Ken Devol

Reporter | Morning Edition Host

Ken Devol came to NSPR as a volunteer. Over time the coincident forces of gravity, alchemy, interest, and mutual need drew him into a staff position. Ken has never had a career path, only an interest path and radio is as natural a place for him as it is improbable. He likes to talk.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 6.15)

Jun 15, 2020
Web MD


Today we’ll head to Sutter County to check in with Bi-County Health Officer Dr. Phuong Luu about the increase in COVID-19 cases happening in the area – and we’ll hear from a UC Davis infectious disease expert about guidance and tips on mitigating your risk of contracting the virus in public and during travel in this pandemic. 

 

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

 

For Monday, June 15, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 6.12)

Jun 12, 2020
Cal Fire

 


 

Today we’re focusing on wildfire season – we’ll hear from the Director of Cal Fire about predictions for the upcoming season and the interface between firefighting and coronavirus. We’ll also head to the Cal Fire Attack Base in Redding to hear more about how firefighters are trained to contain fires with aerial attack.  

 

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

 

For Friday, June 12, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.  

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THUR 6.11)

Jun 11, 2020
Anthony Dunn / Flickr Creative Commons

Today we’ll hear about a new plan in Chico to bolster business during reopening by closing some downtown streets to make more room for outdoor dining and events. We’ll head to Plumas and Sierra counties to hear how tourism is causing a dilemma for businessowners there who want patrons, but not the increased risk of outsiders possibly bringing COVID into their communities. We'll also check in with the County Librarian for Tehama County to hear how libraries there have been engaging with the community throughout the pandemic.

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

For Thursday, June 11, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 6.10)

Jun 10, 2020
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson


Today we’ll hear from State Assembly member Mike Gipson on his bill that would make carotid artery restraint by law enforcement illegal. We’ll also hear from Shasta College’s president about the community college’s transition to online education in the spring due to the pandemic, and it’s plans for the summer and fall.

 

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

 

For Wednesday, June 10, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

Shasta College

NSPR’s Ken Devol spoke recently with Dr. Joe Wyse, president of Shasta College in Redding, about the administrative challenges he faces in the time of COVID-19. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUE 6.9)

Jun 9, 2020
Visit Redding


Today we’ll hear from Redding Record Searchlight reporter David Benda about moving further into reopening and the civil protests happening in the city, we’ll also hear how businesses in Oroville are faring during the pandemic and we’ll check in with Predictive Services on this year’s wildfire outlook.

 

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

 

For Tuesday, June 9, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

Public Domain

For downtown Oroville, the COVID-19 pandemic came at a time of renaissance, says Eric Smith, CEO of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.

While the area has faced its share of economic pain, Smith says he’s cautiously optimistic that the city will continue on its path toward a vibrant downtown business scene. 

He recently spoke with NSPR’s Ken Devol about local business owner confidence and what’s expected as the city navigates new realities.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 6.8)

Jun 8, 2020
John Burris Law Offices

 


 

Today we’re hearing from Bay Area civil rights attorney James Cook about being in his hometown of Minneapolis when George Floyd was killed, his thoughts on the civil protests we’re seeing across the nation and working on cases of police misconduct in the North State.

 

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

 

For Monday, June 8, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.  

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 6.5)

Jun 5, 2020
Discover Magazine

 

Today, we’re focusing on plagues of antiquity and what we can learn, if anything, from these pandemics of the past for the one we’re currently living in.  

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

For Friday June 5, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 6.4)

Jun 4, 2020
Web MD

Today, we’re looking into what you can do while protesting to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 – a group of medical experts has put together some guidelines – we’ll hear more on what they are and why they think they’re important. 

If you have questions, or something you’d like us to know, leave us a message 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.   

For Thursday, June 4, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

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