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December 9, 2016

  • Horizon, Arizona ArtBeat December 2016 Special 11:30 p.m. show  |   Video
    • Arizona Artbeat: New Tempe Arts Director - The City of Tempe has hired a new arts director. Theater veteran Ralph Remington will discuss his new role as the citys art director. Arizona Artbeat: SMoCA Behind the Scenes - Get a glimpse at the newest exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art called Public Trust. It’s a behind the scenes look at how museum employees put together exhibits, catalog inventory, and preserve existing works. Museumgoers can ask questions of employees and get a better understanding of how the museum operates. We also get to see the lengths a conservator goes to as she tries to repair a broken sculpture. Phoenix Girls Chorus - The Phoenix Girls Chorus is starting their 35th season. They are coming off a whirlwind tour this summer where they were invited to sing at Carnegie Hall. The chorus is composed of five choirs for girls aged 7 - 18 and the mission is to cultivate, inspire, and empower young women to find their voice through world-class music education and performance. Artistic Director Danya Tiller and a member of the chorus will join us on set. Arizona Artbeat: Scottsdale Cultural Council Name Change - The Scottsdale Cultural Council is changing its name to Scottsdale Arts to more clearly define its role in bringing arts to Scottsdale through its three divisions: the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art. Neale Perl, the president and CEO of Scottsdale Arts, will tell more about what’s behind the name change and rebranding effort.

November 30, 2016

  • Vets' Community Connections  |   Video
    • A new program is being launched nationally in three locations, including Maricopa County, to help veterans connect with members of the community who can help them reintegrate into everyday life. Vets’ Community Connects allows veterans to dial 2-1-1, where they will be connected with a member of the community who has volunteered to help veterans through their particular expertise. Catherine Rea, CEO of 2-1-1 Arizona, and Felix Zayas, an Iraq veteran, West Point graduate and CEO of Harbinger Technologies Groups, will tell us more about Vets’ Community Connections.

November 11, 2016

  • Vietnam War Memorial  |   Video
    • Plans for a nearly full-sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. were recently announced for a 7.7-acre park in Gilbert. The site for the 80% scale replica of the wall will also feature an education center for visiting K-12 graders and a Veteran's Resource Center.

September 20, 2016

  • Veteran’s PTSD  |   Video
    • See how one veteran of the Vietnam War used writing to help him get through PTSD at a time when treatment for the disorder was not widely available.

August 15, 2016

  • Arizona Veterans: Veterans Serving the Community  |   Video
    • We’ll talk about how veterans continue to serve the community at large after their service in the military with David Lucier, a decorated Army veteran who has served on numerous boards and commissions, and Tait Elkie, a former Marine who also has a long list of community service.
  • Arizona Veterans: Veterans and Art   |   Video
    • In our series covering veterans’ issues, we’ll talk about how art helps veterans. Judi Combs, Founder of Scottsdale-based American Healing Arts Foundation, which provides free arts classes for veterans, will discuss the issue, along with Hal Stewart, a veteran and art instructor at American Healing Arts Foundation.

July 14, 2016

June 14, 2016

  • Arizona Veterans: Vietnam War Memorial  |   Video
    • Plans for a nearly full-sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. were recently announced for a 7.7 acre park in Gilbert. The site for the 80% scale replica of the wall will also feature an education center for visiting K-12 graders and a Veteran's Resource Center.

April 28, 2016

  • Arizona Veterans: Veterans and Art  |   Video
    • In our series covering veterans’ issues, we’ll talk about how art helps veterans. Judi Combs, Founder of Scottsdale-based American Healing Arts Foundation, which provides free arts classes for veterans, will discuss the issue, along with Hal Stewart, a veteran and art instructor at American Healing Arts Foundation.
  • Arizona Veterans: Veterans and Art  |   Video
    • Aired at 11:30 pm. In our series covering veterans’ issues, we’ll talk about how art helps veterans. Judi Combs, Founder of Scottsdale-based American Healing Arts Foundation, which provides free arts classes for veterans, will discuss the issue, along with Hal Stewart, a veteran and art instructor at American Healing Arts Foundation.

April 21, 2016

  • Arizona Veterans: Veterans Serving the Community  |   Video
    • We’ll talk about how veterans continue to serve the community at large after their service in the military with David Lucier, a decorated Army veteran who has served on numerous boards and commissions, and Tait Elkie, a former Marine who also has a long list of community service.

April 14, 2016

  • Arizona Veterans  |   Video
    • In our continuing look at veterans’ issues, we focus on ways to honor and acknowledge the service of veterans. Joanna Sweatt, the veterans’ initiatives program manager for Learnkey, and the chief operating officer of the Veterans’ Directory, a comprehensive directory of services for veterans, and Phil Yin, who served in Vietnam as a marine in the '60s and is a board member of the veterans’ heritage project yearbook, will discuss ways to honor veterans.

March 31, 2016

  • Veterans’ Education  |   Video
    • We’ll discuss benefits and challenges veterans face in getting an education. Andrea Banks, the district veteran services coordinator for Maricopa Community Colleges, and Matt Schmidt, admissions specialist at the ASU Pat Tillman Veterans Center, will talk about the issue.

March 14, 2016

  • Book: Vietnam Era Music  |   Video
    • Author and Vietnam veteran Doug Bradley has written a book about how popular music of the 60s impacted and related to those serving in Vietnam. Bradley will discuss his book: “We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War.”

December 9, 2014

  • Education for Veterans  |   Video
    • Being a military veteran carries benefits and challenges when those veterans seek an education. Joanna Sweatt, Military Advocate at Arizona State University’s Pat Tillman Veterans Center, will discuss education for veterans.

May 26, 2014

  • Arizona Military Museum   |   Video
    • The Arizona Military Museum has been around for about 30 years, housed in an historic adobe building in Phoenix’s Papago Park. Visitors get a look at history long before Arizona was a state to the current war on terrorism and all points in between. Joe Abodeely, retired Colonel, Vietnam veteran and the director of the Arizona military museum, talks about the facility.

November 11, 2013

  • Veterans’ Stories  |   Video
    • Three Veterans were honored at the 11th annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon, hosted by the Veterans’ Medical Leadership Council. Manny Lugo is an Arizona native who was drafted by the Army in 1969, but volunteered for the Marines instead. He fought in many battles in Vietnam, and sustained a shrapnel wound in 1970. Tracy Lea is a Third-Class Petty Officer in the US Navy Reserves. She serves as an avionics technician, providing maintenance on the C-40 Clipper aircraft. Les Nagy, a native of Northville, Michigan, entered military service in 1950 and served as a demolition and construction specialist, laying and disarming mines in the Korean War. All three tell their stories of service to our country.

May 27, 2013

  • Frank Luke, Balloon Buster  |   Video
    • Phoenix native Frank Luke was the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor. He was a World War One ace who got his nickname, the “Balloon Buster,” for the numerous German observation balloons he shot down. We take a look at the life of Luke.

November 8, 2012

  • VOTE 2012: Accuracy of the Polls  |   Video
    • Veteran pollsters Bruce Merrill and Mike O’Neil take a look back at the accuracy of polls on the presidential race. They will also discuss which groups of people voted in the election and how they affected the outcome.

October 9, 2012

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

November 11, 2011

November 10, 2010

  • Military Veterans  |   Video
    • Mike Odom, a Navy veteran of World War II, witnessed the Japanese surrender aboard the battleship Missouri. Arden Rowley, an Army veteran of the Korean War, was a prisoner of war for nearly three years. Hear both men’s stories about their military service and how it changed their lives.

November 11, 2009

  • Arizona Veterans  |   Video
    • Rick Romley, who served as Maricopa County Attorney from 1988-2004, and Robert Ashby, the first black pilot to fly for a commercial airline, talk about how their experience in the armed forces shaped their lives, careers and accomplishments after military service.

June 21, 2007

  • Arizona's Military Affairs
    • This HORIZON special examines various aspects of military affairs in Arizona. Well learn about the states military facilities, look at the benefits available to members of the armed services, and find out what the VA hospital in Phoenix is doing for combat veterans injured in Iraq. Plus, well update whats being done to improve patient care at the Arizona Veteran Home.

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.

April 10, 2007

  • Arizona Veteran Home
    • state lawmakers have formed a joint select committee to investigate operations and conditions at the nursing home for veterans in Phoenix. Committee members Rep. John Nelson and Rep.Ben Miranda discuss the legislative hearings.

April 4, 2007

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

September 14, 2006

  • New Mesa police chef
    • Last month, city of Mesa officially welcomed a new police chief, George Gascon, 28-year veteran of the Los Angeles police department. Most recently assistance police chief at that department. Gascon replaces former chief Dennis Donna who retired in January. Gascon talked with Horizonte host, Jose Cardenas about his new job.

September 8, 2005

  • 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.