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Valley Edition - November 8, 2019 - Colonel Charles Young, California Jails, Fresno Filmworks

On this week’s Valley Edition: The first African American park superintendent was instrumental in building a wagon road into Sequoia National Park back in 1903. Now for Veterans Day, a portion of Highway 198 will be renamed for this dynamic Colonel.

We also take you to Tulare County where a dynamic mother-daughter team advocates for infrastructure improvements and basic needs, like drinkable water, in unincorporated communities.

Later, we hear from two reporters investigating California’s jails, with their latest story focusing on Kern County. What caught their eye? Abnormally high rates of suicide, and there’s very little the state can do to change that.

Plus: A Fresno doctor who runs a free medical clinic next to a needle exchange is the focus of a documentary playing this weekend at the 15th annual Fresno Film Festival.

Listen to those stories and more in the podcast above.