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Rural Americans are preoccupied with the problems of opioid and drug addiction in their communities, citing it as a worry on par with concerns about local jobs and the economy, according to a new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The drywall is finally ready to go up at Paul Lowenthal's new house, just outside Santa Rosa, Calif. After going through the most destructive blaze in California history, his long rebuilding process is almost done.

Fueled by extreme winds, Sonoma County's Tubbs Fire last year killed 22 people and destroyed more than 5,000 homes and buildings.

Since then, the community has banded together to pick up the pieces. But it's also been grappling with a tough question — one that faces fire-ravaged communities around the state:

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The City of Chico is expected to re-instate a controversial law that critics have labeled both anti-homeless and ineffective.

 

 

 

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I’m where the timeless majesty of nature collides with industrial efficiency. In a small warehouse-like building, rather than a remote high country stream or bear’s mouth, the lives of thousands of salmon, following an epic migration end. Fighting through the last barrier, these burly kings or Chinook salmon flop into a tub, splashing and writhing until CO2 pumped into the tank sort of stuns them. 

Blue Dot 120: The Great San Francisco Earthquake

Oct 12, 2018

In this episode we look back at what was once known as, "The Great San Francisco Earthquake." But it isn't the famous disaster from 1906. On October 21 an estimated magnitude 6.8 temblor rocked the Bay Area when the Hayward Fault ruptured. Dubbed "the most dangerous fault in America," by seismologists, the tectonic boundary is an extension of the more famous San Andreas Fault and passes below the densely populated East Bay from Fremont through Hayward, Oakland and Berkeley before ending in San Pablo Bay.

We talk with the director, the choreographer and members of the energetic cast from California Regional Theatre's high-powered production of the Broadway musical "Newsies" which is now onstage in Chico. And we talk with two Chico artists who are opening their personal gardens to the public this weekend as a place to showcase their artwork and the artwork of others. 

Brian Walter

Tell someone you’re going hiking, they usually assume you’re heading to the mountains, maybe the coast. But California’s deserts offer sublime hikes. Just not in the summer. So we’re wrapping up our extended stay in the California desert this week with ideas for memorable family hikes.

Obi Kaufmann

There’s an ancient association between the botanical world and the inspiration it provides to artists of all kinds. For our Botanical Artistry series part two, we meet Obi Kaufmann – author and artist of The California Field Atlas – he sometimes calls it a family album of his lifelong relationship with the physical being we know as California. Join us! 

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Authorities are asking local residents for help after a woman was killed in one of two suspicious fires earlier this week. 

 

 

Shasta County investigators are asking the public for any surveillance footage of suspicious persons or activity in Cottonwood since June, after a rash of suspicious fires turned deadly early Sunday. 

 

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As expected, Butte County officials cut some red tape yesterday, making it easier to break ground near a stream. 

 

 

Arguing that duplicative paperwork and added costs are hindering progress, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday moved ahead with plans that would scrub some regulations aimed at protecting waterways from commercial development.  

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Drivers can expect 15 minute delays along State route 20 east of Marysville Friday afternoon, as two years of construction work gets underway in earnest.  

 

 

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Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities.

On Cultivating Place, we speak with people passionate about plants, gardens, and natural history. We explore what gardens mean to us and how they speak to us.

Each week host Nancy Wiegman talks to local, regional and national writers about their latest projects.

With our new series Since You Asked, we're turning to YOU. What have you always wondered about the North State? What questions do you have about this place we call home?

There’s still time to head up the road for a late-summer adventure. Plan a trip with help from this new map of California destinations featured by Kim Weir on her show Up the Road on NSPR.

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