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Arizona Edition: Recycling, School Lunches, the Legacies of Hillerman and L'Amour, and a Musical Cop

On Arizona Edition, KAWC's Kim Johnson  investigates the city's new recycling program and KAWC's Maya Springhawk Robnett takes us to Yuma schools to learn about how school nutrition programs have changed through the years.  Later, KAWC's Michelle Faust talks to Southwest author Tony Hillerman's daughter, Anne, about reviving her father's series and Beau L'Amour, the son of Louis L'Amour, another prolific Southwest writer, tells KAWC's Lou Gum about turning his father's work into a graphic novel.  Then, we hear from a Yuma math teacher about her method of teaching and KAWC's Michelle Faust reports as a Yuma cop expresses his love of music.

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.