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  • The Saddle Fire has been burning in Trinity County near the town of Hyampom since last Tuesday, June 9. It was the largest of 15 fires that were started during a lightning storm in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. It prompted mandatory evacuations in nearby areas, which have since been lifted, and firefighters are still working to get it contained. Below you will find NSPR's coverage of the fire, including radio stories, live blogs, aggregated multimedia and more.
  • Hear the latest news about North State performances, gallery shows, and art events; as well as interviews with artists and figures from the local arts scene.
  • June 5th is Election Day and challengers across California's 1st, 2nd and 3rd congressional districts have emerged to challenge those already sitting in the seats: U.S. Reps Doug LaMalfa (R-District 1), Jared Huffman (D-District 2), and John Garamendi (D-District 3).The NSPR New Team reached out to all of the challengers and the incumbents to ask them their opinions about a variety of issues. Below are the questions that were asked as well as the full interviews of all who participated.Questions: 1. (*Challenging candidates) Obviously, you’re seeking office because you feel the North State can be better represented. Can you explain three key policy areas where you think you would be more in step with local voters than the current incumbent?1. (*Incumbents) Obviously, your challengers are seeking office because they feel the North State can be better represented. Can you explain three key policy areas where you think you’re more in step with local voters than those running against you?2. Illegal immigration and cannabis seem to have joined abortion and firearms as wedge issues in a supposed culture war across the nation. Where do you stand on each of these issues, and how much latitude should states have to set their own rules?3. The North State differs from the rest of California in many ways. What is the most critical challenge that the North State faces and how would you help address this challenge?4. Our region is the source of much of the state’s water supply. Do you think there is anything wrong with the current system, and what is your stance on current water infrastructure proposals -- such as raising the height of Shasta Dam and building Sites Reservoir and the Delta bypass tunnels?5. Homelessness has become an entrenched problem for most communities, but remedies are elusive. What effective measures might be taken at the federal level to end homelessness?6. Congress is entrusted with the power of the purse -- budgeting and spending public money. What policy areas and programs do you think deserve more money, and what would be the source of that money?
  • This is NSPR’s special program about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State.Originally broadcast each weeknight, as of late July 2020, the show is now weekly — airing Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and rebroadcast at 8:30 a.m. the following day. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 in our region.
  • 00000176-4e34-d3bc-a977-4f7c39a60000Songs From Studio C is North State Public Radio's in-studio music series. The show aims to connect listeners with artists performing here in the North State and to learn the stories behind their songs. Songs From Studio C is produced by Nolan Ford with videography by Sky Scholfield, Tanner Walsh, and Malcolm Ashton.Songs From Studio C airs every other Monday at 6:44 PM and Tuesday at 7:45 AM, also publishing here with exclusive web content.
  • Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities. Host Dave Schlom leads discussions about the issues science is helping us address with experts who shed light on climate change, space exploration, astronomy, technology and much more. Dave asks us to remember: from deep space, we all live on a pale, blue dot. Blue Dot is engineered, co-produced and co-hosted by Matt Shilts. It airs Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Each week host Nancy Wiegman talks to local, regional and national writers about their latest projects. Nancy's Bookshelf airs Fridays at 10 a.m.
  • California is experiencing the worst drought in its history, and the effects are being felt nationwide. Thus water issues have taken center stage in much of our reporting and the nation's.As the New York Times says, "Water has long been a precious resource in California, the subject of battles pitting farmer against city-dweller and northern communities against southern ones; books and movies have been made about its scarcity and plunder. Water is central to the state’s identity and economy, and a symbol of how wealth and ingenuity have tamed nature ..."As we continue through a fourth year of extreme drought conditions, you'll find all of our reporting on the related issues (and that of NPR and other member stations) in this centralized place.
  • 00000176-4e34-d3bc-a977-4f7c3a790000Blue Dot host Dave Schlom is regarded as one of the leading expert journalists when it comes to the Apollo Program. In 2017, he decided to start doing special programs to commemorate each of the Apollo missions that flew from 1968-72. Here you will find links to every program related to the Apollo Program. Hope you enjoy delving into the history of America’s “Golden Age of Space Exploration.”“Dave Schlom’s passion for the Apollo Program is so strong it’s infectious! As host of the North State Public Radio series Blue Dot Dave has taken the occasion near each Apollo mission’s 50th anniversary to ‘tell its story’ by interviewing the people who were involved hands-on in the program, as well as those with a unique perspective of what happened. He interviews astronauts and their kids, Mission Control flight directors and flight controllers, and their kids. And Dave also will bring in a space journalist or a historian who has chronicled events of the Apollo era. Now Dave has assembled all of his Apollo-era Blue Dot episodes on a single website where fans, students, and researchers can go to listen to the stories of the Apollo missions being told in the words of people who lived them or covered them? Dave intends to include every Apollo mission in this series, and I will be satisfied only when he has completed the story of the final mission, Apollo 17, in 2022!” - Gerry Griffin, Former NASA Apollo Flight Director & Former Director, NASA Johnson Space Center
  • The Practical Gardener, hosted by Pam Geisel, aims to provide practical, research-based solutions to garden problems. It airs Saturdays on weekly rotation with NSPR's other From the Ground Up shows, In a North State Garden and Edible North State.
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