COVID-19 Special Program

This is NSPR’s special program about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State.

Originally broadcast each weeknight, as of late July 2020, the show is now weekly — airing Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and rebroadcast at 8:30 a.m. the following day. 

NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 in our region.

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COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUE 6.30)

Jun 30, 2020
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

 


 

We continue looking at food insecurity and hunger in the Camp Fire burn scar. Today we'll hear the second episode of five in this series where we’ll focus on the voices of survivors speaking about their experience dealing with issues around food access, more than a year and a half after the fire.  

 

If you are a Camp Fire survivor who is having challenges getting healthy food for yourself or your family, please check out our food insecurity survey. You can also share your story with us on our message line at 433-9216. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 6.29)

Jun 29, 2020
Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry


For the next week, we’re looking at food insecurity and hunger in the Camp Fire burn scar. It’s been more than a year and a half after the fire, through a series of five 30-minute episodes we’ll hear from survivors about their experience with a lack of food access and we’ll hear from those trying to help. We’ll learn about what’s working and what still needs to be done for food recovery after the fire. 

 

If you are a Camp Fire survivor who is having challenges getting healthy food for yourself or your family and you want to help us with this reporting – please fill our out our food insecurity survey.

 

For Monday, June 29, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. First the latest on COVID 19.   

 

This episode was produced as a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 6.26)

Jun 26, 2020
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Today we’ll get some mental health tips and resources as we continue to navigate this pandemic, we’ll hear from a familiar voice you know and likely miss hearing each week. We’ll also hear from the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci about how California is doing with this virus.  

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 Fridaday, June 26, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 6.25)

Jun 25, 2020

Today we’re checking in with Glenn County that has seen a recent spike of 39 coronavirus cases in one week. We’ll also hear from Chico Mayor Ann Schwab about her proposal to form a police review committee that was approved by Chico’s city council this week.  

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 25, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 6.24)

Jun 24, 2020
Shasta County

Today we’re checking in with Shasta County to learn more about how coronavirus cases there have doubled in the past three weeks. We’ll also take a closer look at COVID-19 numbers in California and the possible long-term effects of the virus with Dr. Miriam Nuno, Associate Professor of Biostatistics at UC Davis.  

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 24, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio. 

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Dealing with a new and deadly disease, physicians and scientists are both fighting COVID-19 and at the same time, trying to learn all they can about it to better our odds. Still there’s much we don’t know about its behavior and lethality. 

For a closer look at the statistics and what we’re learning about COVID-19’s long-term impacts, NSPR’s Marc Albert reached out to Dr. Miriam Nuno, an associate professor of biostatistics with a joint appointment in the department of surgery at UC Davis. 

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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.    

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 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.  

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.   

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