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April 4, 2017

  • Plant Root Bacteria  |   Video
    • Like the human gut, plants have a tight relationship with the bacteria that live at their roots. Researchers at Northern Arizona University have found when plants were provided with growth-promoting rhizobacteria, organisms known for their root colonizing ability, vegetable and grain yields increased 20 to 45 percent, and even more so for plants grown in drought conditions. NAU doctoral student Rachel Rubin of the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society will tell us more about her research.

April 3, 2017

  • “The Unpredictable Adventures of Henry Hicklebee”  |   Video
    • ProMusica Arizona, which brings live music to those in the North Phoenix Area, will present "The Unpredictable Adventures of Henry Hicklebee." It’s a one-man show that features chorale and orchestra accompaniment as local actor Matt Newhard portrays a young man embarking on a worldwide journey to find his family's roots. The audience participates by texting to select the path of his journey, and the music will be adjusted to depict the country chosen. Adam Stich, who wrote the show, and actor Matt Newhard will tell us more about "The Unpredictable Adventures of Henry Hicklebee."

March 23, 2017

  • Baby Boomers and Homelessness  |   Video
    • The number of Baby Boomers heading for homelessness is on the rise. Justa Center in Phoenix is helping those over the age of 55 who are homeless by providing them a day center where they can go to look for places to live, jobs and other services. Nora Carrillo, Justa Center housing coordinator, will tell us more about efforts to help those over 55 who are homeless.

March 20, 2017

  • Nonprofit Fast Pitch  |   Video
    • A Fast Pitch competition will be held for local nonprofits March 28 at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts. Participating nonprofits will have to give a three-minute pitch in front of a live audience to convince judges to award them cash, mentoring and communication-building training. The top prize is $20,000 a year for up to five years, plus continued hands-on attention from top business executives. Terri Wogan, executive director of Social Venture Partners Arizona, a group that brings a venture capital approach to supporting nonprofits, will talk about the fast pitch event along with Kristy Roschke, executive director of SPOT 127, the top winner of Fast Pitch 2014.

February 1, 2017

  • Navajo Nation Electricity  |   Video
    • 75% of Americans without electricity live on the Navajo Nation. The documentary “Beyond the Grid” looks at why something as simple as turning on lights is so difficult for so many people living on the Navajo Nation. The documentary is produced by students from Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.

January 17, 2017

  • Phoenix Police Chief Hiring Process  |   Video
    • The process to hire a new Phoenix police chief was a one-year process that started with citizen involvement and included a live broadcast of a candidate forum with the three final candidates. The unique hiring process has attracted international attention from other cities. Phoenix assistant city manager Milton Dohoney will tell us more about that.

December 26, 2016

  • The Collaboratory on Central   |   Video
    • The Collaboratory on Central is a joint effort by Arizona State University, the owners of the Westward Ho and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development that allows students from several majors to gain valuable experience and help improve the lives of the nearly 300 residents that call the apartment building home. ASU nursing, nutrition, social work and therapeutic recreation students will provide services for the elderly who live in the Westward Ho while gaining experience in their respective areas of study. Michael Shafer, a professor in the School of Social Work at ASU’s College of Public Service and Community Solutions, will tell us more.

October 10, 2016

  • 7 PM: 2016 U.S. Senate Debate  |   Video
    • Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain faces off against challenger U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick in a live hour-long debate, likely the only debate between the two, hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic.

October 6, 2016

  • Giving and Leading: Collaboratory on Central, Westward Ho  |   Video
    • The Collaboratory on Central is a joint effort by Arizona State University, the owners of the Westward Ho and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development that allows students from several majors to gain valuable experience and help improve the lives of the nearly 300 residents that call the apartment building home. ASU nursing, nutrition, social work and therapeutic recreation students will provide services for the elderly who live in the Westward Ho while gaining experience in their respective areas of study. Michael Shafer, a professor in the School of Social Work at ASU’s College of Public Service and Community Solutions, will tell us more.

July 28, 2016

  • Democratic National Convention Wrap Up  |   Video
    • The Democratic National Convention ends Thursday with a speech from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Trump. Hear analysis of the convention and the speech from political consultants John Loredo and Mario Diaz, as well as Debbie Lopez, who will be live via satellite from Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center.

July 21, 2016

  • Republican National Convention Wrap Up  |   Video
    • The Republican National Convention ends Thursday with a speech from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. We’ll get analysis of the convention and the speech from political consultants Chuck Coughlin, president of HighGround Public Affairs Consultants, Stan Barnes, founder and president of Copper State Consulting Group, and live via satellite from Cleveland at the Quicken Loans Arena, Constantin Querard, founder of Grassroots Partners.

July 7, 2016

  • PBS Fireworks Controversy  |   Video
    • PBS has come under scrutiny for airing recorded fireworks displays during it’s “A Capitol Fourth broadcast, a broadcast that was supposed to only contain live footage. Eric Newton, the Innovation Chief at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will discuss the controversy.

February 11, 2016

  • Arizona Artbeat: Arizona Territory Radio Play  |   Video
    • Arizona’s 104th birthday will be celebrated with “Arizona Territory,” a radio play on Statehood Day February 14 at 7pm. The Arizona Centennial Theatre Foundation along with KTAR radio will present the play, which will be performed live at Tempe Center for the Arts. The story is set in 1898 and focuses on the relationships between two sisters and their love interests, both military men. Ben Tyler, ACTF executive director and director of the radio play, will tell us more.
  • Arizona Artbeat: Arizona Territory Radio Play  |   Video
    • Arizona’s 104th birthday will be celebrated with “Arizona Territory,” a radio play on Statehood Day February 14 at 7 p.m. The Arizona Centennial Theatre Foundation along with KTAR radio will present the play, which will be performed live at Tempe Center for the Arts. The story is set in 1898 and focuses on the relationships between two sisters and their love interests, both military men. Ben Tyler, ACTF executive director and director of the radio play, and Richard Warren, the playwright, will tell us more.

January 6, 2015

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Art Tank  |   Video
    • In 2013, the Arizona Commission on the Arts launched a funding initiative called Arizona Art Tank, which is designed to make strategic investments in arts-based ventures. At regional events in four Arizona communities, top applicants are given six minutes each to pitch their ventures to a live audience and a panel of experts for a chance at up to $10,000 in seed-funding. Robert Booker, executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, will talk about the Arizona Art Tank.

November 6, 2014

  • Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Arizona State Supreme Court is holding a special hearing at the University of Arizona regarding a lawsuit challenging Arizona’s Medicaid expansion. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will provide a live report from Tucson.

December 18, 2013

  • Aging Initiatives Grants  |   Video
    • Valley communities will be better able to fight social isolation and strengthen the connections that older adults have, thanks to two new grants awarded to the Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network. The funding will help three pilot communities launch new programs to help older adults live independently. Amy St. Peter, the Maricopa Association of Governments Human Services manager, will talk about how the money will be used.

June 20, 2013

  • Evolving Libraries  |   Video
    • The days of municipal libraries just offering books have changed. Libraries now offer iPads concierges, computers and even live chats with experts you can “check out.” Barbara Roberts, Tempe Deputy Community Services Director of Library & Cultural Services Division, will discuss how libraries have evolved.

May 2, 2013

  • Living off the Grid  |   Video
    • Former University of Arizona professor Guy McPherson left his tenured full professorship in 2009 to live off the grid. He moved into a straw-bale house in New Mexico and lives a sustainable lifestyle, with organic gardening, and raising small animals for eggs and milk. McPherson’s life has been made into a film titled "Somewhere in New Mexico before the End of Time,” which will debut in Tucson on May 4. McPherson will talk about his life and the film.

January 2, 2013

  • Legislative Priorities  |   Video
    • LIVE AT 5:30 p.m. - The state legislature hears from many different types of advocates who express their desires for state funding and legislation. Hear from several of those advocates as they talk about what they would like to see from the upcoming legislative session. Joining us will be Andrew Morrill, President of the Arizona Education Association, Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tara McCollum Plese, Senior Director for External Affairs of the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers and Amy Kobeta, Vice President of the Children's Action Alliance.

October 18, 2012

  • Vote 2012: Congressional District 9 Debate  |   Video
    • A live half-hour debate for the candidates seeking to represent Arizona's new Ninth Congressional District. The candidates are Vernon Parker (Republican), Kyrsten Sinema (Democrat) and Powell Gammill (Libertarian).

May 1, 2012

  • Aging in Place Pilot Project  |   Video
    • The Maricopa Association of Governments and the Greater Phoenix region is one of five areas in the country invited to take part in the Aging Pilot City Leaders Institute on Aging in Place, a new national pilot project striving to help people aged 65 years and more to live independently in their homes. Amy St. Peter of MAG and Joe LaRue of Sun Health Senior Living explain how Valley residents will benefit from the project.

April 10, 2012

January 4, 2012

  • "Five Communities Project" Winners  |   Video
    • Dr. Lattie Coor, chairman and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona, discusses the five winners of a CFA-sponsored competition to make Arizona a better place to live and work.

October 27, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Janine Antoni  |   Video
    • She expresses herself through performance and sculpture. New York artist Janine Antoni discussed her art with Ted Simons while she was in town to deliver the Elaine Horwitch Lecture on Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at Arizona State University.

September 13, 2011

  • “Five Communities” Finalists  |   Video
    • Dr. Lattie Coor, Chairman and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona, discusses the 10 finalists in a competition to make Arizona a better place to live and work.

June 9, 2011

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November 2, 2010

  • 8-10pm - Vote 2010: LIVE ELECTION COVERAGE  |   Video
    • Horizon’s Vote 2010 coverage culminates on election night with two full hours of live, up-to-the-minute, election returns and in-depth analysis. Our team of election night analysts includes former political and public affairs consultant Christa Severns; Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb; Bob Grossfeld, president of The Media Guys; and Stan Barnes, president of Copper State Consulting.

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November 4, 2008

  • Vote 2008: Election Night Special  |   Video
    • special 10 p.m. broadcast. NewsHour's election night coverage begins at 7 p.m. At 10 p.m., join Ted Simons for a one-hour live HORIZON special that examines the latest numbers on the races and analyzes the results with political consultants Chuck Coughlin and Sam Coppersmith.

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 7, 2008

  • special Eight programming
    • PBS NewsHour Debates 2008: Preidential Debate (2) The second presidential debate between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama features undecided voters posing questions to the candidates. Tom Brokaw moderates the debate, live from Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee. Analysis from The NewsHour team anchored by Jim Lehrer with David Brooks and Mark Shields follows.

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November 8, 2007

  • Touch the Names
    • On the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arizona Theatre Company presents a tribute to the men and women whose names live forever on the Wall. The Phoenix run of the show begins tonight at the Herberger.

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.

August 13, 2007

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November 15, 2006

  • AARP's Bill Novelli
    • The largest generation of Americans ever recorded78 million baby boomersis nearing traditional retirement age and they are changing the way Americans over 50 live their lives. Boomers are no strangers to the gym, the voting booth, starting new careers, becoming active in their communities, managing their own health care and their 401(k)s. Bill Novelli, CEO of AARP joins HORIZON to talk about this transformation and his new book: 50+: Igniting a Revolution to Reinvent America.

March 14, 2005