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July 23, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Harp Foundation  |   Video
    • Patients across the Phoenix metro area experience the healing power of music, thanks to this non-profit. Harpists bring comfort to patients, families and healthcare workers. We’ll introduce you to a woman who was so moved by music that she quit her job to become a full-time harpist and play at hospitals across the Valley.

May 5, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Harp Foundation  |   Video
    • Patients across the Phoenix metro area experience the healing power of music, thanks to this non-profit. Harpists bring comfort to patients, families and healthcare workers. We’ll introduce you to a woman who was so moved by music that she quit her job to become a full-time harpist and play at hospitals across the Valley.

November 26, 2013

  • Uninvestigated CPS cases update  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Economic Security, which oversees Child Protective Services, has come out with a plan to investigate over 6,000 uninvestigated child abuse cases by January 31. DES Director Clarence Carter says nearly 3,000 of those cases have already been reviewed. Over 1,700 have been sent to case workers. Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic has been covering the story, and will bring us up to date on the report.

October 2, 2013

  • Government Shutdown Local Impact  |   Video
    • Arizona is already feeling the effects of the government shutdown. The Grand Canyon National Park is closed, and civilian workers have been furloughed at Luke Air Force Base. Arizona State University economist Dennis Hoffman and economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company will discuss the impacts of the shutdown on Arizona.

August 21, 2013

  • Danny’s Car Wash Immigration Raids  |   Video
    • Sixteen Danny’s Car Washes were raided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over the weekend. That occurred after a two-year investigation which alleges the company hired back many of the 900 employees they fired two years ago following a federal audit that revealed those workers were in the country illegally. The 78-count indictment alleges document fraud and i.d. theft, and targeted managers of the company. That is different than previous raids conducted by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, which targeted workers. Here to talk about the raids is immigration attorney Liz Chatham, who is also the Arizona Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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.

March 7, 2013

  • Chandler GM Hiring   |   Video
    • General Motors announced it will hire 1,000 workers for an information technology center in Chandler. Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny will talk about the latest boost to his city’s economy.

February 14, 2013

  • CPS Funding Increase  |   Video
    • Lawmakers voted to give Arizona’s Child Protective Services money to hire 50 new case workers. Arizona Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter, who oversees CPS, will discuss how the new money will be implemented.

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 17, 2012

  • State Government Personnel Reform  |   Video
    • On a party-line vote, the Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill (HB 2571) that reforms personnel rules that govern the hiring, firing and management of most state workers. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Justin Olson (R-Mesa) and Representative Bruce Wheeler (D-Tucson), who voted against the bill, debate the merits of the measure that is now under consideration in the State Senate.

June 29, 2011

June 1, 2011

  • Medical Marijuana Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Governor and Attorney General have filed a federal lawsuit to find out if the State’s medical marijuana law is constitutional and to determine if State workers who administer the program could face criminal prosecution. Attorney Scot Claus, a partner in the Phoenix law firm Mariscal-Weeks, gives his take on the lawsuit and the constitutionality of Arizona’s medical marijuana law.

January 12, 2011

  • Medical Marijuana and the Workplace  |   Video
    • Rick DeGraw of SCF Arizona, the state’s largest workers compensation insurance company, discusses the potential impact of medical marijuana on the workplace.

August 26, 2010

  • Processing Ballots  |   Video
    • With key primary election races too close to call, election workers continue to process and tabulate thousands of early and provisional ballots. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell discusses the painstaking process.

August 19, 2010

  • Domestic Partner Benefits  |   Video
    • The latest on the legal challenge to an Arizona law that denies state health benefits to domestic partners of state workers. Dan Barr, an attorney for the plaintiffs; and State Representative John Kavanagh discuss the case.

May 26, 2009

  • Nuclear Energy  |   Video
    • Go inside Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station as workers refuel the Unit 3 reactor and hear what an ASU expert has to say about the future of nuclear energy in Arizona and the U.S.

August 14, 2008

  • small Town Challenges: Eloy Amusement Park  |   Video
    • A new amusement park is about to hit the small town of Eloy. The legislature has approved a funding mechanism for the Decades Rock and Roll theme park, and once funding is raised, the new park is expected to create more jobs than there are workers in Eloy. Find out what city officials think about the new park.

July 3, 2008

  • Baby Boomers: Preparing for an Aging Workforce   |   Video
    • studies reveal that the U.S. is shifting toward an older workforce. Labor shortages are forcing employers to rely on older workers to fill the gap. AARP Director of Workforce Issues Deborah Russell joins HORIZON to discuss health benefits are a motivating factor for retirees to stay in the workforce. We look at Scottsdale Healthcare's AARP-lauded program designed to hire and keep older workers who have experience and institutional memory. Representatives from AARP and Rio Salado College discuss how they are preparing employers and workers over 50 for this changing dynamic.

February 27, 2008

February 26, 2008

February 25, 2008

  • Baby Boomers: Preparing for an Aging WorkforcePart 1   |   Video
    • studies reveal that the U.S. is shifting toward an older workforce. Labor shortages are projected in a growing number of economic sectors and employers are relying on older workers to fill the gap. AARP Director of Workforce Issues Deborah Russell joins HORIZON to discuss how many people are working beyond their traditional retirement age to retain health and other benefits.

November 14, 2007

October 25, 2007

  • Arizona's Immigration Strategy Part 4
    • We take a look at the verification system that will be used for the new employer sanctions law. (this is the taped piece). Also, Pinal County Attorney James Walsh talks about the penalties of the law and how it might be enforced.
  • Legal Arizona Workers
    • Don Goldwater, chairman of "Legal Arizona Workers," talks about the group's ballot initiative that would close a business on the first offense for knowingly hiring illegal aliens.
  • stop Illegal Hiring
    • Andrew Pacheco, chairman of "Stop Illegal Hiring," talks about his organization's ballot initiative that would deal with day workers and would give employers two strikes before their business is closed for hiring illegal workers.

September 5, 2007

  • Tempe Center for the Arts
    • The Tempe Center for the Arts is about to open. We will take you inside the 88,000 square foot facility as workers and staff prepare for the grand opening.

July 12, 2007

  • Employer Sanctions
    • Governor Napolitano signed HB 2779 (Fair and Legal Employment Act) into legislation, sending a message to employers who hire undocumented workers. Guests talk about the impact of this legislation on HORIZONTE: Daniel Ortega, attorney and community activist, Dennis Burke, Governor Napolitanos Chief of Staff and Todd Sanders of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce talk about the new law.

July 9, 2007

  • 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.

April 11, 2007

  • Illegal Immigration Employer Sanctions Ordinance
    • From a recently passed ordinance by the Payson Town Council, to a bill making its way through the Arizona Legislature, we examine government efforts to stop businesses from hiring undocumented workers. Streaming video of the March 15, 2007 Payson Town Council meeting on Ordinance 709 (dealing with sanctions for employers who hire illegal immigrants) is available on the Payson Web site: http://www.ci.payson.az.us/

February 6, 2007

  • Disabled Workers
    • The unintended consequences from increasing the minimum wage to $6.75 are at the center of a conflict between groups advocating for the same people: disabled workers. Prior to the passage of the measure, disabled workers could be paid less than minimum wage depending on their capabilities. Some advocacy groups say disabled workers should be paid at least the minimum wage, others say the loophole allowing lower wages give disabled workers the opportunity to be employed. A bill circulating at the state legislature would allow disabled workers to earn less than the minimum wage. We look at all sides of the issue.

October 20, 2005

  • state Worker Pay
    • Arizona state employee pay ranks near the bottom when compared to other states, and even to other governments locally. A legislative panel is working to bring state workers pay more in line with other similar public and private sector jobs. State Senator Jay Tibshraeny, co-chair of a legislative panel addressing the problem, will talk about what's being proposed.

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