Mark Prell

Weekday Morning and Afternoon Radio Host


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

Jan 30, 2017

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

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.

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

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

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.

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How Recent Storms Could Affect State's Salmon Populations

Jan 17, 2017

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.

Counties Fear State Cutting $500M+ IHSS Funding

Jan 16, 2017
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ALSO: The presumptive next California Attorney General is half-way through his confirmation process.

Today's Reporting by Daniel Potter and Ben Bradford.

Have California Storms Ended The State's Drought?

Jan 13, 2017
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ALSO: Air regulators have found another 14,000 vehicles on California roads that they say violate state pollution standards.

Today's reporting by Amy Quinton and Ben Bradford.

Brown To Introduce 2017 Spending Plan

Jan 10, 2017

ALSO: New LAO report finds one decade after California voters authorized $42 billion in bonds for housing & transportation projects, about $6 billion in bonds still remain.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Chris Nichols.

What If We Could Breed Cows That Like To Hike?

Jan 9, 2017

California rangeland stretches over 38 million acres. Most cows graze in the lowlands. So many hilly areas are left untouched while lowlands are at risk for over-grazing. UC scientists are researching whether we could breed cows that like to hike.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric.

The Legislature and governor will contend with two in-state issues that proved intractable last year: transportation and affordable housing.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

CA Lawmakers Hire Former AG Holder To Fight Trump

Jan 5, 2017

ALSO: Recreational pot use is legal for adults in California but it's illegal to have an open container of marijuana in your vehicle.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Julia Mitric.

Lawmakers Will Return To CA Capitol For A Busy January

Jan 4, 2017
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ALSO: Republican leaders in the legislature want Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill that would allocate $200 million to fix the state's Denti-Cal program.

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

Repeal Of '90s Welfare Rule Took Effect January 1st

Jan 3, 2017

ALSO: A new state law taking effect on January 1st affects California’s community colleges. It requires campuses with existing shower facilities to let homeless students use those showers.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Steve Milne.

ALSO: California’s sales tax will drop by a quarter of a percent in the new year. The reduction comes from the partial expiration of a statewide ballot measure that helped end California’s budget crisis.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

ALSO: A new law will prevent young people from losing out on jobs because of past, non-violent crimes, or due to their involvement in legal proceedings, like family court.

Today's reporting by Amy Quinton and Bob Moffitt.

New California Law Further Restricts Smartphone Use While Driving

Dec 29, 2016

Starting January 1st, drivers in California will be banned from operating their smartphone -- unless it’s mounted to a dashboard or windshield – and can be activated with one finger tap or swipe.

For a complete list of new laws taking effect in 2017, click HERE.

Todays' reporting by Chris Nichols.

New Law Aims To Protect Rights Of Surviving Homeowners

Dec 28, 2016

A new state law requires loan servicing companies to talk to homeowners directly and tell them about programs that help avoid foreclosure.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric.

CA Immigrants Scramble to File Documents by Jan. 20

Dec 27, 2016
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Some Californians are scrambling to get their identification and work documents in order by January. They are immigrants, concerned about President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to deport some 11 million undocumented people.

Today's reporting by Logan Pollard.

Collectibles Law Threatens Used Book Stores

Dec 26, 2016

Used booksellers say a new California law set to take effect at the first of the year could hurt their businesses. It’s designed to make it easier to track the authenticity of famous signatures.

Today's reporting by Randol White.

New Law Bans Tobacco Products At Youth Sports Events

Dec 23, 2016
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ALSO: Some Californians could soon taste test what the astronauts drink. Not Tang. Purified recycled wastewater. A new law going into effect allows water districts to bottle 1000 gallons a year of purified recycled wastewater for taste tests.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Amy Quinton.

Small Uptick Coming To California Minimum Wage

Dec 22, 2016

ALSO: The California Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a November ballot measure that seeks to streamline the state’s death penalty system to consider a lawsuit filed by Proposition 66 opponents.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Ben Adler.

New Laws 2017: Gun Control

Dec 19, 2016

ALSO: California’s largest public pension fund needs money. So the California Public Employees’ Retirement System is mulling something it hasn’t done in 16 years: Buy stock in tobacco.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Daniel Potter.

Capitol Park Gets Drought-Inspired Retrofit

Dec 16, 2016
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ALSO: California energy regulators have now authorized all three of the state’s major electric utilities to enter a new business—electric vehicle charging.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Ben Bradford. 

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ALSO: California Governor Jerry Brown fired up his rhetoric – and his Latin – to reassure scientists fearful of changes under President-elect Trump.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

High Speed Rail Board Looks To Tap 2008 Bond Funds

Dec 14, 2016

The California high speed rail project is seeking to begin tapping the 10 billion dollars in bonds voters approved eight years ago.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.