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July 28, 2014

July 23, 2014

  • Around Arizona: Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Join us for another edition of “Southern Exposure,” Arizona Horizon’s look at issues from the southern end of our state with Tucson Weekly senior writer Jim Nintzel.

July 21, 2014

July 17, 2014

July 15, 2014

July 14, 2014

July 8, 2014

July 1, 2014

June 25, 2014

June 23, 2014

  • Maricopa County Update  |   Video
    • Maricopa County supervisors are working on a new budget. Board Chairman Denny Barney will discuss that and other county issues.

June 18, 2014

June 9, 2014

  • Congressional District One Debate  |   Video
    • Three candidates are running in the republican primary for Arizona’s Congressional District One. Join us as candidates Gary Kiehne, Andy Tobin and Adam Kwasman debate the issues.

May 27, 2014

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton   |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about city of Phoenix issues, including the recently-approved city budget.

May 14, 2014

April 28, 2014

  • Future of Cars  |   Video
    • Cars will be changing a lot over the next few years. Collision avoidance systems, cameras and vehicle-to-vehicle communication are expected to become commonplace, but also bring up privacy issues. Other everyday car features such as keys and spare tires will be going away. Jim Prueter, the car buying expert for AAA Arizona, will discuss the future of cars.

April 21, 2014

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton   |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly visit to Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest city issues, including continued work on eliminating a budget shortfall.

April 14, 2014

  • Glendale Pro Bowl/Casino  |   Video
    • The Pro Bowl will be played in the city of Glendale next year, the same year that the Super Bowl will be played there. Also, the city recently voted to soften its opposition to a casino for Glendale. Glendale City Councilman Samuel Chavira will discuss both issues.

April 10, 2014

April 9, 2014

  • Around Arizona: Native American Education  |   Video
    • Dr. Heather Shotton, former president of the National Indian Education Association and Dr. Bryan Brayboy, an ASU professor of indigenous education, will discuss Indian education issues, including student retention, graduation and higher education.

March 24, 2014

  • Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix is facing budget cuts. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will discuss that and more in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon.

March 19, 2014

  • Congressman Gosar  |   Video
    • Republican Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar will discuss the latest congressional issues.

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 26, 2014

  • Around Arizona: Southern Exposure  |   Video
    • Hear the latest news and issues from Southern Arizona in our monthly series, “Southern Exposure,” including reaction to SB 1062. Senior Writer Jim Nintzel of “Tucson Weekly” will talk about the big issues from southern Arizona.

February 24, 2014

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton talks about the latest city of Phoenix issues in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon.
  • SB 1062  |   Video
    • Another controversial Arizona bill is making national and even international headlines. Senate Bill 1062 gives business owners protection from lawsuits when they deny service to anyone based on their sincerely held religious beliefs. Arizona State University Law Professor Zachary Kramer will sort out some of the legal issues regarding that bill.

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 6, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Arts Congress  |   Video
    • The Arizona Arts Congress will be held Wednesday, February 5. Hundreds of arts advocates from around the state will converge on the Arizona State Capitol to learn about legislative issues and meet with elected officials to let them know about the impact arts have on our state. Rusty Foley, executive director, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, and Steve Martin, managing director of Childsplay, will discuss the Arts Congress.

February 5, 2014

  • Hospital Issues  |   Video
    • With the New Year, Arizona hospitals are facing new issues, such as the Affordable Care Act and hospital price transparency, which requires hospitals to list prices. Greg Vigdor, the CEO and president of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, will discuss new issues hospitals are facing in our state.

February 4, 2014

  • Sustainability: Climate Diplomat John Ashton  |   Video
    • Climate Diplomat John Ashton will be taking part in an Arizona State University panel discussion on the future of global climate policy and other issues. Ashton, a former climate policy advisor to two former British Prime Ministers, will appear on Arizona Horizon to talk about global climate policy.

January 29, 2014

  • Around Arizona  |   Video
    • Hear the latest news and issues from Southern Arizona in our new monthly series, “Southern Exposure.” Senior Writer Jim Nintzel of “Tucson Weekly” will talk about the big issues from the southern region of our state.

January 27, 2014

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest issues in the city of Phoenix.

January 21, 2014

January 6, 2014

  • Social Services/Legislature  |   Video
    • Budgets for social services in Arizona have been hard-hit in the past few years. Join social services advocates as they talk about what they would like to see from the Arizona legislature in its upcoming session. Dana Naimark, president and CEO of the Children’s Action Alliance, Andrew Morrill, president of the Arizona Education Association and Tara McCollum Plese of the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers will discuss issues important to social services advocates.

November 18, 2013

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

November 6, 2013

November 5, 2013

  • Healthcare Website Issues  |   Video
    • The website to enroll for insurance under the Affordable Care Act has been plagued with problems since its rollout. Ken Colburn of the Data Doctors will talk about the issues with the site.

October 29, 2013

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his regular visit to Arizona Horizon to discuss issues important to the city, such as pension spiking.
  • Lawrence Krauss  |   Video
    • Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss will stop by the Arizona Horizon set for his monthly visit to discuss the latest science news and issues.

October 15, 2013

  • Sustainability: Manufactures Air Quality Conference  |   Video
    • The Arizona Manufacturers Council and the Maricopa County Air Quality Department will be holding an air quality conference for the first time in several years. The conference will feature information regarding air quality standards crucial to manufacturing and the future of air quality regulations. Bert Acken, an environmental attorney for the firm Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite, will discuss the conference and air quality issues important to manufacturers.

September 18, 2013

  • Horizonte 10th Anniversary  |   Video
    • Horizonte, Arizona Horizon’s sister show, focuses on Arizona issues through a Hispanic lens. Celebrating the program’s 10th anniversary, host José Cárdenas, senior vice president and general counsel of Arizona State University, will talk about the program and recall some Horizonte’s memorable moments, interviews and issues.

September 17, 2013

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will talk about issues regarding the city in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon, including his recent trip to China to meet with leaders of 1,600 leading global companies.

September 3, 2013

  • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema  |   Video
    • Arizona Democratic Representative Kyrsten Sinema will talk about congressional issues such as immigration reform, student loan debt and veterans’ needs.

August 26, 2013

  • Senator Jeff Flake  |   Video
    • Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake will discuss issues being debated on Capitol Hill, such as immigration reform and the Affordable Care Act.

August 21, 2013

  • Rep. Paul Gosar   |   Video
    • U.S. Representative Paul Gosar will discuss the latest congressional issues such as immigration and the Resolution Copper Mine in Superior.

July 8, 2013

  • Legislative Environmental Issues  |   Video
    • The state legislature is not getting good marks for its work on the environment from one local organization. Sandy Bahr of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club will talk about legislation she says put at risk health and safety; public lands, wildlife habitat, and cultural resources.

July 2, 2013

  • Legislative City Issues  |   Video
    • The state legislature made big changes to the state’s sales tax system, changes that will affect cities. Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, will talk about the sales tax changes and other legislative issues that impacted cities.

June 27, 2013

June 10, 2013

  • Cross Border Crime  |   Video
    • The 29th Annual Policia International Sonora-Arizona Conference was held recently in Tempe. The annual international conference includes law enforcement agencies from all jurisdictional levels in the United States and Mexico, who gather to address law enforcement related issues plaguing both sides of the border. U.S. Marshall for Arizona David Gonzales will discuss the conference and issues affecting regarding cross-border crime.

May 28, 2013

  • IRS, Apple Inc. Problems  |   Video
    • The Internal Revenue Service is facing scrutiny for allegedly targeting conservative groups for audits. Also, Apple Inc. is being criticized for moving profits off shore in an alleged effort to avoid U.S. taxes. Adam Chodorow, Arizona State University Tax Professor and Associate Dean for Innovative Ventures, will talk about both issues.

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

  • Arizona Education Issues  |   Video
    • An Education Nation Summit will be held in Phoenix to discuss Arizona education. Education Nation is an NBC program that looks at local education needs. Paul Luna of the Helios Education Foundation will talk about Arizona's education issues.

April 23, 2013

April 22, 2013

April 4, 2013

  • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema  |   Video
    • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will appear on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest issues facing congress, issues such as gun control and debt reduction.

April 3, 2013

  • Congressman Ed Pastor  |   Video
    • Congressman Ed Pastor joins Arizona Horizon to talk about the latest issues important in congress and Arizona.

April 2, 2013

  • Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick  |   Video
    • Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will appear on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest issues facing congress, such as immigration and gun control.

March 20, 2013

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

March 18, 2013

January 31, 2013

  • ASU Origins Project: Climate Change  |   Video
    • The Origins Project at Arizona State University has invited some of the top names in climate science to participate in a discussion on climate change Saturday, February 2nd at Gammage Auditorium. ASU Senior Sustainability Scientist Arjun Heimsath previews some of the issues to be addressed at the forum.

January 24, 2013

  • Arizona Renewable Energy Future  |   Video
    • Renewable energy advocates are concerned that the new Arizona Corporation Commission will slow Arizona’s renewable energy momentum. Former Corporation Commissioner Kris Mayes and Solar industry representative Lon Huber talk about some of the related issues the Commission will have an opportunity to decide.

January 9, 2013

  • Violence and Mental Illness  |   Video
    • The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut is raising the debate over a variety of issues, including gun control & school safety. It’s also increasing awareness about mental illness. Phoenix psychiatrist Dr. Michael Yasinski discusses what is known and what we should know about violence and mental illnesses.

October 11, 2012

  • State Out of the Union: A Novel  |   Video
    • Author Jeff Biggers talks about his new book State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream. The journalist and onetime Tucson resident takes a critical look at Arizona’s leadership on immigration reform and States’ rights; two issues at the heart of what he calls the “Arizonification of America.”
  • Early Voting & Election Campaigns  |   Video
    • The November 6th general election is a few weeks away, but early voting starts today. ASU Pollster Dr. Bruce Merrill talks about a host of election-related issues including how early voting has changed campaign strategies.

August 7, 2012

  • VOTE 2012 Debate: CD9 Democratic Candidate Debate  |   Video
    • Three candidates are competing in the Democratic primary election for Arizona’s new Ninth Congressional District. Meet two of those candidates, State Senator David Schapira and former director of the State Democratic Party, Andrei Cherny, as they debate the issues. The third candidate, Kyrsten Sinema, has chosen not to participate in the debate.

July 31, 2012

  • VOTE 2012 Debate: CD9 Republican Candidates (Group 2)  |   Video
    • Seven Candidates are competing in the Republican primary election for Arizona’s new Ninth Congressional District. Meet four of those candidates (Lisa Borowsky, Vernon Parker, Wendy Rogers and Martin Sepulveda) as they debate the issues tonight (Tuesday, July 31st) on Arizona Horizon. The other three candidates (Travis Grantham, Leah Campos Schandlbauer and Jeff Thompson) had their turn Monday, July 30th.

July 30, 2012

  • VOTE 2012 Debate: CD9 Republican Candidates (Group 1)  |   Video
    • Seven Candidates are competing in the Republican primary election for Arizona’s new Ninth Congressional District. Meet three of those candidates (Travis Grantham, Leah Campos Schandlbauer and Jeff Thompson) as they debate the issues tonight (Monday, July 30th) on Arizona Horizon. The other four candidates (Lisa Borowsky, Vernon Parker, Wendy Rogers and Martin Sepulveda) will have their turn Tuesday, July 31st.

July 2, 2012

  • Health Insurance Exchanges  |   Video
    • The Affordable Care Act requires every state to have at least one health insurance exchange in place by 2014. The Arizona Chamber Foundation Executive Director Suzanne Kinney talks about the issues and opportunities facing Arizona as it considers how to establish an exchange.

May 31, 2012

May 3, 2012

May 2, 2012

  • Technology & Innovation: iProject  |   Video
    • Chell Roberts, the Executive Dean of ASU’s College of Innovation and Technology, explains how students are working with industry and the military on innovative projects designed to address real-world issues.

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.

March 26, 2012

  • Personnel Reform  |   Video
    • Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute talks about his investigation of Arizona’s personnel system and how the Governor’s personnel reform proposal would address some of the issues highlighted in his report.

March 13, 2012

  • Arizona’s Solar Energy Future   |   Video
    • A preview of issues that will be featured at the Arizona Solar Summit, which takes place at the end of March, and a discussion about the challenges Arizona faces in becoming a leader in solar energy. Guests are: Kris Mayes, director of the Program on Law and Sustainability for ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; Lon Huber, Southwest Regional Policy Specialist for Suntech; and Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

January 19, 2012

  • Water for Arizona’s Next 100 Years  |   Video
    • University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center Director Sharon Megdal and Grady Gammage of ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy discuss issues related to Arizona’s water future. These topics will be explored at a January 24th statewide water conference titled “Urbanization, Uncertainty and Water” at the UA in Tucson.

November 22, 2011

  • Arizona Child Safety Task Force  |   Video
    • Task force chairman Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and vice chairman DES Director Clarence Carter, outline the issues the Task Force is dealing with.

November 11, 2011

October 12, 2011

  • Teacher Quality Documentary   |   Video
    • “Mitchell20: Teacher Quality is the Answer”, a new documentary that explores issues of teacher quality, was filmed at Mitchell School in Phoenix’ Isaac Elementary District. Executive Producer Kathy Wiebke, who also serves as Executive Director of the Arizona K12 Center, and Barnett Berry, the Founder and President of the Center for Teaching Quality discuss some of the issues the film brings to light.

October 4, 2011

  • Phoenix Mayoral Debate  |   Video
    • A November 8th runoff election will determine if Wes Gullett or Greg Stanton will be the next mayor of Phoenix. Find out where the candidates stand on the issues in this Horizon debate.

October 3, 2011

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

August 23, 2011

  • BLM Arizona  |   Video
    • Jim Kenna, the state director for the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona discusses issues related to the natural resources that are managed by his agency.

August 1, 2011

  • Rural Health Conference  |   Video
    • A preview of the 38th annual Rural Health Conference sponsored by the University of Arizona’s Rural Health Office. UA Professor Lynda Bergsma, Director of the State Office of Rural Health and Jim Dickson, the CEO at Copper Queen Community Hospital talk about health issues pertaining to rural Arizona.

June 22, 2011

  • Sierra Club Views on Mining Issues  |   Video
    • Sandy Bahr, Director of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club, responds to recent comments by Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar about uranium mining near the Grand Canyon and a huge copper deposit near Superior, AZ .

June 16, 2011

June 2, 2011

  • Tequila Party  |   Video
    • What will it take for the upstart Tequila Party to become a political force to be reckoned with? Pollster Mike O’Neil discusses challenges facing this group that seeks to get out the Latino vote and champion issues such as immigration reform.

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.

January 31, 2011

  • Revised Medical Marijuana Rules  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Health Services released a set of revised rules regarding medical marijuana. The changes focus on a number of issues including doctor-patient relationships and the location of marijuana dispensaries. Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, discusses.

January 24, 2011

  • Arizona's Mental Health Laws  |   Video
    • The tragic shootings in Tucson have raised questions and awareness about mental illness in Arizona's mental health laws. Medical health attorney Charles "Chick" Arnold discusses the issues.

January 20, 2011

January 10, 2011

  • Giffords and the 50th State Legislature  |   Video
    • Before the November election, Rep. Giffords appeared on Horizon where she talked about the need for politicians to work together on contentious issues like immigration reform. Hear what she had to say followed by a discussion about convening a new state legislature in the shadow of the Tucson tragedy. Guests include: political consultant Stan Barnes, Secretary of State Ken Bennett and State Representative Steve Farley.

September 30, 2010

  • ASU Immigration Conference   |   Video
    • The Role of States in Immigration Policy and Enforcement is the name of the conference taking place October 8th at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. ASU law professor Carissa Hessick talks about the conference that’s designed to explore the complex legal and policy issues raised by increasing state involvement in immigration.

July 27, 2010

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July 6, 2010

June 30, 2010

June 29, 2010

June 23, 2010

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June 15, 2010

  • Clean Elections Debate: Candidates for Governor  |   Video
    • A special hour-long edition of Horizon with the Republican candidates for governor. Find out where they stand on the issues. Invited to attend: Jan Brewer, Tom Gordon, Matthew Jette, Dean Martin, and Buz Mills.

June 1, 2010

  • Abandoned Mines, Habitat Restoration  |   Video
    • Arizona Bureau of Land Management Director Jim Kenna discusses issues regarding BLM land in our state, including efforts to mitigate danger from abandoned mines and restore natural grasslands.

April 29, 2010

April 21, 2010

  • Prop 100 - Temporary Sales Tax Increase  |   Video
    • A debate on Proposition 100. It’s a measure on the May 18th special election ballot that would temporarily increase the state sales tax by one cent per dollar for three years. Representing “Yes on 100” is Marty Shultz, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, the parent company of APS. Representing the “No on 100” campaign is Don Goldwater, State Chairman of the PAChyderm Coalition, a Reagan Republican organization and advises legislators in the areas of economics, immigration and other campaign issues.

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.

March 1, 2010

  • Governor Jan Brewer  |   Video
    • An interview with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer about the state budget, an upcoming election to temporarily increase the state sales tax, and a variety of other issues.

January 14, 2010

  • Senator Jon Kyl  |   Video
    • United States Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona will discuss national issues including health care reform, immigration and security.

January 7, 2010

January 6, 2010

  • Maricopa County Issues  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley will sort out the myriad of infighting going on in Maricopa County government.

January 5, 2010

  • Arizona Attorney General  |   Video
    • Attorney General Terry Goddard will talk about issues important to the attorney general’s office that the legislature will address this session.

November 2, 2009

  • Water and Energy  |   Video
    • The Arizona Legislature’s Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Energy holds its second meeting to talk about energy and water issues vital to Arizona’s future. The Co-chair of the committee, Senator Al Melvin, discusses the committee’s work.

August 31, 2009

  • County Issues  |   Video
    • Former Tribune reporter and reporter for the Goldwater Institute, Mark Flatten, talks about issues impacting the county, including disagreements between the county manager and seven elected officials.

August 13, 2009

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

July 13, 2009

  • Phoenix Coyotes  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic Glendale reporter Rebekah Sanders provides an update on the Phoenix Coyotes bankruptcy case and ongoing ownership issues.

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

  • Phoenix Coyotes  |   Video
    • Phoenix Business Journal reporter Mike Sunnucks talks about bankruptcy and ownership issues facing Arizona’s NHL hockey team.

April 14, 2009

April 9, 2009

  • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard discusses a judge's dismissal of charges against a Phoenix gun dealer accused of arming Mexican cartels, and other issues concerning his office.

February 25, 2009

  • New State Bar CEO  |   Video
    • John Phelps, the new head of the Arizona State Bar, discusses issues facing the Bar and his experience organizing the inauguration of President Obama.

February 19, 2009

February 18, 2009

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

January 29, 2009

  • Legislature A to Z: Photo Radar  |   Video
    • A bill to ban photo radar is in the fast lane at the state legislature. Hear from the sponsor of the bill and an opponent, as we wrap up our four-part series on important issues before the state legislature this session.

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.

December 31, 2008

  • small Town Challenges  |   Video
    • small towns in Arizona are facing some big challenges. In this HORIZON special, you'll learn about water problems in Payson, growth issues in Prescott, a proposed theme park in Eloy and highway issues in Sedona.

December 17, 2008

  • Leonard Downie Jr.  |   Video
    • Leonard Downie Jr. is joining the faculty of the Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU. The former executive publisher of the Washington Post talks about media issues, including the recent coverage of the presidential election and the future of newspapers.

December 16, 2008

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

November 26, 2008

  • Phoenix Budget  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon talks about the city's budget woes, a buy local plan and other city issues.
  • University Tuition  |   Video
    • Arizona Board of Regent Fred DuVal talks about a pending tuition increase for university students and other university-related issues.

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.

October 23, 2008

  • Congressional District 1 Debate  |   Video
    • With no incumbent running in Arizona's Congressional District 1, a new politician will hold this office. Get to know Republican Sydney Hay, Democrat Anne Kirkpatrick and Independent Brent Maupin as they debate the issues important to their district.

October 20, 2008

  • Leonard Downie, Jr.  |   Video
    • Leonard Downie, Jr., the former executive publisher of The Washington Post, talks about media issues, including how the media is covering the presidential race and the future of newspapers.

October 15, 2008

  • special Eight programming
    • PBS NewsHour Debates 2008 The third presidential debate between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama focuses on domestic issues. Bob Schieffer moderates the debate, live from Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. Analysis from The NewsHour team anchored by Jim Lehrer with David Brooks and Mark Shields follows.

October 13, 2008

  • Congressional District 3 Debate  |   Video
    • Republican Congressman John Shadegg debates challengers Democrat Bob Lord and Libertarian Michael Shoen on issues important to Arizona's Third Congressional District.

September 29, 2008

  • Terry Goddard  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard joins us to discuss a variety of issues, including lending in Arizona and the new student loan code of conduct.

September 16, 2008

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • There is news about the economy in turmoil, much of it related to the banking industry. Arizona State University Economist Anthony Sanders discusses problems in the banking industry as well as other issues.
  • Election Update  |   Video
    • The Maricopa County Recorder's Office has canvassed the final tallies for elections across the valley. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell discusses the elections canvas results and other election issues.

August 14, 2008

  • Terry Goddard  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General joins us to talk about several issues, including a fight with the county over encroachment around Luke Air Force Base.

August 12, 2008

  • Public Health Update  |   Video
    • school is back in session and we discuss the importance of immunizations. We also examine this summer's public health issues, including pool health safety and salmonella with Maricopa County Department of Public Health Nursing Administrator Machrina Leach.

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.

July 31, 2008

  • Early Voting  |   Video
    • Early balloting for Arizona's primary election begins Thursday, July 31. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell talks about voting issues, including permanent vote-by-mail list and I.D. requirements.

July 28, 2008

  • Fueling Trouble: T.I.M.E. Initiative  |   Video
    • We begin a four-part series on the rising cost of fuel and transportation issues in the state. Tonight we discuss the Transportation and Infrastructure Moving Arizona's Economy (T.I.M.E.) initiative. Proponent Martin Schultz, government affairs vice president for Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, debates opponent Steve Voeller of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club.

July 17, 2008

  • Economy  |   Video
    • There is bad economic news just about every day, much of it related to the banking industry. Arizona State University Economists Anthony Sanders and Dennis Hoffman discuss problems in the banking industry as well as inflation and other issues.

July 14, 2008

  • Maricopa County Attorney Debate  |   Video
    • Democratic candidates for Maricopa County Attorney, Gerald Richard and Tim Nelson, debate issues related to prosecuting crimehow it's been done in the past and what needs to change.

July 9, 2008

July 3, 2008

  • Baby Boomers: Preparing for an Aging Workforce   |   Video
    • studies reveal that the U.S. is shifting toward an older workforce. Labor shortages are forcing employers to rely on older workers to fill the gap. AARP Director of Workforce Issues Deborah Russell joins HORIZON to discuss health benefits are a motivating factor for retirees to stay in the workforce. We look at Scottsdale Healthcare's AARP-lauded program designed to hire and keep older workers who have experience and institutional memory. Representatives from AARP and Rio Salado College discuss how they are preparing employers and workers over 50 for this changing dynamic.

July 1, 2008

  • NALEO - Immigration  |   Video
    • National political leaders met in Washington DC to talk about issues of importance in Arizona and other states. One of those issues is immigration. We get a recap of how immigration issues were addressed at the recent conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.

June 30, 2008

  • 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.

June 18, 2008

  • Governor Napolitano  |   Video
    • The state legislature hasnt formulated its budget for next year. Governor Janet Napolitano will talk about that and other pressing state issues in her monthly appearance on HORIZON.

June 17, 2008

  • Peter Singer  |   Video
    • Doctor peter singer is known internationally as a philosopher and professor of public ethics. His views on issues have drawn attention as well as controversy. Larry Lemmons sat down with Dr. Singer to talk about his ideas.

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.

May 20, 2008

  • Arizona's Ailing Economy  |   Video
    • From mortgages to car loans to credit cards, many people are deep in debt because of our ailing economy. In part two of our series we look at the "credit crunch". Dr. Tony Sanders, ASU Professor of Finance and Real Estate for the W.P. Carey School of Business, joins HORIZON to talk about debt and credit and how it relates to the current economy. Arizona Employment How are the state and national economy affecting Arizona's job market? Joining us to talk about employment issues in Arizona are Department of Commerce Deputy Director Kent Ennis, a former Joint Legislative Budget Committee Senior Economist who has headed up the research division at Commerce, and Dennis Doby, Senior Director of Research Administration.

May 19, 2008

  • One on One  |   Video
    • Our weekly look at issues of interest to those watching the legislature and the elections. Tonight, John Loredo, political consultant from Tequida and Gutierrez, challenges Tucson attorney John Munger, Senior Partner of the law firm Munger and Chadwick.

May 14, 2008

  • Governor Napolitano  |   Video
    • Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano makes her monthly appearance on the HORIZON set to discuss issues of importance to the state. This month, she'll talk about bills she's recently vetoed, and about budget negotiations.

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

  • One on One  |   Video
    • Barrett Marson, House GOP spokesman, and political consultant John Loredo of Tequida and Guttierez debate issues at the legislature.

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 16, 2008

  • Governor Janet Napolitano  |   Video
    • Facing a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall, state lawmakers approved a property tax cut and sent the bill to the governor. Meanwhile, the governor and a coalition of business groups want to ask voters to approve a sales tax increase to pay for highway projects. Hear what Governor Janet Napolitano has to say about those issues and more in her monthly appearance on HORIZON.

April 14, 2008

  • One on One  |   Video
    • Bob Grossfeld of The Media Guys and Doug Cole of Arizona Highground debate the issues in the state Legislature.

April 9, 2008

  • AIMS Test  |   Video
    • State Superintendent of Schools Tom Horne and Matthew Ladner of the Goldwater Institute talk about the AIMS Test and other education issues.

April 7, 2008

  • One on One  |   Video
    • Bob Grossfeld of Media Guys and Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting Group debate issues of interest at the state Legislature.

April 3, 2008

  • Tax Issues  |   Video
    • April 15 is just around the corner. Bill Brunson of the IRS and Dan Zemke of the Arizona Department of Revenue will talk about the latest changes to tax laws, electronic filing and the Bush stimulus package.

March 31, 2008

  • 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.

March 25, 2008

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.

March 20, 2008

  • senator Kyl
    • Arizona Senator Jon Kyl will talk about issues such as immigration, the war in Iraq and Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign.

March 19, 2008

  • Governor Napolitano  |   Video
    • The state budget shortfall continues and state lawmakers are in the midst of working on big issues such as immigration reform. Hear what Governor Janet Napolitano has to say about those issues and more in her monthly appearance on HORIZON.

February 28, 2008

  • AZ Legislature: A to Z  |   Video
    • The State Legislature takes on immigration issues, a budget shortfall and various other issues. Learn more in this HORIZON special on the 2008 Legislature.

February 25, 2008

  • One on One   |   Video
    • Jaime Molera, former Superintendent of Public Instruction, and former State Legislator John Loredo join us in our regular Monday night segment featuring two viewpoints on important State Legislature issues.
  • Baby Boomers: Preparing for an Aging WorkforcePart 1   |   Video
    • studies reveal that the U.S. is shifting toward an older workforce. Labor shortages are projected in a growing number of economic sectors and employers are relying on older workers to fill the gap. AARP Director of Workforce Issues Deborah Russell joins HORIZON to discuss how many people are working beyond their traditional retirement age to retain health and other benefits.

February 20, 2008

  • Governor Napolitano  |   Video
    • Governor Janet Napolitano joins us for her monthly appearance to talk about issues at the Legislature, the budget and the presidential race.

February 19, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • We hear from Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small about some of the key issues state lawmakers are working on this week.
  • Jamie Clarke  |   Video
    • Jamie Clarke is the only man to accomplish the dual feats of reaching the summit of Mount Everest and crossing Arabia's Empty Quarter. Clarke visited the Valley recently and spoke with Merry Lucero about his appreciation for Arizona's environment and other issues.

February 18, 2008

  • One on One  |   Video
    • Our weekly look at important issues at the State Legislature continues with attorney and columnist Sam Coppersmith and political consultant Jaime Molera.

February 13, 2008

February 12, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times joins us to talk about the big issues at the state legislature.

February 11, 2008

  • 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 7, 2008

  • Chief Justice McGregor  |   Video
    • Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor recently gave her state of the judiciary speech to the Arizona legislature. The Chief Justice will talk about issues regarding the judiciary, including attempts to get rid of the merit selection system for judges. She will also talk about a program the courts have to help people meet their mortgage payments.
  • African American Lawmakers  |   Video
    • sen. Leah Landrum Taylor and Rep. Cloves Campbell will talk about issues important to African Americans in the State Legislature.

February 4, 2008

  • 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.

January 31, 2008

  • Presidential Preference Election  |   Video
    • Arizona's Presidential Preference Election is next Tuesday, and early ballots are slow coming. Also, there's confusion about polling places. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell will give voters the latest information on those issues and more.

January 30, 2008

  • state of Education  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne talks about key issues affecting public education.

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?

December 18, 2007

  • Governor Napolitano  |   Video
    • Governor Janet Napolitano appears on HORIZON for her regular visit to discuss issues such as state benefits for domestic partners, the 3-in-1 I.D. and the increasing red ink in the state budget.

November 28, 2007

  • senator Jon Kyl
    • The senator will discuss issues affecting Arizona, such as immigration and the presidential race.

November 7, 2007

  • Tribal Sovereignty
    • Throughout the month of November, HORIZON will look at key issues affecting Arizona's Native Americans tribes. Tonight, we hear from leaders in Washington, D.C. about tribal sovereignty.

November 1, 2007

  • Governor Napolitano
    • Governor Janet Napolitano joins us in the HORIZON studio to talk about top state issues.

October 22, 2007

  • Arizona's Immigration Strategy Part 1
    • This segment is the first of a four-part series examining Arizonas employer-sanctions law and the issues surrounding it. Arizona Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Alonzo Pea is our guest.

October 15, 2007

  • Domestic Violence
    • October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Linda Scott, vice president of the Child & Family Solutions department for the Jewish Family and Children's Service, talks about the issues facing the community in connection with domestic violence. Find out more. Visit http://www.wipeoutdomesticviolence.org

September 11, 2007

  • Governor Napolitano
    • Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano joins us for her monthly visit. She'll talk about top state issues, including declining tax revenues.

September 5, 2007

  • Mayoral Debate
    • Phoenix mayoral candidates, lawyer and businessman Steve Lory and incumbent mayor Phil Gordon, will appear on HORIZON together to debate the issues.

August 27, 2007

August 20, 2007

  • 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.

August 15, 2007

  • Education Special
    • This HORIZON special takes a look at several issues facing Arizonas students and schools. Learn about plans to reduce the number of school districts in the state. Find out how a school can be labeled as both passing and failing, plus the latest results of the AIMS test, and one schools efforts to help its students learn English.

July 30, 2007

  • One on One
    • Our weekly segment features two political analysts going head to head on the issues that affect Arizonans. Tonight, Bob Grossfeld of The Media Guys, Inc., will be opposed by The Goldwater Institutes Darcy Olsen.

July 24, 2007

July 23, 2007

  • Health Epidemics? Asthma
    • The first in our four-part series on increasingly prevalent health issues examines a condition that afflicts more than 600,000 Arizonans asthma. Our guest is M. Magda Ciocazan, program manager for Steps to a Healthier Arizona Initiative, Arizona Department of Health Services asthma liaison and member of the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Nutrition Services.
  • One on One
    • Molera Alvarez Groups Jaime Molera and Andrei Cherny of Democracy Journal go head to head on issues that affect Arizonans.

July 16, 2007

  • Terry Goddard
    • The Arizona attorney general joins us to talk about the new employer sanctions bill and other issues.

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.

July 9, 2007

  • 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.

July 2, 2007

  • One on One
    • Two political pundits go head to head on issues that affect Arizona.

June 25, 2007

  • One on One
    • Our regular Monday feature in which two political analysts go one on one with issues that affect Arizona. Today, John Loredo of Tequida and Gutierrez debate topics with conservative issues advocate Sydney Hay.

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.

June 7, 2007

  • DPS Director
    • Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Roger Vanderpool discusses the issues affecting the agency. Vanderpool will talk about how the DPS handles human smugglers and efforts to get more money for DPS officers.

June 6, 2007

  • Governor Napolitano
    • As the legislative session nears its end, Governor Janet Napolitano will talk about the important issues resolved during the session and those still pending, such as the state budget.

May 21, 2007

  • One On One
    • Our weekly feature focuses on issues that are bubbling up at the State Legislature and around Arizona. Tonight, Andy Gordon, partner in the law firm Coppersmith, Gordon, Schermer and Brockelman goes head to head with Stan Barnes, founder of The Copperstate Consulting Group.

May 14, 2007

  • 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.

May 10, 2007

  • DPS Director
    • We talk to the director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Roger Vanderpool, about issues affecting the agency. Vanderpool will talk about how the DPS handles human smugglers and efforts to get more money for DPS officers.

May 7, 2007

  • 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.

April 30, 2007

  • At the Capitol
    • Two political consultants discuss the issues currently being considered at the Arizona Capitol.

April 23, 2007

  • At the Capitol
    • Tequida & Gutierrez political consultant John Loredo, a former state legislator, debates issues preoccupying state government with Bret Mecum, communications director of the Arizona Republican Party.

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.
  • state Land
    • A look into issues facing Arizona State Land Department Commissioner Mark Winkleman.

April 12, 2007

  • Presidential Candidate
    • Texas Congressman Ron Paul is running for President as a Republican. However, Paul has strong support from Libertarians because of his views. Paul will talk about his candidacy and where he stands on the issues.

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.

April 5, 2007

  • Congressman Flake
    • Arizona Republican Congressman Jeff Flake appears on Horizon to talk about his immigration bill and other issues.

March 19, 2007

  • Arizona Republican Party
    • A discussion of issues including immigration, John McCain, and the future of the Arizona Republican Party with Randy Pullen, new Republican Party chairman.

January 30, 2007

  • Photo Enforcement / Traffic Safety
    • DPS Highway Patrol Chief Jack Lane joins us to discuss traffic safety issues, including Governor Janet Napolitanos suggestion that the photo radar on the Loop 101 in Scottsdale be expanded statewide.

January 24, 2007

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • Who do Arizonans feel should be the next president? And who will do a better job with state issues, the Governor or the legislature? Those are a couple of issues we dealt with in the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll. Join Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Associate Poll Director Tara Blanc for analysis. Read the complete Poll results.

January 18, 2007

  • Education Issues
    • susan Carlson of The Arizona Business and Education Coalition will talk about the governor's plans for education.

January 17, 2007

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 4, 2007

  • College Bowl Games
    • The Fiesta Bowl played at the University of Phoenix Stadium is a game still being talked about. The BCS Championship game will be played there Monday. Find out how stadium and Glendale officials are dealing with the big bowl games. Brad Parker of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority and Jennifer Reichelt of the City of Glendale will talk about stadium management and traffic issues.

November 28, 2006

  • Arizona Ideas
    • Arizona Ideas, a new report released by The Morrison Institute for Public Policy and ASUs Office of Economic Affairs, examines Arizona-related ideas rather than issues, comparisons and problems. Twenty-six public policy ideas were selected based on how they affect people and whether the idea is original to Arizona or significantly adapted to our circumstances. We discuss how innovation and new ideas have made the state a better, more livable and more competitive place. Email your ideas to Kathleen Ingley at the Arizona Republic.

November 2, 2006

  • state Treasurer Debate
    • With the current treasurer resigning amid controversy, there is not an incumbent's advantage in the race for Arizona State Treasurer. Republican Dean Martin and Democrat Rano Singh debate the issues in their run for the treasurer's office.

October 26, 2006

  • shadegg/Paine Debate
    • A debate between the candidates in U.S. Congressional District 3. Republican incumbent John Shadegg debates the issues with Democratic challenger Herb Paine.

October 25, 2006

  • Hayworth/Mitchell Debate
    • The Arizona Chamber of Commerce hosts a debate between the candidates in U.S. Congressional District 5. Republican incumbent J.D. Hayworth debates the issues with Democratic challenger Harry Mitchell. HORIZON will broadcast portions of the debate.

October 17, 2006

  • Navajo Presidential Candidate
    • Join HORIZON for an interview with Joe Shirley, current Navajo president who is running for reelection. Discussion topics include gaming rights, trade with Cuba, and other issues that affect the Navajo people.

October 12, 2006

  • Vote 2006: The Propositions
    • This special hour-long program looks at all 19 ballot propositions on the November ballot, including what each proposition does, and offers debate on many of the issues.

October 11, 2006

  • Remaking American Medicine
    • Thousands of Americans die in hospitals each year of preventable medical errors and one million more are injured. The nationally aired 4-part PBS program Remaking American Medicine examines critical health care issues facing Americans today including patient safety, medical and medication errors and hospital-acquired infections. The series also explores innovative solutions undertaken by providers, patients and their families to transform the care provided by the health care institutions on which we all depend. Arizona Medial Association President Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser and Maureen Dicker, Patient Safety Officer, Veterans Integrated Service Network, join Michael Grant to talk about these efforts.
  • Federal appeals court decision would put voter I.D. requirements on hold
    • A federal appeals court has put a temporary hold on requirements to show I.D. when voting and proof of citizenship when registering to vote. Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard says he is going to appeal the case to the United States Supreme Court. Arizona State University professor Paul Bender will talk about the legal issues involved in the case.

October 5, 2006

  • Governor Debate
    • Democratic incumbent Janet Napolitano, Republican Len Munsil and Libertarian Barry Hess debate our states critical issues.

October 3, 2006

  • secretary of State Debate
    • secretary of State Republican incumbent Jan Brewer, Democrat Israel Torres and Libertarian Ernie Hancock debate the issues.

October 2, 2006

September 12, 2006

  • Arizona Arts Commission
    • While arts organizations work to enrich our community with beauty and culture, funding for the arts faces challenges. Robert Booker, executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, joins HORIZON to talk about funding for the arts, arts education, cultural tourism and other issues.

September 7, 2006

August 23, 2006

August 3, 2006

  • Juan Hernandez
    • Dr. Juan Hernandez, former cabinet member to Mexican President Fox and founder of the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at the University of Texas, joins HORIZON to offer his perspective on immigration issues and discuss his new book, "The New American Pioneers: Why Are We Afraid of Mexican Immigrants."

July 5, 2006

  • U.S. Supreme Court Wrap-Up
    • ASU Law Professor Paul Bender discusses the most significant decisions made by the Supreme Court during this term. From issues concerning the military prison at Guantanamo Bay to Arizonas insanity law, Bender examines these decisions in the context of the changes brought to the bench by Chief Justice John Roberts and new Justice Samuel Alito.

June 26, 2006

  • Latino-elected officials
    • Hundreds of Latino-elected officials from around the country make their way to Dallas, Texas, to talk about issues affecting the nation's Latino community.

June 20, 2006

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • How do Arizonans feel about Governor Janet Napolitano's veto of an immigration bill? And how popular is President Bush's in Arizona? Those are among the issues addressed in the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll. Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Assistant Poll Director Tara Blanc discuss the results. Read the complete Poll results.

June 19, 2006

  • Juan Hernandez
    • Dr. Juan Hernandez is the founder of the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at the University of Texas. Hernandez, who holds dual citizenship, is a former cabinet member to Mexican President Vicente Fox and joins HORIZON to discuss immigration issues and his new book, "The New American Pioneers: Why Are We Afraid of Mexican Immigrants."

June 8, 2006

  • Orde Kittrie
    • HORIZON introduces one of the most prominent professors on the Arizona State University campus, Assistant Law Professor Orde Kittrie. A former U.S. Department of State Director of International Anti-Crime Programs, Orde Kittrie has worked on U.S.-Mexico border issues, the reform of Jordanian business law, and negotiated five nuclear nonproliferation agreements between the U.S. and Russia, among many other initiatives. His efforts are now being recognized across the country, including being named one of the top international legal experts in the U.S.
  • Native American Town Hall
    • A Native American Town Hall was held this week in the Valley. Among the issues being discussed, the retention of Indian culture. Debra Utacia Krol, a reporter for the Fort McDowell newspaper, will tell us about the town hall.

May 31, 2006

  • Napolitano on the issues
    • Governor Janet Napolitano joins Michael Grant to talk about the GOP's $ 9.9 billion budget proposal and immigration reform bill, the president's immigration proposal for the four border states, tax cut plans, and her re-election campaign investigation.

May 24, 2006

  • Fighting Hispanic stereotypes
    • As immigration issues impact Hispanics legal and illegal, local Hispanic Republicans are developing a commercial they hope will fight Hispanic stereotypes. Creators of the "I Am A Proud American" Web site and commercial, Bettina Nave and Max Fose, join Michael Grant to talk about their campaign.

May 23, 2006

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

May 22, 2006

  • 2006 Elections
    • A look at the Arizona congressional races and the issues that could affect them with Art Hamilton and Wes Gullet from Hamilton, Gullet, Davis and Roman.

April 19, 2006

  • Congressman Pastor
    • Arizona Democratic Congressman Ed Pastor will talk about the issues Congress is dealing with right now.

April 18, 2006

  • Congressman Grijalva
    • Arizona Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva joins Horizon Host Michael Grant to talk about the latest issues in Congress.

April 6, 2006

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • Governor Janet Napolitano makes her monthly stop in the HORIZON studio to talk about issues affecting the state, including immigration bills and other measures making their way through the legislative process.

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 21, 2006

  • senator Jon Kyl
    • Arizona Senator Jon Kyl joins HORIZON to discuss issues before the Senate including spending and immigration bills.

February 27, 2006

  • Legislative Leadership
    • The fines related to the English Language Learner issue are now at $1 million per day and continue to grow. Senate President Ken Bennett and Representative Tom Boone will talk about the English Learner issue, as well as other issues before the legislature.

February 22, 2006

  • Fire-Weather
    • The anticipated severe fire season and the ongoing drought bring many significant issues to Arizona. HORIZON profiles northern Arizonas Incident Meteorologist who provides continuous weather forecasts to fire fighters. In studio, we discuss how weather plays a role in fire events and other issues with Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Haffer and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Incident Commander Jeff Whitney, whose job it is to oversee all activities at a fire fight.

January 26, 2006

  • Legislature 2006: English Learner Funding
    • A battle has been raging all week between the Governor and the Legislature over funding for English leaner programs in Arizona. The Governor has already vetoed two bills passed by lawmakers. Representatives Linda Lopez and Tom Boone will talk about the issue as we wrap up our series "Legislature 2006" on the top issues before the legislature.

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 23, 2006

  • Legislature 2006: Budget
    • Join HORIZON this week for a four-part look at the issues that promise to take center stage during this year's legislative session. Tonight, we examine the budget with the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Republican Senator Bob Burns and fellow Committee member Democratic Senator Robert Cannell.

January 18, 2006

  • Governor Napolitano
    • The 2006 legislative session has already gotten off to a contentious start, with lawmakers quickly passing bills the governor vetoed last year. Hear what Governor Janet Napolitano has to say about those bills and other important issues of the session, including immigration, all-day kindergarten and funding for English language learners.

January 17, 2006

  • Light Rail Update
    • Get a look inside and out at the 50-foot replica of a Valley Metro Light Rail train. Check out features such as passengers seats, interior bike racks and the operator cab. Valley Metro Rail CEO Rick Simonetta joins Michael Grant in the studio with an update on construction and other light rail issues.

January 16, 2006

  • Mesa Troubles
    • Although downtown Mesa is reflecting the optimism inherent in the city, a looming budget shortfall of 37 million dollars this year means in a May election voters will consider the first property tax since 1945. Mesa Vice Mayor Claudia Walters discusses the issues.

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.

December 14, 2005

  • Health Insurance Special
    • More than one million people in Arizona are on health insurance for the indigent, and many of them are employed. What if you don't have insurance at all? Those are a couple of issues covered in HORIZONs special "Arizona's Health Insurance Crisis."

December 1, 2005

November 8, 2005

  • Western Governor's meeting
    • Governors of the western states meet in Arizona to talk about disaster preparedness, jobs, education, and other issues.

October 26, 2005

  • Disaster: Is Arizona Prepared?
    • When disaster strikes, how do governments communicate with each other? And who decides who's in charge? Those are some of the issues we'll discuss with government state, county and local officials, including Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon.

October 20, 2005

  • Ethics in Entertainment
    • The Ethics of Entertainment (E2) Conference and Film Festival will explore the powerful roll of entertainment media in our lives. Workshops, film screenings and speakers will delve into the decision-making process that artists go through when portraying social, political and health issues. We profile local filmmaker Chuck LeVinus and his film Never Been Thawed. Conference organizers F. Miguel Valenti and Laurie Trotta join Michael Grant in the studio. Important Links & Resources www.e2filmfest.com

October 6, 2005

August 25, 2005

  • Congressman Raul Grijalva
    • Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva of Tucson joins HORIZON host Michael Grant to talk about issues such as immigration and the war in Iraq.

August 17, 2005

  • Tax Bills
    • There is a backlog of unsettled property tax issues at the Maricopa County Treasurer's Office an issue that has been compounded by the hot housing market. Maricopa County Treasurer David Schweikert joins Michael Grant to talk about the million and a half property tax bills he is poised to send out.

July 14, 2005

  • PBS President Pat Mitchell
    • The Public Broadcasting Service is facing challenges on a couple of fronts lately. First, there was the effort in Congress to cut PBS funding. Second, the head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides funding for PBS programs, says he is working to correct what he believes is a liberal bias in PBS. PBS President and CEO Pat Mitchell visits HORIZON to talk about these and other issues.

July 6, 2005

  • Environmental Issues
    • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality director Steve Owens evaluates the environmental issues facing our state.

June 29, 2005

  • County Attorney
    • Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas joins Michael Grant to talk about topics including attorney staffing issues in his office, identity theft, green swimming pool code violations, and the decision not to prosecute Sgt. Patrick Haab, an army reservist who held seven undocumented immigrants at gunpoint at an Arizona rest stop in April.

June 23, 2005

  • Arizona's Border Crisis: A HORIZON Specia
    • Illegal immigration has become the current hot political issue. Hear from political analysts Bob Robb and Alfredo Gutierrez about how the issue of immigration affects political decisions and how it will become one of the biggest issues of the 2006 state elections.

May 31, 2005

  • school district controversies
    • The Arizona Attorney General is investigating reports of possible financial mismanagement in the Colorado City School District and the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction says his investigation has confirmed allegations that Mexico residents are attending Arizona schools. Both Terry Goddard and Tom Horne will discuss these issues.
  • Native American education
    • A look at the history of Native-American education in Arizona and a discussion of current education issues affecting Native Americans.

May 5, 2005

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • Budget negotiations between the Governor and state lawmakers have finally borne some fruit. The two sides came to an agreement after a veto of the first budget and Governor Napolitano now holds the record for the most number of vetoes by a Governor. And the Governor met today with the nation's homeland security director who was visiting the border in Arizona, all issues we'll discuss with the Governor.

May 3, 2005

  • Legislative politics
    • The U.S. Senate may soon end the use of filibusters to block or delay Republican judicial nominations. We'll learn more about a tactic in use for some 218 years. Plus, lawmakers force a showdown with Governor Napolitano over vouchers and immigration issues. We'll take a closer look at the legislative session and why some call it one of the most contentious in recent memory.

April 21, 2005

  • Republican Gubernatorial Candidates
    • Former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley was widely considered to be the man Republicans would turn to in the gubernatorial race next year. But this morning, Romley announced he would not be running for Governor. Romley said that although there are many pressing issues facing Arizona, he is not going to run to be able to spend more time with his family, volunteering and reaching out to veterans.

April 18, 2005

  • Arizona Education Report Card: K-12
    • We start a series on the challenges affecting education in our state. Arizona Education Report Card - tonight K-through-12. From all day kindergarten to classroom dollars, where do school officials stand on the issues?

April 11, 2005

  • Paul Gigot, WSJ editor
    • Pulitzer prize-winner Paul Gigot is the editor for the "Wall Street Journal" editorial page. A staunch conservative, his diplomatic manner has made him a sought-after pundit on many television news programs, including the news hour here on PBS. A guest of the Goldwater Institute recently, he spoke on a number of issues. Larry Lemmons caught up with him at the Biltmore.

April 7, 2005

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • Budget negotiations between the Governor and state lawmakers continue. Lots of action in bills that deal with education, including the conversion of a previous opponent of all day kindergarten? And the minuteman project continues its patrols. All issues Horizon discusses with the Governor.

April 5, 2005

  • New DPS Director
    • The Arizona Department of Safety is responsible for much more than patrolling the state's freeways and highways. "Horizon" talks to the new DPS director about the issues affecting the state police agency, and the priorities for his administration.
  • Vouchers/Tuiton Tax Credits
    • The issue of school vouchers is back in Arizona's capitol for the first time in almost a decade. The senate has okayed a bill for the senate to provide money for private school tuition. "Horizon" looks at school choice issues at the legislature.

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 23, 2005

  • Medical malpractice
    • The debate over malpractice reform is one of the issues facing state lawmakers, a subject also considered by medical students entering the field. Horizon looks at a medical malpractice bill working its way through the state legislature.

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.

January 10, 2005

  • Governor Napolitano's 2005 State of the State Address
    • The first regular session of the 47th legislature commencing today with Governor Janet Napolitano's third state of the state address. The governor's theme this year, "moving Arizona forward," allowed her to touch upon the issues promising to be high on the legislative agenda such as full-day kindergarten, the AIMS test, water and land policy and, of course, the state's budget. Governor also talking extensively about homeland security saying previous governors didn't have to talk about that issue in state of the state addresses but the times have changed. Reactions and analysis in this special hour-long "Horizon."

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.

January 4, 2005

  • State of Education
    • Help is on the way for Arizona high school students who fail the AIMS test. The state board of education approved $10 million for tutoring. Superintendent of public instruction, Tom Horne will talk about that and other education issues.

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