Thousands of people were improperly removed from California voting rolls in 2017, possibly due to an administrative error, says a California coalition for people who are or have been in prison.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper reports.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

This month, Medicare beneficiaries in Southern California will be receiving new Medicare cards.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio spoke with Andrew Whitelock from the Senior Care Action Network (SCAN) about the changes.

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:

Every border state governor has embraced President Trump's requested deployment of National Guard troops to the Mexican border... except in California, where Governor Jerry Brown remained mum for a second straight day.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, state lawmakers are starting to take stands.

Kaiser Health News

Supporters of a ballot initiative to reform the dialysis industry filed more than 600,000 signatures with county officials up and down the state yesterday (Thursday), in an effort to get on the November ballot.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper reports.

April 5: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Apr 5, 2018

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks to Melissa Reiner, a Behavior and Autism specialist and consultant for the ABC television show The Good Doctor, which will air at a later date.

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The family of the suspected YouTube shooter, Nasim Ahgdam, says she was angry about YouTube's policies.  Meanwhile, federal and local authorities searched the Ahgdam family home in Menifee.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper filed this report for NPR news.

California Governor Jerry Brown's administration says its reviewing President Trump's proclamation deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.  Here's Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler.

Students and faculty rallying for more money for the California State University system received support from leaders of the state Legislature.  That could set up a budget showdown with Governor Jerry Brown, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

California lawmakers are proposing to change when police can use deadly force.  That's after the shooting last month in Sacramento of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, was the latest to cause widespread protests.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

A large conference of LGBTQ leaders convenes Friday in Los Angeles to discuss a range of issues confronting their community, including attacks from the Trump Administration and a move to effectively ban conversion therapy for adults.  KVCR's Hawie Mekbib reports.


John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the most important sectors of the IE economy performed last year.  In this segment, Dr. Husing describes what he calls the region's "high-paying" sector, which includes the contributions of local entrepreneurs who start small companies that grow into international businesses.

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This morning (Tuesday), officials from a number of Orange County cities gather for yet another federal court hearing on what to do with about 400 people who had been living in makeshift encampments along the Santa Ana riverbed.  The judge overseeing the case ordered that they be housed in motels for 30 days after the county forcibly evicted them from the site.  The clock is running out on those motel vouchers, though.  And a proposal to create temporary shelters in three Orange County cities was angrily rejected by dozens of residents.  Here's more from KCRW's Saul Gonzalez.

The Trump administration has launched its second lawsuit against the state of California, this time over public lands.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.


Combining her father's original orchestrations with new music of her own, Lucie Arnaz's upcoming performance draws on her 2010 album, "Lucie Arnaz: Latin Roots."  KVCR's Lillian Vasquez spoke with Lucie Arnaz about her stage show tomorrow (Tuesday) at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert.

LAFD via Twitter

A teenage boy who spent the night trapped in sewage pipes underneath Griffith Park in Los Angeles has been rescued and is reportedly doing fine.  KVCR's Ken Vincent tells the story.

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"Tension" is the word that describes the vibe permeating Sacramento since the police shooting death of an unarmed black man, Stephon Clark, in the back yard of his grandmother's home.  Protests have been held every day since the shooting, and Clark's funeral yesterday (Thursday) drew large local crowds and nationally-known speakers.  The California Report's John Sepulvado recaps the events that have put California's Capital City on edge.

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:

KVCR's Lillian Vasquez interviews Kevin O'Connor, host of the public TV program, "This Old House," about the "sequel" to the program, "Ask This Old House," airing on KVCR TV tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon.

March 29: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Mar 29, 2018
Inland Empire 66ers

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian has a conversation with the general manager of the Inland Empire 66ers, Joe Hudson.

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Screenshot from the Documentary, "Portraits of Profesisonal Caregivers" by Vic Compher and Rodney Whittenberg.

A new documentary airing tonight on KVCR-TV explores the secondary traumatic stress that caregivers such as doctors, therapists, and first responders experience on a daily basis. KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more. 

A new documentary called “Portraits of Professional Caregivers” explores the secondary traumatic stress that caregivers such as doctors, therapists, and first responders experience on a daily basis.

Democratic Member of Congress from Riverside Mark Takano weighed in on the race for Riverside County  Sheriff at a Town Hall meeting earlier this week.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

California Assembly

The California assemblywoman who's led the #MeToo movement in Sacramento is speaking out for the first time about the sexual harassment allegations against her, and her remarks - aired on The California Report on KVCR yesterday (Tuesday) - are causing more controversy.  All of this occurs as the investigation into those allegations continues.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

Inland Blue Comics

In this segment from KVCaRts, KVCR's David Fleming interviews Chris Thayer and Ron Milts about their new graphic novel series, "Legba's Juke Joint."

What A Trade War With China Could Mean For California

Mar 27, 2018

Following President Trump's proposal to slap tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum exports, China may retaliate by levying $2 billion in tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports.  Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric has more on what that could mean for California.

California lawmakers are looking to expand health care benefits, including to immigrants in the country without legal documentation.  How to pay for that remains an open question.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports a new study shows one potential area for savings.

In Riverside, Thousands March Against Gun Violence

Mar 26, 2018
Benjamin Purper / KVCR

Cities around the Inland Empire held their own local versions of the March For Our Lives, an anti-gun demonstration led by high school students.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper went to the march in downtown Riverside on Satruday, and has this report.

A crowd of thousands gathered in front of the Riverside Historic Courthouse on Saturday, March 24th, for the “March For Our Lives” - a nationwide demonstration for gun control in response to the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn talked with Capital Public Radio about the Stephon Clark shooting.  Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports Hahn talked about some of the specifics of the investigation into Sacramento Police officers shooting and killing an unarmed black man in the back yard of his grandmother's home.

A bill reintroduced into the California legislature for the third time would make the sale of filtered cigarettes illegal.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports.

Flags at the California state Capitol are flying at half-staff in honor of the most influential advisor to Governor Jerry Brown since he returned to the office.  The governor's staff announced that his top aide, Nancy McFadden, died on Thursday.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.