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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Work Stories
6:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Work Stories: Arick Dombrowski and a Mortician's Outlook on Life

Arick Dombrowski, Johnson's Mortuary
Maya Springhawk Robnett KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Arick Dombrowski is a 34-year-old funeral director at Johnson’s Mortuary in Yuma.  Dombrowski is a native of Somerton, Arizona and attended Yuma’s Cibola High School before going on to get his mortuary degree at Mesa Community College.  In this installment of Arizona Edition’s Work Stories, Arick talks about his profession and the outlook it puts on life, as well as the most difficult case he has ever handled…(originally aired 06/25/4).

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Education
6:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

AZ Educators Attend National Education Association Annual Meeting

Arizona Edition - This week in Denver, thousands of teachers from across the country will gather for the National Education Association’s annual meeting.  Hot topics this year include Common Core, standardized testing and school safety.

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Arizona 2014
6:30 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidate Christine Jones Releases Economic Plan for Arizona

Arizona Edition - There are nine Republican candidates vying for the Republican nomination to be Arizona’s next Governor.  Standing out in a crowd like that can be difficult and most Arizona voters seem undecided about who they’ll support.  A recent poll had state treasurer Doug Ducey in the lead but the same poll showed almost 60 percent of sate primary voters were undecided.

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Work Stories
6:30 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Work Stories: Funeral Director Darren Mattice and Detachment

Darren Mattice, Funeral Director at Yuma Mortuary
Darren Mattice

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).

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Water
6:30 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Colorado River Meets the Sea: Minute 319 Pulse Flow

Arizona Edition - Last month, for the first time in over a decade, water released from the Colorado River through an international agreement between the United States and Mexico made its way to the Gulf of California.

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