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Valley Edition: March 15 - Water Pollution; Henry R. Perea; Fresno Architecture

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This week on Valley Edition we hear a story from KQED Central Bureau Chief about a potentially harmful chemical in Fresno's water and what residents can do about it. We also hear from Fresno mayoral candidate and current County Supervisor Henry R. Perea about his vision for the city. Later KVPR Reporter Jeffrey Hess joins the program for a conversation about how immigration advocates are starting a new outreach effort in Kern County to enroll undocumented children in Medi-Cal. Ending the program Valley Edition host Joe Moore is joined by  local architects Paul Halajian and Shaunt Yemenjian for a segment  remembering the life and works of the late Fresno architect Bill Patnaude

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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