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Valley Edition: Nov. 25 - Groundwater; "In And Out of Shadows"; A Valley Thanksgiving

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Ezra David Romero
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This week on Valley Edition FM89’s Ezra David Romero reports on the latest development for the drought-stricken town of East Porterville: they now have showers.  Also on the program Bakersfield Californian’s Lois Henry and UC Irvine’s James Famiglietti discuss groundwater and the future of the state.

Later in the program we hear from famed Chicano writer Gary Soto about his play “In and Out of Shadows.” The story delves into the lives and experiences of undocumented teenagers who live in California.

Ending the program we talk about how to make your Thanksgiving meal local. We speak with Trelio’s Chris Shackelford and School House Restaurant and Tavern’s Ryan Jackson about what they are cooking up for the Holiday at home and in the kitchen. 

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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