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Jeffery Robinson, Kat Fobear, Nick Patrick Gonzales and Chris Jarvis

The International Imperial Court System, one of the oldest and largest LGBTQ non-profits in the world, uses galas and drag performances to raise money in support of the community. Fresno’s chapter, the Imperial Dove Court, has made a lasting impact here in the Valley. To learn more, Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke with LGBTQ historian Chris Jarvis, licensed marriage and family therapist Jeffery Robinson, Fresno State womens’ studies professor Kat Fobear, and Nick Patrick Gonzales, also known as Miss Nikki, who is a former empress of the court.

Keep Bakersfield Beautiful / City of Bakersfield

The Keep America Beautiful campaign, established in 1953, has motivated communities to clean their neighborhoods, and those efforts are now expanding into the City of Fresno and Kern County. To learn more, moderator Kathleen Schock talks with Mark Standriff, Director of Communications for the City of Fresno, and Heidi Carter, Coordinator of Keep Kern Beautiful.