needle exchange http://kvpr.org en Fresno Needle Exchange Program Generates Controversy http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-needle-exchange-program-generates-controversy-0 <p>Volunteers are counting piles of used needles dumped out of plastic bags on a hot Saturday afternoon. People are lining up under a shade tent on a secluded north Fresno street to get rid of their dirty syringes. In return, they&#39;re getting an equal number of clean needles from the volunteers at the Fresno Needle Exchange Program.</p><p>The first person in line is a woman in her late forties who prefers to be called Tobi. She&#39;s a heroin user who&#39;s been coming to the exchange for 10 years. She&#39;s seen other drug users trading their old needles on the streets.</p> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 02:08:48 +0000 Shellie Branco 711 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Needle Exchange Program Generates Controversy On Valley Edition: Needle Exchange Controversy; Education Gap http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-needle-exchange-controversy-education-gap <p>This week on Valley Edition we talk about a controversial needle exchange program in Fresno, a new study that sheds light on the Valley&#39;s education gap, and what it has to do with the local jobless problem.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 23:27:17 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1199 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Needle Exchange Controversy; Education Gap