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hector Alejandro Arzate

Héctor Alejandro Arzate

Environmental and Agriculture Reporter

I cover environmental and agriculture issues for Harvest Public Media. I’m based at KCUR, the NPR station in Kansas City.

Previously, I was a reporter at DCist.com and WAMU 88.5 in Washington, DC. There, I reported on the everyday lives of immigrant communities in D.C, Maryland, and northern Virginia. Before that, I worked at my hometown station, KQED, in the San Francisco Bay Area. I graduated from Cal Poly Humboldt with a degree in criminology and a minor in journalism.

My favorite kinds of stories are the “radio road trips” that help us better understand the world around us. When I’m not working — or racking up miles on my car’s odometer for a reporting trip — I enjoy cooking, fly-fishing, and reading books about magical realism.

Please send story ideas, tips, or just say hello at hectorarzate@kcur.org. You can follow me on Twitter/X @hectoraarzate.