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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Arizona Edition Live

Show Number 39

The U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground is a source of pride for people who live in southwestern Arizona.  It’s main mission – support the U.S. military (and sometimes military from other nations) by making sure the equipment it uses, everything from clothing to flashlights, vehicles and weapons, are effective and safe to use. But that is far from all that happens at the busy facility.

KAWC

Arizona Edition Live

Show Number 38

One of the most closely watched races in the upcoming election season is the Senate race in Arizona. 

Martha McSally was appointed to the seat of the late John McCain in 2018 and just two years later she’ll have to win a Senate race for the first time to keep the seat.

Polling shows her possible general election opponent, Democratic Mark Kelly, the former astronaut, navy pilot, and political activist with a slight lead over McSally. 

KAWC

Arizona Edition Live

Show Number 37

On this episode of Arizona Edition Live, KAWC’s Lou Gum speaks with Bobbi McDermott, former District Conservationist for the United States Department of Agriculture. McDermott touched on the region's largest industry and how water efficiency has evolved in local fields.

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Arizona Edition Live

Show Number 34

Burglary, assault, drug offenses and fraud top the list of crimes committed in Yuma.

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90 years ago 20 women competed in the first Women’s National Air Derby, an airplane race that took them from Santa Monica, California to Cleveland, Ohio -- with a stop in Yuma.

You may have heard of one of the race participants – Amelia Earhardt, but by and large the women, each a pioneer in aviation, are largely forgotten.

Today we’ll talk to the producer of a documentary about the race to learn more about the First Women’s National Air Derby, including tales of sabotage, sexism, and even death.

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