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. 

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After Paradise: Six Months

May 9, 2019

Tonight on “After Paradise” it’s been 6 months since the Camp Fire started.

This week, North State Public Radio commemorates the anniversary with a special one-hour program. We’ll check in with officials and those who were displaced about how their lives have changed since the fire and what life holds for them going forward.

 

John Locher / AP Photo

 


 

Thousands of people fled the Ridge November 8, 2018. In one day the population of the neighboring City of Chico exploded. In terms of shelter, Chico was already in a housing crisis before the fire, now that’s been exacerbated as those who were displaced search for any type of dwelling to live in that they can find.

 

Ed Mayer is the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the County Of Butte. NSPR’s Sarah Bohannon spoke with him to find out more about the current housing crisis and about vacancy rates before the fire.

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Butte County Recovers

This week we get our regular update from government officials and they also answer your questions about debris removal, rebuilding and housing. Earlier this morning NSPR’s Marc Albert spoke with Rebeca Kelly of FEMA, Justin Jacobs of CalOES, Casey Hatcher of Butte County and Colette Curtis from the Town of Paradise to get the latest.

After Paradise: Week 25

May 2, 2019


Tonight on “After Paradise” it’s been 25 weeks since the Camp Fire started.

We first get our regular update from Butte County, the Town of Paradise, FEMA and CalOES. We also go to Paradise and hear from residents who celebrated Gold Nugget Days over the weekend. The annual tradition was held Saturday for the first time since the Camp Fire.

 

We also answer many of your questions — about Phase Two debris removal, how FEMA makes decisions about who gets housing and why so many trees are being cut down on the ridge.

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After Paradise: Week 24

Apr 25, 2019

 


Tonight on "After Paradise" it's been 24 weeks since the Camp Fire started. We get an update from four government officials working in Camp Fire recovery, we hear from Chico News & Review Managing Editor Meredith Cooper about a group looking to better manage future wildfire in Concow and about why some who perished from fire related causes aren’t being counted in the death tool, and we also hear from students at three universities who’ve been envisioning the rebuild of the Ridge and have blueprints and ideas to share with the community.  

After Paradise: Week 23

Apr 18, 2019

Tonight on “After Paradise” it’s been 23 weeks since the Camp Fire started. In this episode, we hear the latest on PG&E, debris removal and the redesign of Paradise. We also hear from residents rebuilding in Coffey Park — a community in Santa Rosa that was destroyed in the Tubbs Fire a year-and-a-half ago. We also take a look at homelessness after the Camp Fire, and hear a story about the Helltown Hotshots – four men who stayed behind to help save their community.

 

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As a result of the 2018 Camp Fire, the town of Paradise has been demolished and the community has been dispersed throughout the North State region and across California. For the purposes of documenting the Camp Fire from the perspectives of the individuals who experienced the natural disaster, the Camp Fire Oral History Project (CFOHP) will capture and preserve the voices of survivors affected by the November 2018 disaster. The CFOHP will gather the stories of those directly impacted by the disaster, evacuees and first responders, together in a central location.

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