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Maddy Report – Valley Views Edition (RADIO & PODCAST)

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The Maddy Report – Valley Views Edition is our weekly one-hour public affairs radio program an podcast covering how State and Federal policy and politics impact the north, central and southern regions of the San Joaquin Valley. It is broadcasted on Newstalk 580 KMJ on Sundays from 9 to 10 am.

KMJ, which uses a 50,000 watt transmitter, can be heard throughout the San Joaquin Valley.  Its signal can be picked up as far south as Santa Clarita and as far north as San Francisco.  The program will also be podcast on iTunes.

The first half-hour of (“The Maddy Reportsegment) will be an audio version of the weekly half-hour tv program, The Maddy Report, seen on KSEE 24 (NBC-Fresno), KVPT (PBS-Valley), KVIE (PBS-Sacramento) and on the California Channel (Statewide). The Maddy Report focuses on public policy issues being addressed at the State Capital and in Washington, D.C. that are important to California and the San Joaquin Valley.

The second half hour (“Valley Views” segment) will focus the conversation on how the particular topic specifically impacts Valley residents. To ensure a wide range of viewpoints and an informative discussion, guests from throughout the political spectrum and from throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley will be invited to participate.

 

The goal of The Maddy Report – Valley Views Edition will be to provide a balanced, fact-based and thought-provoking examination of issues facing the San Joaquin Valley—from Bakersfield to Stockton and every city in between.  It is intended to advance our mission of fostering more informed discussion and a more engaged electorate.

The program is moderated by the Maddy Institute’s Executive Director, Mark Keppler.

The Maddy Report-Valley Views Edition debuted in 2013.

The following is a list of the most recent Maddy Report shows.

  • California’s Budget Surplus:  Will the Valley Benefit? Guest Mac Taylor of the California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office discusses the state budget with Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Keppler. Radio commentary provided by CSU Fresno Political Science Professor Jeff Cummins; UC Merced PL SI Prof. Nate Monroe; and Paul Hurley, former editor of the Visalia Times Delta.
  • Community Development in the Valley: A Federal Response Guest Leilani Barnett, Regional Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Development discusses the Federal Reserve with Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Keppler. Radio commentary provided by Great Valley Center President & CEO Ben Duran; CSU Fresno Office of Community & Economic Development Executive Director Mike Dozier; CSU Fresno Economics Chair Antonio Avalos; and Fresno EDC Director of Business Expansion & Retention Victor Bribiesca.
  • New Groundwater Regulations:  Valley Concerns Guests State Assemblymember Roger Dickinson and Caitrin Chappelle of the Public Policy Institute of California discuss groundwater regulations with Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Keppler. Radio commentary provided by California Water Institute Program Director Sarge Green; Leadership Counsel for Justice & Accountability Co-Founder & Co-Director Phoebe Seaton; and Kings River Conservation District General Manager David Orth.
  • Maddy Report – Ready or Not, Here We Come: High Speed Moving in the Valley Guests Jeff Morales, CEO of California High Speed Rail Authority, and Diana Gomez, Central Valley Regional Director of High Speed Rail Authority, discuss the high speed rail with Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Keppler. Radio commentary provided by Fresno Bee Reporter Tim Sheehan, and Hanford Sentinel Reporter Seth Nidever.
  • Maddy Report – Covered California – Covering the Valley’s Uninsured? Guests Diana Dooley, California Secretary of Health & Human Services, and Dan Weintraub, Editor of the California Health Report, discuss California healthcare with Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Keppler. Radio commentary provided by John Capitman, Executive Director of the Central Valley Health Policy Institute; California Endowment Senior Vice President Daniel Zingale; Michelle Von Tersch, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Community Medical Centers; and John Price, CEO of Artisan Construction and Design, and Board Chairman for Great Valley Health Center.
  • Stockton: Ground Zero for Public Employee Pensions? Guests California Legislative Analyst Ryan Miller, and Sacramento Bee Reporter Jon Ortiz discuss public employee pensions with Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Keppler. Radio commentary provided by Fresno Bee Opinion Page Editor Bill McEwen, and Stockton Record Reporters Michael Fitzgerald and Roger Phillips.
  • November Election: Looking at Valley Results Guests Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) and Congressman David Valadao (R-Hanford) discuss November election results with Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Keppler. Paul Hurley, former editor of the Visalia Times Delta, offers commentary. Radio commentary provided by CSU Fresno Political Science Professor Jeff Cummins; UC Merced Political Science Professor Nate Monroe; and Paul Hurley, former editor of the Visalia Times Delta.
  • The 2014 Propositions: Valley Implications Guests Anton Favorini Csorba, Ryan Miller, Ross Brown, Drew Soderberg, and Anita Lee, of the California Legislative Analysts Office discuss November propositions with Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Keppler. Radio commentary provided by Bill McEwen, Political Columnist for The Fresno Bee; Jeff Cummins, Professor of Political Science at CSU Fresno; and Melinda Morales, Senior Editor/Community Conversations Editor of the Times-Delta Media Group.
  • November 2014 Races: What They Could Mean for the Valley Guests Mark Baldasarre of PPIC and Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee discuss the November elections with Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Keppler. Bill McEwen of the Fresno Bee offers commentary. Radio commentary provided by John Ellis, Political Reporter for The Fresno Bee; Nate Monroe, Political Science Professor at UC Merced; and Pete Weber, Boardmember of California Forward.
  • Maddy Report – California Retrospectives – A Discussion with the California Legislature’s Democratic and Republican Leaders Guests Joseph Minicozzi, Principal – Urban 3; Clovis Mayor Lynne Ashbeck; and Modesto Mayor Garrand Marsh discuss Valley planning issues with Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Kepper. Radio commentary provided by Mary Savala of the League of Women Voters; Clovis city planner Dwight Kroll and former City of Fresno assistant city planner Keith Bergthold.

  • Maddy Report – Universal Pre-K: Is an Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Debt? Guests Lillian Mongeau, a reporter with EdSource Today, and Molly Tafoya, Early Edge California, discuss universal pre-K issues with Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Keppler. Radio commentary provided by Kendra Rogers, executive director of First Five Fresno County, and Fresno Unified Superintendent Michael Hanson.

  • “Connie Conway and Valley Republicans: Fork in the Road?” Guests Dean Bonner of the Public Policy Institute of California; Dan Walters, columnist for the Sacramento Bee; and John Myers, senior editor, California politics & government for KQED
  • “Private, For Profit Colleges: Good Deal or No Deal?” Guests Carole D’Elia, Executive Director of Little Hoover Commission, and Nancy Shulock, Executive Director of Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy at CSU Sacramento
  • “California Retrospectives: A Discussion with the California Legislature’s Democratic and Republican Leaders” Guest Connie Conway, Visalia Republican and Assembly Republican Leader
  • “Bill Lockyer and the Changing Nature of State and Valley Politics” Guest Bill Lockyer, former leader of the California State Senate, former Attorney General and current California State Treasurer
  • “2014 State Budget: Impact on the Valley” Guests State Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor; Gov. Brown’s Finance Spokesperson HD Palmer and KQED Senior Editor for Government; & KQED’s Senior Editor John Myers
  • “Obamacare: Impact on Valley’s Health Care System” Guests Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California; John Kabateck, executive director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses/California; Duane Donner, president/CEO of the California Hospital Association; & Charlies Bacchi, executive vice president of the California Association of Health Plans
  • “Valley Republicans – Fork in the Road?” Guests state Sen. Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte); & state Assemblymembers Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto)
  • “CalFresh: Is California’s Food Stamp Program Too Much, Too Little or Just Right?” Guests Ryan Woolsey, fiscal and policy analyst with the Legislative Analyst’s Office; & Todd Blank, deputy director of the Welfare to Work Division of the California Department of Social Services
  • “ACA: The Initial (Medical and Political) Prognosis Is…” Guests David Panush, Director of External Affairs at Covered California; & Dan Weintraub, Editor of the CA Health Report
  • Universal Pre-K: Is an Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Debt?” Guests Lillian Mongeau, reporter from EdSource Today; & Molly Tafoya, Early Edge California
  • Capitol Crimes: A Few Bad Apples or a Culture of Corruption?” Guests John Myers, Political Reporter at KQED; Dan Morain, Editorial Page Editor for the Sacramento Bee; & Laurel Rosenhall, Reporter from the Sacramento Bee
  • “Groundwater Management: A Race to the Bottom?” Guests David Orth, General Manager of the King’s River Conservation District; Laurel Firestone, Attorney for the Community Water Center (both members on the California Water Foundation’s Steering Committee on Sustainable Groundwater Management); & Mark Grossi, award-winning environmental reporter from the Fresno Bee
  • “The Drought: Is there a Silver Lining in the Non-Existent Clouds?” Guests Richard Howitt, UC Davis Prof. of Agriculture and Resource Economics; Jonas Minton, Senior Water Policy Advisor with the Planing and Conversation League; Jeanine Jones,  Deputy Drought Manager with the California Dept. of Water Resources; & Dan Morain, Editorial Page Editor of the Sacramento Bee
  • High Speed Rail:  The Little Engine That Could — or Couldn’t?” Guests Hanford Sentinel reporter Seth Nidever and Fresno Bee reporter Tim Sheehan
  • “Common Core: A Course Correction?” Guests Tammie Calzadillas, executive director of educational services with the Merced Union High School District, and Charlene Stringham, Tulare County Office of Education – Student Academic Services Administrator
  • “The Local Control Funding Formula: The Devil is in the Details” Guests Mike Berg, superintendent of Central Unified School District; Maryjane Skjellerup, senior director of programs at the Youth Leadership Institute; Ruth Quinto, deputy superintendent and CFO of Fresno Unified; and Eva Ruiz, president of the Fresno Teachers Association