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Bryan Stevenson writes a powerful true story about the Equal Justice Initiative, the people we represent, and the importance of fighting injustice. His latest, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is a New York Times bestseller and this year’s Book In Common.


Also, Author TJ Richardson captures the essence of pursuing your goals amongst hardships in Where I Wanna Be. Richardson speaks about his journey as a nontraditional student. 

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Despite recent disasters, the North State’s economy is plugging along at a steady pace, and according to Robert Eyler, a professor of economics at Sonoma State University, it will likely continue to do so.


Eyler delivered his annual economic forecast in Redding last week, part of a daylong conference held by Chico State’s Center for Economic Development. Low interest rates and tame inflation should fuel lending and business activity without risk of overexpansion. However, risks do remain. 


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It seems like every summer it happens, once it’s warm enough to swim, authorities are warning people to stay out of the water. Why? An abundance of one of the simplest living things on earth: algae. Actually a specific type of algae called cyanobacteria, tiny microorganisms that can cause serious illness.  


Keith Bouma-Gregson is an environmental scientist with the California State Water Resources Control Board. He also co-leads the Fresh Water Harmful Algae Bloom Program, and has been tracking blooms in California.  

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Dave meets with a kindred soul as Archaeologist and California State University Chico Anthropology Department Professor Lisa Westwood joins him in Studio C to talk about the archaeology of the space age.

She's the lead author of the book The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites with co-authors Beth O'Leary and Milford Wayne Donaldson.

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A new contract with firefighters, parking, and pedestrian safety near the university tops the agenda as the city council in Chico meets tonight.  


The official analysis calls the financial impact of the contract “minimal” on the city’s bottom line, but there are some changes. If ultimately approved, some firefighters would end up picking up a larger share of contributions to CalPERS and Medicare, costs currently picked up by taxpayers. But firefighters would be made whole by a 2.7 percent raise under the contract. The proposed contract would run through June of 2021. 

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American Indian storyteller Liz Lara-O’Rourke headlined an evening of cultural connection and understanding at the Chico State campus Friday. North State Public Radio’s Marc Albert caught up with her as the evening began.

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An event looking into honoring the traditions, wisdom and philosophies of local Native American women and their communities is happening Friday afternoon on Chico State’s campus.  

The third annual event, Women of Wisdom will be an evening of storytelling, learning and Native American appetizers.  

Sara Cooper, the chair of the Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies at the university, said the event is important to everyone involved.

Blue Dot 130: Dr. Joseph Pechkis

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On the next Blue Dot, Dave Schlom examines university research examining the strange world of Quantum Physics using cutting edge cold atom experiments. Stanford? MIT? No, it is happening in an undergraduate  program at California State University Chico, due to an amazing relationship with CSU Physics professors Hyewon and Joe Pechkis along with their friend and mentor, Nobel Laureate William Phillips.


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Butte County Superintendent of Schools Tim Taylor on Friday announced the closure of all public schools – including district and charter schools – in Butte County through Friday, Nov. 23, due to the Camp Fire.  

He said schools, families and communities are experiencing extreme loss due to the fire and its impact, and time is needed to help understand the extent of loss and disruption and develop ways to safely resume providing services to schools and students.

Chico State is also suspending classes. Students will be out at Chico State until Monday, Nov. 26.

On Friday night, Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson sat down in Kendall Hall on campus to address the University’s response to the Camp Fire and its plans on how to proceed in the coming weeks.  


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The body of a female transient was found near Chico State’s administration building, Kendall Hall early Tuesday, authorities said.