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 25

Buying a home is exciting but can be stressful.  Selling a home is stressful but can be exciting.  And, of course, every experience is different.  But the right real estate agent can help.

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StoryCorps will be in Yuma until December 21st.  By now you’ve probably heard or read that StoryCorps is a mobile recording booth and it’s a project that requires public involvement. 

Anne Marie Ward For Congress

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar was re-elected to Congress in the 2018 election.  He beat his general election opponent by more than 35%. 

He did not face a primary opponent in the 2018 race.  So far, no Democrat has announced a run in the district.  Democrat David Brill lost to Gosar in the general election in 2018.

You’d think that means he is incredibly popular in Arizona’s 4th Congressional District and a lock for re-election in 2020.

Navajo Water Project

A report released this week by the group Dig Deep and the U.S. Water Alliance says two million Americans are without basic, reliable water systems in their homes.  Even more live without basic sanitation. 

The issue is especially acute for minority populations and the poor.

Here in Arizona, the Navajo Nation is particularly impacted by lack of access to water, some people travelling miles to get water just to maintain their households.


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.