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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

Chico Chamber COVID 19 Response

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

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Federal Unemployment Insurance

August 4th, 2020 06:00am

Congressman Doug LaMalfa talks about the ongoing discussion between the GOP and Dems over a New Covid relief Bill and how the Federal UI payments continue to be the a Main sticking point. plus he remembers Stan Statham and talks AG in the age of Covid

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Butte Co Farm Bureau

July 30th, 2020 08:00am

Collen Cecil, Butte Co Farm Bureau Executive Director addresses the need for Laborers in teh era of the Pandemic, Local Orchards, Farms need workers. Cecil addresses the latest news of Chinese seeds arriving around the nation that could be trouble and what you should do in the event you receive these in the mail.

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Paradise Update

July 30th, 2020 07:30am

Katie Simmons, Paradise Director of Disaster Recovery talks about the latest rebuild efforts on the Ridge

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Chico State Educaton Webinar

July 29th, 2020 08:30am

Deborah Summers, Asst Dean CSUC Communication and Education moderating a webinar talking about how education looks in the era of Covid19 , a look to the future, and how Schools will work and deal with this new world.

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Chico City Council

July 29th, 2020 08:00am

City Manager Mark Orme gives update on the Meeting from tues July 28. How to better engage with the Public in the middle of a Pandemic, a Mask Mandate and how the City Budgets are looking as we head in to Fall , especially with Chico State.

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Butte County on State Watch list

July 23rd, 2020 08:05am

Chico City Councilman Sean Morgan talks about the State adding Butte County to the Watch list due to increase of COVID 19 cases. What it means to Local Business and what the City is doing to help local businesses.

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Paradise Update

July 23rd, 2020 07:30am

Disaster Recovery Director joins the Morning News for the Weekly rebuild recovery Update

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Small Busiiness PPE Giveaway

July 23rd, 2020 07:20am

Chelsea Irvine with 3Core talks about the upcoming Free Dstribution of Masks and Sanitizer to local talks how her group is working with Small Business in finding loans or applying for loans during this pandemic, if they didnt qualify for Federal PPP funds.

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CUSD Plan for Reopening Schools

July 21st, 2020 12:00am

Asst Sup Jay Marchant talks about the Plan to reopen Chico Schools this Fll. and what that means for families , Staff and teh kids. He also said the District is prepaed to launch full Online Classes if the County is Mandated to Close down again per the State & Governor.

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Chico Outdoor Dining

July 16th, 2020 12:00am

Asst City Mgr Chris Constantin talks about the recent orde that will allow Local restaurants to expand outdoor dining onto to private property that will allow businesses to remain open during the recent State mandate to close down indoor dining due to uptick in COVID19 cases in Butte County.. Chris gives update and lets Business owners know how they can apply for a special permit .

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Enloe Medical Crenter Update

July 14th, 2020 08:30am

Jolene Francis with Enloe Medical Center in Chico talks about the Preparation and readiness of Enloe Medical Center with the Latest surge in Covid19 Cases in th State and Butte Co. She talks about how they've seen cases in younger people recently, and How the Medical center is ready for potential surge with Hospitalizations. Francis says they are trained and ready

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Chico City Council

July 9th, 2020 12:00am

Sean Morgan joins the Morning News talking abou the Needle Distribution Program , Downtown parking, the ongoing Pandemic and impact on City Finances... Homelessness and The Big News...He Announces his Run for the City Council in November

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Paradsie Weekly Update

July 9th, 2020 12:00am

The Latest Numbers and events from Katie Simmons, Disaster Recovery Director for the Town of Paradise

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Butte Co Public Health Covid 19 Update

July 7th, 2020 12:00am

Lisa Almaguer updates us on the latest Spike in positive numbers... how testing works.. and how the public can continue to stop the spread of the Coronavirus

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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

June 26th, 2020 12:00am

LaMalfa talks about the House Police Reform Bill passed ..whats good and not good with talks about the Issue of Protestors destroying Monuments and What Lawmakers are doing to curb that practice by the protestors. He Also talked about tyhe Impact of the Rising COronavirus cases and the impact on Farmers Ranchers.

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Chico Finances

June 24th, 2020 12:00am

City Manager Mark Orme talks about Budget crunch for the City of Chico..whats being done to meet needs and how they are trying to fund programs services . Also talk about the impact of Covid19 on local business , and the impact of Chico State going virtual for the Fall Semester will impact Finances.

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The Way we Present our Words

June 15th, 2020 08:30am

Maximus Peperkamp, Associate Faculty Butte College talks ablut how one presents your words...if its in an angry seems to be ignored...If delivered in a more calm , normal fasion, the words are more apt to be listened to. What we need to do to learn and train our children and others to use more of the Latter than the former.

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Goodbye Chico PD Chief OBrien

June 5th, 2020 12:00am

Our Final talk with outgoing Chico PD Chief Mike OBrien ...The Outgoing Chief addresses the ;latest going on with Police shooting in Minneapolis and how Chico PD Continues to work with COmmunity members to address issues of Social Justice

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BCPH Update

June 2nd, 2020 08:35am

Lisa Almaguer with Butte Co Public Health gives news of the First reported Death Attributed to the Coronavirus and also updates about how the Public and Business needs to follow the guidelines as more businesses begin to reopen.

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2020 Census Update

June 2nd, 2020 07:40am

Marna Davis talks about the 2020 Census and how the teams will be heading out to remind you to take the Census. the Importance and how federal fudning for our communities are based on the census.

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Ca State Senator Jim Neilsen

June 1st, 2020 08:26am

Senator Neilsen talks about the latest negotiation with Governor Newsome over the recent cuts to the PID (Paradise Irrigation District) budget and also about the reopening of NorthState Business . In Addition Neilsen talks about the recent protests over the death of the Black Man in Minneapolis at the hands of the Police.

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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 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


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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