This year, Valley Public Radio is doing elections coverage differently. We’re asking listeners and residents, what do you want candidates to talk about? Are you concerned about healthcare, housing, or homelessness?We put out a survey from July through October to find out. More than 150 residents throughout the San Joaquin Valley took the survey.The most concerning issue for many is how the economy will recover from COVID-19. Others identified housing and homelessness in local communities as a major issue; others were most concerned for the environment. As we interview candidates and continue our election coverage, we’ll keep these responses in mind. You can keep up with our coverage on this page, or send questions about our process to Laura Tsutsui at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valley Edition - October 9, 2020 - Wildfire And Bees, Mental Health In Prisons, Ballot Propositions
On this week’s Valley Edition: COVID-19 cases are soaring at Avenal State Prison, and inmates there say postponed visitations, rule changes, and constant bed moves are taking a psychological toll.
Plus, honey bees have already been hit hard by disease, drought and development. Now, the Creek Fire has killed millions more.
We also continue our election coverage, and delve into more propositions.
Listen to those stories and more on the podcast above.