Ken Devol

Morning Edition host

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUES 5.12)

May 12, 2020
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.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 5.11)

May 11, 2020
Healthline

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 diving into some of the science behind ways to both track and to predict the spread of COVID-19 — we're looking into antibody testing and it’s reliability and limitations, and we’ll look at modeling and why there are so many that are predicting different outcomes during this pandemic. 

 

Articles mentioned in interviews:

 — Dr. Gigi Kwik Gronvall, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins center for Health Security - "Developing a National Strategy for Serology (Antibody Testing) in the United States"

— Barbara Feder Ostrov, contributing writer at CalMatters - "Predicting a pandemic's path: What models can and can't do"

 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 5.8)

May 8, 2020
MetaHab

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.

May is Mental Health month in the United States, so today we’ll be focusing on mental health with Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn. The author, researcher, and professor will be discussing how to better take care of yourself during this pandemic and the fact that even though it might not feel like it now, crises like the one we’re facing can actually change your life for the better.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THURS 5.7)

May 7, 2020
Google

  

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 what it’s like to visit the first opened mall in California and whether or not those shopping were following local pandemic protocols. We’ll hear from three UC Davis nurses as it’s National Nurses Week. Also, we’ll check in with Superintendent of the Corning Union High School District, Jared Caylor, about how remote education is going and how schools are planning graduation. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 5.6)

May 6, 2020
iStock

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 look into how California will start to re-open and why Sutter and Yuba Counties are already moving forward with their own plans ahead of the rest of the state. We’ll also check in on antibody testing in Butte County. We’ll learn why even if you get an antibody test you still might not know if you had COVID-19 and it doesn’t mean you have immunity. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUES 5.5)

May 5, 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’ll hear from the President and CEO of Adventist Health/Rideout in Marysville about how his hospital is doing nearly seven weeks into California’s stay at home order. We’ll hear how two North State colleges are working to figure out the best way to celebrate their graduates since in-person graduation won’t be happening this year. Also, we’ll talk flu verse coronavirus. Many people say they have the same risk, we’ll hear from one expert who says you can’t compare the two.  

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? 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THURS 4.30)

Apr 30, 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 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.  

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 4.29)

Apr 29, 2020
AP Photo

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.

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