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Hosted by Lou Gum, Arizona Edition, KAWC's news program, is our focus on the issues facing Arizona. Through interviews with local newsmakers, KAWC keeps you informed on issues in the region.

Location:

Yuma, AZ

Networks:

Yuma PR

Description:

Hosted by Lou Gum, Arizona Edition, KAWC's news program, is our focus on the issues facing Arizona. Through interviews with local newsmakers, KAWC keeps you informed on issues in the region.

Twitter:

@kawcnews

Language:

English

Contact:

877-838-5292


Episodes

Arizona Edition: Corr on 2022 and the future at AWC

12/12/2022
Arizona Western College president Dr. Daniel Corr talks about breaking ground on new buildings and launching new workforce and baccalaureate partnerships to address local demand.

Duration:00:22:44

Arizona Edition: Native Plants Good for Wildlife and Your Water Bill

12/5/2022
Host Lou Gum visits volunteers at a Yuma greenhouse dedicated to cultivating plants native to the region. The hope is that people will see the plants as gardening and landscaping alternatives to non-native species that often use more water.

Duration:00:22:38

Arizona Edition: New Grant Will Train Dieticians for Open Jobs in Rural Arizona

11/7/2022
A new grant to the University of Arizona, Arizona Western College, and Imperial Valley Community College looks to address a shortage of public health professionals.

Duration:00:23:40

Arizona Edition: Yuma Historian Honored and Military Innovation on Display at YPG

10/24/2022
Yuma historian Tina Clark talks about her love of history as she is honored for decades of work in preserving Yuma sites and stories. Also, a look inside a high-tech military science fair at the Army's Yuma Proving Ground.

Duration:00:22:54

Arizona Edition: The Role of Population Growth in Western Water Woes

10/17/2022
A new study quantifies what was lost as Colorado’s population increased over a 40-year span. Leon Kolankiewicz co-authored the study, as well as similar reports on Arizona and the nation as a whole released over the last year.

Duration:00:21:53

Arizona Edition: Enrollment Up at AWC in Yuma, Down Most Everywhere Else

10/10/2022
College enrollment is down across the nation, with community college students accounting for half of that decline. But southwestern Arizona is bucking the trend. We talk with Arizona Western College President Dr. Daniel Corr.

Duration:00:21:27

Arizona Edition: Aide Group Collects Belongings and Stories on U.S-Mexico Border

10/3/2022
Fernando Quiroz is Director of the AZ-CA Humanitarian Coalition. The group makes regular visits to the border, often twice a day, to observe, help migrants with information, and clean up what has become more than just a political mess.

Duration:00:21:07

Arizona Edition: NAU President Addresses College Affordability and the Future of NAU-Yuma

9/12/2022
Jose Luis Cruz Rivera, the President of Northern Arizona University is wrapping his first year on the job. We hear about changes in higher ed due to the pandemic, plans to increase enrollment numbers and the role of colleges in keeping a college degree affordable.

Duration:00:20:47

Arizona Edition Redux: Yuma Ag Setting the Example in Water Management

8/26/2022
We revisit a conversation with former USDA Conservationist Bobbi McDermott about the evolution of modern agriculture in Yuma. Parts of this conversation re-aired on August 26, 2022.

Duration:00:22:40

Arizona Edition: Grammy Nominated Composer Opens AZ Tour in Yuma

8/26/2022
Composer and performer David Arkenstone will be launching a tour across Arizona with a performance Saturday evening at the historic Yuma Theatre.

Duration:00:11:02

Arizona Edition: Yuma Growers Know Water Cuts are Coming

8/22/2022
States missed a mid-August deadline to come up with a plan to save Colorado River water and the expectation was the federal government would step in and mandate cuts. That did not happen.

Duration:00:21:58

Arizona Edition: Looming Deadline for Colorado River States

8/15/2022
Colorado River water users face a deadline to detail how Western States will cut 2-to-4-million-acre feet of water from their river allocations beginning next year.

Duration:00:22:23

Arizona Edition: Villapando on Somerton Challenges and a Push to Boost Yuma Summer Tourism

7/25/2022
Somerton Vice Mayor Miguel Villalpando talks about the city's ongoing challenge to retain local talent in the wake of several resignations by city staff. Also Visit Yuma executive director Marcus Carney discusses a new campaign to boost summer tourism in Yuma.

Duration:00:21:19

Arizona Edition: COVID Numbers Up, Driven by Omicron Variants

7/19/2022
The new variants of COVID-19 are driving an increase in state cases but lagging death and hospitalization numbers could mean the virus is weakening as it spreads. So, what should you worry about?

Duration:00:20:28

Arizona Edition: A Legal Immigration Proposal that Would Tap into the Money Migrants Pay to Cartels

6/20/2022
Addressing the problem of illegal immigration through changes to the legal immigration system that would allow migrants to pay the U.S, not cartels, to get into the country.

Duration:00:26:39

Arizona Edition: Civic Engagement as a Water Conservation Strategy

5/20/2022
Chris Kuzdas of the Environmental Defense Fund talks about his work to help protect Arizona groundwater and the important role engaged citizens play in water management.

Duration:00:22:14

Arizona Edition: Dos and Don'ts in a Baby Formula Shortage, Kelly on Water and Title 42

5/13/2022
Local tips for dealing with a national shortage of baby formula and Sen. Mark Kelly discusses water in the West and the U.S.-Mexico border.

Duration:00:21:13

Arizona Edition: Yuma High Criminal's Second Book Reimagines Oz

5/10/2022
David Damian Figueroa's second book, "El Oz", is a reimagining of a classic children's story in a setting residents of the southwest will recognize.

Duration:00:22:01

Arizona Edition: Pain, Addiction, and Research on Cannabis

4/29/2022
Dr. Todd Vanderah, interim director of University of Arizona Health Sciences Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center, talks about research on the cannabis plant and what has changed since passage of medical and recreational marijuana use laws.

Duration:00:21:51

Arizona Edition: Lake Powell at Risk as Water Levels Fall to Alarming New Low

4/25/2022
Lake Powell water levels are below 3,525 feet, sparking concern that levels will fall too low to allow operation of Glen Canyon Dam, or to deliver water to Lake Mead.

Duration:00:22:43