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September 4, 2014

  • VA Healthcare Update  |   Video
    • A new report was released recently on the problems regarding delayed wait times for care at the Phoenix veterans’ healthcare system. Arizona Republic reporter Dennis Wagner, who has been covering the story, will give an update.

August 11, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Independent Voters  |   Video
    • The number of independent voters participating in this year’s primary election in Maricopa County could double. That is causing Republican Party officials concern, because many independents are choosing to vote on the Republican ticket. Hank Stephenson of the Arizona Capitol Times will discuss his story on the issue.

June 30, 2014

May 21, 2014

  • Phoenix Budget  |   Video
    • The Phoenix city council voted to pass a budget that closed a $37-million budget gap. One of the most controversial parts of the budget was a pay cut for employees. Dustin Gardiner, who has been covering the story for the Arizona Republic, tells us more about the budget.

April 29, 2014

  • VA Hospital  |   Video
    • More members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are calling for the resignation of top administrators at the Phoenix Veterans Hospital. The hospital allegedly had a secret list of extremely long wait times for veterans seeking medical care, some so long that patients died waiting for treatment. Dennis Wagner of the Arizona Republic, who has been tracking the story, will discuss the issue.

January 21, 2014

  • Historian/Author Jack August  |   Video
    • Arizona historian and author Jack August will discuss his latest work, “The Norton Trilogy," the story of three generations of Arizona's Norton family and their impact on western water supplies and policies.

December 3, 2013

  • Uninvestigated Child Abuse Cases  |   Video
    • The story of six-thousand child abuse cases not investigated continues to develop, with the Governor forming a “CARE Team” to provide oversight in the investigation of those cases. Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts, who writes extensively on the issue of child abuse, talks about the latest development.

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 18, 2013

  • Yarnell Evacuation  |   Video
    • The evacuation of the town of Yarnell during the Yarnell Hill Fire was chaotic and fraught with problems. That’s according to a report in the Arizona Republic, which reveals that a dozen residents complained about the evacuation and experts agree that there were problems. Anne Ryman, a reporter who worked on the story, will talk about the issues with the evacuation of Yarnell.

October 15, 2013

  • Arizona Medical Board  |   Video
    • The executive director of the Arizona Medical Board was fired over the weekend. Lisa Wynn was fired following a report by the Arizona Ombudsman-Citizens’ Aide that revealed the board violated rules and laws when giving new doctors credentials. Arizona Republic reporter Mary K. Reinhart, who has been following the story, will tell us more.

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.

March 28, 2013

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

November 12, 2012

  • Veterans Day Special   |   Video
    • A tribute to our military veterans featuring the work of the Veterans Medical Leadership Council; the heroic story of Sylvestre Herrera, the first Arizona resident to receive the Medal of Honor during World War II; and Betty Blake, one of the original Women Air Force Service Pilots who were trained to fly military aircraft to support the war effort.

October 17, 2012

  • Phoenix to Tucson Passenger Rail  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Transportation is studying a number of options for passenger rail service from Phoenix to Tucson. ADOT has identified several potential routes and is now asking for public input on those options. Sean Holstege, a transportation reporter for The Arizona Republic, provides the latest details on this story.

September 12, 2012

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

July 12, 2012

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

April 23, 2012

  • Phoenix Coyotes Sale Imminent?  |   Video
    • As the Phoenix Coyotes try to advance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, an ownership group is attempting to buy the team from the NHL and keep it in Arizona. Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal has the latest developments in this story.

April 9, 2012

  • Commercial Real Estate Recovery  |   Video
    • A new 10-story high rise is coming to Tempe Town Lake. It’s good news for Tempe, but is it also a signal that the Valley’s commercial real estate market is finally recovering after taking a beating during the recession? Mark Winkleman, chief operating officer of ML Manager LLC, provides a market update.

April 4, 2012

  • Sheriff Arpaio & U.S. Justice Department  |   Video
    • Talks between the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice broke-down this week as they were trying to resolve a dispute over Justice Department allegations that the Sheriff’s Office engaged in a pattern of racial profiling. Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley provides details of the story.

March 22, 2012

  • Ex-lawmaker’s Legal Troubles  |   Video
    • Former State lawmaker Richard Miranda resigned from the legislature in February citing health and family reasons. Since then, he has pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and tax evasion. Learn about the details of the story from Arizona Guardian reporter Dennis Welch.

December 15, 2011

  • Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Investigation  |   Video
    • The U.S. Department of Justice has accused the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of engaging in a pattern of unconstitutional policing, including racial profiling. Those are some of the findings from the Justice Department’s ongoing civil rights investigation of the agency led by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, Paul Charlton, provides his perspective on this story.

October 31, 2011

  • Barry Goldwater, Mr. Conservative  |   Video
    • Pollster Bruce Merrill and playwright Ben Tyler talk about Barry Goldwater and the November 1st performance of the play “Mr. Conservative, the story of Barry Goldwater”.

March 29, 2011

  • Rose Mapendo  |   Video
    • Imprisoned in a death camp with her family, Rose Mapendo survived genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She resettled in Phoenix where she founded Mapendo New Horizons to help other refugees. Mapendo shares her harrowing and uplifting story of courage and forgiveness. Program note: “Pushing the Elephant”, an “Independent Lens” documentary about Mapendo’s experience airs Tuesday, March 29th at 10pm on Eight HD.

March 10, 2011

December 7, 2010

  • Coerced Confessions  |   Video
    • Gary Stuart, Senior Policy Advisor for ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, discusses his book about coerced confessions: “Innocent Until Interrogated: The True Story of the Buddhist Temple Massacre and the Tucson Four”.

September 30, 2010

  • Pinal County Deputy Shooting  |   Video
    • One week after Senate Bill 1070 was signed into law, a Pinal County sheriff’s deputy was shot while on patrol in the desert. He was shot, allegedly, by drug smugglers. However, questions have been raised about the validity of the shooting. Paul Rubin of the Phoenix New Times explains the latest developments in this story.

March 10, 2010

October 8, 2009

June 2, 2009

July 10, 2008

April 17, 2008

  • Condo Market  |   Video
    • While the lower-end condo market is doing well, it's not the same story for higher-end high rise condos. Economist Elliot Pollack will talk about the condo market.

November 29, 2007

  • Nixon and Elvis
    • Egil Bud Krogh was the man President Richard Nixon placed in charge of the Special Investigations Unit, or plumbers. During a recent visit to ASU, he sat down with us to tell the amazing story of Elvis Presleys visit with Nixon at the White House, asking for a badge to be a special narcotics agent.

November 14, 2007

November 12, 2007

  • Profiles from World War II
    • This special delves into the Arizona WWII experience. First, a woman revisits her years with the WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services). Then, American, British and Chinese pilots took advantage of Arizonas weather and wide-open spaces to train for aerial combat. Former flight instructors and cadets recount their experiences in the Grand Canyon State. Lastly, we hear the story of Medal of Honor recipient Silvestre Herrera.

September 19, 2007

August 1, 2007

May 28, 2007

  • Frank Luke
    • The story of World War 1 Flying ace, Frank Luke, after whom Luke AFB is named.

May 15, 2007

  • Arizona Stories Tovrea Castle
    • Tovrea Castle was born out of the vision of Italian immigrant Alessio Carraro. Carraro came to Phoenix in 1928 with a dream to build a resort hotel castle surrounded by an exotic cactus garden and a subdivision of deluxe homes. While Carraros dream of a hotel-resort never came to be, he still built the castle, which was purchased by stockyard mogul E.A. Tovrea in 1931. We tell the story of the unique home and how it became the historic Arizona icon that it is today.

January 25, 2007

January 24, 2007

January 22, 2007

  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary
    • Former Governor Fife Symington is the third-most influential story HORIZON covered in the last 25 years.

January 17, 2007

  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary
    • A look at the 5th most influential story covered on HORIZON in the last 25 years: The alternative fuels scandal.

January 16, 2007

January 15, 2007

  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary
    • A look at the 7th most influential story covered on HORIZON in the last quarter century: Indian Gaming.

November 16, 2006

  • Immigration Author
    • Recently, acclaimed Author Luis Alberto Urrea was in the Valley to talk about his book The Devils Highway: A True Story, which explores the fate of twenty six Mexican men who attempted to cross the border into southern Arizona through a stretch of desert known as The Devil's Highway. We'll talk to the author on Horizon.

August 29, 2005

May 23, 2005

May 16, 2005

May 12, 2005

  • AZ Legislature: A to Z
    • A "Horizon" Special: The Arizona legislature, A to Z. We'll discuss the political dynamics that drive the legislature and how that impacts laws passed by lawmakers. Then you'll learn how term limits passed by voters over a decade ago has affected the process and how some lawmakers get around them. Lobbyists are not elected to make the laws but they certainly influence the process. We'll take a look at that aspect of the legislature. Finally we'll give you some tips about how you can become involved in the process as we tell you the story about one citizen's success in getting a bill passed.

April 18, 2005

  • Arizona Stories: The Biltmore
    • The Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa has uniquely impacted the history and style of the Valley. We'll take a look at its remarkable story.

February 28, 2005

February 16, 2005

  • Arizona Stories: La Casa Vieja
    • An Arizona story about a historic adobe Hacienda at the edge of the Salt River. La Casa Vieja was a ferry house, residence, and business, and is now a well-known landmark.

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