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On Valley Edition: Particulate Pollution; TBI Football Policy; Valley Education; Peter Buffett

This week on Valley Edition, Rebecca Plevin reports on the California Air Resources Board's approval of a plan intended to bring the Valley's particulate pollution into compliance with federal standards. But residents and health advocates expressed concern that the plan doesn't act quickly enough to protect public health.

In other Valley news, 89.3’s Ezra Romero explores the measures Fresno schools are taking to stop head trauma caused by football among the city’s youth. With the Super Bowl just around the corner the topic of terminal brain injuries from football has become a concern across the nation, especially with head injuries making the news. Jim Crichlow, commissioner with the CIF Central Section, and Dr. Robert Cantu, co-director of the Center of Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University, join the conversation.

Peter Buffett, musician and author, will perform at Fresno City College February 2.
Credit C. Taylor Crothers

In the second segment of this week’s Valley Edition we speak with Charles Manock, a Bullard High School parent and member of Bullard Pride, about the reasons why the Bullard High community is rallying to demand changes to schools in the area. The question we pose is whether the issues at hand are Bullard High School centric or a problem that all Valley schools are facing.

We close our program with an interview with Emmy Award-winning musician Peter Buffett. For more than 

  30 years Buffett has entertained around the nation and globe. Buffett plans to bring the message of his book, “Life Is What You Make It,” alive in a musical event titled “Life Is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett.” In our conversation with Buffet he comments on life under his famous father – billionaire investor Warren Buffett, how he began his career and what to expect in the upcoming show.

Show info: Life is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett”, February 2, 6:30 p.m., Fresno City College Old Administration Building Auditorium, Tickets: $100 – orchestral level; $65 balcony; $45 – general admission. For tickets visit