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Valley Edition - November 14, 2017: Pre-Term Births, Covered CA, Downtown Bakersfield


This week on Valley Edition, we get reports on the surprising reason insurance premiums for many Covered California customers are dropping, and what local health care leaders are doing to address a rise in pre-term births in Fresno County. We also explore the following issues in interviews:

  • Bakersfield City Councilmember Andrae Gonzales on the city's crackdown on pot dispensaries, and plans in the works for downtown
  • Fresno Bee reporter Mackenzie Mays on her series our sex education
  • KVPR reporter Jeffrey Hess on the company which could win a contract to operate the high-speed rail system
  • Jazz vocal star Kevin Mahogany on his upcoming Fresno concert at the Tower Theater
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.
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