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April 17, 2014

  • Tax Fraud  |   Video
    • Did someone file taxes in your name without your knowledge? Identity theft is a big problem during the tax-filing season. Brian Watson of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division and Arizona Department of Revenue Spokesman Anthony Forschino will discuss the issue.

April 15, 2014

  • Campaign Finance Laws  |   Video
    • An administrative law judge recommended charges of violating campaign finance laws filed against Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne be dropped. Local attorney Lee Miller talks about laws Horne is accused of violating.

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.

April 8, 2014

  • Attacks on Journalism   |   Video
    • The Committee to Protect Journalists and Bloomberg News will host a public forum at the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication regarding attacks on journalism. One of the Panelists, former Washington Post Executive Editor and now ASU Professor Leonard Downie Jr., will talk about the attacks, which come from sources such as the Obama Administration’s war on leaks and NSA surveillance.

April 7, 2014

  • Congressional Spending  |   Video
    • The Arizona Republic reports that spending by outside groups on congressional campaigns in Arizona has tripled since a controversial supreme court ruling on campaign financing. Rebekah Sanders of the Arizona Republic will talk about her report.

April 3, 2014

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 28, 2014

March 25, 2014

  • Modern Governance Research  |   Video
    • Congress has some of its lowest approval ratings ever. Arizona State University researchers will join an elite group of international experts to study ways to improve governance. Erik Johnston, director of the Center for Policy Informatics at Arizona State University, and Justin Longo, also of the Center for Policy Informatics, will help study new uses of technologies, data, and public engagement to design innovative government programs. Johnston and Longo will talk about their efforts.

March 24, 2014

  • Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix is facing budget cuts. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will discuss that and more in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon.
  • Maricopa County Sheriff Hearing  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and one of his top deputies were called into court for comments the deputy made about federal oversight of the department. JJ Hensley of the Arizona Republic will give us an update.

March 21, 2014

March 20, 2014

  • Voter Registration   |   Video
    • A federal judge ruled that Arizona and Kansas can require people to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote using a federal form. Both states sued the Federal Election Assistance Commission after the commission refused to add a state-mandated proof of citizenship on federal registration forms. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will talk about the case.

March 19, 2014

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

March 18, 2014

  • Minority Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell appear on Arizona Horizon monthly during the legislative session to give us their perspective on the latest from the State Capitol.

March 17, 2014

  • Tax Time  |   Video
    • Local IRS spokesman Bill Brunson and Anthony Forschino of the Arizona Department of Revenue will discuss the latest on new tax laws and filing information as the April 15 filing deadline approaches.

March 14, 2014

March 11, 2014

  • Voucher Expansion  |   Video
    • A bill has been proposed that would expand Arizona’s voucher system to pay for private schools and make it available to 73 percent of the state’s students. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Debbie Lesko, will discuss her bill with Representative Eric Meyer, who opposes it.

March 7, 2014

March 6, 2014

  • Patent Trolls  |   Video
    • Patent Trolls are organizations or persons that sue to enforce patents, even though there is no intent or even capability of producing the product. Companies that are sued may settle cases they consider frivolous for hundreds of thousands of dollars, because defending against a case can cost much more. Attorney Brian LaCorte of Ballard Spahr in Phoenix will discuss the issue of patent trolls.

March 4, 2014

  • Tempe LGBT Ordinance  |   Video
    • The City of Tempe has passed an ordinance that gives the LGBT community protection against discrimination. Tempe council members Corey Woods and Kolby Granville spearheaded the ordinance and will discuss it.

February 28, 2014

February 27, 2014

  • SB 1062 Impact  |   Video
    • Although it was vetoed by Governor Brewer, Senate Bill 1062 created such a firestorm that it has impacted the state. Arizona State University pollster Bruce Merrill, economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company and consultant Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic will discuss the impacts.

February 24, 2014

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

February 21, 2014

February 14, 2014

February 13, 2014

  • Arizona History  |   Video
    • Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s official state historian, will talk about Arizona’s rich history in honor of the state’s 102nd birthday on February 14.

February 7, 2014

February 6, 2014

  • Mexican Gray Wolves Bills  |   Video
    • A bill has been introduced that would authorize employees of the Arizona Department of Agriculture to kill endangered Mexican gray wolves that have been preying on livestock. Two other bills relating to that issue have been introduced. Sandy Bahr, chapter director of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club and Bas Aja, executive vice president of the Arizona Cattle Feeders' Association, will discuss the pros and cons of the bills.

February 5, 2014

  • Hospital Issues  |   Video
    • With the New Year, Arizona hospitals are facing new issues, such as the Affordable Care Act and hospital price transparency, which requires hospitals to list prices. Greg Vigdor, the CEO and president of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, will discuss new issues hospitals are facing in our state.
  • Farm Bill  |   Video
    • The U.S Senate passed a new farm bill. The Agricultural Act of 2014 will provide farmers and ranchers certainty for the coming year. Arizona Farm Bureau president Kevin Rogers will talk about what the bill means to Arizona farmers.

February 3, 2014

  • CARE Team Report  |   Video
    • The CARE Team, formed by Governor Jan Brewer to look into uninvestigated child abuse cases, has issued its report. The 50-page report reveals that understaffing and lack of training led to the uninvestigated cases. Charles Flanagan, director of the new Child Safety and Family Services agency and head of the CARE Team, will discuss the report.

January 31, 2014

January 30, 2014

  • Affordable Care Act/State of the Union  |   Video
    • President Obama’s State of the Union speech is expected to touch on his Affordable Care Act. Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy will be a guest at the speech. Local Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. Wyatt Decker will appear on Arizona Horizon to talk about Dr. Noseworthy’s impressions of what was discussed by President Obama.

January 27, 2014

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest issues in the city of Phoenix.
  • SB1070 Film  |   Video
    • The PBS show “Independent Lens” has produced a film titled “The State of Arizona,” which takes a look at the controversy of Senate Bill 1070 in Arizona from all sides. Hear from those who lived through the SB1070 roller coaster ride as they reflect on the nearly four years that have passed since the bill was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. State Senator Steve Gallardo, Republican Representative John Kavanagh and pollster Bruce Merrill discuss SB1070 and how it impacted our state.

January 24, 2014

January 21, 2014

January 20, 2014

  • Scorpius Dance Theatre  |   Video
    • We look at a unique local dance group. Scorpius Dance Theatre recently became the first Arizona company invited to the Booking Dance Festival, part of the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

January 17, 2014

January 10, 2014

January 9, 2014

  • Freeway Update  |   Video
    • We’ll hear from the Arizona Department of Transportation about progress on freeway construction in 2013 and freeway plans it has for this year.
  • Governor’s Race  |   Video
    • Mesa Mayor Scott Smith entered the governor’s race today and instantly becomes one of the top republican contenders. Political consultant Jay Thorne will discuss the Arizona governor’s race.

January 7, 2014

  • Business Leaders/Legislature  |   Video
    • Local business leaders will discuss what they would like the state legislature to do for the business community in the upcoming legislative session. Among the guests, Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and Farrell Quinlan, state director for the National Federation of Independent Business in Arizona.

December 20, 2013

  • Journalists' Roundtable  |   Video
    • Join us for another edition of the Journalists’ Roundtable, as local reporters recap the big news of the week.

December 18, 2013

  • Campaign Contribution Limits Ruling  |   Video
    • The Arizona Supreme Court lifted a preliminary injunction against significantly higher campaign contribution limits that can be given to political candidates. Jeremy Duda, a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, will talk about the ruling.
  • 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.

December 17, 2013

  • CPS Oversight Committee Hearing  |   Video
    • The state legislature’s Child Protective Oversight Committee heard from the director of the Department of Public Safety on its investigation on why child abuse cases were ignored. State Representative Debbie McCune Davis, who is a member of the oversight committee, talks about what was discussed at the meeting.
  • Buy Local  |   Video
    • The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona will discuss how buying from locally-based companies can help create more jobs than if you buy from chain stores.

December 13, 2013

  • Journalists' Roundtable  |   Video
    • Join us for another edition of the Journalists’ Roundtable, as local reporters recap the big news of the week.

December 9, 2013

  • CPS CARE Team  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer has created a team to provide oversight for the 6,000 child abuse cases not investigated by Child Protective Services. The Child Advocate Response Examination Team, or “CARE Team,” will also examine CPS to point out areas of concern. CARE Team chair and Director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, Charles Flanagan, and CARE Team member representative Kate Brophy McGee will talk about the organization and its goals.

December 6, 2013

November 28, 2013

  • Street Landscape Artist  |   Video
    • Local artist Laura Spalding Best will have her paintings on display at the Burton Barr Library in Phoenix through August 8. Her paintings explore the urban landscape. Best will talk about her work and the display.

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.

November 25, 2013

  • Spirit of Enterprise Awards  |   Video
    • Every year, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University hands out Spirit of Enterprise Awards to local businesses to honor them for ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship. Gary Naumann, director of the Spirit of Enterprise Center, will talk about the award winners.

November 22, 2013

November 15, 2013

November 14, 2013

  • Health Insurance Marketplace Update  |   Video
    • It’s been more than a month since the Affordable Care Act was launched. The web site used to sign up for health insurance under the plan has been plagued with problems. The Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers received the biggest amount of money granted by the federal government to Arizona “Navigators,” who are charged with helping people sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Senior Director for External Affairs of the Alliance Tara McCollum Plese give us an update on her organization’s experiences in helping people sign up for insurance.

November 8, 2013

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.

November 1, 2013

October 25, 2013

October 23, 2013

  • School Overrides  |   Video
    • More than 30 school districts in Maricopa County will turn to voters this year in school override elections which, if approved, allow schools to override their budget. Some district officials say they need money from local taxpayers to make up for cuts in state funding. Scottsdale Superintendent David Peterson and John Fischer, executive director of Stand for Children in Arizona, will discuss overrides and the reasons schools seek them.

October 18, 2013

October 17, 2013

  • Political Impact of Washington Fight  |   Video
    • President Obama has said there are no winners in the fight over the debt ceiling and government shutdown. However, the fight could impact upcoming elections. Arizona State University Pollster Bruce Merrill will talk about winners and losers from the drama in our nation’s capitol.

October 16, 2013

  • Debt Ceiling/Government Shutdown  |   Video
    • Congress continues to work on a deal to avoid the deadline to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown. Economists Brian Cary of Salt River Project and Alan Maguire of the Maguire Company will discuss the impacts of the political drama in Washington.

October 14, 2013

  • Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has started its session. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will discuss the big cases expected this session.

October 11, 2013

October 4, 2013

October 3, 2013

  • Political Fallout of Government Shutdown  |   Video
    • As the federal government shutdown continues, both political parties continue to blame each other. Arizona State University political science professor Richard Herrera will discuss the political fallout of the shutdown.

October 2, 2013

  • Government Shutdown Local Impact  |   Video
    • Arizona is already feeling the effects of the government shutdown. The Grand Canyon National Park is closed, and civilian workers have been furloughed at Luke Air Force Base. Arizona State University economist Dennis Hoffman and economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company will discuss the impacts of the shutdown on Arizona.

September 27, 2013

September 20, 2013

September 13, 2013

September 6, 2013

September 4, 2013

  • Government Role in Economic Development  |   Video
    • Should the government play a role in economic development? That’s a question that will be discussed by Byron Schlomach of the Goldwater Institute, who will argue against government intervention in the economy, and Barry Broome of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, who will talk in favor of the concept.

August 30, 2013

August 29, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Little Miss Tex Mex Exhibit  |   Video
    • When you hear about an art exhibit, you might think watercolors, drawings or oil paintings, perhaps even sculptures. You may not think of prints made from wood or linoleum carvings, but a new exhibit at the Phoenix Central Library features these kinds of works. We’ll get an up close look at the work of local artist Donna Atwood and her exhibit, “Little Miss Tex Mex Rides Again.”

August 27, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Goodyear Fire Station Energy Efficiency  |   Video
    • The city of Goodyear’s fire station was recently honored for its energy efficiency. The local chapter of the Building Operators Manager’s Association ranked the fire station the best among nearly 75 Valley public safety facilities. We will take a look at what makes the fire station energy efficient.

August 23, 2013

August 22, 2013

  • Proposition 200 Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and Secretary of State Ken Bennett have filed suit in regards to Arizona’s proposition 200, which requires people registering to vote using a state form to prove their citizenship. The suit is an effort to get the federal government to have the same requirement on its voter registration forms.

August 16, 2013

August 15, 2013

  • Intel Skills-Based Volunteering  |   Video
    • Chip-manufacturer Intel offers free mentoring to non-profit organizations, schools and government agencies in strategic planning, lean principles, risk management, human resources structuring and other business management principles. The Gilbert Fire Department and Northern Arizona University’s extended campuses are among the agencies that have taken advantage of Intel’s free services. Rudy Hacker of Intel, the founder of the program, will discuss the free mentoring.

August 9, 2013

August 2, 2013

August 1, 2013

  • Economic Development/Site Selector  |   Video
    • Economic Development is a constant topic for government and business leaders. For site selectors, it’s their job. Site selectors help companies in search of new territory find the best deal in terms of economic and tax incentives. Site selector John Lenio, Economist & Managing Director of CBRE’s Economic Incentives Group and Economist Jim Rounds of the Elliott D. Pollack and Company, will discuss economic development in Arizona.

July 26, 2013

July 19, 2013

July 17, 2013

  • Janet Napolitano  |   Video
    • Former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano has resigned as Secretary of Homeland Defense to take a post running California’s University System. Arizona State University pollster Bruce Merrill will talk about Napolitano’s latest career move.

July 12, 2013

July 11, 2013

  • Federal Share of State Budget  |   Video
    • A new report shows that nearly half of Arizona’s general revenue funds come from the federal government. Only Mississippi and Louisiana receive a higher percentage of their state funds from the federal government. The Tax Foundation of Washington, D.C. put out the report. Arizona State University Economist Dennis Hoffman and Byron Schlomach, Chief Economist at the Goldwater Institute, will discuss the report.

July 8, 2013

  • Legislative Environmental Issues  |   Video
    • The state legislature is not getting good marks for its work on the environment from one local organization. Sandy Bahr of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club will talk about legislation she says put at risk health and safety; public lands, wildlife habitat, and cultural resources.
  • Impact of Voting Rights Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled against a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That provision required some states, including Arizona, to get pre-clearance from the federal government for changes in election laws. The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission draws maps for congressional and legislative districts. Joe Kanefield, an attorney for the commission, will talk about the impact of the ruling on the commission.

July 3, 2013

  • Mesa Mayor Scott Smith  |   Video
    • Mesa Mayor Scott Smith was recently selected as the president of the U.S. Mayor’s conference. Smith will talk about his new role and what it means to the Valley and Arizona.

June 28, 2013

  • Journalists’ Roundtable  |   Video
    • Join us for another edition of the Journalists’ Roundtable for a recap of the week’s news from three local journalists.

June 21, 2013

  • Journalists’ Roundtable  |   Video
    • Join us for another edition of the Journalists’ Roundtable for a recap of the week’s news from three local journalists.

June 13, 2013

June 11, 2013

  • No Housing Bubble  |   Video
    • Housing prices in Maricopa and Pinal Counties are up 30 percent from last year, but a local housing expert doesn't see a housing bubble on the horizon. Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business, will talk about why he thinks there won’t be a housing bubble.

May 17, 2013

May 14, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Maricopa County Sustainability  |   Video
    • Maricopa County has launched a new phase of its six-year-old Green Government Program. The county has implemented hundreds of green measures, such as recycling, energy conservation and installing four megawatts of solar panels. Jonce Walker, the sustainability manager for the county, will talk about sustainability efforts by the county.

May 10, 2013

May 3, 2013

May 2, 2013

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

April 29, 2013

  • Medicaid Expansion  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Medicaid is being met with resistance from Republican lawmakers. Failure to do anything could result in the loss of some current federal funding for Medicaid in the state. The Arizona Republic reporter Mary K. Reinhart will provide the details.

April 26, 2013

April 19, 2013

April 18, 2013

  • Toll Roads  |   Video
    • A transportation panel of the Maricopa Association of Government voted to move ahead with a study on how to make toll roads work in the Valley. Arizona Republic reporter Sean Holstege will talk about the issue.

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.

April 12, 2013

April 5, 2013

April 4, 2013

  • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema  |   Video
    • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will appear on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest issues facing congress, issues such as gun control and debt reduction.
  • “United States of ALEC”  |   Video
    • There will be a free screening of the Bill Moyers production, “The United States of ALEC,” sponsored by AFSCME, the Arizona public employees union. ALEC IS the American Legislative Exchange Council, and critics say it allows corporations to direct and produce legislation for state legislatures. Common Cause President and CEO Bob Edgar will introduce the film and present a new report on all ALEC-backed legislation introduced in Arizona this year.

April 3, 2013

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

April 2, 2013

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

March 29, 2013

March 22, 2013

March 20, 2013

  • Sparky Controversy  |   Video
    • Arizona State University recently unveiled a revised look for its Sparky mascot. The new design has been scrapped after a huge backlash. Arizona Republic reporter Anne Ryman and ASU Downtown student government President Joseph Grossman discuss the changes.

March 15, 2013

March 1, 2013

February 26, 2013

  • The Sequester  |   Video
    • On March 1, automatic budget cuts in the federal budget known as the “Sequester” will kick in unless Congress acts to stop them. Local economist Jim Rounds of the Elliott D. Pollack Company will discuss the impact of possible cuts on Arizona.

February 25, 2013

  • Flu Shot Effectiveness  |   Video
    • A new government report shows the flu shot was effective only nine percent of the time in those 65 or older against the most common and dangerous flu bug. Dr. Cara Christ, the Chief Medical Officer for the Arizona Department of Health Services, will discuss the flu shot and its effectiveness.

February 22, 2013

February 20, 2013

  • The Latest Procedure: 30th Anniversary  |   Video
    • In 1983, Channel 8 broke broadcasting ground by airing an open-heart surgery performed by local surgeon Dr. Ted Diethrich of the Arizona Heart Center. Join Dr. Diethrich; former Producer Dr. Richard D’Alli; and director Jeff Hallberg as they look back at the surgery production and talk about its 30th anniversary.

February 18, 2013

  • National Minimum Wage  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama proposed a $9-an-hour national minimum wage in his State of the Union Speech. President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Glenn Hamer and State Sen. Linda Lopez will debate the proposal.

February 15, 2013

February 12, 2013

  • Janet Napolitano’s Political Future  |   Video
    • If Hillary Clinton decides not to run for President in 2016, one candidate democrats might field would be former Arizona Governor and current Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Arizona State University Pollster Bruce Merrill will discuss the possibility.

February 8, 2013

February 7, 2013

  • Interior Secretary Nomination  |   Video
    • President Obama has nominated Sally Jewell, CEO of outdoor apparel and equipment company Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), to be his next Interior Secretary. Sandy Bahr of the local chapter of the Sierra Club will talk about the nominee.

February 1, 2013

January 25, 2013

January 18, 2013

January 11, 2013

December 12, 2012

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Tallwave  |   Video
    • Jeffrey Pruitt, CEO of local venture accelerator Tallwave, talks about a competition his firm is sponsoring for some of Arizona’s most promising start-up companies.

December 10, 2012

  • Phoenix City Manager Pay Raise   |   Video
    • The Phoenix City Council recently voted to give City Manager David Cavazos a $78,000 pay increase. Arizona Republic Columnist Laurie Roberts explains why she thinks the 33% pay raise should be reconsidered.

December 7, 2012

December 3, 2012

November 27, 2012

  • Fighting Partisanship  |   Video
    • Arizona Town Hall is meeting this week to formulate recommendations for improving civic leadership. One of the speakers at Town Hall is Mickey Edwards, a former Congressman from Oklahoma, who is the author of “The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans”. Hear what Edwards has to say about politics and partisanship.

November 16, 2012

November 15, 2012

  • Arizona Health Insurance Exchange  |   Video
    • Arizona Governor Jan Brewer must decide soon Arizona will establish a state-run health insurance exchange or let the federal government be in charge of providing that service to Arizona residents. It’s a key part of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s health-reform law. Suzanne Kinney, Executive Director of the Arizona Chamber Foundation, a research and education arm of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, explains how a health insurance exchange works and what happens if Arizona decides not to operate its own exchange.

November 14, 2012

  • Impact of the “Fiscal Cliff” on Arizona  |   Video
    • If the federal government steps over the “fiscal cliff” will it take Arizona with it? ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman talks about the local impact of federal spending cuts and tax increases set to take effect in January unless Congress intervenes.

November 9, 2012

November 2, 2012

October 26, 2012

October 22, 2012

October 12, 2012

October 9, 2012

  • Child Welfare Investigations  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Department of Economic Services is opening an Office of Child Welfare Investigations at the end of the year. The new unit will coordinate with statewide local law enforcement and CPS case managers on cases of severe child abuse and/or neglect from which criminal allegations or charges may arise. Learn more about it from DES Director Clarence Carter and veteran Phoenix Police Detective Gregory McKay, who was selected to lead the new investigative unit.

October 5, 2012

September 28, 2012

September 24, 2012

  • Vote 2012: Prop 121 (Top-Two Primary Initiative)  |   Video
    • A constitutional amendment on this November’s ballot would create a “top-two primary” in Arizona, where the two candidates with the highest number of votes in the primary election would face off in the general election, regardless of party affiliation. Paul Johnson of the Open Government Act initiative will speak in favor of the top-two primary, while Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will speak against it.

September 21, 2012

September 14, 2012

September 7, 2012

September 6, 2012

  • Polygamy and Politics in Colorado City, Arizona  |   Video
    • 3TV News reporter Mike Watkiss talks about recent developments in Colorado City, an Arizona town on the Utah border that’s controlled by members of the FLDS church and their imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs. In recent weeks, the federal government has sued the town for discrimination and the Mohave County Sheriff has begun patrolling the town.

September 3, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Bruce Marion  |   Video
    • Chandler artist Bruce Marion talks about his creative process and the inspiration for his paintings. He also comments on his recent experience introducing children to abstract art as an artist in residency at a local charter school.

August 31, 2012

August 24, 2012

August 23, 2012

August 20, 2012

  • Deferred Action Status  |   Video
    • The U.S. government is now accepting applications for Deferred Action status from certain young illegal immigrants who were brought to America as children. Individuals who are granted Deferred Action status are protected from deportation for two years, and are eligible for employment authorization. Immigration attorney Regina Jefferies talks about the program and an executive order by Governor Jan Brewer denying driver licenses and other public benefits to Deferred Action grantees.

August 17, 2012

August 10, 2012

August 9, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Bruce Marion  |   Video
    • Chandler artist Bruce Marion talks about his creative process and the inspiration for his paintings. He also comments on his recent experience introducing children to abstract art as an artist in residency at a local charter school.

August 3, 2012

July 27, 2012

July 25, 2012

  • Polygamy and Politics in Colorado City, Arizona  |   Video
    • 3TV News reporter Mike Watkiss talks about recent developments in Colorado City, an Arizona town on the Utah border that’s controlled by members of the FLDS church and their imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs. In recent weeks, the federal government has sued the town for discrimination and the Mohave County Sheriff has begun patrolling the town.

July 20, 2012

July 18, 2012

  • Local Accountability Journalism  |   Video
    • Leonard Downie Jr, an ASU journalism professor and former executive editor of the Washington Post, talks about the future of local accountability journalism.

July 13, 2012

July 12, 2012

  • Top Two Primary Election Initiative  |   Video
    • The pros and cons of a plan to change the way primary elections are conducted in Arizona. Guests include former Phoenix mayor Paul Johnson, who supports the plan, and political consultant Jaime Molera, who opposes it.

July 6, 2012

June 29, 2012

June 22, 2012

June 20, 2012

  • Arizona Technology & Innovation: Drone Testing  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama recently signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which allows for the establishment of six testing sites for drones to be used in commercial applications and by the government for other than military use. Arizona is competing to be one of those test sites. Retired Gen. John Regni, a technical adviser with the Arizona Commerce Authority, will discuss the effort.

June 15, 2012

June 8, 2012

June 1, 2012

May 25, 2012

May 22, 2012

  • InBusiness Magazine Economic Symposium  |   Video
    • Some of the Valley’s top business minds recently gathered at the Arizona Biltmore for an economic symposium sponsored by InBusiness Magazine. InMedia President and CEO Rick McCartney shares what they had to say about creating a brighter future for the local economy.

May 18, 2012

May 14, 2012

  • States’ Rights Legislation  |   Video
    • State Senator Al Melvin of Tucson talks about states’ rights legislation introduced during the recent legislative session, including his own bill that’s awaiting the Governor’s signature.

May 11, 2012

May 4, 2012

April 27, 2012

April 26, 2012

  • Arizona Town Hall: Civic Engagement  |   Video
    • The 100th Arizona Town Hall is exploring the topic of civic engagement and how to get citizens more involved in their government and their communities. Guests include: Kelly Campbell Rawlings, an assistant Research Professor and Co-Director of the Participatory Governance Initiative for ASU’s School of Public Affairs; Jane Prescott-Smith, Managing Director of the National Institute of Civil Discourse at the UofA; and Alberto Olivas, Director of the Center for Civic Participation for Maricopa Community Colleges.

April 20, 2012

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 13, 2012

April 9, 2012

  • Revising Arizona’s Recall Law  |   Video
    • Fountain Hills resident Paul Ryan is asking state lawmakers to consider revising Arizona’s 100-year-old recall law that allows citizens to remove elected officials from office. He won support from Republicans and Democrats who are requesting that a committee be formed to revisit the law. Join Ryan, Senator Michele Reagan and Senator David Lujan as they explain why the recall law might need an update.

April 6, 2012

April 5, 2012

  • Government Employee Compensation  |   Video
    • A debate over how compensation for government employees compares to the private sector with Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute and ASU political science professor Dave Wells.

March 26, 2012

  • Government Employees  |   Video
    • Government workers talk about how their jobs and the public services they provide would be impacted by legislative efforts to change the state’s personnel and public union laws.

March 23, 2012

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 17, 2012

  • State Government Personnel Reform  |   Video
    • On a party-line vote, the Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill (HB 2571) that reforms personnel rules that govern the hiring, firing and management of most state workers. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Justin Olson (R-Mesa) and Representative Bruce Wheeler (D-Tucson), who voted against the bill, debate the merits of the measure that is now under consideration in the State Senate.

March 12, 2012

  • Florence Copper Project
    • Recently aired back-to-back interviews on Horizon featuring the primary supporter and critics of a proposed mining operation near the town of Florence. Michael McPhie, the President and CEO of Curis Resources, said the project will generate jobs and tax revenue for the local community, but Florence Vice Mayor Tom Smith and Attorney Jordan Rose said the project will contaminate groundwater and destroy property values.

      To watch the complete interviews as they originally aired on "Arizona Horizon," click here for the proponent and here for the opponent of the Florence Copper Project.

March 7, 2012

  • Economic Growth: Start-Up America Policy Challenge  |   Video
    • Jonathan Koppell, director of ASU’s School of Public Affairs and the dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs, explains how the university is teaming up with the White House on a national initiative to accelerate entrepreneurship.

February 21, 2012

  • Municipal Aging Services Project  |   Video
    • The Valley’s 65 and over population is expected to double in size by the end of this decade. Find out what “MAG”, the Maricopa Association of Governments, is doing to help local governments determine how to best serve this growing population. Guests include MAG Human Services and Special Projects Manager Amy St. Peter, Carol Kratz of Piper Trust, and Michelle Dinisio, the President and CEO of Benevilla, a nonprofit that provides services to seniors.

February 6, 2012

  • Alternate Redistricting Maps  |   Video
    • Not satisfied with the new political boundaries drawn by the Independent Redistricting Commission, House Speaker Andy Tobin has drawn his own congressional and legislative district maps that he wants voters to have an opportunity to approve. Speaker Tobin will speak about his alternative to the IRC maps.

January 5, 2012

  • Senator Bundgaard Ethics Hearing  |   Video
    • Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times provides an update on the Senate Ethics Committee investigation of an ethics complaint against State Senator Scott Bundgaard.

January 3, 2012

  • Business Leaders' Legislative Priorities  |   Video
    • Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer, National Federation of Independent Business State Director Farrell Quinlan and Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Sanders discuss their organizational legislative priorities for 2012.

December 19, 2011

December 1, 2011

November 28, 2011

  • Governor’s Health Care Initiative  |   Video
    • 19-thousand kids would be enrolled in Kids Care and hospitals would get help covering costs of care for the uninsured if the federal government approves a plan to allow Phoenix Children's Hospital, Maricopa Integrated Health System, and the University of Arizona Health Network to use their own money to draw down federal matching funds. Betsey Bayless, President and CEO of MIHS, discusses the details of the proposal.

November 21, 2011

  • Independent Redistricting Commission  |   Video
    • IRC attorney Mary O’Grady talks about the redistricting process and the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate Colleen Mathis as chairwoman of the IRC, after she was removed from office by the Governor with consent of the State Senate.

November 11, 2011

November 8, 2011

  • IRC Chairwoman Ouster  |   Video
    • Governor Brewer’s General Counsel Joe Sciarrotta, Jr. explains why the Governor removed Colleen Mathis from the Independent Redistricting Commission and the Governor’s position on an IRC lawsuit challenging Mathis’ ouster.

October 11, 2011

  • Shift Arizona: Campaign to Buy Locally  |   Video
    • Local First Arizona and METRO Light Rail are teaming-up on an advertising campaign to encourage people to shop at locally-owned businesses near the light rail line. Kimber Lanning, director of Local First Arizona, talks about the partnership.

October 6, 2011

  • Olivia Cortes’ Withdrawal from LD18 Recall Election   |   Video
    • Ballots for the election to recall Senator Russell Pearce are already printed, and they include the name of candidate Olivia Cortes who has withdrawn from the race. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell explains how the election will be conducted, and votes counted, now that Cortes is no longer a candidate in the legislative district 18 recall election.

September 28, 2011

  • Civic Leadership Academy  |   Video
    • The Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy is designed for individuals who are interested in becoming elected officials, policy advisors and government leaders. Learn more about the program from Nancy Welch, Director of the Flinn Foundation’s Arizona Center for Civic Leadership and David Martinez, a graduate of the leadership academy.

September 22, 2011

  • Downtown Phoenix Revitalization  |   Video
    • Kimber Lanning, Director of Local First Arizona; David Roderique, President and CEO of Downtown Phoenix Partnership; and Robert Melikian, owner of Hotel San Carlos share their views about what’s happening, and what needs to happen, to revitalize downtown Phoenix.

September 20, 2011

September 13, 2011

September 12, 2011

  • Same Sex Health Benefits for State Employees  |   Video
    • State Representative John Kavanagh shares his views on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that agrees with a lower court decision to block an Arizona law from taking effect that would have eliminated same sex health care benefits for domestic partners of state government employees.

September 7, 2011

  • Health Benefits for Same Sex Partners of State Employees  |   Video
    • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges upheld a lower court decision to block an Arizona law from taking effect that would have eliminated same sex health care benefits for domestic partners of state government employees. Dan Barr, the plaintiffs’ attorney in the legal challenge to the law discusses the case.

August 30, 2011

  • Remote Control for Unmanned Aircraft  |   Video
    • A local company is playing a big role in the development of remote controlled unmanned military aircraft. Doug Limbaugh, CEO ofPhoenix-based Kutta technologies, talks about his company’swork.

August 16, 2011

  • Downtown Phoenix Revitalization  |   Video
    • Kimber Lanning, Director of Local First Arizona; David Roderique, President and CEO of Downtown Phoenix Partnership; and Robert Melikian, owner of Hotel San Carlos share their views about what’s happening, and what needs to happen, to revitalize downtown Phoenix.

August 2, 2011

  • Debt Ceiling and Politics  |   Video
    • ASU Management Professor Gerry Keim of the W.P. Carey School of Business talks about the politics behind the contentious battle in Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

July 13, 2011

  • Cutting Taxes  |   Video
    • Do government revenues increase when taxes are cut? It’s a claim often made in congress and the state legislature. ASU Economists Dennis Hoffman Dean Robert Mittelstaedt from the W.P. Carey School of Business will discuss the issue.

July 6, 2011

  • Clean Elections Ruling Impact  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled that the matching funds provision of Arizona’s Clean Elections public campaign financing system is unconstitutional. That means publicly-funded candidates will no longer get extra public money to match spending by privately-financed candidates. Political analysts Bob Grossfeld of the Media Guys and Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting Group talk about the decision will change Arizona’s political landscape.

June 29, 2011

June 21, 2011

  • Colorado River Water Supply  |   Video
    • Central Arizona Project General Manager David Modeer talks about the Colorado River Basin Water Supply & Demand Study, a collaborative effort between the federal government and seven western states to assess the adequacy of Colorado River water now and in the future.

June 14, 2011

May 26, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Saving the Ice House  |   Video
    • The Ice House, a unique art space and gallery in Phoenix’ warehouse district, is on the verge of closing due to financial challenges, but a group of local artists is trying to rescue the place. We’ll show you what they’re doing to help.

May 25, 2011

  • State Pension Changes  |   Video
    • During the recent legislative session, lawmakers made several changes to Arizona’s state employee pension systems. Labor groups have threatened to sue saying some of those changes are unconstitutional. Employment attorney John Balitis shares his legal analysis of whether or not the changes pass constitutional muster.

May 5, 2011

  • Economic Outlook Luncheon  |   Video
    • Find out what local economists had to say at the Annual Economic Outlook 2011 luncheon presented by the Economic Club of Phoenix.

April 26, 2011

April 14, 2011

April 11, 2011

  • EcoScraps  |   Video
    • Every day, thousands of pounds of produce rots in our landfills, producing the greenhouse gas methane. A Utah company that has expanded into Arizona has come up with a solution. EcoScraps takes that rotting produce and turns it into high-grade soil that is sold in local nurseries. Brandon Sargent, one of the founders of EcoScraps, will talk about what his company does.

April 7, 2011

  • State Budget: Impact on Counties and Cities  |   Video
    • Navajo County Supervisor and President of the County Supervisors Association of Arizona David Tenney and Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny discuss the impact of the $8.3 billion FY 2012 state budget on local government.

April 6, 2011

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Mobile Electric Vehicle Charging  |   Video
    • A local company is offering the electrical equivalent of a gas can to drivers of electric vehicles. EV Mobile Charging, a Phoenix-based company, will go out to stranded electric vehicles and provide a charge in 30 minutes that will give 10 miles of driving. Eric Edberg, one of the co-founders of the company, will talk about his new business.

April 4, 2011

  • Tuition Tax Credits  |   Video
    • The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit challenging Arizona's tuition tax credit program. The high court ruled that the program involves private money going to private organizations. Opponents argued that the law involved government financing for religious activities. ASU law professor Paul Bender, who represented the challengers, discusses the ruling.

March 28, 2011

  • Clean Elections Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a challenge to Arizona’s Clean Elections law. The court will decide whether Clean Elections violates the First Amendment rights of privately-funded candidates because publicly-funded candidates get funds to match money spent by those candidates. Local attorney Dan Barr will discuss the case.

February 24, 2011

  • Redistricting  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission is getting set to redraw the state’s legislative and congressional districts. Learn about the process and the rules it must follow from Tony Sissons of Research Advisory Services, a local firm that specializes in redistricting.

February 22, 2011

  • States' Rights  |   Video
    • Fed-up with federal mandates, Arizona lawmakers are trying to assert states rights. What does that mean, and how much power do states really have? Hear what legal experts have to say about the issue.
  • Intel  |   Video
    • Intel is opening up a new chip-manufacturing plant in Chandler. The $5 billion plant will be the most advanced, high volume semi-conductor manufacturing facility in the world. Jason Bagley, Intel's Government Affairs Manager, talks about the plant.

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.

January 31, 2011

  • State Budget Deficit: Raise Taxes or Reduce Spending?  |   Video
    • State lawmakers have two primary options to erase the State’s massive budget deficit: 1) raise taxes or, 2) cut government spending. Both have a negative impact on Arizona’s economy, but according to a new analysis by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, one option is less economically harmful than the other. Tom R. Rex, associate director of the Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, explains.

January 6, 2011

  • Green Building  |   Video
    • Currently in development, the International Green Construction Code will guide the future of sustainable, more energy efficient, buildings. Learn about the “green code” from local experts Anthony Floyd of Scottsdale’s Green Building Program and architect Phil Weddle, President of the American Institute of Architects Phoenix Metro Chapter.

December 17, 2010

December 10, 2010

December 3, 2010

November 26, 2010

November 19, 2010

November 12, 2010

November 5, 2010

October 29, 2010

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.

October 22, 2010

October 21, 2010

  • Intel Investment in Arizona  |   Video
    • This week, Intel announced it will be making a 6 to 8 billion dollar investment to expand and build the next generation of computer chip fabrication facilities in Arizona and Oregon. The plan includes upgrading two facilities the company currently operates in Chandler. Intel Government Relations Director Jason Bagley provides additional details.

October 15, 2010

October 8, 2010

October 1, 2010

September 24, 2010

September 23, 2010

  • Prop 111: Lieutenant Governor  |   Video
    • A constitutional amendment that would rename the office of secretary of state as the office of attorney general and prescribe a new process for electing the Lt. Governor. Tom Simplot, representing Government for Arizona’s 2nd Century will speak in favor of the proposition; Joe Sigg of the Arizona Farm Bureau speaks in opposition.

September 17, 2010

September 14, 2010

  • Federal Education Fund  |   Video
    • Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill discusses the nearly $212 million Arizona has been awarded from the federal government to help keep teachers employed.

September 10, 2010

September 3, 2010

August 27, 2010

August 24, 2010

  • Federal Tax Changes  |   Video
    • A new report from the non-partisan Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says federal tax changes have made itemized deductions more unfair to low-income taxpayers and more costly for government. Dana Naimark of the Children’s Action Alliance and Kevin McCarty of the Arizona Tax Research Association discuss the report.

August 20, 2010

August 6, 2010

July 30, 2010

July 23, 2010

July 22, 2010

  • Artists for Action – SB 1070  |   Video
    • As a growing number of artists boycott Arizona to protest Arizona’s immigration law, a coalition of local artists is asking them to rethink that strategy. Artists for Action is urging performers to come to Arizona and make their voices heard rather than stay away, which ultimately hurts fans and music venues the most. We’ll talk about this strategy with David Slutes, a Tucson musician and promoter who helped create Artists for Action; and Kimber Lanning, owner of Stinkweeds music store.
  • SB 1070 Court Hearings Analysis  |   Video
    • Analysis of the hearings provided by Paul Orfanedes the Director of Litigation for Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog group that’s representing Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce.

July 16, 2010

July 14, 2010

  • The Political Impact of SB 1070  |   Video
    • Director of ASU's School of Government, Politics and Global Studies Dr. Patrick Kenney and ASU Political Science Professor Emeritus Dr. Bruce Merrill talk about how the battle over Arizona’s immigration law could impact the upcoming elections and the political landscape in both Arizona and the nation’s capitol.

July 9, 2010

July 2, 2010

June 25, 2010

June 18, 2010

June 11, 2010

June 4, 2010

May 28, 2010

May 21, 2010

May 14, 2010

May 7, 2010

April 30, 2010

April 23, 2010

April 21, 2010

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

April 16, 2010

April 14, 2010

  • Economic Growth  |   Video
    • Economists and politicians discuss how we can reinvent Arizona’s economy to attract key businesses, grow jobs and improve the tax base needed to run state government.

April 9, 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.
  • Health Reform Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Arizona has joined more than a dozen other states that are suing the federal government over the new health care reform law. ASU law professor Paul Bender discusses the merits of the case.

April 2, 2010

March 30, 2010

  • Tax Incentives  |   Video
    • A look at how local communities and the state use tax incentives to attract business and grow jobs with economic development expert Ioanna Morfessis, president and chief strategist of IO.INC; Economist Elliott D. Pollack; Bob Robb, columnist, Arizona Republic; and Steve Voeller, president of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club.

March 26, 2010

March 19, 2010

March 12, 2010

March 5, 2010

February 26, 2010

February 12, 2010

February 11, 2010

  • Mexican Drug Cartels  |   Video
    • Is Mexico on the verge of becoming a “narco-state”? Recent news about drug cartels dismantling local governments suggests they’re power is growing. Dr. Llewellyn Howell, an Emeritus Professor of International Management at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, shares his thoughts about how to address the growing power of Mexico’s drug cartels.

February 5, 2010

January 29, 2010

January 22, 2010

January 15, 2010

January 8, 2010

January 6, 2010

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

January 4, 2010

  • Justice Sandra Day O'Connor  |   Video
    • Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is the first guest on HORIZON’s new set in Eight’s new downtown Phoenix studios. O’Connor will discuss her Arizona heritage, political and judicial career , and her current efforts to improve civic education and return civility to government.

December 30, 2009

  • 2009 Journalists' Predictions  |   Video
    • Local journalists predict the news of 2010 and look back at the accuracy of their predictions for 2009. Journalists include Doug MacEachern of the Arizona Republic, Steve Goldstein of KJZZ radio and Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services.

December 18, 2009

  • 2009 Journalists' Predictions  |   Video
    • Local journalists predict the news of 2010 and look back at the accuracy of their predictions for 2009. Journalists include Doug MacEachern of the Arizona Republic, Steve Goldstein of KJZZ radio and Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services.

December 17, 2009

  • The News Business  |   Video
    • Journalism is an industry trying to reinvent itself in the wake of a technological revolution that's changing the way news is delivered, consumed and paid for. Hear what experts have to say about the future of local news. Guest include Ed Munson, Jr., VP and General Manager of KPHO TV-5 (CBS) in Phoenix, Patti Epler, Senior Political Editor for the Arizona Guardian, an online news service, and ASU Journalism Professor Steve Doig.

December 11, 2009

December 9, 2009

  • County Government Feud  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley discusses the ongoing battle between public officials in Maricopa county including the latest grand jury indictments of county supervisors Mary Rose Wilcox and Don Stapley.

December 4, 2009

November 20, 2009

November 13, 2009

November 12, 2009

  • Green Schools  |   Video
    • Hear what Rick Fedrizzi, the President, CEO and Founding Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council has to say about his organization’s efforts to encourage sustainable building practices and why one of his top priorities is green schools. Not only are they good for the environment, Fedrizzi says they also keep kids healthy and help them perform better academically. Visit Verrado High School in Buckeye, just celebrated it’s designation as a LEED silver school. Local leaders in the green schools movement will discuss the challenges and benefits of building sustainable schools in Arizona.

November 6, 2009

November 3, 2009

  • The Future of the News Business  |   Video
    • The Future of the News Business The East Valley Tribune has announced it’s going out of business at the end of the year. It’s the latest victim of an economic recession that’s been especially brutal to journalism, an industry trying to reinvent itself in the wake of a technological revolution that’s changing the way news is delivered, consumed and paid for. Hear what experts have to say about the future of local news. Guest include Ed Munson, Jr., VP and General Manager of KPHO TV-5 (CBS) in Phoenix, Patti Epler, Senior Political Editor for the Arizona Guardian, an online news service, and ASU Journalism Professor Steve Doig.

October 30, 2009

October 27, 2009

  • State Government Technology  |   Video
    • Vice Chair of the Ad Hoc Legislative Committee on Government Information Technology talks about the work the committee will be doing to improve service and communications at state agencies.

October 23, 2009

October 16, 2009

October 9, 2009

October 2, 2009

September 25, 2009

September 23, 2009

  • Private Prisons  |   Video
    • Arizona is in a fiscal mess. To clean it up, the state will have to cut costs or raise revenue. Privatizing prisons might be a way to do both. Earlier this month, Governor Brewer signed House Bill 2010 which allows the state to start looking for a private company to operate one or more state prisons. Mike Duran, President of the Arizona Correctional Peace Officers' Association, and Ken Gilroy, Editor of "Privitization Watch" for the Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank that advances free market principles and limited government, debate the idea of private prisons.

September 18, 2009

September 11, 2009

September 10, 2009

  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • The day after President Obama delivers a national speech on health care reform, hear what local experts have to say about the issue. Roger Hughes, Executive Director of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, and Dr. Eric Novack, Chairman of Arizonans for Health Care Freedom, share their ideas for improving our system of health care and insurance.

September 4, 2009

September 3, 2009

  • Chandler History Program  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look at the City of Chandler’s History in Your Own Backyard Program that shares local history with permanent signage in city parks featuring stories and photographs of the people and places that once existed in the surrounding area. The program is a winner of an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.

August 28, 2009

August 21, 2009

August 14, 2009

August 12, 2009

  • Senate Press Room  |   Video
    • After decades with an office in the state Senate building, the Capitol Press Corps is being forced to move out of the Senate. Reporters talk about move, how it will change the way they cover the legislature, and what they’ll remember about reporting on state government from the Senate Press Room.

August 7, 2009

July 31, 2009

July 27, 2009

  • Valley News Helicopter Crash  |   Video
    • Pat McGroder, a lawyer who brokered a settlement for the families of two local journalists killed in a helicopter crash two years ago is calling for tougher restrictions on covering news from the air.

July 24, 2009

July 17, 2009

July 10, 2009

July 3, 2009

June 26, 2009

June 19, 2009

June 12, 2009

June 5, 2009

May 29, 2009

May 22, 2009

May 15, 2009

May 13, 2009

  • School District Cash Balances  |   Video
    • Arizona State lawmakers passed a plan to use $300 million in school district cash balances to help erase the state’s remaining $650 million dollar budget shortfall in FY 2009. Chuck Essigs, Director of Government Relations for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials explains why the move will result in a property tax increase for some Arizonans.

May 8, 2009

May 1, 2009

April 24, 2009

April 17, 2009

April 10, 2009

April 7, 2009

  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio discusses a Washington hearing that focused on local law enforcement’s role in enforcing immigration law. He also talks about the U.S. Attorney General's investigation into possible civil rights violations in his department.

April 3, 2009

April 1, 2009

March 27, 2009

March 20, 2009

February 27, 2009

February 20, 2009

February 13, 2009

February 6, 2009

January 30, 2009

January 23, 2009

January 16, 2009

January 9, 2009

December 19, 2008

December 16, 2008

  • ADOC-Award-winning Prison Program  |   Video
    • Dora Schriro, Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections, talks about the department's award-winning program to prepare inmates to leave prison and re-enter society. The program, "Getting Ready: Keeping Communities Safe," recently won a "2008 Innovations in American Government Award" from the Harvard Kennedy School.

December 15, 2008

  • Government Assistance  |   Video
    • In these tough economic times, the need for government assistance is increasing. Pat Harrington of the Arizona Department of Economic Security will talk about the increased demand for unemployment benefits and Judith Fritsch of D.E.S. will talk about the increased need for other services such as food stamps, medical insurance and welfare.

December 12, 2008

December 5, 2008

November 26, 2008

  • Phoenix Budget  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon talks about the city's budget woes, a buy local plan and other city issues.

November 21, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

November 14, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

November 7, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

October 31, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

October 27, 2008

October 24, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

October 17, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

October 10, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

October 3, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

September 30, 2008

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll  |   Video
    • The latest Cronkite/Eight Poll reveals where Arizona voters stand on the presidential election, the November ballot proposition that calls for banning same-sex marriage and the federal government bailout of the financial industry. Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Dr. Tara Blanc discuss the results.

September 23, 2008

  • Economy  |   Video
    • Elliot Pollack of Elliot D. Pollack and Company joins us to talk about the national and local economy, including an outlook for Arizona next year.

September 19, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

September 12, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

September 5, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

August 29, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

August 22, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

August 15, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

August 8, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

August 1, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

July 28, 2008

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

July 25, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
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July 18, 2008

July 11, 2008

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June 27, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
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June 20, 2008

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June 13, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
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June 6, 2008

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May 30, 2008

May 23, 2008

May 22, 2008

  • Arizona's Ailing Economy  |   Video
    • Can government rescue the economy? Tax cuts, rebate checks, economic stimulus plans? We talk with ASU economics professor Dennis Hoffman, and Byron Schlomach, chief economist for the Goldwater Institute about how government can best aid the economy.

May 16, 2008

May 9, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
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May 6, 2008

  • Polygamy-related Crimes  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard explains his work seeking federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice for help with nvestigations and prosecutions of polygamy-related crimes in our state.
  • Tobacco Cessation/AHCCCS  |   Video
    • A new law allows AHCCCS, the states Medicaid program, to provide programs and medications to help people stop smoking and using tobacco products. The measure allows AHCCCS to use tobacco tax funds to pay for the programs. Research shows Medicaid recipients smoke at a rate higher than the national average. State Senator Barbara Leff and Colby Bower from the American Cancer Society explain how the program will provide help to those who need it most.
  • Algae Bio-Fuel  |   Video
    • Researchers at the University of Arizona are working on a new alternative fuel that can really make your vehicle "green."

May 2, 2008

May 1, 2008

  • United-U.S. Airways merger  |   Video
    • There's talk of a merger between local airline U.S. Airways and United Airlines. Arizona State University aviation law professor Michael Pearson discusses the potential merger and its possible impacts.

April 25, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
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April 24, 2008

  • Walk Like MADD  |   Video
    • Mothers Against Drunk Driving will hold a national �Walk Like MADD� event on Saturday, April 26th to raise funds for the anti-drunk driving group. The president of the local MADD organization and the president of UMADD, an Arizona State University anti-drunk driving organization, will talk about the event and efforts to combat drunk driving.

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

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.

April 18, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
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April 11, 2008

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April 4, 2008

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March 28, 2008

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March 24, 2008

  • Economy  |   Video
    • Developer Elliot Pollack discusses the state of the local economy.

March 21, 2008

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March 14, 2008

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March 7, 2008

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February 29, 2008

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February 22, 2008

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February 15, 2008

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February 8, 2008

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February 1, 2008

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January 29, 2008

  • Legislature A to Z: Immigration  |   Video
    • The first part of our annual look at key legislative issues examines immigration. Why do many Democratic and Republican policy makers say the federal government has not done enough to curb illegal immigration in Arizona? What bills are being introduced that address the problem?

January 25, 2008

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January 18, 2008

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January 11, 2008

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January 7, 2008

  • Journalists Year in Review  |   Video
    • Each year, three local journalists' join HORIZON to make predictions on major news events for the upcoming year, and to review their predictions for the passing year. Mark Flatten of the East Valley Tribune, Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services and Doug MacEachern of the Arizona Republic have better records than most television prognosticators. Find out how they did.

January 4, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Ted Simons hosts HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

December 28, 2007

  • Journalists' Year in Review  |   Video
    • Each year, three local journalists' make predictions about major news events for the upcoming year, review their predictions for the previous year. Mark Flatten of the Tribune, Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services and Doug MacEachern of the Arizona Republic have better records than most T.V. psychics. Find out how they did.

December 21, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
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December 14, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Ted Simons hosts HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

December 13, 2007

  • Baseball Scandal  |   Video
    • The Mitchell Report is out today, the culmination of a 20-month investigation into the use of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs in baseball. Doug Franz of the morning sports show "Doug and Wolf" on Sports 620 KTAR talk about the report and implications for our local team, the Arizona Diamondbacks.

December 7, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Ted Simons hosts HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

November 30, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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November 16, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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November 9, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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November 2, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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October 26, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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October 19, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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October 16, 2007

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • What do Arizonans think about the employer sanctions law? Do they think local police should enforce federal immigration laws? Find out, as we release the results of the latest Cronkite/Eight Poll. Poll Director Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Tara Blanc will dissect the results. Read the complete poll results.

October 12, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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October 5, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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September 28, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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September 21, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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September 14, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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September 7, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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August 31, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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August 24, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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August 17, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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August 16, 2007

  • stock Market
    • The stock market closed below 13,000 for the first time in nearly four months as a liquidity crisis deepens. Local stock analyst Bob Parker will tell us what's happening with the market and how the housing market is driving the crisis.

August 10, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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August 3, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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July 27, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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July 20, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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July 13, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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July 6, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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July 3, 2007

  • Independents Week
    • Local First Arizona/Arizona Chain Reaction is a nonprofit organization that encourages Arizona consumers to shop at locally owned, independent businesses. They say when doing so, 45 cents of every dollar stays in state versus only 13 cents of every dollar spent at a national chain. They are asking Arizonans to support Arizona-based businesses during Independents Week, July 2 through July 8. Kimber Lanning, executive director of Local First Arizona, joins the studio discussion.

June 29, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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June 22, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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June 20, 2007

  • English Learners program
    • The English Learners Program once again became an issue, with a U.S. Court ruling that the State Government needs to come up with a comprehensive plan by the end of the legislative session. Tim Hogan, Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest was on hand to discuss this ruling and its impacts.

June 15, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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June 8, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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June 1, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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May 25, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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May 18, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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May 11, 2007

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May 4, 2007

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April 27, 2007

April 23, 2007

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

April 20, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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April 13, 2007

April 11, 2007

  • Illegal Immigration Employer Sanctions Ordinance
    • From a recently passed ordinance by the Payson Town Council, to a bill making its way through the Arizona Legislature, we examine government efforts to stop businesses from hiring undocumented workers. Streaming video of the March 15, 2007 Payson Town Council meeting on Ordinance 709 (dealing with sanctions for employers who hire illegal immigrants) is available on the Payson Web site: http://www.ci.payson.az.us/

April 9, 2007

  • At the Capitol
    • We begin a new Monday night segment in which political representatives square off on state government issues. Tonight, it's Barrett Marson, Director of Communications for the State House of Representatives and Bob Grossfeld, of The Media Guys, Inc.

April 6, 2007

April 4, 2007

  • Arizona Veteran Home
    • state lawmakers begin investigating reports of patient neglect at the Arizona Veteran Home, a state-run nursing home for veterans. A local journalist talks about what went on during the first meeting of the Joint Select Committee to Investigate Operations and Conditions as the Arizona Veterans Home.

March 30, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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March 23, 2007

March 16, 2007

March 9, 2007

March 2, 2007

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February 23, 2007

February 16, 2007

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February 9, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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February 2, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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January 26, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Local reporters discuss the week's top stories. Tonight Michael Grant retires as host of HORIZON after 25 years.

January 19, 2007

January 12, 2007

  • Journalists Roundtable
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January 10, 2007

  • Good to Great
    • Bestselling author Jim Collins investigates what makes good businesses and local-sector organizations great. A portion of Collins documentary (airing at 9 p.m.) is dedicated to the reading achievement at Byrne Elementary School in Yuma. HORIZON brings you a preview of the film which includes former ASU President and current Chairman of The Center for the Future of Arizona Lattie Coor.

January 5, 2007

January 3, 2007

  • Chandler Immigration
    • The City of Chandler is among local municipalities appealing to the state and federal government for immigration reform. Current Chandler Mayor Boyd Dunn and former Chandler Mayor currently State Senator Jay Tibrshraeny join Michael Grant in the studio.

January 2, 2007

  • Economic Forecast
    • Local economists talk about how the economy performed in 2006 and how it will perform in 2007. Guests include ASU economists Tracy Clark and Jay Butler.

December 22, 2006

December 21, 2006

  • Economic Forecast
    • Local economists talk about how the economy performed in 2006 and how it will perform in 2007. Guests include ASU economists Tracy Clark and Jay Butler.

December 15, 2006

December 8, 2006

December 1, 2006

November 17, 2006

November 14, 2006

  • smoking Ban
    • Voters have passed a statewide ban on smoking in most public places, including bars and restaurants. Part of the measure includes an addition tax on cigarettes. When will the different provisions go into effect? Corey Woods, Director of Government Relations for the American Lung Association of Arizona joins HORIZON to explain the details.
  • Jim Lehrer
    • The anchor of PBS The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer talks about his latest book, The Phony Marine.
  • New American City Exhibition
    • New American City: Artists Look Forward at the ASU Art Museum explores some of the design, culture, and art that distinguishes the Phoenix area from other cities. Youth, astronomical growth, geographic limitations, desert environment and its active arts community are some of the themes exhibited in the work. The exhibition looks at how artists and the art being produced plays an active role in envisioning the citys future, developing areas and revitalizing neighborhoods in the process.

November 10, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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November 3, 2006

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.

October 27, 2006

October 20, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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October 13, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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October 6, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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September 29, 2006

  • Journalists' Roundtable
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September 28, 2006

  • Proposition 103
    • Proposition 103 would change the Arizona constitution to make English the official language of the state. It would require that official actions of government in Arizona be conducted in English.
  • Proposition 300
    • Proposition 300 was put on the ballot by the legislature to expand proposition 200 which was passed 2 years ago to deny government services to illegal aliens. It would ban illegal immigrants from taking adult education classes offered by the Arizona Department of Education. It would not allow illegal immigrants to pay instate tuition at colleges. It would ban illegal immigrants from getting state financial aid or child care subsidies and requires that the measure be administered, discrimination-free.

September 22, 2006

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.

September 19, 2006

  • Proposition 101
    • HORIZON examines a measure that would put limits on local governments' ability to raise the property tax. We'll look at the pros and cons of Prop 101.
  • IFESH 25th Anniversary
    • The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH), based in Scottsdale, was founded twenty-five years ago by the Reverend Leon H. Sullivan, a visionary leader and Baptist minister. The organization helps Africans reduce hunger and poverty, empower local communities, raise the standard of literacy and foster cultural, social and economic relations between Americans and Africans. IFESH is gearing up for a 25th anniversary celebration on September 25 with speakers and a workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility: Advancing Education in Africa through Public & Private Partnerships. Dr. Julie Sullivan, President and CEO of IFESH, joins HORIZON.

September 15, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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September 12, 2006

  • Voter Turnout
    • Relatively low voter turnout is a continuing feature of American politics, particularly in primary elections. State and local elections officials, as well as political organizations in Arizona, are increasing efforts to raise the percentage of registered US voters who actually exercise their right to vote. What brings people to the polls on Election Day, or lulls them to a state of political apathy? We talk with ASU Political Science Professor Patrick Kenney about civic engagement in elections.

September 8, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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September 1, 2006

August 25, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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August 22, 2006

  • sky Harbor Security
    • There are some new restrictions for airline passengers related to the terrorism plot uncovered on August 9. British law enforcement made multiple arrests on suspicion of plotting to blow up passenger planes. The alleged plan was to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to the United States using benign liquids to make an explosive. For that reason, the U.S. Government raised the nations threat level and is prohibiting any liquids, including beverages, gels, and lotions from being carried onto airplanes. What does this mean in terms of security at Sky Harbor Airport? Paul Blue, Assistant Aviation Director at Sky Harbor Airport joins HORIZON.

August 18, 2006

  • Journalists' Roundtable
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August 11, 2006

  • Journalists' Roundtable
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August 4, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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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.
  • New Arizona Corporation Commissioner
    • Barry Wong was sworn in today as the new Arizona Corporation Commissioner. The former state legislator fills the vacancy left by Marc Spitzer who was named to the federal energy regulatory commission.
  • Health and safety travel guide for touri
    • Two books written by Tempe doctors encourage tourism to Mexico by offering a directory to doctors and hospitals in that country. "Mexico Health and Safety Travel Guide and Yucatan Travelers Safety Guide" are designed to ease travelers worries when traveling into that country.

July 28, 2006

July 24, 2006

  • AIDS in Arizona
    • since AIDS was first detected in 1981, 9,000 Arizonans have been infected. In a half-hour special, HORIZON examines how trends have shifted over the years and the state of AIDS in Arizona today. We look at Body Positive, a local community organization fighting AIDS, running clinical trials on new treatments for HIV. While AIDS continues to ravage many parts of the world, Arizona is playing a role in finding a solution. A team at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has developed an immune agent that creates a protective immune response in mouse models of HIV.

July 21, 2006

  • Journalists' Roundtable
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July 14, 2006

  • Journalists' Roundtable
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July 7, 2006

June 30, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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June 23, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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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.

June 16, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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June 9, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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June 2, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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May 26, 2006

May 24, 2006

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

May 19, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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May 12, 2006

May 5, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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April 28, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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April 21, 2006

April 14, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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April 12, 2006

  • McCain-Kennedy Bill
    • Local experts discuss national immigration bills currently debated in congress, among them the McCain-Kennedy bill.

April 7, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Dont miss HORIZONs weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the weeks top stories.

April 5, 2006

  • Judicial Merit
    • HORIZON explores judicial merit selection. Maricopa County is one of two counties in Arizona that appoints judges based on merit. With a fast growing state, can merit selection improve the judicial system? Michael Grant interviews local leaders on both sides of the issue.

March 31, 2006

March 27, 2006

  • Hope VI
    • The HOPE VI Project is a federal grant-funded program created to rebuild old and/or severely distressed public housing. The project has turned one central Phoenix government housing project into a new mixed-income community. Dee Wheeler-Cronin, Hope VI Project Manager for the City of Phoenix, and David Adame, Arizona Operations Vice-President, McCormack Baron Salazar are guests.

March 24, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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March 17, 2006

March 3, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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February 24, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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February 17, 2006

February 13, 2006

  • Phoenix Bond 101
    • On March 14, Phoenix voters will be asked to approve $878.5 million dollars in bonds. HORIZON looks at the measures in a four-part series. Find out about the process and background of the bond election: how were the bonds and dollar amounts determined. Also, HORIZON examines Proposition 1 - For new fire and police buildings, and Proposition 2 - Using technology to improve police and fire protection, government efficiency, customer service and access to voting. Find out more, visit the companion Web site.

February 10, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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February 3, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Dont miss HORIZONs weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the weeks top stories.

February 1, 2006

  • state of the Union Analysis
    • Join HORIZON for an analysis of President Bushs State of the Union Address with local political consultants Fred Duval and Wes Gullett.

January 27, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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January 13, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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January 6, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable
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December 16, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
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December 9, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Dont miss HORIZONs weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the weeks top stories.

December 2, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Dont miss HORIZONs weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the weeks top stories.

November 30, 2005

  • Disaster: A HORIZON Special
    • Dont miss this special half-hour devoted to disaster preparedness. How will the government and the public respond in the event of a catastrophic emergency in Arizona?

November 18, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

November 11, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Dont miss HORIZONs weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the weeks top stories.

November 4, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Dont miss HORIZONs weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the weeks top stories.

October 28, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Horizon 's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

October 27, 2005

  • Disaster: Is Arizona Prepared?
    • Preparedness (Conclusion) As we learned from Hurricane Katrina, depending on government to help you in time of disaster could prove to be deadly. What can you do to personally prepare for disaster? Cathy Tisdale of the American Red Cross will join us to tell you how to get your family ready in case of calamity.

October 26, 2005

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

October 21, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • HORIZONs weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the weeks top stories.

October 20, 2005

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

October 14, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

October 7, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

September 30, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

September 23, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

September 16, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

September 7, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

September 2, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

August 26, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

August 19, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

August 12, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

August 5, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

July 29, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

July 22, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

July 15, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

July 8, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

July 7, 2005

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • Governor Janet Napolitano is scheduled in studio for her monthly First Thursday interview. Topics include the ongoing wildfires in Arizona, the summit she is organizing on immigration, and her fight to save local military bases.

July 1, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

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.

June 24, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

June 22, 2005

  • Arizona's Border Crisis: A HORIZON Specia
    • In 1994, the federal government implemented a new plan that focused on deterrence and arrest along our nation's 1,940-mile U.S.-Mexico border. These strategies curtailed illegal alien flow through El Paso, San Diego and other traditional areas, but created a funnel into Arizona. Since then, the illegal population in the U.S. has increased to nearly 10 million people. Horizon takes a trip to the Arizona-Mexico border for a first-hand look at why illegal immigration has been pushed into our state. Senator Jon Kyl joins Michael Grant for an in-studio discussion.

June 17, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

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.

June 10, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

June 3, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Don't miss HORIZON's weekly roundtable where local reporters get a chance to review the week's top stories.

May 31, 2005

  • Native American education
    • For over a century, attempts to meet the educational needs of Native American students have been unsuccessful and despite legislation and numerous government programs, much still needs to be done. We'll look back at Native American education and what some educational facilities are doing now.

May 4, 2005

  • science fair
    • Local high school students take science to new heights as they prepare for an international science fair.

April 12, 2005

  • 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.

April 1, 2005

February 16, 2005

  • Black Film Showcase
    • In honor of Black History Month, Horizon profiles an award-winning black filmmaker and discusses a local African-American event.

February 7, 2005

  • English Only/Minimum Wage
    • should English be the only language of government? Should the minimum wage be raised? Two legislator talk about their bills.

February 1, 2005

  • Supreme Court Justices
    • A number of bills introduced this legislative session aimed at taking power away from the judiciary. The chief justice and vice-chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court talk about the battle between the two branches of government.

January 20, 2005

  • Food for the Hungry
    • A Phoenix City Council member has just returned from a village hit hard by the tsunami in south Asia. Horizon spoke to her, and a representative of a local relief agency, about what they saw.

January 4, 2005

  • Tsunami Relief
    • Food and medical supplies are on the way for those who survived the earthquake and the Tsunami in Southeast Asia. But relief agencies and nonprofit are still asking for support in the aftermath of the worst natural disaster in the past century. We'll look at local efforts to help.

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