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A daily podcast from NSPR featuring the news of the day from the North State and California in less than 10 minutes. Hosted by Sarah Bohannon and Andre Byik, and available at 8 a.m. every weekday morning. Read today’s stories at

Latest Episodes
  • Shasta County election officials say they’re on track to certify results by deadline. Also, a Chico homeless aid group has been providing showers and clothes to unhoused residents, and a shop in Paradise seeks to help fire survivors reconnect with their roots.
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom backtracks on his threat to withhold $1 billion in homelessness funding for local governments. Also, members of Congress are demanding answers from the U.S. Forest Service following a CapRadio/California Newsroom wildfire investigation, and the Biden administration is moving to keep California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant open.
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom is marking the end of “peak” fire season in the state. Also, certain nurse practitioners will be allowed to treat patients without physician supervision starting next year, and hundreds of farmworkers rallied in Washington in support of a bill that would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented farmworkers.
  • Safe Space is preparing to open its doors for the upcoming winter season. Also, the Chico City Council votes to rename the Chico Municipal Airport to Chico Regional Airport, and a state audit finds the UC system is moving too slowly in returning Native American cultural items to tribes.
  • School officials in Paradise are focusing on the mental health of students as the town continues its recovery four years after the Camp Fire. Also, statistics point to an increase in hate crimes in Chico this year, and Democratic leaders are pushing for permanent protections for DACA recipients.
  • California Republican Kevin Kiley is declaring victory in his race for U.S. House District 3. Also, organizers say this year’s Nagar Kirtan in Yuba City drew a record number of visitors, and AAA reports more people are expected to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday this year compared to 2021.
  • In the second story of NSPR’s Sounding the Alarm series, we explore Butte County communities that are turning to sirens for wildfire evacuations. Also, a state report examines how wildfire smoke affects Californians, and the state Legislature is on track to become the most diverse in state history.
  • The clerk’s office in Shasta County was calm on election night. Also, California is poised to join several western states working to guarantee continuous Medicaid coverage for children, and research from Stanford University found beavers play an important role in improving water quality.
  • Yuba City residents held the annual Nagar Kirtan over the weekend. Also, it may take days or weeks to know final election results in California, and health experts are raising concerns about the common respiratory infection known as RSV.
  • Officials release preliminary election results for North State races and measures. Also, Camp Fire survivors share the reasons they came out to vote, and Democrats are poised to sweep statewide offices yet again.