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Arizona Edition: Covid-19 today and Mexico surpasses China to become top US trading partner

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Diana Gomez is Yuma County Director of Public Health. Gomez guided the county through the Covid-19 pandemic and unlike some of her counterparts from across the state and country, she is still on the job.

We talk to Gomez about the current state of Covid-19 in Yuma County and other department priorities, including addressing loneliness as a mental health issue.

Dr. Roy C. Nelson, is Senior Associate Dean/Undergraduate Programs at Arizona State University's Thunderbird School of Global Managment.

We speak to Dr. Nelson about the recent news that Mexico has surpassed China as the United States' top trading partner. Mexico is also Arizona's top trading partner.

What impact could rhetoric about a border crisis and contentious national elections in both countries have on trade between the two nations?

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.
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