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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Scores of people showed up at Riverside City Hall yesterday (Tuesday) to let the Riverside City Council know what they feel about a citizens proposal to declare Riverside a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Hundreds of Inland Empire high school students begin competing in this year's Riverside County Mock Trial Competetion,  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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A teacher at a Riverside high school faces criminal charges after allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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San Bernardino County authorities have filed animal cruelty charges against an Inland Empire chicken ranch.  KVCR's  Ken Vincent has more.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the policies of President Donald Trump could affect the IE economy. In this segment Dr. Husing explains how Trump Administration policy regarding manufacturing might help the IE economy.

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After protests resulted in the cancelation of a controversial speaker at UC Berkeley this week, President Trump tweeted a threat to withdraw federal funds from the university.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more on whether the threat could be carried out.

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Big campaign donors spent tens of millions of dollars to try to influence California voters' decisions on statewide ballot measures last year.  Also, candidates for next year's Governor's race are also hauling in campaign cash.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Caltrans is still in the process of removing boulders, smaller rocks, and other debris from Highway 243 between Banning and Idyllwild following the recent winter storms that swept through the Inland Empire.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident in which a sheriff's deputy allegedly threatened to arrest a Victorville man with made-up charges.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The California state Senate has begun passing bills to protect immigrants from the new immigration-related policies of the Trump Administration.  The push for such measures drew some criticism from Senate Republicans.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the policies of President Donald Trump could affect the IE economy.  In this segment, Dr. Husing explains the importance of immigrants to the region's economy, and how potential Trump policies that affect immigrants negatively could disrupt Inland economic growth.

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The California Senate wasted little time in responding to President Trump's executive order restricting entry into the U.S. from a handful of majority Muslim countries.  The state Senate passed a non-binding resolution yesterday (Monday) that called the action unconstitutional, as Capital Public Radios' Ben Adler reports.

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Two prominent state legislators from the Inland Empire -- one a Republican leader, the other a rising-star Democrat -- directed critical remarks toward President Trump's executive order restricting travel from several majority-Muslim nations.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The Trump Administration's proposals for replacing the Affordable Care Act would likely mean California would receive many fewer billions of dollars for the state's Medi-Cal program.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Along with protests at airports in Los Angeles and San Diego, demonstrators gathered at Ontario International Airport yesterday (Sunday) to show opposition to President Trump's executive orders suspending refugees from entering the country and restricting travel from a handful of Muslim-majority countries.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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President Donald Trump's executive order last week to strip federal funding from sanctuary cities prompted outrage and worry from California lawmakers who represent potentially-affected communities.  But a former Department of Justice immigration lawyer casts doubt on the order's power, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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High wind warnings are in effect for the inland valleys and mountains until tomorrow afternoon, and temperatures will be quite chilly for the next day or two, before conditions calm down and warm up heading into next week.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has the weekend weather forecast.

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San Bernardino County officials and volunteers yesterday hit the streets for the county's annual count of homeless people.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent

Approval has been given to start collecting signatures on a statewide ballot initiative that would ask voters if California should exit the U.S. and become it's own sovereign nation.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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For the first time in nearly six years, the University of California Board of Regents has voted to raise student tuition and fees.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Highway 74 between Lake Elsinore in Riverside County and San Juan Capistrano in San Diego County -- The Ortega Highway -- will be closed to traffic for at least a couple of weeks because of damage from recent storms.  KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.

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California's top water regulator may continue drought conservation rules, in spite of recent storms that have dumped rain and snow up and down the state.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

KVCR's Ken Vincent continues conversing with John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, about how the policies of the Donald Trump Administration might affect the Inland Empire's economy.  In this segment, Dr. Husing has serious concerns about how the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act could affect the IE's health and economic growth.

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UC President Janet Napolitano reportedly is back at work following a stint in the hospital for complications from treatment for cancer.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The latest round of winter storms that passed through Southern California this weekend provided record rainfall on the coast, huge dumps of snow in the mountains, mudflows through foothill neighborhoods, urban flooding on city streets, and hazardous driving on the freeways.  KVCR's Ken Vincent recaps some of the notable weather-related incidents over the past weekend, and a weather forecast for the coming week that could finally provide a return to temperatures in the 70s by next weekend.

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The rain that was falling heavily throughout the Inland Empire this morning (Thursday) has let up this afternoon.  However, more rain, heavy at times -- and blowing snow in the mountains -- will flow through the region for the next several days.  Earlier this morning, KVCR's Ken Vincent provided details from the National Weather Service forecast, which you can hear in the audio file below:

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Riverside County law enforcement authorities say no criminal action will be taken against a fifth-grade student at Lake Mathews Elementary School who reportedly compiled a "kill list" of fellow students.  The unidentified student's two-day suspension is over today, and some parents of other students at the school are expressing concern about the possible return of the student to classes.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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For the first time since he was elected to the Illinois state Legislature more than 20 years ago, Barack Obama will become a private citizen again at 9 am Pacific time Friday.  The first place the former First Family will head to after leaving the White House will be Palm Springs.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Supporters of Planned Parenthood held a big rally at the California state Capitol yesterday (Tuesday).  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the policies of the incoming Trump Administration could affect the Inland Empire's economy.  This segment continues the conversation from last week looking at whether rolling back federal environmental regulations would be good or bad for the IE.

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