Steve Milne is the Morning Edition anchor at Capital Public Radio. He's also an award-winning reporter whose work has been heard on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered as well as Marketplace and The Voice of America.
Milne is a Capital Public Radio veteran. He started as a college intern in the mid 1980s and has been a perennial voice ever since.
While Milne's always had his foot in News, he's also played a big role in CPR's music programming. Milne hosted jazz airshifts for many years and even had a long-running, and popular, Saturday evening program called Global Beat that ended in 2003. It was around that time that he became All Things Considered host. In February of 2009 he moved to Morning Edition.
The California Independent System Operator issued a flex alert for 5-10 p.m. Thursday because torrid conditions engulfing the West have tightened energy supplies. SMUD customers will not be affected.
A lot changes on June 15, when California officially reopens. Here's a look at the new rules for businesses and individuals, and what things are staying the same for now.
Experts say the current drought is hotter and drier than previous ones, meaning water is evaporating faster.The lack of significant rain this past winter is putting California's reservoirs at dangerously low levels. Experts say this drought is hotter and drier than previous ones, which means the water is evaporating faster.
Much of the Central Valley stretching from Redding to Modesto will be under a red flag warning this weekend as dry, windy conditions increase the risk of wildfires.