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Imperial Valley Update: Signs of Economy Improving, Concerns About Program at SDSU-IV

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Aired 4/22/09

What are some of the signs that the Imperial Valley economy is starting to improve? Why are certain Imperial County residents concerned about a plan to eradicate non-native fish from the Colorado River? And, can bargains be found right now in the IV housing market? Brad Jennings, editor of the Imperial Valley Press, join us to talk about the latest news out in the Imperial Valley. Jennings also talks about concerns that were recently raised relating to the quality of the teacher education program at San Diego State University's Imperial Valley campus.

Maureen Cavanaugh: The news from the Imperial Valley in recent months hasn't been so good. The area has been hard hit by the recession, with soaring unemployment, job losses and foreclosures. But checking in on recent news, it seems there's been just a little improvement: a few more car sales, and some houses are selling. There's been a little good news for a change.

And, recent Imperial County headlines also highlight the search for a new police chief for El Centro, a controversial EPA plan to kill off some fish by using a pesticide in the Colorado River and some high-level criticism of SDSU-Imperial Valley's teachers' education program.

Guest

Brad Jennings, editor of the Imperial Valley Press.

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