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Valley Edition - November 19, 2021 - The supply chain’s breakdown impact on agriculture, forest management

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On this week’s Valley Edition: How the supply chain breakdown is impacting the region’s biggest industry, agriculture.

Plus, California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation is set to launch an advance warning notification system in 2024 for spraying. But some residents in Tulare County want it now.

And two Fresno authors recount their 1987 adventure racing from Paris to Beijing in a single-engine Cessna. Listen to these stories and more in the podcast above.

Madi Bolanos is the immigration and underserved communities reporter at KVPR. Before joining the station, she interned for POLITCO in Washington D.C. where she reported on US trade and agriculture as well as indigenous women’s issues during the Canadian election. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in anthropology from San Francisco State University. Madi spent a semester studying at the Danish Media and Journalism School where she covered EU policies in Brussels and alleged police brutality at the Croatian-Serbian border. Originally from Fresno, she is happy to be back reporting on important issues in the San Joaquin Valley.
Alice Daniel is News Director for KVPR. Daniel has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and more than 25 years of experience as a print and radio journalist.
Soreath Hok is a multimedia journalist with 16 years of experience in radio, television and digital production. At KVPR she covers local government, politics and other local news.
Kerry Klein is a radio and print reporter who’s covered issues ranging from air and water quality to renewable energy and space exploration. After stints at KQED, the San Jose Mercury News, and NASA, she freelanced for outlets like The Atlantic, Science and Stanford Magazine. In 2015, she was awarded a grant from the Public Radio Exchange to report a national story on the health effects of noise pollution.
Kathleen Schock is the host of Valley Edition. In the show, Kathleen and the Valley Public Radio news team explore issues that matter to the residents of Central California through engaging conversations and in-depth reporting.