sports http://kvpr.org en A Tale Of Two (Hockey) Cities: Bakersfield And Fresno Face Different ECHL Futures http://kvpr.org/post/tale-two-hockey-cities-bakersfield-and-fresno-face-different-echl-futures <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The last seven days have been significant ones for local ice hockey fans. Last week, the Bakersfield Condors of the&nbsp;</span>ECHL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced that the team has been acquired by the NHL’s Edmonton </span>Oliers<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Fans and local officials hope the change will help give a boost to the popular franchise in many ways.</span></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:29:43 +0000 Joe Moore 27747 at http://kvpr.org A Tale Of Two (Hockey) Cities: Bakersfield And Fresno Face Different ECHL Futures Deal Speeds Athletes Workers' Comp Bill Through Capitol Committee http://kvpr.org/post/deal-speeds-athletes-workers-comp-bill-through-capitol-committee <p class="p1">A workers’ compensation bill that’s provoked a high-stakes lobbying fight between professional sports teams and players unions has passed a key hurdle in the California legislature.</p><p class="p1">The bill would prevent out-of-state athletes from filing claims in California’s workers’ comp system.&nbsp; Under a deal reached to move the measure forward, athletes who spend part of their career in the state would be eligible only if they play a certain amount of time for California teams.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 01:39:57 +0000 Ben Adler 18135 at http://kvpr.org Deal Speeds Athletes Workers' Comp Bill Through Capitol Committee Health Care Reform's Future, Title IX, Big Brothers http://kvpr.org/post/health-care-reforms-future-title-ix-big-brothers <p>This week on Valley Edition, we talk with local health care leaders about the next steps in the path towards health care reform, following the Supreme Court&#39;s ruling on the Affordable Care Act. We also talk about the 40th anniversary of the nation&#39;s landmark gender equity in education law, Title IX, and we learn about Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central California.<br /><br /><b>On Valley Edition for July 3, 2012</b><br /><br /><b>Segment 1: Next steps in health care reform</b> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 17:00:37 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 436 at http://kvpr.org Health Care Reform's Future, Title IX, Big Brothers On Quality of Life: Health Care Reform; Brain Injuries in Youth Sports http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-health-care-reform-brain-injuries-youth-sports <p><strong>Part 1: Health Care Reform, 1 Year Later</strong> - Last March, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. This sweeping and controversial law aims to expand health coverage to millions of previously uninsured Americans, with the bulk of the new programs beginning in 2014. But many Valley residents, who currently lack coverage, or lost their insurance after losing a job in the recession, have yet to feel the impact of the legislation.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 01:58:02 +0000 Joe Moore 1231 at http://kvpr.org