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December 3, 2013

  • Uninvestigated Child Abuse Cases  |   Video
    • The story of six-thousand child abuse cases not investigated continues to develop, with the Governor forming a “CARE Team” to provide oversight in the investigation of those cases. Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts, who writes extensively on the issue of child abuse, talks about the latest development.

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.

March 13, 2013

  • Sheriff Arpaio Recall Update  |   Video
    • A group trying to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has gathered 120,000 signatures, so far. The group, Respect Arizona, needs to gather 335,000 valid signatures by May 30 to get the recall on the ballot. Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts will talk about the effort.

February 11, 2013

  • Betsey Bayless Pay Raise   |   Video
    • Betsey Bayless, the head of the Maricopa Integrated Health System, a public hospital system for the poor, received a $125,000 raise, bringing her salary to $500,000. Arizona Republic Columnist Laurie Roberts will discuss the raise.

December 10, 2012

  • Phoenix City Manager Pay Raise   |   Video
    • The Phoenix City Council recently voted to give City Manager David Cavazos a $78,000 pay increase. Arizona Republic Columnist Laurie Roberts explains why she thinks the 33% pay raise should be reconsidered.

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.

April 16, 2012

  • Scandalous Politicians  |   Video
    • In recent months a startling number of Arizona’s elected officials have been the subject of ethics complaints and criminal investigations. Is this an unfortunate coincidence or a culture of corruption? We’ll examine the issue.

January 31, 2012

November 23, 2011

  • Child Protective Services  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic Columnist Laurie Roberts comments on the Arizona Child Safety Task Force that’s looking into ways to reform Child Protective Services.

October 10, 2011

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

July 14, 2011

  • Political Turmoil in Quartzsite, Arizona  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic Columnist Doug MacEachern discusses the political battle between the mayor and town council of Quartzsite, Arizona that’s been in the national spotlight ever since a video of a woman being arrested at a Council meeting was posted to YouTube.

May 17, 2011

  • Pearce Recall Effort  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb discusses his recent column about how the effort to recall Senator Russell Pearce could be the start of a dangerous trend.

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.

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.

August 30, 2010

  • Child Protective Services  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts talks about instances when Arizona’s Child Protective Services fails to protect children in its care from further abuse. She discusses her struggle to gain access to records in cases of a fatality and near fatality that, if made public, can help hold the agency accountable by giving the public a better understanding of what went wrong.

August 25, 2010

  • Post Election Analysis  |   Video
    • An examination of news and results from the August 24th primary elections with Arizona Republic editorial columnist Bob Robb and Bob Grossfeld president of the Media Guys and publisher of the Arizona Guardian.

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.

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.

April 28, 2008

  • &mddot; Leonard Pitts  |   Video
    • A conversation with the nationally syndicated and Pulitzer prize-winning columnist about 9/11 and the candidacy of Barack Obama.

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.

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 18, 2008

  • 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.

February 11, 2008

  • 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.

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.

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.

December 14, 2006

  • George Will
    • A conversation with the Washington Post Columnist and ABC pundit about politics and baseball.

November 22, 2006

  • Phelps Dodge Merger
    • A $25.9 Billion merger is in the works that would have Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. take over Phoenix-based Phelps Dodge Corporation, one of the world's leading producers of copper. But it's not a done deal yet. Arizona Republic business columnist Jon Talton will talk about the proposed merger and its consequences for Arizona.

August 24, 2006

  • 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.

May 1, 2006

  • Thunderbird Marks 60th Year
    • This year the world-renowned Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management celebrates its 60th anniversary. Dr. Angel Cabrera, the President of the Glendale school, will tell us about the institution, its history and future.
  • David Brooks
    • Dont miss this insightful conversation with the New York Times columnist about this year's election cycle and the difficulties families face in sending their kids to college.

April 26, 2006

  • Power Hungry: Alternatives
    • Part three For more than 20 years Arizona has been one of the leading states in research and development of solar power. How does it work? And how accessible is it to consumers? A solar energy consumer helps us understand the importance of the technology.

February 13, 2006

  • Phoenix Bond 101
    • On March 14, Phoenix voters will be asked to approve $878.5 million dollars in bonds. HORIZON looks at the measures in a four-part series. Find out about the process and background of the bond election: how were the bonds and dollar amounts determined. Also, HORIZON examines Proposition 1 - For new fire and police buildings, and Proposition 2 - Using technology to improve police and fire protection, government efficiency, customer service and access to voting. Find out more, visit the companion Web site.
  • Coyotes gambling allegations
  • Arizona Stories: Wrigley Mansion

December 28, 2005

  • Wallace and Ladmo
    • From 1955 to 1989, The Wallace and Ladmo Show entertained kids of all ages in the Phoenix area. In this special, we talk to Bill Thompsonwho portrayed Wallacethe founder of the show and the driving force behind its success. Also, Arizona Republic columnist Richard Ruelas joins us to add insight from the book he wrote on Thomas' life.

December 27, 2005

November 25, 2005

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.
  • llegal Immigration Solutions
    • Potential solutions to the illegal immigration problem range from shutting down the border to eliminating it altogether. Explore innovative solutions and find out from Senator Jon Kyl about two bills being proposed in Congress for guest worker programs.

April 21, 2005

  • Arizona Education Report Card: Charter Schools
    • We wrap up our education series with a look at charter schools.
  • Republican Gubernatorial Candidates
    • Former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley was widely considered to be the man Republicans would turn to in the gubernatorial race next year. But this morning, Romley announced he would not be running for Governor. Romley said that although there are many pressing issues facing Arizona, he is not going to run to be able to spend more time with his family, volunteering and reaching out to veterans.

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