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Valley Public Radio's news magazine and talk program covering local issues important to Central Valley residents, from health care and government, to education and the environment.

Valley Public Radio's news magazine and talk program covering local issues important to Central Valley residents, from health care and government, to education and the environment.
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Fresno, CA

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Valley Public Radio's news magazine and talk program covering local issues important to Central Valley residents, from health care and government, to education and the environment.

Twitter:

@KVPR

Language:

English

Contact:

3437 W. Shaw Ave #101 Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 275-0764


Episodes

Valley Edition - January 16, 2018: Air Pollution & Health; Sierra On-Line; Westlands Photos

1/16/2018
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This week on Valley Edition we talk with one of the authors of a new study examining how exposure to air pollution can impact both our DNA and our immune system function. We also talk with the NYU professor who is exploring the history of computer gaming, and the role one local company played in pioneering the software industry. And we talk with a photographer who has a new book focused on valley agriculture.

Duration: 00:53:26


Valley Edition: January 9, 2018: Air Quality, Weather, High-Speed Rail, John McCutcheon

1/9/2018
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This week on Valley Edition, we learn why the valley endured some of the worst air quality in decades, and why more wasn't done to prevent it. We also talk about the weather with meteorologist Sean Boyd. Later in the show we hear about the pros and cons of the proposed new route for high-speed rail through Bakersfield, and we talk with Merced Sun Star reporter Monica Velez about the closure of a network of health clinics last year in the north valley. Finally, we talk with folk singer John...

Duration: 00:40:53


Valley Edition - January 2, 2018 - Author Interviews

1/2/2018
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This week on Valley Edition we revisit three interviews from 2017. We talk with Michael Kodas author of the new book "Megafire" and learn why wildfire behavior is changing. We also look at local history in two different interviews. Stephen Provost joins us to talk about his new book " Highway 99 : The History of California's Main Street" and Heather David is on the program to talk about her new book "Motel California."

Duration: 00:53:43


Valley Edition - December 27, 2017: Faraday Future, Sanctuary State, Bakersfield Budget Woes

12/27/2017
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This week on Valley Edition, we talk to Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims about her thoughts as the county begins to implement SB 54, California's "Sanctuary State" bill. Mims was one of the bill's biggest critics when it made its way through the legislature, and she was worked closely with federal immigration officials in the past. We also talk with Bakersfield City Councilmember Bob Smith about the city's budget gap and about the idea of putting a tax increase in front of voters. And...

Duration: 00:53:43


Valley Edition - December 19, 2017: San Joaquin River, Ivy League Project, Garry Bredefeld

12/19/2017
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This week on Valley Edition we learn about new progress on the effort to bring Chinook salmon back to the San Joaquin River. We also hear about a valley program that for 25 year has been helping kids from communities like Parlier go to Ivy League schools. And we get an inside look at what it takes to put on a Fresno holiday tradition - Christmas Tree Lane. Plus Fresno City Councilmember Garry Bredefeld joins us to talk about his stance on medical marijuana, and an investigation into...

Duration: 00:44:11


Valley Edition - December 12, 2017 - Fireplace School, Fresno Pot Vote, CSU Fee Rebellion

12/13/2017
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This week we learn what happens when you don't "check before you burn" by taking a trip to the Valley Air District's "fireplace school." We also talk to Fresno City Councilmember Clint Olivier about his plans to leaglize a number of businesses involved in the marijuana industry in Fresno, and about a proposal that would give members of the city council a raise. We also hear how students at Fresno State may have kicked off a rebellion over student fees that extends system-wide in the CSU....

Duration: 01:03:01


Valley Edition - November 28, 2017: David Linn; College Pathways; John Cox; Tehachapi Library

11/28/2017
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This week on Valley Edition, we get the latest on allegations that Madera County DA David Linn made sexual and racist remarks about employees and crime victims in the workplace. FM89's Kerry Klein reports on what Monday's move by the Board of Supervisors to censure Linn and ask for his resignation means for the county, as well as Linn's denials and claims of political retaliation. We also learn about a new report from the Public Policy Institute of California that is critical of the...

Duration: 01:02:37


Valley Edition November 21, 2017: Mr. Potato Head; Rental Housing; Valley Fever; Giant Sequoias

11/21/2017
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On this week's Valley Edition: It's been two years since the Summerset Village Apartments raised the issue of substandard rental housing in Fresno to a level city hall couldn't ignore. Earlier this year, the city council adopted a new ordinance creating a rental housing inspection program, but nine months later, inspections have yet to begin. We also hear a report on how a new local effort is using Mr. Potato Head dolls to help the parents of premature babies cope with their situation. We...

Duration: 02:33:20


Valley Edition - November 14, 2017: Pre-Term Births, Covered CA, Downtown Bakersfield

11/14/2017
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This week on Valley Edition, we get reports on the surprising reason insurance premiums for many Covered California customers are dropping, and what local health care leaders are doing to address a rise in pre-term births in Fresno County. We also explore the following issues in interviews: Bakersfield City Councilmember Andrae Gonzales on the city's crackdown on pot dispensaries, and plans in the works for downtown Fresno Bee reporter Mackenzie Mays on her series our sex education KVPR...

Duration: 00:45:05


Valley Edition November 7, 2017: SW Fresno, FAX Bus, Human Trafficking, Vision Zero Kern

11/7/2017
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This week on Valley Edition we hear an in-depth report about a number of changes in the works that could bring new life to a long struggling valley neighborhood - southwest Fresno. We also learn why changes are in store for the City of Fresno's FAX bus service that could improve service for some at the cost of others. We also go in-depth with interviews on the issue of human trafficking in Fresno with two reporters from the Fresno Bee, and learn about efforts to reduce cyclist and...

Duration: 01:00:29


Valley Edition: October 31 - Fresno Unified; Domestic Violence; Pesticides; Jim Boren

10/31/2017
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This week on Valley Edition or team reports stories on a potential teacher's strike within Fresno Unified as well as what farmers may do if a popular pesticide is restricted. We also hear about a new program in Tulare County being implemented to hopefully reduce the number of domestic violence cases in the area. Later we hear from The Fresno Bee's Jim Boren who announced this week that he's retiring at the end of the year.

Duration: 00:38:30


Valley Edition: Oct 24 - Fulton Street; Lois Henry; Human Library; Outdoorsy

10/24/2017
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On this week's Valley Edition we start the program with a segment on Fresno's new Fulton Street, which until recently was a pedestrian mall. Our team interviews a number of people about their thoughts on the project. We also learn about a program at Reedley College called a human library with a goal of broadening understanding of cultures and issues. Later we hear from Lois Henry, formerly a columnist with the Bakersfield Californian, about the loss of oil industry jobs in Kern County. And...

Duration: 00:45:27


Valley Edition: October 17 - Wildfires And Insurance; Fulton Mall; Brown Act; Railroad Fire; Ed Lund

10/17/2017
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This week on Valley Edition our team reports on insurance premiums going up in fire zones and about two possible violations of the Brown Act in the region. We also hear from Craig Scharton, with the Downtown Fresno Partnership, about the reopening of Fresno's Fulton Mall as Fulton Street. Later FM89's Ezra David Romero takes a ride on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad that was almost lost in the Railroad Fire in September. Ending the program we hear about a rally in memory of...

Duration: 00:43:22


Valley Edition: October 10- Vacation Rentals; UC Merced Study; Motel California; Fresno Philharmonic

10/10/2017
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On this week's Valley Edition our team reports stories on how short-term rentals like Airbnb are making it tough for Yosemite National Park officials to fill much needed jobs in the park. We also hear from a group of California fire fighters helping out with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico. Later we hear from a UC Merced researcher about her latest study on antibiotic resistance and from an author with a new book all about California's once booming motel industry. Ending...

Duration: 01:04:32


Valley Edition: October 3 - Las Vegas; Doctor Shortage; Tulare Regional Medical Center; Tom Steyer

10/3/2017
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On this week's Valley Edition our team reports on Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas and the shortage of doctors in the region. Later we hear from Tulare hospital board President Kevin Northcraft about troubles at Tulare Regional Medical Center. Ending the program we hear from business leader and philanthropist Tom Steyer.

Duration: 00:45:54


Valley Edition: September 26 - 3D Orchards; Condors; Bakersfield Symphony; Paula Poundstone

9/26/2017
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This week on Valley Edition our team reports stories on human trafficking, 3D orchards and condors. We also hear from KVPR Reporter Ezra David Romero about the latest on the proposed delta tunnels. Later we hear from Bakersfield Symphony Stilian Kirov and ending the program we are joined by Paula Poundstone.

Duration: 00:51:00


Valley Edition: September 19 - Homelessness; Dolores Huerta; Clovis Cottages; Highway 99

9/19/2017
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This week on Valley Edition our team reports on homelessness in the Oakhurst area and about concealed weapons in Kingsburg. We are also joined by NPR's Felix Contreras in an interview with Dolores Huerta. Later we hear all about the City of Clovis' plan to build tiny alley cottages. We also learn all about the Tejon Indian Powow in the south valley and hear about a new book focused on the history Highway 99.

Duration: 00:44:51


Valley Edition: September 12 - Doctor Shortage; Fresno Pacific President; Jerry Dyer; Yosemite Trash

9/12/2017
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This week on Valley Edition our team reports stories on the doctor shortage and what a recall from Volkswagen means for the region. We also hear from Fresno Pacific University's new leader, President Joseph Jones. Later KVPR Reporter Jeffrey Hess interviews Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer about homelessness and other issues in the city. Ending the program FM89 Reporter Ezra David Romero interviews Yosemite National Park Ranger Jodi Bailey and Wildlife Biologist Caitlin Lee-Roney about the...

Duration: 02:33:45


Valley Edition: September 5 - Wildfires; Short-term Rentals; Garry Bredefeld; Rep. David Valadao

9/5/2017
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This week on Valley Edition our team reports on what the influx of short-term rentals like Airbnb means for the Oakhurst area. We also hear the third part of FM89 Reporter Kerry Klein's doctor shortage series. Later in the show we hear from Fresno City Council Member Garry Bredefeld. And ending the program FM89 Reporter Jeffrey Hess interviews Rep. David Valadao about the President's announcement about his desire to end a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Duration: 00:48:57


Valley Edition: August 29 - Doctor Shortage; Fresno Toy Library; Bill McEwen; Patrick Contreras

8/29/2017
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This week on Valley Edition our team reports on the doctor shortage in the region, a unique Fresno library for toy lending and a look in to the latest Fresno County Crop Report. We are also joined by Bill McEwen with GVWire, the groups newest news director. Ending the program we hear from violinist Patrick Contreras about his new project "El Violin."

Duration: 02:57:27

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