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 (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. 

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As we head into the summer, fire danger continues to increase.

NSPR’s Marc Albert recently spoke with Stephen Leach, meteorologist for the Bureau of Land Management working for Predictive Services, to learn more about what’s predicted for this year’s fire season.

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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NSPR’s Marc Albert checked in with Lassen County recently about a decision last week to backpedal reopening after the county – which for months had zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 – had five residents test positive in a relatively short time. 

The temporary return to the county’s first phase was going to last seven days, but in just a couple, the county pivoted again, returning to Phase 2. 

To learn more, Marc spoke with Barbara Longo, Lassen County’s director of Health and Social Services. Here are highlights from their conversation. You can also listen at the top of the page.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 6.3)

Jun 3, 2020
Marc Albert

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 follow up on demonstrations in Chico and Redding condemning the killing of George Floyd and racial injustice in the United States. We’ll also check in with Butte and Lassen counties about an uptick in COVID-19 cases, testing and contact tracing.

As of Wednesday, Butte County has 55 total cases of COVID-19. The county also reported its first coronavirus-related death this week.

NSPR’s Marc Albert spoke with Lisa Almaguer, communications manager for Butte County Public Health, about a recent uptick in positive cases and the county’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUE 6.2)

Jun 2, 2020
Andrew Nixon | Capital Public Radio

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 continue to look into protests happening in Northern California following the killing of George Floyd – and at some in the North State that won’t be happening due to a fear of possible violence. We’ll also hear about new research that says those who think the coronavirus is extremely infectious might have a fatalistic view leading them to be less likely to follow public health guidelines.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 6.1)

Jun 1, 2020
Tyrone Turner | WAMU

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.

After a weekend of demonstrations across the country focused on police violence and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Minnesota, we’re going to be turning over today’s show to part of an earlier statewide conversation discussing how this moment is affecting black Californians and where we go from here.

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