Covid-19

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 9.17)

Sep 17, 2020
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In today’s show, we’ll hear from a couple who lost everything in the Bear Fire. We’ll also hear from the head of the North Valley Community Foundation talks about how the Camp Fire prepared it to quickly help survivors of this latest tragedy. To wrap it up, for all of us who are feeling like these crises are never-ending, some advice from the Butte County Health Department on how to cope. 

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Dave talks to longtime friend and fellow astronomer and artist Tyler Nordgren. In 2017 Tyler invited Dave to join his viewing of the Great American Eclipse in Kimberly, Oregon and they'll discuss that experience as well as their mutual love for the national parks and Tyler's ongoing work with them to promote the dark night sky as one of their precious natural resources where "half the park is after dark!"

 

Tyler's globe trotting eclipse watching came to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic but you'll find out that in Tyler's case, that was actually a life saving circumstance. Find out about the next great American eclipse in 2024 as well as a wide ranging conversation about the dark night sky and two kindred souls with a lifetime connection to it.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 9.3)

Sep 3, 2020
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In today’s show, Butte County warns that a spike in COVID-19 infections will keep getting worse unless the community commits to social distancing and face coverings. That’s especially true for local college campuses. Also, we explore the relationship between the US Forest Service and CalFire, as both agencies look toward a holiday weekend of super high temperatures and low humidity.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 8.6)

Aug 6, 2020
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Today we're hearing from Shasta County, where the first COVID-19 case was discovered in the North State. Despite a recent uptick in cases, Shasta County, with larger towns like Redding and Anderson, is fairing relatively well. It is one of the most populated Northern California Counties that is not on the State’s Watch list. We’re going to try to find out why. 

 

We’re also going to look into the status of COVID-19 testing, who gets tested, how to get the test, and how long it takes to get results, and problems when testing gets delayed too much. 

 

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For Thursday, August 6, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

Healthline

In some locations, it is hard to get a COVID-19 test. In others, supplies are an issue. And yet in others, it takes so long to get results, by the time they’re available, the person who was tested may have already spread the illness. 

To try to better understand what is going on with testing and why, NSPR’s Marc Albert spoke with Elisabeth Rosenthal, the editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service covering health care policy. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 7.30)

Jul 30, 2020
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This week we’re taking a closer look at COVID-19 outbreaks in a North State jail and prison. We'll hear from Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea and from an employee at the California Correctional Center in Lassen County. We’ll also take a trip to Downieville to learn more about the community’s classic bike race that won’t be happening there this year due to the pandemic.  

 

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For Thursday July 30, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 7.23)

Jul 23, 2020
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This week we’ll be breaking down the North State’s case numbers for you, we’ll hear from Butte County’s public health director about the county being added to the state’s monitoring list and head to Plumas and Sierra counties to hear how teens there are coping during a summer pandemic.

 

If you have questions or comments for us, our message line is still up – give us a call at 433-9216 – or you can also leave comments at mysnpr.org.

 

For Thursday, July 23, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

Healthline

Butte County has officially been placed on the state’s list of counties it’s monitoring due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

If the county stays on the list until Friday, some local businesses will have to once again shut down indoor operations.

NSPR’s Andre Byik spoke with Butte County Public Health Director Danette York about what being on the list means and what businesses would be affected.

Here are highlights from their conversation. You can also listen at the top of the page.

Interview Highlights

Wonderopolis

Did you know that you can text 911 in an emergency? Butte County CHP was a relatively early adopter of the 911 texting service, which is increasingly being implemented by other dispatch centers.

Though calling 911 is still preferred, the service makes emergency help more readily available to those with hearing or speech difficulties, and in situations where calling isn’t possible. 

NSPR’s Ken Devol spoke with CHP Officer Frank Valdepena about the history of the service, how it works and when it should and shouldn’t be used.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 7.17)

Jul 17, 2020
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Today we’re hearing about videos recently released by the Justice For Desmond Phillips team that bring up questions regarding conflicting accounts from Chico Police officers about what happened on the night Desmond Phillips was killed by law enforcement three years ago on March 17, 2017. 

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For Friday, July 17, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

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