Local literary nonprofit the Inlandia Institute and the Riverside Art Museum have teamed up for Suicide Prevention Month, presenting an online juried exhibition around suicide prevention in September. 

Cati Porter is the executive director of the Inlandia Institute. She says the project originated with the Riverside Art Museum, where some artists wanted to find a way to commemorate Suicide Prevention Month.

The Consulate of Mexico in San Bernardino is hosting the "My World, My Extraordinary Art exhibition to showcase th ework of artists with disabilities.  KVCR's Lillian Vasquez has the story.

Neal Preston / Morrison Hotel Gallery

At the Morrison Hotel Gallery in West Hollywood, photos are displayed of one of the greatest music icons: Freddie Mercury from Queen. This is just in time for the release of the highly anticipated Bohemian Rhapsody biopic that documents how Queen rose to stardom. The exhibit features images captured by legendary rock photograoher Neal Preston.

I asked him how it all began...




KVCR's Lillian Vasquez talks with comedian and actor, Paul Rodriguez, who will be performing at the Ontario Improv Comedy Club on October 5-7.

KVCR's Lillian Vasquez talks to Maz Jobrani - actor, comedian, and panelist on NPR's quiz show, "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me."  Jobrani is set to perform at the Ontario Improv tonight through Satruday.

Todd Rosenberg Photography

Comedian Alonzo Bodden, a frequent panelist on NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me," will be at the Ontario Improv for the next three nights.  He recently spoke with KVCR and, in this segment produced by KVCR's Shareen Awad, talks about how he got into comedy and what to expect at his upcoming shows.

Highlighting Hispanic Support for CA Public Lands

Sep 4, 2018

A new Film from the Hispanis Access Foundation highlights the Hispanic community's support for public lands and the Land and Water Conservation Fund. More from KVCR's Benjamin Purper. 


This Expressions of Art segment profiles Opera Theatre at California State University San Bernardino. Professor of Music, Stacey Fraser is the Director of this 10 year old program at CSUSB. Fraser and her partners talk about telling stories on stage with music and movement.

Expressions of Art on KVCR is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at

Expressions of Art - SB Arts Fest

May 21, 2018
KVCR Staff

This Expressions of Art segment is on the San Bernardino Arts Fest. The SB Arts Fest features over 100 artists, bands, and performing artists. The event is free and filled with fun kid's activities, music, food, and art. 

 Expressions of Art on KVCR is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at



legends of doo wop

This week Lillian Vasquez finds out about Junior University's 2017 presentation of Peter Pan. Also, a conversation with PBS Star and now talent show host, Ethan Bortnick and his dad about the upcoming show and how local students can get involved. And David Fleming chats with Carla Cooke, the daughter of Sam Cooke, about her life and her participation in the upcoming Legends of Doo Wop Concert in Upland.

We start this week's show with John Wolf, Curator of Montclair Art Works. He explains to KVCR's Lillian Vasquez his concept of bringing art into public spaces which is resulting in unexpected exposure and brand new audiences for uniquely public presentations.  Lillian also speaks with Professor Margaret Worsley about the Instrumental Music Program being built anew at San Bernardino Valley College.  And, a book interview with Louie Fuerte - the man behind the camera for 12 seasons of California's Gold with Huell Howser.

Guitars for Vets is a nationwide program with a local chapter in Loma Linda. As the name indicates it involves music and veterans. We sat down with James Robledo, a veteran who went through the program and now leads it. After that, we'll speak to David Batista, Vice President of Strategic Development at San Antonio Regional Hospital. The hospital puts on an annual Hot Rod Show where health screenings for men also take place.

Memorial Day brings remembrances of all kinds, but mostly reflections on and around those who gave their lives in the name of freedom. Our show begins with the Riverside Concert Band. The group will pay tribute to those who served with a performances at Riverside National Cemetery on Memorial Day morning at 10 AM.  Lillian Vasquez speaks with Jim Bachert, he's one of the musicians in the group and serves as their President. University of Redlands student and KVCR intern, Michael Pesavento speaks with local author Ron MacDonald about his new book, Arlington Anthology: Field of Honor.