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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.

NSPR News Brief: Feb. 27

19 hours ago

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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.

Marc Albert

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

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.

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? 

Photo by J. Maughn

We’re heading up the road this week to get acquainted with bats at Pinnacles National Park, just south of the Bay Area—a place you’ll want to visit now and in to spring—and also in Yolo County quite close by, where summer is the time to go batty.

Oroville Dam Evacuation Order Poll

Feb 22, 2017

As part of our reporting on the Oroville Dam crisis, we’re trying to gauge how people were first alerted to the emergency evacuation. Please RESPOND to the questions below and SHARE this post. We’re trying to get as many responses as possible to best understand people’s experiences. If you would like to respond via email, feel free to send your responses to Thank you!