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Valley Edition

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Improving teacher diversity, Pride poetry and dance, plus some of the KVPR news team’s favorite stories.
On this week’s Valley Edition: a look back at the life of Art Williams. The National League’s first black umpire started off as a farm worker in Bakersfield. Plus, Fresno State students explore the history of Fresno’s LGBTQ community in a new p
On this week’s Valley Edition: Why a technology to reduce methane emissions from dairies is stirring up controversy, even though it appears to be a great tool for fighting climate change. Plus, the problem of underrepresentation for Black teach
On this week’s Valley Edition: an investigation looks back at the deadly COVID outbreaks at Foster Farms plants. Plus, a new state program meant to help low-income people with asthma by removing carpets, mold and other respiratory triggers in t
Plus, a Fresno State history instructor who lived in Russia and has studied the country for years talks about what’s next as the war in Ukraine rages on. Listen to this conversation and more on the podcast above.
Plus, from KVPR’s new podcast The Other California, a profile of the Kern County City of Taft. The oil town’s future is uncertain as California turns toward green energy. Listen to this story and more on the podcast above.
Plus, a new pilot program from the city of Fresno equips street vendors with cameras in an effort to protect them against attacks or robberies. This comes a year after street vendor Lorenzo Perez was murdered on the job. Listen to this story an
An openly gay Navy veteran who is about to graduate from college reflects on his efforts to establish an LGBTQ club at a private religious university in Fresno. Listen to this conversation and more on the podcast.
The Bakersfield Museum of Art is bringing a national exhibition to the Valley that explores race and identity through the lens of African-American visual artists. Listen to this story and more in the podcast above.
On this week’s Valley Edition, a bonus episode – a collaboration from the California Newsroom entitled Climate Costs: A public radio special exploring the high price of climate change for California communities. Hosted by KVPR’s Kerry Klein, wi
A transgender advocate talks about how his drive to serve the community is inspired by his role as a father. Listen to this conversation and more on the podcast.
On this week’s Valley Edition: A garden in Chowchilla brings hope to inmates at the Central California Women’s Facility. Listen to these stories and more in the podcast above.
On this week’s Valley Edition: In Tulare County, we take you on a tour of Woodlake’s cannabis industry, where we smell-test some very unusual products. Listen to this story and more in the podcast above.
We introduce a new podcast from KVPR, the Other California. Listen to this conversation and more in the podcast above.
On this week’s Valley Edition: An analysis by KVPR and the California Reporting Project looks at the Bakersfield Police Department’s use of force with cases involving mental health or substance related disorders. That story and more.
On this week’s Valley Edition: Why did a chain of pain management clinics abruptly close last year, leaving patients on their own when their prescriptions ran out? Listen to this conversation and more in the podcast above.
On this week’s Valley Edition: an education researcher shares the surprising ways the pandemic may have benefited youth literacy. Listen to this conversation on the podcast.
On this week’s Valley Edition: The World Ag Expo just wrapped up in Tulare, this year with more robots than ever. Listen to this story and more on the podcast above.
On this week’s Valley Edition: A first ever town hall for Fresno’s unhoused community. What city leaders are learning and how they plan to address complaints. Listen to this story and more on Valley Edition.
On this week’s Valley Edition: Over the past five years, a new program at Valley Children’s has helped hundreds of kids with chronic diseases transition into adult medical care. What’s changed since the program started? Plus, why the conflict b
On this week’s Valley Edition: Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed $820 million to expand Medi-Cal to all undocumented Californians. Two farm workers in Riverdale say this could be life-changing. Listen to this story and more in the podcast.
On this week’s Valley Edition: We speak with some of the researchers working to keep ag alive in a future of changing climate. Listen to this conversation and more on the podcast.
On this week’s Valley Edition: Addressing safety concerns for Fresno’s unhoused community after a deadly attack in the city’s Tower District. Listen to this story and more in the podcast above.
On this week’s Valley Edition: After a year of immense loss in their farmworker community, Catholic Latinos in Firebaugh celebrate the Lady of Guadalupe.
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