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. 

Euphrates

Euphrates Institute is an educational and global grassroots peacebuilding organization with chapters across the U.S. and in 15 countries. In today’s interdependent world, they equip and empower global citizens to solve intractable problems in their communities, inspiring humanity to act from oneness. Learn more here.

Every Thursday NSPR checks in with the main organizations facilitating the recovery of the Camp Fire. NSPR’s Sarah Bohannon spoke to Casey Hatcher with Butte County, Collette Curtis with the Town of Paradise, Justin Jacobs with Cal OES and Debra Young with FEMA to get the latest. Young started the call with an update on FEMA’s group sites.  

NSPR

Pacific Gas & Electric Company will be cutting power to our Redding transmitter today as they work to repair equipment. The planned blackout will knock KFPR-Redding at 88.9 FM off the air. Our network of translators that rebroadcast our signal to Dunsmuir, Mt. Shasta, Burney, Chester, Westwood and Greenville will all go off the air. The outage is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Restoration of service is expected by 4:30 p.m. 

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Pacific Gas & Electric Company, whose poorly maintained equipment has been blamed for igniting several recent mega fires in Northern California, has agreed to pay $1 billion to local governments.

Attorneys representing 14 local public entities announced the settlement with PG&E on Tuesday to cover “taxpayer losses.” The fires include a 2015 fire in Calaveras County, a series of wine country fires in 2017 and the Camp Fire, which killed 85 people in Paradise and surrounding communities.

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Chico Posse Foundation is a diverse group of women who were put together by nothing other than the grace of God.

They have developed a great friendship and as different as they all are, they are all on the same mission to make a difference in their community.

Over the last few years, they have been connecting people in need with people who can and want to help. Learn more here.

Paradise Ridge Chamber Of Commerce

Rebuilding after the Camp Fire is not a simple process. To help ease the feeling of overwhelm, a group of organizations committed to seeing the rebirth of the Ridge are holding an informational expo for those planning to return.

Paradise Town Council Member, Melissa Schuster said more than 100 vendors and contractors are expected to be available for residents at the event.  

Boys & Girls Club Of The Siskiyous FB

The Boys & Girls Club of the Siskiyous offers a safe place for young people to learn, play and grow outside of school hours. When school’s out, clubs are in. As soon as that last school bell rings, their doors open to serve the youth of Siskiyou County into the early evening.

During holiday breaks and the summer months, they are open during the day when many guardians are at work. These times are the most crucial, when children and teens would be home by themselves, or elsewhere, likely without qualified supervision.

 

It is the aim of Boys & Girls Club of the Siskiyous to be available when youth needs them the most; to be a place where kids can feel safe, connect with others, and build the skills and confidence needed to reach great futures. Learn more here.

Photo used courtesy of the NVCF

The Council on Student Wellness and Safety Fund is under the umbrella of the North Valley Community Foundation and has the goal of taking a proactive approach in addressing wellness and safety issues in Chico-area high schools. 

Launch Pad

 

Launch Pad 4 Kids was created to help children in at-risk, underprivileged or foster care living situations have access to extracurricular activities.

The program connects children to activities such as dancing, martial arts and horseback riding. These activities are funded through micro philanthropy, also known as one to one giving.

 

 

 

 

Little Red Hen

Little Red Hen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities. They have five Chico retail locations that provide employment that is not subminimal wage. Their retail and horticulture departments employ 150 developmentally disabled adults, supported through the sales of items.

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