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Valley Edition: March 3 - Quay Valley, California: The Tempest, Rogue Festival, Fresno Unified

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This week on Valley Edition FM89's Diana Aguilera reports on one Fresno group's vision to tackle homelessness by creating eco-friendly shelters. John Lindt, with Sierra2theSea.net, joins the program for a conversation about the possibility of a new Central California town called Quay Valley that may have a hyper loop. 

Fresno Unified Instructional Superintendent Katie Russell also joins the program to talk about troubles and violence at Fort Miller Middle School. Later in the program, Ashley Sparks and Peter Howard with Cornerstone Theater talk about a play, "California: The Tempest," launching in Fowler this week. 

Ending the program we talk about Fresno's own fringe festival, The Rogue Festival. The festival's producer Heather Parish joins the show with Jaguar Bennett, who performs "How to Be Wicked" at the festival. The Rogue Festival runs February 26 to March 7, 2015. 

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.