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Israeli Scout Cultural Exchange

Yuma’s Jewish congregation Beth Ha Midbar is hosting a singing and dancing Israeli girls-and-boys scout troupe in Yuma.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett sat down in the studio with Fred Brown of the Yuma Jewish Community Council to talk about the troupe’s upcoming performances…

Far Left: Norma Nelson; Far Right: Stacey Gibson
Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC

This June 19th marks the 152nd anniversary of delayed freedom.  “Juneteenth”, as it is called, marks the day Texas slaves were freed, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.   KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports on Yuma’s plans for the city’s inaugural Juneteenth celebration...

CASA

Arizona’s most vulnerable children are in critical need of child welfare advocates to help them find permanent loving homes.

The number of dependency cases continue to grow each day leaving behind many children who are trying to escape the limbo of an overburdened child welfare system.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports on the requirements of the volunteer position and how the volunteer’s work can impact a child’s life.

NASA

A U.S. Marine stationed in Yuma has been selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.  Maya Springhawk Robnett with the Arizona Science Desk reports…

Yuma, Arizona provides the majority of winter leafy greens in the U.S. and Salinas, California grows those same crops in the summer.  When harvest periods in the two areas don’t align, it can create a lettuce shortage—like the one that just ended.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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