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Arizona Edition: San Luis Mayor Discusses Border Concerns

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While the city of Yuma gets a lot of attention for its proximity to the United States-Mexico border, it isn’t the only Yuma County city on the border. That distinction also belongs to the small city of San Luis. 

 

On this week’s Arizona Edition, host Lou Gum speaks with Mayor of San Luis Gerardo Sanchez.  

 

Mayor Sanchez describes the unique concerns that come up for the port city at a time when a public health emergency and a refugee crisis are literally at the town’s front door. 

  

 

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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