9/24/2014 7:30 AM
| Matt Guilhem
For many years, Riverside County Supervisors have settled lawsutis filed against the county by authorizing settlements that have been kept secret from the public. The newest member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Kevin Jefferies, wants to make settling lawsuits more transparent.
While other regions of the state are literally running out of water, the Inland Empire should not have to worry about water shortages. That's the conclusion of John Longville, a Director on the Board of the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District. Longville also explains why the state's recommended water conservation measures won't be effective in saving the state a lot of water.
John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues describing The Launch Initiative," a new local effort to help lift IE families out of poverty.
9/22/2014 8:30 AM
| Sam Harnett
| California Report
Most middle-schoolers would rather not talk about sex with adults, but that doesn't mean that young teens don't need adult guidance when it comes to sex education. However, sex ed curricula in many California school districts is out-of-date and often ineffective in conveying what young people need to know about sex. The California Report's Sam Harnett has more.
9/18/2014 12:00 PM
| Matt Guilhem
Residual weather from hurricanes off the Mexican Pacific coast has caused stifling temperatures and, at times, wild weather conditions. KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports.
Most of us were told at a young age not to gossip. But now, historians are taking a second look at gossip and its impact at different moments in U.S. history. KVCR's Ken Vincent interviews Kathleen Feeley, History Department Chair at the University of Redlands, and Co-Editor of a new compilation of essays titled, "When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in American History."
NPR's John Burnett pays a visit to the U.S. Border Patrol's Air/Marine Operations Center, where agents monitor all air traffic in the U.S., looking for everything from terrorists to drug smugglers.
9/17/2014 6:30 AM
| Matt Guilhem
For nearly fifty years, one of the most visible features on the Inland Empire landscape has been the big white towers that make up Loma Linda University Hospital. The 1960s-style building is something of an architectural icon in Southern California. But the future of the grand old hospital building is in question, as Loma Linda prepares to construct a new medical center complex. KVCR's Matt Guilhem takes us on a radio tour of the historic building.
John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, begins the first of a series of Tuesday morning commentaries on KVCR describing "The LAUNCH Initiative," a program spawned by local businessman and San Bernardino City Unified School District President Michael Gallo, to rethink ways to break the cycle of poverty in the Inland Empire.
: In Part 2 of our interview with the Superintendent of San Bernardino County Schools, Dr. Gary Thomas talks about how he and his team recovered from recession budget cuts to improve dropout rates and graduation rates in the County's 33 school districts.