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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

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Walk to End Alzheimer's Chico 2022

September 28th, 2022 08:00am

Co Chair Lauran Willmon and katia garcia talk about the upcoming Fund raiser and how people can still participate by putting together a Walk team.. the Chico Walk Event Sat Oct 8 at Sycamore Field (One Mile)

Grow Tech Fest 2022

September 27th, 2022 08:00am

Eva Shepard Nicoll, Executive Director of ChicoStart, talks about the upcoming event promoting .. Grow tech Fest 2022 Oct 5, 6

Butte County 2021 Crop Report

September 26th, 2022 08:00am

Coleen Cecil, Butte County Farm Bureau's Executive Director, discusses the findings of the latest report and gives update on the Fate of Farmers and Ranchers as they still face challenges.

Butte County Search & rescue Ball Drop

September 22nd, 2022 08:00am

BCSAR Dennis Schmidt talks about how the Search & Rescue team is all Volunteer and how these community members put their lives on hold to train year round and assist with rescues, Evacuations and other needs...also Promoting their Major Fund Raiser of the year..the Helicopter Golf Ball Drop at Canyon Oaks CC

Paradise Update

September 16th, 2022 07:15am

Greg Bolin talks Infrastructure projects, tf unlicensed Contractors taking advantage of people trying to rebuild, and how the recovery Issues are progressing

Chico City Manager Mark Sorenson

September 15th, 2022 08:00am

Sorenson joins teh News team to talk ongoing Infrastructure projects, Homeless Camp Cleanup and the recent Decicion by the Council on a Hotel Project in one neighborhood

Max Steiner For Congress Dist 1

September 7th, 2022 08:00am

Max Steiner joins the Morning News to introduce himself and also lays out his Agenda on what he feels are the most important issues facing the Northstate in the November Election...From Water to Fire Safety and Forest Management to What his Opponent Doug LaMalfa has done wrong in representing the NorthState for the last 10 years. to find out more

Butte County Public Health Sept Update

September 6th, 2022 08:00am

Public Health Communications Manager Lisa Almaguer updates on the staying safe with the Excessive Heat..the latest on the Monkeypox Case at Chico State and the latest Covid Booster available in Butte County as early as this week.

Explore Butte County To award Microgrants

August 26th, 2022 08:00am

Carolyn Denero (Explore Butte County) discusses funding thru the American Rescue Plan to award "Microgrants" to local Event Planners and organizers to help coming out of the last 2 years where many events were canceled or postponed due to the Pandemic.. Denero explains the process of applying for a grant (Deadline is Aug 31st 2022)

Paradise Receives Recovery Funding

August 25th, 2022 07:30am

Public Works Director Marc Mattox discusses the projects that will be funded thru the recent Federal Wildfire Windfall of 200 Million. The funding will go towards infrastructure (Road Repairs) and some of the fudning will go towards the Sewer System.

Trump Wants a Special Master to review Mar A Lago Documents

August 24th, 2022 08:00am

Chico State's Maitreya Badami with the Department of Criminal Justice explains what exactly the role of a Special Master plays in this case. She discusses the case against The Former President and how His Legal team wants Docs returned that were taken in the Raid

Ukraine Conflict Update as it hits 6 Mos

August 24th, 2022 07:30am

Chico State's John Crosby gives us update on whats next for Russia as the Invasion of Ukraine hit the 6 month Mark. What's the Plan for Putin moving forward? Does he still plan to take over the Country? How long is the US involved with sending Aid to Ukraine?

Enloe Medical Center CEO Mike Wiltemood

August 23rd, 2022 08:00am

Mike gets us up to speed on the New Cancer Center planned for Meriam Park. Telling uws what a big step is for Chico and the North Valley when it comes to Cancer Care and will make it convienient for those going through the journey.

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson

August 22nd, 2022 08:00am

CSUC's President visits to talk about the New School Year as the Campus returns to "Normal" after 2 + years of Covid distancing and learning. Hutchinson talks about the upcoming School Year from Academics to Sports. also Looks at what's needed to attract New students to attend Chico State

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

August 22nd, 2022 07:30am

The Congressman announces Federal Wildfire Recovery funding for the Town of Paradise, City of Chico and Butte County ..LaMalfa also talks Water policy by both the Feds and State Water Control Board and teh impact on Ranchers and Farmers

Calif School Board Assoc

August 18th, 2022 07:30am

Troy Flint discusses what the Association is working on to work with both School Boards and Parents around the state to calm some of the recent reports of Discourse at School Board Meetings. lays out the plan to reach out to parents to show what the different and varying School Boards are working to make Schools improve around the state.

FBI Assists Business with Cyber Security

August 17th, 2022 08:00am

Special Agent Dennis Guertin talks the importance of Cyber Security and how the Agency can help when there is an issue.

Chico Unified Kelly Staley

August 16th, 2022 08:00am

Chico Unified's Superintendent Kelly Staley talks wit the Morning News about the start of Back to School..after almost 3 years + of events that impacted in class teaching they are back in class..We Talk Safety, New facilities, and Teacher Shortages and the impact on the District.

Chico Walk for Alzheimer's

August 16th, 2022 07:30am

Heaven Wood (ALZ WALK CMTE) and Larry Ducommun talk about the upcoming walk...recruiting Walk teams and Sponsors as teh Walk retunes to a Live Event on Oct 8 in Bidwell Park..

FBI Special Agent Recruitment

August 9th, 2022 08:00am

FBI Special Agent Dan Rodriguez talks about the Diversity recruitment for new Agents.. plus how the FBI has been in the news for the last years over what some believe has Politicized the Agency.. He Addresses those concerns .

Assmb James Gallagher PGE TRUST FUND

August 4th, 2022 07:30am

the Assemblyman discusses his bill that would protect Fire Vicitms form paying State Inclome taxes on Any Trust Fund Monies received thru the PGE Trust ..Gallagher Also gives update on what in anything being done with the ongoing Drought and what State Leaders are ignoring with Water Storge etc.

Paradise Sewer and Road Project Update

July 21st, 2022 07:00am

Town of Paradise Engineer Ashley Stanley updates us on the Sewer and Road Improvement projects underway on the Ridge as part of the Recovery and Rebuild Efforts

Paradise Update

July 14th, 2022 07:15am

Town Council Member Rose Tryon give the weekly update on the Recovery and Rebuild News from Paradise

Chico State Grads have Low Student Loan Debt

July 7th, 2022 08:00am

Chico State ranks top of the heap in a recent Study that looked at Student Loan Debt.. Jerry Ross with Chico State breaks down the study and tells us why Chico State Students are able to keep their Federal Loan debt the lowest at Graduation.

Chico State and Student Debt Report

July 7th, 2022 08:00am

Vp of Student Enrollment Services Jerry Ross tells KPAY that Chico State Students have the smallest debt upon graduating.. Ross gives us the reasons behind this including low tuition cost and how the University teaches Kids how to handle their finances in relation to Student Loans.

Butte Co Public Health Covid Vax Update

July 6th, 2022 08:00am

Lisa Alamaguer from BCPH updates on the availability of Covid 19 Vax for Young Kids now that the FDA has approved the shots for kids 6 mos to 5 yrs old.. Almaguer also updates on importance of getting the Boosters and tells us if these Boosters will be annual event. She also gives update on West Nile Virus and protecting against Mosquito Bites

Chico Citizens Group Presents Initiative to City Officials

July 1st, 2022 08:00am

Local Business Owner Doug Guillen and Councilperson Kasey Reynolds talk to the Morning News about the recent Initiative presented to the City regarding the enforcement of the Existing Laws and Ordinances regarding lawlessness related to the Homeless encmapments and how this relates (or Works with ) the Settlement Agreement as agreed to with the Advocates , the Federal Judge and the City of Chico

Jesus Center / Pallet Shelter Update

June 30th, 2022 08:00am

Jesus Center Executive Director Amber Abney-Bass updates us about the Role the Jesus center is involved in as the day to day operators of the Chico Pallet Shelter. Balancing the between providing services to those at the Shelter while staying within the confines of the Settlement Agreement

Butte Co Sheriff Kory Honea Data Breach

June 30th, 2022 07:30am

Sheriff Honea talks about the recent Data Breach form the State DOJ website that leaked personal information about Gun Owners , Gun Shop sales lists and also those protected by restraining Orders...Honea gives us what it means for Gun Owners in Butte County and steps they should take to protect their information

Town of Paradise BRC update

June 30th, 2022 07:15am

Toney Lindsey, Community Development Director gives update on the services provided at the Building Resiliency Center (BRC) for Ridge residents still looking to rebuild

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan

June 22nd, 2022 08:00am

Morgan responds to a Concerned Citizens group initiative demanding the Chico Council do more regarding the homeless encampments and move the process forward faster. Also what the City is doing and can do as part of the Settlement agreement between the Advocates, City and Magistrate Judge.

Chico Police Chief Matta Madden

June 20th, 2022 08:00am

Chief Madden previews the Annual Crime report that he will be presenting at this weeks City Council addresses some of the areas of concern and talks about How Chico PD works with Chico Unified when it comes to School Safety in the aftermath of the Deadly Shooting in Texas...

Assembly James Gallagher Gas Tax Relief

June 16th, 2022 08:00am

Assemblyman Gallagher gives update on the latest battle between the GOP and Dems in Sacramento over a Gas Tax Relief Bill. Even as it is now 100 days since the Governor had promised to do something to help Californians

Paradise Update Sewer Trust Fund

June 16th, 2022 07:15am

Mayor Steve Crowder gives update on the progress of the Sewer Project as well as what's the latest on the PGE Trust Fund regarding delays in payment and what the Lawyer for the Trust fund had to say responding to questions from local officials

Butte County Farm Bureau Update

June 14th, 2022 08:00am

BCFB Executive Director Coleen Cecil talks about the state is failing local farmers and Ranchers with Storage projects...and the ongoing issue of getting products to markets with the Supply Chain disruption continues to hurt local crops

Covid Cases Rising in Butte County

June 7th, 2022 08:00am

Butte County Public Health's Lisa Almaguer gives update as Coivd cases are rising again in the County with both Cases reported and Hospitalizations...She talks about the importance of the Vaccine and how to keep yourself and family safe

Butte County DA Mike Ramsey

June 2nd, 2022 08:00am

District Attorney Mike Ramsey gives us update on the Case involving the Former Chico State Employee who has been charged with making Threats Online. Also how Local Law Enforcement Tipped off by the FBI thru Google employees ..As He faces another Court Date to enter his plea.

Bear Creek Tiny Home Dedication Valley Const Exchange

June 1st, 2022 08:00am

Valley Contractors Exchange with Local High School Students built a tiny Home for a Bear Fire Survivor....Exec Director Amy Rorher and Chelsea Irvine talk about the dedication and what the VCE is doing to get students involved with the trades

Chico Public Works Homeless Camp Cleanup

May 26th, 2022 08:00am

Chico's Public Works Director Erik Gustafson updates on the Homeless Camp Cleanup gets underway in the City of Chico as part of the Settlement Agreement...Gustafson also talks about other Projects with road Improvements etc.

Town Paradise Roads Update

May 26th, 2022 07:15am

Public Works Director Marc Mattox gives update on the current road improvement projects and those in the works

Assmb James Gallagher

May 25th, 2022 07:30am

Gallagher is once again leading a push to Have the Governor Suspend the Gas Tax...also talks Water Storage and Newsome's handling of the Drought

Cal Water Stage 2 Conservation

May 18th, 2022 07:00am

Evan Markey District Mgr for Cal Water explains the guidelines for Stage 2 water restrictions as Chico and Oroville will move to Water Restrictions on Sunday May 22nd.

Dist 6 Candidate Chico Council Tom VanOverbeck

May 17th, 2022 08:30am

He joins the morning news to talk about his District and citizens who are against the City putting 1 of 3 Homless Cam Sites located near a Local Middle School. He talks about the type of person who will be living at the site and Safety Concerns for the Kids and Invites Chico Residents to the Council Meeting to air their grievances to the Council.

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan

May 17th, 2022 07:30am

Morgan defends the City's move to open 3 additional 'Camp" Sites for the homeless in addition to the Pallet Shelter Site as part of the Settlement Agreement handed down by the Federal Judge.

CHico Camp Shelters Opening

May 16th, 2022 08:00am

Chico Interim City Manager Paul Hahn talks about the opening of 3 camp sites in the city as part of the Shelter Settlement with the Federal Judge.

Sean Morgan on Chico Pallet Shelter Site

April 25th, 2022 07:30am

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan talks about the 'Soft" Opening of the Pallet Shelter site and what it means for the city regarding the enforcement of the Anit Camping Ordinances. Morgan says its still in the Federal Judge's hands whether or not he accepts this shelter as adequate on the heels of the Lawsuit of Chico V Homeless Advocates

Chico Pallet Shelter Opens Monday

April 22nd, 2022 08:30am

Interim City Manager Paul Hahn shares the Breaking News of the Chico Pallet Shelter Site Opening On Monday April 25

Town of Paradise Sewer Project Update

April 21st, 2022 08:00am

Public Works Director Marc Mattox gives an update on the Sewer System Project and gives timeline when the Town will be expecting to start the addresses cost concerns and overall project issues.

Round 2 Small Business Grants Available

April 20th, 2022 08:00am

Butte Co and the City of Chico have allocated an additional 2.5 Million in Grants thru the America Rescue Plan to assist Small Business Owners recover from the Pandemic.. Butte Co's Katie Simmons and Chico Deputy City Manager Jennifer MaCarthy talk how to apply for the grants , where the money comes from and who it will help

Local Chico Businessman announces run for City Council

April 14th, 2022 08:00am

Local Chico Business Owner and resident Tom Van Overbeek comes on Morning News to Announce his candidacy for Chico City Council in the 6th District. Van Overbeek reviews his priorities for the City including Homelessness.