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Unemployment in Yuma and Toxic Water in Imperial County

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On Arizona Edition, we follow the story of one man’s search for work in an area with 30% unemployment.  KAWC’s Lou Gum investigates what it’s like to look for work in Yuma County.

Arizona Edition – KAWC’s Karen Zamora reports on one of the most toxic rivers on the continent, located in Imperial County.

Arizona Edition Segment B 061713 - Imperial County New River in Calexico

Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.