Joe Moore http://kvpr.org en New Assembly Minority Leader Talks Of 'Rebranding' California GOP http://kvpr.org/post/new-assembly-minority-leader-talks-rebranding-california-gop <p>Assembly Republicans have a new leader in Sacramento, and she's from the San Joaquin Valley. Modesto's Kristin Olsen joined us on Valley Edition to talk about her priorities from education to a water bond. She also spoke about her ideas on how California Republicans can better connect with voters in the future.&nbsp;</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">On her vision for Republicans in California:</strong></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:23:17 +0000 Joe Moore 35385 at http://kvpr.org New Assembly Minority Leader Talks Of 'Rebranding' California GOP Levee Break On Canal Will Delay Water Deliveries http://kvpr.org/post/levee-break-canal-will-delay-water-deliveries <p class="p1">A major canal that supplies Kings River water to east side valley farmers will be out of commission for one week at the height of the&nbsp; growing season.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">A levee on the Alta Irrigation's District's Alta Main canal east of Sanger gave way on Sunday evening, flooding several homes and closing Highway 180 for a short time. Crews were able to control the flooding and turn off the water supply.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:25:18 +0000 Joe Moore 35322 at http://kvpr.org Levee Break On Canal Will Delay Water Deliveries Valley Edition: June 1 - Kayaking From Bakersfield to San Francisco; Mariposa Grove; Gerald Haslam http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-1-kayaking-bakersfield-san-francisco-mariposa-grove-gerald-haslam <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Edition reporter Ezra David Romero reports on how one </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-chef-gets-new-start-high-speed-rail" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresno man's life has been altered</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> because of his recent hire along the first stage of construction of the Fresno-Madera corridor of California's future high speed rail line. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:05:15 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 35053 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: June 1 - Kayaking From Bakersfield to San Francisco; Mariposa Grove; Gerald Haslam Bakersfield Man Recalls Kayak Trip From Kern County To SF Bay, 30 Years Later http://kvpr.org/post/bakersfield-man-recalls-kayak-trip-kern-county-sf-bay-30-years-later <p>This month CNN journalist John D. Sutter is on a&nbsp;mission to kayak the San Joaquin River from Fresno to San Francisco Bay. We <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/cnn-journalist-aims-kayak-san-joaquin-river-fresno-san-francisco?nopop=1">spoke with him last week</a> on Valley Edition as he seeks to document the stories along what has been called America's most endangered river.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:51:12 +0000 Joe Moore 35040 at http://kvpr.org Bakersfield Man Recalls Kayak Trip From Kern County To SF Bay, 30 Years Later On Yosemite's 150th Anniversary, Mariposa Grove Takes Center Stage http://kvpr.org/post/yosemites-150th-anniversary-mariposa-grove-takes-center-stage <p>Monday marked the 150th anniversary of the land grant that established what we know now as Yosemite National Park. On June 30, 1864 in the middle of the Civil War President Abraham Lincoln signed an act “authorizing a grant to the State of California of the Yo-Semite Valley, and of the land embracing the Mariposa Big Tree Grove.”&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:23:06 +0000 Joe Moore 35034 at http://kvpr.org On Yosemite's 150th Anniversary, Mariposa Grove Takes Center Stage Gerald Haslam Recalls Tragic Story Of Athlete Leon Patterson With New Book http://kvpr.org/post/gerald-haslam-recalls-tragic-story-athlete-leon-patterson-new-book <p>Author <a href="http://www.geraldhaslam.com/">Gerald Haslam</a> is something of a literary renaissance man. A historian, novelist, essayist and biographer, he is one of California’s most respected writers, and has devoted much of his career to telling stories about life in the Central Valley.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">His writing is much like the region he comes from: direct, unpretentious, and often filled with surprising depth and color. </span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:14:17 +0000 Joe Moore 35029 at http://kvpr.org Gerald Haslam Recalls Tragic Story Of Athlete Leon Patterson With New Book Swearengin Calls Fresno 'Resilient' In Economic Recovery http://kvpr.org/post/swearengin-calls-fresno-resilient-economic-recovery <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresno Mayor Ashley </span>Swearengin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the city is in the middle of a resilient economic recovery. But as </span>FM89’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Joe Moore reports, her annual state of the city speech Wednesday afternoon also addressed some lingering problems. &nbsp;</span></p><p>In what could be her last such speech as Fresno’s mayor, Ashley Swearengin told the crowd at the Convention Center the economic cloud which has hovered over the city for the past five years is beginning to lift.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:56:55 +0000 Joe Moore 34775 at http://kvpr.org Swearengin Calls Fresno 'Resilient' In Economic Recovery Valley Edition June 24: Ken Rudin; Kayaking The San Joaquin; 59 Days Of Code http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-24-ken-rudin-kayaking-san-joaquin-59-days-code <p>This week on Valley Edition we take a trip down the San Joaquin River with John D. Sutter of CNN. He's attempting to kayak from Fresno to San Francisco as part of a reporting project on the river that has been called the "most endangered" in the nation.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 02:55:33 +0000 Joe Moore 34710 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition June 24: Ken Rudin; Kayaking The San Joaquin; 59 Days Of Code Organizers Say Fresno Software Competition So Successful, It's No Longer Necessary http://kvpr.org/post/organizers-say-fresno-software-competition-so-successful-its-no-longer-necessary <p>Downtown Fresno is just 163 miles from Mountain View, the heart of Silicon Valley and the home of tech giant Google, but in many ways it's a world away.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But while the San Joaquin Valley may be known more for its produce than its programmers a local competition has been working for the past five years to change that. </span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:19:14 +0000 Joe Moore 34697 at http://kvpr.org Organizers Say Fresno Software Competition So Successful, It's No Longer Necessary Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Kevin McCarthy, Jerry Brown http://kvpr.org/post/political-junkie-ken-rudin-kevin-mccarthy-jerry-brown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week Central California took center stage in the nation's capital as House Republicans selected Bakersfield's Kevin McCarthy as the next majority leader. &nbsp;It caps a remarkable rise to power for the Kern County congressman, who was elected to his first time in 2006.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:59:35 +0000 Joe Moore 34684 at http://kvpr.org Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Kevin McCarthy, Jerry Brown CNN Journalist Aims To Kayak San Joaquin River From Fresno To San Francisco http://kvpr.org/post/cnn-journalist-aims-kayak-san-joaquin-river-fresno-san-francisco <p>Journalist <a href="http://twitter.com/jdsutter">John D. Sutter</a> is on a quest to do something that many valley residents do, kayak on the San Joaquin River. But instead of going for a short trip from Lost Lake Park to Highway 41, he has a much longer journey in mind - <a href="http://cnnuslive.cnn.com/Event/My_trip_down_the_most_endangered_river_in_America">Friant Dam all the way to San Francisco Bay.&nbsp;</a></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:57:41 +0000 Joe Moore 34681 at http://kvpr.org CNN Journalist Aims To Kayak San Joaquin River From Fresno To San Francisco Valley Edition: June 17th - Water Wells Go Dry; Oil Find; JazzFresno http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-17th-water-wells-go-dry-oil-find-jazzfresno <p>This week on Valley Edition we hear how some Fresno County homeowners are dealing with residential wells that are going dry in part thanks to the drought and groundwater overdraft.</p><p>We also talk with Lois Henry of the Bakersfield Californian about a potential new oil find that some believe may be an indication that producers are starting to successfully recover the light sweet crude from the Monterey shale formation.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 04:48:10 +0000 Joe Moore & Ezra David Romero 34365 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: June 17th - Water Wells Go Dry; Oil Find; JazzFresno Cantor's Defeat Presents Opportunity, Challenge For Bakersfield's McCarthy http://kvpr.org/post/cantors-defeat-presents-opportunity-challenge-bakersfields-mccarthy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday's surprise defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Virginia Republican primary is having a ripple effect throughout the GOP. The "political earthquake" is extending all the way to the San Joaquin Valley, which is home to Cantor's chief deputy, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy. </span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:11:31 +0000 Joe Moore 34045 at http://kvpr.org Cantor's Defeat Presents Opportunity, Challenge For Bakersfield's McCarthy Commentary: Forget San Francisco - Build The George Lucas Museum In The San Joaquin Valley http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-forget-san-francisco-build-george-lucas-museum-san-joaquin-valley <p>In California, we have high standards, especially when it comes to development. Whether it’s a new warehouse or an apartment building, the bigger the project, the lengthier and more complicated its gestation. Nowhere is the issue more evident than in San Francisco. Just ask George Lucas.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:34:05 +0000 Joe Moore 34034 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Forget San Francisco - Build The George Lucas Museum In The San Joaquin Valley Can Veteran Homelessness End In Fresno By 2015? http://kvpr.org/post/can-veteran-homelessness-end-fresno-2015 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In what may seem like a huge task, Fresno is looking to end veteran homelessness by 2015. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week the city announced its participation in a nationwide program - <a href="http://www.endveteranhomelessness.org/content/va-launches-25-cities-initiative-end-veteran-homelessness-communities-highest-concentrations">25 Cities Initiative</a>&nbsp;- to end veteran and chronic homelessness.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:50:38 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 33675 at http://kvpr.org Can Veteran Homelessness End In Fresno By 2015? Valley Edition: June 3 - Mental Health; Homeless Veterans; Fresno Fire Chief; Drought Art http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-3-mental-health-homeless-veterans-fresno-fire-chief-drought-art <p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:49:44 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 33654 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: June 3 - Mental Health; Homeless Veterans; Fresno Fire Chief; Drought Art Chief Donis: Recent Downtown Fires Have Department Stretched Thin http://kvpr.org/post/chief-donis-recent-downtown-fires-have-department-stretched-thin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With two major fires - one at a local recycling facility and another at a downtown jewelry store - the Fresno Fire Department found its resources stretched thin in the early hours of Tuesday morning.</span></p><p>While crews were battling what became a five alarm blaze at the Barrios Recycling on Orange Avenue, another fire caused severe damage at Protcer's Jewelers on the Fulton Mall at Fresno Street.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:47:26 +0000 Joe Moore 33655 at http://kvpr.org Chief Donis: Recent Downtown Fires Have Department Stretched Thin New Book Documents Hetch Hetchy's Demise, Possible Rebirth http://kvpr.org/post/new-book-documents-hetch-hetchys-demise-possible-rebirth <p>This past weekend thousands of people made the trek to Yosemite Valley from around the world to marvel at the majesty of Yosemite Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 19:20:47 +0000 Joe Moore 33383 at http://kvpr.org New Book Documents Hetch Hetchy's Demise, Possible Rebirth Neel Kashkari Says Water, Job Training To Fix Valley Economy http://kvpr.org/post/neel-kashkari-says-water-job-training-fix-valley-economy <p>Republican gubernatorial candidate&nbsp;Neel Kashkari&nbsp;joined us on Valley Edition Tuesday to talk about his vision for California and the Central Valley. &nbsp;</p><p>A former U.S. Treasury Department official,&nbsp;Kashkari&nbsp;helped oversee the controversial $700 billion "Troubled Asset Relief Program" (aka TARP) under the Bush and Obama administrations. Kashkari&nbsp;says the valley would benefit from cancelling the high speed rail program and instead focusing on water infrastructure. He also talks about issues ranging from education to gun control.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 23:33:14 +0000 Joe Moore 33349 at http://kvpr.org Neel Kashkari Says Water, Job Training To Fix Valley Economy Valley Edition: May 27 - LGBT Veterans; Neel Kashkari; Hetch Hetchy; Respite By The River http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-may-27-lgbt-veterans-neel-kashkari-hetch-hetchy-respite-river <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we take a look at <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/returning-home-valley-lgbt-veterans-fight-another-war?nopop=1">LGBT issues for veterans in Porterville</a>, speak with GOP gubernatorial candidate <a href="http://vote.neelkashkari.com/">Neel Kashkari</a>, talk with Kenneth Brower about his book "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Hetch-Hetchy-Undoing-American-Mistake/dp/159714228X">Hetch Hetchy</a>," and chat with Dave Koehler with the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust about their event <a href="http: Tue, 27 May 2014 19:52:59 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 33325 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: May 27 - LGBT Veterans; Neel Kashkari; Hetch Hetchy; Respite By The River