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September 27, 2016

August 22, 2016

  • Melendres Case  |   Video
    • The Melendres Case is a class-action suit filed in 2007, claiming the Maricopa County Sheriff’s unlawfully racially profiled Hispanics in immigration sweeps and traffic stops. The judge in the case ordered the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio to stop racial profiling, but the judge has determined that those orders were ignored, leading him to call for criminal contempt of court charges to be filed. Terry Greene Sterling, a journalist and writer in residence at the Walter Cronikite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Arizona State University, and KJZZ journalist Jude Joffe-Block, have co-authored a book on the case and changing immigration policies, and will discuss the Melendres case.

July 26, 2016

  • Giving and Leading: Childhood Hunger  |   Video
    • United Food Bank is out with new numbers for child food insecurity rates in Arizona. Ginny Hildebrand, executive director of UFB, will tell us about the numbers that break down childhood hunger county by county.

June 23, 2016

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Better Solar Panels  |   Video
    • Researchers at Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering have combined two types of solar technologies that could make solar panels cheaper and more accessible. Traditional solar panels made with silicon are expensive but more efficient than cheaper, thin film solar cells, which are made with cadmium telluride. ASU researchers Zachary Holman and Yong-Hang Zhang will tell us more about their work leading to better solar panels.

June 21, 2016

  • Giving and Leading: Kids Count Report  |   Video
    • A new Kids Count report, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shows that conditions have improved slightly for Arizona kids. Conditions for children in our state moved up from 46th in the nation to 45th. Children’s Action Alliance president and CEO Dana Wolfe Naimark will discuss the report.

June 8, 2016

  • Giving and Leading: Foster Parent Recruitment  |   Video
    • With over 19,000 kids in foster care in Arizona, efforts are underway to recruit more foster parents, including single people and same-sex couples. Torri Taj, the CEO of Child Crisis Arizona, will tell us more.

May 9, 2016

  • Prostate/Colorectal Cancer  |   Video
    • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, while colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the country. Dr. Roscoe Nelson of the Arizona Center for Urology will discuss prostate cancer and free screenings his office will be providing and Dr. Neeraj Singh of Valley Surgical Clinics will give us details about colorectal cancer.

May 3, 2016

  • Giving and Leading: Longevity of Non Profits  |   Video
    • We’ll take you inside the Make A Wish Foundation, a local nonprofit that has been granting the wishes of dying children for over three decades. Then we’ll talk about what makes a nonprofit last over the years and decades from Jacky Alling, chief philanthropy officer of the Arizona Community Foundation, along with Max Gonzales, vice president of strategy and relationship management of Chicanos Por La Causa, which has been in operation since 1969.

April 26, 2016

  • Chasing the Dream: Proposition 123   |   Video
    • In our new series dealing with poverty in Arizona, we’ll explain how Proposition 123 will provide additional education funding from the state land trust. Then, we'll hear from both sides on the issue from Morgan Abraham, who is leading the campaign against the measure, and Andrew Morrill, president of the Arizona Education Association and a supporter of the measure.

March 1, 2016

  • Giving and Leading: Florence Crittenton  |   Video
    • For over a century, the Florence Crittenton organization has served at-risk girls from ages 10 to 21 with issues such as neglect, abuse and teen pregnancy. Kellie Warren, CEO of Florence Crittenton of Arizona, will tell us more about her organization and an upcoming luncheon being held.

February 9, 2016

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Childhelp  |   Video
    • Childhelp is an organization that has programs to prevent child abuse and provide services to victims. Childhelp will have a raffle starting February 5 to raise funds. Benah Parker, Childhelp National Director of Prevention Education, will tell us more about the organization and its mission.

February 8, 2016

  • Giving and Leading: Kidney Disease Organization  |   Video
    • 26 million Americans, or one in nine, have a chronic kidney disease and many don’t know it. That sobering number led Tempe native Analyn Scott and her husband to start an organization called 1in9, which hopes to ignite a worldwide movement to promote kidney disease awareness and prevention campaigns, as well as support research and development of treatment options in the field of regenerative medicine. Analyn Scott, Founder and CEO of 1n9, and Raymond Scott, who suffered from kidney failure, will talk about the organization. Japanese Friendship Garden (package only, no guests)

December 17, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Refuge Café  |   Video
    • Arizona has taken in five to six percent of refugees in the United States, more than almost every other state. We’ll take you to the Refuge Café, a non-profit business helping refugees succeed in their new country.

December 16, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Informed Charitable Giving  |   Video
    • As people step up their charitable giving during the holidays, we’ll discuss how you can make sure you give donations to reputable organizations. Robert Ashcraft, executive director of the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation at Arizona State University, will tell us how to be a smart giver.

December 1, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Ann Romney Book: “In This Together”  |   Video
    • Ann Romney, the wife of former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney, will discuss her new book, “In This Together.” The book is a candid exploration of her journey with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease affecting over 2.3 million people worldwide.

November 3, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Baby-Boomer Giving  |   Video
    • A new report shows that Baby-boomers are expected to give $8 trillion dollars in their time and money over the next 20 years. Jacky Alling, chief philanthropic services officer for the Arizona Community Foundation, and Patricia Lewis, Professional-in-Residence at the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, will talk about giving trends expected for Baby-boomers.

October 19, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Samaritan Aviation   |   Video
    • We’ll show you how one local organization is bringing health care to a remote area of the globe. Samaritan Aviation serves those with limited access to medical care in Papua New Guinea.

October 12, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: #ImagineASolution Hunger Awareness Campaign  |   Video
    • #ImagineASolution is an effort to create a discussion of hunger in Arizona and to involve people in finding a solution. Five videos have been created to help do that. The first is a general overview of hunger featuring people like Congresswoman Kirsten Sinema, who struggled with hunger as a child. Cynthia Zwick, executive director of the Arizona Community Action Association, and Angie Rodgers, president and CEO of the Arizona Association of Food Banks, will tell us more.

October 6, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Measuring Impact  |   Video
    • Charities all have a mission statement listing their good intentions, but they also would like to know if they are being effective. We’ll talk about how nonprofits keep track of their impact with Ben Powers, president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Arizona Chapter, Maureen West, project manager of Social Impact Measurement from the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation and Lauren Schroeder, director of capacity building for the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.

September 21, 2015

  • Childhood Cancer  |   Video
    • September is national childhood cancer awareness month. Every year, 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer, the leading cause of disease-related death for children. Dr. Ricardo Flores of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center, the largest cancer center for children in the U.S., will tell us more about the disease and advancements in treatment.

September 10, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Childhood Hunger  |   Video
    • The Arizona Fair Share Education Fund released a new report: “Childhood Hunger in America’s Suburbs: The Changing Geography of Poverty.” It’s the second annual report that details the changing geography of childhood hunger at a time of growing suburban poverty. Arizona Fair Share Education Fund State Organizer Chris Destiche will tell us more.

September 8, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Non-profit Governance  |   Video
    • Nonprofits rely on governing boards to help ensure their success. Kristin Merrifield, CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Rick McCartney, publisher of In Business Magazine and a member of several boards, will discuss the importance, training and recruitment of nonprofit governing board members.

August 6, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: 2015 Heart Ball  |   Video
    • It’s called the premier annual social fundraising event of the Phoenix area, and this year’s Heart Ball will focus on Childhood Obesity Prevention. Kimberly Afkhami, chair of the 56th Heart Ball, will tell us more.

August 4, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Volunteerism  |   Video
    • We’ll tell you about The Joy Bus, a local, non-profit that delivers farm-fresh and nutritionally-packed meals to homebound cancer patients free of charge and with the help of volunteers. Then we will discuss the role volunteers play in non-profit organizations and the issues faced in using volunteer help. Chris Helmuth, vice president of HandsOn Greater Phoenix, a non-profit volunteer management organization and Debbie Moak, director, Governor’s Office for Youth, Faith and Family, will tell us more.

July 7, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Non-profit Employment  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look at how non-profits impact the employment sector. Kimberly Hall, director of community engagement for Goodwill of Arizona and Kristen Wilson, the CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, will discuss the spectrum of how non-profits provide job training and jobs.

July 1, 2015

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: AguaSAC   |   Video
    • A Phoenix company is on a mission to employ more adults with developmental disabilities. We’ll take you to AguaSAC where you’ll meet employees and learn why some say adults with developmental disabilities are more loyal than other workers.

June 2, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Corporate Giving  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look at the state of corporate giving in our state and nation. Elisa de la Vara, senior director of community initiatives for the Arizona Community Foundation and Deborah Bateman, vice chairman of the National Bank of Arizona, will talk about corporate giving (one more guest pending).

May 13, 2015

  • Summer Travel  |   Video
    • The number of Arizonans traveling over the Memorial Day weekend could reach post-recession highs. Nearly 733-thousand Arizonans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend, an increase of nearly five percent. Michelle Donati-Grayman of AAA Arizona will talk about factors leading to the increased travel.

May 5, 2015

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: The Grant Network  |   Video
    • The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation has joined with Valley Leadership to create a clearinghouse for nonprofits looking for funding and corporations looking to provide that funding. The Grant Network allows both parties to register their information and exchange opportunities. Julia Patrick of the Arizona Nonprofit Academy, which brings leadership, education and connectivity with collaboration to Arizona’s nonprofit community, and Nicole Almond Anderson, marketing manager of ASU Lodestar, will tell us more about the project.

April 14, 2015

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development  |   Video
    • Eight, Arizona PBS is airing a documentary, “The Homestretch,” on April 13 that follows the plight of three homeless teens as they struggle to stay in school. The Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development in Phoenix offers help to homeless youth with many issues, including job and education assistance. Cynthia Schuler, CEO of the Tumbleweed Center, will talk about what her organization offers.

April 7, 2015

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Arizona Giving  |   Video
    • One recent survey shows that Arizona ranks among the bottom of states when it comes to giving. Jacky Alling, Chief Philanthropic Services Officer of the Arizona Community Foundation, and Steve Zabilski, executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, will discuss Arizona’s giving habits compared to the rest of the nation and how local charities are impacted.

March 31, 2015

  • New Study on Teen Driver Crashes  |   Video
    • A new study by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety dissects why teenagers crash. The study analyzed the six seconds leading up to a crash in videos of 1,700 crashes by teen drivers. It found that distraction was a factor in nearly six out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes. Michelle Donati-Grayman of AAA Arizona will discuss the unique study.

March 19, 2015

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Keys to Success  |   Video
    • At any given time there are 16-thousand children in foster care in Arizona. We will take a look at “Keys to Success,” a program that helps kids aging out of the foster care system succeed in the rest of their lives.

March 10, 2015

March 4, 2015

February 10, 2015

February 5, 2015

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Phoenix Zoo Teens  |   Video
    • A program at the Phoenix Zoo is helping to keep children interested and involved in nature and animals. Every year, Zoo Teens welcomes a group of 14-17 year old volunteers who learn from animal keepers and give back by interacting with zoo guests.

January 6, 2015

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Phoenix Zoo Teens  |   Video
    • A program at the Phoenix Zoo is helping to keep children interested and involved in nature and animals. Every year, Zoo Teens welcomes a group of 14-17 year old volunteers who learn from animal keepers and give back by interacting with zoo guests.

November 27, 2014

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Paper Clouds Apparel  |   Video
    • See how the owner of a local clothing company is giving more than just the shirt off his back to help those with special needs.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Families Give Back  |   Video
    • When Lisa Geyser and Alex Sklar couldn’t find volunteer opportunities for their young children, they created their own. In tonight’s Giving and Leading segment, we’ll introduce you to “Families Giving Back,” a non-profit that welcomes volunteers of all ages.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Educating Teachers About Asperger’s Syndrome  |   Video
    • Earlier this year, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center delivered 45,000 paper fortune tellers to teachers throughout Arizona to give them information on Asperger’s syndrome, one type of autism. Patty Dion, Co-Founder of SARRC’s Think Asperger’s and Dr. Raun Melmed, co-founder and medical director of SARRC, will talk about the effort and Asperger’s syndrome.
  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Pet Connections  |   Video
    • When Hospice of the Valley patients need a little lift, they can turn to four-legged friends. Therapy teams make weekly or bi-weekly visits to homes and professional care settings. We’re not talking just dogs and cats. We’ll introduce you to Lilly, a 30-inch tall, 250-pound miniature horse, and Myrtle, the 107-year old patient who looks forward to her visits.

November 5, 2014

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Experience Matters  |   Video
    • Experience Matters is a Phoenix organization that connects retired adults with non-profit groups that can benefit from their talents. Experience Matters CEO Nora Hannah will talk about what Experience Matters has to offer.

October 22, 2014

September 11, 2014

September 9, 2014

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Educating Teachers About Asperger’s Syndrome  |   Video
    • On September 15, the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center will deliver 45,000 paper fortune tellers to teachers throughout Arizona to give them information on Asperger’s syndrome, one type of autism. Patty Dion, Co-Founder of SARRC’s Think Asperger’s and Dr. Raun Melmed, SARRC’s Co-Founder and Medical Director, will talk about the effort and Asperger’s syndrome.

September 8, 2014

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Families Give Back  |   Video
    • When Lisa Geyser and Alex Sklar couldn’t find volunteer opportunities for their young children, they created their own. In tonight’s Giving and Leading segment, we’ll introduce you to “Families Giving Back,” a non-profit that welcomes volunteers of all ages.

August 13, 2014

August 4, 2014

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Pet Connections  |   Video
    • When Hospice of the Valley patients need a little lift, they can turn to four-legged friends. Therapy teams make weekly or bi-weekly visits to homes and professional care settings. We’re not talking just dogs and cats. We’ll introduce you to Lilly, a 30-inch tall, 250-pound miniature horse, and Myrtle, the 107-year old patient who looks forward to her visits.

July 23, 2014

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Harp Foundation  |   Video
    • Patients across the Phoenix metro area experience the healing power of music, thanks to this non-profit. Harpists bring comfort to patients, families and healthcare workers. We’ll introduce you to a woman who was so moved by music that she quit her job to become a full-time harpist and play at hospitals across the Valley.

July 10, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Dads 4 Special Kids  |   Video
    • An Arizona father searching for support as he raises a son with disabilities discovers he’s not alone. Ray Morris created a nonprofit group that offers monthly meetings, workshops and online help for fathers to ask questions, share experiences and learn from each other.

July 2, 2014

June 24, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Beyond Textbooks  |   Video
    • In a new Arizona Horizon series, “Arizona’s Future,” we look at innovations leading to improvements in a variety of areas, including education. In the Vail Unified School District in southern Arizona, teachers and district officials have created a web-based solution to help meet Common Core standards. The site provides lesson plans and data that educators can use to meet the standards, and any educator can add resources, lesson plans or ideas to the site. It’s being used by 77 traditional public school districts and eight charter schools in Arizona. Kevin Carney, executive director of Beyond Textbooks, will explain how the site helps teachers improve their teaching abilities.

June 11, 2014

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

June 2, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary  |   Video
    • This no-kill shelter describes itself as the largest domestic rabbit sanctuary in Arizona. At its Scottsdale location, volunteers focus on the physical and emotional well-being of the animals, with each rabbit receiving designated play time each day. Tranquility Trail is open seven days a week so that visitors can meet rabbits and learn how to properly care for them.

May 28, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Fix.Adopt.Save. Campaign  |   Video
    • Nearly 90,000 dogs and cats came into Maricopa County shelters last year, the second highest county intake in the U.S. after Los Angeles County. There is a solution. The Fix.Adopt.Save. initiative is designed to increase spay/neuter surgeries and adoptions. Heather Sheston, project manager for Fix.Adopt.Save., and Melissa Gable, a spokeswoman of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, will discuss the issue.

May 5, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Harp Foundation  |   Video
    • Patients across the Phoenix metro area experience the healing power of music, thanks to this non-profit. Harpists bring comfort to patients, families and healthcare workers. We’ll introduce you to a woman who was so moved by music that she quit her job to become a full-time harpist and play at hospitals across the Valley.

April 21, 2014

  • Child Abuse in Arizona  |   Video
    • “Keeping Children Safe: Ask an Expert” is a show that will air on 8pm on Monday, April 21 on Eight Arizona PBS. During the show, viewers can call in and talk to an expert with their questions about child abuse and human trafficking. Leading up to that on Arizona Horizon, Maricopa County Juvenile Court presiding judge Colleen McNally will discuss the issue of child abuse in Arizona.

April 7, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Audubon Arizona  |   Video
    • We’ll take you on a hike along the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area in Phoenix. That’s where Audubon Arizona holds regular hikes, talks and events to promote awareness about the diverse wildlife in our state. Find out how 600-acres were transformed from an industrial dump into a home for more than 200 species of birds, jackrabbits, coyotes, beavers and other wildlife.

March 31, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Joe Foss Institute Dinner  |   Video
    • The Joe Foss Institute is a Scottsdale-based organization that was founded by Medal of Honor Recipient Joe Foss and his wife Didi. It is dedicated to advancing civics education. The "2014 Stars in Service” dinner benefiting the Institute is set for April 6. The event honors some of our Nation’s preeminent heroes, educators, and public servants, and will feature keynote speaker Charles Krauthammer, along with journalist Carl Bernstein and actor Richard Dreyfuss. Local war hero Pat Tillman will be honored posthumously at the event. Event chair Karrin Taylor and Joe Foss Institute executive director Lucian Spataro will discuss the group and its mission.

March 11, 2014

  • AZ Giving & Leading: Florence Crittenton of Arizona  |   Video
    • Founded in 1896, Florence Crittenton is Arizona’s oldest social services agency. Florence Crittenton provides shelter, counseling, social support and education to nearly 1,200 girls and their families. The young women and girls served by Florence Crittenton have suffered from poverty, abuse, neglect, crime and homelessness. Florence Crittenton CEO Dr. Kellie Warren will discuss her agency’s programs.

March 3, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Higher Octave Healing  |   Video
    • The therapists at Higher Octave Healing know that music not only touches people, but can help heal them. This non-profit provides a variety of music therapy for Arizona children, teens and adults. We’ll introduce you to members of Higher Octave’s rock band and learn how music is making a difference in their lives.

February 3, 2014

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

January 6, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Welcome to America Project  |   Video
    • What started with one Arizona family looking to help one refugee family that resettled in Phoenix has grown into a nationally recognized non-profit organization. The “Welcome to America Project” provides donated household items for refugee families that are starting new lives in Arizona. We’ll go along with volunteers making deliveries and see how their welcoming gestures impact new families in our state.

December 2, 2013

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Acts of Simple Kindness   |   Video
    • An Arizona widow turns her grief into action by helping children who have lost parents. The nonprofit, “Acts of Simple Kindness,” provides financial grants to children so they can continue or pursue extracurricular activities like sports, music and the arts. Founder Karen Turner came up with the idea after she saw how sports helped her son heal after his father died.

November 4, 2013

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Soldier’s Best Friend  |   Video
    • Veterans returning from war sometimes do not return alone. They may be accompanied by post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries. Soldier’s Best Friend is a Glendale-based organization that pairs up service or therapeutic companion dogs with soldiers suffering the impacts of war. Most dogs are rescued from local shelters. We’ll take a look at veterans who are benefiting from service dogs provided by Soldier’s Best Friend.

October 7, 2013

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Crisis Nursery  |   Video
    • Since 1977, Phoenix-based Crisis Nursery Inc. has provided a shelter to children suffering from abuse, neglect or homelessness. Crisis Nursery also operates head start and foster care programs. Crisis Nursery Executive Director Marsha Porter will talk about her organization’s efforts to help protect children.

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 9, 2013

  • AZ Giving & Leading: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation  |   Video
    • Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is a Phoenix organization formed in 1992 by two women as a tribute to the life of their grandmother, who faced financial and emotional hardships. The mission of the foundation is to empower women to transform their lives through engagement and education. Some of the programs offered include career services, self-esteem and mentoring programs, and education services. Fresh Start President and CEO Susan Berman and a former client, Coleen Rossi, will talk about the organization.

August 6, 2013

  • AZ Giving & Leading: 3000 Club  |   Video
    • The 3000 Club is a Phoenix-based charity that was born in 2008 as an idea to save a food bank that had lost its major donor. The idea was to get 3,000 supporters to donate $100 yearly. Besides feeding hungry families, the 3000 Club has expanded to include a farmers market, where you can buy 60 pounds of produce for $10, and a medical reclamation program to redistribute unused medical supplies to other countries. 3000 Club Co-founder and CEO Ethel Luzario will talk about her organization.

July 24, 2013

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

July 2, 2013

  • Auto Sales  |   Video
    • Auto sales are rebounding in the U.S. Economist Jim Rounds will talk about what’s leading to the increase in auto sales.
  • AZ Giving & Leading: Waste Not   |   Video
    • Waste Not is a Scottsdale-based organization that collects excess food from restaurants, resorts, caterers, grocers and others six days a week. That food, which would normally be tossed into the garbage, is taken to schools, daycare centers, senior facilities and other organizations to feed the hungry. Waste Not Executive Director Dee Mitten will tell us about her organization.

June 3, 2013

  • AZ Giving & Leading: Kids at Hope  |   Video
    • Kids at Hope is a Phoenix-based national organization that believes all children are capable of success and has programs to foster that success. The programs work through schools to support the success of kids. Kenna Hough, Executive Director of Training and Programs for Kids at Hope, will tell us more about the organization and its goals.

May 6, 2013

  • AZ Giving & Leading: Open Arms Home for Children  |   Video
    • After taking a family mission trip to South Africa in 2005, Bob and Sallie Solis of Phoenix felt called to do something about the plight of children orphaned by AIDS in the country. They used their life savings and bought a 70-acre hilltop farm and established the Open Arms Home. Today, the home houses over 50 orphans. Bob Solis will talk about the Open Arms Home.

April 1, 2013

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

January 21, 2013

  • Giving & Leading: An Arizona Horizon Special  |   Video
    • Visit SpoFit, a Valley fitness center designed for people with disabilities; see what Native American Connections is doing to help Native Americans in need of housing and other critical services; the leader of the Veterans Medical Leadership Council explains how the VMLC improves the health and well-being of veterans in need.

January 7, 2013

  • AZ Giving & Leading: Experience Matters  |   Video
    • Nora Hannah, the CEO for Experience Matters, explains how her nonprofit connects talented, age 50+ individuals with nonprofit and social service organizations to improve the quality of life in our community.

December 24, 2012

  • Giving & Leading: An Arizona Horizon Special  |   Video
    • REPEAT FROM 06/15/2012.

      Patrick McWhortor, President and CEO of Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, shares the findings of a statewide survey of Arizona nonprofits contained in the report Borderline: Hope and Concern for Arizona Nonprofits. Find out how Arizona food banks are responding to the challenges of ending hunger; and how all nonprofits are finding creative new ways of doing business.

December 3, 2012

  • AZ Giving & Leading: Arizona Bridge to Independent Living  |   Video
    • Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) provides a variety of services to people with disabilities. ABIL President and CEO Phil Pangrazio talks about the organization and its Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center (SpoFit), one of two centers in the U.S. that is specifically designed for individuals who have various types of disabilities.

November 23, 2012

  • 2012 Cronkite Award: Bob Costas  |   Video
    • Each year, ASU’s Cronkite School for Journalism and Mass Communication recognizes a leading journalist with the Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. This year’s award-winner is NBC sportscaster Bob Costas. Hear what Costas had to say when he accepted the award at a luncheon in downtown Phoenix.

November 5, 2012

October 29, 2012

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

September 19, 2012

  • In Memory: Sheriff Larry Dever  |   Video
    • The Southern Arizona sheriff who became a leading voice in the debate over illegal immigration recently died in a car accident near Williams, Arizona. Paul Rubin, who wrote numerous stories about Dever for the Phoenix New Times, talks about the Cochise County sheriff’s legacy.

September 17, 2012

  • Arizona Giving & Leading: Uniting Education and Business  |   Video
    • The Arizona Educational Foundation is launching the “UnitED” program to establish beneficial partnerships between public schools and businesses. Learn more about the program from Bobbie O’Boyle, Executive Director of the Arizona Educational Foundation, and Alicia Mandel, VP for Organization Effectiveness and Inclusion at the Apollo Group.
  • Arizona Giving & Leading: Nonprofits & Civic Engagement  |   Video
    • Timothy Schmaltz, an instructor for ASU Lodestar Center’s Nonprofit Management Institute, talks about opportunities for nonprofits to promote civic engagement.

August 23, 2012

  • Arizona Job Growth  |   Video
    • ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman talks about Arizona’s job growth that’s leading most of the nation.

August 6, 2012

July 16, 2012

June 7, 2012

May 31, 2012

  • Arizona Giving & Leading: Food Banks & Hunger  |   Video
    • Find out how Arizona food banks are responding to the challenges of ending hunger. Guests include President and CEO of the Association of Arizona Food Banks Ginny Hildebrand, and Beverly Damore, Chief Operating Officer for the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

May 9, 2012

  • Stroke Awareness  |   Video
    • Strokes are one of the leading causes of death and disability. Dr. Dan Capampangan of the Mayo Clinic explains how to recognize and respond to symptoms of stroke and how the Mayo Clinic is using robots to help stroke patients in rural Arizona .

April 26, 2012

  • Giving and Leading: Reinventing Nonprofits  |   Video
    • Faced with declining resources and growing needs, nonprofits are finding new ways to survive and thrive by exploring partnerships, innovation and creative ways of doing business. Ellis Carter, a nationally recognized nonprofit law expert, addresses the variety of ways nonprofits are reinventing themselves.

April 18, 2012

  • Economic Growth: Chandler & Intel  |   Video
    • Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny talks about the potential economic impact of Intel’s new $5 billion fabrication facility that’s currently being built in his city and what Chandler has done to position itself as a leading manufacturing hub for the state’s high tech industry.

March 5, 2012

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Report on Nonprofits  |   Video
    • Patrick McWhortor, President and CEO of Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, shares the findings of a statewide survey of Arizona nonprofits contained in the new report Borderline: Hope and Concern for Arizona Nonprofits.

November 17, 2011

  • Gandhi and Occupy Wall Street  |   Video
    • Occupy Wall Street protesters can learn a lot from Mahatma Gandhi according to a leading expert on Gandhi’s teachings on civil disobedience. Hear what Dennis Dalton, a retired political science professor from Barnard College/Columbia University, has to say about the topic.

July 19, 2011

  • Nonpartisan “Open” Primary Elections  |   Video
    • Former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson is leading an effort to put a proposition on next year’s general election ballot calling for nonpartisan “open” primary elections. Johnson and State Representative John Kavanagh debate the plan that supporters say will help elect more mainstream candidates.

June 14, 2011

  • Men’s Health  |   Video
    • Wayne Tormala, Men’s Health coordinator for the Arizona Department of Health Services, talks about nationwide health indicators that show Arizona men leading and lagging in various categories.

February 15, 2011

  • Arizona’s Aerospace and Defense Industry  |   Video
    • A discussion about Arizona’s Aerospace and Defense Industry with retired Air Force Brigadier General Tom Browning who’s leading Science Foundation Arizona’s Aerospace and Defense Initiative; John Schibler, Boeing’s Chief Engineer, Attack Helicopter Programs; and Barry Albrecht, CEO of the Central Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation.

December 13, 2010

  • West Nile Virus  |   Video
    • Arizona is leading the nation for 2010 in cases of mosquito-spread West Nile Virus. Dr. Bob England, Director of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, discusses this unusual phenomenon.

August 19, 2010

  • West Nile Virus  |   Video
    • Arizona is leading the nation in reported human cases of West Nile Virus. Pinal County Health Department Director Tom Schryer talks about how to avoid becoming infected.

June 1, 2010

  • International Water Association Leading Edge Technology Conference  |   Video
    • The International Water Association Leading Edge Technology Conference was held this week in the Valley to bring together experts from around the world to discuss challenges in finding sustainable water solutions. Paul Westerhoff, Director of ASU's School of Sustainability Engineering, talks about the conference.

March 2, 2010

  • Women’s Safety, Health and Economic Security  |   Video
    • The economic recession and state budget cuts may be having a disproportionately negative impact on women. Leading advocates for women talk about how the current economic climate is threatening the safety, health and economic security of Arizona women. Guests include: Allie Bones, of the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Jodi Liggett, Arizona Foundation for Women; and Marie Sullivan of Arizona Women’s Education and Employment.

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.

November 9, 2009

  • Arizona Communities Building Green  |   Video
    • Greenbuild 2009, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to sustainable building, is coming to Phoenix later in the week. See how Scottsdale, Chandler and Coconino County are leading by example in green building and sustainable design.

November 2, 2009

  • Cancer Physics  |   Video
    • Cancer research from a totally different angle will be taking place at Arizona State University. Researchers from ASU will be using the laws of physics to battle cancer, viewing the cancer cells as physical objects rather than as a disease. Paul Davies, a theoretical physicist, cosmologist and astrobiologist, is leading the ASU team and will appear on Horizon to talk about the innovative research.

April 22, 2008

  • Alzheimer's Author  |   Video
    • Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, local physician and researcher on Alzheimer�s Disease, talks about risk factors associated with the disease and steps he recommends to prevent Alzheimer�s.

November 19, 2007

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

September 17, 2007

  • The Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Youth Band
    • The Sedona Jazz on the Rocks (SJOR) festival is right around the corner (Sept. 26 -30). One of the goals of the festival is to provide an environment for talented high school jazz musicians to expand their musicianship and performance techniques. Twelve young musicians from seven Arizona high schools have been selected as members of this band. They rehearse and perform around the state with SJOR musicians leading up to the festival. We catch up with the Youth Band while theyre in town for a gig.

November 22, 2006

  • Phelps Dodge Merger
    • A $25.9 Billion merger is in the works that would have Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. take over Phoenix-based Phelps Dodge Corporation, one of the world's leading producers of copper. But it's not a done deal yet. Arizona Republic business columnist Jon Talton will talk about the proposed merger and its consequences for Arizona.

July 31, 2006

  • Bill of Rights Monument
    • Local comedian Chris Bliss joins HORIZON for a discussion about the initiative hes leading to build Bill of Rights monuments around the country.

June 22, 2006

  • Bill of Rights Monument
    • Local comedian Chris Bliss is leading an effort to build a Bill of Rights monument in Phoenix. However, the effort has hit some political snags. Bliss joins HORIZON to talk about his initiative.

April 26, 2006

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

October 19, 2005

  • Role of religion in international relations
    • Join Michael Grant for a conversation with Marc Gopin, a leading expert on the role of religion in international relations and conflict resolution. Gopin is the James H. Laue Professor of Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.

June 2, 2005

  • U of A Mars Probe
    • The University of Arizona has just received approval for its Mars probe, "The Phoenix." The probe's robotic arm is designed to extract samples from Martian ice in the search for life on the Red Planet. Peter Smith, a University of Arizona professor leading the mission, joins HORIZON via satellite.