civil rights http://kvpr.org en 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 Brown Signs Controversial Transgender Rights Bill http://kvpr.org/post/brown-signs-controversial-transgender-rights-bill <p>California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that increases the rights of transgender students at public schools.&nbsp; It will allow students to participate in extracurricular activities and use school facilities based on their gender identity – not their physical characteristics.</p><p>Critics have suggested “bad actors” could use the law to prey on school children.&nbsp; But the bill’s author, Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, calls those complaints “scare tactics” and says they’ll go away with education.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:59:03 +0000 Katie Orr 19921 at http://kvpr.org Brown Signs Controversial Transgender Rights Bill Commentary: With Liberty and Justice For... Some? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-liberty-and-justice-some <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of </span>Trayvon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Martin has sparked a national </span>dialogue<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about race and justice. In this edition of Valley Public Radio’s commentary series The Moral Is Ida Jones, Professor of Business Law at Fresno State, says the verdict makes her question our nation’s commitment to the principles of justice and fairness.</span></p><p>--------</p><p>What happened to the principles of justice and fairness the U.S. was supposed to represent?</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:07:51 +0000 Ida Jones 19564 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: With Liberty and Justice For... Some?