Valley Edition was retired from KVPR's broadcast schedule at the end of June 2022. Listen daily during Morning Edition and All Things Considered to hear the latest local news and interviews from KVPR's newsroom.Support for Valley Edition comes from The James Irvine Foundation, The California HealthCare Foundation & The California Endowment.
Valley Edition - June 24, 2022 - World Refugee Day, Coalinga State Hospital patient update, Cal Fire investigation, FOOSA Philharmonic
World Refugee Day, Coalinga State Hospital patient update, Cal Fire investigation, FOOSA philharmonic
Valley Edition - June 17, 2022 - Improving teacher diversity, Pride poetry and dance, plus some of the KVPR news team’s favorite stories.
Improving teacher diversity, Pride poetry and dance, plus some of the KVPR news team’s favorite stories.
Valley Edition - June 3, 2022 - The first Black umpire in baseball’s National League, a history of the local LGBTQ community, and the power of storytelling from The Other California
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 podcast. And we return to Woodlake for our final episode of The Other California.
Valley Edition - May 27, 2022 - Dairy digesters and climate change, teacher diversity at FUSD, a student term on the Bakersfield CSU Board of Trustees
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 teachers in Fresno Unified and what the district is doing to hire more. And a Bakerfield student reflects on her term with the CSU board of trustees.
Valley Edition - May 20, 2022 - COVID and Foster Farms, Medi-Cal asthma remediation services, The Big Tell film competition
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 the home, is off to a clunky start. And local filmmakers compete for a grant to document undiscovered stories of the San Joaquin Valley. Listen to these stories and more.
Valley Edition- May 13, 2022 - Mai Der Vang named Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Other California, June primary
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.
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