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August 25, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Arizona’s Strategic Water Plan  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Water Resources has released a report about Arizona’s water future. “Arizona’s Next Century: A Strategic Vision for Water Supply Sustainability” assesses current and projected demands and water supplies and provides potential strategies that will help Arizona meet its future water needs. Michael Lacey, the director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, will talk about efforts to start putting parts of that plan into action.

August 19, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Civic Engagement, O’Connor House  |   Video
    • After serving on the highest court in the land, former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor continues her commitment to service with the O’Connor House, which seeks to help increase voting rates. Find out what she has to say about her efforts to increase voting.

June 11, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Summer Food Needs  |   Video
    • During the summer months, the need for emergency food supplies is affected by kids being out of school. St. Vincent de Paul has come up with a way to help the thousands of struggling families and the homeless. The campaign is called "Be a Summer Action Hero" and the effort encourages people to donate food and money to help St. Vincent de Paul. Shannon Clancy, development director for St. Vincent de Paul, and Beverly Damore, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank, will discuss efforts to keep people fed during the summer months.

May 22, 2014

  • Wrong-Way Drivers  |   Video
    • In a recent six-day period, there were three fatal wrong-way accidents in the Phoenix area. That alarmed state officials, who are meeting to address the issue. Rob Samour, the senior deputy state engineer for the Arizona Department of Transportation, and Bart Graves, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, will discuss efforts to reduce the number of wrong-way crashes.

May 15, 2014

  • San Diego Fires  |   Video
    • Wildfires near San Diego are wreaking havoc. Arizona Bureau of Land Management spokesman Jim Payne will discuss the fires and Arizona’s efforts to help.

March 25, 2014

  • ACA Deadline  |   Video
    • The March 31 deadline to enroll for insurance under the Affordable Care Act is fast approaching. Cheryl O'Donnell of Enroll America will bring us up to date on the latest in efforts to enroll Arizonans for health insurance.
  • Modern Governance Research  |   Video
    • Congress has some of its lowest approval ratings ever. Arizona State University researchers will join an elite group of international experts to study ways to improve governance. Erik Johnston, director of the Center for Policy Informatics at Arizona State University, and Justin Longo, also of the Center for Policy Informatics, will help study new uses of technologies, data, and public engagement to design innovative government programs. Johnston and Longo will talk about their efforts.

January 23, 2014

  • Arizona Women’s Education and Employment  |   Video
    • Arizona Women’s Education and Employment provides programs and services to women and men who want to improve their current employment opportunities. Marie Sullivan, AWEE president and CEO, will discuss her group’s mission and the most meaningful way to measure the effectiveness of her group’s efforts.

December 26, 2013

  • Author Jana Bommersbach  |   Video
    • As a journalist, she wrote about politicians and investigated true crime. Now, Arizonan Jana Bommersbach has turned her efforts to writing a children’s book. Bommersbach talks about her book: “A Squirrel’s Story—A True Tale.”

November 26, 2013

  • Cactus League Hall of Fame  |   Video
    • For six years, local Public Affairs consultant Robert Johnson has been searching for a home for a Cactus League Hall of Fame. Johnson now has fresh renderings of his proposed facility, and hopes to have a site selected by the end of next year. Johnson will talk about his efforts to create a Cactus League Hall of Fame.

October 15, 2013

  • Author Jana Bommersbach  |   Video
    • As a journalist, she wrote about politicians and investigated true crime. Now, Arizonan Jana Bommersbach has turned her efforts to writing a children’s book. Bommersbach will talk about her book: A Squirrel’s Story—A True Tale.

October 7, 2013

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Crisis Nursery  |   Video
    • Since 1977, Phoenix-based Crisis Nursery Inc. has provided a shelter to children suffering from abuse, neglect or homelessness. Crisis Nursery also operates head start and foster care programs. Crisis Nursery Executive Director Marsha Porter will talk about her organization’s efforts to help protect children.

October 3, 2013

  • Arpaio Monitor  |   Video
    • A federal judge has appointed a monitor to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to watch progress on efforts by the department to stop racial profiling. The judge also issued other orders for the department. Former Arizona U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton will discuss the case.

September 19, 2013

  • Mason Jar  |   Video
    • For more than two decades, the Mason Jar was a fixture of Phoenix’s music scene. By the time it closed in 2005, the Mason Jar had welcomed thousands of performers, including one musician who won’t let go of the past. We’ll show you the efforts of that musician to put on a Mason Jar encore.

August 27, 2013

  • High School Sports Concussions  |   Video
    • On the eve of the start of the high school football season in Arizona, new regulations are being implemented limiting full contact during football practice. Also, a new video game aimed at educating young people about concussions is being released. Concussion expert Dr. Javier Cardenas of the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s hospital and Dr. Tamara McLeod from A.T. Still University will discuss efforts to cut down on concussions among high school athletes.

July 9, 2013

  • 100 Club  |   Video
    • The 100 Club raises funds for the families of fallen first responders. Ciara Franklin of the 100 Club will talk about the organization and its efforts to raise money for the families of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.

June 11, 2013

  • National Guard Sustainability  |   Video
    • The National Guard strives for sustainability in its efforts to protect our nation. Retired Lt. Col. Joe Knott served as the National Guard’s Sustainability and Energy program manager and will discuss the Guard’s effort to go green and sustainability in the military. Knott is now a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University's School of Sustainability.

May 14, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Maricopa County Sustainability  |   Video
    • Maricopa County has launched a new phase of its six-year-old Green Government Program. The county has implemented hundreds of green measures, such as recycling, energy conservation and installing four megawatts of solar panels. Jonce Walker, the sustainability manager for the county, will talk about sustainability efforts by the county.

April 30, 2013

  • Breast Cancer Collaboration  |   Video
    • Arizona State University, The Mayo Clinic and T-Gen have joined forces to fight breast cancer. The three organizations have formed the BIG Group (The Breast Cancer Interest Group) to investigate the role of testosterone in developing and treating some of the toughest breast cancers. Dr. Karen Anderson, who is a member of the BIG Group and who has a joint appointment at ASU and Mayo Clinic, will talk about the BIG Group’s efforts.

March 19, 2013

  • Republican Hispanic Voter Outreach  |   Video
    • The National Republican Party announced a plan yesterday to spend $10 million to reach out to Hispanics voters and other demographics. Arizona State University Pollster Dr. Bruce Merrill will talk about the voter outreach efforts by the Republican party.

March 5, 2013

  • Voting Rights Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has heard oral arguments on an Alabama case that could overturn a key provision of the 1965 voting rights act. Civil rights advocates have called that provision the “hammer” and “heart” of federal efforts to protect minority voting rights. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will tell us more about the case.

November 29, 2012

November 20, 2012

  • Frank Lloyd Wright House update  |   Video
    • Acting Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Phoenix Michelle Dodds talks about the City’s efforts to preserve a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house that’s up for sale.

October 31, 2012

October 22, 2012

September 24, 2012

September 11, 2012

  • Casino Land Near Glendale  |   Video
    • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling that puts the Tohono O’odham Nation a step closer to building a casino on land it owns near the City of Glendale, Arizona. Phoenix Business Journal reporter Mike Sunnucks provides an update on the ruling and the latest news about efforts to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale.

August 14, 2012

August 6, 2012

May 22, 2012

  • Focus on Sustainability: Forest Management  |   Video
    • The number and intensity of wildfires raging across Arizona has a lot to do with the United States’ forest management policies. We’ll examine some of those policies, and efforts to reform them, with Diane Vosick of NAU’s Ecological Restoration Institute, Dr. Mary Lata of the U.S. Forest Service, and fire history expert Stephen Pyne of ASU’s School of Life Sciences.

April 30, 2012

  • Award-winning Physicist Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • A discussion with ASU’s world renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, who has been named as the recipient of the 2012 Public Service Award from the National Science Board for his efforts to improve the understanding of science.

March 27, 2012

  • Red Light Running Awareness  |   Video
    • March is Red Light Running Awareness Month in Arizona. Mesa City Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh, Alberto Gutier of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, and Frank Hinds of the Red Means Stop Coalition talk about efforts to raise awareness and reduce incidents of red-light running in Arizona.

March 26, 2012

  • Government Employees  |   Video
    • Government workers talk about how their jobs and the public services they provide would be impacted by legislative efforts to change the state’s personnel and public union laws.
  • My Bill of Rights  |   Video
    • The executive director of MyBillofRights.org Chris Bliss talks about efforts to erect the nation’s first Bill of Rights Monument at the Arizona State Capitol.

November 3, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Phoenix Symphony & Music Education  |   Video
    • Symphony for the Schools and Classroom Concerts are two programs The Phoenix Symphony sponsors to instill an appreciation for music in a new generation of concert-goers. Learn more about the Symphony’s music education and outreach efforts with Resident Conductor Joseph Young.

October 12, 2011

  • Arizona Technology & Innovation: Algae Jet Fuel  |   Video
    • An Arizona-based algae technology company is poised to produce algae-based jet fuel for SkyNRG, a Dutch renewable aviation fuel producer. Heliae CEO Dan Simon talks about his company’s efforts to develop technologies that enable large scale, cost-effective, production of bio-fuels.

June 14, 2011

  • Arizona Centennial: Vulture Mine  |   Video
    • Discovered in 1863 by Henry Wickenburg, the Vulture Mine was Arizona’s most productive gold mine. Now, a group is trying to raise money to renovate the mine’s historic buildings. Bernadine McCollum and Penny Pietre, of the Vulture Mine Preservation and Restoration Association, discuss the mine and efforts to save its crumbling infrastructure.

May 17, 2011

  • Phoenix Coyotes   |   Video
    • An update on efforts to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale with Arizona Republic reporter Rebekah Sanders.

April 25, 2011

  • Glendale Casino Update  |   Video
    • Get the latest information on efforts by the Tohono O’odham Indian nation to build a casino in Glendale. The Phoenix Business Journal’s Mike Sunnucks will bring us up to date.

April 18, 2011

  • Career and Technical Education  |   Video
    • The FY2012 state budget eliminates career and technical education funding for 9th grade students. Find out how that impacts Arizona’s efforts to prepare high school students for the workforce. Guests include Carolyn Warner, co-chair of the Arizona Skill Standards Commission; Jac Heiss, superintendent of the Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry and Technology; and Brandon Ames, CEO of ABLE Information Technologies.

April 13, 2011

  • Technology and Innovation: Intel Science Talent Search  |   Video
    • Some of the nation’s most promising high school seniors in math and science were recently honored at the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search. Meet a Chandler student who finished in the top 10. And learn about Intel’s efforts to encourage kids to pursue careers in math and science.
  • Last-Minute Tax Tips  |   Video
    • The tax filing deadline is fast approaching, although it’s been extended this year. Get last-minute tax advice from IRS spokesman Bill Brunson and find out about enforcement efforts against tax cheats from IRS criminal investigator Jim McCormick.

February 1, 2011

  • Birthright Citizenship Bills   |   Video
    • State Senators Ron Gould (R-Lake Havasu) and David Schapira (D-Tempe) discuss legislative efforts to recognize Arizona residents as citizens of the state only if they were born in the United States to at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

January 26, 2011

  • Economic Competitiveness  |   Video
    • One of Governor Jan Brewer’s “Four Cornerstones of Reform” includes efforts to grow jobs by making Arizona more economically competitive. We’ll take a look at the proposed plan.

December 15, 2010

  • Arizona ArtBeat  |   Video
    • “Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders” is a film that explores the world through music. The program’s host, Marco Werman, discusses the pilot that premiered on PBS in January and efforts to make “Sound Tracks” an ongoing series.

November 4, 2010

  • Valley Fever Awareness  |   Video
    • Dr. John Galgiani, Director of the University of Arizona’s Valley Fever Center for Excellence, talks about efforts to treat and prevent this disease. Learn how you can help during events planned for Valley Fever Awareness Week in early November from Pat White, founder of Arizona Victims of Valley Fever.

August 12, 2010

June 1, 2010

  • Abandoned Mines, Habitat Restoration  |   Video
    • Arizona Bureau of Land Management Director Jim Kenna discusses issues regarding BLM land in our state, including efforts to mitigate danger from abandoned mines and restore natural grasslands.

May 26, 2010

  • Glendale Casino  |   Video
    • Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris, Jr. discusses his tribes efforts to build a resort/casino in the West Valley.

May 5, 2010

  • The Census and Latinos  |   Video
    • Lydia Guzman, President of Somos America, and a Census volunteer who provides outreach to the Valley’s Latino community, talks about how Arizona’s new immigration law is impacting U.S. Census efforts in Latino neighborhoods.

April 5, 2010

  • Cactus League Recap and the Chicago Cubs  |   Video
    • A recap of the 2010 Cactus League season and a look at efforts to come up with a plan to finance a new spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs. Guests include Cactus League President Robert Brinton and State Representative John McComish.

March 24, 2010

  • “Blood into Wine”  |   Video
    • This new film documents efforts to create great wines in Arizona. Hear from Ryan Page, a co-director of the film, and one of its featured winemakers, Eric Glomski of Page Springs/Arizona Stronghold Vineyards.

March 4, 2010

February 1, 2010

  • ASU Teacher Education  |   Video
    • Dr. Mari Koerner, Dean of ASU’s College of Teacher Education and Leadership talks about the College’s efforts to improve teacher education, including a new partnership with Teach for America.

January 28, 2010

January 14, 2010

  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • Representative Kyrsten Sinema, assistant leader of the House Democrats, and Kim Van Pelt, Associate Director of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, share their views on efforts to reform the nation’s health care system.

January 5, 2010

  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • Arizona Congressman John Shadegg and Steve Forbes, President and CEO of Forbes, Inc. are asking voters to support the Arizona Health Care Freedom Act, a measure on November’s ballot that would amend the State constitution to prohibit mandatory health care programs. Find out why they support the measure, and hear what they have to say about congressional efforts to pass health care reform.

January 4, 2010

  • Justice Sandra Day O'Connor  |   Video
    • Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is the first guest on HORIZON’s new set in Eight’s new downtown Phoenix studios. O’Connor will discuss her Arizona heritage, political and judicial career , and her current efforts to improve civic education and return civility to government.

December 15, 2009

  • Space Exploration   |   Video
    • A discussion about the future of space exploration and NASA's efforts to return astronauts to the moon, including how ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) is making a significant contribution to the effort. Guests include SESE Director, Kip Hodges and Lawrence Krauss, Director of ASU's Origins Initiative.

December 10, 2009

  • High Speed and Commuter Rail  |   Video
    • Transportation reporter for the Arizona Republic, Sean Holstege, provides an update on efforts to bring high speed and commuter rail to Arizona.

November 25, 2009

  • Kigabo Mbazumutima  |   Video
    • Kigabo Mbazumutima is a doctor from the West African Republic of Benin who grew up in primitive conditions but was inspired by his two sisters to obtain a medical degree. He is now working, along with help from Arizona State University, to bring medical care to his people. Mbazumutima will talk about his efforts and his life.

November 16, 2009

  • Solar Company Moves to Arizona  |   Video
    • Chinese solar panel manufacturer Suntech Power Holdings has announced plans to build a manufacturing plant in Arizona. Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council talks about ongoing efforts to lure renewable energy companies, like Suntech, to Arizona.

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 4, 2009

  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • A discussion on the latest Congressional efforts to pass health care reform with House Assistant Minority Leader, State Representative Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat and one of 32 state lawmakers nationwide to serve on the White House Health Reform Task Force. And Tom Patterson, Chairman of the Goldwater Institute, a former state senator and a retired emergency room doctor.

October 29, 2009

September 22, 2009

  • State Land Commissioner  |   Video
    • Arizona’s new State Land Commissioner, Maria Baier, talks about challenges facing the department and efforts to sell and develop State Trust Land.

September 8, 2009

  • Keeping the Cubs  |   Video
    • The Chicago Cubs are a Cactus League favorite, and Mesa, Arizona has been the team’s spring training home for decades. Now, there are rumors the Cubs could go to another State in return for better training facilities. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith talks about efforts to keep the Chicago Cubs spring training home in Mesa.
  • Science Foundation Arizona
    • According to a recent report, the State’s $60 million investment in Science Foundation Arizona has leveraged an additional $110 million in outside capital. Now, the State has backed away from its funding commitment to SFAz putting its efforts to grow Arizona’s technology sector at risk. Hear from SFAz President and CEO Bill Harris.

September 7, 2009

  • Economic Growth: A HORIZON Special  |   Video
    • Growing jobs with the sun and science. We’ll take a look at Arizona’s new tax incentive bill for solar companies that becomes law Sept. 30th, efforts to recruit solar companies to Arizona, and the challenges facing a Tempe based biotech company as it tries to move from start-up to commercial success.

August 19, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small has the latest on the legislature’s efforts to send another budget to the Governor.

August 18, 2009

  • Child Support  |   Video
    • August is National Child Support Month. Veronica Ragland of the Arizona Department of Economic Security will talk about the department's latest efforts to improve the collection of child support.

July 28, 2009

  • Felony Warrants  |   Video
    • Roger Vanderpool, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, talks about efforts to deal with a backlog of felony arrest warrants.

July 8, 2009

  • Special Session  |   Video
    • The budget passed by state lawmakers at the last minute has been shot down in part by Governor Jan Brewer. House Minority Leader Representative David Lujan and House Majority Leader John McComish talk about efforts to come up with a new budget plan.

April 23, 2009

  • Flexible Displays  |   Video
    • Learn about research efforts at Arizona State University to create a flexible video display and a manufacturing process for the displays.

April 22, 2009

April 1, 2009

March 26, 2009

  • Economic Growth  |   Video
    • Mesa Mayor Scott Smith talks about efforts to get California businesses to relocate in Arizona.

November 18, 2008

  • Housing Arizona  |   Video
    • Participants in the recent Arizona Town Hall entitled "Housing Arizona" talk about the town hall's recommendations, the mortgage crisis, and efforts to create affordable housing in Arizona. Arizona Town Hall

July 23, 2008

  • Teach for America  |   Video
    • More than 600 recent college graduates � with plans to become everything from doctors to lawyers to engineers to architects � were in Phoenix this summer preparing to put their careers on hold in order to teach at economically disadvantaged schools for two years. It was all part of Teach for America's first training institute held in Phoenix. We�ll take a look at this rigorous five-week training program and Teach for America's efforts to improve public education.

July 16, 2008

  • Protecting Arizona's Children: A HORIZON Special  |   Video
    • This special edition of HORIZON takes a look at Child Protective Services, the state agency responsible for protecting children from abuse and neglect. The agency is often in the crosshairs of critics who say it goes too far or not far enough in protecting children. This program examines the agency's strengths and weaknesses as well as efforts to make it better.

May 28, 2008

  • senate President  |   Video
    • Tim Bee, Arizona State Senate President, joins Ted Simons to talk about legislative accomplishments and the challenges that remain, including efforts to balance the 2009 state budget.

April 30, 2008

  • Protecting Arizona's Children Part 3  |   Video
    • State Representatives Jonathan Paton and David Bradley talk about legislative efforts to make Child Protective Services more accountable, in part by providing public access to CPS records about cases that result in a child fatality or near fatality.

April 24, 2008

  • Walk Like MADD  |   Video
    • Mothers Against Drunk Driving will hold a national �Walk Like MADD� event on Saturday, April 26th to raise funds for the anti-drunk driving group. The president of the local MADD organization and the president of UMADD, an Arizona State University anti-drunk driving organization, will talk about the event and efforts to combat drunk driving.

April 10, 2008

  • Phoenix Mayor Gordon  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon appears on Horizon to talk about the crime suppression efforts being conducted by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

November 27, 2007

  • Pancreatic Cancer
    • This year, more than 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and more than 33,000 will die from the disease. We discuss efforts to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer with Kay Kays, 13 year pancreatic cancer survivor and volunteer with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Web site

September 5, 2007

  • Text-Messaging
    • A Phoenix City Council Subcommittee approves a resolution in support of State efforts to restrict text-messaging while driving.

August 15, 2007

  • Education Special
    • This HORIZON special takes a look at several issues facing Arizonas students and schools. Learn about plans to reduce the number of school districts in the state. Find out how a school can be labeled as both passing and failing, plus the latest results of the AIMS test, and one schools efforts to help its students learn English.

July 25, 2007

July 17, 2007

  • Air Quality
    • Arizona's efforts to control dust pollution in the valley have failed to satisfy the EPA. The state now faces a deadline to deal with the problem. Senator Carolyn Allen discusses the issue.

June 7, 2007

  • Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform
    • A new group has started an ad campaign, pushing Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Sheridan Bailey, co-founder and president of Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform and owner of Phoenix-based iron fabricator Ironco Enterprises, will talk about the group's efforts.
  • DPS Director
    • Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Roger Vanderpool discusses the issues affecting the agency. Vanderpool will talk about how the DPS handles human smugglers and efforts to get more money for DPS officers.

May 30, 2007

  • Tuskegee Airmen
    • After more than sixty years, the Tuskegee Airmen are honored with a Congressional Gold Medal for their efforts during World War II.

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.

May 10, 2007

  • Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform
    • A new group will start an ad campaign Friday, pushing Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Sheridan Bailey, co-founder and president of Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform and owner of Ironco Enterprises, a Phoenix-based iron fabricator, will talk about the group's efforts.
  • DPS Director
    • We talk to the director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Roger Vanderpool, about issues affecting the agency. Vanderpool will talk about how the DPS handles human smugglers and efforts to get more money for DPS officers.

April 11, 2007

  • Illegal Immigration Employer Sanctions Ordinance
    • From a recently passed ordinance by the Payson Town Council, to a bill making its way through the Arizona Legislature, we examine government efforts to stop businesses from hiring undocumented workers. Streaming video of the March 15, 2007 Payson Town Council meeting on Ordinance 709 (dealing with sanctions for employers who hire illegal immigrants) is available on the Payson Web site: http://www.ci.payson.az.us/

October 11, 2006

  • Remaking American Medicine
    • Thousands of Americans die in hospitals each year of preventable medical errors and one million more are injured. The nationally aired 4-part PBS program Remaking American Medicine examines critical health care issues facing Americans today including patient safety, medical and medication errors and hospital-acquired infections. The series also explores innovative solutions undertaken by providers, patients and their families to transform the care provided by the health care institutions on which we all depend. Arizona Medial Association President Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser and Maureen Dicker, Patient Safety Officer, Veterans Integrated Service Network, join Michael Grant to talk about these efforts.

September 12, 2006

  • Voter Turnout
    • Relatively low voter turnout is a continuing feature of American politics, particularly in primary elections. State and local elections officials, as well as political organizations in Arizona, are increasing efforts to raise the percentage of registered US voters who actually exercise their right to vote. What brings people to the polls on Election Day, or lulls them to a state of political apathy? We talk with ASU Political Science Professor Patrick Kenney about civic engagement in elections.

September 4, 2006

  • Labor
    • AFL-CIO Executive Director Michael McGrath talks about current efforts to deal with the immigration issue.

July 11, 2006

  • Biodesign Institute at ASU
    • HORIZON examines efforts to develop new vaccines at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona StateUniversity that will bring about better ways to protect the world's children from dangerous diseases.

June 8, 2006

  • Orde Kittrie
    • HORIZON introduces one of the most prominent professors on the Arizona State University campus, Assistant Law Professor Orde Kittrie. A former U.S. Department of State Director of International Anti-Crime Programs, Orde Kittrie has worked on U.S.-Mexico border issues, the reform of Jordanian business law, and negotiated five nuclear nonproliferation agreements between the U.S. and Russia, among many other initiatives. His efforts are now being recognized across the country, including being named one of the top international legal experts in the U.S.

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.

April 25, 2006

  • Eight/Cronkite Poll
    • How do Arizonans feel about illegal immigration and efforts to reform immigration policies? Poll Director Bruce Merrill shares the results of the latest Eight/Cronkite Poll.

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.

January 30, 2006

  • Methamphetamine
    • This report on one of the most destructive drugs ever to affect society looks at law enforcement and the effects of meth use. Attorney General Terry Goddard joins HORIZON talk about efforts to curb the drug.

November 15, 2005

  • International Emergency Responders
    • Emergency response professionals from around the world will meet in Phoenix to talk about saving lives and protecting property during emergencies, and the similarities and differences of disaster response efforts between various nations. Gunnar Keupper, president of the International Association of Emergency Managers, joins us to talk about the impact, response and consequences of the Kashmir earthquake that claimed up to 80-thousand lives in Central Asia.

October 6, 2005

September 22, 2005

  • Chief Justice McGregor
    • Ruth McGregor, recently appointed Arizona's second female Chief Justice, will join HORIZON to talk about her new role and her interest in increasing the court's public outreach efforts.

July 28, 2005

  • Pederson Resigns
    • An interview with outgoing state Democratic Party chair Jim Pederson, who is resigning and is thought to be considering a run against Republican Senator Jon Kyl. Pederson will also talk about his efforts to revive the Democratic Party in Arizona.

January 4, 2005

  • Tsunami Relief
    • Food and medical supplies are on the way for those who survived the earthquake and the Tsunami in Southeast Asia. But relief agencies and nonprofit are still asking for support in the aftermath of the worst natural disaster in the past century. We'll look at local efforts to help.

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