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For three years now, Cal State San Bernardino has been combining art with what had been the annual jazz concert, and ever since, the event has done nothing but grow.  KVCR's Rick Dulock recently spoke with festival organizing committee members Lacey Kendall and Jacob Poore, in this excerpt from KVCArTS.

The Cal State Arts & Music Festival will be on campus Friday, May 15.  For more information, go to csusb.edu.


Next week, Riverside County will host a "summit" meeting of community leaders and residents of  the San Gorgonio Pass to discuss the future of The Pass communities.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

IE Legislator Wants Tougher Law Against Sex Trafficking

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An Inland Empire-area state legislator is sponsoring a bill targeting the buyers and sellers of sex trafficking in the region.  The bill passed the state Senate with a unanimous vote, and now heads to the state Assembly.  KVCR's Natalya Estrada has more.


As Governor Jerry Brown puts the finishing touches on his updated California budget proposal due out next week, legislative Democrats are laying out their priorities.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more on how this year's budget debate is shaping up.

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The effort to reduce pesticide use in California is making halting progress.  Capital Public Radio's Lesley McClurg reports.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent talk about the job training needed to alleviate a shortage of health care workers in the IE.  Also, Dr. Husing begins reviewing the performance of the IE's logistics economic sector.


A newly-formed short-haul trucking company serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is hiring all of its drivers as full employees, rather than as contractors.  That's a move welcomed by the Teamsters Union, which has organized truck driver labor actions recently.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.


A California state Senate committee yesterday (Monday) considered the financial feasibility of allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain full health coverage.  Capital Public Radio's Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone has more.


The big concern over opening California's health care system to the state's two-and-a-half-million undocumented immigrants has always been its price tag.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, a legislative committee set the proposal aside yesterday (Monday) because of its costs -- but the bill is still alive.


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