Ken Devol

Morning Edition host

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUES 5.26)

18 hours ago
Healthy Shasta

This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.

Today we’ll check in with Shasta County on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s latest announcement that churches can now re-open. We’ll hear why it’s critical to follow your county’s guidelines in order for them to keep moving forward with re-opening, and we'll get a psychologist take on why some people are following health recommendations like wearing masks during this pandemic and others aren’t.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 5.25)

May 25, 2020
Becker Friedman Institute


This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.

 

Does visiting an ice cream shop put you at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 than a fast-food restaurant? How to navigate which businesses are the safest to visit and which might not be is what we’re exploring today with help from the podcast Pandemic Economics. It’s from The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago and it's hosted by Eduardo Porter and a good friend of this station, Tess Vigeland. It’s an interesting conversation, we highly recommend staying tuned.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 5.22)

May 22, 2020
CSU Chico


This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.

 

Today we’ll hear from Chico Vice Mayor Alex Brown on enforcing California Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay at home order in the city and the council’s recent action to possibly explore the viability of bringing more students back to the campus. We’ll also hear from Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson about the idea and more about Chico State’s current plans for the fall semester.

County of Glenn

This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.

Today we’ll check in with Glenn County on reopening and how residents there are doing during this pandemic. Also, we’ll hear from a Northern California doctor who just returned from helping treat COVID-19 patients in a hospital intensive care unit in New York.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 5.20)

May 20, 2020
Pierce

This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.

We’re checking in with Plumas County about reopening, testing and, as we get closer to Memorial Day Weekend and summer, looking into one of the top concerns for residents there – tourists visiting and possibly bringing the virus with them.

We’re also focusing on wildfire, checking in with the Redding Fire Department’s Fire Marshal about this year’s predicted fire season and signing up for your county’s emergency alert system.

KRCR News

This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.  

Today we’ll hear from Butte County’s Public Health Director about contact tracing efforts after more than 180 people at a church in Palermo were exposed to COVID-19 during a Mother’s Day in-person church service. We’ll also hear from the district manager of Paradise Irrigation District about what the Governor’s plan to reallocate a $7.3 million grant aimed at helping after the 2018 Camp Fire could mean for the district and its customers.   

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 5.15)

May 15, 2020

This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.

Today we’re focusing on the role of science in this pandemic. We’ll be hearing from James Zimring, a professor, blood pathologist and author of “What Science Is and How it Really Works” he’ll talk to NSPR’s host of Blue Dot Dave Schlom about everything from herd immunity to antibody testing to where we are with a vaccine. 

ABPM

This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.

In our last episode we checked in with two North State counties about their plans after getting the green light by California Governor Gavin Newsom to move further into Stage 2 of the state’s reopening – today we’ll check in on four more North State counties – with Shasta, Yuba and Sutter counties about their approved attestations – and with Trinity County on where it is in the submittal process.   

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 5.13)

May 13, 2020
California Governor

This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.

Today we’ll get the latest local and state news about COVID-19 and then we’re checking in with Butte and Lassen counties to hear the details of their reopening plans after getting the green light by California Governor Gavin Newsom to move further into Stage 2 of his four-stage plan.  

 

KRCR News

This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.

Today we’ll look into how a rodeo that happened over the weekend delayed Shasta County’s ability to re-open businesses in Stage 2 of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s 4-stage plan and we’ll continue diving into antibody testing and learn more about the picture that’s developing from this type of testing at Chico’s Immediate Care Medical Center.

*Editors note: During the production of this program, Shasta County's local variance attestation was approved by the state. As of Tuesday they were one of seven counties that the state says have met certain criteria in containing COVID-19 and can consider advancing quicker through Stage 2.

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