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.

County of Glenn

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 check in with Glenn County on reopening and how residents there are doing during this pandemic. Also, we’ll hear from a Northern California doctor who just returned from helping treat COVID-19 patients in a hospital intensive care unit in New York.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 5.20)

May 20, 2020
Pierce

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.

We’re checking in with Plumas County about reopening, testing and, as we get closer to Memorial Day Weekend and summer, looking into one of the top concerns for residents there – tourists visiting and possibly bringing the virus with them.

We’re also focusing on wildfire, checking in with the Redding Fire Department’s Fire Marshal about this year’s predicted fire season and signing up for your county’s emergency alert system.

KRCR News

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 hear from Butte County’s Public Health Director about contact tracing efforts after more than 180 people at a church in Palermo were exposed to COVID-19 during a Mother’s Day in-person church service. We’ll also hear from the district manager of Paradise Irrigation District about what the Governor’s plan to reallocate a $7.3 million grant aimed at helping after the 2018 Camp Fire could mean for the district and its customers.   

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 5.15)

May 15, 2020

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’re focusing on the role of science in this pandemic. We’ll be hearing from James Zimring, a professor, blood pathologist and author of “What Science Is and How it Really Works” he’ll talk to NSPR’s host of Blue Dot Dave Schlom about everything from herd immunity to antibody testing to where we are with a vaccine. 

ABPM

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.

In our last episode we checked in with two North State counties about their plans after getting the green light by California Governor Gavin Newsom to move further into Stage 2 of the state’s reopening – today we’ll check in on four more North State counties – with Shasta, Yuba and Sutter counties about their approved attestations – and with Trinity County on where it is in the submittal process.   

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 5.13)

May 13, 2020
California Governor

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 get the latest local and state news about COVID-19 and then we’re checking in with Butte and Lassen counties to hear the details of their reopening plans after getting the green light by California Governor Gavin Newsom to move further into Stage 2 of his four-stage plan.  

 

KRCR News

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 look into how a rodeo that happened over the weekend delayed Shasta County’s ability to re-open businesses in Stage 2 of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s 4-stage plan and we’ll continue diving into antibody testing and learn more about the picture that’s developing from this type of testing at Chico’s Immediate Care Medical Center.

*Editors note: During the production of this program, Shasta County's local variance attestation was approved by the state. As of Tuesday they were one of seven counties that the state says have met certain criteria in containing COVID-19 and can consider advancing quicker through Stage 2.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 5.11)

May 11, 2020
Healthline

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’re diving into some of the science behind ways to both track and to predict the spread of COVID-19 — we're looking into antibody testing and it’s reliability and limitations, and we’ll look at modeling and why there are so many that are predicting different outcomes during this pandemic. 

 

Articles mentioned in interviews:

 — Dr. Gigi Kwik Gronvall, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins center for Health Security - "Developing a National Strategy for Serology (Antibody Testing) in the United States"

— Barbara Feder Ostrov, contributing writer at CalMatters - "Predicting a pandemic's path: What models can and can't do"

 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 5.8)

May 8, 2020
MetaHab

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.

May is Mental Health month in the United States, so today we’ll be focusing on mental health with Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn. The author, researcher, and professor will be discussing how to better take care of yourself during this pandemic and the fact that even though it might not feel like it now, crises like the one we’re facing can actually change your life for the better.

Google

  

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 hear what it’s like to visit the first opened mall in California and whether or not those shopping were following local pandemic protocols. We’ll hear from three UC Davis nurses as it’s National Nurses Week. Also, we’ll check in with Superintendent of the Corning Union High School District, Jared Caylor, about how remote education is going and how schools are planning graduation. 

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