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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Arts and Culture
9:31 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Hanukkah 2014: History, rituals and celebration

  AZED-Hanukkah is an 8-day Jewish holiday that starts on the 25th day of the Hebrew calendar. It is also known as the festival of lights. Hanukkah is observed for 8 nights and 8 days.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with Rabbi Stephen Einstein who is leading services for the small Jewish community in Yuma about the celebration of Hanukkah.

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South County News
1:28 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

South County: Youth group seeks to ban smoking at Somerton park

AZED-In this week's look at news out of south Yuma County, A youth anti-smoking groups aims to ban smoking. San Luis Police Department invites Yuma County residents to participate for this Saturday's bike run that will benefit the Special Olympics. (originally aired 12/02/14)

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Military
11:32 am
Tue November 11, 2014

The Berlin Candy Bomber recounts WWII charitable efforts

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Arizona Edition--Recently, a flying crew from the Arizona National Guard was suspended for dropping candy to children at a Halloween party.

This gesture of dropping candy to children has been a time-honored tradition among air crews in the U.S. Military.

Col. Gail Halverson, who is also known as the Berlin Candy Bomber, was one of hundreds of American pilots involved in the Berlin airlift in 1948.

When Halverson heard the news about the flying crew being suspended for the gesture, he was worried the tradition would come to an end.

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Arts and Culture
10:41 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Arizona Women: Ana Bella De Anda, Mama Bella Hot Sauce

Arizona Edition- Ana Bella De Anda, is the owner of Mama Bella Hot Sauce in Somerton. As part of our weekly segment, we highlight the stories of women who have made an impact in their community.

Part of De Anda's motivation is a result of following in her mother's footsteps who was selling beauty and health products before she passed away.

After her mother's death, De Anda began thinking seriously about  selling her special habanero salsas her whole family and friends enjoyed.

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Arts and Culture
10:18 am
Mon November 10, 2014

New Rabbi to lead Jewish congregation during High Holy Days

Arizona Edition-For nearly two decades, the small Jewish community in Yuma County did not have a seasoned Rabbi to lead their services.

Rabbinical students usually start off in rural areas like Yuma to later lead in bigger congregations. 

However, for the beginning of Rosh Hashanah which is the Jewish New Year, the Jewish community in Yuma welcomed a seasoned rabbi from Southern California to lead their services. 

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