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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Taxes on soda, tobacco and oil drilling stall, while several gun control measures move forward.

ALSO: Governor Brown calls for action on climate change.

Senate Democrats have proposed their own funding plan that eliminates the concentration grants.

ALSO: Brown remains skeptical of LAO's higher revenue projections.

Ben Adler

Governor Brown opposes any new spending, but Assembly and Senate Democrats have different programs in which they'd like to invest.

The bill would protect dispensaries that follow California law from federal prosecution.

ALSO: "Two-tiered" community college courses bill passes assembly.

Ben Adler

Brown’s latest budget proposal could be short by more than three billion dollars.

ALSO: Good news and bad news for CA job market.

After About a year and a half in place, California’s policy of prison realignment is still controversial.

ALSO:  The California Assembly has again passed the TRUST Act

Supporters of the property tax limiting measure are digging in to fight back.

ALSO: Brown’s revised budget proposal shows clear intent for a state-based Medi-Cal expansion.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

There's more money for schools, but less spending overall next year.

ALSO: Lawmakers react to Brown's budget.

California is officially appealing a ruling to further reduce prison overcrowding.

ALSO: County-based Medi-Cal expansion may be off the table.

Most of the extra money will likely go straight to schools.

ALSO: Governor Brown proposes sending 1250 more inmates to state fire camps.

Phoning in a fake 9-1-1 call as a prank or for retaliation would get a lot more costly under the new bill.

ALSO: California schools may soon accommodate transgendered students.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

That will likely be a cornerstone of Maldonado’s all-but-declared campaign for governor.

ALSO: Speaker Pérez proposes alternative "rainy day fund" for 2014 ballot.

The proposals likely wouldn’t ease the state’s prison population.

ALSO: New grant money helps the fight against illegal dumping and storage of old ties.

Unusually dry conditions brings wildfire season to northern California as much as six weeks early.

ALSO: Hazing new lawmakers in Sacramento.

More inmates will be sent to lower security fire camps, some paroled early.

ALSO: New bill seeks to prevent patient medical bill "shock."

A new experiment may help water managers measure water content in snow more accurately.


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The more than 40-year-old law guides almost all development projects in the state.

ALSO: California small business owners could face five years of retroactive taxes.

Valley Fever has killed dozens of inmates in recent years and sickened hundreds more.

Ten bills that would regulate hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in CA are opposed by the industry.

Governor Brown could face a contempt citation if he doesn’t present a plan to reduce CA prison overcrowding.

ALSO: Brown administration supports discussion on non-physician 'scope of practice.'

Democrats say they want to help, but not ready to implement Brown’s school funding plan.

ALSO: Roundup of Republican bills killed by California Senate committees this week.

A proposed California school funding system overhaul prompts some tough talk at the Capitol.

ALSO: A broad coalition supports an attempt to stop cuts in California’s Medi-Cal program

A proposed California school funding system overhaul prompts some tough talk at the Capitol.

ALSO: A broad coalition supports an attempt to stop cuts in California’s Medi-Cal program

The American Lung Association “State of the Air” report has Los Angles topping the list.

ALSO: San Jose State University has created a new master’s degree in battery technology.

The energy-efficient makeover is projected to save taxpayers a half-million dollars a year.

ALSO: California undocumented driver license bill moves forward.

Economists are concerned the downward trend won’t continue.

ALSO: Californians receiving extended federal unemployment benefits will soon see a nearly 18 percent cut.

U-C officials say non-resident students, who tend to decline admission at a higher rate, should make up about ten percent of the freshman class.

ALSO: A bill to help DOJ confiscate illegally possessed guns passes assembly.

The accounting changes will not affect what employees pay toward their benefits.

ALSO: Lawmakers blast public utilities commission head for anti-safety attitude.

Critics say the sky high interest rates trap people in a cycle of repeat borrowing.

ALSO: Governor Brown likely won't be able to change CEQA.

New state law could effectively outlaw hunting in California.

ALSO: The Franchise Tax Board extends payment deadline after lengthy web delays.