homeless http://kvpr.org en Valley Edition: June 3 - Mental Health; Homeless Veterans; Fresno Fire Chief; Drought Art http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-3-mental-health-homeless-veterans-fresno-fire-chief-drought-art <p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:49:44 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 33654 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: June 3 - Mental Health; Homeless Veterans; Fresno Fire Chief; Drought Art Prop 41 Would Create 'Supportive' Housing for Homeless Veterans http://kvpr.org/post/prop-41-would-create-supportive-housing-homeless-veterans <p class="p1">A California ballot measure before voters next month would redirect $600 million of pre-approved funds to build housing for low income and homeless veterans. Pauline Bartolone has more from Sacramento.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Forty-eight year-old Matthew </span>Meissner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says when one thing goes downhill, everything else follows. He became disabled in 2009, stopped working, moved in with family, then last year, found himself sleeping wherever he could in Sacramento. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 22:13:06 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 32805 at http://kvpr.org Prop 41 Would Create 'Supportive' Housing for Homeless Veterans Valley Edition: April 1 - Snow Survey; Homeless Laws; College Sports Unions; Beer; Wu Man http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-april-1-snow-survey-homeless-laws-college-sports-unions-beer-wu-man <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This week on&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Valley Edition</a>&nbsp;FM89 reporter Ezra David Romero travels with a <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/voices-drought-rushing-measure-snowpack">snow surveyor</a> to measure the April 1 snowpack, we talk about new homeless laws in Fresno and Bakersfield, Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:23:02 +0000 Ezra David Romero 30565 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: April 1 - Snow Survey; Homeless Laws; College Sports Unions; Beer; Wu Man Could Delano's Former VOA Radio Station Become A Homeless Shelter? http://kvpr.org/post/could-delanos-former-voa-radio-station-become-homeless-shelter <p>For over 60 years, a mammoth cluster of radio towers and transmitters just west of Delano beamed the Voice of America network to shortwave listeners across the globe.&nbsp;</p><p>Now according to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.radioworld.com/article/voa-delano-station-goes-on-the-block/269252" style="color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline;">trade publication Radio World,</a>&nbsp;the property could soon get a new use as housing for the homeless.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:38:14 +0000 Joe Moore 29477 at http://kvpr.org Could Delano's Former VOA Radio Station Become A Homeless Shelter? On Valley Edition: Homeless; 3 Strikes Law; 'The Worst Hard Time'; Homegrown Book Club http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-homeless-3-strikes-law-worst-hard-time-homegrown-book-club <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we discuss the issues of homelessness, prisons and a new book about the legacy of the Dust Bowl.</p><p>Valley Public Radio Reporter Rebecca Plevin tells the story of how two women evicted from a Fresno homeless encampment <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/what-happened-people-displaced-fresnos-homeless-camp-destructions">chose entirely different homes after eviction</a> - one an eco-home and the other a field.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:50:02 +0000 Joe Moore, Ezra David Romero & Rebecca Plevin 24762 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Homeless; 3 Strikes Law; 'The Worst Hard Time'; Homegrown Book Club What Happened To The People Displaced By Fresno's Homeless Camp Destructions? http://kvpr.org/post/what-happened-people-displaced-fresnos-homeless-camp-destructions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For almost a year, Nancy Holmes and </span>Sinamon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Blake were neighbors in a homeless encampment in downtown Fresno.</span></p><p>But city employees bulldozed their camp a few weeks ago, in an effort to rid the city of illegal structures. The two friends, and the other residents of their camp, scattered. Nancy and Sinamon ended up on a huge, dusty piece of land outside the city's jurisdiction.</p><p>“I didn’t care for the path that Sinamon found us, but damn, we were safe,” says Nancy, 61, a borderline diabetic with asthma.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:37:03 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 24737 at http://kvpr.org What Happened To The People Displaced By Fresno's Homeless Camp Destructions? Fourth Fresno Homeless Camp, Considered A 'Neighborhood' By Residents, Is Razed http://kvpr.org/post/fourth-fresno-homeless-camp-considered-neighborhood-residents-razed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Cinnamon has lived in a make-shift structure near the grain silos, west of Palm Avenue and H Street, for more than two years. She says the homeless encampment there is different from others that have cropped up in downtown Fresno.</p><p>“We’re not a camp, we’re a neighborhood, a family,” she said. “We all look out for each other.”</p><p>The encampment has rules. For example, the residents decide – together – if a new person could move in.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:45:21 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 23468 at http://kvpr.org Fourth Fresno Homeless Camp, Considered A 'Neighborhood' By Residents, Is Razed On Valley Edition: Visalia & Homelessness; Bakersfield College Lawsuit; Day of the Dead: Vince Gill http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-visalia-homelessness-bakersfield-college-lawsuit-day-dead-vince-gill <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we take a look at the issues of homelessness, water, prisons and water. Starting off the program,&nbsp;FM89&nbsp;reporter Ezra David Romero explores the issue of <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/visalias-oval-park-ground-zero-homelessness">homelessness in the Central California City of Visalia</a>.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:16:44 +0000 Joe Moore & Ezra David Romero 23387 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Visalia & Homelessness; Bakersfield College Lawsuit; Day of the Dead: Vince Gill Visalia's Oval Park, Ground Zero For Homelessness http://kvpr.org/post/visalias-oval-park-ground-zero-homelessness <p>The City of Visalia is known to many as the small town with the good restaurants on the way to the giant sequoias. Its bustling downtown district is home to a thriving music scene and dozens of shops and entertainment venues. But less than a mile to the north, in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, Lincoln Oval Park is home to a much different Visalia. It’s ground zero for the city’s homeless population.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:54:59 +0000 Ezra David Romero 23386 at http://kvpr.org Visalia's Oval Park, Ground Zero For Homelessness On Valley Edition: Fresno's Homeless; Bugs Harming Calif. Citrus; Calif. Birth Rates; Valley Firsts http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresnos-homeless-bugs-harming-calif-citrus-calif-birth-rates-valley-firsts <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">This week on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Valley Edition&nbsp;</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">we focus on a variety of issues that are impacting the region. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:18:58 +0000 Joe Moore, Ezra David Romero & Rebecca Plevin 21371 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno's Homeless; Bugs Harming Calif. Citrus; Calif. Birth Rates; Valley Firsts As Homeless Camps Are Dismantled, Street Pastor Soldiers On http://kvpr.org/post/homeless-camps-are-dismantled-street-pastor-soldiers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday morning, Pastor Ray Polk comforted a man who was packing up everything he owned.</span></p><p>“You alright?” Polk asked. As the man expressed his pain and frustration, Polk replied, “I know, I know, I know, we got to keep going forward.”</p><p>Along H Street in Downtown Fresno, the homeless were stuffing their possessions into plastic bags and shopping carts, as city workers bulldozed and raked the debris left behind.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:46:00 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 21336 at http://kvpr.org As Homeless Camps Are Dismantled, Street Pastor Soldiers On On Valley Edition: Housing Solutions For Fresno's Homeless; Seth Holmes & "Broken Bodies" http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-housing-solutions-fresnos-homeless-seth-holmes-broken-bodies <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">This week on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Valley Edition&nbsp;</a>we focus on possible solutions to homelessness in Fresno, how the Affordable Care Act will impact agricultural growers and one man’s journey into the lives of a group of indigenous&nbsp;migrant workers.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:10:33 +0000 Joe Moore & Ezra David Romero 20993 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Housing Solutions For Fresno's Homeless; Seth Holmes & "Broken Bodies" Mobile Health Clinic Provides Care to Merced's Homeless http://kvpr.org/post/mobile-health-clinic-provides-care-merceds-homeless <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Below a Highway 99 overpass, and sandwiched between the D Street homeless shelter and the railroad tracks, is an unlikely beacon of hope for Merced residents low on luck. It’s an RV that houses Golden Valley Health Center’s mobile health clinic for the homeless.</span></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:02:48 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 13617 at http://kvpr.org Mobile Health Clinic Provides Care to Merced's Homeless On Valley Edition: Armen Bacon "Griefland"; Homeless No More; Fresno Public Market http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-armen-bacon-griefland-homeless-no-more-fresno-public-market <p>Today on Valley Edition, we talk with local author Armen Bacon about her new book <a href="http://www.griefland.com/">"Griefland"</a> and learn how a friendship grew out of the tragic loss of her son. We'll also talk about how tragic circumstances can change lives.&nbsp;Peter Nazaretian, a licensed marriage and family therapist, also joins our discussion.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:47:22 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 9128 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Armen Bacon "Griefland"; Homeless No More; Fresno Public Market Free Cell Phone Service Coming for Poor Californians http://kvpr.org/post/free-cell-phone-service-coming-poor-californians <p></p><p>As early as next year, 1.5 million Californians could be eligible for 250 free cell phone minutes, and 250 free text messages a month. Assurance Wireless, an arm of mobile giant Sprint, will provide the service through the federally-funded Lifeline program.&nbsp;</p><p>That program is currently limited to land lines in California. Assurance Wireless spokesman Jack Pflanz says the addition of cell phone service has made a huge difference to people in 36 other states where it’s been adopted.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:41:51 +0000 Julie Small 8618 at http://kvpr.org Free Cell Phone Service Coming for Poor Californians On Valley Edition: Top Two Primary Aftermath; Homeless Housing; Farber Gift http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-top-two-primary-aftermath-homeless-housing-farber-gift <p></p><p>This week on Valley Edition, we learn about how the state's new electoral reforms worked in real life following this month's election. Did the "top two" primary make the general election candidates more moderate and contests more competitive? Or did little actually change? Valley Public Radio's Joe Moore brings us a special report.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:01:35 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 7158 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Top Two Primary Aftermath; Homeless Housing; Farber Gift On Valley Edition: Rural Homeless; Electric Vehicles; The kNOw Youth Media http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-rural-homeless-electric-vehicles-know-youth-media <p><strong>Segment 1: Rural homeless:</strong><br />Many people think of homelessness as an urban issue, but small towns and rural communities throughout Central California are facing this issue as well. This week on Valley Edition, we talk to Matthew Macedo, a Hanford teen who has produced a documentary film called &quot;Homeless in Hanford&quot; about what inspired him to take on this issue. Joey Cox of the Kings Community Action Organization in Hanford, and Felix Vigil, Director of the Madera Rescue Mission also join our discussion about rural homelessness.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:02:13 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1163 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Ending Homelessness; Water Quality; Fresno Fair http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-ending-homelessness-water-quality-fresno-fair <p>On this week&#39;s Valley Edition we talk about efforts to end homelessness in the Valley. We also hear about the big water pollution problems facing the communities of rural Tulare County, and get a preview of the Big Fresno Fair.</p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 23:16:16 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1197 at http://kvpr.org