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USDA Efforts to Improve Rural Arizona

b  Arizona Edition -  The USDA’s Alan Stephens was in town last week to celebrate 3 million dollar low interest loan to a charter school in San Luis, Arizona.  The loan will help Harvest Prep Academy serve students in an area highlighted by the USDA as one of particular need along the U.S.-Mexico border.  It’s called a colonia and KAWC's Lou Gum asked Stephens about just what that designation means…(originally aired 02/19/14).

This piece was featured in the February 19th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.

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.