Joe Mathews http://kvpr.org en Commentary: Just How Much Does California Want To Do For The San Joaquin Valley? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-just-how-much-does-california-want-do-san-joaquin-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not clear if Governor Jerry Brown and his challenger Neel Kashkari will debate each other this fall. But if they do, there should be no doubt about the proper location for any and all debates: the San Joaquin Valley.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:01:42 +0000 Joe Mathews - Zocalo Public Square 35387 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Just How Much Does California Want To Do For The San Joaquin Valley? Commentary: California Should Go 'Rogue' Like Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-california-should-go-rogue-fresno <p>I’m not talking about secession or flying Sarah Palin down from Alaska but about what may be the most important California arts event most Californians have never heard of: Fresno’s Rogue Festival. Founded more than a decade ago in the backyard of artist Marcel Nunis, the independent festival brings thousands of people from around the country and the world to Fresno the first two weekends of March for hundreds of performances in a dozen different venues. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:11:45 +0000 Joe Mathews 28651 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: California Should Go 'Rogue' Like Fresno Commentary: The War On Thanksgiving? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-war-thanksgiving <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I miss the days when Thanksgiving felt as big as all of California.</span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:08:26 +0000 Joe Mathews 25121 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: The War On Thanksgiving? Commentary: Californians Should "Get Busy" To Solve A Slowing Birth Rate http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-californians-should-get-busy-solve-slowing-birth-rate <p>At the moment of my birth—a moment that occurred only last week—I was the most valuable child in the history of California.</p><p>That’s not merely the opinion of my proud father, the usual author of this Connecting California column. And that’s not the idle boast of a 7-day-old infant. My value is a hard demographic and economic fact for California—and a huge burden for me.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 22:56:44 +0000 Sam Mathews 21012 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Californians Should "Get Busy" To Solve A Slowing Birth Rate On Valley Edition: Payday Lenders, Delta Smelt, Victor Davis Hanson, Moving To The Valley http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-payday-lenders-delta-smelt-victor-davis-hanson-moving-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Edition </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FM89's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Ezra Romero </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/post/faith-based-group-calls-cap-fresno-payday-lenders-0" style="line-height: 1.5;">reports </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on payday lenders and why a Fresno faith based groups says the lenders practices are immoral. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:13:50 +0000 Joe Moore & Ezra David Romero 18808 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Payday Lenders, Delta Smelt, Victor Davis Hanson, Moving To The Valley Commentary: Go Inland, Young Californians http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-go-inland-young-californians <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Are you a young person in an expensive coastal city who fears the California dream ended a few generations back? Do you see no end to your struggles with high rents and a sluggish job market?</span></p><p>Go inland, young Californian.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:39:13 +0000 Joe Mathews 18431 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Go Inland, Young Californians