After Paradise Hosted by Tess Vigeland, veteran journalist and former anchor for American Public Media's "Marketplace," "After Paradise" is dedicated to post-Camp Fire recovery information. Each weekday, Tess and the NSPR News Team will bring you the latest from government officials, rescue organizations, financial planners, trauma experts and local reporters.What do YOU need to know? ​If you have questions about Camp Fire recovery ask them by using the form below or leave a voicemail for possible air by calling (530)-433-4887. Airs Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
After Paradise

After Paradise

From North State Public Radio

Hosted by Tess Vigeland, veteran journalist and former anchor for American Public Media's "Marketplace," "After Paradise" is dedicated to post-Camp Fire recovery information. Each weekday, Tess and the NSPR News Team will bring you the latest from government officials, rescue organizations, financial planners, trauma experts and local reporters.What do YOU need to know? ​If you have questions about Camp Fire recovery ask them by using the form below or leave a voicemail for possible air by calling (530)-433-4887. Airs Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Most Recent Episodes

After Paradise: Week 23

Tonight on "After Paradise" it's been 23 weeks since the Camp Fire started. In this episode, we hear the latest on PG&E, debris removal and the redesign of Paradise. We also hear from residents rebuilding in Coffey Park — a community in Santa Rosa that was destroyed in the Tubbs Fire a year-and-a-half ago. We also take a look at homelessness after the Camp Fire, and hear a story about the Helltown Hotshots – four men who stayed behind to help save their community.

Helltown Hotshots

The Camp Fire destroyed nearly everything in its path, but in the community of Helltown a few of the community's icons were spared. That's thanks to four friends who stayed behind and battled the fire. We now turn to independent producer Matt Fidler who learned the details of why the Centerville Museum and old school house are still standing.

A Year Ahead: Where Santa Rosa Is In Its Post-Fire Rebuild

It's hard to know what the new Paradise will be once it's rebuilt and to know how many people will stay. For some possible insight we turn to a place that's a year ahead in its fire recovery efforts.

More Meetings Underway As Paradise Plans Rebuild

Today, those determined to return home are gathering to talk about reconstruction the town. But many residents also met earlier this week at Paradise Alliance Church to weigh in on recovery plans. NSPR's Marc Albert has more on both meetings.

Camp Fire Debris Cleanup Hits Hurdle

The deadline to sign up for the state's debris removal program passed earlier this week. Roughly 500 people still have not signed up to get debris removed from their property. Butte County officials are now considering gaining access to people's homes through more extreme measures, as KQED 's Sonja Hutson reports.

Adventist Health Opens New Cancer Center In Chico

The Camp Fire destroyed nearly everything in its path that day in November, 2018 including most of the town's hospital. Adventist Health is now scattered throughout the county. For months staff of its previous cancer center have had to drive hours to visit patients who have been displaced. But now, they'll be able to see those patients in Chico, as a new Adventist Health Cancer Care Center has just opened.

Camp, Carr Fire Survivors Talk About Climate Change At Chico State Sustainability Conference

Climate change is a topic that is increasingly becoming part of the discussion about rebuilding Paradise – and last week it was a large focus, as Chico State held its annual This Way To Sustainability Conference . NSPR's Dave Schlom interviewed four survivors of the Camp and Carr fires – Susan Dobra, Chelsea West, Melissa Darnell and Luigi Balsamo – during the panel.

Camp, Carr Fire Survivors Talk About Climate Change At Chico State Sustainability Conference

Paradise Community Guilds Offers Weekly Support, Information To Camp Fire Survivors

While nonprofits and government organizations have largely been highlighted as places where those who have been displaced can get help, the Paradise community itself has been greatly involved in connecting their friends and neighbors to resources.

Paradise Community Guilds Offers Weekly Support, Information To Camp Fire Survivors

Your Questions Answered: If We Rebuild, Will Anyone Insure Us And For How Much?"

Over the last few months you've been asking a lot of questions about insurance – questions like: "Are there areas and properties in Paradise that will be uninsurable because of high fire danger risk?" and "If we rebuild, will anyone insure us and for how much?" We're working to find specific answers to these questions, but have been in contact with an organization that can provide, direct individualized help with your insurance questions. NSPR's Nicole Camarda spoke with Amy Bach, the executive

Your Questions Answered: If We Rebuild, Will Anyone Insure Us And For How Much?"

After Paradise: Week 21

Tonight on "After Paradise" it's been 21 weeks since the Camp Fire started. We hear from a doctor at Adventist Health who tells us about the hospital's new Cancer Care Center in Chico, we hear about a group who's meeting to give Camp Fire survivors support and to discuss redesigning Paradise, and we hear from survivors of the Camp and Carr fires about whether or not their perspectives have changed on climate change after the fires.

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