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

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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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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.

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:

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing joins KVCR's Ken Vincent to continue reviewing the 2017 economy, in preparation for Dr. Husing's annual State of the Region and 2018 Inland Empire Economic Forecast luncheon on Thursday, March 29 at the Ontario Doubletree Inn.

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 new report finds city employee pension costs will continue to rise in California, putting further stress on cash-strapped local governments.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Pickets and protests will be evident at many University of California campuses today.  The UC and one of it's biggest employee unions are still at a stalemate over contract talks that have been stalled for months.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Several Riverside County hiking trails that have been closed because of wildfire danger will be reopening today {Thursday).  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The California Legislature finally appears set to enact whistleblower protections for legislative employees - and in some cases, even lobbyists.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The California Senate has approved a bill that would allow judges to send criminal defendants suffering from mental disorders to treatment instead of trial.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

California lawmakers have ordered an audit of the state's high speed rail project, after a recent report revealed the first segment of the rail line would cost and extra $3 billion.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

91.9 KVCR weekly contributor John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues the discussion that began last week with KVCR's Ken Vincent reviewing the performance of the national, state, and local economies in 2017. 

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Riverside County Supervisors are asking for more information following a report by a committee looking into the county's escalating pension liability for county employees.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Moreno Valley Police say they have in custody a couple of suspects they believe were behind a string of burglaries of a number of cosmetics retailers around Southern California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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For the third year in a row, the California Assembly has approved a bill that would ban smoking on state parks and beaches, even though Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed previous measures.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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With temperatures in the 80s and wind gusts expected to reach or exceed 60 mph in the inland valleys and local mountains, the National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning and a Red Flag Warning for increased wildfire danger throughout the region today (Monday).  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:

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Inland-area Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is co-sponsoring a bill that would create legal work permits for undocumented immigrants in California.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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A Riverside County judge has granted a request by prosecutors to keep a Perris couple from having any contact or communication with the children they're charged with abusing, neglecting, and torturing for years.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A 4.0 earthquake - centered in the mountains between Riverside and Orange Counties - shook parts of Southern California early this morning.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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