Work Stories focused on the professional lives of local Yuma, Arizona residents as they recall memorable people and events. The following is an archive of interviews conducted and produced by KAWC Reporter Maya Springhawk Robnett.
Arizona Edition – Throughout this month in the Work Stories series, KAWC is interviewing Yuma firefighters. In this installment of Work Stories, Interim Battalion Chief Richard Root recalls his time spent in Prescott after the deaths of 19 firefighters during the Yarnell Hill Fire and an interesting experience he had as a firefighter in Yuma. Root has been a Fire Captain for more than 7 years; he got into fire service when he was 24, more than 15 years ago…(originally aired 08/05/14).
In this installment of Arizona Edition’s Work Stories, we hear from Alma Garcia, who has been working at Yuma Mortuary in Yuma for about 3 years. Here, Alma talks about the most difficult case she ever had to handle…(originally aired 06/18/14).
This piece was featured in the June 18th Arizona Edition. Other pieces featured in the show, as well as past Work Stories, can be found below in the related content section.
Darren Mattice is a 42-year old funeral director at the Yuma Mortuary. In this installment of Arizona Edition's Work Stories, Mattice, who has been in funeral services for 2 decades, talks about detachment and the fine line between caring too much and not caring enough. Mattice has been in Yuma for almost 11 years; he is a father of two…(originally aired 06/11/14).
Arizona Edition - Frank Acuña started working in funeral services at the age of nineteen. After a family tragedy, Acuña decided to continue work in the industry rather than pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In this installment of Work Stories, Acuña recounts the road which led him to a 40-year-long career…(originally aired 06/04/14).
This piece was featured in the June 4th Arizona Edition. Other pieces featured in the show, as well as past Work Stories, can be found below in the related content section.