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On Valley Edition: Calif. Politics; COS Accreditation; Tourism in Yosemite; 'Grapes of Wrath' Tour


This week on Valley Edition we explore emerging California politics with Fresno State Political Science Professor Thomas Holyoke.  Valley Edition Host Joe Moore speaks with Holyoke about immigration reform and more.

Later in the program, College of the Sequoia’s President Stan Carrizosa talks with Moore about development in the college’s efforts to stop the potential loss of accreditation.

Also on the show FM89 reporter Ezra David Romero reports on the Forest Service’s efforts to recover from the Rim Fire before the autumn rains come. Max Stauffer with Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad joins Moore in a conversation about how tourism for his business is up, because of the government shutdown and the Rim Fire.

Ending the program, Moore interviews Colleen Bailey, the executive director for the National Steinbeck Center, about a 10-day road trip following the footsteps of John Steinbeck’s novel ‘Grapes of Wrath.” The tour will pass through Bakersfield on October 13 and in Arvin at the Weedpatch Camp on October 14.

For more info visit http://www.grapesofwrath75.org/october-2013/

Joe Moore is the President and General Manager of Valley Public Radio. During his tenure, he's helped lead the station through major programming changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining the station's financial health. From 2010-2018 he served as the station's Director of Program Content. In that role, he also served as the host of Valley Edition, and helped launch and grow the station's award-winning local news department. He is a Fresno native and a graduate of California State University, Fresno.
Ezra David Romero is an award-winning radio reporter and producer. His stories have run on Morning Edition, Morning Edition Saturday, Morning Edition Sunday, All Things Considered, Here & Now, The Salt, Latino USA, KQED, KALW, Harvest Public Radio, etc.
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