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July 24, 2014

July 22, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Dry: A Summer Art Event  |   Video
    • We step into the air-conditioned space at R. Pela Contemporary Art in Phoenix to examine life in the desert. Through the eyes of local and national artists, “Dry: A Summer Art Event” features the unusual aspects of our desert lifestyle.

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.

June 18, 2014

  • Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer  |   Video
    • Researchers have found a way to use an old treatment to extend the life of prostate cancer patients. Men who received a chemotherapy drug lived nearly 58 months versus 44 months for those not receiving it. The Mayo Clinic in Arizona was one of the sites for clinical trials for the drug study. Dr. Alan Bryce of the Mayo Clinic will discuss the treatment.

December 19, 2013

  • All About Time Clock Repair   |   Video
    • An Arizona man has a rare talent and intense passion for fixing clocks. Frank Beaudrot has spent decades bringing family heirlooms back to life. His shop is filled with a variety of clocks -grandfathers, mantles, and cuckoos- some dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. In special cases, Beaudrot even makes house calls.

November 28, 2013

  • Arizona Artbeat: Metal Sculptor  |   Video
    • Phoenix artist Kevin Caron came to art late in his life. In the Navy, he worked as a machinist, and after his discharge, he ran a foreign car repair shop. He started his career as a metal sculptor by building a privacy screen for his shop. Caron will talk about his art work.

September 23, 2013

  • Raising Children in a Competitive Culture  |   Video
    • Sociologist Hilary Levey Friedman has written a book titled “Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture.” It looks at the role of after-school competitive activities in future life success. Friedman’s book also examines gender roles in competitive activities. Friedman will talk about her book and concepts.

September 9, 2013

  • AZ Giving & Leading: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation  |   Video
    • Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is a Phoenix organization formed in 1992 by two women as a tribute to the life of their grandmother, who faced financial and emotional hardships. The mission of the foundation is to empower women to transform their lives through engagement and education. Some of the programs offered include career services, self-esteem and mentoring programs, and education services. Fresh Start President and CEO Susan Berman and a former client, Coleen Rossi, will talk about the organization.

August 12, 2013

  • Climate Change Negotiations  |   Video
    • A group of Arizona State University professors and students traveled to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany recently, where the students presented white papers on international climate change negotiations. Daniel Bodansky, an ASU professor of Law, Ethics and Sustainability, and law student Ashley Votruba, will talk about the trip, climate change negotiations and the paper presented by Votruba. She focused on the impact of bottom-up approaches to protecting wetlands internationally and preventing the rapid depletion of plant life and loss of top soil in desert and arid regions.

July 18, 2013

  • Metal Sculptor Kevin Caron  |   Video
    • Phoenix artist Kevin Caron came to art late in his life. In the Navy, he worked as a machinist, and after his discharge, he ran a foreign car repair shop. He started his career as a metal sculptor by building a privacy screen for his shop. Caron will talk about his art work.

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 27, 2013

  • Frank Luke, Balloon Buster  |   Video
    • Phoenix native Frank Luke was the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor. He was a World War One ace who got his nickname, the “Balloon Buster,” for the numerous German observation balloons he shot down. We take a look at the life of Luke.

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.

May 2, 2013

  • Living off the Grid  |   Video
    • Former University of Arizona professor Guy McPherson left his tenured full professorship in 2009 to live off the grid. He moved into a straw-bale house in New Mexico and lives a sustainable lifestyle, with organic gardening, and raising small animals for eggs and milk. McPherson’s life has been made into a film titled "Somewhere in New Mexico before the End of Time,” which will debut in Tucson on May 4. McPherson will talk about his life and the film.

May 1, 2013

  • Education Success  |   Video
    • Byron Garrett, a former policy adviser to Arizona Governor Napolitano, has written a book that approaches success in education from a different angle. The newly released book, “The ABC’s of Life,” provides practical advice for success in school and life. Barrett, a former school principal, will talk about his book and success in education.

April 15, 2013

  • In Memoriam: Paolo Soleri  |   Video
    • Visionary architect Paolo Soleri passed away. He was the last living architect trained directly by Frank Lloyd Wright. Soleri constructed Arcosanti, north of Phoenix, a compact experimental community designed to efficiently house a small city on a small parcel of land. Local architects Vern Swaback and Roger Tomalty, who lived at Arcosanti and worked directly with Soleri, will talk about the famed architect’s life, work, and a new film on Soleri debuting April 20th.

March 28, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: “Soot and Spit”  |   Video
    • The Arizona State University School of Theatre and Film is bringing to the Valley “Soot and Spit,” the story of artist James Castle, who was born deaf. He used materials at hand to create art, including soot from a woodstove mixed with saliva. The production brings together deaf and cognitively-challenged actors to illuminate the life of the self-taught Castle, who’s worked paralleled the art movements of the 20th century, although he worked isolated from the art community in a small Idaho town. The production is directed by New York artist Kim Weild, who will talk about “Soot and Spit” on Arizona Horizon.

February 19, 2013

  • Jeremy Rowe's Arizona Photos  |   Video
    • Jeremy Rowe’s vintage Arizona photos bring our state’s history to life. Take a look at more of Rowe’s photos as he talks through their historical significance.

February 11, 2013

  • Heroes and Superheroes in Culture  |   Video
    • Project Humanities at Arizona State University will launch its spring kickoff series “Heroes, Superheroes, and Superhumans,” February 10-16 to examine what constitutes heroes and heroism in pop culture and everyday life. Tony Parker, a Marvel and DC Comic artist and professor of Art at Phoenix College, will discuss the series and the topic of heroes.

January 9, 2013

  • Encore Careers  |   Video
    • Vice President at Encore.org, Marci Alboher, talks about her new book “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life.”

January 8, 2013

January 7, 2013

  • AZ Giving & Leading: Experience Matters  |   Video
    • Nora Hannah, the CEO for Experience Matters, explains how her nonprofit connects talented, age 50+ individuals with nonprofit and social service organizations to improve the quality of life in our community.

September 12, 2012

  • Booker’s Place Documentary  |   Video
    • Yvette Johnson is a Phoenix resident whose grandfather, Booker Wright, appeared in a 1966 NBC documentary speaking boldly and honestly about his experience with racism in the southern United States. What he said while the cameras were rolling changed his life forever. His story is featured in the new documentary “Booker’s Place”. Learn more about the film from Johnson, a co-producer, and Raymond De Felitta, the director.

September 6, 2012

  • Meghan McCain: Author  |   Video
    • The daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain talks about life, politics and her new book America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.

August 27, 2012

  • Johnny Franklin Celebrity Photos  |   Video
    • The Sunnyslope Historical Society recently hosted "The Life and Times of Johnny Franklin", an exhibition of celebrity photographs taken by the late Johnny Franklin. Arizona music historian John Dixon shares Franklin’s photos of entertainment luminaries such Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Fats Domino, the Grateful Dead and Phoenix’ own Wallace and Ladmo.

August 13, 2012

  • Meghan McCain: Author  |   Video
    • The daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain talks about life, politics and her new book America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.

August 9, 2012

  • Johnny Franklin’s Celebrity Photos   |   Video
    • The Sunnyslope Historical Society is hosting a free exhibition, "The Life and Times of Johnny Franklin", Sunday, August 12th, from 1-4pm. The exhibit features photographs and memorabilia belonging to the late Johnny Franklin, who photographed numerous performers visiting and living in the Valley of the Sun. Arizona music historian John Dixon provides a preview of the exhibition that includes photos of entertainment luminaries such as Elvis, the Rolling Stones, Fabian, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Fats Domino, and Phoenix’ own Wallace and Ladmo.

July 12, 2012

  • Booker Wright: A Mississippi Story  |   Video
    • Yvette Johnson is a Phoenix resident whose grandfather, Booker Wright, appeared in a 1966 NBC documentary about racism in the southern United States. What he said while the cameras were rolling changed his life forever. Yvette talks about her grandfather’s heroic story that’s featured in a new film she co-produced.

June 11, 2012

  • Former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano  |   Video
    • Former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano talks about his new book, The Campaign Within: A Mayor's Private Journey to Public Leadership. It’s a personal memoir of his private and public life as Tempe Mayor, during which he was forced to reveal he is gay.

May 23, 2012

  • Hayden Flour Mill in Tempe   |   Video
    • It’s been off-limits to the public and locked behind a fence since 1998, but now the historic Hayden Flour Mill in Tempe is getting new life as a venue for public and private events. Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman talks about the mill’s history and its latest transformation.

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 3, 2012

  • Valley Housing Market  |   Video
    • The housing market could be coming back to life in the Valley. Inventories are down, foreclosures are down, and prices could soon be up. Real Estate Reporter Catherine Reagor of the Arizona Republic will give an update.
  • Autism Increase  |   Video
    • New Numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate more children than previously thought have autism. The increase is attributed to wider screening. Dr. Bryan Davey of the Arizona Autism Coalition Board and Director of Behavioral Services at ACCEL (Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills) will discuss the new numbers.

January 18, 2012

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Physicist and Author Lawrence Krauss
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss will talk about two new books he has written. One is about famed physicist Richard Feynman's life in science, titled "Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science." The other covers the possible origins of the universe: “A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing.”

August 25, 2011

  • ASU Homeowner Advocacy  |   Video
    • The Civil Justice Clinic, part of ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, has established a Homeowner Advocacy Unit that will provide legal assistance to homeowners facing mortgage fraud and foreclosure, while giving law students an opportunity to gain real-life legal experience. Director of the unit, Mary Ellen Natale and ASU law students Barbara Strnad and Kyle Robertson discuss the program.

March 3, 2011

  • Water in the West  |   Video
    • Using modern scientific tools, a team of researchers led by John Sabo, an ASU Professor in the School of Life Sciences, tested assertions, from the 1986 book “Cadillac Desert”, that the American West was running out of water. Sabo discusses the group’s findings.

February 14, 2011

January 10, 2011

  • Consuelo Hernandez  |   Video
    • A conversation with the sister of Daniel Hernandez. Daniel, an intern for Congresswoman Giffords, is credited with helping save her life by administering first aid on the scene.

December 6, 2010

  • New Life on Earth  |   Video
    • All known life on earth requires phosphorus as an essential nutrient. However, the discovery of a bacteria that uses the normally toxic element of arsenic instead of phosphorus is changing thoughts on what life on other planets might need to exist. A NASA-funded research team made the announcement about the new life on earth, and Arizona State University professors Paul Davies and Ariel Anbar co-authored the paper on the discovery. Both talk about their findings.

May 3, 2010

  • BioAccel  |   Video
    • BioAccel is a non-profit organization that’s growing Arizona’s bioscience industry by turning bioscience discoveries into new business opportunities that accelerate commercialization in the life sciences. Learn about BioAccel’s goals and achievements with Chief Executive Officer MaryAnn Guerra and Chief Scientific and Business Officer Ron King.

April 12, 2010

  • ACE Study  |   Video
    • The largest scientific study of the relationship between childhood trauma and health and behavioral problems later in life is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Vincent Felitti, one of the lead investigators, will talk about the Ace Study.

April 8, 2010

  • Alien Life  |   Video
    • Alien life could exist on earth right under our noses, or even in our noses. That’s some of what Arizona State University cosmologist Paul Davies covers in a new book, “The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence.” Davies will talk about alien life and his new book.

January 25, 2010

  • Arizona State Parks  |   Video
    • State parks are in a life or death battle for their existence as state lawmakers look for ways to cut the budget. Renee Bahl, Executive Director of Arizona State Parks, will talk about the dire situation.

December 21, 2009

  • Horizon Science Special  |   Video
    • In a Science Special on Horizon, we look at an Arizona State University program to develop a flexible video display, talk about the future of nuclear power and hear from Seth Shostak, a lead scientist from SETI, where extraterrestrial life is being sought.

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.

October 22, 2009

  • SETI  |   Video
    • Seth Shostak, the senior astronomer at the SETI Institute in California, talks about his agency's search for extraterrestrial life.

September 2, 2009

  • Adam Diaz  |   Video
    • Adam Diaz, the first Mexican American elected to the Phoenix City Council, celebrated his 100th birthday. Learn more about the life of Diaz.

July 27, 2009

  • Housing Update  |   Video
    • The housing industry is showing signs of life. Jay Butler, an ASU real estate professor, explains what those signs are saying about Arizona’s real estate market.

May 27, 2009

  • Healthcare Reform  |   Video
    • The president and CEO of Scottsdale Healthcare talks about health care reform and Health for Life.

April 13, 2009

  • Native American filmmaker  |   Video
    • Tonight, Eight, Arizona PBS airs the new five-part series, We Shall Remain: American Experience. It covers 300 years of pivotal moments in American history from the Native American perspective. White Mountain Apache filmmaker Dustinn Craig produced a feature-length, biographic documentary for the series about the life and times of the famous Chiricahua Apache, Geronimo. Craig talks about the film and his work as a filmmaker.

February 9, 2009

  • Phoenix Police Reserve Program  |   Video
    • Many of the people that you see protecting us on the street are volunteer reserve officers, who are fully sworn police officers. They come from all walks of life and they share a common goal — to make Phoenix streets safer. We speak with Assistant Police Chief Scott Finical about the program.

February 4, 2009

  • Education  |   Video
    • Dr. Jim Zaharis, Vice President for Education for Greater Phoenix Leadership, a CEO business group whose mission is to improve economic vitality and the quality of life in our state, talks about investing in public education in light of recent state budget cuts.

January 27, 2009

October 30, 2008

September 22, 2008

  • Holocaust Art  |   Video
    • A look at the work of Robert Sutz, a Scottsdale artist who sculpts plaster �life masks� of people, many who are Holocaust survivors, and sometimes creates paintings of their compelling memories.

September 9, 2008

August 6, 2008

May 27, 2008

  • Mars Mission  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Mars Mission is set to land on Mars on Sunday, May 25. We'll hear from one of the project managers from the University of Arizona with an update on the landing. The lander is designed to find signs of life on Mars.

December 25, 2007

  • Made in Arizona  |   Video
    • Did you know there is a salt mine operation in Glendale? Or that there are 26 wineries in Arizona? In this special, HORIZON looks at some surprising industries in our state, including feature film production and the manufacturing of a life saving product that is used worldwide.

December 5, 2007

November 5, 2007

  • Conserve Arizona Campaign
    • Thomas Hulen of the Arizona League of Conservation Voters joins us to discuss the new non-partisan organization that works to elect pro-conservation candidates.
  • Legislative Leadership
    • state House Speaker Pro Tempore Bob Robson will talk about Republican plans to deal with the budget shortfall.
  • Egil Bud Krogh
    • Krogh was Richard Nixons aide who ordered the break-in of Daniel Ellsbergs psychiatrists office after the Pentagon Papers were released to The New York Times. He joins us to discuss his new book, Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices and Life Lessons from the White House. The book focuses on his years in the Nixon Administration and how some of todays political circumstances are similar to those of Nixons.

September 6, 2007

  • Abandoned Mines
    • There are an estimated 100,000 abandoned mines in Arizona. One of them recently claimed the life of a child. State Mine Inspector, Joe Hart talks about what needs to be done to prevent additional tragedies.

August 23, 2007

  • HORIZON Special Made in Arizona
    • Did you know there is a salt mine operation in Glendale? Or that there are 26 wineries in Arizona? In this special, HORIZON looks at some surprising industries in our state, including feature film production and the manufacturing of a life saving product that is used worldwide. Find out more. Salt facility, original air date June 25, 2007 Filmmaking, original air date June 26, 2007 Wineries, original air date June 27, 2007 Evacuation Slides, original air date June 28, 2007

August 22, 2007

August 9, 2007

August 6, 2007

March 1, 2007

  • stolen Sculptures
    • Arizona sculptor John Henry Waddell is known around the world for his life-size, realistic bronze statues of human figures in poignant poses. Earlier this month, eight of Waddells statues were stolen from his property in Cornville, south of Sedona. Tragically, thieves might have taken the artwork for the metal. Bronze is 90 percent copper which is valued for its record-high prices. Well speak with Waddell about the incident that likely reduced his artistic creations to raw material.

February 14, 2007

  • 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

  • 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.

December 20, 2006

  • Photographer Jay Dusard
    • The near mythical life and land of the cowboy are witnessed in an exhibition of black and white photography by Jay Dusard. A student of Frederick Sommer and Ansel Adams, Dusard has long established himself as a master technician and consummate image-maker, as well as skilled teacher in his own right.

November 1, 2006

  • Photographer Jay Dusard
    • The near mythical life and land of the cowboy are witnessed in an exhibition of black and white photography by Jay Dusard. A student of Frederick Sommer and Ansel Adams, Dusard has long established himself as a master technician and consummate image-maker, as well as skilled teacher in his own right.

October 18, 2006

  • school of Sustainability
    • Arizona State University is opening the world's first School of Sustainability in January 2007. The school will include a wide variety of disciplines that deal with sustaining human life on the planet. ASU President Michael Crow joins HORIZON to talk about the new school.

February 15, 2006

  • Fire Season
    • As Arizona continues to cope with a lengthy dry spell, northern region emergency crews have started combating forest brush fires. Michael Grant talks with Stephen Pyne, Regent Professor of ASU School of Life Sciences, about the Arizona drought, its effects, and the potential increased cost.

December 28, 2005

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

November 21, 2005

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 2, 2005

  • U of A Mars Probe
    • The University of Arizona has just received approval for its Mars probe, "The Phoenix." The probe's robotic arm is designed to extract samples from Martian ice in the search for life on the Red Planet. Peter Smith, a University of Arizona professor leading the mission, joins HORIZON via satellite.

May 30, 2005

  • special Memorial Day edition
    • Three stories that honor the memory of those who have given their lives in the service of their country - a medal of honor recipient, Jose Jimenez, Michael Williams who gave his life saving others in the Iraq wars, and veterans of Falcon Field return every year to honor those who fell while training in the second world war.

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.

January 18, 2005

  • How Arizona Compares
    • A new report by ASU's Morrison Institute compares how Arizona stacks up to other states in several quality of life areas. We'll take a look at some of the statistics and what they mean.

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