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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 2, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary  |   Video
    • This no-kill shelter describes itself as the largest domestic rabbit sanctuary in Arizona. At its Scottsdale location, volunteers focus on the physical and emotional well-being of the animals, with each rabbit receiving designated play time each day. Tranquility Trail is open seven days a week so that visitors can meet rabbits and learn how to properly care for them.

January 30, 2014

  • Golf Course Design  |   Video
    • With the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament in full swing, we take a look at the art of golf course design with Forrest Richardson, a golf course architect.

September 9, 2013

  • Mayo Clinic Stem Cell Lab  |   Video
    • Mayo Clinic in Arizona will open its own stem cell laboratory next spring. The laboratory will be initially dedicated to storing and processing stem cells used for bone marrow transplants at Mayo Clinic Hospital and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ruben Mesa and Dr. Henry Tazelaar of the Mayo Clinic will talk about the stem cell lab.

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 24, 2013

  • Medical Marijuana Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Health Services has set an August 7 deadline for medical marijuana dispensaries to open after receiving their certificate for operation. Several dispensaries say they have been bogged down by court fights over medical marijuana, and have sued to get more time to open. Three days of hearings are being held to determine if those operators will get more time. Department of Health Services Director Will Humble will talk about the hearing and give us an update on medical marijuana.

June 5, 2013

  • Open Arms for Children  |   Video
    • After taking a family mission trip to South Africa in 2005, Bob and Sallie Solis of Phoenix felt called to do something about the plight of children orphaned by AIDS in the country. They used their life savings and bought a 70-acre hilltop farm and established the Open Arms Home. Today, the home houses over 50 orphans. Bob Solis will talk about the Open Arms Home.

May 6, 2013

  • AZ Giving & Leading: Open Arms Home for Children  |   Video
    • After taking a family mission trip to South Africa in 2005, Bob and Sallie Solis of Phoenix felt called to do something about the plight of children orphaned by AIDS in the country. They used their life savings and bought a 70-acre hilltop farm and established the Open Arms Home. Today, the home houses over 50 orphans. Bob Solis will talk about the Open Arms Home.

February 21, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Finally Friday   |   Video
    • The Tempe Center for the Arts will open its lounge every Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in February and March for “Finally Friday.” It’s a time where people can relax, listen to performances and gaze at the art in the Gallery at TCA. Don Fassinger, Tempe’s Cultural Facilities manager, Outlines the details. Richard Ruelas hosts.

February 20, 2013

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

January 31, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Golf Course Design  |   Video
    • With the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament in full swing, we take a look at the art of golf course design with Forrest Richardson, a golf course architect.

December 4, 2012

  • Phoestivus Holiday Market  |   Video
    • Ken Clark of Get Your Phx provides a preview of the 3rd Annual Phoestivus Open-Air Market taking place in Downtown Phoenix December 5th and 12th.

October 3, 2012

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Quantenna Communications  |   Video
    • A California company that produces Wi-fi video networking for whole-home entertainment is expanding to Arizona. Quantenna Communications will open a research and development facility in Tempe, bringing 12 engineering and management jobs to the Valley initially, a number expected to triple over the next few years. Quantenna Chief Executive Officer Dr. Sam Heidari will talk about his company and its expansion to Tempe.

October 1, 2012

September 24, 2012

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

September 5, 2012

  • Technology & Innovation: A Working Tricorder  |   Video
    • In the television series “Star Trek,” the character Spock used a “tricorder” to take measurements after being transported to a planet. A University of Arizona researcher, Dr. Peter Jansen, has developed a working tricorder. His model can measure temperature, humidity, magnetic fields, atmospheric pressure, ambient light levels, distances, and contains a colorimeter, GPS, accelerometer, and gyroscope. It is also open-sourced, with plans available for anyone to build one.

August 23, 2012

August 8, 2012

  • Medical Marijuana Legal Concerns  |   Video
    • This week the State Health Department held a lottery for applicants wanting to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Arizona. 97 of 433 applicants were awarded dispensary registration certificates, but it’s unclear if they’ll ever get to open for business. Attorney General Tom Horne has issued an opinion that the State’s medical marijuana law is preempted by federal law. Hear from Horne and Andrew Myers who managed Arizona’s Prop 203 (medical marijuana initiative) campaign.

July 12, 2012

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

July 11, 2012

April 11, 2012

  • Technology & Innovation: A Working Tricorder  |   Video
    • In the television series “Star Trek,” the character Spock used a “tricorder” to take measurements after being transported to a planet. A University of Arizona researcher, Dr. Peter Jansen, has developed a working tricorder. His model can measure temperature, humidity, magnetic fields, atmospheric pressure, ambient light levels, distances, and contains a colorimeter, GPS, accelerometer, and gyroscope. It is also open-sourced, with plans available for anyone to build one.

February 2, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Golf Course Design  |   Video
    • Arizona ArtBeat: Golf Course Design As top golfers on the PGA Tour tee it up at the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open, golf course architect Forrest Richardson discusses the art of golf course design.

November 11, 2011

November 7, 2011

  • Open Meetings Law  |   Video
    • Constitutional Attorney Dan Barr talks about how the State’s open meetings law applies to the state legislature and the Independent Redistricting Commission as well.

September 7, 2011

July 28, 2011

  • Calle 16 Mural Project  |   Video
    • Sparked by unrest over Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, artists are transforming 16th Street in Phoenix into an open air gallery of murals.

July 19, 2011

  • Nonpartisan “Open” Primary Elections  |   Video
    • Former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson is leading an effort to put a proposition on next year’s general election ballot calling for nonpartisan “open” primary elections. Johnson and State Representative John Kavanagh debate the plan that supporters say will help elect more mainstream candidates.

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 3, 2011

  • Arizona State Parks  |   Video
    • After several years of substantial budget cuts, Arizona State Parks are facing significant financial challenges. The agency’s director, Renee Bahl, discusses the impacts of budget cuts and strategies to keep the parks open.

May 11, 2010

  • State Parks   |   Video
    • Arizona State Parks Director Renee Bahl explains why some parks that had been scheduled to close may get to stay open. Plus, get an update on recently-approved legislation that impacts the parks system

February 22, 2010

  • Arizona's Golf Industry  |   Video
    • As the Phoenix Open prepares to tee-off, golf Writer, Bill Huffman and Kris Strauss of OB Sports Golf Management talk about the economic impact of golf on the State of Arizona, how the recession is impacting business, and how the golf industry is adjusting to market conditions.

July 1, 2008

  • CPS Changes  |   Video
    • A package of four bills aimed at improving Arizona's Child Protective Services agency have been passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Napolitano. The new rules open the records of children who have died or suffered serious injuries after contact with CPS and also open disciplinary records of state employees. Ken Deibert, director of the Department of Economic Security's Division of Children, Youth and Families, which oversees CPS, talks about how the agency will implement the changes.

January 29, 2008

  • Trauma Centers  |   Video
    • The Super Bowl and FBR Open will bring an estimated 225,000 visitors to Arizona. How are Arizonas seven Level 1 trauma centers prepared to deliver emergency services if needed? Learn about the work that goes on in the trenches from a trauma center physician who talks about the policies and procedures that support our states centers.

November 12, 2007

  • Profiles from World War II
    • This special delves into the Arizona WWII experience. First, a woman revisits her years with the WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services). Then, American, British and Chinese pilots took advantage of Arizonas weather and wide-open spaces to train for aerial combat. Former flight instructors and cadets recount their experiences in the Grand Canyon State. Lastly, we hear the story of Medal of Honor recipient Silvestre Herrera.

September 18, 2007

  • Profiles from WWII: Arizona WWII Military Aviation
    • Arizonas weather and wide-open spaces made it an excellent place to train American, British and Chinese pilots during World War II. The state was home to dozens of air fields, some of them among the largest in the world. Former flight instructors and cadets talk about their experiences in the Grand Canyon State.

September 5, 2007

  • 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.

March 27, 2007

  • Diabetes Expo
    • An upcoming educational event open to both medical professionals and the public will focus on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, nutrition and healthy lifestyles choices. More than 100 exhibitors will present the latest information on medications, medical devices, products, health plans, technology and samples; and theyll conduct free health screenings. Expo attendees can also hear featured keynote speakers on a variety of diabetes-related topics throughout the day.

August 17, 2006

February 14, 2006

  • Phoenix Bond 101
    • HORIZON examines Proposition 3 - For building small high schools, higher education and health science facilities; Proposition 4 - For new parks and open spaces. and Proposition 5 - For libraries and youth, senior and cultural centers Find out more, visit the companion Web site.

January 4, 2006

  • 2006 Legislature
    • The next session of the state legislature will open on Monday. What issues are expected to be considered in this session ? We speak with Democratic and Republican leaders in the House.

February 17, 2005


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