Arizona’s economy was said to be built on the Five Cs, or cattle, citrus, climate, copper, and cotton.

But they’re no longer the state’s biggest economic powerhouses. They’ve been replaced by industries such as aerospace and tourism.

The Five Cs: A Century Later is a half-hour documentary that looks at the past, present, and future of the state’s original industries through a modern lens.

The program was recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association in 2013  with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Radio Documentary.

  • First aired: 2012, KUAZ/Tucson.
  • Senior Producer: Mark Duggan
  • Contributing Reporters: Mark Duggan, Fernanda Echavarria, Robert Rappaport, Steve Shadley.
  • Executive Producer: Peter Michaels

Copper

Cotton

Cattle

Citrus

Climate

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