In the next 40 years, the San Joaquin Valley is expected to more than double in size from 3.3 to
seven million residents. Are we prepared for such exponential growth?
Two public television stations serving the San Joaquin Valley joined with Valley sponsors to examine the issues
in four half-hour programs that address the key challenges affecting the economic vitality of the region.
Topics include economic and workforce development, health & human services, air quality and the San Joaquin
Valley Blueprint Project, which covers land use, water, resources and transportation issues.
The series documents the work of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, established by
Governor Schwarzenegger and including representatives from eight counties from Kern to San Joaquin. The
series is produced by Valley Public Television/KVPT in Fresno in cooperation with KVIE in Sacramento and
will complement regional planning efforts now underway.
The third episode, sponsored by the Valley Air District, debuted on KVPT on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 7 p.m.
and was followed by a 30-minute roundtable discussion hosted by Neil Koenig, Ph.D., a
Fresno-based family business and management consultant. Viewers had the opportunity to call KVPT
and submit questions to the panel. You can stream the third episode here to learn more
about the Valley's air quality outlook.
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You can purchase the entire series by visiting
Valley Public Television