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November 13, 2014

  • Phoenix-Area Commercial Real Estate  |   Video
    • A new survey of real estate brokers shows that the Phoenix-area commercial real estate market is shaky, but improving. Mark Stapp, director of the Master of Real Estate Development program at the Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business, will discuss his survey.

October 16, 2014

  • Arizona Education: Hispanic Education  |   Video
    • There are more Hispanic students in Arizona public schools than non-Hispanic Caucasian students. Hispanics score over 20 points lower on the AIMS test than non-Hispanic White students. Dr. Kent Scribner, superintendent of the Phoenix Union High School District and a member of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and Dr. Delia Saenz, an Arizona State University Associate Professor of Psychology and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Arizona State University, will discuss the problems with Hispanic education in Arizona.

August 19, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Civic Engagement, O’Connor House  |   Video
    • After serving on the highest court in the land, former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor continues her commitment to service with the O’Connor House, which seeks to help increase voting rates. Find out what she has to say about her efforts to increase voting.

August 7, 2014

  • Tempe Town Lake   |   Video
    • The Tempe City Council recently denied an application for a project at Tempe Town Lake. The council decided the project from Pier at Town Lake did not have an adequate design or development density. Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell will discuss the rejection of the project and development around the lake.

July 22, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Young Entrepreneurs  |   Video
    • In another edition of the feature “Arizona’s Future,” we take a look at an Arizona State University program geared at producing new entrepreneurs. Sidnee Peck is an entrepreneurship instructor at ASU, and she was recently chosen to speak at a White House event about the importance of teaching young entrepreneurs. Peck will talk about developing young business talent.

June 26, 2014

  • Sustainability: Third National Climate Assessment Report  |   Video
    • Climate change is here and how we adapt to it will go a long way in determining the future of humans on Earth. That’s the basic conclusion of the recently released Third National Climate Assessment report by the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee. The report had the input of nearly 300 authors and is the most comprehensive look at the science and effects of climate change in the U.S. Two of those contributing to the report are Arizona State University life sciences professor Nancy Grimm and School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning professor Michael Kuby. They will discuss the report.

June 12, 2014

  • Eric Cantor Loss   |   Video
    • For the first time, a sitting House majority leader was defeated in a primary election. Virginia’s Eric Cantor lost to Tea Party activist Dave Brat. Patrick Kenney, the Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University and a Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies, will discuss what the loss means for the GOP and the Tea Party.

June 11, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Summer Food Needs  |   Video
    • During the summer months, the need for emergency food supplies is affected by kids being out of school. St. Vincent de Paul has come up with a way to help the thousands of struggling families and the homeless. The campaign is called "Be a Summer Action Hero" and the effort encourages people to donate food and money to help St. Vincent de Paul. Shannon Clancy, development director for St. Vincent de Paul, and Beverly Damore, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank, will discuss efforts to keep people fed during the summer months.

June 4, 2014

  • International School of Biomedical Diagnostics  |   Video
    • Arizona State University and Dublin City University are joining forces to develop the International School of Biomedical Diagnostics, in collaboration with Ventana Medical Systems Inc. The school will be launched in August 2014 at ASU and September 2014 at DCU. Mara G. Aspinall, president and CEO of Ventana Medical Systems, and Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, senior vice president of ASU’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, will discuss the new school.

April 15, 2014

  • Democratic Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • The Legislature’s session is nearing its end. Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell will give us their take on the session.

March 26, 2014

  • Light Rail Walkable Communities  |   Video
    • Phoenix city officials are conducting community workshops to get ideas and input regarding development along the city’s light rail line. The goal: to develop walkable communities that work in conjunction with mass transit. Alan Stephenson is the acting planning and development director for Phoenix and will discuss the effort.

March 25, 2014

  • RNA Research in Brain Injuries  |   Video
    • Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Barrow Neurological Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute are going to study the role of extracellular RNA, or RNA located outside our body’s cells, as biomarkers in brain injuries that include hemorrhaging in the brain. Researchers will be working to develop a prognostic tool that will lead them to more effective treatments for a form of bleeding in the brain that affects approximately 12,000 premature babies. They are also going to look into the role of extracellular RNA in the development of blood vessel spasms following a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain. Dr. Jorge Arango, a research scientist at the Neuroscience Research for Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital, will explain the research.

March 18, 2014

  • Minority Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell appear on Arizona Horizon monthly during the legislative session to give us their perspective on the latest from the State Capitol.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: CompuGirls  |   Video
    • CompuGirls is a program for adolescent girls that combines learning advanced computational skills along with key areas of social justice. The program was founded by Kimberly A. Scott, Women and Gender Studies associate professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Scott was named a STEM Access Champion of Change at the White House in February, and will discuss her program.

March 10, 2014

  • Republican Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Majority Leader John McComish and House Speaker Andy Tobin make their monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about current legislative issues.

February 17, 2014

February 11, 2014

  • Republican Legislative Leaders   |   Video
    • Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin will make their monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about the latest issues from the State Capitol.

February 3, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Phoenix Indian Center   |   Video
    • Arizona is home to the nation’s first social service agency designed for urban American Indians. Nearly 70 years ago, the Phoenix Indian Center opened its doors in downtown. Today, the center serves about 7,000 people a year, offering a variety of services from workforce development and educational classes to cultural programs. We’ll hear from Chief Executive Officer Patti Hibbeler and Chief Operations Officer Karen Thorne.

January 16, 2014

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • House Minority Leader Chad Campbell and Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar will discuss the Governor’s State-of-the-State speech and the Democrat’s agenda for the upcoming legislative session.

January 14, 2014

  • Republican Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Hear what Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin have to say about the priorities Governor Jan Brewer outlines in her State-of-the-State speech and the upcoming legislative session.

December 19, 2013

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

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

  • 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.

October 28, 2013

  • Bob Schieffer  |   Video
    • Bob Schieffer has been a television journalist for CBS News since 1969. He's one of the few journalists to have covered the White House, Congress, the Pentagon and the Department of State. He's moderated presidential debates, including one in 2004 in Tempe. Schieffer, the 2013 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, will join Horizon Host Ted Simons to talk about his career and journalism.

October 7, 2013

  • 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.

September 25, 2013

  • appsFreedom Mobile Cloud Software  |   Video
    • appsFreedom is a Chandler-based company that has ready-to-use app templates and a mobile application development platform to help companies develop their own, secure mobile apps that are also available for use on laptops and office computers. Vaidy Iyer, Chief Executive Officer of appsFreedom, will talk about his company.

September 24, 2013

  • Campaign Finance Lawsuit  |   Video
    • An Arizona Supreme Court ruling allowing higher limits on campaign contributions in Arizona is being appealed to the Court of Appeals. The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission has filed the appeal, claiming that the new law allowing higher contributions violates the Voter Protection Act. Tom Collins, Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, and Arizona House Speaker Pro Tempore J.D. Mesnard, will debate the new law.

September 16, 2013

  • Mexico City Trade Mission  |   Video
    • A half-dozen Arizona lawmakers went to Mexico City recently on mission to establish a permanent Arizona presence in that city and to seek out partnerships in the business and political worlds. House Speaker Andy Tobin led the mission, and will talk about trip.

September 4, 2013

  • Government Role in Economic Development  |   Video
    • Should the government play a role in economic development? That’s a question that will be discussed by Byron Schlomach of the Goldwater Institute, who will argue against government intervention in the economy, and Barry Broome of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, who will talk in favor of the concept.

August 28, 2013

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference  |   Video
    • Hundreds of the state’s business, science and education leaders will gather in Scottsdale for the Second Annual Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference on September 4. The conference will include 16 panel discussions, a keynote address and roughly 50 interactive stations to help those participating in the 2014 Arizona SciTech Festival make the most of their planning. Jeremy Babendure, Executive Director of the Arizona SciTech Festival, and Jeanine Jerkovic, Glendale’s Economic Development Administrator, will discuss the conference and the SciTech Festival.

August 22, 2013

  • Income Tax Reform  |   Video
    • An Arizona legislative committee started meeting this week on ideas to reform the state’s income tax system. Representative J.D. Mesnard, the vice-chair of the committee, Economist Jim Rounds, who is a committee member, and House Minority leader Chad Campbell will talk about the committee’s goals.

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 5, 2013

  • Tempe Developments  |   Video
    • The city of Tempe has seen a burst of large developments. Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell will discuss Tempe’s large-project building boom, including the massive office building being constructed for State Farm Insurance.

August 1, 2013

  • Economic Development/Site Selector  |   Video
    • Economic Development is a constant topic for government and business leaders. For site selectors, it’s their job. Site selectors help companies in search of new territory find the best deal in terms of economic and tax incentives. Site selector John Lenio, Economist & Managing Director of CBRE’s Economic Incentives Group and Economist Jim Rounds of the Elliott D. Pollack and Company, will discuss economic development in Arizona.

July 24, 2013

  • Charities Performance Indicator  |   Video
    • A major announcement was recently made in the charity world regarding a key indicator of a non-profit’s performance. Guidestar, Charity Navigator and Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance are the three national organizations that set the leading criteria of a nonprofit’s performance: overhead ratio, the percent spent on administrative and fund raising costs. However, the three organizations just sent out a letter denouncing those criteria as a leading indicator. Steve Zabilski, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul and Ellen Solowey, Program Officer for the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, will discuss the development.

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.

July 5, 2013

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Biosciences Roadmap Anniversary  |   Video
    • The 10th anniversary of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap was celebrated this year. The Bioscience Roadmap led to the development of Arizona’s bioscience sector. Find out more about the roadmap, its development and the status of Arizona’s bioscience sector from Martin Shultz, Chairman of the Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, and Brad Halvorson of the Flinn Foundation.

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.

May 29, 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.

May 9, 2013

  • Bipartisan Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Republican and Democratic state lawmakers will talk about the issues facing lawmakers as they attempt to wind up their session. Senate Majority Leader John McComish; Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor, House Speaker Pro Tempore Javan "J.D.” Mesnard; and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell will discuss issues such as Medicaid expansion.

May 2, 2013

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

April 15, 2013

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

April 11, 2013

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • Join Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin as they discuss the latest news from the state capitol, including whether progress is being made on the state budget.

April 8, 2013

  • Legislative Minority Leadership  |   Video
    • Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell will discuss the legislative session from the perspective of the Democratic Party, which is in the minority at the state house.

April 1, 2013

  • AZ Giving & Leading: MOMA's House  |   Video
    • MOMA’s House is a Laveen-based organization that provides a safe place for women recovering from domestic violence abuse and human sex trafficking. Women at MOMA’s House each have their own room and complete a program to help them regain their lives. Maraion Douglas, who suffered from her own domestic violence, is the founder of MOMA’s House and the recipient of an “Angels Among Us” award. She will talk about her organization and her award.

March 11, 2013

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin make their monthly appearance on Horizon to give an update on the legislative session, now about halfway through a self-imposed 100-day deadline.

February 7, 2013

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Join Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin as they discuss the latest from the state capitol.

January 16, 2013

  • Technology & Innovation: Arizona Bioscience Roadmap  |   Video
    • The 10th anniversary of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap was celebrated recently. The Bioscience Roadmap led to development of the Arizona’s bioscience sector. Find out more about the roadmap, its development and the status of Arizona’s bioscience sector from Martin Shultz, Chairman of the Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, and Brad Halvorson, of the Flinn Foundation.

January 7, 2013

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Arizona State Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell talk about their priorities for the 2013 legislative session.

January 3, 2013

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Arizona State Senate President Andy Biggs and Speaker of the House Andy Tobin provide a preview of the 2013 legislative session that starts January 14th, 2013.

December 31, 2012

  • Focus on Sustainability  |   Video
    • REPEAT FROM SEPT. 20, 2012

      Transportation planners and bicycle advocates talk about what’s being done to make the Valley a better place to travel by bicycle.

      Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton talks about what he’s doing to promote sustainability in the City of Phoenix.

      The nonprofit Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) was established to create sustainable economies in Northern Arizona. SEDI executive director Carol Bousquet and Board Member Holly Yeager talk about the organization.

November 20, 2012

  • Frank Lloyd Wright House update  |   Video
    • Acting Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Phoenix Michelle Dodds talks about the City’s efforts to preserve a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house that’s up for sale.

November 19, 2012

October 29, 2012

  • Giving and Leading: Native American Connections  |   Video
    • President and CEO of Native American Connections Diana Yazzie-Devine talks about her nonprofit that provides behavioral health services, affordable housing and economic development opportunities to Native Americans in the Phoenix area and tribal communities.

October 17, 2012

  • AZ Tech & Innovation: ASU Research Building  |   Video
    • ASU has opened its new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4). Sethuraman Panchanathan, Senior Vice President of ASU’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, describes what this state-of-the-art research facility has to offer.

October 15, 2012

  • Arizona Fall League 20th Anniversary  |   Video
    • For the past 20 years, every major league baseball team has sent its top prospects to Arizona for further player development in the Arizona Fall League. Learn more about the history and purpose of the league from the longtime baseball executive who’s credited as its architect, Roland Hemond. In 2011, Hemond was awarded the Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Directors.

October 3, 2012

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Quantenna Communications  |   Video
    • A California company that produces Wi-fi video networking for whole-home entertainment is expanding to Arizona. Quantenna Communications will open a research and development facility in Tempe, bringing 12 engineering and management jobs to the Valley initially, a number expected to triple over the next few years. Quantenna Chief Executive Officer Dr. Sam Heidari will talk about his company and its expansion to Tempe.

September 11, 2012

  • AZ Furnace Program  |   Video
    • Statewide business accelerator AZ Furnace is offering economic and various other incentives to encourage entrepreneurs to commercialize innovative technologies developed within Arizona’s universities and research institutions. Learn more about the program from Gordon McConnell, Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at ASU and Brian Sherman, Vice President of Business Development for the Arizona Commerce Authority.

July 24, 2012

July 16, 2012

June 27, 2012

  • Economic Growth: Medical Device Incubator  |   Video
    • The City of Peoria is teaming-up with the nonprofit BioAccel to grow medical device companies, and jobs, in the West Valley. Learn more about the “BioInspire” project from Maria Laughner, Peoria’s Business and Real Estate Development Manager and MaryAnn Guerra the CEO and co-founder of BioAccel.

June 12, 2012

  • Real Estate Future  |   Video
    • As the Phoenix Area recovers from one of the worst real estate markets it has ever seen, will the same mistakes that resulted in the real estate bust be repeated? Mark Stapp, the Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate and director of the Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business, will discuss the possibilities of that happening again.

May 10, 2012

May 9, 2012

May 3, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Commission on the Arts  |   Video
    • The State Legislature has reauthorized the Arizona Commission on the Arts for another ten years. The commission’s executive director Robert Booker discusses the commission’s vital role in economic development and public education.

April 30, 2012

April 24, 2012

  • Doctor Residencies Report  |   Video
    • A new report highlighting physician residency programs and the role they play in economic development, ensuring Arizona’s health care workforce is robust enough to meet the State’s health care needs. Guests include: Suzanne Taylor, Senior Vice President of Public Policy for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Michael Grossman, Director of Medical Education for Maricopa Integrated Health System; and Dr. Michael Whitcomb, a Flinn Foundation Medical Innovation Visiting Scholar at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.

April 17, 2012

  • Arizona Budget  |   Video
    • State Representative Justin Olson, who is vice-chair of the House Appropriations Committee, discusses the latest State revenue forecast and its impact on budget negotiations.

April 2, 2012

  • AZ House Conflict of Interest Rule  |   Video
    • Representative Ruben Gallego wants to strengthen a House rule that requires lawmakers to abstain from voting on bills in which they have a personal financial interest. Representatives Gallego and John Kavanagh discuss the proposal.

March 29, 2012

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • An update on the State budget and other legislative issues with the Arizona Speaker of the House Andy Tobin and the Senate President Steve Pierce.
  • Landlord-Tenant Law  |   Video
    • Three bills have been introduced in the Arizona House that look to change the state's Landlord-Tenant law. Supports say the measures are designed to simplify the landlord-tenant relationship. Opponents say the changes would weaken the rights of the tenants. Stan Silas, an attorney with Community Legal Services, discuss the bills.

March 21, 2012

  • Technology and Innovation: Proton Beam Cancer Therapy  |   Video
    • The Mayo Clinic is in the midst of adding a new weapon to its cancer-fighting tools. Mayo broke ground in December for a facility to house a Proton Beam Therapy Program, which it says will mark a new era in cancer treatment. Dr. Wyatt Decker, President and CEO of the Arizona Mayo Clinic, will discuss proton beam therapy.

March 17, 2012

  • State Budget Update  |   Video
    • Senate Majority Leader Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Gilbert) and House Minority Leader Rep. Chad Campbell (D-Phoenix) discuss the status of State budget negotiations.
  • State Government Personnel Reform  |   Video
    • On a party-line vote, the Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill (HB 2571) that reforms personnel rules that govern the hiring, firing and management of most state workers. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Justin Olson (R-Mesa) and Representative Bruce Wheeler (D-Tucson), who voted against the bill, debate the merits of the measure that is now under consideration in the State Senate.

March 7, 2012

  • Economic Growth: Start-Up America Policy Challenge  |   Video
    • Jonathan Koppell, director of ASU’s School of Public Affairs and the dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs, explains how the university is teaming up with the White House on a national initiative to accelerate entrepreneurship.

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 16, 2012

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • State Senate President Steve Pierce and House Speaker Andy Tobin discuss the current legislative session.

February 9, 2012

  • State Spending Limits   |   Video
    • The Arizona House Majority Leader, Representative Steve Court, and House Minority Leader, Representative Chad Cambell, debate a proposed House rule change that would limit lock state spending to a formula based on the previous year’s appropriations.

February 6, 2012

  • Alternate Redistricting Maps  |   Video
    • Not satisfied with the new political boundaries drawn by the Independent Redistricting Commission, House Speaker Andy Tobin has drawn his own congressional and legislative district maps that he wants voters to have an opportunity to approve. Speaker Tobin will speak about his alternative to the IRC maps.

January 24, 2012

  • Energy Efficiency  |   Video
    • Horizon continues its look at sustainability with a house that can save up to 90-percent of its energy costs. The traveling German structure is called "Das Haus," and it is currently on display at Tempe Town Lake, near the Tempe Center for the Arts.

January 23, 2012

  • Corporate Financial Disclosure  |   Video
    • A discussion about HB 2385, a bill introduced in the Arizona State House of Representatives, that is designed to strengthen corporate financial disclosure requirements, making it easier for the public to know the source of political ads.

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.

January 10, 2012

  • Sustainability: Valley of the Sunflowers  |   Video
    • See what happens when a dirt lot in downtown Phoenix is transformed into the Valley of the Sunflowers. VOS partners include Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation, Phoenix Union Bioscience High School and Intel. This effort activates and beautifies vacant land with sunflowers to be harvested and turned into biofuel.

December 19, 2011

December 14, 2011

  • 2012 Legislative Priorities  |   Video
    • State lawmakers will be back in session early next year. Senate President Steve Pierce, Senate Minority Leader David Schapira and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell will talk about legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

December 1, 2011

  • American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)  |   Video
    • Representative Debbie Lesko, Majority Whip of the Arizona House of Representatives and Arizona State Chairman for ALEC discusses the nonprofit organization that has had an influential role in shaping public policy in Arizona.

October 31, 2011

  • Redistricting Politics  |   Video
    • Voters created the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission to try to take politics out of the process of redrawing Arizona’s congressional and legislative district boundaries every ten years, but the latest round of redistricting is as political as ever. Hear what State Representatives Chad Campbell, leader of the House Democrats and John Kavanagh, a Republican from Fountain Hills, have to say about the redistricting process.

September 26, 2011

  • Arizona Fund of Funds   |   Video
    • The Arizona Growth Foundation is promoting an Arizona Fund of Funds as a way to grow jobs. Modeled after a program in Utah, it uses tax credits as an incentive for venture capitalists to invest in Arizona businesses. We’ll take an in-depth look at the pros and cons of this mechanism for economic development with John Kowalski, Co-founder of the Arizona Growth Foundation; Gary Gibbons, professor of Entrepreneurship at the Thunderbird School of Global Management; David Beauchamp, an attorney who practices in the areas of Venture Capital and Private Equity Transactions; and Byron Schlomach, an economist with the Goldwater Institute.

September 21, 2011

  • Valley of the Sunflowers  |   Video
    • Kenny Barrett, artist and Project Manager for Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation and Braden Kay of ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability, talk about the benefits of a collaborative effort between the Roosevelt Row CDC and Phoenix Union Bioscience High School to grow sunflowers on a vacant lot in downtown Phoenix.

September 19, 2011

  • Environmental Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • Each year, the Valley Forward Association recognizes environmentally sensitive projects throughout the Valley of the Sun that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability. VFA President Diane Brossart and Lori Singleton of Salt River Project review the 2011 award winners.

September 15, 2011

  • ASU and Solar Energy  |   Video
    • After years of installing solar panels on campus parking structures and rooftops, Arizona State University has exceeded 10 megawatts of solar energy capacity. Find out more about ASU’s commitment to solar power from David Brixen, ASU's associate vice president of Facilities Development and Management, and Morgan Olsen, executive vice president, treasurer, and CFO at ASU.

September 5, 2011

  • Focus on Sustainability: A Horizon Special  |   Video
    • The Sustainability-inclined segments include EcoScraps, a company that turns spoiled produce into garden compost; Clean Air Cab, an eco-friendly cab company; and Transit Oriented Development along the Valley’s light rail line.

August 30, 2011

  • Remote Control for Unmanned Aircraft  |   Video
    • A local company is playing a big role in the development of remote controlled unmanned military aircraft. Doug Limbaugh, CEO ofPhoenix-based Kutta technologies, talks about his company’swork.

August 22, 2011

  • Rural Energy  |   Video
    • The Obama Administration will be giving grants to help small businesses, ranchers and farmers in Arizona install renewable energy systems or make energy efficient improvements. Ten Arizona rural businesses will be given the Rural Energy for America Program grants. Arizona State Director for Rural Development Alan Stephens will discuss the grants.

July 25, 2011

July 14, 2011

  • Economic Growth: New WESTMARC CEO  |   Video
    • Michelle Rider, formally a Senior Vice President of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, is the new President and CEO of WESTMARC, an organization that promotes growth and development in the west Valley. Rider will discuss the opportunities and challenges she faces in her new role.

July 13, 2011

  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council  |   Video
    • GPEC CEO Barry Broome is no longer planning to leave Phoenix to lead an economic development effort in San Diego. Find out why he’s staying and how he hopes to grow and diversify Arizona’s economy.

June 23, 2011

  • The American Dream of Homeownership  |   Video
    • Houses are more affordable than they’ve been for years, but buying a house can be challenging and some potential buyers are leery about jumping into the market. Hear what experts have to say about the current status of the American dream of owning a home.

June 2, 2011

  • Regional Economic Development  |   Video
    • Is the key to the Valley’s economic success hidden somewhere in the region’s DNA? It’s a question business, political and community leaders will explore during a “Conversation on Economic Vitality using PHX DNA.” Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord and Steve Betts, the former CEO of SunCor Development discuss the event that takes place June 3rd in Chandler.

June 1, 2011

May 26, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Saving the Ice House  |   Video
    • The Ice House, a unique art space and gallery in Phoenix’ warehouse district, is on the verge of closing due to financial challenges, but a group of local artists is trying to rescue the place. We’ll show you what they’re doing to help.

May 18, 2011

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Rapid DNA Testing   |   Video
    • After Osama bin Laden was killed, his identity was quickly verified through DNA. It likely required massive equipment in a nearby command center, but the UofA is working on technology to make the process more portable. Dr. Frederick Zenhausern, Director of the Center for Applied Nano-bioscience and Medicine at the UA Medical School in Phoenix, discusses the development of Rapid DNA testing equipment.

May 4, 2011

  • New Speaker of the House  |   Video
    • When Kirk Adams recently stepped down as Speaker of the House to make a run for Congress, lawmakers wasted little time in selecting a replacement. Meet the new Speaker, Andy Tobin a Republican from Paulden, Arizona.

April 28, 2011

April 27, 2011

  • Development Impact Fees  |   Video
    • Governor Brewer signed a bill that regulates the impact fees cities charge home builders to help pay for growth-related infrastructure. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and Spencer Kamps, Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona, discuss the bill which represents a compromise between cities and developers.

April 25, 2011

  • Economic Future of Indian Lands  |   Video
    • ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is hosting a conference that examines issues of economic development on Indian lands. Carl Artman, director of the College of Law’s Tribal Economic Development Program, and Diane Enos, president of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, discuss some of the issues that impact tribal land management and strategic development.

April 21, 2011

April 5, 2011

  • FY 2012 State Budget  |   Video
    • Proponents say is big on cuts and short on gimmicks. Speaker of the House Kirk Adams and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell discuss the $8.3 billion budget that’s now awaiting Governor Brewer’s signature.

February 28, 2011

  • Solar Development on BLM Land in Arizona  |   Video
    • Eddie Arreola, Supervisory Project-Manager for the Bureau of Land Management, Arizona’s renewable energy coordinating office, talks about the various proposals being considered for managing the development of utility-scale solar power plants on BLM lands.

February 15, 2011

  • Arizona’s Aerospace and Defense Industry  |   Video
    • A discussion about Arizona’s Aerospace and Defense Industry with retired Air Force Brigadier General Tom Browning who’s leading Science Foundation Arizona’s Aerospace and Defense Initiative; John Schibler, Boeing’s Chief Engineer, Attack Helicopter Programs; and Barry Albrecht, CEO of the Central Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation.
  • Special Session  |   Video
    • State lawmakers are working in special session this week on a bill designed to grow jobs and improve Arizona's economy. Speaker of the House Kirk Adams and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell discuss the measure.

February 10, 2011

  • State Pension Reform  |   Video
    • House Speaker Kirk Adams has introduced legislation to reform Arizona's public employee pension system. Among other things it would raise the retirement age, increase employee's payments and eliminate cost-of-living increases. Speaker Adams discusses.
  • African American Legislative Days  |   Video
    • State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor discusses the African American Legislative Days event which is focusing on education, economic development and the justice system.

February 3, 2011

  • Synthetic Marijuana Ban  |   Video
    • The Arizona House of Representatives passed an emergency bill aimed at banning the sale of synthetic marijuana. Representatives Amanda Reeve and Matt Heinz discuss the bill.

January 20, 2011

January 19, 2011

  • Governor’s Budget Proposal  |   Video
    • House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. John Kavanagh (R-Fountain Hills) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Phoenix) discuss Governor Jan Brewer’s budget proposal.

January 13, 2011

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • State Senate President Russell Pearce and Speaker of the House Kirk Adams discuss their priorities for the new legislative session.

January 10, 2011

  • Democrats' Press Conference  |   Video
    • Following the Governor’s speech, House and Senate Democrats address the shootings and call for a more civil tone at the legislature.

January 6, 2011

  • Green Building  |   Video
    • Currently in development, the International Green Construction Code will guide the future of sustainable, more energy efficient, buildings. Learn about the “green code” from local experts Anthony Floyd of Scottsdale’s Green Building Program and architect Phil Weddle, President of the American Institute of Architects Phoenix Metro Chapter.

October 28, 2010

  • Renewable Energy Jobs  |   Video
    • Scottsdale-based Fluidic Energy is locating its manufacturing center in Maricopa County. Greater Phoenix Economic Council President and CEO Barry Broome talks about this development in Arizona’s ongoing effort to become a leader in renewable energy.

August 10, 2010

  • Protecting Arizona’s Jobs  |   Video
    • Economic development and business leaders say other states are making a new push to lure companies away from Arizona. Find out what they think Arizona must do to increase its competitiveness.

July 15, 2010

  • Prop 302 – First Things First  |   Video
    • At the general election in November, Prop 302 will ask voters if they want to continue using tobacco taxes to fund early childhood development and health programs through the voter-approved program known as First Things First. Debating the proposition are Nadine Mathis Basha, a board member for First Things First; and Kevin McCarthy, President of the Arizona Tax Research Association.

July 8, 2010

  • Consumer Financial Protection Agency  |   Video
    • Andrei Cherny, a Democratic candidate for State Treasurer and former White House adviser, is credited with helping to develop the idea of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Hear what he has to say about this key part of financial reform legislation that’s currently making its way through Congress.

June 24, 2010

  • Discovery Triangle  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look at the Valley’s Discovery Triangle. It’s a regional cooperative effort to enhance, develop and revitalize property within the geographic triangle that connects downtown Phoenix, Tempe and Papago Park.

May 20, 2010

  • AZ Town Hall - Jobs and the Economy  |   Video
    • Just days before members of the 96th Arizona Town Hall met in Tucson to develop ideas for growing jobs and improving Arizona’s economy, Governor Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law. Amid the ensuing drama and debate surrounding Arizona’s tough new immigration law, town hall participants drafted a report of recommendations for building a more economically stable Arizona. Find out what the recommendations say about immigration and the challenges facing rural Arizona. Guests include the following Arizona Town Hall participants: Mignonne Hollis, director of the Small Business Development Center for Cochise County in Sierra Vista; Andy Groseta, a rancher from Cottonwood; and Wayne Benesch a Yuma attorney.

April 29, 2010

April 26, 2010

April 22, 2010

  • Arizona Department of Commerce  |   Video
    • Director of the Arizona Department of Commerce, Don Cardon, discusses plans to replace the department with a new economic development authority.

April 20, 2010

  • Economic Development Trip  |   Video
    • A high-powered Arizona delegation, that included the Governor and other political and business leaders, traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby on behalf of Arizona’s aerospace and renewable energy industries. Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Karrin Taylor of DMB, an Arizona real estate company tell us what they think the trip accomplished.

April 19, 2010

  • Arizona’s Job Recovery Act  |   Video
    • A discussion on the merits of House Bill 2250 which seeks to grow jobs and attract businesses with tax incentives. Guests include Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Dana Wolfe Naimark, President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance, who’s representing the Arizona Budget Coalition.

April 14, 2010

  • 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

  • State Spending Limits/Voter Protection   |   Video
    • State lawmakers are working on a bill that would tie future state spending increases to population growth and inflation. They’re also considering sending measures to the ballot that would allow the state to spend money that’s currently off-limits and voter protected. Learn more about the legislation from Representative John Kavanagh, House Appropriations Chairman, and Representative David Schapira, Appropriations Committee member.

April 12, 2010

  • Immigration Reform  |   Video
    • House Bill 1070, sponsored by Senator Russell Pearce, makes changes to Arizona laws related to immigration crime and enforcement. Senator Pearce, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and House Assistant Minority Leader Kyrsten Sinema discuss the legislation.

April 7, 2010

  • First Things First  |   Video
    • State lawmakers have referred a measure to the 2010 general election ballot asking Arizona voters to repeal First Things First, an early childhood development and education program, funded by a tax on cigarettes, that was passed by voters in 2006. If approved, the measure would redirect tax money collected for First Things First to the state general fund. Rhian Evans Allvin, Executive Director of First Things First, discusses the referendum.

April 5, 2010

  • 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.

April 1, 2010

  • Democratic Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • House Minority Leader David Lujan and Senate Assistant Minority Leader Rebecca Rios discuss the priorities of their caucuses for the remainder of the legislative session.

March 30, 2010

  • Tax Incentives  |   Video
    • A look at how local communities and the state use tax incentives to attract business and grow jobs with economic development expert Ioanna Morfessis, president and chief strategist of IO.INC; Economist Elliott D. Pollack; Bob Robb, columnist, Arizona Republic; and Steve Voeller, president of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club.

March 23, 2010

  • State Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • The state legislature continues work on the budget deficit, and is taking up other issues, such as immigration. Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams will talk about the latest from the legislature.

February 23, 2010

  • Economic Development Roundtable  |   Video
    • Three of the State’s top economic development leaders, Barry Broome, CEO and President of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Barry Albrecht, CEO of Central Arizona Regional Economic Development, and Joe Snell, President and CEO of Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, talk about what they’re doing to create and retain jobs, and how Arizona can become more attractive to business.

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.

February 16, 2010

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • State lawmakers continue their struggle with the state budget. Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams will discuss the budget and other legislative priorities in their monthly appearance on Horizon.

February 4, 2010

  • Education Solutions  |   Video
    • An exchange of ideas to improve public education with Chairman of the House Education Committee Representative Rich Crandall; Jack Lunsford, President and CEO of Westmarc; and John Wright of the Arizona Education Association.

February 2, 2010

  • CityNorth Tax Incentives  |   Video
    • What the Arizona Supreme Court ruling on a tax incentive agreement between the City of Phoenix and the developer of the CityNorth retail development means for the future of similar tax incentive deals.

January 20, 2010

  • Payday Loan Reform  |   Video
    • The merits of House Bill 2161, which seeks to reform the payday loan industry, are debated.

January 14, 2010

  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • Representative Kyrsten Sinema, assistant leader of the House Democrats, and Kim Van Pelt, Associate Director of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, share their views on efforts to reform the nation’s health care system.

January 13, 2010

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Rebecca Rios, Assistant Leader of the Senate Democrats, and House Democratic Leader David Lujan discuss their goals for the legislative session.

January 12, 2010

January 6, 2010

  • Arizona Job Recovery  |   Video
    • Economist Elliott Pollack discusses a job recovery report his firm recently prepared for the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. The report contains a list of recommendations to grow high quality jobs and improve Arizona’s economy.

November 17, 2009

  • State Budget  |   Video
    • As lawmakers prepare to enter a special session for the budget, two lawmakers will discuss the budget and what can be done about it. Guests include House Appropriations Chairman, Rep. John Kavanagh (R) and House Assistant Minority Leader, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D).

November 4, 2009

  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • A discussion on the latest Congressional efforts to pass health care reform with House Assistant Minority Leader, State Representative Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat and one of 32 state lawmakers nationwide to serve on the White House Health Reform Task Force. And Tom Patterson, Chairman of the Goldwater Institute, a former state senator and a retired emergency room doctor.

October 28, 2009

  • State Parks Funding  |   Video
    • Arizona’s system of 31 state parks is in poor financial shape. Historic buildings are in disrepair, and budget cuts have forced some parks to close. An ASU report released this month is recommending a variety of options to raise revenue for state parks. Topping the list is a surcharge on vehicle license plates. Hear from House Appropriations Committee Chair, Rep. John Kavanagh who is opposed to the idea, and Rich Dozer, Chairman of the Governor’s Sustainable State Parks Task Force.

September 23, 2009

  • Private Prisons  |   Video
    • Arizona is in a fiscal mess. To clean it up, the state will have to cut costs or raise revenue. Privatizing prisons might be a way to do both. Earlier this month, Governor Brewer signed House Bill 2010 which allows the state to start looking for a private company to operate one or more state prisons. Mike Duran, President of the Arizona Correctional Peace Officers' Association, and Ken Gilroy, Editor of "Privitization Watch" for the Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank that advances free market principles and limited government, debate the idea of private prisons.

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 7, 2009

  • Economic Growth: A HORIZON Special  |   Video
    • Growing jobs with the sun and science. We’ll take a look at Arizona’s new tax incentive bill for solar companies that becomes law Sept. 30th, efforts to recruit solar companies to Arizona, and the challenges facing a Tempe based biotech company as it tries to move from start-up to commercial success.

July 28, 2009

  • Health Care Task Force  |   Video
    • Health care experts in Arizona are sharing their views on health care reform in meetings and conference calls organized by the White House Health Reform Task Force. One of the experts is from Arizona State University. She is Marjorie Baldwin, Director of the School of Health Management at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business. She joins Ted Simons on Horizon.

July 21, 2009

  • Solar Jobs  |   Video
    • Hear from representatives of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and the Arizona Department of Commerce who are back from a solar trade show in San Francisco where they were trying to recruit solar companies to set up shop in Arizona. They hope a bill recently signed by the Governor will help them accomplish their mission.

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.

June 18, 2009

  • Mill Avenue Development  |   Video
    • The current economic recession has taken its toll on downtown Tempe. We’ll explore the current state of Mill Avenue and plans to reinvigorate the area. Guests include Downtown Tempe Corporation’s Nancy Hormann, and longtime Mill Avenue retailer and property owner Vic Linoff.

June 16, 2009

  • Development Impact Fees  |   Video
    • Avondale City Manager Charlie McClendon and Spencer Kamps of the Homebuilders Association of Central Arizona debate the merits of development impact fees. The legislature is currently considering placing a moratorium on impact fees that cities charge homebuilders to help pay for roads, sewers and other public infrastructure related to growth.

June 9, 2009

June 8, 2009

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Senate Assistant Minority Leader Rebecca Rios and House Minority Leader David Lujan discuss the state budget and the latest legislative news.

May 28, 2009

  • Tax Incentives  |   Video
    • CityNorth, a mixed-use commercial development in north Phoenix, is at the center of a legal battle over the constitutionality of tax incentives that cities offer private developers for the purpose of economic development.

May 21, 2009

  • Reinventing Arizona's Economy  |   Video
    • Business and political leaders engage in a lively discussion about strengthening Arizona’s economy through smart investments and tax policies that attract and keep high paying jobs in Arizona. Panelists include: Michael Bidwill, Arizona Cardinals President and Chairman of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Representative John McComish, Majority Leader of the Arizona House of Representatives, and Elliott Pollack, Economic and Real Estate consultant.

May 13, 2009

  • NRA Convention  |   Video
    • With a new administration in the White House, gun owners are concerned about their rights. That is sure to be an issue as the National Rifle Association holds its annual convention in Phoenix this year. Hear more from an NRA representative.

May 12, 2009

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams talk about legislative issues, with the budget being the top and just about the only issue addressed this session.

May 6, 2009

  • Tax Incentives  |   Video
    • CityNorth, a mixed-use commercial development in north Phoenix, is at the center of a legal battle over the constitutionality of tax incentives that cities offer private developers for the purpose of economic development.

April 22, 2009

  • Education Legislators  |   Video
    • Members of the House Education Committee discuss the outlook for public education as legislators try to balance the 2010 state budget while facing a $3 billion dollar shortfall.

April 16, 2009

  • Democratic Leadership  |   Video
    • House Minority Leader David Lujan and Senate Minority Leader Jorge Garcia share the Democrat’s view of the state budget process.

April 14, 2009

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • Arizona Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams return to HORIZON for an update on the state's budget.

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.

March 24, 2009

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • State lawmakers are focusing mostly on the budget. Learn more from Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams.

March 23, 2009

  • Former Arizona Governor Jane Hull  |   Video
    • Jane Hull is the second woman to serve as Arizona’s governor, but the first woman elected to serve as the state’s chief executive. She’s also the first woman to serve as speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. We catch up with Governor Hull to see what she’s been doing since leaving office in 2003.

February 17, 2009

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • State Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams talk about the latest legislative priorities, including the state budget.

February 2, 2009

  • state Budget Update  |   Video
    • state lawmakers approved a budget for fiscal year 2009 over the weekend. We talk with House Majority Leader John McComish about the cuts made and what might be in store for the 2010 budget.

January 26, 2009

  • Legislature A to Z: Budget  |   Video
    • Arizona's budget is $1.6 billion in the red, and that's just for this fiscal year. In the first of our four-part series on important issues before lawmakers, two state lawmakers debate over the best way to solve the budget deficit.
  • Cardinals Rally  |   Video
    • It was a sea of red as Cardinals fans gathered at Sky Harbor Airport to send off the team to its first-ever Superbowl. Several dignitaries and players spoke at the rally.
  • Times Past  |   Video
    • The Arizona Capitol Times published a book about Arizona's past, filled with stories youve probably never heard. Capitol Times publisher Ginger Lamb gives us a glimpse inside the new book, Times Past: Reflections from Arizona History.

January 14, 2009

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders
    • state Senate Minority Leader Jorge Luis Garcia and House Minority Leader David Lujan discuss the new legislative session and the challenges they face in these rough economic times.

January 13, 2009

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams talk about the tough task of balancing the state's budget and the bills before the legislature in the upcoming session.

November 17, 2008

  • New Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • The Arizona House and Senate have selected new leaders. Hear what Senate President-elect Bob Burns and House Speaker-elect Kirk Adams have to say about the issues theyll face next session.
  • Arizona 2030 Report  |   Video
    • Arizona State University researchers release a report today that spells out Arizona's infrastructure needs for the next 25 years. ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman reviews the findings.

October 30, 2008

  • Catching Up with Governor Jane Hull  |   Video
    • Jane Hull is the second woman to serve as Arizona's governor, but the first woman elected to serve as the state's chief executive. She's also the first woman to serve as speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. We catch up with Governor Hull to see what she's been doing since leaving office in 2003.

August 14, 2008

  • small Town Challenges: Eloy Amusement Park  |   Video
    • A new amusement park is about to hit the small town of Eloy. The legislature has approved a funding mechanism for the Decades Rock and Roll theme park, and once funding is raised, the new park is expected to create more jobs than there are workers in Eloy. Find out what city officials think about the new park.

August 11, 2008

  • Legislature  |   Video
    • We review and examine some of the issues that have arisen since the end of the legislative session. Barrett Marson, House GOP spokesman and John Loredo, a political consultant from Tequida and Gutierrez are our guests.
  • small Town Challenges: Payson Water  |   Video
    • We begin a four-part series looking at specific challenges Arizona's small towns face. Payson, like many other state communities, must ensure an adequate water supply for its residents. A recent deal with SRP has allowed Payson to pursue a sustainable economy.
  • CFL Disposal  |   Video
    • A program created by Waste Management will help you dispose of those CFL lightbulbs properly.
  • Mickey Edwards  |   Video
    • HORIZON interviews the former Oklahoma Republican Congressman and co-founder of the conservative think-tank, the Heritage Foundation.

July 2, 2008

June 30, 2008

  • state Budget  |   Video
    • Dr. Tony Sanders, ASU Professor of Finance and Real Estate for the W.P. Carey School of Business, will discuss the economic impact of the state budget.
  • One on One  |   Video
    • HORIZONs weekly segment examines issues at the legislature and in the elections. House GOP Spokesman Barrett Marson debates the issues with Arizona Democratic Party Communications Director Emily DeRose.
  • NALEO  |   Video
    • HORIZON visits the National Association of Latino Elected Officials Conference, which was held in the nations capital last weekend.

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.

June 23, 2008

  • 2009 Budget  |   Video
    • House Speaker Jim Weiers talks about the GOP House budget unveiled today.
  • Made In Arizona  |   Video
    • The first in a four-part series, HORIZON highlights products that are made in Arizona. Tonight we feature the Paolo Soleri Wind Bells, made at Cosanti in Paradise Valley.

June 16, 2008

  • One on One  |   Video
    • HORIZON�s weekly segment examines issues at the legislature and in the elections. House GOP Spokesman Barrett Marson debates the issues with Arizona Democratic Party Communications Director Emily DeRose.

June 12, 2008

  • state Budget  |   Video
    • state representatives Tom Boone and Phil Lopes talk about the state budget and the lack of progress on it.
  • John Dean/Barry Goldwater Jr. book  |   Video
    • Watergate figure John Dean and Barry Goldwater Jr. have written a book about Barry Goldwater Senior. The two talk about their book and the late Senator Goldwater.

May 13, 2008

  • Marriage Amendment  |   Video
    • A bill that would place a measure on the ballot to amend the constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman has passed the state house of representatives. SCR 1042 has been at the center of some heated debate. The legislation now moves to the senate. Representative Kyrsten Sinema and Peter Gentala, General Counsel for the Center for Arizona Policy join Horizon to talk more about the marriage amendment.

May 12, 2008

  • One on One  |   Video
    • Our regular Monday segment focuses on issues of interest to those at the state legislature and those following the elections. House GOP spokesman Barrett Marson debates issues with John Loredo, a political consultant with Tequida and Guttierez.

May 5, 2008

  • Sustainability Legislation  |   Video
    • An examination of proposed state legislation for the environment with sponsor Representative Lucy Mason (R-Prescott).
  • One on One  |   Video
    • Barrett Marson, House GOP spokesman, and political consultant John Loredo of Tequida and Guttierez debate issues at the legislature.
  • Barbara Orbison  |   Video
    • A conversation with the widow of rock n roll icon Roy Orbison, who produced Roy Orbison & Friends: A Black and White Night, one of the most successful shows seen on PBS,

May 1, 2008

  • United-U.S. Airways merger  |   Video
    • There's talk of a merger between local airline U.S. Airways and United Airlines. Arizona State University aviation law professor Michael Pearson discusses the potential merger and its possible impacts.
  • school take over bill  |   Video
    • A new law has just been created that will let the state take over underperforming school districts. Hear from Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne on what's next now that the law has been passed.
  • Protecting Arizona's Children Conclusion  |   Video
    • Child Protective Services is the last resort for children who are in danger of being abused. Groups like Healthy Families attempt to keep kids out of the CPS system through a holistic approach with families.

April 21, 2008

  • One on One  |   Video
    • Andy Gordon of Coppersmith/Gordon/Schermer/Brockelman and Barrett Marson, House GOP Spokesman, debate the issues in the state Legislature, including the Budget and the Arpaio/Gordon kerfuffle.

April 10, 2008

  • E-85  |   Video
    • The first E-85 fueling pump has opened in Maricopa County. Arizona House majority leader Tom Boone joins us to talk about E-85, an 85 percent ethanol fuel blend, and a bill that would help create more biofuel stations in Arizona.

March 31, 2008

  • Merit Selection  |   Video
    • We discuss HCR 2063, a bill that would require elections for Superior Court judges in Arizona counties, including Maricopa and Pima. The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Russell Pearce of Mesa, will discuss the issue with House Minority Leader Rep. Phil Lopes of Tucson.
  • One on One  |   Video
    • House GOP Spokesman Barrett Marson and Arizona Democratic Party Communications Director Emily Bittner square off in our regular Monday segment focusing on issues at the state Legislature.
  • Phoenix Symphony  |   Video
    • A look at the symphony's upcoming season and challenges it faces.

March 24, 2008

  • One on One  |   Video
    • state House Republican Spokesman Barrett Marson and State Democratic Party Communications Director Emily Bittner debate the issues in our weekly segment in which two political pundits go head-to-head on state politics.

February 13, 2008

February 11, 2008

  • Ward Connerly  |   Video
    • A conversation with the former University of California Regent, who was instrumental in passing Prop 209 in that state, outlawing race and gender-based preferences in state hiring and state university admissions.
  • One on One   |   Video
    • In our weekly analysis of important issues facing the State Legislature, House Republican Spokesman Barrett Marson and Sam Coppersmith, columnist, attorney for Coppersmith, Gordan, Schermer and Brockelman and former Democratic Congressman, bring their different viewpoints to HORIZON.
  • Sustainability  |   Video
    • A look at some of the issues Western Progress is promoting at the Legislature. Alan Stephens, executive director for the non-partisan think tank, joins us in the studio.

February 6, 2008

  • Career and Technical Education  |   Video
    • HORIZON examines how high schools are teaching students the latest technical skills to prepare them for career opportunities related to the growing needs of Arizonas industry and business. Guests are: Rep. Mark Anderson, Chair, House Education Committee Gregory Donovan, Superintendent, Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC)

February 4, 2008

  • Super Tuesday Preview  |   Video
    • We look at Tuesdays potential for presidential candidates, as voters visit the polls in more than 20 states. Cronkite/Eight Poll Director Bruce Merrill joins us to offer his insight.
  • One on One  |   Video
    • Our non-moderated forum featuring political experts with opposing viewpoints discussing state legislative issues returns tonight with House Republican Spokesman Barrett Marson and former House Democratic Minority Leader John Loredo, who is now a political consultant with Tequida and Gutierrez.
  • super Bowl Post-View  |   Video
    • Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman Michael Kennedy joins HORIZON to look back at the committees preparation for this years Super Bowl in Glendale and to examine the results of their work.

January 30, 2008

  • Legislature A to Z: State Budget Deficit  |   Video
    • With a billion dollar budget shortfall in this years state budget and an even larger deficit projected for 2009, HORIZON examines the debate over financing new school construction and the other options on the table for dealing with the budget.
  • state of Education  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne talks about key issues affecting public education.

January 16, 2008

  • Legislative Priorities Democrats  |   Video
    • Leaders from the Arizona House and Senates Democratic caucuses react to the Governors State of the State Address and outline their legislative priorities.

January 15, 2008

  • GOP State Legislature  |   Video
    • Republican leadership of the Arizona legislature join us with their responses to Governor Napolitano's State of the State address. House speaker Jim Weiers and Senate majority leader Sen. Thayer Verschoor talk about their agenda for this legislative session.

January 9, 2008

  • New Hampshire Primary Review  |   Video
    • Well examine the New Hampshire primary results for Arizona Senator John McCain and the other presidential candidates.
  • state Budget Hearings  |   Video
    • One week before the legislative session begins state lawmakers are working to close the gap of an estimated $1 billion budget shortfall.

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 28, 2007

November 19, 2007

  • super Bowl: Beyond the End Zone
    • The city of Glendale is working 24/7 to prepare for the 2008 Super Bowl. From public safety, to sanitation, to marketing, Glendale is getting ready for visitors, residents and the eyes of the world to focus on the city for the big game. In the area around the stadium, there are nine new hotels under development. Glendale mayor Elaine Scruggs joins HORIZON to talk about all of the work that has been going on leading up to the game.

November 14, 2007

November 13, 2007

  • Fire Prevention
    • Fire officials say its time to implement the firewise practices of creating defensible spaces around homes and buildings. Helen Graham, assistant state fire management officer for the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona, discusses how people can protect themselves from potential wildfires, even in urban areas.
  • Infant Brain Development
    • The New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development is a nonprofit organization that teaches parents how best to stimulate learning in their children. This organizations program at St. Josephs Hospital shows parents the value of security and attention. ASU professor Dr. Jill Stamm, author of Bright from the Start, co-founded the program. New Directions Institute Web site.

November 8, 2007

  • 1872 Mining Law
    • The U.S. House passed a revision of the 1872 mining law last week, which has not been revised since it was passed in 1872. The revision will require mining and oil companies to pay royalties for minerals and oil they take from the land. We'll have a discussion of the bill being considered in Congress. (still working on guests, although one will be Alan Stephens of the group Western Progress)

November 5, 2007

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

October 11, 2007

  • Employer Sanctions Committee
    • An Ad Hoc Committee has been formed by Arizona House Speaker Jim Weiers to recommend improvements to Arizona's new law, which punishes employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Speaker Weiers will talk about the committee.

September 3, 2007

  • Urban Farm
    • Phoenix resident Greg Peterson has turned his neighborhood house into a sustainable energy system. He joins us to talk about his lifestyle and his sustainable business.

August 20, 2007

  • Rep. John Shadegg
    • Third District U.S. Congressman John Shadegg will talk about illegal immigration, healthcare and the political wrangling in Congress.
  • One on One
    • In our weekly segment providing different viewpoints on issues that affect Arizonans, Tequida And Gutierrezs John Loredo and State House of Representatives Republican Spokesperson Barrett Marson join us.
  • Sustainability
    • The City of Phoenix, SRP and APS are kicking off a campaign to encourage people to use compact fluorescent lamps, or CFL bulbs, which will save energy. Heidi Schaeffer of SRP will talk about the bulbs.

August 16, 2007

  • Arizona Veterans Hospital
    • Excerpts from Congressman Harry Mitchells visit to the Arizona Veterans Hospital along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Ed Pastor.

July 11, 2007

July 10, 2007

  • Legislative Wrap-up: Republican Leaders
    • Legislative leaders talk about their accomplishments and disappointments from the recently wrapped up session. Lawmakers passed a state budget and measures dealing with taxes, immigration, education and other issues. House Speaker Jim Weiers and Senate Majority Leader Thayer Verschoor join us to wrap up the session.
  • Arizona Stories: Taliesin West
    • In the mid-30s, visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright brought his family and apprentices to Scottsdale. There he began constructing what would be known as Taliesin West. The institution grew, prospered and came to reflect the genius and vision of one of the 20th centurys most influential architects.

July 9, 2007

  • Employer Sanctions
    • A discussion of the new law signed by the governor that punishes employers who knowingly hire undocumented migrants. The bills sponsors, Representative Russell Pearce and Minority Whip Representative Steve Gallardo, will be our guests.
  • One on One
    • Rebekah Friend, executive director of the Arizona AFL-CIO, and Jessica Pacheco, senior vice president of public affairs for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, will go head to head on issues that affect workers, the new employer sanctions law and the Right to Work law.
  • Arizona Economic Forum
    • Forum President Alan Maguire shares what the forum participants considered last month in Flagstaff.

June 18, 2007

  • Budget
    • An update on where the state budget process is with House Majority Leader Tom Boone.
  • One on One
    • Our regular Monday feature will focus on the budget and potential immigration reform. Barrett Marson, GOP spokesman for the State House of Representatives and John Loredo, a political consultant for Tequida and Gutierrez, are our guests.
  • Phoenix Mars Mission
    • An interview with Peter Smith, Ph.D., the principal investigator for the Phoenix Mars Mission. Smith is based at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Lab.

June 11, 2007

  • One On One
    • Our weekly segment features two political analysts going head to head on the issues that affect Arizonans. Tonight, Sam Coppersmith, partner at Coppersmith, Gordon, Schermer and Brockelman, will be opposed by GOP House Spokesman Barrett Marson.

May 23, 2007

May 14, 2007

  • Teen Drivers
    • Governor Janet Napolitano signed a bill into law today that would restrict when and with whom teenagers would be able to drive. The sponsor of the bill in the legislature, Majority Whip, Representative John McComish is the guest.
  • One on One
    • Every Monday, two political antagonists go head to head on issues that affect Arizonans. Tonight, Andy Gordon of the law firm Coppersmith, Gordon, Schermer and Brockleman debates Tom Dalton of The Red Sky Group, a political consulting firm.
  • Murray Gell-Mann
    • A conversation with Nobel Prize physicist Murray Gell-Mann, who discovered the quark, and is author of The Quark and the Jaguar.

May 7, 2007

  • One on One
    • John Loredo of Tequida And Gutierrez and Barrett Marson, communications director for the State House Of Representatives, debate the budgets currently being considered by the legislature.
  • Arizona Heritage Project
    • students from Cactus Shadows High School have published several books that focus on war veterans and their stories. Advisor for the Arizona Heritage Project, Barbara Hatch and one of her students, Mark McCullough are guests.
  • Meat Lab
    • A look at the University of Arizona Meat Science Laboratory. Students and faculty deal with the issues related to feeding our societys appetite for meat.

May 3, 2007

  • Budget Battle
    • The Arizona House and Senate have both released state budgets. They are working to settle some differences. Tribune reporter Dennis Welch will join us to talk about the legislative budget proposals.

April 16, 2007

  • At the Capitol
    • Bob Grossfeld of The Media Guys and Barrett Marson, director of communications for the State House of Representatives, debate issues currently boiling at the Capitol.
  • Robyn Waters
    • A conversation with the author of The Hummer and the Mini, and one of the trend-spotting marketers who helped make retail chain Target into the competitive operation it is today.
  • state Land
    • A look into issues facing Arizona State Land Department Commissioner Mark Winkleman.

April 9, 2007

  • At the Capitol
    • We begin a new Monday night segment in which political representatives square off on state government issues. Tonight, it's Barrett Marson, Director of Communications for the State House of Representatives and Bob Grossfeld, of The Media Guys, Inc.
  • Sustainability
    • sir Crispin Tickell, director of the Policy Foresight Programme of the James Martin Institute at Oxford University, and Chuck Redmond, Director of ASUs School of Sustainability, discuss climate change and the importance of conservation.
  • Chamber Schism
    • Charlie Deaton, President and CEO of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, and Jessica Pacheco, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, will talk about the the employer sanctions bill currently making its way through the state legislature. The two organizations differ in their support of the bill.

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
  • Rembrandt Exhibit
    • Learn more about the highly anticipated art exhibit now on display at the Phoenix Art Museum. Several of the 17th century pieces were loaned to the museum by Holland's national art museum.
  • smoking Ads
    • Arizona State University Professor Rajiv K. Sinhas study on smoking reveals the later people start smoking, the more likely they are to quit. Many smokers start young, and his research shows advertising to be a factor. We'll talk to Sinha about his study.

March 22, 2007

  • Employer Sanctions
    • A bill has been passed by the Arizona House and is on its way to the Senate to impose sanctions on employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens. The bill is opposed by several chambers of commerce. A state lawmaker and a representative from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce will discuss the bill.

March 1, 2007

  • Republican Legislative Leadership
    • House Speaker Jim Weiers and Senate Majority Leader Thayer Verschoor will talk about the progress of bills and the budget in the current legislative session.
  • stolen Sculptures
    • Arizona sculptor John Henry Waddell is known around the world for his life-size, realistic bronze statues of human figures in poignant poses. Earlier this month, eight of Waddells statues were stolen from his property in Cornville, south of Sedona. Tragically, thieves might have taken the artwork for the metal. Bronze is 90 percent copper which is valued for its record-high prices. Well speak with Waddell about the incident that likely reduced his artistic creations to raw material.
  • Copper Theft Bill
    • Copper theft is becoming a bigger problem in Arizona as drug users sell the metal to get money for their fixes. Representative Jerry Weiers has sponsored a bill that aims to reduce the problem by requiring I.D. when selling copper and checks or money orders mailed to the seller instead of cash at time of sale. Weiers will talk about his bill.

February 21, 2007

  • Downtown Development
    • Mayor Phil Gordon talks about the development process underway in downtown Phoenix.

February 12, 2007

  • Polygamy
    • state Representative David Lujan talks about House Bill 2325, that says courts shall not grant legal custody of a child to a parent who has engaged in polygamy and will continue to engage in child bigamy or polygamy in the future. Lujan also plans to introduce a bill to provide $500,000 to help shelter women and children in Phoenix and Flagstaff after they have left the fundamentalist church. Joining him will be Flora Jessop, who escaped Warren Jeffs' polygamous community in Colorado City.

February 7, 2007

  • Prop 207 Waivers
    • Private property activists are crying foul as valley cities hand out waivers to prop 207 to development planners and others seeking zoning changes. Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, and Lori Klein, the Executive Director of Arizona Homeowner Protection Effort are guests.

February 5, 2007

  • senate Bill 1132
    • senator Jack Harper discusses the bill he sponsored calling for the creation of a Homeland Security Force in Arizona. House Minority Whip Steve Gallardo also joins HORIZON to discuss the potential impact of such a force.

January 16, 2007

  • Legislature A to Z: Health Bills
    • Improving health care coverage for children is among the governors top issues in 2007. What do top lawmakers at the state legislature who deal with health measures say about those proposals? Find out what Senate Health Committee Chairman Sen. Carolyn Allen and House Health Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Stump have on their agendas in the new session.

January 10, 2007

  • Democratic Leadership
    • Democrats won several seats in the state legislature, possibly giving them more of a voice. Hear from House Minority Leader Phil Lopes and Senate Minority Leader Marsha Arzberger for the Democratic perspective on the 2007 legislative session.

January 9, 2007

  • Republican Reaction
    • senate Majority Leader Thayer Vershoor and House Speaker Jim Weiers join Michael Grant to give the Republican reaction to Governor Napolitanos State of the State address.

December 13, 2006

  • Goodyear Baseball
    • The city of Goodyear hopes to host the future spring training grounds for the Cleveland Indians. Goodyear is making its bid to the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority for funding for part of the construction cost of the $118-million dollar stadium complex. Goodyear Mayor Jim Cavanaugh joins Horizon to talk about the details.
  • Innovation America
    • The National Governors Association, chaired by Governor Janet Napolitano, announced a 17-member task force to guide the Innovation America initiative. The task force will discuss strategies, policies and programs centered around K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and the role of postsecondary education as an engine of innovation. Innovation America brings together a bipartisan group of governors and members of the academic and business communities to support private sector innovation and strengthen the competitive position of the United States in the global economy.

September 13, 2006

  • Proposition 203
    • A look at a proposition created to fund a childhood development and health program. Is Proposition 203 reasonable for taxpayers and smokers? A proponent and opponent will help us understand the measure and examine its pros and con.

July 25, 2006

  • ELL Issue in 9th Circuit
    • Judges at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on both sides of the case regarding Arizona English language learners requirement to pass the AIMS test. In April, appellate judges agreed to continue to block enforcement of a trial judges order that the state cannot deny diplomas to students classified as English language learners just because they failed to pass the standardized test. Reporter Howard Fischer joins us from San Francisco with an update.
  • Light rail update
    • Construction of the METRO light rail project is well underway. The bridge over Town Lake Bridge is almost completed and the Light Rail trains are currently being manufactured in Japan. Valley Metro CEO Rick Simonetta, appears on HORIZON to give us an update.
  • Ed Peck
    • A conversation with the former Ambassador to Iraq, Edward Peck, on his views of the current situation.

June 21, 2006

  • ">A Lion in the House

May 22, 2006

  • southwest Human Development
    • For 25 years now, Southwest Human Development has been helping children ages newborn to five and their families with a multitude of services. Ginger Ward, director and founder of the agency, tells us more about its mission.

May 16, 2006

  • Battle of Picacho Pass
    • Historian Andy Masich and Civil War enthusiast Bill Thompson take viewers back to the western-most battle of the Civil War: The Battle of Picacho Pass.
  • Mesa Riverview Project
    • Mesa city officials, project developers, representatives of the Bass Pro shop on hand for a long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony this week. The big retail store will anchor the Mesa Riverview.

April 26, 2006

  • Power Hungry: Alternatives
    • Part three For more than 20 years Arizona has been one of the leading states in research and development of solar power. How does it work? And how accessible is it to consumers? A solar energy consumer helps us understand the importance of the technology.

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 28, 2006

  • Tax Time
    • The deadline is approaching to file your 2005 Income Tax Returns. Representatives from the IRS and the State Department of Revenue talk about issues such as IRS Free File, refunds due to people who did not file 2002 returns, the Earned Income Tax Credit and a new Energy Tax Credit for 2005.
  • Legislative Leadership
    • The state legislature is working on issues such as immigration, the state budget and English Language Learning at the State Capitol. Senate President Ken Bennett and House Speaker Jim Weiers join us in the studio for an update on those issues and others.

March 23, 2006

  • Breastfeeding House Bill
    • One week ago, Breastfeeding House Bill 2376 passed in the House of Representative, and this week the Judiciary Committee heard testimonies from supporters and unanimously passed the initiative. Senator John Huppenthal and Bill advocate Amy Milliron will join Michael Grant to discuss the Bill and how it gained support.

March 22, 2006

  • Women and Work
    • For 25 years, Arizona Womens Education and Employment Incorporated has helped women move into the workforce. Dr. Clara Lovett, President Emerita of Northern Arizona University, will talk about an upcoming AWEE symposium on the future of women in the work force.
  • K-12 Education
    • senator Toni Hellon and Representative Linda Lopez will join Michael Grant to talk about the debate taking place at the legislature over Arizona's K-12 education program. Among the topics are the English Language Learners and gifted programs, and teacher pay raises.

March 1, 2006

  • Photo Radar
    • Photo enforcement cameras on Scottsdale's section of the Loop 101 freeway are at the center of controversy over the use of photo radar to issue citations to speeders. The State Senate has passed a bill to prohibit the use of the radar on controlled-access freeways and has sent the bill to the House.

February 27, 2006

  • Hamilton Jordan
    • Hamilton Jordan, former White House Chief of Staff for President Jimmy Carter joins HORIZON to talk about his days in the White House, the 1970s, politics and healthcare. Jordan is a four-time survivor of cancer and spoke at the Economic Club of Phoenix from the W.P. Carey School of Business.

January 24, 2006

  • Legislature 2006: Education
    • Education issues will be at the forefront during the 2006 legislative session. Full-day kindergarten, English language learners and salary increases and professional development programs for teachers will be among hotly debated topics. Senator Toni Hellon, Chair of the Senate K-12 Education Committee and Rep. Mark Anderson, Chair of the House K-12 Education Committee join the discussion.

January 17, 2006

  • Jack Abramoff Fallout
    • How will the lobbyist's indictment and subsequent pleas affect Arizona's Congressional delegation? Rep. John Shaddeg is running for the House Majority Leader position vacated by Tom DeLay. Rep. J.D. Hayworth has been named as one of five legislators who are currently being investigated, and Senator John McCain is pushing for lobbyist reform.

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.

January 10, 2006

  • state of the State Reaction
    • senate President Ken Bennett and House Speaker Jim Weiers join Michael Grant to give the Republican reaction to Governor Napolitanos State of the State address.

January 4, 2006

  • 2006 Legislature
    • The next session of the state legislature will open on Monday. What issues are expected to be considered in this session ? We speak with Democratic and Republican leaders in the House.

December 15, 2005

  • Legislature 2006
    • Get a preview of likely issues in the upcoming legislative session with House Speaker Jim Weiers and Minority Leader Phil Lopes.
  • Pharmaceutical Lawsuit
    • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will talk about his lawsuit against major drug companies for what he says are inflated prices.

November 14, 2005

  • National Hunger and Homelessness Week
    • You might be shocked to find out what happened when Phoenix City Councilman Greg Stanton posed as a homeless person to try and better understand the plight of homelessness in the Valley. HORIZON marks National Hunger and Homelessness Week with a series of conversations with Stanton, Ginny Hildebrand, Executive Director of The Association of Arizona Food Banks and Bob Evans, Executive Director of United Food Bank about what we can all do to stem the tide of poverty and homelessness in our city.
  • Arizona Stories: St. Mary's Basilica
    • The downtown Phoenix icon has a rich history and a special place in the hearts of Arizonans.

June 16, 2005

  • Superstition Vistas
    • Land development in Arizona has been haphazard in many areas. As growth in our state starts moving into Pinal County, state, county and local planners are looking to avoid that in a 275-square-mile area known as Superstition Vistas. State land director Mark Winkleman and land use attorney Grady Gammage sit down with Michael Grant to talk about planning for the area south of the East Valley and north of Florence.

June 9, 2005

  • ASU China Exhibit
    • Arizona State University was the first university outside of China invited to participate in the country's annual celebration of science and technology. ASU's exhibit "Welcome to Mars" featured the university's Mars research team. KAET went along to give you an up-close look at the historic visit.
  • soaring State Revenues
    • For the first time ever, Arizona passed the one billion dollar mark in state revenues in April. That was fueled by a 77\% increase in state income tax revenue. That's being attributed to money being made in Arizona's red-hot housing market. We'll talk to Arizona State University Economist Tracy Clark about rising state revenues.

April 25, 2005

  • Newt Gingrich
    • A visit with the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich.

April 13, 2005

  • Mesa Riverview Project
    • A cotton field in Mesa is a prime piece of real estate at the center of a contentious fight. The battle is over a tax incentive package for the Riverview development.

April 11, 2005

  • HB2639 Meth Production
    • A bill in Oklahoma regulating the sales of pseudoephedrine is credited with reducing the seizures of methamphetamine labs by 80 percent. In Arizona, House Bill 2639 is designed to do just that. Opponents managed to slow the legislation, but a week ago, using a "strike all amendment," the bill's sponsor pushed the legislation through the Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee.

March 29, 2005

  • Illegal Immigrant Benefits
    • Adult education classes, college scholarships and child care subsidies would all be denied to illegal aliens, under a bill working its way through the legislature.
  • 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.
  • state Archive Building
    • The condition of the state archive building led lawmakers to approve funding for a new one. "Horizon" looks at the need for a new facility and why it's been difficult to get one built.

March 24, 2005

  • Budget Showdown
    • The Clean Elections Commission orders a lawmaker to quit for breaking the law on campaign spending. It's back to the drawing board as the governor vetoes most of the state budget handed to her by Republican lawmakers.
  • U.S. Surgeon General Carmona
    • Interview with Tucson resident, U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona

March 18, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • The House and Senate have agreed on a new $8.2 billion budget. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that Attorney General Terry Goddard was correct in his legal opinion regarding the scope of Prop 200 and the State Senate this week approved the use of school vouchers, but it's likely Governor Napolitano will veto the proposal.

March 11, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Arizona congressman J.D. Hayworth announced this week he will not seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2006. Meantime Governor Janet Napolitano said she won't support some of the cuts contained in the Republicans' budget this week. And the Arizona house approved several bills to deal with immigration issues.

February 24, 2005

  • same-sex marriage
    • A bill has been passed by the House, a "postcard" to Congress from the legislature calling for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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.

January 24, 2005

  • AZ Legislature: A to Z "Legislative Leaders"
    • Throughout this week we'll be examining the effect of term limits on the legislature, the influence of lobbyists and show how a private citizen can get a bill passed. Tonight we start the series with a look at the new leadership of both houses and how the dynamics are expected to play out between the House, the Senate and the Governor's office.

January 12, 2005

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders
    • Democratic leaders from the state house and Senate talk about the governor's state of the state address as well as their agenda for the 2005 legislative session.
  • Arizona Department of Water Resources
    • Water conservation and Colorado River water revitalizing the Arizona department of water resources were topics Governor Napolitano spoke about in her state of the state address. Herb Guenther, Director, State Department of Water Resources, spoke to "Horizon" on the issue.

January 11, 2005

  • Republican Legislative leaders
    • Governor Janet Napolitano is setting the stage for the legislative session by stressing issues normally championed by the GOP. How did the state of the state address go over with Republican legislative lead centers? We'll talk to the Senate president and house speaker about the speech and their own agenda for the legislative session.
  • storms/flooding
    • Could we see more flooding in Oak Creek canyon and other parts of the state? We'll talk to the office of emergency management about the latest storm and the precautions people should take.

January 6, 2005

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • Governor Janet Napolitano is urging an early special election on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Now that Proposition 200 is the law of the land, state agencies are working to make sure it's implemented. And more storms are expected to batter Arizona, which is already soaked. We'll talk to Governor Napolitano about those issues.
  • Affordable Housing
    • Gregg Holmes, a residential real estate developer, also president of Stardust companies, a development company, is here to talk about the regional task force on quality workforce housing.

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