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.

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The Orange County city of Laguna Beach has banned smoking in any public place in the city.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

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Governor Jerry Brown has made an appointment to the seat on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors left vacant by the death of Supervisor John Benoit last December.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue discussing Dr. Husing's 2017 economic forecast.  In this segment, Dr. Husing looks at the performance of moderate-paying and low-paying jobs in the region.

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors was preparing for what was expected to be a busy weekly meeting today, with public safety and budget issues on the agenda.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A spring rainstorm put a crimp in outdoor activities around the Inland Empire yesterday (Sunday), and weather forecasters say more wet, chilly weather is in store for the region.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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A Southern California university is considering creating a special center to study marijuana.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent. 

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Former Cal State San Bernardino President, Al Karnig, died at home yesterday (Thursday).  He was 75 years old.  KVCR's Ken Vincent shared this remembrance on Friday morning.

  Click on this link to see the story in the San Bernardino Sun:

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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:

- The UC Riverside School of Medicine has opened a clinic in downtown Riverside;

- the city of San Bernardino is going to hire a crime reduction manager, and;

- tolls are going up on the newly widened 91 freeway through  Corona.

A police investigation in San Bernardino yesterday (Wednesday) prompted a possible criminal suspect to flee into traffic on the 210 freeway, resulting in his death after being hit by a vehicle.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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It takes a lot of money to live in Orange County... even if you're poor.  The Orange County Register looked into newly-released U.S. government statistics that show Orange County has one of the highest low-income thresholds in in the nation.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

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A drunk driving suspect charged with killing a 3-year-old boy in San Bernardino as the boy was crossing a street had been arrested and released for another alcohol-related incident the day before she struck the child.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The two top executives at Long Beach-based Molina Healthcare -- the sons of the company's founder -- have been ousted from their executive positions by the Molina Healthcare board.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The Indio Police Department has released the incident and arrest statistics for the 2017 Stagecoach Music Festival.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

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At a hearing in Sacramento yesterday, California lawmakers exhibited bipartisan outrage over a recent audit of the University of California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

KVCR's Ken Vincent continues speaking with John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, about Dr. Husing's 2017 economic forecast for the Inland Empire.  In this segment, Dr. Husing explains his prediction for job growth in the sectors of the local economy that provide moderately-paying jobs.

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A crowd reported to be between 300 and 400 people took part in a May Day march in Riverside yesterday, in part to oppose the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigrants.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Officials from the City of Riverside and the Riverside Art Museum were scheduled to hold a news conference today (Tuesday) with activist, philanthropist, actor and comedian Cheech Marin to outline plans to allow the Riverside Art Museum to permanently house Marin's large collection of Chicano art in Riverside.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Local firefighters have been working to contain 3 wildfires around the Inland Empire that started this past weekend.  Here's more from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The 2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival concluded last night in Indio, meaning that a post-festival traffic jam will slow the flow on the westbound I-10 from the Coachella Valley through the Pass communities into the Inland valleys.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this Stagecoach wrapup.

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:

- A bill that would have aided survivors of the Dec. 2, 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino was gutted int he state Legislature;

- the cleanup of chromium-6 in the San Bernardino County high desert town of Hinckley has reached a milestone, and;

- audits of California's two public university systems offered some surprises.

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A report in this week's San Bernardino Sun focused on how the heavy rains of this past winter that helped end the California drought could now increase the risk of wildfires in Southern California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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This year's count of homeless people in the two Inland Empire counties finds that the number of homeless in San Bernardino County dropped slightly, while Riverside County's homeless population has increased.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A panel of high-profile conservatives is slated to talk about the Trump presidency on Sunday at a downtown Riverside Venue where anti-Trump protests are also expected to gather.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The California State Legislature is considering a bold proposal to substantially remake the state's health care system by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Tickets for this weekend's Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio will be available to Coachella Valley residents today only.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the various sectors of the IE economy are expected to perform this year compared to last year.

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The San Diego Unified School District will soon offer curricula and other educational resources to students and teachers designed to promote a deeper, more positive understanding of Muslim culture.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Three scholars at UC Riverside have been awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Weekend Two of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival wrapped up late last night.  As thousands of festival goers rise this morning and depart the Coachella Valley, traffic will be jammed for much of today on the I-10 westbound from Indio thru the Inland Empire.  Meanwhile, preparations begin immediately to prepare the festival grounds for next weekend's Stagecoach County Music Festival.  More in this report from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Family, friends, and the public packed an Inland Empire church for the funeral of a teacher who was shot and killed along with a student in her elementary school classroom in San Bernardino.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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