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Today on Inland Edition, KVCR’s Benjamin Purper speaks with Este Geraghty, the Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director at ESRI, the Redlands-based geographic information systems company. Dr. Geraghty talks about the logistical and planning challenges involved in distributing a potential vaccine for COVID-19 and the role GIS mapping technology plays in doing so.

For more information about Dr. Geraghty and ESRI, visit https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/author/estella-geraghty/

Today on Inland Edition, Lillian Vasquez has a conversation with Corey Jackson, CEO of SBX Youth and Family Services, a non-profit organization that provides mentoring and youth development services in the Inland Empire. Corey talks about the challenges of finding affordable child care services during the pandemic.

For more information about SBX Youth and Family Services, you can find them on Facebook or Twitter @SigmaBetaXiinc

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

  1. The bulk of Riverside County’s CARES Act funds are already spent or committed.
  2. California voters will decide on Proposition 15 this fall, which would raise taxes on big businesses.
  3. Proposition 22 would allow companies to classify gig company workers as contractors and that would require the companies to offer new benefits to drivers.

Today on Inland Edition, Lillian Vasquez speaks with Beth Burt, the Executive Director for the Autism Society Inland Empire. Beth talks about special challenges families are facing during the pandemic and what teachers are facing with their special need students.

For more information, visit ieautism.org

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. Full containment is expected October 1 for the Snow Fire burning near Palm Springs.
  2. On National Voter Registration Day, voters are urged to make a plan.
  3. Governor Newsom announced $230 million to create homes for the homeless population to protect them from COVID-19.
  4. Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of Census 2020.

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

9/16/20 – Michael Osur Discusses Contract Tracing

Sep 16, 2020

Today on Inland Edition, Lillian Vasquez speaks with Michael Osur, Assistant Director and Chief Health Strategist for Riverside County Public Health. He talks about contact tracing- what it is, who does it, and why it’s needed during the pandemic.

For more information, visit RivCoPH.org

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

  1. Affordable housing is not only an essential solution for fighting wildfires, but for addressing climate change.
  2. A $1.2 billion program aimed at building housing for homeless people has been plagued by delays and soaring costs.

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:

Today on Inland Edition, Lillian Vasquez speaks with travel expert, author, radio and television host Rick Steves. Rick shares how the coronavirus has impacted travel, how to remain an explorer in your own neighborhood, and how travelers might restart their adventures in the future.

For more information about Rick Steves, visit ricksteves.com

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

  1. COVID-19 hospitalizations and active cases continue to fall in Riverside County.
  2. Firefighters are bracing for the challenge of Santa Ana wind conditions.
  3. Governor Newsom says the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs are  based on better protocols than last year.
  4. Governor Newsom has relaxed coronavirus restrictions in five more counties, including San Diego, Orange, and Santa Clara.

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:

Today on Inland Edition, Lillian Vasquez speaks with Loralee Olejnik, Specialist on the Health Promotion team with The American Lung Association. Loralee talks about lung disease prevention, lung health impacts amidst recent wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, and shares how those with chronic lung disease can protect themselves. 

For more information about the American Lung Association, visit lung.org 

For the American Lung Association hotline, call 1 800 586 4872 

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 reports drastic increase in coronavirus recoveries.
  2. Healthcare workers rally for more PPE and passage of SB 275.
  3. Some children who have struggled with learning remotely can go back to in-person school, which is important for children experiencing homelessness.

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. Both Riverside and San Bernardino county case rates and the testing positivity rates are still too high to be removed.
  2. Inland Empire businesses are having difficulty providing exact change due to a national coin shortage.
  3. Fire crews from Nevada and Arizona are joining the battle against the nearly two dozen major wildfires burning in California.

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

Today on Inland Edition, it’s all about fun activities to enjoy safely during this pandemic. Lillian Vasquez speaks with Erin Von Schonfeldt, Vice President of Talent at Levity Entertainment Group. Erin shares information about the Improv Live Comedy Drive-In at the Improv in Irvine. Guests will be able to enjoy live comedy from their cars by dialing in on their radios. Then Lillian speaks with one of the upcoming performers at the Comedy Drive-In, comedian Maz Jobrani.

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

  1. Dome Fire in Mojave National Preserve burns 42,700 acres.
  2. California adds 5 counties to virus monitoring list and drops 1.
  3. California physicians say safety precautions in place for COVID-19 could also help keep down other respiratory illnesses.

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

  1. A stretch of brutal heat begins Friday in Riverside County.
  2. COVID forces major changes to prison education programs.
  3. Governor Gavin Newsom proposed a handful of new pandemic relief measures for businesses, workers, and renters, but many of them would require legislative approval.

Lillian Vasquez speaks with returning guest Alan Wapner, President of the Ontario International Airport Authority. Alan shares how things are going regarding transportation in the Inland Empire, especially when safe travel by air is required. Also on the program, San Bernardino Community College District Trustee Members discuss upcoming opportunities for local small business owners in the Inland Empire region to learn about and bid on projects that will upgrade SBCCD facilities.

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. Virtual classrooms open for fall term at Riverside Unified School District, with nearly 42,000 students enrolled.
  2. Weather changes could test control of Apple Fire.
  3. A heat wave is expected this weekend in Riverside County.
  4. President Donald Trump is proposing new expanded unemployment benefits, but Governor Newsom says the plan won’t work in California.

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

  1. The “Festival of Lights” in Riverside will go ahead as planned during the Christmas season, but with limited city funding.
  2. Youth sports are allowed to resume in Riverside County amid Coronavirus protocols.
  3. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians made the decision to cancel California’s largest pow wow which was planned for October.
  4. New research shows that atmospheric rivers and snow droughts could become more common.

8/5/20 – Dr. David Lo Discusses Vaccines

Aug 5, 2020

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Dr. David Lo, a Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences and the Senior Associate Dean for Research at the UC Riverside School of Medicine. Dr. Lo reviews the history of vaccines and discusses the vaccine situation regarding COVID 19.

For more information about Dr. Lo, visit profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/davidlo

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