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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Fresno Drivers, Truckers Pan Road Taxes, Fees

Apr 3, 2017
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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.)

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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.

California Farmers Won't Get Full Water Supply

Mar 23, 2017
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ALSO: California State University trustees voted Wednesday to raise tuition 5 percent for undergraduates, despite strong opposition from students and some state leaders.

Today's reporting by Amy Quinton and Chris Nichols.

Gun Safety Bills Pass First Committe

Mar 22, 2017
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ALSO: California Governor Jerry Brown says he remains optimistic that federal money will come through for a major rail project in the state.

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

Democratic State Lawmakers Push Juvenile Justice Reform

Mar 21, 2017
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ALSO: The bill to place the bond on the June 2018 ballot needed two-thirds support to pass. It advanced with the bare minimum 54 votes – all from Democrats, who leveraged their supermajority.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric and Ben Adler.

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Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently claimed U.S. House members won by an average margin of 37 percentage points in November. PolitiFact California found there's nothing inflated about this figure, and rated it True.

Find more fact checks HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

UC Regents Mull Cap on Nonresident Enrollment

Mar 17, 2017
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ALSO: President Trump has approved federal disaster assistance for California. The move will help communities recover from major storms that hit the state in January.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Amy Quinton.

Trump's Clean Car Review Could Lead To Fight With California

Mar 16, 2017
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ALSO: California Senator Ed Hernandez is once again pushing a bill that would require drug price transparency.

Today's reporting by Amy Quinton and Ben Bradford.

Bill Aimed At Fighting Opioid Addiction

Mar 15, 2017
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ALSO: California Senate Republicans have elected a new leader. Orange County Senator Pat Bates will replace current Minority Leader Jean Fuller of Bakersfield next month, while the Legislature is on Spring Break.

Today's reporting by Steve Milne and Ben Adler.

Assembly Democrats Back Debt-Free College Plan

Mar 14, 2017
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Bernie Sanders didn’t win the Democratic presidential primary last year, but his platform is getting traction in the California Legislature. 

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom offered a cost comparison between an iPhone and health care this week after Rep. Jason Chaffetz made a controversial comparison between the two. PolitiFact California checked Newsom's claim and rated it Mostly True.

Find full versions of all fact checks HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

Former DOJ Attorney Says Major Changes To H1-Bs Require Congress

Mar 10, 2017
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ALSO: Scientists say the threat of catastrophic flooding at Oroville Dam could be a warning for California, and the effect climate change could have on infrastructure in the future.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Amy Quinton.

"Day Without A Woman" Draws Attention From California Lawmakers

Mar 9, 2017
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A couple hundred people spent their lunch breaks outside the state Capitol Wednesday as California lawmakers led a rally for International Women’s Day and Day Without A Woman.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

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ALSO: California health care policy experts who back the Affordable Care Act reacted today to a proposal from House Republicans to repeal and replace the law.

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

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California State Senator Jeff Stone recently claimed statewide violent crime has been on the rise since 2011, and spiked 12 % in 2015. 

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

PG&E Decides Some Pot Growers Can Qualify For Ag Energy Rate

Mar 6, 2017
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ALSO: Assembly To Vote On $3B Park Bond

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric and Ben Bradford.

CA Supreme Court Rules Private E-mails Can Be Public Record

Mar 3, 2017
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ALSO: Work crews are hauling away massive amounts of debris from the base of the damaged Oroville spillway, making it possible that a shuttered power plant could resume operation. Also, plans to redesign the spillway could set a new global standard.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Randol White.

Near Record Snowpack Readings For Sierra Nevada

Mar 2, 2017
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ALSO: A Democratic state senator wants the labels on cleaning products sold in California to include their ingredients. 

Today's reporting by Randol White and Daniel Potter.

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ALSO: Beginning today, signage for all single use bathrooms in California must indicate that it is for all genders.

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

Dem Senators In CA Express Regrets After Removing GOP Colleague

Feb 28, 2017
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ALSO: California's top Democratic state lawmakers say they want more transparency about recent immigration raids in California. They've filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Department of Homeland Security.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Julia Mitric.

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris recently claimed "studies have shown Latinos are more than 40 percent less likely to call 911 when they have been a victim of a crime.” One key study backs this up. PolitiFact California rated this Mostly True.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

California Senator Ousted From Floor

Feb 24, 2017
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Security forcibly removed a California Senator from the floor of the chamber for the first time in the memory of long-time state Capitol staff.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

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ALSO: Congressman Tom McClintock told reporters that he would support cutting off federal funds not just to sanctuary cities -- but even to the state of California.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Ben Adler.

Lawmakers Look To End Jails That Don't Allow In-Person Visits

Feb 22, 2017
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ALSO: The labels on sugary drinks would have to warn consumers they can cause health problems, under a bill in the California Legislature. This isn’t the first time such a measure has been proposed...

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Daniel Potter.

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California missed one of its two annual Oroville Dam inspections last year. It has one field engineer for every 57 dams it must inspect. And there’s a potential conflict of interest in how the state inspects dams. Yet its program draws praise.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

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