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Dixie Fire: SPECIAL COVERAGE (8/26)

Andrew Nixon
Fire crews manage a back fire in Sly Park, Calif., fighting the Caldor Fire on Monday, Aug, 23, 2021.

The Dixie Fire is no longer the state's top priority wildfire. This week, the Caldor fire surpassed the Dixie fire in terms of Cal Fire's priorities for resources. Nevertheless, it continues to threaten communities throughout the North State.

In this half-hour, NSPR's Sarah Bohannon speaks with Wendi James, Homeless and Youth Services Liaison for the Plumas County Office of Education and Plumas Unified School District, about the living situations people are finding themselves in and what it means for the kids in the county.

Also, Lenya Quinn-Davidson, a fire advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension, offers details on ways communities can prepare themselves for wildfires.

If you have any thoughts for us, leave them on our message line at 530-433-9216. Let us know if we can use your comments on the air.

This show includes:

Sarah is an award-winning reporter, producer and editor. She’s worked at North State Public Radio for six years and was previously the station’s News Director before leaving to study at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Adia White is a broadcast journalist and producer with nearly 10 years of experience. Her work has appeared on WNYC, This American Life, Capital Public Radio and other local and national programs. She started at North State Public Radio as a freelance reporter in 2017 before leaving for a stint at Northern California Public Media in Santa Rosa.
A graduate of California State University, Chico, Andre Byik is an award-winning journalist who has reported in Northern California since 2012. He joined North State Public Radio in 2020, following roles at the Chico Enterprise-Record and Chico News & Review.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.
Alec Stutson grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Radio Journalism, 20th/21st Century Literature, and a minor in Film Studies. He is a huge podcast junkie, as well as a movie nerd and musician.
Ken came to NSPR through the back door as a volunteer, doing all the things that volunteers do. Almost nothing – nothing -- in his previous work experience suggests that he would ever be on public radio.
Angel Huracha has been a part of the journalism field since 2006 and has covered a range of topics. He is a graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in news-editorial and public relations with a minor in English.