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Monitoring the wolf population | Program increasing medical diversity | State bans diesel trucks by 2036

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, May 1.

In today’s episode:

  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife tracking wolf population after winter storms — Ken Devol, NSPR
  • University of California program aims to increase diversity among medical students — Stephanie O'Neill, KFF Health News
  • California's Air Resources Board votes unanimously to phase out diesel trucks by 2036 — Nadia Lopez, CalMatters

In case you missed it:

  • California Air Resources Board bans old diesel trains to cut emissions — CapRadio
  • Proposed law to choose official state bat — CapRadio
  • Experts recommend the state Department of Public Health collect more data on LGBTQ patients — CapRadio
  • Chico State promotes Autism and Neurodiversity Awareness and Acceptance Month — NSPR
  • Legislation intends to allow state lawmakers to unionize — CapRadio 
  • Bill increasing penalties for human trafficking — CapRadio 
  • Legislation intends to increase access to higher education for undocumented immigrants — CapRadio 
  • Bill increasing penalties for fentanyl dealers fails in senate — CapRadio 

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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.
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.