race http://kvpr.org en Yosemite's 'Buffalo Soldiers' Inspire Ranger Shelton Johnson, African Americans http://kvpr.org/post/yosemites-buffalo-soldiers-inspire-ranger-shelton-johnson-african-americans <p class="p1">One hundred years ago this summer, a group of U.S. Army cavalry soldiers left the Presidio in San Francisco, and made the hot dusty trek across the San Joaquin Valley to both Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Veterans of the Spanish American War, were charged with protecting the new national parks from poachers, timber thieves, and with building park infrastructure. They were in essence America's first park rangers.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:36:59 +0000 Joe Moore 17685 at http://kvpr.org Yosemite's 'Buffalo Soldiers' Inspire Ranger Shelton Johnson, African Americans USDA to Give Hispanic and Female Farmers More Time to File Discrimination Claims http://kvpr.org/post/usda-give-hispanic-and-female-farmers-more-time-file-discrimination-claims <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Decades of discriminatory practices by the U.S. Department of Agriculture against women and Hispanic farmers are playing out in a $1.3 billion claims process. </span>FM89’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rebecca </span>Plevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports on a new deadline for those who allege discrimination.</span></p><p>For around 20 years, critics say the USDA’s farm loan program denied applicants because of their gender or race, and gave white male farmers preferential treatment in their dealings with the agency.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:55:58 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 13758 at http://kvpr.org USDA to Give Hispanic and Female Farmers More Time to File Discrimination Claims How Jackie Robinson Almost Became A Fresno State Bulldog http://kvpr.org/post/how-jackie-robinson-almost-became-fresno-state-bulldog <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before he broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson nearly wound up as multi-sport star for the Fresno State Bulldogs.</span></p><p>In a move that would likely run afoul of today's NCAA recruiting regulations, the school offered the star a number of incentives in an attempt to lure Robinson to the campus, including a new set of tires for his aging 1931 Plymouth.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:12:43 +0000 Joe Moore 13537 at http://kvpr.org How Jackie Robinson Almost Became A Fresno State Bulldog New Memoir By Bakersfield's Doug Davis Recalls Turbulent Desegregation Battle http://kvpr.org/post/new-memoir-bakersfields-doug-davis-recalls-turbulent-desegregation-battle <p>Most people know Bakersfield's Doug Davis as one of the San Joaquin Valley's top jazz musicians and educators. And while he's written music ranging from jazz to classical, his latest project takes him away from the keyboard of his grand piano, and instead to a keyboard of a different sort.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:03:01 +0000 Joe Moore 7679 at http://kvpr.org New Memoir By Bakersfield's Doug Davis Recalls Turbulent Desegregation Battle On Valley Edition; Maricopa Scandal; Racial Profiling; Soul Food Festival http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-maricopa-scandal-racial-profiling-soul-food-festival <p>On this Valley Edition, we look at the big problems facing the small Kern County city of Maricopa, we examine the controversial issue of racial profiling, and find out about an upcoming soul food festival at Fresno&#39;s African American Historical and Cultural Museum.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 23:52:55 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1206 at http://kvpr.org