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 (MON 6.22)

Jun 22, 2020

Today we’re checking in with employment law expert Jennifer Shaw on navigating unemployment benefits months into this pandemic. We’ll also get something of a history lesson from Chico State professor emeritus Steve Brydon on why the United States was able to create a concerted effort to unify during WWII, but is so much more divided when it comes to the invisible enemy we’re facing today.  

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.   

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 6.19)

Jun 19, 2020
Mechoopda Indian Tribe Of Chico Rancheria

 

 

 


Today we hear a conversation between Ali Meders-Knight of the Mechoopda Indian Tribe and NSPR’s Matt Fidler about racial injustice, colonization, and wildfire.

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 19, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 6.18)

Jun 18, 2020
Web MD

Today we’re checking in with three public health officials throughout the North State as counties move further into reopening and COVID-19 cases continue to rise around the state and region.  

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 Thursday, June 18, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 6.17)

Jun 17, 2020

Today, we’re focusing this program on one thing: PG&E’s recent guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of 84 people in the 2018 Camp Fire.  

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 Wednesday, June 17, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUE 6.16)

Jun 16, 2020

Today we’ll hear about a plan in Chico to help businesses qualify for emergency disaster loans. We’ll hear from Debra Moore who is the Managing Editor of Plumas News about the impacts of COVID-19 in Plumas County, which relies heavily on tourism but wants to keep its case numbers down. We'll also learn about mental health resources available in Shasta County during 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 Tuesday, June 16, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

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. 

phoca2004 / Flickr, Creative Commons

Health officials in Sutter and Yuba county say they, and counterparts in three other counties, are trying to find all of about 40 people who attended a birthday party where at least one person in attendance had COVID-19. 

For more on a significant increase in cases there, NSPR’s Marc Albert spoke with Dr. Phuong Luu, health officer for Sutter and Yuba Counties, who said tracing the movements of those potentially exposed hasn’t been easy.

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. 

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