Arizona Edition

Wednesday at 11 am on 88.9 FM and 6 pm on AM 1320 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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Immigration
6:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Yuma Border Patrol on the Colorado River

Stephanie Sanchez KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Arizona Edition - You’d be forgiven if you thought apprehending illegal border-crossers in the Yuma Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border is primarily a desert operation.  As you’ll hear in a moment, that is a big part of it, but the Colorado River for some immigrants seems a faster, and perhaps cooler, option for sneaking into the U.S., especially in the summer.  But the Border Patrol says the river can be deadly, so they train for every possibility.  KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports…(originally aired 06/25/14).

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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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Work Stories
6:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Work Stories: Arick Dombrowski and a Mortician's Outlook on Life

Arick Dombrowski, Johnson's Mortuary
Maya Springhawk Robnett KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Arick Dombrowski is a 34-year-old funeral director at Johnson’s Mortuary in Yuma.  Dombrowski is a native of Somerton, Arizona and attended Yuma’s Cibola High School before going on to get his mortuary degree at Mesa Community College.  In this installment of Arizona Edition’s Work Stories, Arick talks about his profession and the outlook it puts on life, as well as the most difficult case he has ever handled…(originally aired 06/25/4).

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Education
6:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

AZ Educators Attend National Education Association Annual Meeting

Arizona Edition - This week in Denver, thousands of teachers from across the country will gather for the National Education Association’s annual meeting.  Hot topics this year include Common Core, standardized testing and school safety.

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Military
6:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Military Spouses Co-Op in Yuma

The Ms. CO-OP Project
The Ms. CO-OP Project

Arizona Edition - Having a spouse in the U.S. military means being prepared to move quite a bit as assignments and deployments change for military personnel.  That can make finding and keeping work or a career going for military spouses difficult, since long-term planning and career advancement take a back seat to new orders for their husbands or wives.

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