26 million Americans, or one in nine, have a chronic kidney disease and many don’t know it. That sobering number led Tempe native Analyn Scott and her husband to start an organization called 1in9, which hopes to ignite a worldwide movement to promote kidney disease awareness and prevention campaigns, as well as support research and development of treatment options in the field of regenerative medicine. Analyn Scott, Founder and CEO of 1n9, and Raymond Scott, who suffered from kidney failure, will talk about the organization.
Japanese Friendship Garden (package only, no guests)
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.
Governor Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Medicaid is being met with resistance from Republican lawmakers. Failure to do anything could result in the loss of some current federal funding for Medicaid in the state. The Arizona Republic reporter Mary K. Reinhart will provide the details.
Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts talks about instances when Arizona’s Child Protective Services fails to protect children in its care from further abuse. She discusses her struggle to gain access to records in cases of a fatality and near fatality that, if made public, can help hold the agency accountable by giving the public a better understanding of what went wrong.
The Senate failed to pass an immigration bill last week. The failure of the bill occurred during the annual conference for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Horizon was there, and reports on reaction from Hispanic leaders on the failure of the bill.