Radio Bilingue

Samuel Orozco, Rebecca Plevin, Madi Bolanos and Benjamin Boone

Microsoft is piloting a new project to increase and support local news in four cities across the country including Fresno. KVPR was among the newsrooms chosen for the collaboration along with the Fresno Bee, Vida en el Valle and Radio Bilingue. To learn more, Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke with Valley Public Radio reporter Madi Bolanos and News Director Alice Daniel. Also joining the conversation were Project Director Rebecca Plevin and Radio Bilingue Director of National News and Information Samuel Orozco.

Radio Bilingue

Radio Bilingue, a Latinx public radio station that started in Fresno in the 1970s, has grown into a network of 24 stations and more than 75 affiliates that reach more than a half million listeners each week. FM89's Kathleen Schock spoke with its co-founder Hugo Morales, who recently received the National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.