latino 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 At Fresno State, Dolores Huerta Urges Young Latinos To 'Get Covered' http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-state-dolores-huerta-urges-young-latinos-get-covered <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With just 10 days left before the Covered California enrollment deadline, farm labor activist Dolores </span>Huerta<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> took her message to students at Fresno State today. As </span>FM89's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Joe Moore reports, it's part of a last minute push to boost enrollment figures among Latinos and young people.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:35:04 +0000 Joe Moore 30048 at http://kvpr.org At Fresno State, Dolores Huerta Urges Young Latinos To 'Get Covered' Director Diego Luna Brings The Story Of Cesar Chavez To The Silver Screen http://kvpr.org/post/director-diego-luna-brings-story-cesar-chavez-silver-screen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later this month, the story of the late farm labor leader Cesar Chavez hits the silver screen with a </span>biopic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by acclaimed director Diego Luna. It’s the first time a major motion picture has been made about the life of the founder of the United Farm Workers Union. It features a cast of Hollywood stars including America </span>Ferrera<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Rosario Dawson and John </span>Malkovich<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, with Michael Pena cast as the late civil rights hero. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:53:48 +0000 Joe Moore 29873 at http://kvpr.org Director Diego Luna Brings The Story Of Cesar Chavez To The Silver Screen Fresno Ranks Last In New Study of Immigrant Integration Progress http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-ranks-last-new-study-immigrant-integration-progress <p>Fresno County's efforts at integrating new immigrants into the overall population fall short when compared with the rest of the state.</p><p>That's the finding of a <a href="http://csii.usc.edu/CAimmSCORECARD.html">new report</a> by the&nbsp;University of Southern California's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration.&nbsp;</p><p>The study measures a variety of indicators including the economic impact of immigrants in the local economy, educational performance, the warmth of welcome by the community at large, and civic engagement.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:36:24 +0000 Joe Moore 4241 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Ranks Last In New Study of Immigrant Integration Progress