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On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, President Donald Trump will deliver his address to a Joint Session of Congress at 6 p.m. NPR will provide live anchored coverage of the president’s speech as well as the Democratic response. This will be the first address to Congress of President Donald Trump's presidency.

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California GOP Ponders Path Forward In Trump Era

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Tim Clark, who ran President Trump's primary campaign in California and then led his southwest regional effort in the general election, speaks to a Trump delegation reunion at the California GOP convention in Sacramento on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.
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Tim Clark, who ran President Trump's primary campaign in California and then led his southwest regional effort in the general election, speaks to a Trump delegation reunion at the California GOP convention in Sacramento on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

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Elvira Moreno knows she doesn’t look like a typical Republican.

“It’s not just white, not just rich people that are Republicans,“ Moreno says, “because I’m by far not rich – and not white!”

On this week’s Cowgirl in the Control Room, it’s Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash and a handful of the many great musicians they influenced.

 


NSPR's Marc Albert interviews Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea.

We talk with the director & cast from the increasingly extreme comedy-satire "God of Carnage" produced by Axiom Repertory Theatre, performing at Redding's Old City Hall.  We also talk with Chico State gallery curators about the print exhibit "Currency" -- the Eleventh Annual Print Exhibition and Competition which showcases cutting-edge printmaking.

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Frustration, fear, and tales of harrowing escape dominated a public forum held in Oroville last night. 

Residents spoke of chaos during the emergency, with jammed phone lines, evacuation routes leading through flood zones and the elderly and disabled left behind. 

Oroville resident Anne Terry relayed the fear she felt while stuck in jammed traffic 

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This year's community "book in common" is My Life On The Road by feminist icon Gloria Steinem, who will be in Chico's Laxson Auditorium on March 1st. On this week's show, joined by NSPR General Manager Beth Lamberson, Nancy talks with Gloria Steinem about traveling and listening.

In her first official speech on the U.S. Senate floor, Sen. Kamala Harris said President Trump’s executive actions "have hit our immigrant and religious communities like a cold front, striking a chilling fear in the hearts of millions of good hardworking people."

The California Democrat went on to say that rather than making communities safe, Trump’s immigration raids and policies will make immigrants less likely to report crimes for fear they’ll be deported.

As gardeners or naturalists, we often share an urge to display our love – flowers or fruits of the season arranged in bottles and vases, in bowls and on platters. The deep beauty of the harvest and the season have a strong call. As gardeners who harvest food and flowers, as nature lovers who gently forage fallen moss, lichen, stones, feathers, or cooks who prepare our fruits, vegetables and foraged edibles we all experience that moment – perhaps daily of saying: what will I put that in? What vase, large or small, what dinner plate, what cake plate, what bowl? 

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