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Valley Edition: July 21- Salt And Almonds; Drought And Marijuana; Infant Mortality;Fresno Food Expo

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This week on Valley Edition we take at a look at how a high concentration of salt in groundwater is harming almond trees. We also learn about how African-American babies have a higher infant mortality rate in the region compared to babies of other races. Research Scientist Lauren Lessard with the Central California Health Policy Institute joins us. 

We also hear about how marijuana and the drought are linked with an interview with Nature Conservancy Scientist Jennifer Carah and Game Warden DeWayne Little with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. 

Ending the program KVPR Reporter Ezra David Romero and VE Host Joe Moore talk about the Fresno Food Expo with Food Expo Director Amy Expo and Jacob Moraga with Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company. 

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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