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Valley Edition: February 21 - Valley Fever; Lake Isabella; Chihuahuas; V

This week on Valley Edition FM89's Jeffrey Hess reports from the World Ag Expo about what farmers think about President Trump. We also hear about what all this rain means for Lake Isabella. Later we hear from Reporter Kerry Klein about a group that takes the region's excess chihuahuas and send them to Minnesota. We also hear from Bakersfield California Reporter Harold Pierce on his latest piece on Valley Fever. And we end the show with a our latest installment of the stations podcast Outdoorsy.

Valley Edition: February 21 - Valley Fever; Lake Isabella; Chihuahuas; V

Valley Edition February 14: Oroville Dam; FUSD; Bakersfield Freeways

This week on Valley Edition we get an update on the situation at Oroville Dam, a progress report on plans for a new freeway in Bakersfield, and take a look at how county budgets could take a hit with a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Here's this week's show: Segment 1: Oroville Dam Update - Guest: Capital Public Radio reporter Steve Milne Segment 2: FUSD Superintendent Search - Guest: FUSD School Board President Brooke Ashjian Segment 3: Affordable Care Act Repeal Could Hit County Budgets - Report by FM89's Jeffrey Hess Segment 4: Construction nears On Bakersfield Freeway - Guest: Bakersfield City Councilmember Andrae Gonzales, Ward 2 Segment 5: Japanese-Americans Mark 75th Anniversary of Internment Order - Guest: Fresno County Superior Court Judge Dale Ikeda

Valley Edition: January 7 - Opioids; Sanctuary Cities; Madera County; Valley Childrens Hospital

This week on Valley Edition our team reports on stories about the opioid epidemic in the region, sanctuary cities, high speed rail and a new housing development in Madera County. We also hear from the CEO of Valley Children's Hospital about collaboration with Kaweah Delta Hospital. And we hear about a new Kern County coffee shop with a mission to help people trapped in sex trafficking.

Valley Edition: January 7 - Opioids; Sanctuary Cities; Madera County; Valley Childrens Hospital

Valley Edition: Jan. 31 - Opioids; ACA; Fresno Mayor Lee Brand; Joaquin Arambula; Murals

This week on Valley Edition Reporter Kerry Klein takes a look at the opioid epidemic in the region. We also hear from Fresno's new Mayor Lee Brand. Later in the program we are joined by Assemblyman Dr. Joaquin Arambula to talk about a medical school at Fresno State. We also hear about the Affordable Care Act and from the Armenian Ambassador to the US. FM89's Ezra David Romero reports on how murals have changed in Fresno County.

Valley Edition: Jan. 31 - Opioids; ACA; Fresno Mayor Lee Brand; Joaquin Arambula; Murals

Valley Edition: Jan. 24 - Obamacare; Is The Drought Over?; Bitwise; Immigration Fraud

This week on Valley Edition Reporter Jeffrey Hess reports on the debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act and how it has affected the region. We also hear about an alarming health trend happening across the state. FM89's Ezra David Romero explores the idea around whether the drought is over. Later we hear from FM89's Kerry Klein about a new wave of consumer fraud in the region and what's being done about it. Ending the program Jeffrey Hess visits with Bitwise CEO Jake Soberal about how the group plans to expand in Downtown Fresno.

Valley Edition: Jan. 24 - Obamacare; Is The Drought Over?; Bitwise; Immigration Fraud

Valley Edition: Jan. 17 - Chill Hours; Suicide Prevention; Fresno Unified; Outdoorsy

This week on Valley Edition we start the show with a report from Ezra David Romero about how warming temperatures are making it hard for trees to get enough sleep. We also hear from KVPR's Jeffrey Hess about suicide prevention in the region. Bakersfield Californian Reporter Lois Henry also chimes in on the topic. Later in the program we are joined by Fresno Bee Reporter Mackenzie Mays for a conversation about Fresno Unified. We end the program with our latest installment of our podcast Outdoorsy. This time we go go underground.

Valley Edition: Jan. 17 - Chill Hours; Suicide Prevention; Fresno Unified; Outdoorsy

Valley Edition: Jan. 10 - Weather; Organic Farming; High Speed Rail; Fresno State Books

This week on Valley Edition Reporter Jeffrey Hess brings us a story about flooding that took place in the Bass Lake area from the most recent storm to come through the region. To tell us more about what to expect from future weather patterns we're joined by National Weather Service Meteorologist Scott Rowe based in Hanford. Later in the program we hear about how organic farming is changing in California. We also chat about high speed rail with Hanford Sentinel Reporter Seth Nidever. And ending the program we're joined by Fresno Poet Steven Sanchez about how eight Fresno State creative writing alumni published books in 2016.

Valley Edition: Jan. 10 - Weather; Organic Farming; High Speed Rail; Fresno State Books

Valley Edition: Jan 3 - Temperance Flat, Weather, Emily Bazar

This week on Valley Edition FM89's Ezra David Romero reports on the tension over a reservoir project that some desire fro the region. It's called Temperance Flat. We also hear from the editor of The Dessert Sun about proposition 47. That's the ballot initiative Californians voted for to allow certain drug possession felonies to be switched to misdemeanors. We also hear from Emily Bazar about her latest "Ask Emily" columns. Ending the program we are joined by Meteorologist Sean Body to chat about the upcoming rainy season.

What Will 2017 Bring For Valley Weather? We Ask Sean Boyd

As California's drought continues to drag on, what's the weather outlook for 2017? Meteorologist Sean Boyd, who is a lecturer in Fresno State's Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning joins us today on Valley Edition to talk about La Nina, rain, snow and more.

Valley Edition December 27, 2016 - A Year In Review

This week on Valley Edition we look back at some of the top stories that aired on our program in 2016. We'll learn about how residents devastated by the Erskine Fire are working to rebuild, how drought-ravaged East Porterville is beginning to make progress on brining running water to area homes, and much more.

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