Valley Edition http://kvpr.org en Valley Edition: July 8 - Asm. Kristin Olsen; John Cox On Wells; Alex Karner On Sprawl; Joe Matthews http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-july-8-asm-kristin-olsen-john-cox-wells-alex-karner-sprawl-joe-matthews <p>This week on Valley Edition we talk with <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/modesto-assemblywoman-kristin-olsen-chosen-lead-assembly-gop">Assembly Republican Kristin Olsen</a>, KVPR reporter Kerry Klein reports on turning waste water into usable water in Clovis, Bakersfield Californian reporter John Cox talks about the state ordering <a href="http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/business/kern-gusher/x634489929/State-poised-to-shut-down-11-local-oil-injection-wells">11 Valley injection wells to halt work</a>, Alex Karner chats about his latest column on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.zocalopublicsquar Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:04:04 +0000 Ezra David Romero 35358 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: July 8 - Asm. Kristin Olsen; John Cox On Wells; Alex Karner On Sprawl; Joe Matthews Valley Edition: June 1 - Kayaking From Bakersfield to San Francisco; Mariposa Grove; Gerald Haslam http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-1-kayaking-bakersfield-san-francisco-mariposa-grove-gerald-haslam <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Edition reporter Ezra David Romero reports on how one </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-chef-gets-new-start-high-speed-rail" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresno man's life has been altered</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> because of his recent hire along the first stage of construction of the Fresno-Madera corridor of California's future high speed rail line. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:05:15 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 35053 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: June 1 - Kayaking From Bakersfield to San Francisco; Mariposa Grove; Gerald Haslam Valley Edition June 24: Ken Rudin; Kayaking The San Joaquin; 59 Days Of Code http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-24-ken-rudin-kayaking-san-joaquin-59-days-code <p>This week on Valley Edition we take a trip down the San Joaquin River with John D. Sutter of CNN. He's attempting to kayak from Fresno to San Francisco as part of a reporting project on the river that has been called the "most endangered" in the nation.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 02:55:33 +0000 Joe Moore 34710 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition June 24: Ken Rudin; Kayaking The San Joaquin; 59 Days Of Code Valley Edition: June 17th - Water Wells Go Dry; Oil Find; JazzFresno http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-17th-water-wells-go-dry-oil-find-jazzfresno <p>This week on Valley Edition we hear how some Fresno County homeowners are dealing with residential wells that are going dry in part thanks to the drought and groundwater overdraft.</p><p>We also talk with Lois Henry of the Bakersfield Californian about a potential new oil find that some believe may be an indication that producers are starting to successfully recover the light sweet crude from the Monterey shale formation.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 04:48:10 +0000 Joe Moore & Ezra David Romero 34365 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: June 17th - Water Wells Go Dry; Oil Find; JazzFresno Valley Edition: June 10 - San Joaquin River; Politics With John Ellis; Mento Buru http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-10-san-joaquin-river-politics-john-ellis-mento-buru <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition </a>FM89 reporter Ezra David Romero paddles down the San Joaquin River to report on a more than decade long dispute over public access to the river, John Ellis from the Fresno Bee talks political races and Matt Munoz chats about his Spanish-Ska-Reggae&nbsp;style band Mento Buru.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:48:32 +0000 Ezra David Romero 33999 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: June 10 - San Joaquin River; Politics With John Ellis; Mento Buru Can Veteran Homelessness End In Fresno By 2015? http://kvpr.org/post/can-veteran-homelessness-end-fresno-2015 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In what may seem like a huge task, Fresno is looking to end veteran homelessness by 2015. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week the city announced its participation in a nationwide program - <a href="http://www.endveteranhomelessness.org/content/va-launches-25-cities-initiative-end-veteran-homelessness-communities-highest-concentrations">25 Cities Initiative</a>&nbsp;- to end veteran and chronic homelessness.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:50:38 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 33675 at http://kvpr.org Can Veteran Homelessness End In Fresno By 2015? Valley Edition: June 3 - Mental Health; Homeless Veterans; Fresno Fire Chief; Drought Art http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-3-mental-health-homeless-veterans-fresno-fire-chief-drought-art <p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:49:44 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 33654 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: June 3 - Mental Health; Homeless Veterans; Fresno Fire Chief; Drought Art Instagram Art Show Highlights KVPR's #droughtvoices http://kvpr.org/post/instagram-art-show-highlights-kvprs-droughtvoices <p><em>Guests in interview above: Don Martin of Metro Galleries and KVPR&nbsp;Reporter and Producer Ezra David Romero.&nbsp;</em></p><p>Over the past few months Valley Public Radio Reporter <a href="http://kvpr.org/people/ezra-david-romero">Ezra David Romero</a> has covered California's historic drought.</p><p>He's written stories, snapped photos and launched an Instagram reporting collaborative with youth reporters, farmers and other social media users called "<a href="http://voicesofthedrought.tumblr.com/">Voices of the Drought</a>" using the hashtag #droughtvoices.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:30:51 +0000 Ezra David Romero 33664 at http://kvpr.org Instagram Art Show Highlights KVPR's #droughtvoices Valley Edition: May 27 - LGBT Veterans; Neel Kashkari; Hetch Hetchy; Respite By The River http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-may-27-lgbt-veterans-neel-kashkari-hetch-hetchy-respite-river <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we take a look at <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/returning-home-valley-lgbt-veterans-fight-another-war?nopop=1">LGBT issues for veterans in Porterville</a>, speak with GOP gubernatorial candidate <a href="http://vote.neelkashkari.com/">Neel Kashkari</a>, talk with Kenneth Brower about his book "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Hetch-Hetchy-Undoing-American-Mistake/dp/159714228X">Hetch Hetchy</a>," and chat with Dave Koehler with the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust about their event <a href="http: Tue, 27 May 2014 19:52:59 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 33325 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: May 27 - LGBT Veterans; Neel Kashkari; Hetch Hetchy; Respite By The River Valley Edition: May 20 - Bilingual Education; John Hernandez; John Noy And "Sierra Stories" http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-may-20-bilingual-education-john-hernandez-john-noy-and-sierra-stories <p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 17:33:42 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 32929 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: May 20 - Bilingual Education; John Hernandez; John Noy And "Sierra Stories" Two Months Later, Arvin Residents Still Forced From Homes After Major Gas Leak http://kvpr.org/post/two-months-later-arvin-residents-still-forced-homes-after-major-gas-leak <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What would you do if an underground gas pipeline from a nearby </span>oilfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ruptured outside your home, forcing you to leave your house for over a month? And what if air samples released by the county showed that high levels of benzene and </span>naphthalene<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> were found in air samples taken at the homes?</span></p><p>That’s exactly what over 30 residents in the Kern County community of <a href="http://www.arvin.org/">Arvin </a>are facing right now.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 21:40:49 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 32599 at http://kvpr.org Two Months Later, Arvin Residents Still Forced From Homes After Major Gas Leak Valley Edition: May 13 - Schools And Drought; Arvin Gas Leak; Amanda Renteria; Sam Comen http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-may-13-schools-and-drought-arvin-gas-leak-amanda-renteria-sam-comen <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we talk about how drought and school attendance correlate, a major gas leak that forced Arvin residents to evacuate over two months ago and the photography of Sam Comen&nbsp;at an art exhibit in Bakersfield. Amanda Renteria&nbsp;for Congressional District 21 also joins the program.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 18:16:03 +0000 Ezra David Romero, Joe Moore & Diana Aguilera 32590 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: May 13 - Schools And Drought; Arvin Gas Leak; Amanda Renteria; Sam Comen Valley Edition: May 6 - California Chrome; Drought And Friant Dam; Bakersfield Jazz Festival http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-may-6-california-chrome-drought-and-friant-dam-bakersfield-jazz-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="line-height: 1.5;">Valley Edition</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> we talk about Kentucky Derby winner </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/post/kentucky-derby-favorite-california-chrome-owes-success-valley-roots" style="line-height: 1.5;">California Chrome</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, drought at </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/post/voices-drought-man-inside-fresnos-friant-dam" style="line-height: 1.5;">Friant Dam</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a health partnership in Bak Tue, 06 May 2014 18:35:27 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 32271 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: May 6 - California Chrome; Drought And Friant Dam; Bakersfield Jazz Festival Plight Of Kessab Armenians Attracts International Attention http://kvpr.org/post/plight-kessab-armenians-attracts-international-attention <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last Thursday, Armenians throughout the world marked the somber occasion of the </span>99th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Around 1.5 million Armenians are estimated to have died in what is now known as the first genocide of the </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:19:18 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 31929 at http://kvpr.org Plight Of Kessab Armenians Attracts International Attention Valley Edition: March 29 - Pollution In Fresno; Drought; Armenia; Historic Preservation Week http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-march-29-pollution-fresno-drought-armenia-historic-preservation-week <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This week on&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Valley Edition&nbsp;</a>we talk about a new <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/new-analysis-pollution-burdens-ranks-fresno-valley-counties-worst-state">ranking </a>of environmental health in California that shows many Fresno County neighborhoods rank among Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:25:49 +0000 Ezra David Romero 31926 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: March 29 - Pollution In Fresno; Drought; Armenia; Historic Preservation Week Valley Edition: April 22 - Farmer Suicides; Fracking; Central California Politics http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-april-22-farmer-suicides-fracking-central-california-politics <p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:16:35 +0000 Ezra David Romero 31562 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: April 22 - Farmer Suicides; Fracking; Central California Politics Valley Edition: April 15 - Carl Bernstein; Creative Fresno; Fresno Filmworks; Drought Relief Fund http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-april-15-carl-bernstein-creative-fresno-fresno-filmworks-drought-relief-fund <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">This week on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Valley Edition</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;host Joe Moore interviews acclaimed journalist <a href="http://www.valleytownhall.com/">Carl Bernstein,</a> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:30:25 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 31231 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: April 15 - Carl Bernstein; Creative Fresno; Fresno Filmworks; Drought Relief Fund Valley Edition: April 8 - Drought With Mark Grossi; Tiger Cubs At Fresno Zoo; Lisa Project; Wicked http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-april-8-drought-mark-grossi-tiger-cubs-fresno-zoo-lisa-project-wicked <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This week in the program&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Valley Edition</a>&nbsp;host Joe Moore interviews Fresno Bee science and environment reporter Mark Grossi about drought and a possible wet year, we talk about tiger cubs at the <a href="https://www.fresnochaffeezoo.org/">Fresno Chaffee Zoo< Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:52:59 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 30881 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: April 8 - Drought With Mark Grossi; Tiger Cubs At Fresno Zoo; Lisa Project; Wicked Valley Edition: April 1 - Snow Survey; Homeless Laws; College Sports Unions; Beer; Wu Man http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-april-1-snow-survey-homeless-laws-college-sports-unions-beer-wu-man <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This week on&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Valley Edition</a>&nbsp;FM89 reporter Ezra David Romero travels with a <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/voices-drought-rushing-measure-snowpack">snow surveyor</a> to measure the April 1 snowpack, we talk about new homeless laws in Fresno and Bakersfield, Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:23:02 +0000 Ezra David Romero 30565 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: April 1 - Snow Survey; Homeless Laws; College Sports Unions; Beer; Wu Man Valley Edition: March 25 - Drought in Mendota; Cesar Chavez Biography, Street Controversy; #SaveFFA http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-march-25-drought-mendota-cesar-chavez-biography-street-controversy-saveffa <p>This week on&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a>&nbsp;we discuss how&nbsp;the rural westside town of Mendota is prepping for the worst when it comes to the <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/voices-drought-mendota-mayor-prepares-worst">drought</a>, talk with the author of the new book <a href="http://crusadesofcesarchavez.com/">The Crusades of Cesar Chavez</a>, explore a 2o year old street naming controversy in Fresno revolving around Cesar Chavez and discuss <a href="https://twitter.com/californiaffa">the Future Farmers of America’s</a> fight to keep fundin Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:34:54 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 30216 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: March 25 - Drought in Mendota; Cesar Chavez Biography, Street Controversy; #SaveFFA