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Dixie Fire school recovery | Dangers of wildfire smoke | Lawmakers face deadline

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Interview: Plumas Charter School recovering after losing Greenville campus

When the Dixie Fire devastated the town of Greenville last August, it destroyed the Greenville Learning Center. The school is run by Plumas Charter School and served about 50 students at the time. NSPR's Alec Stutson spoke with Taletha Washburn, executive director of Plumas Charter School, about their efforts to recover and rebuild over the last year.

Alec Stutson, NSPR 

Better planning needed to protect communities from smoke, report says

A recent report from the journal Current Environmental Health Reports indicates that smoke from prescribed burns likely does not present as many health risks as smoke from wildfires, but more research is needed to understand the health effects of both. The authors of the report say communities should make emergency plans for protecting residents from any type of smoke.

Jamie Jiang, NSPR

California legislators stare down midnight deadline

California lawmakers are down to the wire on their deadline to pass bills before midnight today. They’re using their last week in session to address the state’s housing crisis and expand access to abortion.

CapRadio Staff

Bill would ban state schools from purchasing foreign agricultural products

A bill advancing in the state Legislature would prohibit California public schools, colleges and universities from purchasing agricultural products for student meals not grown, packed or processed in the U.S. The bill passed the Assembly Agriculture Committee Monday.

CapRadio Staff

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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.
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.
Jamie was NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covered all things fire, but her main focus was wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as a podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
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.