Nancy Wiegman

Host, Nancy's Bookshelf

Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.

For seven years she acted and danced in productions such as Singin' in the Rain, Mary Poppins, The Real Inspector Hound, Biloxi Blues, and Steel Magnolias.

In 1999, Nancy was named Outstanding Woman of Chico and received a Maggie Award in 2002.

She directed the yoga program at Chico Sports Club and has been teaching yoga there since 1994.

She became a classical announcer at KCHO in 1990 and often hosted the hourlong call-in show "I-5 LIVE!" on North State Public Radio, occasionally Weekend Showcase, and started Nancy's Bookshelf in July of 2007 after producing a series of four-minutes spots called "Health Desk," which aired during All Things Considered.

Nancy is also a certified pilgrim, having walked sections of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain and France many times beginning in 2005.

 

Currently running for state assembly, J.R Henson is a fourth generation Paradise resident and survivor of the Camp Fire. Storytelling has been apart of his family roots from both sides of the family and one of his ancestors, James Russell Lowell was a well known poet.

Henson started publishing his writings last year. Unseasonable is his second collection of essays. 

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Stephen W. King is an author and retired university dean with a life-long interest in coin history and collecting. He joined Nancy’s Bookshelf this week to speak about his latest, ‘All That Glisters Is Not Gold.”

He is the author of several non-fiction books and a writer of various articles. Born in San Francisco, he now lives with his wife of fifty-two years in Chico, California.

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Ira Glass stops by to chat about a collection of short stories titled, The New Kings of Nonfiction. Also, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, Edward Humes came to talk some trash about GARBOLOGY: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash.

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Steve Ferchaud is a published illustrator from Paradise, California. 

 

His new book, “My Name is Haley and I live in Paradise,” tells the story of a young girl journaling her adventures around the town, including the day of the Paradise Camp Fire.

 

He’s illustrated more than 35 books including, Gracie's Big Adventure: With Augustine the Beaver, Glen Robbie: A Scottish Fairy Tale, Santa's Hat, and Glen Robbie A Scottish Fairy Tale Limited Edition.

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Retired Chico coach Chuck Sheley is editor of Smokejumper Magazine and has now published a book, Smokejumpers and the CIA, which contains stories not found in history books. Starting in 1951 smokejumpers were recruited by the CIA “because they could go anywhere, anytime, and do a tough, confusing job and then keep our mouths shut.” This little-known working arrangement peaked in 1975. Also, a commentary on the November 2018 Camp Fire by Richard Parker. 

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Author Echo Heron is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author. Born in Troy, New York, her work tackles many genres, including fiction, mysteries, and historical fiction. She is also a critical-care registered nurse. She joins Nancy's Bookshelf to chat about her latest, EMERGENCY 24/7: Nurses of the Emergency Room.

About EMERGENCY 24/7: Nurses of the Emergency Room: Thirty-one nurses, each with a distinctive voice and unique view of what really goes on behind the closed doors of the secret and chaotic world of the emergency room.


 About Obi Kaufmann’s latest: From the author of The California Field Atlas, comes a major work that not only guides readers through the Golden State's forested lands but also presents a profoundly original vision of nature in the twenty-first century. 

 

The Forests of California features an abundance of Obi Kaufmann's signature watercolor maps and trail paintings, weaving them into an expansive and accessible exploration of the biodiversity that defines California in the global imagination. 

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It’s a triple guest day on Nancy’s Bookshelf.

Hiking guidebook author John Soares grew up near Redding. His latest book is Camp for Free: Dispersed Camping & Boondocking on America's Public Lands. He talks about why he loves dispersed camping, and how to do it safely and ethically.

 

About Brian Marshall: Raised by a band of feral authors hidden in the deep north woods, Brian Marshall was no ordinary child. Proper syntax flowed through his veins.

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Dr. Michael Greger is the author of the international best seller How Not to Die. Local author Lani Muelrath advocates combining mindfulness with a vegan diet. Commentator Richard Parker asks “What’s for Dinner?”

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Two years ago, on Nov. 8, 2018, the Camp Fire set blaze when a faulty electric transmission line sparked just outside Paradise. 

More than 13,000 homes were destroyed, 85 lives were lost, and 27,000 people struggled to escape with their lives. 

 

Alastair Gee And Dani Anguiano, journalists for The Guardian, investigated the most destructive American wildfire in a century in their book, "Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy."

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