Ken Devol

Morning Edition host

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 5.4)

May 4, 2020
Medical Device Network

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 Butte County Public Health Officer Dr. Andy Miller about his take on whether the county is ready to loosen restrictions soon. We’ll also check in about the current testing capacity in Butte County, and we’ll hear from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in California about whether or not schools could really reopen as soon as July.  

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 5.1)

May 1, 2020
Collect Space

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 taking a deep dive into isolation — what does it do to the human brain and what can you learn from people who’ve undergone isolation before? 

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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 continuing to follow the story about how and when California’s stay at home order might be lifted. Many in the North State want that to happen now, but the state says not yet. We’ll hear from Assemblyman James Gallagher, who recently sent a letter to the Governor asking that local rural authorities be given the power to ease restrictions. We’ll also hear from Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis about why the state hasn’t said yes to that request and check in on where the state is with testing.  

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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’ll hear from the President and CEO of the Redding Chamber of Commerce about how businesses in that part of the North State are feeling about Governor Gavin Newsom's timeline for re-opening.  We’ll also hear from PG&E spokesperson Paul Moreno about a series of interactive webinars holding to prepare the public for wildfire season. Yes, pandemic or not, we will be seeing Public Safety Power Shutoffs and we’ll get some answers to questions about filing for unemployment as we head into week 6 of California’s stay at home order.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUES 4.28)

Apr 28, 2020
Gearhead Barbershop

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 three different people about how some non-essential businesses are staying open, even though the governor’s order remains in place and says they should be closed. We’ll speak with a barbershop owner in Chico, Chico’s city manager, and California’s Lt. Governor.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 4.27)

Apr 27, 2020
UC Davis

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 the latest regional and state news and then we’re focusing on the seasonality of this virus through a conversation with NSPR’s host of Blue Dot Dave Schlom and Dr. Kathryn Conlon, an assistant professor at the UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 4.24)

Apr 24, 2020
Medscape

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 how schools in the Paradise School District are faring after first going through the 2018 Camp Fire and now this pandemic. We’ll also hear what it’s like to be sick with symptoms of COVID-19, told by your doctor that likely have it, but not be able to be tested.

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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’ll head to Chico where organized nurses and healthcare workers held a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening to demand protections when treating COVID-19 patients. We’ll hear from a history professor about past pandemics and what we might be able to learn from them. Also, we visit Paradise where Kim Weir and a rapping raccoon remind us that a good way to use this time of isolation is to prepare your home for fire season.  

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 4.22)

Apr 22, 2020
Dreams Time

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 learning all about antibody testing and the potential it has against COVID-19. We’ll also hear from Robin Bacior, a musician originally from the North State and now living in Portland, who just released a new song and heartwarming video on Earth Day about the curiosity and need to reconnect with life’s simplicities, something we’re all having to consider as we stay at home during this pandemic. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUES 4.21)

Apr 21, 2020
Michal Frenn

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 taking a trip to Lassen County where still no cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. We’ll hear from the owner of an in-home care service that works with seniors about what challenges this pandemic has created there. We’ll also hear from a Chico State professor who just got off of a 28 deployment with the state’s disaster medical response team after working at a patient overflow facility in the Bay Area.  

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