We talk with artists & entertainers from "Art at the Matador," an event happening this weekend to showcase artists & artwork of all kinds, happening at Chico's unique historic Matador Motel. We also visit with director & cast from the current production at Chico Theater Company, the classic Gilbert & Sullivan show "The Pirates of Penzance."

NSPR News Brief: May 12

May 12, 2017

Here's your daily briefing...

Author Wick Humble tells us how to restore the popular Datsun Z-Car. His mother Ida Grace Armor is a library volunteer and avid listener to North State Public Radio. This week join Nancy for a conversation with this Chico author and his mother who soon celebrates her 100th birthday.

NSPR News Brief: May 11

May 11, 2017

Here's your daily briefing...

May revise out today: With California’s financial picture for the current year coming into better focus, Governor Jerry Brown is expected to release a revised budget today. The capital’s cognoscenti predict Brown will proceed as he usual: recapping the boom and bust tendencies of the state’s economy and warning fellow Democrats against profligate spending.  

Plans are on the drawing table at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to explore the hottest scientific target in the solar system — Jupiter's icy moon Europa. Recent findings indicate that it has all the ingredients needed to support life — oceans of liquid water, heat coming from deep within the world and the basic organic chemistry of life. We talk to Andrew Shapiro about missions to explore Europa as well as other fascinating new technologies that are on the cutting edge of astronomy and space exploration. It's a look into the future, and promises to amaze and fascinate. Plus Dave and Nolan give their take on the new Netflix Series Bill Nye Saves The World and the National Geographic Channel's Genius — a fascinating look at the life of Albert Einstein starring Geoffrey Rush.

This week on Cultivating Place, we’re joined by Jan Johnsen – a gardener, landscape designer and author of the books "Heaven is a Garden" and "The Spirit of Stone,” both published by St.

Governor Says ‘Big Cuts’ Ahead For California’s Budget

May 11, 2017

Update 11 p.m.: The latest budget proposal from California Governor Jerry Brown does not account for possible changes to federal health care funding.

Brown says that’s because it’s impossible to tell whether a replacement by Republicans in Washington will become law and—if it does—how it will differ from the bill that passed Congress.


This week we head up the road to 1967 and San Francisco, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, when Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe and the Fish, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Janis Joplin and Big Brother, and the Grateful Dead rocked the known world, which was, until then, uptight, far from outta sight.

Democratic Congresswoman Judy Chu of Los Angeles County repeated a deceptive claim about the GOP health care bill last week after it narrowly passed the U.S. House.

Chu said the legislation "would once again allow being a rape or domestic violence victim to be a pre-existing condition," in a press release on May 4, 2017. Chu and all other Democrats in the House opposed the bill, which has an uncertain future in the U.S. Senate.

The California Assembly has approved a bill that would allow the state to provide legal aid to deported veterans trying to re-enter the United States.

It’s intended to help military veterans who have committed crimes and were deported after serving their sentences. The bill would create a fund for the state to contract with a non-profit legal aid organization.


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