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Bill McEwen

GVWire

Longtime Fresno Bee reporter, columnist and editor Bill McEwen has a new job as news director for GVWire.com, a news website run by Fresno-based housing developer Granville Homes. After 37 years in the local news business, McEwen joined us on Valley Edition to talk about his role in this new venture, plus his thoughts on editorial independence, and how GVWire will cover news stories involving the Granville company.

Eric Paul Zamora / The Fresno Bee

The Fresno Bee's Bill McEwen joins Valley Public Radio's Joe Moore to talk about the controversy over the Summerset Village apartments, where over 1,000 people are without heat due to a gas leak. Will the situation make dealing with blighted and substandard housing a major city priority? And why is the Fresno County Board of Supervisors balking at releasing an internal report into the death of Seth Ireland? We talk about those issues and also the candidates aiming to be the next mayor of Fresno, and high-speed rail's budget crunch.

Ezra Romero / Valley Public Radio

On this weeks show, Valley Public Radio's Rebecca Plevin reports that within 90 days all inmates at risk of catching valley fever in Central California prisons must be relocated. Also on Valley Edition, host Joe Moore chats with Fresno Bee Editorial Page Editor Bill McEwen about local and state politics.