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COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 8.6)

Today we're hearing from Shasta County, where the first COVID-19 case was discovered in the North State. Despite a recent uptick in cases, Shasta County, with larger towns like Redding and Anderson, is fairing relatively well. It is one of the most populated Northern California Counties that is not on the State’s Watch list. We’re going to try to find out why. We’re also going to look into the status of COVID-19 testing, who gets tested, how to get the test, and how long it takes to get results, and problems when testing gets delayed too much. If you have questions or comments for us, leave them on our message line 433-9216 – or you can also head to mynspr.org . For Thursday, August 6, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

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COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 8.6)

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Today we're hearing from Shasta County, where the first COVID-19 case was discovered in the North State. Despite a recent uptick in cases, Shasta County, with larger towns like Redding and Anderson, is fairing relatively well. It is one of the most populated Northern California Counties that is not on the State’s Watch list. We’re going to try to find out why. 

 

We’re also going to look into the status of COVID-19 testing, who gets tested, how to get the test, and how long it takes to get results, and problems when testing gets delayed too much. 

 

If you have questions or comments for us, leave them on our message line 433-9216 – or you can also head to mynspr.org.

 

For Thursday, August 6, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

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In some locations, it is hard to get a COVID-19 test. In others, supplies are an issue. And yet in others, it takes so long to get results, by the time they’re available, the person who was tested may have already spread the illness. 

To try to better understand what is going on with testing and why, NSPR’s Marc Albert spoke with Elisabeth Rosenthal, the editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service covering health care policy. 


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The book details Gerti’s life after Hitler took power and was assigned into service as an encrytionist with the top security clearance. 

 

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Conversations ensued about racism, localism, and the environment and how surf culture has reflected those complex currents through time since the Malibu explosion of the early 1960s. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 7.30)

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This week we’re taking a closer look at COVID-19 outbreaks in a North State jail and prison. We'll hear from Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea and from an employee at the California Correctional Center in Lassen County. We’ll also take a trip to Downieville to learn more about the community’s classic bike race that won’t be happening there this year due to the pandemic.  

 

If you have questions or comments for us leave them on our message line 433-9216 – or you can also leave comments on our website, mynspr.org.  

 

For Thursday July 30, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

Dozens of inmates at the Butte County Jail in Oroville have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with many of the cases detected in the last several weeks. 

NSPR's Andre Byik spoke with Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea by phone on Thursday about the outbreak there. Andre first asked the sheriff to explain the extent of the spread of the virus at the facility.

Here are highlights from their conversation. You can also listen at the top of the page.

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It’s going to take strategy to come up with a travel or vacation plan that delivers as much freedom and enjoyment as possible—maybe even good old-fashioned fun—while also fully embracing this strange new world we’re living in. The one in which the subtext of every trip is the need to sidestep strangers, avoid even friends, and keep dodging the coronavirus. Can that even be fun?

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