After being the only county in the most restrictive ‘purple’ tier, Merced County is now in the red. What took so long and why a backlog of COVID-19 tests delayed the county’s reopening. Plus, Truckee’s rental crisis deepens as Bay Area property owners move into their Tahoe homes, forcing long-time renters to leave. CapRadio Jazz Host Andrew Mills also joins us with some of his favorite music selections and tells us about events planned for this summer.
- Merced County Health Director Dr. Rebecca Nanyonjo-Kemp discusses why her county was the last one to emerge out of the state’s purple tier, and the vaccination efforts in rural communities and racial inequities in the region
- Reno, Nevada-based freelance journalist Julie Brown shares her latest reporting on the housing crisis in the greater Tahoe area
- CapRadio Jazz Host Andrew Mills on Jazz Appreciation Month, his favorite jazz music selections, and more