Lou Gum

News and Operations Director and Host, 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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Should Arizona reform the state tax code by eliminating the personal income tax?   Some economists at Arizona State University say that is exactly what the state should do.

A recent editorial and new research at ASU’s Center for the Study of Economic Freedom suggest residents and small business owners would be better off without a personal income tax, but critics say revenue alternatives for state coffers could disproportionately impact the poor.

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Last year Northern Arizona University honors students traveled to southwestern Arizona and northern Mexico to explore the Colorado River Delta during a historic release of water it was hoped would revitalize the delta and make its way to the Sea of Cortez.   This year they went back to check on mesquite and cottonwood trees they planted in the wetlands and to check out the Delta a year after the "Pulse flow"…

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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.