Phil Wilke

General Manager

Phil Wilke is the General Manager of North State Public Radio. Wilke comes to NSPR from Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he served as the director of membership and community outreach for KRWG Public Media, which provides public radio and television to communities in Southern New Mexico and West Texas. Prior to his time in Las Cruces, he served as media manager for Kansas Public Radio.

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.  

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 9.3)

Sep 3, 2020
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In today’s show, Butte County warns that a spike in COVID-19 infections will keep getting worse unless the community commits to social distancing and face coverings. That’s especially true for local college campuses. Also, we explore the relationship between the US Forest Service and CalFire, as both agencies look toward a holiday weekend of super high temperatures and low humidity.

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.

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.

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. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 7.16)

Jul 16, 2020
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Today we’ll hear from Congressman Doug LaMalfa about a scathing letter signed and sent to California Governor Gavin Newsom by local republican lawmakers regarding his recent statewide rollbacks and restrictions as coronavirus cases continue to rise. We’ll also check in with a pub owner about how these new restrictions have affected their business, and we’ll hear from the Shasta Superintendent of Schools about plans for the fall.  

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 Thursday, July 16, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 7.15)

Jul 15, 2020
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Today we’ll hear from UC Davis School of Medicine associate dean Dr. Brad Pollock about what’s working and what isn’t with California’s testing strategy and we’ll hear how to better protect yourself from wildfire smoke this fire season.   

 

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 Wednesday, July 15, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUE 7.14)

Jul 14, 2020
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Today we’ll get an update from Butte County Superintended of Schools Mary Sakuma to learn about the county’s plans for schools and what they’re envisioning learning could look like when the year starts. We’ll also head to Sierra and Plumas counties to look at how some growers and nonprofits there are working to help meet the increased demand for food during the pandemic.  

 

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

 

For Tuesday, July 14, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

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