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By Scott Michaels

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Atty Rob Berry Letter to Council

September 17th, 2021 12:00am

Attorney Rob Berry talks about Cease & Desist Letter sent to Chico City Officials over recent talks and meetings held in possible violation of Brown Act. Berry Also addresses the Back and forth between City and Homeless Advocates with the Magistrate Judge and what he might due in relation to fining the City over Comments made on teh KPAY Morning Show

Fox Host Steve Hilton

September 17th, 2021 12:00am

Steve HIlton Host of Fox Business and the California Rebel base Podcast joins the Morning Show to recap the Recall Election and how it impacts the upcoming Governor Election in 2022 and also what if any impact on National Politics...How both sides Campaigned ..what worked and didn't work looking ahead at California Politics

Chico Mayor Andrew Coolidge

September 14th, 2021 12:00am

Coolidge talks the latest on the Ongoing issue of Homeless sheltering, the Fed Judge rulings on the temporary resting site at the Chico Airport not meeting his expectations and whats next for teh city.

Chico Chamber CE) Katy Thoma

September 14th, 2021 12:00am

Chico Chamber CEO and President Katy Thoma joins Scott & Mike to talk about the latest Small business atmosphere in the city and how Business owners continue to struggle with dealing with Pandemic issues from hiring to working to keep their businesses open

Chico Homeless New Ordinance Passes Council

September 9th, 2021 12:00am

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan breaks down the New ordinance just passed by the Council and if the Judge will approve to lift the Restraining Order. as both sides meet with the Magistrate judge Friday Sep 10

Cash Bail Bills trying to be pushed thru State Legislation

September 9th, 2021 12:00am

@ Bills that would eliminate Cash Bail and the Bailbonds system for most crimes are working thru the State Capitol.. Executive Director of the American Bail Coalition Jeffrey Clayton talks about the bills and how these lawmakers are going against the Will of Voters (We voted no to eliminate the Cash Bail System in Nov 2020) and what impact this has on crime in the state

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

August 31st, 2021 12:00am

The Congressman talks Afghanistan, Wildfires, Water Storage and Covid Vaccinations with Scott & Mike

BINTF Mike OBrien

August 25th, 2021 12:00am

Former Chico Police Chief Mike O'Brien has taken on new roles as a City Councilman and Leading the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force..He joins the Morning News to talk about the epidemic of Meth Overdose in the County and the continued work to take dealers off our streets.

Enloe Medical Ctr Covid Update

August 20th, 2021 12:00am

Jolene Francis from Enloe gives us update on the Uptick in Covid 19 Cases at the Hospital and how most of the cases are those unvaccinated against the virus. Francis talks that things get worse before they improve if those opposed to the Vaccinations push their agenda and wont protect the community

Filmmaker Lucy Walker Bring your Own Brigade

August 18th, 2021 12:00am

Filmmaker Lucy Walker talks about her new Film "Bring your Own Brigade" which looks at the underlying causes on the Wildfires in California...Looking at the 2018 Camp Fire as well as the Woolsey Fire in Southern California...Walkers film looks at the many contributing factors including Climate, Forest Management and Logging as factors behind the continuing issue of these Massive Fires in the State is released Friday Aug 20 Streaming on teh CBSN app and at Paramount +

Doug Ose / Recall Newsome

July 28th, 2021 12:00am

Former Rep Doug Ose talks about the upcoming Recall Newsome Election and how first Voters need to approve the recall and then Vote for who they want to replace Newsome for the reminder of his term...Ose talks about the CA GOP Party and What he briings to the table as a candidate

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan

July 9th, 2021 08:30am

Sean Morgan talks about the Federal Judge holding the temporary injunction over Homeless sheltering and also about process to fill the Vacant Council Seats following resignation of Scott HUber and Kami Denlay

Chico Public Works Summer Projects

June 29th, 2021 12:00am

Director of Public Works for City of Chico Brendan Ottebone talks about the 7 Major Projects slated for the city this Summer...also how the city works with local contractors and vendors to kepp the money local...and the Grants and Funding received for these projects

Chico CC Sean Morgan

June 25th, 2021 12:00am

Sean answers challenges from Butte Co and Others over the Resting Site Plans for the Homeless population to answer teh Judges orders to come up with a Solution my July 2nd..

Keep it Real Caregiving

June 14th, 2021 08:00am

Former Action News Now Anchor Julia Yarbough talks life after the Morning News..and her campaign to help those who are Having to jump in a Caregiver role with their elderly parents to find help..

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan

June 10th, 2021 12:00am

Morgan gets to answer critics of the City Admin and Council in handling of the Homeless issue and what is being done behind the scenes to present to the Federal Judge in answer to the Lawsuit and Restraining Order brought by Advocates of the homeless population

Saving Chico Parks & Waterways

June 8th, 2021 08:00am

Attorneys Rob Berry And Walt McNeill break down the latest case the city of Chico faces in front of a Federal Judge to provide Sheltering Solutions for the City...The Date has been pushed again the deadline now is June 25th.. Berry & McNeill talk about the Short giving of the City administration and Service Providers and what they need to do to make the Lawsuit and Temporary Restraining Order to go away.. Pt 1 of 2 Part series

Saving Chico Parks & Waterways

June 8th, 2021 07:30am

the conversation continues with Attorneys Rob Berry And Walt McNeill break down the latest case the city of Chico faces in front of a Federal Judge to provide Sheltering Solutions for the City...The Date has been pushed again the deadline now is June 25th.. Berry & McNeill talk about the Short giving of the City administration and Service Providers and what they need to do to make the Lawsuit and Temporary Restraining Order to go away.. Pt 1 of 2 Part series

Chico Mayor talks Homeless Ad Hoc Cmte

May 7th, 2021 12:00am

Mayor Andrew Coolidge talks about progress being made within the Ad Hoc Committee addressing the homeless issue in the City of Chico...and also addresses the continuning work being done to resolve this probelm for the city, service providers and the homeless

BCPH May Update

May 4th, 2021 12:00am

Butte County Public Health Lisa ALmaguer gets us update on Vaccinations..and the importance of residents receiving the Vaccine in our goal of Herd with warmer weather its mosquito season

BCSO Sheriff Kory Honea

April 29th, 2021 12:00am

Sherrif gets us up to date on teh State of his dept regarding difficulty recruiting new Deputies, How the Surge at Border impacts Crime in Butte County and other areas....

Assmb James Gallagher

April 21st, 2021 08:30am

Gallagher and Kevin Kiley won their day in Court in the Case against Gov Gavin Newsome and teh Executive Orders signed prior to the NOv 2020 Election.. Both sides presented their case...Gallagher tells us whats next as the case moves forward thru the Process..

NVCF More Small Biz Grants

April 21st, 2021 08:00am

Alexa Benson Valavanis . North Valley Community Foundation CEO/President talks about the impact of Aaron Rogers donating Funds to help North Valley Small Business...Reminding Owners to apply for another round of Grants ...go to for details

Impact of Rent Deferment

April 15th, 2021 12:00am

Chico Real Estate Agent Jack Van Rossum talks about the Federal and State Rent Deferment programs during the pandemic and the consequences on Property Owners, Managers and Mortgage lenders.

Chico Homeless Camps on Hold

April 13th, 2021 12:00am

Folowing the Ruling from a Federal Judge last week..the City of Chico has to put a hold on clearing Campers from City Property, Parks and Greenways...Attorney Rob Berry has represented Community Groups when it comes to Homeless encampments in our Parks and brings us up to speed on the latest Legal happenings and what's next for City Officials to answer the ruling.

Facebook and Small Business

April 12th, 2021 09:30am

FB has released a study about Small Biz in California and across the nation..How they have been impacted by the Pandemic...Policy Manager Diana Doukas breaks down the numbers

Debris Removal Update North Complex Fire

April 12th, 2021 09:00am

CAL OES Greg Renick gives update on teh Debris Removal from properties impacted by North Complex/Bear Fire..and the work going on to clear properties...

Exec Director Work Training Center

April 5th, 2021 08:00am

New Exec Director Brett Barker talks about the new direction of the Work Training Center as they Move into a new phase

No Way Home The Crisis of Homelessness

April 5th, 2021 12:00am

Co Author of the new Book No Way Out Dr Wayne Winegarden talks abou the crisis in California and what needs to be done from both a legislative and Provider means to address and work through the homelessness crisis as California falls behind other states in dealing with the issue.

Doug Ose for Gov

April 1st, 2021 12:00am

Former Ca Congressman Doug Ose talks about the issues in the state and why he decided to challenge Gavin Newsome for the Governorship.. Ose also talks about the Pandemic, Border Crisis and more

Chico Rotary 100 Years Old

April 1st, 2021 12:00am

Rotary President Mark Francis (Golden Valley Bank) talks about 100 years of Chico Rotary on teh Anniversary of the start (1921) What the group does for the community. Mark Also talks about the current Economic impact in the North Valley , gives his take on Cryptocurrencies.

Colon Cancer Month

March 29th, 2021 08:00am

Dr Michael Faelk, Enloe Colorectal Surgeon talks about the importance of getting screened for the #3 Killer in the US (Colon Cancer) the importance of knowing family history, Diet and lifestyle choices that could lead to a diagnosis, symptoms to look for and what do to assure you are screened.

bear Fire Debris Claen Up

March 25th, 2021 12:00am

CAL OES describes clean up debris removal efforts for Berry Creek and Butte Co Property Owners impacted by Bear Fire

3Core Post Camp Fire Economy

March 19th, 2021 12:00am

Chelsea Irvine 3Core Community Resource Director talks about a new study looking at Post Camp Fire Economic Impact including Business Housing and Jobs

FaceBook Covid 19 Vaccine Platform

March 18th, 2021 12:00am

Policy Manager Laura McGown discusses efforts made by the Social Media Company to help get hte word out on the Covid 19 Vaccine, .adding new platforms to the media channel in order to share Vaccination sites and other information related to the Vaccine

Jesus Center

March 16th, 2021 09:00am

Laura Cootsoona , Jesus Center Exec Dir talks about service changes happening at the Center and also gives the Service Provider side on the handling of the Homeless Housing situation in Chico and Butte County. The Ideas and Solutions that needs to be followed to lessen the impact on our community

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

March 12th, 2021 08:00am

Gives his review of Pres Biden's Address...the Covid Relief Bill, Gun and Election Bills recently passed by the Dems in teh House

Calif Reopen Schools Bill

March 5th, 2021 09:00am

Assmb James Gallagher opposes the new bill passed by the State to include incentives to Districts to reopen full time by April 1st..Gallgher explains his position and also talks about the cost behind letting HS kids get back to playing sports.

Atty Rob Berry Homeless Issue

March 5th, 2021 08:00am

Atty Berry talks about recent letter he sent to Chico Officiials concerning a Council member assisting in move of Homeless Camp to City Property..and how it was released to Social Media accusing him of Harrasment.and being a Domestic terrorist

CA School Board Assoc

March 4th, 2021 10:00am

CIO Troy Flint talks about the Governors Plan to pay school districts to reopen to full time by the end of March ..Where the money goes and who gets it...

BCPH Update

March 2nd, 2021 09:05am

Lisa Almaguer updates on teh recent Vaccination clinics being planned, updates on the Current status for Butte County and recent reports of moving to a less restrictive tier and How we all must keep following guidelines and protocols.

Chico City Council

March 2nd, 2021 09:00am

Sean Morgan gives update on teh Homeless issue and also addresses the Latest call by former Councilmember Karl Ory regarding the firing of the City Attorney as he and others try to stir up noise over this recent move by the Current Council.

Chico PD Chief Madden

February 11th, 2021 12:00am

the Chief talks about the Departments role in the homeless situation, the recent officer involved shooting incident and his response to Community groups over the recent ruling by the Butte County DA. Also how the Pandemic has impacted staffing at the Department

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan

February 5th, 2021 12:00am

Morgan discusses this weeks Meeting and votes taken to provide funding thru the CARES Act to provide sheltering thru CHAT (Chico Action Housing Team) and also the ongoing discussions to find solutions to this issue

Butte County Public Health VACCINES

February 2nd, 2021 12:00am

Communications manager Lisa Almaguer talks about the new system for the public to register to be notified when Vacccine Clinics will be available for the COVID 19 Vaccine. With changes coming from the State the Vaccine distribution has been worked up to this point and what teh future holds.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

January 29th, 2021 12:00am

Its been a busy week in DC after President Biden had his pen going crazy with 40 Executive Orders...we get the Congressman's thoughts on the New Administration

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

January 13th, 2021 12:00am

the Congressman addresses his Mask wearing stand...the Vote on impeachment of President Trump in Congress and the Riot at the US Capitol ...

Chico Chamber Stay at Home Impact

January 6th, 2021 12:00am

Katy Thoma, Chico Chamber President/CEO talks about the latest extension for Stay At Home Covid 19 orders and the ongoing impact on local Business

Butte Co Public Health Update

January 5th, 2021 12:00am

BCPH Lisa Almaguer joins the Morning News to Give update on latest Stay At Home orders from the State as well as the Vaccine distribution schedule

Chico City Council Homelessness

December 30th, 2020 12:00am

Councilman Sean Morgan answers questions regarding the news regarding the letter sent to the City over the Homeless camping in City Parks...and what's being done to address the issue by the newly elected Council