reading http://kvpr.org en Is Bakersfield Really America's "Least Literate" City? Local Author Raises Questions http://kvpr.org/post/bakersfield-really-americas-least-literate-city-local-author-raises-questions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cities like Merced Fresno and Bakersfield all share one common thread, other than being major stops on Highway 99. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:04:17 +0000 Joe Moore 29851 at http://kvpr.org Is Bakersfield Really America's "Least Literate" City? Local Author Raises Questions Valley Bookstores Adapt to New Era http://kvpr.org/post/valley-bookstores-adapt-new-era <p>For some, the closing of Borders bookstores seemed to signal another nail in the coffin for book lovers. Another reminder of the fragile state of an industry being taken over by technology, e-readers and Amazon.com. But in Fresno and other San Joaquin Valley towns, some independent bookstores are not only doing okay, some are actually thriving. Valley Public Radio&#39;s Juanita Stevenson reports.</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:56:00 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 779 at http://kvpr.org Valley Bookstores Adapt to New Era