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Valley Edition: May 13 - Schools And Drought; Arvin Gas Leak; Amanda Renteria; Sam Comen

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This week on Valley Edition we talk about how drought and school attendance correlate, a major gas leak that forced Arvin residents to evacuate over two months ago and the photography of Sam Comen at an art exhibit in Bakersfield. Amanda Renteria for Congressional District 21 also joins the program.

Drought And Schools
Story: California's Drought Triggers Drop In School Attendance
Reporter: Diana Aguilera, Valley Public Radio (@DianaT_Aguilera

Arvin Gas Leaks
Guest: Jose Gurrola Jr. Arvin City Councilman (@JoseGurrolaJr)

Amanda Renteria For Congress
Guest: Amanda Renteria, running for Congressional District 21 (@AmandaRenteria)

Bakersfield Art Show 'Kern County At A Distance'
Guest: Sam Comen​, photographer (@samcomen)
Info: http://bmoa.org/

 

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.
Diana Aguilera is a multimedia reporter native of Santiago, Chile. It was during her childhood in Santiago where her love for journalism sparked. Diana moved to Fresno while in her teens and is a proud graduate of California State University, Fresno. While earning her degree in journalism and minor in Latin American studies, Diana worked for the Fresno Bee. Her work as a general assignment reporter continued after college and was recognized by the California Newspaper Publishers Association. In 2014, she joined Valley Public Radio. Her hobbies include yoga, traveling and reading.
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