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December 11, 2014

  • Arizona National Guard Muster  |   Video
    • For the first time in over 100 years, the Arizona National Guard held a muster, with over 5,000 troops from 29 Arizona communities gathering to honor veterans from the past 13 years of battle in the Middle East. We’ll show you the event, which was held at Sun Devil Stadium on Pearl Harbor Day.

January 1, 2014

  • Cartoonists Show  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic cartoonist Steve Benson and cartoonist Brian Fairrington, a nationally-syndicated cartoonist whose work sometimes appears in the East Valley Tribune, will recap the year’s news through their cartoons.

December 24, 2013

  • Cartoonists Show  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic cartoonist Steve Benson and cartoonist Brian Fairrington, a nationally-syndicated cartoonist whose work sometimes appears in the East Valley Tribune, will recap the year’s news through their cartoons.

September 2, 2013

  • Yavapai Oral History  |   Video
    • The Yavapai Community of the Fort McDowell Reservation east of the Phoenix area has fought for rights that have had nationwide implications. The Yavapai fought and won in court for voting rights in the 1940s, battled a federal dam and were the first to have gaming. In the 1970s, tribal elders Mike Harrison and John Williams sought to have their history recorded as they themselves knew it, passed down orally from generation to generation. The effort resulted in a book “Oral History of the Yavapai.” Book editor Caroline Butler will talk about the book.

June 13, 2013

  • Yavapai Oral History Book  |   Video
    • The Yavapai Community of the Fort McDowell Reservation east of the Phoenix area has fought for rights that have had nationwide implications. The Yavapai fought and won in court for voting rights in the 1940s, battled a federal dam and were the first to have gaming. In the 1970s, tribal elders Mike Harrison and John Williams sought to have their history recorded as they themselves knew it, passed down orally from generation to generation. The effort resulted in a book “Oral History of the Yavapai.” Book editor Caroline Butler will talk about the book.

June 5, 2013

  • Open Arms for Children  |   Video
    • After taking a family mission trip to South Africa in 2005, Bob and Sallie Solis of Phoenix felt called to do something about the plight of children orphaned by AIDS in the country. They used their life savings and bought a 70-acre hilltop farm and established the Open Arms Home. Today, the home houses over 50 orphans. Bob Solis will talk about the Open Arms Home.

May 6, 2013

  • AZ Giving & Leading: Open Arms Home for Children  |   Video
    • After taking a family mission trip to South Africa in 2005, Bob and Sallie Solis of Phoenix felt called to do something about the plight of children orphaned by AIDS in the country. They used their life savings and bought a 70-acre hilltop farm and established the Open Arms Home. Today, the home houses over 50 orphans. Bob Solis will talk about the Open Arms Home.

April 9, 2013

  • Sky Train  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Sky Harbor Sky Train is up and running. Deborah Ostreicher of Sky Harbor will tell us more about the train, which will take passengers from the East Economy Parking Lot to Terminal 4.

January 9, 2013

  • Adult Education  |   Video
    • The East Valley Institute of Technology’s career training programs aren’t just for high school students. They’re also for adults making a career change or wanting to acquire skills that will help them compete in today’s competitive job market. EVIT’s Adult Education Consultant and State Senator David Schapira talks about the state of adult education in Arizona.

September 13, 2012

  • Egyptian Perspective on Anti-American Riots  |   Video
    • Kareem Awadalla, the host of a political program for the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, and a Humphrey Fellow who’s currently studying journalism at ASU, shares his perspective on riots and violence against U.S. diplomatic compounds taking place in the Middle East.

June 19, 2012

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July 26, 2011

  • Housing Vacancy Rate  |   Video
    • The latest census data show a staggering number of vacant homes in the Valley. East Valley real estate broker Cindy Sessions and Fletcher Wilcox, a vice president and real estate analyst for Grand Canyon Title Agency, discuss what the numbers say about the area’s real estate market.

November 3, 2009

  • The Future of the News Business  |   Video
    • The Future of the News Business The East Valley Tribune has announced it’s going out of business at the end of the year. It’s the latest victim of an economic recession that’s been especially brutal to journalism, an industry trying to reinvent itself in the wake of a technological revolution that’s changing the way news is delivered, consumed and paid for. Hear what experts have to say about the future of local news. Guest include Ed Munson, Jr., VP and General Manager of KPHO TV-5 (CBS) in Phoenix, Patti Epler, Senior Political Editor for the Arizona Guardian, an online news service, and ASU Journalism Professor Steve Doig.

November 2, 2009

  • East Valley Tribune  |   Video
    • ASU Professor of Journalism Tim McGuire talks about the announced closure of the East Valley Tribune.

August 20, 2009

  • Tuition Tax Credits  |   Video
    • How to improve Arizona's tuition tax credit law. A recent investigative series by the East Valley Tribune indicates the law is rife with abuse.

August 17, 2009

  • School Tuition Organizations  |   Video
    • The East Valley Tribune recently completed a series about how School Tuition Organizations, which funnel money from tax credit eligible charitable contributions to students, might be violating the law. The Tribune's Ryan Gabrielson will tell us more about his reports.

May 20, 2009

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January 2, 2009

  • Political Cartoonists 2008  |   Video
    • Join award-winning editorial cartoonists Steve Benson (The Arizona Republic) and Brian Fairrington (a nationally syndicated cartoonist from the East Valley) for a humorous and irreverent look at the top stories of 2008.

December 23, 2008

  • Political Cartoonists 2008  |   Video
    • Join award-winning editorial cartoonists Steve Benson (The Arizona Republic) and Brian Fairrington (a nationally syndicated cartoonist from the East Valley) for a humorous and irreverent look back at the top stories of 2008.

December 5, 2008

November 14, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

October 24, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

October 17, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

October 3, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

August 22, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

August 8, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

July 18, 2008

July 11, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

June 6, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

May 12, 2008

  • Ghana Cooking Stove  |   Video
    • A close look at ASUs Global Resolve, a social entrepreneurship program designed to promote sustainability projects around the world. Engineering students at ASU East created a stove that converts corn to ethanol. It can help provide energy and improve the air pollution problem for the people of Ghana.

April 25, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

April 4, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

March 14, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

March 7, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

January 7, 2008

  • Journalists Year in Review  |   Video
    • Each year, three local journalists' join HORIZON to make predictions on major news events for the upcoming year, and to review their predictions for the passing year. Mark Flatten of the East Valley Tribune, Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services and Doug MacEachern of the Arizona Republic have better records than most television prognosticators. Find out how they did.

January 1, 2008

  • Cartoonists Special 2007  |   Video
    • Pulitzer Prize editorial cartoonist Steve Benson of the Arizona Republic and nationally syndicated East Valley cartoonist Brian Fairrington illustrate the years major events.

December 27, 2007

  • Cartoonists Special 2007  |   Video
    • Pulitzer Prize editorial cartoonist Steve Benson of the Arizona Republic and nationally syndicated East Valley cartoonist Brian Fairrington illustrate the years major events.

November 30, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

November 9, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

November 6, 2007

  • Racial Preferences Initiative
    • A group called the Arizona Civil Rights Initiative has filed to circulate petitions for an initiative that would eliminate race and gender preferences in state hiring, contracting and university admissions. Max McPhail, Executive Director of the group, will be on Horizon to explain the initiative.
  • MRSA Superbug
    • The heavy news coverage of antibiotic-resistant staph infection known as MRSA worries the health care community and the general public. Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, deputy state epidemiologist for the Arizona Department of Health Services, explains why it is so prevalent and what can be done about it.
  • East Valley Partnership
    • Expanded freeways and Kids Voting are two projects that were developed by the East Valley Partnership. Roc Arnett, President and CEO of the East Valley Partnership, and Charles Wahlheim, one of the original founders of the group, will talk about what EVP has done as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

October 26, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

October 15, 2007

  • 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.

September 21, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

September 13, 2007

  • Ambassador Dennis Ross
    • Dennis Ross has served four presidential administrations in various capacities, all involving foreign relations. Most recently, he was ambassador to the Middle East during the Clinton administration and helped broker a peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians, and Israel and Jordan. Ambassador Ross will talk about his career and his new book.

June 22, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

June 1, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters review the week's top stories.

May 3, 2007

  • Budget Battle
    • The Arizona House and Senate have both released state budgets. They are working to settle some differences. Tribune reporter Dennis Welch will join us to talk about the legislative budget proposals.
  • Bee Mystery
    • It's called "Colony Collapse," the sudden disappearance of millions of bees worldwide. No one is sure what is causing it, and what it might mean for the future. Beekeeper Dennis Arp joins us.

March 16, 2007

February 16, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

February 9, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

January 19, 2007

January 5, 2007

January 1, 2007

  • Cartoonists Year-Ender
    • Join HORIZON for the annual cartoonists show, an entertaining, outlandish look back at the year's top news events. Arizona Republic cartoonist Steve Benson and nationally syndicated East Valley Cartoonist Brian Fairrington join Michael Grant to show their cartoons depicting the year's big news events.

December 26, 2006

  • Cartoonists' Year-Ender
    • Join HORIZON for the annual cartoonists show, an entertaining, outlandish look back at the year's top news events. Arizona Republic cartoonist Steve Benson and national syndicated East Valley cartoonist Brian Fairrington join Michael Grant to show their cartoons depicting the year's big news events.

December 18, 2006

  • Jules Feiffer/Steve Benson/Brian Fairrington
    • A special edition of HORIZON. Arizona Republic editorial cartoonist Steve Benson and nationally syndicated East Valley cartoonist Brian Fairrington talk about editorial cartoons with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and playwright Jules Feiffer.

November 17, 2006

November 8, 2006

October 27, 2006

September 19, 2006

  • IFESH 25th Anniversary
    • The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH), based in Scottsdale, was founded twenty-five years ago by the Reverend Leon H. Sullivan, a visionary leader and Baptist minister. The organization helps Africans reduce hunger and poverty, empower local communities, raise the standard of literacy and foster cultural, social and economic relations between Americans and Africans. IFESH is gearing up for a 25th anniversary celebration on September 25 with speakers and a workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility: Advancing Education in Africa through Public & Private Partnerships. Dr. Julie Sullivan, President and CEO of IFESH, joins HORIZON.

August 4, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Dont miss HORIZONs weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the weeks top stories.

July 18, 2006

  • Amphibians
    • Amphibians are disappearing worldwide. Climate changes, pollution and habitat destruction have all played a significant role in the reduction of diverse amphibian species numbers. Researchers at Arizona State University have discovered an additional threatdeadly diseasesthat are killing these creatures at an alarming rate.
  • Baseline killer and serial shooter
    • Valley citizens concerned about two killers who continue to dodge law enforcement and watchful citizens. Police are calling them the baseline killer. And the serial shooter. They are thought to be responsible for a series of violent crimes involving robberies, sexual assaults and homicides. Some of the shootings have also been directed at animals. The crimes have taken place from May of last year to this month in Phoenix and Tempe.
  • Israel and Lebanon border conflict
    • The six-day war between Israel and Lebanon rages on. More than 200 people have been killed. Can the United Nations and the U.S. prevent further escalation?

July 7, 2006

May 19, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Dont miss HORIZONs weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the weeks top stories.

May 18, 2006

  • New Hospital
    • As Arizonas population grows so does the need for health care services across the state. HORIZON profiles one new 300-thousand square-foot, $152-million dollar hospital opening in the East Valley and ongoing efforts to meet the need for more health care facilities.

March 29, 2006

  • Official English
    • In 1988, Arizona was the first state to make English the state's official language. The state Supreme Court later declared the law unconstitutional. Now, the English-only immersion debate may be taken to the November 2006 election ballot. HORIZON will take a look at the English-only efforts and what this means for Arizonans.
  • Congressional Immigration Bills
    • There are numerous bills before Congress dealing with immigration, including the one being protested across the country. Le Templar of the East Valley Tribune has been following the bills and will explain the basics of federal immigration legislation.

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

November 16, 2005

  • Mesa Changes
    • One in four Mesa residents is Hispanic, up from one in 10 in 1990. How has this change in demographics affected life in the East Valley? Three members of a team from the East Valley Tribune who explored the issue in a weeklong special investigation join the discussion.

June 16, 2005

  • Superstition Vistas
    • Land development in Arizona has been haphazard in many areas. As growth in our state starts moving into Pinal County, state, county and local planners are looking to avoid that in a 275-square-mile area known as Superstition Vistas. State land director Mark Winkleman and land use attorney Grady Gammage sit down with Michael Grant to talk about planning for the area south of the East Valley and north of Florence.

May 27, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • senator Jon Kyl talks about the details of his plan to deal with the issue of illegal immigration. Attorney General Terry Goddard had a search warrant served on the Colorado City school district as an investigation into financial mismanagement continues. And Senator John McCain played a key role in this week's compromise over filibusters in the U.S. Senate. That's next on "Horizon."

May 16, 2005

  • Diabetes epidemic
    • A global epidemic of diabetes is forcing a hard look at lifestyles. We'll visit an Arizona community that has battled that disease.
  • Housing market
    • The Valley is undergoing a housing boom but are more buyers unable to pay the high prices?
  • Arizona Stories: Wrigley Mansion
    • An eclectic mix of style and history - the Wrigley Mansion on tonight's Arizona Story.

April 14, 2005

  • Kids in Pickups
    • No kids in the back of pickups. That's a bill lawmakers have been trying to pass for 10 years. We'll talk to the sponsor of the bill, Rep. Jerry Weiers.
  • Housing Market
    • Arizona's housing market continues its blistering pace. Two economists will talk about the hot housing market.
  • Arizona Refinery
    • Gas prices are at record highs. A proposed Arizona refinery might bring some relief.

March 11, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Arizona congressman J.D. Hayworth announced this week he will not seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2006. Meantime Governor Janet Napolitano said she won't support some of the cuts contained in the Republicans' budget this week. And the Arizona house approved several bills to deal with immigration issues.

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