House Votes To Condemn Trump's 'Racist Comments'

Updated at 7:05 p.m. ET The House of Representatives approved a resolution Tuesday evening condemning the president for a series of racist tweets about four Democratic lawmakers. The vote was mostly along party lines, as the House split 240-187, with four Republicans supporting the nonbinding measure. Republican Reps. Fred Upton of Michigan, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Susan Brooks of Indiana and Will Hurd of Texas joined with Democrats to rebuke the president, as did Michigan Rep....

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What Questions Do You Have About The Camp Fire Recovery Process?

How do you get funds from FEMA? How do you file a fire insurance claim? We want your questions about the ongoing recovery, and how the people and places affected by the fire can get assistance.

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Recovery after a disaster like the Camp Fire is a long and arduous process, but there are organizations that are in the area and working to make that process a little easier. One of those organizations is United Policyholders. The nonprofit is currently working with those who had insured homes that were damaged or destroyed in the Camp Fire. 

 

The Summer of Apollo 11 continues! Find out what Dave's first and second favorite movies of all time are, spoiler alert, one of them is the topic of this show! Dave talks to Australian filmmaker Rob Sitch. His 2000 movie The Dish starred Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) and Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld and A Series of Unfortunate Events). It tells the sometimes humorous, often inspiring and always warm story of a team of radio astronomers at the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia's outback who are tasked with tracking Apollo 11 on its way to and from the Moon and receiving the television broadcast of the moon walk on July 20, 1969.

Then we hear from Simon Plumpton from Wales in the UK. His YouTube Channel, lunarmodule5 is going to post an entire recreation of the Apollo 11 mission from prelaunch press conference to splashdown. Plumpton painstakingly collected mission audio and set it to state of the art computer animations as well as original broadcast footage.


It’s been 8 months since the Camp Fire devastated Paradise and its surrounding communities in Butte County. Each Thursday at 6:35 p.m. NSPR brings you an update from the agencies involved in the recovery process. 

 

Earlier today NSPR’s Sarah Bohannon spoke with Justin Jacobs from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Casey Hatcher with Butte County, Collette Curtis with the Town of Paradise and Debra Young with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Young started the call with an update on FEMA housing.  

 

Clare Foster

There are few things so affirming as growing plants from seed, this week on Cultivating Place, we talk about the adventures of growing flowers from seed with Clare Foster, Garden Editor of House & Garden, UK. A gardener, author, and seed-sower herself, Clare’s newest book (with co-author, with Sabina Rüber) is "The Flower Garden: How to Grow Flowers From Seed” (Laurence King, 2019). It’s fun, colorful, and easy! Listen in!

 

Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so much for listening over the years and we hope you'll support Cultivating Place.

Up The Road: Why Travel?

Jul 10, 2019
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We head up the road this week on a philosophical trip, to answer the question: Why travel? We travel because we’re a migratory species, on the most basic level, and we’ve gotten good at it over the eons. At first, we traveled strictly to survive, as many still do. Now the middle-class travels for fun, as only the upper class once did.

But there is a cost to so much travel. According to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change earlier this year, tourism—meaning, pleasure travel—accounts for 8 percent of all global greenhouse gases. Some sources put the total closer to 10 percent.

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Many of weatherman Mike Graf’s children’s books are trips to National Parks with a fictional family. In his latest book, Scientists in National Parks: Sequoia and Kings Canyon, readers learn how the giant sequoias were discovered, logged, and how they have since been protected. 

When eagles recently adopted a hawklet, eagle-watcher Terri Lhuillier was consulted. In March of 2012 Terri was interviewed on Nancy’s Bookshelf about her children’s book, The Unstoppable Eagles. 

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Whatever your thoughts on Megan Rapinoe’s political opinions, there is no denying her greatness on the field. 

After the U.S. women’s national soccer team beat the Netherlands 2-0 to win the World Cup for a fourth time on Sunday, Rapinoe was then honored personally with two other awards—the Golden Boot for most goals scored during the month-longs tournament and the Golden Ball, which recognizes her as the tournament’s best player.

Common Ground for Common Good: Empower Tehama

Jul 8, 2019
Empower Tehama

 

 


Empower Tehama (formerly Alternatives to Violence) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote healthy relationships and social change in the community through education, intervention and responsive services designed to inspire personal transformation. Located in Tehama County, Empower Tehama is committed to providing crucial social services that empower and help its residents, strengthening and enriching the community as a whole.

 

Robert Stone's three part documentary, Chasing The Moon, airs July 8-10 on the PBS history series The American Experience. After previewing the epic series, Dave interviewed Robert and the pair had an in depth conversation on the project from genesis to final cut. They also discuss the cultural meaning of the Moon landing as we look back at it through the lens of history fifty years later. And a new segment debuts on the show: Blue Dot's "Teachable Moment" where producer Matt Fidler poses a question to our host (who also happens to be a lifelong science educator) and get's an answer. This week we ask a question that seems childishly simple, though the answer is anything but: "Why is the sky blue?"

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On this Fourth of July – Cultivating Place is pleased to be in conversation with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants.” Together we explore the interrelationship between gardening and citizenship. She states: "I think that is our deepest longing - to belong to each other and to belong to this larger community of life and for me this notion of tending the garden at all the scales we’ve been implying here is a powerful way to belong." Join us!

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Editor's note: NPR this week has described the language in President Trump's tweets about a group of Democratic congresswomen as "racist."

Keith Woods, NPR's vice president for newsroom training and diversity, argues that journalists should not be using the term "racist" to describe the president's tweets. He explains why below.

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, whose Supreme Court opinions transformed many areas of American law during his 34 year tenure, died at the age of 99 in in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., of complications following a stroke he suffered Monday.

Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed Stevens' death in a statement from the Supreme Court.

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NSPR Wins Prestigious Journalism Award

NSPR's news team has won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Continuing Coverage for After Paradise, a weekly show giving recovery information to Camp Fire survivors and community.

Camp Fire Oral History Project

NSPR is helping document the Camp Fire from the perspectives of the people who experienced it. These interviews will be preserved at Chico State's Meriam Library.

Post-Camp Fire Recovery Information

Bringing you the latest from government officials, rescue organizations, financial planners, trauma experts and local reporters.

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?

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

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.

There’s always time to head up the road. 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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