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Senior Editor, News
Senior Editor Alan Ray: Loves radio. He's worked in radio and news in San Diego, Seattle and San Francisco as an anchor, talk show host, reporter, editor, producer, and most recently as a Public Radio Senior Editor. He's won national and regional awards for breaking news coverage and sustained emergency news coverage of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens; the events of Sept. 11, 2001; and the San Diego wildfires of 2007. He's covered two national political conventions and produced election coverage in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, and… now… Sacramento.
It hasn't all been serious. Alan has won awards for feature reporting and the use of sound for topics ranging from the arrival of standardized time in the U S., to the way we lived in the "Camelot years" of the Kennedy presidency… to how friendship works.
His non-radio interests include music, medicine, politics and handball…though not always in that order. He moved from San Francisco to public radio in San Diego as Senior Editor at KPBS in 2006 and joined Capital Public Radio in May of 2010.
February 25, 2016
Research at UC Davis suggests that vigorous exercise helps restore levels of two critical brain chemicals and could help treat depression.
February 1, 2016
Efforts to help protect endangered Chinook salmon from death in the Sacramento River apparently didn't work last year.
October 15, 2015
Two weeks after the Butte Fire in Amador and Calaveras counties was contained, fire managers are assessing the blaze and the effort to fight it.
October 9, 2015
Law enforcement is looking into a possible threat of violence against the American River College campus in Sacramento.
April 8, 2015
Lake Tahoe is clearer now than it has been in a decade. Researchers say that's partly because of work to protect the lake, but also because of the drought.
March 12, 2015
The Sacramento City Council is taking the first steps toward resuming development in the Natomas area. The news comes more than six years after imposition of a federal moratorium because of concern over the safety of levees.
December 18, 2014
Civilian deaths at the hands of police elsewhere in the United States this year have raised questions thousands of miles away from Ferguson, Missouri and New York.
November 7, 2014
With the midterm elections mostly in the books, Sacramento businesses didn't get exactly what they wanted. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson talks about what the results mean to the local economy.
October 17, 2014
This week, crews from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have hiked miles into Trinity County between Redding and the ocean. They've gone in to dismantle six illegal marijuana grows and clean up tons of waste and chemicals.
October 10, 2014
Investigators say the Dog Rock fire in Yosemite National Park was caused by a spark from a vehicle. An air tanker pilot was killed in a crash as he was fighting the fire.