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Chico winter shelter | Airport name change | Pelosi leadership role

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, Nov. 18.

Safe Space winter shelter prepares to open

A nonprofit homeless aid group in Chico is working to open temporary shelters next month. The organization Safe Space Winter Shelter partners with churches across Chico to use their buildings as temporary shelters for unhoused residents. They also provide meals, clothing and case management.

Alec Stutson, NSPR

Chico City Council votes to rename airport

The Chico City Council Tuesday voted to rename the Chico Municipal Airport to Chico Regional Airport. City officials say the rebranding is part of an effort to attract an airline and re-establish commercial flights.

— Andre Byik, NSPR

Audit finds UC system is too slow in returning artifacts to tribes

A new state audit finds the University of California is moving too slowly in returning Native American cultural items to tribes. Returning the items is required under both the federal and state Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Acts.

— CapRadio Staff

Interview: Nancy Pelosi to step down from leadership role

After two decades as the leader of the Democratic Party in Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is stepping down. The congresswoman from San Francisco says it's time for a new generation to take over. Marisa Lagos, a correspondent for KQED’s California politics and government desk, spoke with CapRadio’s Randol White.

— 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.
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.
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.