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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all aspects of life to change, and that includes local government services that help members of the public deal with issues like mental health.

At a time when many are struggling with anxiety, isolation and other mental health challenges, we wanted to find out how local services have adapted and what they’re seeing from clients.

NSPR’s Angel Huracha spoke with Holli Drobny, Mental Health Services Act coordinator and public information officer for Butte County Behavioral Health, and Paige Greene, deputy branch director of Adult Services for the Shasta County Health and Human Services agency, to learn more about how they’ve been operating over the last couple months. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 6.10)

Jun 10, 2020
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson


Today we’ll hear from State Assembly member Mike Gipson on his bill that would make carotid artery restraint by law enforcement illegal. We’ll also hear from Shasta College’s president about the community college’s transition to online education in the spring due to the pandemic, and it’s plans for the summer and fall.

 

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For Wednesday, June 10, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

Shasta College

NSPR’s Ken Devol spoke recently with Dr. Joe Wyse, president of Shasta College in Redding, about the administrative challenges he faces in the time of COVID-19. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUE 6.9)

Jun 9, 2020
Visit Redding


Today we’ll hear from Redding Record Searchlight reporter David Benda about moving further into reopening and the civil protests happening in the city, we’ll also hear how businesses in Oroville are faring during the pandemic and we’ll check in with Predictive Services on this year’s wildfire outlook.

 

If you have questions or comments for us leave us a message on our message line 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.   

 

For Tuesday, June 9, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

Public Domain

For downtown Oroville, the COVID-19 pandemic came at a time of renaissance, says Eric Smith, CEO of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.

While the area has faced its share of economic pain, Smith says he’s cautiously optimistic that the city will continue on its path toward a vibrant downtown business scene. 

He recently spoke with NSPR’s Ken Devol about local business owner confidence and what’s expected as the city navigates new realities.

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As we head into the summer, fire danger continues to increase.

NSPR’s Marc Albert recently spoke with Stephen Leach, meteorologist for the Bureau of Land Management working for Predictive Services, to learn more about what’s predicted for this year’s fire season.

The Law Offices of John L. Burris

NSPR’s Andre Byik first connected with James Cook for a story he was researching about new allegations of excessive force at the Butte County Jail. 

Cook is a civil rights attorney at the high-profile Law Offices Of John L. Burris out of Oakland, and he's representing an inmate at the jail who claims deputies assaulted him after he suffered from a seizure. 

As they talked about the jail case, Byik learned that Cook grew up in Minneapolis and he was in the city at the time police killed George Floyd on Memorial Day. Byik and Cook recently caught up for a longer talk about race, policing and what he thinks can be done to effect change. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 6.8)

Jun 8, 2020
John Burris Law Offices

 


 

Today we’re hearing from Bay Area civil rights attorney James Cook about being in his hometown of Minneapolis when George Floyd was killed, his thoughts on the civil protests we’re seeing across the nation and working on cases of police misconduct in the North State.

 

If you have questions or comments for us leave us a message on our message line 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.   

 

For Monday, June 8, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.  

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 6.5)

Jun 5, 2020
Discover Magazine

 

Today, we’re focusing on plagues of antiquity and what we can learn, if anything, from these pandemics of the past for the one we’re currently living in.  

If you have questions or comments for us leave us a message on our message line 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.   

For Friday June 5, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 6.4)

Jun 4, 2020
Web MD

Today, we’re looking into what you can do while protesting to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 – a group of medical experts has put together some guidelines – we’ll hear more on what they are and why they think they’re important. 

If you have questions, or something you’d like us to know, leave us a message 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.   

For Thursday, June 4, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

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