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

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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A preliminary hearing will go into its second day today to determine if there's enough evidence to put David and Louise Turpin - the Perris couple accused of forcing 12 of theri 13 children to live in isolation and deprivation for years - on trial.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The median price for an existing single-family home in California is now above $600,000... the first time it's ever topped that mark.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Long-time Inland Empire Economist John Husing continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the economic forecast for the major economic sectors in the Inland Empire.  This segment forecasts the performance of the health care sector for 2018.

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 an announcement that was a surprise to no one, outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown officially endorsed fellow Democrat Gavin Newsom to be the next governor of California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Inland firefighters are working to contain The Euclid Fire that burned more than 100 acres and shut down lanes of the 71 freeway in Corona for hours yesterday (Tuesday). 

Long-time Inland Empire economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent preface their ongoing discussion of the IE's booming economy with a charming and slightly funny definition of an "economy," that includes a fictional gold mine on the moon.  Don't worry; it all becomes clearer as you listen to the following segment.

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San Bernardino County and Riverside County elections officers on Friday released updated vote count totals from last week's primary election.  As the vote-counting continues in both counties, some races are still too close to call.  Here's an update from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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"The Cheech" has reached a major fundraising milestone.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more on the announcement about meeting the fundraising goal for the proposed Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Arts, Culture, and Industry in downtown Riverside.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue discussing Dr. Husing's 2018 economic forecast for the IE's booming economy.  In this segment, Dr. Husing explains what he calls the biggest challenge to prosperity in the Inland Empire: inadequate education opportunities for the region's current and future workforce.

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Over the past couple of days, thick fog has slowed traffic on the 15 freeway between Hesperia and the Cajon Pass for the past couple of days.  Yesterday (Wednesday), there was a big multi-vehicle chain reaction crash on the 15 near the Cajon summit that backed up traffic for miles.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The California Highway Patrol will begin its holiday 'Maximum Enforcement Period" tonight, continuing through Monday night.  Details 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:

1.     Riverside may have a new city manager, after months of conflict with the mayor over the former city manager’s pay.

2.     Menifee lost its mayor unexpectedly last week.

            3.     The district attorney race in San Bernardino County is heating up as the June 5th election nears.

A state Assembly subcommittee will vote today (Wednesday) on whether to include $120 million in the budget to establish an entirely online community college in California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Because Cal State San Bernrdino will be closed on Monday, The campus community will be marking Memorial Day with ceremonies today on campus and off campus.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, joins KVCR's Ken Vincent for another segment delving into the details of the IE's current economic boom.  Dr. Husing expalins that, while there are no shortage of lower and medium-paying jobs in the region, getting higher-pay for IE workers is going to require a push toward more education in the region.

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The mayor of Menifee, Neil Winter, passed away unexpectedly this past weekend.  More form KVCR's Ken Vincent,

Roughly a million low-income Californians could lose access to mammograms, STD treatment, pap smears, and other sexual health services if theTrump Administration changes the guidelines for Title X funding.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent. 

KVCR's Ken Vincent and Cassie MacDuff look at top stories in the Inland Empire.

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At the White House yesterday, President Trump met with mayors, lawmakers, and law enforcement officials from more than a dozen California jurisdictions - inlcuding from the Inland Empire - who oppose the state's sanctuary policies.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Officials at Riverside City College say they'll be sending a letter to hundreds of students, faculty, and staff who may have been exposed to a student who's been diagnosed with active tuberculosis.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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It's not widely known, but the Postal Service says it will make sure your mail-in ballot will be delivered to your local vote-counters even if the ballot doesn't have the proper postage affixed to the envelope.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue a discussion that began last week on Dr. Husing's 2018 economic forecast for the Inland Empire.  Husing predic ts a continued boom for the IE's economy.

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George Deukmejian, who was governor of California during the 1980s, died yesterday (Tuesday) at age 89.  More on the former governor's legacy from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent begin a series of segmetns over the next several weeks that Dr. Husing says will demonstrate why he thinks the IE economy is performing better now than it ever has.

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.      Two lawsuits over the Riverside mayor’s veto powers may move forward although the city manager’s contract that sparked them has ended.

2.      The sentencing of the former San Bernardino County assessor in the Colonies corruption case will be delayed until fall.

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New charges have been filed against a transient suspected of starting a wildfire south of Banning 5 years ago that burned thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of structures.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Arrests and non-vehicle related citations issued during the 2018 Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio last weekend were down for the second consecutive year.  On the other hand, there were quite a few vehicle-related citations issued at the annual country music festival.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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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.

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