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October 28, 2014

  • Sustainability: Cool Urban Spaces Report  |   Video
    • Scientists from Arizona State University, in partnership with the City of Phoenix, released a report evaluating the city’s Cool Roofs and Tree and Shade Master Plan projects. City officials plan to use the report to take further steps in mitigating the extreme summertime heat. Richard Adkins, Forestry Supervisor for the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, will discuss the report and the city’s plans for it.

October 21, 2014

  • Same-Sex Marriage Legal Impact  |   Video
    • Now that a federal judge has ruled that Arizona’s ban against gay marriage is unconstitutional, more legal battles are left to fight for the LGBT community, such as in the area of adoption rights. Dan Barr, an attorney with Perkins Coie who recently represented a gay couple in a legal fight, will talk about the legal impact of the same-sex marriage ruling.

October 16, 2014

  • Same-Sex Marriage Decision  |   Video
    • A federal judge is expected to decide Thursday whether Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban is constitutional. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will update us.

October 15, 2014

  • Arizona Ebola Plans  |   Video
    • A second patient in Texas has been discovered to be infected with the Ebola virus. Arizona Department of Health Services Director Will Humble will talk about Arizona’s plan to deal with the deadly disease if it shows up here.

October 14, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Proposition 122, Sovereignty Amendment  |   Video
    • Proposition 122 would allow Arizona to decline to use state and local tax money to enforce what proponents of the constitutional amendment say is bad federal law. Jonathan Paton of the Yes on 122 campaign and Sandy Bahr, director of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club, will debate the pros and cons of the measure.

September 17, 2014

  • Light Rail Expansion Opposition  |   Video
    • Plans are underway in Phoenix to expand light rail by 22 miles. The city is considering asking voters for an increase in the sales tax to pay for the expansion. Opposition is forming to the plan. Becky Fenger of No Tax for More Tracks will discuss why her group opposes light rail expansion.

September 15, 2014

  • Same-Sex Marriage  |   Video
    • A same-sex couple from Arizona was married in California before one of the two men died. A federal judge has given the survivor the rights to benefits from the deceased partner, even though Arizona does not recognize same-sex marriage. Dan Barr, an attorney who represented the couple, will talk about the case.

September 1, 2014

  • Labor Day Special  |   Video
    • An ASU economist will discuss the future of job creation in our state and country. President Obama issued an executive order barring discrimination against LGBT employees working for the federal government and federal contractors. A labor law attorney will discuss the order and what it means to LGBT employees in Arizona. Also, a discussion on the legalities of unions allowed for college athletes.

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.

July 29, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Strategic Roadmap  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Transportation and Trade Corridor Alliance has completed its Strategic Roadmap: a plan for Arizona’s future transportation needs. Created by a group of experts from the public and private sectors, the Roadmap seeks to better connect Arizona to the global economy. Arizona Department of Transportation director John Halikowski, Margie Emmermann, the executive director of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, and Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, will discuss how the plan intertwines commerce, trade and transportation.

July 22, 2014

  • LGBT Employment Discrimination  |   Video
    • President Obama issued an executive order barring discrimination against LGBT employees working for the federal government and federal contractors. Jeff Brodin, a Phoenix labor law attorney, will discuss the order and what it means to LGBT employees in Arizona.

July 9, 2014

  • Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice  |   Video
    • Newly-appointed Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court Scott Bales will discuss the court and his plan for advancing justice.
  • Same-sex Marriage Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Both sides in a lawsuit over Arizona's gay marriage ban want a federal judge to decide the case himself without having to go to full trial. Associated Press reporter Bob Christie, who is covering the issue, will discuss the lawsuit.

July 2, 2014

  • 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act  |   Video
    • The Civil Rights Act was enacted on July 2, 1964 and prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion, or national origin. It also provides the federal government with the powers to enforce desegregation. Civil rights activist Dr. Warren Stewart of the First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix and Matthew Whitaker, an Arizona State University Foundation professor of History, will discuss the law and its impact.

June 17, 2014

  • Five-Year Freeway Plan  |   Video
    • The State Transportation Board recently voted to move forward with Arizona’s Five-year Transportation Facilities Construction Program. The vote gives the go ahead to work on six major road projects in Pima County and four in Maricopa County. Scott Omer, Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Planning Division, will discuss the plans.

June 10, 2014

  • Phoenix Pension Measure  |   Video
    • City of Phoenix voters will be deciding this fall on a measure to reform the city’s pension plan for employees. It would end the practice of boosting pensions by adding vacation and sick time, and would transition employees into a 401-K style plan. Tom Simplot, the co-chair of Phoenix Citizens for Pension Responsibility, which opposes the changes, will discuss the issue.

May 14, 2014

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation:Artificial Pollination  |   Video
    • Pollen-Tech is an Arizona State University-based company offering a spray that spreads pollen on plants. The idea came from an MBA student’s business plan. Pollen-Tech won a grant through ASU’s Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative and is based at ASU’s SkySong Innovation Center and the MAC6 manufacturing incubator in Tempe. David Wade, CEO of Pollen-Tech, will discuss his company’s product.

March 24, 2014

  • Maricopa County Sheriff Hearing  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and one of his top deputies were called into court for comments the deputy made about federal oversight of the department. JJ Hensley of the Arizona Republic will give us an update.

March 20, 2014

  • Voter Registration   |   Video
    • A federal judge ruled that Arizona and Kansas can require people to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote using a federal form. Both states sued the Federal Election Assistance Commission after the commission refused to add a state-mandated proof of citizenship on federal registration forms. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will talk about the case.

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.

February 13, 2014

  • Pocket Parks   |   Video
    • The owners of a Phoenix coffee shop turn to community members to help transform a vacant lot into a “pocket park." Co-owners Laryn Callaway and Christiaan Blok raised $23,000 to cover the landscaping costs, which include Chinese pistache trees, seating and a patch of lawn where they plan to offer Yoga and other classes. The couple hopes to collaborate with Arizona State University students to build a communal table and benches to promote more community gathering and an urban green space.

February 10, 2014

  • Broadband for Schools  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer has proposed expanding the state’s internet broadband infrastructure for schools at a cost of $350 million. However, the plan is meeting some resistance from school officials because it calls for schools to pay for it. Chuck Essigs, director of governmental relations for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials, will talk about the plan.

January 8, 2014

  • End of Unemployment Benefits Extension  |   Video
    • Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits started to help people during the recession, ended recently, impacting 12,100 Arizona families. The Grand Canyon Institute, a private non-profit corporation that provides non-partisan research, has analyzed the economic impact of the loss of extended federal unemployment benefits. David Wells, research director for the institute, will talk about the impact.

December 4, 2013

  • Around Arizona: USDA Rural Development Funding  |   Video
    • At the end of the last federal fiscal year, USDA Rural Development in Arizona reported a record $474 million in investment in housing funding for Arizona. That brought the five-year total to over $2 billion. Besides the housing funding, money was spent on tribes, towns, school districts, community centers, food banks, colleges, hospitals and small businesses. USDA Rural Development in Arizona State Director Alan Stephens will discuss how the funding has impacted the state.

December 3, 2013

  • The Arizona We Want Grant  |   Video
    • The Center for the Future of Arizona announced today it has raised $1.375 million to fund implementation of The Arizona We Want 2.0: The Case for Action. The plan calls for improving the lives of Arizonans in eight key areas, including education, job creation, environment, water management and healthcare. The Center for the Future of Arizona Chairman and CEO Dr. Lattie Coor will discuss the implementation of the new funds.

December 2, 2013

  • Mesa Light Rail Extension  |   Video
    • Federal officials announced last week that Mesa’s light rail extension to Gilbert Road posed no environmental or cultural threats and allowed it to proceed. Mesa’s Transit Services Director Jodi Sorrell will discuss the extension.

November 26, 2013

  • Uninvestigated CPS cases update  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Economic Security, which oversees Child Protective Services, has come out with a plan to investigate over 6,000 uninvestigated child abuse cases by January 31. DES Director Clarence Carter says nearly 3,000 of those cases have already been reviewed. Over 1,700 have been sent to case workers. Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic has been covering the story, and will bring us up to date on the report.

November 14, 2013

  • Health Insurance Marketplace Update  |   Video
    • It’s been more than a month since the Affordable Care Act was launched. The web site used to sign up for health insurance under the plan has been plagued with problems. The Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers received the biggest amount of money granted by the federal government to Arizona “Navigators,” who are charged with helping people sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Senior Director for External Affairs of the Alliance Tara McCollum Plese give us an update on her organization’s experiences in helping people sign up for insurance.

November 12, 2013

  • Environmental Plan for Navajo Generating Station  |   Video
    • The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules that will require owners of the Navajo Generating Station to pay $1.1 billion dollars to limit emissions from the plant. Owners of the plant say if approved, that will force them to shut down the power plant. Much of the electricity from the plant is used to pump water uphill in the Central Arizona Project Canal. A technical working group has come up with an alternative plan, and the CAP is asking members of the public to contact the EPA by January 6 to support their plan. CAP General Manager David Modeer will discuss the issue, along with Marshall Johnson of To Nizhoni Ani, a group with a mission to protect and preserve the environment.

October 14, 2013

  • Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has started its session. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will discuss the big cases expected this session.

October 10, 2013

  • Voter Registration  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne issued a legal opinion this week that says those who register to vote in Arizona using a federal form can only vote in federal elections, while those who register to vote using a state form can vote in all elections. His opinion comes after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires Arizona to allow people to register to vote using a federal or state form. Horne and Alessandra Soler of the Arizona ACLU will discuss his legal opinion.

October 7, 2013

  • Arizona Voter Registration  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne his issued a legal opinion that will impact how people can vote next year. Those who register to vote using a federal form will only be able to vote in federal elections. Those who register to vote using a state form will be able to vote in all elections. Horne’s legal opinion comes after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires Arizona to allow people to register to vote using a federal or state form. The state form requires proof of citizenship, the federal form does not. Phoenix Attorney Joe Kanefield, a former elections director for Arizona, will discuss the issue.
  • Manufacturing Grant  |   Video
    • The Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Arizona State University were awarded a $170,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to accelerate manufacturing and aid in job creation. The “Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership” grant will be used to plan for an Innovation and Commercialization Center for Advanced Manufacturing in the Phoenix area. GPEC President and CEO Barry Broome and Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, Senior Vice President for ASU’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, will discuss the grant and the planned manufacturing center.

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.
  • Political Fallout of Government Shutdown  |   Video
    • As the federal government shutdown continues, both political parties continue to blame each other. Arizona State University political science professor Richard Herrera will discuss the political fallout of the shutdown.

September 30, 2013

  • Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators  |   Video
    • Over $5 million in federal grants have been awarded to community organizations in Arizona to help people enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers has received over $2 million of that money. Tara McCollum Plese, Senior Director for External Affairs for the Alliance, will talk about her agency's role as a Marketplace Navigator.

September 2, 2013

  • Glendale Casino  |   Video
    • A federal judge issued a ruling that’s another win for the proposed Glendale Casino. The judge said that Arizona’s gaming compact does not ban more casinos from opening in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier of the law firm Snell and Wilmer will talk about the ruling.
  • 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.

August 22, 2013

  • Proposition 200 Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and Secretary of State Ken Bennett have filed suit in regards to Arizona’s proposition 200, which requires people registering to vote using a state form to prove their citizenship. The suit is an effort to get the federal government to have the same requirement on its voter registration forms.

August 21, 2013

  • Danny’s Car Wash Immigration Raids  |   Video
    • Sixteen Danny’s Car Washes were raided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over the weekend. That occurred after a two-year investigation which alleges the company hired back many of the 900 employees they fired two years ago following a federal audit that revealed those workers were in the country illegally. The 78-count indictment alleges document fraud and i.d. theft, and targeted managers of the company. That is different than previous raids conducted by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, which targeted workers. Here to talk about the raids is immigration attorney Liz Chatham, who is also the Arizona Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

August 20, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Urban Heat Island Mitigation  |   Video
    • Buildings, roads, parking lots and other man-made structures have caused the average nighttime temperatures in the Phoenix Area to increase dramatically. Mick Dalrymple, Arizona State University’s Energize Phoenix Project Manager, has a plan to reduce nighttime temperatures by one degree. Dalrymple will discuss his plans.

August 13, 2013

  • Yarnell Hill Fire Aftermath   |   Video
    • The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declined to declare the Yarnell Hill Fire area a disaster area. Also, the family of one of the firefighter’s killed in the blaze is fighting to get death benefits. House Speaker Andy Tobin will address those issue

August 12, 2013

  • Drug Sentencing Changes  |   Video
    • U.S. Attorney Eric Holder is proposing changes to lower-level drug charges, aimed at reducing the federal prison population. Former Arizona U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton will discuss the proposed change

July 31, 2013

  • Grand Canyon Haze  |   Video
    • Salt River Project and other partners who operate the Navajo Generating Station say they plan to close one of three generators to address a demand from the EPA concerning haze at the Grand Canyon. The operators also say they will stop burning conventional coal by 2044. SRP Senior Director of Environmental Management Policy and Compliance Kelly Barr and CAP General Manager David Modeer will discuss the issue.
  • APS Solar Power Charges  |   Video
    • Arizona Public Service released a plan recently to charge residential customers who install solar panels $50 to $100 more a month. The utility says the charges are needed to maintain the electricity grid, but the move is facing lots of opposition, including a vote by the Cave Creek town council to oppose the plan. Barbara Lockwood, General Manager of Energy Innovation for APS, will discuss the plan.

July 23, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Wind Energy Project  |   Video
    • U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewel recently announced the approval of a massive new wind energy project in Arizona. The Mohave County Wind Farm will create up to 500 megawatts of electricity, enough for 175,000 homes. It will also create 750 jobs. The project, proposed by BP Wind Energy North America, will have up to 243 wind turbines on federal lands. It will be located about 40 miles northwest of Kingman. Ray Suazo, the State Director for the Arizona Bureau of Land Management office, will talk about the new project.

July 15, 2013

  • Metropolitan Business Plan  |   Video
    • The authors of a new book, “The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy,” say power is shifting from Washington D.C. to cities and metro areas. That book has given impetus to the Brookings Institution’s “Metropolitan Business Plan,” which adopts the discipline of private sector planning to the task of revitalizing a region. Through a partnership with Brookings, the Metropolitan Business Plan provides a framework through which leaders can analyze the market position of a regional economy, identify strategies to capitalize on unique assets, and design and implement initiatives for change. Mayors in our regions have organized a high-level Steering Committee to guide the development of a new economic growth plan. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Steve Seleznow, President and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, will talk about the Metropolitan Business Plan.
  • Arizona State Retirement System  |   Video
    • The Arizona State Retirement System is a $28 Billion system with over half-a-million members. Its ten-year-rate of return has been over six percent. Paul Matson, the Chief Executive of the Arizona State Retirement System, will give us a status update on the pension system and will talk about a plan being proposed in congress that would uses private insurance companies to pay out annuities for public pensions.

July 11, 2013

  • Federal Share of State Budget  |   Video
    • A new report shows that nearly half of Arizona’s general revenue funds come from the federal government. Only Mississippi and Louisiana receive a higher percentage of their state funds from the federal government. The Tax Foundation of Washington, D.C. put out the report. Arizona State University Economist Dennis Hoffman and Byron Schlomach, Chief Economist at the Goldwater Institute, will discuss the report.

July 8, 2013

  • Glendale Casino  |   Video
    • A federal judge recently issued a ruling that’s another win for the proposed Glendale Casino. The judge said that Arizona’s gaming compact does not ban more casinos from opening in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier of the law firm Snell and Wilmer will talk about the latest ruling.
  • Impact of Voting Rights Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled against a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That provision required some states, including Arizona, to get pre-clearance from the federal government for changes in election laws. The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission draws maps for congressional and legislative districts. Joe Kanefield, an attorney for the commission, will talk about the impact of the ruling on the commission.

June 26, 2013

  • Same-Sex Marriage Cases  |   Video
    • More blockbuster rulings from the United States Supreme Court today. In a ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, the court said that legally-married same sex couples could not be denied federal benefits. In the Proposition 8 case out of California, the court decided that private parties had no legal right to defend the measure, which banned gay marriages. In separate interviews, Jim Campbell of Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom, a co-counsel on the prop 8 case, and Rebecca Wininger of Equality Arizona, will talk about the rulings.

June 20, 2013

  • Coyotes Update  |   Video
    • The Glendale City Council got a look Tuesday at a plan Tuesday to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in the city and hire an arena manager. Arizona Republic Reporter Paul Giblin will give us an update.
  • Medicaid Expansion  |   Video
    • Now that state lawmakers have approved expanding Medicaid to add more than 300,000 people, it is up to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System to implement the new plan. Tom Betlach, the director of AHCCCS, will discuss what’s next for the state’s health care plan for the poor.

June 18, 2013

  • Voter Registration Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled that part of an Arizona voter registration law violates the constitution. The court held that Arizona can require proof of citizenship when registering to vote using a state form, but cannot require the same proof when using a federal form. Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, the head of elections for Arizona, will discuss the impact of the ruling on voting.

June 17, 2013

  • Arizona Voter Registration Law  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling today that said an Arizona voter registration law is unconstitutional. The court ruled the state cannot require people who register to vote to provide proof of citizenship when using a federal form, but can require that proof if they register using a state form. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will talk about the ruling.
  • Arpaio Racial Profiling Update  |   Video
    • A hearing was held Friday by a federal judge who ruled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office was racially profiling Latinos. At the hearing, lawyers who filed the racial profiling lawsuit were expected to ask for more training for officers, better record keeping for traffic stops and a monitor to make sure the racial profiling stops. Arizona Republic Reporter JJ Hensley will give us an update.

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 12, 2013

  • Bridgestone Guayule Research Facility  |   Video
    • The Bridgestone tire company has broken ground on a new research facility in Mesa to find better ways to produce biorubber from the Guayule plant. Shea Joachim, Economic Development Project Manager for Mesa, will talk about the plant.

June 5, 2013

  • Wildfire Season  |   Video
    • A federal report out in May indicates that Arizona’s wildfire season is expected to run a normal course. KTAR reporter Jim Cross, who extensively covers the wildfire season, will talk about the dangers facing the state this summer from wildfires.

May 28, 2013

  • Arpaio Racial Profiling  |   Video
    • A federal judge ruled that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office engaged in racial profiling. He also ordered the sheriff’s office to stop the practice. JJ Hensley has been covering the story for the Arizona Republic and will tell us more.

May 7, 2013

  • Sequestration Impact on Arizona  |   Video
    • It’s been a couple of months since the across-the-board federal budget cuts known as "sequestration" started. Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, says the cuts could be worse for Arizona than the housing bubble. Broome will talk about the impacts of the sequester.

April 29, 2013

  • Medicaid Expansion  |   Video
    • 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.

April 10, 2013

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Intel International Science and Engineering Fair  |   Video
    • The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair will be held May 12-17 at the Phoenix Convention Center, with aspiring scientists from all over the world competing. Renee Levin, Intel’s community engagement manager, will talk about the fair. Sarah Sakha, a student from Xavier High School, will talk about her winning project, which seeks to develop emergency food products used in famine relief.

April 2, 2013

  • Immigration Poll  |   Video
    • A new poll commissioned by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce shows that overwhelmingly majorities support the comprehensive immigration reform plan being worked on by the so-called “Gang of 8,” a bi-partisan group of lawmakers that includes Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. Garrick Taylor of the chamber will discuss the findings of the Public Opinion Strategies poll.

March 20, 2013

  • Sales Tax Reform Impact on Cities  |   Video
    • The Governor’s plan to reform Arizona’s sales tax has cities worried that they will lose revenues. Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, will tell us more about the concerns of cities and bring us up to date on negotiations to resolve the issues.

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.

February 28, 2013

  • ASU President Crow on Medicaid Expansion  |   Video
    • Arizona State University President Michael Crow has come out in favor of Governor Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Medicaid in Arizona. President Crow and ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman will discuss the issue.

February 26, 2013

  • The Sequester  |   Video
    • On March 1, automatic budget cuts in the federal budget known as the “Sequester” will kick in unless Congress acts to stop them. Local economist Jim Rounds of the Elliott D. Pollack Company will discuss the impact of possible cuts on Arizona.

February 25, 2013

  • Medicaid Expansion/Hospital Assessments  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer has proposed allowing the director of the state’s health care plan for the poor to assess a levy on hospitals to pay for an expansion of Medicaid in Arizona. Byron Schlomach of the Goldwater Institute and John Arnold, Governor Brewer’s Budget Director, will discuss the pros and cons of the idea.

February 5, 2013

  • Child Welfare Reform  |   Video
    • Maricopa County and its court system have come up with a new plan to deal with infants and toddlers who go through the child welfare system. The new system strives to help the parents of infants and toddlers with parenting skills and make sure that the babies receive the care they need. Judge Aimee Anderson will discuss the new “Cradle 2 Crayons Child Welfare Center.”

January 15, 2013

  • Medical Marijuana Referendum  |   Video
    • State Representative John Kavanagh has introduced a measure to allow voters in 2014 to decide whether to repeal the medical marijuana law passed by voters in 2010. Guests include Representative Kavanagh and Ryan Hurley, of the Rose Law Group, who is opposed to the plan.

December 6, 2012

November 28, 2012

  • Housing Recovery Research  |   Video
    • Assistant Professor of Real Estate Andra Ghent of ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business talks about her research that takes a look at different mortgage laws across the nation and how they help or hinder recovery from the housing crisis.

November 15, 2012

  • Arizona Health Insurance Exchange  |   Video
    • Arizona Governor Jan Brewer must decide soon Arizona will establish a state-run health insurance exchange or let the federal government be in charge of providing that service to Arizona residents. It’s a key part of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s health-reform law. Suzanne Kinney, Executive Director of the Arizona Chamber Foundation, a research and education arm of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, explains how a health insurance exchange works and what happens if Arizona decides not to operate its own exchange.

November 14, 2012

  • Impact of the “Fiscal Cliff” on Arizona  |   Video
    • If the federal government steps over the “fiscal cliff” will it take Arizona with it? ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman talks about the local impact of federal spending cuts and tax increases set to take effect in January unless Congress intervenes.

October 17, 2012

  • Save Our Home AZ  |   Video
    • Arizona is one of five states included in a $1.5 billion federal program designed to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. Reginald Givens, a Foreclosure Assistance Administrator for the Arizona Housing Department,explains how the program works.

September 17, 2012

  • How to Fix a Broken Border  |   Video
    • Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard talks about his plan for securing the Arizona-Mexico border that’s being released as a three-part series by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

September 6, 2012

  • Polygamy and Politics in Colorado City, Arizona  |   Video
    • 3TV News reporter Mike Watkiss talks about recent developments in Colorado City, an Arizona town on the Utah border that’s controlled by members of the FLDS church and their imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs. In recent weeks, the federal government has sued the town for discrimination and the Mohave County Sheriff has begun patrolling the town.

August 22, 2012

  • Arizona Laws Challenged in Court  |   Video
    • Legal challenges to the “Papers Please” section of SB 1070 and the Arizona Legislature’s sweep of $50 million from a mortgage settlement fund were heard in court this week. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services talks about the hearings and explains what the cases are all about.

August 14, 2012

  • Major Investment in STEM Education  |   Video
    • The Helios Education Foundation is investing $4 million in the Arizona STEM Network. Led by Science Foundation Arizona, the Network is a statewide plan to improve student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math. Darcy Renfro of SFAz and Paul Luna of Helios explain how the money will be used.

August 8, 2012

  • Medical Marijuana Legal Concerns  |   Video
    • This week the State Health Department held a lottery for applicants wanting to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Arizona. 97 of 433 applicants were awarded dispensary registration certificates, but it’s unclear if they’ll ever get to open for business. Attorney General Tom Horne has issued an opinion that the State’s medical marijuana law is preempted by federal law. Hear from Horne and Andrew Myers who managed Arizona’s Prop 203 (medical marijuana initiative) campaign.

August 2, 2012

  • MCSO Racial Profiling Trial  |   Video
    • Testimony ended today at the federal trial accusing the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of racial profiling. Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley and Scott Halverson, a defense and civil rights attorney, offer their observations of the trial and lawsuit, which they have been following closely.

July 25, 2012

  • Arizona Abortion Law Hearing  |   Video
    • A federal judge in Phoenix heard testimony Wednesday on a legal challenge to a new Arizona law, set to go into effect August 2nd, that bans abortions after 20 weeks. Capitol Media Services reporter Howard Fischer describes what was said during and after the hearing.
  • Polygamy and Politics in Colorado City, Arizona  |   Video
    • 3TV News reporter Mike Watkiss talks about recent developments in Colorado City, an Arizona town on the Utah border that’s controlled by members of the FLDS church and their imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs. In recent weeks, the federal government has sued the town for discrimination and the Mohave County Sheriff has begun patrolling the town.

July 16, 2012

  • Arizona Transportation Projects  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic transportation reporter Sean Holstege discusses the latest transportation news including federal funding for a proposed I-11 corridor connecting Phoenix and Las Vegas.

July 12, 2012

  • Top Two Primary Election Initiative  |   Video
    • The pros and cons of a plan to change the way primary elections are conducted in Arizona. Guests include former Phoenix mayor Paul Johnson, who supports the plan, and political consultant Jaime Molera, who opposes it.

July 9, 2012

  • Medicaid Expansion  |   Video
    • Arizona has to decide if it will expand Medicaid eligibility to Arizonans with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level. We’ll take a look at the costs and benefits of participating in this voluntary portion of the Affordable Care Act.

June 4, 2012

  • SB 1070 lawsuit  |   Video
    • A hearing was held in another lawsuit looking to overturn the state’s immigration law, SB 1070. It’s a separate case from the one being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court right now. Plaintiffs in the case are asking a federal judge in Phoenix to grant them class action status in fighting the law. Dan Pochoda, Legal Director for the ACLU of Arizona, discusses the case on Arizona Horizon.

May 16, 2012

  • South Mountain Freeway/Gila River Indian Community  |   Video
    • Gila River Indian Community members voted down a plan to put the South Mountain (Loop 202) freeway expansion on the reservation. Now, a group of Gila River residents are collecting signatures to try to force another vote. Joseph Perez and Nathaniel Percharo explain why the want a new election.

May 15, 2012

  • Mortgage Settlement Fund  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne discusses his views on the State Legislature staking claim to $50 million from the Mortgage Settlement Fund.

May 10, 2012

  • U.S. Justice Department Sues Sheriff Joe Arpaio  |   Video
    • The Justice Department has filed a federal civil lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio seeking remedies for what it claims is a pattern of discrimination by the Sheriff’s Office against Latinos. JJ Hensley of the Arizona Republic talks about the lawsuit and dueling press conferences held earlier in the day by the Justice Department and the MCSO.

May 2, 2012

  • Mortgage Relief Fund Sweep  |   Video
    • Arizona Housing Alliance Executive Director Valerie Iverson explains why her organization is considering legal action after state lawmakers pass a budget that sweeps $50 million from a mortgage settlement fund.

May 1, 2012

  • BCS Championship  |   Video
    • The BCS has recommended a four-team championship series to replace the current controversial system to determine a champion in college football. Robert Shelton, Executive Director of the Fiesta Bowl, will talk about the new plan and how the Fiesta Bowl may be involved.

April 23, 2012

  • Japan Tsunami Relief & Photography   |   Video
    • Last spring, ASU photography major Airi Katsuta travelled to Japan to volunteer in the earthquake/tsunami recovery effort. Now, she’s selling 1,000 origami cranes to raise money for a return trip to continue her volunteer work. Katsuta talks about her experience in Japan, and she shares some of the photographs she captured during her stay.

April 12, 2012

  • Feds Approve “KidsCare” Funding Plan  |   Video
    • Federal officials have approved a plan that makes about 22-thousand low income Arizona children eligible for Arizona’s “KidsCare” health insurance program. In addition, the plan helps three of the State’s largest hospital systems cover costs of providing uncompensated care. Maricopa Integrated Health System CEO Betsey Bayless explains how the plan is designed to work.

March 14, 2012

  • Improving Public Education  |   Video
    • As Arizona joins other states in seeking federal approval to opt-out of certain requirements of No Child Left Behind, Horizon takes a look at what Arizona is doing right, what it’s doing wrong, and what it must start doing to improve public education. Guests are: State Representative Heather Carter and AEA President Andrew Morrill.

February 27, 2012

  • Legislative Budget  |   Video
    • Republican Representative John Kavanagh, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; and Democratic Representative Chad Campbell, the House Minority Leader; debate the merits of the legislature’s budget plan for next fiscal year.

February 21, 2012

  • Legislative Budget Plan  |   Video
    • Dennis Welch of the Arizona Guardian reports on the legislative budget plan state lawmakers passed out of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.

February 9, 2012

  • Court Ruling on Gay Marriage Ban  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor Zachary Kramer offers his legal analysis of a court ruling calling California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional and what the decision could mean for a similar ban in Arizona.

January 12, 2012

  • Storing Nuclear Waste to Fund Education  |   Video
    • State Senator Al Melvin, Tucson Republican and Chair of the House Commerce and Energy Commission, explains his plan to raise money for public education by storing nuclear waste in Arizona.

November 29, 2011

  • Arizona Health Insurance Exchange  |   Video
    • Arizona has received a $30 million federal grant to create a health insurance exchange to help individuals and small businesses find affordable health insurance. The Governor’s Director of Health Care Policy, Don Hughes, explains how the money will be used.

November 28, 2011

  • Governor’s Health Care Initiative  |   Video
    • 19-thousand kids would be enrolled in Kids Care and hospitals would get help covering costs of care for the uninsured if the federal government approves a plan to allow Phoenix Children's Hospital, Maricopa Integrated Health System, and the University of Arizona Health Network to use their own money to draw down federal matching funds. Betsey Bayless, President and CEO of MIHS, discusses the details of the proposal.

November 23, 2011

  • AZ Technology and Innovation: Science Festival  |   Video
    • Planning is underway for an Arizona Science and Technology Festival next year. The plan is to rival the best science festivals in the nation. Jeremy Babendure, director of the Arizona SCITECH Festival, and Steve Zylstra of the Arizona Technology Council Foundation will discuss the festival.

November 11, 2011

October 26, 2011

  • Mortgage Relief  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic real estate reporter Catherine Reagor explains how a new federal mortgage relief plan could help more Arizona borrowers refinance their upside-down home loans.

October 13, 2011

  • Expediting Electrical Transmission Lines  |   Video
    • President Obama’s plan to fast-track the permitting and construction of major electrical transmission line projects - including one in Arizona - is touted as a way to create jobs; increase capacity and reliability of the nation’s electrical grid; and accelerate the growth of domestic clean energy. Find out what the plan means for Arizona from Kris Mayes, former Arizona Corporation Commissioner who is now in charge of the Program on Law and Sustainability at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and Sandy Bahr, Director of the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter.

October 10, 2011

  • La Nina  |   Video
    • Weather forecasters say La Nina is back, promising a warm dry winter and no relief for Arizona’s drought. Learn more about it from Randy Cerveny, an ASU professor of geographical sciences who directs the university’s meteorology program.

October 3, 2011

  • The Future of Media   |   Video
    • The Federal Communications Commission is meeting in Phoenix to examine information needs of communities and the future of news media in a changing media landscape. Join us for a look at the issues with Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post and Weil Family Professor of Journalism at ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications; and Tim McGuire the Cronkite School’s Frank Russell Chair for the business of journalism and former editor and Senior Vice President of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.

September 15, 2011

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.

July 19, 2011

  • Nonpartisan “Open” Primary Elections  |   Video
    • Former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson is leading an effort to put a proposition on next year’s general election ballot calling for nonpartisan “open” primary elections. Johnson and State Representative John Kavanagh debate the plan that supporters say will help elect more mainstream candidates.

June 21, 2011

  • Colorado River Water Supply  |   Video
    • Central Arizona Project General Manager David Modeer talks about the Colorado River Basin Water Supply & Demand Study, a collaborative effort between the federal government and seven western states to assess the adequacy of Colorado River water now and in the future.

June 1, 2011

  • Medical Marijuana Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Governor and Attorney General have filed a federal lawsuit to find out if the State’s medical marijuana law is constitutional and to determine if State workers who administer the program could face criminal prosecution. Attorney Scot Claus, a partner in the Phoenix law firm Mariscal-Weeks, gives his take on the lawsuit and the constitutionality of Arizona’s medical marijuana law.

May 31, 2011

  • Medical Marijuana Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Governor and Attorney General have filed a lawsuit to determine if Arizona’s medical marijuana system violates federal law. Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services talks about how the lawsuit will impact the medical marijuana program.

May 19, 2011

  • Sustainability: SRP Sustainable Energy  |   Video
    • On May 23rd, Salt River Project’s Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on a plan to increase the amount of renewable energy it produces and reduce its energy load through energy efficiencies. Discussing the plan are Salt River Project officials Debbie Kimberly and John Coggins; Jeff Schlegel of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project; and Amanda Ormond, a clean energy consultant who is also an SRP customer.

May 9, 2011

  • SB 1070 Appeal  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne discusses Governor Jan Brewer’s decision to appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court to lift a federal judge’s injunction that prohibits key parts of SB 1070 from taking effect.

April 11, 2011

  • SB 1070 Ninth Circuit Court Ruling  |   Video
    • A federal judge’s decision to enjoin key parts of SB 1070 from taking effect has been upheld by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Julie Pace provides legal analysis of the Court’s decision.

February 24, 2011

  • METRO Light Rail  |   Video
    • A new federal budget proposal includes nearly $38 million to help extend METRO light rail line into downtown Mesa. METRO Light Rail CEO Steve Banta talks about the Mesa extension and other future projects.

February 22, 2011

  • States' Rights  |   Video
    • Fed-up with federal mandates, Arizona lawmakers are trying to assert states rights. What does that mean, and how much power do states really have? Hear what legal experts have to say about the issue.

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.

January 18, 2011

  • Budget Deficit   |   Video
    • Arizona faces a budget deficit of about $2 billion over the next 18 months. Governor Brewer has released a plan to shrink the deficit. John Arnold, the Governor's Budget Director, discusses the plan.

December 8, 2010

  • Job Growth Plan  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer has announced a new job growth plan, and has named Don Cardon to head the new Arizona Commerce Authority, which replaces the commerce department. Cardon will talk about the plan and his job.

November 24, 2010

  • Mortgage Fraud  |   Video
    • Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona Bill Solomon discusses what his office is doing to fight mortgage fraud.

November 22, 2010

  • University Realignment  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Regents members Anne Mariucci and Fred DuVal discuss the Board’s plan to realign the Arizona University System into an enterprise model.

November 8, 2010

  • Navajo Generating Station  |   Video
    • A public forum will be held November 15th to consider the impact on water and energy users if expensive federal pollution regulations force the closing of the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in Northeastern Arizona. Susan Bitter Smith, President of the Central Arizona Project’s Board of Directors, discusses the issue.
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October 21, 2010

  • Intel Investment in Arizona  |   Video
    • This week, Intel announced it will be making a 6 to 8 billion dollar investment to expand and build the next generation of computer chip fabrication facilities in Arizona and Oregon. The plan includes upgrading two facilities the company currently operates in Chandler. Intel Government Relations Director Jason Bagley provides additional details.

September 14, 2010

  • Federal Education Fund  |   Video
    • Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill discusses the nearly $212 million Arizona has been awarded from the federal government to help keep teachers employed.

September 13, 2010

  • English Learner Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The legal challenge to Arizona’s program for educating English learners is back in federal district court in Tucson. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Education has issued a determination that parts of the program violate federal law. We’ll hear from Tim Hogan, the attorney representing plaintiffs’ in the ELL lawsuit, and Tom Horne, one of the defendants.

August 30, 2010

  • Dust Pollution Sanctions  |   Video
    • Lindy Bauer, Environmental Director for the Maricopa Association of Governments, discusses the severe financial sanctions Maricopa County will face if the EPA disapproves a MAG dust reduction plan that’s been in effect since 2007.

August 24, 2010

  • Federal Tax Changes  |   Video
    • A new report from the non-partisan Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says federal tax changes have made itemized deductions more unfair to low-income taxpayers and more costly for government. Dana Naimark of the Children’s Action Alliance and Kevin McCarty of the Arizona Tax Research Association discuss the report.

August 16, 2010

  • Race to the Top  |   Video
    • Arizona is in the running to win nearly $250 million for public education in the federal Race to the Top competition. As one of 19 finalists, the state recently defended its application in Washington, D.C. Now, it waits to find out if it’s a winner. Eileen Klein, the Governor’s Chief of Staff, and Paul Koehler of WestEd discuss the state’s application.

August 11, 2010

  • Secret Ballots for Unionizing  |   Video
    • The pros and cons of a ballot measure, approved by state lawmakers in special session, that attempts to block proposed federal legislation regarding the formation of labor unions.

July 19, 2010

  • Financial Regulation Reform  |   Video
    • Wayne Stutzer, Senior Vice President and Financial Consultant for RBC Wealth Management, discusses the federal financial reform legislation.

July 7, 2010

  • Federal Lawsuit Challenging SB 1070  |   Video
    • Legal and immigration experts respond the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of SB 1070. Guests include ASU immigration law professor Evelyn Cruz and ASU justice and social inquiry professor Doris Marie Provine.

June 2, 2010

  • Mortgages Ltd. Properties  |   Video
    • The collapse of the real estate and financial markets sent Mortgages Ltd., a real estate investment firm, into bankruptcy. The company has emerged from Chapter 11 and is now selling off assets to try to recoup money for investors. We’ll hear from former Arizona Land Commissioner Mark Winkleman who has been hired to oversee that process. And we’ll go inside two premier properties: the Centerpoint Towers in downtown Tempe and the Chateaux on Central brownstones in central Phoenix, which were recently sold to a company that plans to put them on the market by the end of the year.

June 1, 2010

  • Air Quality Violations  |   Video
    • Maricopa County is in danger of losing millions of dollars in federal funding because of repeated violations for dust in the air. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Benjamin Grumbles explains the situation.

May 26, 2010

  • Clean Elections Ruling  |   Video
    • The Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of Arizona's law for publicly funded elections, known as Clean Elections. The Goldwater Institute is asking a U.S. Supreme Court Justice for help to overturn the federal court's decision. Nick Dranias from the Goldwater Institute talks about the ruling.

May 25, 2010

  • Border Funding  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard discusses President Obama’s plan to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexico border and ask Congress for $500 million to improve border security.

May 24, 2010

  • Clean Elections  |   Video
    • A federal appeals court upheld the constitutionality of part of Arizona’s law for publicly-financed elections known as Clean Elections. Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission Todd Lang discusses the court’s decision.

April 14, 2010

  • Clean Elections  |   Video
    • A federal judge declared unconstitutional the “matching funds provision” of Arizona’s public campaign financing program, known as Clean Elections. The decision was appealed to the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard oral arguments on Monday. Join us for a discussion with participants on each side of the case; state Representative John McComish and Todd Lang, Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
  • Tribal Energy Economies  |   Video
    • ASU Professor Carl Artman, a former director of the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, is now in charge of the university’s Economic Development in Indian Country Program. He talks about opportunities for tribes in the production of traditional and renewable energy.

April 13, 2010

  • Real Estate   |   Video
    • Arizona Republic real estate reporter Catherine Reagor provides an update on Arizona’s real estate market, including plans for new federal money meant to help fight the foreclosure crisis.
  • Restore Our Border Plan  |   Video
    • The murder of a rancher in southern Arizona prompted the Arizona Cattlemen’s Association to expedite the release of a border security plan it had been developing. Gary Thrasher, a member of the Association’s Executive Committee discusses the plan.

April 8, 2010

  • Health Reform Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Arizona has joined more than a dozen other states that are suing the federal government over the new health care reform law. ASU law professor Paul Bender discusses the merits of the case.

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.
  • Race to the Top  |   Video
    • Arizona didn’t exactly race to the top in its effort to win federal education funding in round one of the national “Race to the Top” grant competition. In fact, Arizona’s grant application was very near the bottom. Find out what went wrong, and what Arizona must do to become more competitive in round two.

March 22, 2010

  • AHCCCS  |   Video
    • State lawmakers have voted to cut $310,000 from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona’s health care plan for the poor. John Rivers of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association will address the ramifications of the cuts.

February 22, 2010

  • Foreclosure Rescue Plan  |   Video
    • State Representatives Anna Tovar, (D) Tolleson, and Daniel Patterson,(D) Tucson, discuss the House Democrats’ foreclosure rescue plan.

January 28, 2010

  • Mental Health Services  |   Video
    • Arizona is under a court order to provide services for people with serious mental illnesses, as required by state law. But as part of her budget plan, Governor Jan Brewer wants to remove that law from the books and eliminate most non Title XIX (Medicaid) funding for 14,600 adults with serious mental illnesses. Attorneys Charles “Chick” Arnold and Anne Ronan discuss their concerns and possible repercussions of the Governor’s plan.

November 18, 2009

  • Transportation for America  |   Video
    • T4America is leading a campaign to re-shape federal transportation policy, linking land use, housing and transportation more closely to create more livable communities. Lea Shuster, Field Director for Transportation For America, discusses her group’s goals and how federal transportation policy impacts transportation in Arizona.

November 10, 2009

  • Weatherization  |   Video
    • Federal stimulus dollars are providing a huge financial lift to a program that helps low income Arizonans save money on their utility bills while making their homes more energy efficient. We'll take a look at this program that saves energy, lowers utility bills, makes homes safer, and keeps people employed.

October 22, 2009

  • Mental Health Overhaul  |   Video
    • Responding to a court order in the decades-old Arnold v. Sarn lawsuit, Governor Jan Brewer has filed a proposal in Maricopa County Superior Court to make structural changes to Arizona’s behavioral health care system. Hear what Dr. Laura Nelson, Acting Deputy Director for the Arizona Department of Health Services Division of Behavioral Health and Anne Ronan, an attorney representing Arnold v. Sarn plaintiffs have to say about the Governor’s plan.

September 16, 2009

  • Race to the Top  |   Video
    • Find out what Arizona’s doing to get a slice of more than $4 billion in federal “Race to the Top” money that will be awarded to states that implement educational reform and bring innovation into the classroom. Representative Rich Crandall, Chair of the House Education Committee, and Debra Duvall, a Special Advisor to the Governor, back from a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with “Race to the Top” officials, discuss Arizona’s effort to compete for the money.

September 1, 2009

  • Kidscare Parents  |   Video
    • At the end of September, thousands of working Arizonans will lose their health insurance. That’s because lawmakers did not reauthorize funding for KidsCare Parents, a low-cost health insurance program for working parents whose income is below 200% of the federal poverty level. Dana Wolfe Naimark of Children’s Action Alliance and Brenda Cardenas of Healthcare Connect talk about the limited options available to these families.

August 26, 2009

  • Copper Mine Land Exchange  |   Video
    • The Resolution Copper Mining company is asking Congress to approve a federal land swap that will allow the company to begin mining a huge body of copper ore near Superior, Arizona. The project could provide a huge economic boost to a community, but it may also have some negative impacts. Join us as we travel to Superior to hear from both critics and supporters of the project.

August 17, 2009

  • Town Halls  |   Video
    • Town halls being held nationwide on President Obama's health care reform plan have been tumultuous. Patrick Keney, chair of the Arizona State University Political Science Department, will talk about the town halls in terms of democracy and freedom of speech.

August 13, 2009

  • Congressman Trent Franks  |   Video
    • Congressman Trent Franks talks about health care reform, Federal stimulus dollars and other issues facing Arizona and the nation.

July 30, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small talks about the legislature’s latest budget breakdown. Governor Jan Brewer and Republican legislative leaders have agreed to a new budget plan, but they continue to struggle to find enough votes to pass it.

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.

July 14, 2009

  • Bashas’ Bankruptcy  |   Video
    • The Arizona owned Bashas’ grocery store chain has filed for Chapter 11 protection is federal bankruptcy court. Later this month, the company plans to close ten stores and shed 1,000 jobs. ASU Economist Matthew Croucher discusses the economic impact of the bankruptcy on the State of Arizona.

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.

July 1, 2009

  • Weatherization Assistance Program  |   Video
    • Federal stimulus dollars are providing a huge financial lift to a program that helps low income Arizonans save money on their utility bills while making their homes more energy efficient. We'll take a look at this program that saves energy, lowers utility bills, makes homes safer, and keeps people employed.

June 25, 2009

  • Copper Mining Land Exchange  |   Video
    • The Resolution Copper Mining company is asking Congress to approve a federal land swap that will allow the company to begin mining a huge body of copper ore near Superior, Arizona. The project could provide a huge economic boost to a community, but it may also have some negative impacts.  Join us as we travel to Superior to hear from both critics and supporters of the project.  Our studio guest is David Salisbury, President and CEO of RCM.

June 23, 2009

  • Obama Health Care Plan  |   Video
    • President Obama spoke to members of the American Medical Association recently. Hear from Dr. Jacqueline Chadwick of the Arizona Medical Association about the speech and the president’s plan.

May 19, 2009

  • Border Violence  |   Video
    • Guns heading south into Mexico and drugs coming north into the United States are key ingredients in a formula for violence at the Arizona-Mexico border. Federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives talk about what their agencies are doing to reduce the violence and criminal activities

May 13, 2009

  • School District Cash Balances  |   Video
    • Arizona State lawmakers passed a plan to use $300 million in school district cash balances to help erase the state’s remaining $650 million dollar budget shortfall in FY 2009. Chuck Essigs, Director of Government Relations for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials explains why the move will result in a property tax increase for some Arizonans.

April 21, 2009

  • Arizona Cases in Federal Court  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor talks about actions by the U.S. Supreme court on several cases that originated in Arizona, including a challenge to how the state funds education for English language learners. Bender also talks about a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Arizona’s private school scholarship tax credit program. Ninth Circuit Decision

April 7, 2009

  • Democratic Budget  |   Video
    • Democrats in the state House of Representatives have released a budget proposal. House Minority Leader Kyrsten Sinema discusses the plan and how it differs from the Republican proposal.

February 19, 2009

February 18, 2009

  • Senator Kyl  |   Video
    • U.S. Senator Jon Kyl offers his perspective on the economic stimulus plan and discusses other issues before the Senate.

December 16, 2008

  • senator Jon Kyl  |   Video
    • Arizona's Jon Kyl is one of the most vocal critics of a proposed bailout for the Big 3 automakers. The Senator joins us to talk about the plan, other economic issues, and the incoming Obama administration.

November 26, 2008

  • Phoenix Budget  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon talks about the city's budget woes, a buy local plan and other city issues.

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

October 27, 2008

October 1, 2008

  • Financial Bailout  |   Video
    • ASU finance professor, Herbert Kaufmann talks about the revised plan for rescuing U.S. financial markets.

September 30, 2008

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll  |   Video
    • The latest Cronkite/Eight Poll reveals where Arizona voters stand on the presidential election, the November ballot proposition that calls for banning same-sex marriage and the federal government bailout of the financial industry. Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Dr. Tara Blanc discuss the results.

September 23, 2008

  • Proposition 101: Health Care  |   Video
    • supporters of a ballot initiative called the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act say it will preserve our freedom to choose health care coverage. Opponents of the measure say it will stop the future option for a universal health care plan and reduce health care choice. We talk with both sides of the issue.

July 30, 2008

  • The Cost of School Utilities  |   Video
    • Facing the loss of $94 million they use to pay utility bills, some Arizona school districts were concerned that they would have to cut teachers and programs. But now, a provision in the new state budget provides financial relief. We take a look at how it helps.

July 15, 2008

  • Artificial Cervical Disc  |   Video
    • An amazing new implant gives patients relief from degenerative disc disease. We take you through one Valley woman's surgery and recovery.

July 2, 2008

June 24, 2008

  • stimulus Plan  |   Video
    • A measure to energize the states economy through a number of deals has been proposed at the state legislature. The package includes tax breaks and credits to create jobs and development across the state. Key backer of the stimulus plan, Representative Michele Reagan joins Horizon for a discussion of the proposal.

May 21, 2008

  • University Stimulus Plan
    • Arizona's universities are seeking a construction funding package of $1.4 billion from the state. Fred DuVal, an Arizona Board of Regents member, will tell us about the plan.

May 6, 2008

  • Polygamy-related Crimes  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard explains his work seeking federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice for help with nvestigations and prosecutions of polygamy-related crimes in our state.

April 23, 2008

  • Conserving Arizona�s Land and Water Initiative  |   Video
    • The Nature Conservancy�s Arizona Director discusses an initiative petition drive his organization has launched. If successful, it will place a proposition on November�s general election ballot asking voters to amend the State Constitution to allow 570,000 acres of state trust land to be set aside for permanent conservation. More than ten million acres of trust land were given to Arizona by the federal government at statehood. They�re held in trust, leased and sold by the State Land Department to raise money for public schools and other beneficiaries. Initiative application

April 22, 2008

  • Environmental Bill  |   Video
    • We discuss an important environmental issue on Earth Day. HB2017 restricts implementation of programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Arizona unless they are expressly authorized by federal law and consistent with federal law. We hear support and opposition to the measure.

April 15, 2008

  • Healthcare Group  |   Video
    • Funding for a �Healthcare Group of Arizona," a state-run health insurance plan for small businesses, is at the center of a debate at the state legislature. State representatives Kirk Adams and Steve Farley discuss the pros and cons of freezing enrollment in the program.

April 9, 2008

April 1, 2008

  • No Child Left Behind  |   Video
    • State Representative Mark Anderson talks about his opposition to a bill to opt out of the federal No Child Left Behind program.

March 27, 2008

  • No Child Left Behind  |   Video
    • state lawmakers have a bill that would make Arizona the first state to opt out of No Child Left Behind. If the bill is successful, Arizona would lose $600 million dollars in federal education funds. State Representative David Schapira will be on to talk about his bill.

February 7, 2008

  • Chief Justice McGregor  |   Video
    • Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor recently gave her state of the judiciary speech to the Arizona legislature. The Chief Justice will talk about issues regarding the judiciary, including attempts to get rid of the merit selection system for judges. She will also talk about a program the courts have to help people meet their mortgage payments.

January 29, 2008

  • Legislature A to Z: Immigration  |   Video
    • The first part of our annual look at key legislative issues examines immigration. Why do many Democratic and Republican policy makers say the federal government has not done enough to curb illegal immigration in Arizona? What bills are being introduced that address the problem?

January 22, 2008

  • Mortgage Seller Licensing  |   Video
    • Did you know that people who sell mortgages in Arizona don't have to be licensed? State Senator Jay Tibshraeny has introduced a bill that would require licensing, education and regulation for those who sell mortgages.

January 17, 2008

  • Recession?  |   Video
    • Is the economy in a recession? The state's jobless rate is up again, and the Federal Reserve chairman is indicating Feds are ready to pull the trigger on another interest rate cut. Debra Roubik, an economist with Grand Canyon University, will tell us why she thinks we are actually coming out of a recession.
  • Employer Sanctions Suit  |   Video
    • A federal judge has put off any enforcement of Arizona's employer sanctions law until March 1st. He's expected to rule by February on the law. Reporter Mark Brodie of KJZZ radio was at the hearing on the case, and will bring us up to date.

December 13, 2007

  • Employer Sanctions Lawsuit  |   Video
    • A new lawsuit has been filed in the employer sanctions case after a federal judge tossed out the first one. Julie Pace, an attorney working on the suit, will tell us about the new court action.

December 12, 2007

  • Phoenix Police Immigration Policy   |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon has appointed a panel of former prosecutors to revise police policy regarding the enforcement of federal immigration law. Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, a member of the mayors panel, talks about the task that lies ahead.

November 29, 2007

  • Proposed High School Graduation Requirements
    • The Arizona State Board of Education is considering a plan to increase the number of math and science credits required to earn a high school diploma. Its also considering a new rule that establishes a dual diploma system. The Board President and a Marana Unified School District official talk about the proposals. Proposed Board of Education rules

November 14, 2007

November 7, 2007

  • Arizona Town Hall: Land Use Planning
    • More than 6 million people live in Arizona today, but according to state estimates that number will more than double by the year 2050. Participants in the 91st Arizona Town Hall met at the Grand Canyon in late October to recommend ways to plan for that growth while protecting our states views and values. Town Hall participants discuss some of their recommendations.

October 16, 2007

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • What do Arizonans think about the employer sanctions law? Do they think local police should enforce federal immigration laws? Find out, as we release the results of the latest Cronkite/Eight Poll. Poll Director Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Tara Blanc will dissect the results. Read the complete poll results.

September 18, 2007

  • Paul Charlton
    • Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton was one of the federal prosecutors fired by the Justice Department last year. HORIZON speaks to Charlton about what he believes factored in to his dismissal as well as the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

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.

August 29, 2007

  • spanish Immersion
    • English-speaking students in grades 1-5 at Desert Willow School in Cave Creek learn about math, science and social studies, but all of their instruction is in Spanish. The school was recently awarded a half-million dollar federal grant for its Spanish Immersion program.

August 1, 2007

June 20, 2007

  • English Learners program
    • The English Learners Program once again became an issue, with a U.S. Court ruling that the State Government needs to come up with a comprehensive plan by the end of the legislative session. Tim Hogan, Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest was on hand to discuss this ruling and its impacts.

June 11, 2007

  • Mortgage Fraud
    • state Senator Jay Tibshraeny will talk about the bill hes sponsoring that will make mortgage fraud a felony in Arizona.

May 24, 2007

  • Fort McDowell Sovereignty Day
    • It's been 15 years since a standoff between state and federal agents and residents of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Reservation over Indian gaming. Since then, Indian gaming has flourished in Arizona. We talk to President Raphael Bear about the historic event.

May 22, 2007

  • Arizona Military Affairs: Reservist and Guard Rights
    • Federal law protects the employment reinstatement rights of Reserve and National Guard members returning from active duty. Butch Wise, executive director of the Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, joins us to talk about the conflicts that can occur between civilian employers and Reservists over an employee's military commitment.

May 17, 2007

  • senate Budget
    • The Senate has passed a bi-partisan $10.6 Billion state budget. Senate President Tim Bee will tell us about the spending plan.

May 16, 2007

May 2, 2007

May 1, 2007

  • Healthcare Group
    • Healthcare Group, a state-run health care plan for small business, is running at a deficit and asking for funding from the state. State lawmakers Representative Kirk Adams and Representative Steve Farley join us to discuss it.

April 19, 2007

  • AZ Centennial Kickoff
    • state lawmakers plan a kickoff to the Arizona Centennial Plan Thursday. Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is a member of the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission, will talk about the plan.

April 18, 2007

  • Air Quality
    • The Phoenix area continues to violate the federal health standard for PM-10 airborne particulates, or dust. Find out what needs to be done to meet a deadline (at the end of this year) for a plan to reduce particulate pollution by five percent a year until the standard is met. Guests: Steve Owens Director, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Bob Kard Director, Maricopa Countys Air Quality Department Resources: ADEQ Web site: http://www.azdeq.gov/index.html Maricopa Countys Air Quality Web site: http://www.maricopa.gov/aq/ Maricopa Countys BringBackBlue.org Clean Air Initiative: http://www.bringbackblue.org/

March 28, 2007

  • English Language Learner / Flores v. Arizona
    • Arizona State lawmakers respond to a federal judges most recent court order in the 15-year-old Flores v. Arizona lawsuit. The judge ruled that the State continues to violate federal law by not providing adequate educational programs for English Language Learners. Guests: Rep. Tom Boone, (R) House Majority Leader Rep. David Lujan, (D) Phoenix, District 15

February 14, 2007

  • Arizona Centennial Plan
    • Arizona's Centennial is five years away. State officials are gearing up to commemorate Arizona's 100th birthday. Learn more about their plans.

January 29, 2007

  • Mortgage Fraud
    • state Senator Jay Tibshraeny will talk about the bill hes sponsoring that will make mortgage fraud a felony in Arizona.

January 11, 2007

  • Bush Iraq Plan
    • President Bush has announced a new plan for Iraq. Paul Kinsinger of the Thunderbird Garvin School of International Management analyzes the plan.

January 3, 2007

  • Chandler Immigration
    • The City of Chandler is among local municipalities appealing to the state and federal government for immigration reform. Current Chandler Mayor Boyd Dunn and former Chandler Mayor currently State Senator Jay Tibrshraeny join Michael Grant in the studio.

December 19, 2006

  • Transportation Acceleration
    • Widening of the I-10 and I-17 freeways, speedier commutes on the loop 101 and improved mobility on the loop 303 could be a reality sooner than originally expected. Those are a few of the transportation acceleration projects recently approved by the Maricopa Association of Governments and the State Transportation Board. Legislation passed in the last session paved the way for the acceleration of construction or rebuilding of freeways, state highways, bridges and interchanges in the MAG Regional Transportation Plan. Some of those projects will be accelerated by as much as 14 years. Guest: Eric, Anderson Maricopa Association of Governments Transportation Director.

October 11, 2006

  • Federal appeals court decision would put voter I.D. requirements on hold
    • A federal appeals court has put a temporary hold on requirements to show I.D. when voting and proof of citizenship when registering to vote. Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard says he is going to appeal the case to the United States Supreme Court. Arizona State University professor Paul Bender will talk about the legal issues involved in the case.

September 19, 2006

  • Proposition 105 and 106 - StateTrust Land
    • The battle between preserving or developing State Trust is heading for a ballot showdown this November. Prop 105 comes from the Legislature, allows 400,000 acres to be saved and limits how the land can be used. It calls for preserving as much as 400,000 acres in state trust land, every acre or parcel of which would have to be approved by the Legislature. Prop 106 is a citizens initiative and would automatically preserve 259,000 acres and set aside an additional 358,000 acres that could be purchased by cities and set aside for conservation. The measure would also revamp the state agency with a board of trustees. If ballot measures are approved at the polls, the one with the most votes wins. Parts of the other plan could become law should the winning measure not have the same provision. We hear from supporters of both propositions.

August 30, 2006

  • Protect Our City
    • A group that wants to require Phoenix police officers and other city employees to enforce federal immigration laws has collected enough signatures to put the measure to a public vote. Randy Pullen, chairman of Protect Our City and Jake Jacobsen, president of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association weigh in on the issue.

August 24, 2006

  • ELL Ruling
    • A federal appeals court has ruled against a new law funding programs for English Language Learners. The court also ruled against fines levied against the state in the English learning lawsuit. Arizona Republic columnist Richard Ruelas will explain the ruling.

August 22, 2006

  • sky Harbor Security
    • There are some new restrictions for airline passengers related to the terrorism plot uncovered on August 9. British law enforcement made multiple arrests on suspicion of plotting to blow up passenger planes. The alleged plan was to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to the United States using benign liquids to make an explosive. For that reason, the U.S. Government raised the nations threat level and is prohibiting any liquids, including beverages, gels, and lotions from being carried onto airplanes. What does this mean in terms of security at Sky Harbor Airport? Paul Blue, Assistant Aviation Director at Sky Harbor Airport joins HORIZON.

July 31, 2006

  • New Arizona Corporation Commissioner
    • Barry Wong was sworn in today as the new Arizona Corporation Commissioner. The former state legislator fills the vacancy left by Marc Spitzer who was named to the federal energy regulatory commission.

June 29, 2006

  • AHCCCS - New Citizenship Requirements
    • Effective July 1, a change in federal law, The Deficit Reduction Act, will require all Medicaid (AHCCCS) members and applicants claiming U.S. citizenship to provide proof of both U.S. citizenship and identity when renewing or applying for AHCCCS health insurance benefits. Get the facts about the change and what it means for Arizonans.

May 23, 2006

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • How do Arizonans feel about Sheriff Joe Arpaios immigration posse, President Bushs immigration plan and NSA spying? Those are some of the issues we surveyed Arizona voters on in the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll. Poll director Bruce Merrill and assistant director Tara Blanc will discuss the results. Read the complete Cronkite-Eight Poll results.

April 3, 2006

  • Immigration Bill
    • A bill has been approved by both the Arizona House and Senate that would make being an illegal immigrant a felony in Arizona. A similar federal bill has sparked massive protests across the country. The bill would also allow law enforcement to ask about immigration status and national origin when making arrests. Sponsors Senator Barbara Leff and Representative David Lujan will discuss the bill.

March 29, 2006

  • 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.

March 27, 2006

  • Hope VI
    • The HOPE VI Project is a federal grant-funded program created to rebuild old and/or severely distressed public housing. The project has turned one central Phoenix government housing project into a new mixed-income community. Dee Wheeler-Cronin, Hope VI Project Manager for the City of Phoenix, and David Adame, Arizona Operations Vice-President, McCormack Baron Salazar are guests.

February 14, 2006

  • Pandemic Flu Plan
    • Is Arizona prepared for possibly the greatest public health challenge of our time ---an influenza pandemic? The Arizona Department of Health Services has recently released an updated Influenza Pandemic Readiness Plan. Will Humble, Bureau Chief for the State Department Of Epidemiology & Disease Control joins Michael Grant for a discussion. For more information on the Readiness Plan go to www.azdhs.gov.

February 6, 2006

  • Medicare Prescription Plan
    • The new Medicare prescription drug plan got off to a rocky start. David Mitchell, State Director for AARP and Tom Betlach, Deputy Director for AHCCCS join us to discuss the problems and what you can do about them.

January 19, 2006

  • Credit Card Payments
    • It's a dose of medicine for consumers that's going to be painful at first. This month, your credit card minimum payments could double. That's because of new rules put in place by federal regulators to help people pay off credit cards, instead of just treading water. Learn more about the new rules.
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
    • David Mitchell, the Arizona State Director of the AARP, and Tom Betlach of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System join us to discuss recent problems with the new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

January 11, 2006

  • English Learning
    • Last month, a federal judge ordered the state to provide adequate funding of English Language Learning programs. Tim Hogan from Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest and House Majority Leader Representative Stephen Tully discuss the ruling and the issue.

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.

November 17, 2005

  • Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
    • sign up has started for the new Medicare prescription drug program. But choosing a plan can be daunting. Lupe Solis of AARP and Heather Daniel of the Foundation for Senior Living explain how to best choose a plan and how to get more information.

November 3, 2005

October 24, 2005

  • Disaster ... Is Arizona Prepared?
    • HORIZON begins a four-part series on Arizona's emergency management plan. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina's impact on the Gulf Coast, we see what preparations our state has in place. Tonight, we examine what potential disasters could affect Arizona. Our guests include Leah Farr, President-Elect of the Arizona Emergency Services Association board.

October 13, 2005

  • Teacher Pay Raise
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne has proposed giving teachers a pay raise by giving them a $2,500 tax credit. Horne will be on HORIZON to talk about his plan.

September 15, 2005

  • Constitution Day
    • Federal legislation went into effect this year requiring all schools that receive federal funding to implement educational programs relating to the U.S. Constitution September 17th. That's the day the constitution was signed. ASU History Professor Catherine Kaplan explains what the University is doing to comply. Plus, Kaplan discusses the ongoing debates about the constitution, and the history of its signing.

September 8, 2005

  • salvation Army Hurricane Relief
    • The Salvation Army has set up a donation center to help victims of Hurricane Katrina now living in Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. The center has been a huge success, with Valley residents responding quickly to the needs of the hurricane survivors. We'll talk to a Salvation Army official about the relief effort.

September 6, 2005

  • Disaster Relief
    • In response to Hurricane Katrina, the American Red Cross is launching the largest mobilization of resources in its history for a single natural disaster. Businesses and organizations across the state are raising funds to send to hurricane victims. A representative from the Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross joins HORIZON to talk about the effort and how you can help.

August 30, 2005

  • senator Jon Kyl
    • U.S. Senator Jon Kyl joins host Michael Grant to talk about his immigration reform bill, border security, Arizona's water supply and the Federal Transportation Bill.

August 25, 2005

  • Congressman John Shadegg
    • shadegg discusses his trip this week to Iraq, a plan he has to allow people to buy health insurance across state lines, and immigration.

July 25, 2005

  • Land Initiative
    • HORIZON examines the Arizona State Land Conservation Initiative voters will be asked to consider on the general election ballot next year. Arizona Education Association President John Wright and Andy Laurenzi, the Sonoran Institute's State Trust Lands Program Director will discuss the details.
  • Arizona Stories: Luhrs Family
    • A profile of one of the state's pioneer families that helped changed rural Phoenix into the urban landscape that it is today.

July 13, 2005

  • Immigration Summit
    • Governor Napolitano has organized an immigration summit Tuesday in Flagstaff. State and federal law enforcement officials are expected to develop proposals for cracking down on illegal immigration and related crime.

June 22, 2005

  • Arizona's Border Crisis: A HORIZON Specia
    • In 1994, the federal government implemented a new plan that focused on deterrence and arrest along our nation's 1,940-mile U.S.-Mexico border. These strategies curtailed illegal alien flow through El Paso, San Diego and other traditional areas, but created a funnel into Arizona. Since then, the illegal population in the U.S. has increased to nearly 10 million people. Horizon takes a trip to the Arizona-Mexico border for a first-hand look at why illegal immigration has been pushed into our state. Senator Jon Kyl joins Michael Grant for an in-studio discussion.

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."

April 14, 2005

  • Arizona Refinery
    • Gas prices are at record highs. A proposed Arizona refinery might bring some relief.

April 8, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • some state lawmakers making the trek to Southern Arizona border to check up on the minuteman project. It appears progress is being made between Governor Janet Napolitano and Republican legislative leaders on a new budget agreement, with some suggesting the two sides are getting close to a deal. And just a week after announcing a plan for a ballot initiative on classroom spending that proposal has run into trouble.

March 29, 2005

  • Juvenile Corrections Update
    • Federal investigators found several glaring problems at the juvenile corrections last year. A new report looks at what's being done to improve conditions.

March 23, 2005

  • social Security Reform
    • President Bush visited the state to talk about his Social Security reform initiative. "Horizon" discusses the pros and cons of that plan.

March 1, 2005

  • Identity Theft
    • The Federal Trade Commission ranks Arizona the number one state in the nation for identity theft.

February 4, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • At this Journalists Roundtable, our panelists discuss former Arizona Governor Fife Symington's comments that he may decide to run again for the office in 2006. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has started a controversial plan he says can combat identity theft. And Governor Janet Napolitano revived Arizona's film commission this week by naming several big names to the panel.

January 20, 2005

  • Food for the Hungry
    • A Phoenix City Council member has just returned from a village hit hard by the tsunami in south Asia. Horizon spoke to her, and a representative of a local relief agency, about what they saw.

January 18, 2005

  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines
    • The Supreme Court throws out the way federal judges determine sentences. ASU law professor Paul Bender talks about last week's rulings and its implications.

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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