parlier http://kvpr.org en Voices Of The Drought: Small Farmer Chia Lee http://kvpr.org/post/voices-drought-small-farmer-chia-lee <p><em>Starting this week, Valley Public Radio will share an occasional series, called Voices of the Drought. First up, is the story of small farmer Chia Lee.</em></p><p>Back in Laos, Chia Lee grew rice and corn on a mountainside. He never worried about rain there.</p><p>“We’re waiting for the monsoon rain in Laos, once a year, so we don’t worry about anything,” Lee says.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:08:18 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 28025 at http://kvpr.org Voices Of The Drought: Small Farmer Chia Lee Doctor Shortage Hits Rural California http://kvpr.org/post/doctor-shortage-hits-rural-california <p>Children and parents crowd the waiting room in the United Health Centers clinic for low-income patients in Parlier. It&#39;s a busy morning, and Dr. Rogelio Fernandez is seeing patients one right after the other. At this moment, he&#39;s treating 35 year old Yesenia Campuzano of Reedley. The birth control implant in her arm caused acne, so Dr. Fernandez is surgically removing the tiny, tube-like device. She&#39;s feeling the incision, so she needs more of the local anesthetic.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 02:18:19 +0000 Shellie Branco 712 at http://kvpr.org Doctor Shortage Hits Rural California