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

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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Santa Ana winds will make a return to the Inland Empire today, raising the risk that wildfires could break out.   KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

stagecoachfestival.com

The headline acts for the 3-day 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival has been announced.  Tickets for Stagecach go on sale Friday.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Palm trees in the wind. Larry & Teddy Page/Flickr via Creative Commons

Windy weather yesterday and last night resulted in snarled traffic on freeways and power outages in some areas of the Inland Empire.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds ... low humidity levels and high
temperatures have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Fire Warning today (Monday) for the Inland Empire, particularly in local mountains, adjoining foothills,
and the Coachella Valley. Northeast Santa Ana Winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour
are in the forecast ... along with 60-mile-per-hour gusts in places today. Humidity levels will
drop to between 5 and 10 percent. The Red Flag warning went into effect at 3

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:

kpbs.org

The 2018 election has begun.  Vote-by-mail ballots began going out yesterday (Tuesday) to Riverside County residents ahead of the Nov. 6 general election.  MOre from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about new Census Bureau statistics that show the level of education among IE workers is rising, and the poverty level among Inland residents is falling.

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U.S. military veterans in Riverside County who want local government officials to know what resources they need to meet their needs - including with respect to health care - have until the end of the month to fill our a survey.  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:

phys.org

Inland Empire communities - particulalry those near the Cranston Fire and Holy Fire burn areas - are being advised to prepare for the first major rain event in Southern California in months, expected today.  More form KVCR's Ken Vincent.

boardvitals.com

As of today (Wednesday), California doctors are required to check a statewide computer database before writing a prescriotion for an opioid or other controlled substance.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent discuss the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau's annual American Community Survey, including changes in IE population, demographics, and education levels.

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Residents who live in areas of the Inland Empire burned by recent wildfires are preparing for possible flooding and mud flows as the season's first major storm moves through Southern California. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

KTLA

The inland community of La Verne experienced two small plane crashes in two days.  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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Local firefighters have been working on a small brush fire  adjacent to the 15 freeway south of Highway 138.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

abc7news.com

The Holy Fire is finally 100% contained, more than a month after the blaze was allegedly started by a resident of Holy Jim Canyon in the Orange County portion of the Cleveland National Forest, west of Lake Elsinore.  <ore from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

climatechange-theneweconomy.com

Two prominent American leaders on climate change are laying out a path for the nation to meet its Paris Climate Agreement goals, in spite of President Trump's vow to withdraw.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

capoliticalreview.com

California is one of three states tied for the nation's highest poverty rate, according to new Census data.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Riverside County is moving toward designating reserved parking spots at county office buildings and facilities for military active duty or veterans who've recieved Purple Heart medals for their service.  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 major sectors of the Inland Empire economy have been expected to perform in 2018.  In this segment, Dr. Husing explains the "high-paying" - or entrepreneurial - sector of the IE economy.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is trying to determine if there was criminal activity related to the hospitalization of 25 poeple attending a wedding at a venue in the San Timoteo Badlands between Redlands and Beaumont.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Firefighters are battling a brush fire in the San Gabriel mountains north of Glendora that was reported over the 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:

1.                 Democrats are now in the majority on the California Air Resources Board.

2.                 A member of the Moreno Valley school board has resigned after he was charged with having an illegal assault rifle.

3.                 A member of the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water Board was reprimanded for what she drank while attending a district meeting.

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The Riverside County coroner's office has indentified a SanBernardino man and his 7-year-old son who were pulled from the Whitewater River near Palm Springs... and later died.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Police in San Bernardino say they're frustrated by a lack of cooperation among vicgtims and other witnesses to a shooting incident Sunday night that sent eight people to the hospital, including a 17-year-old youth who is in critical condition.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

SAN BERNARDINO POLICE IS ASKING ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THE INCIDENT TO CALL 909-384-5613. 

IF YOU WISH TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS, YOU CAN TEXT-A-TIP TIP 909-953-4673

8 people were shot - 2 are hospitalized in extremely serious condtion - in what's described as a gunfight in a northeast San Bernardino neighborhood late last night (Sunday).  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The Inland Empire ranks #1 in solar panel installation... and #1 for longest commute times in California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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An Inland Empire Lawmaker is among those who have pushed the California Assembly to narrowly approve one of the most prominent bills to arise fromthe "Mee Too" and "We Said Enough" movements at the state Capitol.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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