The campus radio station at California State University, Fresno – 90.7 KFSR – will air “The Maddy Forum,” a 30-minute weekly public affairs television program on issues impacting Central California, beginning this month. It will air Saturdays at 1 p.m. and be rebroadcast Sundays at 11 a.m. The program launches Saturday, Sept. 20.

The first program will be on “Air Quality in the San Joaquin Valley: Clear Skies Ahead?” The guests will be:

·        Pete Weber, chair of the Air Quality Work Group of the
California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley

·        DeeDee Adamo, member of the California Air Resources Board

Mark Keppler, executive director of the Maddy Institute at Fresno State, will introduce each program and Mike Lukens, the Maddy Institute liaison with the California Partnership, will serve as the program host.

In the following weeks other guest hosts will include institute chair Don Jackson and member Lee Lockhart discussing issues critical to the region. Programs will feature interviews with local and regional leaders.

All programs will be archived and available as a podcast, and on-demand streaming audio through the Maddy Institute and KFSR Web sites

For more information about the Maddy Institute, contact the institute at 559-294-9119 or Keppler at 559.213.0808 or

For more information about 90.7 KFSR, contact Station Manager Joe Moore at 559-278-2598 or

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About The Kenneth L. Maddy Institute:

The institute was established at California State University, Fresno in 1999 by the California Legislature in honor of State Senator Ken Maddy, whose 28 years of public service demonstrated the successful application of personal integrity, legislative know-how and bipartisanship to the governance of the State of California.

The Maddy Institute mission includes providing non-partisan, interdisciplinary and fact-driven analysis of public policy issues impacting our region and state. The institute also provides practical training for local officials and civic leaders, fellowships for Fresno State students with local state and federal legislators, as well as symposia and extension courses on a range of topics relating to public policy and public administration.