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Interview: Shasta County ballot hand-counting controversy | City Chico Council to meet after last meeting canceled due to audio issues | California selected as ‘hydrogen hub’

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, October 16.

In today’s episode:

  • Interview: Shasta County registrar of voters on difficulty of hand-counting ballots, state ban controversy — Alec Stutson and Ava Norgrove, NSPR
  • Chico City Council to meet tomorrow after audio issues halted last meeting — Erik Adams, NSPR
  • California selected as national ‘hydrogen hub’ — Ken Devol, NSPR
  • Butte supervisors vote to use $50M from PG&E Settlement Fund for facility repairs — Ken Devol, NSPR

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Erik began his role as NSPR's Butte County government reporter in September of 2023 as part of UC Berkeley's California Local News Fellowship. He received his bachelor's degree in Journalism from Cal State LA earlier that year.
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.
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.