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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

  • Annual VMLC Heroes Patriotic Luncheon  |   Video
    • Veterans and military personnel will be honored for their contributions to our nation’s defense at the 14th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon, hosted by the Veterans Medical Leadership Council (VMLC) at the Arizona Biltmore Resort on Wednesday, November 16. We’ll hear about those honored.

November 7, 2016

  • New Report on Suicides  |   Video
    • A new report on Arizona suicides has been created. It’s called the Arizona Violent Death Reporting System, and the first report shows a high rate of suicide among older Arizonans. Seniors who are military veterans had the highest suicide rate. Divorced seniors and men over the age of 85 also had a higher risk of suicide. The report was prepared by the ASU Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety. Vincent Webb, a researcher at the center and a professor of practice in the ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, will tell us about the report.

October 18, 2016

  • Veterans Court  |   Video
    • We’ll show you a specialty court which has had huge success for getting veterans back on their feet.

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.

June 22, 2016

  • Arizona Veterans: GI Bill Anniversary  |   Video
    • The original GI Bill is turning 72 this year. The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the “GI Bill” was enacted on June 22, 1944. There are several GI Bill programs that help military service members and their families obtain an education or training. Historian Jack August, who leads philanthropy and institutional advancement for the Arizona Capitol Museum, will talk about the history of the GI Bill.

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.

April 7, 2016

  • Veterans Homelessness  |   Video
    • Although there has been a decline in homelessness among veterans, it continues to be a problem for that segment of the population.

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.

February 16, 2016

  • Veterans: Women Veterans’ Issues  |   Video
    • Hear about the issues faced by female veterans and a set of women veterans’ expos being held by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services coming up next month. Wanda Wright, the director of the department, will tell us more.

November 11, 2015

  • Help for Homeless Veterans  |   Video
    • Justa Center in Phoenix provides services for the homeless, some of whom are veterans. Barbara Lewkowitz, executive director of the Justa Center, will tell us more about what her organization does.
  • Soldier’s Best Friend  |   Video
    • Veterans returning from war sometimes do not return alone. They may be accompanied by post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries. Soldier’s Best Friend is a Glendale-based organization that pairs up service or therapeutic companion dogs with soldiers suffering the impacts of war. Most dogs are rescued from local shelters. We’ll take a look at veterans who are benefiting from service dogs provided by Soldier’s Best Friend.

October 8, 2015

  • Sports Head Injuries  |   Video
    • Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University found a brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in 96 percent of deceased NFL players they examined. The disease comes from repeated trauma to the head and can lead to dementia, memory loss and depression. Dr. Steven Erickson of the Banner Concussion Center in Phoenix will discuss the issue.

May 13, 2015

  • New Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services Director  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services has a new director. Wanda Wright was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to lead the agency in March, and will tell us about her vision for the office and talk about the issues regarding Arizona veterans.

May 7, 2015

  • VA Healthcare Update  |   Video
    • The former head of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Hospital, Sharon Helman, is suing to get her job back. Dennis Wagner, who has covered the story for the Arizona Republic, will tell us about that and other developments in the ongoing controversy.

December 11, 2014

  • Arizona National Guard Muster  |   Video
    • For the first time in over 100 years, the Arizona National Guard held a muster, with over 5,000 troops from 29 Arizona communities gathering to honor veterans from the past 13 years of battle in the Middle East. We’ll show you the event, which was held at Sun Devil Stadium on Pearl Harbor Day.

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.

November 11, 2014

  • VA Health Care Crisis Update  |   Video
    • Get the latest on the Veterans Affairs health care crisis. Arizona Republic reporter Dennis Wagner, who has written extensively about the crisis, will tell us more.
  • Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society  |   Video
    • The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society has been honoring veterans who make significant contributions after their military service since 2001. U.S. Army Retired Colonel Chuck Schluter will tell us all about the organization.

September 4, 2014

  • VA Healthcare Update  |   Video
    • A new report was released recently on the problems regarding delayed wait times for care at the Phoenix veterans’ healthcare system. Arizona Republic reporter Dennis Wagner, who has been covering the story, will give an update.

August 19, 2014

  • Veterans’ Reintegration with Families  |   Video
    • Veterans returning from service are not the only ones facing adjustments to life back home. Their families also see challenges in dealing with a returning military member. Don de Mars, a counselor employed by the Veterans Administration to provide clinical services to veterans and their families, will talk about issues faced on the home front when soldiers come back home.

June 2, 2014

  • Veterans’ Affairs Controversy  |   Video
    • Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki has resigned, the latest in a series of events that started with allegations that 40 veterans may have died while waiting for medical care at the Phoenix VA hospital. Dennis Wagner of the Arizona Republic has been writing about the issue and will bring us up to date.

May 26, 2014

  • Morenci Vietnam Veterans   |   Video
    • In 1966, nine young men left the Arizona mining town of Morenci to serve in Vietnam. Only three returned. Their stories are told in Arizona State University history professor Kyle Longley’s book: “The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War.” Longley will talk about their stories.
  • National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona  |   Video
    • Since 1979, the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix has been the last resting place for veterans and their families. It was started as a state cemetery, and was transferred to the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs in 1989. It is expected to reach capacity after 2030. Jerry Rainey, the director of the cemetery, and administrative officer Deborah Ryan will tell us more about the facility.

April 29, 2014

  • VA Hospital  |   Video
    • More members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are calling for the resignation of top administrators at the Phoenix Veterans Hospital. The hospital allegedly had a secret list of extremely long wait times for veterans seeking medical care, some so long that patients died waiting for treatment. Dennis Wagner of the Arizona Republic, who has been tracking the story, will discuss the issue.

February 25, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: WWII Veterans Portraits  |   Video
    • They are called The Greatest Generation; the thousands of men and women who served in World War Two. More than a thousand of them are dying each day and it is crucial to capture their stories. A senior living facility has created an exhibit dedicated to these brave men and women. We take a closer look at the exhibit, the photographer and the veterans themselves.

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.
  • Morenci Vietnam Veterans  |   Video
    • In 1966, nine young men left the Arizona mining town of Morenci to serve in Vietnam. Only three returned. Their stories are told in Arizona State University history professor Kyle Longley’s book: “The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War.” Longley will talk about their stories.

November 4, 2013

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Soldier’s Best Friend  |   Video
    • Veterans returning from war sometimes do not return alone. They may be accompanied by post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries. Soldier’s Best Friend is a Glendale-based organization that pairs up service or therapeutic companion dogs with soldiers suffering the impacts of war. Most dogs are rescued from local shelters. We’ll take a look at veterans who are benefiting from service dogs provided by Soldier’s Best Friend.

May 27, 2013

  • National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona  |   Video
    • Since 1979, the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix has been the last resting place for veterans and their families. It was started as a state cemetery, and was transferred to the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs in 1989. It is expected to reach capacity after 2030. Jerry Rainey, the director of the cemetery, and administrative officer Deborah Ryan will tell us more about the facility.

January 21, 2013

  • Giving & Leading: An Arizona Horizon Special  |   Video
    • Visit SpoFit, a Valley fitness center designed for people with disabilities; see what Native American Connections is doing to help Native Americans in need of housing and other critical services; the leader of the Veterans Medical Leadership Council explains how the VMLC improves the health and well-being of veterans in need.

November 12, 2012

  • Veterans Day Special   |   Video
    • A tribute to our military veterans featuring the work of the Veterans Medical Leadership Council; the heroic story of Sylvestre Herrera, the first Arizona resident to receive the Medal of Honor during World War II; and Betty Blake, one of the original Women Air Force Service Pilots who were trained to fly military aircraft to support the war effort.

November 5, 2012

May 30, 2012

  • AlphaStripe.com  |   Video
    • AlphaStripe.com is a social media company for veterans and military personnel to network and share stories about their service, which was started by ASU students. Learn more about AlphaStripe from its co-founders Eli Chmouni and Matthew Schmidt.

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.

May 30, 2011

  • Memorial Day Special  |   Video
    • Visit the Arizona Military Museum, learn about a day resource center for homeless seniors that helps a large percentage of veterans, and meet Korean War POW Arden Rowley.

May 23, 2011

  • Veterans Health Report  |   Video
    • After veterans return home from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, they all too often experience substance abuse and mental health problems. Kim Van Pelt of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives and Wendy Wofersteig of ASU’s Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center discuss a new report that examines the problem and the related health care challenges facing Arizona.

November 11, 2010

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.

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.

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.

November 11, 2008

  • Veterans Day Special  |   Video
    • Hear the captivating stories of two Iraq War Veterans as they recount their experiences. Sergeant Tim Hernandez and Navy Hospital Corpsman Kevin Ivory talk about their involvement in three explosions.

November 8, 2007

  • Touch the Names
    • On the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arizona Theatre Company presents a tribute to the men and women whose names live forever on the Wall. The Phoenix run of the show begins tonight at the Herberger.

September 19, 2007

  • Los Veteranos
    • A discussion with the director of a new documentary that examines how Hispanic veterans fought for civil rights in Arizona.

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.

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 28, 2007

  • Memorial Day
    • Two World War II veterans, Harold Bergbower and Jack Nemerov recount their war experiences.

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.

May 23, 2007

May 22, 2007

  • Arizona Stories: Ernest McFarland
    • A look back at the career and accomplishments of the only politician in Arizona who was a senator, governor and chief justice of the State Supreme Court. Ernest McFarland was the man who got the G.I. Bill passed, which increased educational opportunities for U.S. veterans. He was also instrumental, with Senator Carl Hayden, in obtaining water for Arizona with the Central Arizona Project.

May 7, 2007

  • Arizona Heritage Project
    • students from Cactus Shadows High School have published several books that focus on war veterans and their stories. Advisor for the Arizona Heritage Project, Barbara Hatch and one of her students, Mark McCullough are guests.

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.

April 3, 2007

  • Arizona Congressman Harry Mitchell
    • Arizona Congressman Harry Mitchell is back in Arizona as Congress takes its Spring Recess.Well talk to Congressman Mitchell about the Iraq War, health care for our Nations veterans, and experiences during his first term in Congress.

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."

September 29, 2005

  • Medal of Honor Convention
    • Phoenix is playing host this year to the annual Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention. 75 of the 121 living recipients are attending. We'll talk to one of them, Fred Ferguson, a Valley resident who is also the Deputy Director of the Veterans Services Department.

May 30, 2005

  • special Memorial Day edition
    • Three stories that honor the memory of those who have given their lives in the service of their country - a medal of honor recipient, Jose Jimenez, Michael Williams who gave his life saving others in the Iraq wars, and veterans of Falcon Field return every year to honor those who fell while training in the second world war.

April 21, 2005

  • Republican Gubernatorial Candidates
    • Former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley was widely considered to be the man Republicans would turn to in the gubernatorial race next year. But this morning, Romley announced he would not be running for Governor. Romley said that although there are many pressing issues facing Arizona, he is not going to run to be able to spend more time with his family, volunteering and reaching out to veterans.