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November 24, 2014

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about issues relevant to the state’s largest city.

October 30, 2014

October 28, 2014

  • Sustainability: Cool Urban Spaces Report  |   Video
    • Scientists from Arizona State University, in partnership with the City of Phoenix, released a report evaluating the city’s Cool Roofs and Tree and Shade Master Plan projects. City officials plan to use the report to take further steps in mitigating the extreme summertime heat. Richard Adkins, Forestry Supervisor for the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, will discuss the report and the city’s plans for it.
  • Yes on Proposition 487  |   Video
    • Proposition 487 would reform the city of Phoenix’s pension system. We hear from a proponent of the measure, Phoenix city councilman Sal DiCiccio, one day after hearing Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton speak against the measure.

October 27, 2014

October 21, 2014

  • Sustainability: Phoenix-Tucson Water Agreement  |   Video
    • Phoenix and Tucson have entered an agreement for Phoenix to store its excess Colorado River water in Tucson. The agreement is of mutual benefit to both cities. Arizona State University associate professor Dave White, who heads the Decision Center for a Desert City and studies water management decisions, will discuss the agreement.

September 17, 2014

  • Light Rail Expansion Opposition  |   Video
    • Plans are underway in Phoenix to expand light rail by 22 miles. The city is considering asking voters for an increase in the sales tax to pay for the expansion. Opposition is forming to the plan. Becky Fenger of No Tax for More Tracks will discuss why her group opposes light rail expansion.

September 15, 2014

  • NCAA Final Four  |   Video
    • Phoenix is among eight finalists to host the 2017-2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball tournaments. Besides providing attention to the city, the events would also bring an economic benefit. NCAA officials will be visiting Phoenix later this month as they make their final decision. Tom Sadler, president and CEO of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, will talk about the effort to get the Final Four in Phoenix.

September 11, 2014

  • Ambassador Volker: United State-Mexico Forum  |   Video
    • The Center for American Progress and the McCain Institute are hosting a discussion on U.S.-Mexico economic relations at Arizona State University. One of the presenters will be former U.S. Ambassador Kurt Volker, who is now head of the McCain Institute. He will appear on Arizona Horizon to discuss security issues and issues related to U.S.-Mexico economic ties.

August 26, 2014

  • Arizona Focus on Sustainability   |   Video
    • Northern Arizona University Regents’ Professor Zachary Smith has written a new book about sustainability. We tell you about a new report on forest thinning. ASU’s Decision Center for a Desert City has released a new report on water reuse in Central Arizona. Micro-dwellings are very small homes, sometimes built with salvage material, and are designed to have positive benefits on the environment.

August 25, 2014

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest issues from the state’s biggest city, including the planned expansion of light rail.

August 20, 2014

  • Flooding in the Valley  |   Video
    • Randy Cerveny from the School of Geographical Sciences at Arizona State University will talk about all of the flooding in the city yesterday. He will explain why it happened and how it can be prevented.
  • Trading with Mexico  |   Video
    • Arizona is boosting trade between Tucson and Mexico. Learn how to help the two neighbors bridge the gap.

August 13, 2014

  • Light Rail Expansion  |   Video
    • A committee has been formed by the city of Phoenix to triple the length of the light rail over the next 30 years. Phoenix city councilwoman Thelda Williams will talk about the plans.

August 7, 2014

  • Tempe Town Lake   |   Video
    • The Tempe City Council recently denied an application for a project at Tempe Town Lake. The council decided the project from Pier at Town Lake did not have an adequate design or development density. Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell will discuss the rejection of the project and development around the lake.

July 29, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Strategic Roadmap  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Transportation and Trade Corridor Alliance has completed its Strategic Roadmap: a plan for Arizona’s future transportation needs. Created by a group of experts from the public and private sectors, the Roadmap seeks to better connect Arizona to the global economy. Arizona Department of Transportation director John Halikowski, Margie Emmermann, the executive director of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, and Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, will discuss how the plan intertwines commerce, trade and transportation.

July 16, 2014

  • Glendale Casino  |   Video
    • The Glendale city council voted to support a potential casino right next door. Previously, the council had been against the casino. Councilman Gary Sherwood discusses his change of mind that led to the council’s change on the issue.

June 24, 2014

  • Buckeye Growth  |   Video
    • In 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau named Buckeye the ninth-fastest growing city in the country. When it comes to land area, Buckeye is the biggest city in the state at 600 square miles. As Buckeye rebounds from the housing crash, leaders are focused on positioning the westernmost Phoenix suburb as "Open for Business."

June 17, 2014

  • AZ Technology and Innovation: Mesa High Tech Corridor  |   Video
    • The city of Mesa is looking to set up a high-tech corridor on land near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and a factory owned by Apple Inc. Mesa City Councilman Scott Somers and Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, will discuss the proposal for a new high-tech corridor in Mesa.

June 10, 2014

  • Phoenix Pension Measure  |   Video
    • City of Phoenix voters will be deciding this fall on a measure to reform the city’s pension plan for employees. It would end the practice of boosting pensions by adding vacation and sick time, and would transition employees into a 401-K style plan. Tom Simplot, the co-chair of Phoenix Citizens for Pension Responsibility, which opposes the changes, will discuss the issue.

June 4, 2014

  • International School of Biomedical Diagnostics  |   Video
    • Arizona State University and Dublin City University are joining forces to develop the International School of Biomedical Diagnostics, in collaboration with Ventana Medical Systems Inc. The school will be launched in August 2014 at ASU and September 2014 at DCU. Mara G. Aspinall, president and CEO of Ventana Medical Systems, and Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, senior vice president of ASU’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, will discuss the new school.

May 27, 2014

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton   |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about city of Phoenix issues, including the recently-approved city budget.

May 21, 2014

  • Phoenix Budget  |   Video
    • The Phoenix city council voted to pass a budget that closed a $37-million budget gap. One of the most controversial parts of the budget was a pay cut for employees. Dustin Gardiner, who has been covering the story for the Arizona Republic, tells us more about the budget.

May 19, 2014

  • Supreme Court Midterm Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has already decided several big cases that deal with affirmative action, prayer at city council meetings and campaign contributions. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will review cases already decided and cases still pending before the court adjourns.

May 13, 2014

  • Mesa Artspace Study  |   Video
    • There’s a new survey out on the Mesa Artspace project, which would provide affordable spaces for Phoenix-area artists and creative businesses. Cindy Ornstein, director of the Mesa Arts and Culture Department and Executive Director of the Mesa Arts Center, and Mesa City Council member Terry Benelli, will discuss the results of the survey and the Mesa Artspace project.

April 23, 2014

  • Downtown Phoenix Warehouses  |   Video
    • The Phoenix warehouse district is being seen as the new frontier for the city's downtown expansion in coming decades. While most of the warehouses are run down and boarded up, one man is looking to rescue as many buildings as possible. We take a look at his mission.

April 21, 2014

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton   |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly visit to Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest city issues, including continued work on eliminating a budget shortfall.

April 14, 2014

  • Glendale Pro Bowl/Casino  |   Video
    • The Pro Bowl will be played in the city of Glendale next year, the same year that the Super Bowl will be played there. Also, the city recently voted to soften its opposition to a casino for Glendale. Glendale City Councilman Samuel Chavira will discuss both issues.

April 8, 2014

  • Tempe Town Lake Dam  |   Video
    • The rubber dam on the west end of Tempe Town Lake will be replaced with a hydraulically-operated steel dam, with work starting this summer. On April 23 at the Tempe Center for the Arts, the city will give the public information about the dam replacement. Jeff Kulaga, assistant city manager for Tempe, will discuss the issue.

March 26, 2014

  • Light Rail Walkable Communities  |   Video
    • Phoenix city officials are conducting community workshops to get ideas and input regarding development along the city’s light rail line. The goal: to develop walkable communities that work in conjunction with mass transit. Alan Stephenson is the acting planning and development director for Phoenix and will discuss the effort.

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.

March 13, 2014

  • Scottsdale General Plan  |   Video
    • The city of Scottsdale is working on its general plan, but there is some controversy. Earlier this year, several members of a planning commission quit in protest. Laraine Rodgers, a current member Scottsdale General Plan Task Force, and Jim Heitel, the former co-chair of the task force, will discuss the issue from both sides.

March 4, 2014

  • Sustainability: Water Reuse  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Decision Center for a Desert City has released a new report on water reuse in Central Arizona. Dave White, who co-authored the report, will talk about water reuse.
  • 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.

March 3, 2014

  • NAFTA 20 Year Anniversary  |   Video
    • It’s been 20 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement was put into place. It was designed to eliminate investment and trade barriers between the United States, Mexico and Canada. An international conference will be held at Arizona State University in March regarding NAFTA. Jonathan Koppell, Dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs, will discuss how the trade agreement has impacted Arizona and the three countries it covers.

February 24, 2014

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.

December 19, 2013

  • AZ Technology and Innovation: Mesa Technology Accelerator  |   Video
    • LaunchPoint, the Mesa Technology Accelerator, plans to stimulate the establishment and growth of small technology-based companies and other growth oriented businesses. It’s a collaboration between Mesa and Arizona State University. Mesa City Councilmember Scott Somers talks about LaunchPoint.

October 29, 2013

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his regular visit to Arizona Horizon to discuss issues important to the city, such as pension spiking.

September 26, 2013

  • Glimpses of Phoenix Book  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Regents Professor David William Foster’s book “Glimpses of Phoenix: The Desert Metropolis in Written and Visual Media” examines the complex, dark cultural history of the city reflected in works by famous names who have called Phoenix home. Foster’s book highlights the role gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity have played in shaping the way Phoenicians perceive spaces and events around them. Foster will discuss his book.

September 17, 2013

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will talk about issues regarding the city in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon, including his recent trip to China to meet with leaders of 1,600 leading global companies.

September 16, 2013

  • Mexico City Trade Mission  |   Video
    • A half-dozen Arizona lawmakers went to Mexico City recently on mission to establish a permanent Arizona presence in that city and to seek out partnerships in the business and political worlds. House Speaker Andy Tobin led the mission, and will talk about trip.

September 12, 2013

  • Pension Spiking  |   Video
    • Pension spiking is the practice of adding sick leave, vacation pay and other benefits at the end of a worker’s career to increase their pension. The Goldwater Institute has sued to stop the practice in the city of Phoenix. Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts will discuss the issue.

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 5, 2013

  • Tempe Developments  |   Video
    • The city of Tempe has seen a burst of large developments. Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell will discuss Tempe’s large-project building boom, including the massive office building being constructed for State Farm Insurance.

July 30, 2013

  • Glendale Open Meeting Investigation  |   Video
    • The State Attorney General’s office is investigating possible open-meeting law violations by the Glendale City Council. Glendale City Attorney Nick DiPiazza will discuss the allegations.

July 23, 2013

  • Cave Creek Solar Power Vote  |   Video
    • The town of Cave Creek is the first Arizona town or city to officially oppose rate hikes for solar power users being proposed by Arizona Public Service. The town unanimously voted to oppose the rate hikes, saying that it could hurt the installation of solar power in homes and hurt the economy. Cave Creek Councilman Ernie Bunch will talk about the vote.

July 4, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Sky Train Art  |   Video
    • The Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport started operations recently. Six art projects at the airport were added along with the new Sky Train. Find out about the new art work. Ed Lebow, Public Arts Program Director for the City of Phoenix, discusses the new art projects.

July 3, 2013

  • Coyotes Vote  |   Video
    • The Glendale City Council is expected to take a crucial vote concerning the future of the Phoenix Coyotes in the city Tuesday, July 2. Arizona Republic reporter Paul Giblin will talk about the vote.

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.

June 27, 2013

June 25, 2013

  • Legend City  |   Video
    • Legend City, a former theme park in Phoenix, was established 50 years ago. Phoenix-area historian John Southard will discuss the history of the park.

June 24, 2013

  • Tempe Trolley  |   Video
    • Two different routes are being considered for a new Tempe streetcar. Councilwoman Shana Ellis will discuss the trolley and the possible routes.

June 20, 2013

  • Coyotes Update  |   Video
    • The Glendale City Council got a look Tuesday at a plan Tuesday to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in the city and hire an arena manager. Arizona Republic Reporter Paul Giblin will give us an update.

June 10, 2013

  • Cross Border Crime  |   Video
    • The 29th Annual Policia International Sonora-Arizona Conference was held recently in Tempe. The annual international conference includes law enforcement agencies from all jurisdictional levels in the United States and Mexico, who gather to address law enforcement related issues plaguing both sides of the border. U.S. Marshall for Arizona David Gonzales will discuss the conference and issues affecting regarding cross-border crime.

June 6, 2013

  • West Phoenix Revitalization  |   Video
    • A new report is out on improvements made in West Phoenix. The West Phoenix Revitalization Area 2012 Annual Report shows a reduction in property and violent crimes and a $12-million investment in foreclosed properties. Ginger Spencer, Special Assistant to the Phoenix City Manager and Jim Miller, WPRA Board Chair, will talk about the report.

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.

May 13, 2013

  • Metro Phoenix Homeland Security  |   Video
    • In light of the recent bombing in Boston, we take a look at the status of homeland security in the Phoenix area. Grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have been reduced in recent years. Scott Krushak, the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Phoenix, and Mesa City Councilman Scott Somers, who is also a firefighter, will talk about the status of homeland security for the Valley.

May 8, 2013

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Athena Wireless   |   Video
    • Athena Wireless is a manufacturer of high capacity wireless connectivity systems that give fiber-like speeds without the fiber. The company’s radio systems are about the size and shape of a stereo speaker. Athena Wireless is the first company to be born at the AZ TechCelerator incubator in Surprise, and is currently located in the city. It was founded by Eduardo Tinoco and Terry McManus. Tinoco will talk about his company’s innovative wireless connection system.

May 7, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Phoenix Cool Roofs   |   Video
    • The city of Phoenix has started a project to paint 70,000 square feet of rooftops white to cut energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Over the next year, an army of volunteers will paint rooftops at community centers, fire stations and housing communities as part of a $100,000 service grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Cynthia Aguilar, of the Phoenix Manager's Office, will talk about the Cool Roofs project.

May 6, 2013

  • Coyotes Arena Costs   |   Video
    • A new report reveals the cost to operate the Coyotes Home Arena, Jobbing.Com Arena, is millions less than the Glendale City Council was willing to pay potential operators. Paul Giblin of the Arizona Republic tells us more.

May 2, 2013

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

April 29, 2013

  • Sky Train Art  |   Video
    • The Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport started operation on Monday, April 8th. Six art projects at the airport were added along with the new Sky Train. Find out about the new art work from Ed Lebow, the Public Arts Program Director for the City of Phoenix.

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.
  • City of Superior vs Resolution Copper Mine  |   Video
    • The town of Superior is against a land swap that would allow the construction of the Resolution Copper Mine near Superior. Former Mayor Roy Chavez and Superior Council Member Soyla “Kiki” Peralta testified about Superior’s opposition to the land swap before congress and will talk about that on Arizona Horizon.

April 11, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Sky Train Art  |   Video
    • The Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport started operation on Monday, April 8th. Six art projects at the airport were added along with the new Sky Train. Find out about the new art work. Ed Lebow, the Public Arts Program Director for the City of Phoenix, will tell us about the art.

April 8, 2013

  • Bisbee Civil Unions Ordinance  |   Video
    • The Bisbee City Council has approved an ordinance allowing same-sex civil unions in the southeastern Arizona city. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says that is unconstitutional, and has threatened to take the issue to court. Horne and attorney Tim Nelson will discuss the legality of the ordinance.

March 19, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Mesa Green Barrel Program  |   Video
    • It’s time for spring yard work, and the city of Mesa has started a program to help residents dispose of yard waste. Mesa is the only city in Arizona that will offer a curbside barrel program for the weekly collection of green yard waste. The waste will be converted into mulch and compost. Mariano Reyes from the city of Mesa will discuss the program.

March 4, 2013

  • Anti-discrimination Ordinance  |   Video
    • The Phoenix City Council approved an ordinance banning discrimination against those from the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. Now that the ordinance is in place, city council member Tom Simplot will explain how it will be implemented.

February 26, 2013

  • Focus on Sustainability: Compressed Natural Gas Garbage Trucks  |   Video
    • The city of Phoenix has unveiled its new compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste trucks, which collect trash and recyclables for nearly 400,000 Phoenix households. Currently, the Public Works Department operates six CNG solid waste trucks and within two months, 20 percent of its fleet of solid waste trucks will be CNG vehicles. John Trujillo, Acting Director of the Phoenix Public Works Department, will tell us more about the CNG trucks.

February 4, 2013

  • Circle the City Medical Respite Center   |   Video
    • Circle the City Medical Respite Center is a place where the homeless in Phoenix can go to recover following treatment at a hospital instead of having to recover on the streets. The visionary behind the center, Sister Adele O’Sullivan, and Marisue Garganta, the director of Health Integration for St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, will discuss Circle the City.

January 28, 2013

December 31, 2012

  • Focus on Sustainability  |   Video
    • REPEAT FROM SEPT. 20, 2012

      Transportation planners and bicycle advocates talk about what’s being done to make the Valley a better place to travel by bicycle.

      Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton talks about what he’s doing to promote sustainability in the City of Phoenix.

      The nonprofit Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) was established to create sustainable economies in Northern Arizona. SEDI executive director Carol Bousquet and Board Member Holly Yeager talk about the organization.

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.

November 26, 2012

  • U.S.-Mexico Colorado River Water Agreement  |   Video
    • The United States and Mexico have a new agreement on Colorado River water. The new deal will allow the U.S. to get a one-time increased allotment from the river in exchange for $10 million and helping Mexico to repair canals damaged in a 2010 earthquake. It also lets Mexico store water in Lake Mead, which will boost water levels by 15 feet and could lead to more tourism at the lake.

November 20, 2012

  • Frank Lloyd Wright House update  |   Video
    • Acting Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Phoenix Michelle Dodds talks about the City’s efforts to preserve a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house that’s up for sale.

October 30, 2012

  • VOTE 2012: Glendale Prop 457 Debate  |   Video
    • The Glendale City Council passed a 5-year $125 million sales tax increase this summer to address budget shortfalls. Prop 457 is a citizen initiative that would eliminate that temporary tax increase. Glendale City Councilperson Yvonne Knaack speaks in opposition to the proposition. Pat Quinn, former president of Qwest Arizona, speaks in favor of Prop 457.

October 29, 2012

October 15, 2012

  • Mayo Clinic Telestroke Program  |   Video
    • A recent agreement between Tuba City Regional Health Care and Mayo Clinic in Arizona will bring state-of-the-art stroke care to Navajo and Hopi patients through telemedicine. Dr. Bert Vargas, a Mayo Clinic telestroke neurologist, will talk about the new program, set to start in November.

September 20, 2012

  • Phoenix Municipal Golf Courses  |   Video
    • The City of Phoenix’ municipal golf courses continue to lose money. During the 2011-12 fiscal year they operated at a deficit of $2.4 million. Hear from members of an ad hoc committee that has been appointed to search for solutions to the problem.

September 17, 2012

  • How to Fix a Broken Border  |   Video
    • Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard talks about his plan for securing the Arizona-Mexico border that’s being released as a three-part series by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

September 11, 2012

  • Casino Land Near Glendale  |   Video
    • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling that puts the Tohono O’odham Nation a step closer to building a casino on land it owns near the City of Glendale, Arizona. Phoenix Business Journal reporter Mike Sunnucks provides an update on the ruling and the latest news about efforts to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale.

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.

August 21, 2012

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Back from a trade and goodwill mission to Mexico, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton talks about the trip and other current events.

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.
  • Power Knowledge Corridor  |   Video
    • Mesa Vice Mayor Scott Somers explains what’s being done to transform a heavy concentration of educational institutions along Power Road into a knowledge-based economic engine for the city.

July 17, 2012

  • Phoenix Coyotes Arena Deal Referendum  |   Video
    • Glendale City Attorney Craig Tindall explains why the city rejected petitions calling for a referendum on the City’s arena lease deal with a potential buyer of the Phoenix Coyotes, and where the City goes from here.

July 10, 2012

June 27, 2012

  • Economic Growth: Medical Device Incubator  |   Video
    • The City of Peoria is teaming-up with the nonprofit BioAccel to grow medical device companies, and jobs, in the West Valley. Learn more about the “BioInspire” project from Maria Laughner, Peoria’s Business and Real Estate Development Manager and MaryAnn Guerra the CEO and co-founder of BioAccel.
  • Glendale & the Phoenix Coyotes Deal  |   Video
    • Joyce Clark, a member of the Glendale City Council, discusses the City’s arena agreement with a potential buyer of the Phoenix Coyotes.

June 19, 2012

  • Lawsuit to Stop Glendale/Phoenix Coyotes Deal  |   Video
    • The Goldwater Institute is seeking to invalidate the City of Glendale’s arena lease deal with a prospective buyer of the Phoenix Coyotes. Goldwater attorney Carrie Ann Sitren talks about the outcome of today’s hearing.

June 11, 2012

  • Glendale-Coyotes Deal  |   Video
    • The City of Glendale is expected to approve a 20-year, $300 Million deal to keep the Coyotes in Glendale. Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal explains the details.

June 6, 2012

  • Tempe Mayor-Elect Mark Mitchell  |   Video
    • Newly-elected Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell previews his goals and priorities for the city and talks about the hotly contested election he won with fewer than 200 votes.

May 24, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Mesa Arts Center’s Festival of Creativity  |   Video
    • A look at the Mesa Arts Center’s recent Festival of Creativity and its mission of community outreach. The event offered festival goers the opportunity to enjoy as well as participate in a variety of arts and performance activities, while also providing artists and performers with a unique opportunity for collaboration.

May 1, 2012

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

April 18, 2012

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

March 27, 2012

  • Red Light Running Awareness  |   Video
    • March is Red Light Running Awareness Month in Arizona. Mesa City Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh, Alberto Gutier of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, and Frank Hinds of the Red Means Stop Coalition talk about efforts to raise awareness and reduce incidents of red-light running in Arizona.
  • Focus on Sustainability: Tres Rios Wetlands  |   Video
    • Learn more about the man-made oasis that’s part of the City of Phoenix’s wastewater treatment program.

March 6, 2012

  • Border Militia  |   Video
    • State legislators debate a bill that would create a volunteer armed force to patrol the Arizona-Mexico border.

February 1, 2012

January 25, 2012

  • Phoenix Chinese American History  |   Video
    • A look at the history of the Chinese American community in Phoenix as the City hosts Phoenix Chinese Week 2012, a celebration of the Chinese New Year.

January 10, 2012

  • New Phoenix Mayor  |   Video
    • Newly inaugurated Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton discusses his first week in office and future plans for the City of Phoenix.

November 14, 2011

  • “GoGreen Phoenix” Conference  |   Video
    • Taking place November 15th at the Phoenix Convention Center, this one-day conference is designed to help Arizona businesses become more sustainable. Find out how the conference is helping businesses “go green” from Carolyn Bristo, Sustainability Officer for the City of Phoenix, and Ericka Dickey-Nelson, Co-Founder of GoGreen Conference and President of Social Enterprises.

November 11, 2011

November 9, 2011

July 25, 2011

  • Tempe Town Lake Update  |   Video
    • It’s been a year since Tempe Town Lake’s dam burst. Now, the dams have been replaced and a new pedestrian bridge is being installed. Get an update from Tempe City Manager Charlie Meyer.

July 21, 2011

  • Border Fence Donations  |   Video
    • The State of Arizona has a new website that’s seeking donations to build additional fencing along the U.S. – Mexico border. It’s the result of a bill sponsored by state senator Steve Smith who explains how the program will work.

June 23, 2011

  • Westgate City Center  |   Video
    • Westgate City Center is facing foreclosure, and Glendale Shopping Complex near the Cardinals Football Stadium has been scheduled for auction.

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 18, 2011

  • Papago Golf Course/AZ Golf Industry  |   Video
    • Arizona golf journalist Bill Huffman reports the state of Arizona’s golf industry and turmoil at the Papago Golf Course which has prompted city of Phoenix to consider looking for a new manager of that municipal course.

April 14, 2011

  • Goldwater Institute – Phoenix Coyotes  |   Video
    • The Goldwater Institute is fighting a City of Glendale deal to help a businessman buy the Phoenix Coyotes and keep the team in the city. Hear from the Goldwater Institute's President and CEO, Darcy Olsen.

March 28, 2011

  • Phoenix Kidnapping Statistics   |   Video
    • Controversy over kidnapping statistics for the city of Phoenix led to the temporary reassignment of city police chief Jack Harris. A panel was formed to review the disputed kidnapping numbers. Karen Thoreson, chair of the Phoenix Kidnapping Statistics Panel, talks about the dispute.

February 17, 2011

February 3, 2011

  • SB 1322  |   Video
    • State lawmakers help a press conference today on SB 1322. Supporters say the bill will save taxpayer money by requiring Arizona's largest cities to seek competitive bids for the delivery of certain city services. Senate Majority Leader Scott Bungaard and Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio explain.

February 2, 2011

  • Foreign Investment   |   Video
    • Mexico is Arizona's #1 foreign trading partner but Canada trumps our neighbor in the south when it comes to foreign investment. Glenn Williamson, founder and CEO of the Canada Arizona Business Council, discusses the economic ties between Arizona and Canada.

November 22, 2010

  • John Lennon Photographer  |   Video
    • Professional photographer David Spindel photographed John Lennon and Yoko Ono during a 1980 recording session at the Hit Factory in New York City. Some of his photographs appear in a new American Masters: LennoNYC premiering at 9PM on Eight/Arizona PBS. Spindel shares his photographs and memories of the experience.

October 14, 2010

  • Mesa Proposition 420  |   Video
    • Mesa voters will decide whether to allow the city to raise hotel taxes and use other funds to build a new facility for the Chicago Cubs. Mark Killian, former lawmaker and head of the Department of Revenue, and Bob Kammrath of the Mesa Taxpayer’s Alliance will debate Proposition 420, which will be on the ballot in Mesa this November.

September 23, 2010

August 9, 2010

  • Arizona-Mexico Trade  |   Video
    • Wendy Vittori, President of the Arizona-Sonora Manufacturing Initiative, and Luis Ramirez, President of Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, discuss trade with Mexico and what it means to Arizona’s economy.

July 15, 2010

  • Discover Papago Park  |   Video
    • An effort is underway to change how the public perceives and uses Papago Park. Phoenix Parks and Recreation Director Dale Larsen talks about how his city is partnering with Tempe, Scottsdale and the Salt River Pima Indian Community to shape the future of Papago Park.

May 27, 2010

  • Glendale Casino Opponents  |   Video
    • Attorney for the City of Glendale Craig Tindall and Manuel Joseph, Lt. Governor of the Gila River Indian Community, explain their opposition to the Tohono O’odham Nation’s plans to build a resort casino on land in the West Valley.
  • Mexico Travel Warning  |   Video
    • Javier Tapia, Tourism Coordinator for the State of Sonora discusses the safety of travel to Rocky Point and other parts of Mexico in light of a recent travel warning issued by the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Mexico.

May 25, 2010

  • Border Funding  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard discusses President Obama’s plan to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexico border and ask Congress for $500 million to improve border security.

April 6, 2010

  • Police-Minority Relations  |   Video
    • Michael White, an associate professor in ASU’s school of criminology and criminal justice talks about how an altercation between a black Phoenix City Councilman and a white police officer might be used to help improve relations between minority communities and the police.

February 24, 2010

  • Phoenix City Budget  |   Video
    • Phoenix City Councilmen Michael Nowakowski and Sal DiCiccio discuss a proposal to cut as much as $140 Million from the City’s budget. Find out how the cuts would impact Phoenix residents, and if any alternatives to cuts are available to city leaders.

February 23, 2010

  • New Solar Power Plant  |   Video
    • The City of Phoenix has awarded a contract to Tessera Solar for a new 250-megawatt solar power plant to be located at the city’s landfill in Buckeye. It will be able to provide power to 50,000 homes. Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and a representative of Tessera Solar will discuss the project.

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 2, 2010

  • CityNorth Tax Incentives  |   Video
    • What the Arizona Supreme Court ruling on a tax incentive agreement between the City of Phoenix and the developer of the CityNorth retail development means for the future of similar tax incentive deals.

November 11, 2009

  • Tempe Transit Center  |   Video
    • The heart of Tempe’s public transportation infrastructure is gaining international attention for its world class sustainable design. Architect and Principal Planner for the city’s Transportation division, Bonnie Richardson, takes us on a tour of this award-winning building.

November 9, 2009

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

November 4, 2009

  • Luke AFB and the F-35  |   Video
    • Luke Air Force Base is a finalist to train pilots for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Peoria Mayor Bob Barrett talks about what it will take to make Luke a home to the F-35, and what success would mean to his city and the State.

October 7, 2009

September 15, 2009

  • Phoenix City Manager  |   Video
    • Phoenix’s long-time City Manager, Frank Fairbanks, is retiring. He will talk about his tenure and the cuts the city will soon have to make.

September 7, 2009

  • Economic Growth: A HORIZON Special  |   Video
    • Growing jobs with the sun and science. We’ll take a look at Arizona’s new tax incentive bill for solar companies that becomes law Sept. 30th, efforts to recruit solar companies to Arizona, and the challenges facing a Tempe based biotech company as it tries to move from start-up to commercial success.

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.

September 2, 2009

  • Adam Diaz  |   Video
    • Adam Diaz, the first Mexican American elected to the Phoenix City Council, celebrated his 100th birthday. Learn more about the life of Diaz.

July 21, 2009

  • Solar Jobs  |   Video
    • Hear from representatives of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and the Arizona Department of Commerce who are back from a solar trade show in San Francisco where they were trying to recruit solar companies to set up shop in Arizona. They hope a bill recently signed by the Governor will help them accomplish their mission.

June 16, 2009

  • Development Impact Fees  |   Video
    • Avondale City Manager Charlie McClendon and Spencer Kamps of the Homebuilders Association of Central Arizona debate the merits of development impact fees. The legislature is currently considering placing a moratorium on impact fees that cities charge homebuilders to help pay for roads, sewers and other public infrastructure related to growth.

May 19, 2009

  • Border Violence  |   Video
    • Guns heading south into Mexico and drugs coming north into the United States are key ingredients in a formula for violence at the Arizona-Mexico border. Federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives talk about what their agencies are doing to reduce the violence and criminal activities

March 23, 2009

  • Former Phoenix City Councilman Calvin Goode  |   Video
    • A Phoenix city councilman for 22 years before retiring in 1994, Calvin Goode is the farthest thing from "retired." HORIZON catches up with this energetic 81-year old, who shows us the projects with which he’s involved.

January 29, 2009

  • Housing  |   Video
    • The numbers for housing sales were horrible in December. Catherine Reagor, a real estate reporter for the Arizona Republic, talks about the housing market.
  • Legislature A to Z: Photo Radar  |   Video
    • A bill to ban photo radar is in the fast lane at the state legislature. Hear from the sponsor of the bill and an opponent, as we wrap up our four-part series on important issues before the state legislature this session.
  • Phoenix Budget Problems  |   Video
    • The city of Phoenix is making big cuts to its budget, but before doing so, officials are gathering public opinion. Hear from the public and a city official about the budget cuts.

December 24, 2008

  • Catching Up with ...  |   Video
    • Join us for a HORIZON special as we catch up with four politicians who were once in the limelight, but have now stepped aside and pursued other interests. Find out the latest on former Senator Dennis DeConcini, former Phoenix City Councilman Calvin Goode and former Governors Jane Hull and Raul Castro.

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 18, 2008

  • School District Unification  |   Video
    • According to the unofficial election results, voters in six West Valley school districts have voted to combine their districts into one unified district. The superintendent of one of those districts (Tolleson Elementary) explains why the outcome of the vote is being questioned and how the districts are preparing for the process of unification. School District Redistricting Commission
  • USA Basketball Moves to Glendale  |   Video
    • The Glendale City Council approved a memorandum of understanding for USA Basketball to move its headquarters to Glendale. City Manager Ed Beasley talks about the project that will include a multi-court training facility and other amenities. City of Glendale Web site
  • Housing Arizona  |   Video
    • Participants in the recent Arizona Town Hall entitled "Housing Arizona" talk about the town hall's recommendations, the mortgage crisis, and efforts to create affordable housing in Arizona. Arizona Town Hall

October 29, 2008

  • Catching Up with City Councilman Calvin Goode  |   Video
    • A Phoenix city councilman for 22 years before retiring in 1994, Calvin Goode is the farthest thing from �retired.� HORIZON catches up with this energetic 81-year old, who shows us the projects with which he's involved.

August 14, 2008

  • small Town Challenges: Eloy Amusement Park  |   Video
    • A new amusement park is about to hit the small town of Eloy. The legislature has approved a funding mechanism for the Decades Rock and Roll theme park, and once funding is raised, the new park is expected to create more jobs than there are workers in Eloy. Find out what city officials think about the new park.

August 13, 2008

April 15, 2008

  • Escape author  |   Video
    • At age 18, Carolyn Jessop was the fourth wife of a man more than three times her age and had eight children in 12 years. After 17 years in the abusive, bigamist marriage, she fled Colorado City with her children, ages two to 15. Jessop talks with Merry Lucero about her flight from the fundamentalist Mormon community and her book, "Escape". Plus we talk with state representative David Lujan about what can be done about bigamist communities here in Arizona.

November 19, 2007

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

October 29, 2007

  • Sustainability Town Hall
    • Highlights from the Sustainability Town Hall with Rep. Harry Mitchell. Hosted by ASU, the town hall features sustainability experts from the university and the city of Scottsdale. Congressman Mitchell speaks on the importance of stressing environmental alternatives.

October 9, 2007

September 6, 2007

  • City Elections
    • sept. 11 is Election Day. In the city of Phoenix, three council seats and the mayoral seat are on the ballot. There are also several ballot measures. Other cities will hold elections that day as well. Arizona Republic columnist Richard De Uriarte will talk about the elections.

September 5, 2007

  • Text-Messaging
    • A Phoenix City Council Subcommittee approves a resolution in support of State efforts to restrict text-messaging while driving.
  • Mayoral Debate
    • Phoenix mayoral candidates, lawyer and businessman Steve Lory and incumbent mayor Phil Gordon, will appear on HORIZON together to debate the issues.
  • Tempe Center for the Arts
    • The Tempe Center for the Arts is about to open. We will take you inside the 88,000 square foot facility as workers and staff prepare for the grand opening.

August 20, 2007

  • Sustainability
    • The City of Phoenix, SRP and APS are kicking off a campaign to encourage people to use compact fluorescent lamps, or CFL bulbs, which will save energy. Heidi Schaeffer of SRP will talk about the bulbs.

August 13, 2007

July 31, 2007

  • USS Tucson
    • Two ships of the United States Navy have been named after the city of Tucson, Arizona. The first was a light cruiser, commissioned in 1945 and decommissioned in 1949. The second is a Los Angeles-Class nuclear attack submarine commissioned in 1995 and on active duty as of 2006. Recently, reporter Christopher Conover and a group of residents from The Old Pueblo took a tour of the sub.

June 25, 2007

  • Governor Bill Richardson
    • We interview Democratic presidential candidate Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico fresh off his participation in the Arizona AFL-CIOs town hall meeting.

June 7, 2007

  • Apprehension Reductions
    • Arrests of illegal immigrants are down at the U.S. Mexico border. Tougher enforcement, including 6,000 additional guard troops, is being credited. ASU Economist Dawn McLaren says the real credit belongs to a worsening economy.

May 29, 2007

  • Arizona Stories: Tempe's Hispanic Heritage
    • In the late 19th century, the communities of San Pablo, Sotelo Ranch, Haydens Ferry made up what is now known as Tempe. They were thriving neighborhoods, alive with the people and culture of Mexico, despite being hundreds of miles north.

May 16, 2007

  • Phoenix Mayor
    • Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon talks about some of the priorities he outlined in his recent State of the City speech.

May 8, 2007

  • Mesa Budget
    • Dial-A-Ride and Saturday transit services are in jeopardy of being cut by the City of Mesa because of its budget jam. We look at what the city is considering.
  • Autism
    • We talk with Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders about the study and treatment of autism.
  • Arizona Stories Apache Trail
    • It's a rough stretch of Arizona road that has enough mystique to draw in tourists from all over the world. Learn more about the Apache Trail and how it was built.

April 23, 2007

  • Coyote Crisis Campaign
    • state epidemiologist Dr. Bob England and E. Lorenzo Jones, Emergency Management and Homeland Security director for the City of Scottsdale, join us to discuss the focus of this years disaster preparedness project the possibility of a bird flu pandemic.

April 12, 2007

  • Gun running
    • Gun running to Mexico has increased. ATF Phoenix Special Agent in charge William Newell will talk about the problem.

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.

March 20, 2007

  • Environmental Day
    • Tuesday is Environmental Day at the Arizona Legislature. Sandy Bahr of the Sierra Club will discuss legislative action regarding the environment.
  • Walking for Health
    • The benefits of walking for people over 50 are becoming more and more apparent with every step. The AARP and the National Recreation and Park association have teamed up to promote a 10-week walking program.
  • Wildcat School
    • We have an update on an Arizona charter school and its goal to further students academic careers.

February 19, 2007

  • Pledge Controversy
    • Mesa City Councilman Tom Rawles talks about his decision not to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance in protest of the war in Iraq.
  • Linda Greenhouse
    • A conversation with New York Times reporter Linda Greenhouse, who has covered the U.S. Supreme Court for many years and is the author of the new book, Becoming Justice Blackmun.

February 14, 2007

  • Black History Month: Calvin Goode
    • We continue our Black History month series with Calvin Goode. Goode grew up in a Phoenix, where African-Americans were not allowed to eat in many restaurants, and were restricted in housing. But Goode went on to earn business and education degrees from Arizona State University. For 22 years, he served on the Phoenix City Council. Learn more about Goode's life and the obstacles he faced growing up as an African-American in the Valley.

February 12, 2007

  • Polygamy
    • state Representative David Lujan talks about House Bill 2325, that says courts shall not grant legal custody of a child to a parent who has engaged in polygamy and will continue to engage in child bigamy or polygamy in the future. Lujan also plans to introduce a bill to provide $500,000 to help shelter women and children in Phoenix and Flagstaff after they have left the fundamentalist church. Joining him will be Flora Jessop, who escaped Warren Jeffs' polygamous community in Colorado City.
  • Black History Month
    • We begin a four-part series looking at the contributions of African-Americans to Arizona history. Tonight, Representative Cloves Campbell, Jr., talks about the fight to get a Public Accomodation Bill passed in Arizona and the part played by his father, Arizona legislator Cloves Campbell, Sr.

February 8, 2007

  • super Bowl Update
    • The effort to produce Super Bowl 42 at University of Phoenix stadium is in full swing. Hear from Bob Sullivan of the Super Bowl Committee and Jennifer Reichelt of the City of Glendale about plans for the Super Bowl and what they learned from Super Bowl 41 in Miami.
  • J.D. Hayworth
    • Former Arizona Republican Congressman J.D. Hayworth has not spoken publicly since his loss to Democrat Harry Mitchell in November. Hear from Hayworth, who talks about his life in a Goldwater Lecture Series.

January 22, 2007

  • scottsdale Speed Cameras
    • scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross and State Senate Majority Leader Thayer Verschoor discuss the freeway speed camera program that, according to a recent study, produced positive safety results on Loop 101. The Scottsdale City Council wants the state to take over the program.

January 4, 2007

  • Inaugurations
    • The Governor and other top state officials were inaugurated today. Hear what they had to say after their inauguration.
  • College Bowl Games
    • The Fiesta Bowl played at the University of Phoenix Stadium is a game still being talked about. The BCS Championship game will be played there Monday. Find out how stadium and Glendale officials are dealing with the big bowl games. Brad Parker of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority and Jennifer Reichelt of the City of Glendale will talk about stadium management and traffic issues.

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.

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

  • Westgate City Center
    • The Westgate City Center is a new shopping, living and sports entertainment facility which just recently opened in Glendale.

November 22, 2006

  • 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 14, 2006

  • 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 7, 2006

  • Alzheimer's Awareness
    • November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. It is marked by events around the Valley and the state including the opening of the new Banner Alzheimer's Institute. The Institute staffed by world-class researchers and physicians who provide compassionate care to patients and their families and caregivers, while also finding treatment and prevention therapies for those afflicted with the disease. Dr. Pierre Tariot, Banner Alzheimer's Institute's Associate Director and Director of its Memory Disorders Clinic joins Horizon in the studio.
  • MPAC and PHX: 21st Century City
    • Maricopa Partnership for Arts and Culture (MPAC) develops and implements entrepreneurial partnerships that advance arts and culture as an important part of the region's economic prosperity, distinctiveness and vibrancy. One of those partnerships involves a new book called PHX: 21st Century City. Joining Michael Grant in the studio will be Myra Millinger, President & CEO, Maricopa Partnership for Arts and Culture, Edward Booth-Clibborn, Editor and Publisher, PHX: 21st Century City, and Nan Ellin, Author, PHX: 21st Century City.
  • Vote 2006: A Horizon Special Election Night Report
    • Beginning at 9 p.m., HORIZON reports on election night results and offers analysis from The Arizona Republic's Richard Ruelas and Bob Robb, and political analysts Stan Barnes and Sam Coppersmith.

September 21, 2006

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

September 20, 2006

  • Gasoline prices
    • The current price of gas has decreased drastically in the past several weeks. Experts say the price is going to keep on dropping. We'll talk to an expert about the reason for the change.
  • Proposition 104
    • Proposition 104 would change Arizona's constitution to allow voters to approve a higher debt level for public safety, law enforcement, fire and emergency facilities, and street and transportation facilities. Learn more about the measure we'll vote on this November.
  • Proposition 302 - Legislator Salaries
    • The Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers recommends that legislative salaries be raised from the current salary of $24,000 per year to $36,000 per year. If approved by voters it will become effective at the beginning of the next regular legislative session without any other authorizing legislation.
  • Women in Politics
    • Women in politics in powerful positions: year after year, the number of women in high-ranking roles increases. Arizona continues to pave the way for that kind of leadership. Tonight well talk to an ASU expert about that.
  • City of Chandler Hispanic Heritage Month exhibit
    • As Hispanic Heritage Month begins we'll show you how one Arizona city is celebrating that occasion

September 14, 2006

  • Governor loses battle over line item veto
  • Proposition 200
    • A proposition on the November ballot would give some lucky voter in Arizona a million dollars for voting. But is it the right idea? We'll talk to people on both sides of the issue.
  • Proposition 301
    • Current law states that people convicted for the first or second time for drug possession or use get probation rather than jail or prison time. Prop 301 would amend current law so that a person who is convicted for the first or second time of personal possession or use of meth can be sentenced to a term in jail or prison. The change in the law would allow judges to use a jail term as a condition of probation to force meth users to comply with court mandated drug rehab.
  • New Mesa police chef
    • Last month, city of Mesa officially welcomed a new police chief, George Gascon, 28-year veteran of the Los Angeles police department. Most recently assistance police chief at that department. Gascon replaces former chief Dennis Donna who retired in January. Gascon talked with Horizonte host, Jose Cardenas about his new job.

August 30, 2006

  • Arizona Education Update: Teacher Pay Part three of four
    • In 2006, the legislature passed a bill which would increase Arizona's teachers salaries ... but is it enough? We'll examine the policies and economics of teachers salaries in the Valley.
  • Protect Our City
    • A group that wants to require Phoenix police officers and other city employees to enforce federal immigration laws has collected enough signatures to put the measure to a public vote. Randy Pullen, chairman of Protect Our City and Jake Jacobsen, president of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association weigh in on the issue.

August 3, 2006

  • Juan Hernandez
    • Dr. Juan Hernandez, former cabinet member to Mexican President Fox and founder of the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at the University of Texas, joins HORIZON to offer his perspective on immigration issues and discuss his new book, "The New American Pioneers: Why Are We Afraid of Mexican Immigrants."

August 2, 2006

  • serial shooter and Baseline killer
    • Phoenix police continue to hunt for the men who have terrorized the valley for months. And with the recent death of a Mesa woman, authorities are beefing up security and asking all residents, English and non-English speakers alike, to stay alert and assist with their capture. Tonight we get an update from City of Phoenix Police Chief Jack Harris.

July 31, 2006

  • 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.

June 19, 2006

  • Juan Hernandez
    • Dr. Juan Hernandez is the founder of the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at the University of Texas. Hernandez, who holds dual citizenship, is a former cabinet member to Mexican President Vicente Fox and joins HORIZON to discuss immigration issues and his new book, "The New American Pioneers: Why Are We Afraid of Mexican Immigrants."

June 8, 2006

  • Orde Kittrie
    • HORIZON introduces one of the most prominent professors on the Arizona State University campus, Assistant Law Professor Orde Kittrie. A former U.S. Department of State Director of International Anti-Crime Programs, Orde Kittrie has worked on U.S.-Mexico border issues, the reform of Jordanian business law, and negotiated five nuclear nonproliferation agreements between the U.S. and Russia, among many other initiatives. His efforts are now being recognized across the country, including being named one of the top international legal experts in the U.S.

May 16, 2006

  • Mesa Riverview Project
    • Mesa city officials, project developers, representatives of the Bass Pro shop on hand for a long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony this week. The big retail store will anchor the Mesa Riverview.

May 9, 2006

  • scottsdale Proposition 402
    • On May 16, voters in Scottsdale will decide whether to raise the base expenditure limit for the City. President of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce Rick Kidder and Political Consultant Lamar Whitmer join HORIZON host Michael Grant.

May 8, 2006

  • Mesa Property Tax
    • On May 16, voters in Mesa will decide whether to raise the sales tax or to create the first property tax in the city since 1945. Mesa Vice Mayor Claudia Walters and Mesa Councilman Tom Rawles will discuss the issue.

April 17, 2006

  • Water Conservation
    • Phoenix City Councilman Claude Mattox talks about the importance of water conservation this summer.

April 10, 2006

  • Water Conservation
    • Phoenix City Councilman Claude Mattox talks about the importance of water conservation during Arizonas dry, hot summer months.

March 27, 2006

  • Immigration March
    • Last Friday an unprecedented demonstration in Phoenix attracted tens of thousands of people to protest proposed immigration legislation. We'll talk to one of the organizers, former gubernatorial candidate Alfredo Gutierrez about the demonstration.
  • 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.
  • Healthcare Symposim
    • A look back at last week's "Transforming American Healthcare National Symposium, which was sponsored by the W.P. Carey School of Business.

February 16, 2006

  • Phoenix Bond 101
    • A look at the pros and cons of the bond proposal. Proponent Paul Johnson, Chairman of the Phoenix City Bond Election Committee, faces Jeff Greenspan of the anti-bond group "Stop Taxing our Property." Find out more, visit the companion Web site.

January 16, 2006

  • Mesa Troubles
    • Although downtown Mesa is reflecting the optimism inherent in the city, a looming budget shortfall of 37 million dollars this year means in a May election voters will consider the first property tax since 1945. Mesa Vice Mayor Claudia Walters discusses the issues.

December 13, 2005

  • sky Harbor Update
    • Did you know there is a "Stage and Go Lot" at Sky Harbor Airport where you can park for free and wait to pick up passengers? From parking to the new features of Terminal 4, there are a lot of changes at Sky Harbor Airport. We'll have an update with City of Phoenix Aviation Director David Kreitor.

November 23, 2005

  • Growing Pains
    • Part three of three As the Valley continues to grow, there are areas inside the city that remain vacant. Learn how these areas are being "in-filled" in this conclusion of our series.

November 22, 2005

  • Growing Pains
    • Part two of three Some people are taking a big city approach and moving into high-rise condos. HORIZON examines the growing trend.

November 14, 2005

  • National Hunger and Homelessness Week
    • You might be shocked to find out what happened when Phoenix City Councilman Greg Stanton posed as a homeless person to try and better understand the plight of homelessness in the Valley. HORIZON marks National Hunger and Homelessness Week with a series of conversations with Stanton, Ginny Hildebrand, Executive Director of The Association of Arizona Food Banks and Bob Evans, Executive Director of United Food Bank about what we can all do to stem the tide of poverty and homelessness in our city.

November 1, 2005

  • Phoenix Rio Salado Project
    • The City of Phoenix will celebrate the grand opening of the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Project on Nov. 5. Visitors will enjoy a free Nature Festival following the dedication ceremony. City of Phoenix Project Coordinator Karen Williams joins Michael Grant to talk about the project. Phoenix Rio Salado Habitat Restoration

October 25, 2005

October 11, 2005

  • Mesa Signs
    • Mesa allows portable "a-frame" signs within its downtown redevelopment area, but not in the rest of the city. Some small business owners want that restriction changed. Councilman Rex Griswold and Vice Mayor Claudia Walters discuss the issue.

October 3, 2005

  • Walk to Shool
    • Children and parents around the world celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 5th. The purpose of the day is to bring visibility to walking and biking conditions and inspire positive health and safety by walking to school. Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman joins Michael Grant to talk about his city's successful Walk to School Day campaign.

September 19, 2005

  • Arizona's Health Insurance Crisis
    • Part one of four This week's four-part series begins with an examination of why it's so difficult for so many to obtain health insurance coverage. Also, AHCCCS Medical Director Dr. John Molina joins Michael Grant to discuss the recent DES disclosure that cites Wal-Mart as the employer of the largest number of Arizonans on AHCCCS.
  • Arizona Stories: The Lowell Obervatory
    • This Flagstaff fixture has played an integral role in the history of astronomy. Learn about the observatory's many contributions to the field.

September 12, 2005

August 30, 2005

  • senator Jon Kyl
    • U.S. Senator Jon Kyl joins host Michael Grant to talk about his immigration reform bill, border security, Arizona's water supply and the Federal Transportation Bill.
  • Census
    • In an effort to quantify ballooning Maricopa County population figures, a mid-decade census survey will be mailed out to residents next week. The survey is important because the state returns nearly $1 billion in tax dollars each year to cities and towns based on population.

August 29, 2005

  • Meth Task Force
    • Phoenix officials have formed a task force to fight the prevalence of methamphetamine in the Valley. Phoenix Councilman Tom Simplot joins Michael Grant to discuss potential ordinances to restrict the sale of pseudoephedrine, the primary ingredient used to make meth.
  • Base Realignment
    • The Base Realignment And Closure Commission has voted to close Mesa's Air Force Research Lab.
  • Arizona Stories: Elizabeth Hudson Smith
    • Discover the extraordinary story of an African-American woman's experience in the early days of Wickenburg.

August 17, 2005

  • Tax Bills
    • There is a backlog of unsettled property tax issues at the Maricopa County Treasurer's Office an issue that has been compounded by the hot housing market. Maricopa County Treasurer David Schweikert joins Michael Grant to talk about the million and a half property tax bills he is poised to send out.
  • Rising price of gas
  • Governor Janet Napolitano declares a stat

July 28, 2005

  • London Police
    • London law enforcement authorities have had their hands full recently with the bombings in their city. We'll talk to former police officer Brad Parker about law enforcement in England. He was recently in England and Ireland to train police there.

June 30, 2005

  • Joel Kotkin
    • A discussion with the author of The City, A Global History, who ranks Phoenix as one of the best cities in which to do business. He compares Phoenix with urban centers of the past and present.

June 28, 2005

  • Arizona Town Hall: Trade with Mexico
    • The latest Town Hall looked at Arizona's relationship with Mexico from a trade and immigration perspective. Horizon looks at the recommendations to improve trade with Mexico and tackles the thorny immigration issue.

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.

May 31, 2005

  • school district controversies
    • The Arizona Attorney General is investigating reports of possible financial mismanagement in the Colorado City School District and the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction says his investigation has confirmed allegations that Mexico residents are attending Arizona schools. Both Terry Goddard and Tom Horne will discuss these issues.

May 27, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • senator Jon Kyl talks about the details of his plan to deal with the issue of illegal immigration. Attorney General Terry Goddard had a search warrant served on the Colorado City school district as an investigation into financial mismanagement continues. And Senator John McCain played a key role in this week's compromise over filibusters in the U.S. Senate. That's next on "Horizon."

May 19, 2005

  • Riverview Project
    • The Riverview project in Mesa has been approved by voters there. We'll talk to Mesa's city manager about the next steps for the project.
  • Wine Ruling
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that wine sales across state lines are permitted. We'll talk to a lawyer who assisted in the case.
  • Macbeth
    • And "Macbeth" is playing at the Arizona Theater Company. We'll give you a preview of the show.

May 2, 2005

  • Joel Kotkin
    • In this month's issue of Inc. magazine, Phoenix is rated the 16th best place in the country to do business. The city jumped up from 28th last year. The article is written by LA-based author Joel Kotkin, whose recent book, The City: A global history, explores the evolution of cities from the birth of civilization.

April 20, 2005

  • Arizona Education Report Card: Universities
    • Continuing our education series, ASU, the City of Phoenix, working together on a 15,000 student campus for ASU in downtown Phoenix. That agreement that will make it possible is announced today. And another approach to preparing for future university growth, the Board of Regents project to redesign the university system.

April 13, 2005

  • Mesa Riverview Project
    • A cotton field in Mesa is a prime piece of real estate at the center of a contentious fight. The battle is over a tax incentive package for the Riverview development.
  • Mary Robinson
    • A locally-based international humanitarian organization gets some support from a global leader, Mary Robinson, the former United Nations High Commissioner for human rights and the former president of Ireland.

February 18, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • The City of Phoenix released the results of its investigation into the month's water debacle. Groundbreaking was held for the start on the valley's new light rail system. State lawmakers are once again trying to make changes to the controversial AIMS test.

February 15, 2005

  • Phoenix Water Investigation
    • How did one of the largest cities in America lose the ability to produce clean water? The city of Phoenix releases results of an investigation into the events that triggered a boil water advisory.
  • Arizona Stories: Governor George Wylie Paul Hunt
    • In honor of statehood week, Horizon looks at Arizona's first governor - George Hunt. He was considered a man of the people and is perhaps one of the state's most colorful and effective leaders.

February 1, 2005

  • Expanding municipal convention centers
    • The $600 million expansion of the Phoenix Civic Plaza is expected to bring more conventions to the city, but a new report by a Washington think tank questions the public benefit of expanding municipal convention centers.

January 26, 2005

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 13, 2005

  • Martin Luther King holiday
    • Martin Luther King day is coming up. We'll discuss whether his dream is a reality in Arizona.
  • Water Conservation Leadership forum
    • We've had plenty of rain in the Valley lately. More importantly for our water supply, there's been above-average snowpack in northern Arizona. But water is still a big concern in our state. Last week, a water conservation leadership forum was held to talk about our water problems. It was sponsored by "The Arizona Republic" and Think AZ. We'll talk to the president of Think AZ.

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