foster youth en On Valley Edition: High Speed Rail; Foster Care; The Germ <p>This week on Valley Edition, we talk about the recent critical report about the state&#39;s high speed rail plan, and get an international perspective from a Fresno Bee reporter who recently returned from Spain where he reported on the successes and failures of that country&#39;s bullet train system. We&#39;ll also talk about efforts to ensure the safety of children in protective care in California.</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 22:20:46 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1156 at On Valley Edition: Foster Youth; Heat Illness <p><strong>Segment 1: Foster Kids</strong><br />FM89&rsquo;s Tracey Scharmann reports on how a program at a local college is helping former foster youth gain not only an education, but also a solid foundation in life as independent adults. Host Juanita Stevenson also talks with guests Colleen McGauley, Executive Director, of CASA of Kern County; Cathi Huerta recently retired director of the Fresno County Department of Social Services, Margaret Jackson, Director of the Cultural Broker Family Advocate Program, and Deshunna Ricks, former foster youth.</p> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:31:35 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1211 at Area Foster Youth Go On to Collegiate Success <p>There are 58,000 children in foster care in California and for many of them turning eighteen and aging out of care is overwhelming. Counties provide independent living programs to assist foster youth with this transition, but a different type of support is needed for those entering college. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 01:16:32 +0000 Tracey Scharmann 781 at