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Removing unhoused from encampments could decrease life expectancy | Bill to ban hand-counting in most elections passed by legislature | Federal heat worker protections

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, September 11.

In today’s episode:

  • Interview: Researcher says encampment sweeps may decrease life expectancy of unhoused — Alec Stutson, NSPR
  • California legislature bans hand-counting in most elections, targeting Shasta County — Roman Battaglia, JPR
  • Feds creating heat-related worker protection standards — Stephanie O’Neill Patison, KFF Health News 
  • Lawmakers send Newsom a gun tax bill nearly a decade in the making — CapRadio Staff 

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Sarah is an award-winning host, reporter, producer and editor. She’s worked at North State Public Radio since 2015 and is currently the station’s Assistant Program Director. She’s responsible for the “sound of the station" and works to create the richest public radio experience possible for NSPR listeners.
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.
Ava is NSPR’s Morning Edition anchor and reporter. They previously worked on NPR’s Weekend Edition and NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered broadcasts and produced weekly national news stories focused on contextualizing national issues for individual communities. They love NorCal and spending time outdoors.
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.