Ken Vincent

News Director

Ken Vincent is a veteran of public radio going back nearly 30 years.   He has worked as News Director for public station KTOO-FM/TV and as a news reporter, local program host, producer, announcer, editor, and program engineer for Seattle NPR station KUOW.  Hear Ken Vincent weekday mornings on Morning Edition.

Screenshot from KCAL TV, Los Angeles

Anaheim's mayor and police cheif spoke to reporters yesterday (Thursday) with more information on a violent confrontation this week between an off-duty cop and a bunch of teenagers that resulted in the officer firing his weapon with the teens nearby.  The incident sparked protests in the streets of Anaheim Wednesday night.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Residents protested in the streets Wednesday evening following a confrontation between an off-duty police officer and a group of teenagers in an Anaheim neighborhood. The interaction ended with physical conflict and the officer firing his gun into the ground with kids around him. KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

A group of protestors demanding Inland Empire Congressman Ken Calvert hold a town hall meeting rallied outside a Calvert fundraiser in Riverside yesterday.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Riverside Police say a body was found in a home that caught fire after a night-long standoff with a gunman who fired at officers.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Two separate vehicle crashes in the Inland Empire over the holiday weekend resulted in two deaths.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

A new survey by the traffic analytics firm Inrix finds that traffic in the metro Los Angeles area -- including the Inland Empire -- is rated the worst in the nation.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The debate over whether California should adopt a single payer, government-run health care system has returned to the state Capitol.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Rain heavy at times, foothill flooding, and veritable blizzard conditions in the mountains will all be part of today's storm as it passes through the Inland Empire.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Riverside County prosecutors yesterday (Thursday) filed numerous felony bribery, corruption, and conflict of interest charges against Steve Pougnet, the recent former  mayor of Palm Springs and two Palm Springs developers, John Wessman and Richard Meany.  The charges come following a nearly year-and-a-half-long investigation.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Although you might not believe it looking at Inland Empire weather conditions today (Thursday), some Forecasters say the storm that will barrel through the IE tomorrow (Friday) could provide some of the wettest, windiest, and potentially more dangerous weather conditions that we've experienced in this part of Southern California in years.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

Kelly M. Grow/California Department of Water Resources

The Trump administration has approved federal emergency aid funds to help California respond to the aftermath of the Oroville Dam crisis.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent and Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler.

In this excerpt from KVCaRts, KVCR's Rick Dulock interviews Madeline Scully about a Black History Month/Civil Rights concert upcoming in San Bernardino.

Music promoter Goldenvoice is seeking applicants for a number of positions to work at the upcoming Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals in Indio.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how Trump Administration policies might affect the IE economy.  In this segmetn, Dr. Husing says Trump's promises to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure projects could be very good for the Inland Empire's economic sectors... IF the infrastructure promises actually pan out, AND if California can get it's share of that funding.


The federal license that allows the state of California to operate the now-damaged Oroville Dam expired 10 years ago, and has been operating since then with yearly "temporary" licenses, according to reports from the Associated Press.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

Screenshot from KCRA 3, Sacramento

Tens of thousands of residents downstream from Oroville Dam are still under evacuation orders, even as conditions improve for workers trying to alleviate the structural emergency plaguing the dam.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Caltrans says that the Ortega Highway -- Highway 74 between Lake Elsinore and San Juan Capistrano -- could reopen to traffic this week, following a 3-week closure of the highway because of storm damage.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

President Trump's Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly spent part of last week meeting with officials from states who share a border with Mexico.  As KVCR's Ken Vincent reports, Gen. Kelly got some tough questions regarding alleged ICE immigrant raids this past weekend.

At a gathering in the state capital last week, the Republican mayor of San Diego and the Democratic mayor of Sacramento agreed -- to different degrees -- that California should try to work with the Trump administration on federal infrastructure improvement proposals.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

More than two-thirds of Californians can't afford to buy a median-priced home in the state.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Students at a Riverside high school had access to counselors deployed to the school following the news this week that one of the high school's teachers was charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Scores of people showed up at Riverside City Hall yesterday (Tuesday) to let the Riverside City Council know what they feel about a citizens proposal to declare Riverside a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Riverside County Office of Education

Hundreds of Inland Empire high school students begin competing in this year's Riverside County Mock Trial Competetion,  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Riverside Police Department

A teacher at a Riverside high school faces criminal charges after allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

San Bernardino County authorities have filed animal cruelty charges against an Inland Empire chicken ranch.  KVCR's  Ken Vincent has more.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the policies of President Donald Trump could affect the IE economy. In this segment Dr. Husing explains how Trump Administration policy regarding manufacturing might help the IE economy.

UC Berkeley Daily Californian

After protests resulted in the cancelation of a controversial speaker at UC Berkeley this week, President Trump tweeted a threat to withdraw federal funds from the university.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more on whether the threat could be carried out.

Big campaign donors spent tens of millions of dollars to try to influence California voters' decisions on statewide ballot measures last year.  Also, candidates for next year's Governor's race are also hauling in campaign cash.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


Caltrans is still in the process of removing boulders, smaller rocks, and other debris from Highway 243 between Banning and Idyllwild following the recent winter storms that swept through the Inland Empire.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident in which a sheriff's deputy allegedly threatened to arrest a Victorville man with made-up charges.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.