Inland Edition

Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:00 and 5:30pm

Inland Edition ​brings you the latest information from community leaders, officials, and experts, on everything from health to education, housing, nutrition, e​conomics, and other issues affecting ​Inland Southern California.

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Lavinia Mitroi, a student at the UCR School of Medicine, who sits on the COVID-19 Student Taskforce at UC Riverside. Lavinia shares how the student volunteers in the Taskforce provide help to those in need. Lillian also has a conversation with Frank Tiessen, President of Carrera of America. Frank discusses how slot car racing provides a way for families to spend time together during the pandemic.

Lillian Vasquez has a conversation about serving others with Kimberly Starrs, Chief Development Officer with United Way of the Inland Valleys. Lillian also speaks with Donna Elliot, a local KVCR listener and president of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild, about how her life and plans have changed during the pandemic.

To learn more about United Way of the Inland Valleys, visit UWIV.org

To learn more about the Art Alliance of Idyllwild, visit artinidyllwild.org

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Morongo Casino Resort and Spa’s Executive Director of Marketing, Simon Farmer. Simon Farmer shares Morongo’s preparations leading up to their reopening, how they are using precautions, and how the opening over Memorial Day weekend went.

To learn more about Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, visit morongocasinoresort.com

Lillian Vasquez revisits her interview with Dr. Joe Chaffin, Chief Medical Officer for LifeStream Blood Bank. Donations are still needed and now LifeStream is collecting convalescent plasma donations- plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients.

For more information about LifeStream and where you can go to donate, visit lstream.org

First 5

Lillian Vasquez speaks with two First 5 Executive Directors, Karen Scott who represents San Bernardino and Tammi Graham representing Riverside. They discuss how their work helps connect families to crucial programs across our region.

For more information about First 5 San Bernardino, visit first5sanbernardino.org

For more information about First 5 Riverside, visit rccfc.org

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Human Resources expert and Chief Marketing Officer of Hibob, Rhiannon Staples, about adjustments to the workplace due to COVID-19 and how the work environment will continue to change even after the pandemic.

5/13/20 - Dr. Joe Chaffin Discusses Blood Donations

May 13, 2020

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Dr. Joe Chaffin, Chief Medical Officer for LifeStream Blood Bank. Dr. Joe Chaffin explains the process of donating blood, why it's so important, and how blood donation centers are keeping facilities safe for donors and staff during the pandemic. 

For more information, visit lstream.org

IEHP

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Dr. Gayani DeSilva, the Behavioral Health Medical Director for IEHP, the Inland Empire Health Plan. Dr. DeSilva talks about mental health and some of the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information, visit IEHP.com

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Dr. Tomas Morales, President of California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Morales shares how the university is doing after several weeks in session during a pandemic and what plans they have for the future.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, visit CSUSB.edu

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Alan Wapner, President of the Ontario International Airport Authority. He shares how air travel has been affected in our region. Lillian also has a conversation with Kaben Clausen, Founder and CEO of TruePublic, an anonymous opinion platform that has recently been gathering information about the pandemic.

For more information about Ontario International Airport, visit FlyOntario.com

IEEP

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Dr. Manfred Keil, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership. He talks about opening up the Inland Empire economy, a region that sits squarely in the middle of a huge transportation hub connected to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

For more information about Inland Empire Economic Partnership, visit IEEP.com

Lillian speaks with Kathleen Opliger, Interim Deputy Chief for San Bernardino County Fire and Incident Commander for the XBO Incident Management Team. Kathleen discusses efforts among our first responders to coordinate for safety and efficiency. Lillian also speaks with Officer Dan Olivas, Public Information Coordinator for the California Highway Patrol, Inland Division. He shares what’s happening on our highways as many residents shelter in place.

For more information about San Bernardino County Fire, visit SBCFire.org

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Lisa Kistler, Director of Special Education for the Beaumont Unified School District. She discusses challenges some teachers and parents are having with virtual classrooms. Also on the show, KVCR's Benjamin Purper has a conversation with Curt Hagman, 4th District Supervisor of San Bernardino County and Chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. He talks about forumulating a plan for when society moves into the new normal.

Lillian Vasquez has a conversation with John Chapman, Interim President and CEO of San Antonio Regional Hospital, about the equipment used by front-line medical staff designed to keep themselves and their patients safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Then KVCR’s Rick Dulock speaks with John Longville, San Bernardino Community College District Trustee, about how they are helping local health care providers to combat the spread of the virus.

To learn more about the San Antonio Regional Hospital in Upland, visit SARH.org

Redlands Community Hospital, American Cancer Society

Lillian speaks with Randy Bevilacqua, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Redlands Community Hospital. He shares how the hospital has been preparing for an influx of Covid-19 patients. Also on the show is Kristen Strauch from the local branch of the American Cancer Society. She discusses their hotline and how they’ve been advising cancer patients in these challenging times.

For more information about Redlands Community Hospital, visit RedlandsHospital.org

Children's Fund, UCR

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Dr. Cid Pinedo, President and CEO of the Children’s Fund. He shares what his non-profit is doing for families in the community during this pandemic. Also on the show, KVCR’s Benjamin Purper has a conversation with Karthick Ramakrishnan, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of UC Riverside’s School of Public Policy. He's also the Director of UCR's Center for Social Innovation. They discuss local data and tracking related to the pandemic and how organizations and philanthropists are collaborating to help.

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor of California Community Colleges. He talks about how the community colleges are transitioning during the pandemic. Also on the show is Dr. Stephanie Houston, Assistant Superintendent of Innovation and Engagement with San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. She shares how resources from the county are ready to support students with more than At-home lessons.

For more information about the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, visit SBCSS.net

KVCR's Lillian Vasquez speaks with Paul Granillo, President and CEO of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, to see what business leaders have been saying about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Also on the show is David Thurston, Chief Technology Officer with San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, to discover how his team is both serving and protecting students and teachers in a world of virtual classrooms.

For more information about the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, visit IEEP.com

 

KVCR's Lillian Vasquez has a conversation with Dr. Judy White, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, about the services Riverside County is providing to meet the needs of the community. Listen to this episode and more here.

For more information, visit RCOE.CA

 

KVCR's Lillian Vasquez sits down with Ted Alejandre, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, to discuss the resources and services that San Bernardino County is providing to meet the needs of the community. Listen to this episode and more here.

For more information, visit SBCSS.net