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Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. The Apple Fire, which started Friday afternoon near Cherry Valley, is continuing to spread with 26,850 acres burned.
  2. Health officials advised San Gorgonio Pass residents to avoid outdoor activity to minimize spoke exposure and ash from the Apple Fire.
  3. Cases of COVID-19 in LA have surged since June and many suggest that the Black Lives Matter protests are to blame for the increase.

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. Some state lawmakers want to raise taxes on the wealthiest Californians to boost funding for schools and unemployment benefits.
  2. Governor Newsom announced a broad plan to help prevent future water challenges.
  3. California lawmakers advance three bills spurred by the coronavirus.
  4. Some California schools want waivers to allow classroom instruction despite the coronavirus.

7/29/20 – Dr. Patrick Porter Discusses Sleep

Jul 29, 2020

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Dr. Patrick Porter, a neuroscience expert and founder of BrainTap. Dr. Porter discusses the importance of sleep and some of the challenges faced when it comes to sleeping.

For more information, visit braintap.com

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. A fire in Banning that burned for nearly three hours destroyed a business before being extinguished.
  2. The FBI confirms investigation into men’s rights lawyer who was found dead in the San Bernardino mountains.
  3. False and misleading claims on Facebook say that wearing a mask can be harmful to one’s health.
  4. People of color are leading the charge to protect 30% of California’s public land and oceans by 2030.

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Robert Villegas, spokesperson for Southern California Edison, and Kristine Scott, Senior Public Affairs Manager for SoCalGas, about relief programs in place to help customers pay utility bills during the pandemic.

For more on reduced electricity rates, call the Customer Service number on your electric bill or visit sce.com

For more information on assistance programs and more from SoCalGas, you can visit socalgas.com or call 1-800-427-2200.

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

Lillian Vasquez speaks with returning guest Dr. Manfred Keil, Inland Empire Economic Partnership’s Chief Economist. Dr. Keil talks about trends and new data related to business and employment in our region.

For more information about IEEP, visit ieep.com

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. Rite Aid is expanding its COVID-19 testing capacity with nearly 100 new drive-thru testing sites today across California, including more than a dozen in Riverside County.
  2. Many Californians have been participating in outdoor activities during the pandemic, which is considered low-risk if precautions are taken.

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Blanco Castro, California Advocacy Director for AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons. She talks about how AARP is looking at the coronavirus pandemic, having reported more than 50,000 senior deaths so far due to COVID-19.

For more information, visit AARP.org/nursinghomes

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

Lillian speaks with veterinarian and pet happiness expert Dr. Rolan Tripp. Dr. Tripp shares how the stay at home order has had an effect on pets, specifically how pets will cope once their owners return to work.

To learn more about Dr. Rolan Tripp and pet happiness, visit behaviorvet.net

Lillian speaks with author and domestic abuse expert Mannette Morgan about domestic violence as it Relates to COVID-19. Mannette shares how the pandemic has affected domestic violence and how to stop the cycle of abuse.

To learn more about Mannette Morgan, visit mannettemorgan.com

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. The Governor’s recommended closure of bars in Riverside County has become mandatory.
  2. A small plane on a 15-minute flight from Big Bear to the Redlands Airport on June 5 descended into clouds and killed all three people onboard.
  3. A wildfire burns homes in Niland, a desert town near the Salton Sea.
  4. Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing at a Bay Area prison, where more than one in four inmates have tested positive.

6/24/20 – Jose Arballo Discusses COVID-19 Testing

Jun 24, 2020

Lillian speaks with Jose Arballo, the Public Information Specialist for Riverside County Department of Public Health. Jose talks about COVID-19 testing sites, the process of getting tested, and future plans for testing.

To learn more about The Riverside County Department of Public Health, visit www.rivcoph.org

 

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Dr. Sam Zidovetzki, an emergency room doctor who volunteered to serve on the front lines. Dr. Z shares his experience of volunteering for a hospital in the South Bronx in New York. He also teaches medical students at UC Riverside.

To learn more about Dr. Sam Zidovetzki, visit gme.riversidecommunityhospital.com/Faculty/Samuel-Zidovetzki-MD-MPH.aspx

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Lieutenant Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis. She discusses the coronavirus pandemic and her part in the battle, and also talks about recent protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing.

To learn more about Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, visit ltg.ca.gov

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. Riverside County Board of Supervisor’s voted Tuesday on resolutions related to the in-custody death of George Floyd and local policing policies.
  2. Activists are calling on governments to defund the police as nationwide protests continue.
  3. Some recreational activities across California are reopening this weekend, including some whitewater rafting companies, campgrounds, and RV parks.

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Dr. Dan O’Brien, a medical futurist and sports fan. Dr. O’Brien discusses the future of professional sports in a post-Covid19 era, including testing for athletes and when fans will return to the stands. Also on the show, KVCR's Benjamin Purper has a conversation with Dr. David Puder, psychiatrist with Loma Linda University Health about depression and suicide concerns.

To learn more about Dr. Dan O’Brien, visit DrDanMd.com

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

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.

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. Volunteers clean up Downtown Riverside after Monday night protest.
  2. Stevante Clark guided hundreds on a peaceful march and was thanked by Governor Gavin Newsom for his leadership.
  3. California’s Black Legislative Caucus has a list of proposals to tackle systemic issues.

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

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

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