Some 30 years ago, Inland Empire residents Hardy and Cheryl Brown bought a small black newspaper and over the years grew it into one of the most widely-circulated community newspapers in the region. Now a California State Assemblywoman representing the San Bernardino Valley, Cheryl Brown talks with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the history of the black press in the IE -- much of it personal to her and her family. This is Part 1 of a two-part interview.
John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent about poverty in the IE. In this segment, Dr. Husing explains why the government's current efforts to alleviate poverty are little more than "band-aids."
P-E Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the week's top news stories in the IE, including:
-The announcement by Gloria Negrete McLeod that she will not run for re-election to her Congressional seat, and how that sets off a new round of "musical chairs" in the IE political landscape;
-The City of Riverside is ready to show off its remodeled, expanded convention center;
-American Forces Radio moves its daily radio programs serving armed forces in Afghanistan to a facility in Riverside.
KVCR commemorates African-American history month by hearing about the history of trying to get nonprofit government and other small groups with small budgets to realize the importance of public relations. KVCR's Ken Vincent talks with San Bernardino PR pro, Carl Dameron.