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Tue October 1, 2013
On Valley Edition: Calif. & Valley Politics; Oct. 1 & the Affordable Care Act; Spanspek Festival
This week on Valley Edition we take a look at issues that have an impact both in Central California and the rest of the state. Starting off the program host Joe Moore speaks with Fresno Bee Editorial Page Editor Bill McEwen about the state of politics in the region.
Later in the program, our reporting team takes a look at the Affordable Care Act. Reporter Rebecca Plevin tells the story of a group of Californians eligible for the state's expanded Medi-Cal program. These young immigrants were undocumented until last summer when President Obama announced a new policy, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
In the same vein, Moore interviews California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley about what the Affordable Care Act means for Californians.
Ending the program, Moore highlights a music and art festival that takes place in an unlikely place, Orosi, Calif. The Spanspek Music and Arts Festival will be held Friday Oct. 4.
For more info visit - http://spanspekfestival.com/