zoo http://kvpr.org en On Valley Edition: Valley Environment Study, State Parks, Fresno Zoo http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-valley-environment-study-state-parks-fresno-zoo <p>This week on Valley Edition, we talk with the UC&nbsp;Merced scientist behind a new study of the Valley&#39;s environment, and find out where we&#39;re making progress and where we&#39;re still falling behind in cleaning up our air and water. We also examine the fiasco involving the State of California&#39;s Department of Parks and Recreation, which last week discovered over $50 million in an account that had gone unreported for a decade, all happening at the same time that many parks have been threatened by closure. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 18:05:05 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 884 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Valley Environment Study, State Parks, Fresno Zoo On Quality of Life: State Prisons & County Jails; Chaffee Zoo Expansion http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-state-prisons-county-jails-chaffee-zoo-expansion <p>Segment 1 &ndash; County Jails &amp; State Prisons - Last month the US Supreme Court ruled that California must reduce its prison population by 33,000 inmates by 2013, to improve inmate health care. And a new state law plans to shift much of that burden to county jails. We talk about the future of the state&#39;s corrections system and what it means for the Valley, with Kern County Sheriff Joel Youngblood, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims and prisoner rights advocate Rebecca Evenson of the Prison Law Office.</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 01:13:06 +0000 Joe Moore 1217 at http://kvpr.org