Valley Edition

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Valley Edition is a news magazine program dedicated to issues important to Central Valley residents, from health care and government, to education and the environment. Each week host Joe Moore presents a mix of feature reports, in-depth interviews, discussion and analysis. Join us Tuesday mornings at 9:00 AM for the live broadcast, or hear the rebroadcast of the program Tuesday nights at 7:00 PM. Follow us on Twitter @ValleyEdition.

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Support for Valley Edition comes from The James Irvine FoundationThe California HealthCare Foundation, & The California Endowment and CalHumanities

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California politics are ever evolving. With election season around the corner and with state officials like Henry T. Perea leaving office early the political landscape is on the move. To discuss current and future political happenings KVPR's Joe Moore spoke with The Fresno Bee Reporter John Ellis on this week's Valley Edition. To listen to the conversation click the play button above. 

This week on Valley Edition we are joined by Fresno Police Department Sheriff Sergeant Steven Castro to talk about how the force is using technology to determine the threat score of potential criminals. Fresno Bee Reporter John Ellis also joins the program to chat about California politics.

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This week on Valley Edition Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez joins host Joe Moore to talk about what to expect in the South Valley this year. Reporter Kerry Klein tells a story about an organization teaching kids how to use robotic technology in Fresno. 

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Over the last year talk of a strong El Niño has circulated the news. Now El Niño is here and storms are predicted to hit the region hard over the next two to three weeks. For more insight on what Central California should expect weather wise we turned to a California weather expert on Valley Edition. Listen to the interview above.

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The first homicide of 2016 in Fresno was of a Punjabi man at a liquor store. A week earlier an elderly Sikh man was deliberately hit by a truck and then beat up by two men. Police consider the attack a hate crime and are offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the two men suspected.

This week on Valley Edition we discuss the reasoning behind the hate crimes against the Sikh community and why criminals are confusing Sikhs and Muslims in their hate acts.  Listen to the discussion above. 

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This week on Valley Edition we talk about El Niño related storms that have begun to hit the region. Daniel Swain joins the conversation. He runs the website Weather West, which has provided a unique California weather and climate discussion since 2006. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University.

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Imagine for a moment hiking the majestic John Muir trail in the High Sierra from Yosemite to Mount Whitney. Now imagine doing it in the middle of the night, with a load of sophisticated cameras, tripods and telescopes. That’s just what Scott Lange and Nick Foster did last summer, all in an effort to produce breathtaking long-exposure nighttime images of heavens and the landscape. 

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  As 2015 comes to a close, Valley Edition asked two local journalists to help us take a look back at the top stories of the year. Evan Onstot of KSEE 24 and Robert Price of the Bakersfield Californian joined us to talk about the biggest news events of the past twelve months, with an eye towards stories to watch for 2016. Among the stories that stood out to our panelists:

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This week on Valley Edition Reporter Jeffrey Hess takes a look at how construction from California High Speed Rail will change Fresno. Later, VE Host Joe Moore interviews Rep. Jim Costa about the urgency to get Calif. water legislation passed. Ending the program, Moore talks about the top news stories of 2015 in Central California.

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Luis Chavez recently became the president of the Fresno Unified School Board. Today he joins Valley Edition Host Joe Moore for an interview on his plans for his tenure, the obstacles he faces and the predicament and scandals going on in the district. At one time Chavez was teacher and later he became the Chief of Staff for Fresno City Councilman Sal Quintero. 

To listen to the interview click above.

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