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Health Care

January 21, 2022

Randol White

Experts say omicron cases are falling in California but hospitalizations have yet to peak

The sampling of human waste and other methods for tracking the spread of COVID-19 show an encouraging trend, but hospitalizations are reaching record levels and health care workers are struggling to keep up.

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What is a healthy forest in California? These scientists are experimenting west of Lake Tahoe.

In Blodgett Forest, researchers grapple with the state’s forest-management history while investigating what it means to have a healthy one.

Nicolas Zonvi


January 19, 2022

Violinist Daniel Hope embarks on his most creative project to date

Violinist Daniel Hope used music as a lifeline during the pandemic. With an abundance of time, and a message in his heart, he embarked on his most creative project to date with his new album, Hope.

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January 18, 2022

Randol White

Interview: Jury trials are on hold in Yolo County as omicron variant surges in Northern California

Superior Court Judge Tim Fall says this situation adds to the stress already present from the ongoing pandemic.

Kris Hooks / CapRadio

Oak Park woman keeps her land, but must rebuild her home after receivership threatened her property

Wanda Clark’s house had sat vacant for nearly three years with significant structural issues and toxic mold before it was demolished. While the house is gone, the land remains her’s, and Clark considers that a win.

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NPRWhat's Making Us Happy: Recommendations From 'Pop Culture Happy Hour'

What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading and viewing

January 21, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the Netflix show Twentysomethings: Austin, a look back at 20 years of The Onion and more.