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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Brandon Mejia

The general election ballots for Yuma's two congressional districts are set.


In Congressional District 4, incumbent Republican Congressman Paul Gosar withstood a primary challenge from Prescott Valley native Anne Marie Ward. Gosar defeated Ward with more than 62-percent of the vote. Gosar is seeking his six-term in congress. 

Victor Calderon/KAWC

The plan for a return to campus for employees and students of Arizona Western College has come together after a long uncertain summer.


Yuma Union High School District


There are more than 11,000 high-school students in the region and Yuma Union High School District and the communities it serves are working on options for students to go back to school. 

Facebook: Anne Marie Ward for Congress

As Arizona and the nation continue to contend with the coronavirus pandemic, candidates for public office in the state are dealing with new challenges on the campaign trail. 

Anne Marie Ward, a Republican candidate for Congress is one of them. Since beginning her run in 2019, Ward says health care has topped the concerns of potential voters.  

"Health Care is right at the top of people's minds," she says. 

Facebook: @joeljohn4house Home

While meet and greet campaign events with candidates are limited compared to those held in previous years, Republican Candidate Joel John is still making his way through Arizona's Legislative District 4 as a first-time candidate for the Arizona House.