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Valley Edition - June 24, 2022 - World Refugee Day, Coalinga State Hospital patient update, Cal Fire investigation, FOOSA Philharmonic

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On this week’s Valley Edition: An investigation by the California Newsroom shows Cal Fire fumbled key responsibilities to prevent wildfires despite its historically large budget.

Plus, how patients are faring at Coalinga State Hospital. We follow up on a KVPR investigation from last year revealing an alarmingly high death rate in 2020.

And the FOOSA philharmonic orchestra celebrates its 10th anniversary.

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Alice Daniel was News Director for KVPR from 2019-2022. 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 an award-winning reporter whose coverage of public health, air pollution, drinking water access and wildfires in the San Joaquin Valley has been featured on NPR, KQED, Science Friday and Kaiser Health News. Her work has earned numerous regional Edward R. Murrow and Golden Mike Awards and has been recognized by the Association of Health Care Journalists and Society of Environmental Journalists. Her podcast Escape From Mammoth Pool was named a podcast “listeners couldn’t get enough of in 2021” by the radio aggregator NPR One.
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.