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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


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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


Valley Edition: July 22 - Doctor Shortage; Homelessness; Bakersfield Water; NAFTA; Outdoorsy

8/22/2017
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On this week's program our team reports stories on the doctor shortage in the region, homelessness in Fresno and about Bakersfield's complex water system. We also chat with California Citrus Mutual's Joel Nelson about what the citrus industry would like to see changed and kept in NAFTA if President Trump alters the agreement. We end the program with our latest episode of our podcast Outdoorsy. This time its all about whitewater rafting and kayaking.

Duration: 02:36:12


Valley Edition: August 15 - Ag Robots; Steve Brandau; Hospitals; Megafires

8/15/2017
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This week on Valley Edition our team reports on how farmers are using robots on the farm. We also here from Fresno City Council Member Steve Brandau about his proposal to ban camping in the city to discourage homelessness. We also hear from Michael Kodas with the The Center for Environmental Journalism about his book " Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame " coming out later this month.

Duration: 00:58:05


Valley Edition: Aug. 8 - Fresno Water Tower; Oil And Water; Car Of The Future Built In Hanford?

8/8/2017
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This week on the program we hear all about what the future may hold for the Old Fresno Water Tower. We also hear from Mikhail Zinshteyn with Ed Source on his latest piece about changes to the CSU system. Later in the program we are joined by KQED Reporter Lauren Sommer about her recent piece on oil waste water in California. Sean O'Kane with the online publication The Verge also joins the program to chat about his recent story on a company looking at building the car of the future in...

Duration: 02:41:14


Valley Edition: August 1 - Detwiler Fire From Space; Kern River Deaths; Contaminated; David Taub

8/1/2017
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On this week's program our team reports on fire crews using satellite data to help fight fires, about contaminated water in Madera County, as well as cell phone technology and concealed weapons in Fresno. We also hear from Lois Henry with the Bakersfield Californian about why so many people are dying on the Kern River this year. Later in the program we hear from GV Wire's David Taub about his recent trip to Washington D.C.

Duration: 00:48:40


Valley Edition: June 25 - Detwiler Fire; AB-617; Tatyana Hargrove; Sex Education

7/25/2017
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This week on Valley Edition our team reports on the Detwiler Fire burning around the mountain town of Mariposa. We also hear from Julie Cart With CALmatters about the passage of AB-617. Later we hear from Bakersfield Californian Reporter Harold Pierce about his latest reporting on a case of police brutality in Bakersfield. Ending the program we are joined by Fresno Bee Reporter Mackenzie Mays about her new series looking at the lack of sex education in the region.

Duration: 00:42:58


Valley Edition: July 18 - Drones; USDA; Mosquitoes; Summer Camp For Kids With Diabetes; Outdoorsy

7/18/2017
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On this week's program our team reports on drones, a summer camp for diabetic youth and how potential cuts to the USDA could hurt some in the region. We also hear from Steve Mulligian with the Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District about a project funded by Google where 20 million mosquitoes will be released this summer throughout the Fresno area. Ending the show we hear the latest installment of our podcast Outdoorsy. This time it's all about the stars.

Duration: 02:26:40


Valley Edition: July 11 - Contaminated; Boyden Cavern; Steven Mayer; Delta Tunnels; Homelessness

7/11/2017
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This week on Valley Edition or team reports on stories about private well owners, Boyden Cavern, homelessness and cap and trade. We also hear from The Stockton Record's Alex Breitler about the Delta tunnel plans. Later we hear from the Bakersfield Californian's Stephen Mayer about the case of a missing sign in Kern County that means a lot to the South Valley.

Duration: 02:33:44


Valley Edition: June 27 - Avi Kaplan's New Music; George Hostetter; Tiny Peaches

6/27/2017
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This week on Valley Edition our team reports stories on Fresno's Garden of Innocence , a farmer's desire to sell tiny peaches and what Valley hospitals are doing to prevent damage if an earthquake hits. We're also joined by Tulare County Public Information Officer Carrie Monteiro about flooding on the Kings River because of high flows from Pine Flat Lake. Later we're joined by Central Valley Observer Reporter George Hostetter about local politics and a major change with the Fresno...

Duration: 00:57:17


Valley Edition: Medical Schools; HIV Prevention; ZDoggMD; GO Public Schools Fresno

6/20/2017
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This week on Valley Edition our team reports on two medical schools possibly coming to the region and about HIV prevention research underway at UC Merced. We also hear from YouTube famous doctor Zubin Damania, MD or ZDoggMD who grew up in Clovis. Ending th e program we hear from Diego Arambula about a new organiation, GO Public Schools Fresno , he founded that aims to make changes with Fresno Unified School District.

Duration: 00:53:14


Valley Edition: June 13 - Bikes In Wilderness Areas; Ivan Penn; Fresno Philharmonic

6/13/2017
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This week on Valley Edition our team reports about a bill that if becomes law would allow bikes in wilderness areas and about Medi-Cal Rates in the Valley. Later we hear from the LA Times' Ivan Penn about his story on a Central Valley power plant shutting down. We also hear about a new book that documents farmworkers' oral histories. And ending the program we learn more about the new Fresno Philharmonic conductor.

Duration: 02:41:39


CSU Summer Arts Is Back, Fresno State Outshined Seven Other Campuses

6/6/2017
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After five years at Cal State Monterey Bay, CSU Summer Arts is back at Fresno State starting June 25. This month of lectures and performances draws people from around the country including the cinematographer who blew up the the Death Star in the original "Star Wars" movie. A Brooklyn-based group that uses dance to address social and political issues will also spend the month here. The festival runs from June 25 to July 22 and offers master classes in the visual, performing, literary and...

Duration: 00:08:38


Valley Edition: June 6 - Contaminated; Scripps Spelling Bee Winner; Winter Rangers; CSU Summer Arts

6/6/2017
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On this week's show our reporters return to the Fresno County community of Lanare for our series "Contaminated." We also hear Reporter Jeffrey Hess interview Fresno Mayor Lee Brand on an Amazon distribution center coming to Fresno. Later we hear from Tuolumne Winter Rangers Rob and Laura Pilewski talk about the extreme weather conditions this year and what it's like to spend the winter in isolation. Scripps National Spelling Bee Winner Ananya Vinay also joins the program. And ending the...

Duration: 00:45:52


Valley Edition: May 30 - Ambulances; Harold Pierce; Be Public Live; Hal Friedman

5/30/2017
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In this week's Valley Edition our team reports stories on ambulance abusers, bees and California missions. We also hear from Bakersfield Californian Report Harold Pierce on happenings in Kern County. Later KVPR Reporter Kerry Klein tells us more about the Be Public Live event she'll be hosting Thursday June 1 all about the doctors shortage in the region. Ending the program we hear from Hal Friedman about a new show in Kern County at the Ovation Repertory Theatre.

Duration: 00:40:52


Valley Edition: May 23 - Chronic Diseases; Laura Rosenthal On Rep. McCarthy; Outdoorsy

5/23/2017
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This week on Valley Edition our team reports stories on child care, chronic diseases and the Punjabi language. We also hear from Laura Rosenthal with CALmatters on President Donald Trump's relationship with Rep. Kevin McCarthy. Ending the program you'll hear our latest episode of Outdoorsy. This time we talk all about rock climbing.

Duration: 02:13:52


Valley Edition: April 16 - Andrew Janz; Bakersfield College; Fresno Art Museum

5/16/2017
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This week on Valley Edition our team reports on what's at stake in Giant Sequoia National Monument under the Department of Interior's review. We also hear about how Huron school's want to split from the Coalinga-Huron Unified School District. Later we learn more about why political newcomer Andrew Janz hopes to challenge Devin Nunes. We also hear from Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian about changes coming to the campus. Ending the program we hear from Michele Ellis Pracy about...

Duration: 00:53:15


Kern Deputies Accept Plea Deals In Drug, Corruption Investigation

5/9/2017
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A drug and corruption investigation that has rocked Kern County area law enforcement for the last two years has grown into a new stage. L Last week two former Kern County sheriff’s deputies accepted plea deals with the U.S. Attorney office on charges they conspired to steal and then later sell marijuana, which the department had confiscated as evidence. Deputies Derek Penny and Logan August could face prison time for their alleged offenses, which follow last year’s convictions of two...

Duration: 00:11:56

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