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10/16/2014 8:30 AM | Ken Vincent | KVCR |

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 | KVCR |

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.

10/15/2014 7:30 AM | Ken Vincent | KVCR |

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.

10/15/2014 7:00 AM | Ken Vincent | KVCR |

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.

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