culture http://kvpr.org en Yosemite's 'Buffalo Soldiers' Inspire Ranger Shelton Johnson, African Americans http://kvpr.org/post/yosemites-buffalo-soldiers-inspire-ranger-shelton-johnson-african-americans <p class="p1">One hundred years ago this summer, a group of U.S. Army cavalry soldiers left the Presidio in San Francisco, and made the hot dusty trek across the San Joaquin Valley to both Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Veterans of the Spanish American War, were charged with protecting the new national parks from poachers, timber thieves, and with building park infrastructure. They were in essence America's first park rangers.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:36:59 +0000 Joe Moore 17685 at http://kvpr.org Yosemite's 'Buffalo Soldiers' Inspire Ranger Shelton Johnson, African Americans Tamejavi Event To Celebrate Valley's Diverse Cultures http://kvpr.org/post/tamejavi-event-celebrate-valleys-diverse-cultures <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first Tamejavi Fellowship Cultural Organizing Program will present ‘No Longer Strangers,’ the grand finale of the Tamejavi Culture and Arts Series, at the Tower Theater in Fresno on Saturday (May 18) at 6 p.m. Myrna Martinez, with the American Friends Service Committee, and fellow Pov Xyooj, join Valley Edition to discuss the event.</span></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 18:34:22 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 15115 at http://kvpr.org Tamejavi Event To Celebrate Valley's Diverse Cultures Commentary: Time For Fresno to Embrace Food Culture, Not Just Commerce http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-time-fresno-embrace-food-culture-not-just-commerce <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this year, the <a href="http://www.fresnofoodexpo.com/">Fresno Food Expo</a> brought together valley food businesses with regional and national buyers, as well as hundreds of ordinary local residents. But Del Rey farmer and guest commentator </span><a href="http://whatwecouldcarry.wordpress.com/biography/">Nikiko<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Masumoto</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says all the buzz about food products, left her dreaming of something more meaningful, a focus on local food culture.</span></p><p>--------------</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:18:00 +0000 Nikiko Masumoto 14015 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Time For Fresno to Embrace Food Culture, Not Just Commerce