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November 18, 2014

  • The 66 Kid: Raised on the Mother Road  |   Video
    • Artist and Western historian Bob Boze Bell grew up in Kingman, where his father owned a gas station along Route 66. He has written a new book: “The 66 Kid: Raised on the Mother Road,” which combines his personal history along with that of the famous two-lane highway. Boze Bell will discuss his new book.

October 29, 2014

  • Wheat Problems  |   Video
    • New York Times best-selling author Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist, will talk about how wheat can cause problems beyond providing excess carbohydrates. Dr. Davis says grains are directly associated with cataracts, stiffening of arteries, skin wrinkling, arthritic joints, inflamed arteries, belly fat and much more.

October 22, 2014

  • Ghost Riders in the Sky Book  |   Video
    • “Ghost Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend,” is an iconic American song made popular by Johnny Cash. It was written decades before Cash made it into a hit record by Stan Jones, who was born in Douglas and grew up on a ranch. Tucson author Michael Ward has written a book about Jones, “Ghost Riders in the Sky: The Life of Stan Jones, the Singing Ranger” and will discuss his work.

September 2, 2014

  • Journalist Peter Bergen  |   Video
    • CNN national security analyst, author and film producer Peter Bergen will appear at Arizona State University to discuss his new documentary, “American War Generals.” Bergen will talk about that and more on Arizona Horizon.

May 15, 2014

  • Sustainability: Sustainability Book  |   Video
    • Northern Arizona University Regents’ Professor Zachary Smith has written a new book about sustainability. In his book “Sustainability: If It’s Everything, Is It Nothing?,” Smith argues that sustainability has lost its meaning because it is so broad and overused. He suggests a “neo-sustainability” to help refine and clarify the concept. Smith will discuss his book.

May 8, 2014

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Book  |   Video
    • Local architect Vern Swaback, who served as an apprentice under Frank Lloyd Wright, has written a new book about his mentor. Swaback will discuss his book, “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unfinished Work.”

April 4, 2014

  • Literary Special  |   Video
    • Hear from two top-selling authors about their newest works. International bestseller Bill Bryson, author of “A Walk in the Woods, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home,” will talk about his latest book, “One Summer: America, 1927.” Thomas Moore, author of the bestselling “Care of the Soul,” will talk about his new book, “A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World.”

February 20, 2014

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

January 22, 2014

  • Author Thomas Moore  |   Video
    • Thomas Moore, author of the bestselling “Care of the Soul,” will talk about his new book, “A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World.” In a Religion of One's Own, Moore looks at the possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, inside or outside of formal religion.

January 21, 2014

  • Historian/Author Jack August  |   Video
    • Arizona historian and author Jack August will discuss his latest work, “The Norton Trilogy," the story of three generations of Arizona's Norton family and their impact on western water supplies and policies.

December 26, 2013

  • Author Jana Bommersbach  |   Video
    • As a journalist, she wrote about politicians and investigated true crime. Now, Arizonan Jana Bommersbach has turned her efforts to writing a children’s book. Bommersbach talks about her book: “A Squirrel’s Story—A True Tale.”

December 9, 2013

  • Author Roger Naylor  |   Video
    • Travel writer Roger Naylor will discuss his latest work: “Death Valley: Hottest Place on Earth.” Naylor’s guidebook is filled with information, history, facts, humor and spectacular photographs.

November 5, 2013

  • Author Jared Diamond  |   Video
    • Pulitzer-prize winning author Jared Diamond, author of “Guns, Germs and Steel,” is out with a new book: “The World Until Yesterday: What We Can Learn from Traditional Societies.” Diamond will discuss his new book.

October 15, 2013

  • Author Jana Bommersbach  |   Video
    • As a journalist, she wrote about politicians and investigated true crime. Now, Arizonan Jana Bommersbach has turned her efforts to writing a children’s book. Bommersbach will talk about her book: A Squirrel’s Story—A True Tale.

October 10, 2013

  • Author Alan Weisman  |   Video
    • Alan Weisman, author of the bestselling book “The World Without Us,” will talk about his latest book, “Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth.” In his follow-up to “The World Without Us,” Weisman looks at how prospects for a sustainable human future seem ever more in doubt. Weisman traveled to more than 20 countries to ask: How many humans can the planet hold without capsizing? He also examined what in different cultures’ beliefs might suggest that human growth may have to be limited. In his book, Weisman suggests the fastest, most acceptable, practical, and affordable way of returning our planet to balance. Weisman will talk about his book on Arizona Horizon.

October 9, 2013

  • Author Bill Bryson  |   Video
    • International bestseller Bill Bryson, author of “A Walk in the Woods, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home,” will talk about his latest book, “One Summer: America, 1927.” His new book details historical events of that summer.

September 26, 2013

  • 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 23, 2013

  • Raising Children in a Competitive Culture  |   Video
    • Sociologist Hilary Levey Friedman has written a book titled “Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture.” It looks at the role of after-school competitive activities in future life success. Friedman’s book also examines gender roles in competitive activities. Friedman will talk about her book and concepts.

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 5, 2013

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.

May 1, 2013

  • Education Success  |   Video
    • Byron Garrett, a former policy adviser to Arizona Governor Napolitano, has written a book that approaches success in education from a different angle. The newly released book, “The ABC’s of Life,” provides practical advice for success in school and life. Barrett, a former school principal, will talk about his book and success in education.

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.”

January 9, 2013

  • Encore Careers  |   Video
    • Vice President at Encore.org, Marci Alboher, talks about her new book “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life.”

December 10, 2012

  • Author of “Cronkite”  |   Video
    • A discussion about “the most trusted man in America” with Douglas Brinkley, a professor of history at Rice University and author of the book “Cronkite”.

November 27, 2012

  • Fighting Partisanship  |   Video
    • Arizona Town Hall is meeting this week to formulate recommendations for improving civic leadership. One of the speakers at Town Hall is Mickey Edwards, a former Congressman from Oklahoma, who is the author of “The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans”. Hear what Edwards has to say about politics and partisanship.

October 16, 2012

  • VOTE 2O12: Independent Voters  |   Video
    • Jackie Salit, the president of Independentvoting.org and author of “Independents Rising” talks about the independent voter movement and its potential impact on future elections.

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.”

September 6, 2012

  • Meghan McCain: Author  |   Video
    • The daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain talks about life, politics and her new book America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.

September 4, 2012

  • Ann Meyers Drysdale: Author  |   Video
    • Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale, a Vice President for both the Phoenix Mercury and the Phoenix Suns, talks about her book, “You Let Some Girl Beat You?”.

August 21, 2012

  • Ann Meyers Drysdale: Author  |   Video
    • Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale, a Vice President for both the Phoenix Mercury and the Phoenix Suns, talks about her book, “You Let Some Girl Beat You?”.

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 13, 2012

  • Meghan McCain: Author  |   Video
    • The daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain talks about life, politics and her new book America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.

March 20, 2012

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs  |   Video
    • Donald Fixico, ASU History Professor and author of the new book “Bureau of Indian Affairs”, talks about the history of the BIA and how it has affected the lives of America’s Native people.

March 8, 2012

  • Living with a Serious Mental Illness  |   Video
    • Randye Kaye, the author of “Ben Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope”, talks about her family’s struggle to help their son recover from a serious mental illness.

March 1, 2012

  • Cactus League History  |   Video
    • Susie Steckner, author of the new book Cactus League: Spring Training, and Cactus League expert Rodney Johnson talk about the rich history of Arizona’s Cactus League.

January 30, 2012

January 18, 2012

  • 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.”

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

October 24, 2011

  • Medicare Study  |   Video
    • New research from the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU is shows that the Medicare Part D program is preventing wasteful spending on health care. The study’s lead author, Jonathan Ketcham, talks about the research and its implications for health care in general.

October 11, 2011

  • Buddhist Temple Massacre  |   Video
    • By declining to hear the case, the U.S. Supreme Court lets-stand a lower court decision to toss out the confession of a man convicted of killing nine people at a Buddhist temple in the west Valley. ASU Law professor Gary Stuart, who authored a book about coerced confessions of early suspects in Buddhist Temple murders, comments the case.

January 11, 2011

  • Arizona’s Structural Deficit  |   Video
    • Arizona’s budget has a huge structural deficit that threatens its economic future, according to a new report released by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy and Brookings Mountain West. The report’s chief author, University of Tennessee economist Matthew Murray, discusses the report and what it says about Arizona’s ability to close its budget gap.

October 25, 2010

  • Gloria Feldt  |   Video
    • The renowned feminist and former president of Planned Parenthood discusses her new book, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think.

September 6, 2010

  • Vanishing Phoenix  |   Video
    • Robert Melikian, whose family owns and operates the historic Hotel San Carlos in downtown Phoenix, is the author of “Vanishing Phoenix”. Melikian talks about historic preservation and shares photos and stories from his book of buildings and landmarks that have disappeared.

August 31, 2010

  • Vanishing Phoenix  |   Video
    • Robert Melikian, whose family owns and operates the historic Hotel San Carlos in downtown Phoenix, is the author of “Vanishing Phoenix.” Melikian talks about historic preservation and shares photos and stories from his book of buildings and landmarks that have disappeared.

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.

May 11, 2010

  • Immigration Author  |   Video
    • Jeffrey Kaye, the author of “Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration,” discusses his book and what it says about the relationship between business and immigration.

February 11, 2010

  • The Great American University  |   Video
    • Jonathan Cole, author of “The Great American University”, discusses how great American universities have transformed the Nation, why they’re under attack and what must be done to protect them.

September 17, 2009

  • Diversifying Arizona’s Economy  |   Video
    • According to an ASU study, Arizona has lost 334,000 jobs during the current recession. About a third of those jobs are in construction. The author of the study, ASU economist Dennis Hoffman, says Arizona must diversify its economy to avoid another economic meltdown.

July 8, 2009

  • Stepfamilies  |   Video
    • It won’t be long before the majority of American families are stepfamilies according to the author of a new book for children, “My Mommy’s Getting Married”. Family counselor Pamela Anderson talks about her book and some of the challenges of being in a stepfamily.

July 6, 2009

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Horizon Special  |   Video
    • Ted Simons interviews a shining star in the universe of astrophysics, Neil deGrasse Tyson. The author and host of PBS’ NOVA ScienceNOW talks about what sparked his interest in the cosmos. Ted also asks what Tyson has against Pluto, the celestial body that was discovered at Flagstaff's Lowell Observatory.

June 10, 2009

  • Arizona Women in Politics  |   Video
    • Heidi J. Osselaer, the author of “Winning Their Place: Arizona Women in Politics 1883-1950," discusses her book and the remarkable women who helped shape Arizona’s political landscape.

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.

October 30, 2008

October 27, 2008

  • Intellectual Laziness  |   Video
    • Americans have become intellectually lazy, and it's costing us as a nation, according to Susan Jacoby, author of �The Age of American Unreason.�

July 21, 2008

  • Gene Healy  |   Video
    • A conversation with the author of �The Cult of the Presidency: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power."

May 19, 2008

  • Arizonas Ailing Economy  |   Video
    • Part one We begin a four-part series looking at the status of the Arizona economy. Tonight we focus on the real estate market. Guests include Jay Butler of ASU Realty Studies, Elliot Pollack of Elliot D. Pollack and Company, and real estate analyst R.L. Brown, who writes the R.L. Brown Housing Reports.
  • One on One  |   Video
    • Our weekly look at issues of interest to those watching the legislature and the elections. Tonight, John Loredo, political consultant from Tequida and Gutierrez, challenges Tucson attorney John Munger, Senior Partner of the law firm Munger and Chadwick.

May 8, 2008

  • Employer Sanctions Reaction  |   Video
    • Glen Hamer of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry responds to the changes made to the employer sanctions law, many requested by the business community. He will also discuss the proposal to permanently repeal a property tax.
  • Miranda Rights Book  |   Video
    • Lawyer Gary Stuart is the author of a book about the Miranda rights. Stuart shares some fascinating stories about how this famous decision came to be, and its ironic impact on Ernesto Miranda, the Phoenix man whose case led to Miranda rights.
  • Richard Dawkins  |   Video
    • Hes been called Darwins rottweiler. Celebrated author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins talks about the beauty of evolution and his promotion of atheism.

April 30, 2008

  • Closing the Food Gap  |   Video
    • Mark Winne, author of �Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty,� talks about current shortages and rising prices of food and how our nation�s food policy impacts low income families across America.

April 22, 2008

  • Alzheimer's Author  |   Video
    • Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, local physician and researcher on Alzheimer�s Disease, talks about risk factors associated with the disease and steps he recommends to prevent Alzheimer�s.

April 15, 2008

  • 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.

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.

December 12, 2007

  • Jeffs' Author  |   Video
    • Carolyn Jessop is an escapee of Warren Jeffs' polygamous FLDS cult. Jessop talks with HORIZON's Merry Lucero about her marriage at age 18 to a man more than three times her age. She explains her flight with her eight children from the abusive, polygamous marriage and why she wrote about it in her book, "Escape".

November 19, 2007

  • Domestic Violence
    • Anne-Renee Testa, the author of The Bully in Your Relationship, talks about escaping domestic violence.

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 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.

October 18, 2007

  • The World Without Us
    • What would the world be like without humans? University of Arizona journalism professor Alan Weisman has taken on that question in his new book The World Without Us. Hear from the author as he appears on HORIZON.
  • Quantum Physics
    • We talk to physicist Yakir Aharonov about the mysteries of quantum mechanics. Aharonov has come up with a way to measure on the quantum scale that involves using the past and the future in the present to make more accurate measurements.

October 15, 2007

  • Domestic Violence
    • October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Linda Scott, vice president of the Child & Family Solutions department for the Jewish Family and Children's Service, talks about the issues facing the community in connection with domestic violence. Find out more. Visit http://www.wipeoutdomesticviolence.org
  • Robin Wright
    • We talk with author and journalist Robin Wright, who has covered the Middle East since the mid-70s. Her book, "The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran," was selected as one of the 25 most memorable books of the year in 2000.
  • Arts and Economic Prosperity
    • A recent Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture report has determined the arts contribute a great deal to the valley economy.

September 17, 2007

  • Profiles from WWII: WAVES
    • We begin a three-part series, Profiles from WWII, which will lead to the premiere of Ken Burns new documentary, The War. Tonight, we learn about one womans experience in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services).
  • Mark Steyn
    • A conversation with conservative Canadian pundit and author Mark Steyn on the presidential race.
  • 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 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.

July 26, 2007

  • Health Epidemics? Obesity
    • As more Americans become obese, more are diagnosed with the diseases that follow. Osteopath Dr. Art Mollen talks about obesity and the conditions to which its linked, including diabetes, heart problems and high blood pressure.
  • 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.
  • Baby Boomer Advice
    • From retirement planning to sex to guns, it's all covered in a new book called "Alive and Kicking: Legal Advice..for Boomers." Kenney Hegland, a U of A Law Professor and one of the authors of the book, will tell us more about his book.

June 28, 2007

  • Paul Davies
    • A conversation with Paul Davies, the director of the Beyond Institute for Fundamental Concepts in Science at ASU. Davies is a renowned quantum physicist and author of several books, including, Cosmic Jackpot and The Mind of God.

May 14, 2007

  • 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.

April 16, 2007

  • 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.

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.
  • PJ ORourke
    • A conversation with author and satirist P.J. ORourke about his new book, On The Wealth Of Nations."
  • 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.

February 19, 2007

  • Pledge Controversy
    • Mesa City Councilman Tom Rawles talks about his decision not to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance in protest of the war in Iraq.
  • Linda Greenhouse
    • A conversation with New York Times reporter Linda Greenhouse, who has covered the U.S. Supreme Court for many years and is the author of the new book, Becoming Justice Blackmun.

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.

January 10, 2007

  • Good to Great
    • Bestselling author Jim Collins investigates what makes good businesses and local-sector organizations great. A portion of Collins documentary (airing at 9 p.m.) is dedicated to the reading achievement at Byrne Elementary School in Yuma. HORIZON brings you a preview of the film which includes former ASU President and current Chairman of The Center for the Future of Arizona Lattie Coor.

November 16, 2006

  • Fuel Mileage
    • since 1996, nine of the 13 major car manufacturers selling cars in the United States have actually had a decrease in the average gas mileage of the vehicles they sell. Phyllis Rowe of the Arizona Consumer Council will talk about a grassroots effort to increase fuel mileage of vehicles.
  • Immigration Author
    • Recently, acclaimed Author Luis Alberto Urrea was in the Valley to talk about his book The Devils Highway: A True Story, which explores the fate of twenty six Mexican men who attempted to cross the border into southern Arizona through a stretch of desert known as The Devil's Highway. We'll talk to the author on Horizon.
  • 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 13, 2006

  • Jon Meacham
    • A conversation with Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham, author of American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation, about the role of politics and religion.

November 7, 2006

  • MPAC and PHX: 21st Century City
    • Maricopa Partnership for Arts and Culture (MPAC) develops and implements entrepreneurial partnerships that advance arts and culture as an important part of the region's economic prosperity, distinctiveness and vibrancy. One of those partnerships involves a new book called PHX: 21st Century City. Joining Michael Grant in the studio will be Myra Millinger, President & CEO, Maricopa Partnership for Arts and Culture, Edward Booth-Clibborn, Editor and Publisher, PHX: 21st Century City, and Nan Ellin, Author, PHX: 21st Century City.

November 2, 2006

  • 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.

August 3, 2006

  • A Decade of Education and Innovation
    • Dr. Peter Likins, retired president of the University of Arizona, visits HORIZON for a look back at his decade-long tenure at the university and his future plans.
  • Juan Hernandez
    • Dr. Juan Hernandez, former cabinet member to Mexican President Fox and founder of the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at the University of Texas, joins HORIZON to offer his perspective on immigration issues and discuss his new book, "The New American Pioneers: Why Are We Afraid of Mexican Immigrants."

July 31, 2006

  • Bill of Rights Monument
    • Local comedian Chris Bliss joins HORIZON for a discussion about the initiative hes leading to build Bill of Rights monuments around the country.
  • 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.
  • Health and safety travel guide for touri
    • Two books written by Tempe doctors encourage tourism to Mexico by offering a directory to doctors and hospitals in that country. "Mexico Health and Safety Travel Guide and Yucatan Travelers Safety Guide" are designed to ease travelers worries when traveling into that country.

April 18, 2006

  • Congressman Grijalva
    • Arizona Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva joins Horizon Host Michael Grant to talk about the latest issues in Congress.
  • Arizona's Civil War Battle
    • April 15 is the anniversary of the Battle of Picacho Pass, which took place near Picacho Peak, located about 70 miles southeast of Phoenix. It was the western most battle of the Civil War. Join Historian Andy Masich and Civil War enthusiast Bill Thompson as they discuss the battle.

January 16, 2006

  • Lincoln Ragsdale
    • A look at the prominent African-American entrepreneur and civil rights activist with author and ASU associate professor, Matthew Whitaker.

November 21, 2005

  • Growing Pains
    • Part one of three HORIZON begins a three-part series that focuses on the effects of rapid growth in the Valley. Tonight, we take a look at sprawl and the vast distances between Valley metropolitan areas. Grady Gammage Jr., attorney and author, Sam Ariaratnam, Associate Professor from ASUs Del E. Webb School of Construction, and Scott Peterson, Chairman of the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona, join the discussion.
  • Arizona Stories: Governor Hunt
    • Dont miss this fascinating look at the life and times of Arizona's first Governor, George W.P. Hunt.

August 22, 2005

  • Gas Pipeline Break Anniversary
    • Two years after the Kinder-Morgan pipeline break caused long lines at the gas pump for Valley motorists, Corporation Commissioner Jeff Hatch-Miller looks at what's been done to prevent that from happening again. He'll also discuss the Commission's decision to place power lines through Florence.
  • Arizona Stories: Lost Dutchman's Mine
    • Is there a stash of gold in the Superstition Mountains? Many believe there is and have spent their lives looking for it. We profile former Arizona Attorney General Bob Corbin's quest for the mine, followed by a discussion with author Helen Corbin, who's written extensively on the legend.

June 30, 2005

  • 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.

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.
  • Joel Kotkin
    • In this month's issue of Inc. magazine, Phoenix is rated the 16th best place in the country to do business. The city jumped up from 28th last year. The article is written by LA-based author Joel Kotkin, whose recent book, The City: A global history, explores the evolution of cities from the birth of civilization.
  • Arizona Stories: Arizona Falls
    • When crews building the Arizona canal in the 1880s reached the area south of Camelback Mountain, they found a ridge of hard rock in their way. Instead of blasting it with dynamite, they let the water flow over it. Arizona falls began as a cool escape from the heat in Phoenix that eventually came to be used in some very different ways.

January 27, 2005

  • AZ Legislature: A to Z "Your Legislature"
    • Horizon wraps up a four-part series on the legislature with a look at how you can access the legislature.
  • Iraqi Election
    • In Australia, Iraqi expatriates have already started voting in their country's elections. Iraqis in the rest of the world join them tomorrow. Horizon talks to a Valley Iraqi heading soon to Los Angeles to vote.

January 24, 2005

  • The Buckleys
    • He has been called the father of conservative thought in America. William F. Buckley, Jr., was the guest of the Goldwater Institute last month to talk about the history of American conservatism. Buckley founded "The National Review" and is a best selling author. Accompanying him was his son, noted author, editor, humorist, Christopher Buckley.

December 31, 1969

  • Lunch Wars
    • Author Amy Kalafa discusses her book “Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children’s Health.”

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