Ken Vincent

News Director

Ken Vincent is a veteran of public radio going back, oh, let's just say 30-plus years.   Back then, after short stints in commercial radio in his native state of Washington, he broke into public radio as news director and local Morning Edition host for public station KTOO-FM in Juneau, Alaska.  In the mid-1980s, he returned to Seattle and over the course of the next 25 years worked a news reporter, local program host, producer, announcer, editor, and program engineer for Seattle NPR station KUOW.  At, let's just say, a certain age, he happily fled Pacific Northwest weather to return to a place where he lived briefly when he was younger: Southern California.  Now here at 91.9 KVCR for the past let's just say 6-plus years, Ken has considered himself very fortunate to have a job with hours that allow him to bypass rush-hour commutes in order to report on rush-hour commutes.  Hear Ken Vincent do Inland Empire traffic, weather, news, and feature interviews weekday mornings on 91.9 KVCR's Morning Edition.  Hear, read, and see local, state, and NPR News and podcasts at kvcrnews.org

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Traffic headed through the Inland Empire west toward Weekend 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio may be heavier than last weekend's traffic headed Coachella Weekend 1.  KVCR's Ken  Vincent explains why, and also rounds up last weekend's Coachella crime statistics.

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:

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Potentially damaging winds expected to whip through the Coachella Valley today (Thursday) and tonight have prompted organizers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to delay the opening of the Coachella Festival tent and car camping area until tomorrow, for safety reasons.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

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The Beaumont City Council has narrowly voted to officially oppose the state's so-called "Sanctuary State" law.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The Riverside City Council last night narrowly voted to terminate City Manager John Russo, just weeks after the council heaped praise on Russo and went to battle against Mayor Rusty Bailey's effort to veto the council's pay raise for Russo.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent

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The usual traffic jam is expected on the westbound I-10 from Indio through the Coachella Valley into the Inland Empire from this morning through this afternoon, as tens of thousands of vehicles leave the grounds of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival today.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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:

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The first weekend of the 2-weekend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival begins tomorrow (Friday).  A Press-Enterprise article delves into some of the increased security measures that will be in effect at the festival venue in Indio.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Over the next few days, Inland Empire weather will drop from high temperatures in the balmy 90s of a day or two ago, to highs in the brisk 60s a day or two from now... and then will bounce back up again through the coming weekend.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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:

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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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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.

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:

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.

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:

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Democrat Gavin Newsom is leading in the race for California Governor.  That's according to a new poll from the Public Policy Research Institute of California.  And, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports, Republican candidate John Cox is gaining traction too.

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KVCR's Ken Vincent details the latest National Weather Service forecast, which calls for rain heavy at times to fall over the Inland Empire over the next couple of days, particularly on Thursday.

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue reviewing the IE economy in 2017, as Dr. Husing prepares to deliver his 2018 economic forecast to a luncheon crowd next week, March 29, at the Ontario Doubletree Inn.  In this segment, Dr. Husing recounts the comeback of the local construction and real estate sector.

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California officials say they are already working with the federal government on how to safeguard state power and water infrastructure from potential Russian hacking.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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:

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In the Inland Empire and around the state of California, some local elected officials remain resistant to making legal marijuana available in their communities.  Other public officials are showing signs that their anti-cannabis viewes are "evolving," or at least catching up with the views of a majority of their constituents.  KVCR's Ken Vincent and Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero have more in this report.

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California lawmakers are planning to join high school students in walkouts arond the state today (Wednesday) protesting for tighter restrictions on firearms after last month's Parkland, Forida shooting.  They're also considering new gun laws, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.

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Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexican border yesterday, got a look at border wall prototypes, spoke to Marines, and took verbal swipes at California's governor and other leaders.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

KVCR's Ken Vincent and Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing continue reviewing the Inland Empire's economic performance in 2017, with this discussion on the improvement of the region's manufacturing sector.

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A Pomona police officer killed in a standoff with an armed suspect Friday night is being remembered by his law enforcement colleagues and the community.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Republican lawmakers and consumer groups have renewed calls to stop funding for California's high-speed rail network after a report showed the project is again over budget and behind schedule.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Venus and Serena Williams - two of the greatest tennis players in our lifetime - will be on the court together, playing against one another tonight at the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament in Indian Wells.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports a somber group of Pomona residents, city leaders and law enforcement personnel gathered Saturday evening for a vigil honoring fallen officer Gregory Casillas, killed in a standoff between a suspect and Pomona police.  Click here for more.

The San Bernardino Sun is reporting SWAT officers were in a standoff on Saturday morning, March 10 with a barricaded suspect accused of shooting two police officers, killing one and seriously wounding the other.  Reporters and photographers from the Southern California News Group are on the scene with updates.

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:

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