Cinema Culturas, the Inland Empire Lation Film Festival, runs this weekend in Riverside, beginning with a big gala screening Friday, Oct. 17, at the Fox Performing Arts Center. KVCR's Ken Vincent interviewed the Festival's director, and also spoke with diplomats from Mexico who came to the IE to support the festival.
10/16/2014 6:00 AM
| Amy Quinton
In Part 4 of Capitol Public Radio Network's series examining the increase in the number and intensity of wildifres in California, Amy Quinton takes a hike into a forest that has never had its fires suppressed, and looks at the difference in the forest's health and habitat.
Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester will be among the luminaries giving talks at the TEDxRiverside conference Thursday, Oct 16. In Part 1 of her interview with KVCR's Ken Vincent, we review Manchester's 40 year career and preview her 20th album, due out in February. Also, be sure to listen to Part 2 of the interview with Manchester, also posted on this page.
In part 2 of her interview with KVCR's Ken Vincent, singer Melissa Manchester talks about how students in the music classes she teaches at the University of Southern California inspired her to put out her first self-produced, crowd-funded album, recorded at Citrus College in Glendora. After 19 previous albums, Manchester says the invigorating process of putting out the album, "You Gotta Love The Life," will be the subject of her talk at the TEDxRiverside conference on Oct. 16. Part 1 of the interview is also posted on this podcast page.
In Part 3 of Capitol Public Radio Network's series on wildfire in California, Amy Quinton checks out new technologies that are being developed and used to detect and fight wildfires.
We continue airing Capitol Public Radio Network's week-long series, "California Burning," with an examination of the special condition that present the threat of wildfires to homes and communities in parts of Southern California, including Inland Empire mountain communities which have experienced destructive wildfires in the past.
After losing a legal judgement that may cost the city millions of dollars, the city of Beaumont has been told by an independent auditor that the city's finances may be near insolvency. And it's an election year in Beaumont. KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports.
10/12/2014 7:30 AM
| Jeff Baker
Savory Road host Jeff Baker takes us to Cal Poly Pomona, where we hear how the University sprang up from a horse ranch, and how an annual pumpkin festival is just one of many ways Cal Poly Pomona celebrates it agricultural roots.
Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the week's tops IE stories, inclduing:
-The controversy over Presiodent Obama's designation of a portion of the San Gabriel Mountains as a National Monument;
-Why the Bi-Centennial mural painted on Prado Dam in the Corona area is likely to be removed, and;
-The aftermath of the disclosure that a member of the Riverside City Council and other city water officials have been ignoring the city's madatory water conservation measures.
Following up on a report we aired yesterday, KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports that more than one Riverside city official is ignoring the city's mandatroy water conservation rules.