David Fleming

KVCR Producer

David Fleming is from Murray, Kentucky.  Between college, David worked for the Public Affairs Division of the USS Ranger’s radio and television station.  He has served with NPR member stations for over 20 years and also works as a visual artist specializing in temporary Sharpie tattoos.  Hear David Fleming weekdays on Diane Rehm, Here & Now, Talk of the Nation, BBC World Briefing, and Marketplace.


In this excerpt from KVCaRts, KVCR's David Fleming interviews JT Carter, founder of the doo-wop group the Crests, prior to an upcoming performance in the area.


In this excerpt from KVCaRts, KVCR's David Fleming interviews musicians from the band, Fox and the Red Hares, previewing an upcoming performance in the area.  You can hear the entire hour of this edition of KVCaRts in a special airing tonight at 7, and airing again tomorrow night at 7 on 91.9 KVCR.


In this excerpt from KVCaRts, KVCR's David Fleming interviews musician classic rock musician Wally Palamar, who's played with bands ranging from the Romantics to the Cars, previewing an upcoming performance in the Inland Empire.


In an excerpt from KVCaRts, KVCR's David Fleming interviews jazz flutist Tim Weisberg, previewing an upcoming performance in Hemet.


Brutis Baez, better known as Bigg B in the rap and hip hop community, combines his successes with his past in his lyrics.  He never used to talk about the hardships on the reservation... but that changed with the release of 'The Big Inspiration,' and the song, "Times Have Changed."  KVCR's David Fleming has more.


In Ontario soon, it's a concert featuring music of the 1950's and '60's with Pat Boone as the headliner.  With that in mind, KVCR's David Fleming recently spoke to Boone, and found out more about his 1997 release - NO MORE MR. NICE GUY: PAT BOONE IN A METAL MOOD.  He wanted to do something he hadn't done 10 times, and his band suggested metal.

More information about Pat Boone's performance with Johnny Tillotson, The Coasters, The Platters, Barbara Lewis and Peggy March in Ontario on April 2 at this website:

Ontario will host a concert featuring six acts with music from the 1950's and 60's on April 2. Those in attendance will experience hits from The Platters, Little Peggy, Barbara Lewis, Johnny Tillotson and Pat Boone. Also part of the lineup, Leon Hughes, an original member of The Coasters. KVCR's David Fleming spoke with Hughes for KVC_aRts heard Wednesday evenings at 7:00 and Sunday evenings at 6:00 on 91.9 KVCR.

The "Plant to Paper" project is a collaborative effort aimed at bveterans and their families, but is open to anyone.  It litereally is plant to paper -- taking invasive plants from Joshua Tree, making paper out of them, and then art -- in a variety of forms -- with the paper.  David Fleming recently spoke with Mil-Tree founder Cheryl Montelle, and Danielle Giudici Wallis with Arts Connection.



In the world of Doo-Wop, the era of the Drifters that included Charlie Thomas, was the time that produced the most hits.  The lineup HAD been the Five Crowns, until the entire Drifters band was fired in 1958 at the Apollo Theatre, and the Five Crowns were hired on the sport.  KVCR's David Fleming has more, in conversation with Charlie Thomas.

More information on the December 12th concert in Upland at affordablemusicproductions.com.  Hear the rest of the conversation with Charlie Thomas on the next KVCaRts tonight at 7 and Sunday night at 6 on 91.9 KVCR.


In this segment excerpted from KVCaRts, David Fleming talks with Walt Maddox, one of founding members of the doo-wop band, The Marcels.  The Marcels, The Drifters, and The Skyliners will be performing in the Inland Empire.

Inland Pacific Ballet - E.Y. Yanagi

The Inland Pacific Ballet performs the Nutcracker multiple times this year - Rick Dulock speaks with ballet master, Clinton Rothwell.  David Fleming talks with Walt Maddox who has been with The Marcels since NEARLY the beginning.


AXIS Dance Company is a contemporary dance group -- with a non-typical grouping of dancers -- some of whom are disabled.  The AXIS touring group is coming to the University of Redlands this evening [Thursday].  KVCR's David Fleming spoke with Karl Cronin, Managing Director.

The AXIS Dance company will perform at the Glen Wallichs Theatre at University of Redlands tonight [Thursday] at 8.  This marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Information at 909-748-8285


Native Shorts is about to kick off season two on FNX-TV, featuring short films developed, showcased, or created through direct connection with the Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program.  KVCR's David Fleming recently spoke to hosts Ariel Tweto and Bird Runningwater.

KVCR's David Fleming with Bird Runningwater and Ariel Tweto, hosts for Native Shorts.  You can hear the full conversation at kvcrnews.org/arts.  Native Shorts makes its season two premier Thursday September 24 at 8pm on FNX-TV.  It'll be on KVCR-TV Tuesday evenings starting in November.

9/16/15 - Native Shorts, Author Carl Safina, Actress Megan Cavanaugh

Sep 16, 2015
KVCR, David Fleming

David Fleming speaks to Ariel Tweto and Bird Runningwater, hosts of "Native Shorts" on FNX-TV. Emmanuel Rogers speaks to Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Thinks and Feel. Lillian Vasquez speaks to actress Megan Cavanaugh appearing in "Menapause: The Musical"... though you may know her from Friends OR A League of Their Own.


In this segment excerpted from KVCaRts, David Fleming talks with one of founding members of the '70s pop music group, The Commodores, about the group's music, history, and performance in the Inland Empire this weekend.

"India Awakes" is a documentary premiering on KVCR-TV tonight, exploring an inherited British bureaucracy, which created layers of rules and regulations.  "India Awkes" follows 3 very different people, and looks at vast changes in their place in society.  It was some time in the making.  KVCR's David Fleming recently spoke to Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg, host of "India Awakes."

David Fleming

David Fleming speaks to Johan Norberg who hosts of India Awakes, a documentary about to premiere on PBS. Emmanuel Rogers speaks to Dan Hampton, author of The Hunter Killers. David Fleming once again in conversation with Sean Longstreet about Gatsby's Fiddle, Hippie Cream, Loopstreet and more.   

Sean Longstreet

In this segment excerpted from KVCaRts tonight at 7:00pm on 91.9 KVCR, David Fleming talks with Inland Empire musical artist Sean Longstreet about his new album, "Reflections."


Stephen Stills will perform at the Fox in Riverside on Monday, July 27.  KVCR's David Fleming spoke with Stills recently, and one topic that came up had to do with soaking guitar strings in barbeque sauce...


Guitarist Jimmy Dale has played with The Drifters, The Coasters, and more.  He plays jazz, with a few recent recordings available.  He has a reggae band as well, and has opened for some legends in this genre.  And through most of it, out of all of his guitars over four decades, there was always one that stood out as special.  It came about from taking lessons from Ted Greene when he was younger.  David Fleming has more.


Lita Ford, one of the original members of the The Runaways alongside Joan Jett, contiues with a solo career since the breakup of The Runaways.  Ford has around a dozen albums under her own name, and there was a fairly steady stream up until 1995, with the release of 'Black.'  After that, there was a 14-year hiatus while raising her sons.  The return album was the 2009 release, 'Wicked Wonderland.'  But it was the 2012 release of 'Living Like A Runaway' that gave us a return to Lita Ford music.  KVCR's David Fleming has more.


Wrapping up the theatre season at Cal State San Bernardino is the musical love story, "Once On This Island."  It's a fantasy -- a story within a story -- complete with love, a journey, and even divine intervention from several gods.  KVCR's David Fleming recently interviewed Kathy Irvin, who directs the play.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  theatre.csusb.edu


With dozens of recordings and appearances with the most famous people in music. Ten time Grammy winner, Arturo Sandoval is constantly touring as a jazz or classical performer. Sandoval will perform in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday evening. KVCR's David Fleming recently spoke with him and found out about the music - and then some.


Some mysteries, some kids programming, short films, and more:  there's a lot of new programming coming to FNX-TV, or First Nations Experience, KVCR's  TV and multimedia channel with programming from, for, and about Native Americans and indigenous peoples around the world.  FNX Chief Content Manager Frank Blanquet recently spoke to KVCR's David Fleming about another new feature:  the AUX channel.

For more information, go online to fnx.org/theaux, and you can hear more on KVCaRts tonight at 7.

Alan Hewitt cut his teeth as a producer and keyboardist with Earth Wind and Fire, and will be in the area soon performing with the Moody Blues.  Hewitt has a number of styles of music he plays, but his latest release, 'Alan Hewitt and One Nation,' goes back to his roots and early influences in jazz fusion.  He wasnt always a keyboardist, though.  He started with a very complex drum kit.  David Fleming has more.


There's a new book out called, "The Man from Muscle Shoals."  It's about Rick Hall, one of the most successful record producers in the country.  Hall got his start writing country songs, but soon found prominence producing Aretha Franklin, Clarence Carter, and even Wilson Pickett.  And it was while he had Pickett that he also had Duane Allman.  This led to quite a hit, but also quite a slip of the tongue.  KVCR's David Fleming has this conversation with Rick Hall.

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Kit Satre about the 4th Annual Music & Art Festival coming up in Yucaipa. David Fleming speaks with record producer Rick Hall, founder and operator of FAME studios in Florence, Alabama. He is also the subject of a new book, The Man From Muscle Shoals. 

Ross French speaks with members of the Poxy Boggards - 20+ year veterans of the original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale. Lillian Vasquez speaks with JJ Terry, a voice actor providing a couple of the voices on the PBS kids show Space Racers. 

Emmanuel Rogers speaks with author Stephen Maitland-Lewis about his new book Botticelli's Bastard also about his correspondence with Louis Armstrong. Lillian Vasquez speaks with actress Lee Meriwether.  Lillian Vasquez also has more on the 2015 Headdress Ball, sponsored by the Assistance League of San Bernardino.

David Fleming speaks with Lillian Vasquez about art and other autism-related activities coming up in April. Ron Berglass speaks with trumpeter Chris Botti, performing at The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. Rick Dulock speaks with UC Riverside professor and playwright Charles Evered about his play “Class,” running at the Falcon Theatre in Los Angeles.