Juanita Stevenson http://kvpr.org en On Valley Edition: Measure G; HWY 99; Serbian Festival; Fire Camps http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-measure-g-hwy-99-serbian-festival-fire-camps <p></p><p></p><p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we explore some of the issues that matter to the residents of Central California, including the expansion of Highway 99, a Fresno based garbage debate and more.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 21:08:30 +0000 Juanita Stevenson & Ezra David Romero 15685 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Measure G; HWY 99; Serbian Festival; Fire Camps On Valley Edition: Mariachi; Water; DUI Alcohol Limit; Bakersfield Beating Update; Pres. Welty http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-mariachi-water-dui-alcohol-limit-bakersfield-beating-update-pres-welty <p><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span id="cke_bm_35S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>This week on Valley Edition we take a look into stories and issues across the region including water, possibly reducing the the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">legal limit for blood alcohol content for drivers</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an update surrounding a Bakersfield man who was beaten to death by law enforcement and more.</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 18:57:51 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Rebecca Plevin & Joe Moore 15487 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Mariachi; Water; DUI Alcohol Limit; Bakersfield Beating Update; Pres. Welty On Valley Edition: Fresno State; Valley Fever; Soda Tax; Tamejavi; SwedeFest http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresno-state-valley-fever-soda-tax-tamejavi-swedefest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we discuss the future of one of Central California’s educational centers. A search committee is on the lookout for a new <a href="http://www.fresnostate.edu/president/welty/index.html">Fresno State </a>President, but not all are happy about the way the committee is handling the search.</span></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:29:26 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 15119 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno State; Valley Fever; Soda Tax; Tamejavi; SwedeFest On Valley Edition: Restorative Justice; Valley Fever; Taxes; Nurses; Bakersfield Jazz Festival http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-restorative-justice-valley-fever-taxes-nurses-bakersfield-jazz-festival <p></p><p>This week on Valley Edition we explore the region through reports and interviews on valley fever, restorative justice in schools, health care, taxes and a Jazz festival in the area.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 19:02:59 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Rebecca Plevin & Joe Moore 14743 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Restorative Justice; Valley Fever; Taxes; Nurses; Bakersfield Jazz Festival New Approach To Classroom Discipline Pays Off at Fresno's Yosemite Middle School http://kvpr.org/post/new-approach-classroom-discipline-pays-fresnos-yosemite-middle-school <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Teacher Jenna Perry’s </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">7th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> grade English class at Fresno Unified’s Yosemite Middle School sounds like most others. Kids work to finish up their assignments, as the period is about to end. But there is something that makes her classroom different.</span></p><p>“Ok, before we leave today, let’s go over our class goal today. Somebody tell me, should we earn a point for staying on task? Why or why not? Regina?” says Perry.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 18:36:27 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 14742 at http://kvpr.org New Approach To Classroom Discipline Pays Off at Fresno's Yosemite Middle School On Valley Edition: Water; Fracking; Valley Fever; Restorative Justice; Honey Festival http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-water-fracking-valley-fever-restorative-justice-honey-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Edition we explore issues that may impact the region as a whole. Our reporting team tackles regional issues that include advocacy for potable water in rural communities, hydraulic </span>fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and restorative justice in Valley schools. As well as a festival celebrating honey in the region.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:03:44 +0000 Joe Moore, Rebecca Plevin & Juanita Stevenson 14402 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Water; Fracking; Valley Fever; Restorative Justice; Honey Festival On Valley Edition: Medical Interpreters; Clinics; Makers Faire; High-Speed Rail http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-medical-interpreters-clinics-makers-faire-high-speed-rail <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Edition we take a look across the region at health issues, innovation, the future of high-speed rail in California and more.</span></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:35:23 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 14040 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Medical Interpreters; Clinics; Makers Faire; High-Speed Rail On Valley Edition: Clinic Helps Homeless; CA Ag-gag Bill; Child Abuse Prevention; Scavenger Hunt http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-clinic-helps-homeless-ca-ag-gag-bill-child-abuse-prevention-scavenger-hunt <p></p><p>This week on Valley Edition we step into the doors of a <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/mobile-health-clinic-provides-care-merceds-homeless">Merced health clinic that serves the homeless</a>. The City of Merced was hit hard by the economic crash and foreclosure crisis in the past decade. In an already poor and medically under-served region, the recession created a new group of homeless people who have very limited access to medical care. But one determined doctor, aided by <a href="http://www.gvhc.org/gvhc_new/">Golden Valley Health Centers </a>staff and student volunteers from UC Merced, is striving to ensure these people don’t fall through the cracks.</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:04:34 +0000 Rebecca Plevin, Juanita Stevenson & Ezra David Romero 13692 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Clinic Helps Homeless; CA Ag-gag Bill; Child Abuse Prevention; Scavenger Hunt On Valley Edition: 'Illegal Immigrant' Language; New Education Standards; Fresno Film Festival http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-illegal-immigrant-language-new-education-standards-fresno-film-festival <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:35:37 +0000 Juanita Stevenson & Ezra David Romero 13333 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: 'Illegal Immigrant' Language; New Education Standards; Fresno Film Festival On Valley Edition: Strawberries & Education; Gardens & Baseball; Age-Old Fresno/Bakersfield Rivalry http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-strawberries-education-gardens-baseball-age-old-fresnobakersfield-rivalry-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="line-height: 1.5;">Valley Edition</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> we &nbsp;take the listener to one of the many strawberry stands that dot the San Joaquin Valley’s rural roads. But how often do these vine-ripened strawberries reach school menus? Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:03:17 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 12984 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Strawberries & Education; Gardens & Baseball; Age-Old Fresno/Bakersfield Rivalry On Valley Edition: Bakersfield, Centennial Corridor Project; Slumlords, Fresno's Lowell Community http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-bakersfield-centennial-corridor-project-slumlords-fresnos-lowell-community <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on </span><a href="http://www.kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="line-height: 1.5;">Valley Edition</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> we take a ride to into the South Valley where a battle is heating up over a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">freeway connector project intended to connect Highway 58 from Tehachapi and beyond to Interstate 5. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:53:28 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Ezra David Romero & Rebecca Plevin 12700 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Bakersfield, Centennial Corridor Project; Slumlords, Fresno's Lowell Community On Valley Edition: Fresno, Bakersfield Animal Control; Valley Fever & Advocacy; 40 Under 40 http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresno-bakersfield-animal-control-valley-fever-advocacy-40-under-40 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week’s </span><a href="http://www.kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="line-height: 1.5;">Valley Edition</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> we discuss the future of animal control across California's Central Valley. Host Juanita Stevenson takes the listener into Fresno County where the city and county no longer work together when it comes to Animal Control since the </span>SPCA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> six months back announced it would no longer provide services to either agency. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:40:02 +0000 Juanita Stevenson & Rebecca Plevin 12372 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno, Bakersfield Animal Control; Valley Fever & Advocacy; 40 Under 40 City of Fresno, SPCA Look For Another Animal Control Extension, Long Term Fix http://kvpr.org/post/city-fresno-spca-look-another-animal-control-extension-long-term-fix <p></p><p>It’s a Saturday morning and they are serving up pancakes at the Central California SPCA in Fresno.</p><p>It’s a fundraiser to help support one of the organizations new programs called “Snip N’ Chip.” It’s a low cost spay and neuter service for low-income pet owners.&nbsp; Central California SPCA Executive Director Linda Van Kirk is happy with the turnout.</p><p>“Well, look at the crowd out there. It’s going absolutely fantastic. We are expecting a crowd of 500 to 600 this year versus the 300 we had last year, so we are ecstatic,” says Van Kirk.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 12335 at http://kvpr.org City of Fresno, SPCA Look For Another Animal Control Extension, Long Term Fix On Valley Edition: The Sierra Foothill Conservancy; Talk With A Supreme Court Justice; End Of Life http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-sierra-foothill-conservancy-talk-supreme-court-justice-end-life <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we take a hike into the foothills of Fresno County. Valley Public Radio’s <a href="http://kvpr.org/people/ezra-romero">Ezra Romero</a> takes the listener on a journey through the McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve run by the <a href="http://www.sierrafoothill.org/">Sierra Foothill Conservancy</a>. Jeannette </span>Tuitele<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – Lewis, executive director of the Sierra Foothill Conservancy, joins host Juanita Stevenson in a discussion surrounding the Valley locale, its ties to the community and future dates for preserve exploration.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:40:58 +0000 Juanita Stevenson & Ezra David Romero 12047 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: The Sierra Foothill Conservancy; Talk With A Supreme Court Justice; End Of Life On Valley Edition: 'Deportee' Plane Crash; Working Past Retirement; Fresno Food Expo http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-deportee-plane-crash-working-past-retirement-fresno-food-expo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Edition we look into an airplane disaster that took place in the hills near </span>Coalinga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 65 years ago. The accident grabbed national headlines and even inspired a song by Woody Guthrie titled </span><a href="http://www.woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Plane_Wreck_At_Los_Gatos.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">'Deportee.'</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Valley Public Radio reporter Rebecca </span>Plevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explores the tragedy with the help of local author </span><a href="http://timzhernandez.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tim Z. Hernandez</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and his quest to ensure that those who died in the crash are not forgotten. Hernandez, along with the Fresno Diocese and Holy Cross Cemetery are working together to erect a memorial headstone with the full names of all 28 passengers.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:20:42 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 11696 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: 'Deportee' Plane Crash; Working Past Retirement; Fresno Food Expo On Valley Edition: The Affordable Care Act; College Of The Sequoias; Rogue Festival http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-affordable-care-act-college-sequoias-rogue-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Edition: The Affordable Care Act is expected to expand health insurance coverage to millions of Californians. But with those newly insured patients will come a dire need for more primary doctors. FM 89.3’s Rebecca </span>Plevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports on a new type of medical residency program that’s intended to train primary doctors who will remain in the Central Valley and work in local community health centers.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:38:25 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Rebecca Plevin & Joe Moore 11357 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: The Affordable Care Act; College Of The Sequoias; Rogue Festival On Valley Edition: Fresno's Finances; Obesity & Soda; Eco-Friendly Art & Art Américas http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresnos-finances-obesity-soda-eco-friendly-art-art-am-ricas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week’s Valley Edition, host Juanita Stevenson takes a look into whether a tax to pay for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">public safety is right for the City of Fresno. Stevenson begins with a report from the South Valley discussing the City of Visalia’s decision to implement a public safety tax and whether Fresno should follow suit.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joining a conversation about a possible public safety tax and the state of Fresno’s finances are Fresno City Manager Mark Scott and Fresno Bee Editorial Page Editor Bill </span>McEwen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:00:37 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 11005 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno's Finances; Obesity & Soda; Eco-Friendly Art & Art Américas Visalia's Public Safety Tax Spurs Talk for Similar Proposal in Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/visalias-public-safety-tax-spurs-talk-similar-proposal-fresno <p></p><p>The hustle and bustle of downtown Visalia, a place alive with activity. Local residents point to it with pride. City Manager Steve Salomon says it has a lot to do with the community’s vision for its city. &nbsp;</p><p>“The city council in this city for decades and decades has been able to have a long term view of what they thought this city should be, and done things that were not necessarily going to have an immediate result for them, but a long term result,” says Salomon.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:38:05 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 11006 at http://kvpr.org Visalia's Public Safety Tax Spurs Talk for Similar Proposal in Fresno On Valley Edition: The Future of Downtown; CartHop; Nikiko Masumoto http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-future-downtown-carthop-nikiko-masumoto <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Edition we venture into the topic of the future of downtown Fresno. Valley Edition host Juanita Stevenson explores the differing opinions on how Fresno should invest time, effort and funds into downtown, whether the Fulton Mall should be renovated and the vibe that could be cultivated in the region of the city. Joining Stevenson are Director of </span><a href="http://www.fresno.gov/Government/DepartmentDirectory/OldDCR/Default.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Downtown Community Revitalization</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the City of Fresno Craig </span>Scharton<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Chair of the </span><a href="http://www.1000friendsoffresno.org/downtownfresnocoalition.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Downtown Fresno Coalition</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Kate McKnight and </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/FresnoBrewingCo" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresno Brewing Company</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> owner </span>Ephiram<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Bosse<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:28:29 +0000 Juanita Stevenson & Ezra David Romero 10718 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: The Future of Downtown; CartHop; Nikiko Masumoto On Valley Edition: Immigration; Doctor Shortage; Camp to Campus Documentary http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-immigration-doctor-shortage-camp-campus-documentary <p></p><p></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:27:57 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 10370 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Immigration; Doctor Shortage; Camp to Campus Documentary