Arizona Edition

Monday through Thursday at 12pm on 88.9 FM and on 1320 AM and the KJZA Radio Network

Hosted by Lou Gum, Arizona Edition, KAWC's news program, is our focus on the issues facing Arizona. Through interviews with local newsmakers and other information from the field, KAWC journalists keep you informed on issues in the region.

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Nonprofit
8:05 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Rafha House of Hope offers safehaven for runaway teen girls

Rafha House of Hope in Somerton offers runaway teen girls a temporary safe haven.
Credit Stephanie Sanchez

AZED-A recent lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of kids in the state foster care system shed some light on what life is like for kids who have been taken out of their homes and places in the state’s care.

Allegations of abuse and neglect and a lack of resources or foster homes in local communities are just some of what the lawsuit contends lead to bad outcomes for kids and families.

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Economy
10:22 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Arizona gets a 'B' for spending transparency report

AZED-The Arizona Public Interest Research Group released its yearly report on how the 50 states rate in providing online access to government spending data.

The report uses a “A” through “F” letter grade system to rate states.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with Arizona Public Interest Research Group Executive Director Diane Brown about the state’s grade.

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Economy
10:14 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Arizona Women Earn 82 cents for Every $1 Paid to Men

Credit Themes.com

AZED-A new report shows that it will take about 30 years for women in Arizona to start earning equal pay for equal work as men in the workforce.

According to the report released from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research Arizona women earn 81.8 cents for every dollar earned by men.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with Senior Research Associate of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research Jessica Milli about what is causing this gender pay gap.

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Arts and Culture
3:01 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Comic-Con isn't just for big cities anymore

Cosplayers at Blazing Desert Comic-Con 2015 in San Luis, AZ. Credit by: Christian Zaragoza
Credit Christian Zaragoza

AZED-International comic-con conventions in metropolitan areas such as the one in San Diego tend to attract around 200,000 people.

Tickets badges for the celebration of popular arts sell out quick within an hour.

But for those who are into cosplay, but are unable to make it to the largest trade shows in the world have other opportunities.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez tells us why similar conventions in rural areas are becoming increasingly popular.

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Agriculture
10:34 am
Wed March 4, 2015

A look at women's careers at the Southwest Agriculture Summit

AZED-The Southwest Agriculture Summit held at Arizona Western College wrapped up this weekend.

Agriculture leaders, researchers, scientists and farmers from all over the nation attended the event for the latest technology and information in the industry.

Although men tend to dominate the agriculture industry, women from all walks of life are setting their path in every sector of the agriculture industry.

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