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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.


  • Author Terry L. Hunter takes you on a spiritual journey. In his book Witness: Hearing the Voice of God, he shares how his speaking experiences with God changed his life.
  • Author and Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep details the story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States.
  • Diary From the Dome: Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina is a memoir written by Paul Harris and was the first one written about what it was like inside of the Louisiana Superdome during Hurricane Katrina. Also, Nationally known humorist, author, and motivational speaker Jeanne Robertson passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. We look back at a classic segment with the dearly departed writer of Don’t Let the Funny Stuff Get Away.
  • Recent archaeological discoveries reveal that Neolithic humans saw the world with a fresh, startling vision. Retired biology professor Ray Barnett details the discoveries in his latest book, Forgotten World: New Look at Neolithic Reveals Gardeners of Gaia and a Lifeline as Humanity Falters.
  • Northern Lights is the true story of a football mom in Florida whose call to help a high school team in Alaska changed the lives and hearts in both her own community and one far away above the Arctic Circle.
  • In Lower Your Financial Handicap: Advice from the Financial Caddie, the author explains that while good investing should be boring, good investment education shouldn’t be.
  • Stephen Arrington is an award-winning author and a motivational and drug education speaker. In his latest, "In DeLorean's Shadow: The Drug Trial of The Century by The Sole Surviving Defendant," he walks you through the trials and tribulations of his past from utter darkness to the shining light.
  • Author Henry Mance's "How to Love Animal," is a lively and essential portrait of our evolving relationship with animals. Also, Chico singer-songwriter Garrett Gray shares music and lyrics from his album “Five Winds.”
  • In Unraveled, entrepreneur, researcher, and advocate Maxine Bédat follows the life of an American icon–a pair of jeans–to reveal what really happens to give us our clothes.
  • In his book "Scripting the Life You Want Manifest Your Dreams with Just Pen and Paper," author Royce Christyn offers a step-by-step guide to the process of “scripting” your future and successfully manifesting the most out of your daily life.