Mark Prell

Weekday Morning and Afternoon Radio Host

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Mark Prell began his broadcast career at KRCB in 2008 as a volunteer, hosting Saturday mornings. He eventually took over as weekday Afternoon host, later taking on the duties of weekday Morning host as well. Mark continues to host the weekday Morning and Afternoon drive times, and has a lot of fun doing it. 

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ALSO: A new U.C. Berkeley study finds a quarter of registered California voters have considered moving out of state because it costs so much to live here.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

  Campus Pride released the 2017 Shame List of colleges and universities that openly discriminate against LGBTQ students. Find out which California campuses made this year’s list.  

  Also, the nation continues to mourn the death of Edith Windsor, the courageous woman who took on the Defense of Marriage act in 2013 and won.  Her case set the foundation for the 2015 landmark marriage equality case.

Outbeat Radio News can be heard as part of Outbeat Radio every Sunday evening at 8 pm on KRCB FM Radio 91. 

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ALSO: Getting to California’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050 won’t happen without changes in people’s behavior, a new UC Davis study found.

Find all Politifact California fact checks HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Amy Quinton.

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ALSO: A push to move back school start times in California has stalled in the state Assembly.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

New Protections For LGBT Seniors In Long-Term Care Facilities

Sep 14, 2017
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ALSO: The California Legislature has voted to let K-through-12 students who return to the U.S. after leaving the country when their parents were deported to also return to school.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

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ALSO: California lawmakers are once again trying to expand job-protected family leave to new mothers and fathers who work in small businesses.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric and Ben Adler.

Mexico Promises Aid For DACA Recipients

Sep 12, 2017
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ALSO: California lawmakers are set to make a few last-minute edits this week to rules governing the state’s cannabis industry. Among the changes, the bill would allow stores that sell medical marijuana to also offer recreational pot come January.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Daniel Potter. 

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When LGBT dreamers enrolled in DACA, they provided the government with detailed information about them that could be used to make it easier to locate them for deportation putting some people at risk when returning to a country that doesn’t accept LGBT people. 

Also, three former secretaries of military branches have come out against President Trump’s transgender military ban in one of several law suits filed against the President.

Outbeat Radio News can be heard as part of Outbeat Radio every Sunday evening at 8 pm on KRCB FM Radio 91. 

Irma Weakens But Still Packs A Punch As It Moves Toward Georgia

Sep 11, 2017
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ALSO: California lawmakers have just one week of work left in Sacramento. They’ve got roughly 600 bills to plow through before they adjourn for the year Friday night.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Ben Adler.

Drug Transparency Measure Done For The Year

Sep 8, 2017
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ALSO: University of California campuses would be prohibited from conferring with the UC Office of the President when answering requests from the state Auditor’s office under a bill that passed the Assembly Thursday.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Ben Adler.

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ALSO: An effort to close a loophole in California law that’s allowed concealed carry permit holders to bring guns to schools is one step away from Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Ben Adler.

California Lawmakers React To Trump's Move To End DACA

Sep 6, 2017
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ALSO: A California L-G-B-T rights group is the latest to challenge the Trump administration’s recent ban on transgender people enlisting in the military.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric and Ben Bradford.

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ALSO: Scientists at U.C. Davis have found a genetic distinction between chinook salmon that migrate in spring and fall. That has a Northern California tribe calling to make spring chinook an endangered species. But some farmers are skeptical...

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Daniel Potter.

New App Helps Parents Screen for Scoliosis

Sep 4, 2017
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Some physicians say parents should be screening for scoliosis, even if California schools aren't. Shriners Hospitals put out a new app to make it easier.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola.

Drug Price Transparency Bill Faces Crucial Committee Vote

Sep 1, 2017
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ALSO: California lawmakers could take the first steps Friday towards passing a package of bills that seek to reduce the state’s soaring housing costs, with up to a dozen different bills coming up for votes.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Ben Adler.

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ALSO: A federal judge issued summary judgment that the Department of the Interior has illegally suspended an Obama-era rule that could increase costs for the coal industry

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Ben Bradford.

Proposal Would Extend Provisional License to Drivers Under 21

Aug 30, 2017
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ALSO: County government officials are strongly opposed to a bill they say would severely limit their ability to contract with health care and social service providers. We'll look at the goal of the bill and the opposition it's created.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Chris Nichols.

California Needs To Invest Billions For Flood Protection

Aug 29, 2017
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ALSO: A California Supreme Court ruling paves an easier path for new city and county taxes.

Today's reporting by Amy Quinton and Ben Bradford.

Will California Legislature Act On Housing This Week?

Aug 28, 2017
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ALSO: Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon convened a committee to tackle universal health care.

Today' reporting by Ben Adler and Sammy Caiola.

California's Top Court Upholds Expedited Death Penalty

Aug 25, 2017
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ALSO: California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has laid out a path forward for universal health care legislation – but not the single-payer bill he sidelined earlier this year.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

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ALSO: State lawmakers are considering a tax to help poor rural communities provide safe drinking water. Agricultural and environmental groups are backing the bill—but water companies, not so much...

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Daniel Potter.

CalRecycle Report Shows Dip In Statewide Recycling Rate In 2016

Aug 23, 2017
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ALSO: Caltrans is worried about the possibility of dead trees falling onto some California highways. The agency has already removed 107,000 trees. Now the agency is getting ready to remove another 54,000 trees, including some on private land.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric and Steve Milne.

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ALSO: Pedestrians in California may be surprised to learn when using a crosswalk, once the timer begins ticking down, it’s illegal to start crossing the street. State lawmakers are considering changing that.

Today's reporting by Bob Moffitt and Daniel Potter.

Cal EPA Moves Toward Tighter Pesticide Restrictions

Aug 21, 2017
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ALSO: California's use-of-force data for 2016 includes serious injuries, deaths, and any occasion when an officer fired a gun, even if the bullet didn't hit anyone.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Bob Moffitt.

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The California campaign finance watchdog agency has lifted a long-held cap on how much money state lawmakers can give to colleagues facing recall elections.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

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ALSO: Three bills moving through the California Legislature seek to catalog and raise money to address a backlog of untested rape kits.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Ben Bradford.

California Lawmakers Ask Feds To Stop Alt-Right Rally In SF

Aug 16, 2017
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ALSO: The Democratic and Republican leaders of the California Assembly are both facing revolts from party activists after their actions on high-profile issues infuriated grassroots liberals and conservatives.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

Judge Temporarily Blocks State Recall Law

Aug 15, 2017
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ALSO: The State of California sues the Trump administration over new limits placed on federal crime-fighting grants.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

Firearms Research Center to Explore Gun Deaths with State Funds

Aug 14, 2017
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Gun violence as a public health crisis will be the sole focus of a new, state-funded research center in Sacramento. It’s the first robust investigation of firearms in California since federal grant money was slashed in the late 90s.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola.

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Sen. Kamala Harris recently claimed it costs $75,000 per year to incarcerate an inmate in California, more than twice the average cost nationally. PolitiFact California found data that backs up her claim. We rated it True.

Find more Politifact California fact checks HERE

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

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