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Homeless center opens in Red Bluff | Chico to make roadway improvements on Esplanade | Chester says no to funding fire, ambulance services

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, May 10. 

In today’s episode:

  • First of its kind homeless navigation center opens in Red Bluff — Alec Stutson, NSPR
  • Chico to begin roadway improvements along the Esplanade — Ava Norgrove, NSPR
  • Chester residents vote no to funding fire, ambulance services with property taxes — Ken Devol, NSPR
  • Shasta supervisors are looking for a new registrar of voters and county clerk — Ken Devol, NSPR


Kirk Williams at Melody Records in Chico, Calif., on May 9, 2024.
Angel Huracha
Local musician Kirk Williams, known as Lish Bills, releases his solo full-length album.

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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.
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.
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.