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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Nov 8, 2016

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors. Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at npr.org.

Debate over an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona is already proving contentious.  Prop 205 would legalize recreational marijuana use and establish rules for its sale.

Rep. Fernandez at the DNC

Jul 28, 2016

Rep. Charlene Fernandez is a delegate at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week.  KAWC’s Lou Gum spoke to her about Wednesday’s speech from President Barack Obama and what she expects to hear form Hillary Clinton tonight…

Rep. Charlene Fernandez speaking to KAWC's Lou Gum from the Democratic National Convention.  Fernandez is a Democrat who represents Legislative District 4 in the Arizona House.  She is running for reelection in 2016.

Yuma event aimed at kick-starting new businesses in Yuma County.