Questions were raised about the “militarization” of local police forces following the shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old man in Ferguson, Missouri, but now it appears that support is growing for police being armed with military-style weapons following terrorist attacks. Scott Somers, a former Mesa City councilman, senior fellow at the GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and Professor of Emergency Management at Arizona State University, will talk about the pressures police face in determining whether or not to militarize their departments.
Arizona State University’s Post-conviction Clinic seeks to help inmates who are innocent but have been convicted of a crime. The clinic recently received a new grant from the National Institute of Justice. Katherine Puzauskas, executive director of the Arizona Justice Project, and Robert Dormady, a law fellow at ASU Law and program coordinator for the Post-Conviction Clinic, will tell us more.
Phoenix’s Proposition 104 would increase and extend a current tax to pay for expansion of light rail and other transportation projects. Randal O’Toole, a Cato Institute Senior Fellow, will speak against the measure, while Phoenix city councilwoman Kate Gallego will speak in favor of it.
A study completed by the Seidman Research Institute of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University determined that Super Bowl XLIX and the 2015 Pro Bowl and related events produced a gross economic impact of $719.4 million. Anthony Evans, a senior research fellow at the Seidman Research Institute, will explain the numbers.
TEDxPhoenix brings the inspirational ideas of TED to the Mesa Arts Center on April 26 with the "Press Play," theme, which looks at what it takes to drown out the noise, ignore the odds and choose your own adventure. Some of the guest at this year’s TEDxPhoenix will include Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Bristol Baughan, Research fellow and geneticist Rachel Bloom and comedian Danny Lobell. Wardah Jamil, one of the lead organizers of the event, will tell us more.
If you’ve ever seen the movie, “The Day After Tomorrow,” you’ve seen an example of climate science fiction, or “Cli-Fi.” It’s a literary genre that allows us to peek into a future where our actions on the planet play out in full form. Manjana Milkoreit, a postdoctoral research fellow with Arizona State University’s Walton Sustainability Fellowship Program, and Clark Miller, a senior sustainability scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, will discuss Cli-Fi and how it impacts our current world.
One of Governor Jan Brewer’s first actions as governor was to impose a moratorium on new regulations. A new report is out on that issue. The Grand Canyon Institute’s report, “Why Arizona’s Regulatory Moratorium is Unnecessary,” reveals how moratoriums can lead to less public oversight and are not meeting the stated goal of creating more jobs. Grand Canyon Institute fellow Karen Smith, who wrote the report, will discuss her findings.
A new report will be released on the state of women in Arizona by the Arizona Foundation for Women. It was conducted by the Grand Canyon Institute for the Southern Foundation of Arizona Women and looks at the economic and education conditions of women and families in our state and offers solutions to the problems it outlines. Sara Presler, CEO of the Arizona Foundation for Women, and Grand Canyon Institute Fellow Molly Castelazo, will talk about the report’s findings.
Kareem Awadalla, the host of a political program for the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, and a Humphrey Fellow who’s currently studying journalism at ASU, shares his perspective on riots and violence against U.S. diplomatic compounds taking place in the Middle East.
Dr. Bruce Merrill, senior fellow at ASU’s Morrison Institute and director of the Merrill/Morrison Institute Poll, shares the latest results of his polling about the Presidential race and Arizona politics.
ASU Morrison Institute Senior Research Fellow Grady Gammage Jr., discusses the Institute’s newly released report “Watering the Sun Corridor” and what it says about a sustainable water future for Arizona.
Why some schools with Latino children beat the odds and why others don't is the topic of a new report by Arizona State University's Morrison Institute and the Center for the Future of Arizona. Lattie Coor, CEO, Center for the Future of Arizona, and Mary Jo Waits, senior fellow, join Michael Grant to discuss the report's findings.
Gov. Napolitano has vetoed more than 100 bills since becoming Arizona's Governor in 2002. Why has she vetoed so many bills? Michael Grant talks with Dr. David Berman, Senior Research Fellow with ASU's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, about Napolitano's possibly record-breaking vetoes.
The Medicare deadline is fast approaching. The program is known for its complexities, but the state has developed the 'benefits checkup' which can assist with determining what service is right for each person.
Join HORIZON this week for a four-part look at the issues that promise to take center stage during this year's legislative session. Tonight, we examine the budget with the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Republican Senator Bob Burns and fellow Committee member Democratic Senator Robert Cannell.