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June 2, 2014

  • Veterans’ Affairs Controversy  |   Video
    • Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki has resigned, the latest in a series of events that started with allegations that 40 veterans may have died while waiting for medical care at the Phoenix VA hospital. Dennis Wagner of the Arizona Republic has been writing about the issue and will bring us up to date.

March 13, 2014

  • Scottsdale General Plan  |   Video
    • The city of Scottsdale is working on its general plan, but there is some controversy. Earlier this year, several members of a planning commission quit in protest. Laraine Rodgers, a current member Scottsdale General Plan Task Force, and Jim Heitel, the former co-chair of the task force, will discuss the issue from both sides.

January 27, 2014

  • SB1070 Film  |   Video
    • The PBS show “Independent Lens” has produced a film titled “The State of Arizona,” which takes a look at the controversy of Senate Bill 1070 in Arizona from all sides. Hear from those who lived through the SB1070 roller coaster ride as they reflect on the nearly four years that have passed since the bill was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. State Senator Steve Gallardo, Republican Representative John Kavanagh and pollster Bruce Merrill discuss SB1070 and how it impacted our state.

March 20, 2013

  • Sparky Controversy  |   Video
    • Arizona State University recently unveiled a revised look for its Sparky mascot. The new design has been scrapped after a huge backlash. Arizona Republic reporter Anne Ryman and ASU Downtown student government President Joseph Grossman discuss the changes.

March 28, 2011

  • Phoenix Kidnapping Statistics   |   Video
    • Controversy over kidnapping statistics for the city of Phoenix led to the temporary reassignment of city police chief Jack Harris. A panel was formed to review the disputed kidnapping numbers. Karen Thoreson, chair of the Phoenix Kidnapping Statistics Panel, talks about the dispute.

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.

June 17, 2008

  • Peter Singer  |   Video
    • Doctor peter singer is known internationally as a philosopher and professor of public ethics. His views on issues have drawn attention as well as controversy. Larry Lemmons sat down with Dr. Singer to talk about his ideas.

June 12, 2007

  • County Island Fire Coverage
    • County island areas in the town of Gilbert have been at the center of controversy regarding the fire coverage. A bill that allows non-touching county islands to form fire districts was recently passed by the legislature and allowed by the Governor to go into law without her signature. The law would require the surrounding municipality to provide fire and emergency services for a fee if the district doesn't have a private provider or a service agreement.

April 2, 2007

  • senator Jon Kyl
    • senator Jon Kyl talks about foreign policy and the current U.S. attorney controversy.

February 21, 2007

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.

November 2, 2006

  • state Treasurer Debate
    • With the current treasurer resigning amid controversy, there is not an incumbent's advantage in the race for Arizona State Treasurer. Republican Dean Martin and Democrat Rano Singh debate the issues in their run for the treasurer's office.

March 1, 2006

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

December 12, 2005

  • Plan B
    • Join HORIZON for a look at the controversy surrounding the so-called "morning after pill" and whether pharmacists should have a right to refuse to dispense medications they find objectionable due to moral or religious grounds.

October 3, 2005

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

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.

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