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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California Senator Ousted From Floor

Feb 24, 2017
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Security forcibly removed a California Senator from the floor of the chamber for the first time in the memory of long-time state Capitol staff.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

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ALSO: Congressman Tom McClintock told reporters that he would support cutting off federal funds not just to sanctuary cities -- but even to the state of California.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Ben Adler.

Lawmakers Look To End Jails That Don't Allow In-Person Visits

Feb 22, 2017
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ALSO: The labels on sugary drinks would have to warn consumers they can cause health problems, under a bill in the California Legislature. This isn’t the first time such a measure has been proposed...

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Daniel Potter.

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California missed one of its two annual Oroville Dam inspections last year. It has one field engineer for every 57 dams it must inspect. And there’s a potential conflict of interest in how the state inspects dams. Yet its program draws praise.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

School Start Times Could Push Back to 8:30 A.M.

Feb 20, 2017
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ALSO: Democratic state lawmakers have introduced a bill to create a single-payer health care system for all Californians, including immigrants living in the state illegally.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Chris Nichols.

Mexican Senators Meet With California Dreamers

Feb 17, 2017
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ALSO: Winter rain and flooding in California has meant heavy erosion off hillsides and into the state’s waterways. Ecologically, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Amy Quinton.

California's State-Run Retirement Program Imperiled By House Vote

Feb 16, 2017
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ALSO: Nearly a hundred workers are part of a 24/7 crew assigned to the emergency Lake Oroville spillway repair project. 

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Randol White.

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  ALSO: The Trump administration has approved emergency aid for California to help the state respond to the Oroville Dam situation and last month's heavy storms.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Ben Adler.

Report: Lawmakers Should Extend Cap-And-Trade

Feb 14, 2017
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ALSO: Emergency conditions are improving for communities downstream from Lake Oroville according to incident command. However, an evacuation order remains in place for some 180-thousand people until engineers say the emergency spillway structure is safe.

Today's reporting by Ban Bradford and Randol White.

Brown Hasn't Supported "Sanctuary State" Bill In The Past

Feb 13, 2017
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The “sanctuary state” bill on a fast-track in the California Legislature is backed by many of the state’s Democrats, but Gov. Jerry Brown has already vetoed similar legislation.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Federal Immigration Raids Appear To Reach California

Feb 10, 2017
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ALSO: A new PPIC Poll On Trump, Climate Change, and Obamacare.

Today's reporting by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez (KPCC) and Ben Bradford.

Obama EPA Head Says CA Must Lead Climate Change Action

Feb 9, 2017
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ALSO: California water regulators have extended existing water conservation rules despite repeated calls from water suppliers asking that they expire.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Amy Quinton.

Three Anti-Trump Immigration Bills Moving Through CA Legislature

Feb 8, 2017
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ALSO: A group of Republican state lawmakers and Northern California water agencies are pushing for an end to statewide drought restrictions given the wet winter.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Randol White.

CA Files Amicus Brief Against Trump Travel Ban

Feb 7, 2017
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ALSO: New reports out from eleven companies with permits to test self-driving cars in California hint at the technology’s progress. 

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Daniel Potter.

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California Rep. Tom McClintock claimed refugee "vetting was very haphazard," under Obama. PolitiFact California found there have been challenges with vetting Syrian refugees, but that McClintock's claim goes way too far. We rated it Mostly False.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

Snowpack Survey Has Farmers And Water Managers Optimistic

Feb 3, 2017
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ALSO: The Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court has reacted to President Donald Trump’s executive orders regarding immigration.

Today's reporting by Amy Quinton and Ben Bradford.

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ALSO: The California state Senate has begun passing measures to shield immigrants from new federal policies.

Find full fact checks at  http://www.politifact.com/california/

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Ben Bradford.

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The head of the agency tasked with providing permits for sellers of recreational pot told lawmakers this week the agency will "phase in" licensing starting January 1, 2018.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric.

 

Trump Refugee Ban Sparks Fierce Debate At California Capitol

Jan 31, 2017
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ALSO: A plan by the Trump administration to turn Medicaid into a block program could mean higher costs for the state and less access to health care.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Ja'Nel Johnson.

Assembly Speaker: Trump Doesn't Understand Separation Of Powers

Jan 30, 2017
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Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler spoke with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon Saturday night after Rendon joined the protest at Los Angeles International Airport against President Trump's executive order on refugees.

Lawmakers, Calif. AG React (Or Don't) To Trump Travel Ban

Jan 30, 2017
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ALSO: California Secretary of State Alex Padilla says Trump's suspicions are "false" and federal and state election databases have eliminated almost all voter fraud.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Bob Moffitt.

California Tree Die-Off Prompts Review Of Management Policies

Jan 27, 2017
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ALSO: California residents may have the chance to vote on whether the state should break off from the rest of the country and become its own nation.

Today's reporting by Amy Quinton, Sandsor, and Ben Adler

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ALSO: California Democrats are expediting legislation in response to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Ben Adler.

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ALSO: If California Governor Jerry Brown sought to motivate Democrats anxious about President Trump, his State of the State address may well have done the trick.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Trump's Move On 11-Nation Trade Deal Could Hurt California Exports

Jan 24, 2017
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President Trump made good on a campaign promise by abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The trade pact negotiated by former President Obama involved eleven Pacific Rim nations.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric.

Legislators Eye Self-Driving Car Proposals

Jan 23, 2017
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ALSO: December was a disappointing month for the California labor market. The state added just 3,700 jobs last month, and nearly 70,000 people left the labor market.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Ben Adler.

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ALSO: California Governor Jerry Brown has called for greater oversight of the nine billion dollars voters approved in school construction bonds before any of the money is spent.

Today's reporting by Amy Quinton and Chris Nichols.

Water Conservation Would Continue Under Proposal

Jan 19, 2017

ALSO: Governor Jerry Brown’s nominee for California Attorney General continues to breeze through the confirmation process.

Today's reporting by Amy Quinton and Ben Adler.

POLITIFACT CA: Could Obamacare Repeal Cost California 200K Jobs?

Jan 18, 2017
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ALSO: An unforeseen deficit now projected for the next California budget is due, in part, to a math error.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Ben Bradford.

Read full versions of all fact checks at politifact.com/California

How Recent Storms Could Affect State's Salmon Populations

Jan 17, 2017
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ALSO: California's flu season is in its early stages and state officials say it's going to be around for awhile.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Ja'Nel Johnson.

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