjelland.

July 6, 2011

  • Clean Elections Ruling Impact  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled that the matching funds provision of Arizona’s Clean Elections public campaign financing system is unconstitutional. That means publicly-funded candidates will no longer get extra public money to match spending by privately-financed candidates. Political analysts Bob Grossfeld of the Media Guys and Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting Group talk about the decision will change Arizona’s political landscape.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Asteroid Exploration  |   Video
    • The newly announced OSIRIS-Rex NASA mission to collect a sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth will include an instrument built at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). This Thermal Emission Spectrometer, similar to those used on the Mars Rovers, will be the first such instrument for spaceflight to be built at ASU. In addition to a background report on asteroids and OSIRIS-Rex, Mission Instrument Scientist Phil Christensen will discuss the technology and challenges associated with the project.

June 30, 2011

  • Higher Education Funding  |   Video
    • Incoming Chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents Fred DuVal talks about his priorities which include a one-year tuition freeze and predictable levels of state funding at Arizona’s public universities.

June 29, 2011

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.

June 16, 2011

June 15, 2011

June 1, 2011

  • Medical Marijuana Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Governor and Attorney General have filed a federal lawsuit to find out if the State’s medical marijuana law is constitutional and to determine if State workers who administer the program could face criminal prosecution. Attorney Scot Claus, a partner in the Phoenix law firm Mariscal-Weeks, gives his take on the lawsuit and the constitutionality of Arizona’s medical marijuana law.

May 31, 2011

  • Senator Russell Pearce Recall   |   Video
    • “Citizens for a Better Arizona” has filed more than 18-thousand petition signatures in an attempt to force a recall election for State Senate President Russell Pearce. The group’s leader, Randy Parraz, discusses the campaign.

May 26, 2011

  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling: Employer Sanctions  |   Video
    • ASU Professor Paul Bender discusses today’s Supreme Court opinion upholding Arizona’s employer sanctions law.
  • Medicaid Cuts Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest is suing the State over budget cuts to Arizona’s Medicaid program known as AHCCCS. The Center’s Executive Director, Tim Hogan, explains the lawsuit.

May 25, 2011

  • State Pension Changes  |   Video
    • During the recent legislative session, lawmakers made several changes to Arizona’s state employee pension systems. Labor groups have threatened to sue saying some of those changes are unconstitutional. Employment attorney John Balitis shares his legal analysis of whether or not the changes pass constitutional muster.

May 24, 2011

  • DUI Legislation Referendum   |   Video
    • Senate Bill 1200, passed by state lawmakers and signed by the Governor, makes numerous changes to Arizona’s impaired driving laws. Hear from the bill’s sponsor Senator Linda Gray and Cliff Girard, a Phoenix defense attorney who has filed a referendum to stop part of that bill from going into effect.

May 23, 2011

  • Learning From China's School  |   Video
    • State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal recently visited schools in China. He’ll discuss what he discovered, and what Arizona can learn from China’s schools.

May 18, 2011

  • Papago Golf Course/AZ Golf Industry  |   Video
    • Arizona golf journalist Bill Huffman reports the state of Arizona’s golf industry and turmoil at the Papago Golf Course which has prompted city of Phoenix to consider looking for a new manager of that municipal course.

May 12, 2011

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

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.

May 3, 2011

  • Arizona State Parks  |   Video
    • After several years of substantial budget cuts, Arizona State Parks are facing significant financial challenges. The agency’s director, Renee Bahl, discusses the impacts of budget cuts and strategies to keep the parks open.

April 28, 2011

  • Legislative Wrap-up: Social Services  |   Video
    • Find out how state budget cuts to Medicaid, child care and cash assistance may affect Arizona’s most vulnerable populations. Guests include Jacki Taylor, CEO of Save the Family; Eddie Sissons, Executive Director of Arizona Foundation for Behavioral Health; and Timothy Schmaltz, director of the Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition.

April 19, 2011

  • Arizona Geological Survey  |   Video
    • He recently briefed the Arizona Corporation Commission about earthquake hazards near the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. Lee Allison, state geologist and director of the Arizona Geological Survey, talks about the state’s seismic monitoring network which is due to run out of funding this summer; earth fissures; and what may be a large deposit of a highly sought- after mineral near Holbrook.
  • Ethnoburbs  |   Video
    • You may not know what an “Ethnoburb” is, but you can find out from the professor who coined the term. An Ethnoburb is a residential and business area in the suburbs with a cluster of a particular minority population. Professor Wei Li of the Arizona State University School of Social Transformation will talk about Ethnoburbs.

April 18, 2011

  • Career and Technical Education  |   Video
    • The FY2012 state budget eliminates career and technical education funding for 9th grade students. Find out how that impacts Arizona’s efforts to prepare high school students for the workforce. Guests include Carolyn Warner, co-chair of the Arizona Skill Standards Commission; Jac Heiss, superintendent of the Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry and Technology; and Brandon Ames, CEO of ABLE Information Technologies.

April 14, 2011

April 12, 2011

  • AHCCCS/Medicaid Cuts Lawsuit   |   Video
    • The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest is preparing to file a lawsuit challenging state budget cuts to Arizona’s Medicaid program known as AHCCCS. Tim Hogan, the Center’s executive director, explains why he believes a lawsuit is warranted.

April 7, 2011

  • State Budget: Impact on Counties and Cities  |   Video
    • Navajo County Supervisor and President of the County Supervisors Association of Arizona David Tenney and Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny discuss the impact of the $8.3 billion FY 2012 state budget on local government.

April 6, 2011

  • Gifts to Legislators  |   Video
    • Amid reports that some state lawmakers accepted gifts from the Fiesta Bowl that were not reported on their financial disclosure statements, we learn about Arizona’s laws regarding gifts to lawmakers from Secretary of State Ken Bennett whose office maintains the financial reports of lawmakers and lobbyists.

April 5, 2011

  • State Budget and the Economy  |   Video
    • Economists discuss the potential impact of the state budget on Arizona’s economy. Guests include ASU economist Dennis Hoffman and Alan Maguire, president and principal economist for The Maguire Company.
  • FY 2012 State Budget  |   Video
    • Proponents say is big on cuts and short on gimmicks. Speaker of the House Kirk Adams and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell discuss the $8.3 billion budget that’s now awaiting Governor Brewer’s signature.

April 4, 2011

  • AHCCCS Budget  |   Video
    • State lawmakers and the governor are proposing big cuts to the state’s health insurance for the poor. Tom Betlach, director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, will talk about how those cuts will impact his agency and its clients. Kim VanPelt, associate director of Arizona Health Futures for St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, will explain what the proposed AHCCCS enrollment freeze will mean for Arizona’s Medicaid population and their health care providers.

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.

March 30, 2011

  • Economic Growth: Invest Arizona  |   Video
    • Senate Bill 1041, the Invest Arizona bill, establishes tax incentives for companies that meet certain job creation and investment thresholds. Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Farrell Quinlan, state director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Arizona, debate the merits of the bill.
  • Medical Marijuana Rules  |   Video
    • The State Department of Health Services has issued the final rules that will govern Arizona’s medical marijuana program that starts in mid-April. DHS Director Will Humble explains how the system will work.

March 22, 2011

  • Arizona's Judiciary  |   Video
    • Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch discusses the state of Arizona’s judiciary.

March 21, 2011

  • Arizona Senate Leadership  |   Video
    • Senate President Russell Pearce and Senate Minority Leader David Schapira discuss the state budget and other legislation.

March 3, 2011

March 2, 2011

  • Arizona Board of Regents  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Regents oversees the state's universities. Hear what Regent leadership has to say about a bill to abolish the board.

March 1, 2011

  • State Audit: Classroom Spending  |   Video
    • According to a new audit, the percentage of education spending that makes it into Arizona classrooms is the lowest it's been in ten years of tracking that data. Tara Lennon of the Arizona Auditor General's office discusses the findings.

February 28, 2011

  • Sports Concussions  |   Video
    • Arizona State University quarterback Steven Threet is calling it quits because of multiple concussions. Dr. David Dodick of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale is a nationally recognized expert on concussions, and will discuss the injury that is common to athletes in some sports.
  • State of Education in Arizona  |   Video
    • Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal explains what he told lawmakers about the state of education in Arizona.

February 22, 2011

  • States' Rights  |   Video
    • Fed-up with federal mandates, Arizona lawmakers are trying to assert states rights. What does that mean, and how much power do states really have? Hear what legal experts have to say about the issue.

February 15, 2011

  • Special Session  |   Video
    • State lawmakers are working in special session this week on a bill designed to grow jobs and improve Arizona's economy. Speaker of the House Kirk Adams and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell discuss the measure.

February 10, 2011

  • State Pension Reform  |   Video
    • House Speaker Kirk Adams has introduced legislation to reform Arizona's public employee pension system. Among other things it would raise the retirement age, increase employee's payments and eliminate cost-of-living increases. Speaker Adams discusses.
  • African American Legislative Days  |   Video
    • State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor discusses the African American Legislative Days event which is focusing on education, economic development and the justice system.

February 7, 2011

  • Organ Transplants   |   Video
    • Last fall Arizona stopped funding certain kinds of organ transplants under the state's Medicaid program. State legislators promised to revised the issue following a few deaths that resulted from the decision. Representative Anna Tovar, a transplant recipient herself, discusses.

February 3, 2011

  • SB 1322  |   Video
    • State lawmakers help a press conference today on SB 1322. Supporters say the bill will save taxpayer money by requiring Arizona's largest cities to seek competitive bids for the delivery of certain city services. Senate Majority Leader Scott Bungaard and Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio explain.
  • Challenges of Local Government   |   Video
    • State lawmakers have introduced a number of bills that would impact cities and towns in a variety of ways. Here to discuss what Arizona's local governments are facing is Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of League of AZ Cities and Towns.
  • Synthetic Marijuana Ban  |   Video
    • The Arizona House of Representatives passed an emergency bill aimed at banning the sale of synthetic marijuana. Representatives Amanda Reeve and Matt Heinz discuss the bill.

February 1, 2011

  • Birthright Citizenship Bills   |   Video
    • State Senators Ron Gould (R-Lake Havasu) and David Schapira (D-Tempe) discuss legislative efforts to recognize Arizona residents as citizens of the state only if they were born in the United States to at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • Sentencing Reform  |   Video
    • Reforming Arizona’s sentencing laws for non-violent offenders could save millions of dollars each year and reduce crime rates, according to a new study commissioned by the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Guests include AACJ representative David Derickson, an attorney and former presiding criminal judge for Maricopa County.

January 31, 2011

  • State Budget Deficit: Raise Taxes or Reduce Spending?  |   Video
    • State lawmakers have two primary options to erase the State’s massive budget deficit: 1) raise taxes or, 2) cut government spending. Both have a negative impact on Arizona’s economy, but according to a new analysis by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, one option is less economically harmful than the other. Tom R. Rex, associate director of the Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, explains.

January 27, 2011

  • Birthright Citizenship Legislation  |   Video
    • State lawmakers introduced legislation that they hope leads to the elimination of automatic birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants. ASU law professor Andy Hessick discusses the legislation.
  • Mental Health Assistance  |   Video
    • In light of the recent shootings in Tucson, the state's division of behavioral health has developed a mental health checklist that provides assistance and information to those that believe someone they know needs help. Dr. Laura Nelson, director of the Division of Behavioral Health, Arizona Department of Health Services, discusses.

January 25, 2011

January 24, 2011

  • Independent Voters  |   Video
    • For the first time in state history, Independent voters out-register Democrats. If the trend continues, the number of registered Independents could exceed Republicans by the 2012 elections. Bruce Merrill of Arizona State University discusses the trend.

January 20, 2011

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Senate Minority Leader David Schapira and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell discuss issues facing the 50th Arizona State Legislature.
  • Proposed Budget Cuts to Higher Education  |   Video
    • Governor Brewer's plans to deal with the huge budget shortfall includes substantial cuts to higher education. Chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents Anne Mariucci and Arizona State University President Michael Crow talk about the proposed cuts.

January 19, 2011

  • Governor’s Budget Proposal  |   Video
    • House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. John Kavanagh (R-Fountain Hills) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Phoenix) discuss Governor Jan Brewer’s budget proposal.
  • ASU Microscopy  |   Video
    • Arizona State University is known worldwide for the quality of its electron microscopes. Nathan Newman, director of the LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science at ASU, talks about microscopy at ASU.

January 13, 2011

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • State Senate President Russell Pearce and Speaker of the House Kirk Adams discuss their priorities for the new legislative session.

January 10, 2011

  • Governor Jan Brewer  |   Video
    • On the opening day of the 50th Arizona Legislature, the Governor acknowledges the Tucson shootings by postponing her State of the State Address and replacing it with a speech reflective of the tragedy.
  • Congresswoman Giffords   |   Video
    • Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords served in the Arizona State Legislature. Former State Senator Ken Cheuvront and Senator Linda Lopez, who served with Giffords at the State Capitol, talk about their colleague and close friend.
  • Giffords and the 50th State Legislature  |   Video
    • Before the November election, Rep. Giffords appeared on Horizon where she talked about the need for politicians to work together on contentious issues like immigration reform. Hear what she had to say followed by a discussion about convening a new state legislature in the shadow of the Tucson tragedy. Guests include: political consultant Stan Barnes, Secretary of State Ken Bennett and State Representative Steve Farley.

January 6, 2011

  • State Health Care  |   Video
    • How state budget cuts are impacting services provided by AHCCCS, Arizona's Medicaid program, and how health providers can adapt to the changes. Guests include Banner Health CEO Peter Fine and Dr. Leonard Kirschner, President of AARP Arizona and a former director of AHCCCS.

January 5, 2011

  • Legislative Reforms  |   Video
    • As the Arizona State Legislature prepares to convene, we'll take a look at some of the legislative reforms recommended by participants in the most recent Arizona Town Hall.

January 3, 2011

  • State Budget/Public Education  |   Video
    • A look at the fiscal challenges facing public education. Guests include State Representative John Kavanagh and Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials.

December 31, 2010

  • State Budget/Public Education  |   Video
    • A look at the fiscal challenges facing public education. Guests include State Representative John Kavanagh and Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials.

December 28, 2010

  • Brain Special  |   Video
    • Researchers at Arizona State University and Phoenix Children's Hospital are working on a brain-computer interface that will allow people to control electronic devices directly with their brain. Stephen Helms Tillery of the ASU School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering will discuss the research on a special Technology and Innovation segment.

December 14, 2010

  • Brain-Computer Interface  |   Video
    • Researchers at Arizona State University and Phoenix Children's Hospital are working on a brain-computer interface that will allow people to control electronic devices directly with their brain. Stephen Helms Tillery of the ASU School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering will discuss the research on a special Technology and Innovation segment.
  • Focus on Sustainability: A HORIZON Special  |   Video
    • Find out how Arizona can benefit from a green economy. We'll take a look at the latest strategies to promote clean energy innovation. And we'll show you how recycled waste water can help the state achieve a sustainable water future. Made possible by ASU Global Institute of Sustainability.

December 9, 2010

  • Prop 112 Recount: Arizona Signature Filing  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Proposition 112 lost by only 128 votes. That narrow margin triggered an automatic recount that’s happening now. Secretary of State Ken Bennett talks about the process and what happens if the recount changes the outcome of the election.

December 7, 2010

  • Medicaid Cuts  |   Video
    • Democratic state lawmakers held a press conference to urge Republican legislative leaders to restore cuts made to Arizona's Medicaid program. Representative David Schapira talks about the issue.

December 6, 2010

  • New Life on Earth  |   Video
    • All known life on earth requires phosphorus as an essential nutrient. However, the discovery of a bacteria that uses the normally toxic element of arsenic instead of phosphorus is changing thoughts on what life on other planets might need to exist. A NASA-funded research team made the announcement about the new life on earth, and Arizona State University professors Paul Davies and Ariel Anbar co-authored the paper on the discovery. Both talk about their findings.

November 24, 2010

  • Medicare Payments  |   Video
    • AARP wants Congress to stop a cut in Medicare payments to doctors from taking effect at the end of the year. The organization says a 25% cut in reimbursement rates could make it difficult for seniors to find doctors willing to see Medicare patients. David Mitchell, AARP Arizona State Director, and Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Arizona Medical Association, discuss the issue.

November 18, 2010

  • Arizona ArtBeat  |   Video
    • We explore an exhibit featuring the work of metal artists from Arizona State University’s School of Art. It’s a diverse collection of thought-provoking and, at times, humorous works created using a variety of techniques. We’ll visit the gallery, but we’ll also take you into the studios and minds of the artists. Small Metals – Big Ideas is this week’s focus for our ongoing series, Arizona ArtBeat on Horizon.

November 15, 2010

November 8, 2010

  • Senate President-elect Russell Pearce  |   Video
    • One day after winning re-election, Senator Pearce was selected by his colleagues to serve as Senate President when the 50th Legislature convenes in January. He’ll discuss his plans and priorities for the coming year.

November 2, 2010

  • 8-10pm - Vote 2010: LIVE ELECTION COVERAGE  |   Video
    • Horizon’s Vote 2010 coverage culminates on election night with two full hours of live, up-to-the-minute, election returns and in-depth analysis. Our team of election night analysts includes former political and public affairs consultant Christa Severns; Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb; Bob Grossfeld, president of The Media Guys; and Stan Barnes, president of Copper State Consulting.

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 27, 2010

  • 14th Amendment  |   Video
    • A state lawmaker would like to see the end of automatic citizenship for virtually everyone born in the United States, as granted by the 14th amendment. Arizona State University Law Professor Andy Hessick talks about the 14th amendment and the possibility of changing it.
  • First Amendment Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has heard arguments on a first amendment case involving anti-gay protests at the funerals of soldiers. Arizona State University Journalism Professor Joseph Russomanno was at the hearing and talks about the case.

October 25, 2010

  • BLM and the Border  |   Video
    • The Government Accountability Office recently issued a report criticizing the Bureau of Land Management for a lack of cooperation with the border patrol. BLM Arizona State Director Jim Kenna and Tucson Sector Border Patrol Chief Victor Manjarrez Jr. will discuss cooperation between the two agencies.

October 18, 2010

  • Legislating at the Ballot Box  |   Video
    • Of the ten propositions on November’s general election ballot, nine were referred by the state legislature (two of which seek to repeal past voter-approved measures). Join us as we examine how Arizona’s initiative and referendum processes are being used by voters and lawmakers, and whether or not they’re being used appropriately. Arizona Republic editorial columnist Bob Robb and ASU law professor Paul Bender share their insights and expertise.

October 14, 2010

  • Public Opinion Polls  |   Video
    • Pollsters are the soothsayers of the election season. Arizona State University Pollster Dr. Bruce Merrill tells us all we need to know about polling in this election season.

October 6, 2010

September 30, 2010

  • University of Arizona President  |   Video
    • University of Arizona President Robert Shelton talks about the university and the state of higher education in our state.
  • ASU Immigration Conference   |   Video
    • The Role of States in Immigration Policy and Enforcement is the name of the conference taking place October 8th at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. ASU law professor Carissa Hessick talks about the conference that’s designed to explore the complex legal and policy issues raised by increasing state involvement in immigration.

September 29, 2010

September 23, 2010

  • Prop 111: Lieutenant Governor  |   Video
    • A constitutional amendment that would rename the office of secretary of state as the office of attorney general and prescribe a new process for electing the Lt. Governor. Tom Simplot, representing Government for Arizona’s 2nd Century will speak in favor of the proposition; Joe Sigg of the Arizona Farm Bureau speaks in opposition.

September 22, 2010

September 21, 2010

  • Proposition 112: Initiative Petitions  |   Video
    • Proposition 112 would amend the Arizona Constitution to require that initiative petitions be filed at least six months before the date of the election. Right now, the deadline is at least four months before the date of the election. State Representative Chad Campbell will explain Proposition 112.

September 20, 2010

  • Public Opinion Polls  |   Video
    • Pollsters are the soothsayers of the election season. Arizona State University Pollster Dr. Bruce Merrill tells us all we need to know about polling in this election season.

September 16, 2010

September 15, 2010

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.

September 9, 2010

  • Emergency Wait Times  |   Video
    • A study by an Arizona State University professor shows wait times can be reduced in hospitals that use the most advanced type of electronic medical records. Professor Michael Furukawa will talk about his study.

September 8, 2010

September 7, 2010

  • Prop 109: Hunting and Fishing  |   Video
    • The pros and cons of Proposition 109, a measure on the general election ballot in November that amends the state constitution to add a section about hunting, fishing and harvesting wildlife.

August 31, 2010

  • Prop 106: Health Care Freedom  |   Video
    • The pros and cons of Proposition 106, a measure on the general election ballot in November that amends the state constitution in an effort to ensure that no law shall infringe on a person’s freedom to choose the health insurance/system of their choice.

August 30, 2010

  • Prop 203: Medical Marijuana  |   Video
    • Voters will be deciding on a medical marijuana initiative this November. Proposition 203 would protect terminally or seriously ill patients from state prosecution for using limited amounts of marijuana on a doctor’s recommendation. The proposition contains many other provisions to regulate medical marijuana. Paul Charlton of Keep Arizona Drug Free and Joe Yuhas of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy Project will discuss the pros and cons of proposition 203.

August 19, 2010

  • Luke AFB and the F-35  |   Video
    • The U.S. Air Force has named Luke Air Force Base a preferred site for training pilots to fly the F-35. State Senator John Nelson and Charley Freericks of Fighter Country Partnership explain what it will take for Luke to land the F-35.
  • Domestic Partner Benefits  |   Video
    • The latest on the legal challenge to an Arizona law that denies state health benefits to domestic partners of state workers. Dan Barr, an attorney for the plaintiffs; and State Representative John Kavanagh discuss the case.

August 17, 2010

  • Key Primary Races  |   Video
    • The primary elections will tell us a lot about the tone and direction of the next state legislature. The Arizona Republic’s Mary Jo Pitzl talks about some of the key races.

August 16, 2010

  • Race to the Top  |   Video
    • Arizona is in the running to win nearly $250 million for public education in the federal Race to the Top competition. As one of 19 finalists, the state recently defended its application in Washington, D.C. Now, it waits to find out if it’s a winner. Eileen Klein, the Governor’s Chief of Staff, and Paul Koehler of WestEd discuss the state’s application.

August 12, 2010

August 11, 2010

  • Secret Ballots for Unionizing  |   Video
    • The pros and cons of a ballot measure, approved by state lawmakers in special session, that attempts to block proposed federal legislation regarding the formation of labor unions.

August 9, 2010

  • Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan  |   Video
    • Justice Michael Ryan recently retired from the state’s High Court after a judicial career that spans more than two decades. During that time, he presided over the criminal trial of former Governor Evan Mecham, the AzScam political corruption trial, and the Phoenix Suns drug case. Hear what Justice Ryan has to say about his career and the state of Arizona’s judiciary.

July 29, 2010

  • HORIZON Special coverage of SB1070  |   Video
    • Guests include: Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff; Lydia Guzman, political activist; Carissa Hessick, ASU law professor; David Lujan, State Representative (Dem.); Stephen Montoya, attorney; Rick Murphy, State Representative (Rep.).

July 22, 2010

  • SB 1070 Court Hearings Analysis  |   Video
    • Analysis of the hearings provided by Paul Orfanedes the Director of Litigation for Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog group that’s representing Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce.

July 12, 2010

  • Mental Health Funding  |   Video
    • State funding for the seriously mentally ill has been cut in Arizona. Richard Clarke, CEO of Magellan Health Services of Arizona, and Dr. Laura Nelson, interim deputy director of the Arizona Department of Health Services/Division of Behavioral Services, will discuss how people with serious mental illnesses will get the help they need after the reduction in funding.

July 8, 2010

  • Consumer Financial Protection Agency  |   Video
    • Andrei Cherny, a Democratic candidate for State Treasurer and former White House adviser, is credited with helping to develop the idea of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Hear what he has to say about this key part of financial reform legislation that’s currently making its way through Congress.

July 6, 2010

June 28, 2010

  • State Capitol Renewal  |   Video
    • Today it functions mainly as a museum, but an effort is underway to put the original Arizona State Capitol building back into legislative service. Former Phoenix Mayor and Chairman of the Arizona Capitol Centennial Committe John Driggs and Phoenix Architect Don Ryden discuss the planning process that was recently approved by Legislative Council.

June 24, 2010

  • Ballot Measure Descriptions  |   Video
    • This week, state lawmakers adopt the official Legislative Council descriptions of ballot measures that will appear in November’s general election publicity pamphlet. Longtime state lawmaker Pete Rios explains the process and politics involved in coming up with impartial analyses of the ballot measures.

June 21, 2010

  • Arnold v. Sarn Mental Health Lawsuit  |   Video
    • A three-decades-old lawsuit seeking to improve services for people with serious mental illnesses is all but dead. We’ll talk with Chick Arnold about the long, often frustrating, struggle to get people the care state law says they’re entitled to.

June 17, 2010

  • Clean Air Lawsuit  |   Video
    • State lawmakers raided funding that was intended for more mass transit to help clean the air. Sandy Bahr of the Sierra Club will discuss the lawsuit that has been filed to restore the funding.
  • Candidate Funding Web site  |   Video
    • The Arizona Secretary of State has updated its Web site to make it easier to track candidate spending and funding sources. Secretary of State Ken Bennett will demonstrate the Web site.

June 16, 2010

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • We’re hearing news on several fronts that the economy is improving. Arizona State University economists Jay Butler and Dennis Hoffman will discuss the latest, and talk about Arizona’s job and real estate markets.

June 15, 2010

  • Clean Elections Debate: Candidates for Governor  |   Video
    • A special hour-long edition of Horizon with the Republican candidates for governor. Find out where they stand on the issues. Invited to attend: Jan Brewer, Tom Gordon, Matthew Jette, Dean Martin, and Buz Mills.

June 3, 2010

  • Illegal Immigration Myths  |   Video
    • There is a lot of misinformation about illegal immigrants. Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute has completed a research study, busting some of those myths. Study author Bill Hart will discuss his findings.

June 2, 2010

  • State Primary Election  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Professor Emeritus Bruce Merrill reviews the upcoming primary election for Governor, Attorney General and others.

June 1, 2010

  • Abandoned Mines, Habitat Restoration  |   Video
    • Arizona Bureau of Land Management Director Jim Kenna discusses issues regarding BLM land in our state, including efforts to mitigate danger from abandoned mines and restore natural grasslands.

May 27, 2010

  • Mexico Travel Warning  |   Video
    • Javier Tapia, Tourism Coordinator for the State of Sonora discusses the safety of travel to Rocky Point and other parts of Mexico in light of a recent travel warning issued by the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Mexico.

May 19, 2010

  • Prop 100 and the State Budget  |   Video
    • By a wide margin, Arizona voters approved Proposition 100 raising the state sales tax by a penny per dollar for three years. John Arnold, Director of the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budget, explains how the extra revenue will help the State.

May 13, 2010

  • Proposition 100 Debate  |   Video
    • With the May 18th special election five days away, proponents and opponents of the temporary state sales tax increase state their cases for and against Proposition 100.

May 12, 2010

  • Arizona’s MLK Holiday & Immigration Controversies  |   Video
    • Boycotts, marches through Phoenix, and negative national publicity. Reaction to Arizona’s new immigration law is very similar to the backlash Arizona experienced years ago over a holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. We compare the controversies with Pastor Warren Stewart, a leader of Arizona’s effort to get a King holiday; Chris Herstam, a Republican state legislator who served during the King Day controversy, and Bill Shover who chaired Arizona’s Super Bowl host committees at a time when the NFL was threatening to take the Super Bowl away from Arizona unless it passed a MLK holiday.

May 11, 2010

  • State Parks   |   Video
    • Arizona State Parks Director Renee Bahl explains why some parks that had been scheduled to close may get to stay open. Plus, get an update on recently-approved legislation that impacts the parks system
  • Special Election – Voter Info  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell has the latest information about the May 18th special election on the Prop 100 temporary state sales tax increase.

May 10, 2010

  • ASU President  |   Video
    • The latest news about ASU’s budget situation with the university’s president, Dr. Michael Crow.
  • Supreme Court Nominee  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender discusses President Obama’s choice of Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court.

May 6, 2010

  • Move on When Ready  |   Video
    • State lawmakers passed a bill that allows high school students to advance academically and move on to college or career and technical study when they prove they’re capable of doing so. Learn more about “Move on When Ready” with program advocate Sybil Francis, executive director of the Center for the Future of Arizona.
  • PROJECT H3 – Housing the Homeless  |   Video
    • In late April, about 160 volunteers scoured the streets of Phoenix, Glendale and Mesa in search of the Valley’s homeless. It’s part of Project H3, a national effort to place the most medically vulnerable homeless people into homes. Learn more about the project from Mattie Lord, State Homeless Coordinator for the Arizona Department of Economic Security; Michael Shore, President and CEO of HOM, Inc.; and Brad Bridwell, the Homeless Veterans Coordinator for the Arizona Department of Veterans Services.

May 5, 2010

  • Prop 100 – Temporary Sales Tax Increase  |   Video
    • ASU economist Dennis Hoffman and Goldwater Institute economist Byron Schlomach debate the merits and economic impacts of Prop 100, the temporary state sales tax increase that’s on the May 18th special election ballot.

May 4, 2010

  • Arizona Jobs  |   Video
    • A look at Arizona’s employment numbers with Aruna Murthy, Director of Economic Analysis for the State Department of Commerce.
  • Behavioral Health Cuts  |   Video
    • Dr. Laura Nelson, Acting Director of the Division of Behavioral Health for the State Department of Health Services talks about implementing state budget cuts, and how they may impact people with serious mental illnesses.

April 28, 2010

April 22, 2010

  • Economic Outlook  |   Video
    • Economic experts deliver their mid-year forecasts for the U.S. and Arizona at the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon sponsored by the Economic Club of Phoenix. Hear what they had to say.

April 21, 2010

  • Prop 100 - Temporary Sales Tax Increase  |   Video
    • A debate on Proposition 100. It’s a measure on the May 18th special election ballot that would temporarily increase the state sales tax by one cent per dollar for three years. Representing “Yes on 100” is Marty Shultz, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, the parent company of APS. Representing the “No on 100” campaign is Don Goldwater, State Chairman of the PAChyderm Coalition, a Reagan Republican organization and advises legislators in the areas of economics, immigration and other campaign issues.

April 20, 2010

  • Immigration Bill  |   Video
    • Arizona may soon have the toughest immigration laws in the country if Governor Jan Brewer allows SB 1070 to become law. First we hear from an opponent of the bill Sheridan Bailey, President of Ironco Enterprises, a steel fabrication company who founded Arizona Employers for Immigration reform. Then we hear from Representative John Kavanagh, a prime sponsor of the legislation.

April 19, 2010

  • Interim County Attorney  |   Video
    • The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Rick Romley as Interim Maricopa County Attorney. Romley, who held that office for 16 years, replaces Andrew Thomas who resigned to run for State Attorney General. Romley discusses his new job and how he plans to approach it.

April 14, 2010

  • Clean Elections  |   Video
    • A federal judge declared unconstitutional the “matching funds provision” of Arizona’s public campaign financing program, known as Clean Elections. The decision was appealed to the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard oral arguments on Monday. Join us for a discussion with participants on each side of the case; state Representative John McComish and Todd Lang, Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
  • Economic Growth  |   Video
    • Economists and politicians discuss how we can reinvent Arizona’s economy to attract key businesses, grow jobs and improve the tax base needed to run state government.

April 13, 2010

  • State Spending Limits/Voter Protection   |   Video
    • State lawmakers are working on a bill that would tie future state spending increases to population growth and inflation. They’re also considering sending measures to the ballot that would allow the state to spend money that’s currently off-limits and voter protected. Learn more about the legislation from Representative John Kavanagh, House Appropriations Chairman, and Representative David Schapira, Appropriations Committee member.

April 8, 2010

  • Alien Life  |   Video
    • Alien life could exist on earth right under our noses, or even in our noses. That’s some of what Arizona State University cosmologist Paul Davies covers in a new book, “The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence.” Davies will talk about alien life and his new book.
  • Health Reform Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Arizona has joined more than a dozen other states that are suing the federal government over the new health care reform law. ASU law professor Paul Bender discusses the merits of the case.

April 7, 2010

  • First Things First  |   Video
    • State lawmakers have referred a measure to the 2010 general election ballot asking Arizona voters to repeal First Things First, an early childhood development and education program, funded by a tax on cigarettes, that was passed by voters in 2006. If approved, the measure would redirect tax money collected for First Things First to the state general fund. Rhian Evans Allvin, Executive Director of First Things First, discusses the referendum.

April 6, 2010

  • May 18th Special Election  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell explains what’s being done to prepare for the special election on a temporary state sales tax increase, and how you can be prepared to vote in it.
  • Police-Minority Relations  |   Video
    • Michael White, an associate professor in ASU’s school of criminology and criminal justice talks about how an altercation between a black Phoenix City Councilman and a white police officer might be used to help improve relations between minority communities and the police.

April 5, 2010

  • Cactus League Recap and the Chicago Cubs  |   Video
    • A recap of the 2010 Cactus League season and a look at efforts to come up with a plan to finance a new spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs. Guests include Cactus League President Robert Brinton and State Representative John McComish.

March 31, 2010

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • The latest from the state capitol with a reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times.
  • Taxes  |   Video
    • Bill Brunson of the Internal Revenue Service talks about changes in the tax code and other information to help you file your tax return. Also, Anthony Forschino of the Arizona Department of Revenue will review the changes to state tax laws.

March 30, 2010

  • Tax Incentives  |   Video
    • A look at how local communities and the state use tax incentives to attract business and grow jobs with economic development expert Ioanna Morfessis, president and chief strategist of IO.INC; Economist Elliott D. Pollack; Bob Robb, columnist, Arizona Republic; and Steve Voeller, president of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club.

March 29, 2010

March 23, 2010

  • State Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • The state legislature continues work on the budget deficit, and is taking up other issues, such as immigration. Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams will talk about the latest from the legislature.

March 22, 2010

  • Tax Increase Debate  |   Video
    • Voters will be deciding this May whether to increase the state sales tax by one-cent for three years. State Senator Thayer Verschoor of “Ax The Tax,” a group which opposes the increase, will discuss the proposal with John Wright of the Arizona Education Association, who supports the tax increase.
  • AHCCCS  |   Video
    • State lawmakers have voted to cut $310,000 from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona’s health care plan for the poor. John Rivers of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association will address the ramifications of the cuts.

March 3, 2010

  • Campaign Finance  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett discusses the need for changes to Arizona’s campaign contribution laws in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows unlimited campaign contributions from corporations and labor unions.

March 2, 2010

  • Women’s Safety, Health and Economic Security  |   Video
    • The economic recession and state budget cuts may be having a disproportionately negative impact on women. Leading advocates for women talk about how the current economic climate is threatening the safety, health and economic security of Arizona women. Guests include: Allie Bones, of the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Jodi Liggett, Arizona Foundation for Women; and Marie Sullivan of Arizona Women’s Education and Employment.

March 1, 2010

  • Governor Jan Brewer  |   Video
    • An interview with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer about the state budget, an upcoming election to temporarily increase the state sales tax, and a variety of other issues.

February 25, 2010

  • Cutting AHCCCS  |   Video
    • A report by Arizona State University economists shows that cutting funding to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona’s medical insurance for the indigent, could cost the state a lot in terms of jobs and money. ASU economist Timothy James, one of the authors of the report, talks about the findings.
  • State Spending Web Page  |   Video
    • State Treasurer Dean Martin will talk about his new Web site that lets Arizonans find out how much the state is spending and where that money is going.

February 22, 2010

  • Arizona's Golf Industry  |   Video
    • As the Phoenix Open prepares to tee-off, golf Writer, Bill Huffman and Kris Strauss of OB Sports Golf Management talk about the economic impact of golf on the State of Arizona, how the recession is impacting business, and how the golf industry is adjusting to market conditions.
  • Foreclosure Rescue Plan  |   Video
    • State Representatives Anna Tovar, (D) Tolleson, and Daniel Patterson,(D) Tucson, discuss the House Democrats’ foreclosure rescue plan.

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.

February 17, 2010

  • Tuition Tax Credit Reform  |   Video
    • State Representatives Rick Murphy and David Schapira debate legislation to reform Arizona’s private school tuition tax credit law.

February 16, 2010

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • State lawmakers continue their struggle with the state budget. Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams will discuss the budget and other legislative priorities in their monthly appearance on Horizon.

February 15, 2010

  • Texting Ban  |   Video
    • The legislature is considering a ban on texting while driving. Senator Al Melvin will be on Horizon to talk about the bill.

February 11, 2010

February 8, 2010

  • Glendale Casino  |   Video
    • A bill has been introduced that is designed to block a proposed casino in Glendale. State Representatives Rick Murphy and Chad Campbell discuss the pros and cons of the bill.
  • BLM renewable energy land  |   Video
    • The Bureau of Land Management will be holding hearings this month to discuss land that could be restored to make it suitable for renewable energy projects. Jim Kenna, BLM State Director, explains the project.
  • New Lawmakers  |   Video
    • Dennis Braswell was named to replace Pamela Gorman in the state senate. There will be other new lawmakers soon as other lawmakers have resigned recently, all to run for congress. Dennis Welch of the Arizona Guardian discusses the changes at the legislature.

February 2, 2010

  • Alternative Budget  |   Video
    • An alternative budget has been introduced in the state legislature with fewer program cuts than leadership’s budget. Representatives Chad Campbell and Bill Konopnicki discuss the alternative budget.

February 1, 2010

  • Legislative Agenda for Business  |   Video
    • Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Tom Franz, President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership, outline their organizations’ priorities for the current session of the State Legislature.

January 28, 2010

  • Mental Health Services  |   Video
    • Arizona is under a court order to provide services for people with serious mental illnesses, as required by state law. But as part of her budget plan, Governor Jan Brewer wants to remove that law from the books and eliminate most non Title XIX (Medicaid) funding for 14,600 adults with serious mental illnesses. Attorneys Charles “Chick” Arnold and Anne Ronan discuss their concerns and possible repercussions of the Governor’s plan.

January 27, 2010

January 26, 2010

  • Voter Protection  |   Video
    • The state legislature is considering bills that would reform Arizona’s voter protection law, which restricts the legislature from changing voter- approved laws beyond their original intent. Representatives John Kavanagh and Kyrsten Sinema will debate the proposed changes, which would give the legislature more leeway to change voter-approved laws.
  • Arizona’s Job Recovery Act  |   Video
    • ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman shares his views on a bill (HB 2250) making its way through the state legislature that seeks to create new jobs with tax incentives and tax cuts.

January 25, 2010

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

January 20, 2010

  • Payday Loan Reform  |   Video
    • The merits of House Bill 2161, which seeks to reform the payday loan industry, are debated.

January 18, 2010

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

January 11, 2010

  • State of the State  |   Video
    • A special hour-long HORIZON featuring Governor Jan Brewer’s State of the State Address in its entirety followed by commentary from political analyst Stan Barnes and former lawmaker and Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios.

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.

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 22, 2009

  • Green Building – PART ONE  |   Video
    • The first of a two-part series on green building. See how three Arizona communities (Scottsdale, Chandler and Coconino County) are creating a more sustainable Arizona by building green. We’ll take a look at some of the green building principles used to create Audubon Arizona’s new education center in Phoenix. And we’ll show you how Arizona State University is transforming itself into a model of sustainability.

December 21, 2009

  • Horizon Science Special  |   Video
    • In a Science Special on Horizon, we look at an Arizona State University program to develop a flexible video display, talk about the future of nuclear power and hear from Seth Shostak, a lead scientist from SETI, where extraterrestrial life is being sought.

December 10, 2009

  • State Budget  |   Video
    • The Governor’s Chief of Staff, Eileen Klein, provides an update on the $1.6 billion state budget deficit and a possible special session to deal with the shortfall.

December 9, 2009

  • Data Protection  |   Video
    • In an effort to cut down on the theft of personal data, the new Privacy by Design Research Lab at Arizona State University will establish a virtual environment to work with industry leaders to create guidelines for businesses worldwide. Julie Smith David of ASU will talk about the new Privacy by Design Research Lab.

November 25, 2009

  • Kigabo Mbazumutima  |   Video
    • Kigabo Mbazumutima is a doctor from the West African Republic of Benin who grew up in primitive conditions but was inspired by his two sisters to obtain a medical degree. He is now working, along with help from Arizona State University, to bring medical care to his people. Mbazumutima will talk about his efforts and his life.

November 24, 2009

  • Teacher Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Arizona Education Association has filed a special action with the Arizona Supreme Court against Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona State Legislature over policy changes approved in special session that impact teacher’s salaries, contracts and their involvement in professional association activities. AEA President John Wright talks about the lawsuit.

November 19, 2009

  • Maintaining Arizona’s Bioscience Momentum  |   Video
    • The Arizona Biosciences Roadmap Steering Committee has identified “Four Key Needs” to maintain Arizona’s recent momentum in building its bioscience industry. We’ll discuss those needs with Stuart Flynn, Dean of University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partnership with Arizona State University; Craig Thatcher, Exec. Dean of the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation; and Don Keuth, President of the Phoenix Community Alliance.
  • Loan to Pay Arizona’s Bills   |   Video
    • State Treasurer Dean Martin discusses the $700 million loan the State of Arizona is seeking to meet its financial obligations.

November 17, 2009

  • State Budget  |   Video
    • As lawmakers prepare to enter a special session for the budget, two lawmakers will discuss the budget and what can be done about it. Guests include House Appropriations Chairman, Rep. John Kavanagh (R) and House Assistant Minority Leader, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D).

November 12, 2009

  • Sustainable ASU  |   Video
    • Arizona State University has been transforming its campus into a model of sustainability. See how the university is going green.

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.
  • Fuel from Bacteria  |   Video
    • Arizona State University research Willem Vermaas has received a $5.2 million grant to work on extracting fatty acids from bacteria. Those fatty acids can then be used to make a variety of fuels. Professor Vermaas will talk about his research.

November 4, 2009

  • Luke AFB and the F-35  |   Video
    • Luke Air Force Base is a finalist to train pilots for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Peoria Mayor Bob Barrett talks about what it will take to make Luke a home to the F-35, and what success would mean to his city and the State.
  • 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.

November 3, 2009

  • The Future of the News Business  |   Video
    • The Future of the News Business The East Valley Tribune has announced it’s going out of business at the end of the year. It’s the latest victim of an economic recession that’s been especially brutal to journalism, an industry trying to reinvent itself in the wake of a technological revolution that’s changing the way news is delivered, consumed and paid for. Hear what experts have to say about the future of local news. Guest include Ed Munson, Jr., VP and General Manager of KPHO TV-5 (CBS) in Phoenix, Patti Epler, Senior Political Editor for the Arizona Guardian, an online news service, and ASU Journalism Professor Steve Doig.

November 2, 2009

  • Cancer Physics  |   Video
    • Cancer research from a totally different angle will be taking place at Arizona State University. Researchers from ASU will be using the laws of physics to battle cancer, viewing the cancer cells as physical objects rather than as a disease. Paul Davies, a theoretical physicist, cosmologist and astrobiologist, is leading the ASU team and will appear on Horizon to talk about the innovative research.
  • East Valley Tribune  |   Video
    • ASU Professor of Journalism Tim McGuire talks about the announced closure of the East Valley Tribune.
  • Water and Energy  |   Video
    • The Arizona Legislature’s Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Energy holds its second meeting to talk about energy and water issues vital to Arizona’s future. The Co-chair of the committee, Senator Al Melvin, discusses the committee’s work.

October 29, 2009

  • State Land Department Self-funding Challenge  |   Video
    • The State Land Department sells and leases State Trust Lands to raise money for public schools. Now, a new state law allows the Department to keep up to ten percent of those earnings to manage those lands. That’s illegal, according to the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest which is asking the Attorney General to stop those payments from continuing. Hear from former State Land Commissioner Mark Winkleman who helped establish the law and Arizona Education Association President John Wright who is supporting the legal challenge.

October 28, 2009

  • State Parks Funding  |   Video
    • Arizona’s system of 31 state parks is in poor financial shape. Historic buildings are in disrepair, and budget cuts have forced some parks to close. An ASU report released this month is recommending a variety of options to raise revenue for state parks. Topping the list is a surcharge on vehicle license plates. Hear from House Appropriations Committee Chair, Rep. John Kavanagh who is opposed to the idea, and Rich Dozer, Chairman of the Governor’s Sustainable State Parks Task Force.

October 27, 2009

  • State Government Technology  |   Video
    • Vice Chair of the Ad Hoc Legislative Committee on Government Information Technology talks about the work the committee will be doing to improve service and communications at state agencies.

October 26, 2009

  • Illegal Immigration  |   Video
    • State Senator Russell Pearce (R) discusses his request for a special session to deal with illegal immigration.

October 21, 2009

  • Home Prices  |   Video
    • For the first time since 2007, average home prices went up in the Valley from one month to the next according to a new report from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. Learn more about the report from ASU economist Karl Gunterman.

October 20, 2009

  • Governor Brewer  |   Video
    • The state is still struggling to play its bills. Governor Jan Brewer will discuss the latest on the budget and more in an interview with Horizon's Ted Simons.

October 15, 2009

  • University Presidents  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Regents has challenged university presidents to come up with ways to make higher education more affordable. Arizona State University President Michael Crow, University of Arizona President Robert Shelton, and Northern Arizona University President John Haeger share their ideas for lower cost alternatives to the traditional 4-year university degree.

October 14, 2009

  • Water and Energy  |   Video
    • It takes large amounts of water to produce energy, and it takes energy to treat and distribute water. The demand for both are ever-increasing in a growing state like Arizona. Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Kris Mayes, Arizona Investment Council President Gary Yaquinto, and Professor Mike Pasqualetti of ASU’S School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning discuss this inter-relationship between energy and water and how to ensure Arizona has a sustainable supply of both.

October 13, 2009

  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • Arizonans share their views on health care reform. Guests include: Roger Hughes, Executive Director of St. Luke's Health Initiatives, a public foundation focused on health policy and creating healthy communities; Ritch Steven, Chair of the AARP Arizona Advocacy Network; Suzanne Taylor, Senior Vice President of Public Policy for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Bernadette Melnyk, Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor in Nursing at the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

October 12, 2009

  • Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has started its new session. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender will discuss the major cases and how the newest Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, might impact the court.

October 6, 2009

  • Climate Change Conference  |   Video
    • A climate change conference was recently held at Arizona State University as part of a worldwide day of conferences, with results ultimately being forwarded to United Nations delegates. ASU professors Netra Chhetri and James Buizer took part in the conference, and will talk about the results.

October 1, 2009

September 30, 2009

  • Arizona State Parks  |   Video
    • AS PBS and Ken Burns examine the rich scenic and cultural values of our national parks, HORIZON focuses its lens on Arizona State Parks. We’ll preview an upcoming report from ASU’s Morrison Institute that considers the role and future of Arizona’s 30 State Parks. Guests include State Parks Director, Renee Bahl; State Parks Board member, Bill Scalzo; and Morrison Institute’s Grady Gammage, Jr. who also serves on the Sustainable State Parks Task Force.
  • New Laws  |   Video
    • Arizona Guardian reporter Dennis Welch discusses new state laws that took effect September 30, 2009.

September 29, 2009

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

September 23, 2009

  • Private Prisons  |   Video
    • Arizona is in a fiscal mess. To clean it up, the state will have to cut costs or raise revenue. Privatizing prisons might be a way to do both. Earlier this month, Governor Brewer signed House Bill 2010 which allows the state to start looking for a private company to operate one or more state prisons. Mike Duran, President of the Arizona Correctional Peace Officers' Association, and Ken Gilroy, Editor of "Privitization Watch" for the Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank that advances free market principles and limited government, debate the idea of private prisons.
  • State Budget  |   Video
    • Just weeks after the Governor signed the latest round of budget bills, state agencies are being told to prepare for additional cuts. Eileen Klein, Director of the Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting, talks about the budget probklems.

September 22, 2009

  • State Land Commissioner  |   Video
    • Arizona’s new State Land Commissioner, Maria Baier, talks about challenges facing the department and efforts to sell and develop State Trust Land.
  • Newspaper Bailout  |   Video
    • ASU Journalism professor, Tim McGuire shares his thoughts on proposed legislation to bail-out newspapers that are struggling in the current economy.

September 16, 2009

  • Race to the Top  |   Video
    • Find out what Arizona’s doing to get a slice of more than $4 billion in federal “Race to the Top” money that will be awarded to states that implement educational reform and bring innovation into the classroom. Representative Rich Crandall, Chair of the House Education Committee, and Debra Duvall, a Special Advisor to the Governor, back from a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with “Race to the Top” officials, discuss Arizona’s effort to compete for the money.

September 15, 2009

  • Economy  |   Video
    • It appears the recession is finally over, although unemployment continues to rise. Arizona State University economist Herb Kaufman will discuss the economy.
  • Foreclosures  |   Video
    • The number of foreclosures being sold in the Valley is still high. Arizona State University real estate professor Jay Butler talks about a new report on foreclosures.

September 8, 2009

  • Keeping the Cubs  |   Video
    • The Chicago Cubs are a Cactus League favorite, and Mesa, Arizona has been the team’s spring training home for decades. Now, there are rumors the Cubs could go to another State in return for better training facilities. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith talks about efforts to keep the Chicago Cubs spring training home in Mesa.
  • Science Foundation Arizona
    • According to a recent report, the State’s $60 million investment in Science Foundation Arizona has leveraged an additional $110 million in outside capital. Now, the State has backed away from its funding commitment to SFAz putting its efforts to grow Arizona’s technology sector at risk. Hear from SFAz President and CEO Bill Harris.

September 7, 2009

  • Economic Growth: A HORIZON Special  |   Video
    • Growing jobs with the sun and science. We’ll take a look at Arizona’s new tax incentive bill for solar companies that becomes law Sept. 30th, efforts to recruit solar companies to Arizona, and the challenges facing a Tempe based biotech company as it tries to move from start-up to commercial success.

September 3, 2009

  • Chandler History Program  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look at the City of Chandler’s History in Your Own Backyard Program that shares local history with permanent signage in city parks featuring stories and photographs of the people and places that once existed in the surrounding area. The program is a winner of an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.
  • Arizona's Nonsoon  |   Video
    • ASU Professor of Climatology Randy Cerveny discusses the monsoon that turned out to be more of a “nonsoon” and how the once fierce Hurricane Jimena could bring some rain to our state.

September 2, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small brings us up to date on the latest from the state capitol.

September 1, 2009

  • State Budget Politics  |   Video
    • Senator Jay Tibshraeny, a Chandler Republican, talks about the politics of what’s been a painful process to pass a state budget.

August 27, 2009

  • Cash for Clunkers   |   Video
    • Arizona State University economist Tim James will recap how the cash for clunkers program did and how it will impact the economy.

August 26, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small provides an update on the state budget after lawmakers adjourned the special session, sine die. It’s a move that gives the Governor 10 days to consider signing the budget that’s nearly identical to one she previously vetoed.

August 25, 2009

  • Water and Energy  |   Video
    • It takes large amounts of water to produce energy, and it takes energy to treat and distribute water. The demand for both are ever-increasing in a growing state like Arizona. Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Kris Mayes, Arizona Investment Council President Gary Yaquinto, and Professor Mike Pasqualetti of ASU’S School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning discuss this inter-relationship between energy and water and how to ensure Arizona has a sustainable supply of both.

August 24, 2009

  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • Bernadette Melnyk, Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor in Nursing at the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation, shares her views on health care reform.

August 20, 2009

  • Tuition Tax Credits  |   Video
    • How to improve Arizona's tuition tax credit law. A recent investigative series by the East Valley Tribune indicates the law is rife with abuse.
  • Arizona Cash Flow  |   Video
    • State Treasurer Dean Martin talks about Arizona’s budget crisis and cash flow problems.

August 18, 2009

  • State Parks  |   Video
    • Renee Bahl, Director of Arizona State Parks, explains how budget cuts have affected her agency's ability to properly care for Arizona's parks system.

August 17, 2009

  • Town Halls  |   Video
    • Town halls being held nationwide on President Obama's health care reform plan have been tumultuous. Patrick Keney, chair of the Arizona State University Political Science Department, will talk about the town halls in terms of democracy and freedom of speech.

August 13, 2009

  • “Racinos”  |   Video
    • As the State of Arizona faces a budget shortfall of more than $3 billion, lobbyists for dog and horse tracks are suggesting that Arizona can generate much needed revenue by allowing casino games at dog and horse racing tracks. But are “racinos” a good idea? Hear what Sheila Morago of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association has to say about the issue.

August 12, 2009

  • Senate Press Room  |   Video
    • After decades with an office in the state Senate building, the Capitol Press Corps is being forced to move out of the Senate. Reporters talk about move, how it will change the way they cover the legislature, and what they’ll remember about reporting on state government from the Senate Press Room.

August 6, 2009

  • A Lower-Cost University Education  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Regents has challenged university presidents to come up with ways to make higher education more affordable. Arizona State University President Michael Crow, University of Arizona President Robert Shelton, and Northern Arizona University President John Haeger share their ideas for lower cost alternatives to the traditional 4-year university degree.

August 5, 2009

July 30, 2009

  • Foreclosure Law Amendment  |   Video
    • Recent changes to a state foreclosure law may have unintended consequences. The changes were an attempt to protect banks from financial losses when they foreclose on homes purchased by speculators. Critics say the changes go too far and may cause a new wave of bankruptcies. Tanya Wheeless of the Arizona Bankers Association and Scottsdale-based bankruptcy attorney, Randy Nussbaum discuss the law set to take effect September 30th.

July 29, 2009

  • Education Roundtable  |   Video
    • Education experts discuss the state of public education in Arizona and President Obama’s “Race to the Top” education reform initiative that provides more than $4 billion in incentives for states and schools that meet certain requirements. Guests Eileen Sigmund, President of the Arizona Charter Schools Association; John Wright, President of the Arizona Education Association; and Dr. Marjorie Kaplan, Director of the “Beat the Odds Institute” for the Center for the Future of Arizona.

July 28, 2009

  • Health Care Task Force  |   Video
    • Health care experts in Arizona are sharing their views on health care reform in meetings and conference calls organized by the White House Health Reform Task Force. One of the experts is from Arizona State University. She is Marjorie Baldwin, Director of the School of Health Management at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business. She joins Ted Simons on Horizon.

July 27, 2009

  • Housing Update  |   Video
    • The housing industry is showing signs of life. Jay Butler, an ASU real estate professor, explains what those signs are saying about Arizona’s real estate market.
  • Voter Registration  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett talks about the latest voter registration numbers that are showing an upward trend for Independent voters.

July 23, 2009

  • Governor Jan Brewer  |   Video
    • Ted Simons talks with Governor Jan Brewer about the current special session and the recently wrapped-up regular session of the Arizona State Legislature.

July 20, 2009

July 16, 2009

  • State Trust Land  |   Video
    • Former State Land Commissioner Mark Winkleman talks about his oversight of the State Land Department during a historic time for sales of State Trust Land.

July 14, 2009

  • Tax Policy  |   Video
    • Arizona Tax Research Association Director Kevin McCarthy offers his perspective on revenue options available to lawmakers as they look for ways to balance the current year state budget.
  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Senator John Huppenthal (R-Chandler) and Representative David Lujan (D-Phoenix)talk about Governor Jan Brewer’s request to send a temporary tax increase to the ballot.
  • Bashas’ Bankruptcy  |   Video
    • The Arizona owned Bashas’ grocery store chain has filed for Chapter 11 protection is federal bankruptcy court. Later this month, the company plans to close ten stores and shed 1,000 jobs. ASU Economist Matthew Croucher discusses the economic impact of the bankruptcy on the State of Arizona.

July 9, 2009

  • Swine Flu and West Nile Virus  |   Video
    • The state has had its first case of West Nile Virus and officials are preparing for a possible new outbreak of the Swine Flu. Dr. Karen Lewis of the Arizona Department of Health Services will give us an update.

July 8, 2009

  • Special Session  |   Video
    • The budget passed by state lawmakers at the last minute has been shot down in part by Governor Jan Brewer. House Minority Leader Representative David Lujan and House Majority Leader John McComish talk about efforts to come up with a new budget plan.

July 7, 2009

  • Increasing State Revenue  |   Video
    • ASU Economist Tom Rex discusses Governor Jan Brewer’s idea for a temporary tax increase and other options to generate state revenues.

July 2, 2009

  • Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • There have been several major Supreme Court cases this session, including two recent decisions originating in Arizona. Join Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender as he comments on the United States Supreme Court’s current session.

July 1, 2009

  • Capitol Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times’ Jim Small reports on the latest from the state capitol.
  • Lower-cost College Education  |   Video
    • Arizona Board of Regents President Ernest Calderon discusses ideas for a cheaper alternative to the traditional four-year degree from one of Arizona’s three state universities.

June 30, 2009

  • Budgetary   |   Video
    • Former state legislators, Pete Rios and Stan Barnes discuss the politics and policy at stake as lawmakers rush to rush to pass a balanced budget before the end of the fiscal year.

June 29, 2009

  • Economic Roundtable  |   Video
    • There are reports that we have reached the bottom of the recession. Join Ted Simons as he hosts an economic roundtable with Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business Dean Robert Mittelstaedt, ASU economist Dennis Hoffman, and real estate expert Ben Sage.

June 25, 2009

  • Budget Impact on Republicans  |   Video
    • Solving the state budget crisis has caused an impasse between our Republican governor and our Republican-led legislature. What impact is that having on the Republican party? Former Attorney General Grant Woods and political analyst Chuck Coughlin examine the issue.

June 24, 2009

  • Capitol Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small gives us the latest on what’s happening at the state capitol, including the most recent news on the budget stalemate.

June 18, 2009

  • Mill Avenue Development  |   Video
    • The current economic recession has taken its toll on downtown Tempe. We’ll explore the current state of Mill Avenue and plans to reinvigorate the area. Guests include Downtown Tempe Corporation’s Nancy Hormann, and longtime Mill Avenue retailer and property owner Vic Linoff.

June 17, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small has the latest news from the state capitol.
  • ASU and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter  |   Video
    • Today NASA plans to launch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter marking the first mission in its plans to return man to the moon. We’ll take a look at Arizona State University’s important role in the project.

June 16, 2009

  • Budget Crisis  |   Video
    • State lawmakers and the governor disagree on how to solve next year's budget and time is running out. Governor Jan Brewer is even talking about getting the Arizona Supreme Court to force lawmakers to give her a budget she plans to veto. Mary K. Reinhart of the Arizona Guardian will give us an update.

June 15, 2009

  • Solar Jobs Bill  |   Video
    • Senator Barbara Leff talks about SB 1403, a bill she’s sponsoring that provides tax incentives to solar companies that locate their headquarters or manufacturing facilities in Arizona.
  • Housing Prices  |   Video
    • The decline in housing prices is slowing down. One Arizona State University professor says that could mean we've reached the bottom of the housing market crisis. ASU professor Karl Guntermann will talk about the new report on housing prices.

June 10, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small from the Arizona Capitol Times delivers the latest news from the state capitol.
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce  |   Video
    • Todd Sanders, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce talks about what the Chamber is doing to help its members make it through this tough economy, and he shares his perspective on the state budget.

June 9, 2009

June 8, 2009

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Senate Assistant Minority Leader Rebecca Rios and House Minority Leader David Lujan discuss the state budget and the latest legislative news.

May 27, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small has the latest legislative news from the state capitol.
  • Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO)  |   Video
    • When utilities ask the Arizona Corporation Commission for permission to raise rates, RUCO goes to work to protect the interests of residential electric, natural gas, telephone and water utility ratepayers. Learn more about this state agency and what it does to protect Arizona citizens from excessive utility costs.

May 26, 2009

  • Nuclear Energy  |   Video
    • Go inside Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station as workers refuel the Unit 3 reactor and hear what an ASU expert has to say about the future of nuclear energy in Arizona and the U.S.

May 21, 2009

  • Reinventing Arizona's Economy  |   Video
    • Business and political leaders engage in a lively discussion about strengthening Arizona’s economy through smart investments and tax policies that attract and keep high paying jobs in Arizona. Panelists include: Michael Bidwill, Arizona Cardinals President and Chairman of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Representative John McComish, Majority Leader of the Arizona House of Representatives, and Elliott Pollack, Economic and Real Estate consultant.
  • Special Session: Corporate Tax Credits  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer called a special session to expand Arizona’s corporate tax credit law to benefit disabled and foster kids. Already, corporations that owe state income tax can choose to give some, or all, of that money to a school tuition organization which uses the money to help low income kids attend private and religious schools. The special session seeks to create a similar program for foster and disabled kids.

May 20, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small from Arizona Capitol Times reports on the latest from the state capitol.
  • Arizona Economy  |   Video
    • The Economic Club of Phoenix will hold an economic forecast luncheon Wednesday. Arizona State University Economist Dennis Hoffman, one of the speakers at the luncheon, offers his perspective.

May 14, 2009

  • Obama Commencement Speech  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama delivers the commencement speech at the Arizona State University graduation this year. Hear the commencement address on Horizon.

May 13, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small from the Arizona Capitol Times reports on the latest from the state capitol.
  • 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.

May 12, 2009

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams talk about legislative issues, with the budget being the top and just about the only issue addressed this session.

May 11, 2009

  • Budget Debate  |   Video
    • State lawmakers have delievered a budget. Hear the pros and cons in a discussion with Republican Representative John Kavanagh and Democratic Representative Kyrsten Sinema.
  • AIMS Task Force Recommendations  |   Video
    • Passing the AIMS test should continue to be a high school graduation requirement according to newly released recommendations by the AIMS Task Force. The Chairman of the task force talks about the recommendations which include a new exam for eleventh graders that measures college and career readiness. AIMS Task Force final recommendations

May 6, 2009

May 5, 2009

May 4, 2009

  • Economic Roundtable  |   Video
    • Is the economy finally turning the corner? There are some signs that the recession is at least slowing. Three Arizona State University economists, Jay Butler, Herb Kaufman and Dennis Hoffman, talk about unemployment, the recession and the state and national economies in a Horizon Economic Roundtable.

April 30, 2009

  • Arizona Town Hall/Transportation  |   Video
    • Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters talks about recommendations from the 94th Arizona Town Hall on Transportation that recently took place in Tucson. Peters also shares her ideas for improving how Arizona finances and manages its public transportation resources.

April 29, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small has the latest legislative news from the state capitol.
  • Solar Business Incentives  |   Video
    • Details of a bill, awaiting action by state lawmakers, that’s designed to encourage renewable energy manufacturers to move to Arizona.

April 28, 2009

  • Swine Flu  |   Video
    • What is Arizona doing to get ready for the swine flu and is the problem as bad as it is being portrayed? Arizona Acting State Health Director Will Humble discusses the swine flu.

April 27, 2009

  • A Conversation with Jim Lehrer  |   Video
    • Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor and Anchor of The NewsHour on PBS, talks with Ted Simons about his journalism career, his passion for writing, and his thoughts about the state of broadcast news.

April 23, 2009

  • Ruth McGregor  |   Video
    • Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor talks about her decision to retire and about the state of the judiciary in Arizona.
  • Flexible Displays  |   Video
    • Learn about research efforts at Arizona State University to create a flexible video display and a manufacturing process for the displays.

April 22, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small brings viewers up to date on the latest from the state capitol.
  • Education Legislators  |   Video
    • Members of the House Education Committee discuss the outlook for public education as legislators try to balance the 2010 state budget while facing a $3 billion dollar shortfall.

April 21, 2009

  • Arizona Cases in Federal Court  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor talks about actions by the U.S. Supreme court on several cases that originated in Arizona, including a challenge to how the state funds education for English language learners. Bender also talks about a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Arizona’s private school scholarship tax credit program. Ninth Circuit Decision

April 16, 2009

  • Democratic Leadership  |   Video
    • House Minority Leader David Lujan and Senate Minority Leader Jorge Garcia share the Democrat’s view of the state budget process.

April 14, 2009

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • Arizona Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams return to HORIZON for an update on the state's budget.

April 13, 2009

  • State Schools Superintendent  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne talks about the state budget crisis’ affect on education. He also addresses the lawsuit over the state’s English Language Learner spending, which is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.

April 8, 2009

April 7, 2009

  • Democratic Budget  |   Video
    • Democrats in the state House of Representatives have released a budget proposal. House Minority Leader Kyrsten Sinema discusses the plan and how it differs from the Republican proposal.
  • ASU Origins Symposium  |   Video
    • Several world-famous scientists join forces to provide answers to some of man's most enduring questions in the Origins Symposium at Arizona State University. Hear from the most famous scientist of them all, physicist Stephen Hawking, who talks about the importance of space exploration.

April 6, 2009

April 2, 2009

  • ASU Origins Symposium  |   Video
    • From April 3 through April 6, Arizona State University will host a conference to discuss the origins of everything from the universe to humanity. Scientific luminaries such as Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins will take part in the Origins Symposium. Lawrence Krauss, an internationally known theoretical physicist and ASU professor, will give a preview of the event.

April 1, 2009

March 31, 2009

  • ASU President Michael Crow  |   Video
    • Arizona State University President Dr. Michael Crow talks about how the university is responding to significant state funding cuts and other challenges created by the economy.

March 26, 2009

March 25, 2009

  • School Vouchers  |   Video
    • A discussion about the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to strike-down Arizona’s school voucher programs for foster kids and children with disabilities. Supreme Court Ruling
  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small shares updates from the state capitol.
  • Photo Radar  |   Video
    • A bill to ban photo radar is in the works. State Representatives Sam Crump and Eric Meyer discuss the pros and cons of photo radar.

March 24, 2009

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • State lawmakers are focusing mostly on the budget. Learn more from Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams.

March 18, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small, from Arizona Capitol Times, reports on the latest from the state capitol.
  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • Arizona State University economist Dennis Hoffman talks about the latest on the nation and the state's ailing economies.
  • Flexible Displays  |   Video
    • Researchers at Arizona State University's Flexible Display Center are developing flexible video displays. Learn about the people involved and the manufacturing process.

February 26, 2009

  • Renewable Energy Tax Credit Bill  |   Video
    • The President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council talks about a bill recently introduced by state lawmakers that offers economic incentives to renewable energy companies that move their headquarters or manufacturing facilities to Arizona.
  • Health Care Cuts  |   Video
    • Arizona's health care system is enduring severe budget cuts made by the state legislature. Arizona Hospital and Health Care Association President John Rivers discusses the impact of the cuts.

February 25, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small from the Arizona Capitol Times reports on the latest from the State Capitol.
  • New State Bar CEO  |   Video
    • John Phelps, the new head of the Arizona State Bar, discusses issues facing the Bar and his experience organizing the inauguration of President Obama.

February 18, 2009

February 17, 2009

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • State Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams talk about the latest legislative priorities, including the state budget.

February 16, 2009

  • Science Special: Computer Memory Device  |   Video
    • ASU electrical engineering Professor Michael Kozicki talks about a new computer memory device being developed at Arizona State University that would greatly increase the capacity of flash drives.
  • Science Special: Alternative Fuel Vehicles  |   Video
    • Jonathan Posner, a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor in the Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University, talks abou the future of alternative fuel vehicles.

February 12, 2009

  • State of Education  |   Video
    • Arizona K-12 schools were hit hard by budget cuts. Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne addresses the state of K-12 education.
  • Statehood Celebration  |   Video
    • Arizona turns 97 on Feb. 14. We look at the Statehood Day activities taking place at the state capitol building and review the latest preparations for Arizona's centennial celebration in 2012.

February 11, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small reports on the latest from the state legislature.
  • Renewable Energy Tax Credit Bill  |   Video
    • The President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council talks about a bill recently introduced by state lawmakers that offers economic incentives to renewable energy companies that move their headquarters or manufacturing facilities to Arizona.

February 10, 2009

  • School Choice  |   Video
    • Arizona School Tuition Organization Association President Harry Miller talks about the state's tuition tax programs, some of which are facing legal challenges.
  • Future of Journalism  |   Video
    • Amid the economic downturn, the journalism industry is shifting from a print to an online medium, causing newspapers to cut ties with hundreds of reporters. Find out how several laid-off print journalists are taking their craft to the Web. Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Professor Tim McGuire discusses the future of journalism.

February 5, 2009

  • Merit Selection  |   Video
    • In Arizona, judges on the state level and in our two most populous counties are not elected; they are chosen by a commission. Find out about the history and pros and cons of the system from Maricopa County Judicial Nominating Commissioner Doug Cole and attorney Len Munsil.

February 4, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small reports on the latest from the state legislature.
  • Education  |   Video
    • Dr. Jim Zaharis, Vice President for Education for Greater Phoenix Leadership, a CEO business group whose mission is to improve economic vitality and the quality of life in our state, talks about investing in public education in light of recent state budget cuts.

February 2, 2009

  • state Budget Update  |   Video
    • state lawmakers approved a budget for fiscal year 2009 over the weekend. We talk with House Majority Leader John McComish about the cuts made and what might be in store for the 2010 budget.
  • Cardinals Super Bowl  |   Video
    • For the first time in their history, the Arizona Cardinals went to the Super Bowl. What kind of an impact did the run have on our economy? Ted Simons talks with Ray Artigue, executive director of the Sports Business MBA program at Arizona State University.
  • Leonard Downie Jr.  |   Video
    • Former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie, Jr., has been hired to teach at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. We talk to Downie about his new post and his recently published novel, Rules of the Game.

January 29, 2009

  • Legislature A to Z: Photo Radar  |   Video
    • A bill to ban photo radar is in the fast lane at the state legislature. Hear from the sponsor of the bill and an opponent, as we wrap up our four-part series on important issues before the state legislature this session.

January 28, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small updates us on the latest from the state legislature
  • Legislature A to Z: Initiative and Referendum Reform  |   Video
    • Arizona's constitution gives legislative power to the people through the process of initiative and referendum. Find out why the Arizona Supreme Court, former Governor Janet Napolitano and Governor Jan Brewer (when she was secretary of state) have recently suggested a reformation of the initiative process.

January 27, 2009

  • Legislature A to Z: Education  |   Video
    • With a $1.6 billion budget shortfall this year and a deficit as high as $3 billion in 2010, state lawmakers are considering cutting K-12 and higher education by as much as $1.5 billion over the next 18 months. Education Committee Chairman, Rep. Rich Crandall and Rep. David Schapira, a former teacher, talk about how the budget may affect education.

January 26, 2009

  • Legislature A to Z: Budget  |   Video
    • Arizona's budget is $1.6 billion in the red, and that's just for this fiscal year. In the first of our four-part series on important issues before lawmakers, two state lawmakers debate over the best way to solve the budget deficit.
  • Cardinals Rally  |   Video
    • It was a sea of red as Cardinals fans gathered at Sky Harbor Airport to send off the team to its first-ever Superbowl. Several dignitaries and players spoke at the rally.
  • Times Past  |   Video
    • The Arizona Capitol Times published a book about Arizona's past, filled with stories youve probably never heard. Capitol Times publisher Ginger Lamb gives us a glimpse inside the new book, Times Past: Reflections from Arizona History.

January 22, 2009

  • KidsCare  |   Video
    • The state-run health insurance program that provides affordable coverage for children and adults who do not qualify for Medicaid celebrates its 10th birthday as lawmakers consider eliminating the program completely. Guest: Matt Jewett, Children's Action Alliance.

January 21, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small reports on the latest from the state legislature.
  • University Presidents  |   Video
    • Legislative leaders are recommending hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts for the state's three universities. Arizona State University President Michael Crow, University of Arizona President Robert Shelton and Northern Arizona University President John Haeger join Ted Simons to talk about the proposed funding cuts and what it would do to the future of the universities.

January 20, 2009

  • Presidential Inauguration  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Political Science Department Chair Patrick Kenney shares his perspective on the inauguration of Barack Obama.
  • Students Watch the Inauguration  |   Video
    • Eighth grade students from Kyrene Altadena Middle School in Ahwatukee use the presidential inauguration as a learning experience.

January 19, 2009

  • Obama Inauguration  |   Video
    • Arizona State University history Professors Matthew Whitaker and Brooks Simpson discuss the history of the inauguration and how the election of Barack Obama impacts minority communities.
  • Business Community   |   Video
    • suzanne Taylor, senior vice president of public policy for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, explains the business community's needs that will soon be brought to the state legislature's attention.
  • Chihuly Display  |   Video
    • Join HORIZON for a tour of artist Dale Chihuly's latest blown-glass display at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

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 14, 2009

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders
    • state Senate Minority Leader Jorge Luis Garcia and House Minority Leader David Lujan discuss the new legislative session and the challenges they face in these rough economic times.

January 13, 2009

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams talk about the tough task of balancing the state's budget and the bills before the legislature in the upcoming session.

January 12, 2009

  • State of the State Address  |   Video
    • Governor Janet Napolitano gives her final State of the State address before leaving for Washington, D.C., to join the Obama administration as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. HORIZON presents the address in its entirety with reaction from lawmakers. Former lawmakers Stan Barnes and Pete Rios discuss the speech with host Ted Simons.

January 8, 2009

  • Governor Janet Napolitano  |   Video
    • In her last appearance on HORIZON as governor, Janet Napolitano talks about her exit and her future as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.

January 7, 2009

  • Secretary of State Jan Brewer  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer will be elevated to the position of governor once Governor Janet Napolitano is confirmed as U. S. Secretary of Homeland Security. Brewer joins Ted Simons to talk about her transition to the 9th floor.

January 6, 2009

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Because of the state's budget deficit, the legislature could hit the education community with budget cuts. Hear from three education advocates about what they expect from the legislature during its upcoming session.

January 5, 2009

  • State Budget  |   Video
    • Arizona Treasurer Dean Martin says the state could be out of money by February. He will discuss the situation with HORIZON host Ted Simons.

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 22, 2008

  • Economic Review/Forecast  |   Video
    • The past year has been brutal for the economy both nationally and in Arizona. Arizona State University economists Jay Butler, Tony Sanders and Dennis Hoffman join HORIZON host Ted Simons to discuss how bad it's been and to forecast the upcoming year.

December 18, 2008

  • A Conversation with Jim Lehrer  |   Video
    • PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer talks with Ted Simons about his journalism career, his passion for writing, and his thoughts about the state of broadcast news. Lehrer and former co-anchor Robert MacNeil received the 2008 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism which is awarded annually by the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU.

December 17, 2008

  • METRO Light Rail Users Guide  |   Video
    • Get ready to ride the light rail when it rolls out for a public grand opening on December 27. METRO CEO Rick Simonetta previews the new method of public transportation for the Valley of the Sun. METRO Light Rail Ride Guide
  • Leonard Downie Jr.  |   Video
    • Leonard Downie Jr. is joining the faculty of the Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU. The former executive publisher of the Washington Post talks about media issues, including the recent coverage of the presidential election and the future of newspapers.

December 11, 2008

  • The State of Education in Arizona  |   Video
    • As a follow-up to the PBS documentary Where We Stand: America's Schools in the 21st Century, HORIZON asks John Wright, president of the Arizona Education Association; Eugene Garcia, VP of Education Partnerships at ASU; and Michael Block, co-founder of BASIS charter schools how to improve public education in Arizona.
  • Phoenix's Roosevelt School District  |   Video
    • A review of the latest on the state's unsuccessful attempt to take over Phoenix's Roosevelt School District.

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 24, 2008

November 20, 2008

  • The Next Arizona Governor?  |   Video
    • Bob Robb, political columnist for The Arizona Republic, talks about reports that Governor Janet Napolitano may leave the state to join President-elect Barack Obama's new administration and the woman who would replace her as governor, Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer.
  • Arizona Economy  |   Video
    • Economist Elliott Pollack recently released a comprehensive look at the Arizona economy, and the news is not good. Pollock discusses his report.
  • ASU Cronkite School of Journalism  |   Video
    • During a week-long celebration marking the 25th anniversary of ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, HORIZON host, Ted Simons, talks with Dean Christopher Callahan from a studio at the school's new facility in downtown Phoenix.

November 19, 2008

  • The State of Education in Arizona  |   Video
    • As a follow-up to the PBS documentary Where We Stand: America's Schools in the 21st Century, HORIZON asks John Wright, president of the Arizona Education Association; Eugene Garcia, VP of Education Partnerships at ASU; and Michael Block, co-founder of BASIS charter schools how to improve public education in Arizona.
  • Phoenix's Roosevelt School District  |   Video
    • A review of the latest on the state's unsuccessful attempt to take over Phoenix's Roosevelt School District.

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

November 17, 2008

  • New Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • The Arizona House and Senate have selected new leaders. Hear what Senate President-elect Bob Burns and House Speaker-elect Kirk Adams have to say about the issues theyll face next session.
  • Arizona 2030 Report  |   Video
    • Arizona State University researchers release a report today that spells out Arizona's infrastructure needs for the next 25 years. ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman reviews the findings.

November 13, 2008

  • Obama Administration   |   Video
    • President-Elect Barack Obama continues his transition to power. Arizona State University Political Science Professor Rudy Espino talks about Obama's transition to power.
  • Arizona Asian-American Report  |   Video
    • A report on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in Arizona is being released for the first time. Learn about Arizona's Asian-American and Pacific Islander population from Dr. Karen Leong. The report is being issued by the Arizona State University Asian Pacific American Studies program and the ASU Public Affairs Office.
  • Teacher of the Year  |   Video
    • Arizona's Teacher of the Year has been named. Meet Kyrene Elementary Math Teacher Sarah Baird

November 12, 2008

October 30, 2008

  • Catching Up with Governor Jane Hull  |   Video
    • Jane Hull is the second woman to serve as Arizona's governor, but the first woman elected to serve as the state's chief executive. She's also the first woman to serve as speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. We catch up with Governor Hull to see what she's been doing since leaving office in 2003.

October 29, 2008

  • Voter Registration Fraud  |   Video
    • With early voting already underway and Election Day approaching, learn about the incidents of voter and voter registration fraud. Patrick Kenney, chair of Arizona State University's Political Science Department, talks about the cases of fraud occurring nationwide.
  • Greater Phoenix Forward Report  |   Video
    • The Arizona State University College of Public Programs and the Morrison Institute have released a new report regarding the future needs of the human services infrastructure in the Valley. ASU Public Programs Dean Debra Friedman talks about the report.

October 16, 2008

  • U.S. Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor Paul Bender previews the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court session and discusses how the presidential election's outcome will affect the court.

October 14, 2008

  • Domestic Violence  |   Video
    • A Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team was created by state lawmakers in 2005. The mission of the team, made up of law enforcement, domestic violence officials, clergy and business representatives, just to name a few, is to take a deeper look into the problem of fatal domestic violence. Libby Bissa, chair of the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, talks about the team's goals.

October 8, 2008

  • Newspaper industry changes  |   Video
    • Tim McGuire, professor and Frank Russell Chair of Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, talks with Ted Simons about the current state of the newspaper industry locally and potential changes for the future.

October 1, 2008

  • Financial Bailout  |   Video
    • ASU finance professor, Herbert Kaufmann talks about the revised plan for rescuing U.S. financial markets.
  • Vice Presidential Debate  |   Video
    • ASU Political Science professor and department chair, Patrick Kenney talks about the Vice Presidential candidate debate.

September 30, 2008

  • Prop 105: Majority Rules   |   Video
    • Proposition 105 would change the Arizona Constitution to require that any future ballot proposition that calls for raising taxes or mandates state spending must receive a majority of all registered voters, not just a majority of votes cast. HORIZON examines both sides of the issue.

September 29, 2008

  • Economy  |   Video
    • The $700 billion bailout failed in Congress. ASU Finance professor Anthony Sanders of the W.P. Carey School of Business.

September 25, 2008

  • Financial Bailout  |   Video
    • Members of Congress and the President have been discussing plans to rescue the nation's financial system. Arizona State University professor Herbert Kaufman discusses bailout plans
  • Proposition 202: Employer Sanctions  |   Video
    • We end our series on propositions with a debate about Proposition 202, the employer sanctions initiative. The new initiative is intended to be more friendly to employers caught hiring illegal aliens. It would also make other constitutional changes, such as expanding the crime of identity theft.
  • Emergency Preparedness  |   Video
    • september has been declared "Emergency Preparedness Month" on both the national and state level. Arizona Department of Homeland Security Director Leesa Berens Morrison offers tips to be better prepared for disasters.

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.
  • Proposition 200: Payday Loan Reform Act  |   Video
    • Arizona's law that allows payday loan companies to operate is set to terminate on July 1, 2010. Prop 200 repeals that termination date, allowing payday loans to continue indefinitely. The proposition also makes various changes to how payday loan companies may do business. Former state lawmaker Stan Barnes (�Yes on 200�) and an opponent of the proposition debate its merits.

September 22, 2008

  • Proposition 102: Marriage   |   Video
    • This week, HORIZON looks at several of the propositions that will be on the November ballot. Tonight we examine Proposition 102, which would define marriage in the state constitution as a union between one man and one woman.

September 17, 2008

  • The State of Education in Arizona  |   Video
    • As a follow-up to the PBS documentary Where We Stand: America's Schools in the 21st Century, HORIZON asks John Wright, president of the Arizona Education Association; Eugene Garcia, VP of Education Partnerships at ASU; and Michael Block, co-founder of BASIS charter schools how to improve public education in Arizona.
  • Phoenix's Roosevelt School District  |   Video
    • A review of the latest on the state's unsuccessful attempt to take over Phoenix's Roosevelt School District.

September 16, 2008

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • There is news about the economy in turmoil, much of it related to the banking industry. Arizona State University Economist Anthony Sanders discusses problems in the banking industry as well as other issues.
  • Election Update  |   Video
    • The Maricopa County Recorder's Office has canvassed the final tallies for elections across the valley. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell discusses the elections canvas results and other election issues.
  • Hospital Community Benefits  |   Video
    • The Desert Mission Food Bank is an affiliate of John C. Lincoln Health Network. It is one example of how hospitals reach beyond providing medical care to offer a variety of social services. John Rivers, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, joins us to talk about the role of hospitals in the community.

September 15, 2008

  • Governor Napolitano  |   Video
    • Governor Janet Napolitano makes her regular visit to HORIZON. She talks about results of the recent primary election, her time at the Democratic National Convention and continuing budget problems for the state.

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 13, 2008

August 12, 2008

  • small Town Challenges: Transportation  |   Video
    • How do small towns handle the challenge of improving roads while maintaining their charm? The town of Sedona is working on doing just that with a huge transportation project through town. We talk with the Arizona Department of Transportation about different projects around the state.

August 11, 2008

  • Legislature  |   Video
    • We review and examine some of the issues that have arisen since the end of the legislative session. Barrett Marson, House GOP spokesman and John Loredo, a political consultant from Tequida and Gutierrez are our guests.
  • small Town Challenges: Payson Water  |   Video
    • We begin a four-part series looking at specific challenges Arizona's small towns face. Payson, like many other state communities, must ensure an adequate water supply for its residents. A recent deal with SRP has allowed Payson to pursue a sustainable economy.
  • CFL Disposal  |   Video
    • A program created by Waste Management will help you dispose of those CFL lightbulbs properly.
  • Mickey Edwards  |   Video
    • HORIZON interviews the former Oklahoma Republican Congressman and co-founder of the conservative think-tank, the Heritage Foundation.

July 30, 2008

  • Fueling Trouble: Alternative Fuel   |   Video
    • With rising gas prices, sales of SUVs and trucks are down, and more people are opting for fuel-efficient, gasoline-powered cars. We discuss the alternatives to gas-powered cars with ASU professors who specialize in alternative fuel vehicles.
  • e-Learning  |   Video
    • Because of the Internet, students don�t have to sit in a traditional classroom to get an education. We examine the variety of e-Learning opportunities that exist in Arizona.
  • 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.

July 29, 2008

  • Home Prices  |   Video
    • Home prices take a record plunge across the nation. See where prices in the Valley land with real estate analyst Jay Butler, an associate professor with ASU's Realty Studies.
  • Fueling Trouble: Airline Industry  |   Video
    • Airline Industry In the second part of our series, we examine the struggling airline industry. As fuel prices soar, many carriers are charging new fees and cutting services. We look at the state of the industry, and what you can expect the next time you fly.

July 28, 2008

  • Ethics Committee  |   Video
    • The Arizona State Ethics Committee meets today to determine if they will investigate the ethics complaint filed against Sen. Jack Harper of Surprise. Sen. Ken Cheuvront of Phoenix filed the complaint, alleging Harper, acting as Chairman, cut off a debate concerning same-sex marriage on the final night of the legislative session. The committee's chairman, Sen. Jay Tibshraeny, discusses the committee's decision.
  • Fueling Trouble: T.I.M.E. Initiative  |   Video
    • We begin a four-part series on the rising cost of fuel and transportation issues in the state. Tonight we discuss the Transportation and Infrastructure Moving Arizona's Economy (T.I.M.E.) initiative. Proponent Martin Schultz, government affairs vice president for Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, debates opponent Steve Voeller of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club.

July 24, 2008

  • U.S. Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court finished its recent term in June. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender gives an analysis of the court's major cases, and discusses what the outcome of the presidential race will mean for the court.

July 23, 2008

  • Photo Radar  |   Video
    • Learn about the Arizona Department of Public Safety's plans to roll out its statewide photo radar system as part of the state budget approved by lawmakers and signed by the governor last month.

July 22, 2008

  • state of the Arts  |   Video
    • With the economic downturn, are arts organizations experiencing reduced attendance and patronage? As with all state agencies, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which sponsors artists and arts-related programs, took a budget reduction this legislative session. Bob Booker, Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, talks about the state of the arts in Arizona.

July 17, 2008

  • Economy  |   Video
    • There is bad economic news just about every day, much of it related to the banking industry. Arizona State University Economists Anthony Sanders and Dennis Hoffman discuss problems in the banking industry as well as inflation and other issues.

July 16, 2008

  • Protecting Arizona's Children: A HORIZON Special  |   Video
    • This special edition of HORIZON takes a look at Child Protective Services, the state agency responsible for protecting children from abuse and neglect. The agency is often in the crosshairs of critics who say it goes too far or not far enough in protecting children. This program examines the agency's strengths and weaknesses as well as efforts to make it better.

July 14, 2008

  • Mike McCurry  |   Video
    • McCurry talks about his experience as Bill Clinton's press secretary, and how he tried to neutralize the ever present anger in the political process.

July 10, 2008

  • Cities and Counties  |   Video
    • Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of The League of Arizona Cities and Towns talks about the 2009 budget provision that requires cities and counties to give money to the state.
  • state of Healthcare  |   Video
    • HORIZON examines the state of healthcare. We interview Donna Smith, who was featured in Michael Moore's Sicko, a documentary about healthcare.

July 9, 2008

July 8, 2008

  • Loan officer licensing  |   Video
    • senator Jay Tibshraeny (R) Chandler joins Horizon to talk about a bill he sponsored to license loan officers. The bill was passed by the legislature and signed into law by the Governor Napolitano. Tibshraeny also talks about the state budget in relation to the economy.
  • Monsoon '08  |   Video
    • What is the prediction for this summer's monsoon? Tony Haffer, Meteorologist-in-Charge of the National Weather Service Phoenix office, joins us to track temperatures and rainfall amounts expected this summer, and to discuss the new calendar-based start date for the monsoon.

July 2, 2008

July 1, 2008

  • CPS Changes  |   Video
    • A package of four bills aimed at improving Arizona's Child Protective Services agency have been passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Napolitano. The new rules open the records of children who have died or suffered serious injuries after contact with CPS and also open disciplinary records of state employees. Ken Deibert, director of the Department of Economic Security's Division of Children, Youth and Families, which oversees CPS, talks about how the agency will implement the changes.
  • NALEO - Immigration  |   Video
    • National political leaders met in Washington DC to talk about issues of importance in Arizona and other states. One of those issues is immigration. We get a recap of how immigration issues were addressed at the recent conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
  • Fire Conditions and Restrictions  |   Video
    • As the forested areas of the state return to dry conditions, the danger for wildfires increases. Is Arizona prepared? State Forester Kirk Rowdabaugh updates us on fire conditions and restrictions throughout our state.

June 30, 2008

  • state Budget  |   Video
    • Dr. Tony Sanders, ASU Professor of Finance and Real Estate for the W.P. Carey School of Business, will discuss the economic impact of the state budget.
  • One on One  |   Video
    • HORIZONs weekly segment examines issues at the legislature and in the elections. House GOP Spokesman Barrett Marson debates the issues with Arizona Democratic Party Communications Director Emily DeRose.
  • NALEO  |   Video
    • HORIZON visits the National Association of Latino Elected Officials Conference, which was held in the nations capital last weekend.

June 26, 2008

  • state Budget Update  |   Video
    • senate President Tim Bee shares his thoughts on the newly-approved $9.9 billion state budget.
  • African American Icons of Sport  |   Video
    • Want to find out more about African American sports stars you know and some youve probably never heard of? Arizona State University professor Dr. Matthew Whitaker will talk about the book he edited and co-authored, African American Icons of Sport.

June 25, 2008

June 24, 2008

  • stimulus Plan  |   Video
    • A measure to energize the states economy through a number of deals has been proposed at the state legislature. The package includes tax breaks and credits to create jobs and development across the state. Key backer of the stimulus plan, Representative Michele Reagan joins Horizon for a discussion of the proposal.

June 19, 2008

  • Maricopa Health System Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Maricopa Medical Center is operated by the Maricopa Integrated Health System. System officials are using a new state law to stop millions of dollars from flowing to the states general fund. Its money they say should be going to the Medical Center. Now the state is suing. Bil Bruno, a member of the MIHS Governing Board talks about the case.

June 18, 2008

  • Governor Napolitano  |   Video
    • The state legislature hasnt formulated its budget for next year. Governor Janet Napolitano will talk about that and other pressing state issues in her monthly appearance on HORIZON.

June 17, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small joins us with the latest legislative news and highlights from the Arizona State Capitol.

June 16, 2008

  • One on One  |   Video
    • HORIZON�s weekly segment examines issues at the legislature and in the elections. House GOP Spokesman Barrett Marson debates the issues with Arizona Democratic Party Communications Director Emily DeRose.

June 12, 2008

  • state Budget  |   Video
    • state representatives Tom Boone and Phil Lopes talk about the state budget and the lack of progress on it.
  • John Dean/Barry Goldwater Jr. book  |   Video
    • Watergate figure John Dean and Barry Goldwater Jr. have written a book about Barry Goldwater Senior. The two talk about their book and the late Senator Goldwater.

June 11, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small joins us to discuss the latest legislative news from the Arizona State Capitol.
  • Political Dominos  |   Video
    • The outcome of the presidential election will determine if political dominoes start falling in Arizona. Two of the states top elected officials, Senator John McCain and Governor Janet Napolitano are clearly in play. If McCain wins the presidency, Napolitano will have to appoint his Senate replacement. If Obama wins the presidency, Napolitano could leave her office to join his administration. Stan Barnes, president of Copper State Consulting Group and Bob Grossfeld, president of the Media Guys, Inc., will sort through the potential domino effects.

June 10, 2008

  • sen. Jake Flake  |   Video
    • Arizonans mourn the passing of state Senator Jake Flake who died Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack at his home near Snowflake. He was 72. Representative Bill Konopnicki, (R) Safford, joins Horizon to remember Flake and talk about the impact of his work in Arizona.

May 29, 2008

  • Supreme Court Mid-term Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has already made some major decisions this session, such as ruling in favor of an Indiana voter I.D. law and ruling that lethal injection is constitutional. Get a review of major decisions made so far and a look toward the end of the session in a Supreme Court mid-term review with ASU Law Professors Paul Bender and Cathy O'Grady.

May 28, 2008

  • senate President  |   Video
    • Tim Bee, Arizona State Senate President, joins Ted Simons to talk about legislative accomplishments and the challenges that remain, including efforts to balance the 2009 state budget.
  • Top-ranked Charter School  |   Video
    • BASIS Charter School in Tucson is ranked by Newsweek as the nations top high school. The co-founder and Chair of BASIS, Dr. Michael Block, joins Ted in the HORIZON studio.

May 22, 2008

  • Arizona's Ailing Economy  |   Video
    • Can government rescue the economy? Tax cuts, rebate checks, economic stimulus plans? We talk with ASU economics professor Dennis Hoffman, and Byron Schlomach, chief economist for the Goldwater Institute about how government can best aid the economy.
  • school Vouchers  |   Video
    • The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that Arizonas school voucher programs violate a provision of the state constitution that prohibits tax dollars from being appropriated to aid private or religious schools. The affected programs provide public grants and scholarships to foster and disabled children allowing them to attend a school of their choice. Well talk with an Institute for Justice attorney representing families who use these vouchers, and a representative of the Arizona Education Association, a plaintiff in the case. Read the Appeals Court Opinion in the school vouchers case.

May 21, 2008

  • Legislative Update
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small updates us on the latest legislative news.
  • Arizona's Ailing Economy
    • We continue our series on the economy with a look at inflation. Arizona State University Economist Tracy Clark will tell us about rising prices and why they are occurring.
  • University Stimulus Plan
    • Arizona's universities are seeking a construction funding package of $1.4 billion from the state. Fred DuVal, an Arizona Board of Regents member, will tell us about the plan.

May 20, 2008

  • Arizona's Ailing Economy  |   Video
    • From mortgages to car loans to credit cards, many people are deep in debt because of our ailing economy. In part two of our series we look at the "credit crunch". Dr. Tony Sanders, ASU Professor of Finance and Real Estate for the W.P. Carey School of Business, joins HORIZON to talk about debt and credit and how it relates to the current economy. Arizona Employment How are the state and national economy affecting Arizona's job market? Joining us to talk about employment issues in Arizona are Department of Commerce Deputy Director Kent Ennis, a former Joint Legislative Budget Committee Senior Economist who has headed up the research division at Commerce, and Dennis Doby, Senior Director of Research Administration.

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 14, 2008

  • Governor Napolitano  |   Video
    • Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano makes her monthly appearance on the HORIZON set to discuss issues of importance to the state. This month, she'll talk about bills she's recently vetoed, and about budget negotiations.

May 13, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • We'll have news from the state capitol and a look at politics around Arizona in HORIZONs weekly legislative update.
  • 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.
  • Marriage Amendment  |   Video
    • A bill that would place a measure on the ballot to amend the constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman has passed the state house of representatives. SCR 1042 has been at the center of some heated debate. The legislation now moves to the senate. Representative Kyrsten Sinema and Peter Gentala, General Counsel for the Center for Arizona Policy join Horizon to talk more about the marriage amendment.

May 12, 2008

  • One on One  |   Video
    • Our regular Monday segment focuses on issues of interest to those at the state legislature and those following the elections. House GOP spokesman Barrett Marson debates issues with John Loredo, a political consultant with Tequida and Guttierez.

May 7, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times brings us up to speed on the latest news from the Arizona State Capitol.
  • 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.

May 6, 2008

  • Polygamy-related Crimes  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard explains his work seeking federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice for help with nvestigations and prosecutions of polygamy-related crimes in our state.
  • Tobacco Cessation/AHCCCS  |   Video
    • A new law allows AHCCCS, the states Medicaid program, to provide programs and medications to help people stop smoking and using tobacco products. The measure allows AHCCCS to use tobacco tax funds to pay for the programs. Research shows Medicaid recipients smoke at a rate higher than the national average. State Senator Barbara Leff and Colby Bower from the American Cancer Society explain how the program will provide help to those who need it most.
  • Algae Bio-Fuel  |   Video
    • Researchers at the University of Arizona are working on a new alternative fuel that can really make your vehicle "green."

May 5, 2008

  • Sustainability Legislation  |   Video
    • An examination of proposed state legislation for the environment with sponsor Representative Lucy Mason (R-Prescott).
  • One on One  |   Video
    • Barrett Marson, House GOP spokesman, and political consultant John Loredo of Tequida and Guttierez debate issues at the legislature.
  • Barbara Orbison  |   Video
    • A conversation with the widow of rock n roll icon Roy Orbison, who produced Roy Orbison & Friends: A Black and White Night, one of the most successful shows seen on PBS,

May 1, 2008

  • United-U.S. Airways merger  |   Video
    • There's talk of a merger between local airline U.S. Airways and United Airlines. Arizona State University aviation law professor Michael Pearson discusses the potential merger and its possible impacts.
  • school take over bill  |   Video
    • A new law has just been created that will let the state take over underperforming school districts. Hear from Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne on what's next now that the law has been passed.
  • Protecting Arizona's Children Conclusion  |   Video
    • Child Protective Services is the last resort for children who are in danger of being abused. Groups like Healthy Families attempt to keep kids out of the CPS system through a holistic approach with families.

April 30, 2008

  • Protecting Arizona's Children Part 3  |   Video
    • State Representatives Jonathan Paton and David Bradley talk about legislative efforts to make Child Protective Services more accountable, in part by providing public access to CPS records about cases that result in a child fatality or near fatality.

April 29, 2008

  • Protecting Arizona's Children Part 2  |   Video
    • In part two of our series about Arizona Child Protective Services, we examine problems of the system. We profile John Gray, father of four-year-old Haley, who died in the custody of her mother. Gray had been battling CPS to gain custody of his three children from his ex-wife. He has sought reforms at the state level and is now suing CPS for wrongful death. Arizona Republic editorialist Laurie Roberts joins us to talk about the many cases she has covered in her column.

April 24, 2008

  • Anti American teaching ban  |   Video
    • A bill has been introduced by State Representative Russell Pearce that would prohibit teaching of course matter in public schools that was anti-American or against Western values. Pearce will talk about his bill with State Representative David Lujan speaking against it.
  • Walk Like MADD  |   Video
    • Mothers Against Drunk Driving will hold a national �Walk Like MADD� event on Saturday, April 26th to raise funds for the anti-drunk driving group. The president of the local MADD organization and the president of UMADD, an Arizona State University anti-drunk driving organization, will talk about the event and efforts to combat drunk driving.

April 23, 2008

  • Conserving Arizona�s Land and Water Initiative  |   Video
    • The Nature Conservancy�s Arizona Director discusses an initiative petition drive his organization has launched. If successful, it will place a proposition on November�s general election ballot asking voters to amend the State Constitution to allow 570,000 acres of state trust land to be set aside for permanent conservation. More than ten million acres of trust land were given to Arizona by the federal government at statehood. They�re held in trust, leased and sold by the State Land Department to raise money for public schools and other beneficiaries. Initiative application

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.
  • Healthcare and the State Budget  |   Video
    • How will balancing the state budget affect agencies such as AHCCCS and payments to hospitals and healthcare programs? John Rivers, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, joins us to talk about the cost of providing healthcare in a lean economy.

April 21, 2008

  • sB 1028 Loan Originator Licensing  |   Video
    • State Senator Jay Tibshraeny talks about his bill which would establish a loan originator program within the Department of Financial Institutions. A person would then be prohibited from acting as a loan originator unless licensed as one by the department.
  • One on One  |   Video
    • Andy Gordon of Coppersmith/Gordon/Schermer/Brockelman and Barrett Marson, House GOP Spokesman, debate the issues in the state Legislature, including the Budget and the Arpaio/Gordon kerfuffle.

April 17, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Join Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb as he brings us up to date on the latest developments from the state capitol.
  • Illegal Immigrant Barometer  |   Video
    • Are illegal aliens an economic indicator? ASU Economist Dawn McLaren says they are. She says when apprehensions of illegal immigrants are down, that indicates a suffering economy. McLaren will talk about the issue and the Arizona economy.

April 16, 2008

  • Governor Janet Napolitano  |   Video
    • Facing a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall, state lawmakers approved a property tax cut and sent the bill to the governor. Meanwhile, the governor and a coalition of business groups want to ask voters to approve a sales tax increase to pay for highway projects. Hear what Governor Janet Napolitano has to say about those issues and more in her monthly appearance on HORIZON.

April 15, 2008

  • Healthcare Group  |   Video
    • Funding for a �Healthcare Group of Arizona," a state-run health insurance plan for small businesses, is at the center of a debate at the state legislature. State representatives Kirk Adams and Steve Farley discuss the pros and cons of freezing enrollment in the program.
  • Escape author  |   Video
    • At age 18, Carolyn Jessop was the fourth wife of a man more than three times her age and had eight children in 12 years. After 17 years in the abusive, bigamist marriage, she fled Colorado City with her children, ages two to 15. Jessop talks with Merry Lucero about her flight from the fundamentalist Mormon community and her book, "Escape". Plus we talk with state representative David Lujan about what can be done about bigamist communities here in Arizona.
  • Crystal Darkness  |   Video
    • Television stations across the state will participate in the simultaneous airing of the documentary Crystal Darkness. The film reveals the far-reaching problem of methamphetamine addiction. Sergeant Joel Tranter with the Phoenix Police Department joins us to talk about the documentary, the effects of meth use as well as the drug's relation to crime, and child abuse in Arizona.

April 14, 2008

  • Payday Loans  |   Video
    • state Senator Debbie McCune Davis, the chair of the Stop Payday Predators campaign discusses the proposed state initiatives and legislation dealing with payday loans with Stan Barnes, representing Payday Loan Reform.
  • One on One  |   Video
    • Bob Grossfeld of The Media Guys and Doug Cole of Arizona Highground debate the issues in the state Legislature.

April 10, 2008

  • E-85  |   Video
    • The first E-85 fueling pump has opened in Maricopa County. Arizona House majority leader Tom Boone joins us to talk about E-85, an 85 percent ethanol fuel blend, and a bill that would help create more biofuel stations in Arizona.

April 9, 2008

April 8, 2008

  • 9/11 Memorial  |   Video
    • state lawmakers narrowly passed a bill to remove 12 inscriptions from Arizona's controversial 9/11 memorial in Phoenix. Rep. John Kavanagh, who sponsored the legislation, and Rep. Steve Farley, who opposes it, join us for a discussion on the measure.
  • Beat the Odds   |   Video
    • We profile Beat the Odds, an initiative created for schools to increase student achievement among minorities.
  • st. Vincent de Paul  |   Video
    • The slowing economy is hitting social service agencies such as St. Vincent de Paul with a double whammy--- fewer donations and increased needs. Steve Zabilski Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul joins Horizon to talk about what his and other charitable organizations are doing about the problem.

April 7, 2008

  • Gas Prices  |   Video
    • Linda Gorman of Arizona AAA talks about the reason for high gas prices in the state and the near-future forecast.
  • One on One  |   Video
    • Bob Grossfeld of Media Guys and Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting Group debate issues of interest at the state Legislature.

April 3, 2008

  • Voter-approved Initiatives  |   Video
    • state lawmakers are considering a measure that would allow voters to decide whether lawmakers can make changes to voter-approved initiatives. State Representative Russell Pearce, who is sponsoring the bill, will discuss it, along with Representative Chad Campbell, who is against the bill.

April 2, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter joins us to talk about the latest news and highlights from the State Legislature.
  • School Utility Dilemma  |   Video
    • In the face of rising utility bills, Arizona school districts are becoming more energy efficient because the major source of money for paying utility costs ($85 million worth) will soon disappear. Without financial assistance, districts fear they may have to cut teachers, programs or both. Should the state help them out? Hear from two legislators with different ideas about how to deal with unfunded school utilities.

April 1, 2008

  • Employer Sanctions  |   Video
    • We�ll hear the pros and cons of changes being proposed to Arizona�s Employer Sanctions Law, which cracks down on employers that knowingly hire illegal aliens.
  • No Child Left Behind  |   Video
    • State Representative Mark Anderson talks about his opposition to a bill to opt out of the federal No Child Left Behind program.

March 31, 2008

  • Merit Selection  |   Video
    • We discuss HCR 2063, a bill that would require elections for Superior Court judges in Arizona counties, including Maricopa and Pima. The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Russell Pearce of Mesa, will discuss the issue with House Minority Leader Rep. Phil Lopes of Tucson.
  • One on One  |   Video
    • House GOP Spokesman Barrett Marson and Arizona Democratic Party Communications Director Emily Bittner square off in our regular Monday segment focusing on issues at the state Legislature.
  • Phoenix Symphony  |   Video
    • A look at the symphony's upcoming season and challenges it faces.

March 27, 2008

  • No Child Left Behind  |   Video
    • state lawmakers have a bill that would make Arizona the first state to opt out of No Child Left Behind. If the bill is successful, Arizona would lose $600 million dollars in federal education funds. State Representative David Schapira will be on to talk about his bill.
  • state Budget  |   Video
    • state Treasurer Dean Martin says the state will be out of money soon unless lawmakers and the governor act to end the current year budget shortfall. Martin will talk about the issue.

March 26, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times talks about the latest from the state capitol
  • 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.
  • school to Work Program  |   Video
    • students considering a career in theater take a tour of Arizona State University�s Gammage Theater and learn what it takes to put on a play. HORIZON takes you behind the scenes of Gammage�s �School to Work� program.

March 25, 2008

  • Toll Roads  |   Video
    • A bill that would allow three Arizona counties to set up toll road authorities is making its way through the state Legislature. The bill would also allow the counties to enter contracts with private companies to build toll roads. HORIZON will discuss the pros and cons of the bill.
  • Consumer Protection  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard talks about important issues for consumers.

March 24, 2008

  • Economy  |   Video
    • Developer Elliot Pollack discusses the state of the local economy.
  • One on One  |   Video
    • state House Republican Spokesman Barrett Marson and State Democratic Party Communications Director Emily Bittner debate the issues in our weekly segment in which two political pundits go head-to-head on state politics.
  • sky Song  |   Video
    • skySong, Arizona State University�s high-tech business center, officially opens this week. Julia Rosen, ASU Associate Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at SkySong, will tell us about the facility.

March 20, 2008

  • Legislative Update
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will bring us up to date on the latest from the state Legislature.

March 19, 2008

  • Governor Napolitano  |   Video
    • The state budget shortfall continues and state lawmakers are in the midst of working on big issues such as immigration reform. Hear what Governor Janet Napolitano has to say about those issues and more in her monthly appearance on HORIZON.

February 28, 2008

  • AZ Legislature: A to Z  |   Video
    • The State Legislature takes on immigration issues, a budget shortfall and various other issues. Learn more in this HORIZON special on the 2008 Legislature.

February 27, 2008

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.
  • One on One   |   Video
    • Jaime Molera, former Superintendent of Public Instruction, and former State Legislator John Loredo join us in our regular Monday night segment featuring two viewpoints on important State Legislature issues.
  • Baby Boomers: Preparing for an Aging WorkforcePart 1   |   Video
    • studies reveal that the U.S. is shifting toward an older workforce. Labor shortages are projected in a growing number of economic sectors and employers are relying on older workers to fill the gap. AARP Director of Workforce Issues Deborah Russell joins HORIZON to discuss how many people are working beyond their traditional retirement age to retain health and other benefits.

February 21, 2008

February 19, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • We hear from Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small about some of the key issues state lawmakers are working on this week.
  • Jamie Clarke  |   Video
    • Jamie Clarke is the only man to accomplish the dual feats of reaching the summit of Mount Everest and crossing Arabia's Empty Quarter. Clarke visited the Valley recently and spoke with Merry Lucero about his appreciation for Arizona's environment and other issues.
  • CPS Bills  |   Video
    • state lawmakers are working on legislation to make certain records on child-welfare cases and court proceedings more accessible and to improve communications in Arizona's Child Protective Services. The proposals are part of a number of bills dealing with CPS.

February 18, 2008

  • Freeway Cameras  |   Video
    • Republican State Senator Robert Blendu, member of the Senate Transportation Committee, will discuss the legislative options hes sponsoring that would preclude using photo enforcement on state highways. State Rep. Steve Farley, a proponent of the program, also joins us.
  • One on One  |   Video
    • Our weekly look at important issues at the State Legislature continues with attorney and columnist Sam Coppersmith and political consultant Jaime Molera.
  • Phoenix Trade  |   Video
    • Chris Padilla, the Under Secretary of International Trade (a division of the Commerce Department), discusses the importance of exports for the Phoenix Economy.

February 14, 2008

  • Improving Education  |   Video
    • What must be done to improve education in Arizona? Join our panel of education leaders as they discuss options and opportunities to make the state more responsive to the needs of its students. Guests include former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Graham Keegan, Arizona Business and Education Coalition Executive Director Susan Carlson and Arizona Board of Regents Vice President Ernest Calderon.

February 12, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times joins us to talk about the big issues at the state legislature.
  • Widespread Flu  |   Video
    • The flu has now spread across Arizona, earning the state the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions highest flu-activity designation. Will Humble, assistant director for health preparedness for the Arizona Department of Health Services, shares the latest news on the flu and talks about the importance of prevention.

February 11, 2008

  • Ward Connerly  |   Video
    • A conversation with the former University of California Regent, who was instrumental in passing Prop 209 in that state, outlawing race and gender-based preferences in state hiring and state university admissions.
  • One on One   |   Video
    • In our weekly analysis of important issues facing the State Legislature, House Republican Spokesman Barrett Marson and Sam Coppersmith, columnist, attorney for Coppersmith, Gordan, Schermer and Brockelman and former Democratic Congressman, bring their different viewpoints to HORIZON.

February 7, 2008

  • Mitt Romney drops out of Republican Race  |   Video
    • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney drops out of the race. Republican political analyst Chuck Coughlin talks about what that means for Arizona Senator John McCain, the Republican front-runner for president.
  • Chief Justice McGregor  |   Video
    • Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor recently gave her state of the judiciary speech to the Arizona legislature. The Chief Justice will talk about issues regarding the judiciary, including attempts to get rid of the merit selection system for judges. She will also talk about a program the courts have to help people meet their mortgage payments.
  • African American Lawmakers  |   Video
    • sen. Leah Landrum Taylor and Rep. Cloves Campbell will talk about issues important to African Americans in the State Legislature.

February 5, 2008

  • super Tuesday  |   Video
    • Arizonas Presidential Preference Election is one of several state presidential primary elections held today. This one-hour Super Tuesday special covers the candidates, contests and numbers with analysis from political experts Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting and Bob Grossfeld of the Media Guys.

February 4, 2008

  • One on One  |   Video
    • Our non-moderated forum featuring political experts with opposing viewpoints discussing state legislative issues returns tonight with House Republican Spokesman Barrett Marson and former House Democratic Minority Leader John Loredo, who is now a political consultant with Tequida and Gutierrez.

January 30, 2008

  • Legislature A to Z: State Budget Deficit  |   Video
    • With a billion dollar budget shortfall in this years state budget and an even larger deficit projected for 2009, HORIZON examines the debate over financing new school construction and the other options on the table for dealing with the budget.
  • state of Education  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne talks about key issues affecting public education.

January 29, 2008

  • Legislature A to Z: Immigration  |   Video
    • The first part of our annual look at key legislative issues examines immigration. Why do many Democratic and Republican policy makers say the federal government has not done enough to curb illegal immigration in Arizona? What bills are being introduced that address the problem?
  • NFL Experience  |   Video
    • If you don't have a Super Bowl ticket, but want to get a feel for it, you might want to try the NFL Experience in Glendale. HORIZON was there when some lucky kids had the run of the place.
  • Trauma Centers  |   Video
    • The Super Bowl and FBR Open will bring an estimated 225,000 visitors to Arizona. How are Arizonas seven Level 1 trauma centers prepared to deliver emergency services if needed? Learn about the work that goes on in the trenches from a trauma center physician who talks about the policies and procedures that support our states centers.

January 28, 2008

  • state of the Union
    • HORIZON is pre-empted by the Newshour's coverage of the president's State of the Union Address.

January 24, 2008

  • Improving Education  |   Video
    • What must be done to improve education in Arizona? Join our panel of education leaders as they discuss options and opportunities to make the state more responsive to the needs of its students. Scheduled guests include former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Graham Keegan, Arizona Business and Education Coalition Executive Director Susan Carlson and Arizona Board of Regents Vice President Ernest Calderon.

January 23, 2008

  • Governor Janet Napolitano  |   Video
    • Gov. Napolitano appears on HORIZON for her regular visit to discuss the state budget, the employer-sanctions law and her endorsement of presidential candidate Barack Obama

January 22, 2008

  • Economy  |   Video
    • There's more and more bad news about the economy. ASU Economist Tracy Clark talks about the economy.
  • Cronkite-Eight Poll  |   Video
    • Arizona's presidential preference election is coming up soon. Who will Arizonans select as their choice for Republican Party and Democratic Party presidential nominees? Find out in the latest Cronkite/Eight Poll with analysis by Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Tara Blanc. Read the complete Poll results.
  • Employer-Sanctions Bills  |   Video
    • state Representative Bill Konopnicki talks about his that propose changes to Arizona's employer-sanctions law.
  • Mortgage Seller Licensing  |   Video
    • Did you know that people who sell mortgages in Arizona don't have to be licensed? State Senator Jay Tibshraeny has introduced a bill that would require licensing, education and regulation for those who sell mortgages.

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.
  • 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.

January 16, 2008

  • Legislative Priorities Democrats  |   Video
    • Leaders from the Arizona House and Senates Democratic caucuses react to the Governors State of the State Address and outline their legislative priorities.
  • super Bowl: Beyond the End Zone  |   Video
    • super Bowl Security - A report on some of the security measures being implemented to make Super Bowl XLII, and events associated with it, as safe as possible. Super Bowl Volunteers - A spokesperson for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee talks about its final call for volunteers to staff a variety of Super Bowl-related events.

January 15, 2008

  • GOP State Legislature  |   Video
    • Republican leadership of the Arizona legislature join us with their responses to Governor Napolitano's State of the State address. House speaker Jim Weiers and Senate majority leader Sen. Thayer Verschoor talk about their agenda for this legislative session.

January 14, 2008

  • 2008 State of the State Address  |   Video
    • Governor Janet Napolitano will give the 2008 State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature. Well show the speech in its entirety, have Republican response and will discuss the address with Alfredo Gutierrez, former state legislator and a political consultant for Tequida and Gutierrez, and Chuck Coughlin, the founder and president of HighGround, a political consulting and lobbying firm.

January 10, 2008

  • Immigration Bills  |   Video
    • state Representative Russell Pearce will introduce several more immigration bills this legislative session, including one aimed as so-called "anchor babies." Pearce will give us a preview of the bills.
  • Business Legislative Agenda  |   Video
    • The state's business community would like to see tax breaks and revisions of the state employer's sanctions law this upcoming legislative session. Glen Hamer of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce will discuss the business community's legislative agenda.

January 9, 2008

  • New Hampshire Primary Review  |   Video
    • Well examine the New Hampshire primary results for Arizona Senator John McCain and the other presidential candidates.
  • state Budget Hearings  |   Video
    • One week before the legislative session begins state lawmakers are working to close the gap of an estimated $1 billion budget shortfall.

January 3, 2008

  • Iowa Caucuses  |   Video
    • Arizona's native son is hoping for a good finish in Iowa to give him a boost in the early presidential contests. Political pundits Stan Barnes and Bob Grossfeld analyze Senator John McCain's chances and talk about the rest of the field in the Iowa Caucuses.
  • Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction  |   Video
    • For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson auto auction has drawn worldwide attention to its auction of rare and exotic vehicles. Patrick Van Den Bossche, Chief Operating Officer, will talk about how the auction has grown in popularity and how it got its start.

December 31, 2007

  • 2007 Cronkite Awards Luncheon  |   Video
    • Every year, a journalist is given the Cronkite Award, a prestigious honor given through the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Eight takes you inside the awards luncheon, where Jane Pauley received the award from Cronkite himself.

December 25, 2007

  • Made in Arizona  |   Video
    • Did you know there is a salt mine operation in Glendale? Or that there are 26 wineries in Arizona? In this special, HORIZON looks at some surprising industries in our state, including feature film production and the manufacturing of a life saving product that is used worldwide.

December 20, 2007

  • Environmental Settlement  |   Video
    • The State of Arizona today announced a major environmental settlement. A lawsuit had charged a Scottsdale land developer with destruction of state trust land, natural resources and archeological sites. Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Steve Owens talks about the settlement.

December 19, 2007

  • Arizona's Immigration Strategy  |   Video
    • This compilation of the HORIZON four-part series, Arizona's Immigration Strategy, looks at the potential impact of the employer-sanctions law on our state. Guests include Republican Chairman Randy Pullen and Glen Hamer of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce.

December 18, 2007

  • Governor Napolitano  |   Video
    • Governor Janet Napolitano appears on HORIZON for her regular visit to discuss issues such as state benefits for domestic partners, the 3-in-1 I.D. and the increasing red ink in the state budget.

December 17, 2007

  • Immigration Town Hall  |   Video
    • Representative Steve Gallardo and Los Abogados attorney Daniel Ortega discuss the outcome of the immigration town hall where citizens offered their opinions about Mayor Phil Gordons decision to no longer support current police policy on checking immigration status.
  • steve Forbes  |   Video
    • A conversation with Forbes magazine editor Steve Forbes on the economy and Rudi Guilianis presidential campaign. Forbes is a senior adviser for the campaign.

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

November 26, 2007

  • Arizona's Immigration Strategy
    • This compilation of the HORIZON four-part series, Arizona's Immigration Strategy, looks at the potential impact of the employer-sanctions law on our state. Guests include Republican Chairman Randy Pullen and Glen Hamer of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce.

November 23, 2007

  • Cronkite Awards Luncheon
    • Every year, a journalist is given the Cronkite Award, a prestigious honor given through the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Eight takes you inside the awards luncheon, where Jane Pauley recevied the award from Cronkite himself.

November 21, 2007

November 20, 2007

  • super Bowl: Beyond the End Zone
    • The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee estimates that Super Bowl XLII will attract 125,000 visitors and contribute more than $400 million to Arizonas economy. Well take a closer look at those figures and what they mean to the state.

November 15, 2007

  • Economy
    • Both the state and Maricopa county governments are seeing revenue shortfalls. ASU Economist Tracy Clark will explain why tax collections are down.
  • James Carville
    • Former President Bill Clintons campaign adviser, writer, television pundit and major Democratic force talks about his predictions for the presidential election and what he believes Democrats should do.
  • Valley Fever
    • Cases of Valley Fever have increased over 50 percent. Dr. Peter Kelly of the Arizona Department of Health Services will tell us what's happening and why.

November 13, 2007

  • Fire Prevention
    • Fire officials say its time to implement the firewise practices of creating defensible spaces around homes and buildings. Helen Graham, assistant state fire management officer for the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona, discusses how people can protect themselves from potential wildfires, even in urban areas.
  • Infant Brain Development
    • The New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development is a nonprofit organization that teaches parents how best to stimulate learning in their children. This organizations program at St. Josephs Hospital shows parents the value of security and attention. ASU professor Dr. Jill Stamm, author of Bright from the Start, co-founded the program. New Directions Institute Web site.

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 8, 2007

  • Memory Device
    • An Arizona State University researcher is working in conjunction with researchers in Germany on a new memory device that uses nano wires and a new method of storage to greatly expand flash memory and reduce the heat it produces. ASU Engineering Professor Dr. Michael Kozicki will talk about his revolutionary new memory devices.

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.
  • Tribal Sovereignty
    • Throughout the month of November, HORIZON will look at key issues affecting Arizona's Native Americans tribes. Tonight, we hear from leaders in Washington, D.C. about tribal sovereignty.

November 6, 2007

  • Racial Preferences Initiative
    • A group called the Arizona Civil Rights Initiative has filed to circulate petitions for an initiative that would eliminate race and gender preferences in state hiring, contracting and university admissions. Max McPhail, Executive Director of the group, will be on Horizon to explain the initiative.
  • MRSA Superbug
    • The heavy news coverage of antibiotic-resistant staph infection known as MRSA worries the health care community and the general public. Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, deputy state epidemiologist for the Arizona Department of Health Services, explains why it is so prevalent and what can be done about it.
  • East Valley Partnership
    • Expanded freeways and Kids Voting are two projects that were developed by the East Valley Partnership. Roc Arnett, President and CEO of the East Valley Partnership, and Charles Wahlheim, one of the original founders of the group, will talk about what EVP has done as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

November 5, 2007

  • Conserve Arizona Campaign
    • Thomas Hulen of the Arizona League of Conservation Voters joins us to discuss the new non-partisan organization that works to elect pro-conservation candidates.
  • Legislative Leadership
    • state House Speaker Pro Tempore Bob Robson will talk about Republican plans to deal with the budget shortfall.
  • Egil Bud Krogh
    • Krogh was Richard Nixons aide who ordered the break-in of Daniel Ellsbergs psychiatrists office after the Pentagon Papers were released to The New York Times. He joins us to discuss his new book, Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices and Life Lessons from the White House. The book focuses on his years in the Nixon Administration and how some of todays political circumstances are similar to those of Nixons.

November 1, 2007

  • Governor Napolitano
    • Governor Janet Napolitano joins us in the HORIZON studio to talk about top state issues.

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 17, 2007

  • U.S. Supreme Court Preview
    • The United States Supreme Court recently started its new session. Several important cases are on the court's docket, like lethal injection and a voter identification law. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender gives an analysis of the court's session.

October 16, 2007

  • s-CHIP
    • Congress approved legislation to add 4 million children to a popular health-care-coverage programS-CHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) also known as KidsCare in Arizonabut the bill was vetoed by President Bush. Some say the expansion pushes the program beyond its original intent. Supporters of the expansion say it is needed to cover uninsured children of poor working families. Congress is poised to vote on a possible override of the Bush veto. We discuss both sides of the issue.

October 4, 2007

  • Governor Janet Napolitano
    • The state faces a $600 million shortfall as tax revenues decline. Governor Janet Napolitano will talk about this issue and more during her monthly appearance on HORIZON.

October 3, 2007

  • U.S. Supreme Court Preview
    • The United States Supreme Court's session begins in October. Michael Grant guest hosts HORIZON and talks to ASU Law Professor Paul Bender about the new session.

September 27, 2007

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • This month, we asked Arizona voters for their thoughts on the presidential race and a possible state law banning text messaging while driving. We discuss the results of this poll. Read the complete results.

September 19, 2007

  • New Arizona Laws
    • Hundreds of new state laws became effective today, ninety days after the end of the legislative session. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Service tells us what some of those laws will do.

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 17, 2007

  • The Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Youth Band
    • The Sedona Jazz on the Rocks (SJOR) festival is right around the corner (Sept. 26 -30). One of the goals of the festival is to provide an environment for talented high school jazz musicians to expand their musicianship and performance techniques. Twelve young musicians from seven Arizona high schools have been selected as members of this band. They rehearse and perform around the state with SJOR musicians leading up to the festival. We catch up with the Youth Band while theyre in town for a gig.

September 13, 2007

  • Declining State Revenues
    • state revenues are declining. State Senator Jay Tibshraeny will explain why and what lawmakers may do about the situation.
  • Anti-Meth Ads
    • New ads are on the air, warning young people about the dangers of meth. Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard talks about the ad campaign.
  • Ambassador Dennis Ross
    • Dennis Ross has served four presidential administrations in various capacities, all involving foreign relations. Most recently, he was ambassador to the Middle East during the Clinton administration and helped broker a peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians, and Israel and Jordan. Ambassador Ross will talk about his career and his new book.

September 12, 2007

September 11, 2007

  • Governor Napolitano
    • Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano joins us for her monthly visit. She'll talk about top state issues, including declining tax revenues.

September 6, 2007

  • Abandoned Mines
    • There are an estimated 100,000 abandoned mines in Arizona. One of them recently claimed the life of a child. State Mine Inspector, Joe Hart talks about what needs to be done to prevent additional tragedies.
  • City Elections
    • sept. 11 is Election Day. In the city of Phoenix, three council seats and the mayoral seat are on the ballot. There are also several ballot measures. Other cities will hold elections that day as well. Arizona Republic columnist Richard De Uriarte will talk about the elections.
  • Dave Barry
    • Humorist, author and former columnist Dave Barry joins us to talk about politics and giraffes.

September 5, 2007

  • Text-Messaging
    • A Phoenix City Council Subcommittee approves a resolution in support of State efforts to restrict text-messaging while driving.

August 30, 2007

  • sen. McCain
    • senator John McCain was in town Thursday for a campaign stop in his home state. Hear what the senator had to say.
  • Hot Weather
    • This has been the hottest summer on record in Phoenix. National Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Haffer tells us why it was so hot.
  • The Cost of Teaching English Part 4
    • A panel is working on a model to instruct ELLs in Arizona. Find out more about the model and how close the panel is to completing this project.

August 29, 2007

  • The Cost of Teaching English Part 3
    • English Language Learners (Legislative Action) Find out what state lawmakers have done to provide English Learners with the educational resources they need to succeed in school.

August 28, 2007

  • The Cost of Teaching English Part 2
    • state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne and Tim Hogan, executive director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, revisit Flores v. Arizonathe original court case that questioned the adequacy of the states education of English Language Learners. They discuss the primary points of contention and how the state has addressed the problem.

August 27, 2007

August 23, 2007

  • HORIZON Special Made in Arizona
    • Did you know there is a salt mine operation in Glendale? Or that there are 26 wineries in Arizona? In this special, HORIZON looks at some surprising industries in our state, including feature film production and the manufacturing of a life saving product that is used worldwide. Find out more. Salt facility, original air date June 25, 2007 Filmmaking, original air date June 26, 2007 Wineries, original air date June 27, 2007 Evacuation Slides, original air date June 28, 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.
  • One on One
    • In our weekly segment providing different viewpoints on issues that affect Arizonans, Tequida And Gutierrezs John Loredo and State House of Representatives Republican Spokesperson Barrett Marson join us.
  • Sustainability
    • The City of Phoenix, SRP and APS are kicking off a campaign to encourage people to use compact fluorescent lamps, or CFL bulbs, which will save energy. Heidi Schaeffer of SRP will talk about the bulbs.

August 15, 2007

  • Education Special
    • This HORIZON special takes a look at several issues facing Arizonas students and schools. Learn about plans to reduce the number of school districts in the state. Find out how a school can be labeled as both passing and failing, plus the latest results of the AIMS test, and one schools efforts to help its students learn English.

July 30, 2007

  • Immigration Hotline
    • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has set up a hotline for people to report information regarding undocumented immigrants. Critics say it promotes racial profiling. HORIZON talks to Arpaio about the hotline, and speaks with State Representative Ben Miranda, a critic of the hotline.
  • One on One
    • Our weekly segment features two political analysts going head to head on the issues that affect Arizonans. Tonight, Bob Grossfeld of The Media Guys, Inc., will be opposed by The Goldwater Institutes Darcy Olsen.
  • Pinal County Report
    • For most of the past 50 years, Pinal County wasnt terribly concerned about its image, choices or growth. But now, Pinal County is changing faster than anyone ever imagined. The Morrison Institute just released a new study on the future of this rapidly-growing county. Morrison Institute Director Rob Melnick talks about the study, The Future of Pinal - Making Choices, Making Places.

July 26, 2007

  • Renewable Energy
    • Arizona State University is hosting a renewable energy conference this week. Cheri Faso of the American Council On Renewable Energy in Washington DC is taking part in the conference, and will appear on Horizon to talk about it. Find out more. Visit the Acore Web site.

July 18, 2007

  • New AIMS Test Results
    • state Superintendent of Schools, Tom Horne shares the latest results of the AIMS test. Test results How AZ Students Compare with Students in Other States. State Schools Chief, Tom Horne, and Matthew Ladner of the Goldwater Institute debate methods used to compare the academic achievement of Arizona students with students in other states. Goldwater Insitute Report Horne commentary from the Arizona Daily Star
  • Employer Sanctions Lawsuit
    • Two business groups have filed suit against the Employer Sanctions bill passed by the state legislature recently. Julie Pace, a lawyer representing the groups, talks about the reasons for the lawsuit.

July 17, 2007

  • Air Quality
    • Arizona's efforts to control dust pollution in the valley have failed to satisfy the EPA. The state now faces a deadline to deal with the problem. Senator Carolyn Allen discusses the issue.

July 12, 2007

  • Fire Update
    • several forest fires are burning throughout our state. Kirk Rowdabaugh of the Arizona State Land Department will give us an update.
  • Employer Sanctions
    • Governor Napolitano signed HB 2779 (Fair and Legal Employment Act) into legislation, sending a message to employers who hire undocumented workers. Guests talk about the impact of this legislation on HORIZONTE: Daniel Ortega, attorney and community activist, Dennis Burke, Governor Napolitanos Chief of Staff and Todd Sanders of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce talk about the new law.
  • Teacher Space Camp
    • A space camp for teachers was held in Huntsville, Alabama recently. The Honeywell-sponsored camp exposes teachers to astronaut training and teaches them lessons that they take back to the classroom. Phoenix teacher Lynn Pinda will talk about her experience at space camp.

July 11, 2007

  • Legislative Wrap-up: Democratic Leaders
    • Democratic leaders from the Arizona House and Senate talk about accomplishments and failures during the legislative session that wrapped-up in June.
  • Autism Society of America Conference
    • More than 1,400 people will gather in Scottsdale this week for the Autism Society of Americas national conference. Find out more about the event and this developmental disorder that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, affects an estimated 1 in 150 births.

July 10, 2007

  • Legislative Wrap-up: Republican Leaders
    • Legislative leaders talk about their accomplishments and disappointments from the recently wrapped up session. Lawmakers passed a state budget and measures dealing with taxes, immigration, education and other issues. House Speaker Jim Weiers and Senate Majority Leader Thayer Verschoor join us to wrap up the session.
  • Arizona Stories: Taliesin West
    • In the mid-30s, visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright brought his family and apprentices to Scottsdale. There he began constructing what would be known as Taliesin West. The institution grew, prospered and came to reflect the genius and vision of one of the 20th centurys most influential architects.

July 9, 2007

  • Employer Sanctions
    • A discussion of the new law signed by the governor that punishes employers who knowingly hire undocumented migrants. The bills sponsors, Representative Russell Pearce and Minority Whip Representative Steve Gallardo, will be our guests.
  • One on One
    • Rebekah Friend, executive director of the Arizona AFL-CIO, and Jessica Pacheco, senior vice president of public affairs for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, will go head to head on issues that affect workers, the new employer sanctions law and the Right to Work law.
  • Arizona Economic Forum
    • Forum President Alan Maguire shares what the forum participants considered last month in Flagstaff.

July 5, 2007

  • Governor Napolitano
    • Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano joins us for her monthly visit. The Governor will review the recently completed Legislative session.

July 3, 2007

  • Independents Week
    • Local First Arizona/Arizona Chain Reaction is a nonprofit organization that encourages Arizona consumers to shop at locally owned, independent businesses. They say when doing so, 45 cents of every dollar stays in state versus only 13 cents of every dollar spent at a national chain. They are asking Arizonans to support Arizona-based businesses during Independents Week, July 2 through July 8. Kimber Lanning, executive director of Local First Arizona, joins the studio discussion.

June 27, 2007

June 26, 2007

  • Made in Arizona: Filmmaking
    • Most people think of Hollywood when they think of movie making. Arizona also has a long history in film production. Our weather, diverse terrain, proximity to Los Angeles, and our states Motion Picture Production Tax Incentive Program are among the many reasons why filmmaking is a successful Made in Arizona commodity. We profile Arizona-grown filmmaker, Jeff Santo. Harry Tate, director of the Arizona Film Office and Barry Kluger, chair of the Arizona Film Commission, join the studio discussion.
  • Arizona Stories
    • In a state where historic buildings are sparse, the Florence courthouse stands as a monument to the past, while maintaining its role in the present. Find out what makes the historic courthouse unique.

June 21, 2007

  • Arizona's Military Affairs
    • This HORIZON special examines various aspects of military affairs in Arizona. Well learn about the states military facilities, look at the benefits available to members of the armed services, and find out what the VA hospital in Phoenix is doing for combat veterans injured in Iraq. Plus, well update whats being done to improve patient care at the Arizona Veteran Home.

June 20, 2007

  • English Learners program
    • The English Learners Program once again became an issue, with a U.S. Court ruling that the State Government needs to come up with a comprehensive plan by the end of the legislative session. Tim Hogan, Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest was on hand to discuss this ruling and its impacts.

June 18, 2007

  • Budget
    • An update on where the state budget process is with House Majority Leader Tom Boone.
  • One on One
    • Our regular Monday feature will focus on the budget and potential immigration reform. Barrett Marson, GOP spokesman for the State House of Representatives and John Loredo, a political consultant for Tequida and Gutierrez, are our guests.

June 14, 2007

  • DUI Interlock Devices
    • The state legislature passed and the Governor signed a bill to require interlock devices for people convicted of drunk driving. However, lawmakers have had a change of heart, and are working on a bill to make changes to the one just passed. Representative John Kavanagh and Senator Linda Gray will discuss the bill.
  • Proposition 100
    • Last fall, voters approved proposition 100, which requires illegal immigrants accused of serious felonies to be held without bail. Critics charge that the courts are not enforcing the new law, and the state legislature is considering a bill that would lower the level of proof for holding an illegal immigrant accused of a serious felony without bail. Senator Linda Gray and Representative Ben Miranda discuss the measure.

June 11, 2007

  • Mortgage Fraud
    • state Senator Jay Tibshraeny will talk about the bill hes sponsoring that will make mortgage fraud a felony in Arizona.

June 6, 2007

  • Governor Napolitano
    • As the legislative session nears its end, Governor Janet Napolitano will talk about the important issues resolved during the session and those still pending, such as the state budget.

May 30, 2007

  • Earth Fissures
    • The Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) is working on the first comprehensive maps of earth fissures in Arizona. These tension cracks in the earth occur when groundwater is extracted faster than its replenished. The survey director talks about the mapping project and some of the problems caused by earth fissures. Arizona Geological Survey Web site
  • 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 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.

May 24, 2007

  • Arizona Military Affairs: Veteran Home
    • In March, the state health department documented cases of poor patient care and neglect at the Arizona State Veteran Home; the governor removed the director of the Department of Veterans' Services. Have conditions improved at the facility? Well get an update.
  • Fort McDowell Sovereignty Day
    • It's been 15 years since a standoff between state and federal agents and residents of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Reservation over Indian gaming. Since then, Indian gaming has flourished in Arizona. We talk to President Raphael Bear about the historic event.

May 23, 2007

  • state Budget
    • The House Majority Leader provides an update of the newly-passed House version of the State budget.

May 22, 2007

  • Arizona Stories: Ernest McFarland
    • A look back at the career and accomplishments of the only politician in Arizona who was a senator, governor and chief justice of the State Supreme Court. Ernest McFarland was the man who got the G.I. Bill passed, which increased educational opportunities for U.S. veterans. He was also instrumental, with Senator Carl Hayden, in obtaining water for Arizona with the Central Arizona Project.

May 21, 2007

  • One On One
    • Our weekly feature focuses on issues that are bubbling up at the State Legislature and around Arizona. Tonight, Andy Gordon, partner in the law firm Coppersmith, Gordon, Schermer and Brockelman goes head to head with Stan Barnes, founder of The Copperstate Consulting Group.

May 17, 2007

  • Immigration Bill
    • A group of senators has reached agreement with the Bush Administration on an immigration bill that would give legal status to those already here after toughening enforcement on the border. Arizona Republic Columnist Bob Robb will give us an update.
  • senate Budget
    • The Senate has passed a bi-partisan $10.6 Billion state budget. Senate President Tim Bee will tell us about the spending plan.
  • super Bowl Emerging Businesses
    • The Super Bowl Committee is holding a series of workshops for women and minority- owned businesses to help those businesses get contracts for the Super Bowl and related events. Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee will tell us more.

May 16, 2007

  • Phoenix Mayor
    • Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon talks about some of the priorities he outlined in his recent State of the City speech.

May 15, 2007

  • Doctor shortage
    • Arizona is the fastest growing state in the nation---- and ranks among the lowest for physicians to care for its population. We look at our doctor shortage and efforts to solve the problem.
  • Arizona Stories Tovrea Castle
    • Tovrea Castle was born out of the vision of Italian immigrant Alessio Carraro. Carraro came to Phoenix in 1928 with a dream to build a resort hotel castle surrounded by an exotic cactus garden and a subdivision of deluxe homes. While Carraros dream of a hotel-resort never came to be, he still built the castle, which was purchased by stockyard mogul E.A. Tovrea in 1931. We tell the story of the unique home and how it became the historic Arizona icon that it is today.

May 14, 2007

  • Teen Drivers
    • Governor Janet Napolitano signed a bill into law today that would restrict when and with whom teenagers would be able to drive. The sponsor of the bill in the legislature, Majority Whip, Representative John McComish is the guest.
  • One on One
    • Every Monday, two political antagonists go head to head on issues that affect Arizonans. Tonight, Andy Gordon of the law firm Coppersmith, Gordon, Schermer and Brockleman debates Tom Dalton of The Red Sky Group, a political consulting firm.
  • Murray Gell-Mann
    • A conversation with Nobel Prize physicist Murray Gell-Mann, who discovered the quark, and is author of The Quark and the Jaguar.

May 10, 2007

  • Apprehension Reductions
    • Apprehensions of Illegal Aliens are down at the U.S. Mexican border. Tougher enforcement, including 6,000 additional guard troops, is being credited. But ASU Economist Dawn McLaren says the real credit belongs to a worsening economy.
  • Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform
    • A new group will start an ad campaign Friday, pushing Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Sheridan Bailey, co-founder and president of Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform and owner of Ironco Enterprises, a Phoenix-based iron fabricator, will talk about the group's efforts.
  • DPS Director
    • We talk to the director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Roger Vanderpool, about issues affecting the agency. Vanderpool will talk about how the DPS handles human smugglers and efforts to get more money for DPS officers.

May 9, 2007

May 7, 2007

  • One on One
    • John Loredo of Tequida And Gutierrez and Barrett Marson, communications director for the State House Of Representatives, debate the budgets currently being considered by the legislature.
  • Arizona Heritage Project
    • students from Cactus Shadows High School have published several books that focus on war veterans and their stories. Advisor for the Arizona Heritage Project, Barbara Hatch and one of her students, Mark McCullough are guests.
  • Meat Lab
    • A look at the University of Arizona Meat Science Laboratory. Students and faculty deal with the issues related to feeding our societys appetite for meat.

May 3, 2007

  • Budget Battle
    • The Arizona House and Senate have both released state budgets. They are working to settle some differences. Tribune reporter Dennis Welch will join us to talk about the legislative budget proposals.

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.

May 1, 2007

  • Healthcare Group
    • Healthcare Group, a state-run health care plan for small business, is running at a deficit and asking for funding from the state. State lawmakers Representative Kirk Adams and Representative Steve Farley join us to discuss it.
  • Arizona Stories
    • Tuesday, HORIZON will begin airing new segments from its iconic series Arizona Stories. These features present in-depth examinations of the people, places and events that shaped Arizonas history.

April 25, 2007

April 24, 2007

  • Day Laborers
    • We discuss a bill dealing with day laborers which is working its way through the legislature.
  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • What do Arizonans think about the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on partial birth abortion? Are President Bush's approval ratings as low in Arizona as they are in the rest of the nation? Those are a couple of questions we asked registered Arizona voters in the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll. Poll Director Bruce Merrill and his Associate Director Tara Blanc will discuss the results. Read the complete Poll results.
  • Arizona's Climate Change Part two
    • In the second part of our series on climate change, we focus on the scientific explanations for it.

April 23, 2007

  • At the Capitol
    • Tequida & Gutierrez political consultant John Loredo, a former state legislator, debates issues preoccupying state government with Bret Mecum, communications director of the Arizona Republican Party.
  • Coyote Crisis Campaign
    • state epidemiologist Dr. Bob England and E. Lorenzo Jones, Emergency Management and Homeland Security director for the City of Scottsdale, join us to discuss the focus of this years disaster preparedness project the possibility of a bird flu pandemic.

April 19, 2007

  • AZ Centennial Kickoff
    • state lawmakers plan a kickoff to the Arizona Centennial Plan Thursday. Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is a member of the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission, will talk about the plan.

April 17, 2007

  • ASU Security
    • security on the ASU campus following the tragic massacre at Virgina Tech.
  • New Anti-Gang Bill
    • A new anti-gang bill state lawmakers are working on would increase the sentence for criminals convicted of crimes that are gang related.
  • PET/CT Scan
    • HORIZON looks at a revolutionary technique that is helping diagnose, treat and manage cancer.

April 16, 2007

  • At the Capitol
    • Bob Grossfeld of The Media Guys and Barrett Marson, director of communications for the State House of Representatives, debate issues currently boiling at the Capitol.
  • Robyn Waters
    • A conversation with the author of The Hummer and the Mini, and one of the trend-spotting marketers who helped make retail chain Target into the competitive operation it is today.
  • state Land
    • A look into issues facing Arizona State Land Department Commissioner Mark Winkleman.

April 11, 2007

  • Illegal Immigration Employer Sanctions Ordinance
    • From a recently passed ordinance by the Payson Town Council, to a bill making its way through the Arizona Legislature, we examine government efforts to stop businesses from hiring undocumented workers. Streaming video of the March 15, 2007 Payson Town Council meeting on Ordinance 709 (dealing with sanctions for employers who hire illegal immigrants) is available on the Payson Web site: http://www.ci.payson.az.us/
  • sky Harbor Intl Airport
    • A new, much taller, air traffic control tower is dedicated at Sky Harbor. Find out what benefits it provides, and hear about some other changes taking place at the airport.

April 10, 2007

  • Arizona Veteran Home
    • state lawmakers have formed a joint select committee to investigate operations and conditions at the nursing home for veterans in Phoenix. Committee members Rep. John Nelson and Rep.Ben Miranda discuss the legislative hearings.
  • Allergies
    • Because of recent extreme changes in the weather, multiple trees and plants are pollinating at the same time this spring. This is fueling a nasty allergy season. We talk with Dr. Mark Schubert of the Allergy Asthma Clinic about how bad this season is and what people can do to help their allergy problems.

April 9, 2007

  • At the Capitol
    • We begin a new Monday night segment in which political representatives square off on state government issues. Tonight, it's Barrett Marson, Director of Communications for the State House of Representatives and Bob Grossfeld, of The Media Guys, Inc.
  • Sustainability
    • sir Crispin Tickell, director of the Policy Foresight Programme of the James Martin Institute at Oxford University, and Chuck Redmond, Director of ASUs School of Sustainability, discuss climate change and the importance of conservation.
  • Chamber Schism
    • Charlie Deaton, President and CEO of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, and Jessica Pacheco, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, will talk about the the employer sanctions bill currently making its way through the state legislature. The two organizations differ in their support of the bill.

April 5, 2007

  • Congressman Flake
    • Arizona Republican Congressman Jeff Flake appears on Horizon to talk about his immigration bill and other issues.
  • Tax Incentives
    • A bill is working its way through the Arizona Legislature that would penalize cities that give big tax breaks to companies to move to their city. Sen. Ken Cheurvront, the sponsor of the bill, will debate the issue with Ken Strobeck of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.

April 4, 2007

  • Arizona Veteran Home
    • state lawmakers begin investigating reports of patient neglect at the Arizona Veteran Home, a state-run nursing home for veterans. A local journalist talks about what went on during the first meeting of the Joint Select Committee to Investigate Operations and Conditions as the Arizona Veterans Home.

April 3, 2007

  • Human Smuggling
    • Attorney General Terry Goddard joins us to discuss the breakup of one of the largest human smuggling operations in the states history.
  • Gas Prices
    • The price of gasoline has been climbing and drivers across the state and the nation continue to feel the pain at the pump. Premium fuel already hit the $3 mark and regular unleaded is not far behind. We get an update with Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona about what is behind the rising gas prices and where they might be headed this summer.

March 29, 2007

  • Lottery funds for Homeless
    • A bill is progressing through the state legislature that would use lottery funds to help the homeless. Representative Robert Meza will talk about the bill.
  • Health Insurance for the Poor
    • state lawmakers are working on getting some money to help promote state health care plans for the poor. Dana Naimark of Children's Action Alliance and Representative Kirk Adams will talk about the effort.
  • Nanotech
    • Arizona State University professor Steve Goodnick brings us up to date on the latest in nanotechnology, an emerging technology that takes place at the molecular level.

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
  • Rembrandt Exhibit
    • Learn more about the highly anticipated art exhibit now on display at the Phoenix Art Museum. Several of the 17th century pieces were loaned to the museum by Holland's national art museum.
  • smoking Ads
    • Arizona State University Professor Rajiv K. Sinhas study on smoking reveals the later people start smoking, the more likely they are to quit. Many smokers start young, and his research shows advertising to be a factor. We'll talk to Sinha about his study.

March 27, 2007

  • Child prostitution
    • Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods joins us to talk about legislation that cracks down on child prostitution in our state.
  • Department of Corrections
    • Dora Schriro, director of the Arizona Department of Corrections, joins us to talk about the growing state prison population, building sufficient bed capacity and sustaining a cadre of strong prison security supervisors.

March 26, 2007

  • Transportation Bills
    • Republican State Senator Jay Tibshraeny of Chandler discusses how various transportation bills have run into obstacles so far this session and discusses how some business leaders are considering the possibility of higher taxes to pay for transportation costs.
  • Grandparents Caregivers
    • We discuss Senate Bill 1110, which calls for the legislature to take $2 million from the state General Fund to assist grandparent kinship caregivers. The sponsor of the bill, State Senator Leah Landrum-Taylor, is our guest.

March 22, 2007

  • Employer Sanctions
    • A bill has been passed by the Arizona House and is on its way to the Senate to impose sanctions on employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens. The bill is opposed by several chambers of commerce. A state lawmaker and a representative from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce will discuss the bill.
  • U.S. Attorneys
    • Eight U.S. Attorneys were recently fired by the Bush Administration in a controversial manner. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender will talk about how U.S. Attorneys are appointed and the firings of the eight attorneys.
  • sub prime Lending
    • Arizona has the highest rate of sub prime loans in the nation. There are concerns that there could be a high rate of default on such loans. Economist Jay Butler of Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus will bring us up to date on the sublime lending situation.

March 21, 2007

  • Arizona Democratic Party Chairman
    • state Democratic Party chair David Waid joins us to talk aboout recent successes at the polls, and what is ahead for his party in the 2008 presidential race.
  • Ethics in Journalism
    • Arizona State University is holding a lecture series on journalism. Tonight's lecture is "Newspapers Under Siege: Ethics on the Firing Line" . Our guest is a featured speaker at the event, Jim Crutchfield, former editor of the Akron Beacon Journal and an Edith K. Gaylord Visiting Professor at the Cronkite School.

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.

March 1, 2007

  • Republican Legislative Leadership
    • House Speaker Jim Weiers and Senate Majority Leader Thayer Verschoor will talk about the progress of bills and the budget in the current legislative session.
  • stolen Sculptures
    • Arizona sculptor John Henry Waddell is known around the world for his life-size, realistic bronze statues of human figures in poignant poses. Earlier this month, eight of Waddells statues were stolen from his property in Cornville, south of Sedona. Tragically, thieves might have taken the artwork for the metal. Bronze is 90 percent copper which is valued for its record-high prices. Well speak with Waddell about the incident that likely reduced his artistic creations to raw material.
  • Copper Theft Bill
    • Copper theft is becoming a bigger problem in Arizona as drug users sell the metal to get money for their fixes. Representative Jerry Weiers has sponsored a bill that aims to reduce the problem by requiring I.D. when selling copper and checks or money orders mailed to the seller instead of cash at time of sale. Weiers will talk about his bill.

February 27, 2007

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • Find out what Arizonans think about several bills being considered by the state legislature, including immigration-related bills, as we unveil the latest Cronkite Eight Poll. Poll Director Bruce Merrill and Graduate Assistant Trivs Murphy will discuss the results. Read the complete Poll results.

February 26, 2007

  • ASU Engineering School
    • Upon entering its 50th year, the Arizona State University Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering has a new dean, Deirdre Meldrum. Meldrum will discuss the school and the role of women in engineering.

February 22, 2007

  • senator Jon Kyl
    • senator Jon Kyl talks about his recent trip to Iraq.
  • Immigration March
    • Another immigration march is planned for May 1st. State representative Ben Miranda, one of the organizers of the march, will tell us about plans for the march and other events.
  • ASU School of Computing Informatics
    • Well talk to Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, director of the Arizona State University School of Computing Informatics. The school combines computer and information sciences with other academic disciplines such as geography, anthropology, public health, urban planning and biology.

February 20, 2007

  • school Vouchers
    • A group of education and political organizations filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop state scholarships, which pay for some children to attend private or religious schools. We hear both sides of the school voucher issue from John Wright, President of the Arizona Education Association which supports the lawsuit filed against school vouchers. Also joining us is Tim Keller, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice, which plans to intervene in the suit on behalf of parents and children to defent the voucher programs.
  • Iraqi Refugees
    • There is hope for hundreds of Iraq war refugees here in Arizona. The United Nations is screening and registering refugees this month. Joining HORIZON is Jamal Al-Fakhouri, Regional Director from the Tucson area of the International Rescue Committee, which works with placing refugees in our state.
  • Transporation Legislation
    • The way Arizona funds our highway construction projects continues to fall behind the state's needs. Lawmakers are working to seek funding options for highway expansion projects. Senator Jay Tibshraeny, (R) Chandler, joins us to talk about current legislation dealing with transportation.

February 15, 2007

  • Air Tran
    • AirTran Airways launched new non-stop low-cost flight service between Atlanta and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
  • Initiative Process
    • Arizona Representative Kirk Adams has introduced bills that would give the legislature more control over the initiative process. Rep. Adams and Rep. Steve Gallardo, who opposes the bills, will discuss the measures.
  • Black History Month: Lincoln Ragsdale
    • Lincoln Ragsdale was a Tuskegee Airman, a civil rights activist and a successful businessman who played a big role in the fight for civil rights in the Valley. Learn more about Ragsdale from ASU History Professor Matthew Whitaker.

February 14, 2007

  • Arizona Centennial Plan
    • Arizona's Centennial is five years away. State officials are gearing up to commemorate Arizona's 100th birthday. Learn more about their plans.
  • Black History Month: Calvin Goode
    • We continue our Black History month series with Calvin Goode. Goode grew up in a Phoenix, where African-Americans were not allowed to eat in many restaurants, and were restricted in housing. But Goode went on to earn business and education degrees from Arizona State University. For 22 years, he served on the Phoenix City Council. Learn more about Goode's life and the obstacles he faced growing up as an African-American in the Valley.

February 13, 2007

  • Domestic Violence
    • Domestic violence is a big issue right now at the State Legislature. Chris Groninger, Systems Advocate, AZ Coalition Against Domestic Violence, joins us to update the progress of several domestic violence-related bills as they come up for key votes at capitol.

February 12, 2007

  • Polygamy
    • state Representative David Lujan talks about House Bill 2325, that says courts shall not grant legal custody of a child to a parent who has engaged in polygamy and will continue to engage in child bigamy or polygamy in the future. Lujan also plans to introduce a bill to provide $500,000 to help shelter women and children in Phoenix and Flagstaff after they have left the fundamentalist church. Joining him will be Flora Jessop, who escaped Warren Jeffs' polygamous community in Colorado City.
  • Black History Month
    • We begin a four-part series looking at the contributions of African-Americans to Arizona history. Tonight, Representative Cloves Campbell, Jr., talks about the fight to get a Public Accomodation Bill passed in Arizona and the part played by his father, Arizona legislator Cloves Campbell, Sr.

February 6, 2007

  • Disabled Workers
    • The unintended consequences from increasing the minimum wage to $6.75 are at the center of a conflict between groups advocating for the same people: disabled workers. Prior to the passage of the measure, disabled workers could be paid less than minimum wage depending on their capabilities. Some advocacy groups say disabled workers should be paid at least the minimum wage, others say the loophole allowing lower wages give disabled workers the opportunity to be employed. A bill circulating at the state legislature would allow disabled workers to earn less than the minimum wage. We look at all sides of the issue.

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.

February 1, 2007

  • Arizona Capitol Times
    • The Arizona Capitol Times, which covers the state capitol, is celebrating it's 100th anniversary. Learn more about the founding of the paper.

January 30, 2007

  • Photo Enforcement / Traffic Safety
    • DPS Highway Patrol Chief Jack Lane joins us to discuss traffic safety issues, including Governor Janet Napolitanos suggestion that the photo radar on the Loop 101 in Scottsdale be expanded statewide.
  • 50 Years of State Parks
    • Kartchner Caverns State Park gears up for its big Cave Fest celebraton as Arizona State Parks commemorates fifty years of public recreation, education and natural beauty. Ellen Bilbrey of Arizona State Parks joins Jose Cardenas in the studio.

January 29, 2007

  • super Bowl
    • As members of the Super Bowl Host Committee head to Miami this week to watch the wind-up to the game this Sunday, we talk with a member of the committee who was instrumental in getting the 2008 Super Bowl for Glendale, Michael Bidwell, Vice President/General Counsel for the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Admiral John G. Morgan
    • The Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information, Plans & Strategy is in Phoenix to hear feedback about the U.S. Navys future. A Conversation with the Country, Maritime Strategy Project will be featured in several cities. To participate in the survey, visit and click on A Conversation with the country.
  • Mortgage Fraud
    • state Senator Jay Tibshraeny will talk about the bill hes sponsoring that will make mortgage fraud a felony in Arizona.

January 25, 2007

  • DeConcini Book
    • senator Dennis DeConcini and co-author Jack August will discuss their new book on DeConcini's time in the Senate.
  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary
    • Find out what was the most important HORIZON story in the last 25 years.
  • state of Arizona Courts
    • A look at the state of the courts in Arizona with Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor.

January 24, 2007

  • state of the Union
    • President Bush delivers his State of the Union address to the first democratic congress in 12 years on Tuesday. Iraq will be a major topic in his speech. Reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil and supporting alternative fuels are also expected to be prominent themes. HORIZON analyzes the State of the Union address with Patrick Kenney, professor and chair of the ASU political science department.
  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • Who do Arizonans feel should be the next president? And who will do a better job with state issues, the Governor or the legislature? Those are a couple of issues we dealt with in the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll. Join Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Associate Poll Director Tara Blanc for analysis. Read the complete Poll results.
  • state of the Education
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne gives his State of Education speech to the Arizona Senate, and he appears on HORIZON to discuss his agenda.

January 23, 2007

January 22, 2007

  • Wacky Weather
    • Tony Haffer, the head meteorologist at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Phoenix talks about the unseasonal weather weve been having this winter.
  • scottsdale Speed Cameras
    • scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross and State Senate Majority Leader Thayer Verschoor discuss the freeway speed camera program that, according to a recent study, produced positive safety results on Loop 101. The Scottsdale City Council wants the state to take over the program.
  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary
    • Former Governor Fife Symington is the third-most influential story HORIZON covered in the last 25 years.

January 18, 2007

  • Legislature A to Z: Immigration
    • Republican lawmakers promise that immigration will be a big issue again this session. Republican Representative Russell Pearce and Democratic Representative Kyrsten Sinema will discuss immigration bills being considered this session.
  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary
    • As we continue our look back at the big stories Horizon has covered during it's 25 years, the effort to get a Martin Luther King Junior holiday in Arizona was a big part of our coverage for many years.
  • Education Issues
    • susan Carlson of The Arizona Business and Education Coalition will talk about the governor's plans for education.

January 17, 2007

  • Legislature A to Z: Transportation
    • In the third part of our series we look at the transportation issues that will preoccupying lawmakers this session.
  • Bring Back Blue
    • The Chairman of the Maricopa County Board Of Supervisors, Fulton Brock, discusses the countys new initiative, Bring Back Blue, designed to make people aware of particulate matter pollution in the Valley.
  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary
    • A look at the 5th most influential story covered on HORIZON in the last 25 years: The alternative fuels scandal.

January 16, 2007

  • Legislature A to Z: Health Bills
    • Improving health care coverage for children is among the governors top issues in 2007. What do top lawmakers at the state legislature who deal with health measures say about those proposals? Find out what Senate Health Committee Chairman Sen. Carolyn Allen and House Health Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Stump have on their agendas in the new session.

January 11, 2007

  • Capitol Mall Makeover
    • A group of University of Arizona Landscaping Architecture students have come up with plans to renovate the Mall at the Arizona State Capitol. We'll tell you more about their plans.

January 10, 2007

  • Democratic Leadership
    • Democrats won several seats in the state legislature, possibly giving them more of a voice. Hear from House Minority Leader Phil Lopes and Senate Minority Leader Marsha Arzberger for the Democratic perspective on the 2007 legislative session.

January 9, 2007

  • Republican Reaction
    • senate Majority Leader Thayer Vershoor and House Speaker Jim Weiers join Michael Grant to give the Republican reaction to Governor Napolitanos State of the State address.

January 8, 2007

January 4, 2007

  • Inaugurations
    • The Governor and other top state officials were inaugurated today. Hear what they had to say after their inauguration.

January 3, 2007

  • Chandler Immigration
    • The City of Chandler is among local municipalities appealing to the state and federal government for immigration reform. Current Chandler Mayor Boyd Dunn and former Chandler Mayor currently State Senator Jay Tibrshraeny join Michael Grant in the studio.
  • Minimum Wage Increase
    • How is the Arizona business community affected by the new minimum wage increase? Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry joins Horizon for a discussion.

December 27, 2006

  • Cronkite Awards Luncheon
    • Each year, Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication honors an outstanding journalist with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence. This year's honoree was longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw. In this special edition of HORIZON, we feature Brokaw's recent speech at the awards luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore.

December 20, 2006

  • NAU President John Haeger
    • The president of Northern Arizona University discusses the new Arizona Universities Network that will allow students to enroll in online courses from any of the Arizona state universities. Through this consortium, students will have access to nearly 1,500 online classes.

December 19, 2006

  • Transportation Acceleration
    • Widening of the I-10 and I-17 freeways, speedier commutes on the loop 101 and improved mobility on the loop 303 could be a reality sooner than originally expected. Those are a few of the transportation acceleration projects recently approved by the Maricopa Association of Governments and the State Transportation Board. Legislation passed in the last session paved the way for the acceleration of construction or rebuilding of freeways, state highways, bridges and interchanges in the MAG Regional Transportation Plan. Some of those projects will be accelerated by as much as 14 years. Guest: Eric, Anderson Maricopa Association of Governments Transportation Director.
  • Tobacco Prevention
    • Most people resolve to quit tobacco use for health reasons, but there are some additional reasons to make your New Year's resolution to stop smoking. Two voter-approved tax hikes have caused the price of a carton of cigarettes to increase by more than $8. In addition, smoking will soon be prohibited in all public places throughout the state due to another voter-approved measure. The Arizona Department of Health Services is rolling out a new Smoking Prevention campaign, and Maricopa County also has its Tobacco Use Prevention Program ready to help those who want to kick the habit.

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.
  • Arizona Ideas
    • Arizona Ideas, a new report released by The Morrison Institute for Public Policy and ASUs Office of Economic Affairs, examines Arizona-related ideas rather than issues, comparisons and problems. Twenty-six public policy ideas were selected based on how they affect people and whether the idea is original to Arizona or significantly adapted to our circumstances. We discuss how innovation and new ideas have made the state a better, more livable and more competitive place. Email your ideas to Kathleen Ingley at the Arizona Republic.

November 27, 2006

  • state Legislature Dynamics
    • A look at how the political relationships in the State Legislature may be changing now that Democrats have gained seven seats. Democratic State Representative Phil Lopes will discuss the issue with a Republican State Senator Thayer Verschoor.

November 24, 2006

  • Cronkite Awards Luncheon
    • Each year, Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication honors an outstanding journalist with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence. This year's honoree was longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw. In this special edition of HORIZON, we feature Brokaw's recent speech at the awards luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore.

November 20, 2006

  • Proposition 107
    • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will talk about the success of Arizona Together in defeating Proposition 107. Arizona was the only state this last election in which a same-sex marriage amendment failed.
  • Taking Charge of Your Health
  • Proposition 202
    • Rep. Steve Gallardo talks about the impact the states new minimum wage will have in Arizona.

November 16, 2006

  • Arizona Town Hall
    • Every two years, more than 100 of Arizonas most influential Arizona leaders gather to hammer out solutions to the state's problems. The latest Town Hall dealt with growth and how the state will handle it. HORIZON examines the solutions leaders discussed.

November 15, 2006

  • U.S Airways - Delta
    • Tempe-based U.S. Airways is making an $8 billion offer to buy Delta Airlines and merge the two companies. We talk with The Business Journal's Mike Sunnucks about the offer and what it would mean to the airline and the state.
  • Voucher lawsuit
    • Last session, two laws were passed creating $5,000,000 in education vouchers for disabled students and students who are foster children. The voucher laws are being challenged in court on the grounds that they violate Arizona's constitution. State Representative Rich Murphy, who sponsored on the bills, and Don Peters, a lawyer for those suing, debate the issue.
  • AARP's Bill Novelli
    • The largest generation of Americans ever recorded78 million baby boomersis nearing traditional retirement age and they are changing the way Americans over 50 live their lives. Boomers are no strangers to the gym, the voting booth, starting new careers, becoming active in their communities, managing their own health care and their 401(k)s. Bill Novelli, CEO of AARP joins HORIZON to talk about this transformation and his new book: 50+: Igniting a Revolution to Reinvent America.

November 7, 2006

  • Alzheimer's Awareness
    • November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. It is marked by events around the Valley and the state including the opening of the new Banner Alzheimer's Institute. The Institute staffed by world-class researchers and physicians who provide compassionate care to patients and their families and caregivers, while also finding treatment and prevention therapies for those afflicted with the disease. Dr. Pierre Tariot, Banner Alzheimer's Institute's Associate Director and Director of its Memory Disorders Clinic joins Horizon in the studio.

November 2, 2006

  • state Treasurer Debate
    • With the current treasurer resigning amid controversy, there is not an incumbent's advantage in the race for Arizona State Treasurer. Republican Dean Martin and Democrat Rano Singh debate the issues in their run for the treasurer's office.
  • Joe Mathews
    • How did Arnold Schwarzenegger use the power of the proposition to gain and keep power in California? A look at initiative, referendum, and recall with Joe Mathews, author of The Peoples Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Rise Of Blockbuster Democracy.

November 1, 2006

  • Real Estate
    • A look at the current state of the Valley Real Estate Market with Jay Butler of ASUs Real Estate Center.
  • Phoenix Art Museum Expansion
    • The Phoenix Art Museum gives HORIZON a sneak-peek at its 43,000 square foot expansion of museum space. You'll see a new lobby, an expanded gift shop, a sculpture garden and a four-level gallery wing.
  • Photographer Jay Dusard
    • The near mythical life and land of the cowboy are witnessed in an exhibition of black and white photography by Jay Dusard. A student of Frederick Sommer and Ansel Adams, Dusard has long established himself as a master technician and consummate image-maker, as well as skilled teacher in his own right.

October 18, 2006

  • school of Sustainability
    • Arizona State University is opening the world's first School of Sustainability in January 2007. The school will include a wide variety of disciplines that deal with sustaining human life on the planet. ASU President Michael Crow joins HORIZON to talk about the new school.
  • Navajo Presidential Candidate
    • Tune in for an interview with Lynda Lovejoy, who is hoping to unseat the current president of the Navajo Nation. Topics include gaming rights and the record of the present administration.
  • U.S. Senate Debate
    • KUAT's Election 2006 Senate Candidates Forum with candidates Jon Kyl, Richard Mack, and Jim Pederson.

October 11, 2006

  • Remaking American Medicine
    • Thousands of Americans die in hospitals each year of preventable medical errors and one million more are injured. The nationally aired 4-part PBS program Remaking American Medicine examines critical health care issues facing Americans today including patient safety, medical and medication errors and hospital-acquired infections. The series also explores innovative solutions undertaken by providers, patients and their families to transform the care provided by the health care institutions on which we all depend. Arizona Medial Association President Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser and Maureen Dicker, Patient Safety Officer, Veterans Integrated Service Network, join Michael Grant to talk about these efforts.
  • Federal appeals court decision would put voter I.D. requirements on hold
    • A federal appeals court has put a temporary hold on requirements to show I.D. when voting and proof of citizenship when registering to vote. Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard says he is going to appeal the case to the United States Supreme Court. Arizona State University professor Paul Bender will talk about the legal issues involved in the case.
  • Arizona Opera Companys production of Macbeth
    • A sneak preview of the Arizona Opera Company's production of "Macbeth."

October 10, 2006

October 5, 2006

October 4, 2006

October 3, 2006

  • secretary of State Debate
    • secretary of State Republican incumbent Jan Brewer, Democrat Israel Torres and Libertarian Ernie Hancock debate the issues.

September 28, 2006

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • state Representatives Steve Gallardo and Russell Pearce debate the four immigration measures on the November ballot.
  • Proposition 103
    • Proposition 103 would change the Arizona constitution to make English the official language of the state. It would require that official actions of government in Arizona be conducted in English.
  • Proposition 300
    • Proposition 300 was put on the ballot by the legislature to expand proposition 200 which was passed 2 years ago to deny government services to illegal aliens. It would ban illegal immigrants from taking adult education classes offered by the Arizona Department of Education. It would not allow illegal immigrants to pay instate tuition at colleges. It would ban illegal immigrants from getting state financial aid or child care subsidies and requires that the measure be administered, discrimination-free.
  • Proposition 100
    • Proposition 100 would deny bail to those here illegally who are accused of committing a serious felony.
  • Proposition 102
    • Proposition 102 would deny punitive damages to illegal immigrants

September 27, 2006

  • Proposition 204
    • Jay Heiler and Stan Barnes discuss this proposition, which would mandate humane treatment of animals before slaughter.
  • John Dean
    • Dean was the first man from the Nixon administration who went to investigators and now he says President Bush should be impeached because he broke the law on warrantless spying. Now former Nixon general counsel John Dean joins HORIZON provide his perspective on NSA spying.

September 26, 2006

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • Who will Arizonans vote for this coming election for U.S. Senate, Governor, Secretary of State and other top state races? And what do they think about some of the propositions on the ballot? Those are some of the questions from the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll. Poll Director Bruce Merrill and Assistant Poll Director Tara Blanc will analyze the results.

September 21, 2006

  • Proposition 207
    • An examination of the proposition that would limit the definition of public use in eminent domain seizures, and would ensure compensation to property owners if the government enacts a law that diminishes the value of private property. Ken Strobeck, the Executive Director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns and State Senator Chuck Gray will discuss the issue.
  • Proposition 205
    • Proposition 205 would change Arizona's voting system to a largely vote by mail process. Hear the pros and cons of the measure.

September 20, 2006

  • Gasoline prices
    • The current price of gas has decreased drastically in the past several weeks. Experts say the price is going to keep on dropping. We'll talk to an expert about the reason for the change.
  • Proposition 104
    • Proposition 104 would change Arizona's constitution to allow voters to approve a higher debt level for public safety, law enforcement, fire and emergency facilities, and street and transportation facilities. Learn more about the measure we'll vote on this November.
  • Proposition 302 - Legislator Salaries
    • The Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers recommends that legislative salaries be raised from the current salary of $24,000 per year to $36,000 per year. If approved by voters it will become effective at the beginning of the next regular legislative session without any other authorizing legislation.
  • Women in Politics
    • Women in politics in powerful positions: year after year, the number of women in high-ranking roles increases. Arizona continues to pave the way for that kind of leadership. Tonight well talk to an ASU expert about that.
  • City of Chandler Hispanic Heritage Month exhibit
    • As Hispanic Heritage Month begins we'll show you how one Arizona city is celebrating that occasion

September 19, 2006

  • Proposition 105 and 106 - StateTrust Land
    • The battle between preserving or developing State Trust is heading for a ballot showdown this November. Prop 105 comes from the Legislature, allows 400,000 acres to be saved and limits how the land can be used. It calls for preserving as much as 400,000 acres in state trust land, every acre or parcel of which would have to be approved by the Legislature. Prop 106 is a citizens initiative and would automatically preserve 259,000 acres and set aside an additional 358,000 acres that could be purchased by cities and set aside for conservation. The measure would also revamp the state agency with a board of trustees. If ballot measures are approved at the polls, the one with the most votes wins. Parts of the other plan could become law should the winning measure not have the same provision. We hear from supporters of both propositions.

September 12, 2006

  • Voter Turnout
    • Relatively low voter turnout is a continuing feature of American politics, particularly in primary elections. State and local elections officials, as well as political organizations in Arizona, are increasing efforts to raise the percentage of registered US voters who actually exercise their right to vote. What brings people to the polls on Election Day, or lulls them to a state of political apathy? We talk with ASU Political Science Professor Patrick Kenney about civic engagement in elections.

September 7, 2006

September 5, 2006

  • Labor Day Rally
    • A coalition of organizations supporting immigrants' rights will be staging a rally on Labor Day at the Arizona State Capitol to register Hispanic voters and introduce candidates. Find out more about the effort.

August 28, 2006

  • Arizona Education Update: All Day K Part one of four
    • In June, the governor signed legislation making money available to expand the availability of all day kindergarten across the state. Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Horne, joins HORIZON to discuss the issue.

August 24, 2006

  • New UA President
    • The University of Arizona's new president is Robert Shelton from the University of North Carolina. He talks about his goals for the university with host Michael Grant.
  • ELL Ruling
    • A federal appeals court has ruled against a new law funding programs for English Language Learners. The court also ruled against fines levied against the state in the English learning lawsuit. Arizona Republic columnist Richard Ruelas will explain the ruling.
  • Pluto Demoted
    • Pluto is no longer a planet. It has been demoted to "dwarf planet" status. The International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of planetary status it's held since being discovered at an Arizona observatory in 1930. Dr. Phil Christensen, Regents Professor in the Department of Geological Science at Arizona State University, joins us to talk about the change.

August 23, 2006

  • New Voting Law
    • A new law passed by the legislature this year will affect the upcoming elections. It will require a hand count of a portion of some races, will require equipment and personnel to be brought in if there's a long line at the polling place, and require a paper receipt for electronic voting. Joe Kanefield, elections director of the Secretary of State's office, and Karen Osborne of the Maricopa County Recorders office, will talk about the new law.
  • Jim Pederson, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate
    • Developer Jim Pederson hopes to unseat Jon Kyl in the United States senate. We talk to the candidate about the issues.

August 22, 2006

  • sky Harbor Security
    • There are some new restrictions for airline passengers related to the terrorism plot uncovered on August 9. British law enforcement made multiple arrests on suspicion of plotting to blow up passenger planes. The alleged plan was to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to the United States using benign liquids to make an explosive. For that reason, the U.S. Government raised the nations threat level and is prohibiting any liquids, including beverages, gels, and lotions from being carried onto airplanes. What does this mean in terms of security at Sky Harbor Airport? Paul Blue, Assistant Aviation Director at Sky Harbor Airport joins HORIZON.
  • New census date on minority population
    • Phoenix is one of three big cities in America where minorities now have become the majority, this identified in newly analyzed census data.
  • Celica disease
    • Help for a serious digestive illness that affects people when they eat certain grains and foods.

August 17, 2006

  • Cardinals Stadium
    • The Arizona Cardinals have now hosted the first game at the new, state-of-the-art stadium in Glendale. This weekend the public is invited for free tours of the facility. Horizon gives you a preview of the tours, with a behind-the-scenes look. Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs and Global Crossing's Scott Norton join us to talk about the stadium and its impact on Glendale and the West Valley.

August 1, 2006

  • Arizonas power providers
    • Arizona's two biggest power providers have assured the public there will be plenty of electricity this summer to run air conditioners across the state. We check in with one of those utility providers.

July 31, 2006

  • New Arizona Corporation Commissioner
    • Barry Wong was sworn in today as the new Arizona Corporation Commissioner. The former state legislator fills the vacancy left by Marc Spitzer who was named to the federal energy regulatory commission.

July 26, 2006

  • Butterfly Research
    • scientists say to better understand our own environment we should look into animals' perspectives. The Butterfly is one species biologists believe can help them understand how the environment is 'viewed'. Scientists at Arizona State University have studied butterflies for decades, and believe these types are species have more to offer humans than just carefree beauty.

July 25, 2006

  • ELL Issue in 9th Circuit
    • Judges at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on both sides of the case regarding Arizona English language learners requirement to pass the AIMS test. In April, appellate judges agreed to continue to block enforcement of a trial judges order that the state cannot deny diplomas to students classified as English language learners just because they failed to pass the standardized test. Reporter Howard Fischer joins us from San Francisco with an update.

July 24, 2006

  • AIDS in Arizona
    • since AIDS was first detected in 1981, 9,000 Arizonans have been infected. In a half-hour special, HORIZON examines how trends have shifted over the years and the state of AIDS in Arizona today. We look at Body Positive, a local community organization fighting AIDS, running clinical trials on new treatments for HIV. While AIDS continues to ravage many parts of the world, Arizona is playing a role in finding a solution. A team at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has developed an immune agent that creates a protective immune response in mouse models of HIV.

July 19, 2006

  • Hawaiian Documentary
    • The Hawaiians: Reflecting Spirit, a film airing on Wednesday at 10 p.m. on Eight sheds light on the spiritual and community strength of a native people whose identity is deeply tied to their homeland. HORIZON talks with the filmmaker and a Hawaiian state official about programs to re-establish native language and cultural customs.

July 18, 2006

  • Amphibians
    • Amphibians are disappearing worldwide. Climate changes, pollution and habitat destruction have all played a significant role in the reduction of diverse amphibian species numbers. Researchers at Arizona State University have discovered an additional threatdeadly diseasesthat are killing these creatures at an alarming rate.
  • Baseline killer and serial shooter
    • Valley citizens concerned about two killers who continue to dodge law enforcement and watchful citizens. Police are calling them the baseline killer. And the serial shooter. They are thought to be responsible for a series of violent crimes involving robberies, sexual assaults and homicides. Some of the shootings have also been directed at animals. The crimes have taken place from May of last year to this month in Phoenix and Tempe.
  • Israel and Lebanon border conflict
    • The six-day war between Israel and Lebanon rages on. More than 200 people have been killed. Can the United Nations and the U.S. prevent further escalation?

July 17, 2006

  • Dem. Supt. of Public Instruction Debate
    • Democratic candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Slade Mead and Jason Williams, explain their views on Arizona education in this official Clean Elections Commission debate.

July 13, 2006

  • Indian Voting Rights
    • July 15 marks the 58th anniversary of an Arizona Supreme Court ruling that upheld Native American voting rights. The ruling came after a Maricopa County registrar refused to allow two Native Americans to register to vote, even though Indian people were granted citizenship and the right to vote in 1924. Learn more about this important ruling and its affect on our state.

July 12, 2006

  • Arizona Economic Forum
    • Immigration was the topic of discussion at the Arizona Economic Forum Conference recently held in Flagstaff. Michael Grant talks with an event organizer about the conference.
  • Illegal Immigration Documentary
    • Dont miss this candid conversation with Arizona filmmaker Mercedes Maharis and find out about her groundbreaking documentary "Cochise County, USA: Cries from the Border, her views on immigration and her personal experience with border crossers.
  • science and Technology
    • Join Dr. Richard Toon for a fascinating look at his recent ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy study about people's attitudes on science and technology and its affect on the economy and politics.
  • AIMS test results
    • The 2006 AIMS Test results are in. How well did the students do and are they improving? Arizona Superintendent of Schools Tom Horne joins us for an update.

July 11, 2006

  • Consumer fraud lawsuit filed against Wal-
    • The Arizona attorney general filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against two major retailers: Wal-Mart and AutoZone. They are charged with intentionally defrauding customers by posting inaccurate product prices, or not posting prices at all. The state's consumer fraud act carries stiff penalties, $10 thousand per violation. Hundreds of violations were found by the State Department of Weights And Measures. The companies could face millions in fines.

July 6, 2006

  • Governor Janet Napolitano
    • A near record-long legislative session with a record number of vetoes ended last week. The governor joins us to talk about the session as well as the states battle with wildfires.

July 5, 2006

  • U.S. Supreme Court Wrap-Up
    • ASU Law Professor Paul Bender discusses the most significant decisions made by the Supreme Court during this term. From issues concerning the military prison at Guantanamo Bay to Arizonas insanity law, Bender examines these decisions in the context of the changes brought to the bench by Chief Justice John Roberts and new Justice Samuel Alito.

July 3, 2006

  • Power Hungry: Arizona's Energy Needs
    • A Horizon Special Horizon examines the demand and supply of the states energy needs. We look at current sources, how more energy can be developed and how suppliers are racing to keep up, including the possibility of building a refinery here and adding a pipeline. Finally, we consider alternative sources and new technologies to feed our hunger for energy.

June 28, 2006

  • GA$: A HORIZON Miniseries
    • Part three of four. How can the supply of fuel be better moved across our state? And will we ever run out of oil to produce the fuel products we consume? Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting joins HORIZON for a discussion.

June 26, 2006

  • Gila Monster
    • Join HORIZON for a fascinating look into the research being conducted at Arizona State University on the lifestyles and habits of the gila monster.

June 15, 2006

  • ASU Summer Institute on Community
    • Arizona State University and Valley of the Sun United Way are partnering for a three-day workshop focused on strengthening connections between various community groups, researchers, academics, students and social service professionals. The program will provide students and community organizations to the most recent developments in community research and practice. Valley of the Sun United Way Vice President, Community Initiatives Trinity Donovan joins Michael Grant in the studio. To learn more, visit the ASU Summer Institute Web site.

June 8, 2006

  • Orde Kittrie
    • HORIZON introduces one of the most prominent professors on the Arizona State University campus, Assistant Law Professor Orde Kittrie. A former U.S. Department of State Director of International Anti-Crime Programs, Orde Kittrie has worked on U.S.-Mexico border issues, the reform of Jordanian business law, and negotiated five nuclear nonproliferation agreements between the U.S. and Russia, among many other initiatives. His efforts are now being recognized across the country, including being named one of the top international legal experts in the U.S.

June 7, 2006

  • Everything you know is wrong
    • John Stossel, ABC News 20/20 co-anchor discusses his recent book Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the ShovelWhy Everything You Know is Wrong, his investigation of America's public education system

June 1, 2006

  • Wildfire Update
    • We've had four wildfires in the past week in Arizona. State Land Department Forester Kirk Rowdabaugh will talk about the current fire situation and the upcoming fire season.
  • Don Bolles
    • It's been 30 years since investigative reporter Don Bolles was murdered. Prosecutor George Weisz and Arizona Republic reporter Charles Kelly will discuss the case.

May 31, 2006

  • AIDS in Arizona
    • Conclusion While AIDS continues to ravage many parts of the world, Arizona is playing a role in finding a solution. A team at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has developed an immune agent that creates a protective immune response in mouse models of HIV.

May 18, 2006

  • New Hospital
    • As Arizonas population grows so does the need for health care services across the state. HORIZON profiles one new 300-thousand square-foot, $152-million dollar hospital opening in the East Valley and ongoing efforts to meet the need for more health care facilities.
  • New CPR
    • It's Emergency Medical Services Week and Horizon introduces us to the new CPR called the Cardiocerebral Resuscitation and Arizona is the first state to adopt it. A survivor who was treated with the new Cardiocerebral Resuscitation will share his experience and Dr. Ben Bobrow, Medical Doctor of the Arizona DPH, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services will talk with Michael Grant about Arizona's effort to educate the public on the new CPR.

May 8, 2006

  • Immunizations
    • Last year our state experienced a whooping cough epidemic. This year there is an outbreak of mumps in the Midwest. The introduction of vaccines has helped to control these types of diseases. Now researchers are working on a vaccine for the avian flu virus. We talk about this and other topics related to immunization with Dr. Anne Schuchat, Captain, U.S. Public Health Service and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions National Immunization Program.

May 2, 2006

  • Gas Prices
    • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard joins us with his response to the sharp run up in gas prices and his call for a state law to criminalize gas price gouging.

April 25, 2006

  • Power Hungry: Supply
    • Part two How do we develop more energy? How are suppliers of electricity, natural gas and fuel racing to keep up with the demand from our rapid growth? Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting and Greg Patterson of the Arizona Competitive Power Alliance join the studio discussion.

April 24, 2006

  • Power Hungry: Demand
    • Part one HORIZON launches a four-part series that examines energy consumption and conservation in Arizona with a look at our states insatiable demand for power.

April 17, 2006

  • Adoption Bill
    • A discussion of the bill being considered by the State Legislature that would give married couples priority in adoptions. Barbara Trella of Aid To Adoption Of Special Kids and Peter Gentala of the Center For Arizona Policy are guests. www.azkidsneedu.gov

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.

April 12, 2006

  • senator Kyl proposed legislation
    • Michael Grant talks with Sen. Jon Kyl about the Comprehensive Enforcement and Immigration Reform Act he introduced in the Senate.
  • McCain-Kennedy Bill
    • Local experts discuss national immigration bills currently debated in congress, among them the McCain-Kennedy bill.

April 11, 2006

  • Immigration March Follow-Up
    • Join Brenda Thomson, Director of the ASU Center of Law, Leadership and Management and Arturo Rosales, Ph.D, Professor of ASUs Department of History for a fascinating discussion about the historic civil rights implications of Mondays immigration march.
  • AIMS Update
    • This is the first year that high school seniors must pass the AIMS test to graduate. Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne will give us an update. He will talk about his successful appeal to a lawsuit that exempted English learners from taking the AIMS test. Tim Hogan of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public interest, who filed the lawsuit, will be on to give the other side.

April 10, 2006

  • Immigration March
    • More than one hundred thousand people are expected to march on the state capitol Monday over immigration reform. Arizona Republic Columnists Richard Ruelas and Bob Robb offer their opinions about the likely political effects of the demonstrations.

April 6, 2006

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • Governor Janet Napolitano makes her monthly stop in the HORIZON studio to talk about issues affecting the state, including immigration bills and other measures making their way through the legislative process.

April 5, 2006

  • Judicial Merit
    • HORIZON explores judicial merit selection. Maricopa County is one of two counties in Arizona that appoints judges based on merit. With a fast growing state, can merit selection improve the judicial system? Michael Grant interviews local leaders on both sides of the issue.
  • Merit Selection v. Election
    • A look at the issue through the eyes of two candidates hoping to fill a Pinal County Superior Court Seat: Sitting Judge April Elliot and her opponent Brenda Oldham.

April 4, 2006

  • Car Brokers and Dealers
    • A bill supported by car dealerships is working its way through the state legislature. The measure would limit what car brokerswho are hired by consumers to provide buying services and help them avoid car dealership sales officescan do. Car dealers say the bill is a necessary consumer protection measure. Brokers say they provide a valuable service. We discuss both sides of the issue.

April 3, 2006

  • Bill Bradley
    • Join HORIZON for a conversation with the former New Jersey Senator.
  • Immigration Bill
    • A bill has been approved by both the Arizona House and Senate that would make being an illegal immigrant a felony in Arizona. A similar federal bill has sparked massive protests across the country. The bill would also allow law enforcement to ask about immigration status and national origin when making arrests. Sponsors Senator Barbara Leff and Representative David Lujan will discuss the bill.

March 30, 2006

  • successful Hispanic Schools
    • Why some schools with Latino children beat the odds and why others don't is the topic of a new report by Arizona State University's Morrison Institute and the Center for the Future of Arizona. Lattie Coor, CEO, Center for the Future of Arizona, and Mary Jo Waits, senior fellow, join Michael Grant to discuss the report's findings.

March 29, 2006

  • Official English
    • In 1988, Arizona was the first state to make English the state's official language. The state Supreme Court later declared the law unconstitutional. Now, the English-only immersion debate may be taken to the November 2006 election ballot. HORIZON will take a look at the English-only efforts and what this means for Arizonans.
  • 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.

March 28, 2006

  • Tax Time
    • The deadline is approaching to file your 2005 Income Tax Returns. Representatives from the IRS and the State Department of Revenue talk about issues such as IRS Free File, refunds due to people who did not file 2002 returns, the Earned Income Tax Credit and a new Energy Tax Credit for 2005.
  • Legislative Leadership
    • The state legislature is working on issues such as immigration, the state budget and English Language Learning at the State Capitol. Senate President Ken Bennett and House Speaker Jim Weiers join us in the studio for an update on those issues and others.

March 23, 2006

  • Private Prisons
    • Arizona lawmakers are considering privatizing more Arizona prisons. Department of Corrections Director Dora Schriro will talk about a recently commissioned study that examined the cost of privatization versus state-run prisons.
  • Breastfeeding House Bill
    • One week ago, Breastfeeding House Bill 2376 passed in the House of Representative, and this week the Judiciary Committee heard testimonies from supporters and unanimously passed the initiative. Senator John Huppenthal and Bill advocate Amy Milliron will join Michael Grant to discuss the Bill and how it gained support.

March 22, 2006

  • Women and Work
    • For 25 years, Arizona Womens Education and Employment Incorporated has helped women move into the workforce. Dr. Clara Lovett, President Emerita of Northern Arizona University, will talk about an upcoming AWEE symposium on the future of women in the work force.
  • K-12 Education
    • senator Toni Hellon and Representative Linda Lopez will join Michael Grant to talk about the debate taking place at the legislature over Arizona's K-12 education program. Among the topics are the English Language Learners and gifted programs, and teacher pay raises.

March 10, 2006

  • Governor Napolitano's Vetoes
    • Gov. Napolitano has vetoed more than 100 bills since becoming Arizona's Governor in 2002. Why has she vetoed so many bills? Michael Grant talks with Dr. David Berman, Senior Research Fellow with ASU's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, about Napolitano's possibly record-breaking vetoes.
  • Medicare deadline
    • The Medicare deadline is fast approaching. The program is known for its complexities, but the state has developed the 'benefits checkup' which can assist with determining what service is right for each person.
  • Education legislation
    • A proposed bill would allow high school seniors to earn more bonus points for good grades on core classes and electives.

March 2, 2006

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • The English Language Learner issue has not been resolved, and penalties levied against the state are growing every day. Governor Janet Napolitano will talk about that issue and more during her monthly visit on HORIZON.

March 1, 2006

  • Photo Radar
    • Photo enforcement cameras on Scottsdale's section of the Loop 101 freeway are at the center of controversy over the use of photo radar to issue citations to speeders. The State Senate has passed a bill to prohibit the use of the radar on controlled-access freeways and has sent the bill to the House.

February 23, 2006

February 14, 2006

  • Pandemic Flu Plan
    • Is Arizona prepared for possibly the greatest public health challenge of our time ---an influenza pandemic? The Arizona Department of Health Services has recently released an updated Influenza Pandemic Readiness Plan. Will Humble, Bureau Chief for the State Department Of Epidemiology & Disease Control joins Michael Grant for a discussion. For more information on the Readiness Plan go to www.azdhs.gov.

February 6, 2006

  • Medicare Prescription Plan
    • The new Medicare prescription drug plan got off to a rocky start. David Mitchell, State Director for AARP and Tom Betlach, Deputy Director for AHCCCS join us to discuss the problems and what you can do about them.
  • Credit Cards
    • Jeanine Lipka from Consumer Credit Counseling Services joins HORIZON to talk about recent developments that might cause credit card companies to increase your minimum payments.

February 1, 2006

  • state of the Union Analysis
    • Join HORIZON for an analysis of President Bushs State of the Union Address with local political consultants Fred Duval and Wes Gullett.

January 31, 2006

  • state of the Union
    • HORIZON will pre-empted for special NewsHour coverage of the President's State of the Union address.

January 24, 2006

  • KAET-ASU Poll
    • Arizona voters provide their opinions about the proposals Governor Napolitano outlined in her State of the State address as well as President Bush's approval ratings. ASU Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Assistant Poll Director Tara Blanc join the discussion.

January 19, 2006

  • Credit Card Payments
    • It's a dose of medicine for consumers that's going to be painful at first. This month, your credit card minimum payments could double. That's because of new rules put in place by federal regulators to help people pay off credit cards, instead of just treading water. Learn more about the new rules.
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
    • David Mitchell, the Arizona State Director of the AARP, and Tom Betlach of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System join us to discuss recent problems with the new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

January 16, 2006

  • Mesa Troubles
    • Although downtown Mesa is reflecting the optimism inherent in the city, a looming budget shortfall of 37 million dollars this year means in a May election voters will consider the first property tax since 1945. Mesa Vice Mayor Claudia Walters discusses the issues.
  • Lincoln Ragsdale
    • A look at the prominent African-American entrepreneur and civil rights activist with author and ASU associate professor, Matthew Whitaker.
  • Macular Degeneration
    • Research continues at the University of Arizona for a cure of the eye disease that afflicts so many people.

January 12, 2006

January 11, 2006

  • English Learning
    • Last month, a federal judge ordered the state to provide adequate funding of English Language Learning programs. Tim Hogan from Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest and House Majority Leader Representative Stephen Tully discuss the ruling and the issue.

January 10, 2006

  • state of the State Reaction
    • senate President Ken Bennett and House Speaker Jim Weiers join Michael Grant to give the Republican reaction to Governor Napolitanos State of the State address.

January 9, 2006

  • 2006 State of the State
    • HORIZON presents Governor Janet Napolitanos State of the State address in its entirety, features the Republican response, and offers insight from political analysts Chuck Coughlin and Alfredo Gutierrez.

January 5, 2006

  • Drought
    • For more than 70 days now, the Valley has had no rain. National Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Haffer will talk about the drought and why it's happening. Kirk Rowdabaugh of the State Land Department will talk about the drought's impact to help provide fuel for wild fires.

January 4, 2006

  • 2006 Legislature
    • The next session of the state legislature will open on Monday. What issues are expected to be considered in this session ? We speak with Democratic and Republican leaders in the House.
  • state of Education
    • state School Superintendent Tom Horne delivered his "State of Education in Arizona" speech today. Horne joins us to talk about some new initiatives he is proposing.

January 3, 2006

  • New Year Nutrition
    • Research shows that most people gain an average of 5 pounds over the holidays. ASU Nutrition Professor Dr. Carol Johnston joins us to talk about ways to kick off and keep those resolutions.

December 29, 2005

  • Arizona Stories: Marshall Trimble
    • In honor of Arizona's 93rd birthday, official state historian Marshall Trimble remembers the unusual tall tales and legends that make up the unique fabric of Arizona's past and present.

December 22, 2005

  • Dolan Ellis: A HORIZON Special
    • Legendary Arizona folksinger, songwriter and official State Balladeer Dolan Ellis sits down with Michael Grant for this special. Ellis is dedicated to promoting and preserving western folk history through his music, photography and stewardship of the land. He shares Arizona folklore through his original history-based songs.

December 1, 2005

November 29, 2005

  • Flu Season
    • It is early in the flu season, but sporadic cases of influenza are already being reported in Arizona. We have more available flu shots than we did last year, but a spike in demand for flu shots so far this year already has some doctors running low. We talk about who is at high risk and how to find flu shots, as well as what to expect later when flu season hits full force in December or January.
  • Winter Heating
    • skyrocketing gas prices have hit us all, but consumers have also been put on notice to expect substantial increases in their home heating bills this winter. The AARP says this year Americans are expected to face the largest one-year increase in home heating prices in three decades. Older Americans devote a higher percentage of total household spending to residential energy costs. Find out what to expect this year and how your family can save on home heating costs.

November 23, 2005

  • Growing Pains
    • Part three of three As the Valley continues to grow, there are areas inside the city that remain vacant. Learn how these areas are being "in-filled" in this conclusion of our series.
  • Holiday shopping season

November 22, 2005

  • KAET-ASU Poll
    • President Bush's approval ratings have hit an all-time low. The latest KAET-ASU Poll reveals how Arizonans feel about the President. Also, we asked Arizona voters if they think the nation and the state are headed in the right direction. Join Poll Director Bruce Merrill and his assistant Tara Blanc for an analysis. Complete poll results.

November 7, 2005

  • Illegal Immigration
    • Learn about the Southwest Conference on Illegal Immigration, Border Security and Crime, which was held over the weekend and sponsored by Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
  • Arizona Stories: The Florence Courthouse
    • Visit the oldest public building still in use in Arizona, complete with ghosts and great architecture.

October 26, 2005

  • Disaster: Is Arizona Prepared?
    • When disaster strikes, how do governments communicate with each other? And who decides who's in charge? Those are some of the issues we'll discuss with government state, county and local officials, including Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon.

October 24, 2005

  • Disaster ... Is Arizona Prepared?
    • HORIZON begins a four-part series on Arizona's emergency management plan. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina's impact on the Gulf Coast, we see what preparations our state has in place. Tonight, we examine what potential disasters could affect Arizona. Our guests include Leah Farr, President-Elect of the Arizona Emergency Services Association board.

October 20, 2005

  • state Worker Pay
    • Arizona state employee pay ranks near the bottom when compared to other states, and even to other governments locally. A legislative panel is working to bring state workers pay more in line with other similar public and private sector jobs. State Senator Jay Tibshraeny, co-chair of a legislative panel addressing the problem, will talk about what's being proposed.

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.

October 13, 2005

  • Arizona Commission on the Arts
  • Google
    • Google, the internet search engine company, has announced it is searching for a site in the Valley to put an office that would employ 600 people. Learn more about the move from a Google company representative.
  • Teacher Pay Raise
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne has proposed giving teachers a pay raise by giving them a $2,500 tax credit. Horne will be on HORIZON to talk about his plan.

October 10, 2005

  • ID Theft
    • The Arizona Attorney General's office announced indictments against seven defendants arrested in September following an investigation conducted by the Governor's Fraudulent ID Task Force. Attorney General Terry Goddard joins Michael Grant in the studio to talk about those indictments and Arizona's identity theft problem.
  • Avian Flu
    • In Asia, a virus transferred from birds to humans has killed 65 people. If the virus mutates and becomes transferable between humans, it could prove catastrophic to the world's health and economy. State epidemiologist David Engelthaler discusses the possibilities.
  • Arizona Stories: Desert Caballeros
    • The history of Wickenburg can be found in the colorful Desert Caballeros museum.

October 5, 2005

  • Supreme Court Preview
    • The United States Supreme Court starts its new session October 3rd with a new Chief Justice, John Roberts. Before the session is over, the court will likely have another new Justice, replacing the retiring Sandra Day O'Connor. ASU Law Professors Paul Bender and Cathy O'Grady discuss the changes and their implications on the cases that will come before the court this session.

October 3, 2005

  • Hamm Hearing
    • After bring convicted of murder in the '70s, James Hammsurrounded by much controversyattended and graduated from the ASU Law School. Now, Oral Arguments begin in the Arizona Supreme Court to determine whether Hamm should be admitted to the State Bar of Arizona.

September 22, 2005

  • Arizona's Health Insurance Crisis: Insura
    • Part four of four What about health insurance during the retirement years? Some employers continue to pay for it, but many retirees are carrying more of the burden. Patrick Klein of the Arizona State Retirement System is the guest.
  • Chief Justice McGregor
    • Ruth McGregor, recently appointed Arizona's second female Chief Justice, will join HORIZON to talk about her new role and her interest in increasing the court's public outreach efforts.

September 20, 2005

  • Arizona's Health Insurance Crisis: AHCCCS
    • Part two of four It's been more than 20 years since state lawmakers created the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, which insures more than one million people in Arizona. How much does the system cost, how does it work and who qualifies for coverage?

September 8, 2005

  • Urban League Anniversary
    • For 60 years now, the Urban League of Phoenix has been serving the needs of the underprivileged in the Valley. George Dean of the Urban League talks about his organization, which originally started to serve the needs of African-Americans, but expanded to serve the needs of the underprivileged of all races.
  • U.S. Supreme Court
    • With the death of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, President Bush has elevated John Roberts' nomination to take over as Chief Justice. George Watson, an ASU professor who has written a book about the nomination process, will talk about the Roberts' nomination and what it means to the court.
  • salvation Army Hurricane Relief
    • The Salvation Army has set up a donation center to help victims of Hurricane Katrina now living in Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. The center has been a huge success, with Valley residents responding quickly to the needs of the hurricane survivors. We'll talk to a Salvation Army official about the relief effort.

September 7, 2005

  • Housing Arizona
    • HORIZON's "Housing Arizona" special offers an in-depth look at the Valley's housing boom. Find out what's causing the market to grow and who's buying. The latest home sale prices are impacting families who are struggling to afford a home. The housing market drives our state's economy in many ways. We profile an Arizona-based company that both benefits from and contributes to Arizona's housing industry. What happens if the so-called housing bubble bursts? How will it affect home sales and the rest of our economy?

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.

August 30, 2005

  • Census
    • In an effort to quantify ballooning Maricopa County population figures, a mid-decade census survey will be mailed out to residents next week. The survey is important because the state returns nearly $1 billion in tax dollars each year to cities and towns based on population.

August 25, 2005

  • Congressman John Shadegg
    • shadegg discusses his trip this week to Iraq, a plan he has to allow people to buy health insurance across state lines, and immigration.

August 24, 2005

August 18, 2005

  • Arizona's Capitol Women
    • Last year, the group "Women Impacting Public Policy" hosted an awards ceremony and forum at the Wrigley Mansion featuring Arizona's three female Governors, and Horizon was there to capture the historic event. Arizona is the only state in the U.S. to have three female governors.

August 4, 2005

August 2, 2005

  • High School Drop Out Rate
    • New statistics reveal that Arizona is tied with Louisiana for the worst high school drop out rate in the country. Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne will talk about the latest numbers.

August 1, 2005

  • Arizona Stories: Arizona's Civil War Batt
    • The battle at Picacho Pass was the western-most civil war battle. Learn how Arizona was once a confederate state, and how the battle near Picacho Peak played a role in keeping Confederate troops from reaching California.

July 28, 2005

  • Pederson Resigns
    • An interview with outgoing state Democratic Party chair Jim Pederson, who is resigning and is thought to be considering a run against Republican Senator Jon Kyl. Pederson will also talk about his efforts to revive the Democratic Party in Arizona.
  • Intel Plant
    • A new Intel Plant will be located in Chandler. The $3 Billion plant is expected to provide 1,000 new high paying jobs. Brian Matas of IC Insights, an integrated circuit market research company, will be on Horizon to talk about the new plant and the high tech industry in Arizona.
  • London Police
    • London law enforcement authorities have had their hands full recently with the bombings in their city. We'll talk to former police officer Brad Parker about law enforcement in England. He was recently in England and Ireland to train police there.

July 27, 2005

  • Energy Demands
    • We hit a record for electricity demand last month and are just now coming into the usual normal summer energy-use peak time. HORIZON reports on the summer energy demand. Plus, the Arizona Corporation Commission has a proposal to increase the amount of renewable energy required of the state's utilities from 1.1 percent to 15 percent. It's controversial because solar, natural gas and other renewable energy costs more. Given our state's growth, the state agency says it is necessary. Guests include Corporation Commissioner Kris Mayes.

July 26, 2005

  • Identity Theft Special
    • Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America and Arizona has the highest rate of ID theft of any state in the nation. In this special edition of HORIZON, learn what you need to know to know about this growing crime and what you can do to protect yourself. Learn more.

July 25, 2005

  • Land Initiative
    • HORIZON examines the Arizona State Land Conservation Initiative voters will be asked to consider on the general election ballot next year. Arizona Education Association President John Wright and Andy Laurenzi, the Sonoran Institute's State Trust Lands Program Director will discuss the details.
  • Arizona Stories: Luhrs Family
    • A profile of one of the state's pioneer families that helped changed rural Phoenix into the urban landscape that it is today.

July 21, 2005

  • Housing Arizona: After the Bubble
    • What happens after the housing bubble bursts? How will it affect not only home sales, but also the rest of our economy? Find out on HORIZON.
  • Supreme Court Nominee
    • President Bush has selected a Supreme Court Justice nominee, John Roberts. ASU law professor Paul Bender will discuss Roberts' selection, and how he might impact the court's decisions.

July 20, 2005

  • Housing Arizona: Housing & The Economy
    • The housing market drives our state's economy in many ways, from new home construction to financial institutions and everything in between. HORIZON profiles one Arizona-based company that both benefits from and contributes to Arizona's housing industry. Arizona Republic Real Estate Business Reporter Catherine Reagor Burrough joins the studio discussion.

July 13, 2005

  • Immigration Summit
    • Governor Napolitano has organized an immigration summit Tuesday in Flagstaff. State and federal law enforcement officials are expected to develop proposals for cracking down on illegal immigration and related crime.

July 6, 2005

  • Environmental Issues
    • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality director Steve Owens evaluates the environmental issues facing our state.

July 5, 2005

  • U.S. Supreme Court
    • ASU Law professors Paul Bender and Catherine O'Grady join Michael Grant for HORIZON 's annual review of the U.S. Supreme Court session. The analysis includes the implications from key rulings and the effects of retirements on the Court.

June 30, 2005

  • Cardinals Stadium update
    • If you've driven by the Cardinals Stadium lately, you may have noticed it looking more like a stadium. Brad Parker of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority discusses the progress.
  • Joel Kotkin
    • A discussion with the author of The City, A Global History, who ranks Phoenix as one of the best cities in which to do business. He compares Phoenix with urban centers of the past and present.
  • Wildfire Update
    • The Cave Creek Complex fire has grown to over 150,000 acres. There are seven other wildfires burning in our state right now of 100 acres or more. Kirk Rowdabaugh of the State Land Department offers an update on the fire situation.

June 23, 2005

  • Arizona's Border Crisis: A HORIZON Specia
    • Illegal immigration has become the current hot political issue. Hear from political analysts Bob Robb and Alfredo Gutierrez about how the issue of immigration affects political decisions and how it will become one of the biggest issues of the 2006 state elections.

June 22, 2005

  • Arizona's Border Crisis: A HORIZON Specia
    • In 1994, the federal government implemented a new plan that focused on deterrence and arrest along our nation's 1,940-mile U.S.-Mexico border. These strategies curtailed illegal alien flow through El Paso, San Diego and other traditional areas, but created a funnel into Arizona. Since then, the illegal population in the U.S. has increased to nearly 10 million people. Horizon takes a trip to the Arizona-Mexico border for a first-hand look at why illegal immigration has been pushed into our state. Senator Jon Kyl joins Michael Grant for an in-studio discussion.

June 16, 2005

  • Superstition Vistas
    • Land development in Arizona has been haphazard in many areas. As growth in our state starts moving into Pinal County, state, county and local planners are looking to avoid that in a 275-square-mile area known as Superstition Vistas. State land director Mark Winkleman and land use attorney Grady Gammage sit down with Michael Grant to talk about planning for the area south of the East Valley and north of Florence.

June 14, 2005

  • Fires!, A HORIZON Special Edition
    • This special edition of HORIZON examines the history of fire management, the politics, and the state of desert and forest environments.

June 13, 2005

  • Water Fight
    • secretary of the Interior Gale Norton has ruled that water from Lake Powell will flow into Lake Mead. That decision has upper basin states worried about drought, but lower basin states including Arizona, Nevada and California, are applauding the ruling. The Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, Herb Guenther, joins us to discuss the ruling's implications.

June 9, 2005

  • ASU China Exhibit
    • Arizona State University was the first university outside of China invited to participate in the country's annual celebration of science and technology. ASU's exhibit "Welcome to Mars" featured the university's Mars research team. KAET went along to give you an up-close look at the historic visit.
  • soaring State Revenues
    • For the first time ever, Arizona passed the one billion dollar mark in state revenues in April. That was fueled by a 77\% increase in state income tax revenue. That's being attributed to money being made in Arizona's red-hot housing market. We'll talk to Arizona State University Economist Tracy Clark about rising state revenues.

June 8, 2005

June 2, 2005

June 1, 2005

  • ASU's Decision Theater
    • Join HORIZON for a profile on the Decision Theater at Arizona State University. The unique new visualization environment was created to bring policy and decision makers together to address challenging problems.

May 25, 2005

May 19, 2005

  • Wine Ruling
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that wine sales across state lines are permitted. We'll talk to a lawyer who assisted in the case.

May 18, 2005

  • AIMS changes
    • Passing the AIMS Test just might have gotten a little easier because of a vote by the State Board of Education, as well as a bill passed by state lawmakers.
  • Motorcycle safety
    • May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Find out how you can be safer on the road whether you are on a motorcycle or driving next to one.

May 16, 2005

  • Diabetes epidemic
    • A global epidemic of diabetes is forcing a hard look at lifestyles. We'll visit an Arizona community that has battled that disease.
  • Housing market
    • The Valley is undergoing a housing boom but are more buyers unable to pay the high prices?
  • Arizona Stories: Wrigley Mansion
    • An eclectic mix of style and history - the Wrigley Mansion on tonight's Arizona Story.

May 13, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • senator John McCain, along with Congressman Jeff Flake and Jim Kolbe, introduced a new proposal to deal with the issue of illegal immigration. Valley Hispanics to flex some muscle on Tuesday by staging a boycott and protest against bills before the Arizona Legislature, and after 123 days, state lawmakers ended the current legislative session early this morning.

May 9, 2005

  • Possible military base closures
    • Fewer U.S. military bases are likely to be affected by the new round of base realignment and closures. The list of affected bases is expected to be made public as early as tomorrow, but no later than a week from today. Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the percent of affected bases would be less than half the 25\% originally targeted. Producer Larry Lemmons tells us of the potential impact a base closure could have in the west valley.

May 5, 2005

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • Budget negotiations between the Governor and state lawmakers have finally borne some fruit. The two sides came to an agreement after a veto of the first budget and Governor Napolitano now holds the record for the most number of vetoes by a Governor. And the Governor met today with the nation's homeland security director who was visiting the border in Arizona, all issues we'll discuss with the Governor.

May 2, 2005

  • Immigration legislation
    • A predominantly partisan battle has been waged in the state legislature this session over the issue of immigration. Supporters of immigration legislation say the Valley's quality of life is being threatened. Opponents say legislation targeting illegal immigrants will divide communities. Add that to the controversy over the minutemen on the border recently, and it's clear immigration is a growing concern for Arizonans.

April 28, 2005

  • Budget talks
    • state lawmakers continue to work on a budget. An update from the Senate president.
  • Nursing shortage
    • There's a nursing shortage in Arizona. One state lawmaker has a bill that would help ease that by helping to educate more nurses.

April 27, 2005

  • state budget
    • state lawmakers present a budget that contains what the Governor wants, funding for full day kindergarten. The problem is it also contains items the Governor doesn't want.

April 20, 2005

  • Arizona Education Report Card: Universities
    • Continuing our education series, ASU, the City of Phoenix, working together on a 15,000 student campus for ASU in downtown Phoenix. That agreement that will make it possible is announced today. And another approach to preparing for future university growth, the Board of Regents project to redesign the university system.

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.

April 18, 2005

  • Arizona Education Report Card: K-12
    • We start a series on the challenges affecting education in our state. Arizona Education Report Card - tonight K-through-12. From all day kindergarten to classroom dollars, where do school officials stand on the issues?

April 15, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Governor Janet Napolitano surprised some lawmakers Thursday when she vetoed a forest health bill. The State senate made changes to a proposed liquor bill that would block any new drive-through lanes at liquor stores and would prohibit tasting samples from being given out at stores. And because of soaring gas prices, Governor Napolitano wants the EPA to give Arizona a waiver on the use of summertime fuel.

April 14, 2005

  • Kids in Pickups
    • No kids in the back of pickups. That's a bill lawmakers have been trying to pass for 10 years. We'll talk to the sponsor of the bill, Rep. Jerry Weiers.
  • Housing Market
    • Arizona's housing market continues its blistering pace. Two economists will talk about the hot housing market.
  • Arizona Refinery
    • Gas prices are at record highs. A proposed Arizona refinery might bring some relief.

April 8, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • some state lawmakers making the trek to Southern Arizona border to check up on the minuteman project. It appears progress is being made between Governor Janet Napolitano and Republican legislative leaders on a new budget agreement, with some suggesting the two sides are getting close to a deal. And just a week after announcing a plan for a ballot initiative on classroom spending that proposal has run into trouble.

April 7, 2005

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • Budget negotiations between the Governor and state lawmakers continue. Lots of action in bills that deal with education, including the conversion of a previous opponent of all day kindergarten? And the minuteman project continues its patrols. All issues Horizon discusses with the Governor.

April 6, 2005

  • Legislative update
    • An update from a Capitol reporter about the State legislature, where lawmakers continue to look for a compromise on the State's budget.

April 5, 2005

  • New DPS Director
    • The Arizona Department of Safety is responsible for much more than patrolling the state's freeways and highways. "Horizon" talks to the new DPS director about the issues affecting the state police agency, and the priorities for his administration.

April 4, 2005

March 29, 2005

  • state Archive Building
    • The condition of the state archive building led lawmakers to approve funding for a new one. "Horizon" looks at the need for a new facility and why it's been difficult to get one built.

March 28, 2005

  • Clean Elections
    • The Citizens Clean Elections Commission has determined state representative David Burnell Smith must forfeit his office. Smith says he'll appeal.
  • Arizona Stories: The Little Red Schoolhouse
    • A schoolhouse in Wickenburg has played an integral role in the history of that town - the Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse.

March 25, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • The Clean Elections Commission voted unanimously Thursday to remove state representative David Burnell Smith from office for violating campaign spending limits. It took Governor Janet Napolitano a matter of minutes to veto the budget proposal approved by State lawmakers last week. And the State senate did a flip-flop this week on the future of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

March 24, 2005

  • Budget Showdown
    • The Clean Elections Commission orders a lawmaker to quit for breaking the law on campaign spending. It's back to the drawing board as the governor vetoes most of the state budget handed to her by Republican lawmakers.

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.

March 18, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • The House and Senate have agreed on a new $8.2 billion budget. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that Attorney General Terry Goddard was correct in his legal opinion regarding the scope of Prop 200 and the State Senate this week approved the use of school vouchers, but it's likely Governor Napolitano will veto the proposal.

March 2, 2005

March 1, 2005

  • Identity Theft
    • The Federal Trade Commission ranks Arizona the number one state in the nation for identity theft.

February 24, 2005

  • Black Board of Directors
    • For more than 20 years, the Black Board of Directors has been helping African-Americans get on boards like the State Board of Education.

February 23, 2005

  • Medical malpractice
    • The debate over malpractice reform is one of the issues facing state lawmakers, a subject also considered by medical students entering the field. Horizon looks at a medical malpractice bill working its way through the state legislature.

February 21, 2005

  • Nuclear terror
    • As President Bush begins meeting European leaders this week, we discuss nuclear dangers facing the world.
  • Arizona Stories: Elizabeth Hudson Smith
    • Horizon profiles Elizabeth Hudson Smith, a significant entrepreneur in Wickenburg. At a time when opportunities were extremely limited for African-American women, Elizabeth Hudson Smith broke all the rules.

February 18, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • The City of Phoenix released the results of its investigation into the month's water debacle. Groundbreaking was held for the start on the valley's new light rail system. State lawmakers are once again trying to make changes to the controversial AIMS test.

February 17, 2005

  • Reservoir capacity
    • The glass is more than half full regarding reservoir capacity in the state. Horizon talks to representatives of the CAP and SRP about what that means.

February 16, 2005

  • Legislative Update
    • Human cloning and guns in bars - they are all the subject of some legislation in the works at the State Capitol. Horizon has an update.

February 15, 2005

  • Arizona Stories: Governor George Wylie Paul Hunt
    • In honor of statehood week, Horizon looks at Arizona's first governor - George Hunt. He was considered a man of the people and is perhaps one of the state's most colorful and effective leaders.

February 14, 2005

  • Arizona Stories
    • Marshall Trimble has performed with Rex Allen, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Oak Ridge Boys, authored 19 books on Arizona and the West, appeared all over Arizona and in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.He treats Horizon to some stories, history and songs.

January 26, 2005

  • AZ Legislature: A to Z "Lobbyists"
    • It looks like a typical outdoor luncheon but is it really a power lunch to influence lawmakers? Continuing our series examining the state legislature, "Horizon" takes a look at lobbying.

January 25, 2005

  • AZ Legislature: A to Z "Term Limits"
    • Arizona voters imposed term limits on state lawmakers more than a dozen years ago. It's caused some to leave office after eight years, but other legislators have found a way around them.

January 18, 2005

  • How Arizona Compares
    • A new report by ASU's Morrison Institute compares how Arizona stacks up to other states in several quality of life areas. We'll take a look at some of the statistics and what they mean.
  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines
    • The Supreme Court throws out the way federal judges determine sentences. ASU law professor Paul Bender talks about last week's rulings and its implications.

January 14, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • The Journalists' Roundtable discusses the first regular session of the 47th session of the Arizona legislature convening Monday, Governor Napolitano appearing before a joint session of the legislature to deliver her annual state of the state address and the push for a ban on same sex marriage that took a new turn this week as supporters decided to go the initiative route.

January 13, 2005

  • Water Conservation Leadership forum
    • We've had plenty of rain in the Valley lately. More importantly for our water supply, there's been above-average snowpack in northern Arizona. But water is still a big concern in our state. Last week, a water conservation leadership forum was held to talk about our water problems. It was sponsored by "The Arizona Republic" and Think AZ. We'll talk to the president of Think AZ.

January 12, 2005

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders
    • Democratic leaders from the state house and Senate talk about the governor's state of the state address as well as their agenda for the 2005 legislative session.
  • Arizona Department of Water Resources
    • Water conservation and Colorado River water revitalizing the Arizona department of water resources were topics Governor Napolitano spoke about in her state of the state address. Herb Guenther, Director, State Department of Water Resources, spoke to "Horizon" on the issue.

January 11, 2005

  • Republican Legislative leaders
    • Governor Janet Napolitano is setting the stage for the legislative session by stressing issues normally championed by the GOP. How did the state of the state address go over with Republican legislative lead centers? We'll talk to the Senate president and house speaker about the speech and their own agenda for the legislative session.
  • 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 10, 2005

  • Governor Napolitano's 2005 State of the State Address
    • The first regular session of the 47th legislature commencing today with Governor Janet Napolitano's third state of the state address. The governor's theme this year, "moving Arizona forward," allowed her to touch upon the issues promising to be high on the legislative agenda such as full-day kindergarten, the AIMS test, water and land policy and, of course, the state's budget. Governor also talking extensively about homeland security saying previous governors didn't have to talk about that issue in state of the state addresses but the times have changed. Reactions and analysis in this special hour-long "Horizon."

January 6, 2005

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • Governor Janet Napolitano is urging an early special election on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Now that Proposition 200 is the law of the land, state agencies are working to make sure it's implemented. And more storms are expected to batter Arizona, which is already soaked. We'll talk to Governor Napolitano about those issues.

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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