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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The California Highway Patrol will begin its holiday 'Maximum Enforcement Period" tonight, continuing through Monday night.  Details 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:

1.     Riverside may have a new city manager, after months of conflict with the mayor over the former city manager’s pay.

2.     Menifee lost its mayor unexpectedly last week.

            3.     The district attorney race in San Bernardino County is heating up as the June 5th election nears.

A state Assembly subcommittee will vote today (Wednesday) on whether to include $120 million in the budget to establish an entirely online community college in California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Because Cal State San Bernrdino will be closed on Monday, The campus community will be marking Memorial Day with ceremonies today on campus and off campus.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, joins KVCR's Ken Vincent for another segment delving into the details of the IE's current economic boom.  Dr. Husing expalins that, while there are no shortage of lower and medium-paying jobs in the region, getting higher-pay for IE workers is going to require a push toward more education in the region.

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The mayor of Menifee, Neil Winter, passed away unexpectedly this past weekend.  More form KVCR's Ken Vincent,

Roughly a million low-income Californians could lose access to mammograms, STD treatment, pap smears, and other sexual health services if theTrump Administration changes the guidelines for Title X funding.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent. 

KVCR's Ken Vincent and Cassie MacDuff look at top stories in the Inland Empire.

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At the White House yesterday, President Trump met with mayors, lawmakers, and law enforcement officials from more than a dozen California jurisdictions - inlcuding from the Inland Empire - who oppose the state's sanctuary policies.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Officials at Riverside City College say they'll be sending a letter to hundreds of students, faculty, and staff who may have been exposed to a student who's been diagnosed with active tuberculosis.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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It's not widely known, but the Postal Service says it will make sure your mail-in ballot will be delivered to your local vote-counters even if the ballot doesn't have the proper postage affixed to the envelope.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue a discussion that began last week on Dr. Husing's 2018 economic forecast for the Inland Empire.  Husing predic ts a continued boom for the IE's economy.

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George Deukmejian, who was governor of California during the 1980s, died yesterday (Tuesday) at age 89.  More on the former governor's legacy from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent begin a series of segmetns over the next several weeks that Dr. Husing says will demonstrate why he thinks the IE economy is performing better now than it ever has.

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:

1.      Two lawsuits over the Riverside mayor’s veto powers may move forward although the city manager’s contract that sparked them has ended.

2.      The sentencing of the former San Bernardino County assessor in the Colonies corruption case will be delayed until fall.

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New charges have been filed against a transient suspected of starting a wildfire south of Banning 5 years ago that burned thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of structures.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Arrests and non-vehicle related citations issued during the 2018 Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio last weekend were down for the second consecutive year.  On the other hand, there were quite a few vehicle-related citations issued at the annual country music festival.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Traffic headed through the Inland Empire west toward Weekend 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio may be heavier than last weekend's traffic headed Coachella Weekend 1.  KVCR's Ken  Vincent explains why, and also rounds up last weekend's Coachella crime statistics.

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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Potentially damaging winds expected to whip through the Coachella Valley today (Thursday) and tonight have prompted organizers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to delay the opening of the Coachella Festival tent and car camping area until tomorrow, for safety reasons.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

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The Beaumont City Council has narrowly voted to officially oppose the state's so-called "Sanctuary State" law.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The Riverside City Council last night narrowly voted to terminate City Manager John Russo, just weeks after the council heaped praise on Russo and went to battle against Mayor Rusty Bailey's effort to veto the council's pay raise for Russo.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent

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The usual traffic jam is expected on the westbound I-10 from Indio through the Coachella Valley into the Inland Empire from this morning through this afternoon, as tens of thousands of vehicles leave the grounds of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival today.  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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The first weekend of the 2-weekend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival begins tomorrow (Friday).  A Press-Enterprise article delves into some of the increased security measures that will be in effect at the festival venue in Indio.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Over the next few days, Inland Empire weather will drop from high temperatures in the balmy 90s of a day or two ago, to highs in the brisk 60s a day or two from now... and then will bounce back up again through the coming weekend.  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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John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the most important sectors of the IE economy performed last year.  In this segment, Dr. Husing describes what he calls the region's "high-paying" sector, which includes the contributions of local entrepreneurs who start small companies that grow into international businesses.

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A teenage boy who spent the night trapped in sewage pipes underneath Griffith Park in Los Angeles has been rescued and is reportedly doing fine.  KVCR's Ken Vincent tells the story.

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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