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July 7, 2014

  • Casino Ruling  |   Video
    • The U.S. Department of Interior issued a ruling last Thursday, giving the Tohono O’odham tribe final approval to make land it owns near Glendale part of the Tucson-area reservation. That removes a major obstacle for a casino to be built on the land. Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier, a partner in the Snell and Wilmer law firm and an expert on Indian and gaming law, discusses the ruling.

June 24, 2014

  • Buckeye Growth  |   Video
    • In 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau named Buckeye the ninth-fastest growing city in the country. When it comes to land area, Buckeye is the biggest city in the state at 600 square miles. As Buckeye rebounds from the housing crash, leaders are focused on positioning the westernmost Phoenix suburb as "Open for Business."

June 17, 2014

  • AZ Technology and Innovation: Mesa High Tech Corridor  |   Video
    • The city of Mesa is looking to set up a high-tech corridor on land near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and a factory owned by Apple Inc. Mesa City Councilman Scott Somers and Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, will discuss the proposal for a new high-tech corridor in Mesa.
  • Sustainability: Water and Growth  |   Video
    • Arizona Municipal Water Users Association Executive Director Kathleen Ferris will discuss why groundwater cannot sustain Arizona’s growth. She will talk about why the state needs to limit new wells, curb groundwater use for new residential subdivisions, and promote smart growth on land with access to renewable water supplies.

May 15, 2014

  • San Diego Fires  |   Video
    • Wildfires near San Diego are wreaking havoc. Arizona Bureau of Land Management spokesman Jim Payne will discuss the fires and Arizona’s efforts to help.

April 17, 2014

  • Phoenix Urban Sprawl  |   Video
    • A new report by Smart Growth America, a group that advocates for a reduction in urban sprawl, shows the Phoenix area does poorly when it comes to utilizing land. Grady Gammage Jr., a senior sustainability scholar at Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability, will discuss the problem of urban sprawl in the Phoenix Metro area.

April 14, 2014

  • MAG Demographic Map Viewer  |   Video
    • The Maricopa Association of Governments has created several interactive maps that give a variety of key information for the Phoenix Metro area. Businesses and other groups can search individual areas to get information on land use, population density, percentage of minority groups, bikeways and much more. Anubhav Bagley, MAG Information Services Manager, will walk us through the map viewer.

January 28, 2014

  • Verde River Artwork  |   Video
    • Last April, 25 artists were sent by the Verde Valley Land Preservation organization on a 3-day, 2-night kayaking and camping tour down a 10-mile stretch of the Verde River. Artwork inspired from that trip is now a traveling exhibition that is currently at the State Capitol Executive Tower lobby. Steve Estes of Verde Valley Land Preservation and one of the participating artists Joanne Agostinelli, will discuss the effort and resulting artwork.

December 16, 2013

  • Land Forecast  |   Video
    • The future of the Phoenix Area’s land and housing market was the subject of a forum recently held by the Land Advisors Organization. Greg Vogel, CEO and founder of the Land Advisors Organization, will discuss the forecast.

October 22, 2013

  • Sustainability: Sunnyslope Community Garden  |   Video
    • Community gardens are sprouting up across our state. Community gardens are any piece of land gardened by a group of people, but in one Phoenix neighborhood, the garden is about much more than vegetables. We’ll show you that community gardening effort.

August 29, 2013

  • Copper Mine Response  |   Video
    • A conservationist who represents a coalition of conservation groups will counter statements made by U.S. representatives about a land swap needed for a copper mine near Superior. Roger Featherstone of the Arizona Mining Reform Coalition will respond to comments made about the land swap.

July 25, 2013

  • Kolb Studio  |   Video
    • The Grand Canyon Association is launching a fundraising campaign to renovate Kolb Studio, a 109-year-old building perched on the edge of the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Kolb Studio served for decades as a business and home for brothers Emery and Ellsworth Kolb. They photographed hikers and tourists starting down the Bright Angel Trail. Their images helped document the Grand Canyon and early tourism in the West. Helen Ranney, Assistant Director of Philanthropy for the Grand Canyon Association, will talk about the Kolb Studio and the fundraising effort.

July 23, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Wind Energy Project  |   Video
    • U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewel recently announced the approval of a massive new wind energy project in Arizona. The Mohave County Wind Farm will create up to 500 megawatts of electricity, enough for 175,000 homes. It will also create 750 jobs. The project, proposed by BP Wind Energy North America, will have up to 243 wind turbines on federal lands. It will be located about 40 miles northwest of Kingman. Ray Suazo, the State Director for the Arizona Bureau of Land Management office, will talk about the new project.

July 18, 2013

  • Fire Expert Stephen Pyne   |   Video
    • World-renowned fire expert Stephen Pyne, an Arizona State University Regents Professor, will join us to discuss wild land fires and fire policy in light of the Yarnell Hill Fire that killed 19 firefighters in Arizona.

June 4, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Solar Power Plant  |   Video
    • The Interior Department announced approval for three new solar power plants, one in Arizona and two in Nevada. Dennis Godfrey of the Arizona office of The Bureau of Land Management will talk about the Arizona solar power plant, to be located near Quartzite. The Quartzite Solar Energy Project will be capable of generating 100 megawatts of electricity.

April 18, 2013

  • Resolution Copper Mine  |   Video
    • We heard earlier in the week from Residents of Superior who oppose a land swap to allow the Resolution Copper mine to be built near the town. Mila Besich-Lira, a long-time Superior resident, will talk about her support for the land swap.

April 15, 2013

  • In Memoriam: Paolo Soleri  |   Video
    • Visionary architect Paolo Soleri passed away. He was the last living architect trained directly by Frank Lloyd Wright. Soleri constructed Arcosanti, north of Phoenix, a compact experimental community designed to efficiently house a small city on a small parcel of land. Local architects Vern Swaback and Roger Tomalty, who lived at Arcosanti and worked directly with Soleri, will talk about the famed architect’s life, work, and a new film on Soleri debuting April 20th.
  • City of Superior vs Resolution Copper Mine  |   Video
    • The town of Superior is against a land swap that would allow the construction of the Resolution Copper Mine near Superior. Former Mayor Roy Chavez and Superior Council Member Soyla “Kiki” Peralta testified about Superior’s opposition to the land swap before congress and will talk about that on Arizona Horizon.

February 12, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Maricopa Solar Power Plant   |   Video
    • A hearing was held recently on a proposed 300-megawatt solar power plant in Maricopa. The Maricopa Solar Park Project would be built on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. BLM Arizona representative Dennis Godfrey will discuss the idea.

December 4, 2012

  • Land and Housing Forecast  |   Video
    • The Land Advisors Organization is hosting its annual Metro Phoenix Land and Housing conference December 5th in Downtown Phoenix. Get a preview with Land Advisors President and CEO Greg Vogel and Mike Orr, Director of ASU’s Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice.

October 25, 2012

October 2, 2012

  • Vote 2012: Prop 119 (State Trust Lands)  |   Video
    • Proposition 119 would amend the constitution to allow Arizona to trade state trust land, with various limitations, for other public land. Learn more about this measure, which faces no organized opposition.

September 11, 2012

  • Casino Land Near Glendale  |   Video
    • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling that puts the Tohono O’odham Nation a step closer to building a casino on land it owns near the City of Glendale, Arizona. Phoenix Business Journal reporter Mike Sunnucks provides an update on the ruling and the latest news about efforts to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale.

January 10, 2012

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

November 30, 2011

  • Real Estate Forecast  |   Video
    • The Land Advisors Organization hosted its 3rd annual “Metro Phoenix Land and Housing Forecast” November 30th in downtown Phoenix. Greg Vogel, Founder and CEO of the Land Advisors Organization discusses changing landscape of the Valley’s real estate industry.

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.

June 20, 2011

  • Congressman Paul Gosar  |   Video
    • The Arizona Congressman discusses the Wallow Fire, the Four Forest Restoration Initiative and a land exchange bill for a Resolution Copper mine near Superior, Ariz.

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.

February 28, 2011

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

October 25, 2010

  • BLM and the Border  |   Video
    • The Government Accountability Office recently issued a report criticizing the Bureau of Land Management for a lack of cooperation with the border patrol. BLM Arizona State Director Jim Kenna and Tucson Sector Border Patrol Chief Victor Manjarrez Jr. will discuss cooperation between the two agencies.

September 16, 2010

September 13, 2010

  • Prop 301: Land Conservation Fund  |   Video
    • The merits of Prop 301 are debated. It’s a measure, referred to the ballot by the legislature, that transfers the balance of money in the Land Conservation Fund to the state general fund to help balance the budget.

August 19, 2010

  • Luke AFB and the F-35  |   Video
    • The U.S. Air Force has named Luke Air Force Base a preferred site for training pilots to fly the F-35. State Senator John Nelson and Charley Freericks of Fighter Country Partnership explain what it will take for Luke to land the F-35.

June 2, 2010

  • Mortgages Ltd. Properties  |   Video
    • The collapse of the real estate and financial markets sent Mortgages Ltd., a real estate investment firm, into bankruptcy. The company has emerged from Chapter 11 and is now selling off assets to try to recoup money for investors. We’ll hear from former Arizona Land Commissioner Mark Winkleman who has been hired to oversee that process. And we’ll go inside two premier properties: the Centerpoint Towers in downtown Tempe and the Chateaux on Central brownstones in central Phoenix, which were recently sold to a company that plans to put them on the market by the end of the year.

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.

May 27, 2010

  • Glendale Casino Opponents  |   Video
    • Attorney for the City of Glendale Craig Tindall and Manuel Joseph, Lt. Governor of the Gila River Indian Community, explain their opposition to the Tohono O’odham Nation’s plans to build a resort casino on land in the West Valley.

February 8, 2010

  • BLM renewable energy land  |   Video
    • The Bureau of Land Management will be holding hearings this month to discuss land that could be restored to make it suitable for renewable energy projects. Jim Kenna, BLM State Director, explains the project.

November 18, 2009

  • Transportation for America  |   Video
    • T4America is leading a campaign to re-shape federal transportation policy, linking land use, housing and transportation more closely to create more livable communities. Lea Shuster, Field Director for Transportation For America, discusses her group’s goals and how federal transportation policy impacts transportation in Arizona.

October 29, 2009

  • State Land Department Self-funding Challenge  |   Video
    • The State Land Department sells and leases State Trust Lands to raise money for public schools. Now, a new state law allows the Department to keep up to ten percent of those earnings to manage those lands. That’s illegal, according to the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest which is asking the Attorney General to stop those payments from continuing. Hear from former State Land Commissioner Mark Winkleman who helped establish the law and Arizona Education Association President John Wright who is supporting the legal challenge.

September 22, 2009

  • State Land Commissioner  |   Video
    • Arizona’s new State Land Commissioner, Maria Baier, talks about challenges facing the department and efforts to sell and develop State Trust Land.

August 26, 2009

  • Copper Mine Land Exchange  |   Video
    • The Resolution Copper Mining company is asking Congress to approve a federal land swap that will allow the company to begin mining a huge body of copper ore near Superior, Arizona. The project could provide a huge economic boost to a community, but it may also have some negative impacts. Join us as we travel to Superior to hear from both critics and supporters of the project.

July 16, 2009

  • State Trust Land  |   Video
    • Former State Land Commissioner Mark Winkleman talks about his oversight of the State Land Department during a historic time for sales of State Trust Land.

June 25, 2009

  • Copper Mining Land Exchange  |   Video
    • The Resolution Copper Mining company is asking Congress to approve a federal land swap that will allow the company to begin mining a huge body of copper ore near Superior, Arizona. The project could provide a huge economic boost to a community, but it may also have some negative impacts.  Join us as we travel to Superior to hear from both critics and supporters of the project.  Our studio guest is David Salisbury, President and CEO of RCM.

July 29, 2008

  • Home Prices  |   Video
    • Home prices take a record plunge across the nation. See where prices in the Valley land with real estate analyst Jay Butler, an associate professor with ASU's Realty Studies.

May 27, 2008

  • Mars Mission  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Mars Mission is set to land on Mars on Sunday, May 25. We'll hear from one of the project managers from the University of Arizona with an update on the landing. The lander is designed to find signs of life on Mars.

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 23, 2008

  • Conserving Arizona�s Land and Water Initiative  |   Video
    • The Nature Conservancy�s Arizona Director discusses an initiative petition drive his organization has launched. If successful, it will place a proposition on November�s general election ballot asking voters to amend the State Constitution to allow 570,000 acres of state trust land to be set aside for permanent conservation. More than ten million acres of trust land were given to Arizona by the federal government at statehood. They�re held in trust, leased and sold by the State Land Department to raise money for public schools and other beneficiaries. Initiative application

December 20, 2007

  • Environmental Settlement  |   Video
    • The State of Arizona today announced a major environmental settlement. A lawsuit had charged a Scottsdale land developer with destruction of state trust land, natural resources and archeological sites. Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Steve Owens talks about the settlement.

November 13, 2007

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

November 8, 2007

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

November 7, 2007

  • Arizona Town Hall: Land Use Planning
    • More than 6 million people live in Arizona today, but according to state estimates that number will more than double by the year 2050. Participants in the 91st Arizona Town Hall met at the Grand Canyon in late October to recommend ways to plan for that growth while protecting our states views and values. Town Hall participants discuss some of their recommendations.
  • 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.

July 12, 2007

  • Fire Update
    • several forest fires are burning throughout our state. Kirk Rowdabaugh of the Arizona State Land Department will give us an update.
  • Employer Sanctions
    • Governor Napolitano signed HB 2779 (Fair and Legal Employment Act) into legislation, sending a message to employers who hire undocumented workers. Guests talk about the impact of this legislation on HORIZONTE: Daniel Ortega, attorney and community activist, Dennis Burke, Governor Napolitanos Chief of Staff and Todd Sanders of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce talk about the new law.
  • Teacher Space Camp
    • A space camp for teachers was held in Huntsville, Alabama recently. The Honeywell-sponsored camp exposes teachers to astronaut training and teaches them lessons that they take back to the classroom. Phoenix teacher Lynn Pinda will talk about her experience at space camp.

April 16, 2007

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

December 20, 2006

  • Photographer Jay Dusard
    • The near mythical life and land of the cowboy are witnessed in an exhibition of black and white photography by Jay Dusard. A student of Frederick Sommer and Ansel Adams, Dusard has long established himself as a master technician and consummate image-maker, as well as skilled teacher in his own right.

November 1, 2006

  • Photographer Jay Dusard
    • The near mythical life and land of the cowboy are witnessed in an exhibition of black and white photography by Jay Dusard. A student of Frederick Sommer and Ansel Adams, Dusard has long established himself as a master technician and consummate image-maker, as well as skilled teacher in his own right.

September 19, 2006

  • Proposition 105 and 106 - StateTrust Land
    • The battle between preserving or developing State Trust is heading for a ballot showdown this November. Prop 105 comes from the Legislature, allows 400,000 acres to be saved and limits how the land can be used. It calls for preserving as much as 400,000 acres in state trust land, every acre or parcel of which would have to be approved by the Legislature. Prop 106 is a citizens initiative and would automatically preserve 259,000 acres and set aside an additional 358,000 acres that could be purchased by cities and set aside for conservation. The measure would also revamp the state agency with a board of trustees. If ballot measures are approved at the polls, the one with the most votes wins. Parts of the other plan could become law should the winning measure not have the same provision. We hear from supporters of both propositions.

June 1, 2006

  • Wildfire Update
    • We've had four wildfires in the past week in Arizona. State Land Department Forester Kirk Rowdabaugh will talk about the current fire situation and the upcoming fire season.

January 5, 2006

  • Drought
    • For more than 70 days now, the Valley has had no rain. National Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Haffer will talk about the drought and why it's happening. Kirk Rowdabaugh of the State Land Department will talk about the drought's impact to help provide fuel for wild fires.

December 22, 2005

  • Dolan Ellis: A HORIZON Special
    • Legendary Arizona folksinger, songwriter and official State Balladeer Dolan Ellis sits down with Michael Grant for this special. Ellis is dedicated to promoting and preserving western folk history through his music, photography and stewardship of the land. He shares Arizona folklore through his original history-based songs.

July 25, 2005

  • Land Initiative
    • HORIZON examines the Arizona State Land Conservation Initiative voters will be asked to consider on the general election ballot next year. Arizona Education Association President John Wright and Andy Laurenzi, the Sonoran Institute's State Trust Lands Program Director will discuss the details.

June 30, 2005

  • Cardinals Stadium update
    • If you've driven by the Cardinals Stadium lately, you may have noticed it looking more like a stadium. Brad Parker of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority discusses the progress.
  • Joel Kotkin
    • A discussion with the author of The City, A Global History, who ranks Phoenix as one of the best cities in which to do business. He compares Phoenix with urban centers of the past and present.
  • Wildfire Update
    • The Cave Creek Complex fire has grown to over 150,000 acres. There are seven other wildfires burning in our state right now of 100 acres or more. Kirk Rowdabaugh of the State Land Department offers an update on the fire situation.

June 16, 2005

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

April 22, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Former Maricopa County attorney Rick Romley announced that he will not run for Governor, joining a growing list of Republican candidates who will sit out the race. The Minuteman Project, which has patrolled the Mexican border this month wrap up early as two leaders prepare to take their case to Washington. And the Arizona legislature prepared a bill to help the Fiesta Bowl land the 2007 national championship game over the objection of the NFL.

March 23, 2005

  • state Trust Land Preserve
    • "Horizon" profiles the new P.A. Seitts Preserve at Go John canyon and talks about state trust land management and the Arizona preserve initiative.

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.

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