Ken Devol

Morning Edition host

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 6.1)

Jun 1, 2020
Tyrone Turner | WAMU

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.

After a weekend of demonstrations across the country focused on police violence and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Minnesota, we’re going to be turning over today’s show to part of an earlier statewide conversation discussing how this moment is affecting black Californians and where we go from here.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 5.29)

May 29, 2020
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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 entirely on the economy – taking a look at the current wilting financial system we’re living in and what it might look like in the future. 

 

If you have questions for us let us know on our message line at 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.  

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THUR 5.28)

May 28, 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 about Butte County’s contact tracing and case investigation efforts – learning what exactly contact tracing is and why it’s a critical component toward containing COVID-19. We’ll also hear from Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson about how the pandemic could affect things like funding and student enrollment at the university.

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Last month we checked in on businesses around the North State about whether they received funding from the emergency federal grant and loan programs launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and on what the stay-at-home order meant for their employees and business.

Now as our region is moving further into Stage 2 of California’s reopening, we’re again checking the pulse of regional businesses. 

NSPR’s Ken Devol interviewed five North State business leaders about how they’ve been adjusting. Here are highlights from those conversations with the owners and spokespersons from Cafe Coda in Chico, the Allies Pub in Chico, Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding, Yaks Coffee & Eatery in Mt. Shasta and Dunsmuir, and Rub-A-Dub-Dog Grooming in Red Bluff.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 5.27)

May 27, 2020
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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 checking in with businesses around the North State on how they’ve been affected by the pandemic and on their plans for reopening.  

As always, if you have questions for us let us know on our message line 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.  

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUES 5.26)

May 26, 2020
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.

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