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

The Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, John Husing, continues his weekly conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the growing IE economy is expected to perform this year.  In this segment, Dr. Husing continues his critique of the manufacturing sector, explaining why he thinks manufacturing in the IE and around the state is lagging.

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UPDATED 6AM TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018; 2ND UPDATE AT 10AM TUESDAY

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UPDATED 5:30AM MONDAY, JULY 30. 2018

Authorities say firefighters made a second day of good progress containing the Cranston Fire, which has been burning in the San Bernardino National Forest near the Riverside County mountain resort community of Idyllwild since Wednesday, July 25.  Unified Command reports Monday morning that the Cranston Fire is being held at 13,130 acres, and has reached 57% containment, up from 29% containment the day before.  There are more than 1,500 personnel assigned to the blaze, along with 25 aircraft assisting from the air.

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UPDATED AT 10:30AM SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018

Authorities on Sunday (7/29) morning reported the fight against the Cranston Fire has made "substantial progress," and are beginning to allow many of the more than 6,000 people who were evacuated from the Idyllwild/Pine Cove area to return to their homes.

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The Riverside County District Attorney's Office has filed multiple charges against the Inland man suspected of starting the Cranston Fire that could send him to prison for life.

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[UPDATED AT 2:00pm FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018]

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What could be record-breaking heat is expected in the Inland Empire over the next couple of days.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this report on how you can best be prepared to make it through this week with minimal discomfort or danger.

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Some of the hottest weather of the year could hit Inland Empire this week, with record-breaking temperatures expected around the region by Wednesday.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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There are still a couple of active wildfires burning inthe Inland Empire, and authorities are concerned this week's expected record-breaking heat could aggrevate those blazes.  MOre from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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UPDATED AT 10:30AM FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2018:

Firefighters this morning (Friday) continue to work on containing a brush fire that started yesterday afternoon near Corona.  The so-called Skyline Fire has burned 250 acres and at last report last night was 5% contained.

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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Riverside County Animal Services authorities will try again today to capture and give veterinary treatment to a wild burro in Reche Canyon who presumably was shot with an arrow and injured.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors have signed off on a plan by county officials to actively pursue overdue trash collection and fire mitigation fees owed by thousands of residents and businesses in unincorprated areas of the county.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Inland Empire Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue discussing Dr. Husing's 2018 forecast for various sectors of the IE economy.  In this segment, Husing expresses his concern about the health of the regional manufacturing sector, and how the newly-legalized recreational marijuana industry could boost the IE's manufacturing economy.

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The Valley Fire burning for more than a week – since Friday, June 6 -  in the San Bernardino National Forest near Forest Falls, is holding at just under 1,400 acres burned, and remains 29 percent contained. 

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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UPDATED 7:00AM FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018   The Valley Fire, which was first reported a week ago today in the San Bernardino National Forest along Highway 38 near Forest Falls, is 29 percent contained after having burned just under 1,400 acres.   Authorities say the size of the area burned has been held in check by wet weather in the mountains this week.  However, those showers and thunderstorms also caused mud and debris flows through some of the burn area, and that resulted in closures of portions of Highway 38 in the Forest Falls area yesterday, and the closure of H

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UPDATED AT 7:00AM THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018:    Today (Thursday) is day 6 of the fight against the Valley Fire, burning in the San Bernardino National Forest east of Forest Falls and Angelus Oaks.  Fire lines have established 24 percent containment, and the acreage burned is still being estimated at less than 1,400 acres.

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UPDATED AT 8:00AM WEDNESDAY 7/11/2018:    The Valley Fire, now in its 5th day burning in the San Bernardino National Forest east of Highway 38 near Angeles Oaks is now 24 percent contained at just under 1,400 acres.  The unified command leading the multiple agencies fighting the blaze says containment continues to be slow for two reasons… one, the weather: Fire behavior remained quiet yesterday due to cloud cover, a light rain, and higher humidity.

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UPDATED AT 8:00AM TUESDAY 7/10/18:    The Valley fire, which has been burning in the San Bernardino National Forest near the communities of Forest Falls and Angelus Oaks since Friday, as of this morning (Tuesday) is 13 percent contained at just under 1,400 acres.  Hwy 38 between Bryant St.

Inland Empire Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue discussing the IE's logistics economic sector, the largest jobs-provider in the region.  Dr. Husing responds to efforts by local environmental and economic justice activists to slow the expansion of the IE's logistics economy.

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UPDATED 9:00 AM MONDAY JULY 9:

The Valley Fire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest east of Highway  38 north of Forest Falls  has consumed 1,341 acres and is 13 percent contained as of 8am this morning (Monday).  The fire was reported early Friday morning.

Evacuation orders for the communities of Forest Falls and Mountain Home Village have been lifted.. However,. Hwy 38 is still closed from Bryant Street in Yucaipa  to Angelus Oaks   because of fire danger and several thunderstorms that resulted in some flooding and debris.

All lanes of the eastbound 210 freeway where it intersects the 215 freeway in San Bernardino were closed for hours this morning (Friday) while authorities investigated a suspected shooting that resulted in the crash of a motorcycle and the death of one person and critical injuries to another.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Inland Empire Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue discussing the Inland Empire's largest economic sector, logisitics.  Dr Husing describes how the logistics sector helped bail the IE out of the Great Recession.

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Later this week, Southern California is due to suffer some of the hottest conditions of the year in the days following the 4th of July.  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:

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In a ceremony in Los Angeles yesterday (Wednesday), California Governor Jerry Brown signed his last state budget - the biggest California budget ever - before ending his fourth term this year.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

An often overloked part of retiring U-S Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's legacy is the mark he made on California's prison system.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent,  continue with their discussion of the current economic boom in the IE.  In this segment, Dr. Husing analyzes  the performance of the Inland Empire's biggest economic sector, logistics.

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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