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November 15, 2018

Ferocious Fires Spark Concern Over Major Health Consequences

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents.

November 15, 2018

After Losing Home In Wildfire, High School Runner Gets 2nd Chance At State Championship

Gabe Price, a 17-year-old senior at Paradise High School in California, almost missed out on qualifying for the state championships. Then fellow runners at a neighboring high school stepped up to help him.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

November 15, 2018

Camp Wildfire Update: Housing And Air Quality

The sheer number of people forced out of their homes is exacerbating an already troubled housing situation in Butte County. Ed Mayer is the Executive Director of the county’s housing agency and he has an update on the crisis.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

November 15, 2018

Could Larger Prescribed Burns Help With Future California Wildfires?

As wildfires continue to burn across California, attention has turned to figuring out ways to mitigate these disasters in the future.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

November 15, 2018

Sound Advice: Jazz With Gary Vercelli

For this week’s Sound Advice, CapRadio jazz music director Gary Vercelli previews new releases from Benny Green, Harold Mabern, Yellowjackets, Doug Webb, and Miki Yamanaka.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

November 15, 2018

Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds Debut 'Shedding' Live In Studio

Sacramento indie rock band Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds debut new music from their second album “Shedding.” They’re hosting an album release party at Blue Lamp on Nov. 17 with Shotgun Sawyer and Eugene Ugly.

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FDA Seeks Ban On Menthol Cigarettes To Fight Teen Smoking

November 15, 2018

In its latest effort to curb smoking by young people, the FDA wants to outlaw menthol cigarettes. The agency would also restrict sales of flavored e-cigarettes to reduce youth addiction to nicotine.