Arizona’s economy was said to be built on the Five Cs, or cattle, citrus, climate, copper, and cotton.
But they’re economic powerhouses no more. The Five Cs have been replaced by modern industries such as aerospace, biotech, and tourism.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.
Listen to the episode
- First aired: Summer 2012 on KUAZ/Tucson.
- Senior Producer/Host/Audio Editor: Mark Duggan
- Contributing Reporters: Mark Duggan, Fernanda Echavarria, Robert Rappaport, Steve Shadley.
- Executive Producer: Peter Michaels
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