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On Valley Edition: Thanksgivukkah; Craft Distillers; Sec. John Laird; Bakersfield Art Show

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This week on Valley Edition we explore the once in a lifetime experience of “Thanksgivukkah” –Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap this year and won’t happen for another 70,000 years – through the culinary creations from the only Jewish Chef in Fresno. FM89 Reporter Rebecca Plevinreports.

Also in the program, Valley Public Radio Reporter Ezra David Romero reports on the growing craft distilling movement in the region.

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Secretary John Laird

Later in the program, Valley Edition Host Joe Moore speaks with California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird about water in California, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and more.

Ending the show, Moore speaks with Bakersfield Artist David Gordon about the Arts Council of Kern and Kern County Museums art show “Creating Community: Kern County - Then and Now.” The show is open through December 4. 

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.
Rebecca Plevin was a reporter for Valley Public Radio from 2013-2014. Before joining the station, she was the community health reporter for Vida en el Valle, the McClatchy Company's bilingual newspaper in California's San Joaquin Valley. She earned the George F. Gruner Award for Meritorious Public Service in Journalism and the McClatchy President's Award for her work at Vida, as well as honors from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Plevin grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She is also a fluent Spanish speaker, a certified yoga teacher, and an avid rock-climber.
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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