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Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton.

Visitors to KVPR.org have likely noticed some big changes in recent months, as the station launched its new website in August. In addition to a more appealing design, the new  KVPR.org features a homepage filled with the latest news content from NPR and from Valley Public Radio's own local reporters.

What would you do with $10,000? 

Valley Public Radio's Opportunity Drawing will make one lucky FM89 listener $10,000 richer. By purchasing a ticket, you may be the lucky winner of $10,000 cash or one of three other great prizes. Thanks to our generous sponsors, you will also have a chance to win one of the three following prizes:

In this edition of Audiophile, learn more about the new NPR series TED Radio Hour, FM89's Grabriela Ornellas, corporate partner Darius Assemi of Granville Homes , see photos from this year's Valley Public Radio Wine Tasting, and more. 

Download a PDF edition of the July/August 2012 Audiophile

One of Valley Public Radio’s champions in the community for a long time has been Darius Assemi and his company, Granville Homes. Granville’s support of FM89 programs through corporate underwriting is one of the partnerships the station is proudest of, and Mr. Assemi shared with us recently what brought Granville to public radio, and why they support FM89.

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

Sitting on my balcony, I watched the full moon rising and the backyard evergreens dancing in the moonlight. I was amazed watching the branches swing. Those who were raised here in the Valley, are accustomed to these awesome summer evenings. I chuckle when my friends who live on the coast, say they had to wear a jacket while outside on a summer evening. The summer days may be hot and long in the Valley, but often, the evenings are delightful. I consider myself very fortunate to have grown up here in the San Joaquin Valley. I am both proud and pleased with the transformation that is taking place. This is not to deny our shortcomings with respect to jobs, air quality, and other issues, but it takes courage, persistence and hope to focus on the positive changes that are taking place. Complaining is easy, but ask yourself what you have done lately to make our community a better place?

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