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Valley Edition - June 3, 2022 - The first Black umpire in baseball’s National League, a history of the local LGBTQ community, and the power of storytelling from The Other California

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On this week’s Valley Edition: a look back at the life of Art Williams. The National League’s first black umpire started off as a farm worker in Bakersfield.

Plus, Fresno State students explore the history of Fresno’s LGBTQ community in a new podcast.

And we return to Woodlake for our final episode of The Other California.

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