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‘Local Citrus’ art exhibit shows at 1078 | Chico City Council discusses budget proposal | Preparing for a wildfire evacuation

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, May 21. 

In today’s episode:

  • Chico State lecturer and artist Brian McNamara blends nostalgia, identity in ‘Local Citrus’ art exhibit — Angel Huracha, NSPR
  • Chico City Council to discuss upcoming budget proposal — Ava Norgrove, NSPR
  • Preparing for a wildfire evacuation — Ken Devol, NSPR
  • Oroville City Council to consider Cal Water to fluoridate the city’s drinking water — Ava Norgrove, NSPR


Building a controversial tunnel on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, shown here on June 22, 2023, would cost $20 billion.
Miguel Gutierrez Jr.
The centerpiece of California’s water wars pits Gov. Newsom against local communities and environmentalists. A new report says the benefits of the tunnel exceed the cost since other water supplies would cost more.

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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.