Arizona Edition

Friday at 9 am and Saturday at 11 am

News Director, Lou Gum

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.

Diabetes in Yuma County

Apr 2, 2013
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On Arizona Edition, KAWC’s Michelle Faust takes a look at how medical professionals and local groups are fighting diabetes in Yuma County.

Arizona Edition – KAWC’s Lou Gum visits Yuma County Health Department officials, who are educating diabetics and people with other chronic conditions in the community on improving their health.

In Arizona Edition, KAWC’s Kim Johnson takes a tour of the 7th Annual Southwest Agriculture Summit.

In this segment of Arizona Edition, KAWC’s Lou Gum looks into some of the topics discussed at the 7th Annual Southwest “Ag” Summit, including how immigration affects agriculture. 

In this Arizona Edition, KAWC's Michelle Faust looks into how winter visitors impact volunteerism in Yuma.

In this Story Corps Conversation, Arizona Edition revisits the history of the Redondo legacy, a family that helped found Southwestern Arizona's modern agriculture industry.

Multi-School Lockdown in Yuma

Feb 26, 2013
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In this special report, Arizona Edition looks into the February 5th multi-school lockdown in Yuma, triggered by a report of an armed student.  KAWC’s Michelle Faust speaks with some of the concerned parents and school faculty recounts the events to KAWC's Lou Gum.

Congressman Paul Gosar and "Yuma Bev" Ribaudo

Feb 12, 2013
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On Arizona Edition, KAWC's Kim Johnson speaks with Southwest Arizona's newest congressional representative, District 4 Republican Congressman Paul Gosar, about sequestration, gun control, and immigration reform.

In this segment of Arizona Edition, KAWC's Michelle Faust shares the story of Beverly Ribaudo, or "Yuma Bev", a Yuma woman trying to bring attention to  Parkinson's disease through music, writing, and humor.

The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Debate

Feb 4, 2013

Arizona Edition takes a look at the bipartisan plan by an assembly of U.S. Senators, including Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, to renew the debate on immigration reform.  KAWC’s Lou Gum speaks with Senator Jeff Flake as well as Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva about Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Michelle Faust

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Arizona Edition takes a look at Arizona’s African American history with long-time Yuma NAACP member John "Bud" Johnson and Arizona’s first African-American County Supervisor, Ray Moore.

In this segment, Arizona Edition looks into YouthBuild Peptech, a group of young people striving to overcome challenges, improve their educations, and give back to their community.

  In this Arizona Edition, KAWC's Kim Johnson interviews Republican State Senator Don Shooter of the newly-formed District 13 about the 2013 Legislative Session and the political balance.

Arizona Edition - KAWC's Michelle Faust visits the military art exhibit at the Yuma Art Center with Bill Heidner (curator for the Yuma Proving Ground Museum and Heritage Center) and speaks with William Blomquist, Professor of Fine Arts at Arizona Western College and a former Army artist.

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Arizona Edition interviews newly-elected Senator Lynne Pancrazi and Yuma locals share their New Year's Resolutions...(originally aired 01/07/13)

Arizona Edition host Lou Gum continues his interview with former state Representative and Senator-elect Lynne Pancrazi.  KAWC's Trudy Schuett checks in with local officials to see what's to come in the new year...(originally aired 01/07/13)

On Arizona Edition, KAWC’s Dave Riek interviews Bob Neustadt, an organizer for the “Border Songs” project that collected music, poetry, and other media to draw attention to the plight of those caught in the crossfire over immigration.

To learn more about the Border Songs project or to purchase the CD, visit .

Arizona Edition talks to Todd Landfried of Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform about S.A.N.E., a suggested solution to immigration problems by the Real Arizona Coalition...(originally aired 12/12/12)

Arizona Edition - KAWC's Michelle Faust visits the Arizona childhood homestead of Cesar Chavez and KAWC's Kim Johnson visits the "Center of the World"... (originally aired 12/10/12)

Arizona Edition speaks to Nancy Meister, President of the Yuma Audubon Society, on the migration of birds through Yuma and the 113th Annual Christmas Bird Count...(originally aired 12/03/12)

KAWC's Michelle Faust reports on the training of working dogs in this second segment of Arizona Edition and KAWC's Maya Springhawk Robnett speaks with local pet owners...

KAWC's Lou Gum investigates the economic effects of Yuma's winter visitors and speaks with Ann Walker from the Yuma Visitors Bureau in this Arizona Edition...(originally aired 11/19/12)

In the second half of Arizona Edition, KAWC's Michelle Faust reports on winter visitor volunteerism and KAWC's Kim Johnson discusses homeless winter visitors...

Arizona Edition discusses what makes Yuma attractive to military retirees and some of the services available to them in the region...(originally aired 11/12/12)

In Segment B of Arizona Edition, KAWC's Kim Johnson reports on the arrival of the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.  Yuma's Marine Core Air Station is one of the first to receive the new jets...

Arizona Edition visits the Yuma Regional Cancer Center with KAWC's Kim Johnson...(originally aired 11/05/12)

Yuma County Sheriff Ralph Ogden retires at the end of the year.  In our first Arizona Edition report, we take a look at Ogden's career and legacy through the eyes of some of his co-workers... (originally aired 10/8/12)