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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 - 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


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

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