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October 22, 2014

  • Arizona Foreign Trade  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations will present its 10th annual International State of the State October 27th. Panelists will look at Arizona’s place in international trade compared to other states and NAFTA partners. While the nation’s exports increased 23 percent over a five-year period, Arizona’s have declined two percent. Keith Galbut, the Chairman of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations and Steven Beschloss, an award-winning writer, journalist and filmmaker, will discuss Arizona’s international trade picture.

August 13, 2014

  • Light Rail Expansion  |   Video
    • A committee has been formed by the city of Phoenix to triple the length of the light rail over the next 30 years. Phoenix city councilwoman Thelda Williams will talk about the plans.

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.

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.

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.

November 25, 2013

  • Uninvestigated Child Abuse Cases  |   Video
    • Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter revealed last week that over 6,000 cases of child abuse have not been investigated over the past four years. Child Protective Services Oversight Committee Co-chair Senator Nancy Barto and Representative Debbie McCune Davis, a member of the committee, will discuss the failure to investigate the cases.

October 22, 2013

  • CPS Oversight Committee  |   Video
    • A committee that is looking at ways to improve Child Protective Services met for the first time last week, more than a year after it was created. Lawmakers failed to appoint members to the committee in time to send a report to the Governor, but a bill this year resurrected the committee. Committee Co-chair Nancy Barto will discuss the group and talk about its goals.

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.

August 22, 2013

  • Income Tax Reform  |   Video
    • An Arizona legislative committee started meeting this week on ideas to reform the state’s income tax system. Representative J.D. Mesnard, the vice-chair of the committee, Economist Jim Rounds, who is a committee member, and House Minority leader Chad Campbell will talk about the committee’s goals.

July 15, 2013

  • Metropolitan Business Plan  |   Video
    • The authors of a new book, “The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy,” say power is shifting from Washington D.C. to cities and metro areas. That book has given impetus to the Brookings Institution’s “Metropolitan Business Plan,” which adopts the discipline of private sector planning to the task of revitalizing a region. Through a partnership with Brookings, the Metropolitan Business Plan provides a framework through which leaders can analyze the market position of a regional economy, identify strategies to capitalize on unique assets, and design and implement initiatives for change. Mayors in our regions have organized a high-level Steering Committee to guide the development of a new economic growth plan. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Steve Seleznow, President and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, will talk about the Metropolitan Business Plan.

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 5, 2013

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Biosciences Roadmap Anniversary  |   Video
    • The 10th anniversary of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap was celebrated this year. The Bioscience Roadmap led to the development of Arizona’s bioscience sector. Find out more about the roadmap, its development and the status of Arizona’s bioscience sector from Martin Shultz, Chairman of the Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, and Brad Halvorson of the Flinn Foundation.

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 17, 2013

  • Fix the Debt  |   Video
    • Arizona has joined Fix the Debt, a nonpartisan campaign to encourage our leaders in Washington, D.C. to reach a comprehensive agreement on reforms that will improve America’s fiscal health. Learn more about the campaign from members of the Fix the Debt Arizona Steering Committee, former Arizona Attorney General and new CAP Board member, Terry Goddard, and Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

January 16, 2013

  • Technology & Innovation: Arizona Bioscience Roadmap  |   Video
    • The 10th anniversary of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap was celebrated recently. The Bioscience Roadmap led to development of the Arizona’s bioscience sector. Find out more about the roadmap, its development and the status of Arizona’s bioscience sector from Martin Shultz, Chairman of the Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, and Brad Halvorson, of the Flinn Foundation.

September 20, 2012

  • Phoenix Municipal Golf Courses  |   Video
    • The City of Phoenix’ municipal golf courses continue to lose money. During the 2011-12 fiscal year they operated at a deficit of $2.4 million. Hear from members of an ad hoc committee that has been appointed to search for solutions to the problem.

July 12, 2012

  • Top Two Primary Election Initiative  |   Video
    • The pros and cons of a plan to change the way primary elections are conducted in Arizona. Guests include former Phoenix mayor Paul Johnson, who supports the plan, and political consultant Jaime Molera, who opposes it.

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

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 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.

February 27, 2012

  • Legislative Budget  |   Video
    • Republican Representative John Kavanagh, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; and Democratic Representative Chad Campbell, the House Minority Leader; debate the merits of the legislature’s budget plan for next fiscal year.

February 20, 2012

  • Economic Growth: Biosciences Employment  |   Video
    • Employment in the biosciences field in Arizona has grown 41 percent over the past 10 years, showing growth even during the Recession. Marty Shultz, chair of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, will talk about employment in the biosciences sector.

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.

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.

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.

November 11, 2011

October 12, 2011

  • Arizona Hosts 2015 Super Bowl  |   Video
    • Arizona edged out Tampa to host Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. Mike Kennedy, chairman of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, talks about the state’s winning campaign to bring the big game back to Arizona for the second time in seven years.

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.

September 20, 2011

August 4, 2011

  • 2015 Super Bowl Bid  |   Video
    • Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman Mike Kennedy talks about Arizona’s bid to host the 2015 Super Bowl.

July 27, 2011

  • Consolidating Arizona School Districts  |   Video
    • A special legislative committee has started looking at possible ways to consolidate Arizona school districts. Hear from members of that committee, Senator Rich Crandall and Superintendent of the Tolleson Union High School District Margo Seck.

June 22, 2011

April 26, 2011

  • Legislative Wrap-up: Education  |   Video
    • We take a look at the impact of budget cuts and other legislation on public education with Senator Rich Crandall, Chair of the Senate Education Committee; Ann-Eve Pedersen, president of the Arizona Education Network; and Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials.

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.

December 9, 2010

  • Arizona's Constitution  |   Video
    • A 100 years ago on this date, leaders of the Arizona territories signed their newly drafted constitution. Ruth McGregor, of the Constitutional Convention Event Committee, talks about the history of Arizona's constitution.

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.

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.
  • Restore Our Border Plan  |   Video
    • The murder of a rancher in southern Arizona prompted the Arizona Cattlemen’s Association to expedite the release of a border security plan it had been developing. Gary Thrasher, a member of the Association’s Executive Committee discusses the plan.

April 12, 2010

  • Immigration Reform  |   Video
    • House Bill 1070, sponsored by Senator Russell Pearce, makes changes to Arizona laws related to immigration crime and enforcement. Senator Pearce, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and House Assistant Minority Leader Kyrsten Sinema discuss the legislation.

April 5, 2010

  • Race to the Top  |   Video
    • Arizona didn’t exactly race to the top in its effort to win federal education funding in round one of the national “Race to the Top” grant competition. In fact, Arizona’s grant application was very near the bottom. Find out what went wrong, and what Arizona must do to become more competitive in round two.

February 4, 2010

  • Education Solutions  |   Video
    • An exchange of ideas to improve public education with Chairman of the House Education Committee Representative Rich Crandall; Jack Lunsford, President and CEO of Westmarc; and John Wright of the Arizona Education Association.

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.

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.

November 2, 2009

  • 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 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.

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.

August 19, 2009

  • Arizona's Growing Bioscience Sector  |   Video
    • Dr. Jeffrey Trent, President and Research Director of TGEN; Marty Shultz, Chair of the Arizona Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee; and Dr. Michael Mobley of ASU's Biodesign Institute and Board Chairman of the Arizona Bioindustry Association discuss what Arizona is doing to grow its biotech sector and become a global leader in bioscience research and commerce.

July 15, 2009

  • SCA Political Contribution  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times Reporter Jim Small discusses the latest revelations about SCA, an unregistered political committee that contributed more than $100,000 to the Arizona Republican Party during the 2008 election season.

April 22, 2009

  • 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.

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.

September 23, 2008

  • Economy  |   Video
    • Elliot Pollack of Elliot D. Pollack and Company joins us to talk about the national and local economy, including an outlook for Arizona next year.
  • Proposition 101: Health Care  |   Video
    • supporters of a ballot initiative called the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act say it will preserve our freedom to choose health care coverage. Opponents of the measure say it will stop the future option for a universal health care plan and reduce health care choice. We talk with both sides of the issue.
  • 9-11 Survivor  |   Video
    • seven years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, the memories are still fresh for some. They are for Joe Dittmar, who was on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center's south tower when the first airplane hit the north tower. He was in Phoenix last week to speak at the Healing Field a display of nearly 3000 American flags for each person who died in the terrorist attacks. Dittmar shared his memories of that day in NYC.

August 13, 2008

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.

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.
  • Dream in Doubt  |   Video
    • Just days after the 9-11 terrorists attacks, an Arizona Sikh man became the first to die in a retaliatory attack by a Mesa man who thought he was attacking a terrorist. A national film examining that murder and the American dream will premier tonight on PBS stations, including Eight T.V. Learn more about the film from the filmmaker and one of the victim's brothers.

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 6, 2008

  • Career and Technical Education  |   Video
    • HORIZON examines how high schools are teaching students the latest technical skills to prepare them for career opportunities related to the growing needs of Arizonas industry and business. Guests are: Rep. Mark Anderson, Chair, House Education Committee Gregory Donovan, Superintendent, Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC)

February 4, 2008

  • super Bowl Post-View  |   Video
    • Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman Michael Kennedy joins HORIZON to look back at the committees preparation for this years Super Bowl in Glendale and to examine the results of their work.

January 16, 2008

  • 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.

November 21, 2007

  • super Bowl: Beyond the End Zone
    • 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. AZ Super Bowl Host Committee Web site

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.

October 30, 2007

  • Underage Drinking
    • Governor Napolitano and the Arizona Underage Drinking Prevention Committee has launched a new public awareness campaign that calls on parents and adults to "Draw the Line" against underage drinking. Holly Orozco, Governor's Senior Advisor on Substance Abuse Policy and Manuel Medina, Vice President of Diversity for Terros Behavioral Health Services join the studio discussion. Learn more. Visit the Draw the Line Against Underage Drinking program Web site.

October 11, 2007

  • Employer Sanctions Committee
    • An Ad Hoc Committee has been formed by Arizona House Speaker Jim Weiers to recommend improvements to Arizona's new law, which punishes employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Speaker Weiers will talk about the committee.

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 22, 2007

  • Arizona Military Affairs: Reservist and Guard Rights
    • Federal law protects the employment reinstatement rights of Reserve and National Guard members returning from active duty. Butch Wise, executive director of the Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, joins us to talk about the conflicts that can occur between civilian employers and Reservists over an employee's military commitment.
  • 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 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

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.

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.

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 2, 2007

  • senator Jon Kyl
    • senator Jon Kyl talks about foreign policy and the current U.S. attorney controversy.
  • Terry McAuliffe
    • A conversation with the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee about his book, What a Party! and his position currently as Campaign Director for Senator Hillary Clintons run for president.

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 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 8, 2007

  • super Bowl Update
    • The effort to produce Super Bowl 42 at University of Phoenix stadium is in full swing. Hear from Bob Sullivan of the Super Bowl Committee and Jennifer Reichelt of the City of Glendale about plans for the Super Bowl and what they learned from Super Bowl 41 in Miami.
  • J.D. Hayworth
    • Former Arizona Republican Congressman J.D. Hayworth has not spoken publicly since his loss to Democrat Harry Mitchell in November. Hear from Hayworth, who talks about his life in a Goldwater Lecture Series.

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 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.

September 26, 2006

  • Propositions 201 and 206
    • Two competing anti-smoking measures will be on the November ballot and both say they work in the interest of helping to protect people from secondhand smoke. Prop 201, Smoke Free Arizona, is backed by a coalition of health organizations and would ban smoking in most public spaces and workplaces, including restaurants, bars, arenas, offices, bowling alleys and nursing homes. Prop 206 from the Arizona Non-Smoker Protection Committee would ban smoking in most enclosed public places and places of employment but allow smoking in freestanding bars, and bar areas that are closed off and separately ventilated from adjacent non-smoking areas.

August 1, 2006

  • Medication Errors
    • The Institute of Medicine recently released a report outlining the prevalence of medication errors in the United States. Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the Arizona Medical Association provides information about prescription medication safety.
  • 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.

March 23, 2006

  • 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.

February 16, 2006

  • Phoenix Bond 101
    • A look at the pros and cons of the bond proposal. Proponent Paul Johnson, Chairman of the Phoenix City Bond Election Committee, faces Jeff Greenspan of the anti-bond group "Stop Taxing our Property." Find out more, visit the companion Web site.

January 24, 2006

  • Legislature 2006: Education
    • Education issues will be at the forefront during the 2006 legislative session. Full-day kindergarten, English language learners and salary increases and professional development programs for teachers will be among hotly debated topics. Senator Toni Hellon, Chair of the Senate K-12 Education Committee and Rep. Mark Anderson, Chair of the House K-12 Education Committee join the discussion.

January 23, 2006

  • Legislature 2006: Budget
    • Join HORIZON this week for a four-part look at the issues that promise to take center stage during this year's legislative session. Tonight, we examine the budget with the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Republican Senator Bob Burns and fellow Committee member Democratic Senator Robert Cannell.

December 13, 2005

  • sky Harbor Update
    • Did you know there is a "Stage and Go Lot" at Sky Harbor Airport where you can park for free and wait to pick up passengers? From parking to the new features of Terminal 4, there are a lot of changes at Sky Harbor Airport. We'll have an update with City of Phoenix Aviation Director David Kreitor.

September 12, 2005

May 4, 2005

  • senator Jon Kyl
    • U.S. Senator Jon Kyl discusses border security and immigration, judicial appointments and Social Security reform.
  • science fair
    • Local high school students take science to new heights as they prepare for an international science fair.

April 11, 2005

  • HB2639 Meth Production
    • A bill in Oklahoma regulating the sales of pseudoephedrine is credited with reducing the seizures of methamphetamine labs by 80 percent. In Arizona, House Bill 2639 is designed to do just that. Opponents managed to slow the legislation, but a week ago, using a "strike all amendment," the bill's sponsor pushed the legislation through the Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee.

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.
  • Juvenile Corrections Update
    • Federal investigators found several glaring problems at the juvenile corrections last year. A new report looks at what's being done to improve conditions.
  • 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.

February 23, 2005

  • stadium update
    • Despite the wet weather, the Arizona Cardinals' stadium roof construction is moving ahead. Horizon has an update.
  • 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 9, 2005

  • school Nutrition
    • Will removing soda and candy from vending machines and school sales have a negative fiscal impact on school budgets?
  • Chinese New Year
    • On the Chinese calendar, 4703 is the year of the rooster. Find out about the Chinese new year festival and how to celebrate this year of courage and good luck.

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