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Valley Edition - December 19, 2017: San Joaquin River, Ivy League Project, Garry Bredefeld

This week on Valley Edition we learn about new progress on the effort to bring Chinook salmon back to the San Joaquin River. We also hear about a valley program that for 25 year has been helping kids from communities like Parlier go to Ivy League schools. And we get an inside look at what it takes to put on a Fresno holiday tradition - Christmas Tree Lane. Plus Fresno City Councilmember Garry Bredefeld joins us to talk about his stance on medical marijuana, and an investigation into comments he made about race and the NFL that city clerk Yvonne Spence claimed resulted in a hostile work environment. 

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.