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Valley Edition: June 23 - Drought And Food; Reading To Dogs; Yosemite; Raisins; Drought Music

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This week on Valley Edition we talk about drought, a case about raisins, Yosemite and more. First, Capital Public Radio's Lesley McClurg reports on how drought is changing what's grown in California. Valley Public Radio's Diana Aguilera reports on a in special reading program in Fresno where children read to dogs. Reporter Jerffrey Hess speaks with Marvin Horn who brought a case before the Supreme Court to strike down raisin price controls. 

Late in the program Moore speaks with UC Merced Professor Tao Ye about the university teaming up with NASA to Boost Stem Careers and Nanotechnology. 

Ending the program Moore and KVPR Reporter Ezra David Romero chat about music being written about the California drought. 

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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