Lou Gum

News and Operations Director and Host, Arizona Edition

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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Immigration
1:45 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Latinos Betrayed by President Obama

Latinos react to President Barack Obama's decision not to use executive power to tackle immigration reform...

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Education
1:37 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

AWC Serving Military Students

A flood of active-duty and retired military students get some special attention at Arizona Western College...

According to the Department of Veteran’s affairs, over the last four years about 1 million veterans and their dependents have enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. The flood of new students is thanks in part to draw down of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and an increase in financial incentives for tuition, housing and books.

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Politics
1:32 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Latinos and the Environment

Latinos are united in their support for the environment and candidates who agree with them...

Over the last few years we’ve heard a lot about the changing demographics of the United States and how American Latinos will make up an increasingly larger part of the American electorate.  The 2010 Census showed about 1 in 4 people in the country under 18 are Latino, a number with serious implications for the nation’s political dynamic.

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Government
12:59 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Coconino County and Navajo Nation meet to Discuss Issues and Resources

Arizona Edition - On August 1st, judges from throughout Coconino County and the Navajo Nation met in a first of its kind meeting to share experiences, talk about issues, and learn about resources available in their varied court systems.

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Arizona 2014
3:39 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Hugh Hallman: Republican Candidate for Arizona State Treasurer

Hugh Hallman, AZ State Treasurer Candidate
Hugh Hallman for Arizona State Treasurer

Arizona Edition – The position of Arizona State Treasurer is not the most prestigious in state government.  Media and public attention focuses mostly on the race for Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General.  But the Arizona State Treasurer is the state’s money manager.  It has oversight over the state’s money, debt and investments among many other responsibilities.

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