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Quality of Life

Airs Tuesdays at 9am

Host Terry Phillips presents Valley Public Radio's weekly exploration of issues that affect our Quality of life. The programs are heard Tuesday mornings from 9am to 10am.

Sponsors for this series are: Chevron Corporation, James Irvine Foundation, Comcast and Kaiser Permanente

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Terry Phillips QUALITY OF LIFE is a public forum on the air. We look at people and issues affecting all of us in the Central Valley. Listeners are invited to call in and participate. Heard on Tuesdays at 9 a.m and repeated Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. You can call us Tuesday mornings at 275-8989, or 1-800-224-8989 from outside the 559 area code.

Moderator Terry Phillips is a Fresno native whose career in journalism has taken him around the world. He's served as a correspondent for National Public Radio and CBS News - from such places as Moscow, Baghdad, Kabul, Sarajevo...

"Once upon a time," says Phillips, "there was a federal requirement for broadcasters to present controversial issues of public importance in an honest, equal and balanced manner. It was called the Fairness Doctrine. Although no longer mandated by law, I still believe in the concept. QUALITY OF LIFE is intended to serve that purpose."

To learn more about Terry, visit his website:

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And remember, it's not only the quantity that counts. It's the QUALITY OF LIFE!
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  Summer School
Aired July 6th, 2010
Some kids attend classes during vacation months to earn extra credits or to make up a failed course. Others go to summer school just for fun. A wide variety of choices are available for students of all ages.

Moderator Terry Phillips talks with guest experts and takes listener calls. The panel includes Dr. John Mayer, Course Coordinator of the CSU Summer Arts Program at Fresno State; Randy Mehrten, Executive Director for the Safe and Healthy Kids Programs at the Fresno County Office of Education; Jackie Brouillette, Summer Camp Director of the Lori Brock Discovery Center at the Kern County Museum; Jennifer Joliffe, Adult/Child Summer Fun Program Coordinator for Clovis Unified School District; and Mr. Arnie Prieb , Director of International Programs & Services at Fresno Pacific University.

Additional Links:

Fresno County Office of Education
CSU Summer Arts Program
Kern County Museum Summer Camp
Clovis Unified School District
Fresno Pacific University

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  Jim Meyers
Aired June 29th, 2010
After 30 years, Jim Meyers has retired as Valley Public Radio’s station manager and program director, as well as executive producer for Quality of Life. Terry Phillips spends this hour talking with Jim about changes in public broadcasting. They are joined by co-workers and listeners who share their recollections. As an extra treat, Jim plays a little piano.

Also, some fireworks advice from Brandon Smith, Kern County Fire Department Public Information Officer.
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  Journalism Ethics
Aired June 22nd, 2010
What role do independent and ethical journalists have in preserving our democracy? Terry Phillips moderates a discussion about how changes in media consumption (such as the decline in newspaper readership) affect politics. The conversation also focuses on how changes in the news business are affecting the quality of journalism.

Panelists include: Betsy Lumbye, Executive Editor at the Fresno Bee; Chris Manson, News Director at KSEE/Channel 24; Alicia Shepard, Ombudsman at National Public Radio; and Christopher Meyers, Philosophy Professor and Director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics at CSU Bakersfield.

Additional Links:

National Weather Service
Fresno Bee
KSEE/Channel 24 News
NPR Ombudsman
California State University, Bakersfield

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HOST: Terry Phillips
AIRS: Tuesdays at 9am
Phone: 800-275-8989
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