Mark Prell

Weekday Morning and Afternoon Radio Host

707-584-2011

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 Dems Defend Senator From Recall Effort

May 25, 2017
Rich Pedroncelli / AP

ALSO: Child care, preschool and after school programs. Medi-Cal provider rates. And an expansion of California’s “Earned Income Tax Credit.” Those programs would get higher state funding under the spending plan put forth this week by Assembly Democrats.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

California Republican Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez claimed Gov. Jerry Brown is 'diverting' 30 percent of the new gas tax revenue to non-road pet projects.

Read full versions of all fact checks.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

California Single-Payer Health Care Cost Pegged At $400 Billion

May 23, 2017
Capital Public Radio

ALSO: The California Assembly has voted to eliminate the authority of school districts to allow guns on campuses.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

ALSO: The University of California’s constitutional independence has blocked Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers from forcing changes at the UC. There’s one action that would instantly overhaul university leadership that the governor can take–but hasn't.

Today's reporting by  Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

UC Regents Defend Napolitano, Vow Closer Look At Her Budget

May 19, 2017
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

There appears to be a growing disconnect between the University of California and state elected officials in Sacramento. Thursday’s UC regents meeting differed sharply in tone from a California legislative hearing earlier this month.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Volkswagen Will Make New Electric Vehicles For California

May 18, 2017
http://blog.ucsusa.org/

ALSO: University of California regents will publicly discuss a blistering state audit of UC President Janet Napolitano’s office for the first time when they meet in San Francisco today.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Ben Adler.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Backers of California after-school programs are pushing hard for their first state funding increase in a decade, even as the Trump administration has called for cutting federal funding.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Assembly Bill Bans Edible Marijuana From Looking Like Candy

May 16, 2017
medicalmarijuanaprocon.org

ALSO: The California Chamber of Commerce will continue to pursue its lawsuit against the state’s signature climate-change program, cap-and-trade.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

Food Banks Brace for CA Cuts to Drought Assistance

May 15, 2017
sonomacountygazette.com

ALSO: With water supply concerns still fresh following California’s severe drought, top Democrats in the state are lining up behind a controversial ocean desalination plant in Orange County.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Chris Nichols.

Revised Budget Withholds UC Money Until It Adopts Audit Changes

May 12, 2017
Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

ALSO: Governor Jerry Brown’s newly revised budget proposal walks back planned cuts to a program helping old and disabled people. California counties had feared they’d have to pick up the tab.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Daniel Potter.

Brown To Release Updated Spending Plan Thursday

May 11, 2017
Andrew Nixon / Capradio.org

Look for California Gov. Jerry Brown to renew his message of “fiscal discipline." Also, there’s a growing body of lawmakers who want to overhaul cap-and-trade, and that’s created some strange bedfellows.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

latimes.com

ALSO: Civil rights and labor groups rallied in support of a bill that would allow local governments to investigate employment discrimination claims, as state and federal employment departments face major backlogs.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Sally Schilling.

politifact.com

ALSO: State and federal officials usher in Wildfire Awareness Week.

Find full versions of all fact checks HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Julia Mitric.

K. M. Gong / Flikr

ALSO: Governor Jerry Brown and the League of California Cities are lauding each other’s efforts in passing a 52 billion dollar transportation bill earlier this month. But they may have different priorities for what's next...

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Daniel Potter.

Bill Would Shed Light On Prescription Drug Price-Setting

Apr 19, 2017
thelundreport.org

ALSO: More than a million permits for disabled drivers and riders handed out by the California Department of Motor Vehicles over three years were questionably approved.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Daniel Potter.

Assembly Democrats Tout Numerous Affordable Housing Bills

Apr 18, 2017
Liam Dillon / New York Times

ALSO: The California secession effort will no longer try to qualify a ballot initiative. That’s after media outlets turned up connections of its author to the Russian government.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Ben Bradford.

Proposal Would Overhaul CA Recycling Program

Apr 17, 2017
recyclenation.com

ALSO: U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defends the Trump administration’s policies on public land during a visit to Yosemite National Park.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Ezra David Romero.

No Smoking Pot While Driving Clears Committee

Apr 11, 2017
cannabisradio.com

ALSO: Tax collections in California beat expectations for last month, with a haul of some 7.6 billion dollars. But State Controller Betty Yee cautions the numbers have been volatile in recent months, saying that’s a bad sign for the state’s job market.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter.

Jim Wilson/NYT / sacbee.com

California has until January 1st to merge the rules governing medical marijuana with those laid out under Prop 64 which legalized recreational marijuana use for adults. The governor released his proposal for how to merge the two this week.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric and Amy Quinton.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

It took the full negotiating power of California Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders to push their transportation funding deal across the finish line Thursday.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Brown On Road Repair Funding: It's Now Or Never

Apr 6, 2017
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

ALSO: State Republicans say California should pay for its crumbling roads with existing funds, not a gas tax hike. We’ll take a look at those funds.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Chris Nichols.

Gas Tax Votes Hard To Come By In California Legislature

Apr 5, 2017
fresnobee.com

ALSO: Californians may soon be able to choose a third gender when filling out government documents such as driver's licenses.

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

State Senate Passes Bill to Make California A "Sanctuary State"

Apr 4, 2017
sfgate.com

Lawmakers in the state Senate voted along party lines Monday to pass a bill that would prevent state and local law enforcement from using their resources to aid federal immigration enforcement.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric.

Fresno Drivers, Truckers Pan Road Taxes, Fees

Apr 3, 2017
thinkstock / cbslocal.sanfrancisco

California Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have a huge challenge this week: Convince all but one Democrat to vote for an unpopular set of fuel tax increases and vehicle fees to repair the state's crumbling roads and highways.

Today's reporting by Ezra David Romero of Valley Public Radio (CPRN.)

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

ALSO: A California lawmaker wants to encourage people to adopt shelter animals by giving them a tax deduction.

Today's reporting by Amy Quinton and Sally Schilling.

Brown, Democratic Leaders Announce Transportation Funding Deal

Mar 30, 2017
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

ALSO: Immigration arrests outside courthouses "are perfectly legal" but are "making us unsafe." That was the reaction Wednesday by the chief justice of the California Supreme Court to recent comments by the head of U.S. immigration enforcement.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Chris Nichols.

US Fish and Wildlife

ALSO: California state officials say Covered California will continue operating as usual now that the House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act has been pulled.

Today's reporting by Amy Quinton and Ja'Nel Johnson.

Regulators Could Standardize How Future Cars Talk to Each Other

Mar 28, 2017
notey.com

ALSO: During her annual State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court warned lawmakers the rule of law is currently challenged in California.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Julia Mitric.

In Reversal, CA Dems Block Welfare Payments Proposed By Republican

Mar 27, 2017
losangeles.cbslocal.com

ALSO: California had another strong jobs report in February. New state numbers show the unemployment rate fell to its lowest point in ten years, down to 5 percent from 5.2 percent in January.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford

Three Democratic Governor Candidates Debate Education

Mar 24, 2017
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

Three of the most prominent Democrats running for California governor in 2018 participated in the first debate for that political race.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

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