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Over the last three weeks, the number of people falling ill with the coronavirus in Shasta County has more than doubled. After recording 34 cases over the last two weeks, at last count Wednesday, the figure stood at 88. (See current numbers here.)

For more on how the virus is spreading, NSPR’s Marc Albert spoke with Kerri Schuette, spokeswoman for Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency. He started their conversation by asking in light of the rise in new cases, how concerned should people be.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUE 6.23)

Jun 23, 2020
Plumas Local Agency Formation Commission

Today we’re checking in with Plumas County about the latest on COVID 19 updates there and we’ll hear more about what’s happening in California from the statewide mask order to the 2020-2021 budget.    

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For Tuesday, June 23, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

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Rural Plumas County has seen very few COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. As of Tuesday, only six cases had been confirmed there. 

NSPR’s Andre Byik recently spoke with Lori Beatley, public information officer in Plumas County, to ask what the low case numbers may mean, and what officials hope to learn about the virus as mass testing is conducted in the county. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 6.22)

Jun 22, 2020

Today we’re checking in with employment law expert Jennifer Shaw on navigating unemployment benefits months into this pandemic. We’ll also get something of a history lesson from Chico State professor emeritus Steve Brydon on why the United States was able to create a concerted effort to unify during WWII, but is so much more divided when it comes to the invisible enemy we’re facing today.  

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Mechoopda Indian Tribe Of Chico Rancheria

NSPR’s Matt Fidler spoke with Ali Meders-Knight of the Mechoopda Indian Tribe about racial injustice, colonization, and wildfire.

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

Interview Highlights

On where the ancestral lands of local tribes are located

Mechoopda is here in Chico. So the city of Chico up to Paradise encompasses the Mechoopda territory. So we kind of calculate that territory based on the peace and friendship treaty that was signed around 1851-1852, here in Chico, California, with John Bidwell. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 6.19)

Jun 19, 2020
Mechoopda Indian Tribe Of Chico Rancheria

 

 

 


Today we hear a conversation between Ali Meders-Knight of the Mechoopda Indian Tribe and NSPR’s Matt Fidler about racial injustice, colonization, and wildfire.

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 19, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 6.18)

Jun 18, 2020
Web MD

Today we’re checking in with three public health officials throughout the North State as counties move further into reopening and COVID-19 cases continue to rise around the state and region.  

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 Thursday, June 18, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

Butte County has recorded a steady increase in COVID-19 cases over the last month, which was something health officials say they expected as the county moved through the phased reopening plans. 

NSPR's Andre Byik recently spoke with Butte County Public Health Director Danette York about the increase in cases and the metrics officials are watching going forward. 

But the first thing Andre asked was about the departure this week of the county's Public Health Officer, Andy Miller, and the plans are in place to find his successor.

Tehama County has recorded a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, going from 12 to 28 cases over the last week. 

NSPR's Andre Byik recently spoke with Michelle Schmidt, supervising public health nurse for the Tehama County Health Services Agency, about the spike, as well as recent tests of Corning's wastewater system for the coronavirus, and who should get tested. Andre started the conversation by asking why cases appear to be rising quickly in the county. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 6.17)

Jun 17, 2020

Today, we’re focusing this program on one thing: PG&E’s recent guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of 84 people in the 2018 Camp Fire.  

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 Wednesday, June 17, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

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