"My story on #eastporterville’s water crisis went national today on @hereandnowradio. Check it out online at hereandnow.wbur.org." #droughtvoices
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"My story on #eastporterville’s water crisis went national today on @hereandnowradio. Check it out online at hereandnow.wbur.org." #droughtvoices

From the Instagram account of ezraromero.

David Mas Masumoto: The art of the drought | David Mas Masumoto | FresnoBee.com

hat does art have to do with the drought? Pictures of dried-up lake beds? Drawings of parched, snowless mountains? A poem about thirst?

I have a favorite example of the art of drought. Dorothea Lange’s famous photograph, “Migrant Mother,” symbolized the hardship of the Great Depression and the plight of migrant workers, many who were displaced from their farms. We forget the cause of the Okie exodus: a drought in the dust bowl of Oklahoma and Arkansas.

This photograph became an icon of the upheaval of being poor and out of work during the 1930s. The image captured the struggle of people trying to find some hope in the world. This is the art of the drought from 1936.

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"Nice job @ezraromero with the #droughtvoices exhibit tonight at #arthop :) #fresno #california #fresyes #centralcalifornia #mycalifornia"
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"Nice job @ezraromero with the #droughtvoices exhibit tonight at #arthop :) #fresno #california #fresyes #centralcalifornia #mycalifornia"

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Valley Public Radio Presents #DroughtVoices For October ArtHop

Don’t miss #DroughtVoices this week at CMAC for ArtHop (Fresno Arts Council). KVPRs’ Voices of the Drought blog and series will come to life with a mural of California filled in with user submitted photos, a listening room for stories, a gallery of the best drought photos taken by KVPR reporter Ezra David Romero, a gallery of Guest Blogger essays/photos (Including Nikiko Masumoto and Dairygoddess), a gallery of the best photos submitted via social media, and computer stations with the blog on them to look through.

Details: #DroughtVoices by Valley Public Radio at CMAC October ArtHop
Thursday Oct. 2, 5-8 p.m. at CMAC in Downtown Fresno, 1555 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, California 93721.

In East Porterville "They Were Drinking Water That Looked Yellow And Red"

By Ezra David Romero

Severe drought conditions have become so harsh in Central California that dry wells have become commonplace. The lack of running water has plagued East Porterville, an unincorporated Tulare County community, leaving scores of family homes without working wells.

In this report FM89 Reporter Ezra David Romero visits the community and finds a dry river, dry wells and people whose basic necessities are threatened. 

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