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October 19, 2016

  • Giving and Leading: City of Phoenix Leadership Grant  |   Video
    • Phoenix was selected as one of three cities (along with Detroit and Miami) to receive a Cities of Service grant to expand volunteering efforts in Phoenix. Cities of Service was founded by New York Mayor Bloomberg in 2009 to support mayors across the country who are committed to engaging volunteers as a solution to the most pressing challenges in our cities – such as food insecurity, homelessness, literacy, opportunity youth, etc. There are several big volunteer projects coming up in October and November. Michael Hammett of the city of Phoenix will tell us more.

October 17, 2016

  • AmeriCorps VISTA Phoenix  |   Video
    • AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers dedicate one year to serve as a volunteer to those in need. Currently, there are nine such volunteers in Phoenix, including the great-great grandson of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Nick Roosevelt of Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA and Kimberly Will, the state director for the Corporation for National and Community Service, will tell us more about AmeriCorps VISTA Phoenix.

August 4, 2015

  • Giving and Leading: Volunteerism  |   Video
    • We’ll tell you about The Joy Bus, a local, non-profit that delivers farm-fresh and nutritionally-packed meals to homebound cancer patients free of charge and with the help of volunteers. Then we will discuss the role volunteers play in non-profit organizations and the issues faced in using volunteer help. Chris Helmuth, vice president of HandsOn Greater Phoenix, a non-profit volunteer management organization and Debbie Moak, director, Governor’s Office for Youth, Faith and Family, will tell us more.

April 22, 2015

  • Experience Corps  |   Video
    • Thousands of experienced adults across the country are working to make a difference in their communities through the AARP Experience Corps program. Tempe’s AARP Experience Corps Volunteer Information Session will be held Thursday, May 7. We’ll show you how the program that pairs children with seniors is paying off in the classroom.

April 6, 2015

  • Sustainability: Friends of the Tonto National Forest  |   Video
    • In a time of declining federal funding, a new volunteer group, Friends of the Tonto National Forest, has been formed to help with natural and cultural resource management and promotion of forest policies, programs and projects. Carrie Templin, the public affairs officer for the Tonto National Forest, and Art Wirtz, President of the Friends group, will discuss the goals of the new organization.

November 27, 2014

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Families Give Back  |   Video
    • When Lisa Geyser and Alex Sklar couldn’t find volunteer opportunities for their young children, they created their own. In tonight’s Giving and Leading segment, we’ll introduce you to “Families Giving Back,” a non-profit that welcomes volunteers of all ages.

September 8, 2014

  • Arizona Giving and Leading: Families Give Back  |   Video
    • When Lisa Geyser and Alex Sklar couldn’t find volunteer opportunities for their young children, they created their own. In tonight’s Giving and Leading segment, we’ll introduce you to “Families Giving Back,” a non-profit that welcomes volunteers of all ages.

June 4, 2014

April 28, 2014

  • Experience Corps  |   Video
    • A volunteer program that pairs children with seniors is paying off in the classroom. Find out more about the Experience Corps program, where seniors help children with their reading.

January 30, 2014

  • Arizona Artbeat: Ground Cover Public Art Project  |   Video
    • An ambitious idea from a Phoenix artist attracted hundreds of volunteers who turned a vacant lot into a textile garden of desert flowers. The creation was part of a public art project that not only attracted knitters, crocheters and quilters from across Arizona, the United States and Canada, but also helped hundreds of people in need. You’ll meet artist and project manager Ann Morton along with a volunteer and beneficiary of this unique project.

January 20, 2014

  • Business Pros Helping the Arts  |   Video
    • A program matching business professionals with arts organizations is being re-launched by Arizona Citizens for the Arts. The effort brings together business professionals with arts organizations for skills-based consulting purposes. Robin Hanson, a business volunteer for Arizona Citizens for the Arts, talks about the program.

October 24, 2013

  • Business Volunteers for the Arts  |   Video
    • A program matching business professionals with arts organizations needing skills-based consulting expertise will be relaunched by Arizona Citizens for the Arts during National Pro Bono Week. Business Volunteers for the Arts brings together business professionals with arts organizations looking to help build their capacity, improve their business practices and assist in growth and reach. Robin Hanson, a Business Volunteer for the Arts from Arizona Citizens for the Arts, will discuss the topic.

April 23, 2012

  • Japan Tsunami Relief & Photography   |   Video
    • Last spring, ASU photography major Airi Katsuta travelled to Japan to volunteer in the earthquake/tsunami recovery effort. Now, she’s selling 1,000 origami cranes to raise money for a return trip to continue her volunteer work. Katsuta talks about her experience in Japan, and she shares some of the photographs she captured during her stay.

March 6, 2012

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

February 9, 2012

  • Adopt a Pound Dog  |   Video
    • Dozens of “E-list” dogs (those scheduled to be euthanized) are being transferred from shelters all over the state to Tempe for a special pet adoption event February 11th and 12th. Longtime pet rescue volunteer Cathy LaSausa will speak about the event and how to reduce the number of dogs that end up on the “E-list."

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.

February 9, 2009

  • Phoenix Police Reserve Program  |   Video
    • Many of the people that you see protecting us on the street are volunteer reserve officers, who are fully sworn police officers. They come from all walks of life and they share a common goal — to make Phoenix streets safer. We speak with Assistant Police Chief Scott Finical about the program.

January 27, 2009

November 27, 2007

  • Sustainability
    • Rob Melnick, Director of ASU's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, and Jonathan Fink, Ph.D., Director of ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability, discuss the Morrison Institutes new study, "Sustainability for Arizona, the Issue of Our Age."
  • silvestre Herrera
    • Mexican-born Arizonan Silvestre Herrera was awarded the Medal of Honor for his deeds during World War II. Herrera died yesterday at age 91. We look back at his courageous actions.
  • Pancreatic Cancer
    • This year, more than 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and more than 33,000 will die from the disease. We discuss efforts to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer with Kay Kays, 13 year pancreatic cancer survivor and volunteer with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Web site

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.