Marc Albert

Reporter

North State Public Radio reporter Marc Albert joined the staff in 2010 as a morning program host. Formerly a reporter at the Oakland Tribune, Alameda Sun, Berkeley Voice and other publications, Marc is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz and attended the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. A California resident since 1987, Marc has lived in Kyoto, Japan, Georgetown, Malaysia and Bangkok, Thailand. He originally hails from New York City. His first public radio experience was at age 16, answering phones during pledge drives at the storied WBAI. He later served as a volunteer reporter at KUSP-Santa Cruz, WBAI-New York and KPFA-Berkeley before embarking on a decade plus sojourn in print journalism. He has proudly called Chico his home since 2008.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 9.17)

Sep 17, 2020
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In today’s show, we’ll hear from a couple who lost everything in the Bear Fire. We’ll also hear from the head of the North Valley Community Foundation talks about how the Camp Fire prepared it to quickly help survivors of this latest tragedy. To wrap it up, for all of us who are feeling like these crises are never-ending, some advice from the Butte County Health Department on how to cope. 

If you have questions or comments, leave them on our message line at 530-433-9216 or head over to mynspr.org.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 9.10)

Sep 10, 2020
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You'd be forgiven this week for having a sense of horrible déjà vu. Orange skies. Smoke. Fire. Evacuations. We’ll hear about major losses in Berry Creek and talk with someone from CalFire about what it’s like for firefighters out on the line in this kind of heat. Plus, a pyrogeographer explains some of the differences in fire behavior between the Bear Fire and the Camp Fire. That’s all ahead.  

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The U.S. economy has been pretty much hobbled by COVID-19. Five months in, millions of people have no paychecks, the temporary boost to unemployment has ended and an unprecedented eviction crisis looms. 

Dan Lindheim is a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. He was a World Bank economist, senior advisor to former Bay Area Congressman Ron Dellums and City Administrator of Oakland. NSPR's Marc Albert spoke with him about what could happen without an agreement on supplemental unemployment assistance and the need for a statewide eviction moratorium.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 8.13)

Aug 13, 2020
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Many parts of the state are still grappling with very significant numbers of COVID-19 cases. There contines to be problems with testing and getting results quickly, though we’ve entered the sixth month of the pandemic.

Even in places like Trinity County with relatively few cases, there’s cause for concern.

 

In today’s show, we’ll learn how to interpret coronavirus cases in the state, including the status of evictions in California, and if you need food or rental assistance, where to find it.

 

If you have questions or comments, leave them on our message line at (530) 433-9216 – or head over to mynspr.org.

 

For  Thursday, August 13th, 2020, this is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 8.6)

Aug 6, 2020
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Today we're hearing from Shasta County, where the first COVID-19 case was discovered in the North State. Despite a recent uptick in cases, Shasta County, with larger towns like Redding and Anderson, is fairing relatively well. It is one of the most populated Northern California Counties that is not on the State’s Watch list. We’re going to try to find out why. 

 

We’re also going to look into the status of COVID-19 testing, who gets tested, how to get the test, and how long it takes to get results, and problems when testing gets delayed too much. 

 

If you have questions or comments for us, leave them on our message line 433-9216 – or you can also head to mynspr.org.

 

For Thursday, August 6, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

Healthline

In some locations, it is hard to get a COVID-19 test. In others, supplies are an issue. And yet in others, it takes so long to get results, by the time they’re available, the person who was tested may have already spread the illness. 

To try to better understand what is going on with testing and why, NSPR’s Marc Albert spoke with Elisabeth Rosenthal, the editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service covering health care policy. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 7.30)

Jul 30, 2020
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This week we’re taking a closer look at COVID-19 outbreaks in a North State jail and prison. We'll hear from Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea and from an employee at the California Correctional Center in Lassen County. We’ll also take a trip to Downieville to learn more about the community’s classic bike race that won’t be happening there this year due to the pandemic.  

 

If you have questions or comments for us leave them on our message line 433-9216 – or you can also leave comments on our website, mynspr.org.  

 

For Thursday July 30, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 7.23)

Jul 23, 2020
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This week we’ll be breaking down the North State’s case numbers for you, we’ll hear from Butte County’s public health director about the county being added to the state’s monitoring list and head to Plumas and Sierra counties to hear how teens there are coping during a summer pandemic.

 

If you have questions or comments for us, our message line is still up – give us a call at 433-9216 – or you can also leave comments at mysnpr.org.

 

For Thursday, July 23, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

CSU Chico

California’s future is bright. Too bright. 

A paper published in the journal Science Advances predicts longer, hotter and drier summers by the end of the century, along with wetter and warmer winter storms due to rising concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 7.17)

Jul 17, 2020
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Today we’re hearing about videos recently released by the Justice For Desmond Phillips team that bring up questions regarding conflicting accounts from Chico Police officers about what happened on the night Desmond Phillips was killed by law enforcement three years ago on March 17, 2017. 

If you have questions or comments for us, leave them on our message line 433-9216 or you can also head to mysnpr.org.  

For Friday, July 17, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

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