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On Valley Edition: Top Two Primary Aftermath; Homeless Housing; Farber Gift

Nov 20, 2012

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This week on Valley Edition, we learn about how the state's new electoral reforms worked in real life following this month's election. Did the "top two" primary make the general election candidates more moderate and contests more competitive? Or did little actually change? Valley Public Radio's Joe Moore brings us a special report. 

Also on this week's program, host Juanita Stevenson talks with Preston Prince, CEO of the Housing Authority of the City and County of Fresno about this week's opening of a new apartment complex that will provide housing for homeless residents. The $11 million 69-unit "Renaissance at Santa Clara" complex is the third new housing development that the Housing Authority has opened in recent months. We'll learn more about the "housing first" strategy that is a key part of the city's 10 year plan to end chronic homelessness. 

We close our Thanksgiving week program with a look back at one Fresno couple who decided to give back to the community through the creation of a scholarship program for Fresno middle school students. Murray and Francine Farber join us to talk about their gift, from a Valley Edition broadcast that aired earlier this year.