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.

The last opportunity of the season to spend a day in the forest helping U.S. Forest Service rangers count bald eagles in Inland Empire forests is approaching, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.

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Caltrans and local law enforcement authorities are looking for the motorcyclist who was caught on video jumping his motorcycle between two cliffs

over lanes of moving traffic on the 60 Freeway where it winds through the San Timoteo Badlands east of Moreno Valley.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The company planning to build a high-speed train system linking Las Vegas and Southern California says the rail project would attract 11-million round-trip riders by full buildout in 2035.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

After a hiatus of several months, longtime Inland Empire journalist Cassie MacDuff returns to 91.9 KVCR with a weekly review of some of the top news stories in the Inland Empire.  After catching us up on where she's been and what she's doing now, Cassie and KVCR's Ken Vincent discuss:

- KVCR TV yields a financial windfall for the San Bernardino Community College District, thanks to the Federal Communication Commission's nationwide reorganization of television broadcast channels;

The University of Redlands and Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa will soon sign an agreement that will guarantee Crafton students an opportunity to earn a Bachelor's degree from The University of Redlands.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The former executive editor of the New York Times, Bill Keller, will be the featured speaker at next Monday's 48th annual Hays/Press-Enterprise Lecture at the University of California, Riverside.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


Beginning this Friday, former Press-Enterprise columnist Cassie MacDuff will return to 91.9 KVCR to resume our weekly review of Inland Empire news.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Several Riverside County high schools will be competing in the next round of the High School Mock Trial Competition.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Goldenvoice, the organizers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, has announced that Lady Gaga will step in to fill the headliner position in place of Beyonce, who announced she'll have to take a rain check for performing at Coachella because of her recently-announced pregnancy.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue the discussion about how the policies of the Trump Administration are likely to affect the Inland Empire's economy.  In this segment, Dr. Husing speculates how Trump policies could affect one of the most important job sectors in the IE: residential housing construction.

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Federal Aviation Administration investigators have arrived in Riverside to investigate the crash of a small plane into a Riverside neighborhood shortly after it took off from Riverside Municipal Airport Monday afternoon.  KVCR's Ken vincent has more.

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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.

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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.

For more information about the Goldenvoice Job Fair Feb. 24 in Indio, contact this e-mail address:

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.

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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.