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February 25, 2014

  • Cactus League  |   Video
    • Cactus League spring training games start February 26. Cactus League President Mark Coronado will preview the season, and talk about the history and impact of the league.

February 19, 2014

  • AZ Technology and Innovation: High School App Competition  |   Video
    • Nearly 250 Arizona high school students recently participated in an app competition in Gilbert. The App Resource and Knowledge App League is in its second year, with students from all skill levels learning the process of developing a mobile application. The event is the official launch of SPARK App League, a three-month contest challenging students to build a mobile application for Gilbert Fire and Rescue. Ashish Amresh, an assistant professor at Arizona State University, will talk about the app competition.

December 19, 2013

  • ADL Director Bill Straus  |   Video
    • Bill Straus, the Arizona Regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, is stepping down from his position at the end of this year after 13 years at the helm. Straus looks back at his years running the Arizona ADL, including the murder of Mesa gas station owner Balbir Singh Sodhi days after the 9-11 attacks.

November 26, 2013

  • Cactus League Hall of Fame  |   Video
    • For six years, local Public Affairs consultant Robert Johnson has been searching for a home for a Cactus League Hall of Fame. Johnson now has fresh renderings of his proposed facility, and hopes to have a site selected by the end of next year. Johnson will talk about his efforts to create a Cactus League Hall of Fame.

July 22, 2013

  • Avondale Mayor/Education Secretary  |   Video
    • Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers met with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, other mayors and school superintendents in Washington, D.C. recently. They discussed partnership opportunities between cities and the U.S. Department of Education to create effective approaches to education reform. Mayor Rogers, the National League of Cities’ President, will talk about what was discussed in that meeting.

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.

May 29, 2013

  • Phoenix Coyotes Update  |   Video
    • City of Glendale officials met Tuesday with National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman and executives from a Canadian business group that is interested in buying the Phoenix Coyotes. Arizona Republic Reporter Paul Giblin with give us an update.

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.

February 21, 2013

  • Cactus League   |   Video
    • Every year, the Cactus League allows Arizona residents to get a close-up view of their favorite baseball stars and pumps millions of dollars into the economy from visitors who come to see the teams play. Cactus League President Mark Coronado will tell us more about the Cactus League, which gets underway this week.

October 15, 2012

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

May 3, 2012

  • J.T. Ready  |   Video
    • The suspected shooter in Wednesday’s murder-suicide in Gilbert, that left five people dead, is a man with past ties to a neo-Nazi organization. He was also the founder of an armed vigilante group that patrolled Arizona’s southern border for illegal immigrants. Learn more about J.T. Ready and the status of hate groups in Arizona from Bill Straus, Executive Director of the Arizona Anti-Defamation League.

April 19, 2012

  • Arizona Supreme Court Ruling: Tucson v Arizona  |   Video
    • Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, explains what a recent decision by the Arizona Supreme Court says about how much control the State Legislature has over local charter governments.

April 3, 2012

  • Arizona Diamondbacks New Season  |   Video
    • Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall talks about the home team and their surprising success from last year, the high expectations for the upcoming season and the record-breaking numbers of last month's Spring Training.

March 20, 2012

  • Legislature vs. Local Governments  |   Video
    • Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig, who also serves as President of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, and Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny share their concerns about legislative actions that are impacting Arizona’s local governments.

March 1, 2012

  • Society for American Baseball Research   |   Video
    • The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) moved its headquarters from Cleveland to Phoenix in 2011. SABR Executive Director Marc Appleman explains why SABR is a good fit in Arizona.
  • Cactus League History  |   Video
    • Susie Steckner, author of the new book Cactus League: Spring Training, and Cactus League expert Rodney Johnson talk about the rich history of Arizona’s Cactus League.

October 25, 2011

  • Arizona Fall League  |   Video
    • Now in its 20th season, the Arizona Fall League has been preparing Major League Baseball’s hottest minor league prospects to move up to the big leagues. AFL Executive Director Steve Cobb talks about the league’s first two decades.

February 3, 2011

  • Challenges of Local Government   |   Video
    • State lawmakers have introduced a number of bills that would impact cities and towns in a variety of ways. Here to discuss what Arizona's local governments are facing is Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of League of AZ Cities and Towns.

October 21, 2010

  • Arizona Fall League  |   Video
    • For Major League Baseball, October means playoffs, but it’s also the month when every MLB team sends its best and brightest prospects to Arizona to compete in the Arizona Fall League. Executive Director of Fall League, Steve Cobb, explains what the league is all about.

September 23, 2010

April 8, 2010

  • Hate Crimes  |   Video
    • Hate crimes have gone up locally and the number of hate groups has gone up considerably nationwide. Bill Straus of the local Anti-Defamation League will talk about hate crimes and the expansion of hate groups.

April 5, 2010

  • Cactus League Recap and the Chicago Cubs  |   Video
    • A recap of the 2010 Cactus League season and a look at efforts to come up with a plan to finance a new spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs. Guests include Cactus League President Robert Brinton and State Representative John McComish.

March 3, 2010

  • How Governor Mofford Saved the Cactus League  |   Video
    • Spring Training baseball is in full swing this month, and with half of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams, Arizona’s Cactus League is as strong as ever. But there was a time when Arizona might have lost the league if not for the actions of Governor Rose Mofford. Former Special Assistant to the Governor Geoffrey Gonsher and Cactus League historian Rodney Johnson tell us how Governor Mofford saved the Cactus League.

February 2, 2010

  • Credit Union Lending Cap  |   Video
    • A bill that would allow credit unions to lend more to businesses has been introduced in Congress. Scott Earl, CEO of the Arizona Credit Union League, will talk about the bill.

November 5, 2009

  • Arizona Town Hall  |   Video
    • More than 100 Arizona leaders will meet at the Grand Canyon to talk about Arizona’s budget problems in the 95th Arizona Town Hall. We’ll discuss the group’s findings.

September 8, 2009

  • Keeping the Cubs  |   Video
    • The Chicago Cubs are a Cactus League favorite, and Mesa, Arizona has been the team’s spring training home for decades. Now, there are rumors the Cubs could go to another State in return for better training facilities. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith talks about efforts to keep the Chicago Cubs spring training home in Mesa.

June 11, 2009

  • Arizona Anti-Defamation League  |   Video
    • Bill Straus, Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League of Arizona, talks about Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon’s call for Sheriff Joe Arpaio to apologize for what Gordon calls the Sheriff’s associations with neo-Nazi groups. Straus also discusses hate groups in Arizona.

March 19, 2009

February 25, 2009

  • Goodyear Ballpark  |   Video
    • There’s a new gem in the Arizona Cactus League. Take a tour of the new spring training home of the Cleveland Indians located in Goodyear, Arizona.

October 8, 2008

  • Arizona Fall League  |   Video
    • The Arizona Diamondbacks are done for the year, but baseball isn�t over in Arizona. On Oct. 7, the Arizona Fall League begins its 17th season. Every MLB team sends its most promising prospects to the AFL to hone their skills against other top talent. Since its inception, the AFL has produced 136 All-Stars, five MVPs and three Cy Young Award winners. Join Roland Hemond, the �architect� of the league, and AFL Executive Vice President Steve Cobb as they discuss the league, its mission, and its future.

July 10, 2008

  • Cities and Counties  |   Video
    • Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of The League of Arizona Cities and Towns talks about the 2009 budget provision that requires cities and counties to give money to the state.
  • state of Healthcare  |   Video
    • HORIZON examines the state of healthcare. We interview Donna Smith, who was featured in Michael Moore's Sicko, a documentary about healthcare.
  • The Face of Immigration  |   Video
    • We update the immigration story of Canadian citizen and valley journalist Diane Brennan.

November 5, 2007

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

April 5, 2007

  • Tax Incentives
    • A bill is working its way through the Arizona Legislature that would penalize cities that give big tax breaks to companies to move to their city. Sen. Ken Cheurvront, the sponsor of the bill, will debate the issue with Ken Strobeck of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.

February 7, 2007

  • Prop 207 Waivers
    • Private property activists are crying foul as valley cities hand out waivers to prop 207 to development planners and others seeking zoning changes. Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, and Lori Klein, the Executive Director of Arizona Homeowner Protection Effort are guests.
  • south American Art
    • Arizona is playing host to a rare look at the old masters of South America. This is the first North American exhibition to focus exclusively on the paintings of South America's Visceregal period.
  • Phoenix Firefighter's go back to the classroom
    • Phoenix Firefighters are going back to the classroom to become bilingual.
  • M.C.C. Resignations

November 30, 2006

  • Cactus League Shakeup
    • HORIZON brings you an update on the possible shifting of the spring training homes of several Major League baseball teams, including the move of the Los Angeles Dodgers from Florida to Glendale and a possible move of the Chicago White Sox from Tucson to the Valley. We talk with Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs.

October 30, 2006

  • Women in Politics
    • The local Democratic and Republican parties aren't the only ones trying to increase political participation among women. Non-partisan organizations are involved as well. Learn about "Running And Winning," sponsored by the Arizona League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women Arizona, with guests Kathy Schwarz and Beverly Weiss.
  • Arizona Corporation Commission
    • HORIZON gives the five candidates running for the two seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission an opportunity to explain why you should vote for them.

September 21, 2006

  • Proposition 207
    • An examination of the proposition that would limit the definition of public use in eminent domain seizures, and would ensure compensation to property owners if the government enacts a law that diminishes the value of private property. Ken Strobeck, the Executive Director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns and State Senator Chuck Gray will discuss the issue.
  • Proposition 205
    • Proposition 205 would change Arizona's voting system to a largely vote by mail process. Hear the pros and cons of the measure.

September 8, 2005

  • Urban League Anniversary
    • For 60 years now, the Urban League of Phoenix has been serving the needs of the underprivileged in the Valley. George Dean of the Urban League talks about his organization, which originally started to serve the needs of African-Americans, but expanded to serve the needs of the underprivileged of all races.
  • U.S. Supreme Court
    • With the death of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, President Bush has elevated John Roberts' nomination to take over as Chief Justice. George Watson, an ASU professor who has written a book about the nomination process, will talk about the Roberts' nomination and what it means to the court.
  • salvation Army Hurricane Relief
    • The Salvation Army has set up a donation center to help victims of Hurricane Katrina now living in Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. The center has been a huge success, with Valley residents responding quickly to the needs of the hurricane survivors. We'll talk to a Salvation Army official about the relief effort.

June 27, 2005

  • Eminent Domain
    • The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that local governments can seize homes and turn them over to private developers. We'll discuss the ramifications of the decision with Kevin Adam, the Legislative Director of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns and Tim Keller of the Institute For Justice.
  • Arizona Stories: Taliesin West
    • The visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright made Scottsdale his winter home and created a working and living environment, literally, with the labor of apprentices. The beautiful Taliesin West is a manifestation of Wright's vision. Beverly Hart of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will talk about the foundation's recent difficulties and decisions.

April 12, 2005

  • Business Property Tax Rate
    • Businesses could see their property taxes lowered. Does that mean homeowners will pay more taxes? Horizon takes a look at a bill that attempts to make Arizona's property tax system more fair for businesses.
  • Cable TV Fees
    • An attempt to lower the fees cable companies pay cities falls one vote short at the legislature. We'll look at why the cable industry and cities are at odds over fees and the number of cable channels given to local government.

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