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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Elections
3:27 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

LD13 House Candidate Forum

KAWC partnered with KECY/ABC 5 for a candidate forum on the campus of Arizona Western College.  The three republican candidates for the Arizona House—incumbent Representatives Darin Mitchell and Steven Montenegro and their primary opponent, Diane Landis­­—took questions from KAWC News Director Lou Gum and KECY anchor Anna Chaulk on a variety of topics and then addressed the concerns of an audience of potential voters.  Below is a re-cap and the full forum in two parts...

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Arizona 2014
6:00 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Terry Goddard: Candidate for Arizona Secretary of State

Arizona Edition - Arizona Democrat Terry Goddard has a long history in Arizona politics.  He served as the Mayor of Phoenix in the 1980s, was a federal housing official in the 1990s and was the Arizona Attorney General from 2003 until 2011.  Goddard has also run and lost three campaigns to be Governor.  Goddard’s father, Sam Goddard, was Arizona Governor in the 1960s.

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Agriculture
6:00 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Citrus Greening Disease: From Florida to Arizona

Arizona Edition - Last week KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reported on the Asian citrus psyllid and efforts to track the insect because of its possible threat to citrus groves in the southwest, something another part of the nation has already dealt with.

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Agriculture
6:00 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

The Declining Bee Population in Yuma (and the World)

Arizona Edition – The declining honey bee population is a major concern here in the United States.  Approximately one third of our nation’s crops—especially food crops—rely on honey bees for pollination.  The number of honey bees has been declining in the U.S. and in Europe, as well, for some time now.  The National Agriculture Statistics Service reports that in 1947, there were nearly 7 million honey producing hives in the U.S.  By 2008, that number had fallen to about 2.4 million.

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Arts and Culture
6:00 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Yuma's Centennial Celebrations and the City's Long History

Arizona Edition - Yuma celebrated its centennial as an incorporated city Monday, one of the many events set to take place throughout the month to honor the anniversary.  As Yuma tallies a century as a city in the Southwest, KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett dusts off some of its even older history with a local historian…(originally aired 04/09/14).

This piece was featured in the April 9th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.

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