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The Maddy Report – Valley Views Edition is our weekly one-hour public affairs radio program and podcast covering how State and Federal policy and politics impact the north, central and southern regions of the San Joaquin Valley. The goal of The Maddy Report – Valley Views Edition will be to provide a balanced, fact-based and thought-provoking examination of issues facing the San Joaquin Valley—from Bakersfield to Stockton and every city in between. It is intended to advance our mission of fostering more informed discussion and a more engaged electorate.

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The Maddy Report – Valley Views Edition is our weekly one-hour public affairs radio program and podcast covering how State and Federal policy and politics impact the north, central and southern regions of the San Joaquin Valley. The goal of The Maddy Report – Valley Views Edition will be to provide a balanced, fact-based and thought-provoking examination of issues facing the San Joaquin Valley—from Bakersfield to Stockton and every city in between. It is intended to advance our mission of fostering more informed discussion and a more engaged electorate.

    A Glimpse at the Future of Energy in Kern County

    A Glimpse at the Future of Energy in Kern County

    On this episode of the Maddy Report Valley Views Edition, Mark Keppler is joined by Anthony Rathburn, Interim Director of the California Energy Research Center, CSUB; Liz Rozell, Director, Valley Strong Energy Institute, Bakersfield College. They will discuss the future of energy in Kern County.

    • 50 min
    Senior & Hospice Care: Are We Ready for the Coming Senior Tsunami?

    Senior & Hospice Care: Are We Ready for the Coming Senior Tsunami?

    On this episode of the Maddy Report Valley Views Edition, Mark Keppler is joined by Michael S. Tilden, Acting Califonia State Auditor; Kim McCoy Wade, Director - CA Department of Aging. They will discuss the aging of California's population and the work agencies are doing to address this issue.

    • 50 min
    California's Housing Crisis: Impact on Valley Housing

    California's Housing Crisis: Impact on Valley Housing

    On this episode of the Maddy Report Valley Views Edition, Mark Keppler is joined by John Beckman,  CEO, Greater Valley Building Industry Association; Michael Prandini, President & CEO, Building Industry Association of Fresno/Madera Counties; David Dmohowski, Executive Officer, Home Builders Association of Kern County. They will discuss issues surrounding the lack of affordable housing in the Valley and the state.

    • 50 min
    Is Better Police Training the Answer to Police Misconduct?

    Is Better Police Training the Answer to Police Misconduct?

    On this episode of the Maddy Report Valley Views Edition, Mark Keppler is joined by Janna Sidley, Commissioner - Little Hoover Commission; Deepak Premkumar, Research Fellow - Public Policy Institute of California. They will discuss the state of police misconduct and law enforcement training.

    • 50 min
    Wildfires in the Sierra: Is There Any Defense?

    Wildfires in the Sierra: Is There Any Defense?

    On this episode of the Maddy Report Valley Views Edition, Helen Kerstein, Principal Fiscal & Policy Analyst - Legislative Analyst's Office; Michael S. Tilden, California State Auditor. They will discuss who can be held responsible for wildfires and what can be done going forward to help mitigate risks.

    • 50 min
    Homeless Comes Home to California and the Valley

    Homeless Comes Home to California and the Valley

    On this episode of the Maddy Report Valley Views Edition, Mark Keppler is joined by Monica Davalos, Policy Analyst - California Budget & Policy Center;  Lourdes Morales, Principal Fiscal & Policy Analyst - Legislative Analyst's Office;  Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Research Fellow - Public Policy Institute of California; Hanna Wiley, Politics Reporter - Los Angeles Times; Jerry Dyer, Mayor - City of Fresno;  Karen Goh, Mayor - City of Bakersfield; and Sue Zwahlen, Mayor - City of Modesto. They discuss the state of homelessness in California and various major cities across the Central Valley.

    • 50 min