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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.

March 18, 2014

  • Sustainability: Micro-dwelling Display  |   Video
    • Micro-dwellings are very small homes, sometimes built with salvage material, and are designed to have positive benefits on the environment. “MicroDwell” is an exhibition of owner built and inhabited micro-dwellings, and it will be on display through March 23 at the Shemer Art Center & Museum in Phoenix. We’ll take you on a video tour of the exhibit.

January 8, 2014

  • End of Unemployment Benefits Extension  |   Video
    • Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits started to help people during the recession, ended recently, impacting 12,100 Arizona families. The Grand Canyon Institute, a private non-profit corporation that provides non-partisan research, has analyzed the economic impact of the loss of extended federal unemployment benefits. David Wells, research director for the institute, will talk about the impact.

September 12, 2013

  • Pension Spiking  |   Video
    • Pension spiking is the practice of adding sick leave, vacation pay and other benefits at the end of a worker’s career to increase their pension. The Goldwater Institute has sued to stop the practice in the city of Phoenix. Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts will discuss the issue.
  • Same-Sex Couples Tax Filing Status  |   Video
    • The U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service have issued new rules that say all legally married same-sex couples are entitled to the same tax benefits as married heterosexual couples. That new rule resulted from the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman. It means same-sex couples can now file joint tax returns. Certified Public Accountants, Jared Van Arsdale and David Walser, discuss what the new rule means for Arizona same-sex couples who are legally married.

August 13, 2013

  • Yarnell Hill Fire Aftermath   |   Video
    • The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declined to declare the Yarnell Hill Fire area a disaster area. Also, the family of one of the firefighter’s killed in the blaze is fighting to get death benefits. House Speaker Andy Tobin will address those issue

June 26, 2013

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

August 20, 2012

  • Deferred Action Status  |   Video
    • The U.S. government is now accepting applications for Deferred Action status from certain young illegal immigrants who were brought to America as children. Individuals who are granted Deferred Action status are protected from deportation for two years, and are eligible for employment authorization. Immigration attorney Regina Jefferies talks about the program and an executive order by Governor Jan Brewer denying driver licenses and other public benefits to Deferred Action grantees.

July 9, 2012

  • Medicaid Expansion  |   Video
    • Arizona has to decide if it will expand Medicaid eligibility to Arizonans with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level. We’ll take a look at the costs and benefits of participating in this voluntary portion of the Affordable Care Act.

September 21, 2011

  • Valley of the Sunflowers  |   Video
    • Kenny Barrett, artist and Project Manager for Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation and Braden Kay of ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability, talk about the benefits of a collaborative effort between the Roosevelt Row CDC and Phoenix Union Bioscience High School to grow sunflowers on a vacant lot in downtown Phoenix.

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.
  • Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert  |   Video
    • Dr. Edgardo Rivera, the Medical Director of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, talks about the economic and community benefits of the new facility that’s opening in Gilbert on September 26th.

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.

June 14, 2011

October 28, 2010

  • Health Record Bank  |   Video
    • eHealthTrust is a health record bank that recently launched its service in Arizona. Dr. Bill Yasnoff, the company’s founder, explains the benefits of health record banking.

August 19, 2010

  • 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.

March 25, 2010

  • Short Sale Seller Advisory  |   Video
    • Michelle Lind, General Counsel for the Arizona Association of REALTORS discusses a new guide to help homeowners understand the benefits and risks of short sales.

November 12, 2009

  • Green Schools  |   Video
    • Hear what Rick Fedrizzi, the President, CEO and Founding Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council has to say about his organization’s efforts to encourage sustainable building practices and why one of his top priorities is green schools. Not only are they good for the environment, Fedrizzi says they also keep kids healthy and help them perform better academically. Visit Verrado High School in Buckeye, just celebrated it’s designation as a LEED silver school. Local leaders in the green schools movement will discuss the challenges and benefits of building sustainable schools in Arizona.

December 15, 2008

  • Government Assistance  |   Video
    • In these tough economic times, the need for government assistance is increasing. Pat Harrington of the Arizona Department of Economic Security will talk about the increased demand for unemployment benefits and Judith Fritsch of D.E.S. will talk about the increased need for other services such as food stamps, medical insurance and welfare.

September 16, 2008

  • 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.

July 3, 2008

  • Baby Boomers: Preparing for an Aging Workforce   |   Video
    • studies reveal that the U.S. is shifting toward an older workforce. Labor shortages are forcing employers to rely on older workers to fill the gap. AARP Director of Workforce Issues Deborah Russell joins HORIZON to discuss health benefits are a motivating factor for retirees to stay in the workforce. We look at Scottsdale Healthcare's AARP-lauded program designed to hire and keep older workers who have experience and institutional memory. Representatives from AARP and Rio Salado College discuss how they are preparing employers and workers over 50 for this changing dynamic.

February 25, 2008

  • 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.

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.

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.

May 16, 2007

April 11, 2007

  • 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.

March 20, 2007

  • 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.

September 25, 2006

  • Proposition 107
    • Proposition 107 would change Arizonas constitution to ban same-sex marriages and would also prohibit domestic partner benefits and civil unions for heterosexual and homosexual couples. Cathi Herrod of the Center for Arizona Policy and Representative Kyrsten Sinema discuss the measure.

June 29, 2006

  • AHCCCS - New Citizenship Requirements
    • Effective July 1, a change in federal law, The Deficit Reduction Act, will require all Medicaid (AHCCCS) members and applicants claiming U.S. citizenship to provide proof of both U.S. citizenship and identity when renewing or applying for AHCCCS health insurance benefits. Get the facts about the change and what it means for Arizonans.

March 10, 2006

  • 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.

November 8, 2005

  • Biodesign and Biotechnology
    • The recent Arizona Town Hall studied the benefits of maximizing Arizona's opportunities in the biosciences and biotechnology. In part, it found that Arizona has a substantial skilled workforce, but needs to build greater capacity for the 21st century bioscience and biotechnology economy.

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?

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.

March 29, 2005

  • Illegal Immigrant Benefits
    • Adult education classes, college scholarships and child care subsidies would all be denied to illegal aliens, under a bill working its way through the legislature.

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