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4/10/2014 10:52 AM | Staff | KVCR |

Well before her National Book Award-nominated first novel was published, Inland Empire author Susan Straight renamed her hometown of Riverside "Rio Seco," and used the fictional town as the primary location for many of her stories.  KVCR's Ken Vincent sat and talked with Susan Straight as she prepares to accept a Los Angeles Times Book Award for Lifetime Achievement.

4/10/2014 10:50 AM | John Husing | KVCR |

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, tells KVCR's Ken Vincent how he thinks the state of California is hindering the IE's manufacturing sector, and what to do about it.

4/9/2014 6:30 AM | Ken Vincent | KVCR |

KVCR begins a multi-part conversation about child abuse and neglect in the Inland Empire with Erin Phillips, President and CEO of the San Bernardino-based non-profit Children's Fund.  In today's segment, Phillips talks about the unique collaboration Children's Fund has with San Bernardino County and other local non-profits to respond to child abuse... a model that Riverside County does not yet have.  This is Part 1 of a series airing Wednesday mornings on 91.9 KVCR to mark April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

4/7/2014 11:25 AM | Ken Vincent | KVCR |

In our weekly "State of the Cities" segment, KVCR's Ken Vincent talks with Ed Graham, the mayor of Chino Hills, ranked by many a measure as one of the most desirable places to live in the U.S.

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