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Interview: Push To Decriminalize Some Psychedelics Working Its Way Through California Capitol

A bill authored by Democratic state Sen Scott Wiener would decriminalize the possession and personal use of certain psychedelic drugs like LSD, psilocybin and MDMA.

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Trio Interprets The Pandemic From An Artist's Perspective

In the final CapRadio Summer Concert Series performance, The trio of soprano Ann Moss, Justin Ouellet on violin and guitar, and pianist Jennifer Reason present an eclectic program full of vignettes of the pandemic through the lens of an artist.

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Interview: How Inflation Is Affecting Northern California

Common household items and other goods have seemed to become more expensive over the past few months. Why? Well, inflation is at the highest it’s been in 13 years. Five Star Bank President James Beckwith explains what this means for Californians.

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Environment

July 21, 2021

PG&E Says It Will Bury 10,000 Miles Of Power Lines

Pacific Gas and Electric made the announcement in Chico days after the utility company reported to California regulators that their equipment may have been involved in sparking the Dixie Fire that has forced evacuations in Butte and Plumas counties.

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July 21, 2021

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Photos: Dixie Fire Grows In Plumas County

The Dixie Fire burning above the Cresta Dam in the Feather River Canyon has forced evacuations in Butte and Plumas counties. Approximately 2,350 people have been evacuated as a number of major wildfires continue to burn in Northern California.

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Classical

July 21, 2021

Violinist Gregory Harrington Plays with Our Perception Of Time

Violinist Gregory Harrington joins conductor Mark Shapiro and the Janáček Philharmonic in celebrating Philip Glass in their new album, Glass Hour.

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NPRLive Updates: The Tokyo Olympics

A 12-Year-Old Syrian Makes Her Olympic Debut

July 23, 2021

The youngest Olympian at the Tokyo games was knocked out during the women's table tennis singles preliminary round. But Syrian player Hend Zaza said she will train, get better and try again.

NPRLive Updates: The Tokyo Olympics

The First Gold Medal Of The Tokyo Olympics Goes To China

July 23, 2021

A 21-year-old woman from China came out on top in the 10-meter air rifle competition. Qian Yang narrowly beat out a competitor from Russia and beamed as she held up her gold medal.