By Kevin Hall
After two decades of unprecedented failure to clean the Central Valley’s air or to provide timely warning to its four million residents of dangerous days and air pollution’s harmful effects, the San Joaquin Valley Air Polluters-in Control District has announced a dramatic change effective April 1.
“We’re privatizing the Valley air board,” said rural county supervisor and current board chairman Dusty Heartstroke, a large-scale dairy farmer and new town developer. “Instead of having local officials like me pretending to understand this really complicated stuff, we’re working with our elected Republicrats …[Read the details]
By Jean Kennedy
Keeping it Real with Dr. Jean Kennedy
Starting in April, Keeping It Real will become a weekly show airing every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on KFCF 88.1 FM
The new format will feature “Keeping It Real with the Youth Corner,” co-hosted by Dallas Rivera, age 15. Rivera presents a youth perspective on such topics as “texting while driving.” As part of the Occupy Fresno movement, Rivera understands the need for change in our society.
Such topics as the ongoing warehousing of civil detainees at the Coalinga State Hospital will …[Read the details]
Ozomatli— Live and in Concert Friday, April 20, 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave. 559-485-9050 All Ages. Tickets $20, $25, $30 in advance (all seats $3 higher the day of the show) Tickets available at the Tower Theatre Box Office.
In their 15 years together as a band, celebrated Los Angeles culture-mashers Ozomatli have gone from being hometown heroes to being named U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors.
Ozomatli has always juggled two key identities. They are the voice of their city, and they are citizens of the world.
Their …[Read the details]
WILPF BUSINESS MEETING Thursday April 12, 7 PM, at Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N Van Ness. This meeting is open to all members.
WOMEN IN BLACK April 4, noon to 1PM at the Fresno County Courthouse. (first Wednesday of each month; come on the month in which your birthday falls!) Wear black, bring a sign if you wish, and stand in silence for peace.
STIR IT UP – WILPF – ON KFCF 88.1 FM (LISTENER-SUPPORTED FREE SPEECH RADIO FOR CENTRAL CALIFORNIA) April 25 (4th Wednesday of each month) Jean Hays does outstanding interviews on subjects involving WILPF interests …[Read the details]
By Jean Hays
Jean Hays (left foreground) participated in this demonstration at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the largest anti-test protest at that site in almost 30 years.
The U.S. Air Force test-launched a first-strike, nuclear-capable Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) early in the morning on Feb. 25 at Vandenberg Air Force Base despite the largest anti-test demonstrations in almost 30 years. The second launch scheduled for the following Thursday was cancelled!
The Feb. 24 protest began at five minutes to midnight—the current setting of the “Doomsday Clock” of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists—in the …[Read the details]