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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CA Could Limit Drug Company Gifts To Doctors

Jul 11, 2017
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ALSO: California lawmakers attempting to address the state’s housing crisis are taking two approaches. They’re passing bills to subsidize housing for low-income residents and looking to encourage more building.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Ben Bradford.

Affordable Housing Fee Passes California Senate

Jul 7, 2017
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ALSO: California Governor Jerry Brown is again pledging an end-run around the Trump administration on climate change.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

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ALSO: One year after California’s End of Life law went into effect, the bill’s authors say it is working as expected but can be improved.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Chris Nichols.

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ALSO: Unpaid traffic fines are no longer a reason to lose your California driver's license, under a provision Governor Jerry Brown signed into law as part of the state budget package.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Julia Mitric.

No More Surprise Medical Bills in California

Jul 5, 2017
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ALSO: Hate crimes in California increased by more than 10 percent for the second year in a row.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Ben Bradford.

California Creates New Tax And Fee Collection Agency From Scratch

Jul 3, 2017

ALSO: It was a tough week for backers of California’s new, tighter gun restrictions approved by lawmakers and voters last year.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Ben Bradford.

emergelawgroup.com

While It's unclear what if any enforcement will come from the federal government, a bill in the state Legislature would limit state and local law enforcement teaming up with the Feds.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric.

Supreme Court Won't Decide California Cap-And-Trade

Jun 29, 2017
ethanelkind.com

ALSO: A tax break intended to help low-income, working Californians is set for an expansion when the new state budget takes effect next month.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

politifact.com

Central Valley Congressman Devin Nunes claimed last week President Trump had signed more bills than any other president at this early point in office. 

Find more Politifact California fact checks HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

Rendon Sparks Uproar By Shelving Single-Payer Bill

Jun 27, 2017
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When California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced late Friday he would hold the single-payer health care bill for the year, he set off a firestorm of reactions that showcase the split in the Democratic Party.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

politifact.com

ALSO: California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon says he is pausing the advance of a single-payer health care measure until lawmakers work out further details about how to pay for it.

Find more fact checks by Politifact California HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Ben Bradford.

Pension Paydown Plan Approaches Passage In California

Jun 23, 2017
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ALSO: California State Democrats who were hoping for a drastically different health proposal say the Senate's draft bill released today would impose dramatic cuts on California's health care system.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Sally Schilling.

Wireless Carriers Want Legislature to Streamline 5G Deployment

Jun 22, 2017
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ALSO: So you thought California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up their work on the state budget last week? Think again. Another dozen or so pieces of the budget package are up for votes Thursday in the Senate and Assembly.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Ben Adler.

Plan To Regionalize Western Power Grid Stalls Post-Trump

Jun 21, 2017
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ALSO: California requires outdoor employers from agriculture to construction to take extra precautions to protect their workers on hot days like today. But there are currently no rules for indoor workplaces like restaurants.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Sally Schilling.

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ALSO: Supporters of a bill to make California a "sanctuary state" say the measure has gained the support of some law enforcement leaders, though many remain opposed.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric and Sally Schilling.

Undocumented Young Adults Won't Get Medi-Cal Under New Budget

Jun 19, 2017
Pauline Bartolone / CALMatters

ALSO: California’s unemployment rate is now a record-low 4.7 percent – tying the state’s previous low point at the end of the year 2000. But that's not as good news as it might appear at first blush.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Ben Adler.

California Moves To Bar Local Government From Immigrant Detention Contracts

Jun 16, 2017
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ALSO: As part of a budget package California lawmakers voted Thursday for a bill that folds together state rules for medical and recreational marijuana.

Today's reporting by Leslie Berestein Rojas (KPCC) and Julia Mitric.

Cannabis Typo Draws Laughs In Senate Budget Committee Hearing

Jun 15, 2017
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ALSO: It didn’t garner much attention amid the news of a state budget deal, but a bill to make California a “sanctuary state” has passed its first committee in the Assembly.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric and Ben Adler.

Brown, Democratic Legislative Leaders Announce Budget Deal

Jun 14, 2017
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ALSO: There is now officially a California budget deal at the state Capitol. Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders announced an agreement Tuesday morning, although most of the bills that comprise the deal were made public Monday.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

California Budget Deal Emerges Despite Lack Of Formal Announcement

Jun 13, 2017
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ALSO: California lawmakers are heading towards a Thursday vote on a budget package. One piece of it is the so-called “cannabis trailer bill” which aims to align the state’s rules for medical and recreational marijuana.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Julia Mitric.

Recycling Overhaul Stalls in State Capitol

Jun 12, 2017
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ALSO: The California State University says graduation rates are the highest they've ever been, but they want to almost double them by 2025.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Sally Schilling.

CHINA: Brown's Whirlwind Tour Comes To An End

Jun 9, 2017
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California Governor Jerry Brown is back in California, after five whirlwind days in China. It ended much as it began.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

CHINA: Gov. Brown Cautious On 100 Percent Renewable Bill

Jun 8, 2017
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ALSO: Republican state lawmakers from rural counties are pushing a proposed constitutional amendment to give their constituents a louder voice in the California State Senate.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Chris Nichols.

Critics Say Doctors Are Taking Advantage Of 'Aid In Dying' Law

Jun 7, 2017
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ALSO: The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday over whether a voter-approved initiative that seeks to streamline the death penalty process is unconstitutional.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Ben Adler.

geoharvey.com

State Senate Leader Kevin de León claimed last week that California has 10 times as many clean energy jobs as the nation has coal mining jobs. PolitiFact California found this needs some clarifications, and rated it Mostly True.

Find more fact checks from Politifact California HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

Questions Loom Over Single Payer Bill After Senate Passage

Jun 5, 2017
latimes.com

ALSO: The California Assembly has passed an effort to create a “sanctuary state” policy for recreational marijuana.

Today's reporting by Sally Shilling and Ben Adler.

Divided California Senate Passes Single-Payer Health Care Bill

Jun 2, 2017
Rich Pedroncelli / AP

The California Senate has advanced a bill that would create a statewide single-payer health care system after more than two-and-a-half hours of debate.

Today's reporting by Ben Alder.

Bail System Overhaul Passes California Senate

Jun 1, 2017
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ALSO: The California Nurses Association which is advocating for a single-payer health care system, says California can fund it by raising taxes.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Sally Schilling.

Why Relax the Fine for Rolling Right Turns?

May 31, 2017
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ALSO: California middle and high school students would get to sleep in under a bill that passed the state Senate Tuesday.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Ben Adler.

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Republican State Assemblyman recently claimed Gov. Jerry Brown has slashed funds set aside for California's tree mortality crisis. PolitiFact California found this misleading and rated it Mostly False.

Find full fact-checks HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

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