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.

After Paradise: Week 10

Tonight on After Paradise - It’s been 10 weeks since the Camp Fire started. PG&E faces staggering legal costs. California’s largest utility now seeking bankruptcy protection. We explore what it means for Camp Fire survivor and ratepayers.

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After Paradise: Week 10

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Tonight on After Paradise - It’s been 10 weeks since the Camp Fire started. PG&E faces staggering legal costs. California’s largest utility now seeking bankruptcy protection. We explore what it means for Camp Fire survivor and ratepayers.

Sara Bir

For Sara Bir – food librarian, forager, chef and author – fruit are sweet, delicious, sexy and tactile – but every bit as important – they among her currency of memory. Sara, whose new book The Fruit Forager’s Companion is out now from Chelsea Green, joins Cultivating Place to share her fruit foraging philosophy and practice. Listen in!

 

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This week we head up the road to appreciate again the California coast in winter. Many of us think of one particular migrant in appreciating the nearshore ocean—the California gray whale, also known as the Western or Pacific gray whale. A close-up view of California’s official (and largest) mammal is life-changing. Dark, barnacled heads shoot up out of the ocean to breathe, blasting saltwater out their blowholes with the force of a firehose. That spouting is how you’ll first spot them all along the California coast.


“Homeless Joy: an exposé in poetry” is a memoir by J. L. (Joy) Wright who grew up in foster care.  After graduating from college she lived in a tent, and even after finding a job, could not afford housing.  Another guest, Charles Withuhn, tells what Chico Homeless Action Team (CHAT) does for the homeless.

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Two of our favorite experts on weather and climate return for this special discussion moderated by Dave. Both of them were on the frontlines of the worst extreme weather disasters of 2018.

 

 

After Paradise: Choir Soothes Hurt Souls

Jan 11, 2019
Art Strong Butte County

In the aftermath of a disaster, psychologists say that artistic expression can often help victims as they struggle to rebuild their lives. From painting to music, art can bring comfort to people in need. In that vein, students from five local high schools – many of them displaced by the fire – have formed a choir that’s performing for other affected kids. They want to use the power of song to heal their community. Laura Wenus has our story.

 

After Paradise: Fieri Paying It Forward

Jan 11, 2019
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Last November, celebrity chef Guy Fieri of the Food Network show Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives, came to Chico to cook Thanksgiving dinner for evacuees and responders. After serving some 75-hundred pounds of turkey, he went around town and sampled some of the city’s dining options.

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More than eight million tons of debris has to come down from the ridge before rebuilding can start in Paradise, Magalia and Concow. The debate over where to put that waste is ongoing. But we now know who will be overseeing the process.

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We talked about the finite patience among fire victims and the larger community in the fire’s wake. The outpouring of unequivocal generosity during the disaster continues, but appears more muted with the passage of time. It turns out, instant solidarity and sudden comradery is quite common in a catastrophe, as are the fissures and disputes that arise as emergencies fade into memory. Laird Easton wrote about this in a recent Washington Post Op-ed piece. He's a professor of history at Cal state here in Chico, where he teaches a course on disaster. He came to our studios this week.

 

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It was evident at a Paradise town council meeting Tuesday that just about everyone wants to get back to normal, but complexity and uncertainty are fraying nerves.

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