On Valley Edition: Rim Fire; Congressman Costa; Book Club; 'Home For The Holidays' Jazz Concert

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This week on Valley Edition we take a look at the effect of fires on the Sierra Nevada. FM89 reporter Ezra David Romero visits multiple groves scorched by fires - caused naturally and by the human hand - and speaks with ecologists about the future of the forest burned by the Rim Fire. Gray George, a reporter with the Calaveras Enterprise joins Valley Edition Host Joe Moore in a discussion about logging in the Rim Fire burn area.

Also in the show, Moore speaks with Congressman Jim Costa about logging, the farm bill, the budget and more.

Later in the program FM89 Reporter Rebecca Plevin interviews Dinuba native Manuel Munoz about his book ‘What You See in the Dark.” The interview is part of KVPR’s Book Club ‘Homegrown.’ The novel follows a director and actress who arrive in Bakersfield in the late 1950s to film a movie at a motel along the old Highway 99. 

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Ending the show, Moore speaks with Fresno Philharmonic Executive Director Stephen Wilson and local jazz singer Karen Marguth about the Fresno Philharmonic jazz inspired Home for the Holidays concert. The show takes place Saturday Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.