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Camp Fire film begins production in New Mexico | Plumas County fire tower looks for a new artist | Highway 70 reopens after months of ongoing rockslides

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, May 15. 

In today’s episode:

  • Paradise is coming to the big screen . . . sort of — Ken Devol, NSPR
  • Artists eligible to apply for residency in Plumas County fire tower — Adia White, NSPR
  • Highway 70 reopens after months of closure due to rockslides — Ken Devol, NSPR
  • University of Oregon students set positive example cleaning up trash at Shasta Lake — Adia White, 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.
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.