The city of San Bernardino is going through big changes.  The official plan forward out of bankruptcy has been completed and sent off to the federal bankruptcy judge for negotiation hearings later this year, and an agreement to operate under an interim city charter has the support of top city officials.  All but one, that is.  San Bernardino Third Ward City Councilman John Valdivia has consistently voted against the Mayor and Council majority's initiatives to reform city government and get out of bankruptcy. 

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San Bernardino Third Ward City Councilman John Valdivia is a lifelong resident of the city.  After overcoming an effort to recall him from in November, 2013, Valdivia remains a member of the council which has been trying to steer San Bernardino through bankruptcy.  However, as he tells KVCR's Matt Guilhem -- and as his votes and actions at council meetings demonstrate -- Valdivia maintains a very different perspective on charter reform and the bankruptcy than his colleagues.  (This is Part 1 of an extended interview; Part 2 will be aired on KVCR's Morning Edition tomorrow (Thursday) morning


Some mysteries, some kids programming, short films, and more:  there's a lot of new programming coming to FNX-TV, or First Nations Experience, KVCR's  TV and multimedia channel with programming from, for, and about Native Americans and indigenous peoples around the world.  FNX Chief Content Manager Frank Blanquet recently spoke to KVCR's David Fleming about another new feature:  the AUX channel.

For more information, go online to fnx.org/theaux, and you can hear more on KVCaRts tonight at 7.


Women working full-time in California make an average of 84 cents for every dollar men make.  A bill unanimously approved by the state Senate yesterday (Tuesday) seeks to narrow that gap.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

El Nino No Match For California Drought

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Forecasters say there are indications of a strong El Nino in the tropical Pacific.  But as Capital Public Radio's Ed Joyce reports, it won't end the California drought.


The freeway corridor between Riverside and San Bernardino will finally get some new HOV/carpool lanes.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


You might notice a change in tone at the California state Capitol this year when immigration bills come up for debate.  Republicans are softening their criticism.  Often, they're not even voting no.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.


Pro-choice lawmakers are backing a bill in the California Assembly that seeks to ensure pregnant women know they have access to abortions.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.


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