Sarah Bohannon

News Director

Sarah Bohannon is the News Director of North State Public Radio. She was previously the station’s Morning Edition host and a reporter. She's also produced many of NSPR's programs and podcasts including: After Paradise, a National Edward R. Murrow Award-winning program about post-Camp Fire recovery; California Burning, a five-part series looking into the history and solutions of catastrophic wildfires in California; Cultivating Place; Up The Road; and Common Ground for Common Good. Sarah was raised in Butte County. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from California State University, Chico. 

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, mysnpr.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. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 7.13)

Jul 13, 2020
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Today we’ll hear about a plan to release 8,000 prisoners amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in the state, we’ll hear more about what we’ll expect this fire season and we’ll head to Plumas County – to hear what the pandemic has been like for two hotel owners and what they’d like to see from tourists traveling to the area.  

 

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 Monday, July 13, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 7.10)

Jul 10, 2020
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Today we’re focusing on emergency alerts – as we enter fire season – we’ll hear from five different counties in the North State about the type of alerts they use, how often they’re tested and how you can get signed up.  

 

If you have questions you can submit them through this form or call our message line: 433-9216. 

 

For Friday, July 10, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.  

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 7.9)

Jul 9, 2020
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Today we’ll hear more about how and why a tech CEO in Palo Alto created the unofficial COVID-19 tracker for Butte County. We’ll also learn more about what can be done to better protect those in skilled nursing homes from the coronavirus with Dr. Miriam Nuno, an associate professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences at UC Davis.  

 

If you have questions for us let us know on our message line at 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.    

 

For Thursday, July 9, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 7.8)

Jul 8, 2020
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Today, we’re digging into the numbers for Butte and Colusa counties – both have shown a significant jump in cases recently. It could lead to a reversal of re-openings if infections and hospitalizations get much higher.

 

Also, with a week of 100+ degree temperatures forecasted, and several small fires springing up over the last week, we’re going to talk with a predictive services meteorologist to see what can glean about the upcoming season.  

 

If you have questions for us let us know on our message line at 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.    

 

For Wednesday, July 8, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

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