Madera County http://kvpr.org en Waterless Madera County Locale Hears The Faucet Run http://kvpr.org/post/waterless-madera-county-locale-hears-faucet-run <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the last three days a water crisis in a small community outside Madera left its residents without potable water. </span>FM89’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ezra David Romero has more on how Madera County is bringing water to this parched community.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:44:09 +0000 Ezra David Romero 35520 at http://kvpr.org Waterless Madera County Locale Hears The Faucet Run Healthy Rivers: Will Wealthy Fresnans Block Access On The San Joaquin? http://kvpr.org/post/healthy-rivers-will-wealthy-fresnans-block-access-san-joaquin <p><em>This is part of a Valley Public Radio original series on how the health of rivers impact the health of communities produced as a <a href="http://www.reportingonhealth.org/2014/02/18/healthy-rivers-make-healthy-people-healthy-people-build-better-communities">project </a>for <a href="http://www.reportingonhealth.org/event/2014-california-health-journalism-fellowship">The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship</a>, a program of USC's&nbsp;Annenberg&nbsp;School of Journalism.</em></p><p>---</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:38:05 +0000 Ezra David Romero 33959 at http://kvpr.org Healthy Rivers: Will Wealthy Fresnans Block Access On The San Joaquin? For Madera Hospital, Obamacare Presents Questions And Uncertainty http://kvpr.org/post/madera-hospital-obamacare-presents-questions-and-uncertainty <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If Madera Community Hospital is a safety net for county residents, then medical professionals like Stephanie </span>Rolfo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are a crucial link. On a September morning, </span>Rolfo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> greets a patient who’s coming to the hospitals’ on-site clinic for a physical.</span></p></div><p>The hospital has 106 beds, and is the only adult acute care facility in the county. It also operates three rural health clinics, like the one where Rolfo, who’s a nurse practitioner, works.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 21340 at http://kvpr.org For Madera Hospital, Obamacare Presents Questions And Uncertainty On Valley Edition: Madera & the Affordable Care Act; Fresno County Probation; Good Company Players http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-madera-affordable-care-act-fresno-county-probation-good-company-players <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> FM89 reporter <a href="http://kvpr.org/people/rebecca-plevin">Rebecca Plevin</a>&nbsp;examines how Madera County's only federally qualified health center is gearing up for Obamacare. Also on the program host <a href="http://kvpr.org/people/joe-moore">Joe Moore</a> speaks with Rick Chavez, the <a href="http://www.co.fresno.ca.us/Departments.aspx?id=178">Fresno County Chief Probation</a> Officer to replace Linda Penner come August.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 18:23:50 +0000 Joe Moore, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 18034 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Madera & the Affordable Care Act; Fresno County Probation; Good Company Players Madera Health Center Prepares for Obamacare http://kvpr.org/post/madera-health-center-prepares-obamacare <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In less than three months, thousands of California residents will begin enrolling in expanded health coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act. The law is complex and touches almost every part of the health care system. But what does it mean for residents of the San Joaquin Valley? Over the coming months, we’ll explore that question by visiting with patients, doctors, businesses and clinics in the community of Madera. It’s a city that’s home to more than 62,000 people, more than quarter of whom live below the poverty level.</span></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:21:15 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 17992 at http://kvpr.org Madera Health Center Prepares for Obamacare Governor Brown Appoints Manuel Nevarez to Madera County Supes http://kvpr.org/post/governor-brown-appoints-manuel-nevarez-madera-county-supes <p>California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Manuel Nevarez to the Madera County Board of Supervisors. Nevarez&nbsp;will fill the vacant District 1 seat, previously occupied by Frank Bigelow. Bigelow resigned from office after winning a seat in the state Assembly in November.</p><p>Nevarez&nbsp;is registered as decline-to-state. He will represent communities in eastern Madera County including&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the Madera Rancho, O'Neals and Yosemite Lakes Park.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:37:02 +0000 Joe Moore 11904 at http://kvpr.org Governor Brown Appoints Manuel Nevarez to Madera County Supes