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The acronyms GSA, GSP and SGMA may not mean anything to you. But if you rely on a well for your water, it might be time to start paying attention. SGMA is the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, which was was passed in 2014. It requires local agencies to submit management plans by 2022. If you want to have any input on how agencies are going to manage your groundwater, now is the time to get involved.

courtesy of CAL FIRE

Experts who study fire activity say conditions suggest more wildfires than last year are in store with fire danger just about everywhere in the North State.

Officials are expecting even more wildfires than usual through this year’s fire season, as a combination of a relatively dry winter and late rains have created heightened risks across the North State, and the rest of California.

We visit Chico's Blue Room Theatre to talk with directors and actors from "Fresh Ink 2018" which presents (this weekend only) three freshly-written one-act plays all set at the same hotel. We also talk with two representatives from the Snidle Gallery in Chico. They'll tell us about the artwork on display for June, including Lynn Criswell's exhibit "Clowns and Portraits."

Marc Albert

“Hi, this is Lana Johnson from Chico California, and I would like to know the history of the Miller Mansion. Is the property significant in Chico history? And who exactly were the Millers?”

 

Thanks Lana, I’ve often wondered about that stately building framed by columns on somewhat storybook grounds.  

 

Yes, the Miller Mansion property is quite significant to Chico history, the house, less so. And the Millers? Well, hold on.

 

Credit Photo used courtesy of Nancy Lawson

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word Humane as this: Being characterized by consideration of other, compassionate. This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by Nancy Lawson author of  – The Humane Gardener, Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife. Join us! 

Steve Herring

The English-American poet and writer W.H. Auden was a big fan of M.F.K. Fisher, an American culinary icon. He called her called America’s “greatest writer.” In 1963 he also said, provocatively, “I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose.” One of the first to engage food in all its variety as a cultural metaphor, Fisher knew she was the real thing. Further, she believed that writers are born, not created. Once, when asked by a young girl why “so-and-so’s” books were best-sellers while she was barely known, Fisher reportedly replied: “Because he is an author, and I am a writer.” Being a writer, however, didn’t spare her a lifetime of scrambling after book contracts and New Yorker magazine assignments. Everyone has to sing for their supper.

photo by Emily O'Neill

Today we are revisiting an episode of the show featuring North State songwriter Hannah Jane Kile. At the time of this recording Kile had just released her second full-length album, and this Friday she will return to Chico for a show where she’ll release not one but two brand new full albums. 

Our guest is one of the northstate's favorite singer-songwriters, Hannah Jane Kile. She'll talk about her songwriting & performing career, about the two new albums she's about to release and about her northstate concerts to celebrate the albums' release. Hannah & members of her band will be performing for us in the NSPR/KCHO studio, singing three of her new songs.

photo by Dave Schlom

The Sacramento River flows from its headwaters above Shasta Dam to the Pacific Ocean through the Delta and out the Golden Gate. It is one of the most diverse and productive fisheries in the world. In this episode we examine the anadromous fishery in particular. Anadromous fish are those that spawn in fresh water but spend most of their lives in the ocean like the imperiled Chinook salmon. But we also check out other species of game fish that live in the river like green sturgeon, striped bass and rainbow trout.

  

Photo courtesy of Southern Connecticut State University

Entryways of Civility, Pathways of Kindness: A Reflection and Social Justice Garden on the Campus of Southern Connecticut University in New Haven, CT. Originally conceived to celebrate the lives and lights of four women Alumnae of Southern Connecticut State University who were killed while trying to protect the students in their care during the course of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT in 2012. In honor of the intentions of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and the power of gardens to make the world a better place, we hear more about this new and powerful garden on Cultivating Place this week. Join us.

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