Kim Johnson

Host, All Things Considered, and News Producer

Kim Johnson says coming to work for KAWC is like coming home. Kim has been doing Yuma news on radio since 1981. Kim and his wife Joan moved to Yuma two months after getting married in 1981. Yuma has been good to the Johnsons as they are blessed with three great kids -- Kory, Nicole, and Jacqueline (but she likes to be called Jackie!).

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Military
6:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Yuma Proving Ground New Commander

Arizona Edition - The U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground has a new commander.  The mantle of command was passed last week from Col. Reed Young to Col. Randy Murray in ceremonies that trace back to the American Revolution.  KAWC’s Kim Johnson was there and files this report…(originally aired 06/25/14).

This piece was featured in the June 25th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.

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Arizona 2014
6:30 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Legislative District 13 State Senate Candidates

Arizona Edition - In Legislative District 13, incumbent Republican State Senator Don Shooter faces opposition in the August party primary.  The primary winner will face a Democratic opponent in November’s general election.  KAWC’s Kim Johnson talks to some of the candidates and profiles the race…(originally aired 06/18/14).

This piece was featured in the June 18th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.

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Education
6:30 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Summer Meals at Yuma Union High School District

Arizona Edition - Food insecurity has been, and continues to be, a major concern for Yuma County.  During the school year many food insecure children get free meals at school, ensuring at least one healthy meal per day.  Now that school is out, those children can continue to receive daily meals, through a program at the Yuma Union High School District.  KAWC’s Kim Johnson has details…(originally aired 06/11/14).

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Immigration
6:30 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Conservative Group Pushes Congress for Immigration Reform

Arizona Edition - With the August Congressional recess looming and the November General Election only about five months away, there seems to be a light, but renewed push for immigration reform.  There is new talk of it in Congress and even new pressure on Congress for reform—as Conservative leaders in six western states last month called on Congress to pass immigration reform this summer.

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Arts and Culture
9:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Arizona's Screen Legacy

Arizona Edition - Anyone who’s driven across the state of Arizona can’t help but be impressed by its amazing sunsets, varied landscapes, and incredible natural features.  It’s a scenery so impressive that Arizona has been a favorite backdrop for many movies and television shows.  Now a new book takes a look at some of the movies and shows shot here in our state from Gunsmoke and Little House on the Prairie on TV to Little Miss Sunshine and Star Wars in theaters.  KAWC’s Kim Johnson talks with author Lili DeBarbieri about her book Location Filming in Ar

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