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October 14, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Judicial Retention  |   Video
    • In Arizona, judges on the state level and in the two largest counties are not elected, but are appointed. However, every election they are up for retention and can be voted off the court. Judges are rated by those who use the court system, and those results are available for review by voters. In this election cycle, the Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance has issued a rare non-retention for a judge in Pima County. Mike Hellon, chair of the commission, will discuss how you can find out information about judges on the ballot.

October 13, 2014

  • AZ Technology and Innovation: SAT Study Program for Low Income Students  |   Video
    • A group of Intel employees started a program two years ago to help low-income, high-performing students in the Phoenix-metro area prepare for the SAT college-entrance exam. Anil Goteti, CEO and co-founder of EqualOp and a packaging engineer at Intel, and Viva Valdez, a senior at Mountain View High School who is being helped by the program, will discuss EqualOp.

November 28, 2013

  • Pro Arte  |   Video
    • Originally the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Arizona Pro Arte calls itself a “flexible ensemble providing expert-level performances.” This summer, the orchestra has been performing at Tempe Center for the Arts for a three-part “cool classics series.” And this cool, soothing music is an antidote for the heat. Horizon attends a concert and focuses on two members of the group who don’t hold the kind of day jobs you might expect of professional musicians.

September 23, 2013

  • Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • For the 12th consecutive year, Arizona Forward, in partnership with SRP, presented the 33rd Annual Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards. Known as the “Academy Awards” of the environmental community, the awards spotlight distinguished projects throughout the Valley that demonstrate a high level of environmental commitment and contribute to sustainability. Diane Brossart, President and CEO of Arizona Forward, will discuss the awards.

September 9, 2013

  • Arizona Retail Sales  |   Video
    • Arizona retail sales clocked in at $4.47 billion in July, the highest level for the month since before the recession. Arizona State University Economist Dennis Hoffman will discuss what’s behind the increase in sales.

August 29, 2013

  • Arizona Income  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute has released a new report on income in Arizona. It shows that Arizona lags behind the national average in income earned from dividends, interest and rental property as well as earned income. ASU Economist Tom Rex, the author of the report, will discuss his findings.

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 12, 2013

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

August 8, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Pro Arte  |   Video
    • Originally the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Arizona Pro Arte calls itself a “flexible ensemble providing expert-level performances.” This summer, the orchestra has been performing at Tempe Center for the Arts for a three-part “cool classics series.” And this cool, soothing music is an antidote for the heat. Horizon attends a concert and focuses on two members of the group who don’t hold the kind of day jobs you might expect of professional musicians.

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.

May 22, 2013

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Eye Tracking Technology  |   Video
    • The Technology Based Learning and Research Center in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University announced a revolutionary mobile software tool developed along with Massively Parallel Technologies Inc. The tool is focused on optimizing a mobile eye-tracking application for smartphones and tablets using MPT’s Blue Cheetah software. TBLR’s Visual Engagement Mapping mobile application employs real-time eye tracking, a method used to ascertain students’ level of attention during an online lesson. Kevin Howard of Massively Parallel Technologies will talk about the new software.

March 21, 2013

  • Arizona Poverty  |   Video
    • Arizona has a higher rate of poverty and income inequality than most other states. Steve Seleznow, President & CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, will discuss Arizona poverty.

January 10, 2013

  • Flu Cases on the Rise  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Public Health Director Dr. Bob England provides an update on the spread of flu in Arizona, which is now categorized at the highest level of activity.

July 9, 2012

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

May 17, 2012

  • Making Ends Meet in Arizona  |   Video
    • How much income do Arizona families need to make ends meet? Find out when we examine the results of the 2012 Self-Sufficiency Standard for Arizona report from the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona.

April 12, 2012

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

April 2, 2012

  • Arizona Per Capita Income  |   Video
    • Arizona’s per capita income increased last year, but it did not increase as fast as the rest of the nation and we still have one of the lowest per capita income levels in the country. Economist Elliott Pollack of Elliott D. Pollack and Company talks about the latest figures.

December 22, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat Special: 100 Years 100 Ranchers
    • Scott Baxter’s photographic essay of 100 ranchers whose families have been ranching in Arizona since 1912 or earlier is on exhibition at Sky Harbor Airport (Terminal Four, Level Three) through mid May 2012. Follow Scott Baxter as he photographs the Amado family at their ranch in southern Arizona.

October 24, 2011

  • 100 Years 100 Ranchers  |   Video
    • Scott Baxter’s photographic essay of 100 ranchers whose families have been ranching in Arizona since 1912 or earlier is on exhibition at Sky Harbor Airport (Terminal Four, Level Three) through mid May 2012. Follow Scott Baxter as he photographs the Amado family at their ranch in southern Arizona.

August 24, 2010

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

November 10, 2009

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

September 1, 2009

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

July 1, 2009

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

May 21, 2009

  • Special Session: Corporate Tax Credits  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer called a special session to expand Arizona’s corporate tax credit law to benefit disabled and foster kids. Already, corporations that owe state income tax can choose to give some, or all, of that money to a school tuition organization which uses the money to help low income kids attend private and religious schools. The special session seeks to create a similar program for foster and disabled kids.

February 5, 2009

  • Merit Selection  |   Video
    • In Arizona, judges on the state level and in our two most populous counties are not elected; they are chosen by a commission. Find out about the history and pros and cons of the system from Maricopa County Judicial Nominating Commissioner Doug Cole and attorney Len Munsil.

September 25, 2008

  • Emergency Preparedness  |   Video
    • september has been declared "Emergency Preparedness Month" on both the national and state level. Arizona Department of Homeland Security Director Leesa Berens Morrison offers tips to be better prepared for disasters.

April 30, 2008

  • Closing the Food Gap  |   Video
    • Mark Winne, author of �Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty,� talks about current shortages and rising prices of food and how our nation�s food policy impacts low income families across America.

April 29, 2008

  • Protecting Arizona's Children Part 2  |   Video
    • In part two of our series about Arizona Child Protective Services, we examine problems of the system. We profile John Gray, father of four-year-old Haley, who died in the custody of her mother. Gray had been battling CPS to gain custody of his three children from his ex-wife. He has sought reforms at the state level and is now suing CPS for wrongful death. Arizona Republic editorialist Laurie Roberts joins us to talk about the many cases she has covered in her column.

January 29, 2008

  • Legislature A to Z: Immigration  |   Video
    • The first part of our annual look at key legislative issues examines immigration. Why do many Democratic and Republican policy makers say the federal government has not done enough to curb illegal immigration in Arizona? What bills are being introduced that address the problem?
  • NFL Experience  |   Video
    • If you don't have a Super Bowl ticket, but want to get a feel for it, you might want to try the NFL Experience in Glendale. HORIZON was there when some lucky kids had the run of the place.
  • Trauma Centers  |   Video
    • The Super Bowl and FBR Open will bring an estimated 225,000 visitors to Arizona. How are Arizonas seven Level 1 trauma centers prepared to deliver emergency services if needed? Learn about the work that goes on in the trenches from a trauma center physician who talks about the policies and procedures that support our states centers.

June 14, 2007

  • Proposition 100
    • Last fall, voters approved proposition 100, which requires illegal immigrants accused of serious felonies to be held without bail. Critics charge that the courts are not enforcing the new law, and the state legislature is considering a bill that would lower the level of proof for holding an illegal immigrant accused of a serious felony without bail. Senator Linda Gray and Representative Ben Miranda discuss the measure.

April 19, 2007

  • sexual Predator Law
    • A new law has been passed that requires all level 2 and 3 sex offenders to register online aliases along with their physical address. It's aimed at giving law enforcement a better chance at catching sexual predators who solicit kids on line. The sponsor of the new law, Representative Bob Robson, will talk about the measure.

March 29, 2007

  • Nanotech
    • Arizona State University professor Steve Goodnick brings us up to date on the latest in nanotechnology, an emerging technology that takes place at the molecular level.

December 14, 2006

  • BASIS School
    • A charter school in Tucson was recently named as the third-best high school in the country. Hear from the founders of the BASIS School, Michael and Olga Block, as they tell us how they achieved such a high level of success.

November 29, 2006

  • Phoenix Art Museum Expansion
    • The Phoenix Art Museum gives HORIZON a tour of its 43,000 square foot expansion of museum space. You'll see a new lobby, an expanded gift shop, a sculpture garden and a four-level gallery wing.

November 1, 2006

  • Phoenix Art Museum Expansion
    • The Phoenix Art Museum gives HORIZON a sneak-peek at its 43,000 square foot expansion of museum space. You'll see a new lobby, an expanded gift shop, a sculpture garden and a four-level gallery wing.

September 20, 2006

  • Proposition 104
    • Proposition 104 would change Arizona's constitution to allow voters to approve a higher debt level for public safety, law enforcement, fire and emergency facilities, and street and transportation facilities. Learn more about the measure we'll vote on this November.

August 29, 2006

  • Arizona Education Update: Arts Education Part two of four
    • Few will argue against arts education as a way to develop imaginative, higher-level thinking skills. But what are the standards for arts education in public schools? How widely does funding and program framework for arts education vary from district to district and school to school? Vivian Wessel, executive director of the Arizona Alliance for Arts Education and Darcy Olsen, president of the Goldwater Institute join the studio discussion.

August 22, 2006

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

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.

March 27, 2006

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

August 24, 2005

  • HealthCare Connect
    • HealthCare Connect is a non-profit organization that connects low-income, uninsured residents of Maricopa County with complete, coordinated health care at affordable rates. Executive Director of HealthCare Connect Terry McPeters discusses the program and how it can help people in Maricopa County.

June 9, 2005

  • 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.

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