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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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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Education
3:36 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

New NAU-Yuma VP: Susan Johnstad

Arizona Edition - After 20 years at Northern Arizona University-Yuma, Larry Gould has retired.  For the last several years he was Associate Vice President and Campus Executive Officer.

Taking over that position is someone familiar with the NAU branch campus structure, Susan Johnstad.  Johnstad stopped by the studios to talk to KAWC’s Lou Gum about the coming year and how she’ll split her time between northern and southern Arizona… (originally aired 08/18/14).

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Arizona 2014
3:32 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Justin Pierce: Republican Candidate for Arizona Secretary of State

Arizona Edition – For the last several months, KAWC has been talking to candidates for statewide office as the August 26th primary approaches.

In this piece, we hear from Republican Justin Pierce.  The two-term State Representative is in a tight primary battle with Michele Reagan, who we spoke to earlier this month, and Arizona businessman Wil Cardon.  KAWC’s Lou Gum asked Pierce what attracted him to the Secretary of State position…(originally aired 08/14/14).

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Music
3:30 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Randy Love Talks Jazz

Arizona Edition – Jazz is popular in the city of Yuma.  The Yuma Jazz company performs at various venues year round, in the summer they bring national and international guests to play free outdoor concerts with them at Yuma Palms Regional Center as part of the Village Jazz Series and this summer KAWC and Lute’s Casino partnered for the Lute’s Casino Summer Jazz Series.   Hundreds attend both events regularly.  Finding an expert on local jazz to help explain the popularity of jazz in Yuma was not difficult.  KAWC’s Lou Gum reached out to KAWC’s own Randy Love, host of Friday

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