March to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. in Yuma

Jan 22, 2013
Michelle Faust

Yuma’s Chapter of the NAACP marched from the Union Missionary Baptist Church to the Doctor King Neighborhood Center to commemorate Martin Luther King, Junior on Sunday afternoon.

KAWC’s Michelle Faust was there and brings us this story…

Michelle Faust

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Arizona Edition takes a look at Arizona’s African American history with long-time Yuma NAACP member John "Bud" Johnson and Arizona’s first African-American County Supervisor, Ray Moore.

In this segment, Arizona Edition looks into YouthBuild Peptech, a group of young people striving to overcome challenges, improve their educations, and give back to their community.

Pete Souza

NPR will provide special live coverage of the Inauguration from 8 am-10 am Arizona Time. Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish will host the special from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building, where the Inaugural ceremony will take place. They'll be joined there by White House Correspondents Ari Shapiro and Scott Horsley.

In addition, on Talk of the Nation, Neal Conan will take calls with reactions to the start of President Obama's second term. Also, on The Takeaway, John Hockenberry will provide additional analysis.

Army Artwork on Display at the Yuma Art Center

Jan 14, 2013
Yuma Art Center

  This past weekend, Yuma Proving Ground and Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma prepared the 2013 Spirit of Yuma Military Festival.  The festival was in Yuma’s historic north end it featured live music and entertainment.

The festival marked the opening of an exhibit in the Yuma Art Center of art created by military personnel that will be on display for the next six weeks.  KAWC’s Michelle Faust visited the exhibit with the curator of the Yuma Proving Ground Museum and Heritage center, Bill Heidner and brings us this story…

  In this Arizona Edition, KAWC's Kim Johnson interviews Republican State Senator Don Shooter of the newly-formed District 13 about the 2013 Legislative Session and the political balance.

Arizona Edition - KAWC's Michelle Faust visits the military art exhibit at the Yuma Art Center with Bill Heidner (curator for the Yuma Proving Ground Museum and Heritage Center) and speaks with William Blomquist, Professor of Fine Arts at Arizona Western College and a former Army artist.