The Richard Beene Show

The Richard Beene Show

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Weekdays 1pm-3pm

Prior to joining American General Media and KERN, Beene was president and chief executive officer of The Bakersfield Californian. He retired in June 2016 but continues to write the twice weekly blog Bakersfield Observed.

Beene has lived in Bakersfield since 1994. Prior to that he worked at The Los Angeles Times for seven years and was part of the Pulitzer Prize winning team of reporters and editors who covered the Rodney King riots and the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

He also spent seven years overseas working as a foreign correspondent, living and working in Egypt, Spain and Mexico.
In Bakersfield he has served on numerous local board and organizations, including serving as president of the Bakersfield Museum of Art board of trustees and president of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield. He also served on the Memorial Hospital foundation and the CSUB foundation.

Beene was raised in Atlanta and graduated from Georgia Southern University. He has two daughters who were raised in Bakersfield,

The “Richard Beene Show” on KERN NewsTalk 96.1 FM/1180 AM will be devoted to providing a community forum on local issues including life, media, politics and people.

Recent Posts from The Richard Beene Show

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  • Dr. Brij Bhambi questions Trump’s handling of the protests and urges everyone to speak out June 5, 2020
    Dr. Brij Bhambi, founder of Centric Health and a local cardiologist, says people need to be heard when the nation is in turmoil or we risk more polarization. Honesty and candor are what is needed. KERN Radio · Dr. Brij Bhambi questions Trump’s handling of the protests and urges everyone to speak out The Richard […]
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  • Former Garces Memorial High School teacher Timothy Gordon defends his remarks that BLM is a terrorist June 5, 2020
    Garces Memorial High School and The Fresno Diocese fires a teacher who claims the Black Lives Movement in a terrorist organization… Listen to his reasoning below! KERN Radio · Former Garces teacher Timothy Gordon defends his remarks that BLM is a terrorist The Richard Beene Show airs weekdays from 1=3pm on Newstalk 96.1 & AM1180 […]
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  • Dr. Jeanine Kraybill walks us through the Insurrection Act June 4, 2020
    Can President Trump invoke the Insurrection Act and the legality of sending in troops to our cities. KERN Radio · Dr. Jeanine Kraybill walks us through the Insurrection Act The Richard Beene Show airs weekdays from 1-3pm on Newstalk 96.1 & AM1180 K-E-R-N
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  • Is America facing a “lost decade” of economy activity? June 4, 2020
    Dr. Richard Gearhart of CSUB poses this question during a wide ranging discussion of economic challenges. KERN Radio · Is America facing a “lost decade” of economy activity? The Richard Beene Show airs weekdays from 1-3pm on Newstalk 96.1 & AM1180 K-E-R-N
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  • Race in America: Michael Bowers and Keith Wolaridge open up June 4, 2020
    Listen to Michael Bowers and Keith Wooldridge talk frankly about race in Kern County. KERN Radio · Race in America: Michael Bowers and Keith Wolaridge open up The Richard Beene Show airs weekdays from 1-3pm on Newstalk 96.1 & AM1180 K-E-R-N
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  • A conversation on race: Sheriff Youngblood and Supervisor Leticia Perez mix it up June 3, 2020
    We talk race with Sheriff Youngblood and Supervisor Perez in the wake of protests across the country. KERN Radio · A conversation on race: Sheriff Youngblood and Supervisor Leticia Perez mix it up The Richard Beene Show airs weekdays from 1-3pm on Newstalk 96.1 & AM1180 K-E-R-N
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  • Dr. Ravi Patel of CBCC honored by CSUB and talks new cancer therapies June 2, 2020
    Dr, Ravi Patel of the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center talks to treatments for breast and pancreatic cancers. KERN Radio · Dr. Ravi Patel of CBCC honored by CSUB and talks new cancer therapies The Richard Beene Show airs weekdays from 1-3pm on Newstalk 96.1 & AM1180 K-E-R-N
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  • Pastor Angelo Frazier: “Violence smothers the neck of justice” June 1, 2020
    Pastor Frazier talks about the weekend of protests and violence in Bakersfield. KERN Radio · Pastor Angelo Frazier: “Violence smothers the neck of justice” The Richard Beene Show airs weekdays from 1-3pm on Newstalk 96.1 & AM1180 K-E-R-N
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  • Supervisor Mike Maggard reacts to a weekend of protests in Bakersfield June 1, 2020
    Were outside agitators part of the demonstrations in town this weekend? How should we react? Supervisor Maggard responds. KERN Radio · Supervisor Mike Maggard reacts to a weekend of protests in Bakersfield The Richard Beene Show airs weekdays from 1-3pm on Newstalk 96.1 & AM1180 K-E-R-N
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  • Professor Jeanine Kraybill on Trump’s war on Twitter May 28, 2020
    Will the president succeed in his war on Twitter? Dr. Jeanine Kraybill takes on this and other timely topics. KERN Radio · Professor Jeanine Kraybill on Trump’s war on Twitter The Richard Beene Show airs weekdays from 1-3pm on Newstalk 96.1 & AM1180 K-E-R-N
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Latest Blogs

Ralph takes on “All Lives Matter”

Ralph takes on “All Lives Matter”

Ralph talks about the problems behind the “All Lives Matter” statements and how it can be racially tone-deaf to say this in response to the protests going on today. KERN Radio · Ralph takes on “All Lives Matter”

Dr. Jeanine Kraybill walks us through the Insurrection Act

Dr. Jeanine Kraybill walks us through the Insurrection Act

Can President Trump invoke the Insurrection Act and the legality of sending in troops to our cities. KERN Radio · Dr. Jeanine Kraybill walks us through the Insurrection Act The Richard Beene Show airs weekdays from 1-3pm on Newstalk 96.1 & AM1180 K-E-R-N

Is America facing a “lost decade” of economy activity?

Is America facing a “lost decade” of economy activity?

Dr. Richard Gearhart of CSUB poses this question during a wide ranging discussion of economic challenges. KERN Radio · Is America facing a “lost decade” of economy activity? The Richard Beene Show airs weekdays from 1-3pm on Newstalk 96.1 & AM1180 K-E-R-N