Tim Z. Hernandez http://kvpr.org en New Novel Tells Story of Kerouac's Elusive 'Mexican Girl' http://kvpr.org/post/new-novel-tells-story-kerouacs-elusive-mexican-girl <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Albert Franco recalls his late mother like any son might.&nbsp;</span></p><p>He says she was a wonderful cook, housewife, grandmother, and mother.</p><p>But at Bea Kozera&#39;s funeral, in a Fresno cemetery in late August, Franco described what made his mother&#39;s personal story extraordinary.</p><p>&ldquo;Some of you are aware of my mom&rsquo;s notoriety,&rdquo; Albert Franco said. &ldquo;She was a famous person, which we never knew - never knew, for about 60 years almost.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 23:19:47 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 22500 at http://kvpr.org New Novel Tells Story of Kerouac's Elusive 'Mexican Girl' New Memorial Gives 'Deportees' Their Names http://kvpr.org/post/new-memorial-gives-deportees-their-names <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1948, a plane chartered by the U.S. Immigration Service crashed in Los Gatos Canyon, near </span>Coalinga<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Everyone on board died. Immediate news reports named the flight crew and an immigration officer, but referred to the passengers as “28 Mexican deportees.” The crash was immortalized by folk singer Woody Guthrie, who wrote a poem about the tragedy, and assigned symbolic names to the Mexican nationals. On Monday morning, those passengers were formally named and recognized.</span></p><p>---</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:44:12 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 20980 at http://kvpr.org New Memorial Gives 'Deportees' Their Names Author Interview: Tim Z. Hernandez Talks About New Novel, Kerouac's "Mexican Girl" http://kvpr.org/post/author-interview-tim-z-hernandez-talks-about-new-novel-kerouacs-mexican-girl <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Author Tim Z. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 00:35:40 +0000 Joe Moore 20679 at http://kvpr.org Author Interview: Tim Z. Hernandez Talks About New Novel, Kerouac's "Mexican Girl" On Valley Edition: Rim Fire; Kern Co. Animal Control; Fresno Co. Jails & Mental Health; Bea Franco http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-rim-fire-kern-co-animal-control-fresno-co-jails-mental-health-bea-franco <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;">This week on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;">Valley Edition&nbsp;</a>we focus on the Rim Fire, animal control in Kern County, mental health issues in the region and the legacy of Bea Franco.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:55:46 +0000 Joe Moore & Ezra David Romero 20660 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Rim Fire; Kern Co. Animal Control; Fresno Co. Jails & Mental Health; Bea Franco The People Behind Guthrie's 'Deportee' Verses http://kvpr.org/post/people-behind-guthries-deportee-verses Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>We want to turn, now, to a current effort to address a decades-old tragedy. In 1948, a U.S. Immigration Service plane carrying undocumented immigrants from California to Mexico, crashed. All 32 people onboard were killed. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:28:28 +0000 editor 12820 at http://kvpr.org 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