Worries about long term transportation needs have spurred rumblings of a ballot measure for another sales tax to fund projects in Riverside County. KVCR's Rick Dulock voices this story which appeared Tuesday in the Press Enterprise at

Thanksgiving: Yam or Not

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It's Yam time, also known as Thanksgiving, when family cooks start dusting off their favorite candied yam recipes. Meanwhile, California sweet potato growers are cooking up a way to rebrand this sector of the holiday tradition. Capital Public Radio's Randol White explains.

Does an elected official accused of sexual harassment deserve due process before being forced out of office? There is a fierce debate over that question at the state capital where Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra and Senator Tony Mendoza are facing calls to resign after media reports of inappropriate behavior. KVCR's Rick Dulock opens this story produced by Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler.

Looking at the Eco-impact of Marijuana Grows

9 hours ago

Pot farming and the timber industry leave very different marks on forests, according to University of California researchers who want to know more about the ecological impact of growing marijuana. Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitirc has more.

The R.E.A.L. Coalition (Regional Economic Association Leaders) is an association of some of California’s business and economic development entities, representing 20 member organizations and up to 15,000 employers who claim to collectively provide nearly four million California jobs. The business community represented by R.E.A.L. has expressed grave concern about the negative consequences of ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). They say they risk losing hard-working, dedicated employees and will be impacted by related financial impacts.

Report Says Ethanol Mandate Worsens Climate Change

Nov 21, 2017

According to a new report, the federal mandate to blend corn ethanol into gasoline has contributed greatly to climate change. KVCR's Isel Cuapio has the story.

A health care leader from the Trump administration told doctors, hospital directors and seniors in the Central Valley that she's ready to fix problems in the public health system. Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola was on hand.

L.A. Assemblyman Accused And Will Resign

Nov 21, 2017

The "Me Too" movement has claimed its first California Lawmaker at the State Capital. KVCR's Rick Dulock introduces this story produced by Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler.

Fontana Police Checkpoint Nets 47

Nov 20, 2017

The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported Sunday that 47 individuals were arrested or cited Saturday night into Sunday morning during a Fontana Police DUI and Drivers License checkpoint. KVCR's Rick Dulock has more.

Officials say a 15 month-old boy allegedly abducted in Southern California by his father and taken to Mexico has been delivered safely to authorities at the U.S. Mexico border. KVCR's Rick Dulock has more.

California Jobs - October 2017

Nov 20, 2017

The October Jobs Report is out. News is pretty good. Rick Dulock opens this story from Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols.

Republican candidate for Governor, John Cox recently claimed on Capital Public Radio that California has the nation's highest water and electricity bills, along with some of the top taxes in the country. Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter, Chris Nichols fact checked the candidate's statements.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

1. A second Colonies defendant is demanding that San Bernardino County compensate him for legal costs in the scandal surrounding a $102 million settlement given to a developer.

2. The Chairman of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors announced there will be no state of the County address this year.

3. Holiday travel predictions are looking good for Ontario International Airport.

This week is National Utility Scam Awareness Week.  Southern California Edison shared some information with media outlets about efforts by scammer to collect money from innocent customers, many who have fallen prey to these criminals.  KVCR's Rick Dulock has more.

The state of California has released new emergency rules governing the sale and production of recreational marijuana, just six weeks before businesses can begin selling cannabis under voter-approved Proposition 64.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports the rules are temporary, but apply to all aspects of the industry.

From KVCaRts: Singer/Songwriter Paul Anka

Nov 17, 2017

In this excerpt from KVCaRts, KVCR's Lillian Vasquez interviews singer Paul Anka, previewing an upcoming local performance.

Public officials in Texas like to brag that their belief in limited government and low taxes is a better way to run a state than high-tax, big-spending California.  Turns out that California is expecting an $8-billion surplus in state budget revenue next fiscal year, while Texas is looking at an $8-billion dollar budget deficit which, in spite of accounting gimmicks, could further lower the Lone Star State's budget reserves.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

A California appeals court has ordered three major paint companies to pay for removing lead paint, but only in older homes.  Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling reports.


This is week five of our 8-part series, "The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War," produced by KVCR's Lillian Vasquez.  She talks with veterans from the Inland Empire about the music they listened to during their Vietnam deployment.  Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's TV documentary series, "The Vietnam War," airs weekly on KVCR TV.  Tonight's episode is at 8pm.


Many questions have yet to be answered about the shooting incident in the Northern California community of Rancho Tehama that left 5 people dead, including the shooter.  The shooter had a known criminal record, recent encounters with local authorities, and an apparent history of mental illness.  For the latest about what we know, the California Report's John Sepulvado interviewed North State Public Radio reporter Mark Albert.

A California law that puts requirements on pregnancy centers is under scrutiny in the Supreme Court this week.  Capital Public Radio's health reporter Sammy Caiola has the story.

A new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, in conjuction with JP Morgan Chase, shows workers without a bachelor's degree can still get a good job, but they'll need an associate degree or professional certificate to get ahead.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio reports.

California's cannabis industry has a banking problem.  Federal rules keep most marijuana businesses from even opening a checking account.  Many deal in cash.  It's a problem in other places with legal pot, like Colorado, as Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports.

KVCR weekly contributor John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent comparing and contrasting economic and demographic statistics from Riverside County with San Bernardino County.  In this segment, Dr. Husing compares housing data from each of the two inland counties, and also contrasts Inland Empire housing statistics with the coastal counties.

Riverside County supervisors will receive a report today detailing the many budget shortfalls, department deficits, and overspending in various county departments that seem to be heading the county into a financial hole before the fiscal year is even over.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Leaders in the California state Senate say an outside firm will investigate all future sexual harassment complaints.  Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports.

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California Governor Jerry Brown is telling the U.N. Climate Conference that Americans are reducing their carbon footprint, in spite of President Donald Trump rejecting the Paris climate deal.  Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling reports.

Seven Inland Empire veterans of overseas wars will today (Monday) get the high school diplomas they gave up decades ago when they left high school to serve their country in war.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

As a second woman alleges that she was a victim of sexual misconduct by Los Angeles County Democratic state Senator Tony Mendoza, the California state Senate has announced it will hire an outside law firm to investigate all complaints of sexual harassment in state government, and to recommend disciplinary measures.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent

A year after California enacted a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, environmental groups say early data shows a significant dip in plastic trash.  Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric has more.