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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 8, 2014

  • Vote 2014: No on Proposition 480  |   Video
    • The Arizona Tax Research Association says a proposition to provide nearly $1 Billion to the Maricopa Integrated Health System should not be approved. The pro side of the argument recently discussed Proposition 480 on Arizona Horizon. Kevin McCarthy, President of the Arizona Tax Research Association, will talk about why Maricopa County voters should not approve the measure.

September 4, 2014

  • Naming Rights  |   Video
    • U.S. Airways Center will have a different name soon. American Airlines, which merged with U.S. Airways, announced it will not renew the name rights contract for the basketball arena. Scott Harkey, President of Owens Harkey, an ad agency in Phoenix, will discuss the business of naming rights.

September 1, 2014

  • Labor Day Special  |   Video
    • An ASU economist will discuss the future of job creation in our state and country. President Obama issued an executive order barring discrimination against LGBT employees working for the federal government and federal contractors. A labor law attorney will discuss the order and what it means to LGBT employees in Arizona. Also, a discussion on the legalities of unions allowed for college athletes.

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 22, 2014

  • LGBT Employment Discrimination  |   Video
    • President Obama issued an executive order barring discrimination against LGBT employees working for the federal government and federal contractors. Jeff Brodin, a Phoenix labor law attorney, will discuss the order and what it means to LGBT employees in Arizona.

July 10, 2014

  • Uncompensated Hospital Care  |   Video
    • A new survey by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association shows that care given to those unable to pay their bill has fallen 31 percent for the first four months of this year as compared to the same time period last year. Jim Haynes, senior vice president and chief operating officer for the association, will talk about the new survey.

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 16, 2014

  • ASU/Starbucks Online Degree  |   Video
    • Starbucks and Arizona State University announced a first-of-its kind program to provide a free online education opportunity for its 135-thousand employees. Phil Regier, executive vice president and dean of ASU online, talks about the new program.

June 11, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Summer Food Needs  |   Video
    • During the summer months, the need for emergency food supplies is affected by kids being out of school. St. Vincent de Paul has come up with a way to help the thousands of struggling families and the homeless. The campaign is called "Be a Summer Action Hero" and the effort encourages people to donate food and money to help St. Vincent de Paul. Shannon Clancy, development director for St. Vincent de Paul, and Beverly Damore, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank, will discuss efforts to keep people fed during the summer months.

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 13, 2014

May 12, 2014

  • Legislature/Business  |   Video
    • Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Glenn Hamer will discuss how the business community fared in the recent legislative session.

May 7, 2014

  • State Funding for Universities  |   Video
    • A new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reveals Arizona’s per-student rate of support for higher education dropped over 48 percent from 2008 to 2014. At the same time, tuition increased by about 80 percent. Arizona Board of Regents president Eileen Klein will discuss the situation.

May 1, 2014

  • Child Abuse Prevention  |   Video
    • The Children’s Action Alliance is urging the legislature to pass funding for child care vouchers during an upcoming special session, saying the vouchers are a proven method to prevent child abuse. Dana Wolfe Naimark, President and CEO of the alliance, will talk about the issue.

April 30, 2014

  • Bisgrove Scholars  |   Video
    • Science Foundation Arizona has named four Ph.D. candidates and early-career tenure track faculty for its prestigious Bisgrove Scholars award. The goal is to attract and retain individuals in science and engineering. William Harris, president and CEO of Science Foundation Arizona, will discuss the Bisgrove Scholars award, along with Dr. Muhammad Murtaza, who will be an Early Career Scholar at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, and Rachel Rowe, who will be a Post-Doctoral Scholar at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

April 23, 2014

  • Legislature/Education  |   Video
    • A good chunk of our state budget is spent on education. We will have a discussion on how education fared this legislative session with Stacey Morley, the Arizona Department of Education Policy Director, Pearl Chang Esau, President and CEO of Expect More Arizona, and Andrew Morrill, President of the Arizona Education Association.

April 16, 2014

  • Hungry Minds: Native American Education  |   Video
    • Arizona PBS will air a show called “Hungry Minds,” a documentary about the transformation of several Native American high school students. The film makes a compelling argument for revitalizing Native American education through of creativity and leadership. The project was produced by the Nick Lowery Foundation, which is headed by former NFL kicker Nick Lowery. He will appear on Arizona Horizon to talk about his film.

April 10, 2014

April 9, 2014

  • Around Arizona: Native American Education  |   Video
    • Dr. Heather Shotton, former president of the National Indian Education Association and Dr. Bryan Brayboy, an ASU professor of indigenous education, will discuss Indian education issues, including student retention, graduation and higher education.

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.

March 20, 2014

  • Clinton Global Initiative University  |   Video
    • The seventh annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University will take place this weekend at Arizona State University in Tempe. Former President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will meet with more than 1,000 student leaders from around the world. The students will work at developing solutions to human rights abuses, women’s social and economic empowerment, and HIV/AIDS in the United States. Jacqueline Smith, ASU Executive Director of University Initiatives, will talk about the event, along with two of the student participants: ASU students Kathleen Stafanik and Josue Macias.

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 17, 2014

  • Women in the Media  |   Video
    • A new report on women in the media is being released by the Women’s Media Center. The center and The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will hold an event centered around the report February 19 at Arizona State University’s Gammage Auditorium. Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president of “Take the Lead,” an organization that prepares women for leadership roles, and Kristin Gilger, Associate Dean in the Cronkite School, will talk about the report and women in the media.

February 11, 2014

  • Republican Legislative Leaders   |   Video
    • Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin will make their monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about the latest issues from the State Capitol.

February 6, 2014

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

February 5, 2014

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

January 30, 2014

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

January 28, 2014

  • Arizona Culinary Ambassadors  |   Video
    • Five Arizona chefs have been given the “Ripe Award” at an event at the Phoenix Art Museum. The award requires them to represent Arizona food culture to the rest of the nation and world in 2014. Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri, who has served as the president and CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association, will talk about the awards and the mission of the awards. Joining him are Chefs Justin Beckett of Beckett’s Table, and Gio Osso of Vitru, both 2014 “Ripe Award” winners.

January 23, 2014

  • Arizona Women’s Education and Employment  |   Video
    • Arizona Women’s Education and Employment provides programs and services to women and men who want to improve their current employment opportunities. Marie Sullivan, AWEE president and CEO, will discuss her group’s mission and the most meaningful way to measure the effectiveness of her group’s efforts.

January 14, 2014

  • Republican Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Hear what Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin have to say about the priorities Governor Jan Brewer outlines in her State-of-the-State speech and the upcoming legislative session.

January 7, 2014

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

January 6, 2014

  • Social Services/Legislature  |   Video
    • Budgets for social services in Arizona have been hard-hit in the past few years. Join social services advocates as they talk about what they would like to see from the Arizona legislature in its upcoming session. Dana Naimark, president and CEO of the Children’s Action Alliance, Andrew Morrill, president of the Arizona Education Association and Tara McCollum Plese of the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers will discuss issues important to social services advocates.

December 12, 2013

  • Help-Portraits   |   Video
    • For some, the cost of getting a portrait can be prohibitive, so they may not have a nice family picture to hang on the wall. The Photographer’s Adventure Club will be taking part in the Help-Portrait event this weekend. Photographers will be taking studio-quality portraits this Saturday at the Venue in Scottsdale. Nicholas Pappagallo, national president of the Photographer's Adventure Club, will tell us more.

December 3, 2013

  • Program for International Student Assessment  |   Video
    • The Program for International Student Assessment, otherwise known as PISA, will be released December 3. It will offer results on the 2012 international assessment measuring 15-year-old students' reading, mathematics and science literacy skills. President and CEO of Expect More Arizona Pearl Chang Esau will talk about where Arizona students ranked in the international assessment.

December 2, 2013

  • School Funding Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Some charter school students and their families are asking that the Arizona Court of Appeals reverse a Maricopa County Superior Court ruling from last April that upheld the current funding system for K-12 schools. Those filing the suit say that system gives much more money per pupil to traditional public school students. The plantiff’s attorney, Korey Langhofer, and Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, will discuss the case and school funding for charter and traditional public schools.

November 27, 2013

  • ASU Indian Legal Program  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Indian Legal Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The program was established in 1988 to provide legal education, scholarship in the area of Indian law and public service to tribal governments. Regents' Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Indian Legal Program Rebecca Tsosie, and Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community President Diane Enos, an Indian Legal Program alumna, will talk about the program and its impact on both tribes in Arizona and the state as a whole.

November 26, 2013

  • Sustainability: Landfill Gas Electricity  |   Video
    • The Waste Management Northwest Regional Landfill is producing 3.2 Megawatts of electricity for APS. Located in Surprise, the facility is producing enough electricity from landfill gases to power 2,000 homes. Scott Bradley, Waste Management Four Corners Area Vice President, will discuss the power-producing landfill.

November 21, 2013

  • President Kennedy’s Arizona Connection  |   Video
    • The 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination is November 22nd. His influence was felt in Arizona on the Central Arizona Project and in the political career of former Arizona Governor Raul Castro. Visiting Scholar in Legal History at the law firm of Snell & Wilmer Jack August, will discuss Kennedy’s Arizona connections.

November 13, 2013

  • State-of-the-University  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Regents is the governing board for Arizona’s three universities. Board President Eileen Klein will give a State-of-the-University address Wednesday, November 13, and will appear on Arizona Horizon to talk about the state of Arizona’s three universities.

November 7, 2013

  • Arizona Town Hall  |   Video
    • The latest Arizona Town Hall focuses on early childhood education. More than 170 Arizona leaders, businesspeople, educators, elected officials and students hammered out the latest town hall report to lay out ideas to foster improvements in our education system. President of Arizona Town Hall Tara Jackson and President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Todd Sanders will discuss the report.

October 17, 2013

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

October 8, 2013

  • International State of the State  |   Video
    • The 9th Annual International State of the State conference will be held October 15 in Phoenix. It’s a luncheon panel discussion hosted annually by the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations to look at Arizona’s place in the global economy and discuss ways to sell Arizona products and services internationally. Glen Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, will talk about Arizona competing globally.

October 7, 2013

  • Manufacturing Grant  |   Video
    • The Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Arizona State University were awarded a $170,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to accelerate manufacturing and aid in job creation. The “Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership” grant will be used to plan for an Innovation and Commercialization Center for Advanced Manufacturing in the Phoenix area. GPEC President and CEO Barry Broome and Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, Senior Vice President for ASU’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, will discuss the grant and the planned manufacturing center.

September 23, 2013

  • Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • For the 12th consecutive year, Arizona Forward, in partnership with SRP, presented the 33rd Annual Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards. Known as the “Academy Awards” of the environmental community, the awards spotlight distinguished projects throughout the Valley that demonstrate a high level of environmental commitment and contribute to sustainability. Diane Brossart, President and CEO of Arizona Forward, will discuss the awards.

September 19, 2013

  • Rodel Education Forum   |   Video
    • The Rodel Foundation of Arizona, which is committed to helping create a world-class system of public schools in Arizona, is hosting an education forum to foster a conversation about better education. Education leaders will act as “table hosts” to facilitate discussions with leaders from the business and education worlds. Also, a panel will discuss education reform. Jackie Norton, President & CEO of the Rodel Foundation will share details.
  • Arizona ArtBeat: Phoenix Symphony Season  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Symphony’s new season kicks off this month. It will include visits by movie maker Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams. Phoenix Symphony President and CEO Jim Ward will talk about the upcoming season.

September 18, 2013

  • Horizonte 10th Anniversary  |   Video
    • Horizonte, Arizona Horizon’s sister show, focuses on Arizona issues through a Hispanic lens. Celebrating the program’s 10th anniversary, host José Cárdenas, senior vice president and general counsel of Arizona State University, will talk about the program and recall some Horizonte’s memorable moments, interviews and issues.

September 9, 2013

  • AZ Giving & Leading: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation  |   Video
    • Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is a Phoenix organization formed in 1992 by two women as a tribute to the life of their grandmother, who faced financial and emotional hardships. The mission of the foundation is to empower women to transform their lives through engagement and education. Some of the programs offered include career services, self-esteem and mentoring programs, and education services. Fresh Start President and CEO Susan Berman and a former client, Coleen Rossi, will talk about the organization.

August 13, 2013

  • Construction Worker Shortage  |   Video
    • As the housing market heats up, Arizona is facing a shortage of construction workers. David Jones, president of the Arizona Construction Association, will talk about the shortage.

August 7, 2013

  • Home Ownership  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama’s speech in Phoenix focused on homeownership. Mike Orr, Director of Arizona State University’s Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice, will talk about the president’s plans to improve homeownership.

August 6, 2013

  • Homeownership, the Middle Class  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama will visit Phoenix Tuesday as part of his “Better Bargain for the Middle Class” tour. The president is set to talk about home ownership. Economists Byron Schlomach of the Goldwater Institute and Tim James of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business will talk about the middle class and home ownership.

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 15, 2013

  • Metropolitan Business Plan  |   Video
    • The authors of a new book, “The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy,” say power is shifting from Washington D.C. to cities and metro areas. That book has given impetus to the Brookings Institution’s “Metropolitan Business Plan,” which adopts the discipline of private sector planning to the task of revitalizing a region. Through a partnership with Brookings, the Metropolitan Business Plan provides a framework through which leaders can analyze the market position of a regional economy, identify strategies to capitalize on unique assets, and design and implement initiatives for change. Mayors in our regions have organized a high-level Steering Committee to guide the development of a new economic growth plan. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Steve Seleznow, President and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, will talk about the Metropolitan Business Plan.

July 5, 2013

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Venture Catalyst Startup Rapid Pitch  |   Video
    • Entrepreneurs recently had the opportunity to present their business ideas to some of the finest business minds in Arizona at the ASU Venture Catalyst Startup Rapid Pitch. It’s a signature component of Tempe’s Geek Week. Gordon McConnell, Assistant Vice President for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Acceleration at Arizona State University’s SkySong, will tell us more about the event and Geek Week.

July 3, 2013

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

June 12, 2013

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Desert Silicon  |   Video
    • Tempe-based Desert Silicon is a global supplier of materials and services used by the semiconductor industry to make integrated circuits. Desert Silicon President Tom Brown will discuss his company’s products and mission.

May 30, 2013

  • U of A Cancer Center  |   Video
    • The University of Arizona is constructing a cancer center in downtown Phoenix where clinical research will be conducted. Dr. M. Peter Lance, the Chief Cancer and Prevention Control Officer, and Marcia Gruber, Vice President of Oncology Services at the cancer center, will discuss the center, patient treatment and research.

May 7, 2013

  • Sequestration Impact on Arizona  |   Video
    • It’s been a couple of months since the across-the-board federal budget cuts known as "sequestration" started. Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, says the cuts could be worse for Arizona than the housing bubble. Broome will talk about the impacts of the sequester.

April 25, 2013

  • APS and Solar Power  |   Video
    • A new poll shows that Arizonans support solar energy and want choices beyond utility-provided energy. Mark Schiavoni, the senior Vice President of Operations for Arizona Public Service, and Jeff Guldner, senior Vice President of Customers & Regulation for APS, will respond to the poll’s results.

April 16, 2013

  • CPS Funding  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer has proposed nearly $78 Million in new funding for Child Protective Services. Dana Naimark, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Action Alliance, will discuss the CPS funding proposal.

April 11, 2013

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • Join Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin as they discuss the latest news from the state capitol, including whether progress is being made on the state budget.

April 4, 2013

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

March 27, 2013

March 21, 2013

  • Arizona Poverty  |   Video
    • Arizona has a higher rate of poverty and income inequality than most other states. Steve Seleznow, President & CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, will discuss Arizona poverty.

March 20, 2013

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

March 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.

March 11, 2013

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin make their monthly appearance on Horizon to give an update on the legislative session, now about halfway through a self-imposed 100-day deadline.

February 28, 2013

  • ASU President Crow on Medicaid Expansion  |   Video
    • Arizona State University President Michael Crow has come out in favor of Governor Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Medicaid in Arizona. President Crow and ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman will discuss the issue.

February 27, 2013

  • Arizona Technology & Innovation: Venture Catalyst Startup Rapid Pitch   |   Video
    • Entrepreneurs recently had the opportunity to present their business ideas to some of the finest business minds in Arizona at the ASU Venture Catalyst Startup Rapid Pitch. It’s a signature component of Tempe’s Geek Week. Gordon McConnell, Assistant Vice President for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Acceleration at Arizona State University’s SkySong, will tell us more about the event and Geek Week.

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.

February 19, 2013

  • Asian Voting Rate  |   Video
    • Much has been said about the Hispanic vote this past presidential election, but Asians voted for the president at an even higher rate. Find out more about the Asian vote with Arizona State University Asian American Pacific Studies Professor Wei Li.

February 18, 2013

  • National Minimum Wage  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama proposed a $9-an-hour national minimum wage in his State of the Union Speech. President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Glenn Hamer and State Sen. Linda Lopez will debate the proposal.
  • Black Board of Directors Project  |   Video
    • Since 1984, the Black Board of Directors Project in Phoenix has placed over 2,000 African-Americans and other minorities on various corporate, charitable and public-policy making boards and commissions. Tamika Curry Smith, president of The TCS Group, a human resources company; and Susan Shultz, founder of SSA Executive Search International, Ltd., an executive search firm; will talk about the Black Board of Directors.

February 12, 2013

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

February 7, 2013

  • Interior Secretary Nomination  |   Video
    • President Obama has nominated Sally Jewell, CEO of outdoor apparel and equipment company Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), to be his next Interior Secretary. Sandy Bahr of the local chapter of the Sierra Club will talk about the nominee.
  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Join Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin as they discuss the latest from the state capitol.

February 6, 2013

  • Trio Gala  |   Video
    • For the first time ever, Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera and The Phoenix Symphony will perform together in an inaugural fund-raising event. The event at Symphony Hall in Phoenix combines performances from each group, dinner and more. Allison Johnston, Ballet Arizona Executive Director, Scott Altman, Arizona Opera General Director, and Jim Ward, The Phoenix Symphony CEO and President, will talk about the Trio Gala.

January 30, 2013

  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform  |   Video
    • The president and a bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators unveiled the framework for comprehensive immigration reform this week. Immigration attorney Regina Jefferies discusses the changes.

January 17, 2013

  • Fix the Debt  |   Video
    • Arizona has joined Fix the Debt, a nonpartisan campaign to encourage our leaders in Washington, D.C. to reach a comprehensive agreement on reforms that will improve America’s fiscal health. Learn more about the campaign from members of the Fix the Debt Arizona Steering Committee, former Arizona Attorney General and new CAP Board member, Terry Goddard, and Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

January 15, 2013

  • Common Core Education Standards  |   Video
    • This fall, Arizona schools will implement rigorous new academic standards. Find out more about the Common Core Education Standards from State Board of Education President Jaime Molera and Higley Unified School District Superintendent Denise Birdwell.

January 14, 2013

  • Governor’s 2013 State of the State Address  |   Video
    • Arizona Horizon presents an hour-long special featuring Governor Jan Brewer’s 2013 State of the State Address followed by political analysis of the speech and the upcoming legislative session with former state legislators Stan Barnes, the founder and president of Copper State Consulting Group, and former state senator David Schapira.

January 9, 2013

  • Encore Careers  |   Video
    • Vice President at Encore.org, Marci Alboher, talks about her new book “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life.”

January 3, 2013

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Arizona State Senate President Andy Biggs and Speaker of the House Andy Tobin provide a preview of the 2013 legislative session that starts January 14th, 2013.

January 2, 2013

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

December 24, 2012

  • Giving & Leading: An Arizona Horizon Special  |   Video
    • REPEAT FROM 06/15/2012.

      Patrick McWhortor, President and CEO of Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, shares the findings of a statewide survey of Arizona nonprofits contained in the report Borderline: Hope and Concern for Arizona Nonprofits. Find out how Arizona food banks are responding to the challenges of ending hunger; and how all nonprofits are finding creative new ways of doing business.

December 6, 2012

  • Arizona Climate  |   Video
    • This past November was one of Arizona’s warmest on record. Learn about Arizona’s weather outlook with State Climatologist Nancy Selover and Randy Cerveny, a President’s Professor of Geographical Sciences. Both are with Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.

December 4, 2012

  • Land and Housing Forecast  |   Video
    • The Land Advisors Organization is hosting its annual Metro Phoenix Land and Housing conference December 5th in Downtown Phoenix. Get a preview with Land Advisors President and CEO Greg Vogel and Mike Orr, Director of ASU’s Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice.

December 3, 2012

  • AZ Giving & Leading: Arizona Bridge to Independent Living  |   Video
    • Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) provides a variety of services to people with disabilities. ABIL President and CEO Phil Pangrazio talks about the organization and its Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center (SpoFit), one of two centers in the U.S. that is specifically designed for individuals who have various types of disabilities.

November 29, 2012

November 28, 2012

  • Solar Energy Conference  |   Video
    • Leaders in Solar Energy are meeting in Phoenix this week for the Solarpraxis PV Power Plants Conference. Greg Watkins, the President of TAWA Power, a California-based Native American-owned renewable energy company, comments on the conference and renewable energy opportunities & challenges on Arizona’s tribal lands.

November 21, 2012

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Innovation Awards   |   Video
    • The Governor's Celebration of Innovation awards were recently handed out. The annual gala where the awards are given is held by the Arizona Technology Council in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Technology leaders and innovators from companies and schools across the state are honored. Arizona Technology Council President and CEO Steve Zylstra will talk about the winners.

November 15, 2012

  • Child Fatality Report  |   Video
    • 837 Arizona kids died last year according to the Arizona Child Fatality Review Program’s 19th annual report. The overall number of child deaths continues to decline, but homicides and suicides are on the rise. Find out more about the report from Will Humble, Director of the State Department of Health Services, and Dana Wolfe Naimark, President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance.
  • Arizona Health Insurance Exchange  |   Video
    • Arizona Governor Jan Brewer must decide soon Arizona will establish a state-run health insurance exchange or let the federal government be in charge of providing that service to Arizona residents. It’s a key part of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s health-reform law. Suzanne Kinney, Executive Director of the Arizona Chamber Foundation, a research and education arm of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, explains how a health insurance exchange works and what happens if Arizona decides not to operate its own exchange.

November 5, 2012

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

  • Giving and Leading: Native American Connections  |   Video
    • President and CEO of Native American Connections Diana Yazzie-Devine talks about her nonprofit that provides behavioral health services, affordable housing and economic development opportunities to Native Americans in the Phoenix area and tribal communities.

October 17, 2012

  • AZ Tech & Innovation: ASU Research Building  |   Video
    • ASU has opened its new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4). Sethuraman Panchanathan, Senior Vice President of ASU’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, describes what this state-of-the-art research facility has to offer.

October 16, 2012

  • New UA President  |   Video
    • Ann Weaver Hart talks about the challenges and opportunities she faces as the University of Arizona’s new president.
  • VOTE 2O12: Independent Voters  |   Video
    • Jackie Salit, the president of Independentvoting.org and author of “Independents Rising” talks about the independent voter movement and its potential impact on future elections.

October 9, 2012

October 8, 2012

  • Vote 2012: Prop 117 (Property Value Taxes) Debate  |   Video
    • Prop 117 is a constitutional amendment referred to the ballot by the Arizona Legislature that would limit - to 5% - annual increases in property value which is used to calculate property taxes. Hear from Arizona Tax Research Association President Kevin McCarthy, who supports Prop 117, and Maricopa County Treasurer Charles “Hos” Hoskins, who is opposed to the measure.

September 20, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Phoenix Symphony  |   Video
    • Phoenix Symphony President and CEO Jim Ward talks about the new 2012-13 season and some of the innovative educational programs being sponsored by the Symphony.

September 12, 2012

September 11, 2012

  • AZ Furnace Program  |   Video
    • Statewide business accelerator AZ Furnace is offering economic and various other incentives to encourage entrepreneurs to commercialize innovative technologies developed within Arizona’s universities and research institutions. Learn more about the program from Gordon McConnell, Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at ASU and Brian Sherman, Vice President of Business Development for the Arizona Commerce Authority.

September 10, 2012

  • The Future of News Media  |   Video
    • Republic Media Senior Vice President Randy Lovely, ASU Journalism Professor Tim McGuire, and KPHO CBS 5 General Manager Ed Munson Jr. talk about the future and economic viability of news media in a digital age.
  • Arizona Common Core Education Standards  |   Video
    • Arizona is implementing new, more rigorous education standards this year. The Common Core Educational Standards have been adopted by 44 states to improve math and language skills among students. Arizona State Superintendent John Huppenthal and Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill will discuss the common core standards.

September 4, 2012

  • Ann Meyers Drysdale: Author  |   Video
    • Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale, a Vice President for both the Phoenix Mercury and the Phoenix Suns, talks about her book, “You Let Some Girl Beat You?”.

August 21, 2012

  • Ann Meyers Drysdale: Author  |   Video
    • Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale, a Vice President for both the Phoenix Mercury and the Phoenix Suns, talks about her book, “You Let Some Girl Beat You?”.

August 1, 2012

  • 47 Years of Medicare & Medicaid  |   Video
    • 47 years ago the nation’s Medicaid and Medicare programs were born. We’ll take a look at the history and evolution of those programs and the challenges they’re facing today with a special emphasis on Arizona’s Medicaid program, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), which is now in its 30th year. Guests include AHCCCS Director Tom Betlach and AARP Arizona State President Dr. Leonard Kirschner who is a former AHCCCS Director (1987-1993).

July 26, 2012

  • 2012 KIDS COUNT: Child Well-being Data  |   Video
    • Dana Wolfe Naimark, President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance, discusses the 2012 KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that ranks Arizona in the bottom 5 states for child well-being.

June 26, 2012

June 21, 2012

  • Legal Briefs: Executive Privilege & Supreme Court Opinions  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender, an expert in constitutional law, explains “executive privilege”, a power President Obama invoked this week to avoid turning over to Congress certain Justice Department documents related to the botched anti-gun smuggling operation known as “Fast and Furious”. And, as the nation awaits U.S. Supreme court rulings on SB 1070 and the Affordable Care Act, Bender explains the High Court’s process for issuing opinions.

June 20, 2012

  • Arizona Technology & Innovation: Drone Testing  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama recently signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which allows for the establishment of six testing sites for drones to be used in commercial applications and by the government for other than military use. Arizona is competing to be one of those test sites. Retired Gen. John Regni, a technical adviser with the Arizona Commerce Authority, will discuss the effort.
  • Arizona's Economic Competitiveness  |   Video
    • A roundtable discussion with President and CEO of Science Foundation Arizona William Harris; Executive VP for DMB Associates Karrin Kunasek Taylor; ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman; and Senior Economist for Elliott D. Pollack & Company Jim Rounds discuss how Arizona can compete in the global economy.

June 18, 2012

  • New Immigration Enforcement Policy - The Policy  |   Video
    • The Obama Administration has announced a new immigration enforcement policy that protects young, law-abiding, undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. as children, from deportation proceedings for two years, and makes them eligible to apply for work authorization. We’ll take a look at various aspects of this new policy with: Dulce Matuz, President of the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition; Regina Jefferies, Immigration Attorney; Rudy Espino, ASU Political Science Professor; and opposition to the policy change

May 31, 2012

  • Arizona Giving & Leading: Food Banks & Hunger  |   Video
    • Find out how Arizona food banks are responding to the challenges of ending hunger. Guests include President and CEO of the Association of Arizona Food Banks Ginny Hildebrand, and Beverly Damore, Chief Operating Officer for the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

May 30, 2012

  • Smoke-Free Arizona Act  |   Video
    • In 2006, Arizona voters passed an initiative that prohibits smoking in most public places. We take a look at the impact of the Smoke-Free Arizona Act five years after it went into effect. Guests include Bill Pfeiffer, President and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Southwest and Harmony Duport who is responsible for enforcing the Act for the Arizona Department of Health Services.

May 24, 2012

  • McCain Institute for International Leadership  |   Video
    • Arizona State University is launching the nonprofit McCain Institute for International Leadership. ASU President Michael Crow talks about the mission of the new nonpartisan education and research institute that is funded initially by a $9 million gift from a charitable trust established by Arizona Senator John McCain.

May 22, 2012

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

May 9, 2012

May 7, 2012

  • Economic Growth: Legislative Wrap-up: Business & Economic Growth  |   Video
    • Arizona Horizon takes a look at what State lawmakers did during the legislative session to help or hinder business and economic growth in Arizona. Guests include Greater Phoenix Economic Council President and CEO Barry Broome, ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman, and Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

April 30, 2012

  • Merrill/Morrison Poll   |   Video
    • Dr. Bruce Merrill, senior fellow at ASU’s Morrison Institute and director of the Merrill/Morrison Institute Poll, shares the latest results of his polling about the Presidential race and Arizona politics.

April 24, 2012

  • Doctor Residencies Report  |   Video
    • A new report highlighting physician residency programs and the role they play in economic development, ensuring Arizona’s health care workforce is robust enough to meet the State’s health care needs. Guests include: Suzanne Taylor, Senior Vice President of Public Policy for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Michael Grossman, Director of Medical Education for Maricopa Integrated Health System; and Dr. Michael Whitcomb, a Flinn Foundation Medical Innovation Visiting Scholar at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.

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 29, 2012

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • An update on the State budget and other legislative issues with the Arizona Speaker of the House Andy Tobin and the Senate President Steve Pierce.

March 26, 2012

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

March 21, 2012

  • Education Excellence   |   Video
    • Marc Tucker, President and CEO of the National Center on Education and the Economy, talks about Arizona’s participation in the “Excellence for All” pilot program that’s sponsored by the NCEE.
  • Technology and Innovation: Proton Beam Cancer Therapy  |   Video
    • The Mayo Clinic is in the midst of adding a new weapon to its cancer-fighting tools. Mayo broke ground in December for a facility to house a Proton Beam Therapy Program, which it says will mark a new era in cancer treatment. Dr. Wyatt Decker, President and CEO of the Arizona Mayo Clinic, will discuss proton beam therapy.

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 14, 2012

  • Improving Public Education  |   Video
    • As Arizona joins other states in seeking federal approval to opt-out of certain requirements of No Child Left Behind, Horizon takes a look at what Arizona is doing right, what it’s doing wrong, and what it must start doing to improve public education. Guests are: State Representative Heather Carter and AEA President Andrew Morrill.

March 13, 2012

  • Arizona’s Solar Energy Future   |   Video
    • A preview of issues that will be featured at the Arizona Solar Summit, which takes place at the end of March, and a discussion about the challenges Arizona faces in becoming a leader in solar energy. Guests are: Kris Mayes, director of the Program on Law and Sustainability for ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; Lon Huber, Southwest Regional Policy Specialist for Suntech; and Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

March 12, 2012

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

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

March 5, 2012

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Report on Nonprofits  |   Video
    • Patrick McWhortor, President and CEO of Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, shares the findings of a statewide survey of Arizona nonprofits contained in the new report Borderline: Hope and Concern for Arizona Nonprofits.

February 23, 2012

February 21, 2012

  • Republican Presidential Debate  |   Video
    • Candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination will debate in Mesa Wednesday. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith will talk about the debate and the events surrounding it.
  • Municipal Aging Services Project  |   Video
    • The Valley’s 65 and over population is expected to double in size by the end of this decade. Find out what “MAG”, the Maricopa Association of Governments, is doing to help local governments determine how to best serve this growing population. Guests include MAG Human Services and Special Projects Manager Amy St. Peter, Carol Kratz of Piper Trust, and Michelle Dinisio, the President and CEO of Benevilla, a nonprofit that provides services to seniors.

February 16, 2012

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • State Senate President Steve Pierce and House Speaker Andy Tobin discuss the current legislative session.

February 6, 2012

January 30, 2012

  • Arizona Economy  |   Video
    • ASU economist Dennis Hoffman shares his views on President Obama’s ideas for growing jobs and how state lawmakers can stimulate Arizona’s economy.

January 24, 2012

  • Energy Efficiency  |   Video
    • Horizon continues its look at sustainability with a house that can save up to 90-percent of its energy costs. The traveling German structure is called "Das Haus," and it is currently on display at Tempe Town Lake, near the Tempe Center for the Arts.

January 19, 2012

  • Piper Trust Investment in Health Outcomes at ASU  |   Video
    • Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust President and CEO Dr. Judy Mohraz and ASU President Dr. Michael Crow discuss the $10-million dollar investment fund Piper Trust has established at ASU that the university will use to improve the delivery of health care.

January 17, 2012

January 3, 2012

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

January 2, 2012

  • 2012 Education Priorities  |   Video
    • Education advocates share their views on the state of public education in Arizona and what state lawmakers should focus on in 2012. Guests include Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Arizona School Administrators Executive Director Dr. Debra Duvall and Arizona Business and Education Coalition Executive Director Susan Carlson.

December 15, 2011

  • Move on When Ready  |   Video
    • 14 Arizona schools are participating in the Move on When Ready initiative designed to prepare students for college and careers as early as their sophomore year of high school. It’s part of a national pilot program that seeks to make American high schools more globally competitive and more responsive to students' individual needs. Learn more about the program from Center for the Future of Arizona Executive Director Dr. Sybil Francis, Yuma Union High School District Superintendent Toni Badone and Helios Education Foundation President and CEO Paul Luna.

December 14, 2011

  • 2012 Legislative Priorities  |   Video
    • State lawmakers will be back in session early next year. Senate President Steve Pierce, Senate Minority Leader David Schapira and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell will talk about legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

December 12, 2011

  • 2012 Education Priorities  |   Video
    • Education advocates share their views on the state of public education in Arizona and what state lawmakers should focus on in 2012. Guests include Arizona Education Association (AEA) President Andrew Morrill, Arizona School Administrators (ASA) Executive Director Dr. Debra Duvall, and Arizona Business and Education Coalition (ABEC) Executive Director Susan Carlson.

November 30, 2011

  • Arizona Counties: Financial Challenges  |   Video
    • Navajo County Supervisor David Tenney, who also serves as President of the County Supervisors Association of Arizona, and Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek discuss the financial challenges facing Arizona’s 15 counties and their legislative priorities for 2012.
  • AZ Technology and Innovation: Recruiting Research Talent to Arizona  |   Video
    • President and CEO of Science Foundation Arizona William Harris discusses the Bisgrove Scholars Program, part of an effort to improve Arizona's economy by recruiting the best engineers and scientists to work in Arizona.

November 28, 2011

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

November 22, 2011

  • Arizona Capitol Times: Capitol Roadshow  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times is preparing to travel across Arizona with its Capitol Roadshow. Ginger Lamb, Vice President and Publisher of the Arizona Capitol Times talks about this effort to educate and engage more Arizonans in the political process .

November 16, 2011

  • Personalized Medicine  |   Video
    • The Greater Phoenix Economic Council is hosting a summit on the future of the personalized medicine industry in Arizona. GPEC President and CEO Barry Broome; Richard Mallery, Founder and Chairman of the International Genomics Consortium; and ASU Professor Anna Barker director of the university’s Transformative Healthcare Networks initiative talk about Arizona’s growth opportunities in personalized medicine.

November 15, 2011

  • The Future of Journalism  |   Video
    • Eric Newton, Senior Advisor to the President of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, discusses the future of journalism.

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 10, 2011

  • Teaching Patriotism  |   Video
    • Lucian Spataro, President and CEO of the Scottsdale-based Joe Foss Institute talks about how the organization is teaming-up with veterans to teach elementary students about the values of patriotism and public service.

November 9, 2011

  • AZ Senator-Elect Jerry Lewis  |   Video
    • It appears as if State Senate President Russell Pearce lost his recall election. Victorious challenger Jerry Lewis discusses his win.

November 3, 2011

November 1, 2011

  • State Senate Recall Election: The Candidates, Jerry Lewis  |   Video
    • Arizona’s first-ever recall election for a state legislator takes place Tuesday, November 8th. Senate President Russell Pearce talks about why he should keep his office, and challenger Jerry Lewis explains why he thinks the voters of Mesa’s Legislative District 18 should select him as their new state senator.
  • State Senate Recall Election: The Candidates, Russell Pearce  |   Video
    • Arizona’s first-ever recall election for a state legislator takes place Tuesday, November 8th. Senate President Russell Pearce talks about why he should keep his office, and challenger Jerry Lewis explains why he thinks the voters of Mesa’s Legislative District 18 should select him as their new state senator.

October 19, 2011

  • State Public Affairs Networks  |   Video
    • The National Association of State Public Affairs Networks is promoting the creation of state versions of C-SPAN in all fifty states. Hear from NAPAN President Paul Giguere who was in Phoenix recently to testify at an FCC hearing on the future of media.

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.

October 12, 2011

  • Teacher Quality Documentary   |   Video
    • “Mitchell20: Teacher Quality is the Answer”, a new documentary that explores issues of teacher quality, was filmed at Mitchell School in Phoenix’ Isaac Elementary District. Executive Producer Kathy Wiebke, who also serves as Executive Director of the Arizona K12 Center, and Barnett Berry, the Founder and President of the Center for Teaching Quality discuss some of the issues the film brings to light.

October 3, 2011

  • The Future of Media   |   Video
    • The Federal Communications Commission is meeting in Phoenix to examine information needs of communities and the future of news media in a changing media landscape. Join us for a look at the issues with Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post and Weil Family Professor of Journalism at ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications; and Tim McGuire the Cronkite School’s Frank Russell Chair for the business of journalism and former editor and Senior Vice President of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.

September 29, 2011

  • ASU and Mayo Clinic  |   Video
    • The latest news on the partnership between ASU and the Mayo Clinic with ASU President Dr. Michael Crow and Dr. Wyatt Decker, CEO of the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

September 22, 2011

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

September 20, 2011

September 19, 2011

  • Arizona Health Insurance Exchange   |   Video
    • 40 Arizona organizations are backing the creation of a health insurance exchange to make health care more affordable for more Arizonans. Dana Wolfe Naimark, President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance and Jack Beveridge, CEO of Empowerment Systems, describe the proposal.
  • Environmental Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • Each year, the Valley Forward Association recognizes environmentally sensitive projects throughout the Valley of the Sun that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability. VFA President Diane Brossart and Lori Singleton of Salt River Project review the 2011 award winners.

September 15, 2011

  • ASU and Solar Energy  |   Video
    • After years of installing solar panels on campus parking structures and rooftops, Arizona State University has exceeded 10 megawatts of solar energy capacity. Find out more about ASU’s commitment to solar power from David Brixen, ASU's associate vice president of Facilities Development and Management, and Morgan Olsen, executive vice president, treasurer, and CFO at ASU.
  • President’s Jobs Plan and Arizona  |   Video
    • ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman shares his views on how President Obama’s proposed American Jobs Act of 2011 would impact Arizona.

September 14, 2011

  • Arizona Technology & Innovation: NACET  |   Video
    • The Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology is creating jobs for Arizona’s high tech industry. Russ Yelton, the organization’s president and CEO talks about NACET’S work and its recent expansion to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.

September 8, 2011

  • How 9-11 Changed Us  |   Video
    • A discussion about the lasting effects of 9-11 with Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, President and Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy; Deborah Hall a social psychologist at Arizona State University; and Arizona Republic columnists Robert Robb and E.J. Montini.

August 25, 2011

  • The Diving Lady Neon Sign  |   Video
    • On October 5, 2010, a storm destroyed the iconic “Diving Lady” neon sign that towered above the Starlite Motel in Mesa. Victor Linoff, President of the Mesa Preservation Foundation, describes what’s being done to restore the historic animated sign.

August 22, 2011

  • Metro Phoenix Business Climate  |   Video
    • Business executives whose companies have recently established a presence in Metro Phoenix talk about the region’s strengths and weaknesses. Guests include Doug Schendt, Power-One; Scott Jenkins, Chief Financial Officer for DIRTT Environmental Solutions and Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

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.
  • UofA President  |   Video
    • Interim University of Arizona President Eugene Sander discusses his role and priorities at the UofA.

August 17, 2011

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Hydro Technology  |   Video
    • Hydration Technology Innovations has developed a forward osmosis water filtration system that can produce clean drinking water from just about any water supply. Walter Schultz, President and CEO, explains how the technology works.
  • Child Well-Being in Arizona  |   Video
    • Dana Naimark, President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance, discusses the 2011 Kids Count Data Book just released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and what it says about the well-being of children in Arizona.

August 16, 2011

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

August 3, 2011

  • Arizona’s Wine Industry Tourism Survey  |   Video
    • Northern Arizona University’s Arizona Hospitality Research & Resource Center has released the results of a survey of visitors to Arizona’s wine regions. Learn more about Arizona’s wine tourism industry with one of the authors of the report and industry representatives.

August 2, 2011

  • New Fiesta Bowl CEO  |   Video
    • Former UA President Robert Shelton talks about his new role as executive director of the Fiesta Bowl.
  • Electric Vehicle Project Update  |   Video
    • The latest on the EV Project - a massive deployment of electric vehicle chargers in the U.S. - with Don Karner, ECOtality North America's President.
  • Debt Ceiling and Politics  |   Video
    • ASU Management Professor Gerry Keim of the W.P. Carey School of Business talks about the politics behind the contentious battle in Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

July 26, 2011

  • Housing Vacancy Rate  |   Video
    • The latest census data show a staggering number of vacant homes in the Valley. East Valley real estate broker Cindy Sessions and Fletcher Wilcox, a vice president and real estate analyst for Grand Canyon Title Agency, discuss what the numbers say about the area’s real estate market.

July 19, 2011

July 18, 2011

  • AZ Centennial: Prescott Living History  |   Video
    • The Prescott Regulators and Their Shady Ladies is hosting the 6th annual Whiskey Row Shootout July 22 & 23 in Prescott. The group’s president, Neil Thomas talks about the event and the group’s mission to share and preserve the history and culture of the Old West.

July 14, 2011

  • Economic Growth: New WESTMARC CEO  |   Video
    • Michelle Rider, formally a Senior Vice President of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, is the new President and CEO of WESTMARC, an organization that promotes growth and development in the west Valley. Rider will discuss the opportunities and challenges she faces in her new role.

July 13, 2011

  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council  |   Video
    • GPEC CEO Barry Broome is no longer planning to leave Phoenix to lead an economic development effort in San Diego. Find out why he’s staying and how he hopes to grow and diversify Arizona’s economy.

July 12, 2011

  • Arizona Tourism  |   Video
    • The Governor’s Conference on Tourism takes place July 13-15th in Scottsdale. We’ll discuss the state of Arizona’s tourism industry with Debbie Johnson, President and CEO of the Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association; Brian Johnson, General Manager of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson; and Rachel Sacco, executive director, Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.

July 11, 2011

  • Senate President Russell Pearce Recall  |   Video
    • A citizens group has submitted enough valid signatures to force Senator Russell Pearce into a recall election. Find out what the next steps are with State Election Director Amy Bjelland.

June 23, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: First Fridays  |   Video
    • Since their introduction more than two decades ago, First Friday art walks have become an important part of downtown Phoenix and its arts community. We’ll take a look at the evolution of First Fridays with a representative of Artlink, the group that started this Phoenix tradition.

June 21, 2011

  • Arizona Forest Restoration Products  |   Video
    • Pascal Berlioux, the president and CEO of Arizona Forest Restoration Products, talks about his company’s business model that he says makes it profitable for companies to remove small diameter trees that clog Arizona’s forests creating a severe fire danger.

June 20, 2011

  • TUSD Mexican American Studies  |   Video
    • Tucson Unified School District’s Governing Board President, Mark Stegeman, discusses the ruling by State Schools Chief John Huppenthal that the district’s Mexican American Studies program violates a new state law.

June 16, 2011

  • Affordable Energy  |   Video
    • Retired Shell Oil Company President John Hofmeister, the founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy, shares his views on America’s energy future.
  • Senate President Russell Pearce  |   Video
    • State Senate President Russell Pearce talks about the effort to remove him from office and other issues.

May 31, 2011

  • Employer Sanctions  |   Video
    • Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, shares his views about Arizona’s employer sanctions law which was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Senator Russell Pearce Recall   |   Video
    • “Citizens for a Better Arizona” has filed more than 18-thousand petition signatures in an attempt to force a recall election for State Senate President Russell Pearce. The group’s leader, Randy Parraz, discusses the campaign.

May 2, 2011

  • Death of Osama bin Laden  |   Video
    • Experts discuss the U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden. Guests include Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, and ASU professor Steve Corman, director of the Consortium for Strategic Communication at ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communication.

April 27, 2011

  • Development Impact Fees  |   Video
    • Governor Brewer signed a bill that regulates the impact fees cities charge home builders to help pay for growth-related infrastructure. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and Spencer Kamps, Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona, discuss the bill which represents a compromise between cities and developers.

April 26, 2011

  • Legislative Wrap-up: Education  |   Video
    • We take a look at the impact of budget cuts and other legislation on public education with Senator Rich Crandall, Chair of the Senate Education Committee; Ann-Eve Pedersen, president of the Arizona Education Network; and Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials.

April 25, 2011

  • Economic Future of Indian Lands  |   Video
    • ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is hosting a conference that examines issues of economic development on Indian lands. Carl Artman, director of the College of Law’s Tribal Economic Development Program, and Diane Enos, president of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, discuss some of the issues that impact tribal land management and strategic development.

April 21, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Phoenix Symphony  |   Video
    • Interim President and CEO Jim Ward is putting the Phoenix Symphony on solid financial ground. Hear his plans to create a collaborative and sustainable future, not only for the Symphony, but for other arts organizations as well.

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.

April 7, 2011

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

April 5, 2011

  • State Budget and the Economy  |   Video
    • Economists discuss the potential impact of the state budget on Arizona’s economy. Guests include ASU economist Dennis Hoffman and Alan Maguire, president and principal economist for The Maguire Company.

March 31, 2011

March 30, 2011

  • Economic Growth: Invest Arizona  |   Video
    • Senate Bill 1041, the Invest Arizona bill, establishes tax incentives for companies that meet certain job creation and investment thresholds. Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Farrell Quinlan, state director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Arizona, debate the merits of the bill.

March 21, 2011

  • Arizona Senate Leadership  |   Video
    • Senate President Russell Pearce and Senate Minority Leader David Schapira discuss the state budget and other legislation.

February 23, 2011

  • Technology and Innovation: Snaring Devices  |   Video
    • A Phoenix firm has invented a new tool for law enforcement to stop people fleeing in vehicles. The Safe Quick Undercarriage Immobilization Device, or SQUID, is a self-propelled device that police can use to stop a car by entangling its moving parts underneath the vehicle. Martin Martinez, president of Engineering Science Analysis Corporation, will talk about his company’s invention.

February 16, 2011

  • Medicaid Cuts  |   Video
    • Laurie Liles, President and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, discusses the state’s proposed cuts to Medicaid and possible ways to avoid, or limit, those cuts.

February 14, 2011

  • Countdown to Arizona’s Centennial  |   Video
    • On Arizona’s 99th birthday, we’ll take a look at plans to celebrate its 100th as the Countdown to Arizona’s Centennial begins. Guests include Karen Churchard, Director of the Arizona Centennial Commission, and Catherine May, Vice President of the Arizona Historic Advisory Council.
  • 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 7, 2011

  • Leadership  |   Video
    • Arizona business, community, and sports leader Jerry Colangelo and ASU President Michael Crow discuss leadership in Arizona.

January 31, 2011

  • Gold Investment Risks  |   Video
    • The Arizona Corporation Commission wants to remind consumers of the risks associated in investing in gold. Wayne Stutzer, senior vice president of RBC Wealth Management, gives his take on gold as an investment.

January 26, 2011

  • Economic Competitiveness  |   Video
    • One of Governor Jan Brewer’s “Four Cornerstones of Reform” includes efforts to grow jobs by making Arizona more economically competitive. We’ll take a look at the proposed plan.

January 25, 2011

January 20, 2011

  • Proposed Budget Cuts to Higher Education  |   Video
    • Governor Brewer's plans to deal with the huge budget shortfall includes substantial cuts to higher education. Chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents Anne Mariucci and Arizona State University President Michael Crow talk about the proposed cuts.

January 13, 2011

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • State Senate President Russell Pearce and Speaker of the House Kirk Adams discuss their priorities for the new legislative session.

January 6, 2011

  • State Health Care  |   Video
    • How state budget cuts are impacting services provided by AHCCCS, Arizona's Medicaid program, and how health providers can adapt to the changes. Guests include Banner Health CEO Peter Fine and Dr. Leonard Kirschner, President of AARP Arizona and a former director of AHCCCS.
  • Green Building  |   Video
    • Currently in development, the International Green Construction Code will guide the future of sustainable, more energy efficient, buildings. Learn about the “green code” from local experts Anthony Floyd of Scottsdale’s Green Building Program and architect Phil Weddle, President of the American Institute of Architects Phoenix Metro Chapter.

November 18, 2010

  • Economic Impact of SB 1070  |   Video
    • A new report blames Arizona’s immigration law for more than $140-million in lost revenue. Senior Vice President and Economist for Elliott D. Pollack & and Company, the firm that conducted a study the report is based on, talks about the data.

November 8, 2010

  • Senate President-elect Russell Pearce  |   Video
    • One day after winning re-election, Senator Pearce was selected by his colleagues to serve as Senate President when the 50th Legislature convenes in January. He’ll discuss his plans and priorities for the coming year.
  • Navajo Generating Station  |   Video
    • A public forum will be held November 15th to consider the impact on water and energy users if expensive federal pollution regulations force the closing of the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in Northeastern Arizona. Susan Bitter Smith, President of the Central Arizona Project’s Board of Directors, discusses the issue.
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November 2, 2010

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

October 28, 2010

  • Renewable Energy Jobs  |   Video
    • Scottsdale-based Fluidic Energy is locating its manufacturing center in Maricopa County. Greater Phoenix Economic Council President and CEO Barry Broome talks about this development in Arizona’s ongoing effort to become a leader in renewable energy.

October 25, 2010

  • Gloria Feldt  |   Video
    • The renowned feminist and former president of Planned Parenthood discusses her new book, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think.

October 19, 2010

  • Environmental Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • The Valley Forward Association has named the winners of its 2010 Environmental Excellence Awards. Join Valley Forward President Diane Brossart and the competition’s Lead Judge John Kane, design principal of Architekton, as they spotlight some of this year’s award recipients.

September 30, 2010

September 21, 2010

  • New GPEC Chairman  |   Video
    • University of Phoenix President Bill Pepicello discusses his new role as chairman of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

September 14, 2010

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

August 25, 2010

  • Post Election Analysis  |   Video
    • An examination of news and results from the August 24th primary elections with Arizona Republic editorial columnist Bob Robb and Bob Grossfeld president of the Media Guys and publisher of the Arizona Guardian.

August 18, 2010

August 10, 2010

  • Protecting Arizona’s Jobs  |   Video
    • Economic development and business leaders say other states are making a new push to lure companies away from Arizona. Find out what they think Arizona must do to increase its competitiveness.

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 19, 2010

  • Financial Regulation Reform  |   Video
    • Wayne Stutzer, Senior Vice President and Financial Consultant for RBC Wealth Management, discusses the federal financial reform legislation.

July 15, 2010

  • Prop 302 – First Things First  |   Video
    • At the general election in November, Prop 302 will ask voters if they want to continue using tobacco taxes to fund early childhood development and health programs through the voter-approved program known as First Things First. Debating the proposition are Nadine Mathis Basha, a board member for First Things First; and Kevin McCarthy, President of the Arizona Tax Research Association.

July 7, 2010

  • Business Leaders Respond to SB 1070  |   Video
    • The economic fallout from SB 1070 has grabbed the attention of Arizona’s business community. Hear how it’s reacting to the matter. Guests include Debbie Johnson, President and CEO of the Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association; Former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson, the CEO of Old World Homes and a member of GPEC’s Board of Directors; and Glenn Hamer, CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

June 16, 2010

  • Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association  |   Video
    • John Rivers has served as the President and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association since 1986. Now, after more than two decades as an advocate for hospitals and improving health care, Rivers is retiring from his post. Join us as we talk to Rivers about his job and how it’s changed through the years.

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.

May 19, 2010

  • Prop 100 and Politics  |   Video
    • Mike O’Neil, President of the public opinion research firm O’Neil Associates, talks about the outcome of the Prop 100 special election and what it says about Arizona’s political landscape.

May 18, 2010

  • Canine Cancer  |   Video
    • The Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is partnering with the Van Andel Research Institute in Michigan to study cancers in dogs. The goal is to find ways to improve the health of both dogs and people. President and Research Director for TGen Dr. Jeffrey Trent talks about the research project.

May 17, 2010

  • Death Penalty  |   Video
    • This week, the Arizona Supreme Court will consider issuing a death warrant for a man convicted of killing a 13-year-old girl in 1984. Join us for a discussion about the death penalty with Timothy La Sota, a former Maricopa County prosecutor who is now chief of staff for the Scottsdale mayor, and Dan Peitzmeyer, vice president of Arizona Death Penalty Forum.

May 10, 2010

  • ASU President  |   Video
    • The latest news about ASU’s budget situation with the university’s president, Dr. Michael Crow.
  • Supreme Court Nominee  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender discusses President Obama’s choice of Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court.

May 6, 2010

  • PROJECT H3 – Housing the Homeless  |   Video
    • In late April, about 160 volunteers scoured the streets of Phoenix, Glendale and Mesa in search of the Valley’s homeless. It’s part of Project H3, a national effort to place the most medically vulnerable homeless people into homes. Learn more about the project from Mattie Lord, State Homeless Coordinator for the Arizona Department of Economic Security; Michael Shore, President and CEO of HOM, Inc.; and Brad Bridwell, the Homeless Veterans Coordinator for the Arizona Department of Veterans Services.

May 5, 2010

  • The Census and Latinos  |   Video
    • Lydia Guzman, President of Somos America, and a Census volunteer who provides outreach to the Valley’s Latino community, talks about how Arizona’s new immigration law is impacting U.S. Census efforts in Latino neighborhoods.

April 26, 2010

April 21, 2010

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

April 20, 2010

  • Immigration Bill  |   Video
    • Arizona may soon have the toughest immigration laws in the country if Governor Jan Brewer allows SB 1070 to become law. First we hear from an opponent of the bill Sheridan Bailey, President of Ironco Enterprises, a steel fabrication company who founded Arizona Employers for Immigration reform. Then we hear from Representative John Kavanagh, a prime sponsor of the legislation.
  • Economic Development Trip  |   Video
    • A high-powered Arizona delegation, that included the Governor and other political and business leaders, traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby on behalf of Arizona’s aerospace and renewable energy industries. Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Karrin Taylor of DMB, an Arizona real estate company tell us what they think the trip accomplished.

April 19, 2010

  • Arizona’s Job Recovery Act  |   Video
    • A discussion on the merits of House Bill 2250 which seeks to grow jobs and attract businesses with tax incentives. Guests include Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Dana Wolfe Naimark, President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance, who’s representing the Arizona Budget Coalition.

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.
  • Race to the Top  |   Video
    • Arizona didn’t exactly race to the top in its effort to win federal education funding in round one of the national “Race to the Top” grant competition. In fact, Arizona’s grant application was very near the bottom. Find out what went wrong, and what Arizona must do to become more competitive in round two.

March 30, 2010

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

March 23, 2010

  • State Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • The state legislature continues work on the budget deficit, and is taking up other issues, such as immigration. Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams will talk about the latest from the legislature.

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 23, 2010

  • Economic Development Roundtable  |   Video
    • Three of the State’s top economic development leaders, Barry Broome, CEO and President of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Barry Albrecht, CEO of Central Arizona Regional Economic Development, and Joe Snell, President and CEO of Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, talk about what they’re doing to create and retain jobs, and how Arizona can become more attractive to business.

February 18, 2010

  • Educating Like Florida  |   Video
    • Improvements on test scores for Florida’s K-12 students are linked to education reforms enacted in that state more than a decade ago. But, can Florida’s success be exported to the Grand Canyon State? Some Arizona lawmakers think so. We’ll take a look at bills they’re considering that follow Florida’s lead.

February 16, 2010

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • State lawmakers continue their struggle with the state budget. Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams will discuss the budget and other legislative priorities in their monthly appearance on Horizon.

February 10, 2010

  • Electric Cars  |   Video
    • Jonathan Read, the President and CEO of Scottsdale-based Ecotality, talks about his company’s involvement in the largest roll-out of electric vehicle infrastructure in U.S. history.

February 4, 2010

  • Education Solutions  |   Video
    • An exchange of ideas to improve public education with Chairman of the House Education Committee Representative Rich Crandall; Jack Lunsford, President and CEO of Westmarc; and John Wright of the Arizona Education Association.

February 3, 2010

  • Nuclear Power in Arizona
    • President Obama and Governor Brewer are among those calling for a renewed commitment to nuclear energy. What is the future of nuclear power in Arizona? Guests include: Renz Jennings, former Arizona Corporation Commissioner, and Keith Holbert, Ph.D., ASU School of Engineering.

February 1, 2010

  • Legislative Agenda for Business  |   Video
    • Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Tom Franz, President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership, outline their organizations’ priorities for the current session of the State Legislature.

January 27, 2010

January 12, 2010

January 5, 2010

  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • Arizona Congressman John Shadegg and Steve Forbes, President and CEO of Forbes, Inc. are asking voters to support the Arizona Health Care Freedom Act, a measure on November’s ballot that would amend the State constitution to prohibit mandatory health care programs. Find out why they support the measure, and hear what they have to say about congressional efforts to pass health care reform.

November 24, 2009

  • Teacher Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Arizona Education Association has filed a special action with the Arizona Supreme Court against Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona State Legislature over policy changes approved in special session that impact teacher’s salaries, contracts and their involvement in professional association activities. AEA President John Wright talks about the lawsuit.

November 19, 2009

  • Maintaining Arizona’s Bioscience Momentum  |   Video
    • The Arizona Biosciences Roadmap Steering Committee has identified “Four Key Needs” to maintain Arizona’s recent momentum in building its bioscience industry. We’ll discuss those needs with Stuart Flynn, Dean of University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partnership with Arizona State University; Craig Thatcher, Exec. Dean of the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation; and Don Keuth, President of the Phoenix Community Alliance.

November 18, 2009

  • Navajo Generating Station  |   Video
    • The EPA may force the Navajo Generating Station to install expensive emission controls on the coal-fired power plant located in Page, Arizona. The plant has long been criticized for contributing to haze in the Grand Canyon. Central Arizona Project Board President Susan Bitter Smith explains how new emission controls could impact the price of water.

November 16, 2009

  • Solar Company Moves to Arizona  |   Video
    • Chinese solar panel manufacturer Suntech Power Holdings has announced plans to build a manufacturing plant in Arizona. Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council talks about ongoing efforts to lure renewable energy companies, like Suntech, to Arizona.

November 12, 2009

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

November 10, 2009

October 29, 2009

  • State Land Department Self-funding Challenge  |   Video
    • The State Land Department sells and leases State Trust Lands to raise money for public schools. Now, a new state law allows the Department to keep up to ten percent of those earnings to manage those lands. That’s illegal, according to the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest which is asking the Attorney General to stop those payments from continuing. Hear from former State Land Commissioner Mark Winkleman who helped establish the law and Arizona Education Association President John Wright who is supporting the legal challenge.

October 15, 2009

  • University Presidents  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Regents has challenged university presidents to come up with ways to make higher education more affordable. Arizona State University President Michael Crow, University of Arizona President Robert Shelton, and Northern Arizona University President John Haeger share their ideas for lower cost alternatives to the traditional 4-year university degree.

October 14, 2009

  • Water and Energy  |   Video
    • It takes large amounts of water to produce energy, and it takes energy to treat and distribute water. The demand for both are ever-increasing in a growing state like Arizona. Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Kris Mayes, Arizona Investment Council President Gary Yaquinto, and Professor Mike Pasqualetti of ASU’S School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning discuss this inter-relationship between energy and water and how to ensure Arizona has a sustainable supply of both.
  • Transportation Electrification  |   Video
    • Donald Karner, President and CEO of Phoenix-based eTec, discusses the $100 million grant his company was awarded to undertake the largest deployment of electric vehicles and charging stations in U.S. history.

October 13, 2009

  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • Arizonans share their views on health care reform. Guests include: Roger Hughes, Executive Director of St. Luke's Health Initiatives, a public foundation focused on health policy and creating healthy communities; Ritch Steven, Chair of the AARP Arizona Advocacy Network; Suzanne Taylor, Senior Vice President of Public Policy for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Bernadette Melnyk, Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor in Nursing at the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

October 6, 2009

  • LightWorks Research Initiative  |   Video
    • Meet former BP Pacific and BP China President Gary Dirks who has been selected by ASU as director of LightWorks, a new initiative to position the university as a leader in solar power and other light-inspired research.

October 1, 2009

September 29, 2009

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll  |   Video
    • Find out what Arizonans think about President Obama, Governor Brewer, and health care reform in the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll. Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Dr. Tara Blanc discuss the results.

September 23, 2009

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

September 21, 2009

  • Tuition Tax Credits  |   Video
    • A legislative panel is searching for ways to stop reported abuses in Arizona’s tuition tax credit law. Meanwhile, there are those who say the law cannot be fixed because it’s unconstitutional. Hear what Institute for Justice attorney Tim Keller and AEA President John Wright have to say about the issue.

September 14, 2009

  • Environmental Excellence  |   Video
    • A review of some of the 2009 Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Award winners with Valley Forward President, Diane Brossart and Jay Hicks, a landscape architect and planner who served as lead judge for the competition.

September 10, 2009

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

September 9, 2009

  • Transportation Electrification  |   Video
    • Donald Karner, President and CEO of Phoenix-based eTec, discusses the $100 million grant his company was awarded to undertake the largest deployment of electric vehicles and charging stations in U.S. history.

September 8, 2009

  • Science Foundation Arizona
    • According to a recent report, the State’s $60 million investment in Science Foundation Arizona has leveraged an additional $110 million in outside capital. Now, the State has backed away from its funding commitment to SFAz putting its efforts to grow Arizona’s technology sector at risk. Hear from SFAz President and CEO Bill Harris.

August 27, 2009

  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • Suzanne Taylor, Senior Vice President of Public Policy for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, shares her views on health care reform.

August 25, 2009

  • Water and Energy  |   Video
    • It takes large amounts of water to produce energy, and it takes energy to treat and distribute water. The demand for both are ever-increasing in a growing state like Arizona. Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Kris Mayes, Arizona Investment Council President Gary Yaquinto, and Professor Mike Pasqualetti of ASU’S School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning discuss this inter-relationship between energy and water and how to ensure Arizona has a sustainable supply of both.

August 24, 2009

  • Economists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Economists are saying that the recession is over, yet bad economic news continues. Find out more about how the economy is doing in an economic roundtable with Professor of Economics Dennis Hoffman, W. P. Carey School of Business, ASU; Professor of Finance Herb Kaufman, W. P. Carey School of Business, ASU; and Senior Vice President Jim Rounds, Elliott D. Pollack & Company.

August 19, 2009

  • Arizona's Growing Bioscience Sector  |   Video
    • Dr. Jeffrey Trent, President and Research Director of TGEN; Marty Shultz, Chair of the Arizona Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee; and Dr. Michael Mobley of ASU's Biodesign Institute and Board Chairman of the Arizona Bioindustry Association discuss what Arizona is doing to grow its biotech sector and become a global leader in bioscience research and commerce.

August 17, 2009

  • Town Halls  |   Video
    • Town halls being held nationwide on President Obama's health care reform plan have been tumultuous. Patrick Keney, chair of the Arizona State University Political Science Department, will talk about the town halls in terms of democracy and freedom of speech.

August 6, 2009

  • A Lower-Cost University Education  |   Video
    • The Arizona Board of Regents has challenged university presidents to come up with ways to make higher education more affordable. Arizona State University President Michael Crow, University of Arizona President Robert Shelton, and Northern Arizona University President John Haeger share their ideas for lower cost alternatives to the traditional 4-year university degree.

July 29, 2009

  • Education Roundtable  |   Video
    • Education experts discuss the state of public education in Arizona and President Obama’s “Race to the Top” education reform initiative that provides more than $4 billion in incentives for states and schools that meet certain requirements. Guests Eileen Sigmund, President of the Arizona Charter Schools Association; John Wright, President of the Arizona Education Association; and Dr. Marjorie Kaplan, Director of the “Beat the Odds Institute” for the Center for the Future of Arizona.

July 22, 2009

  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • A discussion about President Obama’s ideas for health care reform with Dr. Jonathan Weisbuch, a former director of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Dr. Jeffrey Singer, a surgeon and treasurer for Arizonans for Health Care Reform, and Dr. Michael Powers, a neurologist and former president of the Arizona Medical Association.

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.

July 1, 2009

  • Lower-cost College Education  |   Video
    • Arizona Board of Regents President Ernest Calderon discusses ideas for a cheaper alternative to the traditional four-year degree from one of Arizona’s three state universities.

June 25, 2009

  • Copper Mining Land Exchange  |   Video
    • The Resolution Copper Mining company is asking Congress to approve a federal land swap that will allow the company to begin mining a huge body of copper ore near Superior, Arizona. The project could provide a huge economic boost to a community, but it may also have some negative impacts.  Join us as we travel to Superior to hear from both critics and supporters of the project.  Our studio guest is David Salisbury, President and CEO of RCM.

June 23, 2009

  • Cancer Clinical Trials  |   Video
    • The non-profit charity, Stand Up to Cancer, has awarded a Scottsdale-based pancreatic cancer research project $18 million to find a way to fight the disease.  Scottsdale Healthcare is the primary site for clinical trials in this research project that’s a partnership between Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute.  Our studio guest is Dr. Mark Slater, Scottsdale Healthcare’s Vice President for Research.
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  • Obama Health Care Plan  |   Video
    • President Obama spoke to members of the American Medical Association recently. Hear from Dr. Jacqueline Chadwick of the Arizona Medical Association about the speech and the president’s plan.

June 10, 2009

  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce  |   Video
    • Todd Sanders, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce talks about what the Chamber is doing to help its members make it through this tough economy, and he shares his perspective on the state budget.

June 9, 2009

May 27, 2009

  • Healthcare Reform  |   Video
    • The president and CEO of Scottsdale Healthcare talks about health care reform and Health for Life.

May 26, 2009

  • Supreme Court Nominee  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender talks about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee to replace Justice Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court.

May 21, 2009

  • Reinventing Arizona's Economy  |   Video
    • Business and political leaders engage in a lively discussion about strengthening Arizona’s economy through smart investments and tax policies that attract and keep high paying jobs in Arizona. Panelists include: Michael Bidwill, Arizona Cardinals President and Chairman of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Representative John McComish, Majority Leader of the Arizona House of Representatives, and Elliott Pollack, Economic and Real Estate consultant.
  • Special Session: Corporate Tax Credits  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer called a special session to expand Arizona’s corporate tax credit law to benefit disabled and foster kids. Already, corporations that owe state income tax can choose to give some, or all, of that money to a school tuition organization which uses the money to help low income kids attend private and religious schools. The special session seeks to create a similar program for foster and disabled kids.

May 14, 2009

  • Obama Commencement Speech  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama delivers the commencement speech at the Arizona State University graduation this year. Hear the commencement address on Horizon.

May 12, 2009

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams talk about legislative issues, with the budget being the top and just about the only issue addressed this session.

May 11, 2009

  • Lower-cost College Degrees  |   Video
    • Budget cuts and tuition hikes have prompted the Arizona Board of Regents to take a closer look at the affordability of higher education. The President-elect of the Arizona Board of Regents talks about one idea to provide students with lower cost options for earning a college degree.

May 7, 2009

  • Retiring Justice David Souter  |   Video
    • U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter is retiring this summer at the end of the Court’s current term. ASU law professor Paul Bender talks about Justice Souter’s impact on the nation’s high court and about President Obama’s opportunity to nominate someone to replace him.

April 29, 2009

April 14, 2009

April 1, 2009

March 31, 2009

  • ASU President Michael Crow  |   Video
    • Arizona State University President Dr. Michael Crow talks about how the university is responding to significant state funding cuts and other challenges created by the economy.

March 25, 2009

March 24, 2009

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • State lawmakers are focusing mostly on the budget. Learn more from Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams.

March 23, 2009

March 19, 2009

February 26, 2009

  • Renewable Energy Tax Credit Bill  |   Video
    • The President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council talks about a bill recently introduced by state lawmakers that offers economic incentives to renewable energy companies that move their headquarters or manufacturing facilities to Arizona.
  • Health Care Cuts  |   Video
    • Arizona's health care system is enduring severe budget cuts made by the state legislature. Arizona Hospital and Health Care Association President John Rivers discusses the impact of the cuts.

February 25, 2009

  • New State Bar CEO  |   Video
    • John Phelps, the new head of the Arizona State Bar, discusses issues facing the Bar and his experience organizing the inauguration of President Obama.

February 19, 2009

  • Representative Flake  |   Video
    • Hear reaction from Congressman Jeff Flake, one of the biggest critics of pork-barrel spending in congress, on President Obama's stimulus package.

February 17, 2009

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • State Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams talk about the latest legislative priorities, including the state budget.

February 11, 2009

  • Renewable Energy Tax Credit Bill  |   Video
    • The President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council talks about a bill recently introduced by state lawmakers that offers economic incentives to renewable energy companies that move their headquarters or manufacturing facilities to Arizona.

February 10, 2009

  • School Choice  |   Video
    • Arizona School Tuition Organization Association President Harry Miller talks about the state's tuition tax programs, some of which are facing legal challenges.

February 5, 2009

  • Merit Selection  |   Video
    • In Arizona, judges on the state level and in our two most populous counties are not elected; they are chosen by a commission. Find out about the history and pros and cons of the system from Maricopa County Judicial Nominating Commissioner Doug Cole and attorney Len Munsil.

February 4, 2009

  • Education  |   Video
    • Dr. Jim Zaharis, Vice President for Education for Greater Phoenix Leadership, a CEO business group whose mission is to improve economic vitality and the quality of life in our state, talks about investing in public education in light of recent state budget cuts.

January 21, 2009

  • University Presidents  |   Video
    • Legislative leaders are recommending hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts for the state's three universities. Arizona State University President Michael Crow, University of Arizona President Robert Shelton and Northern Arizona University President John Haeger join Ted Simons to talk about the proposed funding cuts and what it would do to the future of the universities.

January 19, 2009

  • Obama Inauguration  |   Video
    • Arizona State University history Professors Matthew Whitaker and Brooks Simpson discuss the history of the inauguration and how the election of Barack Obama impacts minority communities.
  • Business Community   |   Video
    • suzanne Taylor, senior vice president of public policy for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, explains the business community's needs that will soon be brought to the state legislature's attention.
  • Chihuly Display  |   Video
    • Join HORIZON for a tour of artist Dale Chihuly's latest blown-glass display at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

January 13, 2009

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams talk about the tough task of balancing the state's budget and the bills before the legislature in the upcoming session.

December 11, 2008

  • The State of Education in Arizona  |   Video
    • As a follow-up to the PBS documentary Where We Stand: America's Schools in the 21st Century, HORIZON asks John Wright, president of the Arizona Education Association; Eugene Garcia, VP of Education Partnerships at ASU; and Michael Block, co-founder of BASIS charter schools how to improve public education in Arizona.

November 24, 2008

November 20, 2008

  • The Next Arizona Governor?  |   Video
    • Bob Robb, political columnist for The Arizona Republic, talks about reports that Governor Janet Napolitano may leave the state to join President-elect Barack Obama's new administration and the woman who would replace her as governor, Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer.

November 19, 2008

  • The State of Education in Arizona  |   Video
    • As a follow-up to the PBS documentary Where We Stand: America's Schools in the 21st Century, HORIZON asks John Wright, president of the Arizona Education Association; Eugene Garcia, VP of Education Partnerships at ASU; and Michael Block, co-founder of BASIS charter schools how to improve public education in Arizona.

November 17, 2008

  • New Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • The Arizona House and Senate have selected new leaders. Hear what Senate President-elect Bob Burns and House Speaker-elect Kirk Adams have to say about the issues theyll face next session.
  • Arizona 2030 Report  |   Video
    • Arizona State University researchers release a report today that spells out Arizona's infrastructure needs for the next 25 years. ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman reviews the findings.

November 13, 2008

  • Obama Administration   |   Video
    • President-Elect Barack Obama continues his transition to power. Arizona State University Political Science Professor Rudy Espino talks about Obama's transition to power.

October 28, 2008

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.

September 25, 2008

  • Financial Bailout  |   Video
    • Members of Congress and the President have been discussing plans to rescue the nation's financial system. Arizona State University professor Herbert Kaufman discusses bailout plans

September 17, 2008

  • The State of Education in Arizona  |   Video
    • As a follow-up to the PBS documentary Where We Stand: America's Schools in the 21st Century, HORIZON asks John Wright, president of the Arizona Education Association; Eugene Garcia, VP of Education Partnerships at ASU; and Michael Block, co-founder of BASIS charter schools how to improve public education in Arizona.

September 16, 2008

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • There is news about the economy in turmoil, much of it related to the banking industry. Arizona State University Economist Anthony Sanders discusses problems in the banking industry as well as other issues.
  • Election Update  |   Video
    • The Maricopa County Recorder's Office has canvassed the final tallies for elections across the valley. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell discusses the elections canvas results and other election issues.
  • Hospital Community Benefits  |   Video
    • The Desert Mission Food Bank is an affiliate of John C. Lincoln Health Network. It is one example of how hospitals reach beyond providing medical care to offer a variety of social services. John Rivers, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, joins us to talk about the role of hospitals in the community.

August 13, 2008

August 12, 2008

  • China Olympics  |   Video
    • Frank Neville, associate vice president of communications and outreach for the Thunderbird School of Global Management, talks about the potential political and economic impact on China as the Olympic host nation.
  • Public Health Update  |   Video
    • school is back in session and we discuss the importance of immunizations. We also examine this summer's public health issues, including pool health safety and salmonella with Maricopa County Department of Public Health Nursing Administrator Machrina Leach.
  • small Town Challenges: Transportation  |   Video
    • How do small towns handle the challenge of improving roads while maintaining their charm? The town of Sedona is working on doing just that with a huge transportation project through town. We talk with the Arizona Department of Transportation about different projects around the state.

July 28, 2008

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

June 26, 2008

June 25, 2008

June 19, 2008

  • US Airways  |   Video
    • The President of US Airways, Scott Kirby, talks about rising fuel prices, the sluggish economy, and other challenges facing the airline industry.
  • Maricopa Health System Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Maricopa Medical Center is operated by the Maricopa Integrated Health System. System officials are using a new state law to stop millions of dollars from flowing to the states general fund. Its money they say should be going to the Medical Center. Now the state is suing. Bil Bruno, a member of the MIHS Governing Board talks about the case.

June 17, 2008

  • T.I.M.E. Initiative  |   Video
    • A measure heading for the November ballot would increase the sales tax to raise funds for transportation projects. The �T.I.M.E. Initiative� seeks to fund improvements to the state�s transportation system through a one-cent increase to our statewide sales tax over 30 years. David Martin with the T.I.M.E. Coalition talks about the measure. Martin is also president of the Arizona Chapter of Associated General Contractors.

June 16, 2008

  • 2008 Kids Count  |   Video
    • We look at how Arizona fares in an annual study that measures children�s health and safety. Dana Naimark of the Children�s Action Alliance is the guest.

June 11, 2008

  • Political Dominos  |   Video
    • The outcome of the presidential election will determine if political dominoes start falling in Arizona. Two of the states top elected officials, Senator John McCain and Governor Janet Napolitano are clearly in play. If McCain wins the presidency, Napolitano will have to appoint his Senate replacement. If Obama wins the presidency, Napolitano could leave her office to join his administration. Stan Barnes, president of Copper State Consulting Group and Bob Grossfeld, president of the Media Guys, Inc., will sort through the potential domino effects.

June 10, 2008

  • RN Shortage  |   Video
    • Arizona faces one of the nation�s most critical shortages of registered nurses (RNs), according to an Arizona Healthcare Workforce Data Center study that ranks the need for RNs nationwide. Kathy Scott, RN, PhD, regional vice president of Clinical Services for Banner Health joins us to discuss the study, and the shortage of RNs.

May 28, 2008

  • senate President  |   Video
    • Tim Bee, Arizona State Senate President, joins Ted Simons to talk about legislative accomplishments and the challenges that remain, including efforts to balance the 2009 state budget.
  • Top-ranked Charter School  |   Video
    • BASIS Charter School in Tucson is ranked by Newsweek as the nations top high school. The co-founder and Chair of BASIS, Dr. Michael Block, joins Ted in the HORIZON studio.

May 15, 2008

  • Jewish News  |   Video
    • For 60 years, The Jewish News has served the Valley's Jewish community, reporting the latest news about the community and events from around the world. Rabbi Maynard Bell and Vicki Cabot, former president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and longtime Jewish News writer, will talk about the impact of the paper and the impact of the Jewish community on our Valley and state.

May 8, 2008

  • Employer Sanctions Reaction  |   Video
    • Glen Hamer of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry responds to the changes made to the employer sanctions law, many requested by the business community. He will also discuss the proposal to permanently repeal a property tax.
  • Miranda Rights Book  |   Video
    • Lawyer Gary Stuart is the author of a book about the Miranda rights. Stuart shares some fascinating stories about how this famous decision came to be, and its ironic impact on Ernesto Miranda, the Phoenix man whose case led to Miranda rights.
  • Richard Dawkins  |   Video
    • Hes been called Darwins rottweiler. Celebrated author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins talks about the beauty of evolution and his promotion of atheism.

April 29, 2008

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll  |   Video
    • Who do Arizona voters favor in the upcoming presidential election? Also, find out what they feel about the job President Bush is doing in the latest Cronkite/ Eight Poll. Poll director Dr. Bruce Merrill and assistant poll director Dr. Tara Blanc will analyze the results. Read the complete results.

April 24, 2008

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

April 22, 2008

  • Healthcare and the State Budget  |   Video
    • How will balancing the state budget affect agencies such as AHCCCS and payments to hospitals and healthcare programs? John Rivers, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, joins us to talk about the cost of providing healthcare in a lean economy.

April 14, 2008

  • One on One  |   Video
    • Bob Grossfeld of The Media Guys and Doug Cole of Arizona Highground debate the issues in the state Legislature.

April 9, 2008

March 26, 2008

  • English Learner Funding  |   Video
    • How much additional money will it take to educate Arizona�s English Language Learners (ELLs), $40 million or $300 million? State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne and Arizona School Administrators Association President Greg Wyman talk about their differing cost estimates.

March 24, 2008

  • sky Song  |   Video
    • skySong, Arizona State University�s high-tech business center, officially opens this week. Julia Rosen, ASU Associate Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at SkySong, will tell us about the facility.

February 21, 2008

February 14, 2008

  • Improving Education  |   Video
    • What must be done to improve education in Arizona? Join our panel of education leaders as they discuss options and opportunities to make the state more responsive to the needs of its students. Guests include former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Graham Keegan, Arizona Business and Education Coalition Executive Director Susan Carlson and Arizona Board of Regents Vice President Ernest Calderon.

February 13, 2008

February 12, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times joins us to talk about the big issues at the state legislature.
  • Widespread Flu  |   Video
    • The flu has now spread across Arizona, earning the state the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions highest flu-activity designation. Will Humble, assistant director for health preparedness for the Arizona Department of Health Services, shares the latest news on the flu and talks about the importance of prevention.
  • Love Your Kids  |   Video
    • Roughly 130,000 children in Arizona qualify for KidsCare but are not enrolled. "Love Your Kids" is the first-ever statewide KidsCare enrollment event. Its goal is to raise awareness for the low-cost health insurance available to many of Arizona's working families, and to help qualifying families apply. Dana Naimark, president & CEO of Childrens Action Alliance, tells us more about the event.

February 7, 2008

  • Mitt Romney drops out of Republican Race  |   Video
    • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney drops out of the race. Republican political analyst Chuck Coughlin talks about what that means for Arizona Senator John McCain, the Republican front-runner for president.

January 28, 2008

  • state of the Union
    • HORIZON is pre-empted by the Newshour's coverage of the president's State of the Union Address.

January 24, 2008

  • Improving Education  |   Video
    • What must be done to improve education in Arizona? Join our panel of education leaders as they discuss options and opportunities to make the state more responsive to the needs of its students. Scheduled guests include former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Graham Keegan, Arizona Business and Education Coalition Executive Director Susan Carlson and Arizona Board of Regents Vice President Ernest Calderon.

January 21, 2008

  • Civil Rights Special  |   Video
    • We honor the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen, who fought fascism in WWII and racism at home. Then, HORIZON talks with Paul Chavez, son of Cesar Chavez. We close the program with a look at the genocide in Rwanda with the man who the movie Hotel Rwanda was based on, Paul Rusesabagina.

January 17, 2008

  • Recession?  |   Video
    • Is the economy in a recession? The state's jobless rate is up again, and the Federal Reserve chairman is indicating Feds are ready to pull the trigger on another interest rate cut. Debra Roubik, an economist with Grand Canyon University, will tell us why she thinks we are actually coming out of a recession.
  • Employer Sanctions Suit  |   Video
    • A federal judge has put off any enforcement of Arizona's employer sanctions law until March 1st. He's expected to rule by February on the law. Reporter Mark Brodie of KJZZ radio was at the hearing on the case, and will bring us up to date.
  • West Valley State-of-the-State  |   Video
    • Governor Janet Napolitano gave a speech today to West Valley leaders on the state-of-the-state from a West Valley perspective. Jack Lunsford, President and CEO of WESTMARC, an organization that promotes the West Valley, talks about the Governor's speech.

January 14, 2008

  • 2008 State of the State Address  |   Video
    • Governor Janet Napolitano will give the 2008 State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature. Well show the speech in its entirety, have Republican response and will discuss the address with Alfredo Gutierrez, former state legislator and a political consultant for Tequida and Gutierrez, and Chuck Coughlin, the founder and president of HighGround, a political consulting and lobbying firm.

January 10, 2008

  • Immigration Bills  |   Video
    • state Representative Russell Pearce will introduce several more immigration bills this legislative session, including one aimed as so-called "anchor babies." Pearce will give us a preview of the bills.
  • Business Legislative Agenda  |   Video
    • The state's business community would like to see tax breaks and revisions of the state employer's sanctions law this upcoming legislative session. Glen Hamer of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce will discuss the business community's legislative agenda.

November 29, 2007

  • Proposed High School Graduation Requirements
    • The Arizona State Board of Education is considering a plan to increase the number of math and science credits required to earn a high school diploma. Its also considering a new rule that establishes a dual diploma system. The Board President and a Marana Unified School District official talk about the proposals. Proposed Board of Education rules
  • Nixon and Elvis
    • Egil Bud Krogh was the man President Richard Nixon placed in charge of the Special Investigations Unit, or plumbers. During a recent visit to ASU, he sat down with us to tell the amazing story of Elvis Presleys visit with Nixon at the White House, asking for a badge to be a special narcotics agent.
  • French Fry Trucks
    • An Arizona Carls Jr. franchisee has converted his company's trucks to run on french fry oil.

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 6, 2007

  • East Valley Partnership
    • Expanded freeways and Kids Voting are two projects that were developed by the East Valley Partnership. Roc Arnett, President and CEO of the East Valley Partnership, and Charles Wahlheim, one of the original founders of the group, will talk about what EVP has done as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

October 31, 2007

  • Career Ladder Lawsuit
    • Career Ladder is Arizonas performance-based pay program for teachers. Twenty-eight Arizona school districts participate in the program while more than 200 others do not. They couldnt participate if they wanted to because the State legislature hasnt approved new Career Ladder funding since 1994. Gilbert Public Schools, a nonparticipating district, has filed a lawsuit claiming the program violates the State Constitutions general and uniform requirement for public education. A Gilbert Public Schools representative and the President of the Arizona Education Association discuss the lawsuit. Read the lawsuit. [pdf file] 598 KB Arizona Education Association Web site
  • scott Ritter
    • A conversation with the former U.N. weapons inspector who contradicted the Bush Administrations claim that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. Ritter says the Bush Administration is trying to make a similar case for war against Iran.

October 30, 2007

  • Underage Drinking
    • Governor Napolitano and the Arizona Underage Drinking Prevention Committee has launched a new public awareness campaign that calls on parents and adults to "Draw the Line" against underage drinking. Holly Orozco, Governor's Senior Advisor on Substance Abuse Policy and Manuel Medina, Vice President of Diversity for Terros Behavioral Health Services join the studio discussion. Learn more. Visit the Draw the Line Against Underage Drinking program Web site.

October 24, 2007

  • Phoenix New Times Investigation
    • An update on a judges decision to unseal secret grand-jury documents related to the Phoenix New Times Investigation by the Maricopa County Attorneys Office.
  • Arizona's Immigration Strategy Part 3
    • Well examine a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court that challenges the constitutionality of Arizonas employer-sanctions law.
  • Tom Donohue
    • HORIZON discusses immigration strategy with the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

October 23, 2007

October 16, 2007

  • s-CHIP
    • Congress approved legislation to add 4 million children to a popular health-care-coverage programS-CHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) also known as KidsCare in Arizonabut the bill was vetoed by President Bush. Some say the expansion pushes the program beyond its original intent. Supporters of the expansion say it is needed to cover uninsured children of poor working families. Congress is poised to vote on a possible override of the Bush veto. We discuss both sides of the issue.

October 15, 2007

  • Domestic Violence
    • October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Linda Scott, vice president of the Child & Family Solutions department for the Jewish Family and Children's Service, talks about the issues facing the community in connection with domestic violence. Find out more. Visit http://www.wipeoutdomesticviolence.org
  • Robin Wright
    • We talk with author and journalist Robin Wright, who has covered the Middle East since the mid-70s. Her book, "The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran," was selected as one of the 25 most memorable books of the year in 2000.
  • Arts and Economic Prosperity
    • A recent Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture report has determined the arts contribute a great deal to the valley economy.

October 11, 2007

August 30, 2007

  • sen. McCain
    • senator John McCain was in town Thursday for a campaign stop in his home state. Hear what the senator had to say.
  • Hot Weather
    • This has been the hottest summer on record in Phoenix. National Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Haffer tells us why it was so hot.
  • The Cost of Teaching English Part 4
    • A panel is working on a model to instruct ELLs in Arizona. Find out more about the model and how close the panel is to completing this project.

August 28, 2007

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • The latest Cronkite Eight Poll will attempt to reveal what Arizona voters think about Sheriff Joe Arpaio's new hotline for reporting illegal immigrants, what they think about President' Bush's new immigration rules, and who is the voters' favorite presidential candidate. Cronkite Eight Poll Associate Director Tara Blanc will discuss the details. Read the complete Poll results.

August 16, 2007

  • Arizona Veterans Hospital
    • Excerpts from Congressman Harry Mitchells visit to the Arizona Veterans Hospital along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Ed Pastor.
  • Congressman Harry Mitchell
    • First-term Congressman Harry Mitchell of Tempe returns to HORIZON to talk about his first six months on Capitol Hill.
  • stock Market
    • The stock market closed below 13,000 for the first time in nearly four months as a liquidity crisis deepens. Local stock analyst Bob Parker will tell us what's happening with the market and how the housing market is driving the crisis.

July 30, 2007

  • Immigration Hotline
    • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has set up a hotline for people to report information regarding undocumented immigrants. Critics say it promotes racial profiling. HORIZON talks to Arpaio about the hotline, and speaks with State Representative Ben Miranda, a critic of the hotline.
  • One on One
    • Our weekly segment features two political analysts going head to head on the issues that affect Arizonans. Tonight, Bob Grossfeld of The Media Guys, Inc., will be opposed by The Goldwater Institutes Darcy Olsen.
  • Pinal County Report
    • For most of the past 50 years, Pinal County wasnt terribly concerned about its image, choices or growth. But now, Pinal County is changing faster than anyone ever imagined. The Morrison Institute just released a new study on the future of this rapidly-growing county. Morrison Institute Director Rob Melnick talks about the study, The Future of Pinal - Making Choices, Making Places.

July 17, 2007

  • Victims' Rights
    • The Governor's office of Victims' rights promotes public awareness of victims rights and assists crime victims. Dan Levey, Adviser to the Governor for Victims and National President of Parents Of Murdered Children joins us to talk about his work advocating for victim's rights as well as recently passed victims' rights legislation.

July 9, 2007

  • Employer Sanctions
    • A discussion of the new law signed by the governor that punishes employers who knowingly hire undocumented migrants. The bills sponsors, Representative Russell Pearce and Minority Whip Representative Steve Gallardo, will be our guests.
  • One on One
    • Rebekah Friend, executive director of the Arizona AFL-CIO, and Jessica Pacheco, senior vice president of public affairs for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, will go head to head on issues that affect workers, the new employer sanctions law and the Right to Work law.
  • Arizona Economic Forum
    • Forum President Alan Maguire shares what the forum participants considered last month in Flagstaff.

June 28, 2007

  • Democratic Presidential Debate
    • PBS is airing a debate between eight people running for President on the Democratic ticket. Three journalists of color will be asking the candidates questions in PBS All-American Presidential Forums on PBS. Cronkite Eight Poll Director Bruce Merrill will preview the debate.

June 27, 2007

June 7, 2007

  • Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform
    • A new group has started an ad campaign, pushing Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Sheridan Bailey, co-founder and president of Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform and owner of Phoenix-based iron fabricator Ironco Enterprises, will talk about the group's efforts.

May 30, 2007

  • Earth Fissures
    • The Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) is working on the first comprehensive maps of earth fissures in Arizona. These tension cracks in the earth occur when groundwater is extracted faster than its replenished. The survey director talks about the mapping project and some of the problems caused by earth fissures. Arizona Geological Survey Web site
  • Tuskegee Airmen
    • After more than sixty years, the Tuskegee Airmen are honored with a Congressional Gold Medal for their efforts during World War II.

May 24, 2007

  • Arizona Military Affairs: Veteran Home
    • In March, the state health department documented cases of poor patient care and neglect at the Arizona State Veteran Home; the governor removed the director of the Department of Veterans' Services. Have conditions improved at the facility? Well get an update.
  • Fort McDowell Sovereignty Day
    • It's been 15 years since a standoff between state and federal agents and residents of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Reservation over Indian gaming. Since then, Indian gaming has flourished in Arizona. We talk to President Raphael Bear about the historic event.

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.

May 17, 2007

  • Immigration Bill
    • A group of senators has reached agreement with the Bush Administration on an immigration bill that would give legal status to those already here after toughening enforcement on the border. Arizona Republic Columnist Bob Robb will give us an update.
  • senate Budget
    • The Senate has passed a bi-partisan $10.6 Billion state budget. Senate President Tim Bee will tell us about the spending plan.
  • super Bowl Emerging Businesses
    • The Super Bowl Committee is holding a series of workshops for women and minority- owned businesses to help those businesses get contracts for the Super Bowl and related events. Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee will tell us more.

May 10, 2007

  • Apprehension Reductions
    • Apprehensions of Illegal Aliens are down at the U.S. Mexican border. Tougher enforcement, including 6,000 additional guard troops, is being credited. But ASU Economist Dawn McLaren says the real credit belongs to a worsening economy.
  • Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform
    • A new group will start an ad campaign Friday, pushing Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Sheridan Bailey, co-founder and president of Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform and owner of Ironco Enterprises, a Phoenix-based iron fabricator, will talk about the group's efforts.
  • DPS Director
    • We talk to the director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Roger Vanderpool, about issues affecting the agency. Vanderpool will talk about how the DPS handles human smugglers and efforts to get more money for DPS officers.

April 30, 2007

  • smoking
    • The new statewide smoking ban goes into effect at midnight. We look at the effect the ban will have on businesses that have permitted smoking. Bill Pfeifer, the former chairman of the Smoke-Free Arizona campaign, is the guest.
  • At the Capitol
    • Two political consultants discuss the issues currently being considered at the Arizona Capitol.

April 26, 2007

  • McCain Candidacy
    • Although he's been campaigning for months, Arizona Republican Senator John McCain officially announced his campaign for president this week. We'll talk to Wes Gullett of the McCain campaign about McCain's candidacy and the problems it's experienced lately.
  • Light Rail Update
    • METRO light rail CEO Rick Simonetta updates us on the Valleys regional light rail system construction.
  • Arziona's Climate Change Part four
    • Environmental public interest organization Valley Forward is holding a half-day Livability Summit on Friday, April 27. The event will spotlight ways business and industry can help reduce greenhouse gases, and it will facilitate meaningful public dialogue on challenges to building a sustainable future.

April 24, 2007

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • What do Arizonans think about the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on partial birth abortion? Are President Bush's approval ratings as low in Arizona as they are in the rest of the nation? Those are a couple of questions we asked registered Arizona voters in the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll. Poll Director Bruce Merrill and his Associate Director Tara Blanc will discuss the results. Read the complete Poll results.

April 23, 2007

  • Arizona's Climate Change Part one
    • We begin our four-part series on climate change with a look at the politics of current environmental policy on global warming and emissions reduction. HORIZON examines the phenomenon of the film, An Inconvenient Truth and the work of former Vice President Al Gore on the subject. We talk about the role partisan politics plays in shaping environmental policy in the United States.

April 16, 2007

  • At the Capitol
    • Bob Grossfeld of The Media Guys and Barrett Marson, director of communications for the State House of Representatives, debate issues currently boiling at the Capitol.
  • Robyn Waters
    • A conversation with the author of The Hummer and the Mini, and one of the trend-spotting marketers who helped make retail chain Target into the competitive operation it is today.
  • state Land
    • A look into issues facing Arizona State Land Department Commissioner Mark Winkleman.

April 12, 2007

  • Presidential Candidate
    • Texas Congressman Ron Paul is running for President as a Republican. However, Paul has strong support from Libertarians because of his views. Paul will talk about his candidacy and where he stands on the issues.

April 9, 2007

  • At the Capitol
    • We begin a new Monday night segment in which political representatives square off on state government issues. Tonight, it's Barrett Marson, Director of Communications for the State House of Representatives and Bob Grossfeld, of The Media Guys, Inc.
  • Sustainability
    • sir Crispin Tickell, director of the Policy Foresight Programme of the James Martin Institute at Oxford University, and Chuck Redmond, Director of ASUs School of Sustainability, discuss climate change and the importance of conservation.
  • Chamber Schism
    • Charlie Deaton, President and CEO of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, and Jessica Pacheco, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, will talk about the the employer sanctions bill currently making its way through the state legislature. The two organizations differ in their support of the bill.

April 4, 2007

  • school Choice Debate
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender and the president of The Alliance For School Choice, Clint Bolick, debate the school choice issue. An excerpt will play on HORIZON, and the full debate can be seen on the HORIZON Web site.
  • school Choice Debate - Full one hour debate
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender and the president of The Alliance For School Choice, Clint Bolick, debate the school choice issue.

April 2, 2007

  • Terry McAuliffe
    • A conversation with the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee about his book, What a Party! and his position currently as Campaign Director for Senator Hillary Clintons run for president.

March 29, 2007

  • Lottery funds for Homeless
    • A bill is progressing through the state legislature that would use lottery funds to help the homeless. Representative Robert Meza will talk about the bill.
  • Health Insurance for the Poor
    • state lawmakers are working on getting some money to help promote state health care plans for the poor. Dana Naimark of Children's Action Alliance and Representative Kirk Adams will talk about the effort.
  • Nanotech
    • Arizona State University professor Steve Goodnick brings us up to date on the latest in nanotechnology, an emerging technology that takes place at the molecular level.

February 20, 2007

  • school Vouchers
    • A group of education and political organizations filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop state scholarships, which pay for some children to attend private or religious schools. We hear both sides of the school voucher issue from John Wright, President of the Arizona Education Association which supports the lawsuit filed against school vouchers. Also joining us is Tim Keller, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice, which plans to intervene in the suit on behalf of parents and children to defent the voucher programs.
  • Iraqi Refugees
    • There is hope for hundreds of Iraq war refugees here in Arizona. The United Nations is screening and registering refugees this month. Joining HORIZON is Jamal Al-Fakhouri, Regional Director from the Tucson area of the International Rescue Committee, which works with placing refugees in our state.
  • Transporation Legislation
    • The way Arizona funds our highway construction projects continues to fall behind the state's needs. Lawmakers are working to seek funding options for highway expansion projects. Senator Jay Tibshraeny, (R) Chandler, joins us to talk about current legislation dealing with transportation.

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.

February 5, 2007

  • senate Bill 1132
    • senator Jack Harper discusses the bill he sponsored calling for the creation of a Homeland Security Force in Arizona. House Minority Whip Steve Gallardo also joins HORIZON to discuss the potential impact of such a force.
  • Farm Bill
    • HORIZON looks at the proposals of the 2007 Farm Bill with Arizona Farm Bureau Vice President, Tim Dunn.
  • American Red Cross
    • HORIZON interviews the new head of the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter, Ken Krueger.

January 29, 2007

  • super Bowl
    • As members of the Super Bowl Host Committee head to Miami this week to watch the wind-up to the game this Sunday, we talk with a member of the committee who was instrumental in getting the 2008 Super Bowl for Glendale, Michael Bidwell, Vice President/General Counsel for the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Admiral John G. Morgan
    • The Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information, Plans & Strategy is in Phoenix to hear feedback about the U.S. Navys future. A Conversation with the Country, Maritime Strategy Project will be featured in several cities. To participate in the survey, visit and click on A Conversation with the country.
  • Mortgage Fraud
    • state Senator Jay Tibshraeny will talk about the bill hes sponsoring that will make mortgage fraud a felony in Arizona.

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.
  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • Who do Arizonans feel should be the next president? And who will do a better job with state issues, the Governor or the legislature? Those are a couple of issues we dealt with in the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll. Join Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Associate Poll Director Tara Blanc for analysis. Read the complete Poll results.

January 11, 2007

  • Bush Iraq Plan
    • President Bush has announced a new plan for Iraq. Paul Kinsinger of the Thunderbird Garvin School of International Management analyzes the plan.

January 10, 2007

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

January 8, 2007

January 3, 2007

  • Minimum Wage Increase
    • How is the Arizona business community affected by the new minimum wage increase? Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry joins Horizon for a discussion.

December 20, 2006

  • Air Quality
    • Cooler temperatures early this week gave us a break from the previous weeks bad air quality but that doesnt mean we are clear of future sightings of the Valley's winter brown cloud. The layer of visible particulates that blankets the skyline during the winter season will surely be back. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens joins Horizon to talk about the regions air quality as wells as ways to reduce particulate matter-producing emissions.
  • NAU President John Haeger
    • The president of Northern Arizona University discusses the new Arizona Universities Network that will allow students to enroll in online courses from any of the Arizona state universities. Through this consortium, students will have access to nearly 1,500 online classes.
  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary - Space Probe
    • As we continue our look back at the 25 year history of HORIZON, we remember Space Probe 8. In the mid-Eighties, HORIZON covered the return of Halleys Comet, with nightly reports on space.
  • Photographer Jay Dusard
    • The near mythical life and land of the cowboy are witnessed in an exhibition of black and white photography by Jay Dusard. A student of Frederick Sommer and Ansel Adams, Dusard has long established himself as a master technician and consummate image-maker, as well as skilled teacher in his own right.

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.

October 24, 2006

  • Habeas Corpus Change, Immigration Smuggling Case
    • some say even U.S. citizens could be held without habeas corpus rights under the legislation just signed by President Bush. And for the first time ever, an illegal immigrant has been convicted for conspiracy for smuggling himself. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender discusses both cases.

October 18, 2006

  • school of Sustainability
    • Arizona State University is opening the world's first School of Sustainability in January 2007. The school will include a wide variety of disciplines that deal with sustaining human life on the planet. ASU President Michael Crow joins HORIZON to talk about the new school.
  • Navajo Presidential Candidate
    • Tune in for an interview with Lynda Lovejoy, who is hoping to unseat the current president of the Navajo Nation. Topics include gaming rights and the record of the present administration.
  • U.S. Senate Debate
    • KUAT's Election 2006 Senate Candidates Forum with candidates Jon Kyl, Richard Mack, and Jim Pederson.

October 17, 2006

  • Navajo Presidential Candidate
    • Join HORIZON for an interview with Joe Shirley, current Navajo president who is running for reelection. Discussion topics include gaming rights, trade with Cuba, and other issues that affect the Navajo people.

October 11, 2006

  • Remaking American Medicine
    • Thousands of Americans die in hospitals each year of preventable medical errors and one million more are injured. The nationally aired 4-part PBS program Remaking American Medicine examines critical health care issues facing Americans today including patient safety, medical and medication errors and hospital-acquired infections. The series also explores innovative solutions undertaken by providers, patients and their families to transform the care provided by the health care institutions on which we all depend. Arizona Medial Association President Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser and Maureen Dicker, Patient Safety Officer, Veterans Integrated Service Network, join Michael Grant to talk about these efforts.
  • Federal appeals court decision would put voter I.D. requirements on hold
    • A federal appeals court has put a temporary hold on requirements to show I.D. when voting and proof of citizenship when registering to vote. Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard says he is going to appeal the case to the United States Supreme Court. Arizona State University professor Paul Bender will talk about the legal issues involved in the case.
  • Arizona Opera Companys production of Macbeth
    • A sneak preview of the Arizona Opera Company's production of "Macbeth."

October 10, 2006

September 27, 2006

  • Proposition 204
    • Jay Heiler and Stan Barnes discuss this proposition, which would mandate humane treatment of animals before slaughter.
  • John Dean
    • Dean was the first man from the Nixon administration who went to investigators and now he says President Bush should be impeached because he broke the law on warrantless spying. Now former Nixon general counsel John Dean joins HORIZON provide his perspective on NSA spying.

September 19, 2006

  • Proposition 105 and 106 - StateTrust Land
    • The battle between preserving or developing State Trust is heading for a ballot showdown this November. Prop 105 comes from the Legislature, allows 400,000 acres to be saved and limits how the land can be used. It calls for preserving as much as 400,000 acres in state trust land, every acre or parcel of which would have to be approved by the Legislature. Prop 106 is a citizens initiative and would automatically preserve 259,000 acres and set aside an additional 358,000 acres that could be purchased by cities and set aside for conservation. The measure would also revamp the state agency with a board of trustees. If ballot measures are approved at the polls, the one with the most votes wins. Parts of the other plan could become law should the winning measure not have the same provision. We hear from supporters of both propositions.
  • Proposition 101
    • HORIZON examines a measure that would put limits on local governments' ability to raise the property tax. We'll look at the pros and cons of Prop 101.
  • IFESH 25th Anniversary
    • The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH), based in Scottsdale, was founded twenty-five years ago by the Reverend Leon H. Sullivan, a visionary leader and Baptist minister. The organization helps Africans reduce hunger and poverty, empower local communities, raise the standard of literacy and foster cultural, social and economic relations between Americans and Africans. IFESH is gearing up for a 25th anniversary celebration on September 25 with speakers and a workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility: Advancing Education in Africa through Public & Private Partnerships. Dr. Julie Sullivan, President and CEO of IFESH, joins HORIZON.

September 4, 2006

  • Proposition 202
    • This HORIZON installment offers a discussion about the proposition that would raise the minimum wage in Arizona to $6.75 from $5.15. Guests include Rebekah Friend, chairwoman of the Arizona Minimum Wage Coalition and Darcy Olsen, president and CEO of the Goldwater Institute.
  • Ed Pastor
    • Congressman Ed Pastor discusses the relationship between organized labor and the immigration issue.
  • Labor
    • AFL-CIO Executive Director Michael McGrath talks about current efforts to deal with the immigration issue.

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 29, 2006

  • Arizona Education Update: Arts Education Part two of four
    • Few will argue against arts education as a way to develop imaginative, higher-level thinking skills. But what are the standards for arts education in public schools? How widely does funding and program framework for arts education vary from district to district and school to school? Vivian Wessel, executive director of the Arizona Alliance for Arts Education and Darcy Olsen, president of the Goldwater Institute join the studio discussion.

August 24, 2006

  • New UA President
    • The University of Arizona's new president is Robert Shelton from the University of North Carolina. He talks about his goals for the university with host Michael Grant.
  • ELL Ruling
    • A federal appeals court has ruled against a new law funding programs for English Language Learners. The court also ruled against fines levied against the state in the English learning lawsuit. Arizona Republic columnist Richard Ruelas will explain the ruling.
  • Pluto Demoted
    • Pluto is no longer a planet. It has been demoted to "dwarf planet" status. The International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of planetary status it's held since being discovered at an Arizona observatory in 1930. Dr. Phil Christensen, Regents Professor in the Department of Geological Science at Arizona State University, joins us to talk about the change.

August 3, 2006

  • A Decade of Education and Innovation
    • Dr. Peter Likins, retired president of the University of Arizona, visits HORIZON for a look back at his decade-long tenure at the university and his future plans.
  • 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

  • Maccabi Games
    • On August 6 athletes from around the world will compete in the annual Jewish Olympics known as the Maccabi Games right here in the Valley. Mark Shore, president and CEO of the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, will join Michael Grant to talk about the games impact on Arizona's economy.
  • 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.
  • ASU College of Design new entrepreneurial
    • An ASU program at the College of Design offers students an opportunity to create solutions to real problems for people.

August 1, 2006

  • Medication Errors
    • The Institute of Medicine recently released a report outlining the prevalence of medication errors in the United States. Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the Arizona Medical Association provides information about prescription medication safety.
  • Arizonas power providers
    • Arizona's two biggest power providers have assured the public there will be plenty of electricity this summer to run air conditioners across the state. We check in with one of those utility providers.

July 12, 2006

  • Arizona Economic Forum
    • Immigration was the topic of discussion at the Arizona Economic Forum Conference recently held in Flagstaff. Michael Grant talks with an event organizer about the conference.
  • Illegal Immigration Documentary
    • Dont miss this candid conversation with Arizona filmmaker Mercedes Maharis and find out about her groundbreaking documentary "Cochise County, USA: Cries from the Border, her views on immigration and her personal experience with border crossers.
  • science and Technology
    • Join Dr. Richard Toon for a fascinating look at his recent ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy study about people's attitudes on science and technology and its affect on the economy and politics.
  • AIMS test results
    • The 2006 AIMS Test results are in. How well did the students do and are they improving? Arizona Superintendent of Schools Tom Horne joins us for an update.

June 27, 2006

  • A Decade of Education and Innovation
    • Dr. Peter Likins, president of the University of Arizona will be retiring soon from the post he's held for nearly 10 years. Likins offers a look back at his time at the UofA and talks about his future plans.

June 20, 2006

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • How do Arizonans feel about Governor Janet Napolitano's veto of an immigration bill? And how popular is President Bush's in Arizona? Those are among the issues addressed in the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll. Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Assistant Poll Director Tara Blanc discuss the results. Read the complete Poll results.

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 15, 2006

  • ASU Summer Institute on Community
    • Arizona State University and Valley of the Sun United Way are partnering for a three-day workshop focused on strengthening connections between various community groups, researchers, academics, students and social service professionals. The program will provide students and community organizations to the most recent developments in community research and practice. Valley of the Sun United Way Vice President, Community Initiatives Trinity Donovan joins Michael Grant in the studio. To learn more, visit the ASU Summer Institute Web site.

May 31, 2006

  • Napolitano on the issues
    • Governor Janet Napolitano joins Michael Grant to talk about the GOP's $ 9.9 billion budget proposal and immigration reform bill, the president's immigration proposal for the four border states, tax cut plans, and her re-election campaign investigation.

May 23, 2006

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • How do Arizonans feel about Sheriff Joe Arpaios immigration posse, President Bushs immigration plan and NSA spying? Those are some of the issues we surveyed Arizona voters on in the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll. Poll director Bruce Merrill and assistant director Tara Blanc will discuss the results. Read the complete Cronkite-Eight Poll results.

May 16, 2006

  • Battle of Picacho Pass
    • Historian Andy Masich and Civil War enthusiast Bill Thompson take viewers back to the western-most battle of the Civil War: The Battle of Picacho Pass.
  • 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.
  • Immigration legislation

May 1, 2006

  • Thunderbird Marks 60th Year
    • This year the world-renowned Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management celebrates its 60th anniversary. Dr. Angel Cabrera, the President of the Glendale school, will tell us about the institution, its history and future.

April 18, 2006

  • Congressman Grijalva
    • Arizona Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva joins Horizon Host Michael Grant to talk about the latest issues in Congress.
  • Arizona's Civil War Battle
    • April 15 is the anniversary of the Battle of Picacho Pass, which took place near Picacho Peak, located about 70 miles southeast of Phoenix. It was the western most battle of the Civil War. Join Historian Andy Masich and Civil War enthusiast Bill Thompson as they discuss the battle.

March 30, 2006

  • successful Hispanic Schools
    • Why some schools with Latino children beat the odds and why others don't is the topic of a new report by Arizona State University's Morrison Institute and the Center for the Future of Arizona. Lattie Coor, CEO, Center for the Future of Arizona, and Mary Jo Waits, senior fellow, join Michael Grant to discuss the report's findings.

March 28, 2006

  • Tax Time
    • The deadline is approaching to file your 2005 Income Tax Returns. Representatives from the IRS and the State Department of Revenue talk about issues such as IRS Free File, refunds due to people who did not file 2002 returns, the Earned Income Tax Credit and a new Energy Tax Credit for 2005.
  • Legislative Leadership
    • The state legislature is working on issues such as immigration, the state budget and English Language Learning at the State Capitol. Senate President Ken Bennett and House Speaker Jim Weiers join us in the studio for an update on those issues and others.

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.

March 22, 2006

  • Women and Work
    • For 25 years, Arizona Womens Education and Employment Incorporated has helped women move into the workforce. Dr. Clara Lovett, President Emerita of Northern Arizona University, will talk about an upcoming AWEE symposium on the future of women in the work force.

February 27, 2006

  • Legislative Leadership
    • The fines related to the English Language Learner issue are now at $1 million per day and continue to grow. Senate President Ken Bennett and Representative Tom Boone will talk about the English Learner issue, as well as other issues before the legislature.
  • Hamilton Jordan
    • Hamilton Jordan, former White House Chief of Staff for President Jimmy Carter joins HORIZON to talk about his days in the White House, the 1970s, politics and healthcare. Jordan is a four-time survivor of cancer and spoke at the Economic Club of Phoenix from the W.P. Carey School of Business.

February 1, 2006

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

January 31, 2006

  • state of the Union
    • HORIZON will pre-empted for special NewsHour coverage of the President's State of the Union address.

January 24, 2006

  • KAET-ASU Poll
    • Arizona voters provide their opinions about the proposals Governor Napolitano outlined in her State of the State address as well as President Bush's approval ratings. ASU Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Assistant Poll Director Tara Blanc join the discussion.

January 23, 2006

  • Legislature 2006: Budget
    • Join HORIZON this week for a four-part look at the issues that promise to take center stage during this year's legislative session. Tonight, we examine the budget with the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Republican Senator Bob Burns and fellow Committee member Democratic Senator Robert Cannell.
  • Arizona Stories: Taliesin West

January 12, 2006

January 10, 2006

  • state of the State Reaction
    • senate President Ken Bennett and House Speaker Jim Weiers join Michael Grant to give the Republican reaction to Governor Napolitanos State of the State address.

December 12, 2005

  • Plan B
    • Join HORIZON for a look at the controversy surrounding the so-called "morning after pill" and whether pharmacists should have a right to refuse to dispense medications they find objectionable due to moral or religious grounds.
  • Arizona Stories: WWII Flyboys

November 22, 2005

  • KAET-ASU Poll
    • President Bush's approval ratings have hit an all-time low. The latest KAET-ASU Poll reveals how Arizonans feel about the President. Also, we asked Arizona voters if they think the nation and the state are headed in the right direction. Join Poll Director Bruce Merrill and his assistant Tara Blanc for an analysis. Complete poll results.

November 15, 2005

  • International Emergency Responders
    • Emergency response professionals from around the world will meet in Phoenix to talk about saving lives and protecting property during emergencies, and the similarities and differences of disaster response efforts between various nations. Gunnar Keupper, president of the International Association of Emergency Managers, joins us to talk about the impact, response and consequences of the Kashmir earthquake that claimed up to 80-thousand lives in Central Asia.
  • Arizona's real estate market
  • Civil liberties in a time of national cri

November 10, 2005

November 8, 2005

  • Biodesign and Biotechnology
    • The recent Arizona Town Hall studied the benefits of maximizing Arizona's opportunities in the biosciences and biotechnology. In part, it found that Arizona has a substantial skilled workforce, but needs to build greater capacity for the 21st century bioscience and biotechnology economy.
  • 2007 Farm Bill
    • The 2007 Farm Bill May Impact the Entire Country and Arizona. The undersectretary of the USDA joins us to talk about why.
  • Western Governor's meeting
    • Governors of the western states meet in Arizona to talk about disaster preparedness, jobs, education, and other issues.

October 27, 2005

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

October 25, 2005

  • KAET-ASU Poll
    • President Bush's national approval ratings have hit historical lows. How does he rate among Arizona voters? Get the latest KAET-ASU Poll results, which also get voter opinions on the match-ups between Governor Janet Napolitano and two potential Republican opponents.

October 24, 2005

  • Disaster ... Is Arizona Prepared?
    • HORIZON begins a four-part series on Arizona's emergency management plan. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina's impact on the Gulf Coast, we see what preparations our state has in place. Tonight, we examine what potential disasters could affect Arizona. Our guests include Leah Farr, President-Elect of the Arizona Emergency Services Association board.
  • Palo Verde
    • Get an update on the status of Arizona's Nuclear Power Plant from APS spokesman Jim McDonald.
  • Arizona Stories: Bead Museum
    • Glendale is the home of the world's only museum dedicated to the history and use of beads.

October 19, 2005

  • Role of religion in international relations
    • Join Michael Grant for a conversation with Marc Gopin, a leading expert on the role of religion in international relations and conflict resolution. Gopin is the James H. Laue Professor of Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.
  • Redistricting ruling
    • Arizona's congressional district map has been upheld by a state appellate court, but the same court ordered a trial judge to reconsider whether Arizona's legislative district map is constitutional. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will explain the ruling and what's next for the maps.
  • DATOS 2005
    • Hispanic purchasing power continues to grow in Arizona. That growth is tracked in the latest DATOS report issued by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Salt River Project. Harry Garewal of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber joins HORIZONTE Host Jos Crdenas for a conversation about the Hispanic market.

October 11, 2005

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.

July 28, 2005

  • Pederson Resigns
    • An interview with outgoing state Democratic Party chair Jim Pederson, who is resigning and is thought to be considering a run against Republican Senator Jon Kyl. Pederson will also talk about his efforts to revive the Democratic Party in Arizona.
  • Intel Plant
    • A new Intel Plant will be located in Chandler. The $3 Billion plant is expected to provide 1,000 new high paying jobs. Brian Matas of IC Insights, an integrated circuit market research company, will be on Horizon to talk about the new plant and the high tech industry in Arizona.
  • 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.

July 25, 2005

  • Land Initiative
    • HORIZON examines the Arizona State Land Conservation Initiative voters will be asked to consider on the general election ballot next year. Arizona Education Association President John Wright and Andy Laurenzi, the Sonoran Institute's State Trust Lands Program Director will discuss the details.

July 21, 2005

  • Supreme Court Nominee
    • President Bush has selected a Supreme Court Justice nominee, John Roberts. ASU law professor Paul Bender will discuss Roberts' selection, and how he might impact the court's decisions.

July 19, 2005

  • Housing Arizona: Affordable Housing
    • The latest real estate figures show the median sales price for an existing home topped a quarter of a million dollars this year in Maricopa County. HORIZON examines the impact Arizona's housing boom is having on thousands of families who are now unable to afford a home. Stardust Cos. CEO Greg Holmes, housing consultant David Rosen, and Michael Pyatok, Executive Director of the ASU Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family, join Michael Grant to discuss the growing concern over affordable housing.

July 14, 2005

  • PBS President Pat Mitchell
    • The Public Broadcasting Service is facing challenges on a couple of fronts lately. First, there was the effort in Congress to cut PBS funding. Second, the head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides funding for PBS programs, says he is working to correct what he believes is a liberal bias in PBS. PBS President and CEO Pat Mitchell visits HORIZON to talk about these and other issues.
  • Teacher's Space Lab
    • Fifteen Arizona teachers are among 144 math and science teachers from around the world who will take part in the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy being held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Mike Evans, a science teacher at Queen of Peace Catholic School in Mesa, and Christopher Sheehan, a science teacher from Madison Park School in Phoenix, will explain how their space camp training will benefit their work in the classroom.

May 31, 2005

  • school district controversies
    • An investigation conducted by the Arizona Department of Education has turned up video apparently showing children crossing the Mexican border to attend school in Arizona.
  • Native American education
    • For over a century, attempts to meet the educational needs of Native American students have been unsuccessful and despite legislation and numerous government programs, much still needs to be done. We'll look back at Native American education and what some educational facilities are doing now.
  • Republican leadership's reaction to Governor's vetoes
    • Governor Napolitano set a veto record this year, surpassing Jane Hull's 28 bills in 2001 with her own 58. Republican leaders say the vetoes were a breach of trust. Republicans say future negotiations will be hampered.
  • 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.
  • Native American education
    • A look at the history of Native-American education in Arizona and a discussion of current education issues affecting Native Americans.
  • Republican leadership's reaction to Gover

April 28, 2005

  • Budget talks
    • state lawmakers continue to work on a budget. An update from the Senate president.
  • Nursing shortage
    • There's a nursing shortage in Arizona. One state lawmaker has a bill that would help ease that by helping to educate more nurses.
  • Homeownership myths
    • A new campaign designed to educate minorities about home buying myths kicked off today.

April 26, 2005

  • KAET-ASU Poll
    • The latest KAET-ASU Poll shows strong support for the minutemen project. Volunteers looking for illegal immigrants along the border. The poll also measured approval for President Bush's guest worker program.

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 19, 2005

  • Arizona Education Report Card: Community Colleges
    • Community colleges serve more students than the state's three public universities. But how will they keep up with a growing population? And should they be allowed to offer four-year degrees? We'll take a look at the role community colleges play and the challenges they face.
  • Howard Buffett
    • His pictures show the plight of humans around the world. This from a man who grew up in one of America's richest families. An interview with photographer Howard Buffett.

April 18, 2005

  • Arizona Education Report Card: K-12
    • We start a series on the challenges affecting education in our state. Arizona Education Report Card - tonight K-through-12. From all day kindergarten to classroom dollars, where do school officials stand on the issues?
  • Arizona Stories: The Biltmore
    • The Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa has uniquely impacted the history and style of the Valley. We'll take a look at its remarkable story.

April 13, 2005

  • 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.

March 24, 2005

  • Budget Showdown
    • The Clean Elections Commission orders a lawmaker to quit for breaking the law on campaign spending. It's back to the drawing board as the governor vetoes most of the state budget handed to her by Republican lawmakers.
  • U.S. Surgeon General Carmona
    • Interview with Tucson resident, U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona

March 23, 2005

  • social Security Reform
    • President Bush visited the state to talk about his Social Security reform initiative. "Horizon" discusses the pros and cons of that plan.

February 21, 2005

  • Nuclear terror
    • As President Bush begins meeting European leaders this week, we discuss nuclear dangers facing the world.

January 27, 2005

  • AZ Legislature: A to Z "Your Legislature"
    • Horizon wraps up a four-part series on the legislature with a look at how you can access the legislature.
  • Iraqi Election
    • In Australia, Iraqi expatriates have already started voting in their country's elections. Iraqis in the rest of the world join them tomorrow. Horizon talks to a Valley Iraqi heading soon to Los Angeles to vote.

January 13, 2005

  • 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.

January 11, 2005

  • Republican Legislative leaders
    • Governor Janet Napolitano is setting the stage for the legislative session by stressing issues normally championed by the GOP. How did the state of the state address go over with Republican legislative lead centers? We'll talk to the Senate president and house speaker about the speech and their own agenda for the legislative session.
  • storms/flooding
    • Could we see more flooding in Oak Creek canyon and other parts of the state? We'll talk to the office of emergency management about the latest storm and the precautions people should take.

January 10, 2005

  • Governor Napolitano's 2005 State of the State Address
    • The first regular session of the 47th legislature commencing today with Governor Janet Napolitano's third state of the state address. The governor's theme this year, "moving Arizona forward," allowed her to touch upon the issues promising to be high on the legislative agenda such as full-day kindergarten, the AIMS test, water and land policy and, of course, the state's budget. Governor also talking extensively about homeland security saying previous governors didn't have to talk about that issue in state of the state addresses but the times have changed. Reactions and analysis in this special hour-long "Horizon."

January 6, 2005

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • Governor Janet Napolitano is urging an early special election on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Now that Proposition 200 is the law of the land, state agencies are working to make sure it's implemented. And more storms are expected to batter Arizona, which is already soaked. We'll talk to Governor Napolitano about those issues.
  • Affordable Housing
    • Gregg Holmes, a residential real estate developer, also president of Stardust companies, a development company, is here to talk about the regional task force on quality workforce housing.

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