history http://kvpr.org en New Biography Paints Complex Picture Of Cesar Chavez http://kvpr.org/post/new-biography-paints-complex-picture-cesar-chavez <p>Charismatic, &nbsp;controversial, courageous and complicated. Those are just a few words that could sum up the life of the late civil rights leader and farm labor activist Cesar Chavez. Now over 20 years after his death, a new biography seeks to provide fresh insight into a man who is an inspiration for millions. The book is called <a href="http://crusadesofcesarchavez.com/">“The Crusades of Cesar Chavez”</a> by <a href="http://twitter.com/miriampawel">Miriam Pawel</a>, who joined us on Valley Edition to talk about Chavez the man and Chavez the myth.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:13:24 +0000 Joe Moore 30243 at http://kvpr.org New Biography Paints Complex Picture Of Cesar Chavez Here And Gone: Fight Over Fresno's Cesar Chavez Boulevard Remains Fresh, 20 Years Later http://kvpr.org/post/here-and-gone-fight-over-fresnos-cesar-chavez-boulevard-remains-fresh-20-years-later <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In October of 1993, the Fresno City Council voted to rename three city streets - Kings Canyon, Ventura and California - in honor of the late farm labor activist Cesar Chavez. The move was part of a campaign by local Latino groups who sought to honor the </span>UFW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> founder, who had died earlier that year.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:40:12 +0000 Joe Moore 30208 at http://kvpr.org Here And Gone: Fight Over Fresno's Cesar Chavez Boulevard Remains Fresh, 20 Years Later Memories Of Bakersfield's Underground "Tunnels" Remain Vivid http://kvpr.org/post/memories-bakersfields-underground-tunnels-remain-vivid <p>Deep beneath the oldest part of Bakersfield lies a hidden world, unknown to most, and forgotten by many. Yet some still have vivid memories of these underground passages or "tunnels" as some people describe them.&nbsp;</p><p>These connected basements, and the activities that took place "underground" - gambling, brothels, blue movies, are not just the stuff of legend, they're still very real in the minds of many older Kern County residents.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:43:26 +0000 Joe Moore 29881 at http://kvpr.org Memories Of Bakersfield's Underground "Tunnels" Remain Vivid High Speed Rail Archaeologists Search For Fresno's 'Underground' Chinatown http://kvpr.org/post/high-speed-rail-archaeologists-search-fresnos-underground-chinatown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Generations of Fresno residents have heard stories about the mysterious underground world of Fresno's </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century Chinatown. Was it a world of illicit activity, with a network of subterranean tunnels? Archeologists with the state's high speed rail authority are hoping to shed some new light on this dark and forgotten part of Fresno's history.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:52:36 +0000 Ezra David Romero 23703 at http://kvpr.org High Speed Rail Archaeologists Search For Fresno's 'Underground' Chinatown Historic Fresno Arch May Move For High Speed Rail http://kvpr.org/post/historic-fresno-arch-may-move-high-speed-rail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Up and down the valley, many cities have historic signs or archways which welcome visitors to town. Modesto's arch promotes a city filled with "Water Wealth Contentment and Health." Clovis proudly proclaims itself as the "Gateway to the Sierras," and Bakersfield makes a bold statement with its arch off of Buck Owens Boulevard. Fresno has its own historic archway, but as </span>FM89's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Joe Moore reports, it may soon need a new home.</span></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:09:12 +0000 Joe Moore 23469 at http://kvpr.org Historic Fresno Arch May Move For High Speed Rail 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 Coalinga 'Deportee' Plane Crash Sparks Search, 65 Years Later http://kvpr.org/post/coalinga-deportee-plane-crash-sparks-search-65-years-later <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Author </span><a href="http://timzhernandez.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tim Z. Hernandez </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">was digging through old newspapers at the Fresno County library when a dramatic headline from the late </span>1940s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> captured his attention.</span></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:07:32 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 11651 at http://kvpr.org Coalinga 'Deportee' Plane Crash Sparks Search, 65 Years Later On Quality of Life: Diabetes; Local History http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-diabetes-local-history <p><strong>Segment 1: Diabetes -</strong> Californians spend $24 billion each year on diabetes care, and the Valley&#39;s diabetes rates are some of the highest in the state, around 10 percent. For people struggling with the disease, the financial and emotional burdens of diabetes make for a difficult combination. When the costs of diabetes testing supplies add up, some bypass the pharmacy and turn to the street to get what they need. On this edition of Quality of Life, correspondent Shellie Branco reports on how some Valley residents are dealing with their disease. And later, Dr. Wed, 18 May 2011 01:28:40 +0000 Joe Moore 1221 at http://kvpr.org