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Ken Burns and Lynn Novic have produced a new documentary. "The Vietnam War," for PBS.  It's an 18-hour series that's airing on KVCR TV Thursday nights.  KVCR's Lillian Vasquez has produced a local series, "The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War," talking with veterans from the Inland Empire about their Vietnam experiences.  Here's this week's segment.


Claims of sexual harassment in the state Capitol have prompted an independent investigation and legislative hearings later this month. This morning (Thursday), the Associated Press reports that the California Legislature has already paid out well more than half a million dollars in the last five years to settle harassment and other claims.  All of this comes as the California state Senate is getting ready to choose a new leader. Among those vying for the job is Chino Democratic state Senator Connie Leyva. In her first term in the legislature, Sen.

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From Morning Edition this morning, California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how social media companies have responded to questions about Russian propaganda on their platforms.


If it feels like gas prices are up, it's not just you.  California raised its tax on fuel by 12 cents per gallon - and 20 cents for diesel.  As Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports, many drivers aren't thrilled with the increase.

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Riverside Police detectives will today try to determine why the father of a student at Castle View Elementary School in Riverside came onto the school campus and held a teacher hostage for hours, before the suspect was shot to death by a police SWAT team.   More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


A little-known section of the San Jacinto Fault in Southern California could erupt with a damaging earthquake a lot sooner than once thought.  A research team at UC Riverside made the discovery by using a new technique in seismic detection.  Details from The California Report's Steven Cuevas.


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