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

Democratic Member of Congress from Riverside Mark Takano weighed in on the race for Riverside County  Sheriff at a Town Hall meeting earlier this week.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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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Democrat Gavin Newsom is leading in the race for California Governor.  That's according to a new poll from the Public Policy Research Institute of California.  And, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports, Republican candidate John Cox is gaining traction too.

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KVCR's Ken Vincent details the latest National Weather Service forecast, which calls for rain heavy at times to fall over the Inland Empire over the next couple of days, particularly on Thursday.

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue reviewing the IE economy in 2017, as Dr. Husing prepares to deliver his 2018 economic forecast to a luncheon crowd next week, March 29, at the Ontario Doubletree Inn.  In this segment, Dr. Husing recounts the comeback of the local construction and real estate sector.

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California officials say they are already working with the federal government on how to safeguard state power and water infrastructure from potential Russian hacking.  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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In the Inland Empire and around the state of California, some local elected officials remain resistant to making legal marijuana available in their communities.  Other public officials are showing signs that their anti-cannabis viewes are "evolving," or at least catching up with the views of a majority of their constituents.  KVCR's Ken Vincent and Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero have more in this report.

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California lawmakers are planning to join high school students in walkouts arond the state today (Wednesday) protesting for tighter restrictions on firearms after last month's Parkland, Forida shooting.  They're also considering new gun laws, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.

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Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexican border yesterday, got a look at border wall prototypes, spoke to Marines, and took verbal swipes at California's governor and other leaders.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

KVCR's Ken Vincent and Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing continue reviewing the Inland Empire's economic performance in 2017, with this discussion on the improvement of the region's manufacturing sector.

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A Pomona police officer killed in a standoff with an armed suspect Friday night is being remembered by his law enforcement colleagues and the community.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Republican lawmakers and consumer groups have renewed calls to stop funding for California's high-speed rail network after a report showed the project is again over budget and behind schedule.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Venus and Serena Williams - two of the greatest tennis players in our lifetime - will be on the court together, playing against one another tonight at the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament in Indian Wells.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports a somber group of Pomona residents, city leaders and law enforcement personnel gathered Saturday evening for a vigil honoring fallen officer Gregory Casillas, killed in a standoff between a suspect and Pomona police.  Click here for more.

The San Bernardino Sun is reporting SWAT officers were in a standoff on Saturday morning, March 10 with a barricaded suspect accused of shooting two police officers, killing one and seriously wounding the other.  Reporters and photographers from the Southern California News Group are on the scene with updates.

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 economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue discussing the logistics, warehouse, fulfillment and trucking sector, which provides 1 of every 5 jobs in the IE.

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A demonstration in Irvine yesterday (Monday) drew both supporters and opponents of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - DACA - on the day that the DACA program was supposed to be terminated.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Did you see the Inland Empire community of Lake Elsinore get a shout-out at last night's (Sunday) Academy Awards telecast?  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The Brown administration is looking for impoverished communities in California - including here in the Inland Empire - to designate as "Opportunity Zones," under a program created by the new federal tax plan.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

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A second offshore storm this week will bring more rain to the Inland valleys and more blowing snow to the mountains.  KVCR's Ken Vincent details the regional forecast.

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A bill has been introduced in the California state Senate to eliminate coroner's offices in counties around the state, and replace them with county medical examiners.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Once again - for the third time - the same student from Corona has won the annual Riverside County Spelling Bee, and is again on her way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee back east.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

KVCR weekly contributor John Husing - the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership - and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue reviewing the 2017 Inland economy, as Dr. Husing prepares to deliver his 2018 economic forecast and "State of the Region" speech next month.  In this morning's segment, Dr. Husing reviews the performance of the all-important logistics, warehouse, and shipping sector of the local economy.

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One Democrat who just announced her run for governor of California did not speak at this weekend's state party convention, but still sought to launch support for her candidacy.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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California Democrats expressed great optimism at this past weekend's party convention n San Diego about flipping many Republican-held seats in Congress.  But there are concerns that each race may get too crowded, with as many as half-a-dozen Democrats challenging a single incumbent Republican in some races.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Back-to-back storms will bring precipitation to the Inland Empire for most of this week and into next weekend, including accumulations of Inland mountain snow that could make driving on mountain roads hazardous.  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:

President Donald Trump said yesterday (Thursday) he is considering pulling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers from California, warning that the nation's most populous state would turn into a "crime next" without the federal agents.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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