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The United States has the largest prison population in the world.  And a big part of that is re-offenders.  One way to get those numbers down is to give people on paroll the tools they need to function in society.  In San Bernardino, there is a promising effort to do just that.  Here's NPR's Elissa Nadworny.

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Black Panther and Into The Spider-verse brought comics about people of color to the big screen this year.  But a UCR professor says this kind of attention is exciting, but overdue.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio has more.

Black Panther and Into the Spiderverse brought comics about people of color to the big screen this year. But a UCR professor says this kind of attention is exciting but overdue.

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Inland Empire educational leaders welcomed Dr. Kevin Horan, who was appointed the ninth president of Crafton Hills College by the San Bernardino Community College District Chancellor and Board of Trustees.

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A handful of academic researchers from around the Inland Empre were awarded prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grants.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Moreno Valley College and Norco College have been listed as among the 2-year colleges in the U.S. that are "Best For Vets."  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Cal State San Bernardino has been recognized by a commercial website that specializes in refinancing student debt for having one of the top financial aid counseling programs in the country.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio reports.

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A professor at the University of California, Riverside has launched two courses inspired by Jordan Peele's film, "Get Out."  KVCR's Isel Cuapio spoke with Professor John Jennings to discuss the significance and relationship between speculative fiction and social issues.

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Pickets and protests will be evident at many University of California campuses today.  The UC and one of it's biggest employee unions are still at a stalemate over contract talks that have been stalled for months.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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This Sunday is "Move-In Day" at Cal State San Bernardino.  Hundreds of students who will live in on-campus housing will be moving into their digs this weekend, allowing them a few days to get settled before classes start next week.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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"Give Something Back" is an organization that provides scholarships and mentoring to low-income students in five states.  A new partnership between the organization and California State University San Bernardino will establish a statewide,million-dollar college scholarship program for the Golden State's most at-risk students.  Bob Carr, the founder and chairman of Give Something Back, introduced the program and presented a $1 million check to university officials back on May 9.  With help from Coyote Radio at CSUSB, Rick Dulock spoke with Carr shortly after he presented the check.

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Former Cal State San Bernardino President, Al Karnig, died at home yesterday (Thursday).  He was 75 years old.  KVCR's Ken Vincent shared this remembrance on Friday morning.

  Click on this link to see the story in the San Bernardino Sun:

http://www.sbsun.com/obituaries/20170504/al-karnig-former-cal-state-san-bernardino-president-dies-at-75

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An Inland Empire state legislator has introduced a bill to require all UC and CSU student health centers to have abortion pills available.  The bill is moving through the Legislature, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.

In the High Desert last month, the Victor Valley College board discussed offering marijuana research as a subject for students.  The Mayor of Adelanto attended the meeting to make what college board members called, "a pretty unbelieveable offer."  Charity Lindsey broke the story for the Victor Valley Daily Press, and has a report from KVCR.