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PG&E working to improve power shutoffs during critical fire conditions | Cannabis top crop in Shasta County | Newsom signs law to protect doctors who mail abortion pills to other states

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, September 29.

In today’s episode:

  • PG&E working to improve power shutoffs during critical fire weather — Ken Devol, NSPR
  • Cannabis now top crop in Shasta County — Ava Norgrove, NSPR
  • Newsom signs new law to protect doctors sending abortion pills to other states — Ava Norgrove, NSPR
  • California education chief declares his bid for governor in 2026 — Ava Norgrove, NSPR

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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.
Ken came to NSPR through the back door as a volunteer, doing all the things that volunteers do. Almost nothing – nothing -- in his previous work experience suggests that he would ever be on public radio.
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.