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How we talk about homelessness | Yuba County changes evacuation messaging | Oroville offers classes about local government

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, February 22. 

In today’s episode:

  • How words shape our perception of homelessness — Ava Norgrove, NSPR
  • Yuba County now following statewide guidelines for evacuation messages — Jamie Jiang, NSPR
  • Oroville is launching a series of classes to educate residents about local government — Ken Devol, NSPR
  • PG&E hosts an informational virtual town hall today— Ken Devol, NSPR


Edgar Vasquez showing food available at the Iverson Wellness & Recovery Center on Feb. 6, 2024 in Chico, Calif.
Alec Stutson
One Chico food pantry served more people than it ever has in one day last month. And they aren’t alone in seeing a need for food.

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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.
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.
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.