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December 16, 2014

  • American Graduate: Disconnected Youth  |   Video
    • Phoenix ranks the worst among major metro areas for disconnected youth, which are young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor going to school. We’ll take a look at one Phoenix program helping youth reconnect. Also, we’ll have panel discussion on the topic of disconnected youth with Judy Reno, college depot director for Phoenix Public Libraries, Rick Miller, founder and president of Kids at Hope, and Dr. Don Covey, Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools.

July 7, 2014

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

June 17, 2014

  • Five-Year Freeway Plan  |   Video
    • The State Transportation Board recently voted to move forward with Arizona’s Five-year Transportation Facilities Construction Program. The vote gives the go ahead to work on six major road projects in Pima County and four in Maricopa County. Scott Omer, Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Planning Division, will discuss the plans.

June 10, 2014

  • Sun Corridor  |   Video
    • The Sun Corridor is the region of Arizona made up of Phoenix, Tucson and areas north and south of the two major cities. Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute has released a new report about making the area more competitive globally and with other states. Dan Hunting, Senior Policy Analyst for Morrison and one of the report’s authors will discuss his findings.

April 1, 2014

  • Arizona Diamondbacks  |   Video
    • The Arizona Diamondbacks started their season in Australia, and are in full swing now. Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall will discuss the Diamondbacks new season.

February 25, 2014

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

February 19, 2014

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

February 13, 2014

  • New Cubs Stadium  |   Video
    • The new Cubs Stadium for spring training officially opened yesterday. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith will talk about the new facility.

December 19, 2013

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

November 26, 2013

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

November 7, 2013

  • Piper Charitable Trust Encore Career Prize  |   Video
    • The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust will honor an inspiring encore career leader who is addressing a major social need in Maricopa County with a second career. We will talk Mike McQuaid, winner of the inaugural Piper Trust Encore Career Prize.

August 6, 2013

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

July 24, 2013

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

July 22, 2013

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

July 2, 2013

  • Legislative City Issues  |   Video
    • The state legislature made big changes to the state’s sales tax system, changes that will affect cities. Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, will talk about the sales tax changes and other legislative issues that impacted cities.

May 29, 2013

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

March 20, 2013

  • Sales Tax Reform Impact on Cities  |   Video
    • The Governor’s plan to reform Arizona’s sales tax has cities worried that they will lose revenues. Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, will tell us more about the concerns of cities and bring us up to date on negotiations to resolve the issues.

March 18, 2013

  • Arizona Diamondbacks  |   Video
    • The Arizona Diamondbacks regular season gets underway soon. Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall will give us a preview of the season.

February 27, 2013

  • Trauma System Report  |   Video
    • The American College of Surgeons has a new report out on Arizona’s hospital Trauma System. The report makes five major recommendations for improving our trauma system. Arizona Department of Health Services Director Will Humble will give us the details.

February 21, 2013

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

January 1, 2013

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

October 15, 2012

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

August 14, 2012

  • Major Investment in STEM Education  |   Video
    • The Helios Education Foundation is investing $4 million in the Arizona STEM Network. Led by Science Foundation Arizona, the Network is a statewide plan to improve student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math. Darcy Renfro of SFAz and Paul Luna of Helios explain how the money will be used.

June 5, 2012

  • Forest Restoration Contract  |   Video
    • Navajo County Supervisor David Tenney shares his concerns about a major forest-thinning contract that was recently awarded to Pioneer Forest Products by the U.S. Forest Service.

May 3, 2012

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

April 23, 2012

  • Japan Tsunami Relief & Photography   |   Video
    • Last spring, ASU photography major Airi Katsuta travelled to Japan to volunteer in the earthquake/tsunami recovery effort. Now, she’s selling 1,000 origami cranes to raise money for a return trip to continue her volunteer work. Katsuta talks about her experience in Japan, and she shares some of the photographs she captured during her stay.

April 19, 2012

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

April 3, 2012

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

March 20, 2012

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

March 1, 2012

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

February 22, 2012

  • AZ Technology and Innovation: The Science of Baseball  |   Video
    • The Arizona SciTech Festival has over 250 events statewide. One upcoming event takes a look at the science of baseball. Arizona State University Psychology Professor Michael McBeath will talk about the SciTech event, “Spring Training Festival: The Mad Science of Baseball.”

October 25, 2011

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

October 13, 2011

  • Expediting Electrical Transmission Lines  |   Video
    • President Obama’s plan to fast-track the permitting and construction of major electrical transmission line projects - including one in Arizona - is touted as a way to create jobs; increase capacity and reliability of the nation’s electrical grid; and accelerate the growth of domestic clean energy. Find out what the plan means for Arizona from Kris Mayes, former Arizona Corporation Commissioner who is now in charge of the Program on Law and Sustainability at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and Sandy Bahr, Director of the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter.

August 18, 2011

  • Biofuels Initiative  |   Video
    • The Obama Administration is planning a major investment in biofuels for military and commercial transportation. Dan Rees, the president of REV Biodiesel in Gilbert, AZ and Dr. Milton Sommerfeld, Co-Director of ASU’s Laboratory of Algae Research and Biotechnology talk about how this new investment could impact Arizona’s biofuels industry.

February 14, 2011

  • Arizona Diamondbacks  |   Video
    • Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall talks about the team’s new spring training facility and hosting the All-Star game.

February 3, 2011

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

October 21, 2010

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

October 5, 2010

  • Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender discusses the major cases, some from Arizona, that are scheduled to be heard in the new session of the U.S. Supreme Court.

September 23, 2010

April 8, 2010

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

April 5, 2010

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

March 3, 2010

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

March 2, 2010

  • Lilly Ledbetter - Fair Pay Advocate  |   Video
    • Her U.S. Supreme Court case on pay equity was the inspiration behind the Lilly Ledbetter Pay Equity Act of 2009, the first major legislation signed by President Obama. Lilly Ledbetter sued her former employer, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, for pay discrimination. Hear what she has to say about her case and what she’s doing to get Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

February 2, 2010

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

November 5, 2009

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

October 12, 2009

  • Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has started its new session. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender will discuss the major cases and how the newest Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, might impact the court.

September 28, 2009

  • Ken Burns, A HORIZON Special  |   Video
    • Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, producer of The National Parks: America's Best Idea, sits down with HORIZON host Ted Simons.

September 8, 2009

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

July 13, 2009

  • Terry Goddard  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard reviews the current cases at the A.G.’s office, including a major case to be unveiled Monday.

July 2, 2009

  • Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • There have been several major Supreme Court cases this session, including two recent decisions originating in Arizona. Join Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender as he comments on the United States Supreme Court’s current session.

June 11, 2009

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

May 7, 2009

  • STEM Education  |   Video
    • The director of Science Foundation Arizona’s STEM Education Center (STEMAz) and a representative of one of the center’s major corporate sponsors talk about the importance of preparing Arizona students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Science Foundation Arizona

April 1, 2009

March 19, 2009

February 25, 2009

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

February 24, 2009

February 23, 2009

  • Joe Garagiola, Sr.  |   Video
    • HORIZON host Ted Simons interviews the famous baseball player, announcer and television host.

January 22, 2009

  • KidsCare  |   Video
    • The state-run health insurance program that provides affordable coverage for children and adults who do not qualify for Medicaid celebrates its 10th birthday as lawmakers consider eliminating the program completely. Guest: Matt Jewett, Children's Action Alliance.
  • Corporation Commission  |   Video
    • The Arizona Corporation Commission's new chairperson, Kris Mayes, talks about the commissions responsibilities and her top priority to make Arizona a leader in renewable energy.
  • Arizona National Guard Adjutant General  |   Video
    • Adjutant General Hugo Salazar is the first Latino to take command of the Arizona National Guard. We talk with Salazar about his new role.

December 29, 2008

  • Joe Garagiola, Sr.  |   Video
    • You think you know Joe Garagiola, Sr.? Well, you don't know everything. Join HORIZON host Ted Simons as he interviews the famous baseball player, announcer and television host from a unique Arizona perspective.

December 15, 2008

  • Immigration Bust  |   Video
    • A team of law enforcement agencies busted a major human smuggling ring, handing down 35 indictments to a group of individuals who were smuggling up to 90 illegal immigrants per week. Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, who took part in the investigation, will talk about it.

October 8, 2008

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

October 6, 2008

  • Joe Garagiola, Sr.  |   Video
    • You think you know Joe Garagiola, Sr.? Well, you don't know everything. Join HORIZON host Ted Simons as he interviews the famous baseball player, announcer and television host from a unique Arizona perspective.

July 24, 2008

  • U.S. Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court finished its recent term in June. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender gives an analysis of the court's major cases, and discusses what the outcome of the presidential race will mean for the court.

July 10, 2008

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

June 9, 2008

  • Supreme Court Midterm Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has made some major decisions during this session, such as ruling in favor of an Indiana voter I.D. law and ruling that lethal injection is constitutional. We review the major decisions made so far and look ahead to the end of the session with ASU Law Professors Paul Bender and Cathy O'Grady.

May 29, 2008

  • Supreme Court Mid-term Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has already made some major decisions this session, such as ruling in favor of an Indiana voter I.D. law and ruling that lethal injection is constitutional. Get a review of major decisions made so far and a look toward the end of the session in a Supreme Court mid-term review with ASU Law Professors Paul Bender and Cathy O'Grady.

April 2, 2008

  • School Utility Dilemma  |   Video
    • In the face of rising utility bills, Arizona school districts are becoming more energy efficient because the major source of money for paying utility costs ($85 million worth) will soon disappear. Without financial assistance, districts fear they may have to cut teachers, programs or both. Should the state help them out? Hear from two legislators with different ideas about how to deal with unfunded school utilities.

February 21, 2008

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 1, 2008

  • Cartoonists Special 2007  |   Video
    • Pulitzer Prize editorial cartoonist Steve Benson of the Arizona Republic and nationally syndicated East Valley cartoonist Brian Fairrington illustrate the years major events.

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 27, 2007

  • Cartoonists Special 2007  |   Video
    • Pulitzer Prize editorial cartoonist Steve Benson of the Arizona Republic and nationally syndicated East Valley cartoonist Brian Fairrington illustrate the years major events.

December 20, 2007

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

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.

November 15, 2007

  • James Carville
    • Former President Bill Clintons campaign adviser, writer, television pundit and major Democratic force talks about his predictions for the presidential election and what he believes Democrats should do.

November 5, 2007

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

July 3, 2007

  • NALEO Presidential Debate
    • All major Republican and Democratic presidential candidates were invited to speak at the 24th annual NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) in Orlando Florida recently. All the Democrats but only one Republican accepted. Here what they had to say.

May 21, 2007

  • Arizona Military Affairs
    • We begin a four-part series on the military presence and impact on Arizona. Tonight, what installations are in Arizona, and what role do they play in the larger military picture? The CEO of Phoenix Leadership Council, Ret. General Tom Browning, is the guest.
  • One On One
    • Our weekly feature focuses on issues that are bubbling up at the State Legislature and around Arizona. Tonight, Andy Gordon, partner in the law firm Coppersmith, Gordon, Schermer and Brockelman goes head to head with Stan Barnes, founder of The Copperstate Consulting Group.

April 5, 2007

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

February 7, 2007

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

January 24, 2007

  • state of the Union
    • President Bush delivers his State of the Union address to the first democratic congress in 12 years on Tuesday. Iraq will be a major topic in his speech. Reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil and supporting alternative fuels are also expected to be prominent themes. HORIZON analyzes the State of the Union address with Patrick Kenney, professor and chair of the ASU political science department.

January 11, 2007

December 14, 2006

  • George Will
    • A conversation with the Washington Post Columnist and ABC pundit about politics and baseball.

December 13, 2006

  • Goodyear Baseball
    • The city of Goodyear hopes to host the future spring training grounds for the Cleveland Indians. Goodyear is making its bid to the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority for funding for part of the construction cost of the $118-million dollar stadium complex. Goodyear Mayor Jim Cavanaugh joins Horizon to talk about the details.

November 30, 2006

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

November 16, 2006

  • Fuel Mileage
    • since 1996, nine of the 13 major car manufacturers selling cars in the United States have actually had a decrease in the average gas mileage of the vehicles they sell. Phyllis Rowe of the Arizona Consumer Council will talk about a grassroots effort to increase fuel mileage of vehicles.

October 30, 2006

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

September 21, 2006

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

July 11, 2006

  • Consumer fraud lawsuit filed against Wal-
    • The Arizona attorney general filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against two major retailers: Wal-Mart and AutoZone. They are charged with intentionally defrauding customers by posting inaccurate product prices, or not posting prices at all. The state's consumer fraud act carries stiff penalties, $10 thousand per violation. Hundreds of violations were found by the State Department of Weights And Measures. The companies could face millions in fines.

December 15, 2005

  • Pharmaceutical Lawsuit
    • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will talk about his lawsuit against major drug companies for what he says are inflated prices.

September 8, 2005

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

June 27, 2005

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

April 12, 2005

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

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