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Flooding inevitable in Paradise but able to be mitigated | ‘Forever chemicals’ found in some North State drinking water | California hospitals are closing maternity wards

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, November 16.

In today’s episode:

  • Flooding becoming more common in Paradise, town working to mitigate risk — Jamie Jiang, NSPR
  • Redding, Oroville, Weaverville found by EPA to have ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water — Ava Norgrove, NSPR
  • California hospitals are closing maternity wards — Anna B. Ibarra, CalMatters 
  • Paradise, Chico ice rinks open for the winter season — Ava Norgrove, NSPR 

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Sarah has worked at North State Public Radio since 2015 and is currently the station’s Director of Operations. 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.
Jamie was NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covered all things fire, but her main focus was wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as a podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
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.