CSUB http://kvpr.org en Commentary: It's Not Just Physicians Who Are Influenced By Gift Giving http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-its-not-just-physicians-who-are-influenced-gift-giving <p>The same human characteristics that build community can also work against its well-being. As humans, we give back to those who are kind to us and we feel indebted to those who show us kindness. &nbsp;In this edition of FM89’s&nbsp;commentary series <em>The Moral Is</em>, philosophy professor Christopher Meyers of CSU Bakersfield argues that our disposition for reciprocity can work against the common good.&nbsp;</p><p>----</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:29:02 +0000 Christopher Meyers 33962 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: It's Not Just Physicians Who Are Influenced By Gift Giving Commentary: What Is Death? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-what-death <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Should parents have to option to determine the definition of death for their children? </span>Jahi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>McMath’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> case has motivated that question, along with a host of associated ethical concerns. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 04:07:20 +0000 Christopher Meyers 33629 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: What Is Death? Bakersfield Jazz Festival Looks To Light Up The San Joaquin Valley http://kvpr.org/post/bakersfield-jazz-festival-looks-light-san-joaquin-valley <p>This weekend the CSU Bakersfield Amphitheatre will be filled with the sounds of some of the top jazz groups in the world for the 28<sup>th</sup> annual <a href="http://www.bakersfieldjazz.com/">Bakersfield Jazz Festival.</a> Top local talent like Mento Buru and the Kern County Honor Jazz Band will share the stage with headliners like Latin jazz legend Poncho Sanchez, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and smooth jazz superstar Gerald Albright. Festival founder Doug Davis joined us on Valley Edition to talk about this year’s lineup.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 02:57:50 +0000 Joe Moore 32300 at http://kvpr.org Bakersfield Jazz Festival Looks To Light Up The San Joaquin Valley Elon Musk In Bakersfield: High Speed Rail Implementation Like 'Bait and Switch' http://kvpr.org/post/elon-musk-bakersfield-high-speed-rail-implementation-bait-and-switch <p>Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk&nbsp;held court Wednesday night before a packed crowd at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Cal State University Bakersfield's Doré&nbsp;Theatre, in the college's new guest lecture series.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:42:22 +0000 Joe Moore 24183 at http://kvpr.org Elon Musk In Bakersfield: High Speed Rail Implementation Like 'Bait and Switch' CSU Campuses Expand Online Course Offerings http://kvpr.org/post/csu-campuses-expand-online-course-offerings <p class="p1">California State University students can now enroll in more online classes than they’ve been able to.</p><p class="p1">CSU’s Mike Uhlenkamp says starting Thursday students can take online classes at any CSU campus - even courses not available at their home campus.</p><p class="p3">“A student can be enrolled at Sacramento State but take a course that’s available online from Channel Islands," says <span class="s1">Uhlenkamp.</span></p><p class="p1">He says the new system will help make up for a lack of available spots in high-demand classroom courses.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 01:16:40 +0000 Harry Gibbons 19278 at http://kvpr.org CSU Campuses Expand Online Course Offerings New CSU Chancellor Timothy White Pledges No Tuition Hikes http://kvpr.org/post/new-csu-chancellor-timothy-white-pledges-no-tuition-hikes <p></p><p></p><p>The new chancellor of the California State University system is promising tuition won’t go up this academic year or next.&nbsp; But Chancellor Timothy White says Californians must understand that a CSU education costs money – and that it’s a worthy investment, both for students and the state.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:38:05 +0000 Ben Adler 12045 at http://kvpr.org New CSU Chancellor Timothy White Pledges No Tuition Hikes Tentative Contract Reached Between CSU And Faculty http://kvpr.org/post/tentative-contract-reached-between-csu-and-faculty <p>California State University and its faculty union have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract.</p><p>Professors, counselors and other members of the California Faculty Association won&rsquo;t be getting raises. But if the state-funded university system somehow gets an influx of cash, there&rsquo;s an option to re-open salary talks.&nbsp;Claudia Keith is with C-S-U:</p><p>&ldquo;Essentially, the tentative agreement calls for no salary increases for the first two years with the opportunities to re-open in the last two years of the contract.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:35:36 +0000 Valley Public Radio News Staff 1339 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Academics Versus Athletics; Helping Those In Need http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-academics-versus-athletics-helping-those-need <p>This week on Valley Edition we talk about the challenges of balancing academics and athletics at NCAA Division I schools, and hear from Fresno State President John Welty and CSUB President Horace Mitchell. We also talk about efforts to help those in need this holiday season.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 00:26:14 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1166 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Occupy Central Valley; CSU Academics; Keep Bakersfield Beautfiul http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-occupy-central-valley-csu-academics-keep-bakersfield-beautfiul <p>This week on Valley Edition we talk with the organizers of Occupy Fresno and Occupy Bakersfield and learn more about their protests. We also talk about the controversial plan to consolidate academic programs at Fresno State and other CSU campuses. We also talk about the effort to stop litter with Keep Bakersfield Beautiful.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 00:45:25 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1169 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Valley Economy; Medical Marijuana; Fig Fest http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-valley-economy-medical-marijuana-fig-fest <p>Segment 1: Valley Economy<br />As world markets continue to try to make sense out of the US debt downgrade, and nationwide poor job creation numbers, what does it mean for Valley residents and the local economy. Host Juanita Stevenson talks with Fresno State business professor Dr. Bill Rice, and Cal State Bakersfield business professor Dr. John Emery about what the latest developments mean for local residents.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:14:34 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1209 at http://kvpr.org On Quality of Life: CSU Budget Cuts; Job Training http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-csu-budget-cuts-job-training <p><strong>Segment I: California State University Budget Cuts - </strong>California&#39;s publicly funded state university system, the CSU was once the envy of the nation, providing accessible and affordable higher education to millions of Californians. While the 23 campus system is still the largest in the country, the recent budget crisis has taken its toll. Under Governor Brown&#39;s latest &quot;May Revise&quot; budget, the system faces as much a $1 billion budget cut (36 percent) and a potential student fee increase of as much as 32 percent for the coming year. Wed, 01 Jun 2011 01:21:06 +0000 Joe Moore 1219 at http://kvpr.org