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First federal standards for forever chemicals | Students with mixed citizenship status can now apply for financial aid | Free waste disposal in Oroville next weekend

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, April 11.

In today’s episode:

  • Some North State wells among hundreds in California to exceed new federal safety standards for forever chemical — Adia White, NSPR
  • State financial aid application now open for students with mixed citizenship status and non-U.S. citizenships — CapRadio Staff
  • Oroville residents will be allowed to dump items at Recology Transfer Facility for free next Sunday — Ken Devol, NSPR
  • House lawmakers battle generative AI sexual exploitative content — CapRadio Staff


Colleen Olson and her dog Peanut at an encampment on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway on April 5, 2024 in Chico, Calif.
Alec Stutson
Last year the city of Chico cleared at least a dozen homeless encampments throughout the city. This week it conducted its fourth this year, clearing 23 unsheltered residents at three different locations.

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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.
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.
Adia White is a broadcast journalist and producer with nearly 10 years of experience. Her work has appeared on WNYC, This American Life, Capital Public Radio and other local and national programs. She started at North State Public Radio as a freelance reporter in 2017 before leaving for a stint at Northern California Public Media in Santa Rosa.