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

Inland Empire Economic Partnership economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue discussing the logistics, warehouse, fulfillment and trucking sector, which provides 1 of every 5 jobs in the IE.

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A demonstration in Irvine yesterday (Monday) drew both supporters and opponents of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - DACA - on the day that the DACA program was supposed to be terminated.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Did you see the Inland Empire community of Lake Elsinore get a shout-out at last night's (Sunday) Academy Awards telecast?  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The Brown administration is looking for impoverished communities in California - including here in the Inland Empire - to designate as "Opportunity Zones," under a program created by the new federal tax plan.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

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A second offshore storm this week will bring more rain to the Inland valleys and more blowing snow to the mountains.  KVCR's Ken Vincent details the regional forecast.

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A bill has been introduced in the California state Senate to eliminate coroner's offices in counties around the state, and replace them with county medical examiners.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Once again - for the third time - the same student from Corona has won the annual Riverside County Spelling Bee, and is again on her way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee back east.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

KVCR weekly contributor John Husing - the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership - and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue reviewing the 2017 Inland economy, as Dr. Husing prepares to deliver his 2018 economic forecast and "State of the Region" speech next month.  In this morning's segment, Dr. Husing reviews the performance of the all-important logistics, warehouse, and shipping sector of the local economy.

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One Democrat who just announced her run for governor of California did not speak at this weekend's state party convention, but still sought to launch support for her candidacy.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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California Democrats expressed great optimism at this past weekend's party convention n San Diego about flipping many Republican-held seats in Congress.  But there are concerns that each race may get too crowded, with as many as half-a-dozen Democrats challenging a single incumbent Republican in some races.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Back-to-back storms will bring precipitation to the Inland Empire for most of this week and into next weekend, including accumulations of Inland mountain snow that could make driving on mountain roads hazardous.  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:

President Donald Trump said yesterday (Thursday) he is considering pulling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers from California, warning that the nation's most populous state would turn into a "crime next" without the federal agents.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The Inland Empire couple charged with abusing and torturing their children for years in their home in Perris is due in court today (Friday) in Riverside.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The California Farm Bureau is bucking a national trend set by its peers, saying it cannot support the proposed immigration legislation currently being considered by Congress.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Don't like your driver's license photo?  You may soon have the ability to request that other photos be taken until you get one that you'll allow on your license.  For a fee, of course.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Colder-than-usual temperatures and occasional snow flurries in the mountains will dominate Inland Empire weather for at least the rest of this week.  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 IE's economy performed last year, as Dr. Husing prepares to deliver his 2018 Economic Forecast at a March 29 luncheon at the Ontario Doubletree Inn.

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There's a new, on-the-record sexual harassment allegation against California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia - one of the #MeToo movement's most prominent voices at the state Capitol.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Some daytime showers and overnight temperatures at or just below freezing are in the forecast for the Inland Valleys for the next couple of days.  In the mountains, blowing snow, strong winds, and overnight lows in the teens are in the forecast for at least the first part of this week.  More on what's expected from Inland Empire weather 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 political rivalry between the two candidates running for Riverside County Sheriff - incumbent Stan Sniff and challenger Dave Brown - is heating up toward this fall's election.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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There are a lot of activities gong on around the Inland Empire this three day weekend, but a couple of the region's biggest events are going on a short drive east, in the Coachella Valley.

KVCR's Ken Vincent has this report on opening weekend for both the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, and Palm Springs Modernism Week.

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue reviewing the 2017 economy - a good year for the Inland Empire - as Dr. Husing prepares to deliver his annual State of the Region and 2018 Inland Empire Economic Forecast luncheon on Thursday, March 29 at the Ontario Doubletree Inn.

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People around the world have been tuning in to the online "Eagle Cam" in the San Bernardino National Forest hoping to catch a glimpse of two new baby eagles that hatched this week in a nest near Big Bear.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this update.

YOU CAN LOG INTO THE BIG BEAR EAGLE CAM LIVE BY CLICKING HERE.

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Hundreds of buildings across the Inland Empire are vulnerable to extreme damage and danger to occupants in the event of a major earthquake.  The analysis by the Los Angeles Times finds IE officials have not responded to the vulnerability like officials in Coastal communities have.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A driver plowed his car at a high speed into a group of bicyclists participating in the annual Tour de Palm Springs Bicycle Race, killing one cyclist and injuring another.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Penalties for handling cell phones while driving would get tougher under a new bill proposed in the California Legislature.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Writers, poets, and other speakers from across the nation will participate in the University of California, Riverside's annual Writers Week events.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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UPDATED MONDAY AFTERNOON:

People who were lucky enough to be logged into an online camera positioned near an eagle's nest in the San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear got to see 2 eggs hatch and 2 baby eagles slowly emerge from their shells, with their parent eagles hovering over the nest. One eaglet hatched yesterday, the other just past noon today (Monday).  YOU CAN LOG INTO THE BIG BEAR EAGLE CAM LIVE BY CLICKING HERE.

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