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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Arizona 2014
6:00 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Mark Brnovich, Candidate for Arizona Attorney General

Arizona Edition - Republican Mark Brnovich is running for Arizona’s top legal office, Attorney General, against a popular incumbent, Tom Horne.  Brnovich grew up in the Phoenix area.  He got his law degree in California and worked for several years at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.  He has also worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and most recently was the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, a job that he tells KAWC’s Lou Gum connected him with much of the state…(originally aired 04/09/14).

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Arizona 2014
6:00 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Terry Goddard: Candidate for Arizona Secretary of State

Arizona Edition - Arizona Democrat Terry Goddard has a long history in Arizona politics.  He served as the Mayor of Phoenix in the 1980s, was a federal housing official in the 1990s and was the Arizona Attorney General from 2003 until 2011.  Goddard has also run and lost three campaigns to be Governor.  Goddard’s father, Sam Goddard, was Arizona Governor in the 1960s.

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Arizona 2014
6:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

AZ State Senator Al Melvin Runs for Governor

Arizona Edition - July 28th is the last day to register to vote in primary elections taking place August 26th.  This year, republicans have a lot of choices in the primary.  In most races they outnumber Democrats 2 and even 3 to one. For the state’s highest office there are nine candidates listed on the Arizona Secretary of State’s site for the Republican nomination.

Last week we heard from former Go-Daddy executive Christine Jones.  This week, KAWC’s Lou Gum sits down with state Senator Al Melvin…(originally aired 04/02/14).

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Work Stories
6:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Work Stories: Mechanic Sam Tabullo, Handing Down the Wrench

All this month during Arizona Edition’s Work Stories, we will hear stories from the automotive industry.  This week, mechanic, manager, and customer service agent Sam Tabullo talks about why, at the age of 17, he decided to go into the auto industry…(originally aired 04/02/14).

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Arizona 2014
6:30 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Christine Jones: Former Go-Daddy Exec Running for Arizona Governor's Office

Christine Jones
Christine Jones for Governor

Arizona Edition - The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office lists nine Republican candidates for Arizona Governor this election season.  They include former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, current Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Treasurer Doug Ducey, State Senator Al Melvin, and former California Congressman Frank Riggs.  Standing out in that kind of crowd might be difficult for some, but an Arizona attorney and former Go-Daddy executive tells KAWC's Lou Gum she may have a shot because she is not a politician…(originally aired 03/16/14).

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