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.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent talk about the job training needed to alleviate a shortage of health care workers in the IE.  Also, Dr. Husing begins reviewing the performance of the IE's logistics economic sector.

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A national health care watchdog group has issued patient safety grades for more than a dozen hospitals in Riverside County.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent discuss the growth in the IE's film & TV production economy, and the labor shortage in the regional health care sector.

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Just as the nation's busiest port complex was getting back to normal following a months-long labor dispute with port workers, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach now face a labor action from truck drivers who haul goods between the ports and Inland Empire logistics centers.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this report.

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As a legislative committee prepares to vote on the measure, last-minute changes are being made to a bill that would require California school kids to be vaccinated.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in this story from Capital Public Radio.

State water authorities say a California Court of Appeal ruling striking down so-called "tiered" water rates is not likely to affect the state's conservation strategies.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in this story from Capital Public Radio.

KVCR's regular Tuesday morning contributor John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, talks with KVCR's Ken Vincent about Husing's 2015 annual economic forecast for the Inland Empire.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire.

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The U.S. Air Force has decided not to consider March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley as a finalist to host a new military air tanker program.  KVCR's Ken Vincent report the Air Force snub of March does not sit well with one Inland Empire Member of Congress.

KVCR's regular Tuesday morning contributor John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, begins a series of conversations with KVCR's Ken Vincent detailing Dr. Husing's 2015 annual economic forecast for the Inland Empire.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-Petition drive aims to reverse City of Riverside's decision to allow residents to kill pest squirrels;

-Local agencies scramble to comply with Governor's order to reduce turf in public places;

-another attempt to repeal the fire fee in mountain communities fails, and;

-Inland officials' campaign funds used for things you wouldn't think they would be used for.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-The ACLU is suing the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department for information on its use of Tasers;

-Riverside will allow residents to kill squirrels under a new law that goes into effect April 21, and;

-Jewelry heist nets burglars $4 million from Temecula Business.

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The Western Riverside County Council of Governments has once again picked a prominent Republican to be the guest speaker at its annual conference this summer.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in this news item.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, concludes his conversation of the past few weeks on how he puts together his annual Inland Empire economic forecast.  This morning, Dr. Husing talks about the impact of the IE's fast-growing logistics industry.

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With the California drought in its fourth year, the mild winter, and rising temperatures this spring, ski resorts in the Inland Empire and around Southern California have ended the snow sports season early.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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An increasing number of voters in California are choosing to decline to state a party preference on their voter registration forms.  KVCR's Ken Vincent reads a Capital Public Radio story explaining the new statistics released yesterday from the California Secretary of State's Office.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

- Ontario Airport: Lawsuit updates and more Aero Mexico flights

- Why Canyon Lake residents might be barred from lake use

- The City of Riverside and marijuana dispensaries

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris is going to court to try to stop a proposed state ballot initiative that would encourage the killing of homosexuals.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in this report.

(The full text of the proposed initiative is below)

COMPLETE TEXT OF THE PROPOSED INITIATIVE AS SUBMITTED TO THE CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL (click on the image to enlarge): 

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The city of Riverside is among the Environmental Protection Agency's top cities in the U.S. with the most federally-certified energy-efficient "green" buildings.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue discussing the improving condition of one of the IE's most important economic sectors:  housing and housing construction.

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During his recent trip to Washington, D.C., California Governor Jerry Brown used an appearance on one of the Sunday morning TV talk shows to give a sharp response to recent remarks made by Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz about climate change.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has the details in this report from Capital Public Radio.

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The Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court called on the Legislature and the Governor to make a commitment to restoring funding to the state's court system that had been cut during the Great Recession.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this Capital Public Radio report.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-a new plan to try to preserve habitat for the threatened Desert Tortoise;

-soil in a Riverside neighborhood will be tested for toxic substances, and;

-an update on the process to fill the Temecula City Council seat vacated by new Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington.

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A labor dispute  between San Bernardino County and county-employed union nurses that has gone on for nearly a year-and-a-half may soon end.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent talk about why unemployment, construction, and home prices are improving faster in the IE than in the C0astal communities.  The discussion is a preview to Dr. Husing's annual Inland Empire Economic Forecast, which will be delivered to a big crowd at the State of the Region Luncheon on Thursday, March 19 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario.  Information about attending the conference is at www.ieep.com.

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A long-endangered species of fish in California may have finally been pushed to extinction, thanks in large part to the ongoing drought.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in a report from Capital Public Radio.

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As expected, the organizers of this year's Palm Springs Modernism Week say that this year's mid-century modern festival was the biggest, most attended yet, resulting in a huge economic boost to the community.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-Former Temecula Mayor Chuck Washington joins the Riverside County Board of Supervisors;

-Students, faculty, administrators, and nearby residents are on edge following a series of violent attacks on and around the CSUSB campus, and:

-an old plan for passenger rail service from Los Angeles through the IE to the Coachella Valley gets renewed attention.

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The two men who've owned and run Freedom Communications -- the company that publishes the Press-Enterprise and the Orange County Register -- have stepped down from their management duties.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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A meeting that was supposed to take place last night at UC Irvine to discuss a student effort to ban flags -- including the American flag -- from the UCI student government office was canceled after the meeting was reportedly threatened by violence.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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