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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Environmentalists and State water contractors have sued for very different reasons.

ALSO: California classrooms implement a new way of teaching.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Governor Brown has until the middle of next week to sign the budget and issue any line-item vetoes.

ALSO: CA Community Colleges Expand Summer Class Offerings.

Hosted by County Ranger Jeff Taylor, this week's focus is the development of the Tolay Lake Regional Park property.

Hear about a series of upcoming public hearings on how to develop the park, and a Father's Day Hike!

Environmentalists say the maneuver neglects polluted communities.

ALSO: California Insurance Commissioner wants Anthem out of group health exchange.

More new fuels can replace or blend with gasoline and diesel.

ALSO: California drops from the top five states with the highest foreclosure rates.

Brown says it’s not just a balanced budget, but a step forward for the state.

ALSO: Budget includes some restored funding for dental care and mental health services.

Democrats are reluctantly accepting Brown’s lower revenue estimates.

ALSO: Democratic State Senator Ron Calderon returns to work.

Lawmakers will discuss the issue once again this week.

ALSO: President Obama touts the Affordable Care Act in California.


Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

A top California union leader says “the fight is on.”

ALSO: FBI searched two Calderon offices, not Latino Caucus office.

The F-B-I has searched the Capitol office of California State Senator Ron Calderon.

ALSO: FBI raid reminiscent of "Shrimpscam"

California’s smaller political parties say the system is depriving voters of alternative choices.

ALSO: A new commission to recommend changes to CA state parks system.


The measure failed twice on the Assembly floor this week.

ALSO: Democrats in the California legislature see a chance to increase funding for numerous projects in this year’s budget.

It could become harder to suspend California students who show “willful defiance.”

ALSO: Assembly approves minimum wage increase.

New restrictions on ammunition purchases would require a legal I-D.

ALSO: Brown on budget talks: "I want $2 billion too. But I Don't Believe It."

Assembly Democrats have added their budget proposal to those of Senate Democrats and California Governor Jerry Brown.

ALSO: Assembly approves more restrictions on big box stores.

What the changes may mean for people already in the market.

ALSO: Assembly takes on regulating big box stores.

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.