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Health care barriers in Redding | Heat wave report | Prop. 31 explained

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The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, Oct. 28. 

Interview: Health care workers in Shasta County work to prevent congenital syphilis

Health care workers across California are raising the alarm over the rising rates of congenital syphilis. The disease happens when a mother passes on the infection to her fetus during pregnancy. If left untreated, it can cause neurological disorders or infant death. A program in Shasta County is taking a different approach to care in order to reduce rates. NSPR’s Adia White spoke with CalMatters reporter Kristen Hwang, who wrote about the program, to learn more. Listen to the interview in today’s Headlines.

Adia White, NSPR

UNICEF report finds children are experiencing frequent heat waves

The North State and other regions in California saw record-breaking heat this year, and the state is not alone. A report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) found that 90% of children in the U.S. experienced frequent heat waves in 2020. Read the story.

CapRadio Staff

Proposition 31 would establish ban on sale of many flavored tobacco products

In 2020, California lawmakers voted to ban the sale of flavored vape products, menthol cigarettes and chewing tobacco. But that law hasn't taken effect yet because the tobacco industry collected enough signatures to put a referendum on California's November ballot. Proposition 31 asks voters whether they want the flavored tobacco ban to go into effect.

Elizabeth Aguilera, CalMatters

Temporary Protected Status settlement talks fail

Settlement talks have broken down in a case from San Francisco seeking to preserve federal humanitarian protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants nationwide.

  Farida Jhabvala Romero (KQED), The California Report

Stories from NPR partner stations are edited by NSPR Staff for digital presentation and credited as requested.

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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.
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.