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. 


It’s estimated that one in 25 hospital patients will contract an infection they didn’t walk in with during their hospital care. But according to a new report from the California Department of Public Health, those types of infections are becoming less common in state hospitals. 

Becca Russell / GRID Alternatives


While most Bostonians battled the cold last week, a group of Northeastern University students headed to Chico to enjoy the warm sunny weather and to help harness it too.

Thursday, March 12: The Ortizs’ roof is covered with half a dozen students from Northeastern University who are busily drilling flat square pieces of metal to many of the roofs’ shingles.    

A Chico area transient has been arrested after being linked to at least 15 Chico burglaries of schools, churches and businesses. 

According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, 28-year-old Kyle Jacob Hubbard was arrested around 3 in the afternoon Monday near East Avenue and Coleman Court. 

DC Central Kitchen

It’s National Nutrition Month, meaning it couldn’t be a better time to hear that the 2012 USDA school lunch nutrition standards are working. A new study published by Yale University, the University of Connecticut and the University of California, Berkeley has shown healthful results.

Sarah Bohannon / NSPR


Quantity, pricing, invoicing, payments, delivery – all are things that can get in the way of getting fresh produce from local farmers to local retailers. But thanks to a new marketplace that’s recently opened in the North State, the logistics of purchasing wholesale local food can now be handled with just a few clicks of the computer. 

A 22-year-old Chico State student was shot and killed early Saturday morning after a fight broke out at a party in Chico.