Matt Fidler

Producer

Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.

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Dr. Michael Greger is the author of the international best seller How Not to Die. Local author Lani Muelrath advocates combining mindfulness with a vegan diet. Commentator Richard Parker asks “What’s for Dinner?”


In the conclusion of our two-part series on surfing as a mirror of bigger issues like environmental stress as well as racism and sexism, Dave talks to two surfers with very different backgrounds but a mutual love of the world in the curl.

 

Airrion Copeland didn't know how to surf when he was given lessons by a filmmaker who went on to enlist Copeland to produce the documentary White Wash about the history of black surfers. Now Copeland is the Executive Director of 5gyres, an organization dedicated to fighting oceanic plastic pollution and making the waves a more inclusive place for all. 

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. 


Farmer Meg is an urban beekeeper turned flower and market grower turned farmer. Meg has been farming in NJ and NY city and state for almost a decade. Just over two years ago, she and her partner Neil migrated to upper Schoharie County NY to being to establish Meg’s dream homestead on a former dairy farm.

 

Biscuitwood Farm grows cut flowers, raises egg-layers on pasture, breeds Red Wattle pigs, and has small-scale soap enterprise wit their dairy goats. She is instrumental to a regionally based collaborative known the 607 CSA, and she believes firmly in abundance, the generosity of the garden, and that collaborative growing is the future. Listen in!

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This week I’d planned to head out on the first leg of our Great California Road Trip. But listener feedback convinced me that we need to talk more, first, about responsible travel.

One challenge, in putting together my four-minute show about California every week, is that I just can’t fit it all in. No matter what I do. And especially when I’m wading into complicated stories or complex issues—such as, how to travel in the time of coronavirus. On complicated subjects I tend to start a thought in one place, one week, and finish it in another. So, I count on listeners to remember what I was talking about, before—admittedly a big ask, especially when most folks can’t catch every show.

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Two years ago, on Nov. 8, 2018, the Camp Fire set blaze when a faulty electric transmission line sparked just outside Paradise. 

More than 13,000 homes were destroyed, 85 lives were lost, and 27,000 people struggled to escape with their lives. 

 

Alastair Gee And Dani Anguiano, journalists for The Guardian, investigated the most destructive American wildfire in a century in their book, "Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy."

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Dave revisits a conversation with two of the Deputy Project Scientists deeply involved with the Curiosity Rover, which has been exploring Gale Crater since 2012, and the new, yet to be named, Mars 2020 Rover that will be launching this July. 

Abigail Fraeman is the DPS for Curiosity and explains how the mobile science laboratory has furthered our understanding of how Mars was once a planet that was suitable for primitive microbial life. 

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.


This week on Cultivating Place we get a booster shot of energy and inspiration as we enter the dog days of summer when we’re joined by Colah B. Tawkin – the voice and vibrant life force and distinctive VOICE of the Black in the Garden podcast - where Black Culture Meets Horticulture. You will not want to miss her  - listen in! 

 

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It’s clear that 2020 is the year of the Great American Road Trip. Roaming around in our own personal “safety bubbles,” be they family cars, funky campers, or travel trailers, fits our COVID-19-era need to control personal exposure to the virus while also seeing new or favorite places, and doing fun things. Having a life, however we define that, and embracing something close to “normal.” Of course, we all want that—and other options for making travel safe, including bike touring, say, or hiking from here to there, campground to campground.

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