Arizona Edition

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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.

Yuma resident receives inspirational mom award

May 12, 2015

AZED-A Yuma resident was named as one of five women in the nation for “The Most Inspirational Mom Scholarship Program”.

The search was conducted by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and University of Phoenix.

The program is designed to promote a culture of family achievement and raise awareness about creating great futures for parents and youth through education.

The Most Inspirational Mom Scholarship Program was designed to promote a culture of family achievement and raise awareness about creating great futures for parents and youth through education.

Cocopah Speedway in Somerton continue renovations

May 7, 2015
Stephanie Sanchez

AZED-The Cocopah Speedway in Somerton has had many different owners since it opened almost four decades ago. 

The dirt-clay racetrack had been inactive for a few years until the Cocopah Indian Tribe took ownership and reopened the facility in 2010.

Renovations to the speedway and facilities have been ongoing and it racing is increasingly popular as family-friendly entertainment for the community.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez took a tour of the Cocopah Speedway and gives us an inside look at how this revitalized race track is impacting Yuma County.

This year the group American Rivers has classified the Colorado River as the most threatened river in the United States, in part because of two proposed developments at the Grand Canyon that endanger wildlife and strain water resources.  Lou Gum talks with Sinjen Eberle, Communications Director at American Rivers for the Intermountain West...

NASA

AZED- Dozens of communities in the western United States stretching from Mexico to Canada, including Yuma County are participating in a cutting edge research project that aims to measure certain objects located in the outskirts of our planet’s solar system.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports on why Yuma is such a great location for stargazing.  In fact, the National Science Foundation has identified Yuma, Parker And Kingman as perfect locations for stargazers to help them identify objects in the outer solar system.

Understanding tequila's history and culture

Apr 29, 2015
amazon.com

AZED-Cinco de Mayo celebrations are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S.

The celebrations commemorate the day in 1862 when the Mexican army fought and defeated the French army in the state of Puebla.

Today, celebrations across Mexico and the United States are encouraged by Mexican beer and tequila advertisements.  And when people think of a Mexican drink – tequila is often the first in their minds

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