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Valley Edition: Nov. 17 - Hospital Showdown; Paris Tragedy; Grizzly Bears; John Ellis; Alex Honnold

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This week on Valley Edition Reporter Jeffrey Hess takes a look at a health care showdown between two Valley medical giants. We are also joined by Frédéric Martin, President of Alliance Francaise de Fresno, to speak about the region's response to the attacks in Paris. 

Later in the program KVPR Reporter Ezra David Romero visits the homeland of the extinct California Grizzly Bear to find out if another subspecies of grizzlies should be introduced back into the state. The Fresno Bee's John Ellisjoins the program as well to speak about Fresno mayoral candidates and other local politics. 

Ending the show, FM89's Ezra David Romero interviews world-renowned free climber Alex Honnold about his climbing history and his new book Alone on the Wall

Joe Moore is the President and General Manager of KVPR / Valley Public Radio. He has led the station through major programming changes, the launch of KVPR Classical and the COVID-19 pandemic. Under his leadership the station was named California Non-Profit of the Year by Senator Melissa Hurtado (2019), and won a National Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting (2022).
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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