Valley Edition http://kvpr.org en Valley Political Races Heat Up Ahead Of June Primary http://kvpr.org/post/valley-political-races-heat-ahead-june-primary <p>California's June primary election is just over 40 days away. That means candidates are kicking their campaigns into high gear across Central California. So what are the hot races to watch? We recently spoke with the Fresno Bee's state and local politics reporter John Ellis to get his analysis of the most competitive races including:</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:11:55 +0000 Joe Moore 31566 at http://kvpr.org Valley Political Races Heat Up Ahead Of June Primary Valley Edition: April 22 - Farmer Suicides; Fracking; Central California Politics http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-april-22-farmer-suicides-fracking-central-california-politics <p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:16:35 +0000 Ezra David Romero 31562 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: April 22 - Farmer Suicides; Fracking; Central California Politics Creative Fresno Celebrates 10 Years http://kvpr.org/post/creative-fresno-celebrates-10-years <p>Back in the mid 1980’s writer and urban planner Charles Landry was the first to describe how creativity and specifically those involved in creative professions could transform a city – something he called the Creative Cities movement.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:55:47 +0000 Joe Moore 31252 at http://kvpr.org Creative Fresno Celebrates 10 Years Carl Bernstein: Still Searching For The 'Best Obtainable Version Of The Truth' http://kvpr.org/post/carl-bernstein-still-searching-best-obtainable-version-truth <p>Few journalists have made a bigger imprint on American history than Carl Bernstein. Together with his Washington Post colleague&nbsp;Bob Woodward, Bernstein helped uncover the Watergate scandal, which eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:58:23 +0000 Joe Moore 31235 at http://kvpr.org Carl Bernstein: Still Searching For The 'Best Obtainable Version Of The Truth' Valley Edition: April 15 - Carl Bernstein; Creative Fresno; Fresno Filmworks; Drought Relief Fund http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-april-15-carl-bernstein-creative-fresno-fresno-filmworks-drought-relief-fund <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">This week on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Valley Edition</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;host Joe Moore interviews acclaimed journalist <a href="http://www.valleytownhall.com/">Carl Bernstein,</a> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:30:25 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 31231 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: April 15 - Carl Bernstein; Creative Fresno; Fresno Filmworks; Drought Relief Fund Valley Edition: April 8 - Drought With Mark Grossi; Tiger Cubs At Fresno Zoo; Lisa Project; Wicked http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-april-8-drought-mark-grossi-tiger-cubs-fresno-zoo-lisa-project-wicked <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This week in the program&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Valley Edition</a>&nbsp;host Joe Moore interviews Fresno Bee science and environment reporter Mark Grossi about drought and a possible wet year, we talk about tiger cubs at the <a href="https://www.fresnochaffeezoo.org/">Fresno Chaffee Zoo< Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:52:59 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 30881 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: April 8 - Drought With Mark Grossi; Tiger Cubs At Fresno Zoo; Lisa Project; Wicked Fresno Zoo's Four Malayan Tiger Cubs Vital To Species http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-zoos-four-malayan-tiger-cubs-vital-species <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresno has four new celebrities - </span>Berani<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Cinta<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Arya<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Batari<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. They're four </span>Malayan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;tigers, born in January at the zoo. Only 500 of these tigers are known to exist in the wild today, and their birth is an important part of the survival of this species.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:28:39 +0000 Joe Moore 30875 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Zoo's Four Malayan Tiger Cubs Vital To Species Valley Edition: April 1 - Snow Survey; Homeless Laws; College Sports Unions; Beer; Wu Man http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-april-1-snow-survey-homeless-laws-college-sports-unions-beer-wu-man <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This week on&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Valley Edition</a>&nbsp;FM89 reporter Ezra David Romero travels with a <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/voices-drought-rushing-measure-snowpack">snow surveyor</a> to measure the April 1 snowpack, we talk about new homeless laws in Fresno and Bakersfield, Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:23:02 +0000 Ezra David Romero 30565 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: April 1 - Snow Survey; Homeless Laws; College Sports Unions; Beer; Wu Man In Fresno, Tioga-Sequoia Brews Both Beer And Culture http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-tioga-sequoia-brews-both-beer-and-culture <p>Craft beer has swept the country and can be found in almost any grocery store in California. One local brewery has helped spearhead the movement in the Central California. FM89 reporter Ezra David Romero visits Fresno based Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company to hear about their latest innovation in brewing.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">---</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:17:37 +0000 Ezra David Romero 30559 at http://kvpr.org In Fresno, Tioga-Sequoia Brews Both Beer And Culture Voices Of The Drought: Rushing To Measure The Snowpack http://kvpr.org/post/voices-drought-rushing-measure-snowpack <p>Traditionally the April 1 snow survey marks the peak of the year’s&nbsp;snowpack, but with a string of early spring storms surveyors are rushing to measure the pack with just days to get their measurements in. Valley Public Radio reporter Ezra David Romero helped in the effort as a snow surveyor on a recent trip.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">---</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:54:40 +0000 Ezra David Romero 30548 at http://kvpr.org Voices Of The Drought: Rushing To Measure The Snowpack New Biography Paints Complex Picture Of Cesar Chavez http://kvpr.org/post/new-biography-paints-complex-picture-cesar-chavez <p>Charismatic, &nbsp;controversial, courageous and complicated. Those are just a few words that could sum up the life of the late civil rights leader and farm labor activist Cesar Chavez. Now over 20 years after his death, a new biography seeks to provide fresh insight into a man who is an inspiration for millions. The book is called <a href="http://crusadesofcesarchavez.com/">“The Crusades of Cesar Chavez”</a> by <a href="http://twitter.com/miriampawel">Miriam Pawel</a>, who joined us on Valley Edition to talk about Chavez the man and Chavez the myth.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:13:24 +0000 Joe Moore 30243 at http://kvpr.org New Biography Paints Complex Picture Of Cesar Chavez Teachers, Students Rally To 'Save FFA' Amid Proposed Funding Changes http://kvpr.org/post/teachers-students-rally-save-ffa-amid-proposed-funding-changes <p>Go to a rural high school in Central California, and one of the most popular extra-curricular programs will be FFA – Future Farmers of America. But now the people who run those programs say their future is threatened in Governor Brown’s new budget.</p><p>It’s all part of a big change to the way school districts get their money from Sacramento – the Local Control Funding Formula. In general it’s been good news for schools up and down the valley, as it redirects more money to districts with high populations of low-income families, English learners and foster youth.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:32:44 +0000 Joe Moore 30232 at http://kvpr.org Teachers, Students Rally To 'Save FFA' Amid Proposed Funding Changes Valley Edition: March 25 - Drought in Mendota; Cesar Chavez Biography, Street Controversy; #SaveFFA http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-march-25-drought-mendota-cesar-chavez-biography-street-controversy-saveffa <p>This week on&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a>&nbsp;we discuss how&nbsp;the rural westside town of Mendota is prepping for the worst when it comes to the <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/voices-drought-mendota-mayor-prepares-worst">drought</a>, talk with the author of the new book <a href="http://crusadesofcesarchavez.com/">The Crusades of Cesar Chavez</a>, explore a 2o year old street naming controversy in Fresno revolving around Cesar Chavez and discuss <a href="https://twitter.com/californiaffa">the Future Farmers of America’s</a> fight to keep fundin Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:34:54 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 30216 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: March 25 - Drought in Mendota; Cesar Chavez Biography, Street Controversy; #SaveFFA Political Fight Over Fracking Takes Center Stage In California http://kvpr.org/post/political-fight-over-fracking-takes-center-stage-california <div><p>California is instituting what some are calling the toughest regulations in the nation for the controversial oil extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.&nbsp; But some environmentalists say the regulations don’t go far enough to protect air and water quality.</p><p>Several local governments have enacted moratoriums; others are calling for an outright ban on fracking. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the politics are beginning to take center stage.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:00:51 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 30209 at http://kvpr.org Political Fight Over Fracking Takes Center Stage In California Here And Gone: Fight Over Fresno's Cesar Chavez Boulevard Remains Fresh, 20 Years Later http://kvpr.org/post/here-and-gone-fight-over-fresnos-cesar-chavez-boulevard-remains-fresh-20-years-later <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In October of 1993, the Fresno City Council voted to rename three city streets - Kings Canyon, Ventura and California - in honor of the late farm labor activist Cesar Chavez. The move was part of a campaign by local Latino groups who sought to honor the </span>UFW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> founder, who had died earlier that year.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:40:12 +0000 Joe Moore 30208 at http://kvpr.org Here And Gone: Fight Over Fresno's Cesar Chavez Boulevard Remains Fresh, 20 Years Later Voices Of The Drought: Mendota Mayor Prepares For The Worst http://kvpr.org/post/voices-drought-mendota-mayor-prepares-worst <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>California is in the midst of one of the driest years on record and with over a third of the Central Valley’s jobs tied to agriculture and hundreds of thousands of acres going fallow leaders in the region are expecting ag jobs to be few and far between. FM89 reporter Ezra David Romero reports from one west side Valley town that is already feeling the pinch.</p><p>---</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:45:27 +0000 Ezra David Romero 30188 at http://kvpr.org Voices Of The Drought: Mendota Mayor Prepares For The Worst Memories Of Bakersfield's Underground "Tunnels" Remain Vivid http://kvpr.org/post/memories-bakersfields-underground-tunnels-remain-vivid <p>Deep beneath the oldest part of Bakersfield lies a hidden world, unknown to most, and forgotten by many. Yet some still have vivid memories of these underground passages or "tunnels" as some people describe them.&nbsp;</p><p>These connected basements, and the activities that took place "underground" - gambling, brothels, blue movies, are not just the stuff of legend, they're still very real in the minds of many older Kern County residents.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:43:26 +0000 Joe Moore 29881 at http://kvpr.org Memories Of Bakersfield's Underground "Tunnels" Remain Vivid Valley Edition: March 18 - Wildlife And Drought; Cesar Chavez Film; Literacy; Bakersfield Tunnels http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-march-18-wildlife-and-drought-cesar-chavez-film-literacy-bakersfield-tunnels <p>This week on&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we discuss how <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/voices-drought-hatcheries-where-will-fish-go">fish</a> and other <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/along-pacific-flyway-californias-drought-raises-concerns-wildlife">wildlife</a> are being impacted by the drought, <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/director-diego-luna-brings-story-cesar-chavez-silver-screen">talk</a> with the director of the new film <a href="http://www.cesarchavezmovie.com/#landing">Cesar Chavez</a>, explore the differences in <a href="http://kvpr.org/ Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:37:29 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 29874 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: March 18 - Wildlife And Drought; Cesar Chavez Film; Literacy; Bakersfield Tunnels Director Diego Luna Brings The Story Of Cesar Chavez To The Silver Screen http://kvpr.org/post/director-diego-luna-brings-story-cesar-chavez-silver-screen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later this month, the story of the late farm labor leader Cesar Chavez hits the silver screen with a </span>biopic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by acclaimed director Diego Luna. It’s the first time a major motion picture has been made about the life of the founder of the United Farm Workers Union. It features a cast of Hollywood stars including America </span>Ferrera<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Rosario Dawson and John </span>Malkovich<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, with Michael Pena cast as the late civil rights hero. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:53:48 +0000 Joe Moore 29873 at http://kvpr.org Director Diego Luna Brings The Story Of Cesar Chavez To The Silver Screen Along The Pacific Flyway, California's Drought Raises Concerns For Wildlife http://kvpr.org/post/along-pacific-flyway-californias-drought-raises-concerns-wildlife <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The area around Los </span>Banos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> isn't just a stopover for valley travelers along Highway 152 who are headed for the Central Coast. It's also a vital rest stop for millions of birds from across North America on the Pacific Flyway.</span></p><p>Ric Ortega: "If you come out here, you really don't see it all off of any of the major highways. But here we have something that definitely at least from an ecological perspective is equivalent to Yosemite Valley."</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:05:45 +0000 Joe Moore 29731 at http://kvpr.org Along The Pacific Flyway, California's Drought Raises Concerns For Wildlife