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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Roger Galloway - Ward Campaign

In December, State Senator Kelli Ward resigned from her seat to focus on a run for the United States Senate.

The Lake Havasu physician's first test will come in the primary as she takes on fifth term Senator John McCain.

Ward tells KAWC that Congress is broken and the solution is to send new voices, like hers, to Washington, DC...  scroll down for more audio...

Dr. Ward says decades in Washington, DC have changed John McCain...

KAWC spoke with Dr. Ward for almost fifteen minutes on a number of topics.  Listen below for the full, un-edited conversation...

KAWC Archive

On any given day KAWC listeners will hear us say, "Broadcasting from the Robert E. Hardy Radio Studio Complex..." 

That is part of a legal announcement we make at the top of each hour to identify the station and the community we serve.

Maybe you hear Hardy's name on our station IDs and have no idea who he is.  Or maybe you are a long-time Yuma resident and you are familiar with Uncle Bob, as he was known throughout his broadcasting and academic career.

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.

Ted Martinez

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"…

Sylia Allen, AWC Photo Services

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.