Lou Gum

News and Operations Director and Host, Arizona Edition and All Things Considered

Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.

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A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities examines deep cuts to public universities and colleges across the nation, with particular focus on Arizona.  Arizona Edition host, Lou Gum reports.

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...

Arizona Edition - The Arizona Community Foundation among sponsors of first-ever New Arizona Prize...

The American southwest has been plagued with drought for over a decade, but the region continues to attract new business, industry and residents, placing an ever-increasing burden on Arizona’s most precious resource – water.

Arizona Edition - The Nameless Schoolteacher's Diary - A look back on Yuma history...

Saturday night in Yuma three of the dominant ideologies on the American political landscape will clash in a unique debate on the stage of the Gila Ridge High School performing Arts Center. 

With our own KAWC GM, Dave Riek serving as moderator, Dinesh D’Souza, representing the republican point of view, Andrei Cherny representing democrats and Jacob Hornberger representing the libertarian view will take questions in a structured two hour event created and sponsored by Yuma’s The Freedom Library.