Ezra David Romero http://kvpr.org en Valley Edition: July 22 - Fresno Food Expo; Food Commons; Dark Sky Festival; Patrick Contreras http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-july-22-fresno-food-expo-food-commons-dark-sky-festival-patrick-contreras <p>This week on Valley Edition we preview the 4<sup>th</sup> annual <a href="http://www.fresnofoodexpo.com/">Fresno Food Expo</a> with Amy Fuentes with the City of Fresno and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pub/agnes-saghatelian/5/934/915">Agnes Saghatelian</a>&nbsp;president of Valley Lahvosh Baking Company. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:58:02 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 36061 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: July 22 - Fresno Food Expo; Food Commons; Dark Sky Festival; Patrick Contreras Photo Blog: Google, Castle Air Force Base, Weeds And Air Force One http://kvpr.org/post/photo-blog-google-castle-air-force-base-weeds-and-air-force-one <p>Central California isn't necessarily known for advancing the world of technology, but <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/googles-self-driving-car-and-others-use-merced-landing-pad">Ezra David Romero </a>reports that some are trying to change that. Merced County, a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;region know for milk and almonds, is working to attract high tech companies to fill what was once Castle Air Force Base in Atwater.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:50:38 +0000 Ezra David Romero 35872 at http://kvpr.org Photo Blog: Google, Castle Air Force Base, Weeds And Air Force One Valley Edition: June 15 - Google In Merced; High Speed Rail With James Fallows, Debbie Poochigian http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-15-google-merced-high-speed-rail-james-fallows-debbie-poochigian <p>This week on Valley Edition we take a look at <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/google-self-driving-car-and-others-use-merced-landing-pad">innovation </a>at Castle Air Force Base in Merced County, learn about the <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/11000-stuck-fresno-countys-medi-cal-backlog">medical backlog in Fresno County</a>, talk with writer <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/james-fallows/">James Fallows</a>&nbsp;and Fresno County Supervisor <a href="http://www.co.fresno.ca.us/DepartmentPage.aspx?id=15347">Debbie Poochigian</a> about California High Speed Rail, and speak with NPR's <a href="ht Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:35:16 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 35732 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: June 15 - Google In Merced; High Speed Rail With James Fallows, Debbie Poochigian Google's Self-Driving Car And Others Use Merced As A Landing Pad http://kvpr.org/post/googles-self-driving-car-and-others-use-merced-landing-pad <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the first story in a two week series by Ezra David Romero about what some are calling a tech boom in Central California. This week we talk Merced, next we explore Fresno.&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Meet a guy who wakes up and spends his entire day with </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/post/four-reasons-why-google-loves-san-joaquin-valley" style="line-height: 1.5;">Google</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>“I’m Daniel Galindo, I’m a student at the Merced JC,” Galindo says.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:16:39 +0000 Ezra David Romero 35719 at http://kvpr.org Google's Self-Driving Car And Others Use Merced As A Landing Pad Fresno Bar Is First To Go On California High Speed Rail http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-bar-first-go-california-high-speed-rail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The jaws of a giant excavator tore through what was the old Annie’s Hollywood Inn bar in West Fresno Monday morning.</span></p><p>“The excavator right there is going to hit the back of that building and because it’s so small it’s not going to take long; probably if we blink it’ll be down in five minutes,” says Jill Kroeker with J. Kroeker Inc.</p><p>The demolition of the 66-year-old bar is the first of many to be reduced to smithereens as part of construction along the first 29 mile segment of California High Speed Rail.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:48:21 +0000 Ezra David Romero 35692 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Bar Is First To Go On California High Speed Rail Waterless Madera County Locale Hears The Faucet Run http://kvpr.org/post/waterless-madera-county-locale-hears-faucet-run <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the last three days a water crisis in a small community outside Madera left its residents without potable water. </span>FM89’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ezra David Romero has more on how Madera County is bringing water to this parched community.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:44:09 +0000 Ezra David Romero 35520 at http://kvpr.org Waterless Madera County Locale Hears The Faucet Run Valley Edition: July 8 - Asm. Kristin Olsen; John Cox On Wells; Alex Karner On Sprawl; Joe Matthews http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-july-8-asm-kristin-olsen-john-cox-wells-alex-karner-sprawl-joe-matthews <p>This week on Valley Edition we talk with <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/modesto-assemblywoman-kristin-olsen-chosen-lead-assembly-gop">Assembly Republican Kristin Olsen</a>, KVPR reporter Kerry Klein reports on turning waste water into usable water in Clovis, Bakersfield Californian reporter John Cox talks about the state ordering <a href="http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/business/kern-gusher/x634489929/State-poised-to-shut-down-11-local-oil-injection-wells">11 Valley injection wells to halt work</a>, Alex Karner chats about his latest column on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.zocalopublicsquar Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:04:04 +0000 Ezra David Romero 35358 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: July 8 - Asm. Kristin Olsen; John Cox On Wells; Alex Karner On Sprawl; Joe Matthews 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 Fresno Chef Gets New Start With High Speed Rail http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-chef-gets-new-start-high-speed-rail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Daniel Ruiz moved with his family from Seattle to Fresno to take care of his parents about a year ago. But found it really hard to find a job.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I pretty much was on the verge of going homeless.," Ruiz says. "I’m a family man with three children."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He looked up and down the Valley for any descent paying job, but found none.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:47:32 +0000 Ezra David Romero 35026 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Chef Gets New Start With High Speed Rail 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 Valley Edition: June 10 - San Joaquin River; Politics With John Ellis; Mento Buru http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-10-san-joaquin-river-politics-john-ellis-mento-buru <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition </a>FM89 reporter Ezra David Romero paddles down the San Joaquin River to report on a more than decade long dispute over public access to the river, John Ellis from the Fresno Bee talks political races and Matt Munoz chats about his Spanish-Ska-Reggae&nbsp;style band Mento Buru.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:48:32 +0000 Ezra David Romero 33999 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: June 10 - San Joaquin River; Politics With John Ellis; Mento Buru Healthy Rivers: Will Wealthy Fresnans Block Access On The San Joaquin? http://kvpr.org/post/healthy-rivers-will-wealthy-fresnans-block-access-san-joaquin <p><em>This is part of a Valley Public Radio original series on how the health of rivers impact the health of communities produced as a <a href="http://www.reportingonhealth.org/2014/02/18/healthy-rivers-make-healthy-people-healthy-people-build-better-communities">project </a>for <a href="http://www.reportingonhealth.org/event/2014-california-health-journalism-fellowship">The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship</a>, a program of USC's&nbsp;Annenberg&nbsp;School of Journalism.</em></p><p>---</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:38:05 +0000 Ezra David Romero 33959 at http://kvpr.org Healthy Rivers: Will Wealthy Fresnans Block Access On The San Joaquin? 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 Instagram Art Show Highlights KVPR's #droughtvoices http://kvpr.org/post/instagram-art-show-highlights-kvprs-droughtvoices <p><em>Guests in interview above: Don Martin of Metro Galleries and KVPR&nbsp;Reporter and Producer Ezra David Romero.&nbsp;</em></p><p>Over the past few months Valley Public Radio Reporter <a href="http://kvpr.org/people/ezra-david-romero">Ezra David Romero</a> has covered California's historic drought.</p><p>He's written stories, snapped photos and launched an Instagram reporting collaborative with youth reporters, farmers and other social media users called "<a href="http://voicesofthedrought.tumblr.com/">Voices of the Drought</a>" using the hashtag #droughtvoices.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:30:51 +0000 Ezra David Romero 33664 at http://kvpr.org Instagram Art Show Highlights KVPR's #droughtvoices 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 Returning Home, Valley LGBT Veterans Fight Another War http://kvpr.org/post/returning-home-valley-lgbt-veterans-fight-another-war <p><em>This report is the first in the Valley Public Radio series <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/common-threads-veterans-still-fighting-war">"<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Common Threads: Veterans Still Fighting The War</span></a></em><a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/common-threads-veterans-still-fighting-war"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.<em>"&nbsp;</em></span></a><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Support for this series comes from</span><a href="http://www.calhum.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; Tue, 27 May 2014 18:39:40 +0000 Ezra David Romero 33310 at http://kvpr.org Returning Home, Valley LGBT Veterans Fight Another War U.S. Senate Passes Emergency Drought Relief Act http://kvpr.org/post/us-senate-passes-emergency-drought-relief-act <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-2ed47de3-2693-61bd-2713-2eb6aa37dba2"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The U.S. senate unanimously passed the <a href="http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/files/serve/?File_id=43ccd5c3-6b5c-4485-9883-2373d6bcef4c">Emergency Drought Relief Act </a>Thursday evening. Fri, 23 May 2014 01:00:40 +0000 Ezra David Romero 33125 at http://kvpr.org U.S. Senate Passes Emergency Drought Relief Act Innovation Needed To Crack Central California's Monterey Shale http://kvpr.org/post/innovation-needed-crack-central-californias-monterey-shale <p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The much talked about oil boom<i> </i></span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">to come out of Central California is on hold, unless new technology finds a way to safely crack the Monterey Shale that could hold over 13 billion barrels of oil.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 00:55:38 +0000 Ezra David Romero 33124 at http://kvpr.org Innovation Needed To Crack Central California's Monterey Shale Valley Edition: May 20 - Bilingual Education; John Hernandez; John Noy And "Sierra Stories" http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-may-20-bilingual-education-john-hernandez-john-noy-and-sierra-stories <p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 17:33:42 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 32929 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: May 20 - Bilingual Education; John Hernandez; John Noy And "Sierra Stories"