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Morning News Interviews

By Scott Michaels

Listen to Interviews with Community Leaders, News Makers and Event Organizers from the KPAY Morning News

City Concilman Sean Morgan

Morgan talks about the latest moves and meetings in the Council Chmabers, the City Finances , impact of Chico State oging Online. Morgan also talks about the businesses reopening and what s needed to move forward

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City Concilman Sean Morgan

May 29th, 2020 08:00am

Morgan talks about the latest moves and meetings in the Council Chmabers, the City Finances , impact of Chico State oging Online. Morgan also talks about the businesses reopening and what s needed to move forward

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Update Neelde Distribution Lawsuit

May 29th, 2020 07:45am

Atty Rob Berry talks about the latest info on the Lawsuit over the needle distribution program in the City of Chico thru the NVHC. Berry talks about whats happening with the latest move to deliver to encampments and continue with the distribution.

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Governor Cuts PID Budget

May 27th, 2020 07:46am

Assemblyman James Gallagher talks about the recent cuts by the Governor to the Back Fill Funding for PID and their Operating budget to the tune of 7.3 Million and what legislators are doing to fight these cuts in teh upcoming Budget oversight in Sacramento

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Chico State Update

May 22nd, 2020 08:38am

CSUC President Gayle Hutchinson talks about the upcoming school year and plans to go Virtual. Also the Financial Impact on the City of Chico and the University with going online. plus we talk Graduation and the Future of CSUC.

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PID Budget Cut

May 22nd, 2020 07:40am

PID Manager Kevin Phillips talks about the work being done with rebuilding the Water system in Paradise following the Camp Fire . Phillips also addresses the Latest Hit By the Governor regardig the Budget and the Proposed cutingt the PID out of 7.5 Million Dollars.

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Marketing in the Age of Covid19

May 20th, 2020 07:40am

Val Reddemann President of Blue Flamingo Marketing talks about the messaging that Business must do in this age of Coronavirus. What Businesses have to do to maintain customer base and assure that they are taking the steps not just to reopen but to keep staff and customers safe.

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Chico Councilman Sean Morgan

May 14th, 2020 07:58am

the Councilor talks about the newsest move into Phase 2 for buisnesses to reopen. also how the City is dealing with the budget impact with no tax reveunue coming into the city coffers. the direct impact on services.

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Chico Chamber Reopening Biz

May 13th, 2020 08:30am

Katy Thoma, CEo oif Chico Chmaber talks about the Governor's move approving Butte Co Business to move into Phase 2 for reopening protocols as per his Guidlines.

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Chico Chamber Reopening Biz

May 7th, 2020 08:00am

Chico Chamber CEO Katy Thoma talks about what the City and Chamber are doing to work towards the reopening of Business paying attention to the States Guidelines and the Governors Orders to safely reopen certain Businesses in What gavin Newsome has established as Phases

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Assemblyman James Gallagher

May 7th, 2020 07:48am

Gallagher talks about the growing Feud with Governor Newsome over the Yuba Sutter reopening Businesses. What Sacramento is doing to stop some businesses to reopen and What he is doing to push back on the Governors Order.

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Paradise Weekly Update

May 7th, 2020 07:30am

Mayor Greg Bolin gives the weekly update for Town Recovery

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Chico Unified School District

May 6th, 2020 08:20am

Superintendant Kelly Staley talks how the Schools, Teachers and Kids are getting thru the Stay at Home (Onine Learning) also the Budget impact of the Crisis on the Schools and what's being done for the Fall Semester as teh District awaits official word from teh state about reopening in classroom instruction

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Doug LaMalfa

May 6th, 2020 07:42am

Congressman LaMalfa talks the Economy, reopening Business, Calif Governor Newsome, What's next with Future Govt Stimulus (relief)

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Chico City Manager

April 28th, 2020 08:42am

Mark Orme talks about the reOpening of local Business and the impact on City Budgets as the shut down continues..and the challeges facing Local Municipalites dealing with the lack of tax Revenue that fund services. Orme also addressed the initial Planning to start reopening business in the City

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Butte County Farm Bureau

April 28th, 2020 08:05am

Coleen Cecil talks about onging challenges facing our Ag Community in the age of the Coronavirus. How Farmers and Ranchers are dealing and teh impact of local crops plus She addresses the Food Supply Chain and How you can help Local Ag Kids during the upcoming Auctions for Fair Animals

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Assmb James Gallagher

April 28th, 2020 07:34am

the Assemblyman talks about the Letter being sent to Gov Newsome regarding the desire for several NorthState Counties and Cities asking for a Plan and guidance to start reopening Business.

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Chico PD Fires back at City Council

April 23rd, 2020 07:28am

CPD Chief Mike OBrien fires back at the City Council who recently voted to take law enforcement out of the equation when it comes to dealing with Homless Encampments.

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Town Paradise Weekly Update

April 23rd, 2020 12:00am

Melissa Shuster from Town Council gives us the weekly update as the ReBuild continues in Paradise

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Keeping Clean and Safe in age of COVID19

April 23rd, 2020 12:00am

Bob Bettazetto from Cleanrite Buildrite gives tips and advice how you can stay safe and keep Workspaces, Offices and Businesses Clean in this age of COVID19 . He also shares tips for cleaning around teh house as we find ourselves working from home with the kids 24/7

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City of Chico

April 22nd, 2020 07:51am

City Councilman Sean Morgam recaps the Emergency Meeting help Apr 21 giving us update on the COIVD reposonse for City and the continuing debate on Homeless encampments and Police involvement with these groupd.

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Statewide Inmate Releases

April 14th, 2020 08:36am

Butte Co Sherrif Kory Honea talks about the Latest Ruling by the California Judicial Commitee that releases inmates on low or no bail charges due to the COVID 19 Outbreak. In order to protect the safety of inmates.. Honea comments on whats being done at the BC Jail

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Enloe Medical Center Update

April 13th, 2020 07:30am

Mike Wiltermood CEO Enloe Medical Center gives update on he onging stories of Nurses and Medical Staff not having enough PPE (Personal Prtective Equipment) plus the opening of the Field Medical hospital and working with Chico Sports Club for Outpatient rehab Facility.

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Covid 19 v Flu Numbers

Dr Eric Wattenberg with new numbers

April 13th, 2020 07:05am

when it comes to reported deaths..how accurate is the reporting and how does it compare to a normal flu season?? and did the US have to shut down the Economy? Dr Eric Wattenberg dicusses

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Chico City Council

April 9th, 2020 08:45am

Sean Morgan talks about the new ordinance allowing Homeless populaton to remain on the streets as long as they are in groups of 10 or less..also allowing encampments on Public Property..all to follow CDC guidelines regarding COVD 19

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Beale Air Force base

Covid 19 response

April 9th, 2020 08:00am

Col Andy Clark talks about how the Basel staff and personnel are dealing with the Coronavirus Outbreak and how they work around Social Distancing and Safety guidelines staying prepared on Base with mission readiness.

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Business Messaging during the Outbreak

April 9th, 2020 07:48am

Val Reddemann, President and CEo of Blue Famingo Marketing gives tips how businesses need to shift messaging in the world we are in with the outbreak of the Coronavirus. How and what they should do to keep their brands and meesage in front of customers.

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Paradise Update

April 9th, 2020 07:15am

Mayor Greg Bolin talks about the rebuiilding efforts and how Ridge business is being impacted by the COVD 19 Outbreak and trying to stay afloat.

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Chico Chmaber Check in

April 8th, 2020 07:36am

Katy Thoma, Chico Chamber CEO /President checks in to talk about resources avaiable for local small business owners during the ongoing Covid 19 Crisis. Also what the Chamber continues to do to support the business Community

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SBA Covid 19 LOANS

CoronaVirus

April 3rd, 2020 08:13am

SBA PIO Garth MacDonald Talks about the Loans Available for Small Business in the COVID19 Outbreak..

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BCSO Response to COVID 19

April 1st, 2020 07:30am

Butte County Sherrif Kory Honea talks how his Department is keeping staff and officers safe during the outbreak. Honea also talks keeping the Butte Co Jail Safe and also talks about the Possibility of releasing Non Violent prisoners due to the Covid 19 outbreak.

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Covid 19 Update

April 1st, 2020 07:00am

Dr Eric Wattenberg shares latest numbers of Covid 19 outbreak Nation Wide and how the next weeks could be vital in "Flattening the Curve" ..the Doctor also talks about the stories of Medical Staff need for Supplies.

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Chico Chamber COVID 19 Response

March 25th, 2020 08:30am

Katy Thoma, President and CEO of Chico Chamber on the response ans support of members who have faced shutdown , closings or reduced operations ...how the Chamber continues to Support Local Business

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Dr Eric Wattenburg on Covid 19

March 25th, 2020 08:00am

Dr Erc Wattenburg...talks with the Morning Nes about US cases of COVD19 what teh US can do to flatten the curve of infections and how the response has been thus far. the Doctor also give his view on the ongoing social and helath issues facing the country

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Enloe Medical Covid 19 response

CEO Mike Wiltermood

March 24th, 2020 12:00am

Enloe Medical Center CEO Mike Wiltermood talks with us how the Hospital Staff is getting thru the crisis, How the Medical center stays prepared and ready for Cases being reported and how it has Changed the day to day operation and function of the Hospital

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CSUC Nursing

student covid19 impacts

March 20th, 2020 12:00am

Karin Lightfoot..Director of Nursing for Chico State talked with the Morning News about the impact on Nursing students as the University moves to a full Online Curriculum and whats needed for these students to complete their studies...also She talks about the Pubilc Health impacts and what we need to do to follow with the established New Normal and stay safe for ourselves and out communities

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March 20th, 2020 12:00am

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Enloe Medical Covid 19 response

March 18th, 2020 12:00am

Enloe medical Center is prepared in the event of an outbreak of Coronavirus in Butte County. Jolene Francis talks about how the Medical Center is ready and prepared to assure our community stays safe..

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Grand Princess Cruise Ship

CoronaVirus

March 9th, 2020 12:00am

Michelle & Steve Smith of Paradise have been on teh Grand Princess Cruise Ship Qurantined off teh Coast of SF due to the Covid-19 outbreak.. they talk with the Morning News to tell KPAY listeners about their experience and whats next ...

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Butte County Farm Bureau

Ag Thefts

March 4th, 2020 12:00am

Butte Co Farm Bureau Exec Director talked about onging issue with Thefts on our local Ranches and Farms and whats being done to combat the problem. Also how you can join the Farm Bureau whether or not you live or work on a ranch.

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Butte County Public Health

CoronaVirus

March 3rd, 2020 12:00am

Lisa and Dr Miller from BCPH dispel the Myths and give some Facts on the Coronavirus and what you can do to help in teh spread of teh Virus...also discuss the threat and what BCPH is doing to prepare for an outbreak if it does occur

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Town of Paradise Weekly Update

January 16th, 2020 07:50am

Melissa Shuster talks about the Hazardous Tree Removal deadline..how they are seeing more and more people returning to the Town, the retirement of Longtime Town Manager and other areas related to Recovery & Rebuild

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Cong Doug LaMalfa

January 10th, 2020 07:36am

LaMalfa discusses the House Resolution voted on by Pelosi and Democrats to limit POTUS's authority for response to Iran and others . The Morning News also talks to the Congressman on Impeachment and the Phase 1 Trade deal with China

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Chico Councilman Sean Morgan

January 9th, 2020 07:45am

Morgan talks about the Latest on Redistricting Maps and discussion for upcoming Council Election and process behind how to divide the city to equal districts. Also talk about the reports of Budget Surplus for the City not as Big as orginally reported and how the City needs to Spend those suplus funds.

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Honey Run Covered Bridge

January 6th, 2020 12:00am

Honey Run Covered Assoc VP Walt Shafer talks about the recent donation made towards the rebuild and the planning and fund raising needed to Rebuild the Iconic Bridge . Also discussed how the public can donate to the cause

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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

December 19th, 2019 07:59am

Congressman talks about the Impeachment of the President, whats next and also Talks about the Vote for the New USMCA Trade Deal and other issues facing the House going into 2020

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Town Paradise Update

December 19th, 2019 07:15am

Vice Mayor Mike Zuccollilo talks about the Hazardous Tree Removal program as the deadline approaches for Property Owners to File ROE forms, What's ahead for 2020 and the ongoing rebuild and recovery efforts

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PGE Fire Claims

December 18th, 2019 12:00am

US bankruptcy Court Appointed Claims Rep Mike Kasolas talks about the upcoming Deadline for those impacted by Fires file a claim against PGE to be part of the Bankruptcy settlement..The Deadline is December 31 2019 and Mike talks about how a victim can file a claim...He represents a group working to reach out and find as many Fire Victims so no one is left behind.

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Citizens for a Safe Chico

December 17th, 2019 07:43am

Teri DuBose and Tom Van Overbeek join the Morning NEws to talk about their group, the issues facing Chico re: Homelessness and the issues that need to be addressed in order to Make it Safe for Residents to feel safe while Downtown, in our Parks and around town.

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Chico Police Chief Mike OBrien

December 13th, 2019 12:00am

the Chief talks about the latest "reorganization" within the Department, Holiday Safety tips and we talk about his Raiders..

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Paradise Update Mayor Greg Bolin

December 12th, 2019 12:00am

Mayor Bolin talks tree removal, the Water, Housing and Overall Recovery numbers in our weekly update

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