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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Outbeat Radio News for Monday, January 29, 2018

Jan 29, 2018
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• Police in Cumbria England foiled a plot by 20-year-old Neo-Nazi Ethan Stables to slaughter LGBT people attending a scheduled pride event at a local pub. 

• Reports of violence against LGBT people in the U. S. were up sharply in 2017 with transgender women of color and gay men being targeted most frequently. 

• The Cadet Chapel at the West Point Military Academy saw its first same-sex wedding this month. 

• Sonoma County Pride Planning Committee needs your participation at its next meeting on February 7.

California Update for Monday, January 29, 2018

Jan 29, 2018
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• Several conservative websites erroneously claimed last week a new California law will register undocumented immigrants to vote. This claim has popped up before, and it's still wrong. 

Find more PolitiFact California fact checks HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

California Update for Friday, January 26, 2018

Jan 26, 2018
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• California's longest-serving governor gave his final State of the State address to lawmakers Thursday. Capital Public Radio’s reporters have this round-up.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford, Ezra David Romero, and Sammy Caiola.

California Update for Thursday, January 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018
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• The U.S. Department of Justice is threatening to subpoena California and several cities within it over sanctuary policies.

• Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to strike less of the "resistance" tone he took in last year's State of the State just four days after President Trump's inauguration. Instead, look for Brown to focus on climate change and the criminal justice system.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

California Update for Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Jan 24, 2018
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• The Trump administration launched a new tariff on the solar industry Tuesday over concerns that foreign imports of solar parts are taking away from business from U.S. manufacturers.

• University of California Regents are scheduled to vote on a 2.5 percent tuition increase Wednesday — the second consecutive hike after a six-year freeze.

Today's reporting by Ezra David Romero and Ben Adler.

California Update for Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
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• The number of Valley Fever cases in California has reached its highest since the state began tracking the disease. Public health officials, patient groups and now lawmakers are looking for new ways to prevent and diagnose it.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola.

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• Police are investigating a violent hate crime in Los Angeles involving a 19-year-old and a former high school colleague.  The victim was found in a park with more than 20 stab wounds. 

• The LGBTQ Connection of Napa launched a new LGBT support group for young people in Calistoga this week.

• Sonoma County Pride organizers want your involvement.  Attend the next planning meeting on February 7.

Outbeat Radio News is a service of KRCB FM Radio 91 and can be heard as part of Outbeat Radio, Sunday nights at 8 pm.

California Update for Monday, January 22, 2018

Jan 22, 2018
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• Dueling efforts to ask voters to overturn California’s new transportation funding law – and its fuel tax and vehicle fee increases – have consolidated into one.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

California Update for Friday, January 19, 2018

Jan 19, 2018

• Candidate for governor Delaine Eastin claimed California ranks 41st in the nation in per pupil K-12 spending, but "No.1" in per prisoner spending. PolitiFact California found her claim could have used some clarifications and rated it Mostly True.

Find more PolitiFact California fact checks HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

California Update for Thursday, January 18, 2018

Jan 18, 2018
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• University of California President Janet Napolitano is backing the inclusion of border security measures as part of a DACA deal.

• The window for Californians to apply for new driver’s licenses and state IDs necessary to board airplanes opens on Monday.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Ben Bradford.

California Update for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jan 17, 2018
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• California is both suing the Trump administration and advancing legislation after the Federal Communications Commission repealed its net neutrality regulations.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

California Update for Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018
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• A proposal in the budget summary could restrict use of the federal 340B program, which gives hospitals serving low-income patients access to discounted drugs

• California parents who want to take time off work with their brand-new babies could soon be eligible for both a financial boost and some job security.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Ben Adler.

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• Wedding bells began to ring for same-sex couples in Australia last week.  Two couples tied the knot in ceremonies happening just moments after midnight. 

• Here in the U.S, the Human Rights Campaign released the 2017 state equality index report.  Many state legislatures across the country considered sweeping anti-LGBT laws to allow wholesale discrimination, including some that attack marriage equality and transgender youth. The good news is that California is among the 13 top rated states in the report. 

California Update for Monday, January 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018
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• The first major debate in California's upcoming gubernatorial race took place over the weekend in Los Angeles. The town hall featured four Democrats, two Republicans, and more than a thousand people in the audience.

• Congress must vote on government spending by Jan. 19. They'll also decide the fate of about 1,300 community clinics in California that function largely on federal grants.

Today's reporting by Mary Plummer (KPCC), and Sammy Caiola.

California Update for Friday, January 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
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• A bill that would have expanded the use of rent control in California fell one vote shy of passing the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

• Three California gas-fired energy plants could be replaced with giant batteries. The proposal calls for PG&E to find clean energy alternatives for two Calpine-owned gas-fired plants in Sutter County and one in San Jose.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Ezra David Romero.

California Update for Thursday, January 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018
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• Leaders from the Department of Water Resources and the Independent Forensic Team that looked into last year's Oroville crisis answered questions from an Assembly committee.

• The California Community College system would launch its own, online school next year, under Governor Jerry Brown’s budget plan.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Ben Bradford.

California Update for Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018
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• The former top Republican in the California Assembly is doubling down on the strategy that got him deposed last year.

• This flu season started early, and it's killed 27 people under age 65 so far.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Sammy Caiola.

California Update for Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Jan 9, 2018
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• Long-time California Republican Congressman Ed Royce will retire this year, giving Democrats better odds of winning a seat they were already contesting.

• Removable plastic bottle caps could become a relic of the past if a bill inching its way through the California legislature becomes law. It would require all single-use plastic bottles to have an attached cap.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ezra David Romero.

Outbeat Radio News for Monday, January 8, 2018

Jan 8, 2018
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• Iraqi forces captured a terrorist who has appeared in numerous execution videos where gay and bisexual men were thrown from buildings. 

• A federal judge in Illinois rules in favor of a school district policy allowing transgender students to access bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity rather than birth sex. 

• LGBTQ youth and elders are invited to participate in the collection of oral histories, find out about the workshops being provided by Listening For A Change in Sonoma County.

California Update for Monday, January 8, 2018

Jan 8, 2018
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• California’s recreational marijuana law marks a milestone for the industry. But it doesn’t offer the complete freedom to smoke, buy and transport cannabis anywhere you please. 

Capital Public Radio’s PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols examined some of the restrictions Californians still face.

Find more on this story plus other Politifact California fact checks HERE.

California Update for Friday, January 5, 2018

Jan 5, 2018
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• The California Department of Insurance says growing number of homeowners aren't able to renew their homeowners insurance policies and the problem is expected to worsen in the wake of 2017 wildfires.

• Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a policy that once protected state-sanctioned marijuana operations from federal prosecution

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Sammy Caiola.

California Update for Thursday, January 4, 2018

Jan 4, 2018
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• Alicia Lewis co-authored the #WeSaidEnough letter --signed in October by more than 140 women who work at the California State Capitol. The letter was a show of support for the national #metoo movement. Lewis was fired from her job a week later.

• A law that goes into effect on January 1st requires new and remodeled pools in California to have an additional safety layer to protect children from drowning.

Find more new California laws going into effect this month HERE.

California Update for Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Jan 3, 2018
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• The state Senate left a female Fellow in the Sen. Tony Mendoza’s office for six weeks after receiving a sexual misconduct complaint. It’s the latest concern—but far from the only one—of critics who question the HR credentials of Senate leadership.

Find Ben Adler's full investigation HERE.

California Update for Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Jan 2, 2018
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• California drivers will pay more to renew their car’s registration in 2018, as part of a new law to help pay for deferred maintenance and roadwork. The deal approved by Gov. Jerry Brown also increased the state gas tax.

Find more new California laws now in effect for 2018 HERE.

• Caltrans is taking climate change seriously. So seriously that the organization is prepping 12 reports that evaluate how things like warming temperatures, changes in rainfall and wildfires affect roads.

California Update for Monday, January 1, 2018

Jan 1, 2018
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• It's now legal in California for adults 21 and older to buy marijuana for recreational use from a licensed retailer. Voters triggered this massive change after they approved Proposition 64 on the November 2016 ballot.

Find more new California laws taking effect this year HERE.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola.

California Update for Friday, December 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017
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• The deaths of an 18-year-old and his 25-year-old, uncertified tandem jump instructor have resulted in and update to California law.

• Another new California laws taking effect on January 1st is intended to prevent “school lunch shaming.” That’s when schools deny students food because their parents haven’t paid lunch fees.

Find more California laws taking effect January 1, 2018 HERE.

Today's reporting by Steve Milne and Bob Moffitt.

California Update for Thursday, December 28, 2017

Dec 28, 2017
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• Low-income Californians will have access to dental services they’ve lacked since 2009, under a law taking effect on New Year’s Day.

Find more new laws taking effect in the new year HERE.

• The state's DUI messaging emphasis shifts to pot, as recreational marijuana becomes legal on January 1st. Law enforcement says "no matter your age or reasons for consuming cannabis, you should never drive while high."

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Randol White.

California Update for Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Dec 27, 2017
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• New laws give sexual assault victims clear direction as to their rights, which includes not cooperating with police.Law enforcement must enter rape kits into a data base and keep them for at least 20 years.

• Help is on the way for fathers of young kids who often struggle to find diaper changing stations in men’s bathrooms.

Find a list of more new California laws taking effect in the new year HERE

Today's reporting by Bob Moffitt and Ben Adler.

California Update for Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Dec 26, 2017
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• A new bill changes the eligibility requirements for subsidized child care. Parents taking English language and high school equivalency classes will now have access to the program.

Find a summary of all new laws taking effect on January 1st HERE.

Outbeat Radio News for Monday, December 25, 2017

Dec 25, 2017
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• In an apparent response to the Trump administration’s ban of the U.S. CDC’s use of 7 words, the Trudeau government in Canada insists that entitlement, transgender, diversity, evidence-based, science-based, fetus, and vulnerable be used in government documents. 

• Catholic Priest Gregory Greitan of Minnesota told his parishioners that he is gay. He got a standing ovation. 

• Here in California, the state is suing a Bakerfield baker for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex couple in an apparent violation of the state’s non-discrimination law.

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