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COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUE 6.30)

We continue looking at food insecurity and hunger in the Camp Fire burn scar. Today we'll hear the second episode of five in this series where we’ll focus on the voices of survivors speaking about their experience dealing with issues around food access, more than a year and a half after the fire. If you are a Camp Fire survivor who is having challenges getting healthy food for yourself o r your family, please check out our food insecurity survey . You can also share your story with us on our message line at 433-9216.

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How many cases of COVID-19 are in the North State? How many people are being tested? How do I keep myself and my loved ones safe? We want your questions about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Activist, writer, and teacher Brenda Hillman's new collection has been nominated for a National Book Award. This work concludes a four-book series exploring earth, air, water, and fire.

Chico shaman Victoria Hunt studied metaphysics and earth spirituality for over 20 years and especially Celtic spirituality. She says when we simply take a walk in nature, we can travel into "Faery" and bring wisdom from that consciousness to help make things better for everyone on this planet. Her book describes elementals (earth, water, fire, and air spirits), gnomes, elves, sylphs, as well as the significance of solstice and equinox; and why we should leave some part of Bidwell Park wild.

Peace activist James Douglass tediously researched previously unreleased documents from the 1960s and came up with startling conclusions about the assassination of President John Kennedy.

Peggy Jennings-Severe is a student services administrator at Butte College who wrote her book to help people create more loving and meaningful relationships by providing questions and activities to expand and deepen conversation at family gatherings, anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays.

This is a continuation of Zigrid Vidners's first book, "I Grew Up in Latvia." She was a refugee from her home country during the Second World War who escaped Stalin's troops by fleeing to Germany. After the war she had the opportunity to to go England to work in a hospital. A lot changed when she met a young Latvian man Ed Vidners.

This is an informational guide to some of the most well-known resting places in Paris like Pere Lachaise where Jim Morrison is buried, and the Paris catacombs. Color photographs illustrate the text, and a fold-out map of Pere Lachaise Cemetery is included in the back of the book.

This is the latest collection of poems by Joanne Allred, who formerly taught literature and writing at California State University, Chico. Her poems have appeared in the Chico News & Review as part of their Poetry 99 Project. She lives in Butte Creek Canyon, whose landscape often serves as backdrop and subject for her poems.

Mike Paull is a retired dentist who has created a fictional hero for his profession. Dr. Paull began flying in 1978 and draws on his experience as a pilot to write this mystery novel about an unlikely detective.

Chico author Glynda-Lee Hoffmann writes that the Book of Genesis is a coded text, and understanding the code allows us to see how we can become the extraordinary person we've always wanted to be.

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Survey: Food Access & Recovery After The Camp Fire

Camp Fire Survivors — we're reporting a series of stories about food access and recovery after the Camp Fire. We need your help to get it right. We hope you'll consider sharing your answers with us.

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Find the latest episodes of our COVID-19 Special Program, airing each weeknight at 6:30 p.m. and rebroadcast at 8:30 a.m. the following day.

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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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.

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?

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.

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