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President Trump's Tweets, Annotated

Mar 7, 2017
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President Trump tweets a lot. With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely gives the full context. Here, we attempt to do just that for key tweets.

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A total failure of Oroville dam would prove catastrophic. The loss of life, likely tremendous. Repair costs unknown.

While much of the focus in Oroville has shifted to restarting the hydro-electric Hyatt Power Plant, the extent of the tragedy narrowly averted last month is coming into better focus.

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Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra was formed in Santa Cruz in 2012. Since then the folk/blues band has been continuously touring across the nation and beyond, including annual trips to perform throughout Europe. Marty O’Reilly is currently on tour in the UK, but will return to perform within our broadcast region later this year. 

President Trump has signed a revised executive order, once again barring travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program. It's similar to the president's January order that was blocked by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. But this latest order leaves Iraq off the list of barred countries. The White House cites more cooperation with the Iraqi government in vetting people who apply for U.S. visas. The latest order also specifically states that it does not apply to legal permanent U.S. residents or current visa holders.

We talk with the director & cast of "Human Error," the world-premiere comedy in its final weekend at Chico's Blue Room Theatre. We also talk with representatives from the Chico Art Center about the "Replication Machine" which allows you (with the help of a hidden local artist) to get an artistic "replication" of any object you put into the machine.

NSPR News Brief: March 3

Mar 3, 2017

Here's your daily briefing...

Spillway upgrades in the cards: Department of Water Resources officials, along with the US Army Corps of Engineers, are working on a potential major redesign of the damaged Lake Oroville spillways. An official said the planned changes may be widely replicated around the globe.

Professors Bill Rich and Tony Waters were contracted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to evaluate vocational education in California prisons. They published their results in a frank, funny, disturbing, and personal account of attempts to educate state prisoners.

The cost of living in California is one of the highest in the nation. And the cost of attending a state college has increased three-fold in the last 20 years. These financial burdens coupled with any kind of personal crisis can leave today’s California State University students struggling more than ever before to meet their basic needs. NSPR’s Kacey Gardner has more on why and how state universities are trying to help.

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A dam holding back billions of gallons of water fails and hundreds of lives are lost in the deluge that follows in California. No, it is not a hypothetical "what if?" scenario for the Oroville Dam. It really happened, in Southern California in 1928. Find out the lessons learned and lingering questions about the deadliest man-made disaster of the 20th Century. We speak with the author of Floodpath, Jon Wilkman.

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