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ValleyEdition: September 29 - Ken Rudin On Kevin McCarthy; El Niño; Rough Fire; Bakersfield Symphony

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This week on Valley Edition the program begins with Political Junkie Ken Rudin speaking with VE Host Joe Moore about Kevin McCarthy and how he could become the next House Speaker. 

Later in the program FM89's Ezra David Romero reports on how storms brought by El Niño could create mountain flooding because of dirt that is scared of water. After the story Kathy Allison joins the show from Sierra National Forest where she is a lookout ranger. Allison talks about the Rough Fire and what it's like to live in a lookout tower on top of mountain dome.

Ending the show Bakersfield Symphony Director and Conductor Stillian Kirov talks about his plans for the upcoming year. 

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.