In Democratic Debate, A Fiery Clash Over U.S. Role In Syria

Democrats onstage during their party's presidential debate were quick to condemn President Trump's abrupt and unilateral decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. But their responses as to what role the U.S. should play in the region were generally cloudier. Trump's decision last week appeared to set in motion a Turkish incursion into northern Syria and the advancement of Turkish-backed militias against Kurdish forces that had helped the United States battle ISIS. The most fiery clash in...

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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.

Chico News & Review

Chico physician Dr. Kelley Otani combines what he learned in his medical training with healing practices from other sources. The principles in his book, Paradox of Conscious Healing, have been tested by his patients. He is joined in the studio with some of his patients who survived the Camp Fire on November 2019.

Dr. R. Kelley Otani is a board-certified physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, and did his residency at the University of Washington.

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A controlled burn in the Sierra set for tomorrow has been postponed.



Forecasts of low humidity and breezy conditions necessitated the change. 


“Right now with the winds that are predicted, we would get into a situation where we would have too aggressive fire behavior and that’s why we’re postponing it.” Fire Management Officer for Lassen National Forest’s Almanor District Nicolaus Bunch said.

Mary Reynolds

Irish plantswoman Mary Reynolds has cultivated a deep love of her place in the mountains of Wicklow, Ireland - in all its complexity and mystery.  As a plantswoman and guardian/gardener - she listens to her place and works in partnership with her place to move us all forward towards a better world.

Mary is a nature activist, a self-described reformed Landscape Designer, the author of "The Garden Awakening", and the inspiration behind the 2015 movie Dare to be Wild – Cultivating Place revisits this BEST OF episode in celebration of NSPR’s Fall Membership Drive. Listen in!

From Alderpoint to Yuba City, hundreds of thousands of PG&E customers are managing without electricity across Northern California today as the company conducts a pre-emptive blackout aimed at preventing its equipment from sparking another wildfire.

The company began turning off the electricity to half a million households shortly after midnight due to high winds.

Customers of Redding’s Municipal Utility and other systems are not generally affected.

NSPR Outages Spurred By PG&E Power Cuts

Oct 9, 2019

Planned PG&E power outages across northern California Wednesday and Thursday will have sporadic effects on NSPR service. As of Wednesday morning, because of cuts to power on Shasta Bally in Redding, NSPR's transmitters in Redding, Burney, and Dunsmuir are off the air. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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On the anniversary of 9/11, Commentator Richard Parker has some thoughts about that event in US history.


In 2012 Chico Neurosurgeon Jeffrey Lobosky published It’s Enough to Make You Sick: The Failure of the American Health Care System and a Prescription for the Cure. 


Since then Dr. Lobosky has continued to research solutions and brings us an update.


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Late night drivers using Northbound Interstate 5 in southern Shasta County should expect significant disruption to their normal routines next week. 


All northbound lanes will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from midnight until 5 a.m. as highway widening work continues.


Workers replacing a railroad overpass will be lifting 150 foot long, 164,000 pound girders into place using cranes and other heavy equipment. Traffic will be detoured near Anderson for about three miles.


Josh Willis

Dave talks to longtime friend of the program, Josh Willis, the Principal Investigator for NASA's OMG (Oceans Melting Greenland) program. 


Josh was flying missions over the places where the glacial ice sheets meet the sea all summer and was joined by several major media outlets (like NBC with Al Roker pictured above) that highlighted the pace at which Greenlands glaciers are melting.

It’s again time for our weekly check-in with representatives from some of the lead agencies attempting to aid Camp Fire survivors. Earlier today we welcomed Butte County spokeswoman Casey Hatcher and Paradise spokeswoman Colette Curtis into our studios, and also heard from Justin Jacobs with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and Mickey Rich of the Paradise Irrigation District.

Today, Colette Curtis opens our roundtable with word about the upcoming Census, which uses population figures to determine federal and state funding. 

Abelow Sherman Architects


This week Cultivating Place is joined by award winning architect David Abelow. David asks us look at our gardens from the inside out and his exploration of our gardens as the “first next room” out of every door and window gets us re-viewing what our gardens are and can be. Listen in!


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Chicago teachers are walking. The Chicago Teachers Union will go on strike. Teachers will be on the picket lines outside schools tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, 300,000 students won't be in those schools. Joining me on the line is Sarah Karp of member station WBEZ.

And Sarah, what's the reason behind this strike?

NASA's First All-Female Spacewalk Set For Friday

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The first all-female spacewalk in NASA's 61-year history is finally happening and will even take place a few days ahead of schedule.

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California Burning takes a deep and critical look at how the state’s fire-prone forests have been managed, and how we can all be part of the solution to avoid catastrophic wildfires in the future.

NSPR Wins Prestigious Journalism Award

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

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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