Valley Edition - July 24, 2020 - Refugee Communities, StoryCorps, Small Businesses


On this week’s Valley Edition: For Syrian and Hmong refugees in the Valley, language barriers can make understanding the pandemic especially difficult. We hear from two language translators who share some of the challenges these communities face.


And some small businesses in the Valley are pivoting their business models in reaction to the pandemic. 

Plus, we also talk to a reporter for CalMatters whose investigation into Merced County’s COVID-19 contact tracing efforts has ruffled some feathers. 

And this week we return to StoryCorps San Joaquin to hear about a friendship between two religious leaders in Fresno. Listen to these stories and more on the podcast above.