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'The Economist' Profiles the San Joaquin Valley's Struggling Economy

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Three years ago, The Economist published an article that chronicled the toll the great recession had taken on the people and the economy of the San Joaquin Valley, calling the region the Appalachia of the West. Last week, the UK-based publication published another set of articles about the region, detailing an economy that continues to struggle and the potential economic impact of the planned  high speed rail system. Tom Nuttall, the U.S. West Coast Correspondent for The Economist joined us on Valley Edition to offer his international perspective on the issues facing the region.

Joe Moore is the President and General Manager of Valley Public Radio. During his tenure, he's helped lead the station through major programming changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining the station's financial health. From 2010-2018 he served as the station's Director of Program Content. In that role, he also served as the host of Valley Edition, and helped launch and grow the station's award-winning local news department. He is a Fresno native and a graduate of California State University, Fresno.
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